Wednesday Roundup: Sidney’s boys golf team bounces back with big win

BELLEFONTAINE — Sidney’s boys golf team beat Indian Lake 179-219 on Wednesday at Cherokee Hills Golf Course. It was the first match the Yellow Jackets (5-4) had played since losing to Piqua last week, and coach Bill Rippey said it was a nice way for the team to move on from the loss.

“The team was striking the ball nicely today,” Rippey said. “The guys are hitting the ball well, but we still need to work on chipping and putting. It was great to bounce back from a bad loss with such a big win.”

Kyle Noble had the best score of the day for Sidney with a 42. Jared Lindsey had a 44, Patrick McClain had a 46 and Mitchell Larger finished off the scoring with a 47. Ben Spangler had a 50 and Brandan Rose had a 60.

Sidney’s next match is on Monday against Houston at Shelby Oaks Golf Course.

Girls Tennis

Greenville 5, Lehman Catholic 0

Every GWOC American North team has done well this season, and all but Piqua are currently undefeated in divisional play. Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said Greenville is on another level, though, and should win the division.

The Green Wave (9-1) proved tough for the Cavaliers on Wednesday, as they won all but first singles by lopsided scores.

Claire Larger lost 6-3, won 6-3 and lost 10-5 at first singles. Sarah Gibson lost 6-0 and 6-1 at second singles, and Melanie Brunner lost 6-2 and 6-1 at third singles. In doubles, Alex Read and Angela Brunner lost 6-0 and 6-0, while Grace Brandt and Kiera Burns lost 6-1 and 6-3.

“Claire got back to being patient and playing the tennis that got her a good start to this season,” Ungericht said. “That’s a great sign for the rest of her year. Grace stepped up and played well at varsity tonight taking Ann (Pannapara)’s place. She is probably our most improved player so far.”

Lehman (1-8) plays next on Saturday morning at a doubles tournament at Springfield Northwestern.

Northmont at Sidney postponed

Northmont was supposed to play at Sidney on Wednesday, but the Thunderbirds didn’t show up. Northmont personnel were confused with the schedule and thought the match was supposed to take place in Clayton.

The match will be played later this month at a date to be determined.

Girls Soccer

Botkins 7, Franklin-Monroe 0

The Trojans took a 2-0 lead by halftime and ran away in the second half to improve to 1-1-1 overall with Tuesday’s win.

Paige Lane scored both first-half goals off assists from Jenna Free and Sydney Steinke and added two more in the second half, one of which was unassisted and the other off an assist from Claire Peterman. Sydney Meyer scored one goal in the second half and Hannah Ott scored two.

Botkins hosted Riverdale on Thursday night and plays again at home on Saturday against Newton.

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Lehman’s girls tennis team loses to Greenville

Staff report