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Minster earns back-to-back playoff berths for first time since 1991

November 2, 2011

The Minster football team is in the playoffs in back-to-back  seasons for the first time since 1991, led by the Midwest Athletic Conference’s top-ranked defense and a balanced offense that features a veteran offensive line and two standout running backs.

The Wildcats (7-3) will travel to Springfield Catholic Central (8-2) on Saturday in a re-match of last season's first round playoff game from last season. Minster upset the top-seeded Irish in that game.

The Wildcats are an even more confident bunch this season.

Photo Album: St. Marys vs. Shawnee football

November 1, 2011

Shawnee at St. Marys Football Photos.

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Minster football pre-sale playoff tickets

November 1, 2011

Presale tickets for the Division VI regional quarterfinal playoff  football between Minster and  Springfield Catholic Central, to be played on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Springfield Catholic Central will be on sale during the times listed below:
 

Area football teams get first-round playoff match-ups

October 31, 2011

The Minster Wildcats will return to the site of their first-round playoff upset from a season ago, Wapakoneta hits the road in its first playoff appearance since 2006, and nine Western Buckeye League and Midwest Athletic Conference teams (along with Fort Loramie) received first-round playoff assignments on Sunday afternoon.

Div. VI — Minster (7-3) at Springfield Cath. Cent.  (8-2) — Saturday, 7 p.m

Rider Notebook: Beating St. Marys means a lot to Shawnee head coach Dick West

October 29, 2011

Dick West left his St. Marys Memorial assistant defensive coaching job in the 1970s knowing full well the head coaching spot of the Roughriders wouldn’t be available any time soon — not with Skip Baughman entrenched in his third decade at the position.

In what  could be his final trip to the stadium named after his mentor, West left St. Marys on Friday night a 42-21 winner with his Shawnee Indians.

St. Marys girls soccer team falls 1-0 to Bath in district final

October 29, 2011

ELIDA — Lima Bath defeated the St. Marys girls soccer team 1-0 in a Division II district final match at Elida on Saturday afternoon.

St. Marys bows out of the tournament with a 13-2-4 record.

"It's always disappointing when you lose in a district final match," St. Marys head coach Paul Dingledine said.

Bath scored the match's lone goal with 13:32 left in the first half on a header off a corner kick.

Minster girls CC team, New Knoxville's Kuntz headed to state meet

October 29, 2011

The Minster girls cross country team and New Knoxville's Isaac Kuntz are headed to Hebron.

The Wildcats and the Ranger sophomore will run at National Trail Raceway next Saturday morning in the Division III state cross country championships.

Minster will run at 11 a.m. and Kuntz will run in the boys Division III race at 1:30 p.m.

Division II at Tiffin

A pair of Roughriders finished their cross country seasons on Saturday at Tiffin.

Shawnee continues to have Roughriders' number on gridiron

October 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — D.J. Manning became the first St. Marys running back to ever rush for 2,000 yards in a season, but it was Lima Shawnee that emerged from Friday night's game with a .500 record after a 42-21 win over the Roughriders at Skip Baughman Stadium on Friday night.
Shawnee's Sam Altenbach rushed for 226 yards and found the end zone four times, as the speedy but tough tailback went over 1,000 yards for the season.

Shawnee has won five straight games over St. Marys.

Minster roars into the playoffs with upset win over Coldwater

October 29, 2011

MINSTER — If projections hold up, the Minster football team will play Springfield Catholic Central for the second straight year in the first round of the playoffs next Saturday night.

JoeEitel.com projects Minster to be the sixth-seed in Division VI's Region 24 after the Wildcats stunned Coldwater, 22-6, on Friday night  to deny the Cavaliers a piece of the MAC title. Minster beat the top-seeded Irish in Springfield, 44-21, in the first round of its Cinderella run through the playoffs to the regional title game.

New Bremen falls to DSJ in season finale

October 29, 2011

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen got a pair of record-setting performances, but it wasn't enough against a Delphos St. John's team that clinched a piece of the Midwest Athletic Conference title with a 42-21 win  over the Cardinals on Friday night.

In the game senior Ben Chaney broke two records with most receiving yards in a season and most receptions in a season. Both records were held by Scott Steineman.

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