|Sunday, September 08, 2013 12:00 AM|
LadyCats top local team at strong Bearcat CC invite
By JIM METCALFE
SPENCERVILLE — The Kalida A girls crew were the top local cross country team at the strong Spencerville Bearcat Cross Country Invitational, finishing fifth in the 29-team Red Division (151 points) as Katelyn Siebeneck was the fourth-best finisher (20:17.7); the LadyCat B was 20th (443) and their C crew was 23rd (555).
Spencerville’s girls crew was eighth (202) as Karri Purdy was 10th (20:48.8).
St. John’s did not have enough girls for a team score but senior Megan Joseph was sixth (20:27.7).
Ottoville only had one girls runner in Elizabeth Luersman, who ended up 73rd (24:54).
Lincolnview’s girls also did not have enough for a team score as Anna Gorman was 19th (21:38.6.)
The Spencerville boys A crew was eighth in the 38-team Red Division (241 points) as Thad Ringwald finished 34th (19:04.6); the Bearcats’ B unit was 30th (680).
Kalida’s A was 10th (274 points) with Grant Zeller its best placer at 30th (18:42.9); the Wildcats’ B was 31st (682).
St. John’s A was 12th (286) as sophomore Curtis Pohlman was 14th (18:05.8); the Blue Jay B team was 34th (710).
Ottoville A was 19th (400) as Ryan Kimmet was 55th (19:57.7); the Big Green B was 32nd (700).
The Elida girls A team was 10th in the 37-team Black Division, led by Alyssa Turrentine’s 12th place (21:42.1); the Lady ’Dawg Bs were 25th with 643 points.
Elida’s boys A team came in 15th in the 38-team Black Division with 405 points as Gaerid Littler finished 38th (18:52.1); its B team was 31st with 702 points.
Lady Titans speed by Jays in soccer
By JIM METCALFE
DELPHOS — The Ottawa-Glandorf girls soccer team used its speed and depth to shut out St. John’s 3-0 Saturday morning/afternoon at the St. John’s Annex.
The Lady Titans (5-0-2) received two goals from Stephanie Hempfling and one from Megan Siefker as they outshot the Jays (3-4-1) 18-6.
Junior Samantha Wehri garnered 14 saves between the pipes for the Jays and Megan Hoehn five for the visitors.
Musketeer boys goose-egg Cougars
VAN WERT — The Fort Jennings boys footballers handed host Van Wert a 5-0 non-league shutout Saturday at Van Wert High School.
The Musketeers (3-3-1) scored three times in the first half: in the third minute as Alex Berelsman made good on a penalty kick; in the 11th minute as Spencer Dray assisted Mark Metzger; and in the 13th minute as Berelsman fed Troy Ricker.
In the second half, Berelsman assisted Metzger in the seventh minute and Garrett Berelsman closed the scoring in the 13th minute.
The Musketeers dominated the shots on-goal 16-3 (11-0 the first half) and the corner kicks 4-1.
Matt Bidlack had eight saves for Van Wert (0-6-0), while Ryan Koester, Alex Vetter and Connor Stechschulte each had a save for the victors.
Bulldog boys drop 1-0 heart-breaker
SYLVANIA — Elida’s boys soccer team lost a 1-0 heart-breaker at Sylvania Southview.
Elida won the shots on-goal — which were few and far between — 4-3.
Elida volleyballers split at LCC
LIMA — The Elida volleyball unit split a pair of matches at the Lima Central Catholic tri-match Saturday at Msgr E.C. Herr Gymnasium.
The Bulldogs defeated Lima Senior 20-25, 25-20, 25-20. Leading the way were Torie McAdams (10 kills, 16 digs), Katie Hawk (26 assists), Erika Kiel (17 digs) and Karmyn Martinez (3 aces).
The Bulldogs (5-5) lost 25-17, 25-21 to LCC.
Top stat leaders were McAdams (6 kills), Hawk (10 assists), Kiel (18 assists), Martinez (3 aces) and Summer Grogg (5 kills).
The Elida junior varsity also split, beating the Spartans 2-1 and falling to the Lady Thunderbirds 2-0.
Lady Pirates destroy Defiance
Continental’s girls soccer squad destroyed Defiance 9-1 Saturday.
The Pirates scored thrice in the first half: McKenna Scott (assist to Paige Ordway), Scott and Paige Lawhorn (Scott assist).
Scott made it a 4-goal day with the first two tallies of the second half (Ordway assist on the first one), followed by Paige Kindilien (pass from Scott), Ordway (Kindilien), Sloane Zachrich and Kiana Warnement (Makenzie Mansfield).
The Bulldogs’ only goal came in the second half by Cari Hybart.
The Pirates thoroughly controlled the shooting 26-2: Emma Recker had one save for the victors and Allison Manson had 10 for Defiance.
Continental also dominated the corner kicks 7-1.