VANDALIA — Sidney’s volleyball team won its first match of the season against Butler in five sets in a Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division game on Thursday.
The Yellow Jackets (1-5) won the first set 25-20 and second set 27-25, lost the third set 25-18 and fourth set 25-21, and won the fifth 15-12.
Arielle Snider led Sidney’s attack with 15 kills and 4 blocks. Alina Kindle smashed down 13 kills and Emily Tolbert added two blocks.
Payton Boshears led the defense with 14 digs and Kindle added 11. Kindle and Abby Nuss each served three aces. Nuss directed the offense with 38 assists.
The Yellow Jackets are 1-3 in GWOC North play and are back in action on Tuesday when they host Greenville in a conference match.
Botkins 3, Houston 1
Houston won the first game 25-13 but Botkins won the next three 25-21, 25-22 and 25-16 to take the Shelby County Athletic League match on Thursday.
Danielle Schwartz had 11 kills and 22 digs for Botkins. Sarah Bergman had nine kills, seven blocks and 25 digs while Paige Doseck had 24 digs and Janelle Greve had seven blocks.
Sarah Monnier had 12 kills and 11 digs for the Wildcats, while Olivia Bowser had seven kills, 16 digs, one ace and one assist. Alyssa Kemp had 33 assists and 10 digs, while Amber Stangel had 26 digs and two aces.
Botkins (3-3, 2-1 SCAL) plays at Jackson Center on Tuesday in a SCAL match. Houston (1-5, 0-3) plays at Fairlawn on Tuesday.
Fort Loramie 3, Fairlawn 0
The Redskins beat Fairlawn 25-8, 25-19 and 25-6 on Thursday.
Morgan Holscher had eight kills for Fort Loramie while Marissa Miering had seven. Chloe Stang had 11 digs and Sophia Albers had 21 assists.
“I am pleased with our effort tonight,” Loramie coach John Rodgers said. “We communicated well and stayed on task throughout the match.”
Lauren Weinschenk had nine digs for Fairlawn, while Kenedee Gallimore had seven digs and Kylee Ginter had six digs.
The Redskins (5-3, 3-0 SCAL) play at Versailles on Saturday while Fairlawn (2-2, 0-2) plays at Riverside.
New Bremen 3, Versailles 1
New Bremen won the first game 25-15, lost the second 25-18 and won the next two 25-19 and 25-13 to earn the victory in a Midwest Athletic League match.
Paige Jones had 23 kills and nine digs, while Blake Snider had 12 digs for the Cardinals. Madison Pape had 24 assists, while Anni Thieman had 20 assists and Rachel Kramer had seven digs.
New Bremen (4-0, 1-0 MAC) hosts Jackson Center on Saturday.
New Knoxville 3, Parkway 0
New Knoxville beat Parkway 25-12, 25-16 and 25-17 on Thursday. Tayler Doty had 14 kills and 19 digs for the Rangers (4-0, 1-0 MAC) while Faith Homan had 31 digs and Caitlin Lammers had eight kills.
New Knoxville plays next on Sept. 7 at Coldwater.
Riverside 3, Ridgemont 0
Riverside beat Ridgemont 25-13, 25-12 and 25-13 on Thursday to improve to 5-2 overall. Marissa Davis had 16 kills, Lauryn Sanford had six kills and 10 assists and Alexis Snow had 14 assists.
“The girls played well together,” Riverside coach Kerri Meade said. “Their hard work at practice all week paid off. They are doing great at the net, putting up a block and staying aggressive.”
Riverside hosts Fairlawn on Saturday.
Sidney 3, Bellefontaine 0
Elaine Wiesenmayer had two goals and Lauren Barker had one goal to lead Sidney (4-0) to a nonconference win over Bellefontaine on Thursday.
Khia McMillen had two assists and Baily Sherm had one assist. Carly Dean had the shutout in goal and made three saves. The Yellow Jackets will be in action on Saturday at Fairborn.
Lehman Catholic 10, Lincolnview 0
The Cavaliers improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in Western Ohio Soccer League play with the dominating win. Junior Grace Olding led the way with a hat trick.
Aside from Olding’s goals, Grace Monnin and Ava Behr scored two goals each and Lyndsey Jones, Olivia Monnin and Rylie McIver scored one each. Goalkeeper Camille Brown had the shutout.
Anna 5, Botkins 0
Taylor Noll, Taylor Kauffmann and Emily Albers scored goals for the Rockets. Abby Gaydosh had one assist, while goalie Savannah Hostetler had six saves in the shutout.
Anna improved to 3-0 with the win and 2-0 in the WOSL, while Botkins fell to 0-1-1 overall and in league play.
Lehman Catholic 5, Lincolnview 1
Lehman Catholic upped its season mark to 3-2 while staying undefeated in WOSL action at 3-0 with the win on Thursday.
Jake Emrick had two goals for the Cavaliers while Michael Denning, Will Voisard, and Conor O’Leary got one apiece. Voisard had two assists and Emrick and Denning each contributed one.
Mikkel Alvarez and Tim Buechter combined in goal for the win.
“We’ve gotten a little banged up over the past week, so getting contributions from players like Voisard, (Max) Schmiesing, (Tommy) Hamlin, and (Joe) Ritze, have really been a blessing,” Lehman coach Tom Wiseman said. “We played a very fast-paced game tonight against a solid team, but it’ll be nice to have a holiday weekend to recuperate.”
The Cavaliers are back in action next Thursday, as they continue WOSL play against New Knoxville at 5 p.m. at Lehman.
Jackson Center 6, Allen East 1
Gavin Booser had five goals and one assist for the Tigers in Thursday’s win. Garrett Heitkamp had one goal, and Bryce Carter had two assists.
Jackson Center improved to 2-1-1 overall and and 1-0-1 in the WOSL. The Tigers play next on Tuesday at Indian Lake against Calvary Christian.
Northmont 3, Sidney 1
Gage Fridley scored a goal on a re-direct, but Sidney couldn’t come up with any other goals against the Thunderbirds. The Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-0 GWOC North) play at Bellefontaine on Saturday afternoon.
Sidney 4, Stebbins 1
The Yellow Jackets won in every singles match on the road at Stebbins on Thursday. In singles, Hailey New won 6-0 and 6-1, Naomi Riegel won 6-0 and 6-2 and Madison Frank won 6-3 and 6-4.
In doubles, Auanna Edens and Mara Hecht lost 6-2, won 7-6 and lost 7-2 in a tiebreak. Caroline Gallimore and Zoe Crist won second doubles 6-1 and 6-2.
Sidney (6-5, 2-0) hosts Trotwood-Madison on Tuesday.
Lehman Catholic 5, Springfield Catholic Central 0
The Cavaliers picked up a dominating win over Catholic Central on Thursday.
In singles, Claire Larger won 7-5 and 6-1, Sarah Gibson won 6-2 and 6-0 and Melanie Brunner won 6-3 and 7-6. In doubles, Alex Read and Angela Brunner won 6-2 and 6-1 and Ann Pannapara and Kiera Burns won 6-0 and 6-1.
“Assistant Coach John Brunner and I are very happy for our kids,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “We have been very close to breaking. through and tonight we played smart and consistent tennis and got the win. It was a happy bunch and a fun bus ride back to Lehman after the match.”
Lehman (1-6) plays next on Tuesday at Lima Central Catholic.
Piqua 176, Sidney 182
Sidney finished 78 strokes ahead of Piqua in the 18-hole GWOC Preseason Tournament, but the Indians came out ahead in a match on Thursday at Echo Hills Golf Course. Aaron Davis had a career-low 37 for Piqua.
“Our course management was not on par, and I blame that on myself,” Sidney coach Bill Rippey said. “Hats off to Piqua, they played their best tonight. I could tell from the start that the guys were getting down on themselves.
“We need to be stronger mentally, if we want to finish well at GWOC and the sectionals. Knowing these boys, they have put it behind them and will be ready for Butler and Indian Lake next week. It is still frustrating losing to Piqua. Hopefully this is a wakeup call for the all the guys.”
Kyle Noble had the best score of the day for Sidney with a 41. Jared Lindsey had a 46, Ben Spangler had a 52, Spencer Karn had a 58, Mitchell Larger had a 47 and Will Klepinger had a 48.