Thursday roundup: Sidney wraps up season with win over Greenville

Botkins finishes regular-season play with win over Covington

Staff report

Sidney senior Emily Tolbert

Sidney senior Emily Tolbert

GREENVILLE — Sidney concluded regular season with a 25-17, 25-16 and 25-15 sweep of Greenville on Thursday. The Jackets finished 13-9 overall and 10-6 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division, which is the program’s winningest record since joining the league.

Emily Tolbert and Arielle Snider each drilled 11 kills for Sidney, and Ally Spangler followed up with nine. Allie Herrick served 13-of-14 and fired off three aces, and Alina Kindle and Abby Nuss each added two aces. Payton Boshears led the defense with 18 digs, and Carrie Nuss set up the offense with 34 assists, setting 70-of-73.

The Yellow Jackets begin sectional tournament play with Northmont next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Vandalia-Butler’s Student Activities Center.

Botkins 3, Covington 0

The Trojans beat Covington 25-20, 25-22 and 25-23 in a nonconference match on Tuesday.

Danielle Schwartz had 10 kills and 25 digs for Botkins, while Brielle Boroff had 15 assists.

Botkins, which finishes regular season with a 7-15 record, will face Houston in a sectional tournament opener on Tuesday at Arcanum.

Stivers 3, Fairlawn 0

Stivers beat the Jets 25-17, 25-16 and 25-19 on Thursday.

Allison Roush had seven kills and 10 digs for Fairlawn, while Catherine Cardo had three kills and eight digs. Alex Henman had 10 digs, Brittany Strunk had seven assists and four digs and Breanna Rufus had six assists and six digs.

Fairlawn finishes regular season with a 4-17 record. The Jets open tournament play on Tuesday against Cedarville at Troy.

Fort Recovery 3, New Knoxville 0

Fort Recovery beat the Rangers 25-19, 25-20 and 25-23 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday.

Tasia Lauth led New Knoxville with 11 kills, while Tayler Doty had nine kills and nine digs. Faith Homan led the team with 16 digs and Carly Fledderhohann led the team with 30 assists. Caitlin Lammers had a team-high four blocks.

New Knoxville finishes regular season with a 10-9 record and 3-5 record in the MAC.

Riverside 3, Upper Scioto Valley 0

Riverside beat Upper Scioto Valley 25-7, 25-9 and 25-13 on Thursday.

Marissa Davis had 12 kills and 10 aces for the Pirates, while Shelby Giles had seven kills.

Riverside finished regular season with a 17-3 overall record and will open tournament play on Wednesday against Southeastern at Arcanum.

Minster 3, Parkway 1

Parkway won the third game 25-21 but closed out the victory with a 25-16 win in game four. The Wildcats won the first two games 25-12 and 25-14.

Paige Thobe led the Wildcats with 13 kills, while Taylor Kogge had 10. Danielle Barhorst had a team-high five blocks, and Emily Stubbs had a team-high 21 digs. Brooke Wolf led the team with 32 assists and had 15 digs, while Taylor Kogge had nine block assists.

Versailles 3, Delphos St. John’s 0

Versailles ended regular-season play on Thursday with a 25-9, 25-21, 25-15 MAC win.

Danielle Winner led Versailles with 13 kills in the match, Lindsey Winner had 10, and Elizabeth Ording had nine. Danielle Winner and Lindsey Winner both had four blocks while Raegen Shaffer had three.

Ellen Peters had a team-high six digs while Caitlin McEldowney and Kate Stammen added five each. Peters also had 31 assists. Danielle Winner and Peters both had two aces.

Prior to the match, Versailles honored its seven seniors: Payton Berger, Mallory Marshal, Kami McEldowney, Cassie Peters, Ellen Peters, Kate Stammen and Danielle Winner.

Versailles finished regular season with a 16-6 overall record and 7-2 record in the MAC. The Tigers will begin tournament play against Springfield Northeastern at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Brookville.

Boys Soccer

Franklin-Monroe 6, Lehman Catholic 5

Two Lehman Catholic single-season records were broken on Thursday evening to close out the regular season for the Cavaliers.

Jake Emrick scored four goals to up his total on the season to a record 34, while Michael Denning recorded three assists to get to 18 on the year, another Lehman Catholic single-season record.

Emrick also got two assists on the night with Denning scoring two goals as well, and Matthew McDonald also helped on another goal with an assist.

“Jake and Michael have worked well together and have had tremendous support from the rest of the squad,” Lehman coach Tom Wiseman said. “Congratulations to both players.”

As far as the game result, Lehman dropped a heartbreaker that left Wiseman a little salty.

“We’ll just use the word interesting,” Wiseman said. “We encountered a style of play that we are not used to seeing. I can say, though, that I’ve never been prouder of our boys than tonight. They fought all night and came back to make it a game, and played with toughness and integrity. It’s a win in my book based upon the circumstances. This team is ready for tournament play.”

Lehman starts postseason play on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Sidney against Greeneview in a return matchup from last year’s first-round.

Botkins 3, Stivers 0

Zane Paul scored two goals for the Trojans and Zack Ware had one in the nonconference win. Botkins, which won the Western Ohio Soccer League title, finishes with a 10-3-3 record.

Conner Smock and Colton Harshbarger had one assist each for Botkins, which outshot Stivers 11-2.

The Trojans will start tournament play on Tuesday against Middletown Madison.

Girls Soccer

Botkins 3, Graham 0

Katie Egbert scored an unassisted goal in the first half and Paige Lane scored one unassisted goal and one goal on a pass from Claire Peterman in Thursday’s win.

Botkins (6-5-3) opens tournament play next Thursday at home against Urbana.

Sidney senior Emily Tolbert senior Emily Tolbert
Botkins finishes regular-season play with win over Covington

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