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Prep Volleyball: Arlington overcomes slow start, tops Bluffton

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Arlington’s first set was a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows, not surprising for a young volleyball team. The next two sets were a testament, though, to a program that is undefeated, state-ranked and what it takes to be that way. Arlington led Bluffton by just three points on three occasions midway through the first set of Tuesday’s nonleague matchup. The Red Devils were up just 15-12 and 18-14 with the set on the line. Two kills and a stuff block by Lauren Alexander fueled a game-ending 6-2 run, however, and Arlington took quick leads and dominated the second and third sets in rolling to a 25-16, 25-12, 25-11 victory over the Pirates. “I think we just had a slow start. It took the girls a little bit to get into their rhythm,” Arlington coach Diana Inbody said of a team with just two seniors on the roster. “But once they found it, they hit their stride. We weren’t happy with that first game so we decided to change things up, and our two seniors (Lindsay Werst, Britnee Johnson) led the way. They decided we needed to kick it into gear and, once we did, we cleaned up our passing, we were able to execute our offense more cleanly and defensively we really started to pick it up.” Arlington, ranked No. 2 among Ohio’s Division IV schools in the first Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association poll released Tuesday, improved to 9-0 on the season. Bluffton fell to 0-3. “Any experience helps,” said Inbody, noting the significant difference in the number of matches each team had played before Tuesday’s contest. “We played a lot of volleyball this summer and we’ve played nine matches so far (this fall). We still have lot of games ahead of us we’re looking forward to. Our goal is just to get better every match.” Bluffton went 15-8 last season. But just three letterwinners return for first-year head coach Kevin King. “I really think it (game experience) does make a big difference, especially when you’re taking over a program and running a different offense and a different defense,” King said. “We’ve run two different offenses and used two different setters (in three matches). We’re still finding some things, but it takes time. We need time to meld, to get some fluidity and get some rhythm.” Unforced errors cost Bluffton early, including seven service errors in the first set. Arlington did not take advantage, though, until Alex Russell, with a block and a kill, and Alexander sparked the late run. Werst and Alexander ignited a 5-1 start to the second set, Johnson’s block and kill triggered a 4-0 Arlington run, that made it 11-5, and, with Johnson on the service line, Russell (kill, block), Werst (two kills) and Alexander keyed a 6-0 burst. Two kills by Werst and Johnson’s block sealed it. Werst had seven kills in the third set, accounting for five of Arlington’s first 11 points as the Red Devils raced ahead 11-3. The margin stretched to 19-8 and 22-9 before Arlington closed it out. “I think we backed off on our aggressiveness (after the first set) and that’s something we needed to be against very, very good team,” King said. “That’s a team that works very well together, that was obvious.” Arlington returns to Blanchard Valley Conference action with a home match today against Cory-Rawson. Looming on the horizon are BVC matches against unbeaten and No. 1-ranked McComb (Sept. 17) and unbeaten and No. 7-ranked Leipsic (Sept. 22). “I’m really excited about how competitive the BVC is,” Inbody said. “We have a lot of big goals this season, but we also have a lot of work to do before we can get to those goals.” Arlington (9-0) SERVING: Whitney Dodds 15-18, Lindsay Werst 11-12, Abbey Dempster 9-9. ACES: Werst 2, Dodds 2. KILLS: Werst 11, Lauren Alexander 6, Britnee Johnson 6. SPIKING: Werst 20-22, Alexander 12-15, Johnson 9-10. ASSISTS: Shayna Helms 17, Dempster 12. SETTING: Helms 33-33, Dempster 22-23. SERVE RECEIVE: Werst 9-10, Dodds 7-7. DIGS: Dodds 9, Werst 9. BLOCKS: Alexander 6, Alex Russell 3, Jayme Webb 3. Bluffton (0-3) KILLS: Kathryn Basinger 6, Andie Schmutz 4. ASSISTS: Sidney Joseph 12. DIGS: Basinger 10, Haley Baker 9, Lauren Parkins 7, Joseph 7. Hanneman, 419-427-8408, davehanneman@thecourier.com

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Volleyball Roundup: State-ranked Leipsic drops Defiance

LEIPSIC — Kelly Nadler put away 19 kills and added 11 digs as state-ranked Leipsic rolled past Defiance 25-16, 25-12, 25-12 in a nonconference matchup Tuesday. The Vikings (7-0), ranked 8th in Division IV, also got 36 assists on 74 of 75 setting and six digs from Emily Ellerbrock, while Brooke Gerdeman notched seven kills, Shalynn Morman recorded 13 digs, was 10 of 10 serving and tallied three kills to give coach Brent Newell his 100th career win as a head coach. LEIPSIC (7-0) SERVING: Mindy Ellerbrock 26-27, Brenna Schroeder 13-13, Shalynn Morman 10-10. ACES: Mindy Ellerbrock 3. KILLS: Kelly Nadler 19, Brooke Gerdeman 7, Brooke Heitmeyer & Lindsey Rieman 5. SPIKING: Nadler 35-39, Gerdeman 9-12. ASSISTS: Emily Ellerbrock 36. SETTING: Emily Ellerbrock 74-75. DIGS: Morman 13, Nadler 11, Schroeder 7. JUNIOR VARSITY: Leipsic 23-25, 25-17, 25-8. CAREY 3 CRESTLINE 0 CAREY — Sydney Wentling was 26 of 26 serving and 39 of 40 setting with 23 assists as Carey crushed Crestline 25-5, 25-3, 25-3 in a Northern 10 Conference match. Shelby Kin was 19 of 19 spiking with 14 kills as well for the Blue Devils (5-2, 2-2 N10), while Sydney Kin added four blocks. Crestline fell to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the N10. Carey (5-2, 2-2 N10) SERVING: Sydney Wentling 26-26, Shelby Kin 13-13, Claire Allison 11-11. ACES: Wentling & Kin 3, Allison 2. KILLS: Kin 14, Sydney Kin 9, Adrienne Hackworth & Wentling 4. SPIKING: Sh. Kin 19-19, Syd. Kin 14-15, Hackworth 8-8. ASSISTS: Wentling 23. SETTING: Wentling 39-40. DIGS: Wentling 10, Hackworth 8. BLOCKS: Syd. Kin 4. JUNIOR VARSITY: Carey, 25-10, 25-14. UPPER SANDUSKY 3 SENECA EAST 0 UPPER SANDUSKY — Jessi Holly had nine kills, five aces on 24-for-24 serving and 11 digs to lead state-ranked Upper Sandusky past Seneca East in dominating style 25-2, 25-9, 25-10 in Northern 10 Conference play. Kalene Johnson matched Holly with nine kills and added three blocks for Upper Sandusky (5-1, 4-0 N10), which is ranked No. 4 in the current Division III Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Taven Wentling finished with 13 assists and Emma Smith added 11 for the Rams. UPPER SANDUSKY (5-1, 4-0) SERVING: Jessi Holly 24-24, Ceidyer Niederkohr 15-17, Alli Caudill 11-13, Maddie Bianchi 10-10. ACES: Holly 5, Niederkohr 4, Caudill 3, Bianchi 3. KILLS: Holly 9, Kalene Johnson 9. ASSISTS: Taven Wentling 13, Emma Smith 11. DIGS: Holly 11, Bianchi 9. BLOCKS: Johnson 3, Molly Owens 2. WYNFORD 3 MOHAWK 2 BUCYRUS — Ali Konkle registered 26 digs, 11 kills, four aces and a block, but Wynford rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Mohawk 21-25, 25-28, 25-18, 25-17, 15-13 in Northern 10 Conference play Tuesday. Sheyanne Wilhelm finished with 10 digs, nine aces and eight kills, Stacy Clouse handed out 34 assists to go with two blocks, MacKenzie Sowers tallied 25 digs and Mya Morris put away eight kills for the Warriors (4-1 overall, 3-1 N10). MOHAWK (4-1, 3-1 N10) ACES: Sheyanne Wilhelm 9, Ali Konkle 4. KILLS: Konkle 11, Mya Morris 8, Wilhelm 8. ASSISTS: Stacy Clouse 34. DIGS: Konkle 26, MacKenzie Sowers, Hannah Kieffer 15. BLOCKS: Clouse 2. JUNIOR VARSITY: Mohawk 14-25, 25-23, 25-17. VAN WERT 3 OTTOVILLE 0 VAN WERT — Lexie Thorbahn converted 66 of 75 setting attempts and dished out 16 assists, but it wasn’t enough for Van Wert, which lost a nonconference match to Van Wert, 25-23, 25-23, 25-14. Chelsey Boecker was perfect, converting all 14 serve attempts, including four aces, for Ottoville (3-3). Annie Lindeman had eight kills and C.J. Kemper finished with five, while Bridget Landin recorded six blocks for the Big Green. OTTOVILLE (3-3) SERVING: Chelsey Boecker 14-14. ACES: Boecker 4. KILLS: Annie Lindeman 8, C.J. Kemper 5. ASSISTS: Lexie Thorbahn 16. SETTING: Thorbahn 66-75. BLOCKS: Bridget Landin 6. JUNIOR VARSITY: Van Wert 23-25, 25-11, 26-24. ARCADIA 3 LIMA TEMPLE CHRISTIAN 0 LIMA — Abbie Dauterman finished with 16 kills and was 9 of 10 serving with six aces to lead Arcadia past Lima Temple Christian 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 in nonconference action. Maddie Mock recorded 19 points and four aces on 22 of 24 serving, Haley Kieffer was 59 of 62 setting with 37 assists and Molly Glick tallied 10 kills, three digs and a solo block for the Redskins (5-2). Temple Christian was led by Lynnea Clay’s six kills, while Kara Brown added five digs and four kills and Kaitlyn Sutton contributed eight digs, five assists and three aces. ARCADIA (5-2) POINTS: Maddie Mock 19, Hailey Ginnever 10, Abbie Dauterman 8. SERVING: Mock 22-24, Ginnever 15-16, Dauterman 9-10. ACES: Dauterman 6, Mock 4. KILLS: Dauterman 16, Glick 10, Ginnever 5. SPIKING: Glick 18-21, Dauterman 24-30, Ginnever 8-9. ASSISTS: Haley Kieffer 37. SETTING: Kieffer 59-62. DIGS: Brooke Love 5, Kieffer 4, Glick 3. BLOCKS: Glick 1. TEMPLE CHRISTIAN POINTS: Kaitlyn Sutton 6. SERVING: Sutton 10-10, Bethany Powell 8-9, Lynnea Clay 8-9. ACES: Sutton 3. KILLS: Clay 6, Kara Brown 4. SPIKING: Clay 14-16, Brown 8-10, Sutton 7-10. ASSISTS: Sutton 5, Powell 4. SETTING: Sutton 22-22, Powell 16-17. DIGS: Sutton 8, Sydney Rex 7, Brown 5. BLOCKS: Abigail Durst 2, Sutton 2, Clay 2. OTSEGO 3 ELMWOOD 0 BLOOMDALE — Ashley Veryser and Jasmine Marsh each had eight kills and five digs Tuesday as Elmwood fell 25-10, 25-22, 25-17 in a Northern Buckeye Conference match. Jennah Wilson had 20 assists for the Royals (4-3, 2-1 NBC). Sarah Williams had eight digs and Lindsay George six kills. Otsego is 5-1, 3-0 NBC. NEW RIEGEL 3 TIFFIN CALVERT 2 NEW RIEGEL — State-ranked New Riegel pushed its volleyball record to 6-1 on Tuesday, but the 11th-ranked Blue Jackets needed five sets to finally get past Tiffin Calvert 25-10, 25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 15-11 in a nonleague battle. Senior standouts Kara Scherger and Taylor Arbogast came up big for New Riegel, especially at the net. Scherger was 56 for 62 spiking with 26 kills and 34 digs; Arbogast was 65 for 69 spiking with 23 kills and 24 digs. The Bouillon sisters set the table for Scherger and Arbogast. Lindsay Bouillon, a freshman, was 94 for 94 setting with 33 assists and 19 digs. Leah Bouillon, a junior, was 25 for 25 setting with eight assists, 10 for 10 spiking with six kills and had 17 digs. NEW RIEGEL (6-1) SERVING: Taylor Arbogast 20-26, Natalie Reinhart 16-16. ACES: Arbogast 5. KILLS: Kara Scherger 26, Arbogast 23, Leah Bouillon 6. SPIKING: Scherger 56-62, Arbogast 65-69, Le. Bouillon 10-10, Brianna Gillig 14-18. ASSISTS: Lindsay Bouillon 33, Le. Bouillon 8, Hailey Theis 5. SETTING: Le. Bouillon 25-25, Li. Bouillon 94-94, Theis 16-16. DIGS: Scherger 34, Arbogast 24, Le. Bouillon 17, Li. Bouillon 19, Gillig 12. JUNIOR VARSITY: New Riegel 25-22-25, Tiffin Calvert 15-25-13. FRESHMEN: Carey 19-25-25, New Riegel 25-19-20. WOODMORE 3 FOSTORIA 1 ELMORE — Lexie Fretz put away nine kills, recorded 15 points and six aces, but Woodmore defeated Fostoria 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23 in a Northern Buckeye Conference contest Tuesday. Lili’ana Velazquez was 16 of 18 serving with 18 points, Alexzandra talley finished 14 of 15 serving with 15 points and four aces to go along with 10 digs and four kills and Karly Renz added 17 digs for Fostoria (1-4 overall, 0-3 NBC). FOSTORIA (1-4, 0-3 NBC) POINTS: Lili'ana Velazquez 18, Lexie Fretz 15, Alexzandra Talley 15. SERVING: Velazquez 16-18, Talley 14-15, Madison Gillig 10-13. ACES: Fretz 6, Gillig 4, Talley 4. KILLS: Fretz 9, Talley 4. SPIKING: Fretz 10-17. DIGS: Karly Renz 17, Talley 10, Gillig 10, Asiana Settles 10. BLOCKS: Luchauna Smith 3.

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Prep Cross Country: DeFeo wins girls title at Wynford Invitational

BUCYRUS — Carey freshman Destiny DeFeo turned in another impressive performance for the Blue Devils winning the girls individual crown at Tuesday’s Wynford Invitational. DeFeo crossed the finish line in 20:55.86 to win and lead Carey to fifth in the team standings with 113 points. Richwood North Union edged Seneca East 60-65 for the team championship. Upper Sandusky’s Olivia Thomson was sixth individually in 22:16.07 as the Rams were sixth as a team. Seneca East outscored Bucyrus 37-79 for the boys team title. Carey (88) was third and Upper Sandusky (204) ninth. Dominic Solis led area boys finishers by placing third in 16:09.02. Carey’s Trevor Cook finished eighth in 17:09.83. Seneca East’s Carson Pipher won the race in 15:53.52. BOYS TEAM STANDINGS 1, Seneca East 37. 2, Bucyrus 79. 3, Carey 88. 4, Ashland Crestview 101. 5, Richwood North Union 144. 6, Buckeye Central 194. 7, Wynford 200. 8, Lucas 201. 9, Upper Sandusky 204. 10, Crestline 241. WINNER & AREA TOP 50 FINISHES 1, Carson Pipher (SE) 15:53.52. 3, Dominic Solis (US) 16:09.02. 8, Trevor Cook (Car) 17:09.83. 19. Daniel Patton (Car) 17:41.59. 21, Tieler Zimmer (Car) 17:43.61. 22, Tyler Leist (Car) 17:51.84. 23, Jack Yeater (Car) 17:52.79. 29, Uriel Garcia (Car) 18:15.26. 33, Gerardo Garcia (Car) 18:22.58. 41, Kyler Dyer (Car) 18:43.62. 48, Mason Derr (US) 18:58.06. GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS 1, Richwood North Union 60. 2, Seneca East 65. 3, Tiffin Calvert 89. 4, Bucyrus 98. 5, Carey 113. 6, Upper Sandusky 143. 7, Wynford 162. 8, Buckeye Central 172. 9, Ashland Crestview 206. WINNER & AREA TOP 50 FINISHES 1, Destiny DeFeo (Car) 20:55.86. 6, Olivia Thomson (US) 22:16.07. 23, Taylor Watkins (Car) 24:04.66. 28, Amber Spurlock (Car) 24:19.33. 32, Allison Keller (Car) 25:02.61. 34, Zoe Garber (US) 25:10.33. 35, Yajaira Ayala (US) 25:12.74. 36, Kristina Nusbaum (Car) 25:18.71. 37, Sydney Swavel (US) 25:27.8. 39, Kaitlyn Huston (US) 25:39.59. 40, Brittnie Bukovich (US) 25:41.72. 50, Tiffani Watkins (US) 26:47.42.

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Girls Soccer Roundup: State-ranked O-G ties Celina

CELINA — Both goalkeepers stood tall Tuesday as state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf and Celina played to a 0-0 tie in a Western Buckeye League girls soccer game. Cassie Schroeder had four saves for Ottawa-Glandorf (4-0-1, 0-0-1 WBL), which is ranked eighth in the first state coaches’ poll released Monday. Callie Vogel also had four saves for Celina (0-1-3, 0-0-1 WBL). MANSFIELD ST. PETER’S 1 UPPER SANDUSKY 0 UPPER SANDUSKY — Emily Yeager’s goal with 14 minutes left in the first half proved to be the difference as Mansfield St. Peter’s edged Upper Sandusky 1-0 in nonconference girls soccer action on Tuesday. Upper Sandusky (4-2-1) outshot Mansfield St. Peter’s (2-2-1) 11-4, but MaKenzie Hendrickson stopped all 11 of the Rams’ shots. Makenna Searls had three saves for Upper Sandusky. goals: (MSP) Emily Yeager 1. shots-on-goal: Mansfield St. Peter's 4, Upper Sandusky 11. saves: (MSP) MaKenzie Hendrickson 11; (US) Makenna Searls 3. records: Mansfield St. Peter’s 2-2-1, Upper Sandusky 4-2-1. CONTINENTAL 2 FORT JENNINGS 0 FORT JENNINGS — McKenna Scott and Paige Lawhorn each had a goal and an assist Tuesday to lead Continental to a 2-0 victory over Fort Jennings in a Putnam County League soccer game. The Pirates (4-1, 1-0 PCL) outshot Fort Jennings (1-2-2, 0-1-1 PCL) 18-9. Emma Recker (two saves) and Ashley Mansfield (four saves) shared the shutout. Erin Osting had 11 saves for Fort Jennings. LINCOLNVIEW 2 BLUFFTON 0 VAN WERT — Hannah McCleery scored both of Lincolnview’s goals as the Lancers blanked Bluffton 2-0 in a Northwest Conference girls soccer match on Tuesday. Lincolnview improved to 3-2-1 overall and 2-0 in the NWC, while Bluffton fell to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the NWC. Jadyn Bahrhorst had six saves for the Pirates. goals: (Lin) Hannah McCleery 2. shots-on-goal: Bluffton 25, Lincolnview 6. saves: (Blu) Jadyn Bahrhorst 6. records: Bluffton 2-3, 0-1 NWC; Lincolnview 3-2-1, 2-0 NWC.

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Boys Soccer Roundup: St. Francis whips state-ranked FHS, 6-1

TOLEDO — Six different players scored for Toledo St. Francis de Sales on Tuesday as the Knights beat Findlay High School 6-1 in Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys soccer, threatening to knock the Trojans from their state ranking. The Trojans (4-1, 1-1 TRAC) were ranked No. 9 in the first Division I Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association poll. St. Francis (2-0, 2-0) already led 3-0 when Findlay’s Ryan Montgomery scored the Trojans’ only goal of the game off a corner kick rebound with 21 seconds left in the opening period. Colin Clark got things started for St. Francis, scoring with 12:30 left in the first. Keegan Winkler made it 2-0 at the 9:47 mark and Davis Michaiski found the net off a corner kick with 2:21 to play making it 3-0. Montgomery’s goal late in the period gave Findlay new life, but Dan Kenner snuffed out the Trojans’ bid for a comeback when he made it 4-1 with 23:42 left in the game. Justin Kenner and Jake Mitcham added goals for St. Francis to complete the scoring. St. Francis outshot the Trojans 13-8. Goalkeeper Aaron Elchert made two saves for the Trojans, who will try to get back onto the winning track Thursday at Perrysburg. goals: (Fin) Ryan Montgomery; (TSF) Colin Clark, Keegan Winkler, Davis Michaiski, Dan Kenner, Justin Kenner, Jake Mitcham. shots-on-goal: Findlay 8, St. Francis 13. saves: (Fin) Aaron Elchert 2, (TSF) Logan McNamara 3 . records: Findlay 4-1, 1-1 TRAC; St. Francis 2-0, 2-0 TRAC. ST. FRANCIS JV 2, FINDLAY 1 goals: (Fin) Taylor Miles; (TSF) Nate Gullette, Max Johnston. Assists: (Fin) Todd Federici. shots-on-goal: Findlay 6; St. Francis 12. saves: (Fin) Zach Montgomery 8; (TSF) Liam Chapman 1. records: Findlay 3-2, 0-1 TRAC. OTTAWA-GLANDORF 7 WAUSEON 0 WAUSEON — Luke Schaub, Mitch Niese and Trevor Ellerbrock each scored and had an assist for Ottawa-Glandorf as the Titans blasted Wauseon 7-0 in nonconference soccer action on Tuesday. The game, which was rescheduled from Aug. 19 after it was postponed due to severe weather, resumed with 17:42 left in the first half. O-G (4-0) scored all seven of its goals on Tuesday. Brad Croy, Tory Schroeder, Nick Schroeder and Jordan Verhoff also scored goals for the Titans, which outshot Wauseon 25-2. goals: (O-G) Brad Croy, Luke Schaub, Tory Schroeder, Mitch Niese, Nick Schroeder, Trevor Ellerbrock & Jordan Verhoff 1. Assists: (O-G) John Schroeder, Niese, Grant Weihrauch, Max Laubenthal, Ellerbrock, Schaub & Austin Williams 1. shots-on-goal: Ottawa-Glandorf 25, Wauseon 2. saves: (O-G) Jacob Ellerbrock 2. records: Ottawa-Glandorf 4-0, Wauseon 0-3. MILLER CITY 0 RIVERDALE 0 MILLER CITY — Riverdale and Miller City combined for just seven shots-on-goal as the teams played to a 0-0 tie in a nonconference match. Kyle Evans and Nathaniel Hughes tallied one steal and four intercepts each, while Joe Lauck recorded two steals and three intercepts for the Falcons (2-0-1). Riverdale’s Austin Clark made two saves and Hunter Berner stopped all five shot attempts he faced for the Wildcats (1-2-3). shots-on-goal: Riverdale 5, Miller City 2. saves: (Riv) Austin Clark 2. (MC) Hunter Berner 5. records: Riverdale 2-0-1, Miller City 1-2-3. UPPER SANDUSKY 2 LIMA BATH 0 LIMA — Taylor Emerick scored in the first half and Brandon Miller converted a penalty kick in the second half Tuesday as Upper Sandusky defeated Lima Bath 2-0 in a nonconference boys soccer game. Clay Musgrave had seven saves to record his fourth shutout of the season for Upper Sandusky (5-0-1). Cam Clark recorded five saves for Lima Bath (1-3). JUNIOR VARSITY: Upper Sandusky, 1-0. WAPAKONETA 6 BLUFFTON 0 BLUFFTON — Will Hinegardner was a one-man wrecking crew Tuesday in Wapakoneta’s 6-0 win over Bluffton in nonconference boys soccer. Hinegardner finished with four goals and an assist for Wapakoneta (4-0). Sam Hinegardner and Alex Lause also scored for Wapakoneta. Joseph Schriner had six saves in goal for Bluffton (2-2-2). goals: (Wap) Will Hinegardner 4, Sam Hinegardner, Alex Lause. Assists: (Wap) W. Hinegardner. shots-on-goal: Wapakoneta 12, Bluffton 11. saves: (Wap) Tristan Meyer 7, (Blu) Joseph Schriner 6. records: Bluffton 2-2-2, Wapakoneta 4-0. JUNIOR VARSITY: Tied, 2-2. KALIDA 3 ST. MARYS MEMORIAL 1 KALIDA — Austin Swift recorded a goal and an assist Tuesday as Kalida topped St. Marys Memorial 3-1 in a nonleague match. Swift’s goal came on an assist from goalkeeper Brent Hovest, who made two saves in the contest, and Swift also assisted a goal by Grant Unverferth. Devin Kortokrax also found the net on a penalty kick for the Wildcats (3-0-1). Nathan Wilker scored on a free kick and Keegan Liette made four saves for St. Marys (5-4). goals: (Kal) Austin Swift 1, Devin Kortokrax 1, Grant Unverferth 1. (SM) Nathan Wilker 1. Assists: (Kal) Brent Hovest 1, Austin Swift 1. shots-on-goal: Kalida 7, St. Marys 3. saves: (Kal) Brent Hovest 2. (SM) Keegan Liette 4. records: St. Marys 5-4, Kalida 3-0-1. JUNIOR VARSITY: St. Marys Memorial, 2-0. ADA 7 OLD FORT 0 OLD FORT — Ada picked up its first win of the season by blanking Old Fort 7-0 in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association match. The Bulldogs improved to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the NCOSA with the win. Old Fort dropped to 0-3 and 0-5.

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Prep Girls Golf: Elmwood’s Miller medals at NBC shootout

BOWLING GREEN — Elmwood’s Alexis Miller earned medalist honors with a 46 at the second Northern Buckeye Conference shootout at Stone Ridge Golf Club on Tuesday. Otsego edged the Royals 221-226 for the team title. Eastwood was third (231), followed by Rossford (234) and Genoa (248). Katie Benedict backed Miller’s effort with a 57. Heather Ickes carded a 61 and Maggie Tuite shot a 62 for Elmwood. TEAM STANDINGS Otsego 221. 2, Elmwood 226. 3, Eastwood 231. 4, Rossford 234. 5, Genoa 248. INDIVIDUAL SCORES MEDALIST: Alexis Miller, Elmwood, 46. Other scores: (Ots) Courtney Miller 49, Gwen Amborski 50, Madeline Asmus 59, Rachel Murphy 63. (Elm) Katie Benedict 57, Heather Ickes 61, Maggie Tuite 62. (Eas) Leigh Snyder 54, Alicia Bratton 58, Jenne Venier 59, Paige Himburg. (Ros) Emma Kieper 55, Alexis Schultz 59, CeCe Smith 59, Shaelyn Agocs 61. (Gen) Rikki Shoemaker 58, Amanda Aman 60, Jena Cornell 64, Sadee Skaff 66.

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Prep Schedule & Updates: 09-02-14

Five state-ranked volleyball teams play tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the Tuesday local sports action around the region for you today here at The Courier. Courier writer Dave Hanneman will head to Bluffton as second-ranked and unbeaten Arlington takes on the Pirates in a nonconference volleyball game. In Northern 10 action, No. 4 Upper Sandusky hosts Seneca East and No. 20 Mohawk travels to Wynford. In nonconference play, 11th ranked New Riegel hosts Tiffin Calvert and No. 8 Leipsic hosts Defiance. Findlay High School’s state-ranked boys soccer team travels to Toledo St. Francis for a Three Rivers Athletic Conference match to highlight a 10-game area soccer schedule. There is prep golf and tennis on the slate tonight as well. We’ll have scores and stories on all of the action later tonight on The Courier’s sports weblog, The Blanchard River Buzz. You can also get the latest sports updates by following us on Twitter @Courier_Sports. You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at TheCourier.com. SCHEDULE Tuesday’s Events College Athletics MEN”S GOLF — Findlay at Ohio Dominican Invitational Prep Volleyball Arcadia at Lima Temple Christian, 5:30 Crestline at Carey (N10), 5:30 Mohawk at Wynford (N10), 5:30 Otsego at Elmwood (NBC), 6 Fostoria at Woodmore (NBC), 6 Arlington at Bluffton, 6 Defiance at Leipsic, 6 Tiffin Calvert at New Riegel, 6 Ottoville at Van Wert, 6 Seneca East at Upper Sandusky (N10), 5:30 Prep Boys Golf Gibsonburg at Elmwood, 3:45 Ada, Allen East & Spencerville at Paulding (NWC), 4 Hopewell-Loudon, New Riegel & Lakota at Tiffin Calvert, 4 Arcadia & Liberty-Benton at Van Buren (BVC), 4:30 Carey at Buckeye Central (N10), 4:30 Fostoria St. Wendelin at Sandusky St. Mary’s (SRL), 4:30 Miller City at Ayersville, 4:30 Antwerp & Tinora at Kalida, 4:30 Ottawa-Glandorf at Defiance (WBL), 5 Prep Girls Golf Elmwood in Northern Buckeye Conference shootout at Stone Ridge Golf Club, 4 Seneca East at Mohawk, 5 Van Buren, Bowling Green & Cardinal Stritch at Birch Run, 4 Prep Boys Soccer Ada at Old Fort (NCOSA), 5 Riverdale at Miller City, 5 Wapakoneta at Bluffton, 7 St. Marys Memorial at Kalida, 7 Upper Sandusky at Lima Bath, 7 Findlay at Toledo St. Francis DeSales (TRAC), 7 Prep Girls Soccer Continental at Fort Jennings (PCL), 5 Bluffton at Lincolnview (NWC), 5 Ottawa-Glandorf at Celina (WBL), 7 Mansfield St. Peter’s at Upper Sandusky, 5 Prep Girls Tennis Fostoria at Tiffin Columbian, 4:15 Defiance at Ottawa-Glandorf (WBL), 4:30 Findlay at Oregon Clay, 5 Prep Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Findlay at Toledo St. Francis DeSales (TRAC), 5 Prep Freshmen Boys Soccer Findlay at Ottoville, 5

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