The Piqua boys soccer team battled to the end, but Fairmont was able to emerge with a 7-4 victory Thursday at Wertz Stadium.
Piqua, without starting goalie Wesley Ford, surrendered two goals in the first four minutes as Fairmont came out determined to avenge last year’s tie with the Indians.
After a goal just 42 seconds into the game and another with36:09 remaining in the half, the Firebirds led 2-0.
Piqua answered with 20:30 to go in the half, using the speed of freshman Cade Lyman one more time.
He beat everyone to a ball from Zach Foreman popped it into the air and drilled it into the corner of the net.
Fairmont would answer with two goals before the half.
With 8:11 to go, Fairmont headed the ball into the goal and at the 3:13 mark, Riley Vanderkaay would finish a corner kick by Caden Danner to make it 4-1.
Fairmont would score the first two goals in the second half to make it 6-1, but there was no quit in the Indians.
Hohlbein would score three unanswered goals to get Piqua within 6-4.
After making a run down the field and finishing with 19:57 to go, Hohlbein cashed in a great throw from Caleb Vallieu to make it 6-3 with 5:14 remaining.
Hohlebein added another goal on a cross from Jon Gerlach with 2:30 remaining to make it 6-4, before Fairmont’s finished the scoring with 1:06 remaining.
Piqua, 2-3-0, will play at Northmont Tuesday.
BRANDT — In a matchup atop the Cross County Conference Thursday, both Newton and Bethel fought to a 1-1 draw at Bethel and now possess matching 3-0-1 records.
Zach Cohee scored for the Bees on an assist from Tyler Brueckman, but Nick Honeycutt evened up the score for the Indians — and that’s the way it ended.
Newton travels to Lehman today.
CASSTOWN — Miami East had its hands full Thursday night with visiting West Liberty-Salem, but in the end the Vikings were able to hold on for a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.
Dalton Taynor put the Vikings on the board less than three minutes into the game with an assist from Connor Wilson, then in the second half Devyn Carson scored the eventual game-winning goal on an assist from Jackson Davis. Carson added an insurance goal with 4:52 to play on an assist from Dylan Hahn, and East held on from there.
Miami East travels to Botkins Tuesday.
pick up win
WEST CARROLTON — Madison Curtner had a hat trick and Brooke Bubb added a goal as the Piqua girls soccer team got its first win with a 4-1 victory over West Carrollton Wednesday night.
Piqua had scored first before the Lady Pirates evened things on a penalty kick.
The Lady Indians got the final goal of the first half and two more in the second half.
“The girls had their heads down after the West Carrollton goal,” Piqua coach Flo Loisy said. “That was big to come back and take the lead. Then, we scored two more in the second half. We played much better and hopefully we can get a big spark if we can get Amy Burt back.”
Piqua, 1-3-0, will travel to Fairmont Wednesday.
SIDNEY — The Lehman girls soccer team had an easy time of it against Lincolnview in an 11-0 victory Thursday.
Sarah Fuller and Samatha Edwards had two goals each for Lehman.
Also scoring goals were Kaitrin O’Leary, Grace Monnin, Amanda Titterington, Grace Olding, Molly Safreed, Elizabeth Pax and Kate Hemm.
O’Leary and Emily Reinhart had two assists each.
Also picking up assists were Safreed, Titterington, Fuller, Carly Edwards and Samantha Edwards.
Lehman will host Newton Saturday.
The Piqua volleyball team lost a heartbreaker to Fairmont Thursday 26-24, 13-25, 25-21, 27-25, 19-17 in GWOC crossover action.
Ashley Brading had 14 kills and Mikayla Schaffner added 10
Kelsey Magateaux added 20 digs, while Cassidy Sullenberger had four aces and 35 assists.
win in three
RIDGEWAY — The Lehman volleyball team will open play in the Lehman Invitational at 9 a.m. this morning against Frankfort Adena.
Lehman, 3-1, opened NWCC play with a 25-8, 25-14, 25-15 win at Ridgemont Thursday.
Sidney Chapman had 15 kills and 8 digs, while Madeline Smith dished out 26 assists and served four aces.
Maddy McFarland had six kills, while Allie Hall added four.
Marianne Hissong served four aces and Adriana Sehlhorst had five digs.
get first win
COVINGTON — The Covington volleyball team got on track Thursday with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-10 win over Ansonia in the CCC opener.
Brooke Gostomsky had 12 kills, five digs, three aces and two solo blocks; while Rachel York had eight kills and 11 digs.
Arianna Richards had 14 assists and four aces, while Brie Dieperink dished out 11 assists.
The Covington JVs defeated Ansonia 29-27, 25-10.
The Covington freshman lost at Ben Logan 24-26, 25-14, 28-26.
The Buccs travel to Tri-Village on Tuesday for a league contest and the freshman will be travelling to Versailles.
CASSTOWN — The Miami East volleyball team defeated Tri-Village 25-5, 25-6, 25-6 Thursday.
Jonni Parker had six kills and six aces.
Kydall Hellyer served eight aces and Lindsey Black had 11 digs.
Miami East will play at Newton Tuesday.
RUSSIA — Anna won its fourth in a row and second straight in SCAL play Thurday with a 25-12, 25-10, 25-16 win over Russia.
For the Lady Raiders, Cassie Pleiman had 18 digs, Rachel Heuing led in kills with 11 and Katie Swartz finished with 13 assists.
Anna won the junior varsity game in two, 25-18, 25-21, and also won both the 7th and 8th grade games in two.
BOTKINS — Houston evened its record at 1-1 in the SCAL and went to 3-2 overall with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Botkins in action Thursday.
The Lady Trojans fell to 0-2 in the league and 2-3 on the season.
For the winning Lady Wildcats. Katherine Everett had eight kills and Jenna Mounts eight digs. But the big things was serving — Jenna Green had four aces and both Allie Voisard and Mounts had three each.
get road win
GREENVILLE — The Piqua boys golf team knocked off Greenville 170-177 in GWOC North action at Turtle Creek Golf Course.
Kyle Ingle shared medalist honors with 38.
Other Piqua scores were Brennan Hicks 40, Derrick Gullett 45, Derek Jennings 47, Kody Poling 50 and Gavin Strevell 59.
Piqua will play at the Joe Middleton Invitational Saturday at Beechwood Golf Course.
ST. PARIS — The Miami East boys golf team set a nine-hole home record at Lakeland Golf Course with a 161-228 win over Ansonia Thursday in CCC action.
Sharing medalist honors were Kley Karadak, Scot Kirby and Dylan Martinez with 39.
Other scores were Cam Coomes 44, Ryan Haney 46, Walker Henley 51 and Jeremy Clark 58.
East is 9-0 in the CCC and will play at the Joe Middleton Invitational Saturday.
to CCC victory
EATON — The Newton boys golf team defeated Twin Valley South 155-185 at Eaton Country Club Thursday.
Brock Jamison was medalist with a 35.
Rounding out the Newton top four were Wade Ferrell 38, Chet Jamison 41 and Milan Bess 41.
Newton plays at the Joe Middleton Invitational Saturday.
The Covington boys golf team lost 173-183 to Tri-Village in CCC action on the front nine at Echo Hills.
Levi Winn was match medalist with 37 to lead Covington.
Other Bucc scores were Andrew Slusher 41, James Grilliot 48, Ryan Gengler 57, Braden Miller 63 and Jack Shell 65.
SIDNEY — The Russia boys golf team stayed on top in the SCAL with a 170-188 win over Jackson Center Thursday.
Zach Sherman was match medalist with a 40.
Other Russia scores included Jonah Counts 42, Connor Monnin 43, Gunnar Young 45 and Dylan Cordonnier 45.
The Covington girls golf team improved 3-6 on the season with a 221-230 win over Tri-Village on the front nine at Echo Hills.
Addison Metz and Kelsey McReynolds led Covington with 52.
Other Lady Bucc scores were Sydney Blanton 58, Megan Alexander 59, Emily Thompson 72 and Noelle Gast 74.
BELLEFONTAINE — The Miami East girls golf team improved to 10-2 by sweeping a tri-match Thursday at Liberty Hills Golf Course.
Team scores were Miami East 192, Bellefontaine 209, Riverside 242.
East was led by Megan Pettit with 46.
Other East scores were Kiera Fellers 47, Megan Thompson 49, Maggie Bergman 50, Haley Howard 54 and Emily Rowley 54
WEBSTER — The Fort Loramie girls golf team defeated Russia 190-209 Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Course.
Russia’s top four were Kara Barlage 49, Maddie Borchers 53, Alicia George 53 and Lizzie Adams 54.
Russia and Ft Loramie hooked up in a Shelby County League battle tonight on the back 9 at Stillwater Valley Golf Course. Behind Emily Knouff’s 1-over par 38 and personal best scores from both Megan Koppin (45) and Kayla Rosengarten (48), Loramie took the match by a score of 190-209. Russia was led by Kara Barlage with 49.
Russia’s JV stayed undefeated on the year at 3-0 with a 193-201 (3-player) victory, led by Shea Borchers’ 56.