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Jr. High Sport Report

2/20/2019

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 The Eighth grade boys’ basketball team ended their season with a 42 to 29 quarterfinal loss to Marion Local in the MAC tournament on Saturday.  The Tigers got off to a slow start and could never catch up. The Tigers finished the season with a 13 and 4 record. Scoring for the Tigers: Connor Stonebraker- 6, Jared Lyons- 5, Ethan Dickey- 4, Titus Gehret- 4, Carson Griesdorn- 3, Keegan May- 3, Lucas Stammen- 2, Max Gehret- 2, 

 

On 2-4-19, The Versailles 7th grade boys basketball team lost to Parkway 32-43. The tigers kept it close for the first 3 quarters but couldn't handle them. Scoring for the Tigers: Levi Johnson-2 Josh Condon-10 Gabe White-9 Aj Griesdorn-3 Carson Heikamp-1 Cody Groff-1 Dominic Barga-6

The Eighth grade boys basketball team upped their record to 11 and 1 on the season with a 54 to 46 victory over Russia on Saturday.  Scoring for the Tigers: Keegan May- 14, Titus Gehret- 12, Connor Stonebraker-8, Lucas Stammen- 7, Jared Lyons- 6, Ethan Dickey-5, Joe Ruhenkamp- 2

 

The 7th grade Lady Tigers battled the Buccaneers to a 24-19 victory last evening. Scoring for the Tigers Allison Schwartz with 8 points for the team high. Jenna Dirksen added 7 points, while Alayna Henry and Caroline Anthony each had 3 points. Grace Gasson had 2 points and a Kailey Jenkinson free throw completes the scoring.


On Tuesday, January 22nd, the 8th grade Lady Tigers were defeated by Parkway by a score of 29-20. Tessa Stammen led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 11 points. Additional scoring included Taylor Grilliot with 6 points, Brynn Briscoe with 2 points, and Renee Rindler with 1 point.


The lady Tigers battled through some tough shooting to keep the winning streak alive. A great defensive performance forcing 20 turnovers led them to a 27-20 victory over Parkway. Leading the scoring attack was Jenna Dirksen with 10 points while Alayna Henry added 4. Abby Cromwell, Carly Graves, Cassie Leach, Lydia Bruns, and Allison Schwartz all had 2 points on the evening. Caroline Anthony hit a free throw to add a point and finish off the scoring line.

 

The Eighth grade boys’ basketball team improved their record to 10 and 1 on the season with a 45 to 18 victory over Miami East on Tuesday. The Tigers used suffocating defensive pressure to create easy scores on the offensive end. Scoring for the Tigers: Connor Stonebraker- 12, Titus Gehret- 8, Carson Griesdorn- 7, Keegan May- 6, Brayden Henry- 5, Ethan Dickey- 4, Jared Lyons- 2, Lucas Stammen- 1


The 8th grade Lady Tigers defeated Covington by a score of 51-19 on Thursday, January 24th. Renee Rindler led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Tigers with 14 points, followed by Tessa Stammen with 10 points, and Lexi Magoto with 8 points. Additional scoring included Brynn Briscoe with 5 points, Alie Mangen, Taylor Bohman, and Taylor Grilliot with 4 points each, and Jenna Treon with 2 points.


 

 

In a battle of a game, it took extra time for Minster 7th grade girls to narrowly beat Versailles, 26-23. Scoring for the Tigers was led by Jenna Dirksen with 6 points. Allison Schwartz added 5 points while Carly Graves had 4 points. Cassie Leach and Lydia Bruns each chipped in a basket. A free throw by Caroline Anthony totals out the scoring.


The 8th grade Lady Tigers were defeated by Minster on Tuesday, January 29th by a score of 31-15. Brynn Briscoe led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 5 points, followed by Lexi Magoto with 4 points. Additional scoring included Tessa Stammen, Renee Rindler, and Taylor Grilliot with 2 points each.

On 2-2-19, the Versailles 7th grade Boys Basketball team beat Minster 38-27. Scoring for the Tigers: Josh Condon-12 Kaiden Whittaker-3 Gabe White-6 Travis George-3 Cody Groff-1 Dominic Barga-13


The Eighth grade boys’ basketball team dropped to 11 and 2 on the season with a 31 to 29 defeat at the hands of Jackson Center. Scoring for the Tigers: Keegan May – 12, Connor Stonebraker – 10, Carson Griesdorn – 3, Titus Gehret – 2, Max Gehret - 2


The Eighth grade boys’ basketball team then upped their record to 12 and 2 with a 47 to 29 victory over Minster on Saturday.  Scoring for the Tigers: Connor Stonebraker- 11, Titus Gehret- 10, Keegan May- 9, Lucas Stammen- 5, Max Gehret- 4, Ethan Dickey- 4, Noah Shimp- 2, Ethan Dirksen- 2


The 7th grade girls won to advance in the JH tournament. Relentless defense forced 25 Parkway turnovers, while 11 different girls scored to run the offense. Leading the scoring attack was Allison Schwartz with 6 points. Alayna Henry scored 3 points. Brooke Briscoe, Gabby Dues, Cassie Bomholt, Jenna Dirksen, Lauryn Cordonnier, Lydia Bruns, and Caroline Anthony each scored 2 points. Reagan Brown and Carly Graves each scored 1 point.

Next up is Marion Local at 5pm Tuesday (2/5) at New Knoxville.


On Saturday, February 2nd the 8th grade Lady Tigers defeated New Knoxville in the first round of the MAC tournament by a score of 38-14. Tessa Stammen led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 11 points. Additional scoring included Brynn Briscoe with 7 points, Renee Rindler with 6 points, Reagan Winner with 5 points, Taylor Grilliot with 4 points, Lexi Magoto and Alie Mangen with 2 points each, and Jenna Treon with 1 point. The Lady Tigers will face Minster on Tuesday, February 5th in the quarterfinals.


On 2-5-19, the Versailles 7th grade boys basketball team beat Coldwater 40-35. The Tigers played a great game. The game was close the whole time until the tigers out scored the Cavs 16-11 in the 4th. Scoring with the tigers Zach Meyer-1 Levi Johnson-5 Gabe White-15 Aj Griesdorn-3 Travis George-5 Cody Groff-3 Dominic Barga-8


The Eighth grade boys’ basketball team dropped their record to 13 and 3 on the season with a 47 to 34 loss at the hands of Coldwater on Tuesday. The Tigers had trouble attacking the Cavalier zone in the loss. Scoring for the Tigers: Titus Gehret- 18, Jared Lyons- 4, Connor Stonebraker-4, Keegan May- 3, Carson Griesdorn- 3, Ethan Dickey- 2,


It was a heartbreak of a loss, but a great game. A tough, roller coaster of a game that went down to right before the buzzer. Just before the final seconds ticked off, a deep three by Marion Local brought a heartbreaking end to the season for the 7th grade lady tigers. Scoring a season high 37 points, the tigers were led by a great performance of 20 points from Jenna Dirksen. Alayna Henry added 8 points. Grace Gasson, Lydia Bruns, and Allison Schwartz each had a bucket to finish up the scoring. This completes the season for the 7th grade Lady Tigers. They finished with a 9-9 record.


On Tuesday, February 5th the 8th grade Lady Tigers lost to Minister by a score of 28-6 in the second round of the MAC tournament. Scoring for the Lady Tigers included Renee Rindler with 4 points and Brynn Briscoe with 2 points. The Lady Tigers ended their season with an overall record of 7-11.



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The Versailles Junior High Wrestlers completed another very successful season.  The Tigers competed in 6 tournaments, placing 1st at Milton Union, St. Marys, Spencerville, Wapak, Elida and finishing 2nd at the Lima Shawnee Midwest Classic.  The young matmen were able to complete a 4-1 dual meet record, only falling to a very strong St. Paris Graham team.  Wrestling teaches you that nothing comes easy, just like in life. The fine young men have not only developed themselves in to better athletes, but have also molded themselves into better people.


On Saturday, February 9th, the Versailles JH wrestlers finished 2nd place at the always tough Midwest Wrestling Tournament. Placing 1st for the Tigers were Payton Platfoot and Kane Epperly.  Coming in 2nd place were:  Lane Bergman, Michael Osborne, Ethan Stover, and Joel Gehret.  Levi Barga was able to finish 3rd, while Alex Gilmore was able to come in 4th.  Finishing 6th place were: Patrick Miller, Damian Michael and Camden Yagle. 
 
On Saturday, February 2nd, the Versailles JH wrestlers won the 18 team Elida Invitational by scoring 212 pts.  The young Tigers wrestlers were able to hold off a second place St. Marys team who scored 185 pts.  Placing 1st for the Tigers were: Payton Platfoot, Michael Osborne, Kane Epperly, Ethan Stover & Joel Gehret.  Placing 2nd for the Tigers were Lane Bergman and Levi Barga.  Alex Gilmore was able to finish 3rd and Damian Michael finished with a well earned 4th place.  The Tigers will wrap up their season next weekend with the Midwest Wrestling Championships at Lima Shawnee. 
 
On Thursday, January 17th the Versailles Junior High wrestlers fell to a very strong St. Paris Graham team by a score of 63-12.  In the second dual of the night the Tigers were able to defeat Bluffton by score of 57-16. 
 
On January 12th, 2019, the Versailles Junior High wrestlers placed first as a team at the Wapak Invitational.  Placing for the Tigers were: 1st place – Payton Platfoot, Levi Barga, Kane Epperly & Joel Gehret; 2nd place –  Lane Bergman, Luke Batty, Alex Gilmore & Ethan Stover; 3rd place – Camden Yagle & Michael Osborne; 5thplace – Patrick Miller, Lucas Rhoades & Braylon Davis. 
 
On January 8th, 2019, the Versailles Junior High wrestlers defeated Brookville by a score of 51-22.  Winning matches for the Tigers were: Lane Bergman, Payton Platfoot, Levi Barga, Michael Osborne, Kane Epperly, Alex Gilmore, Graden Sutton, Ethan Stover, Joel Gehret, & Camden Yagle.  Winning additional exhibition matches were: Levi Barga, Damian Michael, Lucas Rhoades and Camden Yagle. 
 
On January 5th, 2019, the Versailles Junior High wrestlers captured a team title at the Spencerville Bearcat Invitational.  The Tigers were able to score 280.5 points. Placing for the Tigers were: 1st place – Payton Platfoot, Kane Epperly & Joel Gehret; 2nd place –  Lane Bergman, Levi Barga, Michael Osborne, & Alex Gilmore; 3rd place – Ethan Stover; 4th place-Patrick Miller, Luke Batty & Camden Yagle; 6th place – Grady Sutton. 
 
On December 12th, the JH wrestlers beat Greenville by a score of 66-7.  Winning matches for the Tigers were: Lane Bergman, Payton Platfoot, Levi Barga, Luke Batty, Michael Osborne, Kane Epperly, Graden Sutton, Ethan Stover, Joel Gehret Camden Yagle and Brayden Davis.














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Versailles

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