ELIDA — New Bremen defeated Tiffin Calvert 19-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-16 to advance to the Division IV state semifinals in volleyball Saturday.
The Cardinals (26-1) will face Monroeville at 4 p.m. Friday at Wright State University.
Cincinnati Seven Hills 0
CENTERVILLE — Nate Schneider had the match’s only goal as the Trojans (18-0-2) advanced to play Columbus Wellington School in the state semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Evans Stadium in Springfield.
Men’s cross country
ONU fourth in
TWINSBURG — Ohio Northern placed fourth at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at the Liberty Park Recreation Area. It marks the 17th straight season that the Polar Bears placed in the top half at the conference championships.
Northern (72-44 overall) accumulated 141 points. Otterbein claimed the title with 41 points, while John Carroll and Mount Union rounded out the top three, scoring 44 and 68 points, respectively.
Patrick Bake paced the Polar Bears. He crossed 25th with a time of 26:55.4.
Travis Sutter (Fort Recovery) placed 27th in 26:57.7 and Jordan Green took 33rd (27:04.2).
Dylan McKean finished 35th (27:04.2), and Breydan Hann rounded out ONU’s top-five, placing 45th (27:41.8). Sam Krabacher and Andrew Shelton took sixth and seventh on the team — 51st (27.50.2) and 62nd (28:03.1) overall, respectively.
Otterbein’s Chase Hampton won the race with a time of 25:29.9.
Women’s cross country
Polar Bears 4th
at OAC compeition
TWINSBURG — Ohio Northern placed fourth at the OAC Championships at the Liberty Park Recreation Area. It marks the 18th consecutive year that the Polar Bears finished in the top five at the conference championships.
Northern scored 94 points, while John Carroll won the meet, accumulating 41 points. Baldwin Wallace and Otterbein finished second and third with 49 and 73 points, respectively.
Tessa Pitcovich paced the Polar Bears. She crossed ninth overall, boasting a time of 23:27.7.
Kathleen Colvin was second on the team and 13th overall (23:35.8). Megan Wright took 14th (23:36.6).
Kylie Vestal finished 28th overall (24:21.3), and Rue Whitmore placed 30th (24:26.5). Madeleine Routhier and Chyanne Retcher took sixth and seventh on the team — 33rd (24:33.8) and 37th (24.42.3) overall, respectively.
John Carroll’s Sydney Jenko won the meet, running a time of 22:28.7.
Anderson 2, Bluffton 1
BLUFFTON — The Beavers finished the season 6-13 (1-8 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) while Anderson improved 7-10-2 (4-4-1 HCAC).
Jacob Kiger had Bluffton’s goal. Teammate Tanner Newport secured 11 saves in goal.
Anderson 1, Bluffton 1
BLUFFTON — Maddie Huffman had the host Pirates’ goal on a assist by Lauryn Foster-Wheeler. Jules Frazier made eight saves and Sienna Sullivan made seven saves in goal for Bluffton (6-10-2 and 3-4-2 HCAC).
UNOH 3, Rochester 0
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — The University of Northwestern Ohio (22-10, 12-6 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) won 26-24, 25-14, 25-10.
St. Marys graduate Erika Angstmann had 15 kills and 10 digs, Kayleigh Hulst had 33 assists and seven digs, New Bremen grad Devon Heitkamp had nine kills, Ottawa-Glandorf grad Olivia Hermiller had nine kills, Kaela Stoll had 11 digs and Grace Heywood had seven digs for the Racers.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Beavers dropped a three-set decision (25-22, 26-24, 25-22) to the Engineers.
Remi Bower powered the Bluffton offense with 17 kills. Sarah Heydinger and Carley Lester chipped in nine and six kills, respectively. Teammate Maddie White dished out 30 assists.
Ottawa-Glandorf grad Brooke Kleman led the Beaver defense with 12 digs.
Grace College 92, UNOH 84
WINONA LAKE, Ind. — Nathan Lessing had 26 points and five rebounds, Zach Montes had 19 points and six rebounds and Isaac Golson Jr. had 14 points and four rebounds for the Racers (1-2) at the Grace Tip-Off Classic.
IU South Bend 65,
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — New Knoxville grad Erin Scott had 13 points and six rebounds and Fort Recovery grad Tori Lennartz scored 12 for the Racers (1-1).
Ohio Northern 2,
ADA — Ohio Northern’s Overwatch team remained undefeated in its inaugural season with a 2-0 victory against Northwood (Michigan) at the ONU Esports Arena.
The Polar Bears (7-0 overall, 7-0 Great Lakes Esports Conference) controlled the contest from the start, winning both games in convincing fashion.
The victory sest up a battle in Overwatch and League of Legends next Saturday with Trine (Indiana) in a battle of the league’s two undefeated teams. The winners of next week’s OW and LOL matches will clinch at least a share of the GLEC title.
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