No catching Blue Devils at home meet
CAREY – Carey dominated both halves of a home meet Thursday, with the boys falling one point shy of a perfect score while the girls had four runners in the top 10.
The Blue Devils beat Van Buren 16-53 in the boys meet, followed by Elmwood (72) and North Baltimore (100).
Trevor Cook (16:52) and Tyler Leist (17:17) ran 1-2 for Carey, Joe Oren (17:58) and Jack Yeater (18:04) claimed fourth and fifth, and Gerardo Garcia captured seventh (18:25). One runner in the top five competed for a school which did not field a full team.
Calvert, which also did not field a full team, got a 28th from Chris Laney (20:51).
Carey’s girls beat Riverdale, the only two full teams in their race, 23-34.
Keely Wentz led the victors by claiming second (20:34), Destiny DeFeo ran fifth (21:25), Josie Traxler took ninth (24:01), Taylor Watkins ended 10th (24:01.4) and Liberty Heinze finished 14th (25:02).
Calvert’s Meghan Miller captured seventh (22:39).
Truckers produce big 2nd half
NORWALK – In a game that was delayed from Sept. 10, Norwalk and Columbian were scoreless going into halftime.
However, it didn’t end that way as the Truckers netted three goals in the second half to top TC 3-0 Thursday.
TC’s Alex Charlton made eight saves in goal.
The Tornadoes are 1-7 overall and 0-4 in the Northern Ohio League.
Black Knights erupt late
UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky went to halftime tied with Van Buren Thursday, but the Black Knights walked away with a 4-1 victory in NCOSA action.
On a pass from Greg Chambers, Ryan Turner put Van Buren ahead 1-0 in the first half. The Rams’ Lupe Landeverde tied the contest with 5:34 left in the half.
But the Black Knights got second half goals from Hunter Stone, Nick McCracken and Noah Shumaker to put the match away. Turner had an assist and Tom Piccirillo had a pair in the second half.
Van Buren out-shot Upper Sandusky 19-13 and had more corner kicks, 4-1. Anson Hill made 15 saves in net for the Rams (2-6-1, 1-2 NCOSA), while Hunter Fleck made 12 for VB (8-2, 4-0 NCOSA).
Falcons shut out TC boys
Riverdale got a goal in the 27th minute, and held on to nip the Tornadoes 1-0 Wednesday.
Columbian goalkeeper Alex Charlton made five saves in goal, while Falcons’ goalie Ethan Shane made 10 saves.
The Tornadoes slipped to 1-6, 1-3 in the NCOSA.