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Panthers outlast Jeffcats in NWC volleyball

PAULDING — Jefferson traveled to Paulding Thursday night and fell in a Northwest Conference marathon 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11.

The Wildcats’ record is now 5-11 and 0-5 in NWC.

Wildcat senior Kamie Pulford led serving in going 21-of-23 with five aces. Senior Katie Goergens had 14 kills and classmate Rileigh Stockwell had 12 killss. Senior Gabrielle Pimpas had six digs and junior Brooke Culp dished 30 assists.

“We played well tonight. Our consistency has improved but we are struggling to finish close sets,” Jefferson coach Joy DeVelvis noted. “I’m happy to see that our girls didn’t fold after losing a close set and continued to fight and play hard. Brooke really worked hard and made a lot of great plays for us; she racked up 30 assists and she had nine saves! Her aggressiveness is a great asset to our team. She consistently sets the ball well, giving Rileigh and Katie the opportunity to gain so many kills.”

Leading Paulding Players: Jaycie Varner – 13 kills; Brooke Combs – 3 kills; Stephanie Baldwin – 12 kills; Morgan Riley – 2 aces; Kaley Varner – 13 assists; Faith Vogel – 12 kills; Sierra McCullough – 3 kills, 3 aces.

Jefferson travels to Bath on Monday.

Paulding won the junior varsity match 25-16, 25-20.


Vikings broom Lady Green

OTTOVILLE — Powerhouse Leipsic handed host Ottoville a 25-19, 27-25, 25-15 Putnam County League volleyball loss Thursday.

Leading the hosts was Annie Lindeman (12/13 serving, 3 aces; 20 digs; 13/17 hitting, 7 kills) and Lexie Thorbahn (23/24 setting, 9 assists).

Leipsic also won the junior varsity match 25-23, 25-23.

Ottoville visits St. John’s 10 a.m. Saturday.


Lady Knights overpower Bearcats

SPENCERVILLE — The Crestview Knights defeated the Spencerville Bearcats 25-18, 25-18, 25-11 in Northwest Conference volleyball action Thursday at home.

The Bearcats were led by Schylar Miller with 20 assists and Katie Merriman with 10 kills.

Crestview hosts its own invitational starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, while Spencerville hosts Lima Temple Christian 6 p.m. Monday night.


Defiance grabs WT girls invite

PAYNE — Defiance’s girls golfers bested Celina 177-190 to grab the 7-team Wayne Trace Invitational held Thursday at Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Payne.

Team Scores – Defiance 177, Celina 190, Wapakoneta 194, Paulding 204, Lincolnview 205, Antwerp 227, Parkway 235

Tournament Medalist – Mansa Benninger (Defiance) with a 40

Runner-Up – Jerika Bland (Paulding) with a 42

Third Place – Annabelle Weisgerber with a 43


Lady Tribe bests Elida

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee’s volleyballers bested visiting Elida 18-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-16 in Western Buckeye League action Thursday at Lappin Gymnasium.

Elida stat leaders:

Kills - Torie McAdams - 13

Assists - Katie Hawk - 19

Digs - Erika Kiel - 24

Aces - Ally Bader/Torie McAdams - 3

Blocks - Summer Grogg - 2

Elida falls to 6-9 (1-4 WBL).

The Shawnee junior varsity won two sets to one but the Eldia freshmen won by the same score.

Elida is in the Van Wert Invitational starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.


LadyCats down Blue Streaks in girls soccer tussle

ARCHBOLD — Kalida’s girls soccer crew went on the road Thursday night to Archbold and came back home with a 2-0 triumph.

Goals scored for Kalida came from Lindsey Erhart and Alexa Ellerbrock.

Assist for Kalida were from Makenna Richey and Brittany Kahle.

Kalida (9-0-1) and the Lady Blue Streaks (8-3-0) each had seven shots on-goal.

Each goalkeeper: Kalida’s Sarah Verhoff and Archbold’s Madison Kohler; had four saves.

Kalida visits Bluffton at 1 p.m. Saturday.


Grove volleyballers sweep Mustangs

HARROD — Columbus Grove paid a visit to The Corral of Allen East High School Thursday night for Northwest Conference volleyball and bumped off the Lady Mustangs 25-13, 25-16, 27-25.

Pacing the Lady Bulldogs (12-2, 5-0 NWC) were Julia Wynn (18 kills), Sammi Stechschulte (9 kills), Rachel Schumacher (21 assists), Briana Glass (14 assists; 9/9 serving) and Sydney McCluer (6 digs).

Grove won the junior varsity match 25-16, 25-20.

They visit Continental for a 10 a.m. Saturday matchup.


Lady Cougs bump off Defiance

VAN WERT — The Van Wert girls soccer team won a hard-fought 5-2 victory over visiting Defiance in Western Buckeye League action Thursday at home.

Hannah Hulbert started the scoring off and then added another before the half.

Lauren Mathew scored three in the second half with assist from Hannah Hulbert and another assist from Emily Bair. The Lady Cougars play in their Kick for the Cure game against Crestview on Saturday at home at 11.


Wildcat junior high gridders 3-2

The Jefferson Junior High football team upped its record to 3-2 Thursday evening with a 36-0 smashing of the Crestview Knights.

The Jeffcats jumped out to an early 8-0 lead on the first series of the game, with a 6-yard run by Cole McKee and Brenen Auer running in the 2-point conversion, and never looked back.

The ’Cats forced a Crestview punt on their first possession after an unsuccessful first drive, giving the ’Cats possession at their own 45. The Jeffcats scored again quickly with a big run by Auer off the right side; the 2-point conversion pass failed, giving them a 14-0 lead.

Crestview’s next possession ended on a interception and return by Auer, setting the Wildcats up inside the Crestview 30 and ending the first quarter.

Delphos continued to push the Knights around in the second Quarter, scoring on a pass from quarterback Tyler Bratton to Auer. Bratton ran in the conversion for a 22-0 lead early in the quarter.

The next Crestview drive stalled and the ensuing punt was blocked by Jordan Bonifas, giving the Jeffcats good field position inside the Crestview 45. The Jeffcats again scored quickly on yet another touchdown pass from Bratton to Auer; the conversion pass failed, making the score 28-0.

Bonifas blocked another punt on the next Crestview possession but the ’Cats’ drive ended on an interception, ending the first half.

The Wildcats continued to pound the Knights in scoring on their first drive of the second half on a 15-yard pass from Bratton to McKee. Davion Tyson ruan in the 2-pointer in ending the scoring at 36-0 midway through the third period.

The victors subbed freely the rest of the game, keeping the pressure on the Knights and never allowing them to get a drive going.

The Wildcat defense dominated the Knights, never allowing them to cross the 50 until the last possession of the game.

The Wildcats have a bye next Thursday and return to action Oct. 10 at Paulding.


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