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The St. Johns varsity football team for 2016 has seniors Jacob Youngpeter, Jared Honigford, Lucas Hoffman, Josh Fish, Eric Vogt, Jaret Jackson, Deven Haggard, Aaron
Reindel, Jacob Hellman and Tim Kreeger; juniors Connor Hulihan, Troy Elwer, Collin Will, Matthew Miller, Devin Cairo, Cole Reindel, Michael Butler, Derek Lindeman,
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Stemen, Lincoln Mueller, Brady Parrish, Brady Grothaus, Cody Williams, Jacob Wrasman, Jordan Brown, Adam Bockey, Nick Ditto, Mark Wrasman, Braden Ladd, Devin
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Schulte hopes Blue Jay gridders rise to occasion in 2016


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DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS The St. Johns football


team has had a lot of success over the last
2-plus decades, amassing six state titles and
a state-record 57game winning streak
along the way.
The last two seasons have been a
struggle to say the
least 4-7 in 2014
and last falls 1-9,
including 1-7 in the
Midwest
Athletic
Conference.
That is why the
Schulte
teams motto for this
campaign Rise
Up might be appropriate as 18th-year
head coach Todd Schulte welcomes back a
boatload of starters and lettermen.
Last year is over and done; I and my
coaching staff have
not mentioned it.
After the way the
season ended last
season, it left a bitter
taste in our mouths
and we wanted to
get back out there,
he began. We also
took a look at how
we were doing
things, particularly
Hellman
the weight room; we
maintained the same
philosophy but worked a different program
and we are as strong physically as weve
been in four or five years. The biggest concern we have is team speed. Weve had a lot
over the years but not this year; we have it in
certain spots but not across the board.

Were continuing to transition out of the


2-platoon of years past. We dont have the
numbers (49 freshman through senior) or
depth weve had but were OK with it; you
change the way you train and practice to get
players ready for longer minutes.
The offense
which averaged 16.8
points per game in
2015 will remain
the same as far as
use of the option
and spreading it out
in utilizing the Pistol formation for the
third year in a row
but Schulte hopes
that he doesnt have
the issues at quarterKreeger
back as last year.
We had to use
three different ones because of injuries; that
is difficult when youre trying to build cohesion and consistency. We just never had
that offensively last year, Schulte said.
We come into the
game wanting to run
the football but we
know we have to be
more balanced; we
still cant just line
it up in the I and
pound people. With
Jake Youngpeter and
his arm, he gives us
options we havent
had in a while with
Reindel
the pass; we have to
use that.
The starter is senior lefty Youngpeter (6-2,
190, senior; 38-for-77 passing, 649 yards, 3
TDs, 5 picks; 63 runs, 211 yards, 3), backed
by Jared Wurst (6-4, 174, sophomore), Troy
Elwer (6-0, 167, junior; 26-of-52 passing,
332 yards, 5 TDs, 3 picks), Brady Grothaus

(6-0, 160, freshman) and Brady Parrish (62, 160, freshman).


Experienced abounds elsewhere at running back with Aaron Reindel (5-9, 195,
senior; 93 rushes, 388 yards, 7 scores; 17
catches, 278 yards, 4), backed by Troy Schwinnen (5-8, 180, junior), Cole Reindel
(5-10, 160, junior),
Pete Ankerman (5-7,
145, sophomore) and
Jordan Brown (5-9,
142, freshman); at
fullback with Cole
Reindel, backed by
Schwinnen, Lucas
Metcalfe (5-11, 178,
sophomore)
and
Gunnar Stemen (6Jackson
0, 140, freshman);
at X/split end with
Eric Vogt (6-3, 188, senior; 27 grabs, 390
yards, 2), Jacob Hellman (6-1, 200, senior),
Wurst, James Garrett (5-10, 160, junior),
Evan Grothouse (6-1, 158, junior), Curtis Schwinnen (6-1,
155,
sophomore),
Parrish, Jacob Wrasman (5-6, 130 freshman) and Nick Ditto
(5-8, 135, freshman);
at Z/wing in Deven
Haggard (5-11, 172,
senior) Connor Hulihan (6-0, 148, junior)
who also started
games at QB last fall
Hoffman
(23-of-51
passing,
215 yards, 1 TD, 8
picks) Elwer, Matthew Miller (5-11, 155,
junior), Corey Koverman (5-8, 160, junior),
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fortable with it because we ran it so long,
Schulte said. Well stem out of it and do
other things to adjust
to our opponents.
Well do some stunting and other things
that weve always
done.
Starters
back
on the defense
which ceded 34.4
points include
former cornerback
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Vogt
solos, 36 assists),
now at Ax linebacker
(backed by Musser, Koverman and Mark
Wrasman); Troy Schwinnen (49 and 64) at
Sam linebacker (backed by Cole Reindel
and Brown); Jackson at one end (Hellman,
Hamilton and Stemen are his backups);
Derek Lindeman at the other (Kreeger,
Ethan Bonifas, Wurst and Ledyard are vying for time as well); Vogt(38 and 51) at free
safety, aided by Grothouse and Parrish; and
Elwer (22 and 17) at Will safety (Haggard,

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Ankerman and Grothaus backing him).
New to the starting 11 are tackle Adams,
backed by Keeling, Brandon Wrasman,
Hoffman and Ladd; tackle Hunter Bonifas
(Fish, Honigford, Fischbach and Mueller
are his backups); Cairo at Mike linebacker,
backed by Metcalfe, Metzger and Devin
Lindeman; Will at
left corner (Garrett, Sanders, Jacob
Wrasman and Ditto
at the depth); and
right corner Miller
(depth comes via
Hulihan, Curtis Schwinnen,
Williams
and Bockey).
Out for the year
due to injury is MiHaggard
chael Butler (5-8,
160, junior).
M. Wrasman is the point-after kicker,
Troy Schwinnen the kickoff man and Vogt
the punter.
Gone are the graduated Tyler Ledyard
(45 solos, 78 assists), Jesse Ditto, Chad Etgen, Trent Closson (injured), Jordan Mohler

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Mohler (25 and 44), James Buettner (42 and
40; 5 sacks) and Justin Moenter (missed
entire season).
Our biggest concern as always
is staying healthy,
Schulte added. We
have some experienced depth in certain spots but up
front, we are not
very deep at all.
Honigford
Again, well try to
build our depth and
keep players as fresh as possible but we
need our front-liners especially on the
lines to be in there.
Assisting Schulte in the coaching duties is assistant head coach Steve Peanut
Recker, along with assistants Dan Metzger,
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Dammeyer looking for more success for Blue Jay volleyball


BY JIM METCALFE
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DELPHOS St. Johns volleyball head


coach Carolyn Dammeyer saw her patience
in building the programs fortunes pay off
last seasons 16-9 mark, including a seventhplace finish in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
She commences her fourth season at the
helm (30-40 at the school) and 31st as a varsity coach overall hoping for more of the
same.
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back to build 2016 around.
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years edition of Lady Blue Jays and expected to play even bigger roles in 2016 include
third-year junior Madi Ellis (6-0 middle hitter), third-year junior Ellie Csukker (5-9 setter), senior outside hitter senior Ally Gerberick (5-7), 5-5 senior Jana Hamilton (libero/
defensive specialist) and third-year junior
Kennedy Clarkson (5-2 libero/defensive specialist).
Jessica Geise has had the honors in her
sophomore and junior years and Maya Gerker is a 4-year setter. We expect great things
out of Madi Ellis and Ellie Csukker, Dammeyer said. Ally Gerberick is making great
strides, along with the other outside position
shared by three other players. We expect
great defense by Jana Hamilton and Kennedy
Clarkson.
With the loss of three letterwinners to
graduation: Maddie Buettner (3 varsity letters; middle hitter/blocker), Maddie Pohlman
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Smith hopes 13 a lucky number for Lady Jay soccer

BY JIM METCALFE
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DELPHOS Katrina Smiths sophomore campaign as the St. Johns girls soccer coach finished up 5-13-0, 1-5-0 in the
Western Ohio Soccer League.
That followed her inaugural foray of
4-12-2 as Lady Blue Jay coach when she

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With 13 letterwinners back from their Division III sectional runner-up squad, Smith
hopes that 13 wont be unlucky as her troops
prepare for 2016.
We had more wins last year than in 2014,
so that is something to build on, she noted.
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lineup (most players can be put at multiple
positions) are senior goalkeeper Kristina
Koester, senior defender Courtney Wrasman, senior defender/midfielder Carleigh
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Erin Pohlman (defender/midfielder).
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DELPHOS St. Johns head cross country coach Steve Hellman lost one of the better runners in the programs history after
4-time Regional qualifier Curtis Pohlman
and his personal-record 17:16 graduated in
the spring.
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graduation from the boys team.
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points purposes after two seasons of being
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their scholastic eligibility.
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(Continued from Page 8)


For seniors Chandler Clarkson, Patrick
Stevenson and Evyn Pohlman, we are looking for these three to step up, run close to
19:00 and be fighting to be in our top-5 for
team scoring. Sophomore Ean Boecker is
running for the first time this season and
is looking at breaking into the top-5 on the
team. Senior Andrew Shawhan and freshman Noah Heiing finish out the team with
them hoping to make great improvement
throughout the season.
A handful of letterwinners are back for
the Lady Jays off a 36-68 edition, eighth in
the MAC: fourth-year senior and Regional
qualifier Breece Rohr (21:07), fourth-year
senior Baylee Lindeman (23:10), sophomore Caroline Kopack (22:23), sophomore
Josie Schulte (22:38) and classmate Kayla
Pohlman (24:26).
Sophomore Lakin Stevenson and freshman Jenia Freewalt are newcomers.
For the girls, they will be led by senior
Breece Rohr who was our #1 runner last year
and regional qualifier. Also going to challenge Breece for the #1 spot will be sophomores Caroline Kopack who missed

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team will be freshman Jenia Freewalt; any
of those four could be our
top finisher in the meets.
The key for the team
will be finding a #5 runner and I look for senior
Baylee Lindeman to step
up and fill that role; she
missed the last half of the
season due to a leg injury.
Rounding out the team
will be sophomores Kayla
Pohlman and Lakin Stevenson that I am looking
for great improvements
as we get through the season.
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had hoped for but we return a great group


of runners, get all the injured runners back
and they are running injury-free, so it will
be like I got three new runners to add to
the ones that are returning. With a more experienced group, we have bumped up the
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27 at home (Stadium Park) with 18 schools
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1998, we had great success with both the girls
and boys winning team
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and sending teams to
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by former Coach Dave
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of the start of that run of
success, Hellman added. As we move into
the start of the season,
it will all be about them
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year. It had been since
1998 since we have
added a trophy to the trophy case and last
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and Mark Rice; row 4, Kane Plescher, Jeff Caputo, Doug Long Jr., Logan Hubert, Ben McKee, Dylan Nagel, Brady Welker, Tyler Gorman and Chandler Coil; row 5, Logan
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back, manager Cody Hilvers, assistant coaches Adam Crabtree, Adam Wollenhaupt, Michael Wiltsie, Jeff Stockwell and Bryan Weimerskirch, head coach Chris Sommers
and assistant coaches Roger Arroyo, John Edinger, Jon Kroeger, Brandon Behnfeldt, Brent Binkley, Greg Gossman and Carey Arthur. Absent are Cooper Chung and Jayden
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Eleven starters return for Sommers 3rd season of Jefferson football


BY JIM METCALFE
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jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS Jefferson head football


coach Chris Sommers has had two very successful campaigns, finishing 8-3 and 10-2 in
those two seasons.
That includes last falls third straight
Northwest Conference
title-winning
7-0 mark that ended
up 10-2.
With 11 starters
back, Sommers expects to continue
that success and even
build on it in 2016.
Thats a good
place to start. Our
senior class has been
part of three straight
Sommers
NWC winners and
three straight playoff
teams and have won and lost a lot of big
games, Sommers said. I feel we have a
good mix of veterans and talented newcomers with great potential. The thing is, those
guys are juniors and seniors and theyve sat
behind some very good players. They just
lack experience on
the varsity level but
they were part of an
undefeated
junior
varsity team, so they
are talented.
Back to the WingT attack that averaged 34.8 points per
game in 2015 are
fourth-year
senior
quarterback
Jace
Stockwell (6-0, 180;
3rd year of starting;
Reiss
63-of-99
passing,
1,240 yards, 16 touchdowns, 2 interceptions), third-year senior fullback Hunter

Binkley (5-9, 190; 195 rushes, 1,512 yards,


22 TDs), third-year junior halfback Brenan
Auer (5-6, 172; 104 rushes, 693 yards, 8),
senior left tackle Chase Harmon (6-1, 237)
and senior split end Drew Reiss (5-11, 165).
Rotating in at split
end are Cole Arroyo
(5-9, 150, senior),
Alex Rode (6-3,
182, junior), Ryan
Wittler (5-11, 158,
senior) and Tyler
Bratton (6-3, 165,
junior), who also
will be the backup
quarterback.
New starters include wingback JorStockwell
dan Boop (5-7, 170,
senior), tight end
Drake Schmitt (6-3, 200, senior), left guard
Eli Edie (5-7, 170, senior), center Jordan
Bonifas (6-1, 200, junior), right guard Tyler
Gorman (5-11, 190, junior) and right tackle
Nick Long (6-5, 240, senior).
Providing depth at the skill positions are
running backs in Jacob Boop (5-6, 135, senior), David Grant (5-10, 170, senior), Isaac
Williams (5-4, 130, senior), Kole McKee
(5-10, 160, sophomore), Darius Shurelds (54, 167, sophomore),
Brayden McClure (58, 130, sophomore),
Chandler Coil (5-8,
160,
sophomore),
Conner Anspach (59, 148, sophomore)
and Jayden Hurles
(5-4, 140, sophomore); wide receivers in Daniel Lehmkuhle (5-9, 145,
senior), Tyler Shaeffer (5-4, 140, seArroyo
nior), Cooper Chung
(5-10, 165, junior), Tyler Knick (5-4, 103,
sophomore) and Jacob McClure (5-9, 125,

sophomore); and tight ends in Davion Tyson


(6-2, 204, junior) and Cole Haunhorst (6-3,
165, sophomore).
Up front are Brandan Herron (6-4, 300,
senior), Spencer Wannemacher (6-2, 215,
senior), Troy Dudgeon (5-8, 185, junior),
Dre Reed (5-5, 185,
junior), Evan Poling
(5-9, 160, junior),
Eric Lehman (6-0,
210, junior), Brady
Welker (5-6, 165,
sophomore)
and
Dylan Nagel 5-11,
209, sophomore).
Sommers anticipates further development in the WingT system.
We have a new
Williams
assistant coach, (former Pandora-Gilboa head man Carey) Arthur, to help with the passing game. (Offensive coordinator) John Edinger continues to
do a good job of evolving and developing
our offense and we expect even more so,
Sommers continued. We like to be able to
run the ball I really feel we are in a
system that fits the
hard-nosed kids we
have but Jace
threw for 1,200 yards
last fall as a Wing-T
quarterback, which
is a good sign of his
decision-making.
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starter back, but we have potential. Its just
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can come together and gel.
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defense that ceded 11.8 points per


game are Auer
(46 solos, 21 assists) and Binkley
(35 and 8) and at
linebacker, Reiss (3
picks) at cornerback,
Stockwell (44 solos,
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tackle and Tyson (30

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or Shrider at one end,
either Wannemacher
or Nagle at tackle,
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ELEVEN (Continued from page 11)

Long

Grant

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linebackers Grant, Wittler, Jordan Boop,
Edie, Dudgeon, Shurelds, Coil, Anspach
and Hurles; and defensive backs Jacob
Boop, Lehmkuhle, Williams, Shaeffer,
Bratton, Chung, Rode, Knick, Brayden and
Jacob McClure and Haunhorst.
We have a good balance of veterans and
newcomers on defense, Sommers added.
I can honestly say we have such a hardworking group of kids; they know the expectations that we have, especially after
the last two seasons, and that applies to
the off-season work we need to do. They
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Stober returns lucky 7/11 for Jefferson girls soccer


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS Josiah Stober has slowly


but surely built the Jefferson girls soccer program in his previous three seasons, erecting a
19-25-6 mark.
His efforts paid off big-time in 2015 as his
fourth team finished 13-1-4, good for second
in the Northwest Conference, and ended the
most successful season in program history in
the Division III District semifinals.
Though there are some important cogs
missing from that group graduated starters
Logan Hamilton (4 years; midfielder), Alexa

Marlowe (4 years; backer/midfielder), Jessica Pimpas (2 years; goalkeeper) and Brandy


White (4 years; backer) he has seven returning starters and four other letterwinners
back for a new season.
This crew of Lady Wildcats will be headlined by fourth-year senior midfielder Arianna Knebel, fourth-year senior Makaya Dunning (backer/midfielder), fourth-year senior
midfielder Abby Parkins and third-year junior midfielder Kendall Marquiss.
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DHI Media Sports Editor
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DELPHOS Jefferson head volleyball


coach Sherrie Stewart will have some adversity to overcome as her Wildcats get set
to commence 2016.
Returning starter Macy Wallace (5-6
junior outside hitter; injury) and varsity
newcomer Tristine Lehmkuhle (5-6 junior
outside hitter; accident) are coming into the
season recovering from injuries, while varsity newcomer Katie Pohlman (5-8 junior
setter) is out indefinitely due to the same
accident that Lehmkuhle was in.
Stewart will have three more letterwinners returning from last falls 8-15 edition,
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Maddie McConnahea (striker).
Also back and likely to step into starting
spots are fourth-year senior backer Cheyanna Scirocco, senior Kenzie Hammons (midfielder), sophomore backer Sierra Marlow
and sophomore midfielder Tori Redmon.
We are bringing back a lot of experience
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positions, which will cause a lot of competition for playing time. We look to put more
pressure on opposing teams with this added
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fielder).
However, with new players stepping in,
there are certain things a coach is always concerned with starting a season.
We need to work on communication and
movement this year. We need to continue
to learn the game and move as a unit, he
added. There are a lot of good teams in the
area and the NWC. Allen East and Bluffton
both return a good group of girls. We look to
continue to improve on our fundamentals and
working together.
With improved depth, we will look to
compete in many games this year. The girls
have been working really hard leading into
the season and look to improve as the year
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Ottoville Big Green


Lady Green to build soccer team around experience, offense
BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

OTTOVILLE Ottovilles girls soccer unit had a nice rebound from 2014s
2-10-4 mark, finishing 12-6 in 2015, including a 1-3 mark in
the Putnam County
League.
Sixth-year head
coach Tim Kimmet who was also
an assistant for five
years brings back 10 letterwinners
from that unit, so expectations of another
solid campaign are high.
With that experience and talent on the
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Gerker hopes dozen veterans mean big 2016 for Big Green boys soccer
BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

OTTOVILLE Ottovilles boys soccer


team went 9-8-0 in 2015 for head coach Eric
Gerker, including a 2-2-0 mark in the Putnam County League.
With a dozen letterwinners back from that
relatively-youthful team and a boatload of
freshmen to bolster the veterans, Gerker
has hopes to vastly improve his 9-year Big
Green mark of 110-40-11 (118-48-11 overall).
The Big Green will be young again, with
only two seniors on the roster. However,

seven starters and 12 letterman overall return, Gerker began.


The two most experienced veterans
are fourth-year senior Conner Kuhlman
(midfielder) and fourth-year senior Emitt
German (defender/sweeper), along with
third-year junior Jon Knippen (goalkeeper/
defender), third-year junior Brendan Siefker (forward/midfielder), Troy Warnecke
(junior defender/sweeper), Derek Kemper
(junior defender), Connor Fanning (junior
forward), third-year junior forward Evan
Boecker, third-year junior Josh Sarka (forward/midfielder), sophomore midfielder
Carson Stoner, sophomore midfielder Connor Wannemacher and sophomore Jaden

Schnipke (midfielder/forward).
The four graduated performers are Jared
Fanning, Dustin Trenkamp, Drew Williams
and Rudy Wenzlick.
Offense will be the biggest challenge.
Jared Fanning was lost to graduation; he accounted for 60 percent of the teams total offense a year ago, Gerker continued.
Prospects expected to contribute include
Chaz Spencer (sophomore defender), Joseph Miller (freshman midfielder/forward),
Dalton Davis (freshman forward), Zach
Spencer (freshman goalkeeper/defender),
Trevor Horstman (freshman defender), Michael Burgei (freshman defender/striker),
Drew Fisher (freshman defender), Collin

Knotts (freshman defender), Kyle Looser


(freshman midfielder/defender), Nolan German (freshman midfielder), Brendan Niemeyer (freshman midfielder) and Zach Herman (freshman midfielder).
Were a youthful but talented team that
will have to mature quickly as we face a
challenging schedule in the opening weeks
of the season, Gerker added.
The junior varsity team, headed by varsity assistant coach Dustin Markward, has
everybody except the two seniors.
The Big Green began the 2016 boys soccer campaign on Saturday, Aug. 20, at home
versus Spencerville.

Big Green Boys Soccer

Members of the Ottoville boys soccer team for 2016 (front row, from left) are Zach Spencer, Brendan Niemeyer, Michael Burgei, Nolan German, Collin Knotts, Trevor Horstman, Dalton Davis, Joseph Miller, Kyle Looser, Zach Herman and Connor Wannemacher. In the back row are Dustin Markward, assistant coach, Chaz Spencer, Evan Boecker,
Troy Warnecke, Jon Knippen, Josh Sarka, Brendan Siefker, Conner Kuhlman, Drew Fisher, Emitt German, Connor Fanning, Carson Stoner, Jaden Schnipke, Derek Kemper
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New Lady Green coach inherits veteran volleyball bunch


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DHI Media Sports Editor
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OTTOVILLE Ottovilles volleyball


unit was very young last fall, having only
one senior on its roster for then-coach Andria Wertenberger.
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setter Alexis Thorbahn (5-9; honorablemention All-Putnam County League).
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Siefker sets the pace for Ottoville cross country


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

OTTOVILLE Numbers continue to


tell the story for veteran Ottoville boys and
girls cross country mentor Bob Kaple, commencing his 48th year as the coach for the
program.
He had six boys last season losing
none to graduation or attrition and has
seven this year, which means health remains a premium.
The ongoing issue with low numbers for
the girls continues as he has three runners,
compared to three last season, with the girls
competing as individuals and not registering a team score.
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Fort Jennings Musketeers

Lady Musketeers return 10 veterans for new coach Warnecke

Fort Jennings Girls Soccer 2016

The Fort Jennings girls soccer team for 2016 has, front from left, Erin Eickholt, Abby Von Sossan, Devyn Wiechart, Hailey Young and Haley Wittler; row 2, Makenna Ricker,
Vanessa Wallenhorst, Marissa Krietemeyer, Allaina Zehender, Lillian Wisner and Rachel Kneale; row 3, Annabelle Wisner, Paige Grothouse, Madison Neidert, Abby Grone,
Kayleigh Klir, Erica Rau and Lexi Hoersten; and back, head coach Rob Warnecke, Sydnie Siebeneck, Chloe Wieging, Kristen Luersman, Jordan Kaskel, Mackenna Stechschulte, Raylee Clay and assistant coach James Buettner. Absent are Emily Freund, Christine Gerdeman and Katelynn Hoersten. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)
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Luthman continues building success for Musketeer boys soccer

Musketeers Boys Varsity Soccer

The 2016 Fort Jennings boys varsity soccer team has, front row, left to right, Aaron Kloeppel, Brad Eickholt, Logan Schimmoeller, Connor Hoersten and Adam Noriega; row
2: Ian Ricker, Nick Fields, Derek Luersman, Zach Piasecki, Noal Grote and Alex Wieging; row 3: Ian Finn, Cole Horstman, Adam Howbert, Aaron Sealts and Isaac Schuck;
and back, head coach Gregg Luthman, Quinton Neidert, John Gerdeman, Dylan Wiechart, Kyle Maag, Michael Fields, assistant coach Alex Maag and volunteer coach Bill
Calvelage. Absent is Troy Ricker. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)
BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS Gregg Luthman
continued the rebuild of the Fort Jennings

boys soccer program, finishing last season


16-4-0, including capturing the Putnam
County League title outright at 4-0-0 and
going 3-1 in the Division III post-season.
He has been coaching for 30 years, including eight for the Musketeers with a

mark of 74-58-14.
With nine lettermen back four of them
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Lady Musketeers
His inaugural campaign will be led by
fourth-year senior forward Erin Eickholt,
fourth-year senior forward
Abby VonSossan, third-year
senior fullback Haley Wittler and third-year senior
midfielder Hailey Young.
Also back are Devyn
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midfielder Makenna Ricker,
junior goalkeeper/midfielder
Vanessa Wallenhorst, junior
fullback Lillian Wisner and
junior fullback Allaina Zehender.
Players that lettered on the junior varsity last season that Warnecke expects to
step into important spots on varsity in 2016
include junior midfielder Rachel Kneale,

Luthman

(Continued from page 20)

sophomore goalkeeper Abby Grone, sophomore forward Lexi Hoersten, sophomore


fullback Kayleigh Klir and
sophomore midfielder Madison
Neidert.
Letterwinners that departed
include fullbacks Madison
Grote, Renee Kraner and Jessica
Young; midfielders Jenna German, Kasidy Klausing and Jaci
Thomas; and forwards Jordan
Horstman, Brandi Kaskel and
Lydia Mesker.
He also anticipates contributions from newcomers such
as junior Emily Freund, sophomore Paige
Grothouse, sophomore Katelynn Hoersten,
sophomore Erica Rau, freshman Raylee
Clay, freshman Jordan Kaskel, freshman
Kristen Luersman, freshman Sydnie Siebe-

(Continued from Page 21)


midfielder).
Veterans expecting to step into the starting lineup are Michael
Fields (third-year senior defender/midfielder), third-year junior
Aaron Sealts (midfielder), John Gerdeman (senior midfielder/
striker), Cole Horstman (junior midfielder/striker/goalkeeper) and
sophomore defender/striker Ian Ricker.
All returning lettermen are top prospects this year because it will
take their great efforts on which they can build and their experience
to meld together the underclassmen and freshmen into a team that
puts their best out on the line every day and in every minute of the
game, Luthman noted. The players have come in with an attitude
of one befitting any Musketeer. They will out-hustle, out-think and
out-focus their opponent to their best every moment on the pitch, be
the most intense, play quicker and harder and be the best at defending collectively.
Gone from a season ago are Alex Berelsman (4 years; midfielder/
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freshman Chloe Wieging and classmate Annabelle Wisner.
We have a good number of varsity players returning and with our lineup, we have
a nice balance across the field. As with any
team, the health of the team during the season is our main concern, Warnecke said.
This year, we have been working hard in
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The Lady Musketeers started the Warnecke tenure on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Wapakoneta.

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and Jeremy Smith.


It will be a tough, brutal grind to the end as usual in the PCL.
Continental, Kalida, Miller City and Ottoville are always geared to
be unrelenting as opponents. Nevertheless, Fort Jennings will be
hunting for the top; being second place in 2012, 2013 and 2014,
then achieving the championship last year, demands of us our best
to achieve the best.
The remainder of the 22-man roster has senior Ian Finn (striker/
defender); juniors Isaac Schuck (midfielder/striker) and Adam Howbert (defender/goalkeeper); sophomores Nolan Grote (midfielder/
defender), Aaron Kloeppel (midfielder/striker), Derek Luersman
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Hoersten (midfielder), Alex Wieging (defender), Zach Piasecki (defender) and Adam Noriega (defender/striker); and freshmen Logan
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Shafer building
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around veteran lines
BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

COLUMBUS GROVE Columbus Grove head gridiron coach


Andy Shafer had a magical 2014, making it all the way to the Division VII State semifinals before falling to eventual champion
Marion Local.
Last years 5-5 season (2-5 in the Northwest Conference) wasnt
as much.
The fifth-year head man for the Bulldogs with a 21-23 mark
at Grove and 39-46 overall hopes that he can recapture some of
the 2014 magic.
He will build this years unit around the experience he has up
front on both sides of the ball.
Those will be our strengths for the season; we have a very experienced offensive line. We return a 3-year starting quarterback
in Reid Stechschulte (5-11, 170, senior; Honorable-mention AllNWC) and two running backs Lachlan Clymer (6-0, 175, senior)
and Eric Warnecke (5-10, 180, senior) though we have to replace our top receivers (Aiden Fortman, Baily Clement and Logan
Diller), Shafer observed.
The standard-bearer up front will be third-year starting lineman
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380, sophomore).
Outside, Grant Cassidy (5-8, 160, senior) and Caleb Barrientes
(5-9, 160, sophomore) are experienced route-runners.
Also gone are Jake Utendorf at guard, Brandt Follas at tight end,
2-way lineman T.J. Pardo and running back Isaac Siefker.
Roney will also set the standard on the defensive line as well at
tackle, along with end Birkemeyer, tackle Johnson and Northwest
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Birnesser takes over Grove volleyball headship


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

COLUMBUS GROVE The Columbus Grove volleyball program has been a steady success under succeeding head coaches.
The Lady Bulldogs finished 13-10 under then-coach Susan
Jones in 2015, including 6-1 in the Putnam County League and
5-3 in the Northwest Conference.
For new coach Kim Birnesser to continue that trend, she must
replace five letterwinners.
Gone from a year ago are Mackenzie Clymer, MaKayla Roman,
Madison Vorhees, Robyn Schumacher and Sammi Rosengarten.
However,
the cupboard
is not bare
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back, led by
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senior
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and
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are
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(5-9
senior
outside hitter), Danielle
Caudill (5-6
senior defensive specialist/libero), Paige Bellman (6-0 junior middle hitter),
Lauren Birkemeier (5-11 junior middle hitter) and Rylee Sybert
(5-8 sophomore setter/outside hitter).
Our letterwinners back are a collective strength, with their experience, especially our setters and defensive specialists. We have
a tall and powerful front row, Birnesser said. One of the areas
we must address is constant communication during a volley, as
well as serving consistency and controlling our passing.
The new coach points to newcomers Jenny Ellerbrock (5-5 senior defensive specialist), Jordin Basinger(5-5 senior defensive
specialist/libero) and Hallie Malsam 5-9 senior outside hitter) as
particularly promising.
We look to be competitive and play every volley focused and
and with a purpose. We expect to be a strong presence in both
leagues, she added.
Adam Choi is the assistant coach.
Birnesser began her tenure at Ayersville on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Grove varsity volleyball 2016

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Schnipke starting 11th year at Grove boys CC helm

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BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

COLUMBUS GROVE Columbus Groves boys cross country has a mix of veteran
runners and newcomers for the 2016 season.
There are five returning lettermen, one State qualifier, one first-team All-Northwest
Conference runner and four brand new runners on this years squad.
We have an interesting mix of talented veterans who have tasted success in the past and
a crop of guys who are green but eager to contribute. We have a solid four runners right
now but as any Amish farmer will tell you, you cant pull a 4-horse plow with three horses.
We are still looking for a solid #5 runner, said 11-year veteran coach Terry Schnipke.
The Bulldogs will rely heavily on veteran senior captains Boone Brubaker and Preston
Brubaker. Boone finished second in the NWC meet last year and has State meet experience. Preston made a big push at the end of last year and qualified for the State meet
individually in Hebron.
Schnipke believes his seniors who helped lead an NWC runner-up finish, titles in the
Old Shoe and Kenton invitationals and third in the Van Wert Invitational (big-school division) will carry the team this fall.
Boone and Preston and (letterwinning senior captain) Austin Sager have logged some
quality miles this summer. We will look to them to provide the leadership we need to
be successful this year, Schnipke continued. Sophomore Grant Mumaugh (a letterman)
See SCHNIPKE, page 41

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BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

COLUMBUS GROVE Columbus


Grove girls head cross country coach Jason
Jay had a successful 2015, finishing 115-59
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second in the Northwest Conference for
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The Columbus Grove boys harriers for 2016 have, front row from left: Parker Sager, Cameron Caton, Gage Gerdeman, Breece Pingle, Jacob Bish and Tanner Smith;
and second row: Boone Brubaker, Preston Brubaker, Evan Messer, Jordan Bellman,
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This years crew will be led by veterans
in third-year junior Taylor Ellerbrock (19:46
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Myerholtz (21:02 PR), fourth-year senior
Macy McCluer (21:19), third-year junior
Bailey Dunifon (21:30), third-year senior
Kirsten Malsam (22:27) and third-year junior Kaitlyn Price (22:37).
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Promising newcomers include junior Allie Choi, freshman Alyssa Ellerbrock, freshman Sydney Witteborg, freshman Addi Shafer and Leanndra Price.
Our overall outlook is the season is looking positive and we expect to compete at every
meet we participate in this season, he added.
The rest of the roster has Angela Lugibill,
Gracynn Stechschulte and Alycea Ruhlen.
Grove opened at the Upper Sandusky Icebreaker Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Columbus Grove
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The 2016 Columbus Grove girls cross


country unit has, front row from left:
Alyssa Ellerbrock, Leandra Price, Angela Lugibill, Leah Myerholtz and Gracynn
Stechschulte; and second row: Jason
Jay, head coach; Alycea Ruhlen, Kaitlyn
Price, Macy McCluer, Kirsten Malsam,
Addison Schafer, Sydney Witteborg, Allison Choi and Taylor Ellerbrock. Not
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26 DHI Media Fall Sports August 2016

Spencerville Bearcats
Bearcat gridders expect more success in 2016
BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

SPENCERVILLE Spencerville head


gridiron coach John Zerbe has continued
the turaround of his Bearcat program.
His first two seasons were 20 straight
losses.
Since then, his teams have gone 39-14,

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including last falls 9-2 mark (6-1 in the
Northwest Conference) that ended in the
Division VI Regional quarterfinals.
With 11 total starters returning, Zerbe
hopes for more continued success in the
2016 campaign.
Six front-liners return for his groundhugging Wing-T offense, led by senior
running back Calvin Wilson (5-8, 160),
Keaton Lotz (5-9, 190, senior) at running
back, senior offensive lineman Trenton
Schwartz (6-0, 210), senior offensive lineman Damon Jenkins (5-7, 295), senior offensive lineman Nick Freewalt (6-2, 265)
and kicker Damon Blair (6-0, 140, senior).

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Peyton Ford, Alex Vickers, Nick Freewalt, Gary Schrolucke, Dakota Prichard, Keaton Lotz, Brady Becker, Calvin Wilson, Trenton
Schwartz, Caleb Sutherland, Gage Goecke and Lucas Carpenter; second row, Cole Market, Brandon ODell, Logan Rex, Daniel
Corso, Ben Dues, Jacob Settlemire and Chris Picker; third row, Elliott Jackson, Blake Love, Drew Armstead, Lain Patterson, Cannan Johnson, Seth Schwartz, Tom Catlin, Lucas Market, Logan Hennon, Kale Lee, Connor Holmes, Mitchell Dukin, Nate Hickey,
Matthew Macklin and Curtis Monroe; fourth row, Reese Hodge-Miller, Mason Myers, Joel Lotz, Jackson Goecke, Elijah Yahl,
Spencer Youngpeter, Ryley Robey, Dylan Baughman, Garrett Jones and Logan Park; and fifth row, trainer Trina Brown, assistant
coaches Tim Wilson, Jim Morris, Cole Roberts, Rick Orr, Todd Merriman, Jared Rex and Gabe Davisson and head coach John
Zerbe. (DHI Media/Kajon Graphics)
Expected to fight for into open spots on the
offense are letterwinners in senior running
back Gary Schrolucke (5-10, 150), senior
running back Peyton Ford (5-6, 165), senior
running back Cody Dickson (5-10, 145), junior running back Chris Picker (5-6, 160),
senior lineman Alex Vickers (6-2, 270), senior lineman Lucas Carpenter (5-9, 240) and
former tight end-turned-quarterback Dakota
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The biggest hole to fill is graduated record-setting running back Zach Goecke
but quarterback Mason Nourse, tight ends
Damien Corso and Hunter French and linemen Evan Pugh, Wyatt Krouskop, Evan
Barnett and Devin Hennon also used up
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According to Zerbe, players new to varsity that could contribute right away offensively are the likes of senior Gage Goecke
(5-10, 140) under center, senior Brady
Becker (6-1, 225) at tight end, senior Daytona Hughes (5-10, 210) at tight end, senior
lineman Caleb Sutherland (6-3, 240), junior
tight end Daniel Corso (6-1, 180), junior
running back Jacob Settlemire (5-8, 180),
junior lineman Brandon ODell (5-9, 265),
junior lineman Ben Dues (6-3, 255), junior
lineman Cole Market (5-7, 225) and classmate Logan Rex (5-9, 150) at running back.
Five starters are back for the Bearcats
Desert Swarm defense: Prichard and Vickers up front, Lotz at linebacker, and Picker
and Wilson in the secondary.
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from his linebacker spot, along with Pugh
and Krouskop up front, Damien Corso and

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Those who did get some playing time in
relief that could be in line to step into starting
spots include Carpenter (line) and defensive
backs Dickson, Schrolucke, Ford and Blair.
Zerbe expects further depth on the defensive side from lineme Hughes, Sutherland,
ODell and Dues; linebackers Becker, Settlemire and Market; and secondary mates
Goecke, Daniel Corso and Rex.
We have to replace a talented group from
a year ago but we have some kids who have
worked hard and are ready for varsity competition, Zerbe remarked. With 16 seniors
on the roster, we feel like we have good
leadership and a bunch of great attitudes
throughout the entire team. We look forward
to continuing our tradition of being a tough,
hard-nosed football program.
Assistant coaches include Rick Orr, Todd
Merriman, Jim Morris, Tim Wilson, Cole
Roberts, Gabe Davisson and Jared Rex.
The Bearcats open the 2016 gridiron campaign on Friday, Aug. 26, at home versus
Patrick Henry.

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Lady Bearcats make foray into soccer wars

27

BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

SPENCERVILLE
The Spencerville boys
soccer team has had
a number of girls on its
roster the past few
seasons.
In the meantime,
enough interest had been
gathered for the school
to make a foray into fielding a girls soccer team.
With head coach
Kathy Goecke (who has
been at the school for
four years) at the controls,
2016 will be the inaugural year for the Bearcats
in the varsity soccer wars.
She has a handful of veterans from the boys varsity wars to build this
roster around.
That experience is led by senior defender Christina Emery, senior forward
Carliegh Hefner, junior midfielder/defender Madison Pugh, junior midfielder Sydney Shaffer and junior forward Alexis Wolfe.
However, that experience will be offset by the fact that the other 10 players on the roster are freshmen and therefore new to the varsity level.
We have some promising newcomers that we are excited about. For exSee LADY BEARCATS, page 41

Lady Bearcats Soccer

The 2016 Spencerville girls soccer crew the programs first-ever has, front from left, Rachel Oakman, Olivia Goecke, Sydney Shaffer, Carliegh Hefner, Christina Emery, Madison Pugh
and Olivia Adams; and back row, head coach Kathy Goecke, Taylor Hobbs, Destany Stephens,
Raygen Martinez, Kottia Williams, Rachel Plummer, Kelsey Shaffer and Jenna Litsey. Absent is
Alexis Wolfe. (DHI Media/Kajon Graphics)

Wishers Bearcat boys return six for 2016 soccer


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

SPENCERVILLE Andy Wisher has had a co-ed soccer unit in his first
two seasons as the Spencerville head man, going 13-12-4.
This fall, the girls have their own varsity team for the first time ever, so his
numbers fell from 22 to 17.
Still, he has six starters back from his dual-conference (Northwest Conference and Western Ohio Soccer League) unit that finished 6-8-2.
Back for more in the starting 11 are Chandler Kahle (4th-year senior
striker), Griffen Croft (4th-year senior forward/goalkeeper), Thad Ringwald
(4th-year senior goalkeeper/forward), JT Thiery (4th-year senior forward/
defender), senior Brandon Bockey (defender) and classmate Keith Neilson
(third-year forward).
Having to replace the graduated David Wisher (4-year striker), Billy Sidey
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See WISHERS, page 41

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Pardon and Zach Ringwald; and back, head coach Andy Wisher, J.T. Thiery, Keith
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Wegesin returns 7 starters for Bearcat volleyball


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE The Spencerville
volleyball program had four different leaders in the previous four years.
Tom Wegesin was the fourth last fall, returning to the position he had held in the
mid-2000s.
He is back, as are all seven starters from a
1-22 roster with no seniors in 2015.
Leading the still-young Black Attack is
third-year senior Tiffany Work (middle/
outside hitter; honorable-mention AllNorthwest Conference), third-year senior
Olivia Clark (outside hitter), third-year
junior Maggie Patterson (middle hitter),
sophomore Abbygayle Satterfield (middle/
outside hitter), sophomore Emily Zak (defensive specialist/libero/setter), sophomore
outside hitter Jenson Nagy and classmate
Grace Bowling (outside hitter).
Wegesin will look at additional talent
in promising newcomers Nelaya Burden
(freshman middle hitter), Emilee Stumbaugh (freshman outside hitter), freshman
libero Kaitlyn Carpenter, freshman setter
Emma Hoback and classmate Whitney Mulholland (setter) to improve the teams fortunes in 2016.
We will continue to rebuild the program
and continue to improve on our techniques.
We should be an improved team this season
with the infusion of talent from the freshmen class, Wegesin said. We need to keep
working on our overall play as we are just
getting this team together with almost half
made up of freshmen.
I look for a bright future with the talent I
see rising in our program.
The junior varsity team has freshman
Tianna Long (defensive specialist), fresh- Spencervilles varsity volleyball team for 2016 has, front from left, Jenson Nagy, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Emily Zak, Emma Hoback
man Jordan Hickey (outside hitter), fresh- and Emilee Stumbaugh; and back, Abbygayle Satterfield, Tiffany Work, Maggie Patterson, Olivia Clark, Nelaya Burden and
man Alissa Sawmiller (defensive special- head coach Tom Wegesin. (DHI Media/Kajon Graphics)

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In my opinion, the teams to watch for
in the Northwest Conference will be Paulding, Ada, Crestview and Bluffton, Wegesin
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We are still building and hoping to be
competitive this season and finish toward
the middle of the pack.
Spencerville opened the 2016 volleyball
campaign Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Ottoville.

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McMichael returns for more for Spencerville harriers


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

SPENCERVILLE Brian McMichael


has had a long and solid career as the Spencerville boys and girls cross country coach.
He has compiled a 2,666-2,148 mark in
44 years at the boys helm, including last
falls 43-90 record that was good for sixth
place n the Northwest Conference and
eighth in the Division III Districts.
On the girls side, his 35-year slate is
1,514-674, including last seasons 9-79 finish, good for fourth in the NWC.
On the boys side, he returns everybody
that lettered six led by third-year senior first runner and Regional qualifier Austin Conrad, third-year junior second man
Robert Modic, veteran junior third man
Hunter Stephen, fourth-year senior fourth
man Ed Smith, veteran junior fifth runner
Kalob Pitson and third-year junior sixth
man Matt Wood.
Add to that promising newcomers such
as freshman Keagan Gaskill, freshman Seth
Clark and classmate Andrew Broseke and
his team goals of finish in the top one-half
of the teams in each meet and improving
throughout the season are very achievable.
One of the things we do well is work
hard in practice; the teams success will depend on how hard the runners work. Another is we have a good attitude, McMichael
said. What we need to work on is learning
how to race and run as a pack.
In my opinion, in our league, the top
four boys teams are Lincolnview, Columbus Grove, Crestview and Bluffton.
On the Lady Bearcat side, he only had
three runners in 2015, so they did not have
a team score.
With the addition of one other runner,
they again wont have a team score.
The girls are paced by third-year junior
Destiney Fiely, veteran junior Jayden Smith
and veteran classmate Haley Volbert.
Sophomore Alivia McMichael is a promising newcomer for the team.
The girls also work really hard in practice; one of our team goals is to improve
throughout the season and each week, he
added. For the girls, we really need to
work on running a fast pace, learning how
to race and building our endurance.
Columbus Grove, Lincolnview, Bluffton and Crestview are the top teams in the
NWC for the girls.
Bev Wisher returns for her eighth year as
an assistant coach.
Spencerville commences the new harrier
season at the St. Johns Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Delphos Stadium Park.

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Kalida Wildcats
Lucky 7 veterans back for Kalida net coach Stechschulte
BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

KALIDA Kristen Stechschulte had a


very successful 2015 volleyball campaign
for the Kalida team, her third season at the
helm of the LadyCat netters.
They finished 16-7 overall, 4-2 in the Putnam County League.
She returns a healthy number of letterwinners from that unit seven and expects even bigger and better things for 2016.
Leading the returnees are fourth-year senior outside hitter
Carlee Miller and
third-year
senior
setter-turned-outside hitter Brooke
Kimball.
She is anticipating even better performances from veterans in senior defensive
specialist Dana Knueve, senior middle hitter Samantha Langhals, junior middle hitter/
setter Sarah Klausing, junior middle hitter
Tori Niese and sophomore setter Tara Gerding.
In having to replace the graduated Kylie Osterhage (4 varsity years; outside hitter), middle hitter Allison Recker (3 years),
Allison Wurth (defensive specialist) and
Brooke Lucke (defensive specialist), she is
expecting major contributions from promising newcomers in junior defensive specialist Kierstan Siebeneck and junior right-side
hitter Kyona Gray.
Our overall outlook is encouraging.
Girls have been working hard and working
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KALIDA Dave Kehres has built up a


119-53-38 mark in his previous decade as
the Kalida head girls soccer coach.
Last season ended up 13-6-2 and the LadyCats won the Putnam County League outright with a 4-0-0 mark.
Last years team ended up in the Elite
Eight Regional runner-ups in Division III.
Seven starters used up their eligibility in
2015 but Kehres begins his 11th campaign
with 11 returning letterwinners from another successful edition of LadyCats.
Among the leaders returning are starters in fourth-year senior Morgan Knapke
(goalkeeper/forward), fourth-year senior
midfielder Hannah Kahle, third-year junior
Alecia Dunn (defender) and sophomore defender Halie Kaufman.
Those that lettered off the bench and
See KEHRES, page 40

31

Kalida LadyCat
Soccer

The Kalida varsity girls soccer


program for 2016 has, front
from left, Hannah Smith,
Kyla Fortman, Hannah Kahle, Morgan Knapke, Carlie
Rampe and Rachael Basinger; second row, Abby Wurth,
Alecia Dunn, Bailey White,
Madison Langhals, Hannah
Warn, Mckayla Maag and
Halie Kaufman; and standing, head coach Dave Kehres, Megan Schulte, Sydney
Wurth, Taylor Zeller, Lauren
Langhals, Mckenna Bockrath,
Jaylen Vandemark and assistant coach Alexis Wurth. (DHI
Media/Jim Metcalfe)

Czubik to field youthful Kalida boys soccer team in 16


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

KALIDA Long-time head coach Mark


Czubik finished his 26th season at the helm
of the Kalida boys soccer program with an
11-7-1 mark, including 3-1-0 in the competitive Putnam County League.
That crew was paced by 10 veteran seniors from the season before.
However, with the end of 2015, that saw
the end of their scholastic eligibility.
Though the cupboard is not bare as seven letterwinners are back from that team,
this years Wildcat crew will be extremely
young as only one senior is on the 27-man
varsity/junior varsity roster.
Lone senior Ryan Ellerbrock (defender)
will look to set the tone for the 2016 team,
along with veterans in junior defender
(Brady Decker), junior midfielder/defender
Trent Guisinger (4 goals, 3 assists), junior
Kevin Hamburg (midfielder/forward; 4
goals) and sophomore Grant Laudick (midfielder) a quartet the coach is very high
on junior Chandler Hopkins (defender)
and classmate Carter Moore (midfielder/
forward).
Gone from last season are six players
that lettered four years: Austin Swift (midfielder/forward; 12 goals, 4 assists), Drew
Hovest (defender), Grant Unverferth (midfielder/defender; 5 goals, 8 assists), Jordan
Kortokrax (defender; 6 points), Alex vonderEmbse (defender) and Brandon Verhoff
(midfielder); as well goalkeeper Nathan

Kalida Varsity
Boys Soccer

The 2016 Kalida boys varsity soccer team


has, front from left, Clay Bellmann, Carter Moore, Brayden Decker, Brad Siefker,
Ryan Ellerbrock, Connor Krouse and
Chandler Hopkins; middle, Aden Fersch,
Gabe Hovest, Dillon Elkins, Trent Guisinger, Evan Roebke, Noah Hermiller, Colin
Erhart and Josh Verhoff; and standing, assistant coaches Ryan Birkemeier and Scott
States, Kevin Hamburg, Jacob Kahle, Collin Wurth, Grant Laudick and head coach
Mark Czubik. Absent is Keith Doepker.
(DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)
Meyer (5 shutouts, 24 goals allowed against
188 shots faced, 69 saves), Trey Webken
(midfielder/forward), Nathan Vorst (defender) and Kaleb Selhorst (midfielder/defender).
Czubik will be relying on newcomers
such as junior Dillon Elkins (defender), junior Noah Hermiller (defender), junior Jacob
Kahle (midfielder/defender); sophomores
Keith Doepker (defender), Connor Krouse
(midfielder), Brad Siefker (goalkeeper), Josh
Verhoff (midfielder/forward) and Paul von
der Embse (forward); and freshmen Gabe
Hovest (midfielder/forward), Evan Roebke
(midfielder/defender), Clay Bellmann (defender/midfielder/forward), Colin Erhart
(midfielder) and Aden Fersch (midfielder/
forward).
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Kalida girls runners have big hole to fill for 2016


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

KALIDA Kayla Stechschulte had a


very successful third season of coaching the
Kalida girls cross country team.
Her LadyCats finished fourth at Districts
and 14th at the Division III Regional race.
She returns five veterans from that unit.
She lost three from that group but the
biggest hole is replacing 4-time Regional
qualifier and 1-time State participant Katelyn Siebeneck, as well as veteran Allison
Siebeneck & Erica Honigfort.
As well, three other expected veterans
back for 2016 are not back for their senior
seasons.
She does return fourth-year senior Kelly
Doepker, fourth-year senior Kristen Fortman, veteran senior Abby Langhals, veteran senior Erica Edwards and veteran junior
Taylor Lucke.
The girls have worked extremely hard
in the off-season, putting in the miles that
are needed to be successful. The camaraderie of this team is also key, with the girls
See KALIDA, page 43

LadyCat
Cross
Country
2016

The Kalida LadyCat


cross country team for
2016 has, seated from
left, Nicole Fortman,
Mikki Smith and Taylor
Lucke; kneeling, Kristen
Fortman, Jade Zeller,
Bernadette
Basinger
and Abby Langhals;
and standing, assistant
coach Scott Miller, Bailey Eickholt, Kara Siefker, Erica Edwards and
head coach Kayla Stechschulte. Absent is Kelly
Doepker. (DHI Media/
Jim Metcalfe).

Seven back for Millers Kalida boys harriers


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

KALIDA Scott Miller has been a head


coach for the Kalida boys cross country
team for its entire 8-year existence.
He had no seniors on last years roster, so
he anticipates improvement from his Wildcat team that ended up 10th as a team in the
Division III Districts last fall.
Topping the list of returnees are fourthyear senior Adam von der Embse, fourthyear senior Caleb Siebeneck and fourth-year

Ka

senior Austin Nartker.


Also back is junior Jacob Kahle, sophomore Adam Fitzgerald, sophomore Treyton
Martin and sophomore Trevor Vorst.
Only one letterman chose not to go out in
2016, so freshman Noah Miller will have an
immediate chance to make an impact in the
new campaign.
We have good leadership with three seniors that have taken a very active role in
leading the team. The runners have good
chemistry and are working extremely hard
at getting better each day, Miller explained.
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Lincolnview Lancers
Evans expecting better things from Lancer netters
BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

MIDDLE POINT JaNahn Evans has


a 14-32 record in two seasons as the head
coach of the Lincolnview volleyball team.
Her Lancers finished 4-19 a year ago but
returns seven players that started in 2015,
plus a pair of letterwinners, from a very
young team in 2015.
Leading the way are first-team All-Northwest Conference selection Katlyn Wendel,
a senior, who was the Lincolnview Offensive Award Winner last fall, as well as junior Kayla Schimmoeller (NWC Honorable
Mention).
Also back as starters is junior Alana Williams (returning back this year after ACL
tear in the third match last year), junior
MaKenna Klausing, sophomore Morgan
Miller, sophomore Carly Wendel and sophomore Lakin Brant, Lincolnviews 2015
Defensive Award Winner).
Those that lettered off the bench coming back are junior Kaitlyn Brenneman and
sophomore Maddie Jenkins.
I expect my team to compete aggressively this season. We still have a young team
but they are all returning with experience
on the varsity level; I expect us to improve
every day, Evan explained. I am expecting great leadership from my senior, Katlyn
Wendel. She has done an outstanding job
this summer of leading this team in working together and staying focused. Kayla
Schimmoeller is also a natural leader who
the girls look to. Her positive attitude and
competitive play brings out the best in all
the players.
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Erin Miller, Morgan Miller, Lakin Brant, Zania Hasty and manager Breck Evans; and back row, JV Coach Tracy Keber, Alana
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offensive points. Alana Williams, Kaitlyn
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Gone via graduation are Ashton Bowersock (tore her ACL in the first match of the
season last year) and Elizabeth Lammers.
This team plays very well together. I
have a great group of athletes who want to
win; they are seeking for a winning season,
NWC title and a great tournament run, Evans added. The NWC will be a competi-

tive league again this year. I expect us to


compete well against the other teams and
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Moody has holes to fill for Lancer boys soccer


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

MIDDLE POINT Lincolnviews boys soccer crew rebounded from an 0-fer (14 losses) in 2014 with a 5-8-4 mark in 2015
under first-year head coach Anson Moody.
They ended up 3-1-1 and tied for second place in the first-ever
Northwest Conference race and 2-3-2 in the Western Ohio Soccer
League, good for sixth.
He had a veteran team last fall and returns five lettermen, led by
third-year junior forward/midfielder/defender/goalkeeper Cody
Hoehn and third-year junior Braxten Robey (forward/midfielder/
defender),
We are a very young team with a lot of up and coming talented
players. Im not sure what the 2016 season will bring but Im very
excited to get the season underway, Moody explained. This season, we will have a lot of young underclassmen filling the shoes
of the nine seniors lost to the 2015 season and two other lettermen
that chose not to go in 2016.
Gone via graduation are school-record scorer Austin Leeth
(forward/midfielder/defender; 14 goals in 2015, 24 for his career), Hayden Ludwig (forward/midfielder/defender), Louie Crow
(forward/midfielder/defender), John Mason (forward/midfielder/
defender), Chandler Adams (forward/midfielder/defender/goalkeeper), Keli Ralston (forward/midfield/defender), Tyler Richey
(forward/midfielder/defender), Briggs Thatcher (forward/midfielder/defender) and Cory Miller (forward/midfielder/defender).
The Lancers had three first-team All-NWC performers, two
second-teamers and one honorable mention; one first-team AllSee MOODY, page 43

Lincolnview Boys Soccer 2016

The Lincolnview boys soccer team for 2016 has, bottom left to right, Blaike Kerner, Dylan Lee, Derek Doner, Brendan Hanf, Jerran Taylor and Manager Tristan Taylor; and top, assistant coach Josh Maxey, Jarred
Pollock, Ethan Swallow, Ethan Kemler, Codey Hoehn, Hunter Adams and head coach Anson Moody. Not
pictured are Braxten Robey, Kyle Wallis and Levi McMaster. (DHI Media/Heather Marie Photography)

Lady Lancers return eight from last season


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MIDDLE POINT Second-year head


girls soccer coach Tyson Thatcher knows
nothing will be easy for his Lady Lancers
in 2016.
As a member of both the Northwest Conference and Western Ohio Soccer league,
Lincolnview has few breaks on a schedule
See LADY LANCERS, page 43

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35

Lincolnview girls harriers boast experience for 2016


BY JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

MIDDLE POINT Matt


Langdon saw his Lincolnview
girls cross country earn an eighthplace finish at the Division III
Regional Meet last fall.
He returns six girls that were
on that team last fall that ended
up District runner-up and captured the Northwest Conference,
as well as being ranked in the top
20 in the state all season and totaled a 186-22 mark.
Third-year senior Abbie Enyart, who qualified to Regionals
on an individual basis the last
two campaigns, will lead the
2016 edition of Lady Lancers, as
well as veteran sophomore Rylee
Byrne, who also qualified for Regionals.
Also back are third-year junior
Alena Looser, junior Miah Katalenas, sophomore Brayden Langdon
and sophomore Madeline Snyder
for a still youthful unit.
Anna Gorman, a Regional
qualifier, exhausted her eligibility, as did Kerstin Roberts and
Whitney Welker.
Expectations for 2016 season
are excellent because the girls
also return a large portion of their
varsity team from last season.
We lost Anna Gorman to graduation, who is currently running
for Indiana Tech, but most of the
top girls return, Langdon noted.
The girls will not have the depth
that the boys have but the girls
we have returning are strong. Our
top two girls should be sophomores Rylee Byrne and Brayden
Langdon. Both had outstanding
track seasons this past spring.
The key for the girls will be
to stay healthy. If we can do that,
the girls will again have great
team success and we are look-

The 2016 Lincolnview Girls Cross Country Team


ing forward to seeing how we
stack up this season. The girls
also want to defend their NWC
title and qualify for the Regional
meet again this season and take

a shot at qualifying individuals


and a team to the State meet.
Assistant coaches are Seth
Wisener (varsity assistant), Ben
Cowan (junior high head coach)

and Trina Langdon (volunteer).


The Lady Lancers kick off the
2016 campaign at the St. Johns
Invitational at Stadium Park in
Delphos on Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Langdons Lancer boys runners eye 4th straight State

The 2016 Lincolnview Boys Cross Country Team


BY JIM METCALFE
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Last years squad ranked in the top


15 in the state in Division III all season
made it to State for the third straight campaign and ended up 13th, as well as placing
third in the Tiffin Regional, second at the
Districts, winning the Northwest Conference and ending up 194-29.
He has to replace individual Regional
qualifier Trevor Neate, who graduated, as
well as Colton Snyder and Andrew Fickert.
He will build around 2-time State participant Brayden Farmer (senior), as well as
individual Regional qualifiers Austin Elick
(senior) and Alek Bowersock (sophomore).
Also back are senior Tracey West, senior
Ryan Rager, sophomore Karter Tow and
classmate Jacob Keysor.
We have high expectations for the 2016
season. The boys return a large portion of
their varsity from last season that was a
state-qualifying team, Langdon said. We
are still going to be very young with eight

of our top 12 being either a freshman or a


sophomore. We hope to get stronger as the
season progresses as we are relying on several freshmen to factor into the varsity, as
well as three sophomores that ran at the
State meet last year.
We certainly want to defend our NWC
title and qualify for the Regional meet again
this season to have a chance to make our
fourth consecutive trip to the State meet.
The boys have put in the time this summer
and we are now ready to start racing and see
where we are so we know how much more
work we need to put in to reach our goals.
We had a great summer and a very good
camp, so our expectations are high.
Assistant coaches include Seth Wisener
(varsity assistant), Ben Cowan (junior high
head coach) and Trina Langdon (volunteer).
Lincolnview opens the season on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the St. Johns Invitational.

JEFFERSON
2016 VARSITY FOOTBALL
Date
Opponent
Site
Aug. 27 Shawnee
Home
Sep. 2 Coldwater
Home
Sep. 9 Fairview
Away
Sep. 16 Allen East*
Away
Sep. 23 Paulding*
Home
Sep. 30 Bluffton* (Homecoming)
Home
Oct. 7 Columbus Grove*
Away
Oct. 14 Crestview* (Senior Night) Home
Oct. 21 Ada*
Away
Oct. 28 Spencerville*
Home
* - Northwest Conference game
All games start at 7 p.m.
Date
Aug. 25
Aug. 29
Aug. 30
Sep. 3
Sep. 7
Sep. 8
Sep. 12
Sep. 13
Sep. 15
Sep. 20
Sep. 22
Sep. 24
Sep. 26

Schedules

Sep. 29 Lincolnview*
Oct. 3 Kalida
Oct. 4 Paulding*
Oct. 6 Spencerville*
Oct. 10 Wayne Trace
Oct. 11 Allen East*
Oct. 13 Cory-Rawson
* - Northwest Conference match

2016 VARSITY/JV VOLLEYBALL


Opponent
Site
Time
Shawnee
Away
5:30 p.m.
Waynesfield-Goshen Away
5:30 p.m.
Perry
Away
5:30 p.m.
Bath
Home
10 a.m.
Miller City
Away
5:30 p.m.
Ottoville
Home
5:30 p.m.
Antwerp
Home
5:30 p.m.
Bluffton*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Columbus Grove*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Crestview*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Ada*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Cory-Rawson Inv.
Away
10 a.m.
Temple Christian
Away
5:30 p.m.

Away
Away
Home
Away
Away
Home
Home

5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

2016 VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER


Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 22 Van Wert
Home
5 p.m.
Aug. 25 Ottoville
Away
5 p.m.
Aug. 29 Miller City
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 3 Continental
Home
10 a.m.
Sep. 6 Paulding*
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 12 Lincolnview*
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 15 Kalida
Away
6 p.m.
Sep. 19 Ada*
Home
5 p.m.
Sep. 24 Coldwater
Away
2 p.m.
Sep. 27 Ft. Jennings
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 29 Crestview*
Away
5 p.m.
Oct. 1 Lima Senior
Home
11 a.m.
Oct. 4 Allen East*
Away
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 St. John
Home
11 a.m.
Oct. 11 Cory-Rawson
Away
5 p.m.
Oct. 13 Bluffton*
Home
5 p.m.
* - Northwest Conference match
All home matches at St. Johns Annex

COLUMBUS GROVE
VARSITY/JV VOLLEYBALL
Date
Opponent
Site
Aug. 23 Ayersville
Away
Aug. 25 Arlington
Home
Aug. 27 Kenton tri-match
Away
Aug. 30 Leipsic#
Away
Sep. 8 Holgate
Away
Sep. 13 Crestview*
Home
Sep. 14 Miller City#
Home
Sep. 15 Jefferson*
Home
Sep. 19 Ottoville#
Away
Sep. 20 Lima Cent. Cath.
Home
Sep. 22 Lincolnview*
Away
Sep. 27 Paulding*
Home
Sep. 29 Spencerville*
Away
Oct. 1 Continental#
Home
Oct. 4 Allen East*
Home
Oct. 6 Bluffton*
Away
Oct. 8 Pandora-Gilboa#
Home
Oct. 10 Kalida#
Away
Oct. 11 Ada*
Home
Oct. 15 Ottawa-Glandorf
Home
* - Northwest Conference match
# - Putnam County League match
FOOTBALL
Date
Opponent
Site
Aug. 26 Pandora-Gilboa
Home

Time
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
10 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.

Time
7:30 p.m.

Sep. 2 Leipsic
Sep. 9 Patrick Henry
Sep. 16 Crestview*
Sep. 23 Ada* (Homecoming)
Sep. 30 Spencerville*
Oct. 7 Jefferson*
Oct. 14 Allen East*
Oct. 21 Paulding*
Oct. 28 Bluffton*
* - Northwest Conference game

Date
Aug. 23
Aug. 27
Sep. 3
Sep. 10
Sep. 13
Sep. 17
Sep. 24
Oct. 1
Oct. 4
Oct. 6
Oct. 15
Oct. 22
Oct. 29
Nov. 5

Home
Home
Home
Home
Home
Away
Home
Away
Away

7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.

CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY


Opponent
Site
Time
Ice Breaker Inv.
Upper Sand. 5:30 p.m.
St. Johns Invitational Away
9 a.m.
Grove Invitational
Home
9 a.m.
Tiffin Carnival
Away
9 a.m.
Fort Loramie Invite Away
4:30 p.m.
5-K race in Chicago Away
9 a.m.
Van Wert Invitational Reservoir
9 a.m.
Kalida Wildcat Invite Away
9 a.m.
PCL Invitational
Home
5 p.m.
Kenton Invitational Home
4:30 p.m.
NWC meet
Home
10 a.m.
Districts
Away
Noon
Regionals
Tiffin
9 a.m.
State meet
Hebron
11 a.m.

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ST. JOHNS

GIRLS SOCCER
Date
Opponent
Site
Aug. 23 Coldwater*
Away
Aug. 27 Fort Jennings
Home
Sep. 1 Lima Cent. Cath.
Home
Sep. 3 Lima Senior
Home
Sep. 8 Allen East*
Away
Sep. 10 Ottoville
Away
Sep. 13 Lehman Catholic*
Home
Sep. 17 Elida
Away
Sep. 20 Kalida
Away
Sep. 22 Anna*
Home
Sep. 26 Miller City
Away
Sep. 29 Botkins*
Away
Oct. 6 Crestview
Home
Oct. 8 Jefferson
Away
Oct. 11 Lincolnview*
Home
Oct. 15 Continental
Away
* - Western Ohio Soccer League match
Date
Aug. 23
Aug. 25
Aug. 29
Aug. 30
Sep. 1
Sep. 3
Sep. 12
Sep. 15
Sep. 20
Sep. 22
Sep. 24
Sep. 26
Sep. 29
Oct. 1

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VOLLEYBALL
Opponent
Site
McComb
Away
Lima Cent. Cath.
Away
Van Wert
Home
Spencerville
Away
Fort Recovery*
Home
Kenton Home Inv.
Away
Miller City
Home
New Knoxville*
Home
Coldwater*
Home
Parkway*
Away
Kalida
Home
Lincolnview
Away
St. Henry* (Sr. Night) Home
Ottoville
Away

Time
6 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.
1 p.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.
6 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.

Time
6 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
9 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
6 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.

Oct. 6 Marion Local*


Away
Oct. 8 Crestview
Home
Oct. 11
New Bremen*
Away
Oct. 13 Versailles*
Home
* - Midwest Athletic Conference match
FOOTBALL
Date
Opponent
Site
Aug. 26 Bath
Home
Sep. 2 Lima Cent. Cath.
Away
Sep. 9 Minster* (Band Night) Home
Sep. 16 Versailles*
Away
Sep. 24 Anna*
Home
Sep. 30 New Bremen*
Away
Oct. 7 Fort Recovery* (Homecoming)
Oct. 14 St. Henry*
Away
Oct. 21 Parkway* (Senior Night) Home
Oct. 28 Coldwater*
Away
* - Midwest Athletic Conference game

Date
Aug. 27
Aug. 30
Sep. 3
Sep. 6
Sep. 10
Sep. 13
Sep. 17
Sep. 24
Sep. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 6
Oct. 13

5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Time
7:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY


Opponent
Site
Time
St. Johns Invitational Home
9 a.m.
Wayne Trace Inv.
Away
4:30 p.m.
Wapak Night Meet
Away
6:30 p.m.
Spencerville Quad
Away
4:30 p.m.
Tiffin Carnival
Away
9 a.m.
Elida Invitational
Away
5 p.m.
OG Blue/Gold Inv.
Away
9 a.m.
VW Cty. Hosp. Inv. Away
9 a.m.
Bath Invitational
Away
5 p.m.
Allen County Inv.
Away
4:30 p.m.
Coldwater Lions Inv. Away
5 p.m.
MAC Meet
Coldwater
5 p.m.

OTTOVILLE
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 20 Spencerville
Home
11 a.m.
Aug. 22 Van Wert
Away
5 p.m.
Aug. 23 Ft. Jennings
Home
5 p.m.
Aug. 25 Elida Fall Classic
Away
5/7 p.m.
Aug. 27 Elida Fall Classic
Away
2 p.m.
Aug. 30 Lincolnview
Home
7 p.m.
Sep. 10 Cory-Rawson
Away
2 p.m.
Sep. 12 Continental*
Home
5 p.m.
Sep. 17 Paulding
Home
11 a.m.
Sep. 26 Temple Christian
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 30 Miller City*
Home
7 p.m.
Oct. 3 Lima Central Catholic Lima Stad. 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 Kalida*
Away
7 p.m.
Oct. 11 Ft. Jennings*
Away
5 p.m.
Oct. 14 New Knoxville
Away
5 p.m.
Oct. 15 Riverdale
Home
5 p.m.
* - Putnam County League match
GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER
Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 20 Van Wert
Away
11 a.m.
Aug. 25 Jefferson
Home
5 p.m.
Aug. 27 Bryan
Away
11:30 a.m.
Aug. 30 Coldwater
Home
5 p.m.
Sep. 6 Cory-Rawson
Home
6 p.m.
Sep. 8 Paulding
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 10 St. Johns
Home
11 a.m.
Sep. 15 Miller City*
Home
6 p.m.
Sep. 19 Lima Senior
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 23 Ft. Jennings
* Home
6 p.m.
Sep. 27 Crestview
Home
6 p.m.
Oct. 1 Lima Cen. Cath.
Lima Stad. 5 p.m.
Oct. 3 Kalida*
Away
6 p.m.
Oct. 6 Continental*
Home
6 p.m.
Oct. 8 Lincolnview
Away
11 a.m.
Oct. 13 Ft. Jennings
Away
5 p.m.
* - Putnam County League match

VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL


Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 23 Spencerville
Home
5:30 p.m.
Aug. 25 Perry
Home
5:30 p.m.
Aug. 29 Parkway
Away
5:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 Lincolnview
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 2 Kalida*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 6 Van Wert
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 8 Jefferson
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 13 Upper Scioto Valley Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 15 Wayne Trace
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 19 Columbus Grove*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 22 Miller City*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 26 Ottawa-Glandorf
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 27 Pandora-Gilboa*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 29 Leipsic*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Ayersville
Away
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Cory-Rawson
Away
6 p.m.
Oct. 8 TBA
TBA
10 a.m.
Oct. 11 Temple Christian
Home
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 Continental*
Away
6:30 p.m.
* - Putnam County League match

Date
Aug. 27
Aug. 30
Sep. 3
Sep. 13
Sep. 17
Sep. 24
Sep. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 8

CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY


Opponent
Site
St. Johns Invitational Away
Wayne Trace Invite Away
Col. Grove Invite
Away
Elida
Away
Ott.-Glan. Blue-Gold Away
Van Wert Cty. Invite Away
Bath Invitational
Away
Ottawa-Glandorf
Away
Antwerp Invite
Away

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Time
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4:30 p.m.
9 a.m.
5 p.m.
9 a.m.
8 a.m.
6 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.

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KALIDA
VARSITY GOLF
Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 5 Liberty-Benton Inv. Away
9 a.m.
Aug. 8 Defiance Invitational Eagle Rock 9 a.m.
Aug. 9 Colonial Golfers Inv. Away
9 a.m.
Aug. 11 Paulding Panther Inv. Away
9 a.m.
Aug. 12 Celina Invitational
Foxs Den 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 16 Columbus Grove*
Home
9 a.m.
Aug. 17 Wildcat Invitational Home
9 a.m.
Aug. 23 St. Johns
Away
4 p.m.
Aug. 24 Elida/LCC
Tamarac 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 Tinora/Antwerp
Eagle Rock 4:30 p.m.
Sep. 1 Van Buren
Red Hawk 4:30 p.m.
Sep. 6 Leipsic*
Home
4:30 p.m.
Sep. 8 Liberty-Benton
Home
4:30 p.m.
Sep. 9 Ft. Jennings/Ottoville* Away
4 p.m.
Sep. 10 Delphos Invitational Away
8 a.m.
Sep. 13 Miller City*
Home
4:30 p.m.
Sep. 15 Arlington
Syca. Spr. 4:30 p.m.
Sep. 17 Bryan Golden Bear Inv. Orchard Hills 9 a.m.
Sep. 20 Shawnee
Home
4:30 p.m.
Sep. 26 PCL Meet
Home
Noon
* - Putnam County League match
Date
Aug. 27
Sep. 3
Sep. 17
Sep. 24
Oct. 1
Oct. 4
Oct. 8
Oct. 22

CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY


Opponent
Site
Time
St. Johns Invitational
Away
9 a.m.
Columbus Grove Inv.
Away
9 a.m.
O-G Blue/Gold Inv.
Away
9 a.m.
Liberty Center Widewater Inv. Away
10 a.m.
Fish and Game Club 9 a.m.
Kalida Invitational
PCL Meet
Ottawa 4:30 p.m.
Fostoria Boosters
Inv. Away 9 a.m.
District Meet
TBA
TBA

Date
Aug. 25
Aug. 29
Sep. 3
Sep. 7
Sep. 9
Sep. 15
Sep. 17
Sep. 20
Sep. 22
Sep. 26
Oct. 1

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER


Opponent
Site
Time
Van Buren
Away
5 p.m.
Lima Central Catholic Lima Stad. 5:30 p.m.
11 a.m.
Wauseon (Parents Day) Home
Miller City*
Home
6 p.m.
Ft. Jennings*
Away
5 p.m.
Jefferson
Home
6 p.m.
Cory-Rawson
Away
1 p.m.
St. Johns
Home
6 p.m.
Archbold
Away
7 p.m.
Liberty-Benton
Away
5 p.m.
Bluffton
Home
1 p.m.

Schedules

Oct. 3 Ottoville*
Home
Oct. 6 Swanton
Away
Oct. 8 Ottawa-Glandorf
Home
Oct. 11 Continental*
Away
Oct. 13 Bath (Senior Night) Home
* - Putnam County League match

6 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Noon
5 p.m.
7 p.m.

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER


Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 19 Botkins
Home
Aug. 23 Wapak (Parents Night) Home
Aug. 26 Defiance
Away
Aug. 29 Shawnee
Away
Sep. 1 Ft. Jennings* (Varsity 1st) Away
Sep. 3 Elida
Away
Sep. 6 St. Marys Memorial Home
Sep. 13 Miller City* (Varsity 1st) Away
Sep. 16 Pettisville
Home
Sep. 20 Liberty-Benton
Away
Sep. 23 Continental*
Home
Sep. 29 Bath
Home
Oct. 1 Celina
Away
Oct. 7 Ottoville*
Home
Oct. 11 Bluffton (Senior Night) Home
Oct. 15 Ottawa-Glandorf
Away
* - Putnam County League match

6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
5 p.m.
1 p.m.
7 p.m.
5 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
2 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.

VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL


Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 25 Van Buren
Away
6 p.m.
Aug. 30 Van Wert
Away 5:30 p.m.
Home 5:30 p.m.
Sep. 2 Ottoville* (Parents Night)
Sep. 8 Lincolnview
Home 5:30 p.m.
9 a.m.
Sep. 10 Kalida Pioneer Inv. (both Gyms) Home
Sep. 13 Continental*
Home 5:30 p.m.
Sep. 15 Ayersville
Home 5:30 p.m.
Sep. 17 Crestview/Antwerp
CV
10 a.m.
Sep. 20 Wapakoneta
Away 5:30 p.m.
Sep. 24 St. Johns
Away 10 a.m.
Sep. 27 Miller City*
Away 5:30 p.m.
Sep. 29 Archbold
Home 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 Van Wert Inv. (Varsity Only) Away 8:30 a.m.
Home 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Jefferson (Senior Night)
Oct. 6 Leipsic*
Away 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 Columbus Grove*
Away 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 Pandora-Gilboa*
Away 5:30 p.m.
* - Putnam County League match

Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 5 Ottoville/Col. Grove* Home
9 a.m.
Aug. 8 Tee-Off Classic
Home
8:30 a.m.
Aug. 10 St. Johns
Home
9 a.m.
Aug. 11 Paulding Panther Invite Auglaize
9 a.m.
Aug. 12 Ottoville/Leipsic/MC* Pike Run
9 a.m.
Aug. 15 Miller City*
Home
4:30 p.m.
Aug. 16 Jefferson
Home
8 a.m.
Aug. 17 Kalida Invitational
Away
9 a.m.
Aug. 18 Kalida (JV)
Away
9 a.m.
Aug. 19 St. Henry/Coldwater Home
9 a.m.
Aug. 22 Ayersville
Home
4:30 p.m.
Aug. 25 Wayne Trace Invit. Pleasant Vall. 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 Leipsic/Miller City*
Home
4:30 p.m.
Sep. 9 Ottoville/Kalida*
Home
4 p.m.
Sep. 10 Delphos Invitational Home
9 a.m.
Sep. 14 Arlington Syc. Springs
4:30 p.m.
Sep. 19 Temple Christian
Home
4:30 p.m.
Sep. 21 Crestview Hick. Sticks
4 p.m.
Sep. 26 PCL Meet (Kalida host) Count. Acres Noon
Sep. 29 Sectionals Eagle Rock
9 a.m.
* - Putnam County League match
VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS SOCCER
Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 20 Archbold
Away
Noon/10 a.m.
Aug. 23 Ottoville
Away
5 p.m./After
Aug. 25 Ottawa-Glandorf Home
5 p.m./After
Sep. 1 Kalida*
Home
5 p.m./After
Sep. 3 Ottawa Hills
Away 1:30p.m./11:30 a.m.
Sep. 8 Continental*
Home
5 p.m./After
Sep. 10 Shawnee
Home
2 p.m./After
Sep. 13 Paulding
Away
5 p.m./After

Sep. 16 Miller City*


Away
Sep. 20 Van Buren
Away
Sep. 24 New Knoxville
Away
Sep. 27 Riverdale
Away
Oct. 1 Liberty-Benton
Away
Oct. 4 Temple Christian Home
Oct. 11 Ottoville*
Home
Oct. 15 Cory-Rawson
Away
* - Putnam County League match

VARSITY BOYS SOCCER


Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 20 Ottoville
Away
Aug. 23 Lincolnview#
Away
Aug. 25 New Knoxville#
Home
Aug. 27 Ada*
Home
Sep. 1 Lima Cen. Cath.
Away
Sep. 12 Lincolnview*
Home
Sep. 13 Allen East*
Away
Sep. 15 Lehman Catholic#
Away
Sep. 20 Paulding*
Away
Sep. 22 Temple Christian
Away
Sep. 29 Botkins#
Home
Oct. 1 Cory-Rawson
Away
Oct. 6 Bluffton*
Home
Oct. 8 Fairlawn
Home
Oct. 10 Van Wert
Away
Oct. 11 Jackson Center
Home
* - Northwest Conference match
# - Western Ohio Soccer League match

11 a.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
10 a.m.
7:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.
10 a.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.

VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL


Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 23 Ottoville
Away
5:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 St. Johns
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 1 Wayne Trace
Away
6 p.m.
Sep. 3 St. Marys Invitational
Away
10 a.m.
Sep. 6 New Knoxville
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 10 Kalida Pioneer Inv.
Away
9 a.m.
Sep. 12 Waynesfield-Goshen Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 13 Lincolnview*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 15 Paulding*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 20 Ada*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 22 Allen East*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 26 Perry
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 27 Bluffton*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 29 Columbus Grove*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Temple Christian
Away
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Crestview*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Jefferson*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 Lima Cen. Cath.
Away
5:30 p.m.
* - Northwest Conference match

Date
Aug. 23
Aug. 30
Sep. 8
Sep. 12
Sep. 15
Sep. 17
Sep. 24
Sep. 26
Sep. 29
Oct. 4
Oct. 8

VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER


Opponent
Site
Benjamin Logan
Away
Allen East
Away
Bluffton
Away
Paulding
Away
New Knoxville Club Home
Ada
Home
Indian Lake
Home
Lincolnview
Home
St. Marys JV
Away
New Knoxville Club Away
Lima Senior
Away

VARSITY FOOTBALL
Date
Opponent
Site
Home
Aug. 12 Shawnee (Scr.)
Away
Aug. 19 Wayne Trace (Scr.)
Aug. 26 Patrick Henry (Youth) Home
Sep. 2 Parkway
Away
Sep. 9 Holgate (Legacy Night) Home
Sep. 16 Ada*
Away
Sep. 23 Crestview* (Parents Night) Home
Sep. 30 Columbus Grove* (HC) Home
Oct. 7 Bluffton*
Away
Oct. 14 Paulding*
Away
Oct. 21 Allen East* (Senior Night) Home
Oct. 28 Jefferson*
Away
* - Northwest Conference game
Date
Aug. 27
Sep. 3
Sep. 6
Sep. 10
Sep. 17
Sep. 26
Oct. 1
Oct. 4
Oct. 8
Oct. 15

VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY


Opponent
Site
St. Johns Invitational Away
Grove Invitational
Away
DSJ/Shawnee/Perry Home
Bearcat Invitational Home
O-G Blue/Gold Inv. Away
Van Wert Hospital Inv. Away
Best in the West
Away
Allen County Inv.
Away
Anna Invitational
Away
NWC at CG
Away

Time
6 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
2 p.m.
Time
10 a.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
Time
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
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5 p.m.
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10 a.m./Noon
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VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER


Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 23 Wapakoneta
Away
5 p.m.
Aug. 25 Lincolnview
Away
5 p.m.
Aug. 27 St. Johns
Away
11 a.m.
Aug. 29 Findlay (JV only)
Home
5 p.m.
Aug. 31 Miller City*
Away
5 p.m.
Sep. 3 Lima Cent. Cath.
Home
11 a.m.
Sep. 6 Continental*
Home
5 p.m.
Sep. 9 Kalida*
Home
5 p.m.
Sep. 15 Crestview
Home
5 p.m.
Sep. 17 Bath
Away Noon/10 a.m.
Sep. 23 Ottoville*
Away
6 p.m.
Sep. 26 Coldwater (JV only) Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 27 Jefferson
Home
5 p.m.
Sep. 29 Findlay (JV only)
Home
5 p.m.
Oct. 1 Elida
Home Noon/10 a.m.
Oct. 3 Coldwater (JV only) Home
5 p.m.
Oct. 6 Paulding
Away
5 p.m.
Oct. 8 Van Buren
Away
Noon
Oct. 10 St. Marys Memorial Home 5 p.m./After
Oct. 13 Ottoville
Home
5 p.m.
* - Putnam County League match

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GIRLS VARSITY GOLF


Opponent
Site
Time
Celina Invite
Away
8:30 a.m.
Lancer Invite
Home
9 a.m.
Defiance Invite
Away
9 a.m.
W-G 9-Hole Invite
Away
4 p.m.
Shawnee
Away
4:30 p.m.
Coldwater Tri Mercer County Elks 4:30 p.m.
Antwerp
Away
4:30 p.m.
St. Henry
Away
4:30 p.m.
Hicksville
Home
4:30 p.m.
Marion Local
Home
4:30 p.m.
Willow Bend Invite
Away
4:30 p.m.
Minster
Away
4 p.m.
Bluffton
Away
4 p.m.
Parkway
Away
4:30 p.m.
Edgerton Invite
Away
8 a.m.
Celina
Away
4:30 p.m.
Wayne Trace Invite Away
4:30 p.m.

BOYS VARSITY GOLF


Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 5 St. Johns
Away
10 a.m.
Aug. 13 Lancer Invite
Home
9 a.m.
Aug. 15 Jefferson/SV/Bluffton* SV
4 p.m.
Aug. 16 Ada/AE/Bluffton*
Ada
4:30 p.m.
Aug. 19 Allen East/Crestview* Home
4 p.m.
Aug. 22 Jefferson/AE/CV*
AE
4 p.m.
Aug. 23 SV/CG/Paulding*
CG
4 p.m.
Aug. 25 Wayne Trace Invite Away
4:30 p.m.
Aug. 29 SV/Bluffton/Crestview* Home
4 p.m.
Aug. 30 SV/Paulding/AE*
Pauld.
4 p.m.
Sep. 6 Jefferson/SV/AE*
DJ
4 p.m.
Sep. 10 Tiger Invite
North Baltimore 8 a.m.
Sep. 12 Jefferson/Ada/CV*
Home
4 p.m.
Sep. 17 Antwerp Invite
Away
8:30 a.m.
Sep. 19 CG/CV/Paulding*
Home
4 p.m.
Sep. 22 NWC Tournament
Home
9 a.m.
Sep. 24 Edgerton Invite
Away
8 a.m.
* - Northwest Conference match
Time
5 p.m.
Noon
7 p.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
1 p.m.

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER


Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 25 Ft. Jennings
Home
Aug. 27 Lima Central Cath.# Away
Aug. 29 Crestview*
Away
Sep. 1 Lehman Catholic#
Home
Sep. 3 Van Wert
Home
Sep. 6 Bluffton*
Home
Sep. 12 Jefferson*
Home
Sep. 15 Paulding*
Home
Sep. 17 Anna#
Home
Sep. 22 Botkins#
Home
Sep. 26 Spencerville*
Away
Sep. 29 Coldwater#
Home
Oct. 3 Ada*
Home
Oct. 6 Allen East*
Home
Oct. 8 Ottoville
Away
Oct. 11 St. Johns#
Away
* - Northwest Conference match
# - Western Ohio Soccer League match

5 p.m.
Noon
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
1 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.

VARSITY/JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL


Date
Opponent
Site
Time
Aug. 23 Van Wert
Home
5:30 p.m.
Aug. 27 Antwerp
Away
5:30 p.m.
Aug. 29 Continental
Home
5:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 Ottoville
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 6 Temple Christian
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 8 Kalida
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 13 Spencerville*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 15 Allen East*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 19 Parkway
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 20 Bluffton*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 22 Columbus Grove*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 24 Waynesfield-Goshen Away
11 a.m.
Sep. 26 St. Johns
Home
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 27 Crestview*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Sep. 29 Jefferson*
Home
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 Hicksville
Away
10 a.m.
Oct. 3 Hardin Northern
Away
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Ada*
Away
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 New Knoxville
Home
5:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 Paulding*
Home
5:30 p.m.
* - Northwest Conference match

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looking to take their place in the starting


11 are third-year junior Jaylen Vandemark
(midfielder/forward), third-year junior Hannah Warn (forward/midfielder), third-year
junior forward Taylor Zeller, sophomore
Rachael Basinger (defender/midfielder),
sophomore Lauren Langhals (midfielder/
forward), sophomore midfielder Megan
Schulte and sophomore forward Hannah
Smith.
As we begin our season, we have developed new leaders to continue our strive for
excellence; that is a strength for this team,
Kehres said. Our biggest weakness on this
season is we just have two seniors; we have
a very young team which needs to adjust to
varsity soccer.
Those that graduated from the 2015 edition took 28 varsity letters with them:
Brittany Kahle (forward/midfielder), Joni
Kaufman (defender), Paige Roller (midfielder/forward), Alexa Ellerbrock (forward), Laine Laudick (midfielder/goalkeeper), Cathy Basinger (defender) and
Mckenna Richey (midfielder).
Kehres will be looking for eight promising newcomers to fill in and provide more
depth for 2016: Mckayla Maag (freshman
defender), Madison Langhals (freshman

midfielder/forward), Mckenna Bockrath


(freshman midfielder), Kyla Fortman (freshman midfielder), Carlie Rampe (freshman
defender/midfielder), Abby Wurth (freshman midfielder/forward), Sydney Wurth
(freshman defender/midfielder) and classmate Bailey White (forward/goalkeeper).
Having lost seven senior starters, we
are looking for a new identity, he added.
Hopefully we will gel as a team and find
our identity by tournament.
With the always competitive PCL and
rivalry games, everyone has a chance to be
league champs.
Alexis Wurth is the assistant coach.
Kalida starts the new girls soccer campaign on the road on Wednesday, Aug. 24,
at Van Buren.

New Lady

(Continued from Page 18)

With only the departure of the graduated


Nicole Kramer, as well as one other seniorto-be that chose not to play in 2016, promising newcomer Abi Hilvers (5-6 junior setter)
is the likely replacement.
Offense will be one of our strongest areas
for us this season. With plenty of returning
talent, the ability to work together as a team

Lady Green
(Continued from Page 16)

as experience and talent, Kimmet


said. Defense is young because we lost
some seniors on that end of the field; right
now, it is a big concern.
Having to replace a quartet of letterwinners 4-year player Alena Horstman, 4-year player Dana Eickholt, 4-year
veteran Carly Kortokrax and 4-year
letterwinner Erica Brickner will in-

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volve senior midfielder/forward Madison


Knodell, senior defender Taylor Becker,
junior Kara Landin (midfielder/defender),
Makayla Miller (midfielder/defender) and
freshman Ashlee Landin (defender).
All the teams in the PCL are very
good. I think there will be a lot of close
contests that could go either way, Kimmet added.
The Lady Green opened 2016 on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Van Wert.

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is also a strength, Wolfe explained. What


concerns me right now is a lack of depth; the
teams front-line players are solid but there
is little experience on the bench.
The teams goals this season are to be
competitive in each match and finish near
the top of the PCL. We also hope to make a
run in the post-season.
The PCL will be strong this year and with

seven letterwinners returning, we will also


be factor in the PCL race.
The Lady Green started the Wolfe tenure
on Tuesday, Aug. 23, hosting Spencerville.
The junior varsity team consists of Julia Langhals, Olivia Gamble, Madison
Averesch, Kylee Hoersten, Taylor Beining
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Shafer

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Conference honorable-mention lineman
Enoch Jones (5-10, 200, junior); Warnecke
and Brandon Grigsby (5-11, 225, senior) at
linebacker; and Clymer, Barrientes and Cassidy in the secondary.
We have a lot of new faces defensively;
we have to replace some top tacklers, Shafer added. As always, we play in a very
good conference, so each week, we will

need to count on our experienced lines to


win games.
Assistant coaches include Scott Snider,
Ben Thiel, Jeremy Wyant, Kyle Johann,
Brandon Craft, Trey Roney and Ernie Siefker.
Grove opens the 2016 season against perennial Route 12 archrival Pandora-Gilboa
at Clymer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 26.

(Continued from Page 27)


ample, Kelsey Shaffer, a consistent high scorer the
last few years as an underclassman, is looking to
be an offensive threat, she continued. Raygen
Martinez, Jenna Litsey and Taylor Hobbs were
defensive powerhouses the last several years as
underclassmen. Kottia Williams looks to maintain
the low scoring record she had in her underclassman years.
Second-year player Olivia Goecke looks to
continue to add to our defensive power. Destiney
Stephens, Rachel Oakman and Olivia Adams look
to add some offensive and midfield speed as new
players. New player Rachel Plummer will also aid
defensively.
Coach Goecke knows who will be required to

lead this new team.


With the mostly young team that includes
some new players, we are counting on the more
experienced players to help the team step up to
the high school level and improve passing and
ball-handling to the more competitive level, she
added. We expect to be competitive with schools
within our division.
We look forward to being included in the
Northwest Conference and Western Ohio Soccer
League next season. Our goal this year will be to
go as far as we can in OHSAA tournament play.
Assistant coach is Kenneth (KC) Howard.
The Spencerville girls soccer team began its inaugural season on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Benjamin
Logan.

Lady Bearcats

Schnipke

(Continued from Page 25)


has also had a fantastic summer and will contribute right away for us. Newcomers to watch
out for include freshmen Breece Pingle and
Tanner Smith and first-year runner, Jordan
Bellman, a sophomore. One of those three
will likely be vying for our #5 spot. We have
a lot of young runners who are still learning
what it takes to be successful in a 5-K race
and we are not very deep, so we need to avoid
the injury bug.
Junior Cam Caton also returns from a year

Wishers

(Continued from Page 27)


as well as five girls that moved over to the
Lady Bearcats (forward Alexis Wolfe, defender Christina Emery, forward Carliegh
Hefner, midfielder/defender Madison Pugh
and midfielder Sydney Shaffer), he will look
to promising newcomers like Jacob Litsey
(sophomore goalkeeper) and Zack Ringwald
(sophomore defender) to fit the bill.
Our strength will be in our forwards with
3-year starters coming back for a fourth year.
We will be young on defense with three new
starters, Wisher observed. We look to

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ago on the varsity level.


The team to beat this year in our area is
definitely Lincolnview. They were just dynamite last year and had a really young team;
they will be tough to beat, added Schnipke.
The rest of the roster has senior Gage Gerdeman, sophomore Evan Messer, sophomore
Parker Sager and freshman Jacob Bish.
Grove opened at Upper Sanduskys Icebreaker invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 23, before traveling to Delphos on the 27th for the
St. Johns Invitational and hosting the Grove
Invitational on Sept. 3.

compete in both our leagues and get better


as the season goes on.
The remainder of the roster has senior
Bailey Croft (defender), senior Logan Sellers (defender), junior Gage Bellows (striker), junior Alex Sellers, freshman Hunter
Christman, freshman Jarron Kaylor, freshman Keagan Gaskill, freshman Andrew
Pardon and Dylan Shelhart.
Assistant coach is Garret Croft.
Spencerville opened its 2016 boys soccer
season Aug. 20 at Ottoville.

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Moody

Lady Lancers

We have a hard-working group of kids


with good attitudes; that is a strength of this
team going in, Czubik said. Our concerns
are experience, depth and youth.
We will be competitive but the won-loss
record may not reflect it. Fort Jennings and
Continental appear to be PCL favorites.
The junior varsity team includes Elkins,
Hermiller, Kahle, Doepker, Krouse, Bellmann, Erhart, Fersch, sophomore Cameron
Siebeneck (midfielder) and frosh Matt Kehres (midfielder/forward), Mason Kerner
(midfielder/forward). Tyler Klausing (midfielder/forward), Zach von der Embse (midfielder/forward), Logan Langhals (midfielder/defender), Brayden Recker (goalkeeper)
and Evan Roebke (midfielder/defender).
Czubiks newest edition of Kalida boys
soccer began on Friday, Aug. 19, at home
versus Botkins.

WOSL, two second-teamers and two honorable mentions; two honorable-mention


All-Northwest District; and one All-District
Academic honoree.
I believe Bluffton is definitely the team
to beat in the NWC; Coach Schmucker has
his team always playing their A game,
Moody added. However, there is not a team
that is going to roll over and hand over a W
to anyone.
With the WOSL adding two teams Allen East and Jackson Center the league
is going to have more talent and even more
teams that want to win.
Josh Maxey serves as the assistant coach.
Lincolnview opened the 2016 season on
Tuesday, Aug. 23, at home versus Spencerville.

packed with strong opponents.


Compounding the challenge for the Lancers is the loss of eight letterwinners from his
2015 campaign, one that saw the Lancers go
2-13-1 overall.
Among the biggest holes left behind are
four all-Northwest Conference players: Autumn Proctor (first team), Savannah Bigham (second team) and Grace Gorman and
Brooke Schroeder, both honorable mentions.
Thatcher can lean on a solid group of veteran players to build around this season, with
Allison Warnement, Frankie Carey, Haley
Pollock and Olivia Gorman all back for another season.
Also back are 2015 letterwinners Maddie
Gorman, Trinity Brown and Cierra Brown.

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(Continued from Page 34)

Additionally, sophomores Aida Welch and


Reagan Boley bring athleticism to the pitch.
Welch and Boley both played basketball last
year and Boley runs track.
We play in two conferences, the NWC
and the WOSL. Both are going to be a challenge but we hope to make everyone of them
competitive and improve throughout the season, Thatcher said. We hope to improve
our record from last year and be competitive
in every game we play.
Lehman Catholic has won each of the first
two WOSL titles but Allen East joins the
league in 2016. The Lady Mustangs have
won each of the last three NWC crowns.
Lima Central Catholic also figures to contend for a WOSL title.
Lincolnview hosts Fort Jennings on Thursday, Aug. 25, to open the season.

Seven

(Continued from Page 31)

We need to continually push each other


at practice and creating depth with the new
or young athletes in the program. We need to
continue working on running in packs to be
successful for this upcoming sea
I am looking forward to the upcoming
season. We are looking to improve on our
10th-place finish at Districts. This summer
has been one of our best in terms of mileage
and team chemistry as the seniors have been
great leading.
Kalida begins the harrier season on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the St. Johns Invitational at
Stadium Park in Delphos.

Kalida

(Continued from Page 32)


pushing each other to get better each day,
Stechschulte explained. As a result of graduation and injury, we have several varsity
positions up for grabs. Some of our younger
and veteran runners will need to step up and
fill in key roles in order for the girls to have
an opportunity to return to Regionals again
this season.
With five girls returning from the 2016
Regional-qualifying team, their experience
will be beneficial throughout the season and
hopefully for a successful post-season.
Kalida begins the harrier season on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the St. Johns Invitational at
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