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St. Charles Roundup

Runners secure seventh consecutive CCL title

Tuesday December 31, 2013 6:11 PM

The St. Charles Preparatory School cross country team earned its seventh consecutive league championship by winning the CCL meet Oct. 12 at Westerville Community Center.

It was the 14th title in the last 15 seasons for the Cardinals, who had the top three finishers and five of the top six.

Junior Brendan Harty won in 16 minutes, 52.1 seconds. Freshman Kevin Hennessey finished second (16:59.2) and junior Nate Herriman placed third (17:28.3). Junior Nick Marino was fifth (17:57) and senior Angelo Rivera was sixth (17:58.8), followed by senior Anthony Schneider (11th, 18:27.1) and sophomore Christopher Mitchell (12th, 18:44.2).

St. Charles totaled 17 points to finish ahead of Watterson (62), DeSales (68), Hartley (111) and Ready (116).

The Cardinals will compete in the 18-team Division I, district 3 meet Saturday, Oct. 19, at Watkins Memorial. The top six teams and the top 24 runners advance to the regional Oct. 26 at Pickerington North.

Last season, St. Charles finished fourth (132) of 13 teams in the district 1 meet as the top five teams advanced and Westerville North (45) won.

O'Brien advances to state golf event

Junior Eddie O'Brien qualified as an individual to the Division I state golf tournament Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

O'Brien advanced by shooting a 73 in the district tournament Oct. 8 at Apple Valley, as the Cardinals finished fifth (314). The top three teams and the top three individuals not on qualifying teams advanced to state.

Dublin Jerome (299), Pickerington North (305) and New Albany (308) qualified for state, with Dublin Coffman (312) finishing fourth. O'Brien advanced along with Delaware sophomore Grant Godfrey (73) and Coffman senior Nick Sparling (74), who won a two-hole playoff with Granville senior Nick Contini for the final individual-qualifying berth.

Freshman Evan Yakubov had a 75 for the Cardinals, followed by senior Sam Schmelzer (79) and junior Connor Yakubov (87). Senior Tanner Plewa was disqualified after signing an incorrect scorecard.

Football team travels to Kings Mills Kings

The football team will take a 5-2 record into its game Friday, Oct. 18, at Kings Mills Kings.

The Knights improved to 5-2 by defeating Milford 28-3 on Oct. 11. Senior quarterback Ryan Maguire was 17 of 23 passing for 186 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and junior running back DeAndre Bennett rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.

Junior slotback NiQuille Bell rushed for 163 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cardinals past Ironton 38-14 on Oct. 11 at Ohio Dominican.

Senior running back Michael Hamrock ran for 72 yards on 11 carries, as St. Charles rushed for 355 yards. Sophomore running back Jacob Nowell had 55 yards and one touchdown on seven carries.

Senior quarterback Ryan Bailey was 4-for-8 passing for 59 yards, and senior wide receiver Joseph Montgomery had three receptions for 64 yards. Sophomore place-kicker Will Groeber had a 19-yard field goal and made five extra-point attempts.

--Scott Hennen

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