July 2, 2024 at 2:27 p.m.

Jay swim smothers Fort Recovery in makeup

JC nearly doubles Eels score
Lincoln Clamme swims the breaststroke leg of the 15-and-older 200-meter medley relay during the Jay County summer swim team’s meet at Fort Recovery on Monday. (The Commercial Review/Andrew Balko)
Lincoln Clamme swims the breaststroke leg of the 15-and-older 200-meter medley relay during the Jay County summer swim team’s meet at Fort Recovery on Monday. (The Commercial Review/Andrew Balko)

FORT RECOVERY — Rain kept Jay County and Fort Recovery out of the pool back on June 10.

Nearly a month later, the meet got made up with a favorable result for Jay.

The Jay County summer swim team nearly doubled up the Fort Recovery Eels for a 800-454 victory at Ambassador Pool on Monday in a makeup meet.

The Jay County girls gained a 466-272 advantage, while the boys outscored Fort Recovery 334-182.

Jay County had three girls and one boy win a trio of events.

Laynie Mann earned wins in the girls 8-and-younger 50-meter freestyle, 25 butterfly and 25 freestyle.

Addisyn Champ and Sophie Warvel earned their wins in the 9-10-year-old and 11-12-year-old divisions, respectively. Champ’s victories came in the 25 backstroke, 100 individual medley and 25 freestyle, while Warvel took the 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke and 50 breaststroke.

Cooper Glentzer was the oldest triple-event winner for Jay County, earning first-place finishes in the boys 13-14-year-old 100 freestyle, 100 IM and 50 freestyle.

Both of Fort Recovery’s triple-event winners came in the 15-and-older age group, with Joelle Kaup representing the girls and Carson Fullenkamp the boys.

Kaup’s top finishes came in the 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 100 IM. Fullenkamp claimed victories in the 100 freestyle, 100 IM and 50 freestyle.

Kenzie Wendel swims the butterfly stroke for the Fort Recovery swim team as part of the 11-12-year-old girls 200-meter medley relay at Ambassador Pool on Monday. Fort Recovery’s relay team finished second to Jay County, who won the dual meet with a score of 800-545. (The Commercial Review/Andrew Balko)


Offense falters

COLDWATER, Ohio — The Fort Recovery ACME baseball team’s season came to a close on Monday as it fell 4-0 to the Marion Local Flyers in the sectional semifinal at Coldwater High School.

The Indians (7-6) only managed two hits in the shutout.

Mason Diller smacked a single to right in the first inning and Austin Siegrist earned a base hit on a ground ball through the right side in the third. Neither batter reached second base.

Gavin Evers was the only Indian to reach scoring position, doing so after walking and swiping second base.

Alex Gaerke suffered the loss, giving up 4 runs (only one was earned) on seven hits over six innings. Gaerke struck out 10 batters in the losing effort.

Host Coldwater took the championship game 12-2 over Marion Local.

Meteors finish perfect

The Bro Shadow Meteors took down a pair of opponents on Sunday to claim the Pennville Soccer Club Space division championship and finish the season with a perfect 8-0-0 record.

The Meteors picked off the Vinson Rental Properties Galaxy 3-2 despite an early deficit on a score by Carter Love.

The Galaxy also got a goal from Raul Martinez, while the Meteors’ Neymar Carreno netted a goal and Liam Phipps scored two, including the golden goal in overtime.

The Galaxy had to beat the Ohio Valley Gas Stars 2-1 in the opening round. Martinez and Love both scored goals in the win (Love’s score was an overtime golden goal), while Vinny New accounted for the Stars’ score.

In the other semifinal game, the Dave’s Heating and Cooling Asteroids beat the New Beginnings Holiness Church Rockets 3-1. Owen Ehrhart led with two goals for the Asteroids, supported by one from Eden Lee. Paizley Murphy had the only score for the Rockets.

Ehrhart netted the opening goal for the Asteroids in the championship game, but Carreno scored four times in the second half to take the title.

Carreno and Phipps led the division with 18 and 10 goals, respectively.

Gibson comes through

Sam Gibson saved the Penrod Monument Jaguars with a second-half goal that allowed the Jaguars to take the Pennville Soccer Club Wild Cat title in a shootout on Sunday.

The Jaguars trailed the WPGW Lions 1-0 at halftime after a goal by Karsen Kuhn. Sam Gibson delivered his first goal of the season to tie the game up and force a shootout.

Gabrielle Gibson and Camden Vison both found the net in the shootout for the Jaguars, while Bryce Rickard was the only to score for the Lions.

Gabrielle Gibson also scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over the POET Biorefining Cheetahs in the semifinal.

The Lions had to go through the Portland Insurance Cougars in the semifinal. Jackson Westgerdes scored the only goal in the 1-0 win for the Lions, as they held division-leader Lyle Beiswanger scoreless.

Beiswanger did net a goal in the Cougars 3-0 victory in the opener against Pennville General Store Tigers.

Mason Edmonds and Alivia McClain also scored in the victory.

Penrod fuels title

Kenna Penrod had a career day to lead the A Place to Grow Wasps to the Pennville Soccer Club Stinger division title on Sunday.

The Wasps needed to go through the AgBest Express Bees to make the championship game. Penrod netted three goals to get the Wasps a comfortable first-half lead before adding on three more in the second. Harper Love added two goals of her own to push the final to 8-0 in favor of the Wasps.

The Patriot Sportswear Hornets held the league-leader to only two goals in regulation and Raelyn McClain matched her to keep the game tied 2-2.

Penrod wasn’t to be stopped, scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime, lifting the Wasps to a 3-2 victory in the championship game.

Penrod ended the season with 18 goals to lead the league.




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