9/19 Over the weekend the Versailles Jr high cross country teams once again took first place at their meet. For the boys Max McKibben was 1st, Blake Pitsenbarger 3rd, Conall Miller 4th, Drew Geisendorff 5th, Leo Gehret 6th, Jack DeMange 13th and Carson Schwartz 14th. In the girls race Claire Simon was 4th, Lillian Selhorst 6th, Blair Schelhase 8th, Naomi Swallow 10th, Kacey Borchers 12, Taylor Gibbons 18th, and Alexis Kunk 23rd.
This weekend they have their home meet, the Tour deSewer. Come on out and support the teams!
Over the weekend the jr high boys and girls both won the Piqua Invitational.
The top 7 girls and their places were: Claire Simon 2nd, Lillian Selhorst 5th, Blair Schellhase 10th, Kacey Jean Borchers 15th, Naomi Swallow 22nd, Taylor Gibbons 23rd and Alexis Kunk in 57th. The boys and their top 7 times were: Max McKibben in 5th, Blake Pitsenbarger in 7th, Connall Miller in 17th, Leo Gehret in 18th, Drew Geisendorff in 21st, Owen Gibson in 32nd, and Jack DeMange in 44th.
Over the weekend the cross country team competed at the Greenville Treaty City Invitational. The jr high girls took second place out of fourteen teams. Claire Simon placed 3rd, Lillian Selhorst placed 7th, Blair Schellhase placed 12th, Kacey Borchers was 14th, Naomi Swallow was 19th, Taylor Gibbons was 21st and Alexis Kunk finished 46th. The jr high boys were the Champions with Max McKibben finishing 1st, Blake Pitsenbarger finishing 6th, Leo Gehret in 13th, Conall Miller in 14th, Drew Geisendorff in 21st, Carson Schwartz in 35th and Owen Gibson in 39th.
Jr. High Boy's Football
The Tigers fell to Marion Local by a score of 6-42. Their lone score came from a long drive that ended with a TD run by Drew Porter. The defense was led by Ben Kaiser as he compiled a sack and a tackle for a loss. Maverick Keller, Ian Bergman and Russell Winner were also to get tackles for losses.
Marion Local handed the Tigers their first loss of the season by a score of 20-12. The Flyers got on the board first but the Tigers quickly answered with a drive of their own that consisted of a long passing connection from Damien Barga to Ethan Heitkamp. Barga and Heitkamp connected once again for the score to bring it to 6-6. Marion was able to capitalize on 2 drives of their own to take a 20-6 lead. The Tigers pulled it to within a score as Barga was able to connect on a pass to Xavier Wietholter for the score. In the closing minute of the game, the offense was able to push the ball down the field deep into Flyer territory but was unable to get the score.
The 7th Grade lost to a solid Parkway team by a score of 8-20. The Tigers found themselves in a deficit of 0-20 before they were able to get the offense going. The offense was able to move the ball down the field with runs from Drew Porter and Ian Hemmelgarn that ended with Hemmelgarn rushing in the TD and the 2pt. conversion. The Tigers moved the ball down the field a final time fueled by a long pass from Porter to Will Keiser, but the drive stalled inside the red zone. The bright spots on defense were tackles for losses from Ben Kaiser, Sam Schmitmeyer and an interception from Hemmelgarn. Their overall record stands at 1-3.
The 8th Grade remains unbeaten on the year after a 34-14 win against Parkway. The Tigers succeeded on their first drive from runs by Noah Hayes and a long connection from Damien Barga to Chase Whittaker to setup a TD rush from Hayes. The offense got on the board again as Barga connected to Xavier Wietholter on a short pass that Wietholter took the rest of the way for the score and Barga rushed in the 2pt conversion. Parkway was able to score, but that was quickly countered as a long run setup another rushing TD from Barga making it 20-8. Parkway scored again to pull within 6 points and the offense responded once again as they marched down the field through big completions to Wietholter and Whittaker and ended with Hayes rushing in the TD and 2pt. conversion. The Tigers sealed the victory by scoring again on a TD run from Barga. On defense the Tigers got tackles for losses from Hunter Wise, Hayes and Oliver Brunswick along with a strip sack from Noah Koopman and recovered by Wietholter. Jacob Poeppelman was able to end Parkway’s last possession with an interception.
The 7th grade team fell to the New Bremen Cardinals by a score of 14-16. The Tigers were able to get on the board first with a drive that saw multiple nice runs by Drew Porter and ended with a TD run by Ian Hemmelgarn. Hemmelgarn then hit Will Keiser for a successful passing 2 pt. conversion. New Bremen scored on the last play of the half and tied it up at 8-8. In the 2nd half the offense put together another drive with multiple runs by Porter and Hemmelgarn and once again saw Hemmelgarn running it in for the TD, but the 2 pt. conversion was unsuccessful. New Bremen was able to score making it 14-16 and the Tigers eventually got stopped at the Cardinal 12 yard line on their last possession as time ran out. Defensively the Tigers were able to pick up an interception from Will Keiser and tackles for losses from Gavin Riffell, Kaden Bergman, Ben Kaiser and Russell Winner. Season Record 1-2.
The 8th grade had another convincing win by blanking New Bremen 30-0 and moving to 3-0 on the year. The defense set the tone early with a tackle for a loss from Hunter Wise and an interception by Carter Francis. They capitalized on the turnover with a rushing TD from Damien Barga and a successful 2 pt. conversion as Barga hit Ethan Heitkamp on a pass across the middle. Versailles got the ball back by stopping the Cardinals on 4th down and marched down the field with big gains from Noah Hayes and Barga. Barga eventually scored on a rushing TD and hit Heitkamp once again for the 2 pt. conversion to go 16-0. Defense got going again with tackles for losses from Wise, Landen Woody and a sack from Xavier Wietholter. Reece Magoteaux then returned an interception to the 4 yard line to setup another rushing TD from Barga. The Tigers tacked on another score on a rushing TD from Magoteaux. Seth Bruns was able to secure the shutout with an interception in the red zone.
Jr. High Girl's Volleyball
The jr. high volleyball took on a very good Coldwater team and both teams took a loss in 2 sets. The 7th grade scores, 15-25 and 14-25 / 8th grade scores 19-25 and 19-25. Their next game is at Brookville on Monday.
The 8th grade had a great MAC win against Delphos St Johns last night. They kept serving tough to keep them out of rhythm and won in two sets 25-12 and 25-14. The 8th grade will play at Bradford Saturday morning.
The 7th grade got a huge MAC win over Minster last night. The girls dropped the first set 23-25. The second set was extremely intense with the girls pulling out a 34-32 win, and taking set 3 25-18. The JH girls are back in action against Delphos at home on Thursday at 5:30! The 8th grade also had a win against MAC rival Minster. The 8th grade won in 3 sets against Minster
19-25, 25-13, and 25-18 advancing their record to 8-5. They started off slow in the fist set, but came back strong in the last two sets. They started going on more runs, putting the ball away, and added in a couple aces. The Lady Tigers play Delphos St Johns at home on Thursday.
7th and 8th grade volleyball both had losses to Parkway. 7th grade - lost in two sets
20-25, 6-25 and 8th grade went 3 sets 26-24, 26-28, 18-25