Clyde Flier Soccer: 2005 Season

Sunday, October 23
Fliers Fall from Sectional Tournament
Toledo, Ohio - The Fliers dropped their first sectional tournament game to the host Toledo Central Catholic by a 7-0 score on Saturday afternoon.  Alex Binger and Sonny Kinney shared the goalkeeper duties and stopped 9 of 16 shots by the Irish.  The game ended the historic first season of Clyde Flier varsity soccer.

Program records are now available by clicking on the link in the menu bar at the left.

Wednesday, October 19
Soccer Banquet Held
The 3rd annual Soccer Awards Banquet was held Wednesday night at the high school cafeteria.  The program's first varsity letters were awarded to: Alex Binger, Cory Wettrich, Aaron Warner, Thomas Pasch, Adam Cunningham, Zack Ellenberger, Caleb Cleveland, Zach Wott, Alaina Humbert, Aaron Marshall, Lucas Cooley, Sonny Kinney, David Gower, Jacob Rader, Nick Roope, Brian Shafer, Allison Bessken, and John Clevinger.  Bryan Shafer, Cory Wettrich and Caleb Cleveland were recognized for scoring the programs first goals in the opening win over Upper Sandusky.

Trophies were awarded to Lauren Cooley for the highest grade point average on the team; Offensive player of the year to Brian Shafer; Defensive player of the year to Aaron Marshall; the "Best Hustle" award to John Clevinger; and the "Coach's Award for Dedication" to Jake Rader.

Senior awards were given to Alaina Humbert and Brandi Schuster.

After thanking Joe Wilson for his support of the soccer team Coach Tacket's annual comical awards were handed out.

"50/50 Award" to Thomas Pasch and Alex Binger for their uncanny ability to pick the wrong side of the coin in the coin toss. Coach also gave each of them a coin to practice with for next season.

"Best Impersonation of a Goalie Award" to Jake Rader for catching a shot in the first Margaretta game.

"Most Important Ears Award" to Allison Bessken for the time her earrings ended up in an ice pack.

"Super Hero Award" to Adam Cunningham for taking a hard shot in the face and shaking it off, getting up and continuing to practice.

"Biggest Flop Award" to Caleb Cleveland for his post game slide in the mud following the Oak Harbor game being called due to the torrential rains from Hurricane Katrina.

"Most Alias' Award" to Aaron Marshall for order the most Clyde Flier Soccer gear with different names on the back.

"Noise Ordinance Violation Award" to Zach Wott for the horn on this truck.

"Best Celebratory Display" to Alex Binger for his cartwheels after the Upper Sandusky win.

"Frankenstein Award" to Jacob Emery for fitting the biggest body in the smallest jersey.

"Better Call Geico Award" to Aaron Warner for suffering a broken windsheild during one of the practices.

JV Coach Acocks recognized the junior varsity team for their hard work and dedication.

Coach Tackett stressed the need for additional depth and off season conditioning for next season.  More committment will be needed to gain the consistency needed to be competive next season. 

The evening closed with a slide show created by Mrs. Melanie Boyd.  Hundreds of pictures of the team were enjoyed.  Each player also received an envelope of pictures and a personalized autograph card.  Thank you Mrs. Boyd for your hard work and support of Clyde Flier Soccer!


Thursday, November 10
All-SBC Team Announced
Congratulations to 5 Fliers named to the All-SBC soccer team. Brian Shafer, Alex Binger, Sonny Kinney, Aaron Marshall and John Clevinger were each given honorable mention status. Also, Alex was named to the SBC All-Academic team. Congratulations!

Saturday, September 24
Fliers Pick Up Third Win
Zach Wott Assists on Winning Goal
Elmore, Ohio - The Fliers topped Woodmore 2-1 on Saturday morning for their third win of the season. All the scoring took place in the first 10 minutes of the contest with the Fliers scoring first. Brian Shafer's goal just three minutes into the game marked the first time this season that Clyde has scored first.

Shafer scored again just three minutes later on a nice pass upfield from Zach Wott. Wott picked up an assist on the eventual game-winning goal. Woodmore made it a 2-1 game about 10 minutes into the game and neither team was able to find the back of the net after that.

Sonny Kinney picked up the win in net stopping 5 of the 6 shots he faced.

The Fliers are back in SBC action on Monday night in a make-up game vs. Oak Harbor.

Tuesday, September 27
Fliers & Chargers Settle for Scoreless Tie
Sonny Kinney & Alex Binger Combine for First Shutout of the Season
Milan, Ohio - The Fliers avenged a September 1, 6-0 loss to the Edison Chargers by earning a tough 0-0 tie in a game which was marked with several long delays.

The game started early at 4:30, but ended more than two hours later. Late in the first half, Aaron Warner collided with the Charger goalie resulting in a knee injury to Aaron and an injury to the face of the keeper that eventually would require an ambulance to be summoned. The score at the half was 0-0 and shots even at 2-2.

After playing part of the second period, the game was again delayed after a call from the hospital which required a search of the field for a missing tooth from the injured Charger. Unfortunately the search was unsuccessful. Hopefully he will recover quickly from the injuries.

The final 20 minutes of the game were very intense and well played by the Fliers. During that time Clyde had numerous scoring chances.

Alex Binger (2 saves) and Sonny Kinney (4 saves) combined for the shutout in goal each playing 40 minutes.

Coach Tackett was very pleased with the performance of the Fliers after the tough loss to Oak Harbor on Monday night.

Monday, September 26
Rockets Beat Fliers Second Time
The Fliers lost to Oak Harbor for the second time in five days. This time by a 5-0 score. The Fliers did not manage much offense in the game but several players had excellent defensive games. Aaron Marshall & David Gower had strong games and Sonny Kinney made 10 saves on 15 Oak Harbor shots on goal.

The junior varsity Fliers dropped a 3-0 decision to the Rockets JV's.

It's off to Milan on Tuesday for a rematch with the Edison Chargers.

Tuesday, August 30
Katrina Drowns Game 2
The Tuesday afternoon game vs. Oak Harbor got started but was called by the referees midway through the first half when they determined the conditions were too dangerous to continue. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.

Thursday, September 29
Fliers Lose 2-1 to Port Clinton in "Best Game of the Season"
Aaron Marshall Plays a Great Defensive Game Against PC
In what Coach Chuck Tackett called the Flier's "best game of the season", the Clyde Fliers took the Port Clinton Redskins into the final minute of the game before giving up the game winner. Port Clinton took a 1-0 lead into the intermission after a Redskin shot deflected off a Flier defender and past Flier goalkeeper, Alex Binger 14 minutes into the game.

Brian Shafer tied the game up 9 minutes into the second half with Zach Wott picking up an assist.    That led up to the exciting finish when Port Clinton finally got the winning goal with just 55 seconds left. The Redskins had a slim 6-4 shots on goal advantage.

Alex Binger played in goal for the Fliers and made 4 saves.

The game marked an amazing turn-around from the 11-0 pasting that the Redskins laid on the Fliers on September 6 and caps off a nice week for the Fliers which really showed the improvement the team is making. Clyde played well in all areas of the field.

The Junior Varsity Fliers dropped a 3-0 decision to the the Redskins. This also marked a significant improvement from the 6-0 loss on September 6.

The Fliers play next at Huron on October 4.

Tuesday, October 4
Tigers Maul Fliers
Huron, Ohio - The Huron Tigers proved they are still one of the top teams in the SBC with a convincing 7-1 win under the lights at McCormick Middle School.

Brian Shafer got the lone Flier goal afer receiving a Sonny Kinney goal kick midway through the second half. It was Kinney's second assist on the season.

Kinney finished with 11 saves on 18 Tiger shots.

The JV game was cancelled for a lack of players, but all CHS players saw at least a little action in the varsity game.

The Fliers have a key SBC matchup with the Margaretta Polar Bears on Thursday afternoon at Clyde High School.

Thursday, October 6
Fliers & Polar Bears Settle Nothing in Tie
The rematch between the Clyde Fliers and Margaretta Polar Bears resulted in the Flier's second scoreless tie of the season.

Margaretta had beaten the Fliers 3-2 earlier in the season.

Sonny Kinney made 12 saves in goal to get the shutout.

Thursday, August 11
Meet the Team on August 24th
Come and meet the Fliers on August 24th. The time for this special event is 7:00.

Thursday, August 25
Fliers Win Historic First Varsity Game and First Game at Home!
Clyde, Ohio - The premier of varsity soccer at Clyde High School was a success as the Fliers edged the visiting Rams of Upper Sandusky by a 3-2 score.

After the Rams took an early lead the Fliers played with great intensity and skill to score the game's next two goals and take a 2-1 lead at halftime. Clyde outshot Upper by a 7-3 count in the half. Brian Shafer scored the season's first goal to knot the score. The goal was unassisted. Cory Wettrich gave the Fliers the lead later in the half on a nice pass from Jake Rader.

The Rams tied the score at 2-2 early in the second half and the Fliers appeared to be tiring. But with the game within reach, Clyde dug deep and regained the lead on a game winning goal by Caleb Cleveland. Wettrich assisted on the goal. The Fliers held off Upper who outshot them by a 6-3 count in the second half.

Alex Binger stopped 7 of 9 Ram shots to get the win in goal for the Fliers.

Coach Tackett was very happy with the play of the entire team and commented on the great improvement by many of the returning players and contribution of first year player Jake Rader.

The Junior Varsity dropped a 6-0 game to the Rams JVs. The team played better as the game went on despite the fact they only had two sub players while the Ram's had about 4 times that number. Sonny Kinney played quite well in goal for the JVs making 16 saves.

The Fliers begin Sandusky Bay Conference play on Tuesday hosting the Oak Harbor Rockets.

Thursday, September 1
Chargers Zap Fliers
The Edison Chargers handed the Fliers their first loss of the young season by a 6-0 score at Clyde High School.

The Chargers scored on their first two shots to take an early 2-0 lead. The Fliers then played pretty evenly until after the mid-point of the first half when Edison put Clyde away with three more goals.

Both teams subbed considerably in the second half with the Chargers adding just one more goal from that point on.

Alex Binger made 8 saves on 13 first half shots while Sonny Kinney stopped 3 of 4 second half shots in goal for the Fliers.

Wednesday, July 20
Practices Start for 2005 Season on August 8
All students grades 9-12 who would like to play on the CHS soccer team this fall should report to the first practice of the season on Monday, August 8 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the high school soccer fields. All players must have a physical prior to practicing. You may pick up a physical form at the high school office or Board of Education office. You may schedule a physical with Dr. Aona for a $10 fee. Please call Coach Tackett for more information at 419-483-1693.

Thursday, July 21
It's Here
The new scoreboard has been installed! Thanks to Joe Wilson for purchasing it for us!

Thursday, September 8
Fliers Improved in Loss to Defending SBC Champs
The Fliers held the 2004 Sandusky Bay Conference champs to just 2 first half goals, but dropped a 7-0 decision to the Huron Tigers on Thursday afternoon.

Coach Tackett was pleased with the improvement from the tough loss to Port Clinton on Tuesday. Alex Binger made 18 saves on 25 Tiger shots on goal.

In JV action the Fliers lost 4-0 to the junior Tigers. Sonny Kinney played well in goal stopping 9 of 13 Huron shots on goal.

Port Clinton Scalps Fliers
The Fliers drop to 1-2 with an 11-0 spanking by the Redskins. They are right back in SBC action on Thursday night with defending SBC champs Huron in town.

Thursday, September 15
SJCC "Streaks" Past Fliers
A poor first half doomed the Fliers in a game with Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic HS. The Streaks scored the game's first 4 goals digging Clyde into a hole that proved too deep to dig out of. A late first half goal by Brian Shafer gave the Fliers the lift they needed.

The Blue and Gold played well in the second half using the strong wind to their advantage. Alex Binger got a goal early in the second period to make the score 4-2 on a long pass up the middle by Shafer. The Fliers controlled much of the second half play outshooting the Streaks by a 6-2 margin, but would not score again.

Alex Binger stopped 3 of 7 first half shots. Sonny Kinney went in goal with about 10 minutes left in the first period. He stopped all 3 shots he faced in the game.

The Fliers are back in SBC action next Tuesday vs. undefeated Perkins HS.

Wednesday, September 14
Fliers Top Seneca East in Scrimmage
The Clyde Fliers took a 2-1 win over the Seneca East HS Club on Wednesday afternoon. The Fliers held a comfortable 15-6 shot advantage yet had to come from behind to get the win. The Tigers led 1-0 at the break.

In the second half Alex Binger tied the game up in the second minute of play on an odd goal that saw the Seneca East goalie make an initial save on Binger's shot. The goalie knocked the ball nearly straight up and it came down behind him and spun into the net. With just under 15 minutes left in the game, Brian Shafer picked up the eventual game winner on a pass upfield from Nick Roope.

Sonny Kinney picked up the win in net stopping 5 of 6 Tiger shots on goal.

The Fliers play St. Joe Central Catholic on Thursday at Rodger Young Park in Fremont. Game time is 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 13
Fliers Edged by Polar Bears
Jake Rader Scores First SBC Goal
Castalia - The Fliers played their closest Sandusky Bay Conference game and picked up their first goals against an SBC opponent, but it was the Polar Bears picking up their first SBC win of the season by a 3-2 score.

Jake Rader knotted the score at 1-1 with just 31 seconds left in the first half. After Margaretta scored two goals in the early second half to take a 3-1 lead, the Fliers again kicked up the pressure. Caleb Cleveland scored with 18 minutes left in the contest to draw the Fliers to within one goal. Clyde continued to apply pressure, but the Polar Bears defense held to get the victory.

Alex Binger made 6 saves in the contest but was caught coming too far out of the net on what turned out to be Margaretta's game winning goal. Sonny Kinney entered the game in relief midway through the second half and stopped the only shot he faced.

The Fliers step outside the SBC for a home scrimmage with Seneca East on Wednesday afternoon and follow that with a non-conference tilt with Fremont St. Joseph on Thursday afternoon at Rodger Young Park in Fremont.

Tuesday, September 20
SBC Leading Perkins Grounds Fliers
The Perkins Pirates remained undefeated and showed why they lead the Sandusky Bay Conference in a 9-0 win over the Fliers. The deep and talented Pirates played at least 28 different players in the game.

After the game Coach Tackett expressed his pleasure at the improved attitude of the team following a rough practice on Monday night.

Alex Binger had 7 saves in the game with David Gower picking up 2. Gower played in net in the final 18+ minutes in relief of Binger.

In Junior Varsity action, the Pirates took an 8-0 victory. Sonny Kinney played well in net making about 10 saves.

Thursday, September 22
Fliers Play Well in Loss at Oak Harbor
Brian Shafer Gets the Flier Goal
Oak Harbor, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers played one of their better games against an experienced Oak Harbor Rocket team falling 4-1. The game was just 2-0 at the half with the Rockets holding a slim 6-4 edge on shots on goal. With 28 minutes left in the contest Brian Shafer took a long goal kick from Sonny Kinney in for the breakaway goal to bring the Fliers to within a goal.

Just two minutes later Oak Harbor extended the lead back to 2 with a goal of their own. They added an insurance goal with 5 minutes left in the contest on a goal in which the Rocket forward appeared to be offsides.

The Fliers played well in the contest getting several other good scoring chances including a shot by Shafer that went off the crossbar.

Sonny Kinney played well in goal making 12 saves in addition to the assist on Shafer's goal.

The game was a significant improvement from the second game of the season when the Fliers were behind the Rockets 5-0 in the first half when the game was called off due to the heavey rains from Hurricane Katrina.

Thursday, October 6
Parent's Night October 13
Parent's night will be held on Thursday, October 13. Parents of varsity players should arrive before 5:00. Players and parents will be recognized before the game.

Thursday, October 6
Soccer Banquet Scheduled for October 19
The annual soccer awards banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 19 starting at 7:00 in the high school cafeteria. Coach Tackett has distributed a list of what each player is responsible to bring.

Thursday, October 6
Sectional Tournament Game Announced
The first sectional tournament soccer game in Clyde soccer history is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 vs. Toledo Central Catholic High School. Game time is 4:00. Our sectional includes: Oak Harbor, Maumee, Rossford, Eastwood, Lake and the host Central Catholic. Coach Tackett has passed out directions to the soccer field located at 2550 Cherry Street in Toledo.

Monday, June 27
2005 Season Schedule Posted
The first season of Clyde Flier soccer at the varsity level begins with a home opener at the new Flier soccer field on August 25. The Upper Sandusky Rams will be the opponent for the historic game. The game starts at 5:00 p.m.

In addition, the 12 game SBC game schedule has also been announced. The SBC season begins on August 30 as the Fliers host the Oak Harbor Rockets.