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Monday, September 10th, 2007

Busy weekend for area CC runners

By Daily Standard Staff
Compiled by Ryan Hines
and Gary R. Rasberry
Minster, Versailles and Coldwater made the trek to Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin for the annual Tiffin Carnival, which brings teams from all over the state to compete.
Minster's girls moved up to the Division II-B race and captured the team title with 59 points, placing all five scoring runners in the top 17. Coldwater placed its B-team in the race, finishing 11th overall.
Minster's Cecillia Slonkosky was the area's top finisher, placing eighth in the event.
In the Division III race, Versailles captured the team title with 107 points. Coldwater placed sixth with 226 points. Versailles was led by Mary Prakel's eighth-place finish and Coldwater was led by Allison Honigford's 16th-place showing.
In the boys meet in Division III-A, Minster placed fourth with 221 points while Coldwater took second with 456 with Versaillles 17th with 503 points.
Kregg Olding of Minster was the top area finisher in taking 10th. Coldwater's Trevor Kunk placed 14th while Versailles was led by Ian Nisonger's 50th-place showing.
In the Division III-B race, Versailles took ninth with Coldwater taking 10th.
Locals do well at Spencerville
A number of area teams stayed closer to home and competed at the Bearcat Invitational in Spencerville.
In the boys Black Division, St. Henry captured the team title with 69 points, edging larger schools like Bellefontaine (second), Greenville (fourth) and Shawnee (fifth). St. Marys placed 10th in the meet.
The Doug and Dan Connection paced the Redskins as Doug Ranly was third (17:03.2) and Dan Rex fourth (17:23.6). Mitchell Schulze added an eighth-place finish in 17:53.5.
St. Marys was paced by Andy Durkee, who placed 17th.
In the smaller-school Red Division, New Bremen placed second behind always-tough Lehman by a 60-78 margin. New Knoxville was third with Marion Local fifth, Parkway 11th and Fort Recovery 12th.
Top area finisher was New Knoxville's Adam Wierwille, who took third. Jeff Kremer of New Bremen was right behind in fourth, Jordan Schmackers paced Marion Local by taking sixth and Landon Brehm paced Parkway with a 21st-place finish with Ryan Heitkamp pacing Fort Recovery by taking 37th.
In the girls Red Division, Fort Recovery dueled with the host Bearcats, finishing second behind Spencerville by a 57-68 margin. Marion Local was fourth with New Bremen eighth and Parkway 12th.
The Indians' Mindy Vogel took home the race title, running the 3.1-mile course in 19:48.9. Teammate Tina Roessner was fourth.
Rachel Hess paced Marion Local with a ninth-place finish. Alexis Niekamp led New Bremen in taking 27th and Melinda Miller paced Parkway with a 55th-place finish.
The Black Division saw St. Marys place eighth overall with St. Henry 11th. Roughrider Emily Steva was the top local finisher in taking sixth while Carmen Moorman paced St. Henry with an 11th-place showing.
Celina girls third at Mason
Celina traveled south to the Mason Invitational on Saturday, coming back with a pair of top-10 efforts.
The Runnin' Women placed third with 80 points in the Division II race with all six runners placing in the top 33.
Melissa Roth captured the race title with a time of 20:10 while Ashley Figel was 16th and Rachel Young 19th.
The Bulldog Boys placed ninth in the 16-team Division I race with 231 points. Andrew Goodwin took 23rd overall with a time of 17:42 with Isaac Niekamp taking 32nd with a time of 17:53. Peter Starnes was 55th overall.
Bulldogs down Wave
Celina snapped back from its tough loss to St. Marys on Thursday with a 3-1 win at home over Greenville on Saturday at the Soccer Stadium, putting the Bulldogs at 3-3.
The Bulldogs got first-period goals from Alex Dammeyer and Michael Sommer. Dammeyer scored his off a Sommer crossing pass with 24:48 left in the half while Sommer later got a goal of his own four minutes later to make it 2-0.
Andrew Menchhoffer got a goal in the second half to round out the Celina scoring.
The junior varsity game ended in a 2-all tie. Celina scored twice in the second half to force the tie. Jordan Walls and Kyle Menchhofer each had goals.
Celina is at Van Wert on Tuesday in WBL play.
Local teams tee off at Pond-A-River
Five area teams completed at the Antwerp Invitational at Pond-A-River on Saturday.
Van Wert took the team title with a round of 294, five shots better than the host Archers. St. Marys took third with a 306 with St. Henry seven back of the Roughriders at 313. New Knoxville shot a 324 with Parkway carding a 329 and Fort Recovery at 359.
Antwerp's Bob Bragg edged Chris Britt of Paulding, 66-67, to take the medalist title. St. Marys' Michael Schmitmeyer was third with a 69 while Roughrider teammate Adam Kuffner carded a 75.
Ross Black paced Parkway with a 77 with Eddie Burtch shooting an 82. Individual scores for the other local teams were not available.
Bulldogs 12th at Black Knight Classic  
Celina finished 12th out of 16 teams at the Black Knight Classic held at Red Hawk Run in Arcadia on Saturday.
The Bulldogs fired a round of 352 in the 18-hole tournament. State power Cincinnati St. Xavier captured the team title with a round of 309, three shots better than runner-up Pickerington North.
Paul VanDeventer had a strong day for Celina, firing a 75 to take second place in the tournament, three shots behind St. X's Blake Harpenau's 72.
Scott Fleck finished with an 88 while Darin Waterman carded a 92. Dylan Correll and Jeremy Kerr finished at 97 and 105, respectively.
Tigers take two
Versailles went to 9-0 in taking two wins in a tri-match with Kenton Ridge and Southeastern on Saturday at Tiger Gym.
The Tigers downed Kenton Ridge 25-16 and 25-9 in the first match of the day, then knocked Southeastern from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 25-10 and 25-15 win.
Among the leaders on the day for Versailles was Emily Bohman, who had 20 service points, 10 kills, 11 digs and five aces. Justine Raterman had 15 kills, eight blocks and 15 assists while Shelby Bey had 23 assists.
Versailles is at Celina on Tuesday.
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