Roundup: Miller City, Ottawa-Glandorf advance in girls soccer

OTTOVILLE — Miller City and Ottawa-Glandorf earned Division III girls soccer semifinal victories Thursday.

Ava Rosengarten had the only goal in Miller City’s 1-0 overtime victory against Columbus Grove.

Bri Douglass had two goals, Marissa Brown had a goal and an assist, Karsyn Erford had a tally, Mackenzie Recker had an assist and Emma Brinkman made four saves in O-G’s 4-0 victory against Continental.

aThe district championship match will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ottoville.

Bluffton 5,

Mansfield Christian 2

BLUFFTON — The Pirates advanced to play Riverdale, a 2-1 winner against Van Buren, at 3 p.m. at Steinmetz Field.


District semifinals

Division IV

Crestview 3,

Miller City 0

VAN WERT — The 16th ranked Knights won 26-24, 25-15, 25-19 and will play No. 12 Leipsic at 6 p.m. Thursday at Van Wert. Ellie Kline had 18 digs and three aces, Adelyn Figley had 14 kills and 17 digs, Myia Etzler had 13 kills, Laci McCoy had 12 kills and Cali Gregory had 40 assists for Crestview (17-7).

Savanna Niese had eight kills and 12 digs, Cloe Kuhlman had 11 kills, Josie Otto had 17 assists, Tori Wenzinger had 15 digs and Libby Erford had 17 digs for Miller City (19-5).

Leipsic 3, Lincolnview 1

VAN WERT — The Vikings (20-4) won 14-25, 28-26, 25-21, 25-22.

Kasey Brough had 18 kills, reaching 1,000 for her career, Alaina Brown had 33 digs, Serenity Siefer had 49 assists and 11 digs, Alivia Jones had 22 digs and 11 kills, Marisa Hermiller had three blocks and Danaysia Danzy had 12 kills and 11 digs for Leipsic.

McKayla Blankemeyer 13 kills and a school record 13 total blocks, Carsyn Looser had 11 kills and nine total blocks, Grace Brickner had 20 digs, Allie Miller had 15 digs and Breck Evans had 38 assists for Lincolnview.

New Bremen 3,

Temple Christian 0

WAPAKONETA — The No. 1 ranked Cardinals won 25-16, 25-13, 25-9 and will play No. 2 Marion Local at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wapak.

Cecelia Worsham had eight kills and three blocks, Emily Bontrager had seven assists and three digs, Hailey Smith had three blocks, Jessica Holloway had five digs digs and Kaylee Linhart had six assists and seven digs for Temple Christian (20-4).

It was the final match for Temple Christian head coach Tim Acklin and assistant Aimee Bontrager who are retiring.

Marion Local 3, New Knoxville 0

WAPAKONETA — The Flyers won 25-12, 25-13, 26-24. Julia Moeller had 21 assists and nine digs, Reagan Kremer had four aces, Nora Eckstein had 11 digs, Lindsey Koenig had eight kills, Natalie Evers had 14 assists and Chloe Ronnebaum had 14 kills and 10 digs for Marion Local.


Temple Christian’s Cecelia Worsham (player of the year) and Tim Acklin (coach of the year) received top Northwest Central Conference honors.

Joining Worsham on the first team were Mary Hoersten (Perry), Lexenna Lee (Perry), Bryce James (Perry), Jessica Holloway (Temple Christian), Hannah Cook (Ridgedale), Lauren Leslie (Ridgedale) and Grace Staton (Ridgedale).

Making the second team were Ava Hopson (Hardin Northern), Rhema Pernell (Perry), Hailey Smith (Temple Christian), Kaylee Linhart (Temple Christian), Juliette Kinnear (Temple Christian), Kennedy Hall (Upper Scioto Valley), Patiance Cole (Upper Scioto Valley), Sami Parker (Waynesfield-Goshen) and Tatelyn Faraglia (Waynesfield-Goshen).


Pandora-Gilboa’s Autumn Schulte and Peyton Diller made the first team, P-G’s Corrin Luginbill landed on the second team and the Rockets’ Emma Gerding and Aliyah Wise received honorable mention recognition.


State rankings

In the final poll of the season, Marion Local is first and Allen East is 10th in Division VI.

Coldwater is fifth in D-V, Van Wert is sixth in D-IV, Waynesfield-Goshen and New Bremen are tied for seventh in D-VII and Wapakoneta is ninth in D-III.

St. Marys and Lima Central Catholic also received votes in D-IV and D-VII respectively.


Allen East’s quarterback Jacob Hershberger (offensive player of the year) and Joel Billings (coach of the year) and Columbus Grove linebacker Tadd Koch (defenseive player of the year) received top Northwest Conference honors.

Joining Hershberger on the first team were running backs Hayden Hiegel (Leipsic), Jack Hoel (AE) and Trenton Barraza (Columbus Grove), receivers Nate Coulter (Spencerville), Keaton Lehman (AE) and Shep Halker (CG), tight end Tanner Voorhees (Delphos Jefferson), linemen Tadd Koch (CG), Troy Wildermuth (AE), Jesse Long (DJ), Ethan Ziesloft (Le) and Wesyn Ludwig (Crestview) and specialist Braylen Kennedy (AE).

Making the second team were quarterback Josh Henline (S), running backs Andrew Miller (DJ), Jalee Bolden (Ada) and Landen Worcester (Bluffton), receivers Braeden Jordan (BL), Trent Siefker (Le) and Cody Bailey (DJ), linemen Logan Murray (DJ), Kylan Mayes (CG), Payton Lammers (Le), Jacob Granger (B) and Gage Wireman (AE) and specialists Levi Green (Ada), Shep Halker (CG) and Braylon Scalf (DJ)

Joining Koch on the first team defense were linemen Brogan Paxon (AE), Lester Amos (Ada), Dillon Bryan (CG) and Tanner Voorhees (DJ), linebackers AJ Schafer (CG), Keaton Lehman (AE) and Kade Wireman (AE) and backs Jacob Hershberger (AE), Shep Halker (CG), Quin Schroeder (Le) and Braylon Scalf (DJ)

Making the second team defense were Ethan Zeisloft (Le), Lawson Maag (CG), Xavier Luginbuhl (B) and Keaton Miller (AE), linebackers Landen Worcester (B), Kameron Coughlan (B), Landen Schroeder (CG) and Kardner Agner (DJ) and backs Zach Reynolds (CG), Quinn Eachus (B), Estevan Carillo (Le) and Josh Henline (S)


Pandora-Gilboa offensive lineman Braden Hegemier, receiver and defensive back Aidan Morris, running back Ethan Luginbill and linebacker Wyatt Russell were named all-Blanchard Valley Conference first team.

P-G offensive lineman Eli Luginbill, receiver and defensive back Colin Harris, kicker Elam Suter and defensive lineman Noah Burkholder were on the second team.

Rocket offensive lineman Jake Fischer, quarterback Carson Meyer, defensive lineman Dylan Fenbert and linebacker Ethan Luginbill received third team recognition.

Derek Maag, Mitchell Blank, Tanner Liechty and Seth Correll received honorable mention honors also for P-G.

All-Academic BVC

Pandora-Gilboa’s Derek Maag, Elam Suter, Emma Gerding, Autumn Schulte and Aliyah Wise received academic awards from the BVC.


Women’s golf

Ohio Northern

post record total

ROME, Ga. — Ohio Northern broke its 36-hole school record by a full 18 strokes and finished third out of 12 teams at the Berry (Ga.) Chik-Fil-A Invitational at the Coosa Country Club.

The Polar Bears (42-3 overall) carded a 310-311—621, which is 18 shots better than the previous record of 639 set twice in 2021.

Northern also posted the two lowest 18-hole scores in school history. Monday’s first round of 310 was four shots better than the previous record of 314 set at the Capital Classic on Sept. 11, 2021.

Grace Honigford tied for ninth out of 66 golfers on the 5652-yard, par-72 course with a 9-over par 74-79—153.

Amelia Burger tied for 13th with a 79-75—154, Rhianna Firmstone tied for 15th with an 80-75—155, Marisa Alfes was 23rd with a 77-83—160 and Isabella Orofino tied for 28th with an 83-82—165.

No. 9-ranked Methodist (N.C.) won the team title with a 301-301—602, Sewanee (Tenn.) was second with a 309-304—613, Oglethorpe (Ga.) was fourth with a 319-307—262 and No. 23-ranked Otterbein was fifth with a 318-321—639.

Individually, No. 4-ranked Sarah Hsu of Oglethorpe won medalist honors with a 67-74—141.

Men’s soccer

Bluffton 3,

Manchester 1

BLUFFTON — Benjamin Davidson had two goals and teammates Dru Arrasmith and Maximilian Pierce had a goal and an assist respectively.

Coaches rank

ONU at No. 13

ADA — Ohio Northern is ranked No. 13 in the seventh United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Top 25 Poll of the 2022 season.

The Polar Bears improved eight spots from the previous week when they were ranked No. 21.

Chicago (Ill.) is the top-ranked team in the poll.

Additionally, ONU is ranked No. 2 in the seventh United Soccer Coaches Region VII poll of the season, trailing only Kenyon.

Additionally, Northern is ranked No. 22 in the Top 25 poll for Week 8. The Polar Bears received 221 points in the poll. Chicago is the top-ranked team in that poll as well, receiving 995 points and 21 of 24 first-place votes.

Men’s golf

Polar Bears

finish ninth

ROME, Ga. — Ohio Northern moved up two spots during Tuesday’s final round to finish ninth out of 14 teams at the Berry (Ga.) Chik-Fil-A Invitational at the Stonebridge Golf Club.

The Polar Bears (18-23 overall) followed up a first round 315 Monday with a second round 306 to finish with a season-low 621.

Josh Steyer moved up 11 places with a second round 75 to finish tied for 27th out of 92 players with a 78-75—153 on the 6724-yard, par-72 course.

Bennet Christy tied for 36th with a 79-76—155, Anthony Naso tied for 43rd with a 79-77—156 and Adam Trigg-Holdman tied for 48th with a 79-78—157.

Centre (Ky.) won the team title with a 586, Emory (Ga.) was second at 587 and Berry (Ga.) was third at 596. Prayaag Oruganti of Emory won medalist honors with a with a 5-under par 139.

Women’s soccer

ONU receives

votes in polls

ADA — Ohio Northern received votes in the seventh United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Top 25 Poll of 2022 and the Week 8 poll.

In the United Soccer Coaches Poll, Northern is listed sixth among teams in the “Also receiving votes” category, putting the Polar Bears at No. 31 in the poll.

Christopher Newport (Va.) is the top-ranked team in the poll.

Additionally, ONU is ranked No. 3 in the seventh United Soccer Coaches Region VII poll of the season, trailing Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon (Pa.).

Northern also received 10 voting points in this week’s Top 25 poll, putting the Polar Bears at No. 34 in that poll.

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