Oct. 02–VERMILION — Saturday’s Division I Gold race went to the Norwalk cross country team, which placed six total runners in the top 15 spots to ›nish with 39 points at the Vermilion Invitational. Akron Copley was a distant second with
For the Truckers, Julian Go (17:04.17) was third overall, followed by Robert Vasquez (17:05.71) in fourth, Christopher Mohr sixth (17:13.79), Mitchell Sommers 12th (17:37.92) , Owen Lottman 14th (17:48.01) and Cobey Kromer 15th (17:52.46).
In the girls Gold race, Norwalk placed sixth with 126 points. Elyse Coe ran 20:50.13 to ›nish seventh for the Truckers. Bethany Cring was 15th (21:31.59) and Jada Thomas (22:32.8) was 23rd.
NEW WASHINGTON — Willard’s Emily Rothhaar was runner-up with a time of 20:17.79, helping the Crimson Flashes to a third-place team ›nish at Saturday’s Buckeye Central Invite.
Morgan Adams was 16th (21:36.19) for Willard, which also got a 17th-place run from Amy Del Angel (21:48.25) and an 18thplace run from Alyssa Strayer of 21:51.14. Olivia Fidler (22:34.53) was 38th overall as the top Plymouth runner.
On the boys side, Willard was paced by Blake Smith (17:00.27) in sixth overall, and Justin Gillmore (17:40.21) was 17th and Nathan Cofer (17:48.05) was 21st.
Meanwhile, Plymouth’s Levi Robinson was just behind Smith in seventh place in 17:02.29. Ethan Elliot (17:59.79) ›nished in 26th.
Norwalk goes 1-2 at Block
At Perrysburg, Norwalk dropped a pair of matches to ranked-Division I programs, before ›nishing their day with a win over the Cardinal Stritch at the Block and Gold Tournament.
In a 25-13, 25-16 win over Stritch, Norwalk got 11 kills from Aimee Smith, who also added seven service points, including three aces. Alaina Kelley was 61-of-62 setting with 22 assists. She added 11 service points. Anne Davidson had 19 digs.
In a 25-21, 25-20 loss to No. 13 Olentangy, Smith had seven kills and two blocks. Davidson had 10 digs and Kelley record 15 assists.
In their opening 25-20, 25-23 loss to the No. 17 Toledo St. Ursula, Smith had ›ve kills, two blocks and two aces. Kelley had 11 service points and 12 assists. Davidson ›nished with 11 digs.
“Even though we lost those two matches, we competed at a high level,” Norwalk coach Angie Kalizewski said. “It is good for us to learn how to play against teams with that much height and power. We will see teams like this in tournaments. We get better by playing them, we just have to learn how get started faster.”
runners-up at Crestview
CONVOY — The No. 2-ranked (Div. IV) Flyers earned a pair of wins before falling to the Div. III No. 7 Titans in the ›nals of the Crestview Lady Knight Invite.
It was the ›rst loss of the season for St. Paul (15-1) — and the ›rst time it dropped a set all season after 36 straight.
The Lady Flyers opened with a 25-10, 25-13 throttling of Div. II Celina, then decisively swept a longtime nemesis in the semi›nals when they beat Marion Local (25-16, 25-16). St. Paul and Marion Local faced each other in three state championship matches (2002, 2007, 2009) in an eight-year span.
Against Ottawa-Glandorf, St. Paul claimed a thrilling 25-23 win in the opening set, before falling 28-26 and 25-17. In the critical Game 2, the Lady Flyers led 25-24 and again 26-25, but the Titans scored three straight points to tie the match.
The third game was tied at 13 until O-G again took over, scoring 12 of the ›nal 16 points.
Meghan Hedrick ›nished the three matches with 27 kills, 34 digs and nine blocks. Tess Lepley had 31 kills and eight blocks, while Kamyrn Maxwell ›nished with 17 kills and 20 service points with four aces.
Also for St. Paul, Rachel Bleile had 92 assists and 24 digs, and Lauren Chandler had 20 points with ›ve aces, and 63 digs. Kennedy Stang added 22 points with ›ve aces and 32 digs.
Hedrick, Lepley and Bleile each made the alltournament team.
Port Clinton 0
MILAN — The Chargers topped the Redskins in Saturday’s Bay division match.
Nick Lombardi tallied a hat trick to pace Edison, which also got two goals from Kyle Summerland. James Hill had two assists, while Summerland and Dylan O’Dell had one assist apiece.
LEXINGTON — Visiting Norwalk saw its 10-game win streak come to an end Saturday at the hands of the Lady Lex (9-3-1).
Norwalk (10-3) trailed just 3-2 at halftime, before being outscored 6-2 in the ›nal half.
Kaelyn Harkness, Kendall Bigler, Mara Jaworski and Coley Branum all scored goals for the Truckers. Hannah Crawford had 14 saves in goal.
Port Clinton 3
MILAN — The Chargers downed the Redskins in Saturday’s Sandusky Bay Conference Bay division match.
Savanna Smith netted a hat trick with three goals for Edison, while Emma Houser, Katie Nealey and Hanna Ceja each scored once. Holly Racioppi, Natalie Coiffard, Houser and Smith each had assists for the Chargers.
St. Paul 192,
The St. Paul girls golfers wrapped up the season with a non-league win on Thursday over visiting Willard.
Gabrielle Scavuzzo was medalist with a 41 for St. Paul, followed by Caitlyn Corrigan (46), Tori Pocos
(51) and Miller Hosack
The Norwalk freshmen football team beat Bellevue on Saturday, 28-6.
Scoring for the Truckers were Ethan Phillips, Andrew Mozina and Clay Ritzman. Nathan Adleman also added a 19-yard ›eld goal, and Garret Chapin had an interception on defense. The Truckers will have a rematch with Sandusky next Saturday on the road.
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