ARCANUM — Sidney finished first in the Miami Valley League tournament on Saturday at Beechwood Golf Course and finishes second overall in final standings among 10 MVL teams.
The Yellow Jackets finished with a 348 team score and edged runner-up Tippecanoe by one stroke and third-place Troy by three strokes.
Trey Werntz led Sidney with an 83 and finished third overall individually. Kaden Abbott shot 85, Ben Spangler shot 88 and Mitch Larger shot 90.
“I am so happy for these boys,” Sidney coach Bill Rippey said. “We were a little down this week, but they promised they would get back on track and they did. Beechwood was playing tough today, but the kids came up big.”
Final standings are determined by regular season and conference tournament play. Tippecanoe was undefeated in regular season, finishes first among all MVL teams and also wins the Miami Division.
Sidney won the MVL Valley Division. The Yellow Jackets and Stebbins were tied for first with 6-3 records heading into Saturday’s tournament. Sidney’s higher place in the tournament secured the division title; Stebbins finished sixth in the tournament.
“We were just thinking about beating Stebbins and Xenia for our division championship,” Rippey said. “So when the scores started to come in, the boys told me that we were in the lead. I didn’t think we had a chance to beat Tipp. Tipp hadn’t lost at all this season, but today was Sidney’s day and we finally beat them.”
Werntz was named first team all-MVL. Abbott, Spangler and Larger all were named second team.
Werntz, Spangler, Larger, Brandan Rose and Darius Boeke are seniors.
“This was so special for all five of the seniors,” Rippey said. “(They) have endured up and downs for the past few years and this is was a great way to go out.”
Rippey is hopeful the program’s success will continue in future years. The school’s JV squad was edged by Jackson Center’s varsity on Friday.
“I am really proud of my JV team and I hope they continue to put in the effort and share the same success as the varsity team experienced today,” Rippey said.
It’s the second MVL Valley Division title of the fall sports season for Sidney. The school’s girls tennis team secured the Valley Division title in the league tournament last week.
Sidney, Stebbins, Fairborn, Xenia and West Carrollton make up the Valley Division. Tipp, Piqua, Troy, Vandalia-Butler and Greenville are in the Miami Division.
• Girls golf
Sidney 7th in MVL tournament
The Yellow Jackets finished seventh out of seven schools in the MVL tournament on Saturday at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum,
Sidney had a 489 team score. Lily Blosser shot 112, Cheyanne Bolden shot 114, Evie Schwepe shot 121 and Mallory Hoskins shot 142. Blosser, Bolden and Schwepe were named second team all-MVL.
The Yellow Jackets finish seventh out of eight teams in the final MVL standings and beat West Carrollton, which did not participate in Saturday’s tournament.
• Cross country
Fort Loramie girls, Anna boys 2nd at Botkins Best in the West
Fort Loramie’s junior varsity girls squad and Anna’s varsity boys squad both finished second to Columbus Grove at Botkins’ Best in the West Invitational on Saturday.
The Redskins’ JV squad finished second with 68 points while Columbus Grove had 42. Versailles finished third, Anna finished fourth, Sidney finished seventh and Houston finished ninth.
Danielle Berning led Fort Loramie. She finished fifth in 21:34. Ellie Siegel was ninth in 22:08, Elise Beresik was 14th in 22:40, Paige Rethman was 24th in 23:16 and Lucy Siegel was 25th in 23:20.
Lauren Menke led Versailles by finishing 11th in 22:31. Maria Mangen was 18th in 22:59, Madelyn Holzapfel was 18th in 22:59, Hannah Bey was 20th in 23:04 and Emma Peters was 22nd in 23:12.
Anna’s Grace Bensman finished 12th in 22:32. Bethany Althauser finished 15th in 22:41, Kaylie Brewer finished 27th in 23:23, Kayleigh Kipp finished 34th in 23:37 and Reagan Paulus finished 36th in 23:44.
Karla Vogelsang led Sidney by finishing 48th in 24:37. Mariana Kellner was 49th in 24:42, Nicole Siegel was 54th in 25:08, Maya Thompson was 58th in 25:15 and Camryn Smith was 69th in 25:51.
Ava Knouff led Houston by finishing third in 21:11. Katrina Meiring was 67th in 25:47, Libby Knapke was 95th in 28:21, Katelynn Rockwood was 99th in 28:47 and Kierstyn Oberdorf was 115th in 30:25.
Botkins had four girls compete individually. Emma Koenig was 21st in 23:08, Aliana Jutte was 29th in 23:27, Makenna Maurer was 38th in 23:56 and Liza Aslage was 55th in 25:09.
Lehman Catholic had four girls compete individually. Agnes Schmiesing was 31st in 23:39, Maggie Bezy was 44th in 24:14, Sophia Flood was 68th in 25:51 and Colleen O’Leary was 72nd in 26:08.
Fairlawn had two girls compete individually. Myla Cox was 10th in 22:22 and Jocelyn McDonald was 45th in 24:18.
Jackson Center had four girls compete individually. Jasci Baum was 83rd in 26:58, Jesci Baum was 91st in 27:59, Ariana Gross was 92nd in 28:00 and Lennon Wise was 124th in 33:38.
Anna’s boys had 55 points, just four behind Columbus Grove. Botkins finished third, Versailles was fourth, Houston was sixth, Fairlawn was ninth, Fort Loramie’s JV squad was 10th, Jackson Center was 11th, Sidney was 12th, Russia was 14th and Lehman Catholic was last in 18th.
Anna’s Lucas Smith finished first individually in 17:05. Hayden Schmidt was third in 17:29, Jacob Robinson was eighth in 17:47, Collin Frilling was 21st in 18:26 and Caleb Gaier was 26th in 18:40.
Collin Watterson led the Trojans by finishing sixth in 17:42. Alan Fullenkamp was 14th in 18:02, Keaton Schnippel was 18th in 18:15, Donovan Brown was 20th in 18:24 and Carter Pleiman was 28th in 18:44.
Noah Shimp led Versailles by finishing 24th in 18:35. Jarrett Petitjean was 25th in 18:39, Evan VanSkyock was 34th in 19:00, Matt Cromwell was 38th in 19:07 and Alex Brewer was 39th in 19:09.
Blake Jacobs led Houston by finishing 12th in 18:00. Hunter Mowery was 41st in 19:15, Patrick Meiring was 42nd in 19:21, Justin Pollock was 46th in 19:36 and Ryan Ely was 55th in 20:02.
Fairlawn’s Jonah Brautigam was 44th in 19:26. Dominic Davis was 62nd in 20:13, Levi Barthauer was 68th in 20:18, Jordan Henman was 73rd in 20:28 and Cade Allison was 87th in 20:59.
Jordan Drees led Fort Loramie by finishing 40th in 19:12. Kameron Barhorst was 71st in 20:24, James Keller was 72nd in 20:27, Adam Keller was 77th in 20:37 and Riley Mangas was 79th in 20:44.
Christopher Elchert led Jackson Center by finishing ninth in 17:51. Kellen Reichert finished 15th in 19:04, Wyatt Burch was 93rd in 21:07, Raymond Lowry was 147th in 23:49 and Alex Glick was 155th in 24:09.
Sidney’s Ian Bonifas was 35th in 19:02. Noah Schwepe was 60th in 20:12, Grant Hoying was 70th in 20:19, Kyle McKinney was 89th in 21:00 and T.J. Leonard was 115th in 22:01.
Russia’s Seth Hiatt was 51st in 19:53. Jake Goubeaux was 56th in 20:04, Jonas Magato was 90th in 21:01, Matthew Caldwell was 143rd in 23:27 and Gage Rosenbeck was 172nd in 26:34.
Lehman Catholic’s Alex Vanderhorst was 109th in 21:52. Hezekiah Bezy was 159th in 24:12, Scott Petersen was 161st in 24:38, Andrew Wiseman was 177th in 27:34 and Casey Topp was 189th in 31:45.
Fort Loramie competes at CVNP Invitational
Fort Loramie’s girls varsity squad finished first out of 15 schools while its boys finished eighth out of 19 teams in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Invitational on Saturday near Akron.
Dani Eilerman led Fort Loramie’s girls squad by finishing sixth in 22:03. Olivia Borchers finished seventh in 22:22, Corynn Heitkamp finished 17th in 22:56, Ava Turner finished 18th in 23:05 and Anna Detrick finished 19th in 23:16.
Colten Gasson led the Redskins’ boys squad by finishing 12th in 18:41. Colin Gasson was 25th in 19:17, Frank Rethman was 68th in 20:30, Evan Luthman was 72nd in 20:37 and Jason Chaney was 76th in 20:49.
Lehman Catholic 3, Anna 2
The Cavaliers earned a 21-25, 25-15, 27-25, 17-25, 15-13 nonconference victory over Anna on Saturday in Sidney.
Lauren McFarland led Lehman with 17 kills while Olivia Lucia had 14 and Reese Geise had 10. Abby Schutt and Lucia each had three aces and McFarland had two. Megan Carlisle had 21 assists and Caroline Wesner had 18.
Schutt led the Cavaliers with 23 digs while McFarland had 20, Pyper Sharkins had 17 and Lucia and Geise each had 15. Lucia had five blocks.
Macy Wiktorowski led the Rockets with 20 kills while Madison Roe had 14 and Lauren Barhorst had 10. Mary Landis had 43 assists. Wiktorowski had a team-high 21 digs, Liz Michael had 20, Mary Landis had 18 and Maggie Stiefel had 10. Madison Roe had four block assists and Barhorst and Wiktorowski each had two.
Fairlawn 3, Mechanicsburg 0
The Jets earned a 25-23, 26-24, 25-23 nonconference win on Saturday in Mechanicsburg.
Jessie Abke led Fairlawn with 15 kills, 15 digs and three aces. Kylee Ginter had 13 kills and four blocks, Lonna Heath had nine kills and Taylor Lessing had 42 assists.
Fort Loramie 3, Fort Recovery 2
The Redskins earned a 21-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-11 nonconference victory on Saturday in Fort Recovery.
“We had a lot to prove to ourselves today,” Fort Loramie coach John Rodgers said. “Today’s win was the definition of ‘all in,’ from our fans, to the team, to the coaching staff, to our two water girls who were so exhausted they slept all the way home. It was a total team effort.”
McKenzie Hoelscher led Fort Loramie with 15 kills while Jada Drees and Ava Sholtis had eight and Marissa Meiring had seven. Taylor Ratermann served 23-of-23 and had three aces while Macy Imwalle served 20-of-21 and had five aces. Maya Maurer had 37 assists.
Imwalle and Sholtis each had 24 digs while Meiring had 15.
Russia 3, Franklin-Monroe 0
The Raiders earned a 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 nonconference victory on Saturday in Russia.
Ashley Scott had 13 kills to lead Russia while Kate Sherman had 10, Jessica York had eight and CeCe Borchers had six. Miah Monnin had 35 assists. Kendall Monnin had a team-high 21 digs while Scott had 18 and York and Monnin each had 11. York had four blocks.
Jackson Center wins tri-match
The Tigers won a tri-match on Saturday in Urbana. They beat West Liberty-Salem 25-17, 23-25, 25-23 and beat the Hillclimbers 25-11, 25-16.
Sarah Clark had 15 kills and five aces on the day for Jackson Center while Shia Akers had 12 kills, Deja Wells had 11, Katie Clark had eight and Elizabeth Hickey had seven. Ashley Mullenhour had 13 assists and 11 digs, Megan Argabright had 13 assists, Kennedy Jackson had 19 assists and 12 digs and Ava Winner had 19 digs.
Riverside wins Houston tri-match
The Pirates swept a tri-match on Saturday in Houston. They beat Newton 25-9, 25-15 and beat Houston 25-22, 21-25, 25-15.
Allison Knight had 29 kills on the day for Riverside. Lauryn Sanford had 18 kills and Jenna Woods had 17. Sierra Snow had 28 assists.
Houston beat Newton 25-19, 25-22.
Hannah Hollinger led the Wildcats with 14 kills on the day. Allisen Foster and Hannah Hollinger had 10 kills, McKenzie Wenrick had eight and Mariah Booher had seven. Alex Freytag had 48 assists.
Megan Maier led Houston with 20 digs while Bri Kemp had 15. Hollinger had three blocks
New Bremen wins Van Wert Invitational
New Bremen beat New Knoxville 12-25, 25-18, 25-23 to win the championship match of the Van Wert Invitational on Saturday.
The Cardinals advanced to the championship by beating Kalida 25-5, 25-10 and Elida 25-14, 25-11.
Taylor Paul had 20 kills on the day while Macy Puthoff had 17, Josie Reinhart and Ashton Heitkamp had 16 and Kaylee Fruend had 12. Claire Pape had 67 assists. Paul had six aces and Puthoff had five.
Diana Heitkamp led New Bremen with 27 digs while Puthoff had 17 and Paul and Reinhart each had 12. Pape had seven blocks and Puthoff had five.
Versailles also competed in the Invitational. The Tigers beat Elida 18-25, 25-22, 25-22, Lima Shawnee 25-20, 25-11 and lost to New Knoxville 25-12, 20-25, 25-17.
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