Weekend Sports Round-Up



Celina Rotary Cross Country Invite

CELINA —  The St. Marys girls cross country team continued its impressive early showing with a second-place finish at the Celina Rotary Cross Country Invitational  at the Wright State University Lake Campus on Saturday morning while New Knoxville again received top-five finishes from its top runners.

Girls: The Roughriders took second in the Green Division standings with 51 points, behind only first-place Jay County and its 47 points. St. Marys senior Kristen Dammeyer finished fourth with a 21:24.58 time and was the first Roughrider across the finish line. Rider senior Amanda Dues wasn’t far behind, with a sixth-place finish and 22:03.73 time. Senior Lexi Grothause finished 12th (22:29.7), Megan Hertenstein was 14th (22:43.38), Kelly Wilker finished 15th (22:43.94), Christine Sullivan was 21st (23:30.82) and Hannah Tobin was 22nd (23:34.53) to round out the Rider scoring. In the small-school White Division, New Knoxville senior Cassie Boyle finished fourth with a 20:34.35 time and Ranger junior Hannah Privette took fifth with a 20:38.25 time.

Boys: The St. Marys boys team finished fourth in the Green Division and New Knoxville took seventh in the White Division. St. Marys sophomore Matt Jutte led the Roughriders with a 14th-place finish and 19:10.41 time. Matt Shroyer was 21st (19:40.77), Zack Goodwin finished 22nd (29:44.03), Kyle Oswalt was 33rd (20:25.76) and Will Spencer took 42nd (21:08.66). New Knoxville’s Isaac Kuntz finished third in the White Division with a 17:06.25 time. The Rangers’ Jacob Shaw took 20th with an 18:57.02 time. Marcus Nitschke was 26th (19:25.63).

Minster wins at M-U
The Minster boys and girls  cross country teams captured the Bob Schul Invitational at Milton-Union on Saturday The boys won with 66 points. Ben Butler led the Wildcats in fourth place (17:07.9). Dominic Slonkosky took seventh (17:16.3), Andrew Fausey was 10th (17:16.3) and Andy Albers took 13th (17:54.3). The girls won with 26 points — almost 40 points clear of second-place Russia. Julia Slonkosky finished third  (20:02), Morgan Pohl was fourth (20:16.1), Ali Borgerding took sixth (20:26.6), Katherine Burke was seventh (20:26.7), Kaci Bornhorst finished 10th (20:40.3), Gabrielle Barga was 13th (20:53.1) and Leah Niekamp took 18th (21:25.8) and Lisa Barlage was 20th (21:36.2)



NEW BREMEN — With good aggressive play the New Bremen Cardinals volleyball team gained a 2-1 edge of the Russia Raiders, but the Raiders came back to defeat the Cardinals in the fourth and fifth sets to win 19-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23 and 15-11 Saturday afternoon at New Bremen.

Tarynn Clune had 27 digs. Victoria Wente had 16 digs, 3 aces, and 8 kills. Julie Brown had 9 kills and 3 aces. Karli Jones had 35 assists. Kaitlyn Ahrns had 10 kills Devon Heitkamp had 7 blocks.

In the JV match Russia won 25-17 and 25-9. The Cardinals (0-2) travel to Botkins on Monday and travel to Minster on Thursday.

Minster wins two

MINSTER — The Minster volleyball team won a pair of matches at its Spike Off Invitational on Saturday, picking up two-game victories over Sidney and Arcanum. The Wildcats opened their day with a 25-20, 25-10 win over Sidney. Megan Kaiser led the Cats with five kills. Erica Oldiges and Sara Hosey each added four kills. Oldiges had three solo blocks. Minster closed their day with a 25-14, 25-19 win over Arcanum. Minster’s Lauren Roetgerman had eight kills. Kaiser added six kills for the Wildcats.




MARYSVILLE — The St. Marys boys soccer team fell 1-0 to the Marysville Monarchs on Saturday evening in a non-conference match-up.

St. Marys slips to 2-1 on the season. The Roughriders open Western Buckeye League play at home against Shawnee on Thursday night.