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Archbold 7th Grade Volleyball


The Archbold seventh grade volleyball team defeated Liberty Center 25-18, 22- 25, 25-18 in the first round of tournament, Saturday, Oct. 13. “I was impressed with how the girls responded to the pressure of the tournament,” said Coricia Meyer, coach. “Taylor Coressel rallied the team from behind in game three with her outstanding serving performance, serving 13 points in a row.”

Points won on serves: Coressel 28; Kenzie Yoder 10; Hanna Allison, Ashley Panning, Rachel Brader, Darian Oberlin, 2 each; Mariah Short 1.

The Streaks beat Evergreen in the second round 25-18, 21-25, 26-24. “We always seem to play tight games with Evergreen, and this one was no exception,” said Meyer. “After dropping the second game we put together a strong performance to advance to the championship game.”

Points won on serves: Coressel, Yoder 10 each; Jenny Lehman 6; Allison, M. Short, 4 each; Rachel Brader, Oberlin, 2 each.

Archbold (14-5) won the tournament with a 25-9, 25-14 victory over Napoleon. “In the championship we seemed to put it all together and dominated Napoleon, the number one seed,” said Meyer. “Kenzie Yoder led a total team effort, earning seven points on serves in each game.” Points won on serves: Yoder 14; M. Short, Allison, 6 each; Lehman 4; Coressel 3; Oberlin 2; Brader 1.

“After getting off to a rocky start of 2-4, I was extremely happy with how the girls pulled together,” said Meyer. “We were able to win the last 11 games of the season by making significant improvements in our volleyball skills and teamwork. I was very proud of the progress the girls made this year.” Archbold 7th Grade Football

The Archbold seventh grade football team concluded its season with a 32-8 win over Delta, raising its record to 3-4. The Blue Streak scoring began with three Dylan Lantz touchdown runs of 37, 45, and 42 yards. Outstanding blocking from the line came from Adam Steider, Levi Gerig, Zac Zimmerman, Josiah McQuillin, Alec Dohm, and Tyson Lersch.

The Streaks continued with their scoring as quarterback Tyson Dietrich connected with Taylor Price on a 57-yard pass. The final score had Darin Sauder run a fullback trap 48 yards. A huge hole was created by the blocking of C.J. Gladieux, Dohm, Eli Hammersmith, Anthony Covarrubias, and Josh Stanford. The two-point conversion was successful as quarterback Stuart Wyse ran in on a keeper.

Defensively, the Blue Streaks forced two turnovers. Kyle Wesche intercepted a pass as the Delta quarterback was nearly sacked by Hammersmith and Michael Walker recovered a Panther fumble.

Mike Kennedy, coach, said, “I feel that we have made some great strides this year. Running the spread offense, similar to the high school, has presented a challenge, and our players have reacted in a way that makes them look very promising for the future.”

Other members of the team: Zach Short, Justin Arce, Ben Eggers, Josh Coffey, Bryce Tinsman, and Gavin Certeza.


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