With the win, Norwalk improved to 18-2 overall and a perfect 11-0 in the league. It’s the sixth league title over the past seven seasons for Norwalk, spanning both the Northern Ohio League and Sandusky Bay Conference.
"We knew that this week would make or break our chances at repeating as SBC Lake Division champions with Clyde and Perkins both on the schedule,” Norwalk coach Chris Higgins said. “Very proud of the effort the girls have given this year with the target on them. Our main goal every single season is to compete for the league championship.”
At first singles on Tuesday, Norwalk’s Megan Berry outlasted Emma Lynch in three sets, 5-7, 7-5, 10-5. Both Gabby Horowitz and Emma Trost swept their opponents at second and third singles (6-0, 6-0).
At first doubles, Mara Berry and Alexa Moore also survived a lengthy three-set match (6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-6). The second doubles team of Lauren Metcalf and Erin Bleile won in straight sets (6-1, 6-0).
On Thursday, Norwalk returns to Perkins for the individual SBC Lake tournament. The Truckers host Lima Shawnee on Monday in a Division II OTCA Northwest region semifinal match, and look for a perfect league season on Tuesday at home vs. Vermilion.
Willard 5, Calvert 0
WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes (14-3, 11-0) won for the 39th straight time in league play with Tuesday’s sweep over the Senecas.
At first and second singles, Addy Paxton and Ella Schag both won in sweeps (6-0, 6-0). Natalie Van Zoest won at third singles (6-0, 6-2).
Kennedy Daub and Whitney Robinson also swept (6-0, 6-0) at first doubles, while Becca Slone and Kalli Sowers won convincingly at second doubles (6-0, 6-2).
Edison 5, Port Clinton 0
MILAN — The Chargers swept another league match on Tuesday to improve to 11-3 overall and 9-2 in the SBC Bay.
Winning at the three singles positions was Jayla Medina (6-1, 6-0), Emily Vogus (6-1, 6-1) and Alli Vogus (6-1, 6-4).
At first doubles, Kaylee Ries and Torri Keyser (6-2, 6-0) cruised to a win, while Emily Moore and Lindsey Kowalski also won in straight sets (6-2, 6-3).
Monroeville 3, S. Central 0
MONROEVILLE — The Division IV, No. 2-ranked Eagles stayed perfect at 12-0 overall (7-0 Firelands Conference) with Tuesday’s sweep of the Trojans.
The Eagles, who visit St. Paul in a huge league match on Thursday, won by scores of 25-1, 25-8, 25-13.
At the net, Kylie Brooks had nine kills, followed by Kelsie Palmer (8), Reece Kluding (6) and Maura Brown (5). Camryn Hedrick had 30 assists, and Adrian Barman had nine digs, followed by Hedrick with eight and Braylee Wise with eight.
Lydia Landoll was 20 for 20 serving with two aces, while Palmer was 11 for 11 (two aces), Wise was 10 for 10 (two aces) and Graisyn Yoder was 7 for 7 (three aces).
For the Trojans (4-9, 3-4), Madison Gahring was 58-of-63 setting with seven assists, while Kailee Beaver and Lorin Walcher each had 10 digs.
Monroeville (12-0, 7-0) also won the JV match, 25-18, 25-3.
St. Paul 3, Plymouth 0
NORWALK — The state-ranked Lady Flyers (No. 7, Div. IV) improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the FC ahead of Thursday’s showdown with the Eagles.
St. Paul topped the Big Red by scores of 25-10, 25-4, 25-9.
Stevi Ward served 16 points with seven aces and had 29 assists for the Lady Flyers. Presley Stang had 12 points and seven aces, while Megan Hammersmith had 11 points with six aces.
Also for St. Paul, Brooke Houck had 11 kills, followed by Holly Powers (9) and Abby Stine (8).
Monroeville won the first meeting vs. St. Paul in four games on Aug. 20. Thursday’s match begins at 5:30 p.m.
“I’m hoping we come out aggressive,” Miller said. “I think we’ve improved as the season has gone along, The potential is there for this team — but we’ll have to play big at the net, because Monroeville is very good up front.”
W. Reserve 3, New London 0
COLLINS — The Roughriders improved to 9-3 overall and 5-2 in the FC with Tuesday’s sweep over the Wildcats, 25-10, 25-9, 25-7.
For Western, Avery Tubbs had 15 kills and Emma Weber finished with 11 kills. Danielle Wyatt served 20 points, and Morgan Spettle had 11. Jessa Riley had 14 digs and Wyatt added nine, while Baylee Ruppert was 78-of-78 setting with 35 assists.
For New London (2-9, 0-7), Natalie Ferguson had 17 digs.
In the JV match, Western also won. Addison Tubbs had 10 points, while Madison Fannin served six points. Libby Weisenberger had four points and Madilyn Kolb had four kills.
Willard 3, Oak Harbor 0
WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes swept visiting Oak Harbor in three SBC Bay Division games, 25-14, 25-14, 25-19.
For Willard (8-6, 5-0), Cassie Crawford was 32-of-32 hitting with 14 kills, three blocks and 12 digs. Chloe Weaver served 20 for 20 with 14 points, an ace and had 24 assists from the setter position.
Also for the Flashes, Alyse Cok had nine kills, while Haylie Hamons led the defense with 25 digs, and Maraya Polachek added 11.
Willard also won the JV match in three, 25-7, 22-25, 25-19.
Norwalk eighth grade falls to Bellevue
BELLEVUE — The Norwalk eighth-grade volleyball team was defeated by Bellevue in two games on Monday, 25-19, 25-19.
For Norwalk, Adelina Roblero, Tyra Corbin and Paige Braley were each 100 percent servers. Roblero had six kills at the net, with Abby Catlett contributing four kills and Braley added three. Callie Helton had nine assists, while Ava Tyler added eight. Jill Nash led the defense.
Norwalk hosts Tiffin Columbian on Thursday.
Norwalk 158, Bellevue 171
CLYDE — Norwalk improved to 10-1 in the SBC Lake Division with Tuesday’s road win over the host Redmen.
With the victory, Norwalk’s league race with Perkins will come down to Thursday’s SBC tournament at the Fremont Country Club.
Leading the Truckers on Tuesday was Kyle Smith with a 38. He was followed closely by Gavin Koelsch (39), Zach Crane (40), Ian Minor (41), Carter Kluding (42) and Justin Sommers (46) on the Sleepy Hollow course.
For the Norwalk JV team (11-0), winners by a 180-221 score, Andrew Epperley shot a 42. He was followed by Caleb Sommers (44), Eli Obringer (46), Thomas Gfell (48), Isaac Scheel (49) and Brayson Malson (52).
Edison 172, Oak Harbor 178
MILAN — The Chargers picked up an SBC Bay Division home victory over the Rockets at Thunderbird South Golf Course.
Aden Hall shot a 35 for the Chargers, and was followed by Noah Pulaski (45), Matthew Pounds (46), Connor Betts (46), Cullen Wilbur (50) and Sean Rhodes (56).
Plymouth 187, St. Paul 197
NORWALK — The Flyers fell to 2-8 overall (2-8 FC) with Tuesday’s home loss to the Big Red at Eagle Creek.
Jackson Cook led St. Paul with a 43. He was followed by Nathan Juby (47), David Swope (53), Logan Amato (54), Luke Meyer (54) and David Barcus (67).
Norwalk sixth at SBC tournament
FREMONT — The Norwalk girls golfers placed sixth out of eight teams on Tuesday at the SBC Lake Division championships held at the Fremont Country Club.
For Norwalk, which shot a 419, Noelle Jackson shot a 45-50—95 to lead the way. Hannah Dumbeck was next (51-57—98), followed by Chloe Thomas (59-53—112), Mylea Barber (60-54—114), Analiese King (68-65—133) and Mya Binkley (68-69—137).
Bellevue won the tournament with a 363 team total.
In the Bay Division, Edison (366) was second to Huron (357).
For the Chargers, Jordan Pruitt shot a 35-38—73. She was followed by Lauren Neher (48-48—96), Ava Grant (49-49—98), Hunter Barlyski (48-51—99) and Jaqueline Fry (62-65—127).
For Willard (528), Allison Beebe shot a 58-55—113 and Tatum Combs added a 61-63—124.