Western girls win Wynford Invite; boys place third
BUCYRUS — The Western Reserve girls cross country team dominated the four-team Wynford Invitational on Tuesday — placing four runners in the top five finshers for a total of 26 points, well ahead of Upper Sandusky (42).
Upper’s Madelyn Shasteen was the overall winner in 21:35.44, but the Roughriders had the next four spots. McKenna Woodruff was second (21:53.61), followed by Tabi Pausch (21:59.4), Brooke Perkins (22:01.94) and Chelsey Shawver (22:36.10).
Also for Western, Aliyah Perez (3:47.07) was 16th, folowed by Allison Shawver (24:20.97) in 20th, Rachel Herbkersman (25:02.27) in 22nd, and Charlotte Murdock (25:24.34) and Olivia Forman (25:28.45) in 26th and 27th place.
On the boys side, Western placed third (61) behind Upper Sandusky (54) and Bucyrus (58) in a seven-team field. The top finisher for the ‘Riders was Trevor Tucker in third (18:18.16), follwoed by Breckyn Hunter (19:02) in sixth.
Also for the Western boys, Sam Beaudin (19:47.38) was 14th, followed by Mason Church (20:10.05) in 22nd, Aidan Fry-Silva (20:25.24) in 24th and Eli Webb (20:39.18) in 27th.
Norwalk boys win host tri-meet
The Norwalk boys cross country team had a strong showing Tuesday against visiting Tiffin Columbian and Margaretta at the Veterans Memorial Reservoir.
The Truckers scored 23 points compared to Columbian (38) and the Polar Bears (82).
Junior Robert Vazquez led the team with his second place finish in a time of 16:48 — which topped his previous personal record by 19 seconds. Julian Go finished third (17:10), Owen Lottman fifth (17:35), Mitchell Sommers sixth (17:47), and Jose Dominguez seventh (17:50).
In girls action, Norwalk was third with 50 points behind the Tornadoes (29) and Bears (45). Sophomore Elyse Coe led the team by also finishing second (21:36).
Janie Dominguez (22:58) and Allison Reyna (23:47) also finished in the top 10 in sixth and ninth place, respectively. Lauryn Maloney was 16th at 24:54 and Jada Thomas 17th at 25:00.
Norwalk will compete at the Tiffin Carnival at Hedges-Boyer Park Saturday in the Division I races.
NMS girls win home tri-meet
The Norwalk girls middle school team won its meet against visiting Columbian and Margaretta, with the boys finishing second to the Tornadoes. Top five placers for the girls included Kylie Moser (2nd), Shyanne Moser (3rd), Abby Hart (4th), Lana Oglesby (7th) and Harmoni Segee (10th).
Top finishers for the boys included the overall winner, Kyler Kromer, followed by Xavier Sweet (6th), Astchin Petersen (7th), Bryan Sommers (10th and Corbin Koelsch (12th).
Norwalk 5, Vermilion 0
VERMILION — The Truckers brought home an easy 5-0 win over the Sailors on Wednesday in an SBC Lake division match.
Megan Berry took care of first singles, beating Karyn Brenner 6-0, 6-0. while Jordan Gran downed Klana Fridirch 6-1, 6-0 in second singles. Gabby Horowitz blanked Olivia Stacklin 6-0, 6-0 for a third singles win. In first doubles, Sela Berry and Mara Berry defeated Kelly Osborn and Macy Boger 6-0, 6-1. Emma Trost and Lauren Metcalf picked up a 7-5, 6-0 win in second doubles.
Norwalk will play at Bellevue today in another Lake division match.
St. Paul 190, Buckeye Central ???
The Lady Flyers shot a season-best 190 in a non-conference win against the Buckettes on Wednesday.
Gabby Scavuzzo was the low-scorer with a 41, followed by Tori Pocos’s personal-best 48, Caitlyn Corrigan (49), Miller Hosack (52), Catherine Juby (67) and Cassie Baker (68).
Norwalk 156, Shelby169
SHELBY — The Trucker boys moved to 8-1 i SBC Lake division play after Wednesday’s win over the Whippets.
For Norwalk, Jarod Kessler fired a 35, followed by Cam Nickoli (39), Braden Nunez (40) and Jonah Mersereau (42). The Truckers visit Clyde today, which handed them their lone loss in division play earlier this season.
N. London 190, Plymouth 228
NEW LONDON — The Wildcats stayed perfect in the Firelands Conference after defeating the Big Red by 38 strokes on Wednesday.
Ben Crawshaw paced New London with a 38, while Jaylin Moffit shot a 45, Weston Eibel 46, Sean Andolsek 61, Caileigh Kropka 65 and Kotiana Barber 67.
The Wildcats host Willard on Monday in a non-conference matchup.
Edison 5, Port Clinton 0
PORT CLINTON — The Chargers got a hat trick from Nick Lombardi, as well as goals from Kolt Wikel and Ian Jannsen in an SBC Bay division win over the host Redskins on Wednesday.
Edison 4, Port Clinton 1
PORT CLINTON — The Chargers picked up an SBC Bay division road win with Wednesday’s victory over the host Redskins.
Savanna Smith and Piper Nickoli both had two goals each, while Smith added two assists. The Chargers are back in action on Saturday against Crestview.
Norwalk seventh grade falls to Willard
The seventh-grade Norwalk volleyball team fell to Willard by scores of 26-24, 25-16, on Tuesday night.
Taitum Eckert led the team with 14 points and five aces, while Adrianna Welter also led the team with four kills and Ashlynn Kerby added two kills. Norwalk is back in action Monday at Shelby.