BELLEFONTAINE — The Piqua volleyball team opened the season with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-11 win over Bellefontaine.
Ashley Ho had even kills and four blocks, while Ashley Brading had six kills and Tylah Yeomans and Haley Michael had two blocks each.
Lauren Williams served five aces and dished out 10 assists.
Brading had three aces, while Macie Schaffner also had 10 assists.
Kelsey Magoteaux had 19 digs and Yeomans added 15.
Piqua will host Milton-Union tonight
VANDALIA — The Lehman volleyball team opened the season with a 25-18, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22 win over Vandalia-Butler in non-conference action.
“It was a good match for the first one of the season,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “There were a couple of things out there that the kids handled well.”
Sidney Chapman had 22 kills, while Maddy McFarland added seven kills and Ellie Scott had six.
Alexis Snipes had 25 assists and 11 digs, while Lauren McFarland had 18 assists and 11digs.
Camille Odle had 18 digs and Madison Hussey added 17.
Lehman will play at Catholic Central Tuesday.
fall to Russia
COVINGTON — The Covington volleyball team lost to Russia 25-14, 25-23, 25-14 Saturday to open the season.
Rachel York had seven kills, two aces and 10 digs for the Lady Buccs; while Legend Patty had four kills, two blocks and seven digs.
Ashley Cecil had 18 digs and Bre Dieperink dished out 16 assists and served three aces.
“Our traditional season opener is Russia, they have a talented group of athletic players,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We struggled on offense in sets one and three. Set two we had the momentum and a nice lead- but committed seven attack errors to allow them back in the set.
“I feel Russia needed to work for their points a lot more than last season when we played at their place. We have the talent — we need to stay engaged in defense and aggressive on offense.”
Jenna Cordonnier had 25 assists and six kills for the Lady Raiders, Whitney Pleiman had 25 digs and seven assists, Cameo Wilson led the offense with 10 kills and also had six digs, and Laurissa Poling had five kills.
The Russia JVs won 25-7, 25-21.
Covington will host defending D-IV state champion Jackson Center Tuesday, while Russia plays Versailles tonight.
COLDWATER — After beginning play in the Coldwater Classic with a 2-0 sweep of New Knoxville, the Miami East volleyball team went the distance with a pair of tough opponents, falling to host Coldwater 2-1 and then losing the finale 2-1 to St. Henry to finish fourth in the tournament to open the new season Saturday.
The Vikings will be back in action Aug. 27 at Troy.
JACKSON CENTER — The Versailles volleyball team opened the season against defending D-IV state champion Jackson Center and lost 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22.
Versailles will play Russia tonight.
pick up win
Lehman played Fort Recovery in golf recently and won 178—196.
Tyler Lachey led the Cavs with a 41, Ryan Schmidt and Cole Gilardi had 43s and Parker Riley 51.
KETTERING — The Piqua girls golf team will host Covington today.
Piqua is coming off a 226-240 win over Wayne Friday at Kittyhawk to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Kelsey Bachman was medalist with a 46 and Macey Pruitt added a 53.
Other Piqua scores were Skylar Sloan 62, Anna Klopfenstein 65, Korren Evans 69 and Adde Honeycutt 72.
SIDNEY — In a showdown of two traditional girls soccer powers, Lehman and Madeira were tied 0-0 at halftime at Sidney Memorial Stadium when the game was stopped by lightning.
“We were really disappointed that we didn’t get back on the field,” Lehman coach Jeremy Lorenzo said. “When I broke the news to the girls that the game was cancelled, they were heart broken. They were really looking forward to the second half.”
“We definitely showed some nerves in the first half which was expected. However, I really felt good about our chances in the second half, especially having the wind at our backs. Madeira is a very good team that is well coached. I have a feeling we may see them again in October.”
Lehman will host Troy Christian Tuesday.
NEW CARLISLE — The Miami East girls soccer team traveled to Tecumseh to open up the season Saturday.
East opened up scoring off a direct kick from Hailey Weaver 12 minutes into the game. And that was all it took.
East keeper, Katie Bodenmiller, had 12 saves in the goal for the shutout in a 1-0 victory.
“Bodey (Kate Bodenmiller) was phenomenal this afternoon,” Miami East coach Lil Carson said. “If not for her, the result would have been very different. We’re playing a new formation this year. Even if someone is in the same position, we’re running it a bit different. So there was a bit of the first game jitters. But we gutted it out and held on for the win and the shutout. We’ll be happy with that and move on to get ready for the next one.”
Miami East will host Graham tonight.
at OHSAA meet
HEBRON — The Bradford cross country teams ran at the OHSAA Pre-Season Invitational at National Trail Raceway Saturday.
In the section K Open race for girls, Karmen Knepp finished fifth overall in 21:04.7.
Maia Stump was 76th in 27:38.04.
In the Section L Open race for boys, Bradford finished 18th as a team.
Railroader runners places and times were Jay Roberts, 69, 21:33.0; Jackson Moore, 85, 22:01.6; Kurt Hoover, 116, 23:35.1; Isaiah Painter, 147, 26:45.7; Shane Bryan, 152, 27:28.3; and Johnny Fike, 158, 28:17.5.