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Jr. High Sports Digest



Pettisville 8th Grade Volleyball

Archbold def. Pettisville 25-22, 25- 20, Monday, Oct. 1.

Pettisville def. Fayette 25-17, 21- 25, 25-16, Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Pettisville (8-5, 5-3 BBC) def. North Central 25-13, 25-18, Thursday, Oct. 4.

Pettisville 7th Grade Volleyball

Archbold def. Pettisville 25-20, 26- 28, 25-18, Monday, Oct. 1.

Pettisville (5-7, 4-3 BBC) def. Fayette 25-11, 25-17, Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Archbold Cross Country

Antwerp Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 6

Girls

Ayersville 39, Fairview 48, Archbold 56, Blackhawk Christian 78, Edgerton 118

5. Emily Roth 14:02; 10. Brooke Kohler 14:43; 17. Sydney Cobb 15:18; 18. Maura Riley 15:23; 27. Rosalyn Flores 16:22; 32. Caitlin Flickinger 16:38; 39. Isabel Krieger 18:10.

Boys

Ottoville 49, Blackhawk Christian 58, Archbold 72, Wayne Trace 86, Fairview 91, Antwerp 128, Edgerton 214

1. Logan Garrow 11:21; 14. Eli Miller 12:47; 16. Michael Short 12:54; 27. Lucas Yoder 13:25; 32. Denver Beck 13:36; 33. Adam Kinsman 13:37; 35. Luke McQuade 13:42; 37. Lucas Rupp 13:45; 39. Gavin Grime 14:02; 58. Kendall Lovejoy 17:37; 59. Eli Wyse 19:12.

Pettisville Cross Country

BBC Jamboree, Tuesday, Oct. 2

Girls

Pettisville 18, Fayette 71, Hilltop 76, Stryker 89, North Central 92, Edon 102

1. Alexa Leppelmeier 11:55; 2. Elizabeth Sauder 12:08; 4. Kamryn Hostetler 12:52; 5. Nichole Foor 13:05; 6. Sarah Herring 13:05; 7. Krystine Davis 13:46; 18. Kendi Nofziger 17:32; 19. Katie Hauter 18:26.

Boys

Fayette 30, Pettisville 51, North Central 51, Stryker 119, Edon 121, Hilltop 138

1. Aaron Bontrager 10:59; 12. Jaret Rychener 12:30; 13. Gavin Riegsecker 12:31; 19. Noah Rocha 13:18; 27. Deven Girdham 14:06; 29. Seth Brakefield 14:11; 40. Evan Warner 15:10.

Archbold 7th Grade Football

After shutting out Swanton 16- 0, Thursday, Sept. 20, the Streaks remained unbeaten as they topped a very good Montpelier team 22-6, Thursday, Sept. 27.

With a record of 4-0, the Blue Streaks scored first as Bryce Williams connected with Nick Rodriguez from 12 yards out for a 6-0 halftime advantage.

Williams sneaked the ball in from 1 yard out for Archbold’s second score. The two-point conversion was successful as Williams pitched the ball to Sam Petersen to widen the lead to 14-0.

Archbold’s next score came as Petersen ran around left end on a jet sweep from 8 yards out. Good blocking came from Brandon Miller, Ben Zimmerman, Logan Roth, Cash Gericke, Brian Ball, and Anthony Gonzalez. The two-point conversion was successful again as Petersen ran in a pitch from Williams for the 22-6 final.

Defensively, Zimmerman and Nebel Welch recovered fumbles. Gericke, Ball, and Roth recorded quarterback sacks.

The Streaks improved to 5-0 with a 42-28 victory at Delta, Thursday, Oct. 4. Archbold scored its first of four first-quarter touchdowns on the third play of the game. Williams faked the jet sweep and kept it himself for a 54-yard TD run. Williams hit S. Petersen for the 2-point conversion pass and an 8-0 lead.

Delta fumbled on its first play and Roth recovered for the Blue and Gold. Williams received great protection from Gonzalez, Ball, Miller, and Roth, which enabled him to find Ryan Trevino on a post move and a 45-yard TD reception for a 14-0 lead.

The Panthers again fumbled on the first play and Shane Bechtel recovered. After a couple of running plays, Williams found tight end Gericke alone over the middle for a 49-yard catch and run. Before Delta gained even 1 yard, the Streaks led 20-0.

Delta managed to move the chains for a couple of first downs on its third series of the first quarter. However, they again put the ball on the ground, and it was scooped up by Petersen. A few plays later Petersen took the option pitch and crossed the goal line, then added the 2-point conversion on the same play for a 28-0 cushion.

Delta cut the lead to 28-14 with around 2:30 before halftime. The Streaks moved downfield and took their final time-out with the ball on Delta’s 1-yard line. Williams called his favorite play, the option, and this time chose to keep it, scoring with 0:00 on the clock for a 34-14 lead.

The Panthers had the ball to start the second half. Their tailback burst through the Archbold defense for a long touchdown run, cutting the lead to 34-20. The defenses made stops on the next few possessions, and the score remained 34-20 entering the final period.

Archbold put the game away on a fourth-and-one. Williams tried to get the first down by way of the quarterback sneak, but broke the first tackle and ran down the middle of the field for a 38-yard touchdown to make it 42-20. Delta added one more TD for the 42-28 final.

Archbold’s defense had solid contributions from Connor Hagans, Gericke, Rodriguez, Welch, and Kaiden Bedsole (fumble recovery).

Archbold 8th Grade Volleyball

Archbold def. Hilltop 27-25, 25- 10, Monday, Sept. 24. Kills: Morgan Miller 4; Alyssa Ziegler, Malinda Lugbill, 3 each. Assists: Miller 4; Ziegler, Jillian Schweitzer, 2 each. Aces: Schweitzer, Miller, Sydney Baynes 1 each.

Archbold def. Liberty Center 25- 15, 25-15, Tuesday, Sept 25. Aces: Schweitzer 4; Kylie Yocco 2; Ziegler, Delanie Driver, 1 each.

Evergreen def. Archbold 22-25, 13-25, Thursday, Sept. 27. “This was a hard-fought match,” said Dina Gladieux, AHS coach. “It seemed that we were always playing defense and not able to capitalize on our hitting offense.

“This is something that we have been working on in practice so we are better prepared the next time we meet up with this team.”

Archbold def. Pettisville 25-22, 25-20, Monday, Oct. 1. “This was a great match for us to work on our serve receive,” said Gladieux. “Pettisville had a player with a very good floater serve, which we have not encountered this year. The girls had to learn to move quickly since the ball was moving all over as it was floating through the air.”

Points scored: Schweitzer, 15 including one ace. Other aces: Baynes, Savannah Short, Driver, 1 each. Kills: Peyton Dickman 2; Miller 1. Assist: Ziegler 2; Schweitzer 1.

Archbold def. Delta 14-25, 25- 8, 25-9, Tuesday, Oct. 2. “Serving determined the outcome of this match,” said Gladieux. “In game 2, Sydney Baynes scored 12 points (one of which was an ace) and in game three, Alyssa Ziegler served for 12 points (two of which were aces).” Kills: Schweitzer, Ziegler, 2 each. Single block kills: Miller 2, Ziegler 1.

Archbold (13-3) def. Bryan 25-19, 25-23, Thursday, Oct. 4. In game 1 Driver served for 9 points; in game 2, Lugbill served for 8 points (one of which was an ace). Kills: Ziegler 3, Baynes 1. Assists: Miller 2; Ziegler, Dickman, 1 each.

The tournament has been changed from a two-day tourney to three, Oct. 13, 16, 18. Teams play one match each day and move on only when they win. The 8th grade tournament is at Evergreen; the 7th grade is at Delta Middle School. The championship matches for both grades is at Evergreen, Thursday, Oct. 18.

Pettisville Soccer

The Birds traveled to Lenawee Christian for their ninth match of the season, Monday, Oct. 1. Although Pettisville was down 1-0 at halftime, it could have easily been 2-0, but goalie Nate Hartzler saved a penalty kick midway through the first period.

Less then five minutes into the second half, Garrett Young brought the ball up the left side and place a nice pass to Landon Roth, whose low shot found the back of the net under a diving keeper. Lenawee converted its second penalty kick attempt of the night and the Birds were unable to score the equalizer, suffering a 2-1 defeat.

The Birds were defeated 2-0 by Emmanuel Christian, Thursday, Oct. 4. They had split the previous two meetings. James Eicher did a fine job of containing their main scorer; however, the Birds (4-4-2) weren’t able to capitalize on several good scoring opportunities.

Pettisville Cross Country

Fostoria Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 6

Girls

Pettisville won the 18-team invitational with 47 points. Mohawk was second with 74, and Woodmore was third with 76.

1. Alexa Leppelmeier 12:41; 2. Elizabeth Sauder 12:46; 6. Kamryn Hostetler 13:16; 20. Nichole Foor 13:54; 25. Sarah Herring 14:09; 47. Krystine Davis 14:45; 141. Gretchen Lee 17:33; 161. Kendi Nofziger 18:27.

Boys

Pettisville finished eighth in the 28-team meet with 253 points. Napoleon won with 71; Seneca East was second with 90, and Hopewell- Loudon was third with 144.

1. Aaron Bontrager 11:30; 39. Jaret Rychener 13:13; 45. Gavin Riegsecker 13:19; 99. Noah Rocha 14:03; 109. Deven Girdham 14:15; 169. Seth Brakefield 15:20; 189. Evan Warner 15:48.

Archbold Cross Country

Hudson (Mich.) Invitational, Thursday, Oct. 4

Girls

Wauseon won with 45 points. Bryan was second with 54, Leslie was third with 73. Archbold was fifth with 102.

20. Emily Roth 13:55; 27. Brooke Kohler 14:17; 28. Melayna Stuckey 14:19; 37. Maura Riley 15:02; 69. Caitlin Flickinger 16:18; 76. Rosalyn Flores 16:50; 78. Sydney Cobb 17:05; 101. Isabel Krieger 19:45.

Boys

Legg won with 45 points. Bryan was second with 47, and Archbold was third with 66. Fourteen teams participated.

1. Logan Garrow 11:35; 18. Eli Miller 12:40; 24. Michael Short 12:54; 31. Lucas Yoder 13:13; 41. Adam Kinsman 13:36; 43. Denver Beck 13:41; 44. Luke McQuade 13:41; 56. Lucas Rupp 14:34; 94. Ryan Gallup 16:23; 108. Kendall Lovejoy 17:39; 110. Eli Wyse 18:06.



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