ASHLAND — The St. Marys boys’ soccer team’s record-setting tournament run ended in the Division II regional championship held Saturday afternoon in Ashland. With two goals in the first half and a goal in the second half the Bay Village Bay Rockets defeated the Riders 3-0.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these guys,” St. Marys head coach Dave Ring said. “If we would have scored those two goals in the beginning especially Lemmermans’ shot off the crossbar would have set the tone.”
HEBRON — New Knoxville senior Cassie Boyle returned to the state cross country meet after a year hiatus and made the most of it.
Boyle finished 25th in the girls Division III race in her final race for the Rangers on Saturday on the course at Hebron’s National Trail Raceway that winds around the dragstrip and finishes in front of the large grandstand about a quarter mile down the track.
“I was happy I made All-Ohio,” Boyle said. “I was hoping for a little bit more, but I’ll take it.”
This week in 2003, the St. Marys Roughriders squared off with the Cincinnati Wyoming Cowboys in football playoff action and unfortunately for Roughrider fans, were sent home with a 18-16 defeat.
Wyoming got the scoring underway early in the first period to jump ahead 6-0, but Bo Frye answered with touchdown runs of 3 and 33 yards in the second quarter to push the Blue and Gold in charge, 14-6.
FINDLAY — The St. Marys boys soccer team is riding its defense along a path of 1-0 wins to the doorstep of the state tournament.
Jared Rose knocked in the game-winning goal in scrum in front of the goal in the closing minutes of the second overtime, avoiding the ordeal of penalty kicks and extending the Roughriders’ season into November for the first time in the program’s history with a 1-0 win over the Maumee Panthers at Graham Memorial Stadium in Findlay on Wednesday.
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.
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.