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Willard inches closer to SBC Bay division title

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Sep 15, 2017 at 3:46 AM

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes (14-1, 10-0 SBC Bay) maintained a two-match lead on Edison and Oak Harbor with only four remaining after Thursday’s sweep of the Senecas.

At first singles, Emma Moll won (6-3, 6-0), while Carlee Gibson followed at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-1) and Natalie Van Zoest picked up her first varsity win at third singles (6-4, 6-4).

The No. 1 doubles team of Jo Brubaker and Kennedy Daub won (6-3, 6-0), while the second doubles team of Tori Barnett and Whitney Robinson cruised (6-0, 6-0).

Edison 3, Port Clinton 2

MILAN — The Chargers (9-3, 7-2) swept all three singles positions to win Thursday’s Bay division match over the visiting Redskins.

Mariah Medina got things started at first singles (6-4, 6-3), while Emily Vogus (6-1, 6-1) and Jayla Medina (6-0, 6-0) followed suit at second and third singles. The No. 1 doubles team of Kaylee Ries and Lexi Weyer fell (6-1, 6-2), and the No. 2 tandem of Emily Morton and Lindsey Kowalski lost (6-2, 6-1).

Norwalk 3, Perkins 2

PERKINS TWP. — Visiting Norwalk improved to 10-4 overall (7-2 SBC Lake) with Thursday’s win over the host Pirates (6-5, 4-5).

Perkins’ Serena Bruno got the win over Megan Berry (6-3, 6-4) at first singles, but Norwalk got wins at No. 2 and 3 singles. Gabby Horowitz topped Ryleigh Keller (6-0, 6-1) and Lizzie Ratliff bested Ashley Kaufman (6-2, 6-1).

At first doubles, Norwalk clinched the match with a lengthy 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win by Macy Miller and Jordan Gran over Perkins’ Maria and Diana Shoder. Sela and Mara Berry fell at second doubles to Cassie Cebull and Dehvin Shumate, 7-5, 7-6 (4).

VOLLEYBALL

Norwalk 3, Sandusky 0

SANDUSKY — State-ranked Norwalk (7-3) swept past the host Blue Streaks in a Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division match, 25-11, 25-14, 25-23.

With the win, Norwalk — ranked No. 18 in the Division II state coaches poll — improved to 5-0 in the Lake division at the halfway point of the SBC schedule.

Aimee Smith had 14 kills and three blocks on 31-of-35 hitting for Norwalk, while Claire Kelley was 21-of-20 with 12 kills. Elsye Balduff served nine points with three aces, and Smith had nine points with four aces.

Also for Norwalk, Anne Davidson had 23 digs, and Alaina Kelley was 71-of-71 setting with 30 assists.

St. Paul 3, Mapleton 0

NORWALK —The state-ranked Lady Flyers again cruised to a win in Firelands Conference play, sweeping past visiting Mapleton, 25-4, 25-15, 25-7.

St. Paul — ranked No. 2 in the Division IV state coaches poll — improved to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the FC.

Rachel Bleile had 13 points with six aces and 36 assists for the Lady Flyers. Kennedy Stang added 14 points, five aces and eight digs, while Lauren Chandler added 10 digs.

Also for St. Paul, Meghan Hedrick had 11 kills with three blocks, and Kamryn Maxwell had nine kills with two blocks. Tess Lepley added eight kills with two blocks.

In the junior varsity match, St. Paul won 25-9, 25-13. Anna Lukasko and Morgan Baxter each had five kills, and Oliva Englert added 10 assists.

Monroeville 3, Crestview 0

OLIVESBURG — The Eagles improved to 7-2 overall (5-1 FC) with Thursday’s sweep over the host Cougars, 25-14, 25-14, 25-16.

For Monroeville, Kelsie Palmer had eight kills and five blocks, and was 13 for 13 serving with two aces. Ashlyn Tommas was 20 for 22 serving with six aces, while Stacia Stieber was 16 for 17 serving with three aces and 15 digs.

Kara Schafer was 81-of-82 setting with 27 assists and 16 digs, and Kirsten Stieber had seven kills, two blocks and 22 digs. Adrian Barman finished with eight kills, while Morganne Stanley added four kills and two bocks, and Maddie Elmlinger had nine digs.

The Monroeville JVs improved to 9-0 (6-0) with a two-game sweep.

New London 3, Plymouth 1

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats upped their record to 3-6 overall (2-4 FC) with a four-game win over the Big Red, 25-17, 19-25, 25-13, 25-22.

For New London, Gabby Ledbetter was 42-of-49 hitting with 14 kills, and Maryonna Cathey was 39-of-48 with 12 kills and three blocks. Lili Bartow served 17 points with four aces, and Cathey also served 10 points with four aces.

Bartow was also 103-of-104 setting with 30 assists and 11 digs, while Leah McNeely had 21 digs, Cathey had 15 and Sierra Hose added 11.

Bellevue 3, Clyde 0

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red swept past visiting Clyde to improve to 5-5 overall (2-3 SBC Lake), 25-16, 25-19, 25-20.

For Bellevue, Payton Vogel was 25-of-30 hitting with 16 kills, three blocks and 17 digs. Morgan Hicks had 10 kills and was 14 for 16 serving with two aces, while Taylor Baxter had eight kills and 17 digs.

Also for the Lady Red, Molly Bullion was 82-of-82 setting with 35 assists and had 11 digs, while Morgan Dendinger was 16 for 17 serving and 11 digs.

BOYS GOLF

Norwalk 157, Sandusky 230

SANDUSKY — The Truckers (12-2) rebounded from a one-stroke loss against Columbian with a resounding win over the host Blue Streaks at Mills Creek golf course on Thursday.

Jarod Kessler was medalist with a 38 for Norwalk, followed by Braden Nunez (39), while Jonah Mesereau, Cam Nickoli and Carter Kluding each fired 40s.

Willard 167, Oak Harbor 176

OAK HARBOR — The Crimson Flashes took to the road and edged past the host Rockets in an SBC Bay division match at the Oak Harbor Golf Club.

For Willard, Alec Gardner was medalist with a round of 40, while  Kolin McKelvey and Ian Brown each shot 41s. Graham Wiers added a 45 for the Flashes.

GIRLS GOLF

Edison 165, St. Paul 191

HURON — The Chargers improved to 12-0 with a win over visiting St. Paul (191) and Oak Harbor (202) on Thursday at Thunderbird Hills South.

For Edison, Jordan Pruitt shot a one-under par 35, followed by Zoe Grant (38), Jacque Butler (41) and Lauren Neher (51).

St. Paul was led by Gabby Scavuzzo (40), Miller Hosack (51), Caitlyn Corrigan (46) and Tory Pocos (54). 

Shelby 156, Norwalk 193

The Norwalk girls golf team fell to visiting Shelby on Wednesday at the Eagle Creek Golf Club.

Bethany Cring led Norwalk with a 39, followed by Hannah Dumbeck (48), Anna Little (51) and Regan Kastor (55). The team plays in the Sandusky Bay Conference tournament Monday at the Fremont Country Club.

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