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Jr. High Sports Digest



Pettisville Cross Country

Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 14

Girls

Van Wert 87, Lincolnview 113, Pettisville 117, Bluffton 128, Lima Central Catholic 172, Piqua 174, Ottoville 177, St. Henry 180, Kenton 183, St. Marys Memorial 213, Napoleon 222, St. Paul Lutheran 258, Tinora 280

2. Elizabeth Sauder 12:44; 3. Kamryn Hostetler 12:44; 7. Nichole Foor 13:09; 36. Sarah Herring 14:16; 138. Gretchen Lee 18:55; 141. Kendi Nofziger 19:31; 146. Katie Hauter 20:09.

Boys

Lincolnview 67, Van Wert 73, St. Henry 91, Pettisville 122, Fairview 136, Piqua 217, North Central 230, Kalida 239, Paulding 258, Tinora 264, Spencerville 271, Napoleon 289, Hicksville 314, Elida 322, Columbus Grove 369, Lima Central Catholic 420, New Knoxville 441

4. Conner Wyse 11:26; 17. Logan Rufenacht 12:27; 24. Gavin Riegsecker 12:40; 44. Jaret Rychener 13:04; 57. Caleb Nolander 13:22; 105. Evan Warner 14:30; 108. Tony Stuckey 14:32.

Pettisville 7th Grade Volleyball

Evergreen def. Pettisville 25-13, 25-18, Monday, Sept. 9.

Pettisville (2-2, 2-0 BBC) def. Fayette 25-22, 25-8, Thursday, Sept. 12.

Pettisville 8th Grade Volleyball

Evergreen def. Pettisville 25-23, 25-16, Monday, Sept. 9.

Pettisville (1-3, 1-1 BBC) def. Fayette 25-10, 25-10, Thursday, Sept. 12.

Pettisville Soccer

After a long break for the county fair, the Blackbirds returned to the pitch, Monday Sept. 9. Facing off against visiting Trinity Lutheran, the Birds lit up the nets for seven first-half goals and a 10-1 victory.

Peyton Miller, Justin Rupp and Theary Eash each scored their first goals of the season. Other tallies were recorded by Detric Yoder (4), Conner Wyse, Landon Roth, and Eli Grieser. Assists were issued to Yoder, Wyse, Roth, Grieser, Elias Rash and Garrett Young.

Lenawee Christian visited Pettisville, Tuesday, Sept. 10. Lenawee generally fields a strong team, and this year was no exception. Early in the first half the Birds were down 2-0 following a penalty kick goal and a breakaway shot, which was lined past a diving Justin Rupp.

Trailing for the first time this year, the Birds battled their way back. Kamryn Hostetler scored on a volley off a cross from Grieser. Hostetler then pushed a pass to Roth, who beat the keeper to tie the game.

Lenawee scored on a second PK of the period and entered halftime with a 3-2 lead.

An energized Pettisville team (4-0) entered the second half and quickly took charge. Yoder scored an unassisted goal. Several minutes later the Birds were awarded a PK, which Roth pounded in to the left of the keeper for a 4-3 lead. Yoder added two goals and the defense stayed strong, blanking the strong Lenawee squad in the second period for a 6-3 victory.

Archbold 8th Grade Football

Archbold traveled to Bryan, Thursday, Sept. 5, for its season opener, and brought home a 28-20 loss.

Bryan had possession to start and after a couple of gains, fumbled the ball. Trevor Short pounced on the loose ball.

Archbold went to work with short passes, as quarterback Bryce Williams completed passes to Sam Petersen and Nic Rodriguez. Williams then threw a long pass to Ryan Trevino, who raced for a 22-yard gain to the 3-yard line. On a broken play, Williams picked up the loose ball and ran in for the touchdown. Williams connected with Rodriguez for the two-point conversion and Archbold led 8-0.

The Bears came right back and with the advantage of a long run, made the score 8-6. Archbold’s next possession resulted in a lost fumble, and again, Bryan scored quickly on a long run to lead 12-8.

Neither team moved the ball much in the second quarter.

After Bryan scored again, raising its lead to 18-8, the Bears scored again one play into the fourth quarter for a 26-8 lead.

Archbold took over and started moving the ball. Williams scrambled away from the rush and threw long to Rodriguez, who was tackled on the 3. Williams connected with Trevino for a three-yard touchdown, but Archbold missed the extra points try and trailed 26-14.

The defense stopped the Bears on three plays, setting up a great punt return by Rodriguez. Key blocks were made by Gavin Grime, Trevor Short and Camden Miller to spring Rodriguez 38 yards to Bryan’s 22. A penalty moved the ball to the 11, and Williams connected with Sam Petersen for the touchdown. After missing the point-after-touchdown, Archbold was down 26-20.

After Archbold’s defense held again, Bryan boomed a 58-yard punt that rolled dead on the 2. The first snap was over the quarterback’s head and Bryan gained the safety, making the score 28-20.

Archbold’s last gasp started after the defense held Bryan. The Streaks moved the ball 25 yards to the Bryan 40, but weren’t able to score again.



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