Hey, I Remember That!: A look at local sports 10, 25 and 50 years ago
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
(Note: It was a common trend in the 1950s and 1960s that first names were not included in the game summaries or box scores.)
In the Tri-County League adult basketball league tournament finals this week at Marion Local High School, Minster edged New Knoxville 70-69, in the high-scoring affair. Watercutter led Minster with 19 points, while Puthoff chipped in 14 in the winning effort. For New Knoxville, Bambauer took the top scoring honors with 14 points, while Wierwille and Leffel contributed 13 and ten points respectively. Minster led 19-16 after one quarter and extended their advantage to 39-33 at intermission. New Knoxville pulled back to within three points after three periods, although a fourth-quarter rally wasn’t meant to be as they fell by a point. In the consolation game, St. Henry downed Maria Stein for third place in the tournament by a 58-54 final.
25 Years Ago This Week – 1987
The 1986-87 All-Western Buckeye League selections were held this week for both boys and girls, with St. Marys holding decent representation on both squads. On the girl’s side, Kerri Goodwin was the only Roughrider to make first team All-WBL, while Mary Ann Burden secured a special mention spot. Paula Bobeck earned honorable mention status to round out the Roughrider lineup. For the boys, Troy Crouch grabbed first team honors, while Mike Dietz was the lone remaining representative with his honorable mention accolades.
10 Years Ago This Week – 2002
With spring sports season a week from taking off, it was a light week for local sports happenings other than the selection for the All-Western Buckeye League squads for both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Head coach Bruce Brown headlined the girl selections as the 2002 WBL Coach of the Year. He was joined with high honors by first teamer Liz Krugh, who also earned Co-Player of the Year honors along with Elida’s Marchion Hinton. Krissy Haines was also named to the WBL’s first team, while teammate Amanda Clark earned honorable mention. The boys’ side of the team was light as far as Roughriders were concerned, but Matt Steinke received special mention status with Tyler Sampson grabbing a spot on the honorable mention list.