COLUMBUS — St. Marys was ranked the top school in Division IV after the first Associated Press Ohio High School football poll was released Monday.
The Roughriders (3-0) received eight first place votes.
Fellow Western Buckeye League foe Wapakoneta came in at No. 5 in the Division III poll. The Redskins are 3-0 on the season. In Division V, another WBL team, Ottawa-Glandorf (2-1), came in ranked at 19.
The Midwest Athletic Conference team captured the top two spots in Division VI with Coldwater (3-0) landing the top spot and Marion Local (3-0) at No. 2. Lima Central Catholic (3-0) came in ranked No. 8 and Ft. Recovery came in ranked No. 20.
Another MAC team took top honors in Division VII with Minster (3-0) landing at the top and Crestview (3-0) ranked No. 6. Leipsic (3-0) garnered the No. 9 spot. Fellow Putnam County rival Pandora-Gilboa (3-0) was ranked No. 19.
Ottawa-Glandorf 10, Van Wert 0
VAN WERT — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Erin Kaufman scored four goals and teammate Amiah Lopez added two goals. Also scoring goals were Caitlin Bockrath, Kelsey Erford, Kirsten Siefker and Ashley Schroeder. Collecting assists were Claire Inkrott and Lauren Siefker Titan goalie Ashton Okuley preserved the shutout with four saves. O-G improves to 3-3 and 1-1 in the Western Buckeye League.
Lincolnview 2, Spencerville 2.
Goals for the Lancers come from Jared Pollock and Clayton Leeth and were assisted by Kyle Wallis and Landon Moody. Lancers record is now 0-3-2 on the season. Game was called early at the 20 minute mark in the 2nd half due to bad field conditions.
Paulding 175, Columbus Grove 184, Delphos Jefferson 186, Ada 206
DELPHOS — Paulding’s Fletcher Cook and Delphos Jefferson’s Logan Gallmeier both shared medalist honors after shooting 41s.
Scoring for Paulding were Kolson Egnor 43, Chad Carper 43, Cole Heller 48 and Kyle Dominque 49. For Jefferson, Braxton Scalf shot a 42, John Pseekos 53, Matt Schroeder 53 and Brady Johnson 59. Columbus Grove was led by Jacob Olgesbee with a 43, followed by Zac Roberts 46, Owen Macke 47 and Gabe Verhoff 49. Scores for Ada were Ethan Hull 48, Austin Amburgey 51, Alex Morgan 53 and Brevin Sizemore 54.
Bluffton 186, Otswego 220
BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Alivia Koenig was the medalist with a 35. Other Bluffton scores were Mara Minnig 44, Kennedy Coughlan 50 and Allison Burze 57.
New Knoxville 3, Ottoville 0
Leipsic 3, McComb 1
MCCOMB — Leipsic defeated McComb in four sets, 31-33, 25-15, 25-21 and 25-15. Leipic’s Hayley Heitmeyer had 23 kills, and seven blocks. Carlee Siefker recorded 12 kills and 6 digs and Kacey Dulle had 29 digs and two aces and Brooke Brown produced 16 digs. Selena Loredo notched 20 assists and was 23-23 serving. Lyndie hazelton had 19 assists was 53-53 setting and 14-14 serving.
Leipsic improves to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Blanchard Valley Conference. McComb falls to 8-2 and 2-1 in the conference.
New Knoxville 3, Ottoville 0
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville won 25-12, 25-15 and 25-12. For Ottoville, Brynlee Hanneman had eight kills, nine digs and four blocks, Quinley Schlagbaum had six kills and eight digs and Kylee Hoersten had 13 assits.
O-G product honored
Bluffton’s freshman defensive specialist Brooke Kleman (Ottawa, Ohio / Ottawa-Glandorf) averaged 5.59 digs per set for the Beavers last week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on defense. The freshman picked up a career-high 35 digs against Heidelberg on Saturday as the Beavers hosted the Sommer Center Spiketacular. Kleman earned All-Tournament honors at the home invitational.
ADA — The Ohio Northern football team received 25 votes in the second weekly 2018 D3football.com, released on Sunday. This marks the 15th time in the last 17 seasons that the Polar Bears have been been mentioned in a national poll.
The 25 points is the 30th-most in the poll. The Polar Bears (2-0 overall, 1-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) received 14 points in the preseason poll, and 13 points in the first weekly poll last week. Ohio Northern joins Mount Union (#1), John Carroll (#20) and Baldwin Wallace (31 points) as OAC schools in the poll.
ONU runner honored
ADA — For the second successive week in the 2018 season, former NCAA All-American and senior cross country runner Ian McVey (Stow/Munroe Falls) represented Ohio Northern as the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the period of September 3-9.
McVey finished third overall out of 302 total competitors and was the top finisher for the Polar Bears at the Calvin (Mich.) Knight Invitational this past Saturday, September 8. His time of 25:06 guided Northern to an 11th-place finish in the team standings out of 23 competing schools and marked the fastest time among runners from NCAA Division III institutions.