JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Lady Tigers, ranked No. 2 this week in the latest state rankings, moved close to the County championship Tuesday night with another 3-0 win over Fairlawn in volleyball action at Jackson Center.
The Lady Tigers go to 9-0 in league play and 17-0 on the season heading into action Thursday at Russia in County play.
The reason Jackson hasn’t wrapped up the title yet is that Anna has just one loss. The two teams will meet next Monday at Jackson.
Against Fairlawn, which is now 4-6 and 12-6, Cassie Meyer had 12 kills, eight digs and three aces, Pauline Meyer had 10 kills and eight digs, Erin Metz had five kills, Peyton Esser had 13 digs and three aces, and Kamryn Elchert had eight digs and dished out 17 assists.
Jackson won the junior varsity game 2-0.
FORT LORAMIE — Anna remained one game behind Jackson in the County standings by going on the road and defeating Fort Loramie 3-0.
The Lady Rockets, ranked 15th in the state in D-3, won 25-17, 25-18, 25-14 to go to 9-1 in the County and 16-4 overall. Fort Loramie, the No. 9-ranked team in D-4, falls to 6-3 in the County and 12-8 overall.
Anna had a one-two punch at the net, with Krista Gehret getting 12 kills and Sarah Bettinger 10. Elizabeth Landis set them up with 26 assists.
Makenzie Wells had 22 digs and Paige Richard 10, and both Avery Bensman and Carly Becker had two ace serves.
For the Lady Redskins, the defending D-4 state champions, Caleigh Barhorst had 11 kills and nine digs, Maddi Brandewie had 17 assists, and Sara Stang finished with 14 digs.
Fort Loramie won the JV game 25-21, 25-21.
Russia wins 3-0
RUSSIA — Russia defeated Houston 3-0 in the third County game of the night Tuesday, the scores being 25-20, 25-23, 25-20.
For Russia, which is now 7-11 overall, Cassie Pleiman had 24 digs and four aces, Christina Gaerke had nine kills, Cameo Wilson seven kills and Laurissa Poling six kills. Katie Swarts added 17 assists and Lexi Monnin added nine.
For Houston, now 7-12, Jenna Winner had nine kills and nine digs, Jenna Mounts 10 assists, Katherine Everett led the defense with 15 digs, Jenna Mounts added 12 and Sarah Monnier had 11.
Russia won the JV game 2-0.
COUNTY STANDINGS — 1. Jackson Center 9-0 (17-0), 2. Anna 9-1 (16-4), 3. Fort Loramie 7-3 (11-8), 4. Fairlawn 4-6 (12-6), 5. Russia 3-6 (7-11), 6. Houston 2-9 (7-12), 7. Botkins 0-9 (5-14).
fall to Riverside
DEGRAF — Botkins went on the road and dropped a 3-1 verdict to Riverside Tuesday in non-league play.
Botkins, 5-14, won the third game 27-25, but lost the other three 25-22, 25-13, 25-19.
Sami Vehorn had 16 kills for Botkins, Jenna Pitts 46 digs, and Blake Maurer 20 assists.
Lady Jackets fall
in GWOC tourney
SIDNEY — Sidney took on state-ranked Troy in the first round of pool play in the Greater Western Ohio Conference volleyball tournament and lost 3-0.
The scores were 25-16, 25-19, 25-17, and the loss left the Lady Jackets at 8-11 heading into another GWOC torney match at Piqua tonight, with the junior varsity starting at 5:30.
For Sidney against Troy, which is now 19-0 and ranked 18th in Division 1, there wasn’t much offense. Amanda Thomas, Adrienna Cook and Emily Tolbert had four kills each to lead the team.
The junior varsity also lost 25-22, 25-16. Morgan Carey had six kills and Arielle Snider five kills to go with three aces. Alina Kindle led the defense with nine digs.
JC goes to 16-0
INDIAN LAKE — Jackson Center, ranked No. 2 in Ohio this week, beat Indian Lake 25-13, 25-11, 25-11 to go to 16-0 on the season Saturday, in a non-league game.
The Lady Tigers were led by Cassie Meyer with 10 kills, six digs, three blocks and two aces.
Pauline Meyer had eight kills, Erin Metz six kills and five blocks, and Christen Ware and Alicia Kessler four kills each. Kamryn Elchert had 16 assists.
The Jackson Center JV team won 2-0.
Anna tops Wapak
ANNA — Anna won its 15th game Monday night with a 3-0 win over visiting Wapakoneta. The scores were 25-20, 25-15, 25-18.
Anna got 12 kills from Krista Gehret and nine from Sarah Bettinger. Caileigh Kirtley had six kills and five aces, Elizabeth Landis had 31 assists and 14 digs, Mackenzie Wells had 14 digs and Avery Bensman added 11 digs.
Anna also won the JV game 25-13, 25-23.
Loramie falls to ML
FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie and Marion Local met in a battle of top 10 teams Monday night and Marion came out on tiop 3-1.
Marion is ranked No. 8 in the latest Division 4 rankings and Fort Loramie No. 9.
Loramie won the second game 25-20, but Marion the other three 25-23, 25-12, 25-23.
The loss dropped the Lady Redskins to 12-7 on the year.
Caleigh Barhorst had 16 kills for Loramie and Maddi Brandewie 29 assists. Sarah Stang had 15 digs and Brandewie and Barhorst 10 apiece.
HOUSTON — Minster took three strtaight from Houston in non-league action Monday 25-14, 25-15, 25-22.
The loss put Houston at 9-11 on the year and got 10 kills from Jenna Winner and eight from Jenna Mounts. Mounts also had 18 digs and 10 assists, Katherine Everett had 14 assists and 11 digs, and Sarah Monnier had 10 digs.
Jordyn Heitbrink had 10 kills for Minster, Hayley Baumer had 26 assists, 10 digs and four ace serves, and Hannah Schmitmeyer had 11 digs.
The win put Minster at 11-8.