SPRINGFIELD — Trey Werntz has played competitive golf for less than a year but is already among the best high schoolers in southwest Ohio.
Werntz shot an 85 in the Division I sectional tournament at Reid Park Golf Course on Tuesday to earn a district berth as an individual.
“Trey was really excited and he is looking forward to playing in districts,” Sidney coach Bill Rippey said. “It is unbelievable that this is Trey’s first year playing competitive golf and he qualified. I am really proud of him. He put in a ton of work on the course and it showed today. Reid Park was playing really tough today, but Trey persevered and hit good shots when he needed to.”
Sidney finished eighth out of 14 teams. Aside from Werntz, Ben Spangler shot 93, Mitchell Larger shot 98 and Brandan Rose shot 109. Will Klepinger was Sidney’s fifth golfer and shot a 122.
“Ben Spangler struggled on the front, but played his best golf on the back,” Rippey said. “… I know Will was a little upset because this was his last high school match. Sidney will really miss Will. He was a fun guy to be around on the golf course and we wish him the best going forward.”
Werntz will play in the Div. I district tournament next Thursday at Beavercreek Golf Club.
Troy 3, Sidney 1
Sidney won the third set in a Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division match on Tuesday, but Troy closed out a win with a 25-16 victory in the fourth set.
The Trojans, which are in first place in the division, won the first two games 25-11 and 25-8. Sidney won the third game 25-19.
Arielle Snider and Alina Kindle each landed eight kills and Darien McBride added four. Cassidy Truesdale and Faith Bockrath each scored a solo block, and Bockrath handed out 20 assists for the Yellow Jackets.
Kindle led the defense with 12 digs and Bockrath added nine. Allie Herrick and Payton Boshears each landed three aces.
Houston 3, Botkins 0
Houston won a road Shelby County Athletic League match on Tuesday 25-22, 25-10 and 25-16.
Mackenzie Wenrick led Houston with five kills, Hayden Riesenbeck had four and Hannah Hollinger and Catryn Mohler each had three. Alyssa Kemp had three aces, four digs and 15 assists. Allisen Foster had two aces, Olivia Bowser had 14 digs and Mariah Booher and Hannah Bixler each had five digs.
Janelle Greve had eight kills and nine digs for Botkins while Paige Doseck had six kills and 16 digs and Bella Ewry had 13 assists and nine digs.
Russia 3, Fairlawn 0
The Raiders earned an SCAL win on Tuesday by beating Fairlawn 25-16, 25-16, 25-20.
Ashley Scott led Russia with 14 kills and had two blocks and four digs. Laurissa Poling had 11 kills, two blocks and six digs while Morgan Wenrick had five kills. Jenna Cordonnier had 26 assists and nine digs and Kendall Monnin had three aces and 11 digs.
Lauren Dudgeon led Fairlawn with nine kills and had seven digs and one block. Jessie Abke had eight kills, eight digs and one ace. Taylor Lessing had 20 assists and MaCalla Huelskamp had 11 digs.
“They came to win and fought to the end,” Fairlawn coach Jodi Hickman said of her players. “I am hoping this intensity carries over to tournament.”
New Bremen 3, Lehman Catholic 0
The Cardinals won a home nonconference match on Tuesday 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19.
Rachel Kremer had eight kills for New Bremen while Ashton Heitkamp, Josie Reinhart and Macy Puthoff each had had six. Claire Pape and Taylor Paul had five kills apiece while Blake Snider had 13 digs. Abbi Thieman had 13 assists and 12 digs and Madison Pape had 10 assists.
Lehman statistics were not reported.
Mississinawa Valley 3, Riverside 2
Riverside narrowly lost the fifth game against Mississinawa Valley on Tuesday 16-14 to lose a nonconference match.
The Blackhawks won the first set 25-21 and third set 25-18 while the Pirates won the second 25-16 and fourth 25-23.
Allison Knight had 26 digs for Riverside while Courtnie Smith had 16. Shelby Giles led the Pirates with 11 kills while Sierra Snow had 14 assists.
Butler 3, Sidney 0
Sidney lost a GWOC American North Division match on Tuesday in Vandalia.
“We played pretty good tonight, against a very fast and senior-heavy Butler team,” Sidney coach Jamie Fridley said. “We held our own in the first half, even though we gave up two goals. We had some opportunities in both halves but could not find the back of the net.”
Jackson Center 4, Indian Lake 2
No information was reported.
Celina 7, New Knoxville 4
No information was reported.
Other games: Lehman Catholic at Miami East, not reported.
Botkins 1, Newton 0
The Trojans won a nonconference match on Tuesday.
Aleah Johnson scored Botkins’ goals off a cross from Carmen Heuker in the first half. Goalkeeper Grace Homan had several saves in the shutout win.
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