Saturday Night Highlights

Recapping the day in sports for Saturday with football, soccer, cross country and volleyball recaps. FOOTBALL
Fandy.com Staff
Sep 5, 2011

Recapping the day in sports for Saturday with football, soccer, cross country and volleyball recaps.

FOOTBALL

SMCC 33, St. Joe CC 17: Rebounding from last week’s season-opening 23-7 loss at St. Paul, St. Mary got just what it needed while inaugurating its turn on the new turf.
“The kids played hard,” SMCC coach Ryan Wike said. “This was a rivalry game for the kids. We’ll take it. We fought through adversity. It was not pretty at times, but we fought through it. We were lucky to get out with a win.”

Junior running back Brandon Green came up with a career night, rushing for four touchdowns as part of his 121 yards on 18 carries. He had three scores by halftime as the Panthers opened up a 20-10 lead, then added his final touchdown near the end of the third quarter to finish the game’s scoring.

Huron 45, Parma Heights Holy Name 43: John Dusza kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired to give Huron a win on the road.

Troy DeLamatre scored five touchdowns for the Tigers and ran for 142 yards on 21 carries in a back-and-forth game tht saw interception, kick offs, and fumbles and blocked punts all turn into touchdowns.

SOCCER

Perkins sweeps Sandusky: Perkins picked up a 2-0 win in the girls game and a 6-1 win in the boys game on a hot afternoon at Strobel Field.

Brian Kurtz had two goals and three assists for unbeaten Perkins, and Jamie Ahner’s goal gave the Pirates a cushion in their first win of the year.

VOLLEYBALL

Ladies in Blue win Norwalk Invite: Norwalk trailed Division I Holland Springfield 24-21 in Game 2 of the best-of-three championship match with the Blue Devils serving game point. But Norwalk responded to score six of the next seven points to win the game and match, 27-25. Norwalk won Game 1, 25-14.

It was the first time Norwalk (5-0) has won it’s own tournament since 2005, and just the third time since 2000.

CROSS COUNTRY

Chris Green Invite: Perkins’ Bill Minshall finished third at a personal best 16 minutes, 59 seconds to out-dual teammate Michael Decker, the defending Sandusky Bay Conference Champion.

In the girls race, Ericka Hosang and Colleen Valko led Bellevue with each finishing at 21:47 with Hosang getting the nod for fourth.

For more on these events and others, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.