SPENCERVILLE — The Botkins boys and girls won the Red Division (small school) team championships at the Spencerville Invitational on Saturday.
In the boys race, OHSAA Division III No. 8-ranked Botkins scored 29 points to run past runner-up Covington (75). The rest of the field included Russia (89), Delphos St. John’s (146), Triad (158), Waynesfield-Goshen (179), St. Henry (183), Jackson Center (188), Spencerville (221) and Bradford (231). Antwerp, Lehman Catholic, Lima Central Catholic, Lima Perry, New Knoxville, Ottoville, Upper Scioto Valley and Wayne Trace did not have complete teams.
Lima Perry’s Braden Yinst was the medalist in 16 minutes, 1 second.
Keaton Schnippel led the Trojans after placing fourth in 17:18. Parker Schnippel (sixth, 17:36), Shane Weatherhead (seventh, 18:04), Carson Brown (eighth, 18:10) and Carter Pleiman (ninth, 18:11) also finished among the top 10 for BHS.
Other Botkins runners were Collin Doseck (14th, 18:40), Grant Flora (16th, 18:50), Austin Rogers (18th, 18:58), Cole Steinke (33rd, 19:27), Jacob Gruden (61st, 21:16), Jacob Yenser (73rd, 22:12), Dylan Topp (81st, 22:31), Noah Topp (86th, 23:07), Christian Denning (90th, 24:03), Ethan Gillette (93rd, 24:36) and Corey Kidwell (111th, 30:51).
Alec Spangler led the Tigers after finishing tenth in 18:11. Other Waynesfield-Goshen runners were Brody Barrington (35th, 19:51), Cole Steinke (57th, 21:06), Levi Zechman (71st, 22:06), Brandon Saam (89th, 23:33) and Dawson Kelly (113th, 39:51).
In the girls race, OHSAA Division III No. 10-ranked Botkins scored 32 points to defeat Delphos St. John’s (69). The rest of the field included St. Henry (76), Russia (104), Covington (137), Antwerp (158), Wayne Trace (172) and Bradford (189). New Knoxville, Ottoville, Spencerville, Triad and Waynesfield-Goshen did not have complete teams.
Waynesfield-Goshen’s Taylor Spencer (19:21) defeated Botkins’ Brittany Arnold (19:30) and Alaina Mann (20:27) to become the medalist. Arnold and Mann placed second and third, respectively.
Other runners for the Trojans were Grace Gutman (11th, 21:50.6), Malanie Mauer (12th, 21:50.8), Alaina Jutte (15th, 22:11), Ava Egbert (23rd, 23:24) and Alivia Free (37th, 24:33).
Other runners for the Tigers were Gracy Zechman (331st, 24:10), Kyra Sutherland (38th, 24:34) and Kapri Wilson (67th, 30:34).
SPENCERVILLE — Wapakoneta’s boys placed sixth and the Redskins’ girls finished eighth in the Black Division (large school) races at the Spencerville Invitational on Saturday.
In the boys competition, Shawnee (24 points) ran past Parkway (86) for the team championship. The rest of the field included Bluffton (128), Bath (133), Van Buren (139), Wapakoneta (145), Hicksville (146), Elida (211), Benjamin Logan (220), South Adams, Ind., (221), Riverdale (225) and Paulding (332). Lima Senior did not have a complete team.
Shawnee’s Isaiah Johns was the medalist in 16:57.
Crew Allen placed 12th in 18:48 to lead the Redskins. Other WHS runners included Grant Honigford (14th, 18:53), Axton Fosnaugh (25th, 19:28), Cash Schadl (37th, 19:57), Nathan Doll (64th, 21:38), Gavin Sutton (70th, 22:19), Kolvyn Clausing (73rd, 22:26), Ethan Cope (85th, 23:21), Christian Augsburger (86th, 23:22) and Luke Kline (114th, 31:17).
In the girls competition, Parkway edged South Adams, Ind., 71-73 for the team championship. Other teams in the field included Van Buren (92), Benjamin Logan (98), Shawnee (99), Decatur, Ind., Bellmont (119), Bellefontaine (164), Wapakoneta (190) and Bluffton (194). Bath, Elida, Hicksville, Lima Senior, Paulding and Riverdale did not have complete teams.
South Adams runner McKenzie Sturwold was the medalist in 19:53.
Mariel Augsburger led Wapakoneta by placing 16th in 22:01. Other WHS runners included Lillith Lautzenheiser (35th, 23:39), Lucia Segura (37th, 23:44), Maggie McDermitt (64th, 25:17), Abigail Makuh (89th, 28:24) and Savannah Gallaspie (99th, 36:29).
Fort Jennings 0
FORT JENNINGS — Wapakoneta posted its fifth shutout this season with a 5-0 nonconference win at Fort Jennings on Saturday.
The Redskins (5-2-0 overall) received goals from Dylan Whitehead, Kyle Beach, Taylor Echols, Angel Coca and Peyton Debell. Assists were provided by Beach and Ross Honigford.
Goalkeepers Justyce Van Meter and Reiley Sevillano combined to preserve the shutout for WHS.
Wapakoneta plays a Western Buckeye League game at Van Wert at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Lima Central Catholic 0
BOTKINS — Xavier Monnin scored a hat trick as Botkins pounded Lima Central Catholic in a Western Ohio Soccer League match Thursday.
Monnin kicked in two first-half goals and added another tally in the second half. John Smock scored a goal in each half, while Keegan Thorpe, Noah Butcher and Luke Homen each added a goal.
The Trojans build a 3-0 lead in the first half and cruised during the final 40 minutes.
Smock had two assists, while Braden Thompson, Devon Manger and Jack Steinke each added an assist.
Goalkeeper Carson Motter made one save to preserve the Botkins victory.
Botkins, 5-0-2 overall, is atop the WOSL standings with a 2-0-0 record.
Toledo Whitmer 2
TOLEDO — Wapakoneta won its first match this season with a 4-2 nonconference decision at Toledo Whitmer on Saturday.
Katie Lisi recorded a hat trick (three goals) and Erika Lisi kicked in another goal as the Redskins improved to 1-5-0 overall.
The Redskins claimed a 4-0 win in the junior varsity match as Ava Morris, Chloe Wachauf, Riley Pummel and Lydia Metzger produced goals.
Wapakoneta plays a Western Buckeye League doubleheader today at Shawnee with the junior varsity match at 5 p.m. and the varsity contest approximately 6:45 p.m.
Benjamin Logan 0
BELLEFONTAINE — Botkins recorded a 3-0 nonconference win over Benjamin Logan on Saturday.
The Trojans are 6-2-1 overall this season.
Lima Central Catholic 2
BOTKINS — Emma Pax made 14 saves as Botkins posted a 5-2 Western Ohio Soccer League home win over Lima Central Catholic on Thursday.
Camdyn Paul recorded a hat trick (three goals) for the Trojans while Boston Paul and Carmen Heuker each added a goal.
Boston Paul and DeeDee Pitts finished with two assists apiece, and Camdyn Pail set up another assist.
The Trojans (2-1-0) are tied with Coldwater (2-0-0) for first place in the WOSL standings. Each team has six points.
Lima Central Catholic 0
LIMA — Wapakoneta swept Lima Central Catholic 25-4, 25-10, 25-17 in a nonconference match Saturday.
Kaleigh Palmer topped the Redskins with 24 kills, while Reyna Woodruff created 25 assists. Carlie Schroeder and Maddi O’Neal were the dig leaders for WHS with 11 and 10, respectively. Emily Van Horn served four aces.
Wapakoneta, which is 5-5 overall this season, hosts Parkway in a nonconference match at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
HOUSTON — Botkins dropped a Shelby County Athletic League match at Houston 21-25, 25-11, 12-25, 16-25 on Thursday.
The Trojans are 1-7 overall and 0-4 versus the SCAL this season.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen rallied for an 11-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-23 nonconference win over Vanlue on Saturday.
The Tigers received 11 kills, seven assists, four digs and two solo blocks Chloe Baumgardner; 10 assists, eight digs, six kills, five aces and two solo blocks from Sami Parker; one dig from Leah Werner; six digs from Kyleigh Bigelow; four digs, two aces and one assist from Kapri Wilson; eight digs, four aces and one kill from Zoe Schlegel; four kills, two digs from Taryn Fraley; one dig from Taylor Miller; two aces and two digs from Alicia Spangler; and one kill, one assist and one dig from Allison Lentz.
W-G is 3-5 overall this season.
Marion Elgin 0
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen swept Marion Elgin 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 in a Northwest Central Conference home match Thursday.
The Tigers are 1-0 against the NWCC this season.
Van Wert 0
VAN WERT — Wapakoneta won a Western Buckeye League match by sweeping Van Wert in a Thursday.
The Redskins are 2-1 in conference play this season.
LIMA — Britton Hall shot a 5-under 31 to lead Bath past Wapakoneta 163-174 in Western Buckeye League match Thursday at Hidden Creek Golf Club.
Zac Niekamp led the Redskins with a 39, followed by teammates Clay Wilsey (41), Austin West (42), Tanner Haggard (52), Kyle Rex (53) and eli Van Meter (53).
BRADFORD — Botkins edged Russia 155-159 in a Shelby County Athletic League match Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.
Jameson Meyer shot a 1-under 34 to lead the Trojans. Jack Dietz and Ross Dietz each added 40s for BHS, which also picked up a 41 from J.J. Meyer and a pair of 43s from Jaydon Wendel and Isaac Cisco.
Ross Fiessinger topped Russia with a 36.
LIMA — Wapakoneta improved to 7-1 in Western Buckeye League duals after a 208-214 win over Shawnee on Thursday at Shawnee Country Club.
Jackie Oen led the Redskins with a 48, followed by a 50 from Alyssa Zwiebel, a 54 from Madi Sams, a 56 from Natalie Hefner, a 57 from Paityn Bowman and a 58 from Paige Knapke.
Shawnee’s Madi Paphanchith and Haylee Wurm each shot 43 to share the match medal. Addie Hilden (59) and Kaley Cotrell (69) also had counting scores for the Indians.
WAPAKONETA — Shawnee handed Wapakoneta its first Western Buckeye League dual match loss this season with a 5-0 decision Thursday at the WHS Tennis Courts.
The Indians won all three singles matches in straight sets as Alora Patel defeated MaKenzie Schroeder 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1, Ava Patel swept Abby Metzger 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 and Rose Katlapalli stopped Mara Stiles 7-6 (7-2), 6-0 at No. 3.
Shawnee took both doubles matches as Delaney Dawson and Cara DeBrosse upended Bailey Barrett and Elisabeth Good 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) at No. 1 and Taylor Stambaugh and Janova DeBrosse topped Addisyn Cooper and Brooke Minnig 5-7, 7-5, 6-1.
WHS eaarned a pair of doubles wins at the junior varsity level.
Wapakoneta is 9-3 overall and 7-1 against the WBL this season.