Russia High School graduate Ashley Borchers has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 28-to-Oct. 4.
Borchers led Ohio Northern to a 2-0 week, helping defeat Defiance and John Carroll.
The junior recorded her fourth double-double of the season against John Carroll, with 10 kills and 41 assists. Then against Defiance, she had three kills, 33 assists, nine digs and four blocks.
She hit a team high .355 in those two games.
She also had a good outing in a 3-0 win over Wilmington this week, with eight kills, 12 assists, two aces and seven digs.
On the year, she has 730 assists, 119 kills, 136 digs, 16 aces and 52 blocks.
Allison Roeth, Houston — Roeth runs cross country at Ohio University, and competed in the All-Ohio Championships last weekend. She helped OU to first place by finishing 14th out of 129 runners in a time of 22:19.28.
Meg Reineke, New Knoxville — Reineke continued her outstanding play in volleyball at Sinclair. In a 3-0 win over Clark State, she had 15 kills and 19 digs, and in a 3-2 loss to Owens, she pounded down 21 kills and had 37 digs.
Tammy Berger, Versailles — Berger was third for Ohio State and 67th overall out of 260 runners in the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic last weekend. She ran the distance in 17:52.9.
Kelly Turner, Fort Loramie — Turner is a freshman volleyball player at Northern Kentucky, and had a good week of action. In a 3-2 upset of Green Bay, she had 12 kills, an attack percentage of .308, and added two blocks. Then in a 3-0 loss to Milwaukee, she had nine kills and a .350 hitting percentage.
Brett Bey, Versailles — Bey is playing volleyball at Columbus State, and doing well. And this past week was no different. She had six kills, 36 assists, 10 digs and four blocks in a 3-2 loss to Cincinnati State, four kills, 46 assists, 14 digs and five blocks in a 3-2 win over Lakeland, and 34 assists, 13 digs and seven blocks in a 3-1 win over Cuyahoga.
Bri Wells-Barnes, Sidney — Wells-Barnes had another good week for Edison Community College in volleyball, with 11 kills, three aces and six digs in a 3-1 win over Wright State-Lake, and seven kills in a 3-0 loss to Cincinnati State.
Allison Watkins, Fairlawn — Watkins had 16 assists for Edison in the 3-1 win over Wright State-Lake this week.
Julie Hoying, Fort Loramie — Hoying is the setter for Marion University in Indianapolis, and had just one game this week, a 3-2 win over Indiana-East. She had an outstanding match, finishing with 50 assists, seven kills, three aces and 12 digs.
On the season, she has 383 assists, 96 digs, and 27 ace serves, which is 19 more than anyone else on the squad.
Blake Steenrod, Sidney — Steenrod plays soccer at Otterbein. A sophomore defender, he has started eight of Otterbein’s 11 games to far this season. The team record is 6-4-1.
Andrea Thobe, Lehman — Thobe had another good week for Wheeling Jesuit in volleyball. A setter, she had 34 assists in a 3-0 win over Concord, and 40 assists in a 3-0 win over West Liberty.
Jessica Thobe, Lehman — Thobe had 16 digs against Concord and 13 digs against West Liberty for Wheeling Jesuit this week. She has a team-high 297 digs this season.
Ellie Cain, Lehman — Cain plays for Tennessee-Martin and had 35 assists and six digs in a 3-0 loss to Jacksonville State this week.
Tori Thompson, Riverside — Thompson is having an excellent year for Ohio Dominican in volleyball, and that continued this week. She had nine kills and 18 digs in a 3-1 loss to Grand Valley State, and seven kills and seven digs in a loss to Ferris State. On the season, she has 159 kills, second on the team, and 214 digs, also second.
Amanda Winner, Versailles — Winner is doing excellent work for the University of Findlay volleyball team. And this week, she had 11 kills in a 3-0 win over Michigan Tech, and 14 kills and seven digs in 3-1 win over Northern Michigan.
Luke Kindelin, Anna — Kindelin helped Otterbein to the championship of the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational, hosted by Ohio Northern. He shot a pair of 79s to place fifth for Otterbein and in a tie for 15th overall.
Monique Hanayik, Sidney — Hanayik had two shots on goal and one goal scored for Capital in a 7-0 rout of Muskingum in women’s soccer. It was her fourth goal of the season. Capital is 6-4.
Abby Rohrbach, New Knoxville — Rohrbach plays on the volleyball team at Bluffton, where she is gaining a reputation as quite a server. And she had three more ace serves in a 3-0 win over Defiance. That gave her 28 on the year, tops on the team, and she’s just a freshman.
Emily Borchers, Russia — Borchers is a freshman member of the Dayton cross country team, and finished 37th overall in the All-Ohio Championships and fifth for Dayton in 23:04.59.
Isaac Kuntz, New Knoxville — Kuntz is running well for the Heidelberg cross contry team this fall. Last week in the All-Ohio Championships at Cedarville, he was second for his team and 28th overall out of 275 runners in Division 3 in 26:21.96.
Matthew Tussing, Jackson Center — Tussing also runs at Heidelberg and was 49th out of 275 runners in the All-Ohio Championships in 26:50.28.
Ethan Wolf, Minster — Wolf caught just one pass, but it went for 31 yards for the Tennessee Volunteers in a 24-20 loss to Arkansas last week in college football.
Reach Ken Barhorst at 937-538-4818