|Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00 AM|
Lady Jeffcats even mark at .500
By JIM METCALFE
ADA — Behind the hat trick of sophomore striker Logan Hamilton, Jefferson moved its girls soccer record back to .500 with a 6-2 Northwest Conference triumph over Ada Monday evening at War Memorial Park in Ada.
The Wildcats (4-4-1, 2-0-0 NWC) scored three times in the first half: at 23:37 when freshman Arianna Knebel put back a ricochet past Ada freshman keeper Rielyn Castle (13 saves versus 22 shots on-goal); at 20:33, when Hamilton put the ball in the twine; and at 19:24, when freshman Kiya Wollenhaupt got the tally.
The Wildcats made it 4-0 at 33:47 of the second half as Hamilton netted her second goal.
They made it 5-0 at 27:16 when junior Kylee Haehn lasered the orb into the cords.
The Lady Bulldogs (0-9, 0-3 NWC) got on the scoreboard at 19:23 when senior Annabel Pinkney put the ball past Jefferson junior goalkeeper Kayleigh O’Conner (5 saves vs. 8 shots on-goal).
The hosts made it 5-2 at 16:31 on Pinkney’s second goal.
The Red and White closed the scoring at 5:50 when Hamilton finished off her hat trick.
Ada had more corner kicks — 11 — than the visitors (5).
Ada hosts Cory-Rawson 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Jefferson visits Continental 10 a.m. Saturday.
(Longer article in Wednesday’s paper)
Lancers grab NWC golf quad
DEFIANCE — Joshah Rager shared medalist honors with a 38 to pace Lincolnview to a 177-187-189-190 Northwest Conference boys golf quad Monday afternoon on the par-36 front 9 at Auglaize Golf Course.
Leading the Wildcats was Zach Wannemacher with a 45.
The host Panthers were paced by Ben Heilshorn with a 38.
The Pirates received a 45 by Eli Runk.
All four teams are in the NWC Invitational at 9 a.m. Thursday at Bluffton Golf Course.
Lincolnview 177: Joshah Rager 38, Logan Miller 46, Justis Dowdy 46, Derek Youtsey 47, Troy Patterson 53, Braden Thatcher 56.
Jefferson 187: Zack Wannemacher 45, Ryan Bullinger 46, Carter Mox 47, Tyler Rice 49, Nick Fitch 50, Kyle Berelsman 59.
Paulding 189: Ben Heilshorn 38, Corey Adkins 49, Justin Adams 51, Kaleb Becker 51, Brad Crawford 55, Damon Egnor 59.
Bluffton 190: Eli Runk 45, Rich Streicher 46, Aaron Shaw 49, Branden Skilliter 50, James Harrod 51, Joel Ritter 55.
By DAVE BONINSEGNA
COLUMBUS GROVE — The Columbus Grove volleyball team swept Ottoville 25-12, 25-7, 25-11 in Putnam County League action Monday at Columbus Grove.
Grove hosts Lincolnview 6 p.m. (JV match start) today in NWC action and then visits Paulding in NWC action Thursday.
Ottoville visits Miller City for a varsity-only PCL match 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
(Longer article in Wednesday’s paper).
Youngpeter paces Bearcats to NWC tri-match win
LIMA — Mitchell Youngpeter’s 38 was the low score as the host Spencerville boys golfers belted Columbus Grove and Ada 167-193-197 in a Northwest Conference tri-match Monday afternoon at Tamarac Golf Club
Chance Campbell shot a 39 for the Bearcats (15-9, 10-6 NWC).
For the Grove Bulldogs (3-25, 2-14 NWC), Kyle Welty registered a 46.
For Ada’s ’Dogs (5-11 NWC), Slade Downing shot a 40.
The NWC Invitational is 9 a.m. Thursday at Bluffton.
Spencerville 167: Mitchell Youngpeter 38, Chance Campbell 39, James Schaad 40, Brian Wood 50, Parker Campbell 66.
Columbus Grove 193: Kyle Welty 46, Brandon Hoffman 48, Cody Woods 49, Logan Diller 50, Noah Oglesbee 57, Logan Hardeman 59.
Ada 197: Slade Downing 40, Alex Nichelson 46, Zach Park 53, Connor English 58, Steve Gray 64, Brian Quillen 65.
Elida boys roll past Van Wert
ELIDA — Elida’s boys soccer crew dominated Van Wert 5-0 in Western Buckeye League action under the lights Monday night at Elida Sports Complex.
Senior Riley Overholt scored twice in the first half for the host Bulldogs (4-2-1, 2-1-1 WBL) — just 14 seconds into the match and at 12:10 — and junior Adam Ordel added one midway through the half against Cougar senor keeper Matt Bidlack (5 saves against 8 shots on-goal).
The Bulldogs tacked on goals at 23:40 of the second half as sophomore Gaerid Littler was true on a penalty kick (handball in the box) past sophomore keeper Wade Healey (4 saves against 6 shots on-goal) and at 13:46 when Littler netted his second tally.
Elida junior netminder Garrett Brinkman faced one shot on-goal (1 save).
Elida visits Shawnee 7 p.m. Thursday, while Van Wert hosts Bath at 5 p.m.
(Longer article in Wednesday’s paper).
Kalik grabs DC’s second HCAC’s Offensive Player of the Week
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the second time in her career, junior Alicia Kalik has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week.
The South Lyon, Michigan, native was given the honor after her strong week of play helped the Jackets to a 2-1 record.
Kalik’s best performance from the week came in the matchup with Ohio Athletic Conference foe Heidelberg on Tuesday. The junior helped DC snap an 8-game losing skid to the Student Princes by tallying a career-high 60 assists, along with 12 digs and three kills in the 3-2 victory.
During the weekend action, the setter continued her solid play with 36 assists in the 5-set loss to Hiram and then put up 46 assists and an impressive 23 digs in a 3-1 victory over Baldwin-Wallace. Kalik is currently leading the HCAC with 490 assists (10.21 per set) on the 2013 campaign and sits at 2,227 for her career. Kalik is quickly approaching Megan Thigpen’s DC career record of 2,667.
With Kalik’s selection, DC now has two of the first three winners of the honor in the HCAC. Senior Chelsea Ludeman also captured the honor after her performance during the season-opening weekend.
The Purple and Gold will rest up this week before its gets back in action on Saturday. Defiance will travel to Alliance for a tri-match featuring the Wilmington Quakers at 3 p.m. and the Mount Union Purple Raiders at 5 p.m.