HOUSTON — Jackson Center wrapped up an outright County volleyball championship Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Houston in the regular season finale for both teams.
Jackson Center finishes 22-0 and now gets set to defend their Division 4 state championship. That quest begins Saturday against Dayton Jefferson at Troy.
Houston finishes 0-12 in the league and 2-19 overall and meets Fort Loramie next Monday in tournament play at Arcanum.
For Jackson, Cassie Meyer had 12 kills, Alicia Kessler and Camryn Hoehne 10 kills each and Vanessa Winner six kills.
Kamryn Elchert had 24 assists and Hoehne added 12.
Jackson won the junior varsity game 2-0.
Anna 3, Fairlawn 2
Anna lost the first two sets but came back to defeat Fairlawn 3-2 on scores of 16-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-14, 15-13 in County play Tuesday at Fairlawn.
Anna finishes the regular season 8-4 in the County and 12-10 overall, and meets Indian Lake at Dixie on Saturday in sectional play.
Fairlawn finishes 11-11 overall and 5-7 in the league and meets Southeastern Saturday in sectional play at Troy.
For Anna, Krista Gehret had 23 kills, Emma Meyer had 16 kills and eight total blocks, including four solo, and Kennedey Glover had 14 kills.
Lexi Wells set them up with 52 assists.
Rachel Shoemaker led the defense with 21 digs, Wells had 15 and Kelsey Meyer added 11.
Anna won the JV game 25-15, 25-9.
Loramie 3, Russia 1
FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie held on to second place in the County with a 3-1 win over Russia at home Tuesday.
The scores were 22-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-17, and the win gave Loramie a final 9-3 record in the league and a 14-8 mark overall going into tournament play Monday at Arcanum against Houston.
Russia finishes regular-season play 6-6 in the league and 11-11 overall.
For Loramie, Caleigh Barhorst had 23 kills and Sara Stang 14. Sophia Albers handed out 39 assists.
Barhorst also led in digs with 26, Stang had 18, Taylor Ernst 16 and Albers 10.
“We came out a bit sluggish, but no excuses — Russia played well early on,” said Loramie coach John Rodgers.
For Russia, Whitney Pleiman had 29 digs to give her 471 this season. That breaks the school record held by her sister Cassie of 446. Whitney now also has the career record of 873 and counting.
Laurissa Poling had 11 kills, Cameo Wilson seven and Chris Gaerke five.
Chloe Sherman had 22 digs and Jenna Cordonnier 13 digs and 29 assists.
Final County standings — 1. Jackson Center 12-0, 2-0; 2. Fort Loramie 9-3, 14-8; 3. Anna 8-4, 12-10; 4. (tie) Fairlawn, Russia 6-6, 11-11; 6. Botkins 2-10, 8-14; 7. Houston 0-12, 2-19.
Botkins 3, Covington 1
COVINGTON — Botkins closed out regular season play Monday night on a winning note, defeating Covington 3-1 in actionat home.
The Lady Trojans won 25-22, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, and take an 8-14 record into their first tournament game a week from today (Oct. 19) against either Fairlawn or Southeastern at Troy.
Sarah Bergman had 20 kills and 23 digs for the Lady Trojans, Casey Woodall 14 kills, Daneille Schwartz 11 kills and 21 digs, Jenna Pitts 37 assists and 23 digs, and Alexis Jones 37 digs.
Covington won the JV game 2-0.
Riverside 3, Bellefontaine 0
Riverside upped its record to 17-4 going into the season finale at home Thursday against Hardin Northern with a 3-0 win over Bellefontaine Monday night.
Marissa Davis pounded out 26 kills for the Lady Pirates and Shelby Giles added seven. Alexis Snow and Helena Faulder set them up with 17 and 15 assists, respectively.
Kristin Davidson and Lauren Anderson led the defense with 16 digs apiece. Davidson also served 16 points, and Giles added three blocks.
The Lady Pirate JV team lost 25-6, 25-16. Ashley Russell and Paisley Jacobs and two aces apiece.
• The Riverside junior high team beat Lima Temple Christian in the first round of the Northwest Central Conference tournament, 2-0 on scores of 25-18, 25-17.
Allison Knight had three kills and four aces, Sierra Snow eight assists and two aces, Catalina Notestine had four aces, Hailee Harshbarger five aces and eight service points, and Lauryn Sanford three aces, three kills and six assists.
NK 3, Lincolnview 0
LINCOLNVIEW — New Knoxville went on the road and came back with a 3-1 victory over Lincolnview in non-league volleyball Monday.
The scores were 20-25, 25-19, 25-10, 25-18, and the win put the Lady Rangers even on the year at 10-10 going into action Tuesday night at Marion Local.
Kenzie Schroer had a triple-double of 10 kills, 27 assists and 22 digs to lead the Lady Rangers. She also had two aces.
Shayna Bierlein had 13 kills, 17 digs and three aces, Tasia Lauth added eight kills, Faith Homan 24 digs and Jenna Schwieterman eight kills, 18 digs and five blocks.
Miami East 3, Lehman 1
The Lehman volleyball team lost to Miami East 25-19, 25-15, 20-25, 25-11 Monday.
The loss left the Lady Cavs at 11-10 on the year going into the regular-season finale at Lima Temple Christian Thursday. The Lady Cavs have already clinched at least a share of the title, and a win Thursday would give them the outright championship at 7-0.
Sidney Chapman had 18 kills and 16 digs, while Lauren Larger had six kills and Ellie Scott had four.
Lauren McFarland dished out 18 assists, while Alexis Snipes had 12 assists and three aces. Camille Odle served three aces and Madison Hussey had 21 digs.
Wapak 3, Sidney 0
WAPAKONETA — There was no report on the game, but the Sidney Lady Jackets lost 3-0 to Wapakoneta in non-league action Monday.
The scores were 25-21, 25-17, 25-4, and the loss left the Lady Jackets with a .500 mark at 10-10 going into last night’s game at Vandalia in conference play.