KALIDA — Kalida’s Josh Recker snared medalist honors with a 76 to help guide the Wildcats to the Putnam County League title Monday.
Kalida took top team honors with a 333. Leipsic finished second with a 371, followed by Columbus Grove with a 378. Rounding out the field were Ottoville (393), Miller City (402) and Fort Jennings (446).
Other Wildcat scores were Ryan Klausing (81), Grace Miller (86) David Peck (90), and Alex Elderbrock (91). For Columbus Grove, Owen Macke fired an 80. Other Bulldog scores were Nick Wolverton (98), Noah Macke (99) and Austin Macke (101). Leipsic’s Mason Tadena led the Vikings with an 87. Other Viking scores were Mason Brandt (91), Jaden Siefker (94) and Eli Wueller (99). Miller City’s Connor Niese led his squad with a 96. Other Miller City scores were Dillon Peck (97), TJ Michel (98) and Thomas Weis (111). Ottoville’s Carter Schnipke led the Big Green with a 92. Other scores were Dru Hilvers (95), Evan Turnwald (102) and Jack Langhals (104). Fort Jennings’ Aiden Grothouse notched a 98. Other Fort Jenning scores were Logan Schmmoeller (107), Joseph Klier (120) and Gavin Schimmoeller (121).
Elida 150, Van Wert 178, Lima Central Catholic 180
Elida’s Ethan Harmon shot a 35 to earn medalist honors. Other Bulldog scores were Carson Harmon (37), Gavin Harmon (38), Hunter Joliff (40), Dylan Buetner (42) and Riley Creps (43). LCC’s Ross Otto produced the top score for the Thunderbirds with a 39. Other LCC scores were Alex Wisser (45), Brayden Ruble (47), Brady Koenig (49) and Casey Koenig (53). For Van Wert, Jace Fast had the Cougars’ low score with a 43. Other Van Wert scores were Evan Knittle (44), Gavin Flickinger (44), Jace Fast (47) and Cameron Terhark (53).
Waynesfield-Goshen 190, Kenton 194, Riverdale 201
ARLINGTON — Riverdale’s Andrew Kuenzli was the medalist after shooting a 42. Other Riverdale scores were Rease Haley (52), Curtis Tracy (53), Trevor Hattery (54) and Ben Riddle (61). Kenton’s Noah Ketcham led the Wildcats with a 46. Other Kenton scores were Ethan Wiebel (48), Luke Heites (48), Trey Jeffries (52) and Max Houshalter (61). For Waynesfield-Goshen, Hyatt Kaufman and Chase Dunson shot 44s. Other Tiger scores were Gauge Rumor (48), Mason Boggs (54) and Gavin Schnieder (58).
Ottoville 4, Temple Christian 0
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville’s Will Miller scored twice and Dalton Davis and Nick Herman added goals. Miller was also credited with two assists and Alex Suever also recorded an assist.
Allen East 2, Lincolnview 1
MIDDLE POINT — Allen East’s Aiden Roby and Malachi Blackma each scored for the Mustangs and Kannon Ruble was credited with an assists. Mustang goalie Eneko Iribarren had three saves and Lincolnview keeper Fletcher Collins made five saves. Lincolnview’s lone goal came from Ethan Crow.
Wapakoneta, Leipsic move up in poll
Wapakoneta and Leipsic both moved up in the latest Associated Press High School football poll and two teams made their first appearance Monday.
Wapakoneta (4-0), with a win over Van Wert Friday night, moved up to No. 2 in the Division III poll. The Redskins will be home to face Kenton this week.
In Division VII, Leipsic (4-0), who rallied to beat county rival Pandora-Gilboa, jumped from eight to No. 4 in the poll. Leipsic will face Arcadia Friday night.
Lima Central Catholic (4-0) received votes in Division VI. The Thunderbirds beat Mogadore Friday and will face Toledo Rogers Friday night night.
Waynesfield-Goshen (4-0) makes its appearance in the Division VII poll at No. 13 after receiving votes. The Tigers face Upper Scioto Valley Friday night.
Van Wert 5, Ayersville 0
VAN WERT — Van Wert got singles wins from Grace Lott, Alli Morrow and Kendall Rauch and doubles wins from the duo of Paige Moonshower and Allie Etter and the pair of Kaylee Jennings and Jada Buckner.
Van Wert improves to 11-3 overall.
St. Marys 4, Bluffton 1
ST. MARYS — St. Marys got singles wins from Grace Dodson and Charley Spencer and doubles wisn from the pair of Allyson Tagle and Jaden Gibson and from the team of Alivia Sawmiller and Ashley Dawson. Bluffton got a singles win from Erin Hotmire.
Lima Central Catholic 3, Parkway 0
ROCKFORD — Lima Central Catholic won 25-14, 25-23 and 25-20. Lima Central Catholic’s Kennedy Parker had 11 kills and Hannah Riepenhoff had 30 assists and three aces. Victoria Lauck also had three aces. Kassidy Meyer and Jocelyn Morrisey each had 14 digs. Morrissey added three blocks and Rosie Williams recorded four blocks.
LCC improves to 11-5.
Leipsic 3, Pandora Gilboa 0
PANDORA — Leipsic won 25-18, 25-15 and 25-14. Leipsic’s Lyndie Hazelton had 40 assists and Brooke Brown had 17 digs and two aces. Liz Scheckelhoff had 10 kills and Peyton Heitmeyer had 12 kills. Kasey Brough added 12 kills and Jocie Hermiller had 13 digs.
Minster 3, Missinawa Valley 0
MISSINAWA VALLEY — Minster won 25-10, 25-9 and 25-5. Minster’s Averi Wolf notched 11 kills and Ivy Wolf added eight kills and 12 digs. Emily Stubbs recorded 13 digs. Kaitlyn Wolf had 20 assists.
Continental 3, Holgate 0
CONTINENTAL — Continental won 25-17, 25-15 and 25-18. Continental’s Kennedy Hiltner had eight kills, 11 digs and three aces and Tygre Troyer had five kills, nine digs and three aces. Mackenzie Rayle had nine kills, 17 assists and one ace and Madelyn Potts added three kills, 15 digs and two aces. Kerri Prowant notched eight digs and one ace.
Bath 3, Upper Scioto Valley 0
Bath beat Upper Scioto Valley 25-10, 25-10 and 25-18.
Crestview 3, Van Wert 0
VAN WERT — Crestview won in straight sets, 25-19, 30-28 and 25-21. Crestview’s Lexi Gregory had 19 kills and 17 digs and Lauren Black added nine kills, 21 digs and two aces. Laci McCoy led the team in blocks and finished with five kills. Kali Small notched three aces and Kalyee Wolford provided four kills. Maddy Lamb had 29 assists and Bailey Gregory had 13 digs.
Ottawa-Glandorf ranked No. 2
Ottawa-Glandorf is ranked No. 2 in Division III in the latest Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association poll released Monday. Liberty Benton is ranked No. 1. Coldwater comes in at No. 5.
In Division V, St. Henry is ranked No. 1, followed by New Bremen at No. 2 and Fort Recovery at No. 3. Fort Loramie is ranked NO. 5 and Leipsic is ranked No. 7 followed by Marion Local at No. 8. New Knoxville comes in at No. 15.
Bath 7, Wapakoneta 1
Bath’s Ainsley Miller, Rachel Clark and Chandler Clark all scored two goals. Miller and Rachel Clark provided two assists and Chandler Clark also had an assists. Jenna Wireman recorded a goal. For Wapakoneta, Madi Lause scored a goal.
Bath improves to 8-3 and 4-2 in the Western Buckeye League.
ONU retires Schnelle’s number
ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team retired the No. 9 jersey of former standout and three-time All-American middle hitter Liz Schnelle (New Bremen) in a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
Ten years removed from the court, she remains ONU’s all-time career kills leader with 2,222 and hitting percentage leader at .367 from 2006-09.
Schnelle was named First Team All-America and in both her junior and seniors seasons and was a Third Team All-American as a sophomore.
She was four-time All-OAC honoree and was named the OAC Player of the Year twice.
Schnelle was named the Division III National Player of the Week an impressive five time in her career. Those five honors are the second-most in NCAA history across all levels.
She also holds the single-season school record with 592 kills in 2008. She also ranks sixth at ONU with 351 career blocks and is eighth with 86 block solos.
Academically, Schnelle was also very impressive, earning First Team Academic All-America honors in both her junior and senior seasons. She was also a three-time Academic All-OAC honoree.
“Liz is the most decorated volleyball player in ONU history,” Ohio Northern head volleyball coach Kate Witte said. “She excelled both athletically and academically for four years and is very deserving of this high honor. We are proud to have her as a member of our ONU family.”
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance in spring of 2010 and was ONU’s female Clyde Lamb Award winner.