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St. Paul cruises in season-opening win at Plymouth

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Aug 21, 2018 at 10:22 PM

PLYMOUTH — The St. Paul volleyball team opened the season with a commanding sweep over host Plymouth in a Firelands Conference match on Tuesday.

The Lady Flyers won the three games going away, 25-10, 25-2, 25-7.

For St. Paul (1-0, 1-0), Kamryn Maxwell had 14 points with six aces serving while also adding eight kills at the net. Kennedy Stang had 18 points with six aces to go with nine digs, while freshman Dyllan Knoll had 16 points with five aces and 10 assists.

Also for the Lady Flyers, Holly Powers had eight kills, and Anna Lukasko had six. Megan Hammersmith contributed six kills and 15 assists.

“It’s always great to get that first match under your belt — especially with the youth we have on the floor,” St. Paul coach Nancy Miller said. “It’s just nice to have the early jitters out of the way.

“We got better as the night went on, and that’s great to see,” she added.

Monroeville 3, South Central 0

GREENWICH — The Eagles opened the season with a dominant sweep over the host Trojans an Tuesday’s FC matchup.

Monroeville won by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 25-12.

For Monroeville, Kylee Brooks had 11 kills and three blocks at the net, with Graisyn Yoder adding eight kills, and Kelsey Palmer had seven. Maura Brown also had four kills and three blocks.

Maddie Elmlinger was 19 for 20 serving with two aces, while both Palmer and Josee Brown were 13 for 14 serving with an ace. Camryn Hedrick was 82-of-84 setting with 29 assists for the Eagles, while adding five kills.

Stacia Stieber led the defense with 30 digs, while Brown and Elmlinger each added 10 digs.

For South Central, Izzy Hauler and Taylor Sexton each had five kills, while Sexton had 16 digs. Lorin Walcher had 18 digs, and Ellery McKee added 12.

W. Reserve 3, New London 0

COLLINS — The Roughriders opened the season with an FC sweep over the visiting Wildcats on Tuesday, 25-14, 25-10, 25-18.

For New London, Cassidy Lay had two kills and eight digs.

No further information was available at deadline.

Lexington 3, Willard 0

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes fell to powerhouse Lexington in three in Tuesday’s non-league match, 25-17, 25-19, 25-20.

For Willard (1-1), Cassie Crawford was 27-of-30 hitting with 13 kills and two blocks. Chloe Wiers added nine kills, while Jena Adams had 15 assists and 12 digs.

Also for the Flashes, Haylie Hamons was 13 for 14 serving with eight points and nine digs, and Chloe Weaver had 1 assists. Alyse Cok added five kills and seven digs.

“The first game was just plain ugly, as we had too many attacking and serving errors,” Willard coach Ashley Bond said. “We had moments in both Game 2 and Game 3 to take control, but couldn’t catch a break.

“It will be a challenge again on Thursday with Perkins, and it will be interesting to see how we respond,” she added.

Bellevue 3, Galion 1

BELLEVUE — Molly Bullion had 37 assists and Payton Vogel pounded down 20 kills helping the Lady Red top the Tigers 25-16, 15-25, 25-21, 25-19 in Tuesday’s non-league battle of old Northern Ohio League rivals.

Bullion finished 102 of 102 setting, also leading the team with 16 digs and and three aces. Vogel finished 31 for 32 hitting, adding three blocks, 11 digs and one ace.

Taylor Baxter chipped in 10 kills and 12 digs for Bellevue (2-0). Riley Mohr had seven kills and Madison Hrynciw had three aces.

BOYS GOLF

Clyde 176, St. Paul 219

CLYDE — The Flyers fell in a non-league match on Tuesday afternoon against the host Fliers at Green Hills golf course.

For St. Paul, Jackson Cook and David Swope each led the way by shooting a 48. Nathan Juby added a 59, Logan Amato had a 64 and Luke Meyer shot a 65.

Bellevue tops Sandusky

CLYDE — The Redmen shot a 176 in Tuesday’s SBC Lake match against the Blue Streaks, who totaled no team score with just two golfers.

For Bellevue, Hudson Strayer and Adam Hosang each shot a 43 — while Hayden Foos had a 44 and both Garrett Vickery and Connor Rospert shot a 46.

LATE MONDAY

Norwalk boys third at Keystone

LAGRANGE — The Norwalk boys cross country team opened the season with a solid performance at the Keystone Invitational on Monday, placing third out of 17 teams.

Bay Village won the event with 54 points, followed by Youngstown Boardman (101) and Norwalk (109).

For the Truckers, senior Robert Vazquez led the way with a time of 16:51 — good for a second place overall finish. Also finishing in the top 10 for Norwalk was junior Mitchell Sommers in fourth (17:24). Rounding out the Truckers top seven were Kyler Kromer (18:19), Jad Oglesby (19:28), Xavier Sweet (20:05), Gabe Hainline (20:18) and Wyatt Hale (20:29).

"For the first meet of the season, the boys team performed well,” Norwalk coach Drew Karnehm said. “Several of them put in a lot of miles over the summer and it definitely showed. Bobby and Mitchell both proved that today."

On the girls side, Norwalk did not have enough runners finish the race to place as a team, but junior Elyse Coe was in the top 10 in eighth overall (22:25). Also running for Norwalk was Shyanne Moser (24:47), Abigail Hart (24:59) and Ana Henderson (25:37).

Up next for the Norwalk and several area teams is Saturday’s Seneca East Tiger Classic on Saturday in Attica.

Columbian 170, Norwalk 172

TIFFIN — The Truckers fell by just two strokes in Monday’s SBC Lake match against the host Tornadoes.

For Norwalk (1-2), Zach Crane paced the team with a 41. He was followed by Kyle Smith (43), Carter Kluding (44), Noah Scheel (44), Gavin Koelsch (51) and Justin Sommers (54).

Edison 206, Margaretta 209

CLYDE — The Edison girls golf team won Monday’s SBC Bay match by three strokes over the host Polar Bears.

For Edison, Jordan Pruitt had shot a 37, followed by Lauren Neher (42), Hunter Barylski (51) and Jacqueline Fry (76).

Lucas 3, New London 0

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats lost their volleyball season opener in Monday’s non-league game, falling in three games, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15.

For New London (0-1), Gabby Ledbetter was 28-of-36 hitting with nine kills, while Cassidy Lay added seven digs.

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