Kalida captures PCL tournament title


Boys Golf

OTTAWA — Kalida edged Ottoville by one stroke to take first at the Putnam County League tournament at Pike Run Golf Club Monday.

Kalida finished with a 332 and Ottoville was second with a 333. Leipsic was third with a score of 349, followed by Miller City (363), Pandora-Gilboa (388), Columbus Grove (390) and Fort Jennings (402).

Kalida finished with an overall final team record of 11-2. Ottoville was 10-2 on the year.

Leipsic’s Brevin Brandt was the tournament medalist with a score of 77. Kalida’s Connor Nartker was runner-up with a 78.

Nartker was tabbed the PCL Player of the Year and Kalida’s Kevin Stechschulte, Leipsic’s Kevin Brandt and Miller City’s Todd Pester shared coach of the year honors.

Joining Nartker on the first team was Brandt (Leipsic), Keaton Schnipke (Ottoville), Michael Turnwald (Ottoville), Grant Leis (Ottoville) and Ethan Warnecke (Kalida).

On the second team was Andrew Weis (Miller City), Thomas Weis (Miller City), Kayla Nartker (Kalida), Jace Langhals (Ottoville), Will Otto (Miller City) and Luke Spoors (Leipsic).

Honorable mention accolades went to Isaac Ricker (Columbus Grove), Taylor Schroeder (Columbus Grove), Drew Buss (Kalida), Carson Klausing (Kalida), Jesse Lammers (Miller City), Brayden Niese (Miller City), Ryan Aldrich (Fort Jennings), Adam Hoersten (Fort Jennings), Blake Kortokrax (Ottoville), Brayden Geise (Ottoville), Owen Huffman (Pandora-Gilboa), Aiden Harris (Pandora-Gilboa), Nick Schroeder (Leipsic) and Adam Lammers (Leipsic).

Delphos Jefferson 166, Wapakoneta 185

MIDDLE POINT — Delphos Jefferson’s Isaac Gallmeier was the match medalist with a 37. Other Wildcat scores were Brady DuVal (42), Kayden Slygh (43), Kellen Carder (44), Caden Carder (50) and Casey Knippen (54). For Wapakoneta, Kyle Rex had the team’s low score of 44. Other team scores were Zac Niekamp (45), Holden Bowersock (47), Payton Young (49), Austin West (49) and Eli VanManter (56).

Boys Soccer

Bluffton 1, Ada 0

ADA — Bluffton’s Justin Good had the lone goal. Pirate keeper Kyle Basil had two saves and Alek Davis added four.


Lincolnview 3, Delphos St. John’s 0

DELPHOS — Lincolnview won 25-22, 25-15 and 26-24. Lincolnview’s Emma Bowersock had 10 kills and McKayla Blankemyer had eight kills. Breck Evans had 32 assists and three assists. Neive Miller and Grace Brickner each had 14 digs For Delphos, Grace Moenter and Avery Mueller each had nine assists and Abby Kerner had seven kills. Laila Sites had nine blocks Mya Conley had 12 digs.

Temple Christian 3, Delphos Jefferson 0

Temple Christian won 25-20, 25-11 and 26-24. Temple Christian’s Cecilia Worsham had 18 kills and one ace and Emily Bontrager hadthree aces, 11 assists and one block. Hailey Smith had two assists and three kills. Jessica Holloway had three aces, two assists and seven kills and Juliette Kinnear had five aces, three assists, six kills and t6wo blocks. Kaylee Linhart had 16 assists and five kills. For Jefferson, Jessa Rostorfor had seven kills and 27 digs. Payton Shade had 14 digs and Abbi Hageman had 10 digs. Gwen Teman had nine assists.

Elida 3, Hardin Northern 0

Elida won 25-5, 25-11 and 25-14. Elida’s Addisyn Freeman had eight kills and three aces and Abyy Kristoff added five kills. Addysen Sneary recorded 16 assists.

Continental 3, Holgate 0

HOLGATE — Continental won 25-9, 25-22 and 25-13. Continental’s Delaney Bowers had three kills, 20 digs, two solo blocks and four aces and Macie Cordes had five kills, nine digs and one ace. Teaghan McDougle had 21 assists, eight digs, one ace and two kills and Lauren Williams had seven kills, eight digs and two block assists and Rhaegan Marshall had 11 kills, eight digs and one block.

Allen East 3, Elmwood 0

HARROD — Allen East won 25-17, 25-21 and 25-11. Allen East’s Hannah Williams recorded 28 assists and Soraya Jackson added 14 kills. Elle Richardson had eight kills and three aces and Kenzie Koontz had nine kills.

Crestview 3, Van Wert 0

COMVOY — Crestview won 25-10, 25-12 and 25-14. Crestview’s Adelyn Figley had 14 kills and four aces and Laci Mcoy had 12 kill and an ace. Miya Etzler had seven kills and Cali Gregory had 30 assists and five digs.

Kenton 3, Waynesfield-Goshen 0

WAYNESFIELD — Kenton’s Macee Heckathorn had nine kills, 10 digs and six blocks. Cailyn Hopkins had 11 kills and two blocks. Morgan Lyons had six kills and three blocks. Brynn Butler had 15 digs and Brinley Hites had eight digs. For Waynesfield-Goshen, Sami Parker had five digs, three assists, six kills and two blocks. Keira Fraley had an ace and three digs and Tatelyn Faraglia had 12 assists, four kills, three digs and two aces. Raegan Hutchinson had seven kills, two digs and two assist blocks and Avery Meeks had 10 digs. Bella Fry had eight digs.

Shawnee 3, Columbus Grove 0

Shawnee won 25-17, 25-20 and 25-12. No individual stats were reported at press time.

Girls Tennis

Van Wert 4, Lehman Catholic 1

VAN WERT — Van Wert got singles wins from Grace Lott and Olivai Guillen and doubles wins from the pair of Ashlyn Jennings and Piper Pierce and the team of Brooklyn Weaks and Angelina Harper.

Girls Soccer

Ottawa-Glandorf 3, Celina 0

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Bri Douglass scored twice and Makenna Siefker added a goal. Siefker, Mackenzie Recker and Myka Aldrich all had assists. Titan keeper Emma Brinkman made two saves to preserve the shutout.

Shawnee 11, Van Wert 0

VAN WERT — Shawnee’s Kamryn Morris, Alexis Hammons and Ella Moritz all scored twice and Addiston DuGranrut, Riley Smith, Resse Taviano, Lucia Pasion and Cameron Ridenour also scored goals. Tayman Jmiai was credited with three assists and Hammons had two. Ridenour, Smith and Courtney Glick also credited with assist. Shawnee keeper Chloe Nance notched the shutout.

Bluffton 9, Ada 0

BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Allison Diller had the hat trick and Riley Eachus and Sami Scoles each scored twice. jasi Crawfis and Jordyn O’Connell also scored goals. Diller, Hauenstein and Scoles all recorded two assists each and Aubrey Burkholder had an assist. Pirate keepers Julia Mehaffie and Kynzie Ewing combined for the shutout.

St. Marys 7, Kenton 1

KENTON — Ali Harpel had Kenton’s goal on an assist by Gabi Wetherill. St. Marys’ individual stats were not reported.


COLUMBUS — Waynesfield-Goshen (6-0) moved into the top 10 in the Associated Press Ohio High School Football poll released Monday.

The Tigers came in ranked No. 7 in Division VII. New Bremen (5-1) is ranked No. 3

In Division III, Wapakoneta (5-1) remained at No. 12.

Western Buckeye League rival Van Wert (5-1) is ranked No. 5 in Division IV.

Coldwater (6-0) holds the top spot in in Division V and Midwest Athletic Conference foes Marion Local (6-0) is at No. 1 in Division VI.


ONU spiker honored

ADA — Ohio Northern sophomore Rachel Jennings (Novi, Mich.) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 19-25.

This marks the second straight week that Jennings has earned the accolade. It is the fourth such honor of her career.

Jennings tallied 80 digs in the Polar Bears’ three-game set in the Mount Saint Joseph Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

She notched a season-high 34 digs in a 3-0 loss to Transylvania, 21 in a 3-1 loss to Christopher Newport (Va.) and 25 more in a 3-1 victory over Mount Saint Joseph.

Jennings now has 236 digs on the season, which leads the team and ranks sixth in the OAC. She ranks fifth in the conference at 4.92 digs per set and has 741 digs in her career.