MATTHIAS LEGUIRE / for The Courier
Riverdale’s Tyler Hart (6) passes the ball as Cory-Rawson’s Owen Karcher (18) defends during Thursday’s boys soccer match. The Falcons earned a share of the North Central Ohio Soccer Association title with a 3-1 win.

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Riverdale earned a share of the North Central Ohio Soccer Association boys soccer title Thursday with a 3-1 victory over Cory-Rawson.

Riverdale (7-4-3 overall) and Van Buren (14-2) each finished with 4-1 records in league play.

Logan Frey scored twice and Ryder Egbert added a goal for the Falcons. Jackson Clark tallied an assist and Sammy Thacker had one save.

Hunter Bixler scored for Cory-Rawson (5-6-4, 1-3-1 NCOSA). Clayton Skulina made eight saves.

goals: (C-R) Hunter Bixler. (Riv) Logan Frey 2, Ryder Egbert. Assists: (Riv) Jackson Clark. shots-on-goal: Cory-Rawson 2, Riverdale 12. saves: (C-R) Clayton Skulina 8. (Riv) Sammy Thacker 1.

records: Cory-Rawson 5-6-4, 1-3-1 North Central Ohio Soccer Association; Riverdale 7-4-3, 4-1 NCOSA.



OREGON — Van Buren’s Hunter Stone scored two goals in the first half as the Black Knights rallied to top Division I Oregon Clay 2-1 for a nonleague boys soccer victory Thursday.

Stone also tied the Van Buren (14-2) single-season record for goals with 32.

Oregon Clay (8-8) struck first 18 minutes in on a goal from Keeghan Calkins before Stone scored twice in the next eight minutes.

goals: (VB) Hunter Stone 2; (OC) Keeghan Calkins. Assists: (VB) Nick McCracken. (OC) Ruger Wamer. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 9; Oregon Clay 5. saves: (VB) Saige Warren 4. (OC) Caleb Bradley 5.

records: Van Buren 14-2; Oregon Clay 8-8.




OLD FORT — Old Fort got on the board first Thursday, but Liberty-Benton answered with three first-half goals en route to a 4-2 victory in a nonconference boys soccer game.

Trent Ward and Cam Schroeder each had a goal and an assist, and Noah Aschemeier and Lucas Mattingly also scored for Liberty-Benton (6-6-3). Andrew Thomas had four saves.

David Kupka scored both goals for Old Fort (3-13). Cole Bigelow made 21 saves.

goals: (L-B) Trent Ward, Noah Aschemeier, Cam Schroeder, Lucas Mattingly. (OF) David Kupka 2. Assists: (L-B) Ward, Schroeder. shots-on-goal: Liberty-Benton 25, Old Fort 6. saves: (L-B) Andew Thomas 4. (OF) Cole Bigelow 21.

records: Liberty-Benton 6-6-3; Old Fort 3-13.



GLANDORF — Nolan Unterbrink scored all three goals in Ottawa-Glandorf’s 3-0 Western Buckeye League win against Elida.

Ethan White had two assists and Connor Niese added one as the Titans improved to 10-4-1 overall and 5-4 in the WBL.

Elida (8-7-1, 4-5) had a 14-9 edge in shots. Ottawa-Glandorf goalkeeper Ethan Alt stopped seven shots. Caleb Jones recorded five saves for the Bulldogs.



ADA — Upper Sandusky’s Jaidyn Thiel had a hat trick and Anson Hill made 18 saves as the Rams edged Ada 3-2 for a North Central Ohio Soccer Association boys win.

Thiel scored twice in the first half to give the Rams (7-7-2, 1-3-1 NCOSA) a 2-0 lead and tacked on another with 11:47 remaining.

Isaac Spar and Christopher Rogers each had a goal for Ada (8-6-1, 1-3-1 NCOSA) which outshot Upper Sandusky 20-6.

goals: (US) Jaidyn Thiel 3. (Ada) Isaac Spar & Christopher Reyes. Assists: (US) Ross Swinehart 2, Luke Amert. shots-on-goal: Upper Sandusky 6; Ada 20. saves: (US) Anson Hill 18; (Ada) Drew Hadley 3.

records: Upper Sandusky 7-7-2 overall, 1-3-1 North Central Ohio Soccer Association; Ada 8-6-1, 1-3-1.



BLUFFTON — Luke Young scored two goals and assisted on another as Bluffton breezed by Allen East 5-1 in Northwest Conference play.

Jonathan Schriner, Asher Antrim and Jude Spallinger also had one goal for the Pirates which improved to 10-2-4 overall, 5-0 in the NWC.

Bryce Wilcox had the only goal for the Mustangs (6-7-3, 3-2).

goals: (AE) Bryce Wilcox. (Blu) Luke Young 2, Jonathan Schriner, Asher Antrim & Jude Spallinger. Assists: Isaiah Schwab 2, Young. shots-on-goal: Allen East 2; Bluffton 17. saves: (AE) Clum 12. (Blu) Dakota Clymer 1.

records: Allen East 6-7-3 overall, 3-2 Northwest Conference; Bluffton 10-2-4, 5-0 NWC.