ASHLAND UNIVERSITY JACK MILLER STADIUM- The Ashland University Football team stopped a two-game slide by edging the Lake Erie College storm 42-41. Freshman quarterback Trent Maddox was five for 12 for 95 yards and one touchdown in getting his first win as a starter. "It feels good," said Maddox honestly it feels great not the circumstances that we wanted losing Austin Brenner go out, but I'm excited, and as Coach Owens said a win is a win." The Eagles also had the ground game working as running back Larry Martin gained 138yards on 15 carries scoring two touchdowns. "It was more of a dog mentality keep it up keep it going on the ground."The Eagles also got a big boost on special teams when Justin Moore returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown. Something that head coach Lee Owens said the team had worked on all week. "It was nice to get production out of them for sure it was something we worked on all week. " With the win, Ashland improves to 3-4 in all games and 2-2 in the GMAC and will welcome in Hillsdale next Saturday at 1 pm.
GALION, OH- Lexington sweep team titles in Division II and in Division III Crestview takes both individual titles for an impressive day for area runners during the Cross Country District Meet at Ammann Reservoir on Saturday. In the Division III ladies race, Crestview's Morgan Welch dominated the competition from start to finish to win the district title with a time of 19:15.4 over Seneca East's Lilly Schiefer who came in second with a time of 19: 42.2. Schiefer would push Welch but after the first mile, it was the senior separating herself from the rest. The team title would go to Colonel Crawford though who had Gabby Roston, Olivia Hardy, and Izzy Roston place 3,4, and 5 to finish with 44 points. The Lady Eagles outpaced Crestview who was runner-up with 54 points. Also qualifying for next week's regional meet are Wynford and St. Paul as the top four teams move on with the top 16 in the meet for both Division II and Division III. On the boy's side, Crestview's Tommy O'Neill would break away from the pack to win the district title with an impressive 16:20. O'Neill was able to keep his distance from St. Paul and New London runners to make it a sweep for the Cougars for the individual titles in Division III. Norwalk St. Paul would capture the team title by placing five runners in the top 15 for a final team score of 33 points. Joining them at the regional meet next week is second place Seneca East with 70 points, third place New London with 82, and Crestview grabbed the final spot at 114 points. In the Division II Ladies race, it was an all-out battle between Shelby's Kayla Gonzales and Lexington's Emma Wise from the start to the finish. At nearly every part of the course, Wise was about as close as she could be to Gonzales with neither of them able to gain separation. In the end, it was Gonzales who came out on top with a winning time of 18:38.7 to best Wise's time of 18:39.9. Lexington would claim the team title by placing five runners in the top 20 for 51 points and easily in front of second-place Shelby's 81 points. Milan Edison and Huron would grab the final team spots for next week's meet at Tiffin. In the Division II boy's race, It was another battle between Lexington and Shelby, and this time Lexington would beat Shelby out for the individual title. Lexington's Ethan Peebles would go toe-to-toe with Shelby's Mason Hendrickson and Huck Finnegan with each runner having the lead having a lead at some point. Peebles would win the district title with a time of 16:17.1 while the Shelby duo would finish right behind in 16:27.5 and 16:36.6 respectively. The Minutemen would beat the Whippets by one point to claim the district title 43 to 44 points. Perkins and Huron would claim the final two team spots with 119 and 124 points.
GIRLS SOCCER SECTIONAL FINALS, 1PM
GIRLS SECTIONAL FINAL TODAY AT 3PM
TONIGHT 7PM: Upper Sandusky at Bucyrus
TONIGHT 7PM: River Valley at Lexington
TONIGHT 7PM: Seneca East at Col. Crawford
TONIGHT, 6:50pm on WMFD-TV Clear Fork at Shelby
SHELBY, OH- The Shelby Whippets claimed an outright MOAC football championship with a 49-19 win over the Clear Fork Colts. Shelby's Marshall Shepherd ran for four touchdowns of 1, 2, 2, 1, and 15 yards and ran for 109 yards. Shepherd through the air was 22/35 for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Andre Hill pulled in 11 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Blaine Bowman had six receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown. On Offense, Shelby ran up 570 total yards. For Clear Fork, Victor Skoog had 12 rushes for 41 yards with a touchdown Skoog also had 123 yards passing with one touchdown. Shelby finishes the regular season with at 5-0 in MOAC play and 8-2 overall Clear Fork finishes at 6-4. Both teams will wait and see their playoff matchups on Sunday from the OHSAA.
NORTH ROBINSON, OH- Colonel Crawford (9-1) easily handles Seneca East (6-4) 45-13 in a battle for second place in the N-10 Conference on Friday night. Colonel Crawford was coming off a 42-0 win over Bucyrus and Seneca East beat Upper Sandusky 42-7 last week. The first quarter was the most competitive quarter all night. A 63-Yard touchdown pass for Crawford to Carter Valentine to put the Eagles on the board first, and a long touchdown run by Gavin Hargis would tie it at 7.Later on, Lincoln Mollenkopf would put on a show and break some records. Lincoln posted video-game numbers again bringing his total on the season to 32 rushing touchdowns on the year and over 2,000 yards. The Eagle's offense was dominant all evening, pulling away and making big plays from every angle to keep the Tigers guessing.Seneca East would try their hardest to keep up, but with the run game stumped in the second half, the offense staggered, and continuously shot itself in the foot not being able to convert on 3rd and 4th down, as well as having trouble keeping flags off the field. The Tigers after a touchdown in the 2nd quarter to make it a 2 possession game, but would not be able to make a comeback. Both teams will await their postseason assignments in Division VI Region 22 on Sunday from the OHSAA.