Roundup: Celina wins volleyball invitational

CONVOY — Celina defeated the hosts 25-14, 25-20 to win Saturday’s Crestview Lady Knight Invitational.

The Bulldogs first defeated Norwalk St. Paul 25-16, 25-19 and then Ottawa-Glandorf 25-15, 25-15 to reach the championship match.

Perry 2, Elgin 1

The Commodores won 22-25, 25-12, 25-16.

Lexenna Lee had four aces and 23 assists, Rhema Pernell had six kills and six blocks and Mary Hoersten had seven kills and 20 digs for Perry.

Perry 2, Ridgemont 0

The Commodores won 25-16, 25-14.

Mary Hoersten had four aces, 11 kills and 15 digs, Bryce James had 20 digs and Lee had 23 assists, five kills and six digs for Perry.

Riverdale 2, Perry 0

The Commodores fell 25-23, 25-18. Lee had nine assists, and and four kills, Hoersten had four kills and eight digs and James had five digs.

New Knoxville 2, Kalida 1

The Rangers won 21-25, 28-26, 25-19. Brynn Egbert had 15 kills. Ally Topp had nine kills and seven blocks. Lauren Wingler had 21 digs and Addi Albers had 22 assists for New Knoxville.

Malia Romes had nine kills, four aces and three total blocks, Brooke Erhart had seven kills and five block assists, Maria Gerding had 23 assists and 11 digs and Riley Nienberg had 11 digs.

Kalida 2,

Stivers School of the Arts 0

The Wildcats won 25-13, 25-16. Malia Romes had seven kills, three aces and four blocks, Ella Hoffman had six kills, Gerding had 21 sets and three aces, Elyse Romes had four digs, Nienberg had four digs and Whitney Unverferth and Maddy Unverferth each had four digs for Kalida.

Kalida 2, Elida 0

The Wildcats won 25-22, 25-18. Malia Romes had 10 kills and three total blocks, Gerding had 21 assists and 11 digs, Erhart had four aces, Whitney Unverferth had 10 digs and four aces, Nienberg had 13 digs

New Knoxville 2, Elida 0

The Rangers won 25-8, 25-18. Egbert had 11 kills and three blocks, Albers had 18 assists and three aces and Wingler had 16 digs.

New Knoxville 2,

Stivers School of the Arts 0

The Rangers won 25-18, 25-13. Egbert had 13 kills, Lauren Wingler had 11 digs and Albers had four aces and 17 assists.

Elida 2,

Stivers School of the Arts 0

The Bulldogs won 25-23, 25-8.

Continental 3,

Lima Senior 0

The Pirates won 25-23, 25-12, 25-16. Delaney Bowers had seven kills and 16 digs, Teaghan McDougle had 23 assists and 13 digs, Lauren Williams had three block assists and Rhaegan Marshall had 12 kills for Continental.

Tillie Nelson had 10 kills, 10 digs and three blocks, Tatum Twining had 11 digs and Mallory Gibson had 15 assists for Lima Senior.

Miller City 3, Vanlue 0

VANLUE — The Wildcats won 25-5, 26-24, 25-11. Savanna Niese had 10 kills and 10 digs, Morgan Verhoff had eight kills, four blocks and eight digs, Tessa Deitering had five blocks and Josie Otto had 24 assists and 12 digs for Miller City.

Ottoville 3, McComb 0

OTTOVILLE — The Big Green won 25-18, 29-27, 25-23. Erica Thorbahn had 42 assists and 12 digs, Elisa Kramer had 29 kills, Jocelyn Langhals had nine kills, Kate Sehlhorst had 13 digs and Kara Burgei had 12 digs for Ottoville.

Shawnee goes 2-1

NEW BREMEN — Shawnee fell 25-6, 27-25 to New Bremen and defeated Versailles 25-21, 25-22 and Covington, Indiana, 25-22, 25-12 at the New Bremen Invitational.

Lincolnview 2, Wayne Trace 0

The Lancers won 25-23, 25-16.

Cross country

Best in the West –

Botkins Invitational

BOTKINS — Parkway (82 points) finished third behind team champ Botkins (50) in the girls event. Parkway’s Amanda Barrett was seventh and New Knoxville’s Ariyah Pfenning was 10th behind race winner Paige Steinke from Anna.

Wapakoneta (146) was fourth, Parkway (215) was eighth and Spencerville (292) was 10th behind team champion Botkins (39) in the boys event.

Spencerville’s Lanny Oakman, Upper Scioto Valley’s Joe Parker and Wapak’s Axton Fosnaugh finished second through fourth respectively behind race winner Asher Long from Covington.

Boys soccer

Bath 3,

Temple Christian 0

Cohen Callahan had two goals, Brady Hale had a single tally and Landyn Vreeland made three saves in earning the shutout in goal.

Wapakoneta 8,

Lima Senior 1

Taylor Echols had five goals, Austin Bump had three tallies and an assist, Kyle Beach had four assists and teammate Dylan Whitehead contributed an assist. Caiden Crawford had Lima Senior’s goal.

Bluffton 1, Riverdale 0

Luke Shepherd had the goal and teammate Kyle Basil made three saves in goal.

Ottawa Hills 5,

Continental 0

The Pirates fell to 8-4-1 on the season.

Lexington 2, Kenton 1

LEXINGTON — Joel Bowman had Kenton’s goal off an assist by Colby Quay.

Girls soccer

Shawnee 4, Napoleon 2

Shawnee’s Alexis Hammons, Kamryn Morris and Chloe Cleaves each had a goal and an assist and teammate Tayma Jmiai had a single tally.

Bluffton 2, Kalida 1

KALIDA — Bluffton’s Allison Diller and Sami Scoles and Kalida’s Alex Gardner each had a goal. Kalida’s Livia Recker had an assist. Bluffton goalie Julia Mehaffie had six saves and Kalida counterpart Kassidy Hipsher finished with 10.

LCC 5, Lima Senior 1

LIMA — Olivia Stolly had four goals and teammate Keigh Macklin and Lima Senior’s Terrionna Bagley each had a single tally. Lima Senior’s Alli Fronzaglia made 20 saves in goal.

Elida 9, Fort Jennings 2

Jojo Knight had three goals and an assist, Payton Kuhn had two tallies and an assist and Hannah Jones had a goal and a pair of assists. Analei Jackson, Bri Patrick and Lauryn Chiles each had a goal and Olivia Wallace had a pair of assists also for the Bulldogs. Reagan Ricker had a goal and an assist and Taylor Liebrecht had a goal for Fort Jennings.

Miller City 2, Cory-Rawson 0

Danica Ehlers and Anna Niese each had a goal, Ava Rosengarten and Taylor Wilhelm each had an assist and Liz Otto made three saves to earn the shutout in goal.

Coldwater 2, Crestview 0

CONVOY — Olivia Tobe had both goals and Amanda Clune contributed an assist.

Bryan 4, Bluffton 1

BLUFFTON — First singles player Brooke Camper won her match for Bluffton.


Men’s golf

Eagle Rock tourney

DEFIANCE — The Bluffton University men’s golf team traveled to HCAC foe Defiance College. The Beavers faced off against Defiance College, Tiffin University, Anderson University and Heidelberg University.

Dom Castelvetere fueled Bluffton with a 77 on day one. St. Marys graduate Clay Quellhorst and Elida grad Hunter Jolliff were one stroke off his pace.

The men are back in action Sunday for the finale at Eagle Rock.


Ohio Northern 3,

Mount Union 0

ALLIANCE — Ohio Northern opened its Ohio Athletic Conference schedule with a 25-19, 25-12, 25-21 sweep at Timken Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improve to 11-5 overall and 1-0 in the OAC while dropping the Purple Raiders to 13-4, 0-1.

Sonia Dahlin and Erin Wagner led ONU with 16 and 15 kills, respectively. Dahlin hit .429 for the match, while Wagner hit .419.

Transylvania 3, Bluffton 0

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Transylvania University downed Bluffton 25-15, 25-10, 25-16. Bluffton fell to 12-6 and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference, while the Pioneers improved to 13-5 nd 1-0 in the HCAC.

Wapakoneta grad Chloei Barnett had five kills, Emma Organ had seven digs and Maddie White and Gabby Williams handed out six assists apiece for Bluffton.

Men’s soccer

Bluffton 3, Franklin 2

FRANKLIN, Ind. — Bluffton University made a 2-0 lead stand up as the Beavers improved to 3-4-3 overall and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Franklin fell to 1-7 and 1-1 in the HCAC.

Dalton Taynor scored career goals 40 and 41 in the first 20 minutes as the Beavers opened a quick 2-0 lead over the home Grizzlies. Alex Brown had Bluffton’s other goal.

ONU 3, Mount Union 2

ALLIANCE — Three first-half goals proved to be enough as the Ohio Northern men’s soccer team opened Ohio Athletic Conference play at Kehres Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 6-2-2 overall and 1-0 in the OAC while dropping the Purple Raiders to 5-2-3, 0-1.

A Mount Union own goal in the fourth minute got the scoring started on Saturday, and Cade Winchester put the Polar Bears up 2-0 with an unassisted goal in the 19th minute.

Aaron Shelton extended Northern’s lead to 3-1 with a goal in the 24th minute.

Women’s soccer

Bluffton 1, Franklin 0

FRANKLIN, Ind. — Bluffton scored early in the second half en route to a shutout, moving to to 2-6-1 overall and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference with its first win over Franklin since 2013.

St. Marys grad Emma White had the goal.

ONU 3, Mount Union 1

ADA — Ohio Northern opened its OAC schedule with a win at Kerscher Stadium.

The defending OAC Tournament champion Polar Bears improve to 6-1-2 overall and 1-0 in the OAC while dropping the Purple Raiders to 3-2-3, 0-1.

Elizabeth Pierce, Emma Bowman and scored one goal apiece for Northern.

Men’s cross country

Pre Nationals

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio Northern finished 18th of 36 teams at the Pre Nationals meet at Forest Akers East Golf Course.

Parkway graduate Kyle Roth led the Polar Bears across the finish line, placing 73rd of 329 runners overall with a personal-best time of 26:05 on the 8,000-meter course.

Women’s cross country

Pre Nationals

EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 31 Ohio Northern finished ninth of 36 teams at Forest Akers East Golf Course on Saturday.

Tessa Pitcovich led the Polar Bears across the finish line, placing 27th of 316 runners with a time of 22:46 on the 6,000-meter course.

Women’s tennis

Regional Championships

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Jamie Hurst and Abby Crusereach won singles matches to lead Ohio Northern at the ITA Regional Championships at the Tao Tennis Center on the campus of Washington (Mo.)

Hurst went 1-2 in singles which included a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Sophie Zhuang of Kalamazoo (Mich.) in the consolation round of 32 of the main draw.

Cruser reached the semifinals of the Blue draw with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Rachelle Moses of Otterbein and a 6-0, 6-3 win over Miyako Coffey of Hope (Mich.) before falling 3-6, 6-1, 10-7 in the semifinals to Erika Pontillo of Kenyon.

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