Elida downs Lima Central Catholic

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Boys Soccer

Elida 4, Lima Central Catholic 1

Elida Draek Littler had two goals and Ethan Thomas and Jamir Manley each had one goal. Tyler Christoff, Ethan Thomas Chico Flores and Sam Purtee all recorded assists.

New Knoxville 3, Van Wert 2

VAN WERT — New Knoxville’s Patrick Covert scored twice including the game winner and Ryland Dyrness added a goal and an assist. Ranger keeper Josh Deitsch had nine saves.

New Knoxville improves to 6-9-0.

Girls Soccer

Bluffton 5, Crestview 0

CONVOY — Bluffton got two goals from Clara Matthews and Laykin Garmatter and another score from Riley Eachus.


Columbus Grove 3, Kalida 0

KALIDA — Columbus Grove won 25-21, 25-22 and 27-25. For Kalida, Brooke Vennekotter, who had 11 digs and 11 assists, and Grace Klausing, who had nine digs and 13 assists, had seven kills each. Carlee Recker recorded 15 digs. Columbus Grove’s Alayna Ricker had seven kills and 10 digs. Lauren Benroth had 13 assists and two aces and Becca Choi had 12 assists and five digs. Abigal Gladwell had 11 digs.

St. Marys 3, Spencerville 0

ST. MARYS — For St. Marys, Leah Walter had eight kills, two digs and one ace and Claire Bertke had eight kills, two digs, one assist and three aces. Cherissa Priddy had nine digs and six aces and Abbie Young had 15 assists, two aces and four digs. Carly Caywood had three digs and five kills. Aaleyiah Williams had two aces.

Paulding 3, Continental 1

PAULDING — Paulding won 25-23, 26-24, 23-25 and 25-19. For Continental, Kennedy Hitlner had five kills and 12 digs and Tygre Troyer had five kills, five digs and two aces. Mackenzie Rayle had four kills, 12 digs, 17 assists and five aces and Madelyn Potts had seven kills and 24 digs. Kerri Prowant had 13 digs and two aces.

Leipsic 3, Vanlue 0

VANLUE — Leipsic won 25-10, 25-6 and 25-19. Leipsic’s Lyndie Hazelton had 28 assists and Liz Scheckelhoff had 10 kills and two blocks. Kasey Brough had nine kills and three aces and Brooke Brown had three aces. Peyton Heitmeyer and Jocie Hermiller each had six kills.

Leipsic, who finished in the Blanchard Valley Conference improves to 19-1 and 5-0 in the Putnam County League and will face Miller City for the PCL title Tuesday.

Lincolnview 3, New Knoxville 2

NEW KNOXVILLE — Lincolnview won 14-25, 18-25, 25-21 26-24 and 15-12. For New Knoxville, Carsyn Henschen had 21 kills and Ellie Gabel had 19 kills and 17 digs. Haley Fledderhohann had 24 digs and CArly Fledderjohann had 57 assists.

O-G ranked No. 1

Ottawa-Glandorf was ranked No. 1 in the latest Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association poll Division III poll. The Titans received 16 place votes. Liberty-Benton is second and Coldwater is ranked No. 8.

In Division IV, St. Henry is No. 1 and New Bremen is No. 2.


COLUMBUS — Wapakoneta moved up one spot to No. 9 in the Division III of the Associated Press Ohio Prep poll released Monday.

The Redskins (5-1) are coming off a 63-20 win over Elida.

Ottawa-Glandorf (5-1) made its first appearance in the poll after getting votes and being ranked No. 14 in Division IV. The Titans are 5-0 in the WBL.

Lima Central Catholic (5-1) is ranked No. 13 in Division VI. Coldwater (6-0) is No. 1 and Minster (5-1) is tied for seventh.

Leipsic remained in the No. 3 in Division VII. Marion Local remains at No. 1 and Blanchard Valley foe McComb is No. 2.

LSH to dedicate press box, collect funds for Koza

Lima Senior High School will dedicate its Oct. 11 homecoming football game to Vince Koza with multiple ways to donate to help Koza and his family as he battles cancer.

Homecoming t-shirts with #FightWithKoza on the back are available for $15 in the Lima Senior Athletic Office. A portion of the sales will go to Koza. The can be purchased during school hours.

The school will also collect money at the gates Friday for Koza and his family.

In addition, the press box at Spartan Stadium will be called The Vince Koza Press Box for the rest of this football season.



ONU players honored

ADA — Ohio Northern junior All-American running back Christiaan Williams (Sidney/Anna) and senior kicker Tom Fleser (Sunbury/Big Walnut) have been named Ohio Athletic Conference Football Players of the Week for their efforts in Ohio Northern’s 31-23 victory over Marietta on Saturday.

Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Week and Fleser was named the Special Teams Player of the Week.

Williams ran for a season-high 183 yards and a touchdown He carried the ball 30 times as ONU finished the day with 235 yards rushing and 429 yards of total offense.

Fleser averaged 61.1 yards on his 6 kickoffs. He had one touchback and another that was being fair caught in the end zone that was muffed and went out of bounds at the 1, pinning Marietta deep

Women’s Soccer

ONU’s Fuller honored

ADA — Ohio Northern junior Jenna Fuller (Countryside, Ill./Lyons Township)has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Fuller had a hat trick to lead the Polar Bears in a 5-0 victory over Marietta on Saturday.

Women’s golf

Bluffton sets school record

BLUFFTON, Ohio - It was a record-breaking day for the Bluffton University women’s golf team on day two of the UNOH Fall Invitational. Hidden Creek Golf Club, one of Bluffton’s two home courses, proved to be the perfect elixir for the Beavers in their final tuneup before next weekend’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.

Bluffton was just three strokes off its one-day school record of 355 as the Beavers fired a 358 for a 36-hole record-shattering 713, a ridiculous 22 shots lower than the previous mark of 735 set at Defiance earlier this season!

Sophomore Keely Briggs (Franklin) continued her torrid play with an 88 for a school-record 174 at Hidden Creek. Also going below her school record of 179 was fellow sophomore Brylee Oberdorf Green Springs/Clyde) who shot a 178. Freshman Haley Gill (Indianapolis, IN/Franklin Central) equaled the former mark with a 179 after shooting an 89 on Monday.

Marissa Hall (Avon) and Abby Bullion (Bellevue) rounded out the top five with scores of 182 and 188, respectively. Grace Branson (Carlisle) finished with a 194, while fellow freshman Elizabeth Rockwell (St. Henry) checked in with a 206 for the tournament.

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