Graham girls knock off Stebbins in soccer

Citizen staff report

The Graham girls soccer team beat Stebbins, 1-0.

About halfway through the first half, Graham scored on a corner kick to pull ahead. Taylor White needed no help from her teammates on this particular play as she scored directly from the corner, curling it just inside the far post.

The game was evenly contested with Graham getting 9 shots on goal and Stebbins forcing Falcon goalkeeper Ashton Curnutte to make 11 saves of her own. Graham’s rotating defense, consisting of Macey Blankenship, Madison Bryant, Payten Drewery, Lilly Henkle, Kara Howell, Alannah Miller, Kayla Tullis and Hannah Venrick, kept the Stebbins attack far enough away from the goal to help Curnutte earn her second shutout of the season.

The Falcons will try to remain undefeated on Monday when they host Urbana, which has scored 11 goals in just two games.

WL-S boys prevail

The West Liberty-Salem boys varsity soccer team has played 2 games this season. Their record is 1-1.

The Tigers beat Shawnee, 3-1. Scoring goals for WL-S were Ian Wolfe, Raiph Levan and Jacob VanHorn. Neil Markin, Raiph Levan, and Bishop Williamson each had an assist. Elias Kirker-Napiorkowski had 4 saves in goal.

WL-S plays Greeneview on Tuesday.

WL-S volleyball wins

West Liberty-Salem beat Bellefontaine, 25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-22, in non-league volleyball.

For the Tigers, Kaylee Harrison had 12 kills and 2 blocks, Sydnee Payer had 11 kills, Alex Burton had 9 kills, 7 digs and 3 aces, Tory Cordell had 10 kills, 9 digs and 3 blocks, Olivia Ames led the defense with 24 digs and 2 aces and Breann Koons had 23 assists, 18 digs and was 21/21 serving.

The Tiger jayvees lost to Bellefontaine, 25-23; 25-18.

Junior high volleyball

Abby Dillon led WL-S with 6 digs, Sarah Sandy was 11/11 serving with 2 aces and Jaelen Meeker was 10/10 serving with 1 ace.

The WL-S 8th grade volleyball team lost to Mechanicsburg, 25-18, 10-25, 25-16. For the Tigers (1-1), Selena Weaver, Kaleigh Wilcox and Olivia Muirhead each put up three aces.

The WL-S 7th graders lost to Mechanicsburg, 25-23, 26-28, 25-21.

Junior high football

WL-S lost to Greeneview, 27-14.

For the Tigers, Isaiah McGill ran for a 62-yard touchdown and then scored a 2-point conversion.

Nick Burden threw a 7-yard TD pass to Tanner LeVan.

Cooper Havens had a sack and Cam Strapp had a fumble recovery for the Tigers.

Citizen staff report

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