Columbian boys 3rd, girls 5th at Ice Breaker
UPPER SANDUSKY — The Columbian cross country teams got off to a solid start Wednesday with two Top 5 finishes at the Upper Sandusky Ice Breaker Invite at Harrison Smith Park.
Mount Gilead won the boys race with 15 points, followed by Columbus Grove with 66. TC had 102, while Upper Sandusky placed fifth (169), Carey was 11th (331) and Fostoria was 12th (333).
Caden Groves led Columbian with a sixth-place showing in 16:52.25, while teammate Jacob Marquis was 14th (17:37.30), Patrick Marquis placed 26th (18:35.28), and Logan Poll (18:44.02) and Logan Robinson (18:44.30) were 29th and 30th, respectively.
Troy Mawer led the Rams with a 12th-place finish in 17:33.52. The Rams also got a 24th from Emery Pahl (18:20.35), a 38th by Allans Ramos (19:19.58), a 53rd from Keith Sammet (19:57.89) and a 57th by Micah Harris (20:05.14).
Carey was led by Isaiah Hoepf’s 37th (19:16.06), while Tanner Stoll was 72nd (20:27.87), Ty Vaughn placed 87th (21:00.40), Caleb Pergram was 94th (21:11.18) and Will Faber ended 98th (21:13.05).
For Fostoria, Dylan Sheets led the way in 15th (17:50.85). The Redmen also got a 90th and 91st from Justin Jordan (21:06.80) and Chance Mason (21:06.80).
Mia Ingalls was 10th (20:58.48) for Columbian’s girls as the Tornadoes finished fifth with 120 points. Mount Gilead won with 52, while Notre Dame Academy came in second (58). Upper Sandusky was seventh (203), Carey placed ninth (253) and Fostoria was 14th (367).
Backing Ingalls for TC was Caleigh Aigler in 13th (21:05.33), while Serena Ingalls finished 28th (22:24.98), Annalyce Bowles was 37th (23:05.73) and Sierra Steinmetz ended in 40th (23:17.32).
Madelyn Shasteen was 17th (21:12.64) for the Rams, while Gracie Manns added a 38th (23:08.86), Maya Collins ran in 45th (23:41.66), Lia Barth was 55th (24:05.36) and Claire Swavel finished in 59th (24:20.92).
Carey’s Sarah Reinhart was 22nd (21:37.71) and Abby Allison finished in 48th (23:56.71).
Hailie O’Neal led Fostoria in 47th (23:52.36), while Macey Sheets crossed the line in 56th (24:13.61).
Redmen get a pair of wins
BELLEVUE — Bellevue started the season with a win from the girls and boys teams in a tri-meet with Margaretta and Danbury Wednesday.
The boys topped Danbury 14-15, while Margaretta had 45 points. The Lady Red edged Margaretta 22-52. Danbury had 57 points.
For the boys, Zach Cleveland won the race in 11:19, while teammate Cayden Adams was second (11:35), Caleb Wenzel placed fifth (12:46), Ryan Hilderbrandt was right behind him in sixth (12:48) and Cooper Fought ended eighth (13:01).
The Lady Red also dominated the race as Madelyn Verhoff won (13:43), followed by Lindsey Spurlock in second (13:45), Lillie Ray in fifth (14:04), Rylee Bollenbacher was sixth (14:18) and Vanessa Shanaman finished eighth (14:47).
Bucks handle Eagles
GALION — Buckeye Central didn’t have its best effort Wednesday, but it was good enough to take down Northern Buckeye Conference foe Colonel Crawford 236-260 at Valley View.
Lexi Biglin led the winners with a 55, while Liz Heydinger backed her with a 56, Alli Stahl posted a 58 and Layne Vanderpool finsihed with a 65. Olivia Sherwood (69) and Beth Cronau (70) also played.
Chieftains, Blue Jackets
In a ti-match at Seneca Hills Wednesday, Danbury came out on top with a 181, while Hopewell-Loudon beat New Riegel 190-194.
Danbury got a 44 from David Mesnard. It also got a 45 from Tyler Murry, twin 46s from Justin Murray and Grayson Clock. Bradley Murray had a 50.
H-L was led by Cody Balliet’s 44, while Kylee Cline added a 45, Owen Schumm shot a 50 and Devin Falter shot a 51. Luke Graham and Layne Myers shot twin 53s.
For New Riegel, Jacob Theis carded a 46. The Blue Jackets also got a 47 from Brandon Seifert, a 50 by Eric Theis and a 51 from Sam Whipple. Carson Whipple had a 56 and Dalton Reinhart finished with a 57.
TC stays perfect
NORWALK — Andrew Branson led Columbian again on the course, firing a medalist round of 40 at Eagle Creek in a 169-172 victory over Norwalk in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play.
Backing Branson was three 43s from Trevor McCarthy, Griffin Bunting and Greg Gase. Brenton Brown shot a 44 and Gabe Reyes ended with a 53.
The Tornadoes are 4-0.
For the Truckers, Carter Kluding and Zach Crane both shot a 42, while Gavin Koelsch and Noah Scheel shot twin 44s.
BC gets past Bulldogs
GALION — Buckeye Central got its second win of the season with a 211-218 victory over Crestline at Valley View Wednesday.
BC was led by Adam Krebs (47), while Nike Fike (52), Jarod Mason (55) and Alex Kanney (57) also contributed. Nic Ratliff and Tyler Rose shot a 59.
The Bucks improved to 2-4.
BASCOM — Peyton Hoover slammed nine kills and made six digs Wednesday to help Hopewell-Loudon get a 25-14, 25-18, 25-14 win over Fremont St. Joe.
Megan Kreais added five kills and Abbe Beidelschies smashed four kills for H-L (2-2). Abbi Roerdink had 24 assists and a pair of blocks, Chelsey Depinet made seven digs and Kasey Livesay finished with six aces.