JACKSON CENTER — After a slow start, Jackson Center’s volleyball team has gained momentum heading into the midpoint of the season. The Tigers picked up their fourth consecutive victory on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Fort Loramie, which was previously undefeated in Shelby County Athletic League play.
The Tigers lost the first game to Loramie 29-27 but won the next three 25-14, 25-11 and 25-12. The win improves Jackson Center to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the SCAL, while the Redskins fall to 6-6 overall and 4-1 in league play.
With Loramie’s loss, Russia (7-2, 5-0 SCAL) is in sole possession of first place in the league. The Redskins are second, and Jackson Center is tied with Anna (6-4, 3-2) for third.
Raquel Kessler had 20 kills, 12 digs and seven blocks for the Tigers. Caroline Frieders had 10 kills, 17 assists and 20 digs, while Elizabeth Hickey had eight kills and Katie Sosby had 28 digs. Connor Pipke had 22 digs and Madilynn Platfoot had 20 assists and eight digs.
Marissa Meiring had 12 kills for the Redskins and Morgan Holscher had seven. Meiring led the team with 19 digs, while Emily Austin had 18. Sophia Albers had 26 assists and 18 digs.
Loramie hosts Russia on Thursday, while Jackson Center plays at Houston.
Sidney 3, Xenia 0
The Yellow Jackets won their sixth match in a row on Tuesday with a 25-13, 25-14 and 25-8 win over the Buccaneers.
Alina Kindle served four aces and Ally Spangler added three. Kindle led the front line with 12 kills, hitting 17-of-19. Arielle Snider added nine kills.
Snider, Spangler, and Carrie Nuss each recorded a solo block. Payton Boshears led the defense with 11 digs, and Carrie and Abby Nuss added six digs each. Carrie Nuss set up the offense with 28 assists, setting 51-of-53.
The Yellow Jackets (6-5, 4-3 GWOC American North) host Houston and Indian Lake in a tri-match on Saturday at Sidney Middle School.
Russia 3, Fairlawn 0
The Raiders beat Fairlawn 25-7, 25-8 and 25-7 on Tuesday to stay unbeaten in SCAL play.
Cameo Wilson led Russia with eight kills. Laurissa Poling had seven kills, five digs and four blocks. Ashley Scott had seven kills, and Morgan Wenrick had five kills, four digs and an ace. Jenna Cordonnier had 24 assists, five digs and three aces and Whitney Pleiman had 20 digs and an ace.
Lauren Dudgeon had five kills, two blocks and three digs for the Jets. Kenedee Gallimore had 15 digs, Grace Hageman had five digs and three assists and Lauren Weinschenk had two kills and five digs.
Russia plays next on Thursday at Fort Loramie, while Fairlawn (2-7, 0-5) hosts Anna.
Anna 3, Botkins 0
Anna beat the Trojans 25-13, 25-11, and 25-13 on Tuesday in an SCAL match.
Lexi Wells had 33 assists for the Rockets, while Rachel Shoemaker had 12 digs and Emma Meyer had 12 kills. Danielle Schwartz had 16 kills and 11 digs for Botkins, while Bella Ewry had 14 assists.
Anna plays at Fairlawn on Thursday, while Botkins (3-6, 2-4) plays next on Saturday at Waynensfield-Goshen.
New Bremen 3, Lincolnview 0
The Cardinals beat Lincolnview 25-16, 25-11 and 25-13 on Tuesday. Paige Jones had 23 kills and seven digs. Rachel Kramer had seven kills and Macy Puthoff had six kills. Taylor Paul had four aces, Abbi Thieman had 20 assists, Madison Pape had 15 assists and Blake Snider had 12 digs.
New Bremen (8-0, 2-0 Midwest Athletic Conference) is ranked No. 1 in Division IV in the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association poll. The Cardinals play next on Thursday at Fort Recovery.
St. Marys 3, Minster 2
The Roughriders won the fifth set 15-10 to take Tuesday’s match. Minster won the first set 25-19, lost the second 25-17, won the third 25-18 and lost the fourth 25-21.
Paige Thobe had 16 kills for the Wildcats, while Danielle Barhorst had 11. Barhorst, Regan Wuebker and Taylor Wattercutter had 15 digs, while Brooke Wolf had 14. Wolf and Wuebker had three aces. Wuebker had six blocks and Thobe had four. Wolf led the team with 38 assists.
Minster (4-3, 1-1 MAC) plays next on Thursday at home against St. Henry.
Lehman Catholic 5, Spencerville 1
Freshman Lindsey Magoteaux led the way on Tuesday as she recorded her first hat trick and added an assist. Lyndsey Jones and Amanda Titterington also scored goals.
The Cavaliers are ranked No. 3 in Division III in the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association poll, and coach Jeremy Lorenzo said the team is expecting every opponents’ best shot.
“One thing that I love about this team is that they don’t get rattled easily,” Lorenzo said. “We had one of those nights where we struggled finishing and had to break down a lot of numbers inside of the 18 defensively. We stayed on course and eventually got the results that we were looking for.
“Lindsey is a special player and I have been super excited about her since day one. She is electric and dangerous every time she is around the ball. She really came up big tonight with three goals and an assist. Not many freshman see varsity time at Lehman and she is making a real impact which speaks volumes about the player that she is.”
Lehman (6-1, 4-0 Western Ohio Soccer League) plays next at home on Thursday against Delphos St. Johns.
Coldwater 4, Botkins 1
Botkins’ goal was scored by Paige Lane on an assist from Sydney Steinke. The Trojans (2-2-2, 0-2-1 WOSL) play next on Saturday at Urbana.
Sidney 6, Trotwood-Madison 1
Jalen Hudgins scored five goals and Damien Jones added one in the Yellow Jackets’ win.
Nathen Miu had three assists and Gage Fridley, Evan Burden and Mason Page each had one assist.
“This was a really solid win for us tonight,” Sidney coach Jamie Fridley said. “Any time we get a GWOC win it is a good win. This win came pretty easy, but now we are starting to get into the meat of our schedule, with Tipp, Troy and Piqua. After these next three games, we will really know a lot about our boys.”
Sidney (6-3, 5-0 GWOC North) plays next on Thursday at Tippecanoe.
Lehman Catholic 7, Spencerville 1
Jake Emrick led Lehman with three goals, Conor O’Leary had two, and Elijah Jock and Will Voisard each contributed one. Emrick and Michael Denning each had three assists, with Jock and Ryan Goettemoeller each adding one.
The Cavaliers outshot the Bearcats 50-3, with Tim Buechter and Mikkel Alvarez combining in goal for the win.
“Even though the scorebook looks very lopsided, we really didn’t play the best soccer we could,” Lehman coach Tom Wiseman said. “We struggled with some fundamentals and got impatient with our attack at times. Spencerville is a struggling team right now, but they have a lot of heart. If they stick together, they will be a team to watch in about two to three years.”
Lehman (5-2, 5-0 WOSL) plays next on Thursday at Jackson Center.
Benjamin Logan 3, Jackson Center 1
Bryce Sosby scored the lone goal for the Tigers (4-2-1, 2-0-1).
Anna wins tri-match with Lehman, Troy Christian
Anna and Lehman Catholic each shot 168 in a tri-match on Tuesday at Shelby Oaks Golf Course, while Troy Christian had 188. The Rockets won the match in a fifth-man playoff.
Eli Kuck had a 41 for Anna. Mason Platfoot and Isaac Cain both had 42 and Cole Mauer had a 43.
Lehman’s Tyler Lachey was the medalist with a 36. Ryan Schmidt had a 41, Cole Gilardi had a 44 and Mikey Rossman had a 47.
Jackson Center second, Riverside fourth in quad match
Jackson Center came in second and Riverside was fourth in a quad-match on Tuesday at Cherokee Hills Golf Course. Springfield Emmanuel Christian had a 182 to win the match. The Tigers had 184, Upper Scioto Valley had 193 and Riverside had 202.
James Hudson led Riverside with a 47. Trey Lane had a 50, Jason Yoder had a 51 and John Zumberger had a 54.
Bryce Sosby had a 44 for the Tigers, while Trent Platfoot and Chris Elchert both had 45.
Upper Scioto Valley’s Brady Hipsher was the medalist with a 38.
Fort Loramie wins tri-match at Liberty Hills
The Redskins shot 170 to win a tri-match with Benjamin Logan and Kenton on Tuesday at Liberty Hills Golf Course.
Mitchell Puthoff and Shea Swick each had 41 for Fort Loramie. Zach Pleiman, Eli Rosengarten and Clay Eilerman had 44.
Ben Logan was second with 176 and Kenton was third with 180. Ben Logan’s Ethan Ricketts was the medalist with a 40.
Indian Lake 208, Botkins 214
Nick Fischio was the medalist with a 37 on Tuesday. Anthony Opperman had a 54, Parker Geis had a 59 and Alex Bajwa had a 64.
Drew Fatone had the lowest score for Indian Lake with a 48.