October 28th, 2013
TIFFIN — In her first season of running cross country, St. Marys’ Kristen Dammeyer is headed to state.
The Roughrider senior finished 13th overall in the girls Division II regional meet at Tiffin on Saturday to advance to next Saturday’s state championship meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, just outside of Columbus. The Division II girls run at 11:45 a.m.
Dammeyer ran a 19:37.72 on a frosty Saturday that had runners battling the course, opponents and some cold winds sweeping across Hedges Boyer Park.
ELIDA — The St. Marys boys soccer team has been talking about its objective for weeks now — get to state.
With another 1-0 win — this time in the lair of their opponent — the Roughriders got a step closer in a Division II district championship game win over Elida on Saturday night with an early goal and more of its trademark stingy defense.
The district championship is the first in the 18-year history of the Roughrider boys soccer program.
OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf lined up senior Tyler Zender all over the field — at running back, at fullback, in the wing, at wideout and in the slot — and found all kinds of ways to let the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder make big plays in a 47-0 win over the St. Marys football team on Friday night at chilly Titan Stadium.
Western Buckeye League
Bath 28, Elida 20
Kenton 28, Celina 14
Defiance 21, Shawnee 14
O-G 47, St. Marys 0
Wapakoneta 61, Van Wert 20
Midwest Athletic Conference
CELINA — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that took place along U.S. 33 Friday night.
Area high school football schedule for Friday, Oct. 25:
Kenton at Celina
Elida at Bath
Shawnee at Defiance
St. Marys at O-G
Wapakoneta at Van Wert
VAN WERT — The New Knoxville volleyball team made the defending state champions work for their latest district championship.
The Rangers gave the top-ranked Marion Local Flyers all they could handle for three games before the Flyers emerged with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-9 win in the Division IV district championship game at Van Wert.
WAPAKONETA — A Wapakoneta teen was arrested on Thursday on a charge of making a threat to a church.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Police Department, at 1:28 p.m. Thursday, the police department received a report of a potential threat made towards a church located in the city of Wapakoneta. A male suspect had left message with a family member stating the threat. The suspect was upset over a post on Facebook in regard to the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase “Under God.”
Taylor E. Dicke, 11, of New Bremen, died at 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 25, 2002, in St. Marys.
She was the daughter of Joseph Dicke and Nicole (Mohler) Dicke, both of New Bremen.
NEW BREMEN — Two people have died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision near New Bremen Thursday night.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 5:01 p.m. Thursday, a 2006 Honda Ridgeline that was operated by Joan Shoffner, 83, of Sidney, was traveling south on Ohio 364. Shoffner failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and traveled into the path of an eastbound vehicle and was struck in the passenger side.