Volleyball: Lady Colts Improve to 11-1
By Jeff Harrison
Meadowbrook High’s state-ranked volleyball team picked up two more victories in the Muskingum Valley League, sweeping both River View and Maysville during the week.
Coach Kelly Zehnder’s squad, ranked No. 9 in Division II in last week’s OHSVCA state poll, improved to 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the MVL.
The Colts got win No. 10 on Tuesday, sweeping River View by 25-13, 25-14 and 25-15 scores.
MHS showed good balance at the net, with Cami Black collecting nine kills followed by Megan DeVillez with eight, Kendyl Cannon with seven and Karly Launder with six. Ella Jefferis dished out 28 assists while Cannon and Black each had three service aces.
Black led the defense with 12 digs while Launder had nine and Mylee Arnold had eight.
Win No. 11 at Maysville came quickly as the Lady Colts won by 25-7, 25-12 and 25-7 scores.
Black and Cannon each pounded 11 kills, with Jefferis contributing six and DeVillez and Taylor Sichina each getting five.
Launder served up five aces and Sichina had three while Jefferis handed out 33 assists.
Defensively, Mila Norman and Launder each recorded a dozen digs followed by Arnold with 11 and Black with 10. Cannon and Jefferis each had two blocks.
The Lady Colts visit New Lexington on Tuesday; host Coshocton on Thursday (JV action at 5:30 p.m. both nights) and compete in a triangular match with Tuscarawas Valley at Dover on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
Football: Colts Upended by John Glenn
Homestanding John Glenn handed Meadowbrook a 35-7 setback in Muskingum Valley League action on Friday.
The win improved the Muskies to 3-2 on the season while dropping the Colts to 4-2. Both teams are among the top eight in the current OHSAA Division IV, Region 15 computer ratings, with John Glenn now fourth and Meadowbrook eighth.
The first half was close, with the teams scoreless after one quarter before John Glenn broke the ice following a pass interception by Colt Everson, scoring on a two-yard touchdown pass from Brad Morgan to Nathan Walker for a 7-0 lead.
Meadowbrook evened the score at 7-0 via a one-yard TD run by quarterback Josh Hupp. Garrett Milam added the point-after kick.
The Muskies moved on top for good thanks to a 28-yard TD pass from Morgan to Emerson, giving JG a 14-7 lead at the intermission.
The second half was all John Glenn, with a pair of third quarter scores – a 47-yard TD run by Noah Wellmeier and a nine-yard TD pass from Morgan to Barclay – pushed the lead to 28-7.
The Muskies sealed the deal with one more trip to the end zone in the final period – an 8-yard TD run by Wellmeier.
John Glenn had a 309-226 edge in total yards. The Muskies collected 206 yards on the ground and 103 through the air while the Colts gained 223 through the air, but a net of just three yards on the ground.
Meadowbrook’s Hupp was 20-of-43 passing for 228 yards while Damen Launder completed one pass for minus-five. Hunter Eubanks caught seven passes for 62 yards; Brady McManaway had five receptions for 47 yards and Trevon Mayle latched onto four for 48 yards.
Defensively, McManaway had nine total tackles followed by Eubanks with eight and Zayne McGuire with seven.
Wellmeier rushed for 214 yards and two TDS on 30 carries to lead JG while Emerson caught three passes for 73 yards and two scores.
JG completed 9-of-16 passes; had 19 first downs and two penalties for 15 yards. The Colts collected 14 first downs and were flagged 10 times for 91 yards.
Meadowbrook returns to the friendly confines of Eugene Capers Field to take on New Lexington on Friday at 7 p.m.
Golf: Colts Finish Sixth in MVL
Meadowbrook hosted a five-team event at Cambridge Country Club on Monday, with the Colts finishing in fourth place.
Wheeling Park won the event with a 320-stroke total followed by Wheeling Central (330), St. Clairsville (337), Meadowbrook (367) and River View (no team score, only two players).
Park’s Gavin Goodrich earned medalist honors with a four-over par 76.
Colt Eltringham topped the Colts with an 84 while other MHS scores included Easton Eibel (92), Damon Baier (94), Ben Coss (97), Owen Dennis (103) and Steven Grafton (110).
The Meadowbrook High golf team finished sixth in the Muskingum Valley League Postseason Tournament at Jaycee’s Golf Coruse in Zanesville on Friday.
Maysville won the event with a 326-stroke total, with Sheridan and John Glenn both posting 333 scores, but Sheridan taking the runner-up spot via the tie-breaker.
Meadowbrook carded a 370 score for its sixth place finish.
Eltringham paced the Colts with an 85 while other MHS scores included Dennis (90), Baier (97), Coss (98), Grafton (101) and Eibel (112).
John Glenn was the overall MVL champion with a 31-2 record followed by Sheridan (30-3), Maysville (27-6), West Muskingum (23-10), Tri-Valley (22-11), Meadowbrook (18-15), Philo (16-17), Crooksville (12-21), New Lexington (10-23), Morgan (4-29), Coshocton (1-32) and River View (1-32).
The All-MVL team included Connor Larimer of Maysville (Player of the Year), Jack Porter of West Muskingum, Owen Van Fossen of John Glenn, Jacob Allen of West Muskingum, Noah Dever of John Glenn, Adam Johnson of John Glenn, Reed Coconis of Sheridan, Cadan Pieper of Tri-Valley), Daniel Sparks of Tri-Valley, Blake Turnes of Sheridan, Owen Lutz of Maysville, Cole Eltringham of Meadowbrook, Blaine Hannan of Sheridan, Cooper Winders of Sheridan and Braden Rice of John Glenn.
The Colts tuned up for OHSAA Division II Sectional Tournament action by competing in the Coshocton Eastern District Open at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette on Saturday.
Meadowbrook finished 10th in the 18-team field with a 363 score. Hiland was an easy winner at 281 and Garaway was second at 313.Eltringham carded an 82 to lead MHS followed by Baier (88), Dennis (95), Eibel (98) and Grafton (106).
The Hiland trio of Carter Mishler, Brookston Hummel and Kenny Weaver shared tri-medalist honors with 69s.
The Colts compete in the OHSAA Division II Sectional at Cadiz Country Club on Monday, with the top four teams and top four individuals on non-qualifying teams advancing to the D-II District at EagleSticks Golf Club in Zanesville on Monday, Oct. 4.
Cross Country: Meadowbrook Girls 5th,
Boys 6th at Sandy Valley Invitational
The Meadowbrook girls finished fifth and the boys were sixth in the “big school” races at the Sandy Valley Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
Taylor Forbes paced the Lady Colts with an 18th place finish in 22:16 followed by Lily Norman (29th, 23:13), Kenli Norman (30th, 23:14), Loryn Ogle (31st, 23:20) and Kendyl Trott (45th, 24:28).
Minerva won the girls’ team championship with 20 points, well ahead of runner-up Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (77). The Lady Colts had a score of 122 for fifth place.
East Canton’s Audrey Wade won the individual girls’ title in 19:24.
Kendell West again led the MHS boys by finishing 14th overall in 18:30. Other Colt runners were Jacob Banister (28th, 20:06), Drew Webster (30th, 20:31), Jackson Lendon (32nd, 20:45) and Caleb Blackledge (35th, 21:22).
Minerva claimed the boys’ team title with a score of 37 while River View was the runner-up with 45. Meadowbrook had a score of 127 for sixth place.
Minerva’s Connor Shingleton was the boys’ individual winner in 16:04.
The Colts compete in the Cambridge Invitational on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.