LEIPSIC — The host Vikings clinched their fourth straight Putnam County League championship with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 high school volleyball victory against Miller City.
It was 10th PCL title in the last 11 years. Also, with Crestview’s victory against Lincolnview, the Vikings share the Northwest Conference championship with the Knights and Lancers at 7-1. Leipsic closes PCL play at 6-0 while Miller City finishes at 5-1.
Serenity Siefer had 35 assists, Peyton Heitmeyer had 18 digs and nine kills, Jocie Hermiller had 17 digs and Alivia Jones and Marisa Hermiller each had eight kills for Leipsic.
Abi Lammers had 11 kills and four blocks, Lexi Banks had 13 kills and 10 digs, Tessa Oedy had 13 digs and Grace Pfau had 29 assists for Miller City.
The Knights (16-6) secured a share of the NWC championship at 7-1 with the 25-23, 25-11, 25-20 victory. Cali Gregory had four aces, 26 assists and three blocks, Myia Etzler had 13 kills, Laci McCoy had 10 kills and three blocks and Ellie Kline had nine digs for Crestview.
Celina 3, St. Marys 1
The Bulldogs finished 9-0 in the WBL with the 25-13, 25-15, 17-25, 25-11 victory.
Evie Holsted had 11 kills, Amelia Lutz had 10 kills, Peyton Bertke had 30 assists, Brooklyn Bourne had seven aces and Summer Wilson had 10 digs for Celina. Halle Huston had eight kills, Syerra Greber had seven kills and Gracelyn Johns had 16 assists and three aces for St. Marys.
Allen East 3, Bluffton 2
The Mustangs won 21-25, 25-21, 9-25, 25-23, 15-9.
Soraya Jackson had 15 kills, Elle Richardson had eight kills and Bethany Smith had 34 assists for Allen East.
Kylie Stackhouse had 29 kills, Ayla Grandey had 16 kills, Skyler Scoles had 48 assists, Kylie Monday had 11 digs and Sophie Bricker and Avery Talavinia each had 10 digs for Bluffton.
New Bremen 3,
New Knoxville 1
The Cardinals won 25-14, 25-20, 16-25, 25-21.
Carsyn Henschen had 19 kills and Ellie Gabel had 13 digs and 33 assists for New Knoxville.
Temple Christian 3,
North Baltimore 2
The Pioneers improved to 17-4 overall and 5-1 in the Northwest Central Conference with the 16-25, 30-32, 25-23, 25-20, 15-4 victory.
Jessica Holloway had 33 digs, surpassing 400 for the season, Emma White had 12 kills and 14 digs, Cece Worsham had 27 kills, four aces, and 10 digs, Brianna Smith had 10 kills and four blocks, Kaylee Linhart had 26 assists and Emily Bontrager had 25 assists for Temple Christian.
Coldwater 3, Minster 1
The Cavaliers won 25-17, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22.
Annelise Harlamert had 43 assists, Spencer Etzler had four aces, Jenna Leugers had 15 kills and 17 digs, Madison Wendel had 11 kills and Morgan Blasingame had 10 kills for Coldwater.
Ava Grieshop had four aces, Jayden Clune had three aces, 24 assists and eight digs, Alyssa Niemeyer had eight kills and 10 digs, Ella Mescher had 12 kills and Lily Barhorst had 13 kills, five blocks and eight digs for Minster.
Elida 3, Shawnee 2
The Bulldogs won 15-25 25-21 24-26 25-18 15-7.
Spencerville 3, Ada 0
The Bearcats won 25-13, 25-20, 25-22.
Autumn Andreasen had 15 assists and 15 digs, Courtney Sumner had five aces and 10 digs, Daicy Robinson had five kills and five digs, Emilee Huffer had five kills and Lexi White had eight digs for Ada.
Perry 3, Vanlue 2
The Commodores won 24-26, 25-27, 26-24,25-20, 15-11.
Lexenna Lee had 23 assists, 16 kills and three aces, Mary Hoersten had 18 assists, 21 kills, six aces and four blocks, Alexa Burgess had five aces and nine digs and Bryce James had 34 digs and three aces for Perry.
Parkway 3, Marion Local 1
The Panthers won 25-18, 25-15, 15-25, 25-22. Julia Moeller had 20 assists and seven digs, Nora Eckstein had 10 kills and 20 digs, Reagan Kremer had 11 kills, Natalie Evers had 24 assists, Lydia Eifert had 18 digs and Chloe Ronnebaum had 13 kills and Avae Unrast had eight digs for Marion Local.
Bath 3, Van Wert 1
The Wildkittens won 26-24, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24. Jordanne Blythe had seven kills and three blocks, Finley Foster had 28 assists, Kayla Krites had eight kills, Carlee Young had 36 digs and Maria Bagley had 10 kills and 35 digs for Van Wert.
Shawnee 10, Bath 0
The Indians (13-1), who did not allow any shots on goal, clinched the Western Buckeye League championship outright with an 8-0 mark, giving them 24 points.
Austin Miller had three goals and an assist, Anthony Best and Luca Fusillo each had two scores and Noah Neth and Jake Miller each had a single tally. One of the Shawnee scores was on own goal. Collin Scheid and Connor Neidemire each had two assists and Alex McGuire, Sam Tenwalde, Austin Rosebeck and Fusillo each had an assist.
Rhenn Armey had three goals and an assist, and Gavin Huff, Collin Davis, Andrew Hoeffel and Carson Etter had one score each, Alex Sharrits had two assists and Braxton Stegbauer had an assist for Continental.
Miller City 1,
Allen East 0
Ethan Barlage scored the goal assisted by Joe Deitering off a free kick as Miller City improved to 10-4-1.
Temple Christian 0
Goals scorers included Emerson Layman wtih two and Will Gallaspie and Joel Van Gorder with one each.
Ottoville 5, Fort Jennings 0
Will Miller had two goals, Trey Landwehr, Will Horstman and Preston Mansfield each had a score, Kellen Schlagbaum had two assists and Michael Steffan, Preston Mansfield and Quinton Schniple each had an assist.
Shawnee 3, Elida 0
The Indians finished 9-0 with 27 points to finish alone atop the WBL standings. Bri Ridenour had two goals, Zoe Best had a single tally, Kamryn Morris had two assists and Cameron Ridenour had an assists. Kaelan Swallow earned the shutout in goal.
Bri Douglass had two goals and an assist, Kaelyn Grothause, Alexa Fortman, Myka Aldrich and Makenna Siefker each had a score, Clara Beach had two assists and Lily Haselman had an assist. Abby Warnecke made four saves to get the shutout in goal.
Nikane Ambos, Katie Lisi and Audrey Follin each had two goals.
OHSAA Computer Ratings
COLUMBUS — Lima Central Catholic (7-1) and Marion Local (8-0) remain atop Division VII Region 26 and Region 28 respectively.
In D-II, Lima Senior (3-4) is 13th.
In D-III, Wapakoneta (6-2) is fourth, St. Marys (6-2) is fifth and Shawnee (4-4) is ninth in Region 12.
In D-IV, Van Wert (7-1) is third in Region 14
In D-V, Ottawa-Glandorf (5-3) is fourth and Bath (5-3) is 10th in Region 18.
In D-VI, Columbus Grove (8-0) is fourth and Bluffton (4-4) is 12th in Region 22 and Allen East (6-2) is second, Coldwater (7-1) is third, Delphos Jefferson (3-5) is 11th and Fort Recovery (3-5) is 14th in Region 24.
In D-VII, Upper Scioto Valley (7-1) is fourth, Leipsic (5-3) is sixth, Crestview (5-3) is ninth, Perry (4-4) is 1oth, Hardin Northern (5-3) is 12th, Spencerville (4-4) is 13th, Waynesfield-Goshen (6-2) is 14th and Pandora-Gilboa (4-4) is 16th in Region 26 and St. Henry (6-2) is sixth and New Bremen (5-3) is seventh in Region 28.
The top 16 schools from each region in the final report Oct. 24 will qualify for the playoffs.
Division I district
BOWLING GREEN — Wapakoneta’s Jackie Oen finished ninth with an 89 during the Division I district held at par 72 Stone Ridge Golf Club.
Shawnee finished 10th in the team competition with a 458 total. The Indians’ Madilyn Paphanchith finished in a tie for 13th with a 92. Haylee Wurm (96), Addie Hilden (129), Kaley Cotrell (141) and Rachel Clymer (156) also competed for Shawnee.
Celina’s Maddie Fleck tied for 15th with a 93.
St. Ursula Academy (354) and Notre Dame Academy (364) and Perrysburg’s Sydney Deal (73) and Ashland’s Klaira Paramore (75) advanced to state.
Findlay 3, Lima Senior 0
No other information was reported about this match.
Coldwater’s Brian Harlamert has been named as a member of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Assocation 2022 Hall of Fame Class.
The induction is planned during the January state clinic.
BLUFFTON — Angel Velasco-Urbina from Bluffton University has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Velasco-Urbina allowed one goal in nearly 200 minutes as the Beavers were 2-0 in conference play. The freshman notched his second shutout of the season against Transylvania and the only goal scored against Bluffton by Mount St. Joseph came with 25 seconds left off a corner kick by Wednesday afternoon. He finished with a 15 saves for the week.
at No. 14
ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team remains ranked No. 14 nationally in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll.
The Polar Bears received 1,045 points in the poll. The Polar Bears (15-1) enter play this week riding a six-game win streak with five of those victories coming by way of 3-0 sweeps.
Johns Hopkins (Md.) is the top-ranked team in the poll with 2,245 points and 86 first-place votes.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) is second with 2,160 points and three first-place votes while Trinity (Texas) is third with 1,910 points.
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