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St. Paul earns share of FC championship

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 11, 2018 at 10:59 PM

GREENWICH — The state-ranked St. Paul volleyball team won its 17th Firelands Conference championship in a 19-year span with Thursday’s three-game sweep over host South Central.

The Lady Flyers — who shared the league title with Crestview — won by scores of 25-10, 25-10, 25-16. Ranked No. 8 in the latest Division IV state coaches poll, St. Paul is 17-4 overall (12-2 FC) entering Saturday’s regular season finale vs. Edison.

For St. Paul, Kamryn Maxwell finished with 17 kills, while Megan Hammersmith had eight kills, 15 assists and eight points. Dyllan Knoll had 13 points and 20 assists, while Josie Skinn served 10 points with four aces. Kennedy Stang added 15 digs and Holly Powers had seven kills.

“I’m proud of these kids,” St. Paul coach Nancy Miller said. “They played exceptionally well tonight. There were some bumps along the way this year, but it has definitely made us better. That is what makes me excited for the tournament, knowing we have gotten better.

“Graduating as many kids as we did last year and for them to win another title is spectacular,” she added. “It’s a tribute to their hard work and dedication.”

For South Central (9-13, 6-8), Taylor Sexton had eight kills and eight digs, while Izzy Hauler added four kills and 12 digs. Ellery McKee was 75-of-79 setting with 12 assists and Lorin Walcher had 15 digs.

St. Paul’s junior varsity team also finished 19-2 (14-0) to finish as FC champs with a 25-9, 25-8 win. 

Monroeville 3, W. Reserve 0

MONROEVILLE — The Eagles closed out FC play at 11-3 with Thursday’s sweep over the Roughriders.

Ranked No. 7 in Div. IV, Monroeville (18-3) won by scores of 25-21, 25-20, 25-20.

In the win, Kylee Brooks had 16 kills, with Graisyn Yoder adding 10 while also serving 15 for 17 with three aces. Kelsie Palmer had nine kills, with Camryn Hedrick adding 41 assists.

Also for the Eagles, Stacia Stieber had 26 digs, Adrian Brown added 11, and both Josee Brown and Maddie Elmlinger had nine.

For Western (15-7, 9-5), Avery Tubbs had 12 kills and Morgan Spettle added eight. Hannah Burke was 90-of-94 setting with 23 assists and seven points, while Morgan White added 17 digs and six points.

The Eagles close the regular season on Saturday at Shelby.

Crestview 3, New London 0

OLIVESBURG — The Cougars earned their first FC title share since 1996 with Thursday’s sweep, 25-15, 25-18, 25-14.

For New London (4-18, 4-10), Katie Layport had six kills, Brooklyn Hudson had 21 digs and Lili Bartow was 56-of-57 setting with 17 assists.

Huron 3, Willard 0

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes fell to 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the SBC Bay with Thursday’s sweep at the hands of Div. III No. 2 Huron, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15.

For Willard, Lydia Wiers had 14 kills, while Chloe Weaver had 12 assists and was 12 for 12 serving with two aces. Alyse Cok had six kills and seven digs, while Jena Adams had 10 assists and Kassidy Lofland was 10 for 10 serving with three aces.

Oak Harbor 3, Edison 0

OAK HARBOR — The Chargers dropped their SBC Bay finale in three games on Thursday, falling to the Rockets 25-12, 25-18, 25-15.

Edison fell to 6-15 overall and ended 4-8 in league play.

Plymouth wins in five

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red won a five-game thriller over visiting Mapleton on Thursday to finish the regular season at 6-16 overall (2-12 FC).

The Big Red entertains New London on Wednesday in a Div. III sectional semifinal.


Area shutout on Day 1

BOWLING GREEN — Area tennis players went 0-4 at Thursday’s Division II district tennis championships held at Bowling Green State University.

The Willard doubles team of Addie Slone and Jo Brubaker ran into the powerful tandem of Toledo Central Catholic’s Ava McQuillen and Maverick Delp, and fell 6-0,6 -2.

Meanwhile, Edison’s Mariah and Jayla Medina also fell against a Central Catholic team. The pair of Bella Spinazze and Rachel Gorman won by scores of 6-2, 6-1.

In singles play, Willard’s Carlee Gibson fell in a sweep against Lima Central Catholic junior Olivia Kesner (6-0,6 -0). Bellevue’s Rayven Whyde fell by identical 6-1, 6-1 scores against Napoleon’s Aliza Cankenau.

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