The Mechanicsburg Indians are ranked 5th in the Division VI Associated Press poll released this week. Kirtland is ranked 1st followed by perennial state power Marion Local in 2nd, Patrick Henry comes in at 3rd, with Cuyahoga Heights at 4th. The AP poll is released each week during the regular season.
The Indians are currently ranked 3rd in the Division VI Region 24 computer rankings. The top 8 teams in each region move on to the playoffs with the top 4 teams hosting first round games. West Liberty-Salem is currently ranked 10th in the region. The Indians will host the Tigers this Friday in a matchup that has huge playoff implications. A win by Mechanicsburg almost assures them of a first round playoff game and dwindles the playoff hopes for West Liberty-Salem. A Tiger victory gives them a large amount of computer points and keep their playoff hopes alive.
You can listen to this week 6 OHC showdown on our website beginning at 6:40 pm with the pregame show. Kickoff at Mechanicsburg is slated for 7:00pm.
Mechanicsburg Boys Golf team participated in the Sectional Tourney today at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. The Indians placed first with a total team score of 341. Caleb Westfall lead the team with a 79 for the day.
The Indians will compete again next Thursday in Beavercreek at the District Tournament
The West Liberty-Salem girl's cross country team is ranked 10th in this week's OATCC Division III state poll. Minster was ranked first in the poll's third week. The top 10 rankings can be found below with total first place votes in parenthesis .
3t. Gilmour Academy
3t. Columbus Grove
4. St. Thomas Aquinas
5. Galion Northmor
6. Liberty Benton
8. Burton Berkshire
10. West Liberty-Salem
The West Liberty-Salem boy's and girl's cross country teams competed in the Tiffin Carnival on Saturday. The Tiffin Carnival is the second largest cross country meet in the country with over 4,000 runners competing.
The WL-S girls finished 8th in the Division III race competing against 53 teams. The Tigers were powered by Junior Regan Bieleski with an 8th place finish with a time of 19:47 in a field of 373 runners. WL-S was also paced by Grace Adams finishing 51st (19:47), Kiania Reames was 73rd(21:49), Jenna Magnuson finished 104th(22.22), Lydia Moell crossed the line in 135th(22:56), Payton Umphries was 160th(23:18), and Lauren Fowler followed with a 211th place finish(24:16).
Coach Ann Vogel commented after the race that she felt the race was a good confidence booster, and that the girls are improving with every race. "There's still plenty of room for improvement, but we're headed in the right direction".
The Big Orange boy's team finished 20th out of 44 teams. Michael Conley led the Tigers with a 53rd place finish(17:46.6), Nick Williams was next at 54th(17:46.8), Noah Smith was 63rd(17.55), Charlie Williams finished 180th(19:29), Isaac Smith was 207th(19:57), followed by Bryan Woods in 214h(20:00), Caleb Siegnthaler rounded out the scoring by finishing 249th(20:36).
WL-S teams will run again on September 24th in the Max Evans Invitational at the Ohio Caverns.
The West Liberty-Salem girl's soccer team moved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the OHC with a commanding 6-1 win over new conference member Fairbanks Thursday night. Taylor Lauck led the charge for the Tigers with 2 goals. The Tigers also found plenty of scoring chances with Ally Smith, Gabby Hollar, Dedrie McGill, and Laine Godwin all finding the back of the net. Smith also carded an assist for the Tigers along with Lily Yoder, Mikali McIntosh, and Ashley Rabenstein. Paige Shafer recorded 4 assists on the night.
WL-S is back in action Saturday night as they will travel to Graham High School for a 5:30 pm contest.
The WL-S girl's soccer team moves to 4-1 on the year after a 3-0 victory over Botkins at Tiger Stadium. Gabby Hollar netted 2 goals while Freshman Caidryn Wade scored her first career varsity goal. Paige Shafer recorded one save in goal while Kennedie Cox chipped in with an assist. The Tiger's play again Thursday night at 5:30pm when they host Fairbanks.
The 2016 10U Urbana RamJets closed out the baseball season at the BrockStrong Foundation Labor Day Tournament in Canal Winchester.
After going 1-1 in the Saturday round robin, the RamJets were seeded 5 going into the knockout round on Sunday. In their first game of the day, the Ramjets beat a solid Columbus Wizard team 5-4, matching the Ramjets against the #1 seeded Big Katz baseball team. The Ramjets would eventually fall to the Big Katz 8-1 putting a close to a successful season.
The Ramjets finished in 4th place in the Midwest Ohio Division 3 North League with a 10-6 record.
The WL-S girls soccer team bounced back tonight with a 3-2 win over OHC foe Springfield Catholic Central. Gabby Hollar led the way with 2 scores, but it was a Diedre McGill goal with just under 38 seconds remaining that secured the victory for the Tigers. WL-S hosts Botkins on Tuesday at 5:30pm
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