LEWISTOWN – The West Liberty-Salem girls cross country team defended its Logan County Meet title Tuesday at Indian Lake, placing its top 7 runners in the top 15 overall.
Team Scores: 1st WL-S 28, 2nd Bellefontaine 46, 3rd Triad 59, 4th Ben Logan 102.
Reghan Bieleski (22:01), Caylee Karg (22:02) and Leah Cole (22:10) earned 1st Team All-County honors, placing 2nd, 4th and 5th respectively. Freshmen Lauren Fowler (22:38) and Sarah Painter cracked the top 10 placing 9th and 10th. Rounding out the Big Orange placers were Jenna Magnuson 12th (23:13), Taylor Henault 15th (24:04), Anna Louden 21st (25:09) and Madison Woodruff 26th (26:07).
“After a rocky start at Saturday’s meet, I was proud of the way the girls regrouped and came focused and ready to compete,” said WL-S Coach Ann Vogel. “There were a lot of gutsy individual performances, but I was most impressed with the team effort the girls put forth to win. We had only 42 seconds separating our 1st through 5th runners.”
The WL-S girls compete next at the Tiffin Carnival on Sept. 12.
The Tiger boys easily won the meet at Indian Lake.
Placing for WL-S were Joey Adams 1st 16:33.4; Ross Kelley 2nd 17:00.6; Nick Williams 6th 18:20.2; Charlie Williams 8th 18:47.0; Andrew Landis 11th 18:48.4; Isaac Smith 14th 19:13.0; Bryan Woods 15th 19:34.8; Jordan Lewis 17th 19:43.5; James Loffing 18th 19:47.0; Konner Smith 19th 19:50.6; Tyler Louden 25th 20:40.2; Zavier Esch 27th 21:15.9; Kannon Stillings 30th 21:40.6
“Simply incredible is how I would describe the night for our team,” said WL-S Coach Mike Louden. “The overall take away from winning the county meet is pleasing in many ways, but most of all was to see several guys gain confidence and finally battle some internal demons. It was a solid collective team effort.”
WL-S golfers win
BELLEFONTAINE – WL-S beat Cedarville, 178-187, in OHC boys golf.
For the Tigers (3-6), Dillon Callicoat had a 39, Max Eggleston a 39, Michael Frederick a 47, Tylar Jett a 53 and Bryce Ward a 58.
Tiger boys win in soccer
The West Liberty-Salem boys soccer team raised its record to 4-1 overall with a 6-0 victory over OHC opponent Northeastern. Neil Markin led the Tigers with 2 goals. Cole McDaniel tallied 4 assists and one goal and Ralph Levan, Jacob VanHorn and Thomas Allen each scored once while Logan Cole had one assist.
Elias Kirker-Napiorkowski recorded the shutout in goal and had one save on the night.
Junior high football
In 7th grade action, Graham beat Tecumseh, 36-0.
Standouts for the Falcons were Brady King, Trace Braun, Hunter Collier, Nick Moore, Avery Crawl, Shelton Ford and Ryan Turner.
Graham’s 8th graders won, 12-0.
The WL-S junior high football (junior varsity) team defeated Riverside, 24-22.
Ethan Cole scored three touchdowns for the Tigers with a touchdown run and 2 touchdown passes from Nick Burden.
Burden also threw two 2-point conversion passes to Tanner LeVan and ran for a 2-point conversion.
Junior high cross country
The WL-S junior high cross country team competed at the Logan County Meet on Tuesday. The boys were second and the girls were first.
Placing for the boys were Noah Smith 1st 11:56; Gavin Harrison 8th 13:38; Cade Clerico 10th 13:58; Hayden Kennedy 11th 13:59; Ian Maurice 19:06 19th.
Placing for the girls were Katelyn Stapleton 2nd 13:19; Maddi Bahan 3rd 13:25; Grace Adams 4th 13:28; Payton Umphries 5th 13:55; Lydie Moell 8 14:59; Savannah Weaver 9 15:00; Aaliyah Speert 11 15:12; Tory Pawelko 23 17:09; Lili Davis 32 19:57; Mikaela Holbridge 36 21:04; Jessie Boy 38 23:32.