Sidney wins, Nuss sets record


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Staff report

TROTWOOD — After having their 8-game winning streak snapped Monday night, the Sidney Lady Jackets got back on track with a 3-0 win over Trotwood in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play Tuesday on the road.

The win put Sidney at 6-4 in the North and 10-6 overall heading into a rare Friday night match at home against Piqua.

The game was highlighted by another school record falling. Carrie Nuss finished with 28 assists, giving her 412 this season. And that breaks the school record of 391 set by Mariah Bowser-Jones in 2014.

Also, Arielle Snider had four ace serves, and Nuss and Emily Tolbert two each.

At the net, Amanda Thomas had 11 kills, Celena Taborn 10 and Grace Shell added five. Taborn also had four blocks.

The junior varsity team also won 25-12, 25-21.

Arielle Snider had eight kills and four aces in the JV game and Allie Herrick had four kills. Faith Bockrath had 11 assists, and Lea Baldwin and Payton Boshears had two aces apiece.

Loramie 3, Fairlawn 0

Fort Loramie kept its hopes alive in the County volleyball race with a 3-0 win over visiting Fort Loramie in action Tuesday night.

The scores were 25-23, 25-12, 25-19.

The win put Loramie at 7-2 in league play and 1-5 overall, while Fairlawn drops to 4-4 and 10-8.

“The girls gave a great consistent effort tonight and they should be proud,” said Loramie coach John Rodgers. “Fairlawn is a tough team and Kelly (Tobie) always has them prepared. But we stayed at our tempo all match.”

Caleigh Barhorst once again led the Lady Redskins at the net, finishing with 21 kills. Sara Stang added 11 and Abby Holthaus and Maeve Hilgefort had seven apiece.

Sophia Albers, meanwhile, handed out 45 assists.

Defensively, Taylor Ernst had 21 digs, Barhorst 20 and Stang 19.

Fairlawn was led by Audrey Francis, who had 19 kills and 25 digs.

Chelsie Brautigam finished with 27 assists and five digs, Jeanelee Branscum had 13 digs and Lauren Dudgeon added eight kills.

Both teams are back in action Thursday. Fairlawn is at Houston in league play, and Fort Loramie hosts Ottawa-Glandorf in a non-league match. Ottawa-Glandorf is the No. 2-ranked Division 2 team in the latest state rankings.

GWOC American North standings — 1. Troy 10-0, 13-1; 2. Piqua 8-2, 13-4; 3. Vandalia 8-2, 12-4; 4. Tipp City 8-2, 12-5; 5. Sidney 6-4, 10-6; 6. Greenville 4-6, 5-10.

Botkins 3, Houston 0

BOTKINS — Botkins kept Houston winless in County play this season with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Lady Wildcats in County volleyball Tuesday.

The scores were 25-15, 25-22, 25-19.

Botkins goes to 2-7 in league play and 7-11 overall. Houston is 0-9 and 2-13.

Both are back in action Thursday, Botkins visiting Jackson Center and Houston staying home to play Fairlawn.

For Botkins, Sarah Bergman had 21 kills, Jenna Pitts 30 assists, Alexis Jones 22 digs and Danielle Schwartz 17 digs.

Houston got six kills apiece from Hayden Riesenbeck and Sarah Monnier, and Jess Monnier added five. Sarah Monnier also had 11 digs and Allisen Foster and Jenna Green six apiece.

Botkins also won the junior varsity game 2-1.

JC 3, Anna 0

ANNA — Jackson Center remained unbeaten on the year with a 3-0 win over Anna in County volleyball Tuesday.

The scores were 25-13, 25-14, 25-21.

Anna drops to 5-4 in the league and 8-8 overall. Jackson is 8-0 and 16-0.

Cassie Meyer had 15 kills and 12 digs to lead the Lady Tigers, ChristenWare had three blocks and 10 digs, and Kamryn Elchert had 20 assists.

Camryn Hoehne added 10 digs and 15 assists, and Alicia Kessler finished with nine kills.

For Anna, Krista Gehret had eight kills, Emma Meyer six kills and three solo blocks, Ashley Landis had five kills, Lexi Wells 23 assists, Carly Becker 16 digs and Rachel Shoemaker 15 digs.

Kennedey Glover had three solo blocks also.

Jackson won the junior varsity game 26-24, 20-25, 25-14.

COUNTY STANDINGS — 1. Jackson Center 8-0, 16-0, 2. Fort Loramie 7-2, 11-5, 3. Anna 5-4, 8-8, 4. Fairlawn 4-4, 10-8, 5. Russia 4-4, 8-9, 6. Botkins 2-7, 7-11, 7. Houston 0-9, 2-13.

NB 3, Lima Shawnee 1

LIMA — New Bremen went on the road and took a 3-1 decision from Lima Shawnee in non-league volleyball Tuesday.

The win put the state’s seventh-ranked Lady Cardinals at 12-3 on the year heading into a league match at Coldwater Thursday.

Junior Paige Jones was impressive at the net again, finishing with 38 kills for 9.5 kills per set. Sophomore Rachel Kremer added five, and Madison Pape set them up with 43 assists.

In addition, Jones served nine aces and both Kremer and freshman Macy Puthoff served three apiece. Jones also led in digs with nine and Blake Snider added eight.

Shawnee is 7-5.

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