Roundup: Van Wert wins girls tennis invitational

ELIDA — Van Wert (13 points) claimed the team title during Saturday’s Elida Invitational girls tennis tournament.

Bluffton (11) was second followed by Celina (6) and Elida (5).

Bluffton’s Brooke Camper won the singles title. Van Wert’s Grace Lott and Mandy Burenga (A doubles) and Piper Pierce and Sophie Gearhart (C doubles) and Celina’s Elise Muether and Isabelle Thobe (B doubles) also won their brackets.


Upper Scioto Valley 46,

North Baltimore 8

FINDLAY — Alex Sanders had 11 carries for 204 yards and four touchdowns. Ryan Roberts and Jason Helton also each had a TD run for USV.


Allen East 3,

Pandora-Gilboa 1

The Mustangs won 25-18, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22. Kenzie Koontz had 13 kills, Elle Richardson had 10 kills, Soraya Jackson had seven kills and Hannah Williams had 36 assists for Allen East. P-G’s individual stats were not reported by deadline.

Waynesfield-Goshen 3,

Triad 9

The Tigers won 25-20, 26-24, 26-19,

Sami Parker had six kills and five assists, Tatelyn Faraglia had 10 assists, Zaria DeLeon had three aces and nine digs, Avery Meeks had five kills, Olivia Turner had eight digs and Kennedy Bigelow had five digs for W-G.

Ada 2, Arlington 0

The Bulldogs won 27-25, 25-19. Lily Baumgartner had three aces, Emilee Huffer had four blocks, Autumn Andreason had 16 assists, Daicy Robinson had five kills and Courtney Sumner finished with 13 digs for Ada.

Ada 2, Hardin Northern 0

The Bulldogs won 25-15, 25-21. Daicy Robinson had six kills, Tessa Griffith had four aces, Courtney Sumner had 25 digs and Autumn Andreasen finished with 15 assists for Ada.

Boys soccer

Lima Senior 5, LCC 3

LIMA — Keegan Halliday had three goals and Caiden Crawford had two tallies for Lima Senior at Spartan Stadium. Michael Taflinger had two goals and Jacob Venturella had a single tally for LCC.

Ottoville 6, Bluffton 0

Kellen Schlagbaum had three goals and Preston Mansfield, Carter Horstman and Quinton Schnipke each had a single tally.

Ottawa-Glandorf 4, Bryan 0

Tyler Hohenbrink, Isaac Macke, Jayden Kuhlman and Jayden Oliver each had goal, Gavin Morman had a pair of assists and Dave Westrick made three saves to earn the shutout in goal.

Archbold 5, Fort Jennings 0

The Musketeers fell to 0-4-1 on the season.

Girls soccer

Allen East 2, Ben Logan 1

Aubrey Young and Ashley Hawk each ahd a goal, Rilynn Jones contributed an assist and Nikki Thaxton made eight saves in goal for Allen East.

Miller City 1, Defiance 0

Megan Ellerbrock had the match’s only goal.

Bath 2, Kalida 0

Abby Rakay had a score and the other tally was on an own goal. Kyla Bailey made six saves to earn the shutout in goal and Kalida counterpart Kassidy Hipsher finished with four saves.

Ottawa-Glandorf 4,

Liberty-Benton 0

Madelyn Hovest had two goals and Mackenzie Recker and Clara Beach had one tally each. Ashlyn Siefker provided an assist and Emma Brinkman made four saves to earn the shutout in goal.

Elida 2, Findlay 0

Analei Jackson had both goals, one off an assist by Olivia Wallace, and Leah Ramirez made 11 saves to earn the shutout in goal.

Delphos Jefferson 5,

Continental 3

Lyv Lindeman and Rylynn Marquiss each had two goals and Alanna Knebel had a single tally for Jefferson. Bryn Tegenkamp had two goals and Morgan Dockery had one tally for Continental.

Minster goes 2-1

The Wildcats fell 25-20, 25-13 to Adena and defeated St. Paul 25-17, 26-28, 29-27 and Trotwood 25-6, 25-3. Alayna Prenger had nine aces and 29 assists, Kayla Lamm had 20 kills, Lilly Barhorst had 18 kills and Brooklyn Osterloh had nine aces and 14 assists for Minster.

Ottawa-Glandorf 3, Marion Local 2

MARIA STEIN — The Titans won 25-14, 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-12. Avae Unrast had 12 digs, Lydia Eifert had 21 digs, Julia Moeller had 24 assists and 11 digs, Reagan Kremer had 11 kills and three block assists, Nora Eckstein had four aces and 14 digs, Lindsey Koenig had 13 kills and three blocks assists and Natalie Evers had 18 assists and 15 digs for Marion Local. O-G’s individual stats were not reported by deadline.

Bluffton 6, Coldwater 0

BLUFFTON — Sami Scoles had three goals and Allison Diller, Ella Armstrong and Riley Eachus each had a single tally. Julia Mehaffie got the shutout in goal.

Boys golf

Versailles Invitational

Delphos St. John’s (320) won the team title with Minster (334) second after winning the fifth score tiebreaker with Russia. Coldwater (342) was fifth, Marion Local (354) was seventh, St. Henry (382) was 10th, Parkway (453) was 13th and New Bremen (469) was 15th.

DSJ’s Collin Feathers was medalist with a 71, one stroke lower than teammate Jack Gerker. Tyce McClaine (83) and Caden Wright (94) also contributed to the Blue Jays’ winning total. Minster’s Louis Magoto (79), Coldwater’s Hayden Beogher (82), Marion Local’s Cole Brunswick (82), St. Henry’s Zach Rindler (85), Parkway’s Roman Leszinski (86) and New Bremen’s Alex Homan (105) had the low rounds for their respective schools.

Hardin County Invitational

KENTON — Riverdale (189) won the team title followed by Kenton (191), Hardin Northern (214), Ridgemont (223) and Ada (259) at par 72 Memorial Park. Landon Plaugher led Kenton with a 45. The individual scores for the other schools were not reported by deadline.

LCC Lady Thunderbird


HARROD — Lima Central Catholic’s Bridget Mulcahy posted a 79 to finish second behind medalist Sydney Deal (75) from Perrysburg at the par 73 Colonial Golfers Club. Ursuline Academy won the team title with a 335 total.

Patrick Henry

X&A Invitational

NAPOLEON — Miller City’s Andrea Pfau was third in 20 minutes, 15.19 seconds, finishing behind girls race winner Gracie Miller (19:30.12) from Liberty Center at Leaders Farms. No other area runner finished in the top 50. Liberty Center was the team winner.

In the boys events, Leipsic’s Diego Baldazo (18:38.23) was 10th with Ottawa Hills’ Riley Nixon (16:32.31) finishing first. Leipsic’s Jacob Walther (20:27.82) was 26th and teammates Landen Erickson (21:38.36) and Schroeder Carson (21:44.82) were 36th and 37th respectively. The Vikings’ Mickens Konner (22:59.96) was 47th. Leipsic (108) was fourth behind team champ Ottawa Hills (17).

Treaty Invitational

GREENVILLE — Marion Local (82) won the boys team title with New Bremen (157) fourth, Coldwater (354) 14th and Fort Recovery (372) 15th among the 17 schools posting team scores. Fort Recovery’s Trevor Heitkamp (16:42.1) was second, New Bremen’s Zach Wiedeman (17:14.1) was fifth and Marion Local’s Troy Stucke (17:15.7) and Noah Budde (17:25.7) were sixth and eighth respectively. Mechanicsburg’s Will Negley (16:33.4) was the race winner.

Fort Loramie (53) was the girls champ with Fort Recovery (111), St. Henry (119) and New Bremen (158) third through fifth respectively. Marion Local (375) was 14th and Coldwater (434) finished 17th.

Fort Recovery’s Natalie Brunswick (20:07) finished second behind race winner Camille Borchers (20:02.3) from Fort Loramie. St. Henry’s Rileigh Baumer (21:27) was 10th.



Alma 16, Ohio Northern 13 (OT)

ADA — The Ohio Northern football team opened its 128th season of football with an overtime loss to Alma (Mich.) on a warm and muggy Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

Trevor McConnell threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to senior Austin Eick on a fourth-and-goal with 2:59 left in the game game to tie it at 10-all.

The Scots drove to the ONU 27-yard line and a 44-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced away with four seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Dom DiFalco capped ONU’s opening drive of overtime with a 35-yard field goal to give the hosts their first lead of the game at 13-10.

But AC would win the game on its possession on a 1-yard run by Davin Reif.

McConnell completed 22-of-45 passes for 202 yards and a score in his first career start for Ohio Northern. Eick caught four passes for 76 yards for the Polar Bears.Dalton Tjong tied a career-high with 13 tackles to lead the ONU defense.

Kenyon 33, Bluffton 26

GAMBIER — Bluffton opened its 2022 campaign with an explosive second half but came up short in Head Coach Matt Nardo’s first game at the helm.

Blake Rine went 20-of-33 for 198 yards and one touchdown for Bluffton. Teammate Maalik Tucker ran 19 times for 144 yards and two scores. Andre Price Jr. pulled down four tosses for 60 yards while Spencerville graduate Kale Lee hauled in four of his own for 38 yards also for the Beavers.

Women’s cross country

ONU wins invitational

ADA — The Ohio Northern women’s cross country team opened its 2022 season with a victory at the Polar Bear Invitational on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on the ONU campus.

Senior Taylor Ellerbrock (Columbus Grove) led the Polar Bears (1-0 overall) across the finish line in 19:43 for the 5,000-meter course, as she was third out of 45 runners overall.

ONU won the team title with 22 points, Trine (Ind.) was second with 37 points and a team of ONU alumni was third with 75 points.

Freshman Kennedy Rader (Mason) was fourth for ONU in 19:59, sophomore Ashley Hockstok (Westerville/Westerville Central) was fifth in 20:05, junior Olesya Mertz (Johnstown/Johnstown-Monroe) was sixth in 20:06 and junior Megan Vapenik (Strongsville) was ninth in 20:14.

Men’s cross country

ONU finishes first

ADA — The Ohio Northern men’s cross country team opened its 2022 season with a victory at the Polar Bear Invitational on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on the ONU campus.

Junior Kyle Roth (Rockford/Parkway) and sophomore Trey Masterson (Tiffin/Hopewell-Loudon) led Ohio Northern (3-0 overall) on the 6,000-meter course, finishing third in 19:29 and fifth in 19:34, respectively, out of 89 runners.

Senior Breydan Hann (Wooster) was sixth in 19:35, junior Ian Ackenhausen (Xenia/Legacy Christian Academy) was seventh in 19:37 and sophomore Corey Rinehart (Galena/Olentangy Berlin) was 10th in 19:51.

Ohio Northern won the team title with 31 points, Trine (Ind.) was second with 37 points, Heidelberg was third with 88 points, a team of ONU alumni was fourth with 110 points and Bluffton was fifth with 125 points.

Noah Acker of Trine was the first collegian to cross the finish line in 19:18.

Lydia Randolph of Trine won the individual title in 18:28.

Men’s soccer

ONU 3, Oberlin 1

ADA — The Ohio Northern men’s soccer team got a 3-1 win over Oberlin in its 2022 home opener on Saturday afternoon at Kerscher Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 1-1-0 overall while dropping the Yeomen to 0-2-0.

Fifth-year senior Bryan Kern (Rocky River) and sophomores Gavin Marshall (Troy) and Ryan Sommerfeld (Dublin/Coffman) each scored goals for ONU.

Sommerfeld also tallied an assist along with senior Daunte George (Bellefontaine) and sophomore William Shaffer (Galena/St. Francis DeSales).

Women’s tennis

ONU 5, Adrian 2

ADA — The Ohio Northern women’s tennis team opened its 2022 season by posting a 5-2 victory over Adrian (Mich.) on Saturday afternoon at the West Campus Courts.

The Polar Bears improve to 1-0 overall, while the Bulldogs fall to 0-1.

Freshmen Jenna Bell (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) and Abby Cruser led ONU with 2-0 records on the day.

The duo won No. 2 doubles 8-5 and then posted individual sweeps at Nos. 2 and 4 singles, respectively.

Sophomores Katie O’Connell (Novi, Mich./Saint Catherine) and Julianne Sheldon (Ashtabula/Saint John) posted an 8-0 victory at No. 3 doubles to secure the doubles point for the Polar Bears.

O’Connell also posted a 2-0 day as she won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

Junior Olivia Kesner (Lima/Central Catholic) swept 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 singles.

The Polar Bears will return to action Sept. 16 and 17th at the Hope (Mich.) Invitational.

Men’s tennis

ONU 7, Adrian 0

ADA — The Ohio Northern men’s tennis team opened its 2022 season with a 7-0 victory over Adrian (Mich.) on Saturday at the West Campus Courts.

ONU improves to 1-0 overall, while the Bulldogs fall to 0-1.

The Polar Bears were led by sophomores Tristan Munteanu (Draper, Utah/Corner Canyon), Peyton Specht (Munster, Ind./Munster), Sam Sran (Punjab, India/St. Stephens and Gian Jyoti Global) and Drew Swisher (Findlay) taking the Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 singles, respectively. Junior Kavya Desai (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Bloomfield Hills) and freshman Nicolas Rogel (Alicante, Spain/Hoosac) completed the sweep of the singles matches with victories at Nos. 5 and 6 singles.

Northern won two of three matches on the doubles courts to take the point.

Sran and Garcia won 8-3 at No. 1, and Munteanu and Desai won 8-2 at No. 3.

ONU’s next matches are on September 16th and 17th when they will compete in the Hope (Mich.) Invitational.

Women’s soccer

ONU 3, Hanover 2

ADA — The Ohio Northern women’s soccer team improved to 2-0-0 on the season Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 win over Hanover (Ind.) at Kerscher Stadium.

The Polar Bears got goals from sophomore Alyssa Beckett (Monroe), junior Kylie Cabana (Dexter, Mich.) and freshman Lindsey Pawlawski (Baden, Pa./North Catholic) in the game.

Junior Jill Roberts (Bellbrook/Carroll) and sophomores Libby Johnson (Fairfield) and Emma Bowman (Novi, Mich./Northville) each recorded an assist for ONU.

Embry-Riddle 3, UNOH 0

LIMA — The first day of the UNOH Showcase saw the Racers (1-2) fall 3-0 to #25 Embry-Ridle (2-1).

It was the first ever meeting between the two programs and the Eagles were in control from start to finished. ERAU scored one in the first half and two in the second while holding UNOH to just one shot in the match.

Despite the three goals given up, Ilke Brandsma (JR/Partij, Netherlands) kept the scoreline respectable with her heavy work in front of goal. Brandsma set a new program mark with 13 saves in the match, topping the previous team record of ten and the individual record of eight.

The Showcase will continue on Labor Day, September 5, with another first time meeting against #10 Cumberlands at 1:00 PM.


Bluffton goes 2-0

SANDUSKY – The Bluffton University opened day two from Cedar Point with a three-set win over Thiel College from the Presidents Athletic Conference in Pennsylvania. Match two saw the Beavers dominate Eastern Mennonite University for their second sweep of the day (25-20, 25-21, 25-18).

Senior Kaylie Campbell (Camden/Preble Shawnee) was on fire, smashing nine kills against just one error for a .444 hitting percentage with a team-best five blocks. Sophomore Chloei Barnett (Wapakoneta) was nearly perfect, hammering six spikes without an error on nine swings! Freshman Emma Organ (Lambertville, MI/St. Ursula Academy) and senior Alysha Like (McComb) tacked on seven and six kills, respectively. Freshman Jenna Woods (DeGraff/Riverside) chipped in with four blocks for the victors.

Maddie White (Ashland) stuffed the stat sheet with 19 assists, five kills and five digs, while her setting counterpart, Elle Price (Pocono Pines, PA/Findlay (Ohio), notched her first double double of the season with 13 assists and 12 digs. Freshman Mackenzie Jones (Oregon/Clay) picked up 12 digs and fired a team-best three aces. Organ finished with nine pickups and seven kills.

Woods had the hot hand in Bluffton’s sweep of Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon. She hit .500 with seven kills. Like was equally impressive with nine putaways and five blocks. Jones and Organ rifled three aces apiece to pace the western Mennonites.

White and Price doled out 17 and 10 assists, respectively. Senior Courtney Weekley (Butler/Clear Fork) was all over the floor with 13 digs, while White just missed out on a double-double with nine pickups.

ONU goes 1-1

GRANVILLE — The No. 23 Ohio Northern volleyball team went 1-1 in a pair of games on Saturday, defeating Houghton (N.Y.) 3-0 before falling 3-2 to Denison to close out its Denison Invitational slate at Livingston Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears close the week at 2-1 overall, as they opened their 2022 season with a 3-2 win over Centre (Ky.) in the Denison Invitational on Friday.

Houghton is 0-3 overall, and Denison is 2-1 overall.

Northern made relatively easy work of Houghton in the first game of the day, getting the three-set sweep by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-10.

Northern followed up that victory by falling 19-25, 25-17, 25-14, 19-25, 9-15 in a tight battle with Denison.