Area Roundup: Philpot fans 12 in Paulding win



Paulding 2, Allen East 1

PAULDING — Paulding’s Westen Philpot scattered three hits over seven innings of work while striking out 12 and walking three to record the win. Philpot also went 2 for 2 at the plate with an RBI. For Allen East, Dalton Clum, Jordan Motter and Cole Fletcher all had hits.

Parkway 8, Wapakoneta 1

ROCKFORD — Parkway’s Justin Felver pitched a two-hit, complete games after walking two and striking out six. Offensively for the Panthers, Jack Wehe was 3 for 4 and Nick Riley was 2 for 4. For Wapakoneta, Brady Erb and Trevor Crow had hits.

Columbus Grove 6, Spencerville 3

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Bulldogs picked up a nice team win today with a big 5 run 5th inning. Nick Woods moves to 3-1on the season going 5 2/3 with 9ks. Owen Macke led at the plate going 2-3 with an RBI.

St. Henry 7, Bath 5

ST. HENRY — St. Henry’s Sam Lefeld picked up the win after going seven innings and giving three hits while striking out five. Offensively for the Redskins, Rylee Deitsch was 3 for 4 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases, Daylen Froning was 2 for 2 with double, RBI and two runs and Jay Knapke and Marc Siefring each had two hits.

Leipsic 12, Van Buren 1

LEIPSIC — Leipsic’s Dylan Schroeder, who picked up the win on the mound, had a triple and two RBI and Cole Rieman had two hits and two RBI and Drew Liffick had a single and a double.

Shawnee 3, Fort Recovery 1

FORT RECOVERY — Shawnee’s Caden Vermillion and Dalton Miller combined for a one-hitter as the pair struck out 11 and walked four. At the plate Jarin Berke drove in two runs and Logan Maxwell drove in a run.

Perry 20, Upper Scioto Valley 0

MCGUFFEY — Perry’s Keaton Miller picked up the win after going five innings and allowing one hit while striking out eight and walking one. Miller also contributed at the plate with two doubles and a single. USV’s JJ Over had the lone hit for the Rams.


Wapakoneta 5, Fort Recovery 2

FT. RECOVERY — Wapakoneta’s Alex Daum picked up the complete game extra inning win after limiting Fort Recovery to six hits while striking out nine and walking none. Offensively for the Redskins, Daum and Mackenzie Wilson each went 2 for 4. Fort Recovery’s Hannah Knapke had a double and went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Lydia Wenning had two hits.

Coldwater 14, Mississinawa Valley 1

COLDWATER — Coldwater’s Rachel Klosterman went 3 for 3 with four RBI and Maddie Steinke was 2 for 2 with two RBI. Steinke also picked up the win on the mound after going scattering four hits in three innings of work with seven strikeouts.

Crestview 10, Delphos Jefferson 0

DELPHOS — Crestview’s Kali Small pitched five innings of shutout ball while scattering four hits and striking out nine. Teammates Lexi Gregory had two hits and two RBI and Breena Grace had two hits and three RBI. Small added two hits and two RBI.

Crestview improves to 10-3 overall and Delphos slips to 5-10.

Celina 9, New Bremen 8

NEW BREMEN — Celina’s Taylor Turner and Gracie Chilcoat were both 1 for 4 with two RBI and Emily Keith had two hits and scored twice. For New Bremen, Molly Smith was 2 for 5 with an RBI and Kira Bertke was 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored and Kelly Naylor was 2 for 5 with three RBI. Hannah Tenkman and Taylor Paul each had two hits.

Van Buren 15, Leipsic 3

LEIPSIC — Leipsic’s Jocelyn Hermiller went 2 for 3 and Maddie Walther was 1 for 3 with a triple an RBI.


St. Marys 5, Lima Central Catholic 0

ST. MARYS — St. Marys got singles wins from Howie Spencer, Andy Vogel and Mason Kina and doubles wins from the team of David Keller and Evan Tennant and the pair of Max Kawalec and Justin Grannon.

Van Wert 5, Napoleon 0

NAPOLEON — Van Wert got singles wins from Kannan Wannemacher, Zane Fast and Michael Hellman and doubles wins from the pair of Jace Fast and Nick Carter and the pair of Micah Rager and Cody Gamble.

Troy 5, Shawnee 0

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Ada 4, Elida 1

ADA — Ada got singles wins from Cade Mullins, Isaac Spar and Miranda Wells and a doubles win from Morgan Swick and Dexter Woods. For Elida, the doubles team of Wyaatt Wuest and Erick Butler scored a victory.


Bath High School has an opening for a head varsity volleyball coach. Interested candidates please send a letter of interest and resume to


Women’s tennis

Ada product honored

ADA — Junior women’s tennis player Mackenzie Wills (Ada) has been awarded Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week kudos for the first time in her Ohio Northern career, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Last week, Wills posted a perfect 10-0 overall record, leading the Polar Bears to an undefeated 5-0 mark against Baldwin Wallace, Franciscan, Muskingum, Marietta, and Earlham (Ind.). The junior went 5-0 in singles play in the No. 2-5 roles and 5-0 in doubles action in the No. 1-3 slots.

With her victories last week, Wills leads ONU with a 44-7 overall record, a 22-3 singles mark, and a 22-4 doubles record this season. She now owns 127 career wins, which ties for ninth on the all-time victories list.

The announcement marks the first time Wills has been named OAC Player of the Week.


ONU sweeps

SPRINGFIELD — The Ohio Northern softball program bounced back from a 9-8 game one loss with a 9-8 victory in the nightcap to earn a nonconference split with in-state foe Wittenberg Monday afternoon at Betty Doughman Dillahunt Field in Springfield.

With the split, Ohio Northern moves to 18-10 overall this season. Meanwhile, the Tigers jump to 6-22 overall.

Freshman infielder Kara May (Saint Marys/Spencerville) paced the Ohio Northern offense with five hits in nine trips to the plate Monday, which included a three-for-four performance in game two. The Saint Marys native added two RBI, two doubles, and two runs scored to a strong offensive attack.

Classmate Abby Elliott (Loveland/Ursuline) ended second on the team with four hits in seven official at-bats. The freshman also scored a run, contributed two RBI, and stole a base.

In game two, Ohio Northern tallied the victory due in large part to a four-run fourth inning. Trailing 5-3, Rubel slapped a single into center field to bring home two runs and tie the game at five-all. Junior Alicia Swierz (Deerfield/Swanton) added the inning’s third run with an RBI single, and she came home to score on an error moments later for a two-run lead.

Ohio Northern added two more runs in the fifth frame when May and Rubel came through with clutch RBI hits to put the Polar Bears up 9-6.

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