Bees Roll To Second Win Of Season

It was another solid performance for the Bethel football team on Friday night, as the Bees cruised past Dayton Christian 45-15 to open the season with a second consecutive victory.

“We are in good position right now. Our offensive line did a great job controlling the line of scrimmage, the guys got off the ball faster than I have seen them.

“We ran close to 90 plays on offense and that is two games for some teams, we controlled things. We wore them down a little bit.”

Bethel returns to action Friday night at Tri Village.

Tecumseh Volleyball

Tecumseh’s volleyball team defeated Northwestern in four sets last week, 11-25, 25-13, 29-27, 25-9. Kirsten Nartker led the Arrows with three aces, 19 kills and 19 digs, while Kenzie Nabil had a 2.42 serve receive percentage and Mac Drews dished out 48 assists.

Also last week, the Arrows defeated Indian Lake 25-13, 25-9, 25-21. Drews had four aces and 26 assists in the win, while Ava Ehlinger added 11 kills. Nabil recorded nine digs, while leading with a .667 hitting percentage was Jill Williams, with Nartker added a 2.67 serve receive percentage.

Tecumseh Cross Country

Tecumseh placed fifth overall in the girls’ race at the Miamisburg Invitational last weekend.

Kylee Mastin led the way for the Arrows with a 12th place finish running 21:04.9, followed by Jaci Rife who finished 22nd (21:50.7), Natalie Allen 29th (22:10.8) and Gena Diller 43rd (23:04.7).

In the boys’ race, they finished 18th as a team, with their best runner Ethan Adams finishing 23rd (17:41.3), the only Tecumseh runner to finish in the top 100.

Bethel Boys Soccer

As expected, the Bees and Kenton Ridge were going to play a close game last week, and when the final whistle sounded, Bethel and Kenton Ridge finished 0-0.

“The was a tough game as it always seems to be anytime we go to play at Kenton Ridge,” said Bethel coach Bob Hamlin. “I thought we passed the ball well in the middle of the field but had problems in the final third to either make the correct pass or proper run into space.”

“Early in the game, we left a couple on the doorstep that you have to put away that might open up the game some.”

Alex van Haaren had 12 shots taken on him with six saves for his second shutout of the season.

Bethel Girls Soccer

Darani Wenrick scored the games’ lone goal with 30 minutes left in the second half as Bethel defeated Kenton Ridge 1-0 last week in a non-league girls’ soccer game.

“We placed the ball out and she beat the keeper,” Bethel coach Dru Bescoe said.

Earlier in the week, Bethel trailed Piqua 3-0 with just over six minutes left in the game when the game was suspended due to lightning.

“We wanted to wait it out and finish then,” Bescoe said, who added that the completion of the game is in question.

Bethel Cross Country

The Bees ran at the Covington Invitational on Saturday. The girls placed 9th with 197 points and the boys were 9th with 203 points.

The girls’ were led by Kaitlyn Balkcom’s 16th place finish in a time of 22:35.1 a personal best. She was followed by Madison Spaeth in 52nd place in a time of 26:17.1, Gemma Miller in 56th place in a time of 26:45.8, Megan Shaffer in 61st place in a time of 27:53.6, Emma Daugherty in 62nd place in a time of 28:25.7 and Ellie Pencil in 72nd place in a time of 37:05.1.

The boys’ were led by freshman Kaleb Roberts and Cole Brannan with 14th and 15th places respectively. with times of 18:11.6 and 18:12.4. They were followed by Wyatt Leet in 52nd place in a time of 20:15.9, Connor Whelan in 53rd place in a time of 20:18.3, Max Schell in 85th place in a time of 22:17.8, Riley Whelan in 97th place in a time of 24:19.3 and Luke Otto in 107th place in a time of 28:09.1.

Northwestern Boys Soccer

The Warriors boys’ soccer team defeated Legacy Christian 6-0 last week, then defeated Shawnee 3-1 to run their overall record to 4-1 on the season. They sit atop the CBC Mad River Division on this young season.

In their big win over Legacy Christian, both Jeremy Howard and Dalton McGill had two goals for the Warriors, while Xavier Abraham and Christian Kaffenbarger each added one. Dishing out assists were Howard, Kaffenbarger and Yeager.

Northwestern Girls Soccer

Northwestern was shutout 8-0 last week against a strong West Liberty Salem team, then fell to Shawnee 3-1. They sit 1-3 on the season.