Big Green wins golf quad
DEFIANCE — With Craig Odenweller posting a medalist-winning 40, the Ottoville boys golfers downed Wayne Traqce, Holgate and host Paulding 166-179-192-218 in a quad match at Auglaize Golf Club.
The Big Green and Raiders will return there 9 a.m. Thursday for the Division III sectionals.
Ottoville 166: Craig Odenweller 40, Derek Schimmoeller 42, Zach Weber 42, Wesley Markward 42.
Wayne Trace 179: Zach Mansfield 42, Grady Gudakunst 45, Corbin Linder 45, Derek Langmeyer 48.
Holgate 192: Landon Grim 42, Jarid Jones 44, Nate Stephey 53, Aaron Wagner 53.
Paulding 218: Justin Adams 50, Alex Arellano 53, Brad Crawford 56, Bill Smith 59.
Rockets subdue Lady Green
OTTOVILLE — Pandora-Gilboa’s volleyball team handed host Ottoville a 25-16, 25-23, 15-25, 25-17 Putnam County League loss Tuesday night in L.W. Heckman Gymnasium.
Junior Taylor Mangas led the way for the Lady Green (5-8) with an 18-of-20 serving performance (2 aces) and added 17 digs, while senior Abby Siefker was 27-of-35 hitting (17 kills) and junior Tonya Kaufman 49-of-49 setting (7 assists).
The Lady Rockets won the junior varsity match 25-13, 25-19.
Ottoville visits Leipsic 6 p.m. (JV start time) Thursday.
Musketeer boys ‘net’ 1-0 soccer win
MT. BLANCHARD — Tuesday evening’s grayness and rain didn’t dampen the Fort Jennings boys soccer team’s resolve to get its first win over Riverdale in the last four years.
The Musketeers got it done with a 1-0 victory on the road.
They raged battle after battle to be victors through the first and second halves.
At the 76th minute, on a free kick from 20 yards out to the left of the “big D” (18-yard box), Seth Ricker stung a left-footed shot (his non-preferred foot) around the left side of the Falcons’ 4-man wall that was fumbled by the Riverdale keeper; Dylan Eldridge crashed the goal and struck the misplay from three yards out to score the winner.
The final three minutes saw the Musketeers hunker down while the Falcons tried but couldn’t find the net.
Ft. Jennings (6-6-1) visits St. Marys Memorial 5 p.m. (JV 1st) Saturday.
Riverdale is 1-9-1.
Defiance, Van Buren and Tinora advance to girls golf Districts
KALIDA — Kalida’s Country Acres Golf Club hosted the Division II sectional girls golf tournament Tuesday, with Defiance (371), Van Buren (387) and Tinora (408) advancing to Monday’s District tournament at Sycamore Springs.
No local golfers advanced as individuals.
Fort Jennings’ Kaylyn Noriega posted a 112.
Lancer girls advance
CELINA — With Amanda Kocab posting an 87, the Lincolnview girls golfers finished third at the Division II sectional tournament held Tuesday at Fox’s Den.
Lima Central Catholic was first with a 364 team score, followed by St. Henry (397) and the Lady Lancers (398).
Kaitlyn Brant added an 88, Macey Ashbaugh 102 and Mikenna Klinger 121.
Kelsey Koesters of Coldwater (85), Marissa Conrad of Minster (86) and teammate Claire Fischer (92) advanced as individuals.
Lincolnview is in the Wayne Trace Invitational starting 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Valley Golf Course.
Mustangs sting Lincolnview girls
HARROD — Host Allen East scored one goal but made it stand up to send Lincolnview home with a 1-0 Northwest Conference girls soccer loss Tuesday at Allen East High School.
Trisha Brury scored the Mustangs’ (5-5-1) only tally.
Lincolnview visits Fort Jennings 5 p.m. Thursday.
Lady ’Birds broom away Lancers
LIMA — Lima Central Catholic’s volleyballers handled Lincolnview 25-23, 25-16, 25-12 in Northwest Conference action at Msgr. E.C. Herr Gymnasium Tuesday night.
The Lady Lancers (4-9) visit Ada Thursday (6 p.m. junior varsity).
Titan boys remain unbeaten with shutout of Elida
GLANDORF — The unbeaten Ottawa-Glandorf boys soccer team remaiend so with a 3-0 victory over Elida in Western Buckeye League action Tuesday at Titan Field.
The Titans (11-0-0, 6-0 WBL) dominated the action with a 30-7 edge in shots on-goal.
Eric Beckman, Cody Bockrath and Nate Toumazos netted the goals for the Titans.
Elida (3-4-2, 2-2-2 WBL) hosts Kalida 7 p.m. Thursday.
LadyCats punish Wildcats
MILLER CITY — Kalida’s volley squad pounded undermanned Miller City 25-6, 25-11, 25-16 in Putnam County League play Tuesday at Miller City.
Kayla Siefker led the way for the visiting LadyCats (12-2, 3-0) with six aces and eight kills, along with Bailey Dangler (5 aces, 11 kills, 9 assists), Alexis Decker (22 assists) and Julia Vandemark (10 digs).
Kalida entertains Archbold 6 p.m. Thursday.
Bulldogs sweep Mustangs
COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove hosted Allen East in NWC volleyball Tuesday night and sent the Lady Mustangs home on the wrong end of a 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 decision.
Julia Wynn led the way with 15 kills, along with Rachel Schumacher (24 assists), Kelli Vorst (15 digs), Hope Schroeder (3 aces) and Sammi Stechschulte (3 blocks).
The Bulldogs visit Bluffton 6 p.m. Thursday.
Botkins knocks off Lady Cougars
BOTKINS — The Botkins girls soccer team handed invading Van Wert a 4-1 non-conference loss Tuesday.
The Lady Cougars host Wapak 5 p.m. Thursday.
Knights split harrier quad
LIMA — Joel Genter (17:15) and Mycah Grandstaff finished 1-2 to pace the Crestview boys cross country team to a 25-38-88 victory over host Lima Central Catholic and Waynesfield-Goshen Tuesday at Faurot Park.
The Lady Knights, with Courtney Perrott finishing second (22:20), lost 23-34 to LCC, with the Tigers third with 71 points.
Lima Senior did not have enough runners for a team score in either race.
Blue Streaks shut out Lady Pirates
Archbold scored a goal in each half to defeat Continental 2-0 in girls soccer activity Tuesday.
Lauren Kindinger scored at 27:33 of the first half and Jesse Fidler at 22:48 of the second.
Archbold outshot the Lady Pirates 18-13, with senior Leva Weller stopping 12 Blue Streak tries and Madison Kohler nabbing 10 for the Lady Streaks.
Archbold also owned the corner kicks 7-1.
Beavers ready for HCAC play following 2-1 win at Oberlin
OBERLIN — The Bluffton University women’s soccer team snapped a string of six straight setbacks with a 2-1 victory under the lights at Oberlin College on Tuesday.
Aimee Whitmer’s (Grand Rapids/Otsego) first score of the season came just four minutes after Oberlin knotted the contest early in half two and the Beaver defense made it hold up as Bluffton moved to 2-6. The home team stayed winless at 0-8-1.
Oberlin came out firing to open the contest, piling up four shots on-goal to go along with a deflection off the post in the first eight minutes of the match. Bluffton staved off the early offensive by the Yeowomen and answered the call when sophomore Taylor Fultz (Camden/Preble Shawnee) picked up a rebound and capitalized for a 1-0 lead at the 29:18 mark.
Both teams had their chances late in half one but the score remained 1-0 following 45 minutes of action.
A quick yellow card on Bluffton keeper Maggie Armstrong (Vevay, Ind./Switzerland Cty.) to start the second half set up Oberlin for a Hannah Combe tally at the 48:47 mark.
Whitmer responded with what turned out to be the match-winner four minutes later when she knocked it in from near midfield for a 2-1 lead.
Both teams fired 15 shots with Oberlin putting one more on-frame (9-8). The Beavers were whistled for seven more fouls (9-2) and they forced four more corner kicks (7-3). Oberlin was called for offsides seven times.
Senior Maddie Moore (Linn Grove, Ind./South Adams) led the Beavers with four shots, while Whitmer, Fultz and Megan Moreo (Spencerville/Delphos Jefferson) all finished with three attempts. Armstrong collected eight saves in the victory.
Bluffton opens HCAC action on Saturday when the Beavers make the long trek to Terre Haute, Ind., for a battle with Rose-Hulman. The contest is slated for 1 p.m.