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

10 Years Ago This Week – 2001

A decade ago this week, the St. Marys Lady Roughriders locked horns with the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in a battle of unbeatens as far as the Western Buckeye League was concerned.  

The Titans held a slim 22-19 advantage at the conclusion of the first half, but St. Marys emerged from the locker room and quickly put the game out of reach by outscoring the home team 18-9 in the third period.  Bruce Brown’s girls extended their advantage by three more points in the final quarter before heading back to Auglaize County with the 54-44 victory.  

Krissy Haines and Liz Krugh came through big for the Blue and Gold with 21 and 18 points respectively in the contest, while they helped their team improve to 4-1 on the young campaign and 3-0 in the league.    

50 Years Ago This Week – 1961

For the second week in a row, the New Bremen Cardinals fell to a county opponent in the closing seconds of the game – this time by a final of 65-63 to the New Knoxville Rangers.  The Rangers sprinted out to a 20-14 advantage at the end of the first quarter, before New Bremen trimmed their lead to three points at intermission.  

The Rangers responded in the third quarter with a 26-17 run and entered the final stanza in front by a dozen points.  Despite a valiant effort by the Cardinals, who knotted the game at 63 in the closing minute, they fell short as New Knoxville drained their final shot at the buzzer to secure the win.  

In the loss, New Bremen’s Dan Nedderman led all scorers in the game with 27 points.  The defeat dropped the Cardinals to 5-3 on the season, while New Knoxville improved to 5-2 overall.  

25 Years Ago This Week – 1986

The New Bremen Cardinals improved their season record to 3-1 overall with a Midwest Athletic Conference victory over the Mendon-Union Pirates.  

The Red and Gold were paced by the balanced scoring of seniors Tony Ritter and Tim Dicke, along with junior Todd Bergman, who each threw up 14 points in four quarters of action.  

The Cardinals blew in front to a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, a command they held for the remainder of the game before posting the 58-39 victory.  

Head coach Craig Griesdorn’s crew also took advantage of 21 turnovers by the Pirates, as they picked up the win in the first league game of the 1986-87 season.