The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches by defeating 29th-seeded Newark 25-20, 25-11, 25-23 in a first-round home match in the Division I district tournament Oct. 17.

The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches by defeating 29th-seeded Newark 25-20, 25-11, 25-23 in a first-round home match in the Division I district tournament Oct. 17.

The 13th-seeded Wolves improved to 16-7 overall and advanced to play at 17th-seeded New Albany in the second round Oct. 19. That winner plays 11th-seeded Hamilton Township, 15th-seeded Upper Arlington or 36th-seeded Reynoldsburg in a district semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Whitehall.

The district final is Oct. 29 at Whitehall.

On Aug. 27, Kilbourne beat UA 20-25, 25-21, 25-16 and New Albany 25-15, 23-25, 25-11. It has not played Hamilton Township or Reynoldsburg this season.

The Wolves defeated Thomas 25-18, 25-17, 25-11 on Oct. 13 to close the regular season. Kilbourne finished 8-4 in the OCC-Cardinal Division to place second, behind Hilliard Darby (12-0) and ahead of Hilliard Bradley and Dublin Scioto (both 6-6), Delaware and Dublin Jerome (both 4-8) and Thomas (2-10).

Girls soccer team starts postseason

The girls soccer team finished the regular season 1-12-3 overall and 1-4-1 in the OCC-Cardinal after losing to Thomas 3-0 on Oct. 11.

The Wolves played at 29th-seeded Westerville South in the first round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 18, with the winner advancing to play at fourth-seeded Jerome in the second round Thursday, Oct. 20. The Wolves are seeded 30th of 42 teams.

The second-round winner will play 16th-seeded Zanes-ville, 21st-seeded Olentangy Orange or 25th-seeded Pickerington Central in a district semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the home of the higher seed. The district final is Oct. 29.

Flynn led way for girls golf team

Ashley Fynn represented the girls golf team in the Division I district tournament Oct. 11 at The Links at Groveport, shooting an 80 (39-41).

The senior just missed a return trip to state, which is being held Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, at Ohio State's Gray Course. She tied for 10th of 54 golfers, finishing one stroke shy from competing in a playoff for the third and final individual state-qualifying spot.

Flynn, who finished 20th of 72 golfers at state last season, advanced to district by shooting a 71 in the sectional Oct. 4 at Mentel Memorial to share medalist honors with Olentangy's Leila Raines.

The Wolves placed fourth (370) of 10 teams at sectional, behind district-qualifiers Watterson (337), Dublin Coffman (341) and Olentangy (345).

Junior Madalyn Hopkins (97), senior Audrey Wachtel (99), sophomore Trixie Abbott (103) and junior Emily Loy (118) also competed at sectional.

The Wolves finished 22-6 in the four-round OCC-Capital Division tournament to place second, behind Coffman (28-0) and ahead of Westerville Central (21-7), Marysville (15-13), Hilliard Bradley (14-14), Grove City (7-21), Westerville North (5-23) and Westerville South (0-28).

Flynn averaged 74 during league play to share Player of the Year honors with Coffman's Liz Kim.

Field hockey team opens postseason

The field hockey team was seeded fifth in the 17-team district tournament and opened at home Oct. 18 against 13th-seeded Jerome.

The winner plays in a district semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 25, at fourth-seeded Thomas. The Wolves did not play Thomas in the regular season.

The district final is Oct. 29 at Olentangy Liberty.

Boys golf team was led by Catanzarite

The boys golf team was represented in the Division I district tournament Oct. 11 at Apple Valley by John Catanzarite, who shot an 83 (41-42) to tie for 52nd of 72 golfers.

The sophomore finished nine strokes behind New Albany's Logan Spiess, who shot a 74 and won a four-hole playoff to earn the second and final individual qualifying berth for state, which is Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

Catanzarite carded a 78 to tie for 13th of 63 golfers in the sectional Oct. 4 at Darby Creek, where the Wolves shot a 335 to place sixth of 12 teams. He earned the third individual district berth, as the top four individuals not on one of the four qualifying teams advanced.

Also competing at sectional were freshman Matthew Garvin (84), sophomore Evan Fisher (85), senior Liam Graney (88) and sophomore Carson Dougherty (90).

Kilbourne placed fifth (7-17) in the four-round OCC-Cardinal tournament, behind Dublin Jerome (24-0), Dublin Scioto (20-4), Thomas (15-9) and Bradley (12-12) and ahead of Hilliard Darby (6-18) and Delaware (1-23).

Graney was the lone senior on the roster. Also expected to return are junior Brandon Sloma and freshmen Michael Flynn and Garrett Meeks.

Boys soccer team ties Cardinals at 2

The boys soccer team concluded the regular season Oct. 13 by playing Thomas to a 2-all tie.

The Wolves, who finished 2-2-2 in the OCC-Cardinal, were 5-8-3 overall before playing 29th-seeded Newark in the first round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 19. The Wolves were seeded 16th of 46 teams.

The winner plays at 11th-seeded Hilliard Darby in the second round Saturday, Oct. 22. That winner plays 12th-seeded Pickerington Central, 18th-seeded Canal Winchester or 21st-seeded Marysville in a district semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the home of the higher seed. The district final is Oct. 29.

Girls runners place third in OCC meet

The girls cross country team finished third in the OCC-Cardinal meet Oct. 15 at Bradley in its final event before the Division I meet Saturday, Oct. 22, at Watkins Memorial.

The Wolves totaled 92 points to finish behind Thomas (34) and Darby (68) and ahead of Jerome (103), Scioto (118), Bradley (127) and Delaware (156).

Sasha Bomser placed fourth (19 minutes, 1.12 seconds) and Kiera Smith was fifth (19:02.58) to lead the Wolves, followed by Camille Rider (17th, 19:54.17), Caroline Watson (30th, 20:43.98) and Madeline Allen (37th, 20:57.81).

Kilbourne will compete in district 1, from which the top 20 runners and top five teams advance to regional Oct. 29 at Pickerington North.

The boys finished sixth (137) in the league meet, behind Thomas (27), Bradley (67), Jerome (81), Darby (99) and Scioto (111) and ahead of Delaware (159).

Jack Begley (16th, 16:32.79) led the Wolves, followed by Chris Valade (27th, 17:01.46), Caleb Martin (29th, 17:03.56), Trevor Boughton (32nd, 17:12.44) and Gabe Knuth (33rd, 17:13.94).

Kilbourne will compete in district 3, from which the top 20 runners and top five teams advance to regional.

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