Russia, Versailles,East go 1-2-3

Staff Reports

WEBSTER — The Russia, Versailles and Miami East boys finished 1-2-3, with the Vikings Kley Karadak taking medalist honors at Stillwater Valley Golf Club Saturday.

Russia won with a 326 total.

Raiders scores were Zach Sherman 79, Connor Monnin 79, Jonah Counts 84, Jack Dapore 84, Gunnar Young 87 and Dylan Cordonnier 92.

Versailles was just three strokes back with a 329 total.

Tiger scores included Nicholas Litten Stonebreaker 79, Jacob Watren 79, Kyle Cotner 85, Griffen Riegle 86, Michael Hemmmelgarn 88 and Connor Custenborder 115.

East was next with a 331 total.

Karadak had four birdies in a two-over par round of 74, finishing five shots clear of the next group of golfers to take medalist honors.

Other East scores were Scot Kirby 82, Dylan Martinez 82, Walker Henley 93, Ryan Haney 94 and Cam Coomes 99.

Lehman finished sixth with a 357 total.

Cavalier scores included Tyler Scott 83, Tyler Lachey 87, Ryan Schmidt 93, Cole Gilardi 94, Adam Vanderhorst 95 and Zach Scott 105.

Covington finished 12th with a 386 total.

Bucc scores included Levi Winn 81, Andrew Slusher 88, James Grilliot 105, Ryan Gengler 112, Braden Miller 118 and Hunter Alexander 133.

Miami East 2 finished 16th with a 441 total.

Viking scores included Zac Johnson 104, Marc Randall 107, Logan Brown 114, Jeremy Clark 116, Zach Kowalak 127 and Duncan Schmackers 130.

Russia 2 finished 17th with a 451 total.

Raider scores included Jordan Ball 101, Will Sherman 107, Daniel Kearns 120, Tyler Scott 123, Clay George 128 and Brandon Koverman 132.

Bradford’s Alex Swabb shot an 87, while Versailles 2 scores included Alec Ahrens 109, Alex Keiser 116 and Austin Pleiman 124.



Versailles boys

finish eighth

WEST MILTON — The Versailles boys finished eighth at the Bob Schul Invitational D-I, II race Saturday, while Piqua was 19th.

Tiger boys top seven included Joe Spitzer, 3, 16:45.4; Noah Pleiman, 12, 17:08.7; Brooks Blakeley, 83, 19:04.5; Adam Gehret, 86, 19:05.7; Mitchell Huelskamp, 98, 19:14.9; Jacob Wenig, 108, 19:24.4; and Jacob Rose, 116, 19:27.8.

Andy Mayse led Piqua with a fifth-place finish in 16:55.8.

The rest of the Indians top seven included Isaiah Garber, 19:08.1; Dante Kemp, 127, 19:37.2; Austin Harshman, 231, 21:27.7; Bradley McPherson, 269, 22:09.3; Cameron Brown, 315, 23:15.0; and Ryan Reiss, 324, 23:33.3.

Russia boys

take third

WEST MILTON — The Russia boys led local teams at the Bob Schul Invitational D-III race, finishing third.

Russia’s top seven included Caleb Ball, 3, 17:19.1; Andrew Ball, 13, 17:47.2; Alex Seger, 17, 17:59.6; Gavin George, 35, 18:37.3; Ethan Monnier, 41, 18:44.1; Jordan Busse, 87, 19:57.8; and Jake Gariety, 102, 20:20.3.

Houston finished sixth.

The Wildcats top seven included Tristan Freistuhler, 15, 17:56.3; Troy Riley, 16, 17:58.9; Ethan Knouff, 27, 18:26.5; Parker Cox, 67, 19:17.4; Jacob Slater, 70, 19:19.1; Azen Reier, 71, 19:19.2; and Devyn Ostrander, 76, 19:33.7.

Covington finished eighth.

The Buccs top seven included Jared Ford, 30, 18:31.2; Ryan Ford, 33, 18:34.8; Nathan Lyle, 51, 18:52.0; Dylan Kelly, 59, 19:05.8; Conner Ryan, 60, 19:06.1; Josh Sowers, 65, 19:12.5; and Hunter Brumbaugh, 75, 19:36.2.

Bradford finished 19th.

Railroader runners included Johnny Fike, 36, 18:37.5; Jackson Moore, 133, 21:47.7; Kurt Hoover, 134, 21:53.7; Shane Bryan, 135, 21:53.9; Clay Layman, 166, 22:44.4; and Joe Roth, 173, 23:08.3.

Lehman finished 20th.

Cavalier runners included Isaiah Winhoven, 77, 19:34.8; Brandon Simmons, 98, 20:14.4; Malachi Breezy, 100, 20:15.9; Elias Breezy, 146, 22:09.06; and Aaron Topp, 208, 26:51.3.

East boys

finish fourth

SPRINGFIELD — The Miami East boys cross country team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the Northwestern Invitational Saturday.

East runners included Luke Mengos, 23, 18:59; Gavin Trabert, 26, 19:09; Noah Shook, 28, 19:15; Justin DeWeese, 29, 19:19; Gavin Horne, 36, 19:34; Taton Bertsch, 38, 19:37; and Keagan Carsey, 57, 20:19.


Lady Tigers

finish eighth

WEST MILTON — The Versailles girls finished eighth in the Bob Schul Invitational D-I, II race Saturday, while Piqua finished 15th.

Versailles’ top seven included Kara Spitzer, 10, 20:02.7; Brynna Blakeley, 37, 21:29.3; Hannah Rose, 47, 21:43.0; Madison Grilliot, 52, 21:49.2; Tori Schulze, 63, 22:09.1; Kenia McEldowney, 66, 22:13.2; and Liz Watren, 67, 22:14.4.

Piqua’s top seven included Meredith Butt, 99, 23:15.4; Kenna Bell, 113, 23:47.8; Juliya Hsiang, 115, 23:48.0; Ainsley Spradlin, 169, 25:25.2; Liz Cox, 183, 26:01.8; Olivia Ames, 188, 26:06.9; and Hannah Vangorden, 189, 26:07.1.

Russia girls

take second

WEST MILTON — The Russia girls cross country team finished second to Minster at the Bob Schul Invitational D-III race Saturday.

Russia’s top seven included Lauren Heaton, 5, 20:04.1; Molly Kearns, 9, 20:16.0; Anna Fiessinger, 15, 20:43.9; Megan Frazier, 16, 20:47.3; Claire Meyer, 29, 21:46.7; Audrey Gariety, 38, 22:20.6; and Becky Pinchot, 42, 22:26.1.

Covington finished fourth.

The Lady Buccs top seven included Carly Shell, 6, 20:26.8; Anna Dunn, 12, 20:32.8; Paige Boehringer, 27, 21:44.3; Kelsey Dysinger, 31, 21:56.1; Danielle Alexander, 44, 22:32.9; Julianna Yingst, 72, 23:43.3; and Emma Dammeyer, 77, 24:10.2.

Lehman finished sixth.

The Lady Cavaliers top seven included Alana O’Leary, 23, 21:26.6; Caroline Heitmeyer, 25, 21:29.6; Jenna Zimmerman, 28, 21:46.4; Maria Schmiesing, 41, 22:25.3; Janelle Gravunder, 52, 22:49.8; Clare Schmiesing, 74, 23:58.7; and Theresa Flood, 90, 24:42.7.

Houston finished 11th.

Wildcat runners included Morgan Ely, 24, 21:26.8; Hollie Voisard, 48, 22:35.7; Emma Mertz, 51, 22:41.1; Addie White, 132, 26:26.7; and Kaitlyn Ellison, 156, 28:01.1.

Bradford finished 12th.

Lady Railroader runners included Karmen Knepp, 13, 20:37.0; Chelsea Gill, 64, 23:24.9; Maia Stump, 85, 24:39.2; Adria Roberts, 151, 27:47.8; and Cheyenne Parke, 170, 29:48.0.

Savini picks

up victory

SPRINGFIELD — The Miami East girls cross country team finished second at the Northwestern Invitational Saturday, with Lorenza Savini winning the race in 20:45.

The rest of the Lady Vikings top seven included Lindsey Yingst, 8, 22:08; Marie Ewing, 9, 22:08; Emma DeWeese, 11, 22:24; Sami Sands, 41, 25:11; Meredith Richters, 59, 26:31; and Emily Hawkins, 68, 27:03.


Lehman boys

even record

VAN WERT — The Lehman Catholic Boy’s Soccer team rebounded from a disappointing season-opening loss, winning their first game of the season 2-0 at WOSL rival Lincolnview on Saturday. The victory evens the Cavaliers’ record at 1-1 overall and 1-0 in league play. The loss drops the Lancers to 0-2-1 overall with a 0-1-1 WOSL record.

“Every single player on the team played their best soccer of the year to this point,” said Lehman head coach Tom Wiseman. “Great team effort and incredible focus leading up to this game. Our loss at Greenville was really a wake-up call for everyone. Although this was early in the year, this was about getting our self-respect back.”

Scoring in the first half for the Cavs was junior midfielder John-Henry Frantz off an assist from sophomore Jake Emrick. Junior Trey Kerrigan sealed the deal with the second goal after a heads-up indirect kick assist from Connor Thobe. Explained Wiseman, “I yelled at Connor to hurry the kick. He got a great kick off and Trey snuck in behind the defense. It’s nice that we are spreading the scoring out this year to different players.”

Lehman fired off 19 shots as compared to 12 from Lincolnview. Combining on the shutout in goal was senior captain Ian Smith with six saves and sophomore Tim Buechter, who knocked away four shots. Smith started at goal as a late-week adjustment due to a knee injury, and Buechter finished the game in relief.

“Ian normally will not be in goal,” remarked Wiseman. “We needed him in the game, but didn’t want to put him out as a field player much. We have 14 more games and the playoffs, and I can’t afford to lose a senior captain for the rest of the year by pushing it. He’s been our backup the last 3 years and is really a great keeper, and had some game-saving stops today. Tim is usually one of our goalies, so we were able to get him in late to finish it off. Tim had some awesome saves as well.”

Lehman rests up and returns to action Saturday, hosting Newton at 1 p.m.


Lady Cavs

fall to Celina

CELINA — The Lehman girls soccer team came up just short to unbeaten D-I power Celina Saturday, losing 4-3.

Sarah Fuller and Grace Olding both picked up their second goals of the season.

Fuller scored on an assist from Kaitrin O’Leary, while Olding finished on an assist from Katie Edwards.

Molly Safreed added a goal, with Grace Monnin getting the assist.

Lehman, 1-1-1, will host Lincolnview Thursday.

MU girls

blank East

WEST MILTON — Danielle McFarland had a hat trick as the Milton-Union girls soccer team defeated Miami East 3-0 Saturday.

East will be back in action Thursday, hosting West Liberty-Salem.


Troy gets

past East

The Miami East volleyball team gave Troy a battle before losing 25-20, 20-25, 26-24, 25-21 Saturday.

Jonni Parker had 15 kills and three blocks for East, 1-3, while Kyndall Hellyer had four kills, four blocks and one ace.

“Overall, Jonni’s hitting percentage was very high. And that’s pretty standard for her,” Miami East coach Brian Bensman said. “Our middle Hellyer played well, too. We’ve just got to have our seniors step up. We’ve got three or four girls that started last year, but the rest are still fresh. We’re still learning what we need to do in certain situations.”

East will host Tri-Village Tuesday in CCC play.