Thursday Sports Round-Up
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Volleyball: New Knoxville 3, Minster 1
NEW KNOXVILLE — The Rangers bookended Thursday’s performance with strong first and fourth sets in a 3-1 win over Minster, 25-10, 25-20, 19-25, 25-7.
New Knoxville roared out of the gate in the first game and earned the first seven points of the fourth game to key the MAC victory.
“We really needed a good solid win tonight,” New Knoxville first year head coach Jill Roode said. “We fought off a hard couple of games coming into this one. We knew Minster was going to compete. The home crowd obviously fired them up and we took what the crowd was giving us and took it to the court.”
After the first set started locked at 5-5, New Knoxville earned 20 of the next 25 points for the 25-10 first set win closed out by a Haley Dillon kill.
Haley Horstman led New Knoxville with five aces and 35 assists on the night.
New Knoxville’s front line won the battle at the net. Paige Lehman had 15 kills, April Cain had seven kills and three blocks and Haley Dillon had seven kills and four digs.
Kayln Schroer had 16 digs, Taylor Niemeyer had four kills and Meg Reineke had four kills and 14 digs for the Rangers.
Minster was led by Claire McGowan’s seven kills. Kassi Brown, Allison Jutte, Sami Brown and Madeleine Eiting each collected five kills for the Wildcats. Dana Stucke had 22 digs. Sami Brown had five blocks.
Volleyball: Marion Local 4, New Bremen 1
MARIA STEIN — Marion Local shook off a third-game loss to deliver a 25-12, 25-6, 21-25, 25-6 win over New Bremen in Midwest Athletic Conference play.
Haley Moeller led New Bremen with five kills and nine digs.
Josie Winner led Marion Local with 11 kills and five aces. Claire Heitkamp had 11 kills. Hannah Arling added 27 assists. Clara Wuebker had two aces, eight digs and eight kills. Gina Kramer added nine kills.
The Cardinals are at Jackson Center on Saturday for a tri-match.
Volleyball: St. Marys 3, Kenton 0
The St. Marys volleyball team didn’t need much time on Thursday night to push its record over .500, as the Roughriders defeated the Kenton Wildcats 25-7, 25-9 and 25-12 in a Western Buckeye League contest at St. Marys.
In the JV match St. Marys won 25-10 and 25-15.
The Riders (3-2, 1-0) will host their own invitational on Saturday with action beginning at 10 a.m. against Allen East.
Volleyball: O-G 3, Celina 2
OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf won the first two games, watched Celina storm back with back-to-back wins and then outlasted the Bulldogs 16-14 in a deciding fifth game to pull out a 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 27-29, 16-14 win in a Western Buckeye League showdown.
Volleyball: Wapakoneta 3, Elida 0
ELIDA — Wapakoneta took three close games to down Elida, 27-25, 25-22, 26-24, in WBL action at the Elida Fieldhouse.
Boys Golf: St. Marys 171, Bath 171 (St. Marys wins fifth-place tiebreaker)
The St. Marys boys golf team won a fifth-player tiebreaker after the Riders and Bath played to a 171-171 tie.
St. Marys’ Will Paulus earned medalist honors with a 37 on Thursday night.
Carter Bowman shot a 44 while Carter Bowman, Colin Burke, Austin Riggs and Matt Severt all had 45s.
Reed Bock and Evan Hall led Bath with 41s. Logan Chandler added a 44 for Bath.
St. Marys travels to Celina next Tuesday for a WBL match at The Fox’s Den.
Boys Golf: St. Henry 172, New Knoxville 186
MINSTER — St. Henry picked up the MAC win over the Rangers at Arrowhead.
Nate Clune of St. Henry was medalist with a 40.
Tyler Shreve was low-man for New Knoxville with a 42.
Justin Slaven added a 44. David Boesche carded a 49, and Michael Porter had a 51.
Brian Kremer added a 42 for St. Henry, and Alex Wilker had a 43.
New Knoxville fell to 1-4, 0-4 in the MAC. The Rangers host Jackson Center tonight at 4 p.m.
Boys Golf: Minster 165, New Bremen 172
MINSTER — The Minster boys golf team edged New Bremen in a match at both team’s home course at Arrowhead, 165-172.
New Bremen’s Tyler Nosek earned medalist honors with a 37.
Minster was paced by Austin Fischer’s 38. Matt Wuebker and Xavier Francis added 42s.
Josh Spieles and John Burke fired 43s. Freddie Purdy added a 44.
Travis Bertelsen added a 43 for New Bremen. Darin Bergman shot a 44, Jacob Kosch had a 48, Alex Britton carded a 49 and Ethan Elshoff had a 57.
Minster travels to Versailles on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Girls Tennis: St. Marys 4, Bath 1
LIMA — The St. Marys girls tennis team swept the doubles and earned two singles wins to stay perfect in the WBL with a 4-1 win over Bath on Thursday night.
St. Marys improved to 6-1 and 4-0 in the WBL.
St. Marys second doubles team of Emily Brown and Priscilla Dodson defeated Bath’s Darla Wieeing and Ashlynn Vieirra, 6-0, 6-0.
The Riders first doubles duo of Allie Zimmerman and Ariel Dodson won 6-0, 6-1, over Bath’s Michelle Hines and Madison Pauff.
At third singles St. Marys’ Katie Peterson defeated Bath’s Danielle Caster in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
St. Marys’ Alex Spencer won second singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Bath’s Kaitlin Singhaus.
Bath’s lone win came at first singles from Emily Ruhe, who defeated St. Marys’ Mariah Krugh, 6-2, 6-3.
St. Marys 12,Greenville 0
St. Marys improved to 3-0-1 on the season.
Boys Soccer: St. Marys 9, Kenton 0
St. Marys improved to 3-0, 1-0 in the WBL.