Thursday Area Sports Round-Up

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls tennis team had its hands full with an experienced Celina team on Thursday, but St. Marys head coach Brice Brenneman said his team was able to measure its progress.

“I really was pleased with the way we played,” Brenneman said after Celina won 5-0. “It would’ve been nice to pull a set out somewhere, but we had matched up with them at every position at least once when playing in invitationals and every position was quite a bit better than it was before.”

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Celina’s Kalie Gardner won first singles over St. Marys’ Anna Ernst, 6-4, 6-3. At second singles, Sasha Jenkins of Celina beat the Riders’ Abby Wilker, 6-1, 6-4. Celina’s Brook Sutter captured third singles with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Hannah Felver. Celina’s Sabrina Smith and Leah Zuercher defeated St. Marys’ Avarie Ellis and Jennifer Lauth at first doubles, 6-1, 6-4. Celina’s Maddy Cline and Nicole Elston won second doubles over the Riders’ Jenna Perry and Bailey Rust, 6-1, 6-1.

“Our singles competed well and our first doubles team had a tight second set and did a lot of things well,” Brenneman said. “Considering Celina is almost an all-senior team, I thought we played really well.”

St. Marys slipped to 1-6 on the season and 1-4 in the Western Buckeye League.

The Roughriders host Lima Senior on Saturday at 10 a.m. and then travel to Defiance on Monday at 5 p.m.


ST. MARYS 3, KENTON 0: The St. Marys volleyball team picked up its first Western Buckeye League win of the season with a commanding 25-12, 25-19, 25-9 win over Kenton on Thursday night at Memorial High School. St. Marys evened up its Western Buckeye League mark at 1-1 and moved to 3-7 overall. St. Marys has now won three of its last four matches. Reagan Aller led the Roughriders with 17 kills and five aces. All five of those aces  and eight of those kills came in the third set, as the Roughriders closed out the 3-0 win. Erika Angstmann added 12 kills for the Roughriders.

NEW KNOXVILLE 3, DSJ 0: The New Knoxville Rangers volleyball team got out in front in all three sets and stayed there as they defeated the Delphos St. John’s Bluejays Thursday evening to garner their first MAC victory 25-6, 26-8 and 25-13 at Robert J. Arnzen gymnasium. Rachel Leffel and Haley Horstman each had seven kills to lead the Rangers. Meg Reineke and Kenzie Schroer each had five kills. Kalyn Schroer had six aces while Madison Lammers added four aces. The Rangers (4-2, 1-1) will entertain Botkins on Saturday at 10 p.m., while Delphos (1-5, 0-2) will entertain Coldwater Monday.

VERSAILLES 3, NEW BREMEN 0: Versailles swept the New Bremen volleyball team 25-19, 25-21 and 25-18 in a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match on Thursday. Victoria Went led New Bremen with nine kills and eight digs. Tarynn Clune added 11 digs.

COLDWATER 3, MINSTER 1: The Coldwater Cavaliers earned a 3-1 win over Minster on Thursday, 25-11, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17. Megan Kaiser and Sara Hosey led Minster with nine kills apiece. Erica Oldiges and Hannah Schmitmeyer each added seven kills. Kaiser had four service aces. Cassie Jutte had 28 digs, and Regan Hahn had 29 assists.

O-G 3, CELINA 1: Ottawa-Glandorf beat Celina in a key early-season WBL volleyball match 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20.

MARION LOCAL 3, FORT RECOVERY 0: The Marion Local Flyers made quick work of their MAC opponent Fort Recovery with a 25-8, 25-13, 25-19 win on Thursday. Gina Kramer and  Clara Wuebker each had nine kills for the Flyers. Emily Mescher had six kills. Allie Thobe served up five aces. Marion Local moves to 7-0, 2-0 in the MAC.


KENTON — St. Marys head soccer coach Dave Ring earned his 100th win as the St. Marys boys soccer team defeated 4-0 in Western Buckeye League action at Kenton.
St. Marys improved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the WBL.
The Roughriders travel to Botkins on Saturday for an 11 a.m. game before getting back into WBL action next Tuesday.

The New Knoxville boys soccer team played Botkins to a 0-0 tie on Thursday. The Rangers had 17 shots on goal to Botkins’ nine, but neither team could crack  the scoreboard.  Ranger keeper Dean Frankenberg had four saves. New Knoxville travels to Kenton on Saturday at 5 p.m.


The Roughriders moved above .500 for the season at 3-2-1 with their second straight win. St. Marys goes to Elida on Monday for a 5 p.m. WBL game. The St. Marys JV team won, 3-1.

CELINA 172, ST. MARYS 174: Carter Bowman and Colin Burke each had 38s to lead the Roughriders in a close loss to Celina at Fox’s Den. Kyle Kiefer shot a 47 and Hunter Mc Murray had a 51 for the Roughriders.

VERSAILLES 163, NEW BREMEN 176: Versailles, led by the 34 of Tyler Drees, earned a 163-176 win over New Bremen on Thursday at Arrowhead. New Bremen’s Alex Britton fired a 38 as the Cardinals’ low-man. Travis Bertelsen had a 42 while Markus Sachtler, Zach Hegemier and Jacob O’Neill each shot 48s. Max Travis added a 55. Alex Stucke had a 42 and Kyle Cotner shot a 43 for Versailles.