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Mustangs lasso NWC quad

KALIDA — Allen East’s boys golfers secured a Northwest Conference quad match Thursday afternoon at Country Acres Golf Club, besting Bluffton, Jefferson and host Columbus Grove 163-173-184-195.

Lucas Herrmann was the low scorer for the winning Mustangs (14-0, 8-0 NWC).

Eli Runk led the Pirates (11-6, 6-2) and all golfers with a 37.

For the Wildcats (8-8, 5-4), Ryan Bullinger shot a 40.

For the host Bulldogs (1-15, 1-9), Logan Diller and Brandon Hoffman carded 44s.

Jefferson hosts and NWC tri with Columbus Grove and Bluffton Wednesday (4 p.m.).

Team Scores:

Allen East 163: Lucas Herrmann 39, Kayne Richardson 42, Brayden Goodwin 42, Parker Frey 40, Zak Thomas 47, Logan Ryan 53.

Bluffton 173: Eli Runk 37, Rich Streicher 41, Aaron Shaw 45, Braden Skilliter 50, James Schaad 55, Joel Ritter 70.

Jefferson 184: Ryan Bullinger 40, Zack Wannemacher 45, Carter Mox 47, Nick Fitch 52, Tyler Rice 54, Jacob Hamilton 62.

Columbus Grove 195: Logan Diller 44, Brandon Hoffman 44, Kyle Welty 52, Noah Oglesbee 55, Logan Hardeman 59, Wyatt Mayberry 59.


Fort Recovery slips by Jays in MAC opener

FORT RECOVERY — St. John’s opened Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball action Thursday night at Fort Site Fieldhouse in Fort Recovery and got swept but in three close sets: 25-21, 25-23, 25-21.

Leading the Blue Jays (1-2) were Kaylie Youngpeter (12 digs), Brittany Claypool (10 digs, 4 kills), Maya Gerker (10 assists), Colleen Schulte (11 assists), Jessica Geise (9 kills, 8 blocks) and Bekah Fischer (5 blocks, 3 kills).

Next up the Jays is a road match at Kenton 10 a.m. Saturday (JV start).


Lady Raiders beat Bearcats in 5-set marathon

SPENCERVILLE — Wayne Trace moved to is 3-0 on the volleyball season by outlasting host Spencerville 25-20, 17-25, 25-14, 23-25, 15-10.

Pacing the Bearcats (0-3) were Schylar Miller with 15 assists. Chelsea Hanjora added eight kills, Cierra Adams six kills and Maddy Hollar nine digs.

“Tonight we played great for a majority of the match. We had a very slow start to the third and fifth set that really hurt us in the end,” Bearcat coach Josh Early explained. “We started the fifth set down 0-8 and could never catch back up. I am proud of our girls for continuing to fight through adversity (after the first set, third set and even being down 0-8 in the fifth); our girls never stopped fighting. So far we are achieving our main goal of improving every time we play. We squandered too many opportunities with missed serves but overall, I am pleased with the direction we are heading. Schylar set the ball really well for us tonight. Chelsea led our hitters. Cierra and Maddy had another solid performance.”

For Wayne Trace: Libby Stabler - 33-36 setting, eight assists; Maddie McClure - 68-71 setting, 25 assists, 15 digs, 13-13 serving; Brenda Feasby - 15 digs, 20-23 serving, six aces, 20-24 hitting, three kills; Lauren Speice - eight digs, 13-14 serving, 20-23 hitting, eight kills; Sylvia Young - 17-22 serving, five aces, 28-34 hitting, 17 kills; Sarah Young - 20-25 hitting, six kills; Gina Sinn - 16 digs; Addison Baumle - nine digs, 15-15 serving, 14-18 hitting, five kills.

In junior varsity action, the Raiders won 25-6, 25-10.

Spencerville is in the St. Marys Invitational 10 a.m. Saturday.


Lancers prevail in NWC golf tri

VAN WERT — Lincolnview bested host Crestview and Paulding 168-192-213 in a Northwest Conference boys golf tri-match Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Course.

Joshah Rager led the victors (13-3, 7-2 NWC) with a 40.

The host Knights (7-8, 4-4 NWC) were paced by Connor Lautzenheiser’s 43.

The Panthers (0-12, 0-8 NWC) received a 41 from Ben Heilshorn.

Team scores:

Lincolnview 168: Joshah Rager 40, Derek Youtsey 41, Logan Miller 43, Damon Norton 44, Braden Miller 45, Justice Dowdy 48.

Crestview 192: Connor Lautzenheiser 43, Jon Germann 48, Ronnie Schumm 50, Jake Mengerink 51, Cain Lautzenheiser 53, Cyler Miller 55.

Paulding 213: Ben Heilshorn 41, Justin Adams 50, Kaleb Becker 56, Corey Adkins 66.


Defiance gets broom out against Elida

DEFIANCE — Elida played at Defiance to open Western Buckeye League volleyball action Thursday and earned a 26-24, 25-16, 25-21 sweep.

Leading Elida (3-4, 0-1 WBL) were Torie McAdams (8 kills, 2 blocks), Katie Hawk (18 assists, 2 aces), Karmyn Martinez (2 blocks, 2 aces), Erika Kiel (13 digs, 2 aces) and Summer Grogg (7 kills).


Jefferson junior high gridders shut out Grove

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Jefferson junior high football team played its first game Thursday evening at Columbus Grove and came home with a 34-0 win over the Bulldogs.

Bennen Auer scored on the first play from scrimmage with a long TD run as the Jeffcats took a 6-0 lead; the 2-point conversion was unsuccessful.

Auer scored again with another long run on the Wildcats’ next possession and Cole McKee ran in the 2-point conversion to make the score 14-0 in the first quarter.

Auer then had a punt return for a TD after the Bulldogs’ following possession stalled. The conversion pass was incomplete, making the score 20-0 midway through the second quarter.

Auer scored his final TD of the game on the next Wildcat possession, catching a pass from Tyler Britton. The conversion pass from Britton to Alex Rode was good to make the score 28-0.

The Wildcats closed out the scoring in the fourth period, after chewing up the clock for the entire third, with a TD run by Dominic Estrada. The conversion pass was incomplete.

The Jeffcat O-line and D-lines dominated the Bulldogs up front. The defense was stellar, only allowing three first downs.

The Wildcats play next 5 p.m. Thursday at Stadium Park.

The Wildcats’ game with Ada scheduled for Sept. 12 has been moved to Sept. 10 at home.


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