ST. MARYS — Carter Bowman had another putt to tie the St. Marys golf program’s nine-hole record and the Roughrider boys golf team had little trouble disposing of the Defiance Bulldogs 163-178 in Western Buckeye League golf action at Northmoor on Monday evening.
Bowman fired a medalist three-under par on the par 36 course. Twice this season the Roughrider junior has shot 33s with a putt on his ninth hole to tie the school record 32 shared by Mark Bergman and Drew Paulus on the par 35 front nine at Northmoor.
“He’s had a putt to tie it twice now,” St. Marys head coach Scott Ross said. “He hit the ball really well. I’m rooting for him to get that record. He can do it.”
Defiance at St. Marys boys golf photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157635462466241/show/ 
St. Marys improves to 3-4 in Western Buckeye League play with the victory. The Roughriders have been involved in a lot of close matches in WBL play this season. “We haven’t lost a WBL match by more than two strokes,” Ross said. “That match against Bath would’ve been amazing if we would’ve won, but we played really well. Only the Kenton match we didn’t play well on the road.”
St. Marys’ Colin Burke shot a 40, Kyle Kiefer carded a 43 and Austin Cook — who was called up from the JV ranks — fired a 47 for the Riders. Hunter McMurray added a 48 and Tyler McMurray sho a 52.
Ricky Bolman led Defiance with a 43. Matt Bellanch added a 44, and Connor Stykemain had a 45. D.J. Gustwieller shot a 46.
St. Marys travels to Wapakoneta on Thursday for another WBL match.
ST. MARYS 4, ELIDA 3
ELIDA — The St. Marys Roughriders girls soccer team got out to a quick 2-0 lead but it ended up anything but easy. The Riders had to hang on for 4-3 WBL win over the Elida Bulldogs Monday evening at Elida.
The Riders got on the board first with 28:32 left in the first half when Kristen Dammeyer put a ball past the Bulldog goalie Caitlyn Schroer. The Riders picked up their second goal when Elida was called for a block in the box giving the Riders a penalty kick with 23:30 left and Sara Little put the ball in the left corner of the net.
With 29 minutes left Hope Carter put a shot past the Rider goalie to cut the lead to 2-1.
It didn’t take long for the Riders to get the goal back when Dammeyer scored her second goal with 22 minutes left to make the score 3-1, but the biggest break of the game came for the Riders was with 21:44 left when Elida was awarded a penalty kick but sophomore goalie Hailee Andreoni stopped the kick keeping the score at 3-1.
The Riders increased the lead to 4-1 when Stephanie Evans put a ball past the Bulldog goalie with 14 minutes left in the game.
Elida scored twice more. The first came with 10:52 left when Lindsey Hall scored and with 7:38 left she got her second goal to cut the lead to 4-3. The remainder of the game the Riders were able to run out the clock to preserve the victory.
In the game St. Marys had four corner kicks to three for Elida but the Bulldogs had 10 shots on goal to nine for the Riders. Andreoni had seven saves while Schroyer had six saves.
The Riders (4-2-1, 2-0-1) will travel to Bath on Thursday.
DEFIANCE 3, ST. MARYS 2
The St. Marys girls tennis team went on the road and fell to Defiance 3-2 on Monday night. Defiance’s Christine Shannon won at first singles over St. Marys’ Anna Ernst, 6-3, 6-3. St. Marys’ Abby Wilker earned a second singles win over Natalie Castillo, 6-2, 6-3. At third singles, St. Marys’ Hanna Felver defeated Defiance’s Sammy Foss, 7-6, 6-2. The Bulldogs’ Laura Castillo and Courtney Pulce defeated Jenna Perry and Bailey Rust of St. Marys, 6-2, 6-1. Defiance’s Karen Krontz and Danielle Vance knocked off St. Marys’ Jennifer Lauth and Kaitlyn Ross at second doubles, 6-0, 6-0.
NEW BREMEN 173, MARION LOCAL 195
New Bremen’s Max Travis fired a medalist 41 to help lead the Cardinals to a 173-195 win over Marion Local on Monday night at the Mercer County Elks.
Alex Britton, Travis Bertelsen and Zach Hegemier all shot 44s for New Bremen. Markus Sachtler had a 46 and Jacob O’Neil added a 49 for the Cardinals.
Luke Knapke led Marion Local with a 47. Derek Platfoot and Mitch Rethman both had 49s, and Adam Kremer had a 50.
MINSTER 159, NEW KNOXVILLE 208
Minster earned a 159-208 Midwest Athletic Conference victory over New Knoxville on Monday at Arrowhead. John Burke led Minster with a 39. Fred Purdy, Xavier Francis and Matt Trushaw all shot 40s. David Boesche led New Knoxville with a 49. Robert Egbert shot a 50, and Brandon Steinke added a 51.
On Friday, the Rangers earned a pair of victories over Delphos St. John’s and Jackson Center. The Rangers’ 193 score topped the Blue Jays’ 199 and the Tigers’ 203 score. Shane Topp led New Knoxville with a 45. David Boesche and Brandon Steinke both shot 47s and Robert Egbert added a 54.
NEW BREMEN 206, MARION LOCAL 208
The New Bremen girls golf team got past the Marion Local Flyers by two strokes at Arrowhead on Monday night. New Bremen’s Heather Bensman went low for the Cardinals with a 49. Mackenzie Howell and Rachel Parker both had 51s. Sara Lafleur had a 56. Amy Schmitmeyer shot a 58. Marion Local’s Mindy Puthoff earned medalist honors with a 46. Sara Thwaits shota 48. Megan Subler and Hannah Moeller both had 57s. New Bremen improved to 5-5 and 3-3 in Midwest Athletic Conference play.
MINSTER 194, LINCOLNVIEW 213
The Wildcats picked up a non-conference win at Arrowhead. Minster’s Marissa Conrad was medalist with a 40. Claire Fischer added a 41. Abby Hausfeld had a 54. Lisa Borges shot a 59, a personal-best score.