Lima Central Catholic 3, Columbus Grove 1
OTTAWA — Lima Central Catholic advanced to the Division IV district final after beating Columbus Grove 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21. For the Thunderbirds, Jocelyn Morrisey had 13 kills and Makenna Mohler added 24 digs. Hannah Riepenhoff notched 36 assists and three aces and Rosie Williams had four blocks. Kennedy Parker added four aces.
The Thunderbirds will face Leipsic at Ottawa-Glandorf High School at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Leipsic 3, Miller City 0
OTTAWA — Leipsic won 25-10, 25-9 and 25-8. For Leipsic, Hayley Heitmeyer had 11 kills five blocks and six aces and teammate
Carlee Siefker had eight kills, three blocks and eight digs. Brooke Brown had 18 digs and Kacey Dulle recorded 11 digs. Selena Loredo- provided and Lyndie Hazelton provided 13 assists each and Liz Schecklhoff notched three blocks. For Miller City, Abi Teders had three kills and Sofie Van Wezel had three kills and two blocks. Abi Lammers had nine digs and Cayla Troyer had eight digs.
Van Wert 3, Marion Local 2
VAN WERT — Van Wert defeated Marion Local 24-26, 25-16, 25-22, 27-25 and 15-12. For Marion Local Carrie Fesemyer had 12 kills and 31 digs and Brooke Homan, who had eight blocks, added 11 kills. Aubrey Thobe and Alana Pohlman, who also had seven blocks had nine kills each. Natalie Rethman had five kills and 17 digs and three aces.
COLUMBUS — Lima Central Catholic moved up one spot No. 3 in the Division VI poll in the Associated Press High School football poll released Saturday. The Thunderbirds (8-0) prepare for their final game against Lucas Friday.
In Division III Wapakoneta cracked the top 10, moving up three spots from last week. The Redskins (7-1) will face top ranked St. Marys this week. The Roughriders (8-0) stayed atop the Division IV poll.
Pandora-Gilboa, despite a big win, fell one spot to No. 3 in the Division VII. Crestview (7-1) remains at No. 8.
Lima Senior tickets
Tickets for Friday’s Lima Senior home football game against Oregon Clay High School will be available in the Lima Senior Athletic Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
Presale tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. All tickets at the gate are $7. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
It will be midget football night and all Lima youth midget football players and cheerleaders will be permitted into the game free. Players and cheerleaders must be accompanied by their coach and must wear a jersey/sweatshirt showing their team. Enter through the pass gates located on the home or visitor side.
Delphos product honored
ADA - Freshman middle hitter Madi Ellis (Delphos/St. John’s) has been awarded OAC Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Last week, Ellis paced the Polar Bear offense with 24 kills (3.43 kills per set), five blocks, and an impressive .524 hitting percentage in 3-2 and 3-0 victories over Heidelberg and Capital, respectively. In seven sets, the freshman would also register 42 total attacks with just two errors.
The Delphos native led the team with 15 kills and five blocks against the Student Princes on Tuesday while her nine kills versus the Crusaders on Saturday would finish second-best.
With the nomination, Ellis receives her first OAC Player of the Week award. She also becomes just the second Polar Bear this season to garner the accolade, joining teammate Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) as the lone recipients.