WILLARD - For the first time in more than a decade, Columbian's girls tennis team can call itself Northern Ohio League champion.
The Tornadoes clinched at least a share of a title Monday, as it claimed a 4-0 win in Willard to improve to 17-1, 9-0 in the NOL.
The Tornadoes play for the outright title today against Norwalk.
"I am very proud of these girls," TC coach Chip Weingart said. "They have put in a lot of time to improve their games ... I challenged them to make their own legacy at Columbian, and they have."
Alex Kramer won the No. 1 singles match over Willard's Lynsie Allen, 6-2, 6-3. Kelly Bishop also picked up a singles win for the Tornadoes, topping Allie Worcester, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4).
Rounding out the singles wins was Sarah Guzowski, who defeated Tristan Lake, 7-6 (7-2), 6-0.
In doubles play, only Allie Elchert and Audrey Vrancken's match against Willard's Alivia Parrott and Claire Wiers was completed. It was a 6-1, 6-1 win for TC.
Columbian's Kelsey Drown and Ashley Niedermier had a match with Karman McKelvey and Hannah Belmares that was called due to darkness.
TC's 17 wins are the most for the Tornadoes since 1989.
TU golf second at regional
KENOSHA, Wis. On the strength of a school-record 283 in the second day of the Great Lakes Regional, the Tiffin University golf team finished second Monday.
Freshman Luke Schlicher led the team with a 142, tying for medalist before falling in a sudden death playoff.
TU was tied for 10th place out of 24 teams after the first day of the tournament.
Jon Klein had a 150 for Tum while Tyler Maranville shot a 153.
Arbogast key as NR sweeps Falcons
MOUNT BLANCHARD- Taylor Arbogast led New Riegel with 18 kills in a 25-12, 25-11, 25-8 victory over Riverdale.
Kara Scherger added 12 kills, 24 digs, and two aces for the Blue Devils, while Lauren Ladd contributed 11 kills and Alexis Ketter had four kills. Brittany Gillig added 11 digs. Morgan Nottz had eight assists, and Cassandra Acree contributed 30 assists to move NR's overall record to 16-1.
Stockaders cruise past Genoa in three
OLD FORT - Kristin Bender led Old Fort with 24 kills, 17 digs, three blocks and two aces Monday as the Stockaders topped Genoa, 25-22, 26-24, 25-20.
Krista Ward added 19 assists, nine digs, and one ace. Rebekah Gippert had ten digs, four kills and two aces for Old Fort, while Sam Hartsel added seven kills and five digs. Morgan Kemenah added seven digs, with Darby Walker contributing three kills and one dig. Shelby Bilger also contributed with 15 digs and four aces.