WILLARD — Keiron Bailey had 11 carries for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 71-yarder, as Lima Central Catholic defeated Willard 60-2 in high school football Saturday.
Evan Unruh threw touchdown passes to Carson Parker and Billy Bourk also for the Thunderbirds, who improved to 4-1 on the season.
Unruh, Quintel Peoples, Payne Cutlip, Gabe Cira and Matthew Quatman had TD runs as LCC finished 342 rushing yards.
Riverdale 3, Continental 3
Rhenn Armey had all three Continental goals and teammate Wyatt Davis had an assist.
Liberty Center 0
Zac Stoodt had a goal on an assist by Hunter Foust. Tobey Wittenmyer made seven saves to earn the shutout in goal.
Makenna Siefker had two goals and an assist, Kaelyn Grothause had a pair of scores, Lily Haselman and Myka Aldrich each had a tally, Alexa Fortman had an assist and Abby Warnecke made three saves to earn the shutout in goal.
Kalida 2, Cory-Rawson 0
KALIDA — Kenzie Fortman and Livia Recker each had goal, Audra Hovest abd Meredith Bockrath each had an assist and Kassidy Hipsher made four saves to earn the shutout in goal.
Miller City 3 Spencerville 0
Lexi Heuerman had a goal and an assist, Ava Rosengarten and Taylor Wilhelm each had a tally, Hallie Kamphaus had a pair of assists and Liz Otto had a save to earn the shutout in goal.
Anna 3, Bath 2
Tanner Spangler had two goals for Anna. Bath’s goal scorers were not reported by deadline.
Greenon 4, Celina 3
Taylor Klingshirn had two goals and Raven Harris had a single tally for Celina.
Elida 3, Delphos St. John’s 1
Elida’s Lacie Moening, JoJo Knight and Hannah Jones each had a goal. Kierstin Jackson had DSJ’s goal.
Shawnee 3, Lincolnview 1
The Indians won 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22.
Addison Maxwell had 39 assists, 13 digs and three blocks, Karrington Green had 21 kills and eight digs, Grace Freiberger had 19 digs and three aces, Paige Maxwell had 17 digs, Kelly Cooper had 14 kills and three blocks and Kyra Vermillion had three blocks for Shawnee.
Coldwater wins twice
BOWLING GREEN — Coldwater defeated Bowling Green 25-23, 25-19 and Findlay 25-15, 25-23.
Against Bowling Green, Annelise Harlamert had 21 assists, Riley Rismiller had five solo blocks, Morgan Blasingame had eight kills and 12 digs and Madison Wendel had seven kills.
Against Findlay, Harlamert had 17 assists and six digs and Jenna Leugers had eight kills and eight digs.
Crestview 3, Kalida 0
The Knights won 25-19, 25-19, 25-15
Lydia Vorst had seven kills, Brooke Vennekotter had eight digs and Maria Gerding had 14 assists for Kalida.
Allen East wins 2
Allen East defeated Bath 25-11, 25-22 and Northwood 25-15, 25-15. No individual stats were reported by deadline.
Vanlue 3, Upper Scioto Valley 1
The Rams fell 26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-17
Upper Scioto Valley leaders: Brielle Cotterman had eight kills, Caitlyn Cunningham had five aces and Neveah Lowery, and Kennedy Hall had nine assists each for USV.
Wayne Trace 2, Perry 0
The Commodores fell 25-16, 25-23. No Perry individual stats were reported by deadline.
Wayne Trace 2, Miller City 1
The Wildcats fell 26-24, 19-25, 25-22. No Miller City individual stats were reported by deadline.
MINSTER — The host Wildcat girls won the team title with a score of 28 followed by Miamisburg (58), Versailles (62), Marysville (116), Fort Loramie (121) and Coldwater (166).
Taylor Roth (second), Cameo Cedarleaf (fourth), Chaney Cedarleaf (fifth), Ava Stammen (eighth), Morgan Ketner (ninth) and Rachel Niekamp (10th) all finished in the top 10 for Minster. Miamisburg’s Anna Newkirk was the race winner in 20 minutes, 26.21 seconds.
Miamisburg (16) was the boys team champ followed by Minster (60), Marysville (83), Versailles (115), Fort Loramie (129), Lehman Catholic (160) and Coldwater (189).
Minster’s Ryan Halpin (seventh) and Jim Trzaska (ninth) finished in the top 10. Miamisburg’s Seth Elking was the race winner in 16:09.75.
GALION — Crestview finished 12th (314) behind team champ St. Paul (51). Hayden Tomlinson led the Knights, finishing 36th in 19:05.7. New London’s Tyler Twining was the race winner in 16:46.
Jordan Moeller Invitational
Botkins won the team title with a 307 total with St. Marys (328) finishing second in the 18-team event at the par 72 Mercer County Elks.
St. Henry’s Sam Koesters shot a 70 to earn medalist honors and was joined on the All-Tournament team by
Greenville’s Warren Hartzell (71), Botkins’ Jameson Meyer (73) and Ross Dietz (73), Jack Gerker of Delphos St. John’s (75) andAnna’s Bryce Cobb (75).
Koesters earned a scholarship for his effort and Parkway’s Gabe Schaaf won another in a drawing of senior players.
Shawnee’s Justin Altenbach (78), St. Marys’ Andrew Moore (78), Fort Recovery’s Isaac LeFevre (88), Minster’s Louis Magoto (78), Celina’s Brecken Adams (87), Van Wert’s Jace Fast (80), Coldwater’s Keegan Bruggeman (81), Parkway’s Caden Slusher (84), New Bremen’s Blake Terpstra (94), New Knoxville’s Max Henschen (101) and Marion Local’s Marcus Rethman (84) had the low rounds for their teams.
Bluffton goes 1-1
WOOSTER — Bluffton nearly toppled 10-2 Wooster in the opener before defeating Geneva in straight sets. It took the Fighting Scots five sets (25-23, 25-14, 21-25, 24-26, 15-10) to defeat the Beavers as Bluffton’s Cassidy Posey, a Paulding graduate had a career-high 24 kills for Bluffton, which stands at 6-8 on the season after going 3-1 during the weekend.
Maddie White had 29 assists, Ottawa-Glandorf grad Brooke Kleman had 24 digs, Shawnee grad Kelly Armentrout had a career-high six blocks and Alysha Like contributed four aces.
Posey had 13 kills in the 25-15, 25-18, 25-21 victory against Geneva. Teammate Chloei Barnett, a Wapakoneta grad, had 10 kills, White had 34 assists and Kleman had 18 digs and four aces.
ONU goes 1-1
WOOSTER — No. 8 Ohio Northern split its two-game set, sweeping host Wooster 25-21, 25-17, 25-15 after being swept by Denison 17-25, 19-25, 21-25 at Timken Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears (10-1 overall) ended the Fighting Scots’ 10-game win streak.
Taylor Baxter, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, joined Ada graduate Melina Woods and Sydney Eggleton in finishing with nine kills apiece to lead ONU. Baxter added five blocks and four service aces.
Hannah Irmer and Grace Conrad tallied 12 and 11 digs, respectively. Conrad added 23 assists.
Against Denison, the Polar Bears got a team-high 11 kills from Baxter. Rachel Jennings and Irmer led Northern in digs with 13 apiece while Kiki Carle tallied 16 assists.
Cornerstone 3, UNOH 0
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The University of Northwestern Ohio fell 25-21, 25-21, 25-10. Neveah Shugart had seven kills, Mailys Silvestre had 14 assists, Logan Thomas and Taylor Reust had three aces each and Aubree Ricketts had 14 digs for UNOH.
Bluffton 3, Thiel 0
BLUFFTON — Maxwell Kennedy had a goal and an assist, Dalton Taynor and JJ Meyer each had a goal, Andrew Kennedy had an assist and Angel Velasco-Urbina made a save to earn the shutout in goal.
Ohio Northern 3,
Carnegie Mellon 2 (OT)
PITTSBURGH — After seeing a victory slip from its grasp in the waning minutes of regulation, Ohio Northern wasted little time scoring in the overtime session against Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) at CMU Soccer Field.
A goal from Seth Gundlach just under three minutes into the 10-minute overtime period gave the Polar Bears (4-2-1 overall) the victory while handing the Tartans (4-1-1 overall) their first loss of the season.
Northern’s two goals in regulation came from Trevor Tabb and Tanner Locke.
Indiana Wesleyan 1,
LIMA — The Racers fell to 1-3-1 overall.
Ohio Northern 2
CEDARVILLE — Ohio Northern its 2020-21 season with a loss to Division II Cedarville at the Johnson-Murdoch Tennis Complex.
The Polar Bears got victories from Peyton Specht and Sam Sran at No. four and six singles, respectively.
UNOH 2, Bellevue 0
LIMA — Agnes Stefansdottir and Patricia Gomez Nogue each had a goal and Martina Galloni earned the shutout in goal.
MUSKINGUM — The Beavers fell to 2-3 on the season.
Heidelberg Fall Invitational
FOSTORIA — Rhianna Firmstone tied the school record with a 74-77—151 to lead Ohio Northern to a third place finish at Fostoria Country Club.
One day after the Polar Bears (24-4 overall) tied the school’s 18-hole team record with an opening round 318, the split-squad posted a 323 to finish with a 641 - which is the second-lowest 36-hole total in school history.
Northern had three top-10 finishers on the 5668-yard, par-72 course.
Madyson Smith tied for fifth with a career-low 80-76—156 and St. Henry grad Karlee Staugler finished 10th with a career-low 81-80—161.
Allegheny (Pennsylvania) won the team title with a 313-320—633, Adrian (Michigan) was second with a 316-318—634 and Wooster finished fourth with a 338-331—669.
Bluffton 21, Kalamazoo 20
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Bluffton rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit. Zachary Nobis connected with Laurenz Johnson with 30 seconds remaining. The Beavers improved to 2-1 on the season, while Kalamazoo slipped to 1-2.
The Beavers were down but not out when sophomore Deion Mensah (Leesburg, Fla.) picked off Kalamazoo and put Bluffton in business at the home 20-yard line with 6:08 to play in the third quarter. Five plays later Todd King Jr. (Springfield) took the 1-yard plunge to paydirt, making it 17-7 with 4:07 left in period three.
Bluffton forced a three and out on Kalamazoo’s next touch and took over at the visitor 23-yard line. Nobis engineered a 14-play drive that used up over five minutes and culminated in a four-yard toss to Treavon Cummings (Leesburg, Fla./First Academy), making it 17-14 with 12:41 to play.
Following a Hornet field goal, the Beavers trailed 20-14 when they took over at the Bluffton five-yard line with only 2:29 on the clock. Nobis completed six passes on the drive, including a 52-yarder to DeSean Bonte (Canal Winchester/Harvest Prep) after a 31-yard toss to King was negated by a Bluffton holding penalty. With 30 seconds remaining Bluffton completed the unfathomable comeback when Nobis hit Johnson from 11 yards out for the go-ahead score as Jake Baumgartner (Toledo/Start) nailed his third PAT of the afternoon!
Nobis went 17-of-37 for 210 yards and two touchdowns. King ran the ball 11 times for 48 yards and score. Bonte hauled in four passes for 65 yards, while Cummings added six catches for 63 yards.
Stephan Kosakowski (Cleveland/Benedictine) and Louden Saulbeamer (Dayton/Troy Christian) both finished with nine tackles to lead the defense. Montez Archer Jr. (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King) added eight stops, while fellow sophomore Nick Perry had seven tackles.
Kalamazoo finished with 451 yards of total offense, compared to 285 for the Beavers. The Hornets had a 192-67 edge on the ground. Bluffton converted 5-of-19 third down opportunities and went 3-of-4 on fourth down. The home team moved the chains 22 times, five more than the Beavers.
Bluffton will catch its breath with a bye week before welcoming Mount St. Joseph for the Heartland Conference opener on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. at Alumni Field.
Ohio Northern 62, Wilmington 27
WILMINGTON — Brody Hahn threw for a school record 502 yards and seven touchdowns in an Ohio Athletic Conference encounter at Williams Stadium.
The Polar Bears improve to 2-1 overall and are 1-1 in the OAC, while the Quakers fall to 0-2 (0-1 OAC).
Hahn was 18-of-25 passing for 351 yards and six touchdowns in the first half alone as ONU led 42-0 at halftime. He finished the day 29-of-49 for 502 yards and seven scores and became the first Polar Bear in school history to eclipse the 500-yard passing mark in a game.
Hahn hit senior senior Chase Rose (Kenton/Upper Scioto Valley) on TD passes of 36 and 56 yards and James McDougald (Bowie, Md./Bridge Tutorial) for 38 yards as ONU led 21-0 after the first quarter.
Hahn then went to senior Austin Eick (Rossford) for touchdowns strikes of 59 and 2 yards and sophomore Jette Morgan (Wooster) for a 9-yard score in the second period as the Polar Bears led 42-0 at halftime.
Northern scored on its first possession of the second half when Hahn hit sophomore Noah Miller (Coldwater) on a 7-yard TD pass and it was 49-0 with 1:33 gone in the quarter.
Senior All-American Brock Martin (Attica/Seneca East) made it 56-21 with a 5-yard TD run with 6:26 left in the game.
Hahn’s seven touchdown passes is the most for an Ohio Northern quarterback since Joe Zarlinga threw nine touchdown passes in a 70-39 win at Capital on Nov. 14, 1998.
It also marks the seventh time as ONU quarterback has thrown for 400 yards and bettered his previous school record, a 463-yard effort on April 9, 2021 at Heidelberg. His 29 completions also tied his own school record, also against Heidelberg last spring.
The 503-yard effort also put Hahn over the 7,000-yard passing mark for his career. He threw for 4,877 yards in three seasons as the starter at Muskingum and has 2,182 passing yards in just seven games as a Polar Bear for 7,058 in his career.
Junior Jamir Nunley (Cleveland/Mayfield) scored on a 70-yard run with 3:54 left to cap the scoring.
Rose finished the day with five receptions for 145 yards and Eick caught seven passes for 129 yards.
Senior Johnny Rupp (Maumee/Anthony Wayne) had a career-high 10 tackles to lead the Ohio Northern defense.
ONU out-gained WC in total offense 650-332.
The Polar Bears will return to action Saturday afternoon with a 1:30 pm contest at home with Otterbein.
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