Hohlbein records hat trick

Piqua handles Trotwood 5-1 on pitch

TROTWOOD — The Piqua boys soccer team cruised to a 5-1 win over Trotwood Madison Tuesday.

Bradley Hohlbein had three goals and an assist to lead the Indians.

Cade Lyman and Nolan Maurer had one goal and one assist and Caleb Vallieu added an assist.

Wesley Ford had five saves in goal.

Piqua will host Springfield Sept. 24.

Lehman boys

fall to Bethel

SIDNEY — The Bethel Bees buzzed into Lehman Catholic High School and were able to leave with a 2-1 win in a tightly contested match on Tuesday night. Lehman drops to 1-5 overall as they get set for a Thursday night contest against Shelby County and WOSL rival Botkins. Bethel went home sporting a 5-1-1 record.

“It may sound strange, but that was probably the best game we played all year, and I am pleased with our effort,” reflected Lehman head coach Tom Wiseman. “We play a very difficult Division III schedule and we are in the middle of a 15-day stretch where we play seven games. To hang with a team the calibre of Bethel says a lot about where we are as a squad. I told my assistant coach tonight that we may be one of the best 1-5 teams in the state.”

Bethel got on the board on a defensive miscommunication with just 37 seconds ticked off the clock.

“Two of my more experienced players just had a bad moment and sophomore keeper Ryan Goettemoeller got put in a bad spot,” Wiseman said. “Both of those defenders admitted it at halftime, apologized to the team, and shouldered the blame. I can’t ask for any more honesty and accountability than that.”

After halftime, Bethel came out with the 1-0 lead intact, but added another on a cross-pass into a header that got past Goettemoeller to make the score 2-0.

“Nobody bodied up on the striker,” Wiseman said. “I hate to admit it, but that was a beautiful play by them.”

The Cavs clawed back when junior Trey Kerrigan put across his second goal of the season after an assist from junior John-Henry Frantz. That’s how it ended.

“I would have loved to have had another 10-15 minutes on the clock, but it was too little, too late. Now we prepare for Botkins and try to move ahead in the WOSL race,” Wiseman said.

Tonight’s game with Botkins is at home.

Carson’s PK

wins it for East

PLEASANT HILL — Devyn Carson scored on a penalty kick just 1:40 into the second half to give the Miami East boys soccer team a 1-0 victory in Cross County Conference action. Ethan Remy had 15 saves, including saving a PK attempt.

“Another tough battle between two talented teams,” East coach Adam Bell said. “We had plenty of chances throughout the first half but just couldn’t find the net. The low sun nearly played a huge part several times.

“(Devyn) Carson hit a PK early in the second and we were able to sit back a bit and make them comes to us. It led to a few runs but again we couldn’t finish. Fortunately Remy saved a PK midway through the second half. From that point on we caught a spark and were able to hold them off for a victory.”

Miami East will host Franklin Monroe tonight.


Lady Vikings

handle Newton

PLEASANT HILL — In a return to league play, Miami East took care of business as they traveled to Newton for a 5-1 win.

It took the Vikings 33 minutes to get their first, but they then scored three goals in a 4:30 span. Danielle Mannier got things started as she put in a direct kick. Three minutes later, Sage Hunley sent one long over the defense that Grace McCalister tracked down and finished. Emily Holicki rounded off the first half scoring off a ball from Morgan Haney. Holicki got her second of the night 12 minutes into the second after Haney split the defenders for a breakaway. Haley Demmitt finished off the scoring for East as she finished a cross from Mannier. East keeper Katie Bodenmiller had 3 saves.

“This was a good win for us,” Miami East coach Emalie Carson said. “We spread the scoring around and got a lot of girls involved.”

The Vikings improve to 5-3, 2-0 in the CCC and will host Franklin Monroe tonight.


Lady Cavs

lose in five

SIDNEY — The Lehman volleyball team will host Waynesfield-Goshen tonight.

The Lady Cavaliers lost a marathon match with St. Henry 19-25, 25-13, 18-25, 25-17, 15-8 Tuesday night.

“St. Henry is undefeated, so I was happy we were able to take them to five sets,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “I thought we played really well. It was good to see us play like that against a team like St. Henry. We weren’t there two weeks ago.”

Sidney Chapman had 23 kills and 20 digs; while Madeline Smith dished out 40 assists and had 14 digs.

Madison Hussey had 30 digs, while Marianne Hissong had five kills and four blocks.

Allie Hall and Ellie Scott also had four blocks each and Adrianna Sehlhorst added 10 digs.

Lehman is now 8-3 on the season.

Lady Buccs

get past MV

UNION CITY — The Covington volleyball team defeated Mississinawa Valley 20-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-9 in CCC action.

“I am not happy with this win and I know the girls are not happy with this win…… but a win is a win,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We regressed with our hitting and committed 29 hitting errors…. I am not sure what was the cause of our lack of focus, but I do know that we will need to improve upon our mental toughness if we want to compete with the remaining teams on our schedule.”

Brooke Gostomsky had 11 kills, five aces, 16 digs and two blocks; while Rachel York had 10 kills, four aces and 17 digs.

Ashley Cecil had 16 digs, while Arianna Richards had 20 assists and seven digs.

Bre Dieperink had nine assists, four aces, four kills, seven digs and two blocks; while Legend Patty had five kills, two digs and two blocks.

Breanna Kimmel added three kills and two blocks for Covington, 3-6 overall and 3-1 in the CCC.

Covington will host Franklin Monroe tonight in a big CCC contest.

East spikes

Lady Jets

PITSBURG — The Miami East volleyball team defeated Franklin Monroe 25-18, 25-18, 25-10.

Jonni Parker had 14 kills, 13 aces and 14 assists; while Kyndell Hellyer had 11 kills and Lindsey Black added 15 digs.

Miami East will host Bradford tonight.

Lady Cats

split matches

HOUSTON — Anna remained unbeaten in SCAL play and set up a big early-season match on Thursday against Jackson Center with a 3-0 win over Houston in volleyball action Tuesday.

The Lady Rockets won 25-16, 25-13, 25-11 to go to 4-0 in the league and 8-2 overall.

Houston drops to 1-4 and 5-5.

For Houston, Katherine Everett led in kills with four, Jenna Green had 11 digs and Jenna Mounts nine digs.

Anna also won the junior varsity game 25-21 and 25-11.

Houston took on Bradford at home Monday and won 25-13, 25-13, 25-12.

Jenna Winner had six aces and five kills for Houston, and Jenna Mounts had seven assists.

Lady Raiders

drop match

JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Lady Tigers went to 8-0 on the year with as 25-2, 25-18, 25-16 victory over Russia in SCAL play.

Russia won the JV match in three sets.


Lady Cavs

lose 3-2

ST. MARYS — The Lehman girls tennis team lost a close match to St. Marys 3-2 Tuesday.

“St Mary’s won the Schroeder invitational earlier this season so it was a good effort by my girls,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “Both doubles teams beat teams who won their divisions at Schroeder. I switched things up to get the girls some work at positions they might play come tourney time.”

Lehman swept the doubles matches, with Diana and Sarah Gibson winning 7-6, 7-6; and Emma Simpson and Alex Read wonning 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.

In singles, Melanie Brunner lost 6-0, 6-0; Allison Briggs lost 6-0, 6-0; and Anna Pennaparra lost 6-0, 6-0.


Winn cards

34 at Echo

Levi Winn shot a 2-under par 34 to take medalist honors and lead Covington to a 170-190 win over National Trail at Echo Hills Tuesday.

Other Covington scores were Andrew Slusher 41, Ryan Gengler 47, James Grilliot 48, Braden Miller 52 and Hunter Alexander 61.

Scott stays

hot for Cavs

PIQUA — Lehman defeated Marion Local in action at the Piqua Country Club Tuesday 179-187.

Tyler Scott shot a 38 for Lehman, Cole Gilardi 44, Tyler Lachey 47 and Adam Vanderhorst 50.

Lehman also played at Shelby Oaks Monday and beat Lima Perry in Northwest Central Conference play 168-229.

Tyler Scott shot a 37, Adam Vanderhorst 42, Tyler Lachey 44 and Cole Gilardi 45.

The Cavs go to 3-1 in NWCC play.

Houston boys

drop tri-match

SIDNEY — Sidney, Fairlawn and Houston got together for a boys golf match at Shelby Oaks Tuesday.

Fairlawn finished with a 168, Sidney had 196 and Houston 197.

Houston was led by Cameron Via with a 47. Deion Booher had a 49 and Zach McKee 50.

Raider boys

win SCAL match

WEBSTER — Russia tuned up for Thursday’s SCAL meet at Shelby Oaks with a 43-stroke victory over Botkins in action at Stillwater Monday.

The Raiders had 160 and were led by Zach Sherman’s 36. Jonah Counts and Dylan Cordonnier both shot 41 and Connor Monnin added a 42.

Tiger JVs

win match

ST. PARIS — The Versailles boys JV golf team defeated Miami East 215-224 Tuesday at Lakeland Golf Course.

Michael Hemmelgarn had a 49.

Other Versailles scores were Austin Pleiman 52, Connor Custenborder 56, Alec Ahrens 58, Alex Keiser 64 and Brennan Gaier 64.


Lady Vikings

handle Buccs

ST. PARIS — The Miami East girls golf team defeated Covington 195-228 in CCC action Tuesday at Lakeland Golf Course.

“Give all the credit to Miami East; they played really well,” Covington coach Adam Sweigart said. “We had difficulties on a couple of holes as a team which put our scores higher than expected. Tonight’s putting effort could have been better, but it is good to see our leaders continue to score well. We know we can shoot better than our score tonight, and we only have a few more matches to meet or break our low for the year.”

Kiera Feller s was match medalist with a 42 to lead East, 14-3.

Other Lady Viking scores were Megan Pettit 44, Megan Thompson 53, Haley Howard 55, Maggie Bergman 59 and Alyssa Theodor 59.

Covington scores were Addison Metz 51, Kelsey McReynolds 52, Sydney Blanton 60, Noelle Gast 65, Megan Alexander 69 and Emily Thompson 73.

Lady Tigers

get MAC win

ROCKFORD — The Versailles girls golf team defeated Parkway 168-227 at Deerfield Country Club.

Lauren Heitkamp was medalist with 38 to lead Versailles.

Other Lady Tiger scors were Jorja Pothast 42, Maddie Covault 43, Lauren Durham 44, Morgan Heitkamp 47 and Taylor Martin 56.

JH Football

Buccs JH

gets win

The Covington seventh grade football team picked up another win

The Buccs defeated Tecumseh 32-8.

It was a good effort by everyone on both sides of the ball.

Piqua handles Trotwood 5-1 on pitch