By Tony Hooker
Zach Buesing fired a 39 to take medalist honors, but Villa Grove Heritage dropped a 181-217 decision to Okaw Valley on Findlay’s Eagle Creek Golf Course. Liam Barr seconded Buesing with a 55, Noah Davison fired a 61 and Jesse Bessent had a 62 to round out the scoring for the Blue Devils. Jake Gilles had a 66 and Elijah Kiesel fired a 70 in his debut.
Making her Varsity Golf debut, Kyleigh Block fired a 59, good enough to earn medalist honors, as the Blue Devils dropped a close match, 251-256, to the host Okaw Valley Timberwolves. Maci Clodfelder backed her with a 62, Allison Pangburn had a 67, and Logan Lillard and Ava Vollmer contributed 68’s to round out the team scoring. Another newcomer, Addisyn Wilson, finished with a 69.
Junior High Baseball
Drop double header to ALAH
The season didn’t open as hoped for the young Blue Devils Diamond nine, as they dropped a double header to ALAH. Cooper Clark’s fourth inning single was the lone base hit for the visitors as they fell 13-0. Clark also fanned 3 in 2.2 innings of mound work as the starting pitcher and was tagged with the loss.
The bats came to life in the nightcap, a 16-11 loss. Nolan Morse stroked a double and had 2 rbi’s to lead the attack. Thomas Vandeventer and Andrew Fonner also drove in two runs, and Cooper Clark went three for four and scored three runs. Walks proved to be the Devils’ downfall, as they issued 19 free passes to the Knights. VG starter Cole Price fanned 5 batters in 2.1 innings of work, and Jaxon Wilson took the loss in relief.
Junior High Cross Country
The junior high harriers kicked their season off in style at the 17 team Saber corn run. Here is a list of their results:
8th Grade Boys:Lukas Shadwick, 4th place (5th among all 234 runners) Kurt Zimmerman, 5th place (6th among all 234 runners)
7th Grade Girls: Hayden Thomas, 7th place (85th among all 234 runners)
7th Grade Boys: Jackson Gilles, 5th place (24th among all 234 runners)
6th Grade Girls: Evalice Callison: 8th place ((117th among all 234 runners), Lilly-lynn Davis: 10th place (128th among all 234 runners)
6th Grade Boys: Logan Hauersperger: 11th place (71st among all 234 runners)
5th Grade Boys:Nolan Shadwick: 3rd place (63rd among all 234 runners) Maddox Piercy: 8th place (152nd among all 234 runners)