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.
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.
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.
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With the soccer ball colored pink and the Riders wearing jerseys with pink numbers for the Cure for Cancer match, the St. Marys Roughriders closed the regular season with a 7-0 win over Greenville on Saturday.
“We did what we had to do to win,” St. Marys head coach Paul Dingledine said.
OTTAWA — The St. Marys cross country teams had four top 25 finishers at Saturday’s Western Buckeye League meet at Memorial Park in Ottawa, as the boys finished fifth and the girls took sixth place at the league championships.
The St. Marys girls team had three finishers in the top 25 runners in the girls race.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys head football coach Greg Phillips sees the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans as the team to emulate in the Western Buckeye League.
With their seven straight playoff appearances, the state’s second-ranked Titans play a physical brand of football that eschews trendiness in favor of brawn — which was on full display in a 62-0 bulldozing of the Roughriders on Friday night at Skip Baughman Stadium.
MINSTER — On homecoming night, the Minster Wildcats did all of their scoring in the first half and dominated Fort Recovery, 28-6.
“The first half looked good,” Minster head coach Nate Moore said. “We were executing the offense and coach (Rob) Messick called a great game. We need to be able to close a game out like we need too. We had an opportunity to close the game out on our terms and we didn’t get that done so it will be something we will be working on this week.”