A look back at area sports 10, 25 and 50 years ago

10 Years Ago This Week – 2003

Ten years ago this week in 2003, the St. Marys volleyball team moved to 4-5 on the season with a three-game victory over the 8-1 Ottawa Glandorf Titans.  

The win bumped the Roughriders to 2-1 in league play, while it was the Titans first loss in WBL action.

 The Riders fell in the opening game, 9-15, but responded with victories in the final two contests, 15-3 and 15-10 to complete the upset.  Krissy Haines scored eight points in the triumph with 16 kills and 14 digs on the night, while Jill Anderson added ten points and 15 assists in the victory.  

Krista Sanford and Maggie Hegemier scored seven and four points respectively, while Emily Hurlburt and Emily Matthews contributed five and three points apiece.  

The Roughriders’ junior varsity fell to the Titans earlier in the evening by a final of 11-15, 15-8, and 14-16.  

25 Years Ago This Week – 1988

Twenty-five years ago this week, the New Bremen Cardinals continued dominating their non-league football schedule as they traveled to Ansonia and destroyed the Tigers by a final of 35-6.  

Bruce Bornhorst ignited the evening’s scoring for the Cardinals in the first quarter when he scored on a nine-yard touchdown run.  

They extended their lead in the second period with an eight-play, 44-yard drive that concluded with Bornhorst covering the final six yards for the score.  

The Cardinals began the second half with a seven-play, 59-yard series that was highlighted with a 22-yard strike from Chad Williams to Bob Heitkamp.  

They added another touchdown the next time they had the ball with a 5-yard rushing score by Brian Rismiller before ending the night’s tally a little later on with Williams and Heitkamp hooking up again for the 35-point advantage.  

50 Years Ago This Week – 1963

This week in 1963, St. Marys ran into a hornet’s nest at Memorial Field when the Greenville Green Wave came to town and beat the Roughriders, 26-6.  

It was a tough game all around, as St. Marys was out-gained 259-103 on the ground while also losing their star running back, Tom Hollman, in the third quarter to a shoulder injury.  

The Green Wave jumped ahead 6-0 after one quarter of play before extending their advantage to 18 points at intermission.  They added their final score and two-point conversion in the third quarter to push in front, 26-0.  

The Roughriders managed a score in the final period when Doug Scott hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Rex Roby, but it obviously wasn’t enough as they fell to the team Skip Baughman predicted would win the Miami Valley League.