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Joseph earns all-MAC in cross country

COLDWATER — St. John’s senior Megan Joseph earned first-Team All-Midwest Athletic Conference after finishing 11th in the league meet Thursday at Coldwater.

“We ran very well tonight. Our goal going in was to get Megan a first-team spot; only the top 12 get all-league and we knew going in it would be close,” St. John’s coach Steve Hellman explained. “She had been close a couple of times in previous years, so with the 11th-place finish, she met one of her goals going into the season. Baylee Lindeman set a new PR of 27:02, so she is starting to get in shape after her injury.

“For the boys, Curtis Pohlman 17:46 and Aaron Hellman 18:58 led the way with setting new PRs. To finish eighth as a team was great considering this was our first full team since 2008.

“I am so happy for my two seniors, Aaron and Megan, to set PRs at their last league meet. They are the leaders in helping turn the program around and show my six freshmen how to race. This was a good starting point as we head to districts next Saturday in Ottawa.”


Lady Pirates whitewash Jefferson

BLUFFTON — Host Bluffton shut out Jefferson 6-0 in girls Northwest Conference soccer Thursday night at Steinmetz Field.

Scoring goals for the Lady Pirates (7-6-3) were two from senior Jill Steinmetz, one each from freshman Sarah Theisen, junior Kirsten Thorgaard and freshman Katie Burkholder and an own goal.

Theisen had two assists and Steinmetz, senior Molly Moser and freshman Brooke Koontz had one each.

The Pirates owned the shots on-goal 15-4 and had two corner kicks.

Lady Wildcat (6-8-2, 3-1-1) freshman Makaya Dunning had nine saves; freshman Jadyn Barhorst had four.

Jefferson begins Division III sectional pay 7 p.m. Saturday at Elida.


Musketeer boys sting Hornets

FORT JENNINGS — Host Fort Jennings handed invading Cory-Rawson a 4-0 boys soccer loss Thursday.

The Musketeers (8-7-1) scored three times in the first half: in the 11th minute on a Troy Ricker goal (assists from Spencer Dray and Alex Berelsman), in the 15th minute as Mark Metzger scored on a scramble after a corner kick) and in the 37th minute as Berelsman assisted Seth Ricker.

In the sixth minute of the second half, Berelsman assisted Troy Ricker.

Jennings won the shots on-goal 15-4 and the corner kicks 5-3.

Kyle Rossman saved six For the Hornets (4-10-2) and Alex Vetter three for the hosts.

The Musketeer junior varsity beat Liberty-Benton 4-1 to improve to 7-2-2.


Celina sweeps Lady ’Dawgs

ELIDA — In a battle of Lady Bulldogs, visiting Celina swept host Elida 25-14, 25-15, 25-13 in Western Buckeye League volleyball Thursday.

Elida stat leaders:

Kills - Torie McAdams - 6; Summer Grogg - 4

Assists - Erin Bowman - 6; Katie Hawk - 5

Digs - Erika Kiel - 15

Aces - Erika Kiel - 2; Torie McAdams - 2

Elida stands at 9-13 (3-6 WBL).

Celina’s JV won 2-0 and their freshmen also won 2-0.


Wildkittens shut out LadyCats

BATH TOWNSHIP — Host Bath shut out Kalida 3-0 in girls soccer action Thursday.

Alyssa Manley scored twice for the Wildkittens (10-3-2) and McKenzie Perry once.

Bath had 10 shots on-goal to the LadyCats’ (12-1-2) six.

Goalie saves for Kalida came from Sarah Verhoff (4) and Laine Laudick (3), while Audrey Brandon had six for Bath.


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