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New London boys third, girls sixth at Galion CC Festival

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM

GALION — The state-ranked New London boys cross country team finished third overall in the team race of the Division III race at the Galion Festival on Saturday held at Amman's Park.

The Wildcats — No. 5 in the latest state coaches poll — were third with 95 points, behind Fredericktown (55) and Columbus Grove (78). St. Paul was ninth (306).

Curtis Joppeck was the highest area finisher, as he was fifth overall in 17:09.4 — just in front of St. Paul’s Noah Avandano (17:10.1) in sixth. Plymouth’s Levi Robinson was in seventh (17:13).

Also for New London, Carson Coey was 14th (17:35.7) and Dominic Albaugh (17:55.3) was 19th. Caleb Good was 28th (18:15.3), Braeden Geist (18:16.4) was 29th, while Cole Kropka (18:27.5) was 35th and Mitchell Joppeck (19:20.6) was 66th.

Zack Stine was 26th for St. Paul (18:10.9). He was followed by Ryan Gross (69th, 19:28.3) and Collin Liedorff (84th, 19:54.4).

Western Reserve’s Breckyn Hunter was 54th (19:07.7), Sam Beaudin (19:09.4) was 56th and Aidan Fry-Silva (19:27.2) was 68th.

Plymouth’s Michael Collins (19:34.6) was 72nd.

DIV. II BOYS

Edison seventh overall

The Chargers placed seventh in the Div. II boys race, with the 1-2 punch of Daniel Lambert and Tyler Coon again leading the way.

Lambert was fourth overall on Saturday in 16:34.9. Coon was ninth in 16:52.6, while teamate Jonathon Hrivnak was 25th in 17:36.3.

Also for Edison, Bryce Michaelis was 84th (19:00.9), followed by Aidan Anderson (88th, 19:03.9) and Dax Austin (95th, 19:14.1).

Willard was 10th overall (268), with Blake Smith the highest finisher in 31st (17:46.3). Trenton Rupert (18:08.9) was 43rd, Zack Keaton (18:16.7) was 53rd, followed by Landon Schaffer (59th, 18:23.6) and Justin Gillmor (82nd, 18:58.5).

DIV. I BOYS

Norwalk 12th out of 24

The Truckers scored 312 points and lost a tiebreaker with Granville, placing them 12th in Saturday’s Div. I race.

Freshman Kyler Kromer paced the Truckers, finishing 13th overall out of 170 runners in a time of 16:56.1. Mitchell Sommers was 47th (17:51.5), Cobey Kromer (17:55) was 51st and Christopher Mohr (18:39.3) was 92nd.

“Despite not having their typical lead runner Robert Vazquez (injury), the boys had a solid showing with several individuals setting their best marks of the season,” Norwalk coach Drew Karnehm said. “Kyler really stepped up his game today. We knew the potential has been there all season. We just didn't know when it would happen.

“Overall as a team, we have been battling some injuries and aches and pains,” he added. “We are just hoping to have all the pieces come together at the end of the season when it matters most."

DIV. III GIRLS

FC trio top 10 in team race

New London, Western Reserve and St. Paul placed in fifth, sixth and seventh out of the 22 teams in the Div. III girls race.

The Wildcats had 170 points, followed by Western (187) and St. Paul (248).

For New London, Gabrielle Osterland was 10th (21:06). Savannah Shaver (22:12.8) was 26th, followed by Abigal Good (33rd, 22:29.8), Kaylin Williams (38th, 22:42), Esther Schmidt (64th, 23:56.2), Dana Gustely (96th, 24:53) and Isabelle Osterland (101st, 25:14.8).

Western Reserve’s trio of Brooke Perkins 22:14.6), Ashlyn Barnhart (22:16.9) and Aliyah Perez (22:26.1) placed 29th, 30th and 31st overall. Tabi Pausch (22:59.1) was 45th, while McKenna Woodruff (23:10.4) was 53rd and Rachel Herbkersman (23:25.7) was 58th and Madison Weiser was 99th (25:00.9).

Lily Dowdell was the top area finisher in the race, as the St. Paul junior was fifth in 20:18. Claire Ceccoli was 23rd (22:01.3) for St. Paul, while Cheyene Null (23:56.6) was 65th, Catherine Massie (24:19.9) was 77th, Madelyn McCall (24:29.8) was 81st and Dana Sumpter (24:52.9) was 95th..

Plymouth’s Eliza Redden (24:42.4) was 88th.

DIV. II GIRLS

Edison’s Lesniak second

Edison sophomore standout runner Abby Lesniak was second overall out of 144 runners in the Div. II girls race for the Chargers.

She turned in a time of 19:22.8 to help push Edison into the top 10 (ninth) of the team race with 295 points.

Also for Edison, Isabel Chasney was 37th in 22:01.9. She was followed by Katelyn Jeremay (75th, 23:53.5), Isabellah Linder (92nd, 24:36) and Lindsay Sneider (98th, 24:53.3).

For Willard, Morgan Adams was 29th in 21:38.7. Amy Del Angel was 52nd (23:00.5), Elizabeth Dials (24:10.1) was 83rd

Norwalk’s Abigail Hart (24:14.5) was 85th and Ana Anderson (24:42.5) was 93rd.

Herner 40th at Lakota

KANSAS — Monroeville’s Rachel Herner placed 40th overall in 22:57.18 out of 133 runners at Saturday’s Lakota Myron Cline Invitational.

Also for the Eagles, Adelynn Kradlak was 58th in 24:16.61.

VOLLEYBALL

Monroeville 3, Buckeye Central 0

MONROEVILLE — In a matchup of perennial Division IV Northwest Ohio powers, it was all Monroeville in a three-game sweep over Buckeye Central on Saturday.

The Eagles (10-1) — ranked No. 15 in the first state coaches poll — won by scores of 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 over No. 9-ranked BC (8-4).

In Saturday’s win, Kelsie Palmer had 10 kills, with Graisyn Yoder adding eight kills and two blocks while serving 20 for 24 with three aces. Maura Brown had five kills and eight blocks, Kylee Brooks had five kills and five blocks — and Camryn Hedrick added 34 assists.

Also for the Eagles, Stacia Steiber had 26 digs and Adrian Barman added six kills and 10 digs.

Willard sweeps NL, Calvert

TIFFIN — The Willard volleyball team scored a pair of big wins on Saturday by topping both New London and host and state-ranked Tiffin Calvert.

First, the Crimson Flashes (7-4) beat the Wildcats, 25-9, 25-18.

In that win, Lydia Wiers had nine kills and Cassie Crawford had six. Chloe Weaver and Jena Adams each had nine assists, while Haylie Hamons had eight digs and both Mckenna Stephens and Alyse Cok each had six.

Willard then beat the Senecas (11-2) — ranked No. 12 in the latest state coaches poll in Div. IV — by scores of 25-16, 25-22.

Against the Senecas, Wiers had 11 kills with three blocks, and Cok had five kills. Weaver had 10 assists and Adams added five, while Hamons, Adams and Crawford each had six digs.

Calvert entered the match with one loss to Parma Hts. Holy Name and had wins over Lexington and Norwalk.

“It was a solid win against Calvert,” Willard coach Ashley Bond said. “We only had seven hitting errors in the two games — and three of those came in our first five attempts — so we really settled in after the first couple of points.”

New London 3, Plymouth 0

TIFFIN — The Wildcats dropped a pair of matches at Saturday’s tri-match with Tiffin Calvert and Willard.

Against the Crimson Flashes, New London lost in two (25-9, 25-18), and also lost in two against the host Senecas (25-17, 25-7).

On Thursday night at Plymouth, the Wildcats (2-11, 2-4) picked up their second FC win of the season, sweeping past the Big Red, 25-11, 25-17, 25-22.

For New London (2-9, 2-4), Gabby Ledbetter was 22-of-23 hitting with 10 kills. Catherine Blaser added six kills and Lili Bartow had five. Katie Layport served 13 points with two aces, and Brooklyn Hudson served 11 points with five aces and led the defense with 26 digs.

Bartow was also 67-of-68 setting with 19 assists and added nine digs.

BOYS GOLF

New London 169, Crestview 198

ASHLAND — The New London boys golf team kept its perfect record with a Friday afternoon win over Crestview in a Firelands Conference matchup at Brookside Golf Course.

For the Wildcats (13-0, 6-0), Jaylin Moffit was match medalist with a 39. He was followed by Ben Crawshaw (40), Sean Armold (44), Sean Andolsek (46), Luke Smith (50) and Marcus Mayhorn (61).

New London will host Plymouth today at Millstone Hills.

Cook paces St. Paul at SJCC

FREMONT — The St. Paul boys golf team sent three players to Saturday’s Crimson Streak Invitational in Fremont.

Jackson Cook posted a 45-41—118 for the Flyers, his best personal 18-hole round as well as the top 18-hole round for the team this season to date.

Also competing for the Flyers was David Swope (58-53—111) and Luke Meyer (54-64—118).

GIRLS GOLF

Norwalk 211, Port Clinton 233

NORWALK — The Norwalk girls golf team scored a non-league win on Saturday over visiting Port Clinton at Eagle Creek.

Anna Little and Noelle Jackson each led Norwalk with a 50. Carmen Krichbaum added a 55, followed by Hannah Dumbeck (56), Chloe Thomas (59) and Scarlett Krichbaum (70).

Norwalk will play in the SBC Lake championships on Tuesday at the Fremont Country Club.

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