CONVOY — Celina defeated the hosts 25-14, 25-20 to win Saturday’s Crestview Lady Knight Invitational.

The Bulldogs first defeated Norwalk St. Paul 25-16, 25-19 and then Ottawa-Glandorf 25-15, 25-15 to advance to the championship match.

Perry 2, Elgin 1

The Commodores won 22-25, 25-12, 25-16.

Lexena Lee had four aces and 23 assists, Rema Purnell had six kills and six blocks and Mary Hursten had seven kills and 20 digs for Perry.

Perry 2, Ridgemont 0

The Commodores won 25-16, 25-14.

Mary Hursten had four aces, 11 kills and 15 digs, Bryce James had 20 digs and Lee had 23 assists, five kills and six digs for Perry.

Riverdale 2, Perry 0

The Commodores fell 25-23, 25-18. Lee had nine assists and four kills, Hursten had four kills and eight digs and James had five digs.

New Knoxville 2, Kalida 1

The Rangers won 21-25, 28-26, 25-19. Bryn Egbert had 15 kills. Ellie Topp had nine kills and seven blocks. Lauren Wingler had 21 goals and Addie Albers had 22 assists for New Knoxville.

Malia Romes had nine kills, four aces and three total blocks, Brooke Earhart had seven kills and five blocks, Maria Gerding had 23 assists and 11 digs and Riley Ninberg had 11 digs.

Kalida 2,

Stivers 0 School of Art

The Wildcats won 25-13, 25-16. Malia Romes had seven kills, three aces and four blocks, Ella Hoffman had six kills, Gerding had 21 sets and three aces, Elise Romes had four kills, Ninberg had four kills and Whitney Unwerfert and Maddie Unwerfert each four kills for Kalida.

Kalida 2, Elida 0

The Wildcats won 25-22, 25-18. Malia Romes had 10 kills and three total blocks, Gerding had 21 assists and 11 aces, Earhart had four aces, Whitney Unwerfert had 10 digs and four aces, Ninberg had 13 aces

New Knoxville 2, Elida 0

The Rangers won 25-8, 25-18. Egbert had 11 kills and three blocks, Albers had 18 assists and three aces and Wingler had 16 digs.

New Knoxville 2,

Stivers 0 School of Art

The Rangers won 25-18, 25-13. Egbert had 13 kills, Lauren Wingler had 11 digs and Albers had four aces and 17 assists.

Elida 2,

Stivers 0 School of Art

The Bulldogs won 25-23, 25-8.

Continental 3,

Lima senior 0

The Pirates won 25-23, 25-12, 25-16. Delaney Bowers had seven kills and 16 digs, Teaghan McDougle had 23 assists and 13 digs, Lauren Williams had three blocks and Rhaegan Marshall had 12 kills for Continental.

Tilly Nelson had 10 kills, 10 digs and three blocks, Tatum Twining had 11 digs and Mallory Gibson had 15 assists for Lima Sr.

Miller City 3, Wanliu 0

VANLUE — The Wildcats won 25-5, 26-24, 25-11. Savannah Neese had 10 kills and 10 digs, Morgan Verhoef had eight kills, four blocks and eight digs, Tessa Deitering had five blocks and Josie Otto had 24 assists and 12 digs for Miller City.

Ottaville 3, McComb 0

OTTOVILLE — The Big Green won 25-18, 29-27, 25-23. Erika Torban had 42 assists and 12 digs, Eliza Kramer had 29 kills, Jocelyn Langhals had nine kills, Kate Seellhorst had 13 and Cara Burgey had 12 kills for Ottoville.

Shawnee goes 2-1

NEW BREMEN — Shawnee lost 25-6, 27-25 at New Bremen and beat Versailles 25-21, 25-22 and Covington, Ind., 25-22, 25-12 at the Invitational in New Bremen.

Lincolnview 2, Wayne Trace 0

The Lancers won 25-23, 25-16.


Best in the West –

Botkin is invited

BOTKINS — Parkway (82 points) finished third behind team champion Botkins (50) in the girls event. Amanda Barrett of Parkway was seventh and Aria Pfenning of New Knoxville was 10th, trailing race winner Paige Steinke of Anna.

Wapakoneta (146) was fourth, Parkway (215) was eighth and Spencerville (292) was 10th behind team champion Botkin (39) in the boys event.

Spencerville’s Lanny Oakman, Upper Sioux Valley’s Joe Parker and Wapac’s Axton Fosna finished second through fourth, respectively, behind race winner Asher Long of Covington.

Football for boys

Bath 3,

Temple Christian 0

Cohen Callahan had two goals, Brady Hale had one goal and Landyn Vreeland made three saves in earning the shutout in goal.

Wapakoneta 8,

Lima senior 1

Taylor Echols had five goals, Austin Bump had three goals and an assist, Kyle Beach had four assists and teammate Dylan Whitehead had an assist. Kayden Crawford scored Lima Senior’s goal.

Bluffton 1, Riverdale 0

Luke Shepherd scored and teammate Kyle Basil made three saves.

Ottawa Hills 5,

Continental 0

The Pirates fell to 8-4-1 on the season.

Lexington 2, Kenton 1

LEXINGTON — Joel Bowman scored Kenton’s goal off a pass from Colby Quay.

Girls’ football

Shawnee 4, Napoleon 2

Shawnee’s Alexis Hammons, Camryn Morris and Chloe Cleaves each had a goal and an assist, while teammate Taima Jmiai had one tally.

Bluffton 2, Kalida 1

CALIDA — Bluffton’s Allison Diller and Sami Scoles and Calida’s Alex Gardner each had a goal. Calida’s Livia Recker had an assist. Bluffton goalie Julia Mehaffey had six saves and Kalida counterpart Cassidy Hipsher had 10.

LCC 5, Lima Senior 1

LIMA — Olivia Stolley had four goals, while teammate Kee McLean and Lima Senior’s Teriona Bagley each had one. Lima Senior’s Ali Fronzaglia made 20 saves in goal.

Elida 9, Fort Jennings 2

Jojo Knight had three goals and an assist, Peyton Kuhn had two goals and an assist and Hannah Jones had a goal and two assists. Analeigh Jackson, Bree Patrick and Lauryn Chiles each scored a goal, while Olivia Wallace also had a pair of assists for the Bulldogs. Reagan Ricker had a goal and an assist and Taylor Liebrecht had a goal for Fort Jennings.

Miller City 2, Corey-Rawson 0

Danica Ehlers and Anna Niese each had a goal, Ava Rosengarten and Taylor Wilhelm had an assist and Liz Otto made three saves to earn the shutout.

Coldwater 2, Crestview 0

CONVOY — Olivia Tobe scored both goals and Amanda Clune had an assist.

Bryan 4, Bluffton 1

BLUFFTON — First singles player Brooke Kemper won her match for Bluffton.


Men’s golf

Eagle Rock Tournament

DEFIANCE — The Bluffton University men’s golf team traveled to HCAC action against Defiance College. The Beavers faced Defiance College, Tiffin University, Anderson University and Heidelberg University.

On the first day, Dom Castelvetere powered Bluffton by 77 points. St. Mary’s graduate Clay Kvelhorst and Elida graduate Hunter Jolliffe were one stroke behind him.

The men are back on Sunday for the finals at Eagle Rock.


Northern Ohio 3,

Mount Union 0

ALLIANCE — Ohio Northern opened its Ohio Athletic Conference schedule with a 25-19, 25-12, 25-21 win at Timken Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improved to 11-5 overall and 1-0 in the OAC, while the Purple Raiders dropped to 13-4, 0-1.

Sonja Dahlin and Erin Wagner led ONU with 16 and 15 kills, respectively. Dahlin hit .429 for the game and Wagner hit .419.

Transylvania 3, Bluffton 0

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Transylvania University defeated Bluffton 25-15, 25-10, 25-16. Bluffton fell to 12-6 and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference, while the Pioneers improved to 13-5 and 1-0 in the HCAC.

Wapakoneta graduate Chloei Barnett had five kills, Emma Organ had seven digs and Maddie White and Gabby Williams each had six assists for Bluffton.

Men’s football

Bluffton 3, Franklin 2

FRANKLIN, Ind. — Bluffton University took a 2-0 lead as the Beavers improved to 3-4-3 overall and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Franklin dropped to 1-7 and 1-1 at HCAC.

Dalton Taynor scored career goals of 40 and 41 in the first 20 minutes as the Beavers jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the visiting Grizzlies. Alex Brown scored Bluffton’s other goal.

ONU 3, Mount Union 2

ALLIANCE — Three first-half goals proved to be enough as the Ohio Northern men’s soccer team opened Ohio Athletic Conference play at Keres Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 6-2-2 overall and 1-0 in the OAC, while the Purple Raiders drop to 5-2-3, 0-1.

Mount Union’s own goal in the fourth minute got the scoring started Saturday, and Cade Winchester gave the Polar Bears a 2-0 lead with an unassisted goal in the 19th minute.

Aaron Shelton extended Northern’s lead to 3-1 with a goal in the 24th minute.

Women’s football

Bluffton 1, Franklin 0

FRANKLIN, Ind. — Bluffton scored early in the second half en route to the shutout, moving to 2-6-1 overall and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference with its first win over Franklin since 2013.

Emma White, St. Marys grad, scored.

ONU 3, Mount Union 1

ADA — Ohio Northern opened the OAC schedule with a win at Kerscher Stadium.

The defending OAC tournament champion Polar Bears improved to 6-1-2 overall and 1-0 in the OAC, while the Purple Raiders dropped to 3-2-3, 0-1.

Elizabeth Pierce, Emma Bowman and Emma Bowman each had one goal for the Northerners.

Men’s cross

To the national ones

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio Northern finished 18th out of 36 teams at the pre-national meet at Forest Akers East Golf Course.

Parkway graduate Kyle Roth led the Polar Bears to the finish line, finishing 73rd out of 329 runners overall with a personal-best 26:05 in the 8,000 meters.

Women’s cross

To national

EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 31 Ohio Northern State finished ninth out of 36 teams at Forest Akers East Golf Course on Saturday.

Tessa Pitkovic led the Polar Bears to the finish line, finishing 27th out of 316 runners with a time of 22:46 in the 6,000 meters.

Women’s tennis

Regional championships

St. LOUIS, Mo. — Jamie Hurst and Abby Kruserich won their singles matches to lead Northern Ohio at the ITA Regional Championships at the Tao Tennis Center on the Washington (Mo.) campus.

Hurst went 1-2 in singles, including a 6-2, 7-5 win over Sophie Zhuang of Kalamazoo, Mich., in the consolation round of 32 in the main draw.

Cruser advanced to the semifinals of the blue draw with 6-2, 6-3 wins over Rachel Moses of Otterbein and 6-0, 6-3 over Miyako Coffey of Hope, Mich., before losing 3-6, 6- 1, 10-7 in the semifinals against Erica Pantillo of Kenyon.

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