Celina Girls Invitational held

The Celina Girls Invitational for girls golf teams was held on Friday at The Fox’s Den Golf Club with Versailles taking the victory with a 385. Fort Loramie was second with a 388, followed by Van Buren with 389 and Shawnee with a 390 score.

Emily Knouff fired a 75 for medalist honors, followed by Jennifer Mitchell of Shawnee with a 78, Annabelle Weisgerber of Defiance who shot an 82, and Lincolnview’s Mikenna Klinger who fired an 86.

The Lady Lancers finished with a team score of 467. Individually, Makenzie Kraft shot a 114, Marissa Miller carded a 129, McKenzie Davis shot a 138, and Macala Ashbaugh ended up with a 142.


Van Wert golf team defeats Bryan

The Van Wert golf team competed with Bryan HS in a nine-hole dual match at Orchard Hills Golf Course outside of Bryan. The Cougars won the season’s second outing with a 17-stroke victory over Bryan. The Van Wert 180 team score was a 15-stroke improvement over the season opener.

Brandon Hernandez led the way for the Cougars with a 40. Jared Hernandez fired a 41 and Daniel MaGowan with a 45. Carter Eikenbary carded a 54, Gabe Rollins a 58, and Jacob Covey a 63. Tim Mankey and Colton Deschner each shot 53s for the JV.

The Cougar varsity will return to action Monday at the Defiance Invitational.


Parkway boys best Crestview
Parkway bested Crestview, 176-193, in boys golf action. Parkways’ Hayden Lyons was the medalist for the match with a 39. Crestview’s Connor Lautzenheiser was runner up with a 42. Other scores for the Panthers were Connor Morton’s 44, Cole Schoenleben who fired a 45, and Hunter Gause who shot a 46.

For the Knights Jon Germann and Ronnie Schumm each turned in 47s, Derek Biro shot a 57, Cyler Miller shot 59, and Mitch Rickard carded a 72.


Lady Raiders open golf season

Wayne Trace opened the girls golf season by taking on Coldwater at The Elks Golf Course in Celina Thursday afternoon. The Lady Raiders’ Paige Rahrig took medalist honors on the day with a 46 as Wayne Trace posted a team score of 238.

Gracie Gudakunst added a 57 for Wayne Trace while Brooke Sinn carded a 63 and Haley Dempsey posted a 72. Jilly Wiseman added a 73 for Wayne Trace.

The host Lady Cavaliers did not field a full team but were led by Jessica Butler with a 62. Amanda Smitmeyer added a 69, and Mikayla Bettinger chipped in a 75.


Jays best Redskins in MAC golf opener

DELPHOS — St. John’s hosted St. Henry in the Midwest Athletic Conference golf opener Friday morning at the Delphos Country Club and bested the Redskins 185-203.

The match was moved forward from Tuesday.

Leading the Blue Jays was Austin Lucas with a 41, followed by Steven Leathers with a 45, Derek Klausing 49, Brandon Slate 50 and Elliott Courtney and Ryan Dickman 58.

Kyle Knaumann led the Redskins with a 47, backed by Alan Albers with 50, Seth King and Kade Rammel 53, Clayton Heitkamp 55 and Mitch Doner 57.

The Jays also won the junior varsity match, 226-241.

Robbie Buescher was low man for the Blue and Gold with a 51, followed by the 58s of Courtney and Dickman and 59 by Matt Dickrede.
For the Redskins, Ryan Grieshop shot a 56, Cole Staugler 57, Justin Albers 63 and Logan Rindler 65.

St. John’s is in the Tee-Off Classic Monday (8:30 a.m.) at the Delphos Country Club.


Markward paces Big Green in PCL golf tri-match

DELPHOS — Senior Wesley Markward shot a medalist-winning 38 — two-over par — to pace Ottoville to a 194-213-215 Putnam County League victory over Fort Jennings and Columbus Grove in a tri-match Friday at the Delphos Country Club.

The Big Green (2-2) backed Markward with a 46 from Brendon Schnipke, Andy Schimmoeller 48, Kaleb Hanicq 62 and Isaiah Miller 86.

The Musketeers (1-2) were led by Alex Sealts with a 50, Collin Wieging 52, Sam Vetter 55, Nick Von Sossan and Drew Grone with 56s and Austin Luebrecht 64.

The Bulldogs (0-2) received a 46 from Brandon Hoffman, 49 from Kyle Welty, Wyatt Mayberry’s 59, Gage Gerdeman 61, Noah Oglesbee 63 and Logan Hardeman 77.

In JV action, Griffin Moorman shot a 52 and Jordan Neidert 60.

Jennings and Ottoville are in Monday’s Tee-Off Classic (8:30 a.m.), while Grove is in the Lincolnview Lancer Invitational (9 a.m.).


Kalida beats Bath, Liberty-Benton

ARLINGTON — Zach Erhart and Jeff Knueve shot 79s to pace Kalida to a 320-331-333 tri-match over Bath and host Liberty-Benton Friday at Sycamore Springs.

Collin Nartker shot an 80 and Evan Recker 82 to help the Widlcats to a 2-0 mark.

For Bath (1-1), Evan Hall carded a 73, Spencer Stubs 79, Brandon Pederson 89 and Nate Clark 90.

The Eagles (0-2) received an 82 from Adam August 82, Jackson Logsdon 83 and Tyson Neiling and Nick Streaker 84s.

Kalida is in the Rob Contini Memorial Tournament at Hawthorne Hills Monday (8 a.m.).