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FOOTBALL: Minster wins thriller over Versailles, 20-14

October 20, 2012

VERSAILLES — Minster quarterback Adam Niemeyer connected with Ethan Wolf on a five-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left in the game to give Minster a thrilling 20-14 win over Versailles on Friday night.

Minster got the ball with 1:39 left in the game and Niemeyer led the Wildcats down the field for the game-winning drive that boosts Minster’s chances of a home playoff game in Week 11.

Driving and tied 14-14, Minster didn’t settle for a game-winning field goal attempt.

FOOTBALL: Blue Jays fly away from New Bremen in second half

October 20, 2012

DELPHOS — The New Bremen Cardinals had the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays right where they wanted them at halftime, leading 3-0.

But the Blue Jays came back with 34 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Cardinals 34-3 Friday night at Stadium Park in Delphos.


Photos: New Bremen at Delphos St. John's Football (Staff Photos by John Zwez)

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Friday Nigh Scoreboard and Around Ohio

October 20, 2012

High School Football

WBL

  • Van Wert 26, St. Marys 6
  • O-G 56, Bath 14
  • Elida 32, Celina 9
  • Kenton 42, Defiance 32
  • Wapakoneta 49, Shawnee 22

MAC

BOYS SOCCER: St. Marys holds off Elida to break postseason drought

October 19, 2012

WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys boys soccer team ended half a decade of postseason frustration with the help of a quick early strike.

Brennan Brown scored 18 seconds into the match, Zac Nelson added a goal on a direct kick and St. Marys held off Elida in a frantic final four minutes to earn a 2-1 win on Thursday in a Division II sectional final at Wapakoneta.


Photos: St. Marys vs. Elida boys sectional soccer

GIRLS SOCCER: St. Marys opens tournament with 5-1 win over Van Wert

October 19, 2012

CELINA — When a team scores a goal in the first 30 seconds, it’s a pretty good sign.

The St. Marys girls soccer team scored its first goal 29 seconds into the match and rode that momentum to a 5-1 victory over the Van Wert Cougars in the Division II sectional soccer tournament at Celina.

The Riders (13-3-1) will now play Celina next Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Celina in a district semifinal match.


Photos: St. Marys vs. Van Wert sectional girls soccer

Around the WBL: A look at this week's match-ups on the Western Buckeye League gridiron

October 18, 2012

St. Marys (0-8, 0-7 WBL) at Van Wert (0-8, 0-7 WBL)

One team’s long wait for a first victory will end on Friday when the St. Marys football team treks north to venerable Egress Stadium in Van Wert to face the Cougars.

St. Marys head coach Greg Phillips hopes it’s his team, but the Roughriders’ second-year coach said his team can’t afford to take anyone lightly as his team looks to avoid the school’s first winless season.

Hey, I Remember That!: A look back at area sports 10, 25 and 50 years ago

October 18, 2012

50 Years Ago This Week – 1962: This week in 1962, Memorial High School celebrated Homecoming weekend in fashion with a 27-8 victory on the football field over the Van Wert Cougars. 

The Roughriders scored their initial touchdown late in the opening period after receiving a punt near midfield.  On the third play of the series, Terry Young ripped through an opening in the offensive line and raced for the 50-yard touchdown.  Tom Hollman’s PAT run was a success, and the Roughriders were in charge 8-0. 

Sectional Volleyball Round-Up: New Knoxville, New Bremen still alive in sectionals

October 18, 2012

Division IV at Coldwater

New Knoxville 3, Parkway 1; St. Henry 3, Spencerville 0

COLDWATER — New Knoxville answered Parkway’s bid to flip the momentum in the teams’ sectional semifinal volleyball match on Wednesday night.

Volleyball: Defiance ousts St. Marys from sectional

October 18, 2012

Division II at Lima Senior
Defiance 3, St. Marys 2

LIMA —  St. Marys’ furious rally to extend its season came up just short in a fifth game.

Defiance won the fourth game and then staved off St. Marys in the deciding fifth to oust the Roughriders from the Division II sectional volleyball tournament on Tuesday at Lima Senior High School with a 21-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-18, 17-15 win.

Associated Press High School Football Poll

October 16, 2012

COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the sixth weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

ST. MARYS —  The St. Marys boys basketball team attacked the rim in the opening...
WBL Wapakoneta 74, Kenton 48 St. Marys 77, Shawnee 62 Celina 59, Bath 46 Defiance 37, Elida...
Friday, December 19 WBL Kenton at Wapakoneta Shawnee at St. Marys Celina at Bath Defiance at...