Botkins claims WOSL crown


Staff report

Botkins took a 3-1 victory over Lehman in Western Ohio Soccer League action, and it wrapped up a WOSL championship for the Trojans.

The win put Botkins at 10-4-1 overall and also gave the Trojans a final 8-0-1 record in the WOSL.

Kaleb Hanby scored twice and Tanner Russell once for the Trojans. Hanby and Cody Meyer had assists and goalie Ethan Butcher had nine saves.

Lehman’s goal came from John Henry Frantz off an assist from Jake Emrick.

Lehman ends up 5-4-0 in the WOSL and is 5-9-1 overall heading into a home game Saturday with West Milton.


Anna 4, Bethel 0

ANNA — The Anna Lady Rockets put the finishing touch on an outstanding regular season, shutting out visiting Bethel 4-0 in non-league girls soccer action at Anna Tuesday.

The win gave Anna a final regular-season mark of 12-2-2, and they are now off until next Tuesday, when they host backyard rival Botkins in first-round Division 3 Sectional play.

Anna’s goals came from four different players, Taylor Noll, Taylor Kauffmann, Adrienne Endsley and Abby Gaydosh.

Noll also had an assist, as did Emily Albers and Brooke Hemsworth.

Savanna Hostetler had seven saves.

Anna’s regular-season record is made even more impressive by the fact that there are no seniors on the team — all of the girls will return next season for coach Mike Noll.

Lehman 5, Botkins 0

BOTKINS — Lehman cruised past Botkins in the regular-season finale for the Lady Trojans, 5-0.

The win put Lehman at 12-1-1 on the season and 6-0-0 in the WOSL heading into their final eregular-season game Saturday at Lima Bath.

Botkins falls to 2-11-1 on the season and is at Anna next Tuesday in sectional soccer action.

Molly Safreed and Grace Monnin scored two of the Lehman goals apiece, and Moriah Pauley had the other.

Kaitrin O’Leary, Ava Behr and Samantha Edwards all had assists.


Boys soccer

Northmont 7, Sidney 2

CLAYTON — Sidney traveled to Northmont Monday in boys high school soccer action, and things didn’t go well, the host Thunderbolts dominating in a 7-2 verdict.

The loss was the second in a row for the Jackets and put them at 9-5-0 overall going into action Tuesday at home against Greenville.

“A very disappointing game against a good Northmont team,” said Sidney coach Daniel Wicks. “We will work hard this week to prepare for the sectional tournament.”

Sidney’s goals came from Luke Rees and Riley Kittle, with Rees assisting on Kittle’s goal.

Ian Humphrey was credited with eight saves.

LTC 5, Knoxville 0

New Knoxville lost 5-0 in Western Ohio Soccer League action Monday, 5-0 to Lima Temple Christian.

The loss left the Rangers at 3-11-1 with the final regular season game set for Friday at home against Ottoville.


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