League play opens in County

Jackson spikers stay unbeaten


Staff report

FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Lady Redskins opened County play Tuesday night against Botkins in high school girls volleyball, and came away with a 3-0 win over the Lady Trojans.

The scores were 25-12, 25-23, 25-18 and it put the Lady Redskins at 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the County. Botkins is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Fort Loramie was again led on offense by Caleigh Barhorst, who had 15 kills. Maeve Hilgefort added five.

Maddie Brandewie handed out 25 assists, Taylor Ernst led the defense with 17 digs, and Hilgefort also had five blocks.

For Botkins, Sami Vehorn led with five kills. Kayla Kohler had seven assists, and Jenna Pitts had 18 digs.

Loramie won the junior varsity game to remain unbeaten.

COUNTY STANDINGS — Anna 1-0 (3-1), Fort Loramie 1-0 (4-2), Jackson Center 1-0 (4-0), Botkins 0-1 (2-2), Fairlawn 0-1 (2-1), Houston 0-1 (2-2), Russia 0-0, (3-1)

Anna 1-0 in County

ANNA — The Anna Lady Rockets also opened County play with a victory Tuesday, defeating visiting Fairlawn in four, 25-9, 25-21, 23-25, 26-24.

The win was Anna’s third in a row and puts the Lady Rockets at 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the County. Fairlawn suffered its first loss of the season and is now 2-1 overall and 1-0 in league play.

Anna had some good statistics, with Krista Gehret finishing with 18 kills, Sarah Bettinger 13, Kylie Kirtley 11 and Kennedy Glover eight. Kirtley also had four aces, and seven total blocks, including three solo.

Elizabeth Landis handed out 49 assists, Mackenzie Wells had 32 digs, Avery Bensman 17 digs, Paige Richard 16 digs and Carly Becker 15 digs to go with three ace serves. Glover added two solo blocks.

Anna also won the JV game 25-9, 25-9.

JC stays perfect

HOUSTON — Jackson Center remained unbeaten at 4-0 with a 3-0 win over Houston, all the games ending 25-10.

Jackson is 1-0 in the league. Houston is 0-1 and 2-2.

For Jackson, Pauline Meyer had 10 kills and six digs for Jackson, Cassie Meyer eight kills, Alicia Kessler six kills and Erin Metz four kills and three blocks.

Kamryn Elchert had 12 assists and four aces, Jayel Frye seven assists and two aces, and Payton Esser nine digs.

Sidney loses in 3

MIAMISBURG — Sidney lost to Miamisburg at home Tuesday 25-12, 26-24, 25-14.

Adrienna Cook had seven kills and Amanda Thomas and Ally Spangler both had five. Thomas also had two solo blocks.

McKenzie Lambdin had 16 digs and Kiana Calvert had eight assists, with Carrie Nuss adding seven. Alina Kindle added two aces.

Sidney’s JV team lost 25-19, 25-8, with Jada Rowland having seven kills and Maddie White 11 assists.


Wapak downs Sidney

SIDNEY — The Sidney Lady Jackets lost Monday night at home to Wapakoneta 25-8, 25-14, 26-24 in non-league action.

Amanda Thomas led Sidney with five kills and Ally Spangler and Emily Tolbert added four each.

McKenzie Lambdin added nine digs and Kiana Calvert seven.

The junior varsity won 26-28, 25-18, 25-20. Jada Rowland had eight kills, Alina Kindle five kills and Maddie White 19 assists. Kindle and White led the defense with 14 and 12 digs, respectively.

Anna wins in 3

COVINGTON — The Anna girls won in three over Covington 25-21, 25-10, 25-14 in non-league action Monday.

The Lady Rockets were led on offense by Krista Gehret with 11 kills and Kylie Kirtley with seven kills. Kirtley also had two solo blocks and three block-assists.

Elizabeth Landis had 27 assists, Mackenzie Wells led the defense with 16 digs, Landis added 12 and Carly Becker finished with nine.

The Anna junior varsity won 25-17, 25-15.

Botkins falls to NB

NEW BREMEN — Botkins fell at home Monday to New Bremen 25-217, 25-19, 25-18 in non-league play.

Sami Vehorn had five kills and Sara Bergman and Danielle Schwartz four apiece. Jenna Pitts had 28 digs and Kylie Kohler finished with 10 assists.

For New Bremen, Paige Jones had 11 kills and 11 digs, Devon Heitkamp had eight kills and 10 digs, Kaitlyn Schwieterman had 27 assists and three ace serves, Kaitlyn Ahrns had six kills and both Alyse Clune and Ali Howell had nine digs.

Russia loses in 4

VERSAILLES — Russia made the short trip to backyard rival Versailles Monday and lost in four 18-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-21.

It was Russia’s first loss in four games.

Cameo Wilson led in kills with six for Russia, Cassie Pleiman had 14 digs and Katie Swartz added 14 assists.

Versailles also won the JV game 22-25, 25-15, 25-19.

Houston wins in 4

PITSBURG — Houston went on the road and defeated Franklin-Monroe in non-league play Monday 13-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23.

The win put Houston’s record at 2-1.

Jenna Winner had 12 kills and Jenna Mounts eight for Houston. Saram Monnier served three aces, Jenna Green and Jess Monnier had six blocks each, Mounts five, and Sarah Minnie led in digs with 10.

Junior high

In junior high volleyball, Christian Academy’s Lady Eagles had their season opener Monday night and lost a close match to the Dayton Golden Eagles. Both games ended 25-21.

Kiele Suttles served three aces for Christian Academy and had five service points, Kelly Curlis had two kills and Melody Jones had four service points.

Jackson spikers stay unbeaten