Area roundup: Coldwater tops Kalida in girls soccer district final


By Mike Purdy - mpurdy@aimmediamidwest.com



OTTOVILLE — Coldwater won its first ever girls district soccer title by defeating Kalida 2-1 in a Division III final Saturday.

Maura Hoying both goals for the Cavaliers who finished with four shots on goal compared to the Wildcats’ eight. Sydney Wurth scored Kalida’s goal.

Coldwater will next play Liberty-Benton at 7 p.m. Tuesday at a yet to announced site.

Football

LCC 36, Gilmore Academy 22

GATES MILLS — Playoff-bound Lima Central Catholic finished the regular season 9-1 as Logan Schultz ran 21 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns, Shaun Thomas ran 12 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and Jaron Banks ran eight times for 50 yards and a TD for the Thunderbirds, who finished with 229 rushing yards. Thomas, a freshman, surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the season.

LCC’s Brendan Stolly connected with Michael Jay Riepenhoff on a 34-yard TD pass. As the expected top seed in Division VI, Region 24, the Thunderbirds will likely play host to Dayton Christian, according to joeeitel.com, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Colleges

Men’s cross country

ONU wins OAC

TIFFIN — Ohio Northern claimed its third consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference Championship as Ian McVey claimed the OAC Individual title and Matt Molinaro finished as the runner up to lead the Polar Bears.

The Polar Bears (80-17 overall) won the team title with 33 team points, while Mount Union was second with 61 points and John Carroll rounded out the top-3 with 64 points.

Ohio Northern claimed three of the top-5 individual finishes in the race.

McVey finished in 25:04.3 and Molinaro in 25:09.6. Teammate Bobby Borger finished fifth overall in 25:23.2.

HCAC championships

MANCHESTER — Seventh-place finisher Dakota Frost led the Beavers to a sixth-place finish at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. Frost finished with a time of 26:35.28. Bluffton finished with 118 points in the event won by Rose-Hulman (52).

Women’s cross country

Polar Bears 4th

TIFFIN — Emily Richards and Ashlie Baumann each earned First Team All-OAC honors to lead Ohio Northern to a fourth place finish at the OAC Championships oat the Clinton Heights Golf Course.

The Polar Bears move to 67-29 on the year.

Richards earned runners up honors after she finished second of 120 runners in 22:04.4, while Baumann finished sixth overall in 22:42.9.

HCAC championships

MANCHESTER — Bluffton’s Alexis Cash finished first with a time of 22:57.63. Teammate Jennie Matteson was fourth in 23:43.57. Bluffton (63 points) finished third as a team behind champion Rose-Hulman (56).

Men’s soccer

ONU 1, Marietta 1

ADA — Zach Yoder scored with 1:53 left in regulation to rally Ohio Northern at Kerscher Stadium.

The Polar Bears wrap up their regular season with a 12-5-2 overall record and are 5-3-1 in OAC play, while the Pioneers move to 10-5-3 (4-3-2 OAC).

By Mike Purdy

mpurdy@aimmediamidwest.com

Mike Purdy can be reached at 567-242-0451.

Mike Purdy can be reached at 567-242-0451.