Golden Eagles continue strong start


The Big Walnut girls tennis team picked up a solid non-league win Wednesday in Hilliard, edging host Davidson 3-2.

The Golden Eagles (7-1) used a pair of doubles wins to get the job done. Kayleigh Cummins and Katie Germann handled the Wildcats’ Hannah McGivern and Sophia Persad 6-1, 6-4 at first doubles while Maria Boyer and Allyson Stevens beat Kaitlin Remick and Katherine Sarkel 6-4, 6-4 at second doubles.

BW’s other win came at first singles, where Macie Kercsmar knocked off Davidson’s Grace Wilson 6-2, 6-2.

The Eagles return to action today against visiting Groveport.

Bishop Hartley 3, Delaware Hayes 2

The Paces picked up wins on a pair of courts, but couldn’t quite seal the deal during Wednesday’s non-league showdown against the visiting Hawks.

Hayes winners included Renae Haferman, who beat Hartley’s Laurynn Caldwell 6-2, 6-2 at second singles; and the duo of Sarah Midura and Serena Ishwar, who teamed up to beat Ann Robinson and Leah Herbert 6-1, 6-3 at second doubles.

Also: Orange 4, Grove City 1.

VOLLEYBALL

Emma Urhammer finished with 11 kills and Kelsie Imertreijs added 10 to lead Big Walnut to a 3-1 league win over visiting New Albany Wednesday night in Sunbury.

The Golden Eagles won the first two sets by identical 25-15 margins. New Albany won the third 26-24, but Big Walnut closed things out with a 25-10 win in the fourth.

Serving was a strength as Emily Vance and Sammi Bickley combined for 13 aces in the win.

FIELD HOCKEY

Hannah Brown scored both goals as Orange slipped past visiting Bexley 2-1 Wednesday in Lewis Center.

Izzy Altier had an assist while Tatum Gibson finished with a pair of saves in the Pioneer goal.

FROM TUESDAY

Colin McCort, who had a 101-degree fever, found the back of the net on a free kick in the 28th minute to lead the Olentangy Liberty boys soccer team to a 2-0 non-league win over host Gahanna Lincoln Tuesday night.

Jared Whitfield added an insurance goal in the 60th minute to account for the final margin.

VOLLEYBALL

Hayes started well, winning each of the first two sets, but struggled down the stretch as Worthington Kilbourne rallied to notch a key league win Tuesday night.

The Pacers led 2-0 after winning the first and second sets by respective scores of 25-23 and 25-14. The Wolves stormed back, though, winning the final three 25-21, 25-21, 15-9 to seal the deal.

Lauryn Rocassin, Julia Kaylor and Sydney Krewson led Hayes with 12 kills apiece. Rocassin and Anna Johnson added 21 assists each while Krewson had a team-best four aces.

By Ben Stroup

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