Roundup: Pandora-Gilboa’s Larcom sets receiving mark in football playoff victory.

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TIFFIN — Riley Larcom set a school single game record with 175 yards as Pandora-Gilboa defeated Tiffin Calvert 33-7 in a a Division VII, Region 26 opening round game Saturday night.

The previous mark of 174 yards was set by Carter Nofziger against North Baltimore in 2015.

Larcom finished with seven receptions and caught both of Jared Breece’s TD throws. Breece completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 342 yards and rushed 24 times for 103 yards and three TDs.

The 11-0 Rockets will play Edgerton (11-0), a 36-0 winner against Norwalk St. Paul (9-2), in regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Saturday at a yet to be announced venue.

Leipsic 40, Mohawk 14

SYCAMORE — The Vikings (10-1) advanced to play McComb (10-1), a 45-21 winner against Patrick Henry (7-4), in a 7 p.m. Saturday Division VII, Region 26 game at a yet to be announced venue.

Dylan Schroeder ran for a pair of TDs and completed 18 of 23 pass attempts for 240 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler Hiegel, Jaun Pena and Kaiden Rader each had a TD catch and Gavin Lomeli had a touchdown run also for the Vikings.

Crestview 41, Miami Valley Christian 30

CONVOY — The Knights (10-1) advanced to play Minster in a 7 p.m. Saturday Division VII, Region 28 game at a yet to be announced venue.

Drew Kline ran 13 times for 165 yards and three touchdowns and threw a TD pass to Derick Dealy, who had four catches for 94 yards for Crestview. Brody Brecht had three three TD runs also for the Knights.

Minster 51, Riverside 6

MINSTER — Jacob Niemeyer threw a pair of touchdown passes to Alex Schmitmeyer and another to Cody Frericks, finishing with 13 completions on 19 attempts for 218 yards. Niemeyer also ran for a score and Broc Miller finished with 108 yards rushing and two TDs on 12 carries.

Division IV

Van Wert 33, Huron 14

VAN WERT — The Cougars (9-2) advanced to play St. Marys in a a 7 p.m. Saturday Division IV, Region 14 game at a yet to be announced venue.


New Bremen 3, Jackson Center 0

CLAYTON — The defending state champ reached the Division IV state semifinals with the 25-15, 25-13, 25-22 victory.


ONU 3, Muskingum 1

ADA — For the 20th time in program history, the 20th-ranked Ohio Northern women’s volleyball team has claimed the OAC Tournament title after defeating third-seeded Muskingum 25-16, 25-27, 25-21, 25-16 in the OAC Tournament Finals held inside the ONU Sports Center in Ada Saturday afternoon.

With the victory, the Polar Bears climb to 22-7 overall on the season. Northern also secures a spot in its third consecutive NCAA Division III volleyball tournament with the OAC’s automatic qualifying bid.

Meanwhile, Muskingum falls to 25-7 overall and finishes runner-up in the OAC Tournament for the seventh time in school history.

Ohio Northern would receive double-digit kill efforts from junior All-American Chelsea Huppert, junior outside hitter McKenna Jordan, freshman middle hitter Madi Ellis (Delphos St. John’s), and sophomore right-side hitter Paige Hartings (Coldwater).

Huppert led the way with 15 kills on a team-best .263 hitting percentage after surpassing the 1,000 career kill milestone in the semifinal round against Baldwin Wallace on Thursday. The junior would also produce a team-high five total blocks on the defensive side.

Jordan and Ellis were next with 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Jordan registered a .196 conversion rate and chipped in five digs while Ellis hit .258 and earned four total blocks.

Hartings registered a new career-best hitting effort, tallying 10 kills on a .172 attack percentage. The sophomore also added two digs and a pair of blocks.

Meanwhile, sophomore setter Katie Wade posted her 27th career double-double and her second this week in the contest. She would dish out a match-high 47 assists and collect 14 digs.

Defensively, junior defensive specialist Madison Broering (St. Henry) anchored the backline with a new career-best 34 digs. Classmate McKenna Hostetler joined Broering with 30-or-more digs after recording 31 in Saturday’s affair.

“It was a challenge today because Muskingum has done a great job of growing and improving throughout the whole year,” ONU head volleyball coach Kate Witte said. “They were a hot team coming in, so we knew there was a huge battle in front of us.”

The Polar Bears find out where they will open tournament play Monday.

Transylvania 3, Bluffton 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. The Beavers fell to top-seeded Transylvania 25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22 in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinal.

The Beavers finished their season 14-15 mark

Down two sets to none, Bluffton turned it around with 11 kills against just three errors for a 25-22 victory in set three. The #4 seed Beavers had a fifth set in view, up 22-20, before the top-seeded Pioneers closed it out with five straight points. Bluffton struggled to stop right side Jordan Horne and middle Ellie Stigger who pounded 20 and 15 kills, respectively.

Bethany Martini and Remi Bower led the Bluffton offense with 11 kills apiece. Erin Weisgarber ended her career with 35 assists and 15 digs. Brooke Kleman (Ottawa-Glandorf) picked up a team-high 20 digs. Courtney Zimpfer (Jackson Center) chipped in 13 and Martini added 12 pickups.

Women’s soccer

Otterbein 1, ONU 0

WESTERVILLE — Top-seeded Otterbein scored on a rebound just 57 seconds into overtime to edge the second-seeded Ohio Northern women’s soccer team 1-0 in the finals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

The Polar Bears (14-4-1 overall) must now wait until Monday’s NCAA Tournament selection show at 1:30 p.m. to find out if their season will continue in the NCAA Tournament.

ONU was playing in its fourth consecutive trip to the tournament finals, winning the title last season.

The Cardinals (16-2-1) won their sixth OAC Tournament crown and earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Madonna 1, UNOH 0

LIMA — The top-seeded Racers were eliminated in the semfinals of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament. Sindi Kanto made four saves in goal for UNOH (13-4-3).

Men’s soccer

Polar Bears

fall in final

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — The fifth-seeded Ohio Northern men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw with top-seeded John Carroll for 110 minutes and were still even through the five regulation rounds of penalty kicks in the OAC Tournament finals on Saturday evening at Don Shula Stadium.

But the host Blue Streaks edged the Polar Bears 5-4 in the second extra round of penalty kicks to win the OAC Tournament title in seven rounds of PKs.

The match is recorded as a scoreless tie, with JCU advancing in the tournament 5-4 on penalty kicks.

Ohio Northern ends its season after its impressive OAC Tournament run as the No. 5 seed with a 13-7-2 overall record, while John Carroll wins the OAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament and moves to 13-4-2 on the season.

UNOH 2, Siena Heights 0

LIMA — Irvin Machote and Jimmy Morrissey each had a goal and an assists as the Racers (14-3-2) advanced to play host to Indiana Tech in a WHAC tournament semifinal at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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