COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
WAPAKONETA — The top four teams in the Western Buckeye League boys soccer race all had a chance to take a big step towards a league title with a win on Monday night when St. Marys played at Wapakoneta and Celina faced off with Shawnee.
Instead a pair of ties has St. Marys still in control of its own destiny.
St. Marys and Wapakoneta played to a 0-0 tie at Ryan Field on Monday night, leaving St. Marys in the driver’s seat for its first-ever outright championship.
The St. Marys girls cross country team is entering the stretch run of its season running strong. The Roughriders finished second at the Kalida Invitational on Saturday with 60 points, behind only state-ranked Napoleon’s 29 points.
Kristen Dammeyer paced the Roughrider girls team with a third-place finish and a 20:02 time. Amanda Dues finished 11th (20:49.9), Kelly Wilker was 15th (21:14.1), Lexi Grothause took 17th (21:20.2), Megan Hertenstein finshed 18th (21:24.7), Hannah Tobin was 22nd (21:42.8) and Rochelle Sudman finished 30th (22:11.4).
WAPAKONETA — Faced with a 4th-and-32, the Wapakoneta Redskins needed a miracle to keep their drive and Homecoming victory hopes alive, and they got one.
On the long fourth down conversion, Wapak senior running back Zach Schmerge made a 42-yard catch and run on a screen pass from quarterback Kodi Morgan, weaving his way through Celina defenders behind a wall of Wapak offensive linemen.
ST. MARYS — Celina’s Michaela Wenning often looks like she has springs in her shoes on the volleyball court, putting the ball down on the other side of the net before the opposition even has a chance to think about a potential block.
The defending state champion high jumper finished off 17 kills in Celina’s 3-1 victory over rival St. Marys at Memorial High School on Thursday night in 25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 25-16 fashion.