Saturday roundup: Tiffin Carnival, Pirate Invite
May 5, 2015 at 1:16 PM
Behind two top-15 finishes from Michael Decker and Bill Minshall, the Perkins Pirates raced to a sixth-place finish (out of 47 teams) in the Boys Division II Varsity Race at Hedges-Boyer Park at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival Saturday.
Decker finished with a time of 16 minutes, 47 seconds, and Minshall came in at 17:08 in a race that featured 313 runners.
in the girls race, Port Clinton, fresh off a Sandusky Bay Conference championship last season, finished second in the Division II-B Girls Meet at the season's first big invitational at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival Saturday. Port Clinton was led by Nicole Hablitzel, who finished 17th in 21:29. Teammates Cheyenne Meek, who was 22nd in 21:39, Sara Chura (25th in 21:48), Hannah Weaver (34th in 22:03) and Tory Koebel (48th in 22:25).
TENNIS: Huron and Norwalk each had a doubles team earn a bracket title at Saturday’s Pirate Invite, and the Tigers scored just enough to edge Fremont Ross and the Truckers to place second overall.
Fairview (Pa.) won the tournament event without capturing any of the four doubles brackets.
Huron’s Lilly Justus and Lynsie Schwerer won the No. 4 doubles bracket, scoring an 8-2 win in the finals.
They defeated Fairview’s Emily Frigon and Kelley Foyle 8-2.
Norwalk’s Kelsey Talkington and Lauren Ott won their bracket with an 8-5 decision against Alison Decker and Sara Matczak of Fairview. They won their first round and semifinal matches in three sets.
In Mansfield, St. Mary CC had two winners, two finalists and a third-place finisher at the Northwest Ohio Catholic School Association Invite Mansfield. The Panthers tied for first place with Columbus Bishop Watterson.
Armelle DeRiso didn’t drop a single game, and Noelle DeRiso, who is 10-1 on the year, won the first and third singles bracket.
In Port Clinton, P.C. was first at the Port Clinton Doubles Invite on Saturday with two division winners, and two other doubles teams place: Sessely Schlipf and Haley Snider won the third doubles bracket, and Melissa Ballasch and Allison Long won the fourth doubles bracket.
VOLLEYBALL: Margaretta won a tri meet against Hopewell-Loudon and Galion. The Bears took six sets to win the two best-of-three matches, starting with a 14-25, 25-12, 25-18 victory over Hopewell-Loudon.
Margaretta scored a tight 26-24, 23-25, 25-23 victory over Galion.
In Rocky River, the Norwalk girls lost their match of the season in the semifinals to the hosts at the Magnificat Invitational.
In Columbus, the Huron girls battled but fell to state volleyball power Bishop Watterson in three sets, 25-9, 25-21, 25-13.
In Tiffin, the Eagles scored a three-set victory over Tiffin Calvert, 25-17, 25-19, 25-10 to improve to 7-0 overall.
SOCCER: A pair of second-half goals lifted Norwalk to a 2-0 win Saturday against Mansfield Senior and kept the Truckers unbeaten.
Caroline Blackwood and freshman Laurel Campbell both scored for Norwalk (4-0), and Campbell and Laura Penza set them up with assists.
At Upper Sandusky, the Rams scored two goals including one right before halftime, to pull away from the Blue Streaks, 3-1.
SHS sophomore Peyton Jordan, who made her first start of the year, tied the game midway through the first half on Caroline Estel’s assist.
At Port Clinton, the Redskins scored twice in the second half to secure a 3-0 Sandusky Bay Conference win against Edison.