Oh what a night, as Holmes County athletes go crazy in the win column
No, Tuesday, September 13 of 2016 will not live on in people’s minds as on of the finest days in local high school athletic history… but all-in-all it was a pretty doggone good day in Holmes County sports.
• The Lady Knights soccer team had a very good night, and Ali Gilt’s pair of scores off of Natalie Parson’s assists in the span of 60 seconds led the team to a 3-2 victory over Tri-Valley.
• The Knights were also successful on the pitch, as Zach Buchanan continued his offensive showcase this season by burying two more goals to lift West Holmes to a 3-0 win over Clear Fork.
• After a slow start, the Lady Hawks volleyball team reeled off its second straight win, this one in three games over IVC foe Sandy Valley. Nikki Overholt served for 11 points, Brooke Stutzman added a game-high seven kills and Brittany Wengerd recorded 17 digs in lifting Hiland to victory, improving its record to 3-6 in the 25-13, 25-15, 27-25 win.
• On the tennis courts, the Lady Knights handled Mansfield Madison with ease, winning 5-0. Singles players Erin Stitzlein and Sabryn Cutlip and the second doubles team of Sarah Tennefoss and Ally Taylor didn’t drop a single game in the match.
• The Dungeon was a beehive of activity as the Lady Knights were stomping Mansfield Senior 3-0. In advancing its record to 6-5, West Holmes got a solid team effort across the board, with Kacie Leppla recording 22 assists and eight aces to go with her 17 service points, while Lauren Park added 12 kills.
• The Hawks boys’ soccer team got three expedient goals from senior Derek Miller in the game’s first eight minutes versus Canton Central Catholic, and two apiece from Sinjon Howell and Kyle Mast, to cruise to a monster 9-0 win.
• On the links at Willandale Golf Course, Hiland’s Tremper Coblentz went under-par with a 35 to lead the Hawks to an easy 162-200 win over Newcomerstown. Bruce Yoder added a 39 for the Hawks.
• Even the West Holmes Middle School seventh grade football team was getting into the winning tradition of the night. The little Knights rolled over Clear Fork, winning 30-8 to improve to 4-0 on the season.
• Last but not least was the effort of blossoming WHMS cross country star Katie Sprang. Sprang won the Lucas Cub Invite, and got help from Kaili Maltarich and Brogan Steimel, who placed fourth and 11th, driving the Knights to a second place finish overall.
Overall, it was definitely a Charlie Sheen #WINNING night for Holmes County’s athletes.