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.
ELIDA — After 80 fruitless minutes, the St. Marys boys soccer team wasted little time in overtime to keep its postseason run going.
Zac Nelson booted the Roughriders into the district title game with a golden goal a little more than a minute into extra time on Wednesday night, and the Roughriders defeated the Bryan Golden Bears 1-0 in a Division II district semifinal.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta head coach Doug Frye put the ball and his trust in the hands of a first-time starting sophomore quarterback in the St. Marys game.
Aaron Huffman looked quite comfortable running the Redskin Wing-T attack in his varsity debut with a player like Keaton Metz catching his passes and a hulking fullback like Zach Schmerge bowling over Roughrider defenders.
Wapakoneta romped 49-14 over the Roughriders at Harmon Field on Friday night to continue its success against their Augalize County rival since Frye arrived.