Tuesday's Area Sports Round-Up
NEW BREMEN 3, SHAWNEE 0
With aggressive and hard play the New Bremen Cardinals bounced back against New Knoxville to defeat the Shawnee Indians 25-17, 26-14 and 25-12 on Tuesday.
“We emphasized in practice yesterday that we have to stay aggressive and stay after the ball no matter who we play,” Cardinals head coach Theresa Jenkins said. “After Thursday’s game against New Knoxville we decided that we needed to refocus and we started to get back after the ball.”
Victoria Wente led New Bremen with 10 kills to go with nine digs. Julie Brown ahd eight kills, five blocks and three aces. Karli Jones had 23 assists and four blocks. Tarynn Clune added 16 digs.
“We talked a lot about Thursday’s match and Friday we were still reeling,” Jenkins said. “They came in Monday and they were ready to fight so I am hoping this is a good sign of things to come. I think after the step back against New Knoxville they are ready to play against Coldwater on Thursday.”
In the JV match New Bremen won 25-17, 23-25 and 26-24.
New Bremen (9-5) will entertain Coldwater on Thursday.
MINSTER MOVING ON
CELINA — The Minster girls golf team punched its ticket for the district tournament with a second-place finish at the Division II sectional at Fox’s Den on Tuesday.
St. Henry won the sectional title with a 372, led by the 81 of Taylor Koesters along with the 94 of Haleigh Stalgler and the 95 of Lauren Grieshop.
Minster shot a team score of 395, led by Clair Fischer’s 84. Mariss Conrad fired an 88, Abby Hausfeld shot a 96 and Lisa Borges added a 127.
New Bremen missed out on a trip to the district by five strokes. The Cardinals shot a 406, five strokes behind Coldwater, who featured the medalist Kelsey Koesters’ 79. Mackenzie Howell paced New Bremen with a 97. Heathern Bensman carded a 97, Rachel Parker shot a 100 and Sara Lafleur had a 111.
MINSTER 160, VERSAILLES 178
MINSTER — The Minster boys golf team validated their Midwest Athletic Conference tournament title with the overall championship in their 160-178 win against Versailles on Tuesday.
The Wildcats (9-0 MAC) beat the previously unbeaten in MAC-play Tigers by 18 strokes to make their MAC championship official. The match was originally scheduled for last week before a thunderstorm moved it to Tuesday. Minster won the MAC tournament by 20 strokes in the meanwhile.
Freddie Purdy fired a medalist 38, Xavier Francis shot a 39, Austin Brackman had a 40 and John Burke shot a 43 for the Wildcats. Matt Trushaw added a 44 and Sam Schutte carded a 50.
Tyler Drees led Versailles with a 42. Ryan Knapke, Alex Stucke and Nicholas Litten each shot a 44 for the Tigers, who fell to 8-1 in MAC matches.
Minster, along with New Bremen and New Knoxville, will play in the Division III sectional at Hawthorne Hills in Lima on Thursday.
NEW BREMEN 168, NEW KNOXVILLE 219
Guided by the medalist 36 by Alex Britton, the New Bremen boys golf team beat New Knoxville 168-219 in MAC play on Tuesday.
New Bremen finished MAC play by improving to 5-4. New Knoxville fell to 1-8.
Along with Britton’s 36, fellow First Team All-MAC golfer Travis Bertelsen shot a 41. Zach Hegemier added a 45, and Max Travis shot a 46. Markus Sachtler and Jacob O’Neill both had 50s.
David Boesche, who was named Honorable Mention All-MAC this week, led the Rangers with a 46. Shane Topp and Robert Egbert both had 56s. Logan Leffel shot a 61.
Both teams will be competing at the Division III sectional at Hawthorne Hills on Thursday.