SCC girls win meet, CC, Titans win matches
Shamrock, Viking Cross Country
Scotus Central Catholic High School Shamorcks and The Lakeview High School Vikings cross country teams ran in the Wahoo invitational on Thursday.
The Shamrocks came away with first place, blowing away the rest of the competition. All four of their scoring runners finished inside the top ten.
Olivia Fehringer was the fastest runner of the group, crossing the finish line with a time of 21:59 for third place.
Right behind Fehringer was her teammate Kelsey Faust who finished in fourth with a time of 22:08.
Liza Zaruba wasn’t far behind, placing sixth with a time of 22:32 and narrowly beating out her own teammate, Brea Lassek, who finished in eighth with a 22:32.
They boys team finished in fourth out of thirteen.
They were led by Elliott Thomazin, who completed a time of 17:42, finishing in third place.
Michael Gasper raw an 18:03, which was good enough for seventh place.
Benjamin Juaez was the next fastest Shamorck. He finished in 26th place with a 19:06. Tyler Vaught rounded out the scoring for the team with a 19:28.
Lakeview was also at the event, finishing ninth in the girls race.
The Vikings were lead by runners Makenna Klug and Alison Loseke who both ran a 24:33, placing them in 21st and 22nd respectively.
The Lakeveiw boys finished in 11th.
Brenden Henggeler was the fastest Viking. He ran a 19:13, which put him in 30th.
Cody Schaad ran a 19:50, good enough for 45th place.
Corbin Stuthman finished in 51st with a time of 20:08.
Columbus High School cross country was also in action. They ran at the Freemont Invite on Thursday. Their girls’ team placed sixth, and their boys placed fifth as a team.
Alex Freshour was the fastest on the girls’ team during the race. She ran a 22:49.
Beatriz Garcia ran a 22:59, Gracie Luebbe ran a 22:59 and Emily Hall ran a 23:12 to round out the scoring for the Discoverers.
On the boys’ side Douglas Davidchik ran a 17:39 to lead the team.
Joe McFarland ran a 17:55 ran a 17:55, Lucas Miller ran a 18:10 and Antonio Jimenez ran a 18:14 to round out the scoring for the boys’ team.
Cross County def. Friend 25-10, 25-19, 25-10
Cross County volleyball picked up its second win and second sweep of the season in a 3-0 victory at Friend on Thursday night in the Lady Cougars third match of the season.
After its own 3-0 defeat two nights earlier at Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, Cross County bounced back with an efficient offensive performance that saw the Lady Cougars hit .324 led by Cortlyn Schaefer’s 11 kills on 25 attacks.
Cross County put together 33 total digs, 25 assists and 11 aces while committing half as many errors (23 to 46) as the hosts.
Amanda Giannou piled up nine digs and 13 assists while Schaefer had three aces.
Twin River def. West Point-Beemer 25-13, 25-23
Twin River def. Schuyler 26-24, 25-17
The Titans followed up two home wins in Tuesday’s triangular with two more on Thursday in West Point with a sweep over hosts West Point-Beemer and another of Schuyler.
Twin River made it four wins in a row and moved to 6-2 thanks to the dynamic duo of Madison Ternus and Marissa Morris at the net, Gabi Wieck setting up her teammates and a balanced effort in the back row.
Ternus totaled 17 kills with a high of 10 against West Point-Beemer. Morris had a high of 12 in the same match and finished with 16 on the day.
Wieck had a high of 12 assists against Schuyler to go with five digs in the second match. Chloe Cave and Kate Mohr each had six digs with Cave leading against West Point-Beemer and Mohr against Schuyler.
Peter Huguenin and Nate Tenopir are sports reporters for The Columbus Telegram. Reach them via email at email@example.com