CBC Cross Country: Indian Lake, Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan & West Liberty-Salem


The Cross County CBC Championships was held at Southview Park in Bellefontaine on Saturday.

Almost 200 runners competed on the wet, rainy, chilly morning.


The Indian Lake Girls cross country team took home another CBC Mad River Championship.

Reagan Rash crossed the line in 19:56, which was third overall and first in the Mad River, to win the Runner of the Year for the second year in a row.

Evie Wagner joined Rash earning first-team honors and placing 18th overall in 21:50.

Two more Indian Lake runners claimed 2nd team honors as KaiLea Miller was 21st in 22:00 and Hannah Metzger was 24th in 22:14. Kayleigh Taylor placed 40th with a PR time of 24:00 and earned an honorable mention.

Alicia Brielmaier was 54th (24:59), Makayla Motter was 62nd (25:49), Maggie Reese was 73rd (26:57) and Haley Metzger was 85th (31:20).

Coach Metzger said, “Going into the meet, we knew we had to run a good race and trust our training. Our girls ran lots of miles over the summer and have had a good season so far. To have consecutive titles and 3 of the last 4 says something about the work ethic of our girls.”


The Indian Lake Goys team was 5th in the Mad River Division.

Grant McPherson led the Lakers, finishing in 17:59, which was 17th overall and 3rd in the Mad River to earn first-team honors.

Titus Kelly earned 2nd team finishing 30th overall in 18:48.

Tony Cummins earned an honorable mention placing 46th in a time of 19:22.

Cason Lacher was 66th (20:11), Vince Wilson was 71st (20:29), Daniel Wahl was 81st (21:04), Caleb Altstaetter was 89th (21:19 PR), Will Faler was 98th (21:50), Owen Pummel was 113th (26:00), and Hayden Hoffman was 115th (28:48).

Indian Lake races next Saturday in the OHSAA DII southwest district championships hosted at the Elvin R King Cross Country course at Cedarville University.


The Bellefontaine Boys team took 2nd place in the Kenton Trail.

Individual Overall Places the Chiefs: (116 Runners)

  • 2. Tony Stewart 16:00, PR #3 All-Time BHS History, 1st team All-League
  • 5. Hayden Maus 16:49, 1st team All-League
  • 9. Seth Taylor 17:08, PR, 2nd Team CBC
  • 13. Oliver Grandstaff 17:25, PR, 2nd Team CBC
  • 15. Jake Moreland 17:30, 2nd Team CBC
  • 20. Elias Abrego 18:03, Honorable Mention
  • 28. Will Myers 18:40, Honorable Mention
  • 47. Wes Dunn 19:24, PR
  • 53. Ollie Moreland 18:35, PR
  • 65.Zerek Longbrake 20:10
  • 81. Ryan Alexander 20:53

The Bellefontaine Girls team placed 4th in the Kenton Trail division.

Individual results:

  • 2. Grace Brown, 19:36, 1st team All-CBC
  • 35. Ella Reier, 23:26, PR, CBC Special Mention
  • 64. Zoey Rister, 25:57
  • 70. Hannah Wilson, 26:42
  • 75. Mia DeLong, 27:15
  • 82. Claire Grandstaff, 30:40, PR

Brianne Sechrest won the sportsmanship award for the Chiefs.


The Benjamin Logan Boys Cross Country team finished as the Madriver Division Runner-Up.

The Raiders were led by Sophomore Tyler Shoopman and Senior Eli Rhodes who both finished as first-team MRD runners.

Shoopman finished with a time of 18:13 for a 4th-place finish in MRD.

Rhodes finished in 18:34 for 8th place in MRD.

Earning Honorable Mention awards were Freshman Maxwell Troth, who finished 19:12 for 17th, and Junior Landon Zehner who finished 19:27 for 19th place in MRD.

Rounding out the top 7 for the Raiders were Junior Aaron Rhodes with 19:28 for 21st place, Junior Eric Hughes in 19:55 in 25th place, and Freshman Gabe Elsasser in 20:11 for 27th place.

Also racing for the Raiders were Sophomore Parker Sutherly who finished in 20:31, Sophmore Holden Zehner ran a 20:51, and Junior Micah Ackley in 23:03.

The Raiders will compete next Saturday at Cedarville University in the  Southwest District Meet.

The Benjamin Logan Girls Cross Country team finished as the Madriver Division Runner-Up.

Georgia Bates led the Raiders with her runner-up finish in a field of 48 runners. She covered the flat, rain-soaked 3.1-mile course in a time of (21:06).

Also scoring a medal was Estella Wenger with her 6th place finish in a time of (21:37).

Completing the scoring were Mylee Boysel 13th (22:44), Hadley Boysel 15th (22:56), Scarlett Elliott 17th (23:53), Peyton Smith 20th (24:21) and Bonnie Brunson 21st (24:26).

Also competing for Benjamin Logan were the following athletes:

  • 27th Elliott Butler – (24:47)
  • 28th Lauren Kennedy – (24:49)
  • 31st Nora Elliott – (25:16)
  • 40th Maille Ricketts – (26:50)
  • 42nd Allie Fay – (27:17)

The Raiders will run next at the Southwest District Championships. The meet will be held on Saturday (10/21/23) at Cedarville College. The varsity Division II girls’ race will begin at 11:30 a.m.


The West Liberty-Salem Boys soccer team won the Ohio Heritage Conference Title.

  • Jr. Asher Knox 2nd  16:24.9 1st Team All OHC (CPR)
  • So. Dylan King 5th  16:57.6 1st Team All OHC
  • So. Caleb Larson 7th 17:13.4 1st Team All OHC
  • So. Garrett Wallen 8th 17:13.5 1st Team All OHC (Season Best)
  • Jr. Quentin Rudolph 9th 17:13.7 2nd Team All OHC
  • Jr. Troy Bradley 10th 17:22.6 2nd Team All OHC
  • So. Brevin Louden 14th 17:36.6 2nd Team All OHC (Season Best)
  • Sr. Joey LaRoche 17th 17:55.6
  • So. Taryn Bradley 20th 18:16.4
  • Sr. Mason Barger 25th 18:49.5 (CPR)
  • Fr. Zachary Carter 34th 19:33.9
  • Sr. Maxwell McCombs 52nd 21:18.2
  • Fr. Tanner Myers 59th 22:12.2
  • So. Levi Miller 70th 23:08.4 (CPR)

The next meet is on Saturday, October 21st at Cedarville at 10:45 a.m.

The West Liberty-Salem Girls cross country team won its 9th consecutive Ohio Heritage Conference title Saturday at Cedarville University.

Malia Miller powered the Big Orange attack placing first overall in 19:28.36 and earning OHC Runner of the Year honors.

Ashley Yoder 4th place (20:10.19) and Breece Gullet 5th (20:23.41) also earned OHC 1st Team honors.

Also placing for WLS:

  • Addison McAuley 9th (20:38.89)
  • Gwen McCullough 11th (21:09.64)
  • Hattie Jacobs 12th (21:23.91)
  • Mallory Bostick 14th (21:57.20)
  • Mariska Smith 15th (22:07.38)
  • Claire Longshore 17th (22:19.85)
  • Lily Smith 21st (22:49.17)
  • Mylee Dooley 28th (23:32.59)
  • Emma Smith 29th (23:40.99)
  • Taylor Kennedy 32nd (24:03.61)
  • Celia Fernandez 42nd (25:42.44)
  • Isabella Hughes 49th (27:14.33)

The Big Orange currently ranked 3rd in the latest OATCCC DIII Coaches Poll will kick off the postseason next Saturday at the Southwest District Meet at Cedarville University.