Van Wert ranked No. 1 in first football poll

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Sep. 14—High School


Van Wert is ranked No.1 in the state in the first Associated Ohio High School Football poll released Monday.

The Cougars (4-0) are coming off a 55-45 win over Wapakoneta and play St. Marys Friday.

Another Western Buckeye League team, Shawnee 4-0, were 12th in Division III.

Coldwater (4-0) owns the No. 1 spot in Division VI and Columbus Grove (4-0) came in at No. 9.

Marion Local was No. 1 in Division VII and New Bremen ranked No. 6 with Lima Central Catholic 12th.

Girls Soccer

Ottawa-Glandorf 5, St. Marys 0

ST. MARYS — Ottawa-Glandorf's Clara Beach scored twice and Makenna Siefker, Alexa Fortman and Bri Douglass added goals. Fortman also recorded an assist. Titan Keeper Abby Warnecke made four saves to preserve the shutout.

Shawnee 7, Defiance 0

Shawnee got two goals from Bri Ridenour and scores from Kennedy Jensen, Zoe Best, Kamryn Morris, Tayma Jmiai and Megan Carder. Chloe Cleaves recorded two assists and Avan Schaaf, Jensen, Cameron Ridenour, Best and Adelay Stover all garnered assists. Shawnee goalie Kaelen Swallow secured the shutout.

Continental 1, Delta 0

Continental's Bryn Tegenkamp scored the lone goal with Jensey Armey on the assist. Continental's keeper Marissa Becher made five saves to preserve the shutout.


Ottoville 3, Temple Christian 0

OTTOVILLE — Ottoville won 25-13, 25-22 and 25-20. For Temple Christian, Cecilia Worshm had seven kills and eight digs and Kaylee Linhart added six kills, nine assists and six digs. Emily Bontrager had nine assists and two aces and Jessica Holloway had 18 digs.

Bluffton 3, North Baltimore 0

BLUFFTON — Bluffton won 25-9, 25-17 and 25-19. Pirate Kyle Stackhouse had 10 kills, four digs and two blocks and Kyle Monday had six kills and three digs. Sklyer Scoles had 21 assists, one block and five aces and Avery Talvinia had five aces.

Leipsic 3, Fairview 0

Leipsic's Kasey Brough had 18 kills and two blocks and Peyton Heitmeyer notched six kills, 11 digs and three blocks. Serenity Siefer had 34 assists. Joce Hermiller had 18 digs and two aces and Marisa Hermiller added 12 kills.

Coldwater 3, Van Wert 0

COLDWATER — Coldwater won 25-16, 25-15, 25-15. Van Wert's Kayla Krites had six kills and two blocks and Sydnee Savage had five kills and six digs. Mariana Ickes had six digs and Finley Foster had 12 assists. Maria Gerhart had 11 digs.

Parkway 3, Crestview 0

ROCKFORD — Parkway won 25-17, 25-19 and 25-21. For Crestview, Myia Etzler had five kills and one ace and Laci Mcoy added four kills. Cali Gregory had 10 assists and Ellie Kline notched eight digs.

Boys golf

Lincolnview 169, Crestview 187, Delphos Jefferson 190, Ada 208

DELPHOS — Lincolnview's Avery Slusher was the match medalist. Other Lancer scores were Landon Price 43, Grant Glossett 44, Evan Miller 44, Dane Ebel 44 and Aiden Hardesty 48. For Crestview, Evan Scarlett posted the low team score with a 43. Other Knight scores were Trey Skelton 46, Will Sharpe 48, Brady Petrie 5, Dru Gray 52 and Ethan Best 59. Delphos Jefferson's Isaac Gallmeier led the team with a 44. Other Wildcat scores were Brady Duvall 47, Kayden Slygh 49, Casey Knippen 50 and Caden Carder 52. Ada's Drew Rush led the Bulldogs with a 48. Other team scores were Geddes Klingler 49, Dexter Woods 52, Kamron Wilkerson 59 and Jack Baumgartner 63.

Allen East 176, Bluffton 183, Columbus Grove 187, Spencerville 239

Allen East's Zach Miller was the medalist with a 39. Other Mustang scores were Noah Brown 45, Kenyon Rettig 46, Elijah Lawrence 46, Jalen Johnson 53 and Cameron Hedrick 57. For Bluffton, Kenny Lovett had the low team score with a 43. Other Pirate scores were Eli Wenger 46, Jaden Coonfare 47, Wes Brauen 47, Micah Minnig 48 and Jacob Boisvett 49. For Columbus Grove, Trey Sautter led the team with a 44. Other Bulldog scores were Noah Macke 46, Nick Wolverton 46, Isaac Ricker 52 and Taylor Schroeder 53. Spencerville's Michael Woods had the low team score with a 54. Other team scores were Cooper Chapman 56, Dylan Mertz 63, Hunter McPheron 66 and Tristan Shaw 70.

Elida 171, Celina 174

Elida's Carson Harmon was the match medalist with a 32. Other Bulldog scores were Cameron Collins 42, Brice Engle 48, Caleb Harmon 49, Ben Moening 49 and Carter Davisson 54. For Celina, David Kramer led the team with a 40. Other team scores were David Kramer 40, Brecken Adams 43, Nick Steinbrunner 44, Nate Boley 47, Kale Sudhoff 47 and Blake Nagy 47.

Shawnee 159, Wapakoneta 188

WAPAKONETA — Shawnee's Justin Altenbach and Matthew Azzarello shared match medalist honors as both shot 38s. Other team scoes were Colin Pasion 40 andJ ack Shivley 43. Wapakoneta's Zac Niekamp led his team with a 40. Other team scores were Austin West 45 and Clay Wilsey 49. Shawnee remains unbeaten at 8-0.

Paulding 179, Lima Central Catholic 191

Lima Central Catholic's Parker Judy was the match medalist with a 38. Other T-Bird scores were Cam Stewart 48, Zac Campbell 49 and Austin Craig 56. Paulding's Kyle Dominique led his team with a 43. Other Panther scores were Ethan Foltz 44, Boston Pease 46, Logan Tope 46, Kyle Mobley 51 and Isaac Reeb 54.

Ft. Jennings 184, McComb 192

DELPHOS — Ft. Jennings' Gavin Schimmoeller was the match medalist with a 49. Other team scores were Braden Knippen 46, Nick Trentman 48, Joseph Klir 51, Aiden Grothouse 52 and Adam Hoersten 60. For McComb, Carter Welty led the team with a 43. Other team scores were Bo Tooman 47, Grady Schaublin 50, Zach Romero 52, Brendan McCauley 56 and Talon Seither 57.

New Bremen 190, New Knoxville 227

CELINA — New Bremen's Blake Terpstra was the match medalist with a 46. Other Cardinal scores were Josh Bensman 47, Drew McNaughton 48, Ben Wells 49, Cole Hamburg 51 and Tyler Paul 57. For New Knoxville, Max Henschen posted the low team score of 51. Other Ranger scores were Jay Waterman 52, Andrew Leffel 59, James Albers 65, Silas Stiles 71 and Josh Peters 73.

Girls Golf

Wapakoneta 197, Delphos Jefferson 267

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta's Jackie Oen was the math medalist with a 43. Other team scores were Madi Sams 47, Natalie Hefner 52, Alyssa Zwiebel 55, Paitlyn Bowman 55 and Allie McKivison 68. For Delphos, Rachel Ryan and Chloe Kroeger both shot 62s. Other team scores were Ariel Wallace 71, Cailin Jettinghoff 72, Ava Munoz 75 and Josie Stemen 75.

Boys Soccer

Lincolnview 2, Allen East 0

MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview's Reece Berryman and Corbin Evans each scored goals and Jared Kessler adn Austin Bockrath were credited with assists.

Girls Tennis

Bath 3, St. Marys 2

Bath got singles wins from Elana Oliver and Anne Oliver and a doubles win from the team of Chloe Riema and Rachel Wilcox. St. Marys got a singles win from Brooke Fricke and the doubles team of Aaliyan Newland and Liz Brown.

Shawnee 5, Kenton 0

Shawnee got singles win from Alora Patel, Ava Patel and Rose Kattepalli and doubles wins from the team of Delaney Dawns and Taylor Shambaugh and Jenova DeBrosse and Ribka Eyoh as Shawnee (10-0) finished Western Buckeye League regular season play 9-0.

Van Wert 4, Elida 1

VAN WERT — Van Wert got singles wins from Grace Lott, Natalie Benner and Mandy Burenga and a doubles win from the team of Piper Pierce and Livvi Guillen. Elida got a doubles win from Alayna Macke and Volory Ta

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