Jr. High Sport Report


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The 8th grade football team finished out a great season with a big win over New Bremen. The Tigers came out firing on all cylinders and maintained their intensity the entire game. Eric Grow and Aaron Bowlin each scored rushing touchdowns. Michael Osborne and Josh Condon linked up for two passing touchdowns. Gabe White converted a 2pt conversion run while Joel Gehret accounted for three others. The Tigers were dominate on defense, forcing four turnovers. AJ Griesdorn and Gabe White each had an interception. Josh Condon picked off a pass as well and returned it for a touchdown. Michael Osborne recovered a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown. The Tigers won 44-6. Great season boys! 

 The 7th grade football team travelled to Marion Local last night The Tigers fought tough but gave up a couple of big plays on special teams. Luke Keiser connected with Leland Bowlin for a touchdown pass and Keiser also found Blake Schmitmeyer for a 2pt conversion. Marion turned in a couple of scores in the second half and the Tigers lost 24-8.

The 8th grade squad picked up a MAC win over Anna, 34-12. After a slow start the Tigers got things rolling. Michael Osborne connected with Josh Condon and Levi Barga on long touchdown passes. Obsorne found the endzone twice on the ground and Joel Gehret added a rushing touchdown and two 2pt conversions. Camden Yagle blocked an extra point attempt. 


The 7th

graders played Delphos St. Johns last week at home. A strong defensive effort kept the Tigers alive. Ross Francis had a big interception, James Schmitmeyer had a sack and Blake Henry recovered a fumble. Unable to come up with a score the Tigers lost 20-0.


The 8th graders turned in a tremendous team effort against the Blue Jays. Joel Gehret scored a touchdown and added two 2 point conversions. Kaiden Whittaker, Michael Osborne and Aaron Bowlin all had rushing touchdowns and Bowlin also added a 2 point conversion. Dominic Barga recovered a fumble and took it to the house for a touchdown, while AJ Griesdorn and Zach Meyer each had an interception. 

Versailles hosted the Coldwater Cavaliers in week three of play. The 7th grade moved the ball on the ground and had some opportunities but couldn’t capitalize. A fast Coldwater team controlled the ground game and defeated the Tigers 26-0. The boys will travel to Parkway next week.  

The 8th grade football team kept their season rolling in a tough battle against Coldwater. The Tigers turned in a tremendous defensive effort recording four interceptions on the night. Dominic Meyer caught a tipped pass at the line and returned it for a touchdown. Camden Yagle also came down with a tipped pass, and AJ Griesdorn and Michael Osborne each picked off the Coldwater quarterback. Osborne found the endzone on a quarterback sneak and Aaron Bowlin and Joel Gehret each had a two point conversion run. The Cavaliers broke some big plays in the second half,

7th grade football team had another tough game against Parkway last Thursday. The Tigers’ defense buckled down and the offense drove the ball well in the second half but came up empty handed, losing 20-0. 

8th grade football picked up another MAC win defeating Parkway by a score of 32-14. The defense gave up a quick score but tightened things up and kept the Panthers off the board until late in the game. Offensively the Tigers drove the ball well with a good line surge. Joel Gehret, Michael Osborne, Aaron Bowlin and AJ Griesdorn all had rushing touchdowns. Osborne and Bowlin each also added two 2pt conversions.

The 7th grade Tigers lost to the Anna Rockets by a score of 0-18. The young squad is progressing week after week. They travel to Marion Local next week.

The 8th grade football team met adversity on the way to their first loss of the season against Marion Local. Joel Gehret scored a touchdown and also forced a fumble, recovered by Josh Condon. Michael Osborne scored on a quarterback sneak late in the game, but the 2pt conversion was unsuccessful. Lack of fundamentals and technique contributed to the 14-12 loss. 

The 7th grade football team ended their season at home against New Bremen. The Tigers gave up two quick scores in the first half but shut things down after that. Ross Francis forced a fumble in the second half to ignite the Tigers. Luke Keiser scored on a quarterback sneak, and then connected on a pass to Blake Henry for the 2pt conversion. The Tigers fell short, losing 14-8. Good season to these boys!

 Last Thursday the Tigers traveled to Fort Recovery for a battle against the Indians. The 7th grade squad showed much improvement on both sides of the ball from a week ago. Blake Henry scored two rushing touchdowns and Jace Watren connected with James Schmitmeyer for a 2pt conversion. The Tigers fell to the Indians 22-14.

The 8th graders picked up their second MAC win of the season defeating Fort Recovery by a score of 36-6. A poised defense kept the Indians’ passing attack under control, with Gabe White and Zach Meyer each coming up with an interception. Michael Osborne completed two touchdown passes, one to Dominic Barga and another to Joel Gehret, who also added two 2pt conversions. Travis George rushed for a touchdown and Aaron Bowlin rumbled for two scores and a 2pt conversion.
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 Over the weekend the jr high boys and girls participated in their last cross country meet of the season. The girls finished as the MAC runner ups. The runners and their places were: Meredith Barga, 2nd, Carly Graves 6th, Madison Ware 13th, Paige Holzapfel 16, Madalyn DeMange, 29th, Lola McGhee 36, Emma Meyer 38, Holly Langenkamp 42, Lydia Hecht 45, Carley Timmerman 46, Abigail Cress 54, Lauren Rismiller 63, Sarah Simons 72, Becca Meyer 75, Gracie Brandwie 87, and Brooke Moorman 88.
 Over the weekend the Versailles Jr High Cross Country Team ran at the Best in the West Invitational. The girls placed 5th with the following girls finishing top 7: Meredeth Barga, Carly Graves, Madison Ware, Paige Holzapfel, Emma Meyer, Madalyn DeMange, and Carley Timmerman
Over the weekend the jr high cross country teams hosted the annual Tour DeSewer. The girls team brought home the hardware with a second place team finish. The top 7 for the girls were: Meredith Barga, Keira Rahm, Madison Ware, Carly Graves, Paige Holzapfel, Emma Meyer, and Madalyn DeMange
On Tuesday the jr high girls Cross Country team finished 2nd out of 7 teams at the Ft. Loramie Invitational. Finishing top 7 for the girls were: Meredith Barga in 3rd, Carly Graves in 6th, Madison Ware 14th, Paige Holzapfel in 20th, Madalyn DeMange in 21st, Lola McGhee in 23rd and Keira Rahm in 24th. 

The boys finished 7th in their race. Finishing top 7 for the team were:
Cameron Magoto  17th, Jack gerling 38th, Jacob Ruhenkamp 41st, Dylan Riffell 43rd, Lucas Timmerman 46th, Quentin Grillot 47th. and  Patrick Miller 63rd. 

The boys team finished 7th. The top 7 racers for Versailles were: Cameron Magoto, Dylan Riffel, Jack Gehrling, Jacob Ruhenkamp, Lucas Timmerman, Quentin Grillot, and Patrick Miller

The boys finished 8th with the following finishing as our top 7: Cameron Magoto, Dylan Riffell, Jack Gehrling, Jacob Ruhenkamp, Lucas Timmerman, Quentin Grillot, and Patrick Miller


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Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team on a nice season. The girls worked very hard and kept their heads up. The 8th grade volleyball team won their first game and will advance in tournament tomorrow. They will play in the morning. @ 10:00AM against St. Henry, here in Versailles. They would appreciate a big fan base for the game. 


The jr high boys fiinished 4th in the MAC with the following runners and their places:

Cameron Magoto 17, Dylan Riffell 23, Jack Gerling26, Jacob Ruhenkamp 38, Quentin Grillot 41, Lucas Timmerman 42, Josh Myers 56, Ben Brewer 58, Patrick Miller 65, Michael Menke 69, and Lucas Alton 79.


Exempted Village Schools

Versailles Middle School
280 Marker Rd Versailles, OH 45380
(937) 526-4426
Versailles Board of Education
459 S. Center St., Versailles, OH 45380

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