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Varsity Football Action


Wauseon Indians Roll To A 62-0 NWOAL Homecoming Victory Over Montpelier

By: Bill Bray THE VILLAGE REPORTER From the time the Montpelier Locomotives took their initial possession things did not go their way as the Wauseon Indians were easy 62-0 winners in the NWOAL contest of October 11 at Harmon Field. Loco quarterback, Keegan Hitzeman fumbled the first snap from center and the Indians pounced on the pigskin at the Montpelier 33 yard line. Ty Suntkens first two passes were incomplete, but then he found Noah Castle with a 33 yard strike that gave Wauseon a 6-0 lead 11:25 remaining in the first quarter. Montpeliers second offensive snap again was fumbled by Hitzeman but the Locos fortunately were able to recover this miscue. But it was a three and out for the Locos as Max Hulbert boomed a 38-yard punt giving Wauseon possession on the 50 yard line. The string of Suntken passes continued as the senior signal caller connected on a 24-yard pass to Zach Johnson down to the Montpelier 26. From there, Suntken used his running and zigzaging ability to cover the last 26 yards to pay dirt. Suntken hit Kris Boysel for the two extra points and Wauseon was in command at 14-0 with still 8:50 left in the opening quarter. The Indians defensive dominance continued as the Locos were forced into another punt from their own 18 yardline. Wauseon took field position at the Montpelier 43 with 6:42 left. Suntken continued to work on his passing game with an 11 yard aerial to Boysel. Boysel caught two more passes during the drive, one for eight yards and the second for a 20 yard touchdown. Josh Whitcomb split the uprights and the Tribe was up 21-0 at the 4:55 mark. Montpeliers next possession included a 20-yard run from Jordan Birdsall as the Locos moved into Wauseon territory for the first time to the 48 yard line. With a third and seven at the Wauseon 46, Hitzeman dropped back to pass but was picked off by Boysel, who stole his league-leading fifth interception of the season. Just like with the previous scoring drives, Suntken went to the air with the next possession from the Wauseon 21 yard line. Suntken found Zac Robinson for 10 yards to the 31. After a 30 yard sprint by a seldom used Axel Bueter, Suntken hooked up with Bueter for a 36 yard strike to the Montpelier two yard line. From there Suntken threw a short shovel pass to Castle for six. The Indians built up a 28-0 lead with 11:25 left in the second quarter. The Locos bad luck continued. After advancing the ball from their own 30 yard line to the Wauseon 43, Hitezman lost the snap from center and it was picked up by Bueter who returned it all the way down to the Montpelier two yard line. Suntken ran in from the two as the Indians were sailing 35-0 with still 6:18 left in the half. The scoring parade continued with the Indians next possession. After a three and out for the Locos, Wauseon had the ball on their own 46. Bueter rambled 17 yards to the Montpelier 37. Bueter, who is quickly closing in on 1,000 yards rushing on the season, took the next handoff and sprinted the final 37 yards for the Indians sixth and final score of the half. The second half started much like the first half. The Indians domination continued. Three minutes into the third quarter Suntken was in the endzone again this time at the end of a 39 yard run to up the score to 49-0. Zac Robinson, stepping at quarter CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

Edon Bombers Top Hilltop Cadets To Claim Williams County TAAC Rivalry

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OFF TO THE RACES ... Chad Champion of Hilltop breaks through the Edon line and takes off for a 95-yard touchdown run. By: Kent Hutchison THE VILLAGE REPORTER WEST UNITY- Over the years the league affiliations may have changed however through the conference conversions two things have remained constant. The Edon Bombers and Hilltop Cadets have made the moves together, and the ferocity of the rivalry has continued. The later was once again evident on October 11th, when the two squads meet at Daft Field in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference tilt. The undermanned Cadets stunned the Bombers when they stopped the high powered Edon offense in their first possession. Hilltop continued the shock when they scored in just two plays. However, the Bombers rapidly responded scoring eight unanswered touchdowns en route to a 54-7 victory. The Bombers, who offensively are averaging just over 42 points per contest, received the opening kickoff and after three incomplete passes, uncharacteristically went three and out. Punter Mike Peeples 36 yard boot gave the Cadets the ball at the Hilltop 24 yard line. Hilltops offense took the field starting off in the Wildcat formation. The evening didnt begin well for the Red and White as the snap from center sailed over the head of Chad Champion. The senior back was able to win the foot race to the loose ball, but all the way back at the Cadet 5 yard line. However, the fortune of the Cadets reversed in rapid fashion when Champion took the direct snap and raced through the heart of the Bomber defense leaving everyone in the dust for a 95 yard touchdown. The score marked the first time this season that Edon had not scored prior to their opponent. Justin Ashenfelter drilled the extra point attempt giving Hilltop a 7-0 lead with 10:30 remaining in the opening quarter. Trevor Green gave the visiting Bombers great field position when he scooped up the kickoff and returned it 35 yards to the Hilltop 49 yard line. Not scoring first obviously left Edon none too pleased as they needed just three plays to answer the Cadet touchdown. Green picked up four yards on first down, then quarterback Kaden Sapp called his own number for six yards to move the chains. The Bombers advanced the digits on the scoreboard quickly to six when Sapp hit Landon Bloir for a 39 yard score. Peeples nailed the PAT, and in a mere 47 seconds the game was knotted 7-7. The Bomber defense must have had a bad taste in their mouth as they stepped back out on the field. The Blue and Silver quickly sent the Hilltop offense back to the sideline after just three plays. On fourth down Miklo Abners punt sailed out of bounds at the Edon 24 yard marker. The fired up Edon offense sprinted back on the field. Green gained 12 yards before Sapp let one sail over the head of Connor Hug. A false start penalty, the first of 11 that were assessed to the Bombers on the night, moved the ball back to the Edon 30 yard line. The setback had little effect on the offense as Sapp hit Peeples right in front of the Bomber sideline and the senior receiver raced 70 yards for the score. The long run may have negatively affected Peeples as the extra point attempt missed the mark leaving Edon with a 13-6 advantage. For the next three series both teams offenses struggled. Hilltop punted after three downs and Edon returned the favor. On the next possession for the Cadets, a second down snap again flew past the quarterback and the Bombers covered the ball at the Hilltop 19 yard line. Edon required just 1:57 to reach paydirt again. Sapp picked up four on the ground, and Green added six more for a first down at the nine yard line. An illegal procedure infraction moved the ball back to the 14 yard stripe. Sapp was held to no gain, then Hug hauled in a Sapp strike to advance the ball to the three. Green covered the remaining distance for a three yard touchdown, and Sapp connected with Brock Thiel for the two point conversion as Edon upped the margin to 21-7 with 1:38 left in the initial period. On the ensuing kickoff Champion fielded the ball, and then was hit late by a Bomber. The 15 yard penalty gave Hilltop the ball just short of midfield. The excellent field position was for ... CONTINUED TO PAGE 3

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Edon Bombers Top Hilltop Cadets To Claim Williams County TAAC Rivalry
yards. Green gobbled up five more on the ground, then Sapp to Thiel resulted in a 16 yard gain. With first and goal at the Hilltop five yard line, Sapp arched the ball over a Cadet defender into Thiels arms in the endzone, however the ball slipped through. The Bombers needed just one more play to score as Sapp kept the ball for the five yard touchdown. The Peeples kick was true again and Edon spread the margin to 41-7 with just under four minutes to go in the first half. With 3:49 to go in the second stanza Hilltop had possession, this time at their 28 yard line. Two rushing attempts by Champion resulted in a pair of two yard losses. Champion was then hit in the process of sending a pass attempt to Zach Van Dyke. On fourth down and 14, Abner kicked the ball to Thiel who returned the ball to the Edon 42 yard marker. The Bombers, although moving at a lightening pace already, went to their hurry up offense as 2:19 remained in the half. A screen from Sapp intended for Green hit the turf instead, then Green ran for what appeared to be a 42 yard touchdown. However, a block in the back negated the score. Blake Thiel joined the fun gaining 10 yards, but once again a penalty, this time a hold, sent the ball in the wrong direction. An inside screen from Sapp to Brock Thiel, followed by an 18 yard ground gain by Green, left the ball resting on the Hilltop 13 yard line with under a minute left in the half. That was more than enough time for the Bombers as the final yards were covered by another Sapp to Hug touchdown. Wide left was the route taken by Peeples kick leaving Edon on top 47-7 with 45 seconds remaining in the half. Edon squib kicked the ball that was covered by a Cadet at the Hilltop 32 yard line. A run by Champion on first down gained seven yards, then the senior obtained a first down with a four yard pick up. The drive came to an abrupt halt however when the Bombers Heath Brown covered a loose ball at the Hilltop 41 yard line as 20 ticks were left on the clock. The duo of Sapp to Hug advanced the ball to the Hilltop 14 yard line. When the next snap was low Sapp went to a knee at the Hilltop 20 yard line while attempting to scoop the ball off the ground. With just four seconds remaining the Bombers opted for a field goal attempt. Peeples struck the ball well on the 36 yard try; however the ball banged off the left upright and came to rest in the endzone. The two teams headed to the intermission with Edon holding a comfortable 47-7 lead. At halftime it was decided to play the second half with just eight minute quarters due to the score differential and the number of injuries suffered by the Cadets. Hilltop received the kickoff to begin the second half only to find themselves deep in their own territory as the ball was marked at the home teams 14 yard line. Two incomplete passes by Smith, then a throw on target to Batt resulted in a one yard gain. The fourth down punt by Abner was fielded by Brock Thiel who almost returned the kick for another score. However, another infraction on the Bombers, this time a hold, sent the ball back to the Hilltop 25 yard line. Edon, who began subbing prior to halftime, was now inserting replacements at a regular rate. Cameron Winners Castillo had a nice twenty yard gain on his first carry, and Green added his second TD on the night from five yards out with 6:19 left in the third quarter. Peeples right foot ended the scoring for the Bombers as the 54-7 final score was displayed on the scoreboard. The overmatched and weary Cadets continued to battle on both sides of the ball. The defense kept the Bombers from adding to the score, but their offense was unable to move the ball with any success. Although Edon was unable to cross the goal line, the second team gained some positive yards behind the running of Bloir, Castillo, Jordan Julian and Blake Thiel. Edon dominated the stat sheet amassing 462 yards of offense compared to 135 for the Cadets. Sapp had another humongous night as he went 11-20 for 359 yards and five TD passes, all in the first half. The junior quarterback added 18 yards and another touchdown on six carries. Green had another solid performance as the senior running back picked up 90 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown. Castillo added 21 yards on 6 totes, Julian 4 yards on 4 sorties, and Blake Thiel carried 3 times for 15 yards. Brock Thiel got the call one time for 5 yards, while Bloir lost one yard in his only opportunity. Hug added to his record setting season as he hauled in 4 passes for 125 yards and two scores, while Thiel also caught 4 balls for 99 yards and one touchdown. Peeples crossed the goal line once along with 2 catches good for 96 yards, with Bloir making one catch good for a 39 yard touchdown. Champion led the way for the Cadets ending the game with 9 carries for 79 yards. Smith ran the ball 12 times for 8 yards and Abner had 4 totes for 13 yards. Through the air Smith completed 6 out of 20 throws for 15 yards, while Champion attempted two passes and completed one for 18 yards. Batt hauled in three catches for 12 yards. David Smith and Burlew each had one grab for 18 and seven yards respectively. Abner and Logan Brooker caught one pass each for a negative two yards. With the win Edon ups their record to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the TAAC. The Bombers should be a huge favorite this week as they welcome Cardinal Stritch (0-7, 0-4 TAAC) to town on Friday. Hilltop falls to 1-6 overall and is still looking for their first TAAC victory in four tries. The Cadets get another game at home as they host the Gibsonburg Golden Bears (3-4, 2-2 TAAC). 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STILL UPRIGHT ... Cameron Winners Castillo of Edon tries to shake off Mikel Burlew of Hilltop. naught however. Quarterback Quinn Smith was unable to connect with Austin Batt. Wyatt Zulch then sacked Smith for a four yard loss. When Smith and Batt were unsuccessful again, Abner punted to the Edon 26 yard line as 58 seconds showed on the clock. Sapp hit Peeples once again, this time for 26 yards. Sapp found Thiel all alone across the middle, and the senior receiver broke two tackles before rambling into the endzone. Peeples split the uprights this time giving Edon a 28-7 advantage with just one tick remaining in the first stanza. The second quarter began with some promise for Hilltop. Starting at their 30 yard line, Champion was held for no gain. Smith had an aerial sail through the arms of Batt. The quarterback rambled for eight yards, then gained another eight on 4th down and 2. On first and ten at the Cadet 46, Quinn found Mikel Burlew for a pickup of seven. Smith ran for nine more on second down, however his next pass was dropped. The freshman signal caller gained eight once again, then one more on third down. Faced with fourth down and one at the Edon 27 yard line, the Cadets decided to go for it. The decision paid no dividends as the entire Edon front pushed the Hilltop line and Smith backwards resulting in a one yard loss and change of possession at the Bomber 29 yard stripe. The drive started for Edon with another illegal procedure penalty, their fifth infraction of the half, that sent the ball back five yards to the 24 yard line. As was the case before, the penalty did little to discourage the Bomber offense. On the next play Sapp hit Hug and the senior split end did the rest in a play covering 76 yards for yet another Edon touchdown. The PAT was wide leaving Edon comfortably in front 34-7 with 7:46 left before halftime. Abner gained eight for Hilltop on first down. However, the offense headed the wrong direction from there. Levi Lemmon and Jordan Whittaker sacked Smith for a seven yard loss. Smith then completed a short pass to Abner who was slammed to the ground two yards behind the line of scrimmage. A Smith toss on third down fell incomplete and after Abners punt Edon was back on the attack at their 36 yard line. The offensive onslaught continued for the Bombers. On first down Sapp optioned the ball to Green. The running back took the toss down the right sideline for a 27 yard gain. After a four yard loss on a sack, Sapp found Thiel for 15 more



Wauseon Indians Roll To A 62-0 NWOAL Homecoming Victory Over Montpelier

back at that point, added his name to the scoring column with a nifty 12 yard sprint at the 3:35 mark of the third quarter. Whitcomb made his sixth extra point and the Tribe were breezing along up 55-0. The final score came with the Indians third unit in the game. Sophomore quarterback Jeremiah Kauffman showed his running ability as he led the final scoring drive that ended with a 27 yard pass to another sophomore Mason Creager. The total dominance showed in the statistics as well as on the scoreboard. Wauseon unofficially gains 363 yards on the ground and another 198 yards through the air. Montpelier gained 131 yards on the ground and 15 passing. Axel Bueter was the leading rusher for Wauseon gaining 167 yards on 10 carries while Ty Suntken also passed the century PHOTO BY BILL BRAY, STAFF mark with 102 yards on just Montpeliers Alex Zuver catches a pass in front of Wauseon defender Jeremiah Kauffman. eight carries. Suntken was 10 of 17 passing with three touchdown strikes. Jordan Birdsall was Montpeliers leading ball carrier with 61 yards on 14 carries, while Keegan Hitzeman added 24 in 17 carries. The Indians take their 6-1 record on the road next week to take on the Evergreen Vikings. Delphos Jefferson comes to Montpelier to take on the Locos. Bill Bray can be reached at

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Wauseon Develops The Pyramid Of Success

that we have to go 110% until the clock hits the double zeros. and Suntken added On a positive note, Bryan is a very, very good football team. But we proved we can play with a team of their caliber and not get embarrassed like in years past. So with their careers quickly coming to a close, well hopefully in mid November, they are already thinking about the days ahead and what they will look back during this time of their lives. It has just been an honor to be a Wauseon Indian It is memories I will have the rest of my life, Suntken said. And if it up to me, this next four plus weeks will be a very successful way to wrap it all up. Schuette will just simply remember he love he had for the game. Ill always remember the feeling I got when I came off that field a winner. Coach Travis Cooper added praises for his six leaders. This is a small group of seniors, but a group that has stuck it out through the good and the bad, coach Cooper said. They are seeing the fruits of their hard work and perseverance. Many players in their class have quit football. This group of six young men are special. They are great leaders and the essence of what we want a Wauseon Football Player to be. I hope our younger players from Midget Football up through our junior class emulate their work ethic and see a job through to the end. Quitting and giving up when things are difficult is the easy way out and often leads to regrets. This group will give everything they have got for the final 4 weeks of their football careers, and hopefully will earn us a ticket to the playoffs and prolong their careers. That is the best gift they can leave this program. Extra weeks of practice and preparation. Those are things that our younger guys will benefit from in the years to come. Bill Bray may be reached at

Varsity Volleyball Action

Montpelier Downs Wauseon In Five Sets
SUCCESS ... The Pyramid of Success. (from bottom left) Aaron Schuette, Alec Vonier, Cesar Jaurez. (middle row) Axel Bueter and Kris Boysel. (top) Ty Suntken. By: Bill Bray THE VILLAGE REPORTER Many of you have heard of coach John Woodens Pyramid of Success well this season the Wauseon Indians have developed their own pyramid and it is working wonders. Six seniors play both ways for the Tribe this season, not uncommon for a high school team, except the fact that it contains every senior on the team. Seniors Ty Suntken, Alec Vonier, Axel Bueter, Kris Boysel, Cesar Juaraz and Aaron Schuette make up the pyramid of success for the 2013 Indians. Had only the six been interested in junior high, their grade would not have been able to field a team. With attrition and coaching changes among the reasons, all but these six gave up on the sport. Now they are in their final season. As this story is written, they stand at 5-1 a complete turnaround from 2012s 3-7 team that saw many of the same starters including four of these six. There were a lot of guys that got into the weight room during the winter,quarterback Ty Suntken said. Everything really molded into a team atmosphere, They all came around the captains while still embracing the new guys. It has made us a real tight knit team this year. Lineman Alec Vonier added, Last year was an embarrassment, and we didnt want that to happen again this season. The question for the four of the six that didnt give up on the sport was very simple. What made you stick it out? Just the bond we created, Suntken said. I just love everything about Wauseon football. Vonier gave credit to his parents. They got me through it. When everything got tough they told me to keep going and be a leader. Schuette eyes lit up and said, I just love the game of football, I cant imagine life without it. Two of the seniors, Bueter and Boysel took a hiatus from football last year for differing reasons. I wasnt pleased with the ways of the coaching, Boysel said honestly. I decided to focus on basketball. But after last season i knew the team needed more depth so I decided to come back out mostly for my team mates. Bueters reasons were different. I just wanted to really focus on baseball and try to get a scholarship since that is my favorite sport and I knew i wanted to peruse it in college. The dream came true as Bueter will be playing baseball at Bowling Green State University. I came back out after seeing last years team struggle and I have a lot of good friends on the team. I wanted to be able to help them produce a better season, and I felt I had the ability to do that so that is probably the main reason for coming back out. One of the greatest improvements to this years squad is the play of the offensive and defensive lines under firstyear coach Kyle Borton. Both Juarez ( 61 220 lbs) and Vonier (58 188 lbs.) are the two anchors on both sides of the ball this season. Juarez began explaining by saying Our time in the weight room has really paid off. And we are just much more experienced. We took some lumps


last year and this year is different for us in a good way. I know I feel much stronger this year and hope to continue to help the team reach our goals. Vonier, the line leader, commented, I am challenging our offensive and defensive lines to be the best in the league and possibly the best in the state. I stay after them to not get down on themselves and continue to strive to play their best. They both praised Borton for his leadership and his expertise with the line. He doesnt spend his time yelling at us, Juarez said. He explains things calmly and helps us to improve each week. Vonier added, He is technically sound with line play and he has certainly taught me a lot about the positions I play. Also on the defensive side of the ball is defensive leader and motivator Aaron Schuette. After the Bryan game, Aaron is leading the league in tackle and assists with 78. The improvement each week is evident on the defensive side of the ball and Schuette is one of the reasons for this. Schuette is learning some ways to bottle up some of his aggressiveness and style of play, Doing my job and only my job and not doing someone elses is something that i have to be more conscience of. If I see something going wrong I want to attack the problem myself but have to be more trusting of my teammate and let him do his job just like i do mine. On the offensive side of the ball Ty Suntken carried the majority of the load last year as a junior from his quarterback position. This year he feels quite blessed to have a few other weapons in the Indians teepee. I definitely feel a lot less pressure this year, the senior leader said. Everyone has stepped up, the line especially has done a great job this year, I couldnt be more proud of them. Then having two great athletes like Axel and Kris rejoining our team has been monumental for our success. It has just opened up so much for them and me and it makes it very hard for an opposing defense to key on one player anymore. Boysel is a real threat at a receiver position where the reappearance of number 21 has resulted in 15 catches for 272 yards and six touchdowns, eighth among league receivers. He also is leading the league in interceptions with four. The most challenging part of being a receiver is making crisp routes, Boysel explained. You have to learn to read your defender. Coach Parrish is a great receivers coach, even if he does get on us at times, but i notice that when i look back on the things i did in any given game he drives me to correct those little things I dont notice. But in the outcome I can quickly see how his coaching has really helped me. Meanwhile on the defensive side of the ball Boysel just plays. I dont concern myself with the technical part of the position of defensive back. I just go out there and play it like I am playing backyard football with all my other friends. With the Bryan loss still fresh in the seniors memory, they have taken it and put a positive spin on the situation at hand. A game can take a turn any moment in time I guess, Vonier said. Schuette piped in with We have learned

The Montpelier Locomotives put together a great effort and downed the Wauseon Indians in five sets with scores of 19-25, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23 and 15-12. The Locos, improving their record to 8-11 and 1-6 in league play, got a total of 54 kills in the match as Hannah Blake, Christy Duchene, Jessy Duchene, Baylee Hageman, Sidney Houk, Marinna Mercer and Audrey Pirtle all contributed to

that total. Baylee Hageman led the attack with 12 kills. For the Indians, whose record moved to 9-9 and 3-3 in the NWOAL, Sydney Bosell continued her strong play at the net with 13 kills with two blocks and 29/34 hitting. Kierra Fountain and Sariah Yackee contributed with 12 kills apiece and they each served up one service ace.

Edon Lady Bombers Fall To Fayette In Four Set Battle On Home Court
EDON The Edon Lady Bombers played host to the Fayette Lady Eagles on October 3. Fayette took the 1st set by the score of 25-10 and came out on top in the 2nd set 25-16. The Lady Bombers fought back, capturing the 3rd set in a 27-25 thriller. The Lady Bombers evened the match at 2-2 with a 25-22 victory but then dropped the match set 15-9 For Fayette, Taylor Hartman had 6 kills 3 aces, an assist along with 27 digs, Paige Keefer had 2 kills, 1 ace and 23 digs; Kaela Seiler added 2 kills, an ace and 21 digs. Jena Meyers had 11 assists, 3 digs and an ace, Jessie Wheeler hammered down 3 kills, 2 aces and 12 digs. Michaela Bates had 3 kills, an ace and 16 digs, while Ceieria Keller had 1 dig, Kahner Galloway added 6 digs in the victory for the Lady Eagles. For the Lady Bombers, Kaitlyn Manahan was 12 for 13 serving with 38 sets, Alex Kiess went 13 for 13 serving and had 41 sets along with 5 kills and 10 digs, Nicole Newell had 9 kills and 19 digs along with Kaitlin Chrisman who went 12 for 12 serving and had 10 digs, and Hannah Gutting added 3 kills for the Bombers.

Fayette Lady Eagles Absorb A Doubleheader Setback Versus Holgate & Fairview
FAYETTE The Fayette Lady Eagles hosted a double header on October 5, playing host to the Lady Tigers from Holgate and the Lady Apaches from Fairview. The Lady eagles dropped the 1st match to Holgate falling by the scores of 25-13 and 25-20. In the second match, the Lady Eagles fell to Fairview, dropping the 1st set 25-14 and falling in the final set 25-22. Versus Holgate For Fayette, Taylor Hartman had 10 digs, Paige Keefer had a kill and 5 digs, Kaela Seiler added a kill, Jena Meyers had 2 kills, 4 assists and 2 digs, Jessie Wheeler hammered down 2 kills, 4 aces and 2 digs. Michaela Bates had a kill and 5 digs, while Kahner Galloway added a dig in the loss for the Lady Eagles. Versus Fairview For Fayette against Fairview, Taylor Hartman had 2 kills and 8 digs, Paige Keefer had 2 kills and 10 digs, Jena Meyers had 7 assists and 12 digs, Jessie Wheeler had a kill, 2 aces and 6 digs. Michaela Bates had 2 kills, an ace and 4 digs, while Ceieria Keller had 4 digs, and Kahner Galloway added 4 digs in the match for the Lady Eagles.

Fayette Lady Eagles Down Visiting Morenci In Three Straight Sets

FAYETTE The Lady Eagles of Fayette played host to out of state opponent Morenci Michigan on October 7. The Lady Eagles won the 1st set by the score of 25-18, came out on top in the 2nd 25-17 and gained the match victory in the 3rd prevailing 25-23. For the Lady Eagles, Taylor Hartman had a kill, 9 aces along with 20 digs, Paige Keefer had 11 digs and a kill; Kaela Seiler added 5 digs. Jena Meyers had 8 assists, 6 digs and an ace, Jessie Wheeler hammered down 3 kills, 2 aces and 1 dig. Michaela Bates had 3 kills, 2 aces and 1 dig, while Kahner Galloway had 4 digs and an ace, Megan Garza had an ace and 2 digs and Alejandra Gonzales added 2 digs in the victory for the Lady Eagles.

Stryker Lady Panthers Fall To Evergreen Lady Vikings In Non-League Action

METAMORA The Stryker Lady Panthers took to the road on October 7, traveling to Metamora to take on the Evergreen Lady Vikings. The Lady Panthers fell in 3 straight sets by the scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-7. For The Lady Panthers, Conner Varner was 31 of 36 hitting with 9 kills and 11 digs. Conner Sullivan added 3 assists and 12 digs, while Maddie Uribes had 10 assists and 6 digs in the loss for the Lady Panthers.

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Montpelier Lady Locomotives Down The Edon Lady Bombers At Home

MONTPELIER The Montpelier Lady Locomotives defeated the Edon Lady Bombers 3 sets to 1 in a hard fought victory at home on October 7. Montpelier fell in the 1st set by the score of 25-22, but rallied to take the next 3 sets 25-16, 25-21 and 28-26. For the Lady Locos, Hannah Blake had 14 kills, 4 blocks 15 assists and went 10-11 serve receiving with 2 aces and 27 digs, Christy Duchene had 5 kills, was 10-11 serve receiving, recorded 3 aces and had 19 digs; Baylee Hageman had 5 kills, a blocked shot, was 4-4 serve receiving with 7 digs. Sidney Houk recorded 13 kills, was 15-17 serve receiving with 28 digs, Marinna Mercer added 5 kills, a block

Pettisville Lady Blackbirds Take Down The Edon Lady Bombers In BBC Play
1 blocked shot and Brooke Waidelich had 12 digs and 3 kills in the win for Pettisville. For the Lady Bombers, Kaitlyn Manahan was 13 for 13 serving, with 38 sets and 15 digs. Alex Kiess was 13 for 13 serving with 41 sets, 8 kills and 14 digs, Kaitlin Chrisman was 12 for 12 serving with 15 digs, and Nicole Newell added 12 kills and 19 digs while Hannah Gutting had 8 kills for the Lady Bombers. The Lady Blackbirds moved to 16-4 on the season and remain perfect in the BBC at 9-0.

EDON The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds defeated Edon 3 sets to 1 on October 8. The Lady Blackbirds prevailed 25-13, 25-13 and 27-25. The and an ace, Audrey Pirtle had 3 kills Lady Bombers picked up 1 set 25-14. and a blocked shot, and Maddie For the Lady Eagles, Stephanie Richmond went 6-8 serve receiving and Hubby had an ace and 30 digs, Emily had 4 digs. Taylor Wells also contrib- had 3 aces, 22 digs and 20 kills; Sarah uted a kill, went 28-32 serve receiving Christiansen had an ace and 14 digs with an ace and 31 digs for the Lady while Amber Klopfenstein had 3 digs and Locos in the win. a kill. Jordyn Pursel had 2 aces, 2 digs For the Lady Bombers, Kaitlyn and 12 kills, Dana Fricke added 2 aces, Manahan was 19-19 serving with 59 4 digs, 17 kills and 5 blocked shots. sets, Alex Kiess was 14 for 14 serving Katie Kauffman had 2 aces, 10 digs and

and had 58 sets and 5 kills; Nicole Newell had was 12 for 13 serving with 5 kills and 23 digs along with Kaitlyn Sonneberger who had 5 kills. Kaela Gearhart also contributed 19 digs for the Lady Bombers. Edon dropped to 6-14 on the season and remains 5-3 in the BBC.

TOUR GUIDE ... Jordyn Pursel of Pettisville tries to guide the ball past the hands of Kaitlin Chrisman and Alex Kiess of Edon.


RETURN TO SENDER ... Jessy Duchene of Montpelier bumps the ball back over the defense of Kaitlyn Sonneberger of Edon.


HERE COMES THE BOOM ... Alex Kiess of Edon powers into a kill shot.

Stryker Lady Panthers Take Down Fayette Lady Eagles In Battle At Home
STRYKER The Stryker lady Panthers defeated Fayette in The Cage on October 8. In the 1st set, Fayette took the lead with a 25-21 win, The Lady panthers prevailed in the 2nd 25-6 and picked up the 3rd set 25-10. The Lady Eagles battled back for a 27-25 victory evening the match but the lady Panthers won the tie breaker by the score of 15-10. For Fayette, Taylor Hartman had 3 assists along with 8 digs and an ace, Paige Keefer had 3 kills, 8 aces and 4 digs; Kaela Seiler added an ace and 10 digs. Jena Meyers had 2 kills, 4 assists, 8 digs and an ace, Jessie Wheeler hammered down an ace and 8 digs. Michaela Bates had 5 aces and 5 digs, while Ceieria Keller had 2 digs in the victory for the Lady Eagles. For the Lady Panthers, Tasha Pegorch added 8 digs, Connor Sullivan was 22 of 23 serving with 8 aces, 11 digs and 10 assists. Maddie Uribes had 19 assists and 5 digs, Christie Huston went 12 for 13 hitting with 7 kills and 6 blocks, Conner Varner was 29 of 36 hitting with 13 kills, 14 digs and went 21 for 21 serving with 5 aces. Brittany Breier was 15 for 16 hitting with 6 kills and Audra Rupp added 5 kills and went 12 of 14 hitting.

FINESSE ... Alex Kiess of Edon tries to push the ball through the outstretched hands of Taylor Wells and Baylee Hageman of Montpelier

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The Hometown Huddle - Edon, Montpelier, North Central, Hilltop, Stryker, Fayette, Pettisville & Wauseon Sports Action - 5

Stryker Lady Panthers Battles To A Hard Fought BBC Victory Over Edon Hilltop Lady Cadets Set Down N. Central

In Three Straight Sets On The Road

PIONEER The Hilltop Lady Cadets shut down North Central on October 8 on the road. The lady Cadets prevailed by the scores of 25-14, 25-12 and 25-13 to gain the victory. For the Lady Cadets, Sydney Schmitt had 23 assists and 2 kills along with 8 digs and 3 blocked shots, Shayla Coffman added 3 digs and 2 kills, Brittney Mocherman had 2 aces, 2 digs, 2 aces, 3 assists, 8 kills and 3 blocked shots, and Emily Armbruster chipped in 11 kills and 4 digs. Kayla Settlemire had 4 kills and 7 digs, LeAnn Joost had 1 blocked shot, a dig and an assist with

2 kills while Cierra Grant added an ace, 6 kills, 6 digs and 1 blocked shot. Kailey Creamer also had 13 digs in the loss. For the Lady Eagles, Jaclyn Kinsman was 27 of 29 setting with 10 assists and was 6-7 serving, Macayla Hayes went 5 of 6 serving with 5 digs, and Alyssa Swank was 12-14 attacking, 5-6 serving with 7 kills. Rachel Oxender went 17-17 setting with an assist, Jazzmin Horne was 17-19 attacking, 11 of 12 serving with 6 kills. Reece Cogswell was also 7-7 attacking with 2 kills, was 5-6 serving with an ace for the Lady Eagles in the loss.

STRYKER The Stryker Lady Panthers outlasted the Edon Lady Bombers in 3 straight sets at home on October 10. Stryker won 25-18, 25-13 and 25-21. For The Lady Panthers. Tasha Pegorch had 6 digs and was 25 of 27 serving with 5 aces, Conner Varner was 23 of 28 hitting with 8 kills and also went 13 of 13 serving with 3 aces and 20 digs. Conner Sullivan was 13 for 13 serving with 2 aces, 11 digs and 6

assists while Maddie Uribes had 17 assists and 4 digs. For the Lady Bombers, Kaitlyn Manahan had 32 sets, while Alex Kiess went 10-11 serving with 41 sets, 3 kills; Nicole Newell was 11 of 12 serving, had 3 kills, Kaela Gearhart also went 10 for 10 serving, while Hannah Gutting had 3 kills. Kaitlin Chrisman contributed 17 digs in the Lady Bombers loss. Edon moves to 6-16 on the season and 5-5 in the BBC.

North Central Lady Eagles Defeat Fayette At Home Three Sets To One
PIONEER The Lady Eagles of North Central gained a hard fought victory on October 10, defeating Fayette at home by the scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-17. The Lady Eagles took 1 set 25-20. For the Lady Eagles, Jacklyn Kinsman was 52-54 setting with 14 assists, 14-17 serving, 15-16 attacking with 5 kills, 2 aces; Macayla Hayes went 13 of 18 attacking, 16 for 17 serving with 6 kills and an ace, Alyssa Swank was 11-12 attacking 17 for 17 serving with 5 kills and 2 aces. Hannah Siekemeyer was 9-12 attacking, 13-16 serving with 3 kills and 2 aces, Rachel Oxender went 25-28 setting with 9 assists, Jazzmin Horne was 19-23 attacking, 12 of 134 serving, 6-10 serve receiving with 5 kills 2 digs. Abigayle Litzenberg added 3 kills, 2 blocked shots, an ace and 2 digs while going 13-14 attacking and 11-12 serving for the Lady Eagles in the victory. For Fayette, Taylor Hartman had 2 aces, 7 assists along with 12 digs, Paige Keefer had 5 kills, 1 ace and 19 digs; Kaela Seiler added 1 kill, 2 aces and 18 digs. Jena Meyers had 2 digs PHOTO BY ANGI WALKUP, STAFF and an ace, Jessie Wheeler chipped in BANG-O ... Christine Huston of Stryker attempts a kill shot. 2 kills, 1 ace and 22 digs. Michaela Bates had 4 kills, an ace, an assist and 6 digs, while Ceieria Keller had an ace and 4 digs and Rylee Ruger added 3 digs in the defeat for the Lady Eagles. PETTISVILLE - The Pettisville Lady posted an ace and 10 digs, Amber Blackbirds hosted the Lady Bulldogs on Klopfenstein had a kill. Jordyn Pursel October 12, turning away Swanton by had 5 digs and 10 kills. Dana Fricke the scores of 27-25, 25-16 and 27-25. registered an ace, 8 digs and 13 kills, Stephanie Hubby had 2 aces, 22 Kate Kauffman had an ace, 10 digs, a 2 digs, with Emily Hubby adding an ace, kills, and Brooke Waidelich had 10 digs, 20 digs, and 10 kills. Sarah Christiansen and 3 kills in the match.

Pettisville Lady Blackbirds Turn Away Swanton Lady Bulldogs In Straight Sets

Wauseon Indians Finish Regular Season Play With Loss To Delta Panthers
The Indians finished their season Tuesday with a four set loss to the Delta Panthers with scores 21-25, 25-17, 25-10, 2522. With the defeat the Indians finished their regular season with a 9-13 mark and 3-5 in the NWOAL. The match was a typical battle between the neighboring rivals. After winning the PHOTO BY MARK MERCER, STAFF first set with aggressive play, the Panthers UH OH ... Jazzmin Horne and Abigayle Litzenberg of North Central quickly close in turned the tables in the final three set with their dominance at the net. on a successful tweak shot by Paige Keefer of Fayette. Wauseon, played their typical tough game being led by outside hitters Kierra Fountain and Sariah Yackee and along with a good effort by Syndey Bosell at the net who led the Tribe with 14 kills. The Indians now concentrate on their sectional game that takes place WednesWEST UNITY The Pettisville Lady Kauffman had 7 digs, 4 kills and 2 day, October 16, at Liberty Center. The Blackbirds battled to a hard fought 3 blocked shots while Brooke Waidelich Tribe will be taking on Napoleon in the secvictory over the Hilltop Lady Cadets on chipped in 10 digs in the victory for the ond game as the tourney trail begins. If the Indians win that match, they will move to the sectional final set for Saturday evening October 19 back at Liberty Center. In previous action the Indians fell to a tough Springfield team with scores of 7-25, 23-25, 15-25. Sariah Yackee led the Indians with 4/4 serving with one ace, 17/18 hitting and eight kills. Faith Hicks, Wauseons setter, was 7/7 serving, 34/37 setting with 14 assists. The Indians then fell victim to the Bryan Golden Bears with scores of 16-25, 2510, 26-24, 22-25, 15-8. Kierra Fountain finished with 20 kills to go with her 13/14 serving with one ace; 11/11 serve receive with 15 digs. Well get a shot at them in a sectional final match in 2 weeks, hopefully well flip the outcome. Coach Bill Blanchong said.

Pettisville Lady Blackbirds Take Out Hilltop To Win The BBC Crown

October 10, prevailing 25-18, 25-9 and 25-16 while dropping a set to the tough Lady Cadets 25-18, winning the BBC regular season title. For the Lady Blackbirds, Stephanie Hubby had an ace, 41 digs; Emily Hubby added an ace, 30 digs, 14 kills while Sarah Christiansen added an ace and 10 digs. Jordan Pursel had an ace, 11 digs and 16 kills; Amber Klopfenstein had 2 digs, 2 kills and 2 blocked shots and Dana Fricke had 1 ace, 5 digs, 28 kills and 2 blocked shots. Kate

Lady Blackbirds. Pettisville moved to 17-4 on the season and remained perfect in the BBC at 10-0. For the Lady Cadets, Sydney Schmitt had 22 assists and 1 blocked shot, Brittney Mocherman had an assist and 3 blocked shots, Emily Armbruster chipped in an ace, 6 kills and 1 blocked shot. Kayla Settlemire had an ace, 7 kills and a blocked shot, LeAnn Joost had 4 kills and 2 blocked shots while Cierra Grant added an ace, 2 assists 2 kills and 4 blocked shots in the loss.


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Kallie Strauss works to block her opponents attempts during the match against Delta.

REROUTED ... A shot by Emily Hubby of Pettisville is deflected at the net by Brittney Mocherman and Sydney Schmitt of Hilltop.
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6 - The Hometown Huddle - Edon, Montpelier, North Central, Hilltop, Stryker, Fayette, Pettisville & Wauseon Sports Action

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

J.V. Volleyball Action

EDON The Lady Edon Bombers played host to the Fayette lady Eagles on October 3. The lady Eagles prevailed in the match, winning the 1st set 25-10 and coming out ahead in an overtime thriller 27-25 to take the match. For the Lady Eagles, Mackalyn Figgins had a kill and 8 digs, Taylor Griffiths added a kill and 9 digs while Kaitlin

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win. No pertinent stats are available for this match.

Fayette Takes Down The Edon Lady Bombers Edon Bombers Sweep The Lady Locos
Brubaker contributed 5 assists, an ace MONTPELIER The Edon Lady and 6 digs. Kelsey Fruchey had 3 kills and Bomber Frosh set down the Lady an ace, Kylie Dennison chipped in 3 digs. Locomotives on the road on October 7, Adrianna Hibbard had a kill and 9 digs, prevailing 25-19 and 25-18 to gain the Ellen Baker had 5 digs and Paige Aschemeier rounded out the stats with 5 digs for the Lady Eagles. No other stats pertinent to this game were received for Edon. ARCHBOLD The Lady Cadets from

Hilltop Frosh Fall To Lady Bluestreaks

had 3 digs and a kill, Zoey Abner added a kill, Leah Carothers had 3 digs, Tiara Dennison contributed an ace and 3 digs along with a kill, while Marisa Yates had a kill in the victory for the Lady Cadets.

Fayette Lady Eagle JVs Fall To Morenci

FAYETTE The Fayette Lady Eagles hosted out of state opponent Morenci Michigan on October 7. The Lady Eagles came out on top in the 1st set prevailing 25-16, but dropped the next 2 to fall to visiting Morenci 26-24 and 25-21. For the Lady Eagles, Mackalyn Figgins had 6 digs, Taylor Griffiths added 3 kills,

Hilltop fell to Archbold on October 7 in 2 straight sets. The Lady Cadets lost by the scores of 25-4 and 25-17. For the Lady Cadets, Jewell Knapp an ace and 12 digs, while Kaitlin Brubaker contributed 5 assists, 2 aces and 1 dig. had 7 digs on the match; Sydney Rivera
Kelsey Fruchey had 2 kills,4 aces and 3 digs, Kylie Dennison also chipped in a dig. Adrianna Hibbard had 3 kills and 10 digs, Ellen Baker had 9 digs, Rylee Ruger had 5 EDON The Lady Bombers defeated digs and Paige Aschemeier had 5 digs for Pettisville at home, prevailing three sets the Lady Eagles.

Edon Defeats Pettisville In The Hangar

while dropping one set 25-20. No pertinent stats were available for this match.

Bombers Take Turn Away Lady Locomotives

MONTPELIER The Edon Lady Bomber JV held off the Lady Locomotives on the road on October 7, prevailing 25-16 and 25-8 to gain the match win. No pertinent stats are available for this match.

to one on October 8. The Lady Bombers prevailed by the scores of 25-18, 25-20,

Stryker Lady Panthers Dispatch Edon

EDON The Stryker Lady Panthers defeated Edon on October 10, prevailing 25-14 and 25-11 for the match victory. No pertinent stats for this match were available.

Stryker Lady Panthers Fall to Evergreen

METAMORA The Stryker Lady Panthers traveled to Metamora Evergreen to take on the Lady Vikings on October 7. The Lady Panthers dropped 2 straight sets, falling 25-13 and 25-7. No other stats pertinent to this game were received.

Hilltop Frosh Prevail Over Pettisville

while Abby Schaper had an ace, a dig, an assist and 2 kills. Zoey Abner served 1 ace, had 1 dig, 4 assists and 4 kills, Leah Carothers had 2 aces, 3 digs and 3 kills, Tiara Dennison contributed 4 aces and 3 digs along with a blocked shot and 2 kills, while Marisa Yates had 4 kills in the victory for the Lady Cadets.

Stryker Lady Panthers Defeat Fayette

STRYKER The Stryker Lady Panthers gained a home court 2 set victory, defeating the Fayette Eagles on October 8. The lady Panthers prevailed in the 1st set 25-20, and gained the match victory in the 2nd set 25-23. For the Lady Eagles, Mackalyn Figgins had 6 digs, Taylor Griffiths added 3 kills, an ace and 9 digs, while Kaitlin Brubaker

WEST UNITY The Lady Cadets from Hilltop stopped the Pettisville Lady Blackbirds at home on October 10, gaining a 2 set to 1 victory. The Lady Cadets came out on top 25-20, 25-20 while dropping a set 25-18. contributed 6 assists, an ace and 4 digs. For the Lady Cadets, Jewell Knapp Kelsey Fruchey had 3 kills an assist and had 4 digs on the match; Sydney Rivera an ace, Kylie Dennison chipped in a kill had 3 aces, 3 digs, 11 assists and 2 kills
and 4 digs. Adrianna Hibbard had 3 kills and 10 digs along with an assist, Ellen Baker had 5 digs, Rylee Ruger had an ace and 8 digs for the Lady Eagles. No other stats pertinent to this game were received for Stryker.

Hilltop Drops Pettisville In Frosh Tourney

had a dig, 2 aces and a kill along with 3 assists, Abby Schaper had 3 aces and an assist, Zoey Abler had an ace, 3 digs, 3 assists and a kill. Leah Carothers had an ace, 2 digs and a kill, Tiara Dennison had an ace and 4 kills and Marisa Yates added a blocked shot. Katie Foster also contributed 2 aces.

Lady Cadets JV Swat Down North Central

PIONEER The Lady Cadets of Hilltop defeated North Central in 2 straight sets on October 8 on the road at North Central. The Lady Cadets prevailed 25-13 and 25-17 for the win. In the victory for the Lady Cadets, Allie Schmitt had 2 digs, an ace and 2 kills, Ariana Brown had 4 digs and a kill, Baylee Schmitt had an ace, 5 assists and 6 kills.

WEST UNITY The Hilltop Lady Cadet Freshmen defeated the Pettisville Lady Blackbirds in the BBC Tourney semi-finals on October 12, taking down Pettisville by the scores of 25-21 and 25-14. Stryker ended the season at Madeline McKinney added a dig, Danielle 5-11. Henry had 1 kill, and Felicity Jackson had For the Lady Cadets, Jewell Knapp 4 aces 1 dig and 7 assists. Veronica Roth had an ace and 4 digs, Sydni Rivera
had a kill, Malorie Heer had a kill, Karissa Crisenbery had 7 kills while Kenley Brown had 4 digs, and Haleigh Westfall added 2 digs for the Lady Cadets. No other stats pertinent to this game were received.

Stryker Frosh Take BBC Tourney Crown

Cadets in their final match, winning the 1st set 25-13 and taking the match and the title with a 25-16 victory. For the Lady Cadets in the match, Jewell Knapp had 3 digs, Sydni Rivera had a dig and 3 assists, Abby Schaper had an ace and an assist, Zoey Abler had an ace, 3 digs, an assist and a kill. Leah Carothers had 6 digs and a kill, Tiara Dennison had 2 aces, 6 digs and a kill and Marisa Yates added a kill.

Pettisville Lady Blackbirds Puts Away Edon

PETTISVILLE The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds JV defeated Edon in 2 straight sets on October 8, winning 25-10 and prevailing in overtime 29-27.

Edon JV Squad Turns Away Stryker At Home

EDON The Edon Lady Bombers stopped a tough Stryker squad at home on October 10. The Lady Panthers struck 1st, winning 25-20, but dropped the remaining 2 matches by the scores

STRYKER- The Stryker Lady Panthers took home the BBC Tournament Championship on October 12, defeating Edon and Hilltop for the title. Versus Edon The Lady Blackbirds moved to 18-2 on The Lady Panthers defeat Edon in the year and a perfect 9-0 in the BBC. st No pertinent stats are available for their 1 match on the day, prevailing by the scores of 25-10 and 25-16. this match. Versus Hilltop Stryker battled with the Lady of 25-22 and 27-25 to fall to the Lady Bombers. No pertinent stats are available for this match.

Varsity Girls Tennis Action


PIONEER The North Central Lady Eagles defeated the Fayette Lady Eagles at home on October 10. The Lady Eagles won the 1st set 25-16 and prevailed in the second 25-20. For the Lady Eagles, Mackalyn Figgins had an ace and 5 digs, Taylor Griffiths added 2 kills, an ace and 9 digs, while

North Central Lady Eagles Defeat Fayette Wauseons Ellie Hayati & Sally Frank Bow
Kaitlin Brubaker contributed a kill and 2 assists, Kelsey Fruchey had 3 kills and 3 digs, Adrianna Hibbard had an ace and 5 digs. Paige Aschemeier had 1 dig and Rylee Ruger contributed 2 digs for the Lady Eagles. No other stats pertinent to this game were received for North Central.

Out At D-II Doubles Tennis District Finals

Pettisville Blackbirds Broom Out Hilltop

WEST UNITY The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds went on the road October 10 to Hilltop, coming away with a 2 set victory, prevailing 25-12 and 25-13. The Ladybirds end their BBC campaign as champions with an unblemished record of 10-0. Their overall record stands at 19-2. In the loss for the Lady Cadets, Allie Schmitt had 7 digs, 2 assists, Ariana Brown had a dig and a kill, Baylee Schmitt had 4 digs, 17 assists and 2 kills. Danielle Henry added 1 kill, Felicity Jackson had 2 digs, 15 assists; Veronica Roth had 12 digs and a kill, Malorie Heer had a kill, Danny Ackley added 2 digs, Karissa Crisenbery had an ace and 3 kills while Kenley Brown had an ace and 5 digs for the Lady Cadets.

BOWLING GREEN - They began the campaign as the top guns in the Wauseon Lady Indians Tennis singles arsenal. Late in the season they joined forces as a doubles team, and from there, the postseason beckoned for Ellie Hayati and Sally Frank. After finishing as runners up in the hotly contested D-II Sectionals, the Tribe tandem of Hayati and Frank set their sights on the Bowling Green Districts on October 9. It was there at the quarterfinals that the postseason trail came to an end as they were defeated by Amanda Cahill and Alexis Weber of Clyde, 6-1 and 6-0. The preliminary match of the day saw Hayati and Frank pitted against the team of Cera Savage and Meredith Little

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The Hometown Huddle - Edon, Montpelier, North Central, Hilltop, Stryker, Fayette, Pettisville & Wauseon Sports Action - 7

Varsity Boys Cross Country


Blackbird Harriers Sweep The Jamboree Series & Take The 2013 BBC Crown
STRYKER - The Pettisville Blackbirds made it a clean sweep of the BBC Jamborees on October 10, winning the third and final event in Stryker to bring the undisputed championship of the conference to Blackbird Country. Pettisville placed first with 26 team points, with Fayette in second with 41, and Stryker in third with 106 team points. The North Central Eagles came in fourth with 113 points, edging out fifth place Edon by two points, and the two-man Hilltop staff finished in sixth with 160 points. The final conference standings for the season read almost identically to the finishes of the Stryker event, with the exception of Edon and North Central who finished fourth and fifth respectively. The following finishes were recorded by place and time... 1 - Pettisville - 26 2 - Fayette - 41 3 - Stryker - 106 4 - North Central - 113 5 - Edon - 115 6 - Hilltop - 160 1 - Skylar Lantz - F - 17:02 2 - Dominic Frey - P - 17:35 3 - Kyle Lantz - P - 17:40 4 - Daniel Sauder - P - 17:46 5 - Dean Beamont - S - 17:52 6 - Brady Livensparger - H - 17:54 7 - Casen Burkholder - F - 17:58 8 - Jeremy Mann - P - 17:58 9 - Austin Dykstra - P - 18:00 10 - Austin Lopez - F - 18:00 13 11 - Dylan Stannard - F - 18:01 14 12 - Jared Wagner - F - 18:08 13 - Christian Suarez - F - 18:26 14 - Nathan Siller - P - 18:27 15 - Jacob Hauter - P - 18:29 16 - Alex Jaramillo - F - 18:32 17 - Aaron Bontrager - P - 18:44 18 - Derek Opdycke - S - 18:56 21 19 - Jerry Braun - E - 19:04 20 - Garrett Reinking - F - 19:05 21 - Trenton Sakos - N - 19:06 24 22 - Ian Schrock - F - 19:24 23 - Jason Vassar - N - 19:37 24 - Ben Gray - P - 19:41 25 - Evan Rufenacht - P - 19:53 26 - Andrew Laduke - E - 19:57 27 - Adam Knepper - N - 19:57 28 - Michael Ater - E - 20:05 29 - Levi Nofziger - P - 20:18 30 - Brett Oxender - N - 20:27 31 - Ross Planson - S - 20:39 32 - Jason Stuckey - F - 20:44 33 - Jacob Brown - E - 20:44 34 - Coy Dunkle - E - 20:47 35 - Nathan Traxler - N - 20:58 36 - Mason Maginn - F - 20:59 37 - Cole Stuckey - F - 21:33 38 - Bryce Conklin - F - 21:37 39 - Dustin Teschke - S - 21:38 40 - Cameron Frey - S - 21:38 41 - Zane Eicher - E - 22:14 42 - Trevin Rhoades - S - 22:22 43 - Jakub Grodi - N - 22:31 44 - River Wicker - E - 22:41 45 - Seth Brakefield - P - 22:42 46 - Clay Waidelich - P - 22:45 47 - Josh Braun - E - 23:45 48 - Hunter Lilleholm - S - 23:27 49 - Tyler Frantom - E - 23:31 50 - Kaleb Faler - N - 28:23

Wauseon Indians Place Fifth At The Hudson Booster Cross Country Invitational
HUDSON - The Wauseon Indians were in the field at the Hudson Booster Invitational on October 5. Competing in the Upper Division event, the Tribe saw Quintin Reiser place second overall to lead Wauseon to the fifth place team finish at the event. The following Wauseon finishes were recorded by place and time... 5-Wauseon-163 2-Quintin Reiser-16:30.7 23-Justin Mourguet-17:56.4 27-Wade Hodges-18:06.6 41-Caleb Blanchong-18:25.4 74- Josh Collins-19:17.8 75- Aaron Beck-19:19.2 86-Kyle Knierim-19:41.1

Varsity Golf News

Indians Close Out Regular Season With Convincing Win
The Wauseon Indians tuned up for the District tournament with a convincing 146-180 win over Montpelier at Suburban Golf Course. The Indians round of 146 was just two strokes off their school mark set back in 2005 of 144. The Wauseon Fab-Four of Trevor Dominique, Clay Tefft, David Williams and Brady Rupp carded rounds of 36, 36, 37, 37 respectively to lead the attack. Tyler Clausen and Chase Brock also shot well with rounds of 44 and 49.


North Centrals State Tourney Hopes End At Bowling Green District

By: Kent Hutchison THE REPORTER BOWLING GREEN For the third consecutive year the North Central Eagles landed a spot in the Division III District Tournament at Stone Ridge Country Club in Bowling Green with high hopes of qualifying for the schools first ever trip to the Division III State Golf Tournament. Unfortunately for the Eagles the District they participate in is arguably the toughest in the State having yielded four of the top six finishers at the State Tournament last year. The trend was exactly the same this year as on October 3, the Eagles were unable to unseat any of the four teams and secure a trip to Columbus. The Eagles finished 11th out of the 18 teams with a score of 362. North Central was led by their reliable senior duo of Branden Turner and Dylan Hutchison. Turner finished the day and his high school career with a round of 79, which was just one stroke shy of qualifying for a playoff for one of four individual advancing spots, while Hutchison shut the door on his HS golfing with an 84. During their four years the two seniors have been a part of the program that has compiled a record of 310-82, and included the first two Sectional Titles in the schools history, and back to back BBC Championships. Coach Eric Smeltzer shared his thoughts on the impact the two seniors have had on the program. The two seniors finish out a great four year career at North Central and are possibly two of the most winning golfers in school history, he said. Losing these two great seniors leaves us with two holes that will be hard to fill. I believe the success these two seniors have had will leave a positive impact with the younger kids at North Central and hopefully it will entice them to want to be like Dylan and Branden. Jordan Reeves followed the pair by adding a 96, and David Pinc shot 103. Brady Zuver closed out the scoring for North Central with a 112. Although the Eagles were unable to obtain the elusive flight to State, North Central followed up their record breaking season of last year with another impressive campaign. The team finished with an overall record of 84-28, and for the second consecutive year finished undefeated in the BBC (5-0) and all quad, tri, and dual matches (17-0). The team took first at the BBC Championship and Sectionals along with finishing second at the Edon Invitational, third at the Stryker Invite, and fourth at the Bryan Invitational. When asked to reflect on the season, Coach Smeltzer commented, I am very proud of each and every one of the members of our team. They all have a lot to be proud of.With the graduation of Branden and Dylan it will take commitment from these younger players if they want to get back to Districts next year, and hopefully move on to Columbus. They will have to play every day next summer and also put in time outside of just playing to work on their short games. Continuing the successes of the past four years will be up to them to continue. I have the utmost confidence that will happen. Two other area golfers, Juniors Tanner Clingaman of Stryker and Hunter Shaull of Montpelier competed as individuals. Although the two battled admirably neither were able to move on to Columbus. Clingaman posted a score of 89, while Shaull ended with a 99.
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8 - The Hometown Huddle - Edon, Montpelier, North Central, Hilltop, Stryker, Fayette, Pettisville & Wauseon Sports Action

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013


Wauseon Takes Third & Montpelier Sixth At The NWOAL Cross Country Championships
METAMORA - Quintin Reiser repeats as an individual league champion on the boys side, and three other boys also garnered all-league honors including Wade Hodges, Justin Mourguet, and Caleb Blanchong, said Wauseon Coach Joe Allen. Allen had every reason to be beaming. His top male runner, Quintin Reiser, repeated at league champion with a time of 16:17.84. Wade Hodges (12th, 17:20.53), Justin Mourguet (15th, 17:31.65) and Caleb Blanchong (16th, 17:39.22) were the other top Wauseon finishers. Those finishes, along with a 24th place finish by freshman Aaron Beck, allowed the Indians to take third place in the boys race as a team with 68 points. The Locomotives of Montpelier battled to the sixth place finish with 177 team points. Freshman Jared Rediger earned All-NWOAL Honorable Mention accolades by being the first Loco across the line in 21st place with a time of 18:14.12. The following Wauseon and Montpelier finishes were recorded by place and time... 3 - Wauseon - 68 6 - Montpelier - 177 1 - Quintin Reiser - Wauseon 16:17.84 12 - Wade Hodges - Wauseon 17:20.53 15 - Justin Mourguet - Wauseon 17:31.65 16 - Caleb Blanchong - Wauseon 17:39.22 21 - Jared Rediger - Montpelier 18:14.12 24 - Aaron Beck - Wauseon - 18:23.58 32 - Kyle Knierim - Wauseon 18:57.62 33 - Josh Collins - Wauseon - 19:01.04 38 - Brandon Schlosser - Montpelier 19:18.23 40 - Alec Waterston - Montpelier 19:24.85 42 - Gage Campbell - Wauseon 19:37.05 45 - Hector Mena - Wauseon 19:48.58 59 - Brenden Kost - Wauseon 20:30.43 62 - Derrick Kamp - Wauseon 20:43.50 69 - Connor Link - Montpelier 21:24.62

Varsity Girls Cross Country

Wauseon Lady Indians Take The Hudson Booster Invitational
HUDSON - The Wauseon Lady Indians dominated the field at the Hudson Booster Invitational on October 5. Led by the first place finish of Taylor Vernot, the Tribe placed all of their scoring runners in the top 15, propelling Wauseon to the championship of the Upper Division event with 48 team points. The following Wauseon finishes were recorded by place and time... 1-Wauseon-48 1- Taylor Vernot-19:08.4 8- Aneesa Volkman-20:27.2 12- Kylie Archibeque-20:42.6 13- Lindsey Archibeque-20:46.8 14-Seneca Wyse-20:53.5 20- Aleea Volkman-21:16.7 51- Megan Beck-22:38.1










BRANDEN TURNER NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Lead your golf team to two conference titles and consecutive D-IV Sectional Championships, and yeah... your picture belongs here.

LESLIE CLARK MONTPELIER HIGH SCHOOL Who holds the record for the most District appearances in Montpelier High School girls' golf history? This girl!!




Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The Hometown Huddle - Edon, Montpelier, North Central, Hilltop, Stryker, Fayette, Pettisville & Wauseon Sports Action - 9


Stryker Jamboree & The 2013 BBC Crown Taken By Pettisville

STRYKER - With Alexa Leppelmeier leading the way, the Pettisville Lady Blackbirds completed a sweep of the 2013 BBC Jamboree events to take the BBC crown on October 10. The Ladybirds win the Stryker Jamboree this day with 49 team points, outdistancing the second place Stryker Lady Panthers, and the third place Fayette Lady Eagles and their respective 60 and 70 point totals. Hilltop finished fourth with 83 points, with Edon taking fifth with 89 points, and North Central placing sixth with 133. The final conference standings for 2013 were mirrored by the finishes of the Stryker Jamboree listed above. The following finishes were recorded by place and time... 1 - Pettisville - 49 2 - Stryker - 60 3 - Fayette - 70 4 - Hilltop - 83 5 - Edon - 89 6 - North Central - 133 1 - Alexa Leppelmeier - P - 20:16 2 - Jill Stuckey - F - 21:08 3 - Madeleine Routhier - H - 21:52 4 - Elizabeth Miller - P - 21:52 5 - Cassi Trausch - E - 22:09 6 - Emilie Keiser - F - 22:15 7 - ShiAnna Whitman - S - 22:17 8 - Megan Graber - S - 22:24 9 - Lauren Garrett - H - 22:58 10 - Paige Speelman - S - 23:28 11 - Kari Oberlin - S - 23:31 12 - Taylor DAlelio - P - 23:38 13 - Krystine Davis - P - 23:56 14 - Bailey Funkhouser - H - 24:18 15 - Madelyn Maginn - F - 24:26 16 - Brenda Harrington - E - 24:43 17 - Baylee Gearhart - E - 24:44 18 - Liz Maginn - F - 24:54 19 - Jaelyn Rufenacht - P - 25:08 20 - Andrea Aeschliman - P - 25:10 21 - Taylor Harper - N - 25:12 22 - Sammantha Vassar - N - 25:18 23 - Hannah Herring - P - 25:20 24 - Gabrielle Paxton - S - 26:14 25 - Becky Tilley - P - 26:15 26 - Kaylie Brown - E - 27:26 27 - Brooke Schwartz - E - 27:42 28 - Makayla Bostater - E - 29:46 29 - Jessica Suboski - H - 30:20

Varsity Girls Soccer Action


Wauseon Lady Indians Close Out The Regular Season With A Win Over Delta
On a night that honored the team's seniors, the Indians girls soccer team ended their home season in great fashion with a 2-1 victory over the Delta Panthers. Katee Roberts, playing in her final home game, made it memorable as she connected on both of Wauseon's goals. The first, in the first half, was a powerful shot from her left wing position as it sailed to the right corner of the goal. Her second came in the second half from just outside the 18' box with a straight shot. "We're happy to get this win." Coach Kelsey Newman said. However hardfought, to end the regular season on a good note, especially with it doubling as our senior game. The girls played with the creativity and intensity we've always been capable of but haven't expressed in our recent games. We kept our composure despite Delta scoring first, and Katee Roberts scored 2 stellar goals to get the job done." The Indians' tournament run begins Tuesday, October 15 as they travel to Bryan for a game against Napoleon starting at 4 p.m. Congratulations to the Indians seniors who have put in 10 years of competitive soccer. They are: Brittany Wills, Katee Roberts, Sarah Mull, Stephanie Whitman Marin Schaffner, Samantha Macklin, Stacy Lane, Katie Spieles, Morgan Murry and Nichole Hammontree.

Wauseon Captures The 2013 NWOAL Girls Cross Country Championship

METAMORA - Going into the NWOAL girls cross country championship all eyes were on Liberty Center and for good reason. The Lady Tigers are rated #2 in the latest state poll amongst Division III teams. However, when all the scores were added up, the Wauseon Indians, ranked #16 in Division II, upset the Tigers to win the 2013 NWOAL Championship, 26-29, on October 12. Libertys Brittany Atkinson, as expected, won her third straight individual title with a time of 18:21.82 over Wauseons Taylor Vernot who ran second in 18:30.16. From there is where it got interesting. The next 11 runners were either from Liberty or Wauseon. The point total and victory depended on where each runner placed. Aneesa Volkman (3rd, 19:32.87), Seneca Wyse (6th, 20:03.70), Aleea Volkman (7th, 20:03.98), and Kylie Archibeque (8th, 20:04.42) all finished ahead of the next four Liberty Center runners. The Tigers had two others in the top five, Olivia Kundo (4th, 19:49.67) and Paige Chamberlain (5th, 20:00.85), but with Wyse, Aleea Volkman and Kylie Archibeque finishing ahead of the Liberty Center fourth runner, it gave Wauseon the narrow win. The Montpelier Lady Locomotives were also in the field, but competing at less than team strength. Lita Banks was the first across the line for Montpelier, finishing in 29th place with a time of 22:29.01. We were very happy to win the 2013 Cross Country NWOAL Championship, Coach Joe Allen said after the meet. The girls have been working very hard and it paid off in a big way for them. The team knew coming in that Liberty Center was the team to beat and we attacked the course from beginning to end to defeat the Liberty Center team by three. I was very impressed by our girls times. When you have 5 runners finish under 20:05 you know that you have had a good day. On top of that we had 8 girls in the top 21 which garnered them all-league honors. We are very excited to see what our team can do the next few weeks as they work to get to the State Meet. The following Wauseon and Montpelier finishes were recorded by place and time... 1 - Wauseon - 26 2 - Taylor Vernot - Wauseon - 18:30.16 3 - Aneesa Volkman - Wauseon 19:32.87 6 - Seneca Wyse - Wauseon - 20:03.70 7 - Aleea Volkman - Wauseon - 20:03.98 8 - Kylie Archibeque - Wauseon 20:04.42 13 - Megan Beck - Wauseon - 21:19.01 15 - Lindsey Archibeque - Wauseon 21:24.12 21 - Amanda Stutzman - Wauseon 21:46.50 25 - Danielle Saaf - Wauseon - 22:04.01 27 - Vasti Becerril - Wauseon - 22:14.22 29 - Lita Banks - Montpelier - 22:26.01 45 - Lela Slattman - Wauseon - 24:35.39 53 - Hannah Jenkins - Montpelier 26:06.22 57 - Haley Suffel - Montpelier - 26:53.12 58 - Samantha Horne - Wauseon 26:53.87 68 - Katlyn DeGroff - Wauseon 29:49.93 72 - Jessica Earle - Montpelier - 30:36.03

Wauseon Keeper, Katie Spieles, gets a save against the Delta Panthers as the Indians went on to win 2-1.

Natalie Koenig clears the ball away from the Wauseon goal during second half action.





Marin Schaffner played in her final home match with her fellow team mates.

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10 - "The Hometown Huddle - Edon, Montpelier, North Central, Hilltop, Stryker, Fayette, Pettisville & Wauseon Sports Action

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Boys Varsity Soccer

CONTINENTAL - The Pettisville Blackbirds closed out a disappointing 2013 regular season on the road in Continental on October 8. Unsympathetic to the ups and downs of the Blackbirds, the hometown Pirates

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Pettisville Blackbirds Waylaid By The Stryker Lady Panthers Fall At Archbold ARCHBOLD The Stryker Lady dropped the 1 set 25-5 and went down Continental Pirates On October 8th Panthers took on the Archbold Lady 25-19 in the 2 set to lose the match.
decided to add insult to injury, blanking Bluestreaks on October 7, falling in 2 the Birds by a 4-0 score. straight sets. The Lady Panthers Pettisville finished the regular season with a 4-12 mark. They will take on Swanton in the first round of the postseason Sectionals on October 17.

No pertinent stats were received for this match.

Wauseon Lady Indians Thump Fayette

25-15 and 25-8 win. No other stats pertinent to this game were received.

continued their struggles as they were soundly defeated by Bryan 11-1 to end their regular season. The "Tribe" have been 10 days without their regular Keeper, Kevin Moden, has been sidelined with a concussion. The stand ins Colin Ashbaugh and Alex Wenger took their lumps in this game. Ashbaugh received a concussion in the early going and had to be replace with Wenger, who despite doing the best he could do in a

Wauseon Indians Defeated By Golden Bears In Regular Season Action North Central Eighth Shuts Down Hilltop The Wauseon Indians boys soccer team position he had not played in a few years,
was to unsecure in the position and Bryan took advantage. "We took midfielder Alex Wenger and put him in goal," coach Scott Hoover said. "We had a number of chances to score but our midfielders had a hard time playing against Bryan's mids. Our Mid field play has been our weak spot all season. Next week in our sectional game we will get Kevin Moden back. And hopefully be more competitive."

WAUSEON - The Wauseon Lady Indians splattered the Fayette Lady Eagles on October 7, sweeping to a

WEST UNITY The North Central Lady Eagles shut down the Hilltop Cadets on the road on October 8, taking 2 straight sets. The Lady Eagles won

25-15 and 25-21. No pertinent stats are available for this match.

Lady Blackbirds Turn Back Edon At Home

PETTISVILLE The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds defeated Edon at home on October 8. The Lady Blackbirds won in 2 straight sets, coming out with the victory 25-23 and 25-14. The Lady Blackbirds stayed perfect in the BBC at 9-0 and moved to 10-4 on the season. No pertinent stats are available for this match.

Jr. High Boys Cross Country


Wauseon Knocks Off NWOAL Rival Bryan

BRYAN - The Wauseon eighth grade girls dropped Bryan in straight sets on October 8, 25-23 and 25-16. No other stats pertinent to this game were received.

Wauseon Jr. High Runs At The Hudson Invite

HUDSON - The Wauseon Indians junior high teams were in the mix at the October 5 running of the Hudson Booster Invitational. Neither the boys nor the girls had enough participants in the field to compete at team strength. The boys had three runners in the event, with Kyle Vernot leading the way with a 21st place finish. The following Wauseon boys finishes were recorded by place and time... 21- Kyle Vernot-12:52.7 64- Nolan Flint-14:29.7 124- Canidate Vickery-16:07.8

North Central Sweeps Out Pettisville

victory by the scores of 25-15, 25-15. No stats were made available for this match.

PETTISVILLE The North Central Lady Eagles put away Pettisville on the The girls had fewer participants in road on October 10, gaining the match the event than the boys, with Anna Koenig being first across the line for the Lady Indians. The following Wauseon girls finishes EDON The Stryker Lady Panthers were recorded by place and time... defeated The Lady Bombers of Edon in their gym on October 10. The Lady 83-Anna Koenig-16:44.38 Panthers won the 1st set 25-22 and 117-Maya Nikol Riley-19:01.86

Stryker Brooms Edon In The Hangar

picked up the match victory, coming out on top 25-20 No pertinent stats are available for this match.

Pettisville Boys Take The 2013 BBC Crown

STRYKER - Clayton Pheils of Fayette finished first at the October 10 Stryker BBC Jamboree, but Conner Wyse of Pettisville took second...and he had major backing. The Blackbirds placed all of their scoring runners in the top ten finishers to give Pettisville the win, the sweep of the three annual Jamborees, and the 2013 BBC Championship. North Central placed second at the Stryker event, with Fayette taking third. Edon came in fourth, while Stryker took the fifth spot, and the one-man show of Ben Routhier making up the Hilltop contingent placed sixth. The year end standings played out the same way that the teams finished the Stryker race. The following finishes were recorded by place and time... 1 - Pettisville - 32 2 - North Central - 63 3 - Fayette - 70 4 - Edon - 102 5 - Stryker - 125 6 - Hilltop - 145 1 - Clayton Pheils - F - 11:59 2 - Conner Wyse - P - 11:59 3 - Hunter Hodapp - E - 12:36 4 - Logan Rufenacht - P - 12:41 5 - Joe Galloway - N - 12:43 6 - Kody Rashley - F - 12:44 7 - Gavin Riegsecker - P - 12:57 8 - Zac Turner - N - 13:08 9 - Jaret Rychener - P - 13:14 10 - Evan Warner - P - 13:14 11 - Ben Routhier - H - 13:20 12 - Caleb Nolander - P - 13:29 13 - Cody Tomblin - N - 13:37 14 - Tony Stuckey - P - 13:37 15 - Cory Eicher - E - 13:46 16 - Logan Boetz - S - 13:50 17 - Trey Keefer - F - 13:53 18 - Skyler JoHantgen - N - 13:54 21 19 - Hunter Wilson - N - 13:57 22 20 - Tristin Sampson - S - 14:04 23 21 - Ryan France - N - 14:05 22 - Levi Seiler - F - 14:06 23 - Josh Wehrle - N - 14:14 24 - Grant Reinking - F - 14:20 25 - Logan Bloir - E - 14:29 26 - Keean Livensparger - N - 14:33 27 - Colt Roesti - F - 14:42 28 - Blake Sakos - N - 15:19 29 - Dru Walkowski - E - 16:06 30 - Chase Glock - S - 16:27 31 - Christian Renner - F - 16:29 32 - Porter Maginn - F - 17:29 33 - Andrew Miller - N - 17:39 34 - Cody Moser - S - 18:20 35 - Reece Hall - S - 18:56

North Central Plasters The Lady Panthers

PIONEER The North Central Lady Eagles defeated the Stryker Panthers in the BBC Tourney on October 12, taking down the Lady Panthers by the scores of 25-14 and 25-14. Stryker ended the season at 5-11. No pertinent stats are available for this match.

Pettisville Takes The BBC Championship

PETTISVILLE On October 12, The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds defeated Fayette and Hilltop to claim the BBC Tournament crown. Versus Fayette The Lady Blackbirds faced off with Fayette in their 1st match of the tournament, taking down the Lady Eagles 25-14 and 25-13. Versus Hilltop The Lady Blackbirds faced Hilltop in the final match of the day, coming out on top by the scores of 25-13 and 25-14. The Lady Cadets prevailed in 1 set, winning 27-25. No pertinent stats are available for these matches.

Pettisville 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball Teams Take Championship

Jr. High Girls Cross Country


2013 BBC Championship Belongs To Pettisville

STRYKER - Okay, there may be more than a few who feel that the Pettisville Lady Blackbirds winning of the 2013 BBC Crown was a foregone conclusion as they are the only school to sport a full team. While that may be the case, it must be noted that quantity seldom, if ever, equals quality. In 2013, the Ladybirds had both, and that was evident at the October 10 BBC Jamboree in Stryker. If runners finish low in the standings, it makes little difference if a full team is in the field or not. On this day, Pettisville placed four of their five scoring runners in the top five finishers, snapping up the prime low-point positions. That is the reason that the Ladybirds completed their sweep of the Jamboree series with a 23-point first place win. Hilltop placed second with 61 points, while Edon and North Central tied for third with 69 points. Stryker placed fifth with 79 points, and Fayette took sixth with 85. With the exception of Edon and North Central, the final standings in the 2013 BBC campaign played out exactly as they finished in the Stryker competition. When it came to the Lady Bombers, they edged out the North Central Lady Eagles for third place by a single point, 11-10. The following finishes were recorded by place and time... 1 - Pettisville - 23 2 - Hilltop - 61 3 (Tie) - Edon - 69 3 (Tie) - North Central - 69 4 - Stryker - 79 5 - Fayette - 85 1 - Elizabeth Sauder - P - 12:16 2 - Nichole Foor - P - 12:45 3 - Kamryn Hostetler - P - 13:13 4 - Landrey Brown - H - 14:10 5 - Sarah Herring - P - 14:21 6 - Kara Brown - H - 14:49 7 - Wendy Braun - E - 14:59 8 - Brooke Brown - N - 15:24 9 - Keyndal Hudson - S - 15:36 10 - Vada Lashaway - N - 16:06 11 - Candace Shaw - E - 17:13 12 - Gretchen Lee - P - 17:14 13 - Kendi Nofziger - P - 18:48 14 - Katie Hauter - P - 20:24 15 - Tressa Taylor - F - 24:53



7th Grade Volleyball


Wauseon Sevvies Give Fayette The Slip

WAUSEON - The Wauseon seventh grade girls defeated a stubborn Fayette Lady Eagles team on October 7, winning in three sets, 25-8, 20-25 and 25-15. No other stats pertinent to this game were received.



Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The Hometown Huddle - Edon, Montpelier, North Central, Hilltop, Stryker, Fayette, Pettisville & Wauseon Sports Action - 11

WEST UNITY The North Central Lady Eagles defeated the Hilltop Cadets on the road on October 8, taking 2 straight sets. The Lady Eagles won

The Fall 2013 Sports Season North Central Seventh Turns Back Hilltop Proving To Be A Record Breaking Season To Remember In Pettisville
26-24 and 25-8. No pertinent stats are available for this match.
BY: Tim Kays THE VILLAGE REPORTER These are heady times to be a Pettisville Blackbird, and that may well be the understatement of the year. 25-21 and 25-22. On October 7, the Pettisville Junior No other stats pertinent to this game High Soccer squad splattered Emmanuel were received. Christian to end the season with a 13-0 record. Three days later, all four Blackbird cross country teams took part in the third and final BBC Jamboree in Stryker. At 25-17. that event, every Pettisville unit, the No stats were made available for this Varsity boys and girls, as well as the match. junior high boys and girls, placed first to send all four BBC titles to Blackbird Country. The final tabulations were not even close. In each one of the Jamborees... Edon, Hilltop and Stryker, the Pettisville Blackbirds won every event in each locaThe win brought Pettisville to 11-4 overtion. A total of twelve possible outcomes... all and a perfect 10-0 in the BBC. with twelve Pettisville first place finishes. No pertinent stats are available for I couldnt be prouder of our kids and this match. their performances, said Pettisville Cross Country Coach, Tom Wagner. They made Pettisville and BBC history of being the first teams to sweep all four BBC crowns in the same year. All the kids pulled together for a fantastic team effort. Im also very proud of our senior leadership on both high school teams. There is more than just cross country in BBC high school fall sports...theres also volleyball. The Ladybirds of Pettisville have also done their part to add to the misery of the trophy case shelves that are going to be asked to hold up under the weight of all the new hardware. The Varsity squad closed out the season with an 18-4/10-0 record to win the BBC. Not to be outdone, the JV squad also went undefeated in conference play to win the BBC JV title. The junior high girls then got into the act, winning the seventh and eighth grade BBC volleyball championships as well. These with heart, said Eighth Grade Volleyball Coach, Jadea Wixom of the junior high and high school accomplishments this season. She added, Im not sure this has ever happened before, and will be difficult to top in years to come! All in all, there were eleven available BBC championships up for grabs at the start of the 2013 fall season. Of those eleven, eight are now in the hands of the Pettisville Blackbirds. It may be time for new trophy cases in the Pettisville School... or at least reinforced shelves. Congratulations to the Pettisville School District on a season to remember. Somewhere where mortal eyes cannot follow, Jack Frey is sporting a mile-wide smile.

Wauseon Girls Put The Kibosh On Bryan

BRYAN - The Wauseon seventh grade girls slammed the door on NWOAL rival Bryan in straight sets on October 8,

Lady Eagles Fall To Pettisville On The Road

PETTISVILLE The North Central Lady Eagles fell to a tough Lady Blackbird squad on October 10. The Lady Blackbirds prevailed 25-23 and

Pettisville Crushes Hilltop In Two Straight

PETTISVILLE The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds took care of the Lady Cadets from Hilltop on October 10 at home. The Lady Blackbirds won by the scores of 25-11 and 25-12 to take the match.

Jr. High Soccer News

PETTISVILLE - The Pettisville Jr. High soccer team upended Maumee Valley Country Day on October 7 by a score of 5-1. The win caps off a perfect 13-0 season for the Birds, completing the first undefeated season in junior high soccer history at Pettisville. Eli Grieser put the Birds on the scoreboard in the seventh minute. Four minutes later, Theary Eash pushed a pass to the middle of the box, and Detric Yoder placed a shot past the keeper for the second goal of the match. Peyton Miller finished up the first half, scoring with a nice shot from the right wing which

Pettisville Completes Record Setting Season

found its way inside the far post. The second half saw the Blackbirds strike for two moregoals. In the second minute, Landon Roth broke free in the middle and laced a shot to the left of the goalie. Soon after, Conner Wyse blasted a shot in from eight yards out. MVCD busted up the shutout by punching one shot past the Pettisville keeper late in the game. The 2013 Blackbirds were the most prolific scorers in Pettisville Junior High history. They burned the nets for 95 goals, while the defense was equally as dominant, racking up three shut outs and allowing only 17 goals on the 2013 campaign.

The Wauseon Lady Indians & The Paulding Lady Panthers Unite To Volley For Thane

Assorted Sports News


Edon High School Holds Annual Volley For The Cure Event
Edons Lady Bombers set off Breast Cancer Awareness Month when they hosted the Lady Cadets from Hilltop in a special Volley for the Cure regular-season match. Intended to promote breast cancer education and increase awareness of breast cancer among high school students, staff and the community, the event also helped raise funds for cancer research. Fans donned in pink Volley for the Cure 2013 ~ Pass.Set.Cure tee shirts came out in full support of the teams efforts. Through its 50/50 Raffle, free-will offering bake sale, auctions and tee shirt sales, the EHS volleyball team raised nearly one thousand dollars for the Northwest Ohio Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliate. Since 2006 when two friends collaborated to convert a regular season varsity volleyball match into a huge event promoting breast cancer awareness and fundraising, forty thousand Volley for the Cure players have raised nearly two million dollars in the fight against this terrible disease. In 2012 alone, more than two hundred fifty Ohio high schools participated in Volley for the Cure and raised over $300,000. Edon Lady Bombers is one of several pink Volley for the Cure teams across the State of Ohio taking part in this months seventh annual event.


HERO ... The Wauseon varsity volleyball team hoist the hero of the game. Thane Wooley is being held by seniors Faith Hicks and Lexi Lane. Other team members (to Thane's left) Kallie Strauss, Kierra Fountain, Sydney Bosell. To his right are Haley Chamberlain, Sariah Yackee and Amy Bosell. BY: BILL BRAY THE VILLAGE REPORTER PAULDING - Wauseon fell to the Lady Panthers of Paulding in three sets on October 8. The story of the night was not the game itself but the fact that the proceeds of the game went to Thane Wooley with his ongoing battle with cancer. Normally called Volley for the Cure, the team decided to change it up to Volley for Thane. Thanes older sister Emmalyn is on the Wauseon junior varsity team. In a conversation with Thanes mother, Rana, Mrs. Wooley very kindly updated their battles story. I am just overwhelmed, in a good way, of course, Mrs. Wooley began. But really these last couple months have been so hard for us. When he relapsed and I was alone with him in Washington DC, it was probably one of the worst moments of my life. I had to hold myself together and get him back home without letting him know there was a problem so I could get him home to his Daddy before he found out the bad news. Thane was very sad this time. The older he gets the more he understands, and that is difficult for us as parents. Then I had to try to find a doctor who would be willing to put him on another trial, or even had one to offer. The whole time being overwhelmed with researching all the medical terms that went along with each trial, comforting Thane, and worrying about problems with his left eye and left hand that the doctors could not find any cause of. We had him to all kinds of specialists and neuroophthalmologists trying to find out what was going on. When they ended up finding a tumor on his spine and said he was days away from paralysis, I was utterly amazed at how fast the doctors went into action to come up with a plan to save mobility in his arm. Then my father passed away unexpectedly and my brother and sisters and I had all kinds of plans we needed to put together for his funeral...all while Thane was receiving both chemo and radiation at the same time and I was driving to Toledo every single day, including the weekends. So what I am trying to say, she continued, take all the negative of all that and think about the positive that would have to outweigh that, and THAT is exactly what our community has done for us!! They not only relieved the stress of all that bad news, but went above and beyond to give us strength, hope, and more love than we could possibly ever dreamed of! Every time he relapses, no matter how prepared we are, it feels like the first time all over again It is different fears each time, new things to learn, and an older, more mature child to explain things to. Also, always the education decisions to make for what is best for his well-being and to try to continue to treat him like a normal child. We could NOT have done this for so long without the help of one INCREDIBLE community. Thane would not be here today without being able to put him on all these studies and trials and to get all the help he needs medically. Brian tries to work 7 days a week most weeks, not only to make up for my lost income, because there is no way I can hold a job with taking care of Thane being a full time job in itself, but also to try to pay the additional medical costs that never seem to end. Rana added, I feel like most people would take the attitude that someone else is helping us or that this has gone on for so long that they would forget about us. But, there are ALWAYS people thinking of us and praying for us and willing to step up and help. I couldnt believe people I hardly know approached the coach and said they wanted to do this for Thane. Its like they are urging us to keep going and never, ever give up. Just keep pushing along and they will all be there to support us. I cant even say what that means to us! Our life is SO positive despite all the negative that keeps happening. Our community gives us the strength that we dont have ourselves. Thane will keep battling as long as we can keep him positive and focused on the goal. We couldnt do that without all the love and caring from so many wonderful people. I dont even know how to thank them for all they have done. It means the world to us! Cancer isnt just about the disease, its about ignoring all odds and finding good in the bad and soaring above all obstacles and choosing to be happy when you are surrounded by sad. Its about overcoming and we can all do that together!!


TOP WINNERS In addition to their baked goods and tee shirts sales, Edons volleyball team held an auction and 50/50 Raffle as part of its 2013 Volley for the Cure fundraising efforts. With a successful bid of four hundred dollars, Gary and Susie Manahan and family won the varsity girls autographed volleyball (which included granddaughter Kaitlyn Manahans signature); Kristen Hug won the 50/50 Raffle and graciously donated back her one hundred nine-dollar winnings while Sam Steffes won the beautifully decorated Pretty in Pink cake (donated by Cheryl and Kristina Coburn) with a top bid of fifty-dollars. Funds generated by Edons Volley for the Cure event will be forwarded to the Northwest Ohio Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliate.


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Wauseon Midget Football To Host "Night Under The Lights"

The Wauseon Midget Football Association is finishing it's 14th year of coaching and inspiring young men in the 5th and 6th grades. They will be hosting a "night under the lights" football game on Sat., Oct., 19 at 7 and 8:15 pm at Harmon Field. This is a free event. The public is invited to cheer on these young men who have worked very hard all season.


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