Written by J. Patrick Eaken
Friday, 26 September 2008 08:50
After defeating Bowsher 3-0 Wednesday, the Northwood girls’ soccer team improved to 8-1-2 overall and on top of the division at 4-1-1.
In a key Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer League match at Northwood, and seniors Emily Henzler and Amy Steenbergen not available, the young Rangers were led by their classmate, senior Jordan Mack in the win over Bowsher.
Although the halftime score was 0-0, the Rangers found the back of the net in the second half with goals by Jessica Grindle, Kayla Kurth, and Sandy Koch.
In a battle for East Side small-school supremacy, Northwood shut out Cardinal Stritch 5-0. Grindle, Koch, Henzler, Rebecca Avery, and Jessica McCombs each scored a goal, and Ashley Meach, Anna Raymond, Avery, and Grindle each had an assist.
On Stritch’s field, Northwood outshot the Cardinals 15 to 4, had five corner kicks to Stritch’s zero, and goalie Megan Hess had four saves, while back-up Jordan Cook had one.
Northwood had played Whitmer the night before, so Coach John Turkal said his Rangers “started slowly and substituted liberally” against Cardinal Stritch.
In other recent games, Northwood shut out the Sandusky Blue Streaks and the Waite Indians, both by scores of 8-0.
Northwood played its entire side in the first half against a young Waite team, as two players, Henzler and Grindle, each scored two goals. Hess and Cook combined for the shutout with six saves.
In the win over Sandusky, Turkal said the front line of Grindle, Kurth, and Avery overwhelmed the Blue Streaks scoring all of Northwood’s goals. Grindle led the scoring with four goals. The Ranger defense limited Sandusky to two shots on goal and their third shut out.
The Rangers next game is Monday, Sept. 29, at Toledo Christian in non-league action.
After the first eight games, the Rangers are led by Grindle, who has 28 points (12 goals and four assists), Kurth (17 points, seven goals, three assists), Henzler (13 points, four goals, five assists), and Rebecca Avery (10 points, four goals, two assists).
In those first eight games, Northwood allowed only eight goals. Starting goalie Megan Hess leads the Rangers with 55 saves, only six goals scored against for a 0.75 goals allowed average and 89 percent efficiency. Goalies Henzler and Jordan Cook have combined for 10 saves and only allowed one goal.
Area residents are invited to the Sixth Annual Express Four-Person Golf Scramble. The event, originally scheduled for Sept. 14, will now occur on Sept. 28.
Organized by Owens' Student Enrichment and Athletics, the golf outing will be held at Detwiler Golf Club. The event will feature 18-holes of golf, lunch and an awards program. The four-person golf scramble competition will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Entry fee is $50 per player and all proceeds from the event will benefit the
intercollegiate athletic golf program at Owens.
Led by Head Coach Gilbert Guerrero, the Express golf team this past year made its second trip to the NJCAA Division II National Championships, finishing 10th in the tournament. In addition, Owens captured six match and invitational titles during the season, highlighted by its second consecutive first-place finish in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Championship Invitational.
The program also won its second NJCAA Region XII Sub-Regional championship after rounds of 294-302 (596) at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg and finished second at the NJCAA Region XII Championships at Bedford Valley Golf Club in Battle Creek, Mich. after rounds of 300-300-304 (904). Additionally, Owens was ranked No. 14 in the final regular season NJCAA Division II poll.
Individuals must register prior to the date of the Express Four-Person Golf Scramble. For more information, call (567) 661-2643 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2643.
The Oregon Jr Eagles Baseball Program 2009 13 and under baseball team will conduct tryouts on Oct. 4 at the Oregon recreation facility diamond No. 6 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Please e-mail any questions to
Tryouts for the 10 and under team, contact Coach Matt Perry at 419-754-1655.
*********East Toledo Senior Activities Center will hold a basketball league for men ages 50 and over every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 30 through April 2009. This is a drop-in program and free. Games are at the East Toledo Family Center gym on Varland Avenue. Call ETSAC director Mary Wolff at 419-691-2254.