NEW BREMEN 64, FORT RECOVERY 55
COLDWATER — The New Bremen Cardinals survived a rough second quarter and made their free throws down the stretch to advance in the Division IV sectional tournament with a 64-55 victory over the Fort Recovery Indians at Coldwater. The Cardinals (13-8) will advance to the sectional championship on Friday at 8:00 against the Ada Bulldogs. Carson Manger led the Cardinals with 21 points and nine rebounds and Nolan Fox had 14 points.
MINSTER — The odds of stopping Mechanicsburg quarterback Kaleb Romero — a pinball wearing a football helmet — with the game in the balance on a two-point conversion as he hurtled full speed towards the goal line didn’t seem too good for the Minster Wildcats.
Then again, nothing Minster did to escape with a 42-41 win in double overtime from a Division VI playoff-opening game seemed likely. The Wildcats simply kept doing remarkable things in big situations until they’d made likelihood a moot point.
VAN WERT — The St. Marys football team celebrated as it ran off the muddy field at Eggerss Stadium, snow flying around in the whipping, cold wind like a snowglobe. They’d turned things around. They’d finished the season the right way.
The Roughriders pulled away from Van Wert for a 39-14 win to close out the season on a rainy turned snowy Halloween Friday night.
St. Marys exploded for 25 second-half points to finish off its bounceback season emphatically.
ROCKFORD – Behind the rushing of Evan Huelsman the Minster Wildcats football team solidified their playoff spot — locked up a home playoff game — as they defeated the Parkway Panthers in miserable weather conditions 35-15 in the regular season finale.
“In this kind of conditions you have to get your running game going,” Minster head coach Geron Stokes said. “We wanted to be smart and get the running game going early and we challenged the offensive line and they responded.”
VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night