Staff Report

Valley’s A.J Johnson (11) and Minford’s Adam Crank battle for possession during the Indians and Falcons’ 1-1 draw in non-league play on Tuesday.

Courtesy of Patrick Phillips


Boys Soccer

Minford 1, Valley 1

LUCASVILLE — With the Lucasville-Minford Road rivalry making its way to the soccer pitch, the Falcons and Indians were bound to make it a close contest.

In their 1-1 draw in non-league play, both Valley and Minford managed one goal apiece from their offenses while their back-end defenses attempted to limit the opposing offense’s scoring chances.

Austin Sommers gave Valley a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal at the 18:38 mark of the first half.

Just over 10 minutes later, Minford junior Zane Miller scored via a Sam Tieman assist at the 29:14 mark — tying the game at 1-1.

Both teams were unable to manage another goal during the entirety of the second half, resulting in their 1-1 tie.

With the tie, Valley’s record to conclude its regular season stands at 6-5-3.

Minford, with a season finale road trip to face unbeaten Wheelersburg on Thursday, now stands at 8-2-4.

West 1, South Webster 1

WEST PORTSMOUTH — A first-half goal from South Webster’s Elijah Blake, and the equalizer from West’s Caleb Hazelbaker, resulted in a 1-1 draw between the Jeeps and Senators on Tuesday in SOC II play.

The draw marks the first tie the Senators have earned when facing the Jeeps since South Webster’s move-up into the larger-division SOC — ahead of the 2019 season.

Hazelbaker’s shot on goal that resulted in his score at the 16:26 mark of the second half was West’s lone SOG attempt.

West concludes its 2020 regular season at 4-10-2, and will next face No. 3 seed Gallia Academy in a Division II sectional final match on Thursday, Oct. 22 at GA.

South Webster is now 4-6-5 following the tie, and will prepare to host Northwest in its regular-season finale on Thursday.

Northwest 0, Waverly 0

Zane Trace 3, New Boston 1

Girls Soccer

Waverly 8, Northwest 0


Wheelersburg 3, Eastern 0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-5)

BEAVER — Wheelersburg allowed Eastern just 29 points across three sets in its three-set victory over the Lady Eagles on Tuesday in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play.

Kylee Barney had a team-high 10 kills and six blocks to lead the Lady Pirates, followed by Kaylee Darnell’s nine kills and six blocks.

Emily Boggs simply stuffed the stat sheet in the win — totaling six blocks, eight digs, five ace serves and 16 service points.

Lauren Jolly totaled 32 assists and a team-high 17 points from the service line.

Ryleigh Meeker had seven kills for Wheelersburg while Kiera Kennard added 10 digs.

Wheelersburg traveled to Valley on Wednesday before hosting Minford on Thursday.

Both were SOC II affairs, as the Lady Pirates —at 12-1 in the league —continue to lead the division with South Webster.

South Webster 3, West 0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-10)

WEST PORTSMOUTH — South Webster bested host West in three sets during their SOC II road contest on Tuesday.

Faith Maloney had 11 kills, four blocks and five digs, while Bella Claxon totaled a team-high 18 assists, nine kills and seven digs in the win.

Senior Gwen Messer was big for the Lady Jeeps, finishing with nine kills, three digs, three aces and seven service points.

Bri Claxon and Graci Claxon combined for 24 digs, while Bri added six kills and 13 service points in her role.

Kendall Bender finished with 14 assists and 13 service points, while Rylee McGraw had three kills and two blocks.

South Webster’s SOC II home match scheduled for Thursday versus Northwest has been postponed to a later date.

West will host Oak Hill on Thursday in SOC II play.

The Lady Jeeps are now 13-1 in the division.

Minford 3, Valley 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16)

MINFORD — In their return to play after a weekend off, the Minford Lady Falcons bested Valley in three sets — improving to 9-10 with a 6-8 record in SOC II play.

Three Lady Falcons totaled 10 kills apiece in the three-set win — junior Macy Puckett, freshman Katie Strickland and senior Ally Coriell.

Senior Ezra Veach had a team-high 13 digs, while Puckett added 12 of her own.

Senior setter Livi Shonkwiler had a team-high 29 assists in the Lady Falcons’ win.

Minford is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Oak Hill.

Notre Dame 3, New Boston 1 (23-25, 25-9, 25-14, 25-19)

NEW BOSTON — Despite dropping the first set in their road trip to face New Boston in SOC I play, the Notre Dame Lady Titans continued their unbeaten league streak with a four-set win over the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Titans took their undefeated division record to 9-0, part of 11-4 overall.

Seniors Ava Hassel and Claire Dettwiller combined for 27 assists in the win — Hassel having 14 and Dettwiller 13.

Hassel also finished with a team-high 21 digs, followed by Annie Dettwiller who had 17 and Mallory Boland who had 15.

Hassel’s team-high 22 assists was just ahead of Annie Detwiller’s 20 in the win.

Notre Dame was back in action on Wednesday for a home game against Symmes Valley, before hosting Green on Thursday.

Both were SOC II affairs.

Symmes Valley 3, Green 2 (20-25, 25-23, 30-28, 22-25, 15-11)

WILLOW WOOD — The Green Lady Bobcats took Symmes Valley to the wire, but were unable to claim that deciding fifth set in their SOC I road loss to the Lady Vikings.

Kame Sweeney had a team-high 17 kills for the Lady Bobcats, followed by Lori Brown’s 10.

Sophomore Alex Smith and senior Marissa Boza each had a team-high five ace serves.

Senior libero Ava Jenkins had a team-high 23 digs, while Smith finished with a team-high 36 assists.

Green will travel to face Notre Dame on Thursday in SOC I play to conclude its regular season.

Portsmouth 3, Ironton 2 (17-25, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 15-10)

PORTSMOUTH —In a five-set thriller, the Portsmouth Lady Trojans rallied from down two sets to defeat visiting Ironton in Ohio Valley Conference play on Tuesday.

Madison Perry led the Lady Trojans with a strong offensive and defensive effort — totaling a team-high 22 kills, 15 digs and four blocks in the win.

Olivia Dickerson had 10 kills and three blocks, while Kennedy Bowling had seven kills and a team-high five blocks for the Lady Trojans.

Sydney Tackett added nine kills, while Olivia Ramey had a team-high 22 assists.

Portsmouth will conclude its regular season with a road trip to face Rock Hill in OVC play on Thursday.

Western 3, East 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-15)


Valley’s A.J Johnson (11) and Minford’s Adam Crank battle for possession during the Indians and Falcons’ 1-1 draw in non-league play on Tuesday.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/10/web1_Crank-Johnson-_-Minford-Valley-BS.jpgValley’s A.J Johnson (11) and Minford’s Adam Crank battle for possession during the Indians and Falcons’ 1-1 draw in non-league play on Tuesday. Courtesy of Patrick Phillips

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