Weekend roundup: Houston boys cross country finishes second at Greenville Invitational

GREENVILLE — Houston’s boys cross country team finished second in the small schools race out of 22 squads in the Greenville Treaty City Invitational on Saturday. The Wildcats finished with a time of 1:27:25 and 104 points, while Liberty Center was first with 1:26:12 and 100 points. Over 200 racers competed.

Houston’s Tristin Freistuhler finished ninth overall with a time of 16:54. Ethan Knouff was No. 13 with 17:14 and Parker Cox was No. 24 with 17:40. Blake Jacobs was No. 27 with 27:46, Jacob Slater was No. 31 with 17:51, Dakota Francis was No. 46 with 18:19 and Patrick Meiring was No. 50 with 18:25.

New Bremen’s boys team finished eighth in the small schools race. Ezra Ferguson was No. 25 overall with 17:41, while Hunter Waterman was close behind at No. 28 with 17:48. Kenny Simindinger was No. 51 with 18:29, Landin Boyle was No. 52 with 18:29, Sam Rutschilling was No. 67 with 18:50, Ben Zimpfer was No. 116 with 21:04 and Luke Davidson was No. 117 with 21:07.

Jackson Center finished tenth overall. Parker Morris led the Tigers with 17:29 and finished No. 19 overall. Chris Elchert was No. 39 with 18:00, T.J. Esser was No. 47 with 18:19, Aidan Reichert was No. 74 with 19:01, Grant Lowry was No. 87 with 19:32, Jeremy Burch was No. 93 with 20:02 and Elisha Burch was No. 111 with 20:49.

Liberty Center’s Cameron Stark won the small school race with a time of 16:17.

Versailles’ boys team competed in the big schools race and finished seventh out of nine teams. Joe Spitzer finished first overall with 15:46. Brooks Blakeley was No. 39 with 18:16, Xavier Grillot was No. 48 with 18:55, Matt Cromwell was No. 49 with 19:02, Ryan Subler was No. 52 with 19:10, Adam Gehret was No. 53 with 19:14 and Noah Barga was No. 55 with 19:23.

Sidney’s boys squad finished ninth. Ian Bonifas was No. 17 with 17:24, Gavin Bockrath was No. 29 with 17:51, Aidan Tangeman was No. 42 with 18:25, Noah Townsend was No. 60 with 20:24, Patrick McClain was No. 61 with 20:30, Spencer Karn was No. 62 with 20:37 and Noah Schwepe was No. 63 with 20:44.

Versailles’ girls cross country team finished second out of 16 teams in the small schools race. The Tigers tied with 107 points with first place South Adams and had a team time 13 seconds faster. Versailles came in second behind South Adams, though, by losing on a sixth-runner tiebreaker. Over 200 runners competed.

Megan Rismiller led the Tigers with 20:01 and was No. 6 overall. Kenia McEldowney was No. 12 with 20:32, Kara Spitzer was No. 26 with 21:21, Emma Peters was No. 27 with 21:26 and Kennedy McEldowney was No. 36 with 21:59.

Liz Watren was No. 37 with 21:59 — 13 seconds slower than South Adams’ Hadi Hawbaker, who was No. 31 overall. Versailles’ Dana Rose finished No. 41 with 22:01.

New Bremen’s girls team finished No. 9 overall. Alayna Thieman was No. 38 with 21:59, Teresa Lane was No. 39 with 21:59, Carson Wyatt was No. 53 with 22:23, Jessica Fledderjohan was No. 55 with 22:32, Molly Smith was No. 58 with 22:34, Hanna Tenkman was No. 65 with 22:53, and Vivian Niekamp was No. 76 with 23:36.

Houston’s girls team finished No. 13. Hollie Voisard was No. 4 overall with 19:52, 32 seconds behind Bradford’s Karmen Knepp, who was first. Morgan Ely was No. 22 for the Wildcats with 21:02, Danielle Stephenson was No. 62 with 22:44, Addie White was No. 80 with 23:58, Kierstyn Oberdorf was No. 105 with 27:50, and Andrea Mantor was No. 107 with 28:58.

Boys Golf

Anna ties with St. Henry at Versailles Invite

St. Henry and Anna tied for first place in the Versailles Invitational on Saturday. Both the Rockets and the Redskins had 341 team scores. Minster was third with a 342. Versailles’ “A” team was eighth with a 359, Russia was No. 12 with a 375, New Bremen was No. 14 with a 408 and Versailles’ “B” was last of 20 teams with a 497.

Anna’s Eli Kuck finished ninth overall with an 81. Mason Platfoot had an 84 for the Rockets, Cole Maurer an 87, Evan Bensman an 89, Isaac Cain a 94, and Oliva Pulfer a 107.

Minster’s Joseph Magoto led the Wildcats with an 80 and finished eighth overall. Grant Voisard had an 83, Adam Knapke an 87, Grant Koenig a 92, Logan Lazier a 94 and Ethan Lehmkuhl a 95.

St. Henry’s Kyle Naumann was the medalist with a 75. Among other the top finishers locally were Russia’s Jack Dapore (79, No. 4) and Versailles’ Connor VanSkyock (80, No. 5).

Girls Soccer

Anna 5, Coldwater 0

Taylor Noll had three goals while Emily Albers and Abby Gaydosh scored one each to lead the Rockets over Coldwater on Saturday.

Gaydosh, Noll, Rylie Edwards and Claire Bensman each had one assist. Savannah Hostetler had two saves to earn the shutout.

Anna (4-0), which is in first place in the Western Ohio Soccer League, plays next on Thursday at Lima Central Catholic.

Boys Soccer

Bellefontaine 5, Sidney 3

Jalen Hudgins, Evan Burden and Mason Page scored goals for the Yellow Jackets in the losing effort on Saturday. The Chieftains took a 3-0 lead before Sidney tied it, then they scored the last two goals on penalty kicks.

“We played well in the second half, but the first half we were very flat and had no energy,” Sidney coach Jamie Fridley said. “I was still really proud of our boys for not giving up when we got down so early.”

New Knoxville 1, Van Wert 0

Chris Covert scored the goal with an assist by Joseph Baende to improve the Rangers to 2-1 with Saturday’s win. Nathan Merges earned the shutout with six saves.


New Bremen 3, Jackson Center 0

New Bremen had 17 team aces in a 25-18, 25-20 and 25-12 win over Jackson Center on Saturday.

Paige Jones led the Cardinals with 15 kills and seven aces. Blake Snider had 12 digs and Julia Goettemoeller and Macy Puthoff had seven kills each. Abbi Thieman had 15 assists.

Raquel Kessler led the Tigers with 11 kills and seven blocks. Caroline Frieders had four kills and seven assists, Madilynn Platfoot had five assists and five digs and Katie Sosby had eight digs.

Versailles 3, Fort Loramie 0

The Tigers won 25-13, 26-25 and 25-10 on Saturday in a nonconference match.

Marissa Meiring had eight kills for the Redskins while Chloe Stang and Morgan Holscher had four. Stang led the team with 11 digs, while Emily Austin had eight.

Riverside 3, Fairlawn 0

Riverside beat the Jets 25-13, 25-17 and 25-18 on Saturday.

Marissa Davis had 17 kills for the Pirates. Aubrie Stillings had four solo blocks and one assisted block.

Lauren Dudgeon had eight kills, two blocks and four digs for the Jets. Kylee Ginter had two kills, four digs and two aces, while Brittany Strunk had six assists and six digs. Grace Hageman had 10 digs and five assists, Lauren Weinschenk had 10 digs, Kenedee Gallimore had eight digs and one ace and MaCalla Huelskamp had six digs and two kills.

Russia 3, Newton 0

Russia beat the Indians 25-11, 25-12 and 25-16 on Friday.

Laurissa Poling had seven kills, six blocks and four aces for the Raiders, while Ashley Scott had seven kills and Cameo Wilson and Morgan Wenrick had four kills each. Jenna Cordonnier had 21 assists, five digs and two blocks while Whitney Pleiman had 17 digs. Lexi Monnin had seven digs, and Faith Apple had five digs and five aces.

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Anna’s boys golf squad tied for first with St. Henry at Versailles Invitational

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