10/18 MAC Football Scoreboard

football_150Check back here for scores all night long and also on TwitterFacebook and the new MAC Apple App or MAC Android App.  If you are out at the game please feel free to text end of quarter score updates to 419-230-0241.  App users are on a 5 minute delay on refreshes but will receive notifications, touch View Original Post for the most up to date scores or go back to the main story list and refresh and back into the scoreboard.

Marion Local 47 Coldwater 14 WOSN Highlights
Delphos St. John’s 27 Versailles 26, OT WOSN Highlights
Minster 35 Fort Recovery 13 WOSN Highlights
Anna 49 New Bremen 6
St. Henry 21 Parkway 7 WOSN Highlights

MAC Football Game of the Week Preview – Coldwater at Marion Local

ColdwateratMarionLocalThis week in Maria Stein is the battle that most fans have had circled on their calendars for nearly a year as the Marion Local Flyers entertain the Coldwater Cavaliers in what will likely decide the outcome of the 2013 Midwest Athletic Conference championship.  The MAC’s two winningest programs finished 1-2 in the league last season when Coldwater breezed through the conference slate 8-0 and Marion Local ended up 6-2 in league play.  Combined, the two programs have finished either first or second in the conference for each of the past 20 seasons.

This year’s fight at Booster Field will pit the Flyers’ suffocating, league-leading defense against MAC Player of the Year front runner, Coldwater quarterback Brody Hoying.  On the other side of the ball, Coldwater’s defense hasn’t been too shabby either as they have allowed ten points per game and a conference-best 6.4 points in MAC games.  The Flyers have been averaging an MAC-best 33 points per game, but will likely be without the full services of quarterback Adam Bertke or top running back Jacy Goettemoeller.  “Certainly it is no surprise that Coldwater is in this position even after graduating all of those seniors – they have a strong program and always have numerous athletes availablewho are ready to step in,” explained Flyer head coach Tim Goodwin.  “ I think there will be many good matchups during the game.  Certainly they go as Brody Hoying goes on both sides of the ball.  We need to limit their big plays on offense and special teams and be opportunistic offensively when we have our chances.”

Last week, the Flyers dominated St. Henry 35-7 to improve to 7-0 on the season and although Bertke was out of action and Goettemoeller saw limited play, they had little trouble with the Redskins.  In the victory, Dustin Rethman led the offense with 73 yards on the ground and 147 through the air with a touchdown in each category.  “We got off to a little bit of a slow start (against St. Henry), but we settled down and made some plays – we were happy with how we played the middle two quarters,” Goodwin pointed out.  “It is a matter of adjusting to the teams’ new strengths.  Offensively, some of our skill guys don’t have great numbers because we are pretty deep in some spots and the ball ends up being in a lot of different hands.  Defensively has been similar – we have played solid team defense all year.  Several players have performed at all-league levels for us with really one or two at every level of the defense.”

The Cavaliers also enjoyed a lop-sided victory in week six as they blasted Anna 43-7 in Coldwater to improve to 6-1 overall.  The Cavalier ground game was in full force as they racked up more than 200 yards, led by Hoying’s 76 yards and four touchdowns.  They are also no strangers to the injury bug after several starters were sidelined earlier in the season.  “Certainly Brody Hoying has been an outstanding playmaker on both sides of the ball for us, and Adam Klosterman has made several big plays offensively as well,” Cavalier head coach Chip Otten commented.  “On the defensive side, the defensive line has been outstanding, while Mitch Schoenherr in the middle leads the area in tackles, although we may not have him this week due to injury.  One of our mottos with injuries has been ‘next man up’.  We have mixed and matched different guys, and in the process we actually found a couple of young guys that are playing well in those replacement roles.”

Although this week’s meeting holds MAC title implications on the front burner, both coaches concurred that the playoff-like atmosphere in Maria Stein will be sizzling and will benefit both of their teams as the post-season looms just a couple of weeks away.  “This week will be a great battle between our skill and their skill – it is good to know that we are still playing for a league title possibility and our playoff spot,” Otten remarked.  “It also makes it so much more fun when there is a lot at stake and the atmosphere will be electric, just like in the playoffs.”

Goodwin concluded and agreed.  “Games like this one have traditionally given us an edge over some teams at playoff time. This year has been a little different in that we have not been challenged as much in the second half of games as usual. We will be challenged in every facet of the game and we are looking forward to it.”

by Robb Hemmelgarn

 

 

By |2013-10-18T01:11:50-04:00October 18th, 2013|Coldwater Cavaliers, Football, MAC, Marion Local Flyers, Scores|Comments Off on MAC Football Game of the Week Preview – Coldwater at Marion Local

4th Football Weekly Computer Point Ratings

football_150The fourth Football Weekly Computer Point Ratings were released and 2 MAC schools are ranked in the top 8 in their region.

Division V, Region 16
2. Coldwater

Division VI, Region 22
13. Minster, 14. Anna, 16. Parkway, 17. Versailles, 23. St. Henry, 24. New Bremen

Division VII, Region 24
11. Delphos St. John’s

Division VII, Region 26
2. Marion Local, 15. Fort Recovery

Complete Weekly Computer Point Ratings

10/17 OHSAA Volleyball Sectionals

OHSAADivision IV Elida Sectional Semifinals
Delphos St. John’s 3 Perry 0 (25-16, 25-9, 25-8)

Division IV Coldwater Sectional Championships
Marion Local 3 New Bremen 1 (25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18)
New Knoxville 3 St. Henry 2 (25-15, 26-24, 14-25, 18-25, 17-15)

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2013 OHSAA State Girls Golf Championships

OHSAADivision II State Golf Championships
9. Versailles 733
Versailles (18. Brooke Wehrkamp 165, 42. Elizabeth White 183, 57. Emily Harman 196, 58. Hannah Niekamp 198, 58. Madison Covault 198)
Individual: 6. Kelsey Koesters, Coldwater 154
Complete Team Results | Complete Individual Results

By |2013-10-14T01:08:25-04:00October 12th, 2013|Coldwater Cavaliers, Golf Girls, News, Scores, Versailles Tigers|Comments Off on 2013 OHSAA State Girls Golf Championships

10/11 MAC Football Scoreboard

football_150Check back here for scores all night long and also on TwitterFacebook and the new MAC Apple App or MAC Android App.  If you are out at the game please feel free to text end of quarter score updates to 419-230-0241.  App users are on a 5 minute delay on refreshes but will receive notifications, touch View Original Post for the most up to date scores or go back to the main story list and refresh and back into the scoreboard.

Coldwater 43 Anna 7 WOSN Highlights
Delphos St. John’s 28 Fort Recovery 8 WOSN Highlights
Marion Local 35 St. Henry 7 WOSN Highlights
Minster 41 Parkway 19 WOSN Highlights
Versailles 31 New Bremen 0 WOSN Highlights

MAC Football Game of the Week Preview – Parkway at Minster

football_150Week seven of the high school football season is approaching as the final standings in the Midwest Athletic Conference start to shake out and post-season aspirations begin to unfold across the league.  This week in Minster, the Wildcats are looking to move up the computer point ladder while maintaining their position a game back in the conference standings.  They will host the Parkway Panthers, a team looking to rebound from a loss to Versailles last week, while also overcoming the injury bug in hopes of finishing with their first winning season since 2007.  “Our focus is and will always be on strictly getting better – it’s cliche, but we really just try to control what we can control,” commented Wildcat head coach Geron Stokes.  “We have been getting better recently, but we are nowhere close to being as good as we want to be as a team or as a program.   From the top down, we have to continue to work like crazy to keep improving.”

Last week in Minster, the Wildcats squared off with the Anna Rockets and came from behind on two occasions to eventually pull out the 34-27 victory in conference play.  The win moved Minster to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in MAC action, a game behind front-runners Marion Local and Coldwater.  Junior Eli Wolf had a spectacular night against Anna, as he hauled in a school-record ten passes for another school record of 250 yards.  Both marks were previously-held by Greg Heitkamp, who in 1982 caught eight passes for 228 yards against Delphos St. John’s.  Sophomore quarterback Josh Nixon also had an outstanding showing on Friday after tossing for 366 yards and three touchdowns pushing him well over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.  “Minster has a lot of size and also have a couple of great playmakers in the Wolf brothers,” Parkway head coach Dan Cairns pointed out.  “For us to win, we will have to win the turnover battle, rush the ball effectively, and stop the big play. I don’t think you can stop the Wolf brothers, but we have to at least try to contain them.”

After picking up two straight MAC wins in weeks four and five, the Panthers traveled to H.B. Hole Field in Versailles last Friday and fell to the Tigers by a final of 38-14. It was a tight game heading into the final period at 24-14, but the Tigers pulled away in the waning minutes of the contest.  Ryan On returned a kickoff 91 yards for pay dirt in the first quarter, but unfortunately for Parkway the Tigers answered with ten straight points and they never looked back.  “One of the reasons for our inconsistency is key injuries – we lost two captains who were both two-way starters to season-ending injuries and then lost another captain and two-way starter during the second half last week,” Cairns remarked.  “We had a great pre-season, and it looked like we were going to be able to make some noise this year and compete with teams in the league, then the injuries came.  I still think we are capable of winning some more games, but it really depends on how our young guys step in and perform.”

Stokes is still preparing for the Panthers as he would any team on the schedule.  “We need to practice like our hair is on fire – our practice habits have consistently improved, but we have to make sure they continue to do so this week,” he commented.  “Parkway will be a challenge for us, which is just another reason to make sure we value practice this week.”

by Robb Hemmelgarn

By |2013-10-11T00:59:57-04:00October 11th, 2013|Football, MAC, Minster Wildcats, Parkway Panthers, Scores|Comments Off on MAC Football Game of the Week Preview – Parkway at Minster

2013 MAC Cross Country Championships

crosscountry_150Boys Varsity
1. Minster 58, 2. New Bremen 61, 3. St. Henry 74, 4. Coldwater 83, 5. Versailles 129, 6. New Knoxville 146, 7. Fort Recovery 161, 8. Delphos St. John’s 237, 9. Parkway 251, 10. Marion Local 260
Complete Individual Results

MAC Individual Champion: Jon Wenning, Coldwater

Girls Varsity
1. Minster 37, 2. Coldwater 44, 3. Versailles 75, 4. St. Henry 102, 5. Fort Recovery 159, 6. Marion Local 167, 7. New Bremen 185, 8. Parkway 238, 9. New Knoxville (no team score), 9. Delphos St. John’s (no team score)
Complete Individual Results

MAC Individual Champion: Sarah Kanney, Coldwater

Junior High
Boys Results | Girls Results

 

 

10/10 MAC Volleyball Scores

volleyball_150Marion Local 3 Minster 0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-10)
New Knoxville 3 Fort Recovery 0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-12)
New Bremen 3 Parkway 0
Coldwater 3 St. Henry 1 (25-20, 25-18, 14-25, 25-21)
Versailles 3 Delphos St. John’s 0

3rd Football Weekly Computer Point Ratings

football_150The third Football Weekly Computer Point Ratings were released and 2 MAC schools are ranked in the top 8 in their region.

Division V, Region 16
3. Coldwater

Division VI, Region 22
10. Anna, 11. Parkway, 14. Versailles, 16. Minster, 23. St. Henry, 24. New Bremen

Division VII, Region 24
12. Delphos St. John’s

Division VII, Region 26
1. Marion Local, 14. Fort Recovery

Complete Weekly Computer Point Ratings

10/8 MAC Volleyball Scores

volleyball_150Marion Local 3 New Knoxville 0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-21)
Versailles 3 St. Henry 1
Coldwater 3 Fort Recovery 0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-18)
Parkway 3 Minster 2
New Bremen 3 Delphos St. John’s 0