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Lady Musketeers draw with Bluffton

BLUFFTON — Fort Jennings battled to a 1-1 girls soccer draw Tuesday night under the lights of Bluffton’s Steinmetz Field.

The Pirates (5-3-2) scored a goal in the first half off the foot of freshman Sarah Theisen but the Lady Musketeers (3-3-2) countered on a breakaway tally by senior Emily Grone with just 1:26 left in the second half.

Bluffton won the shots on-goal 13-6 and the visitors the corner kicks 3-2.

Jennings junior goalkeeper Erin Osting saved 12 shots on-goal and Bluffton freshman Jadyn Barhorst had five.

Fort Jennings hosts Ottoville 5 p.m. Friday.


Panthers down Ottoville in golf dual

Host Parkway handed Ottoville a 152-177 boys golf loss Tuesday at Deerfield Golf Club.

Leading the Panthers were medalist Brian Schatzer with a 33, along with a 36 from Jordan Bollenbacher, 41 from Conner Morton and 42 by Hayden Lyons.

On behalf of the Big Green, Wesley Markward registered a 39, Luke Schimmoeller 40, Brendon Schnipke 45 and Matt Turnwald 53.

Ottoville is in today’s Columbus Grove PCL quad (4 p.m.).


Black Knights knock off Jennings boys

FORT JENNINGS — The Van Buren boys soccer unit grabbed a 3-1 victory over host Fort Jennings Tuesday at Fort Jennings Athletic Complex.

The Black Knights (6-4-0) scored twice in the first half: in the ninth minute on a J.J. Mowery-to-Daniel Roberts connection; and in the 38th minute as Ted Simmons assisted Trenton Boyette.

Seth Ricker scored in the 22nd minute of the second half (assisted by Kyle Maag) to halve the Musketeer (5-4-1) deficit but Mowery put in the insurance goal after a scramble in the penalty box in the 37th minute.

Van Buren won the shots on-goal 10-2 (5-2 the first half) and the hosts the corner kicks 3-2.

Van Buren’s Nathan Maynard had three saves and the Musketeers’ Alex Vetter six saves.

Jennings bested Miller City 1-0 in junior varsity (one half and 15 minutes) action to improve to 5-2-1.

Fort Jennings visits Liberty-Benton 5 p.m. Thursday.


Mustangs outlast Lady Bearcats in NWC marathon

HARROD — Allen East’s Mustangs outlasted Spencerville 25-11, 25-20, 14-25, 23-25, 15-9 in a Northwest Conference volleyball marathon Tuesday at Allen East.

“I was really proud of how our girls fought back after losing the first two sets,” Lady Bearcat coach Joshua Early noted. “We played good fundamental volleyball in the second and third sets. I give Allen East a lot of credit. They blocked really well tonight and we did not cover our hitters well enough, especially in the fifth set.”

The Bearcats were led by Katie Merriman with nine kills and seven digs. Schylar Miller led with 24 assists.

Spencerville visits Bluffton 6 p.m. Thursday.


Lady Pirates crush Miller City 8-0

Continental handed Miller City an 8-0 Putnam County League girls soccer loss Tuesday.

The Lady Pirates scored five times in the first half, with Paige Ordway scoring three times, all unassisted.

She also assisted Sloane Zachrich on the match’s first tally and McKenna Scott tallied on Taylor Niese’s assist (fourth goal).

In the second half, Ordway scored the sixth goal, Scott the seventh and Niese the eighth.

Continental dominated the shooting 29-5 and the corner kicks 6-1.

Amanda Simon stopped 14 shots for the Wildcats, while Emma Recker and Ashley Mansfield had two saves each for the Pirates.


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