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Jackets sting last in win

SIDNEY, OH – St. Marys and Sidney got off to an offensive explosion in their 2017 season opener on Friday night with the Yellow Jackets turning the table on the Roughriders from the previous seasons meeting and scoring last in their 39-32 non-conference victory.

Despite losing most of their record setters from an offense that finished as the second highest point scoring group in school history the Riders were able to get on the board first on the opening drive of the contest. In typical St. Marys style the Roughriders traveled 74 yards in 17 plays and took 8:45 off the opening quarter clock before Braedan Dunlap cashed in from four yards out to put his team on top 7-0.

Two plays is all it took for the Yellow Jackets to respond on their first possession as QB Andre Gordon connected on a 49 yard touchdown pass to Northwestern University commit Isaiah Bowser just :31 seconds after their first drive began. Ratez Roberts two-point conversion catch gave Sidney their first lead at 8-7 on the next play of the contest.

Showing that they too can score quickly, the Roughriders second possession lasted 2:39 before starting signal caller Colin Clements tossed the first of two deep balls for 39 yards and six points to Dunlap to give St. Marys an advantage of 15-8.

As they had done the first time they were given the football the home squad scored quickly to answer their opponents marker when Gordon marched in from 33 yards out to tie the ballgame at 15-15 with 10:48 to go in the opening half.

Four plays and a score for St. Marys culminated in a 52 yard touchdown pass from Clements to Dunlap and pushed the Riders back on top at 22-15 at the end of the next possession, and St. Marys added a field goal before the half from Gabe Vandever following a recovered onsides kick to lead 25-15 at the end of the period.

In the first half the Jackets ran 18 plays for 230 yards, while their opponents accumulated 239 yards on the back of 37 plays from scrimmage offensively.

A St. Marys penalty on the third quarter kickoff and two plays is all it took for Sidney and Bowser to get back to even at 25-25 as the GWOC’s leading rusher in 2016 thundered 39 yards for his second score of the ballgame with just :43 elapsed in the period.

Five and a half minutes flew off of the clock on St. Marys first possession of the second half and as it had done on nearly every possession in the first half, ended with a Rider touchdown. Sean Perry’s first touchdown of the season, a 10 yard jaunt pushed the visitors back out to a seven point lead at 32-25.

A turnover on downs by Sidney and a punt by St. Marys gave the Yellow Jackets the football inside the Riders territory for the second time in the half. As he had done earlier on in the game, Andre Gordon crossed the St. Marys goal line, this time from four yards out to tie the contest at 32-32 with 9:54 to go.

With their defense able to rise up and force the Roughriders to punt for the second straight possession, Sidney took over on their own 35 with 7:56 remaining in the fourth quarter and ultimately pushed ahead for good when Bowser scored from four yards away to give the home team a 39-32 advantage.

St. Marys last possession of the game began from their own 40 yard line thanks to a Dunlap kickoff return, but came to an end inside the Sidney 40 when Toledo committed defensive lineman Devan Rogers pilfered a Clements pass to help secure the win for his squad.

Sidney (1-0) and Head Coach Adam Doenges were led by the dual threat of Andre Gordon who connected on 10/14 passes for 185 yards, and rushed for a pair of scored and 67 yards on 9 carries. Isaiah Bowser added 205 yards for his sixth career 200+ yard rushing game to go along with his two touchdowns on the ground. As a team the Jackets amassed 426 total yards on 48 plays.

The Roughriders (0-1) fall for the first time in four games against the Yellow Jackets despite totaling 417 yards by their young offense on 63 plays. On the ground St. Marys rushed 55 times for 276 yards, while Clements finished 5/9 for 141 yards and a pair of scores to Dunlap on the evening.

Both teams will return to action next Friday night as Sidney travels to Bellefontaine while the Riders are off to Ottawa to take on a Titan team they have not beaten since 2009.

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OG opens league play with road win

ST MARYS, OH – Behind a strong team defensive performance and a pair of big offensive performances the OG Titans opened the Western Buckeye League portion of their schedule Thursday on the road in St. Marys with a 57-46 victory.

All-Ohio selections Kadie Hempfling and Kylie White combined to score 36 of the Titans 57 points and snagged 18 total rebounds to help secure Coach Troy Yant’s fifth victory in five meetings with the Roughriders.

Makayla Koch connected on a pair of first quarter free throws for St. Marys and a deep three pointer and a pair of buckets from inside the paint during the first half but was held scoreless the rest of the way and hassled into a handful of turnovers across the rest of the contest.

White and Hempfling each tossed in a three point field goal in the first half and teamed up for all but a dozen of their teams 33 first half points and helped the visitors to a 33-22 halftime advantage.

Despite a fast moving half that saw the two WBL squads attempt just nine free throws, the second half would grind to a much slower pace as Ottawa Glandorf found themselves 7/12 from the line while their counterparts would go 6/12 in the same 16 minute span.

Sydney Cisco continued her streak of hitting shots from extreme distances during the game as she found herself able to connect on a pair in the first half and one late in the game to lead her team in points scored with 14 on the evening.

Seniors Shania Taylor and Quincy Rable were held scoreless in the first half by the Titans defense that switched back and forth between a 2-3 and a 1-3-1 at times to stymie the outside shooting the Riders have utilized successfully in their first four games, but finished with 3 and 10 respectively in the defeat.

Ottawa Glandorf and St. Marys both scored 24 points in the second half as each received contributions from six players during the course of the four quarters.

While the Roughriders (4-0, 0-1) were dealt their first defeat of the season they will get an opportunity to even their WBL record next Thursday night as they take on Van Wert. Before taking on the Cougars the Riders will take on Delphos St. Johns in a non-conference affair on Tuesday night.

OG (5-0, 1-0) was led in scoring by Hempfling’s 19 points (also grabbed a game high 12 rebounds) and will travel to Lima on Thursday night as they continue their run towards a second consecutive league championship when they take on the Wildkittens.

Scoring:

St. Marys (46):
Makayla Koch 9
Sydney Cisco 14
Makenna Mele 8
Jill Schmitmeyer 2
Quincy Rable 10
Shania Taylor

TO: 20
FT: 11/19

OG (57):
Devon Warnecke 5
Carri Johnson 6
Erin Kaufman 4
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kylie White 17
Kadie Hempfling 19

TO: 17
FT: 8/15

JV: Ottawa Glandorf 42-31

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Titans look to get back to State

OTTAWA, OH – For the past two years the Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans have finished their season as runners up in the OHSAA Tournament but will look to take the next step this season as they return a talented and experienced group to the hardwood.

Head Coach Troy Yant is back behind the Titan bench and ready to continue his teams dominance in the Western Buckeye League this season and build on the success of the programs first conference crown last year since their previous title that came during the 2004-05 campaign. Yant will enter this season with a career record of 90-15 and a 30-7 WBL mark.

Last season’s Point Guard Dani Ellerbrock has graduated and is now plying her trade in the college ranks at Columbus, Ohio based Mount Vernon Nazarene University. During her four years under the tutelage of Yant the four year starter finished as a 2nd Team WBL selection last year and was honored at the State Tournament last season for having started 108 games in her high school career.

Returning for the defending Western Buckeye League champions this season will be the WBL Player of the Year Kadie Hempfling. Hempfling, a versatile Junior who averaged 15.3 ppg, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per contest on her way to 2nd team All-Ohio honors in Division 2. Entering this season Hempfling has accrued 634 points in her first two seasons of varsity action and figures to be one of the best players in the league and the Northwest Ohio area once again.

Coming off of a strong season in which she led the Titans in total points scored with 370 tallies and a 12.7 points per game average, Senior Kylie White will be another key addition for OG if they are able to make a long run deep into the tournament as they have done the past two years. White snagged 8.3 rebounds and handed out 3.4 helpers a contest while also leading the team in scoring for a majority of the season en route to a 1st Team WBL and 2nd team All-Ohio selection last year.

Lexi Schroeder, a 5’9 Senior Wing for Ottawa Glandorf came off the bench two seasons ago in a limited role but emerged as a go to scorer for her squad last season as she led the team in scoring on four occasions including a career high 15 points in a win over Perrysburg early in the season. Schroeder finished her Junior campaign averaging 7.8 points per game while pulling down 4 rebounds and will be counted on for a similar output this season.

Sophomore Point Guard Erin Kaufman might not be the biggest guard leading her team in the WBL but she might be the fiercest defender the conference has to offer. Standing at 5’5 the OG second year guard is coming off of a year in which she burst onto the scene by averaging 4.8 points and an assist per contest while also being tasked with guarding some of the better offensive players in the lineup each night on the other side of the court. In last seasons State Championship game loss to Kettering Alter it was Kaufman who stepped in to lead the OG offensive attack as she finished with a team high 12 points.

Two returning letter-winners in Senior Devon Warnecke and Junior Carri Johnson will be looked at to provide not only solid offense and defense for the Titans but also leadership to the younger players as they have each been part of the two trips to the Finals the past two years as well. Joining the aforementioned duo will be Junior Mackenzie Meyer who finished last season with 1.6 points per game and will look to contribute greatly as her role grows this season with more minutes available to her.

Joining the rest of last seasons strong nucleus and looking to add significant minutes will be 5’8 Senior Courtney Bockrath who appeared in 22 games last season and tossed in 30 points, and Sophomores Paige Sutter (5’11 Post), and 5’4 guard Ashley Schroeder whose 2 points last season came early on against Tinora.

Ottawa Glandorf opens their season on Saturday against Miller City at home with a 6pm Junior Varsity tip.

Every OG Girls game this season both home and away can be heard live via: WZOQ Radio

2016-17 Ottawa-Glandorf High School Girls JV/Varsity Basketball Schedule

Sat Nov 26 Miller City H 6:00
Tues Nov 29 Tinora H 6:00
Sat Dec 3 Kalida A 1:00
Tues Dec 6 Wauseon A 6:00
Thur Dec 8 St Marys A 6:00
Thur Dec 15 Bath A 6:00
Thur Dec 22 Ottoville H 6:00
Wed Dec 28 Liberty-Benton H 6:00
Thur Dec 29 Columbus Grove A 6:00
Tues Jan 3 Perrysburg H 6:00
Thur Jan 5 Van Wert H 6:00
Thur Jan 12 Celina H 6:00
Sat Jan 14 Lima Sr H 12:00
Mon Jan 16 Massillon Tuslaw A 10:00 *Game is part of annual “Classic In The Country” Event in Berlin, OH*
Thur Jan 19 Shawnee A 6:00
Sat Jan 21 Miami Trace H 12:00
Thur Jan 26 Defiance A 6:00
Thur Feb 2 Kenton H 6:00
Tues Feb 7 Napoleon H 6:00
Thur Feb 9 Wapakoneta A 6:00
Tues Feb 14 Archbold H 6:00
Thur Feb 16 Elida H 6:00

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Titans nab WBL share

ST. MARYS, OH – Ottawa Glandorf followed their gameplan to near perfection Friday night and forced St. Marys into four turnovers in a 13-7 win that clinched a share of the WBL title for the Titans.

With the OG win over St. Marys, the Titans, Roughriders, and Wapak Redskins will each snag a piece of this seasons Western Buckeye League crown.

Jay Kaufman, OG’s 6’4 Junior signalcaller engineered the first score of the game on his squads first possession of the contest as he led his team on a 49 yard drive and finished off the score with his 20th touchdown pass of the season by hooking up with Richie Knowlton for a 27 yard score to make it 7-0 visitors.

Unlike the way the Roughriders have gone all season long as they have led the WBL in turnover differential at +15, St. Marys would commit their first turnover of the game two possessions later in the contest as Connor Niese snagged a pass from Dustin Howell and returned the ball to the Titan 44 to set his squad up.

Kicker Tristen Ball accounted for the rest of the points in the first half and helped OG stretch their halftime lead to 13-0 as he connected on a 21 and 35 yard field goal attempt.

After forcing OG into a punt on their first possession of the second half the Roughriders found themselves beginning their drive just short of mid-field at their own 49. Seven plays and 51 yards after the start of their drive, St. Marys put their only points of the game on the Skip Baughman Stadium scoreboard as Dustin Howell hooked up with Bo Kuenning on a 17 yard toss to cut the OG lead to 13-7 with 7:57 in the games penultimate period.

A pair of St. Marys fumbles would put an end to two drives in which the Roughriders found themselves driving deep into Titan territory, but neither was more costly than the one that came with under 1:30 remaining in the game that gave OG the football at their own 36 and forced St. Marys to use their timeouts in an attempt to stop their opponents from trying to run out the clock.

Ottawa Glandorf has now beaten St. Marys for seven consecutive seasons, the longest such streak in the history of the series that dates back to their first meeting in 1967.

Offensively the Titans ran 57 plays and accumulated 215 total yards on the night. Through the air Jay Kaufman connected on 14/24 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 41 yards on 23 carries on the ground.

Eric Spicer shouldered the load for St. Marys as he toted the football 27 times for 154 yards but was unable to dent the endzone in the contest. Julius Fisher rushed 15 times for 59 yards as the Riders as a team totaled 233 yards on 48 carries against one of the top defenses in the league. Through the air Senior QB Dustin Howell was 9/13 for 77 yards but was intercepted for the second time this season.

Next week both teams will find themselves in the playoffs and with home games as OG (9-1, 8-1) is currently seeded second in Division 4’s Region 14 and will host Bellevue on Friday night at Titan Stadium according to Joe Eitel (D4R14 Rankings )

St. Marys will return to the playoffs for the first time since they last shared a WBL title back in 2008, and will host just their third home game and first since 2003 as they welcome Dayton Belmont to Skip Baughman Stadium for a 7pm Saturday night kickoff that can be heard live on WKKI K94.3 FM. (D3 Region 12 rankings)

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OG begins WBL play with win over St Marys

OTTAWA, OH – The OG Titans used a 10-0 run to begin their contest Thursday night against visiting St. Marys and applied the pressure for the final three quarters as they downed the Roughriders 57-42 in the WBL opener for both schools.

Behind a pair of threes from Freshman Erin Kaufman and Sophomore Kadie Hempfling the Titans led after the first period by a 17-4 margin and were able to push that advantage out to 28-13 at the break as Junior Kylie White added five second quarter markers.

St. Marys was able to cut into the OG lead in the third period as they used a pair of triples themselves from Lindi Cisco and one from the two-time WBL Volleyball player of the year Erika Angstman that beat the buzzer from just inside of half court to trim their deficit to 18 at 43-25 heading to the fourth stanza.

With Hempfling battling foul trouble and on the bench the Roughriders went to Angstman early and often in the final period as she would account for 7 of her game high 15 points and connect on all three of her free throws in the final 8:00. OG would be outscored 15-14 in the fourth but still came away with a 15 point win thanks to 15 Rider turnovers.

For their part the Titans were balanced on the evening with seven Titans recording points on the night including a team high 14 from White. Erin Kaufman’s 12 points put her just one shy of her career high of 13 points, a total she scored in just her second game of the season against Tinora.

Ottawa Glandorf (5-0, 1-0 WBL) will be off until next Thursday December 10th when defending WBL Champion Bath comes to town for a showdown that could very well determine who finishes as this seasons conference winner. The aforementioned matchup can be heard live as it happens on www.wzoqradio.com beginning at 7:15pm.

The Roughriders (2-2, 0-1 WBL) are off until Tuesday December 8th when they travel down Route 66 to take on Delphos St. Johns before returning home to resume WBL play against Van Wert on Thursday night.

St. Marys won the JV contest 37-25 led by 15 from Clare Caywood and 13 from Makenna Mele.

Scoring:

OG (57):
Kylie White 14
Erin Kaufman 12
Kadie Hempfling 11
McKenzie Meyer 8
Dani Ellerbrock 6
Lexi Schroeder 4
Devon Warnecke 2

FT: 4/8

St. Marys (42):

Erika Angstman 15
Quincy Rable 14
Shania Taylor 5
Lindi Cisco 5
Sydney Cisco 2

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Titans score late, clinch playoff berth

OTTAWA, OH – In the era of what is fast becoming the first to 100 points wins, the OG Titans and St. Marys Roughriders found themselves scoreless at the half and embroiled in a defensive struggle deep into the games waning moments.

With the game deadlocked at 7-7 and 1:44 remaining in the contest, OG signalcaller Zac Unterbrink tossed a 35 yard touchdown to Logan McDermott that would turn out to be the games final tally. On the go ahead drive the Titans found themselves faced with three long third downs and connected on passes for 12, 22, and 15 yards to pick up a first down and push St. Marys back on their heels.

Following the score the Roughriders were limited to a pair of timeouts and 1:40 remaining but were unable to get into the endzone despite marching to the Titan three yard line. Junior QB Dustin Howell gave his team their best opportunity to tie the ballgame, but a pass intended for Logan Maze was unable to find its mark on third down.

Unterbrink, the WBL’s leading passer coming into Week 10 finished the contest 20/36 passing for 289 yards and a touchdown to go along with two costly interceptions by St. Marys Randy Slife on his own half of the field in the win.

St. Marys, who opened the season 5-0 got their lone touchdown from Junior back Julius Fisher which capped off a 14 play 72 yard scoring drive that pulled the game back to even at 7-7. Fisher’s touchdown run was a response to a 10 yard run from OG tailback Connor Niese just moments earlier in the period.

In earning their 7th win of the season (against just 3 losses), the Titans improved clinched themselves a playoff berth and will travel to Lewistown to take on Indian Lake according to the Division 4 Region 12 rankings posted by Joe Eitel (http://www.joeeitel.com/hsfoot/region.jsp?region=12&year=2015).

The Roughriders 2015 season comes to an end at 6-4 (5-4 WBL). For St. Marys it is their first winning season since 2008 (the last time the Riders were able to participate in Week 11) and improves on their 5-5 record in 2014. Despite losing a lot of talent on both sides of the ball the Riders will draw from their experienced Junior class to lead them next season including QB Dustin Howell.

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Titans utilize balance in defeat over Roughriders

Ottawa Glandorf got scores from 11 of the 13 players they used in their WBL win Thursday night 64-21 at St. Marys.

Turnovers into points was a common theme for the Titans on the night as they turned a handful of St. Marys first quarter turnovers directly into points and led 11-0 three minutes into the contest. St. Marys would get on the scoreboard at the 5:02 mark when senior Skylar Liming’s layup gave the Roughriders their only points of the first quarter.

St. Marys would score the first points of the second quarter just :48 seconds in when Lindi Cisco split a pair of free throws, but were kept off the scoreboard until OG added six more points to push their advantage to 26-4 midway through the second quarter. Danielle Schroeder was one of the stars on the offensive end for the Titans in the second quarter as she scored 9 of her 11 points in the period. Elissa Ellerbrock turned a pair of steals into 4 of her 6 points in the second stanza as well for the Titans as they led 38-8 at the break.

Things wouldn’t get much better for St. Marys unfortunately in the second half as they would turn the ball over 19 times and be outscored in the games penultimate quarter 13-7 to trail 51-15 heading into the final 8:00. One bright spot for the Roughriders in the quarter however was the shooting from beyond the arc of freshman Sydney Cisco who canned a pair of three pointers on back to back possessions to cut her teams deficit to 30 at the time at 44-14.

With leading scorer Shania Taylor missing due to an injury she suffered against Wapakoneta last week and Erika Angstman being held to just 4 points in the game, the Roughriders only scores from the field would come from 5’9 freshman Makenna Mele. Mele dropped in a bucket and a trio of shots from the charity stripe to score 5 of her teams 6 points in the last quarter.

All but one of the 13 points for the Titans in the last quarter was scored by a member of their freshman class (senior Anna Bellman went 1/2 from the free throw line) as Carri Johnson, Mackenzie Meyer, Kadie Hempfling, and Sydney Heitmeyer combined to score four shots from the field and go 4/8 from the line to wrap up the 64-21 win.

Kadie Hempfling led all scorers in the game with 14, including one of the Titans 4 three pointers.

OG finishes their regular season at 20-2, 8-1 in Western Buckeye League play, and winners of their last 14 games. The Titans will be off until Saturday, February 28th at 6:15pm as they will travel to Wapak to take on either Elmwood or Parkway for a Sectional Championship.

St. Marys finishes their regular season with 9 losses in their last 10 games and with a record of 9-13 overall, 3-6 in WBL play. The Roughriders will travel to Spencerville on Tuesday, Feb 24th as they will take on league foe Shawnee at 8pm. Earlier this season the Roughriders defeated the Indians at Shawnee 53-44.

Scoring:

OG (64):

Carri Johnson 4
Dani Ellerbrock 3
Elissa Ellerbrock 11
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Anna Bellman 2
Erin Basinger 2
Danielle Schroeder 11
Kylie White 6
Lexi Schroeder 7
Kadie Hempfling 14
Sydney Heitmeyer 2

FT: 12/20
3: 4 (D. Ellerbrock, D. Schroeder, L. Schroeder, Hempfling)
TO: 17

St. Marys (21):

Lindi Cisco 3
Sydney Cisco 6
Skylar Liming 3
Erika Angstman 4
Makenna Mele 5

FT: 7/16
3: 2 (S. Cisco 2)
TO: 29

JV: St. Marys 41-23
* OG JV finishes season at 7-15 overall, 3-6 WBL

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