FINDLAY — Elida claimed the boys Division I golf district championship Thursday at par 72 Sycamore Springs Golf Course to qualify for state with a 318 total.
Carson Harmon led the way for the Bulldogs, tying Ashland’s Tyler Sabo for medalist honors with a 74. Ethan Harmon tied for seventh with a 79 and Gavin Harmon shot an 80 to tie for ninth also for Elida. Hunter Jolliff also contributed to winning team total with an 85.
Ashland also advanced to state with a second place score of 322. St. Marys’ Reese Sweigart (84), Austin Boley (86), Calvin Caywood (91) and Andrew Moore (95) combined for a ninth place total of 356. Shawnee’s Justin Altenbach (83) and Wapakoneta’s Clay Wilsey (87) and Jon Hefner (100) competed as individuals. Lexington’s Trevor Dials (75) and Joey Gemerchak (77) of Toledo St. John’s advanced to state as individuals. Gemerchak defeated Perrysburg’s Mason Deal in a playoff.
The D-I state championship will be held Oct. 18-19 at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Columbus.
The Titans (19-2) finished as the outright Western Buckeye League champs at 9-0. Claire Eiden had 17 digs, Taylor Alt had 12 digs, six digs and three aces, Miya Ellerbrock had 11 digs, Erica Annesser had 11 kills and eight digs, Erin Kaufman had eight kills, Brianna Schimoeller had 19 assists and Saleigha Ellerbrock had 12 assists for O-G.
Kaylei Barnett had eight digs, Chloei Barnett had five kills and Renae Schulze and Morgan Voll each had four assists for Wapak.
Elida 3, Kenton 0
The Bulldogs won 25-16, 25-23, 25-14. Rachel Mitchell had 11 kills, Addisyn Freeman had 10 kills, Kylie Vorhees had 10 kills, Lauren Engle had 10 kills, Cadence Miller had 42 assists and 12 digs, Kenzie Miller had 26 digs and Nevaeh Vorhees had 10 digs for Elida (12-10, 6-3 WBL).
Shawnee 3, Bath 0
The Indians won 25-22, 25-19, 25-14. Kelsey Fischbach had 38 assists, 11 digs and five blocks, Karrington Green had 15 kills, 10 digs and three blocks, Trinity Gearing had 12 kills and four blocks, Kelly Armentrout had nine kills, Paige Maxwell ahd 10 digs, Josie Addis had nine digs and Leah Stallkamp had eight digs for Shawnee (14-7, 5-4 WBL).
Temple Christian 3,
The Pioneers won 25-22, 25-22, 25-23. Kaylee Linhart had 14 assists and eight digs, Emma White had seven aces, Lindsey Stump had eight digs and three aces, Cecelia Worsham had nine kills and 11 digs and Jessica Holloway had 12 digs for Temple Christian (6-15, 3-5 Northwest Central Conference).
LCC 3, Arlington 0
Rosie Williams had 11 kills and five blocks, Hannah Riepenhoff had 28 assists, Zoey Foster had three aces and Kassidy Meyer had 14 digs for Lima Central Catholic (16-5).
Riverside 2, Hardin Northern 0
Hardin Northern fell 25-21, 25-10. Alex Jacksoon had eight kills, and five blocks, Megan Miller had four digs and Quinn Stewart-Evans had six assists for Hardin Northern.
Pandora-Gilboa 3, Kalida 0
The Rockets won 25-23, 25-18, 25-17. Brooke Vennekotter had 14 digs, Lydia Vorst had six kills, Brooke Sifker had four aces, Carlee Recker had 16 digs and Grace Klausing had seven kills, 13 assists and 11 digs for Kalida.
Celina 3, Van Wert 1
The Bulldogs won 25-22, 23-25, 25-11, 26-24. Maria Lutz had 12 kills, Brooklyn Bourne had 12 kills and four aces, Allison Brown had five aces, Rose McGohan had 15 digs and Sam Carlin had 31 assists for Celina.
Fort Recovery 3, Versailles 1
The Indians won 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-16. Olivia Patch had seven kills and four blocks, Paige Jutte had eight kills and four blocks, Chloe Showalter had 16 assists, Brooke Kahlig had 15 digs, Paige Fortkamp had 14 kills, Whitley Rammel had 12 kills and 10 blocks, Marissa Gaerke had six blocks, Kierra Wendel had 15 digs and Hope Wendel 20 assists and 12 digs for Fort Recovery.
Defiance 3, St. Marys 0
The Roughriders fell 25-16, 25-21, 25-16. Leah Walter had seven kills, Cherissa Priddy had 15 digs, Kelsey Poppe had 11 digs, Abbie Young had nine digs and Cora Rable had nine assists for St. Marys.
Miller City 3, Liberty Center 1
The Wildcats won 25-21, 25-17, 25-27, 25-21. Sofie van Wezel had 16 kills, Abi Teders had 15 kills, Abi Lammers had 13 kills and 32 digs, Kate Kuhlman had 10 kills, Lexi Banks had eight kills and three aces, Adrienne Kuhlman had 50 assists, 12 digs and four aces, Cayla Troyer had 20 digs and three aces and Tess Oedy had 13 digs for Miller City (19-3).
Minster 3, Parkway 2
The Wildcats (13-8, 3-6 Midwest Conference) won 25-23, 25-22, 15-25, 21-25, 15-11. Ava Sharp had 18 digs, Averi Wolf had nine kills and three blocks, Dan Prenger had seven kills, Emily Stubbs had 30 digs, Ivy Wolf had 10 kills and 22 digs, Josie Winner had three aces and nine digs and Kaitlyn Wolf had three aces, 36 assists and 11 digs.
Crestiview 3, Leipsic 1
The Knights won 23-25, 25-13, 25-18, 27-25. Maddy Lamb had 39 assists, Lexi Gregory had 26 kills and 20 digs, Laci McCoy had 13 kills and five blocks, Bailey Gregory had 30 digs, Kaylee Wolford had 12 kills and Lauryn Black had 14 digs for Crestview (19-3).
Lyndie Hazelton had 55 assists, Brooke Brown had 23 digs, Liz Schecklhoff had 17 kills and four blocks, Peyton Heitmeyer had 14 kills and 10 digs, Jocie Hermiller had nine kills and nine digs and Kasey Brough had nine kills Leipsic (20-2).
Toledo Central Catholic 3, Lima Senior 0
TOLEDO — The Spartans fell 25-12, 25-18, 25-18. Lexi Williams had nine kills and nine digs, Sophie Jolliff had 10 digs, Lauren Zell had 21 assists and Alleah Julien had 11 digs.
New Knoxville 3, Marion Local 1
The Rangers won 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18. Kinsey Thobe had 13 kills, Heidi Rethman had 36 assists and 13 digs, Kelsey Koenig had 22 digs and Brooke Homan had 11 kills for Marion Local.
New Bremen 3, Coldwater 2
The Cardinals (21-1) won 25-16, 25-23, 16-25, 21-25, 15-13 to finish 8-1 in the MAC to tie St. Henry for the conference championship. Alaina Steinke had three aces, Katie Alig had 19 digs, Annelise Harlamert had 48 assists and Lauren Gilliand had 26 kills for the Cavaliers.
Division I district
BOWLING GREEN — Wapakoneta singles players Makenzie Schroeder and Ellie Schroer dropped opening round matches.
Schroeder fell 6-2, 6-0 to St. Ursula’s Marissa Patino and Schroer was defeated 6-0, 6-0 by Notre Dame’s Lilly Black. The Wapak doubles team of Alyssa Good and Casey Minnig fell 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (4) to Northview’s Jillian Turner and Sophia Campbell in their first-round encounter.
Shawnee 7, Bath 0
The Indians (15-1), who had already clinched the WBL title, finished 9-0 in league matches. Shawnee’s Carter Jensen had two assists to give an all-time single season 22. Brayden Ward, Jake Miller, Anthony Best, Damien Zeigler, Matteo Fusillo, Carter Schaaf and Austin Miller each had a goal. Landon Hoehn made nine saves to earn the shutout in goal.
Noah Utrup had the goal for Ottawa-Glandorf (6-7-3, 4-3-2 WBL) on an assist by Andrew Kaufman, and Daniel Prieto had the tally for Wapak (5-7-4, 1-5-3 WBL). O-G goalie Ethan Alt had two saves and Wapak counterpart Dylan Birkemeier had a single save.
Lincolnview 1, Fort Jennings 0
Clayton Leeth had the match’s only goal off a Dylan Schimmoeller assist as the Lancers improved to 3-11-2 and the Musketeers fell to 0-16.
Jackson Center 8,
New Knoxville 3
JACKSON CENTER — Patrick Covert had the three goals for New Knoxville (6-10, 2-5 Western Ohio Soccer League), including one off an assist by Ryland Dyrness.
Temple Christian 0
Noah Becher and Rhenn Armey each had pair of goals. Armey, Trevor Brecht, Konnor Knipp-Williams and Westin Okuley each had an assist as Continental moved to 10-5-1 on the season. Temple Christian fell to 7-8-1.
St. Marys 7, Defiance 0
Andy Vogel had three goals and Austin Herenstein, Gavin Lininger, Joey Vanderhorst and Adam Tobin each had a single tally. Correy Nelson got the shutout in goal.
Botkins 2, LCC 0
LCC goalie Zack Zerante had 12 saves.
Spencerville 2, Coldwater 0
SPENCERVILLE — The Bearcats improved to 13-3 (4-2 WOSL) and Coldwater fell to 10-5-1 (3-3 WOSL). The match’s goal scorers were not reported.
Kalida 4, Columbus Grove 1
Kalida’s Livia Recker, Melanie Meyers, Brenna Smith, McKenna Bockrath and Grove’s Hannah Schroeder each had a goal. Kalida goalie Mya Schmitz made nine saves.
Bluffton 11, Delphos Jefferson 0
Regan Mittendorf, Kayla White, Lauren Rhodes and Brinkley Garmatter each had two goals and Sami Scoles, Allison Diller and Becca Hoff each had a single tally.
Cory-Rawson 2, Upper Sandusky 0
Paige McVetta and Grace Roebke each had a goal and Evelyn Waltz had three saves in earning the shutout in goal.
KALIDA — Chad Ehrnsberger has been named the new varsity coach following a vote by the Kalida Board of Education
Following a successful career on the diamond for Kalida in which he was a four-time first team Putnam County League member and part of the 1995 State semifinalists, Ehrnsberger went on to play college baseball at The Ohio State University and the University of Central Florida. While in college, Ehrnsberger was a four-time collegiate All-American, first team academic all-American, and a Big 10 scholar athlete. Following college, he went on to a nine-year professional baseball career, reaching as high as AA. After his playing days, Ehrnsberger began a coaching career that has seen stops at Ohio Northern University (2011-14 assistant coach), the Lima Locos (2013-2016 head coach), and Van Wert Legion (2017-present).
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