Sidney boys hand St. Marysjust 2nd loss in home match


Staff report

SIDNEY — The Sidney boys soccer team took on a St. Mary’s team that came in with just one loss and dominated in posting a 4-0 shutout in non-league action at the high school Thursday.

The win puts the Yellow Jackets at 8-2-2 overall with Troy coming to town on Tuesday for a key Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division game. Troy is 2-1 in the North and Sidney 1-1.

St. Marys is now 8-2-1.

“Awesome performance by our guys,” said Sidney coach Daniel Wicks. “We knew before the game how good St. Mary’s has been this season. This was not our first big test at home. Several weeks ago we faced some very stiff competition (Butler and Alter) at home, and I think we learned our lesson from those games. We had some valuable training sessions since those games, and the guys are really starting to play well at the right time. The entire team worked hard against St. Mary’s for 80 minutes. We scored four great goals and we kept our first shutout for several weeks. The boys are confident and are in good spirits. It couldn’t have come at a better time with Troy coming to town on Tuesday night.”

Sidney got two goals from Brad Burden and one each from Evan Burden and Dakota Wenrich. All four goals were assisted, by Chase Lorenzo, Luke Rees, Elliot Wilson and Wenrich.

Ben Snavley got the shutout and had one save.

Sidney had 12 shots, with eight on target, to four and one for the Roughriders.

Botkins edges NK

to stay in top spot

NEW KNOXVILLE — Botkins had its hands full with a New Knoxville team that has yet to win, the Trojans edging the Rangers 3-2 in Western Ohio Soccer League action Thursday night.

The win was an important one for the Trojans because it kept them unbeaten in WOSL play at 5-0-0. New Knoxville is 0-5-0 in the league. Overall, Botkins is 7-5-1 and the Rangers 0-12-0.

Scoring goals for the Trojans were Kaleb Hanby, Joe Shuga and Jake Barnett, with Hanby and Nolan Greve both getting assists.

The Rangers got goals from Jake Blitch and Tristin Thompson.

Knoxville is at Continental Saturday and Botkins returns to action Tuesday at home against TV South.

Jets, LCC tie

LIMA — Fairlawn made the long trip to Lima to take on Lima Central Catholic in WOSL play Thursday, and the two teams wound up in a 1-1 tie.

The verdict puts the Jets at 4-5-2 on the season and 1-2-2 in the conference. LCC is 2-1-2 in league play.

Fairlawn’s goal came from DJ Graves on a penalty kick. Goalie Ethan Schnipke was busy, recording 18 saves.



Lehman stays

perfect in NWCC

SIDNEY — Lehman had no trouble staying unbeaten in Northwest Central Conference play Thursday in girls volleyball, beating Waynesfield 3-0.

The scores were 25-9, 25-12, 25-12 and it upped the Lady Cavs to 12-5 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

Sidney Chapman was too much for Waynesfield to handle, finishing with 20 kills. Marianne Hissong added eight and Maddy McFarland seven.

Madeline Smith served six aces, McFarland five and Hissong three. Smith also had 36 assists and nine digs. Madison Hussey led in digs with 14.

Lady Rangers

lose to Versailles

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville dropped a 3-0 verdict to visiting Versailles in Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball action Thursday at Knoxvile.

The Lady Rangers lost 25-19, 25-17, 25-14 to go to 3-3 in the MAC and 9-6 overall. Versailles’ record is now 5-7.

Kenzie Schroer had 16 assists and two aces for Knoxville, and Rachel Leffel and Madison Lammers five kills each to lead in that category. Abby Lagemann led the defense with seven digs.

Knoxville won the junior varsity match 25-20, 25-17.

Lady Pirates

win in NWCC

WAYNESFIELD — The Riverside Lady Pirates had little trouble with Waynesfield in Northwest Central Conference action, winning 3-0 on scores of 25-18, 25-5, 25-15.

Marissa Davis had an outstanding game, finishing with 13 kills and adding eight ace serves. She also had seven digs.

Lauryn Davis had eight digs and Alexis Snow had 12 assists.

Riverside is now 10-6.

Sidney girls play

Troy on Monday

The Sidney High girls will play state-ranked and top-seeded Troy on Monday in the Pool A first round of the Greater Western Ohio Conference volleyball tournament.

The two teams will meet at Sidney Middle School starting with the junior varsity at 5:30.

Sidney enters the game at 8-10 on the season, while the Lady Trojans come in unbeaten at 18-0 and ranked No. 17 in Divison 1 in the latest coaches poll.

Sidney will then come back on Tuesday at 5:30 (JV) and play at Piqua in GWOC tourney play.

There are five pools in the tournament, and based upon pool finish, teams will advance to bracket play on Oct. 13 and 15.

Sidney, Piqua and Troy comprise Pool A.

Following are the pools, with the seeds in parentheses. No seeds were listed for Pool E:

Pool A — Sidney (12), Piqua (8),Troy (1)

Pool B — Beaverrcreek (2), Vandalia (7), West Carrollton (11)

Pool C — Lebanon (3), Fairmont (6), Northmont (10)

Pool D — Centerville (4), Springboro (5), Miamisburg (9)

Pool E — Fairborn, Greenville, Springfield, Trotwood, Wayne, Xenia