Thursday, October 20, 2016

Trojans Stopped by Spartans

After getting off to a rocky start where they allowed the Spartans to go on a 11-1 run, the Trojans requited themselves and went on a run of themselves to win the first set 25-23. After that neither team went on such a big run, but it was a grind it out kind of match. In the last 3 games Waynesville seemed to do a better job of getting a 'set, set, spike'. Arcanum seemed to be playing on their heels a lot of the time and generally played catch up to Waynesville lead for the most part. The last 3 sets were all Waynesville 25-18, 25-20, 25-23.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tigers in Tournament Groove

The Versailles Tigers volleyball team are no strangers to post season play – they are perennially making deep tournament runs in the state tournament. But even with 4 seniors on the roster, the team seemed a little disjointed in their opening set against CCC foe Bethel. The Bee's came into the game with a first round win over Brookville – so they had some momentum walking onto the court. The Tigers were clearly the better team in the first set, but it took that first set to get the opening round of tournament jitters out of the way and get into a strong tournament groove. The Tigers got that first set out of the way 25-16, and went on to dominate the second set with strong front line play – 25-9. And even with liberal substitutions in the last set, the Tigers dispatched the Bee's 25-12.

Read story in its entirety at this link to the DailyAdvocate

Monday, October 10, 2016

North - South Soccer Tie

 Senior captain Abby Creech and senior captain Sophie Cottingim took control of the defense and made it very difficult for North to get into a rhythm let alone get very few shots off on goal. The only goal came off of Abby Creech's corner cake with Ava Watts and Mikaela Meyer's distracting the defense and goalie causing an own goal. Next up is Bethel for Senior night

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Tri-Village Homecoming a Success

After 2 heartbreaking losses, the Patriots were needing to get back in the win column. They had lost to Covenant Christian by just 1 point and then lost to Gamble Montessori (#8 in the district) by 6. So they were close, winnable games but the Patriots had fallen just short in both games. Coach Shondlemeyer would later remark that the outcome of just 3 plays made the difference, the team could easily have been 5-2 instead of 3-4. Their homecoming game was against Dohn Academy from Cincinnati. The Patriots made the most of their first ever homecoming with a resounding 37-8 win. And the homecoming event was unique in that the homecoming court rode into the stadium on Jeepsters, making it even more noteworthy. For the record, the first ever football king and queen for the Patriots homecoming were Jonny Wilson and Taylor Pearson – a legacy that they can keep forever.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

South Soccer Update

Twin Valley South defeated league opponent National Trail 10-0 Thursday night at home.  Jacob Wells had a hat trick (3 goals), Daniel Page, Jesse Woods, and Zach Guehring all had 2 goals apiece and Travis Lovely also scored.  Bryant Marker had 3 assists and Aaron Clark, Travis Lovely, and Jacob Wells all had 1 assist.  Coach Young, "It felt good to get back on track against Trail with a win.  We had lost a couple games in a row, so it was nice to get back in the winning column.  We had a couple game stretch where we had some games I thought we should have won, but we didn't get any breaks and some of the games we didn't show up ready to play.  The CCC has been a really competitive conference this year in boys’ soccer and anyone can beat anyone on any given night.  For my team it really comes down to mental preparation.  I feel that if we go into a game mentally prepared and play as a team we can hang with any team in the league.  But we also have had those games where I feel we don't even show up to the field like our Newton game.  I still think we are continuing to get better.  I really do not think we have hit our potential yet.  We still 3 league games so anything can happen there.  One of our other goals was to go above .500 and we still have a chance to do that.  So even though the season is starting to dwindle down, we still have a lot that we want to accomplish and we will keep working hard to reach our goals."

South girls tied, their score was National Trail 1 TVS 1. Scoring was Ava Watts on an unassisted goal.   

BlackHawks Dropped by Panthers

After watching a winless Arcanum team dismantle South last week, Mississinawa Valley was hoping to repeat that performance and get their first win of the season. But a resolved South team took it to the BlackHawks and quickly put any hopes of an upset to rest. When you run a spread offense and have to start a young team, a slick field is not something that you want to deal with. Turnovers would be a major factor on the night. The Panthers have a decent running game and they used that to keep the Black Hawk offense on the sidelines. They were able to grind out yardage in the teeth of the BlackHawk defense and churn out a 45-14 win.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Arcanum Runs Over South

A winless Trojan football team manhandled the Twin Valley South Panthers who entered the game at 2-2. The Trojans opened the season with 4 tough teams on their schedule. They were competitive in most of these game, but just came up short. But they mauled the Panthers with a smothering defense and a running attack that seemed to get stronger as the game went on. Daniel Coats and Brandon Kinney had big nights for the Trojans, but coach Stephan let it be know that the running game starts with the line and they had a big night too. The backs can't get to the 2nd level of the defense unless the line clears the 1st level. It was a close game in the first quarter with Arcanum up just 7-0. But they would end up running away with the game 33-3.

Friday, September 23, 2016

South Loses Close Game to Newton

The  South girls Soccer team played a really tough match tonight but came up short 2-0. Newton was extremely fast. The girls fought hard and played well. Lacey Emrick had 28 saves. Her approximate number of saves this year is 186.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tigers Lose Momentum in Second Half and Lose to South

Games have an ebb and flow to them at times. Momentum shifts back and forth and when momentum is on your side you have to grasp it and keep it. Something that can be hard for a young team like Ansonia to do. They fell behind by 2 scores early in the game, but were able dominate the 2nd quarter and enter the locker room with momentum – only down by 3 points. But Ansonia squandered their opportunity and an experienced South team took advantage in the 3rd quarter, opening a lead that they would not relinquish.