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Norwalk boys repeat as SBC Lake champs

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 13, 2019 at 3:51 PM

TIFFIN — The Norwalk boys cross country team repeated as SBC Lake Division champions on Saturday at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin.

The Truckers scored 45 points — distancing themselves well ahead of second place Tiffin Columbian (71). Perkins was third (75), followed by Vermilion (118), Bellevue (120), Sandusky (138) and Clyde (150).

Kyler Kromer finished with a time of 16:15 for the Truckers, good for second overall. His brother, Cobey, finished fourth in 16:43.

"I cannot say enough about these brothers," Norwalk coach Drew Karnhem said. "They work hard, do all the little things, and it definitely showed today. Both of them ran amazing races, and it will be fun to see how things play out in the upcoming weeks for them."

Wyatt Hale (17:06) and Mitchell Sommers (17:07) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, to also earn first-team All-SBC honors. Rounding out the Norwalk scoring was Sam Neuberger (24th, 18:10), Luke Brown (27th, 18:27) and Xavier Sweet (32nd, 18:38).

"Our lead pack really stuck together," Karnehm said. "Running as a pack and having that type of mentality can really take a team far. Sam had an amazing race today. He really stepped it up and came through for our team.

"Our five through eight runners are critical runners to how far the team will go in the postseason," he added. "When they succeed, the team succeeds."

Tiffin Columbian's Caden Groves won the competition with a time of 16:09. Bellevue's top placer was Cayden Adams in fifth (16:46.66).

In the girls race, Norwalk's Kylie Moser came out of nowhere and ran a 21:01 to finish eighth overall — also earning herself first team All-SBC honors.

"Kylie had the race of her life," Karnehm said. "She finally ran with confidence and it made a huge difference. We are extremely proud of her."

Norwalk finished sixth overall in the Lake Division with 137 points, only one point behind fifth-place Vermilion. Columbian ran away with the team title in scoring just 25 points, followed by Clyde (66), Bellevue (74) and Perkins (98).

Tiffin Columbian's Caleigh Aigler won the competition in a time of 19:48. Bellevue's top placer was Vanessa Shanaman in 10th (21:06.25).

Up next for the Norwalk boys is the Division I district championships at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Findlay Owen's Community College. The top four teams and 16 individuals qualify for the regional meet scheduled for Oct. 26 back at Tiffin.

The girls team will compete in the Div. II race at 12:20 p.m., which also advances the top four teams and 16 individuals to the regional.


Edison boys duo again 1-2

TIFFIN — The standout duo of Tyler Coon and Daniel Lambert were again first nd second overall in the SBC Bay Division race.

Coon won the race in 16:01.74, while Lambert crossed the finish line in 16:17.70.

Huron won the team title with 35 points, followed by the Chargers (43), Willard (85), Port Clinton (111), Oak Harbor (113) and Margaretta (147).

Aidan Anderson was seventh for the Chargers (17:22.30) to also earn first team honors. Also for Edison, Eli Webb was 16th (18:17.08) and Brock Tice was 17th (18:18.06).

William Duniver (19th, 18:28.98) and Dax Austin (22nd, 18:43.62) rounded out the Edison scoring.

Landon Schaffer was sixth for the Crimson Flashes in 17:15.12, while teammate Trenton Rupert wasn’t far behind in eighth (17:30.63).

Also for Willard, Fernando Huerta (18:40.18) was 20th. He was followed by Blake Smith (27th, 19:03.34), Nick Bauer (29th, 19:15.44), William Gates (38th, 19:53.33) and Kaleb Walton (39th, 19:55.22).


Edison girls win Bay title

TIFFIN — Overall race winner Abby Lesniak was one of three Edison runners among the top four in the SBC Bay girls race, helping the Chargers to the league championship.

Edison scored 40 points, ahead of Margaretta (64), Huron (72), Oak Harbor (84), Willard (121) and Port Clinton (137).

Lesniak finished over a minute ahead of the second-place runner, as she crossed the line in 19:00.72. Teammates Paige Schaefer (20:48.70) and Peyton Facemire (20:49.27) were third and fourth for the Chargers.

Rounding out the Edison scoring was Lindsay Sneider (15th, 22:13.99), Katelyn Jeremay (17th, 22:24.61), Mallory Jamison (20th, 22:37.94) and Ava Miller (22nd, 22:52.91).

For Willard, Amy Del Angel earned first team league honors by placing sixth in 21:07.45. Haley Henry was 23rd (22:54.12), Araceli Huerta (23:04.30) was 26th and Madison Clark (23:29.92) was 30th for the Flashes.

Rounding out the Willard scoring was Abby Del Angel (44th, 25:17.93) and Carisa Metcalfe (47th, 25:37.62).



St. Paul 3, Edison 0

MILAN — The state-ranked St. Paul Lady Flyers closed out the regular season with a 20-2 record following Saturday morning’s sweep at Edison.

St. Paul won with scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-17.

Megan Hammersmith was 31-of-33 hitting with 13 kills for the Div. IV No. 7-ranked Lady Flyers. Holly Powers added eight kills. Kennedy Stang was 18 for 19 serving with four aces and Presley Stang was 12 for 13 serving with three aces.

Dylian Knoll was 97-of-98 setting with 31 assists. Kennedy Stang led the defense with 22 digs, followed by Knoll with 16, Josie Skinn with 15, Presley Stang with 13 and Powers with 10.

For Edison (9-13), Kira Appeman had seven kills and 20 digs, followed by Lilli Schuster with six kills and 16 digs. Olivia Vitaz had 10 assists, four kills and five points, while Natalie Lambert had 17 digs and four points.

Reagan King added nine digs and eight assists for the Chargers, while Briana Keyser had three kills and four blocks, and Kayla Mancuso added four points and four digs.

St. Paul has a first-round bye and awaits the winner of the Plymouth-South Central winner at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in a Div. IV sectional title match. The Chargers will play at Hopewell-Loudon at Hopewell at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in a Div. III sectional semifinal.

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