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Jr. High Sports Digest

Archbold 7th Grade Volleyball

The Archbold seventh grade volleyball team opened its season, Thursday, Aug. 28, with a 25-8, 25-9 defeat of Fairview. “I thought we played very well as a whole,” said Coricia Meyer, coach.

Points won on serves: Desi Newman 12, Becca Gerig 15, Jessie Walker 1, Paige Peterson 9, Taylor Dickman 2.

Archbold beat Wauseon 25-17, 25- 27, 25-22, Thursday, Sept. 4. “We were down a player whose leadership we missed, but the girls pulled through it and got a solid victory,” said Meyer.

Points won on serves: Newman 8, Walker 10, Bailey Short 12, Peterson 7, Dickman 1, Kayla Leaser 2, Courtney Rocha 1.

The Streaks improved to 3-0 with a 25-2, 25-16 victory at Swanton, Tuesday, Sept. 9. “We served very well and it only took two servers, Desi Newman with 16 in a row, and Kayla Leaser with eight, to get through the first game,” said Meyer. “This is an impressive feat for any seventh grade team.”

Points won on serves: Newman 16, Gerig 5, Walker 1, Leaser 13, Rocha 3.

Archbold hosted St. Paul, Wednesday, Sept. 10, and won 25-9, 25-15. “The girls are really beginning to gel as a team,” said Meyer. “We need to continue to work on our communication, but overall it was a nice win.”

Points won on serves: Newman 10, Gerig 8, Walker 1, Peterson 5, Dickman 2, Leaser 1, Rocha 1.

The Streaks defeated Patrick Henry 25-15, 25-16, Thursday, Sept. 11. “Serving continues to be our strong point,” said the coach. “Bailey Short scored 14 points for us on serve between the two games. We need to clean up our transitions on and off the net.”

Points won on serves: Newman 3, Gerig 8, Walker 1, Short 14, Peterson 1, Leaser 4, Rocha 1.

The Blue and Gold beat Napoleon 25- 18, 25-22, Tuesday, Sept. 16. “Napoleon was a very disciplined team, and it was good for the girls to face a team that attacked them a little,” said Meyer. “They stood strong, and I was impressed with their composure. Becca Gerig is turning into a great floor leader.”

Points won on serves: Newman 14, Gerig 4, Walker 7, Short 1, Peterson 5.

Archbold upped its undefeated record to 7-0 with a 25-4, 25-19 win over Montpelier, Thursday, Sept. 18. “There weren’t many opportunities to attack in this match, but we kept our patience and made the most of our opportunities,” said Meyer.

Points won on serves: Newman 13, Gerig 5, Walker 1, Short 6, Peterson 9, Rocha 2.

Archbold 8th Grade Volleyball

The Archbold eighth grade volleyball team defeated Hilltop 25-22, 19-25, 26-24, Monday, Sept. 22. “This was a confidence-builder for the team,” said Dina Gladieux, coach. “Hilltop did a nice job of serving deep and sending all of their free balls into the deep corners.

“It took us a while to realize how important communication is in a match like that. They pulled it together and won a very close match. We have been working on defensive coverage, so it was nice to end the match with a nicely executed double block by Taylor Coressel and Tressa Parsley.”

The Streaks defeated Liberty Center on the road 25-17, 25-15, Tuesday, Sept. 23. “Taylor had an outstanding serving game,” said Gladieux. “Brooke Boulton also served well in game two.”

Archbold (7-3) ended the week with a 17-25, 25-21, 21-25 loss to Evergreen. “Wow! Talk about two equally-matched teams,” said Gladieux. “We had down spurts where we forgot to communicate, and it took too long to recover from those.

“Both teams ran a pass-set-attack offense. It was nice to have Rachel Brader begin attacking the ball with more force. Kenzie Yoder and Tatum Smith did a nice job serving, along with Hanna Allison.

“So many times we highlight the hitters, but we often forget the setters who chase down the balls and then set for the attack. Jenny Lehman and Taylor (Coressel) do a great job setting up the attacks. I hope we get the opportunity for a rematch during tournament. It will be a good match.”

Archbold Cross Country

The Archbold junior high cross country teams competed at the Napoleon Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 27. The girls team finished 12th. The top finisher for Archbold was Caroline Vonier, who finished 68th.

Out of 12 teams Archbold won the boys race with a score of 54 points. Bowling Green was second with 73, and Perrysburg was third with 104. The top runners for Archbold were Zeb Frank, Alex Hurst, Seth Yoder, Ben Eggers, and Ryan King.

Archbold was also well represented in the fifth/sixth grade race. Levi Wyse won the boys race and Matthew Kinsman finished second. Alicia Hernandez finished third and Cassi Wyse was fourth in the girls race.

Pettisville Cross Country Edgerton Invitational Girls Hicksville 37, Edgerton 64, Lincolnview 65, Pettisville 68, Wayne Trace 108, Patrick Henry 135. Also participating: Ayersville, Edon, Fayette, Hilltop, Holgate, Liberty Center, Montpelier, North Central, Stryker, Tinora

4. Lauren Hostetler (P), 13 minutes, 17 seconds; 9. Taylor D’Alelio (P) 13:41; 19. Amber Loar (P) 14:38; 29. Taylor Schnitkey (P) 15:53; 34. Annie Eicher (P) 15:54; 39. Brittany Hamilton (P) 16:26; 41. Katelyn Nofziger (P) 16:40; 51. Kelly Matthews (P) 24:05.

Boys Stryker 38, Pettisville 71, Tinora 73, Fayette 96, Lincolnview 97, Edgerton 149, Wayne Trace 187. Also participating: Ayersville, Edon, Hicksville, Hilltop, Holgate, Liberty Center, Montpelier, North Central, Patrick Henry

3. Tanner Rufenacht (P) 11:34; 20. Seth Hernandez (P) 12:46; 21. Dan Sauder (P) 12:49; 22. Dominic Frey (P) 12:50; 25. Chris Waidelich (P) 13:00; 35. Justen Douglass (P) 13:35; 42. Jonathon Rufenacht (P) 13:51; 67. Josiah Hoops (P) 17:30.

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