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Jr. High Sports Digest




Archbold Cross Country

The Archbold junior high cross country teams had a tri-meet with Napoleon and St. Paul, Tuesday, Sept. 9. The Archbold boys team won with a score of 24. Napoleon was second with 46. St. Paul had 56. Scoring for Archbold were Zeb Frank, Alex Hurst, Seth Yoder, Ben Eggers and Ryan King.

In the girls race St. Paul won with 24 points. Napoleon was second with 33; Archbold had 67. Scoring were Caroline Vonier, Pamela Steider, McKayla Ripke, Moriah Rosales, and Audrey Lambright.

Archbold 8th Grade Football

The Archbold eighth grade team came away on the short end of a lopsided 30-8 loss in the first contest of the season. Although playing well, the Streaks could not muster what was needed to beat visiting Napoleon.

On the first possession of the game the Streaks went three-and-out. Napoleon mounted a strong running game and marched down the field to score just before the end of the first quarter. With the point after touchdown, the Wildcats led 8-0.

Archbold’s second possession did not last very long. Quarterback Tyson Dietrich handed off to Dylan Lantz off the right side of the line, and Lantz raced 65 yards for the touchdown. The one-play TD drive was made possible by key blocks at the line by tackle CJ Gladieux and guard Jacob Risinger. The PAT tied the score at 8.

The teams battled back and forth in the second quarter. Napoleon’s next drive took it to the midfield area, where Dietrich and Josh Coffey converged on the ball carrier. The ball was knocked loose and Coffey gave the Streaks life. Archbold was unable to move the ball, though, and punted.

With little time left before halftime, Napoleon mixed the pass and run to march into the end zone on the final play of the first half. The PAT was good, and Napoleon led 16-8.

Napoleon had the first possession of the second half and marched down the field for its third touchdown. The Wildcats were in command 24-8.

The Streaks were inside the 5-yard line on their next drive, but were unable to punch it into the end zone. Napoleon took over on downs and scored its fourth and final TD. The extra point was not good for a 30-8 final.

Overall the Streaks played well, especially on the offensive line. “With more hard work and concentration, we can become a good football team. But it takes every player, every play, for that to happen,” said Ryan Holdgreve, coach.

Archbold hosts Montpelier at Spengler Field, Thursday, Sept. 18.

Archbold 8th Grade Volleyball

The Archbold eighth grade volleyball team defeated Swanton 15-25, 25-16, 25-23, Tuesday, Sept. 9. “Tressa Parsley had an outstanding match,” said Dina Gladieux, coach.

“She served well and she did a nice job passing and attacking the ball. Tatum Smith also had a good night on the net and in serving.”

Points won on serves: Taylor Coressel 12, Parsley 13, Smith 10, Hanna Allison 4, Maddie Short 5, Darian Oberlin 1, Jenny Lehman 9, Kenzie Yoder 11.

The Streaks defeated Napoleon St. Paul 25-16, 15-25, 25-23, Wednesday, Sept. 10. “This was a nice victory because last year the girls lost to St. Paul,” said Gladieux. “I feel that the girls are finally learning their positions and starting to work together smoothly.

“It was nice to see Kenzie Yoder come on with the serve that she ended with last season.

“Tatum Smith and Taylor Coressel also added to the serving with their consistent and aggressive serves.”

Points won on serves: Coressel 15, Mariah Short 1, Parsley 8, Smith 14, Maddie Short 7, Oberlin 1, Lehman 8, Yoder 10, Brooke Boulton 1.

Archbold improved to 4-1 with a 25-14, 25-18 defeat of Patrick Henry, Thursday, Sept. 11. “Wow! This was a fun match to watch,” said Gladieux. “The girls worked well together.

“Ashley Panning stepped up and served very well, along with Mariah Short and Kenzie Yoder. Tatum Smith had a nice block against one of PH’s two very tall middle hitters.”

Points won on serves: Coressel 7, Mariah Short 8, Parsley 3, Panning 11, Lehman 3, Yoder 14, Boulton 4.

Archbold 7th Grade Football

The Archbold seventh grade football team opened its season with a loss 14-0 to Napoleon. The first quarter saw the Blue Streaks hold the Wildcats scoreless behind strong defensive play from Micah Bernath, Micah Garcia, Lee Klinger, Preston Klopfenstein, Zach Schooner, Gilbert Urbina, Evan Wyse, and Koltin Zimmerman.

Offensively, the Streaks moved the ball on passes from quarterback Tyson Schnitkey and runs from Garcia. Forest Stuckey was the recipient of a fine 9- yard catch. The score at halftime was 6-0.

Evan Wyse took his turn at quarterback in the third quarter. The offense moved the ball inside the 5-yard line with runs by Garcia and Wyse, but was unable to score.

In the fourth quarter, Jacob Reyes recovered a fumble caused by Jase Grosjean and Quinton Ranzau, who broke up a Napoleon pass attempt with good coverage.

“I was happy to see us come out and play as hard as we did. Our effort and determination showed during the contest. If we continue to improve we will have a good football team,” said Mike Kennedy, coach.

The Blue Streaks’ next game is Saturday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. when they host Bryan. The game scheduled for Sept. 18 with Montpelier was cancelled.

Archbold Cross Country Delta Invitational Boys Archbold 68, Anthony Wayne 94, Tinora 101, Columbus Grove 127, Delta 132, Fayette 140, Wauseon 153, Fairview 166, Defiance 211, DeVeaux 217, Swanton 303

1. Sam Lehman (T), 11 minutes, 35.2 seconds; 8. Zeb Frank (A) 12:27.6; 10. Alex Hurst (A) 12:31.7; 14. Ben Eggers (A) 12:53.2; 16. Seth Yoder (A) 12:59.6; 24. Ryan King (A) 13:13.3; 36. Nathan Wachtmann (A) 13:53.1; 51. Devin Shannon (A) 14:42.8; 57. Zach Short (A) 15:03.2; 67. Caleb Wyse (A) 15:28.1; 76. Chandler Wyse (A) 15:41.6; 83. Aaron Schmucker (A) 15:54.5; 88. Mason Gericke (A) 16:03.9; 89. Jared Dominique (A) 16:14.9; 109. Brayton Roth (A) 19:53.7.

Girls Anthony Wayne 48, Deveaux 75, Wauseon 79, Liberty Center 102, Swanton 130, Columbus Grove 155, Defiance 159, Delta 162, Archbold 248, Evergreen 262

1. Tori Hassen (AW) 13:13.2; 33. Caroline Vonier (A) 15:58.4; 82. McKayla Ripke (A) 20:01.6; 85, Pamela Steider (A) 20:22.0; 86. Audrey Lambright (A) 20:31.7; 90. Moriah Rosales (A) 21:31.3.


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