Lady Knights blank Madison to highlight week in sports

Lady Knights blank Madison to highlight week in sports
Andrea Povick

West Holmes' Carolyn Miller battles for position at the Claymont Early Bird.



The Lady Knights dominated Mansfield Madison on the court, defeating the Rams 25-22, 25-19, 25-12 in a quick three-game match on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Leading the way was Jerzey Morris, who dished out 19 points, which included four service aces. Megan Jones had a big night at the net, hammering home four kills while adding 17 service points. Harmony Mast added five kills and 11 digs, and Lauren Jones recorded seven digs to go with 11 assists.

The Hiland Lady Hawks turned around a loss to Triway by defeating Claymont. The Titans dealt Hiland a 25-20, 25-16, 25-21 loss on Aug. 29. In that game Anika Schneider recorded 11 kills, Maddy Miller doled out 36 assists, Haley Yoder and Hannah Schrock each earned five kills, and Amanda Troyer and Belicia Yoder added 10 and nine digs, respectively.

The Lady Hawks got back on their winning ways in a 25-16, 27-25, 25-17 win over the Mustangs. Maddy Miller had a huge game, issuing 34 assists along with 15 service points, which included a whopping seven aces. Schrock also recorded nine points and added eiwght kills. Schneider had 11 kills, Sara Schlabach added seven kills, Troyer had 16 digs and Yoder added 14 digs. The win improved Hiland to 3-1 on the year.

The Lady Pirates of Garaway ripped through Sandy Valley, dealing the Cardinals a 25-15, 25-13, 25-23 loss. Brooklyn Frey had a great all-around game, recording 12 kills, 10 digs and two blocks, while Lizzie Mullet had 11 assists and Laiken Wallick added three aces.


The Lady Hawks took on an undefeated River View team and left with a 0-0 tie that saw Hiland outshoot River View 23-5. However, all of those shots didn’t translate into any goals for Conner Lee’s group.

“This was a good game for us, despite ending in a tie,” Lee said. “I thought we played really well against a really good River View team. We created plenty of chances. We just need to capitalize. Our defense played great, and it was a good shutout for us.”

Hiland now stands at 2-2-1 while the Black Bears are 4-0-1.


Garaway’s girls team got a pair of record individuals performances but still fell to a talented Tusky Valley team 152-160.

Sydni Prysi and Brooklyn Numbers both fired 36s to set their benchmark scores at the varsity level. Mikayla Weaver and Sammi Miller added scores of 43 and 45, respectively, and on most nights that would have been a winning score for Garaway.

However, on this night the Trojans put up a school-record performance with Keegan Selinsky shooting a 36, Sydney Clements and Susan Thompson both recording 37s, and Kylie Rohr adding a 42.

The Lady P’s were able to record a win, hanging a 172-222 loss on Sandy Valley at Wilkshire Golf Course near Zoar. Miller led with a 42, Numbers and Weaver each added 43s, and Prysi carded a 44.

In boys’ action West Holmes got thumped by Ashland, falling 147-171. Grady Toye paced the Knights with a 39 on the back nine at Fire Ridge Golf Course. Hunter Ellis added a 42 while Bryce Hunter and Trey Baker each posted scores of 45.

Hiland’s dominant season continued as the Hawks hammered Claymont 147-227 at Fire Ridge. Carter Mishler fired a four-under-par 32 to lead the Hawks while Brookston Hummel added a 36, Kenny Weaver carded a 38 and Garret Shoup notched a 41.

Cross country

Garaway traveled to Pickerington North to compete in the invite there on Saturday, Aug. 29. The boys placed fifth out of nine teams in group four while the girls ran fifth as well.

Meghan Schwartz led Garaway with a 14th-place finish in 22:38. Megan Weaver (19th/22:53), Brianna Rider (30th/23:43), Lauren Goehring (54th/25:18) and Melea Wicker (68th/26:42) rounded out the top-five scorers for the Lady P’s in a field of 131 runners.

Quinten Schwartz ran an 18:09 to lead the Pirates, placing 11th overall. Not far off that pace was Bobby Palmer (16th/18:23). Rounding out the top-five scorers for Garaway were Parker Graf (37th/19:46), Heinrich Asbury (42nd/19:55) and Brendan Chapman (79th/21:32).

At the Claymont Early Bird in Uhrichsville on Aug. 29, West Holmes placed sixth out of 14 teams in the big school race, won by Lake and followed by runner-up East Canton.

Zeke Galbraith led the Knights with a 19th-place finish in 18:43 while teammate Cade Wagers was right behind in the pecking order, finishing in 18:44. Other scoring runners for the Knights included Haeden Wolfe (24th/18:55), Matthew Young (49th/20:31) and Cade Zigler (56th/20:50).

A total of 113 runners competed, and champion Lake finished with runners in first, third, fourth and ninth to spur the victory.

The Lady Knights placed seventh out of 10 teams in a field that saw 87 competitors.

Brenna Myers led West Holmes, running 25th in 23:36, while teammate Emily Truax was close behind in 27th in a time of 23:48. The top-five scorers for the Lady Knights were rounded out by senior Brogan Steimel (31st/24:18), Carolyn Miller (47th/25:46) and Sayler Miller (59th/27:08).

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