KALIDA - Kalida dropped a close match to open the Pioneer Invitational, then finished strong to post a 2-1 record Saturday.


The Wildcats started the day falling to Fairview 25-23, 26-24. Kalida won their next match against Lima Perry 25-13, 25-18 before defeating Delphos St. John's in their final match of the day 25-18, 21-25, 25-22.
In the St. John's match, Kylie Oserhage was 18-of-28 hitting with 10 kills and 14-of-14 serving with aces. Morgan Niese was 19-of-22 hitting with 10 kills and Elizabeth Turnwald was 21-of-24 hiting with eight kills and 14-of-14 serving with four aces.
Kenndey Hoffman was 9-of-9 serving with three aces, Alexis Decker was 60-of-61 setting with 16 assists and Nicole Recker was 43-of-43 setting with 14 assists.
In the match with Perry, Decker was 16-of-17 serving with four aces and had eight assists, while Recker had four assists. Niese was 7-of-10 hitting with five kills and Turnwald was 7-of-9 hitting with four kills. Osterhage had three digs.
In the Wildcats (4-2) opening match Turnwald was 15-of-16 hitting with five kills and Niese was 9-of-11 hitting with four kills. Decker had nine assists and Recker four kills, while Carlee Miller had seven digs and Hoffman was 16-of-16 serving with six aces.
Lima Bath defeated Fairview in three games to win the championship.

Pandora-Gilboa 3
Delphos Jefferson 0
PANDORA - Pandora-Gilboa remained undefeated on the season Saturday with a 25-15, 25-11, 25-21 non-league win over Delphos Jefferson.
Megan Maag pounded 21 kills for the Rockets (8-0) as she was 35-of-38 hitting with four blocks and 12-of-14 serving with two aces and eight digs. Hunter Hermiller had nine kills as she was 22-of-22 hitting and 17-of-19 serving with seven digs. Vivian Nofzinger was 16-of-16 serving with an ace and 79-of-79 setting with 37 assists and two kills. Olvia Maag had four kills and Alexa Maag had three kills.
Pandora-Gilboa won the junior varsity contest 25-10, 25-13.

Ottawa-Glandorf 2
Wauseon 0
Ottawa-Glandorf 2
Napoleon 0
NAPOLEON - Ottawa-Glandorf didn't drop a game in winning two matches at the Napoleon triangular Saturday.
The Titans opened with a 25-11, 25-9 win over Napoleon, then defeated Wauseon 25-12, 25-10. O-G is now 7-3 on the season.
In the win over Napoleon, Lauren Buddelmeyer had five aces and 12 assists and Kayla Leatherman had five aces. Niki Ellerbrock, Olivia Hermiller and Anna Bellman all had six kills.
Against Wauseon, Leatherman had six aces and three kills, while Buddelmeyer had an ace and nine assists. Ellerbrock had six kills and Bellman had five kills.
O-G's junior varsity team won two matches as they defeated Napoleon 23-25, 25-11, 25-13, then defeated Wauseon 25-23, 25-20.
Columbus Grove 25-25
Carey 13-16
Columbus Grove 25-25
Van Buren 13-6
COLUMBUS GROVE - Columbus Grove swept a pair of matches Saturday morning as they defeated Carey 25-13, 25-16 and Van Buren 25-13, 25-6/
In the win over Carey, Rachel Schumacher was 8-of-8 serving with two aces with 23 assists and Julia Wynn had 11 kills and seven blocks. Sydney McCluer had four kills and Kelli Vorst had nine digs.
Against Van Buren, Briana Glass and Schumacher both had nine assists. Julia Wynn had nine kills and Deanna Kleman was 11-of-11 serving with two aces. Vorst had 10 digs and Hope Schroeder six digs.
Columbus Grove's junior varsity team defeated Carey 25-21, 25-11 and Van Buren 25-10, 25-9.