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Jefferson volleyballers runners-up at C-R invite

MT. CORY — Jefferson played in the Cory-Rawson Volleyball Invitational Saturday and won second place.

The Lady Wildcats (5-8) first swept Lima Temple Christian 25-22, 25-21, then bested Ada 26-24, 25-19.

However, they fell 25-8, 25-17 to champion Arcadia.

Leading the way for the Lady ’Cats were senior Lindsay Deuel at the net with 11 kills. Sophomore Claire Thompson led serving, going 23-of-24 with three aces. Senior Rileigh Stockwell led the team in digs at ninr. Junior Brooke Culp had 25 assists and 10 saves.

“It feels great to see our team play how they are capable of! Last week, we struggled to get things going and gain momentum, so I’m very proud to see our girls come out and play with intensity and confidence right from the beginning of the day,” Jefferson coach Joy DeVelvis noted. “We were missing our libero today, (senior) Kamie Pulford, and Claire really stepped up. She led our team serving and worked hard in the back row to pass the ball up to our setter. We have a full week of games ahead, playing (today) Tuesday and Thursday, and I’m looking forward to carrying this confidence into those matches!”

Jefferson hosts Temple Christian 6 p.m. today.


LadyCats win wild 5-setter vs. Blue Jays

KALIDA — In the sets St. John’s won versus Kalida Saturday morning in volleyball action at Kalida, they were routs: 25-9 in the first set and 25-5 in the third.

Unfortunately for the Lady Blue Jays, the LadyCats won the other three: 25-22 in the second, 25-18 in the fourth and 15-7 in the fifth.

Allison Recker led the LadyCats with seven kills, three aces and three blocks. Liz Turnwald (7 kills, 6 aces), Alexis Decker (13 assists) and Nicole Recker (7 assists) helped the effort.

Kalida won the junior varsity match 25-22, 25-18.

St. John’s entertains Lincolnview tonight (5:30 p.m. JV); Kalida hosts Miller City for a varsity-only match at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Minster rolls to MAC boys golf title

VERSAILLES — Led by medalist John Burke’s 76, Minster’s boys golf team rolled to the Midwest Athletic Conference boys golf title, besting runner-up Parkway 313-333, at Stillwater Golf Course in Versailles.

Jordan Bollenbacher’s 77 was good for second medalist for the Panthers.

St. John’s, with Austin Lucas shooting a 95, was ninth of the 10 teams.

The Jays begin sectional action Thursday at Auglaize Golf Course outside of Defiance.

In the girls match at Arrowhead Golf Club in Minster, Versailles took first place with a 368, led by co-medalist Brooke Wehrkamp’s 81.

St. Henry came in second with a 390, paced by Taylor Koesters’ 81.


Team Scores:

Minster 313: John Burke 76, Austin Brackman 78, Freddie Purdy 78, Xavier Francis 81, Sam Schutte 87, Matt Trushaw 89.

Parkway 333: Jordan Bollenbacher 77, Brian Schatzer 79, Austen Stukey 87, Hayden Lyons 90, Connor Morton 90, Cole Schoenleben 113.

Versailles 341: Ryan Knapke 79, Nicholas Stonebraker 86, Alex Stucke 87, Tyler Drees 89, Mitchell Stover 97, Kyle Cotner 97.

New Bremen 350: Travis Bertelsen 80, Alex Britton 84, Jacob O’Neill 91, Markus Sachtler 95, Max Travis 96, Zach Hegemier 97.

Ft. Recovery 361: Chase Bruns 85, Elijah Kahlig 88, Kent Retz 93, Derek Backs 95, Nick Litmer 101, Josh Pohl 108.

St. Henry 365: Brian Kremer 89, Alex Evers 91, Jason Jacobs 91, Mitch Dorner 94, Greg Post 100, Alan Albers 108.

Coldwater 374: Tyler Kanney 86, Josh Scott 93, Mitch Diller 94, Ben Meyer 101, Jarren Kunk 109, Sam Steinbrunner 115.

Marion Local 376: Derek Platfoot 91, Luke Knapke 93, Adam Kremer 96, Mitch Rethman 96, Collin Fleck 103, Darrin Broering 106.

St. John’s 395: Austin Lucas 93, Timothy Hoersten 95, Brandon Slate 99, J.R. Keirns 108, Steve Leathers 116, Ryan Dickman 126.

New Knoxville 411: David Boesche 92, Brandon Steinke 102, Shane Topp 105, Nick Thobe 112, Robert Egbert 122, Ben Menke 138.


Team Scores:

Versailles 368: Brooke Wehrkamp 81, Hannah Niekamp 94, Elizabeth White 95, Madison Covault 98, Emily Harman 100, Katie Heckman 106.

St. Henry 390: Taylor Koesters 81, Lauren Grieshop 95, Haleigh Staugler 106, Alyssa Mescher 108, Hannah Clune 117, Jessica Clune 120.

Minster 398: Claire Fischer 81, Marissa Conrad 87, Abby Hausfled 102, Laura Meyer 128, Lisa Borges 134, Sarah Huwer 135.

New Bremen 411: Mackenzie Howell 92, Rachel Parker 95, Heather Bensman 108, Sydney Holdren 116, Sara LaFleur 119, Amy Schmitmeyer 123.

Marion Local 432: Mindy Puthoff 98, Sara Thwaits 104, Hannah Moeller 109, Carlee Kremer 121, Molly Kindle 123, Megan Subler 131.

Coldwater 423: Kelsey Koesters 82, Lauren Sanning 112, Shannon Osterfeld 114, Melissa Schmitmeyer 115, Emily Feltz 121, Rachel Eichenaner 131.

Parkway 479: Terra Walls 94, Brenna Brazle 115, Autumn Stetler 129, Taylor Hesse 141, Liz Dellinger 186, Maggie Houts 194.

Ft. Recovery 500: Cori Stone 116, Tori Vaugn 116, Emily Bruns 131, Elli Keller 137, Vanessa Wendel 168.


Lady Green 0-2 at Bluffton tri

BLUFFTON — Ottoville’s volleyballers fell twice at Saturday’s Bluffton tri-match.

The Lady Green lost in two sets to both the host Lady Pirates and to powerful McComb.

The Lady Green hosts Ottawa-Glandorf at 6 p.m. (starting with JV match) tonight.


Lady Lancers tie Anna

RURAL MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview and Anna battled to a 2-2 draw in girls soccer action Saturday afternoon at Lincolnview.

Scoring for the Lady Lancers were Cassie Hale and Hannah McCleery.

Brittnee Axe scored twice for the Lady Rockets.

Julia Thatcher had an incredible game between the pipes for the Lancers, stopping 27 of 29 shots.

Hannah Aufderhaar had 10 saves of 12 Lancer shots.

Lincolnview hosts Allen East at 5 p.m. today.


Burnette tallies twice to pace Express women’s rout of Lorain County

By Nicholas Huenefeld

Owens Sports Information

Toledo, OH—-Kendyl Christian scored just 14 seconds into the game as the Express women’s soccer team routed Lorain County Community College 10-0 at home Saturday.

Following Christian’s goal, the Express (6-2) added four more goals in the game’s first 10 minutes. Jill Burkholder had back-to-back goals at the 2:46 and 4:26 marks, followed by Jessica Grindle (6:18) and Amber Burnette (9:01).

Marissa Ramirez assisted Burkholder’s second goal, while Abby Groll assisted Grindle’s goal. The other two were unassisted.

Kayla Lehmann scored her first collegiate goal by beating the keeper to the top left corner of the net at the 21:30 mark to put the Express up 6-0. Burnette then added another goal, at the 28:26 mark, before Grindle added her second at the 36:46 mark.

Haley Gasser assisted on Grindle’s second goal, while the Express took an 8-0 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Haley Kreger produced the only two Express goals, with them coming at the 65:37 and 78:01 marks. On the second one, Groll crossed the ball from right to left before Kreger headed it. The initial shot was saved but Kreger followed it up with another header for the goal.

Kalida graduate Erika Brinkman started in goal for the Express and played most of the first half before being replaced by Megan Soncrant, who played until the 85th minute. Kreger spent the last five minutes in goal.

Brinkman saw the first field action of her career in the second half. She had three shots, with two on-goal. The Express outshot Lorain County 47-1 overall, including a 28-1 margin in shots on goal.


Hogan, Manown lead Express to DC Fall Golf Invitational Championship

Defiance — Blaze Hogan and Kirby Manown torched the competition in today’s Defiance College Fall Invitational at Kettering Country Club in Defiance to help the Express men’s golf team capture first and third place finishes.

The “A” team for the Express combined to shoot a 287 as a team while capturing first place. They finished 21 strokes ahead of second place Olivet College.

Hogan (67) and Manown (68) led that team.

Meanwhile, the Express “B” team shot a 309 to take home third place. Timothy Dawkins shot a 75 to lead that team, while Dru Hein (76), Riley Robinson (77), Tyler Crossley (81) and Kalida graduate Neil Recker (89) also contributed to the effort.

Host Defiance College shot a 327 to finish in sixth place.


Beavers get 1st grid win of college season

By Evan Skilliter

Sports information assistant

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton University Beavers tallied their first win of the season on Saturday, with Donavan Brown’s 3-touchdown performance leading them to a 36-21 victory over the visiting Earlham Quakers. The win moved the Beavers to 1-2 overall but 1-0 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Bluffton’s first score came at the 11:39 mark in the first quarter when Nick Sheehan found Brown through the air for a 14-yard touchdown. The lead was extended five minutes later when Brown hauled in his second touchdown of the day, this time from 25 yards out. Austin Sweeney converted the extra point, pushing the Beavers’ lead to 14-0.

The Quakers put up the only points of the second quarter, scoring nine on a touchdown and a field goal, sending the teams into the half with Bluffton holding a 14-9 lead.

Devante Thomas-Wright helped the hosts extend the lead to 21-9 with a 15-yard rush to paydirt on the first drive of the second half. Earlham couldn’t answer until the fourth quarter when Tre Stephens ran into the end zone from three yards out, making the score 21-15 with 12:27 left in the game.

On the following possession, Sheehan found Brown in the end zone for the third time on the day, pushing the Bluffton lead to 29-15. Another touchdown pass, this time from Sheehan to Shawn Frost in the corner of the end zone, put the Beavers up 36-15. The visitors scored one more time in the final minute, giving the Beavers their first win of the season.

Sheehan finished the game 23-of-39 passing with 210 yards and four touchdowns. Frost caught eight of those passes for 80 yards and a score while Brown and C.J. Sewell (Lima/Shawnee) finished with six catches apiece for 71 and 43 yards, respectively.

Calib Alexander led the ground game, racking up 65 yards on 13 carries. Sewell chipped 27 yards on 10 carries.

Josh Runda (Lima/Bath) led the Beaver defense with 11 tackles. Ben Schamp (St. Marys/Memorial) finished with seven tackles and half a sack while Mike Shroyer tallied six stops. Ryan Aelker finished with five tackles, including an impressive two sacks and three tackles-for-loss (16 yards).

The Beavers finished with 381 total yards of offense, compared to Earlham’s 325. 210 of Bluffton’s 381 yards came through the air.

Bluffton will be back in action next week when they travel to Cincinnati to take on HCAC rival Mount St. Joseph.


Lady Beavers 1-1 in OAC/HCAC Challenge

By Brittany Roth

Sports information assistant

COLUMBUS — The Beavers returned to the gym to begin their second day of matches in the OAC/HCAC Challenge on Saturday. Bluffton started out the morning session against Baldwin Wallace. The first set went well and Bluffton defeated B-W by a 25-19 count. In the second set, the Beavers struggled to put anything together while falling 25-8. Fortunately, they came back to the match in the third set and won 25-17. After a 25-22 setback in the fourth, they came back strong in the clincher to win 15-9.

The match leader at the net was Kendra Parmenter with 17 kills. Brooke Ruffer (put up 39 assists for the Beavers and MacKenzie McFarlin ripped three aces. McFarlin also led Bluffton’s defense with 16 digs. Lindsay Krohn and Hailey Phillips (Patrick Henry) added 13 and 11 digs, respectively.

After a break, the Beavers went against the Polar Bears (Ohio Northern University). While Bluffton put up a fight, they fell to their neighboring school 25-16, 25-18, 25-20. Leading Bluffton’s offense were Parmenter, Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) and Adrienne Shepard with eight, seven and six kills, respectively. Ruffer had 27 assists and 11 digs for the Beavers. Phillips and McFarlin tallied 16 and 12 digs while Parmenter had five block assists to add to Bluffton’s defense.

Parmenter was placed on the All-Tournament Team after the Beavers went 1-3 for the weekend. Bluffton is now 7-9 on the season. They face Ohio Northern again this upcoming Wednesday in Ada at 7 p.m.




Score by Quarters:

Jefferson 0 12 14 7 - 33

Allen East 0 0 0 0 - 0

Scoring Summary

Team Quarter Time Player’s Full Name Play Distance PAT Player’s Name PAT Result

DJ 2 7:49 Zavier Buzard Run 3 Team Kick No Good

DJ 2 1:39 Zavier Buzard Run 2 2pt run Run Failed

DJ 3 4:19 Dalton Hicks Fumble Rec. 0 Austin Jettinghoff to Joe Gorman 2pt pass good

DJ 3 2:30 Zavier Buzard Run 14 2pt run Run Failed

DJ 4 9:57 Tyler Mox Punt Ret. 92 Kurt Wollenhaupt Kick Good

Team Statistics

Jefferson Allen East

14 First Downs 6

238 Total Yardage 56

43/205 Rushing Attempts/Yardage 37/56

33 Passing Yardage 0

7/2 Passing Attempts/Completions 5/0

0 Interceptions thrown 0

7/3 Fumbles/Lost 7/4

2/77/38.5 Punts/Yards/Average 7/225/32.1

5/50 Penalities/Yards 1/15

Individual Stats

RUSHING: Zavier Buzard 27-167, Aaron Parkins 7-31, Corbin Betz 3-17, Ross Thompson 1-5, Jordan McCann 1-0, Austin Jettinghoff 4-(-3).

PASSING: Austin Jettinghoff 2-7-33-0-0.

RECEIVING: Ross Thompson 2-33.

TOTAL TACKLES: Dalton Hicks 16 (10 solos, 6 assists), Ross Thompson 11 (8, 3), Drew Wannemacher 8 (3, 5), Josh Teman 5 (1, 4).


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