Bluffton blanks Allen East, 2-0


Boys Soccer

Bluffton 2, Allen East 0

HARROD — Bluffton’s Nolan Hoffman scored both goals for the Pirates. Bluffton keeper Alek Davis scored four saves and Allen East goalie Zane Newland made six saves.

Shawnee 5, Wapakoneta 0

WAPAKONETA — Shawnee’s Austin Miller scored twice and Lua Fusillo, Collin Scheid and Sam Tenwalde scored rot he Indians. Fusillo and Caleb Miller each had two assists and Alex McGuire added another assist. Shawnee keeper Jack Tenwalde made two saves to score the shutout.

St. Marys 10, Van Wert 0

ST. MARYS — St. Marys A.J. Dieringer, Wyatt Chapman, Easton Craft and Quinn Holtzapple each scored two goals and Reese Triplett and Doug Ruppert added goals. Holtzapple and Craft each recorded three assists and Triplett had two assists. Rider keeper Jack Hertenstein had two saves.

Ottawa-Glandorf 1, Bath 0

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Jayden Kuhlman scored the lone goal for the Titans and Jackson Heringhaus was credited with an assist. Titan keeper Dave Westrick made six saves to preserve the shutout. Bath goalie Landyn Vreeland had eight saves.

Elida 2, Celina 1

Elida’s Carson Wright and Gabe Adcock scored for the Bulldogs. Trent Dotson had an assist.

Lincolnview 1, Ada 1

ADA — Lincolnview’s Gavin Evans and Ada’s Carson Gossard each had a goal.

Botkins 8, Temple Christian 0

Botkins Rylyn Paul scored three goals and Keegan Thorpe added two goals. Temple Christian keeper Dawson Clay made 15 saves.

Girls Soccer

Columbus Grove 4, Ada 0

BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Lauryn Auchmuty scored twice and Grace Myers and Ruth Myers each added goals.

Girls Tennis

Shawnee 5, Lehman 0

Shawnee got singles wins from Alora Patel, Ava Pate, Rose Kottapalli and doubles win from the team of Jenova DeBrosse and Brailynn Murphy and the duo of Samantha Smith and Briley Ryan

Van Wert 5. Ayersville 0

VAN WERT — Van Wert got singles wins from Grace Lott, Zoe Coleman and Sophie Gearhart and a doubles victories from the team of Livy Quillen and Mandy Burenga and the pair of Piper Pierce and Shlyn Jennings.

Boys golf

Van Wert 172, Elida 178

VAN WERT — Van Wert’s Keaton Foster was the match medalist with a 27. Other Cougar scores were Griffin McCracken (43), Blake Bohyer (46), Al Proffitt (46), Sam Houg (46) and TJ Stoller (54). For elida, Carson Harmon led the team with a 39. Other Bulldog scores were Ben Moening (43), Brice Engle (48), Caleb Harmon (49, Griffin Burton (55) and Brody Altenbach (57).

Leipsic 170, Delphos Jefferson 174, Crestview 185, Spencerville 207

Leipsic’s Brevin Brandt was the match medalist with a 38. Other Viking scores were Nicholas Schroeder (41), Adam Lammers (45), Luke Spoors (46), Blane Schroeder (46) and Diego Lomeli (55). Isaac Gallmeier led Jefferson with a score of 40. Other Wildcat scores were Caden Carder (43), Kellen Carder (44), Brady DuVall (47) and Casey Knippen (53). Crestview’s Matthew Dealey led his team with a 41. Other team scores were Dru Gray (47), Trey Skelton (49), Logan Schlemmer (49) and Kale Swander (50). For Spencerville Michael Woods shot a 49. Other Bearcat scores were Cooper Champman (51), Tristan Shaw (53), Hunter McPheron (54) and Kam Jamison (56).

Coldwater 170, Wapakoneta 0

WAPAKONETA — Coldwater’s Keegan Bruggeman, Ben Giere and Tyler Overman all had 42s and Nathan Overman finished with a 44.

Miller City 174, McComb 213

KALIDA — Miller City’s Andrew Wies and Jacob Lammers shared match medalist honors with a score of 42. Other team scores were Will Otto (45), Thomas Weis (45) andMyles Kihlman (47).


Perry 3, Continental 2

Perry won 28-30, 22-25, 27-25, 25-11 and 15-10. For Perry, Lexenna Lee had six aces, 20 assists and thee kills and Rhema Pernell had nine kills, four blocks and seven digs. Mary Hoersten had 19 kills and eight digs.

Anna 3, New Knoxville 1

NEW KNOXVILLE — Anna won 25-19, 29-27, 18-25 and 26-24. Ranger Brynn Egbert had 17 kills and Luaren Wingler added 28 digs. Addi Albers recorded 32 assists.

Leipsic 3, Ayersville 0

AYERSVILLE — Leipsic won 25-17, 25-22 and 25-11. Viking Alaina Brown had 25 digs and Kasey Brough added 14 kills and two aces. Aliva Jones added 13 kills and Serenity Siefer recorded 37 assists and three aces. Marisa Hermiller had seven kills and Danaysia Danzy added four aces and five kills.

Girls golf

Minster 193, St. Marys 243

MINSTER — Minster’s Katie Heitkamp was the match medalist with a 39. Other team scores were Ashley Meyer (46), Star Weigandt (53) and Ashlyn Homan (55). For St. Marys Lilleigh Samspon led the team with a 41. Other Rider scores were Karlee Birt (52) and Kaitlyn Gross (65).

Lincolnview 208, Parkway 214

CELINA — Lincolnview’s Zoey Tracy was the match medalist with a 48. Other team scoes were Liz Phillips (52), Sydney King (53), Paige Dunn (55) and Morgan Anspach (57). For Parkway, Madison Louth had the team’s low scoe with a 50. Other team scores were Emily Clutter (51), Shay Boroff (54), Sarah Sheppard (59) and Addysin Leighner (62).


Area reams ranked

COLUMBUS — Auglaize County was well-represented in the latest Associated Press Ohio High School Football poll released Monday.

Wapakoneta (4-1) was ranked No. 14 in Division III and New Bremen (4-1)was ranked No. 3 in the Division VII poll. Waynesfield-Goshen (5-) made its first appearance in the rankings, coming in at No. 12 in Division VII.

Van Wert (4-1) was back in the top 10 after a big win over St. Marys and was ranked sixth overall in Division IV.

Coldwater was ranked No. 2 in Division V and Marion Local was the No. 1 team in Division VI.



ONU player honored

ADA — Ohio Northern senior goalkeeper Josh Ellis (Whitehouse/Anthony Wayne) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12-18.

Ellis earns his first career OAC Player of the Week accolade on the heels of the Polar Bears’ wins over Ohio Wesleyan and Hanover (Ind.), which both advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season.

He recorded a combined eight saves in those two games, as Northern won 1-0 over OWU on Wednesday and 2-0 at HC on Saturday.

Ellis was a perfect 7-for-7 in saving each of Hanover’s shots on goal as he and the Polar Bears earned their third straight shutout to improve to 4-2-0 overall on the season.

Ellis currently boasts a 1.70 GAA and .697 save percentage with 23 saves. His save total ranks fourth in the OAC.


ONU spikers honored

ADA — Ohio Northern sophomores Erin Wagner (Massillon/Perry) and Rachel Jennings (Novi, Mich.) were named Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball Players of the Week for the week of Sept. 12-18.

Wagner was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week while Jennings was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Polar Bears to a 4-0 mark with wins over Bluffton, DePauw (Ind.), Earlham (Ind.) and Wisconsin-Oshkosh last week.

Wagner was named MVP of the 2022 ONU Invitational after the Polar Bears posted a 3-0 record in the event to win the championship. She recorded a combined 40 kills as ONU scored victories of 3-0 over DePauw, 3-1 over Earlham and 3-1 over Wisconsin-Oshkosh. That total included a career-high 20 kills against UWO, and she added a team-best 15 kills in a sweep of Bluffton to start the week.

Wagner currently ranks second in the OAC with 134 digs and is fourth in the conference with a .352 hitting percentage. This marks her first career OAC Player of the Week accolade.

Jennings led the Polar Bears defensively last week, posting a combined 84 digs in the team’s four games. That included 31 digs against Bluffton and 26 more against UWO.

Jennings enters the week tied for seventh in the OAC with 156 digs. She is now a three-time OAC Defensive Player of the Week honoree.