Franklin Monroe volleyball team reenters the OHSVCA state rankings


Versailles remains in top 10

By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@dailyadvocate.com



Franklin Monroe’s Kennedy Morris passes the ball during a Cross County Conference volleyball match against Mississinawa Valley on Tuesday in Pitsburg.

Franklin Monroe’s Kennedy Morris passes the ball during a Cross County Conference volleyball match against Mississinawa Valley on Tuesday in Pitsburg.


Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Franklin Monroe reentered the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association’s state rankings after being unranked the past three weeks.

Franklin Monroe is tied for 18th in the Division IV state rankings along with Columbus Grove in the OHSVCA’s fifth weekly poll of the 2017 season. Franklin Monroe was ranked 17th in Division IV in the first poll of the season but had been unraked since.

FM is ranked behind New Bremen, Norwalk St. Paul, St. Henry, Ottoville, Buckeye Central, Fort Recovery, Leipsic, Southern Local, Marion Local, Dalton, Waterford, Carey, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, New Riegel, Mathews and Delphos St. John’s.

Versailles is ranked 10th in Division III for a third consecutive week. The Lady Tigers have been ranked in all five polls this season ranging from 10th to 11th in the state.

Versailles remains ranked behind Coldwater, Tuscarawas Valley, Eastwood, Independence, Fairbanks, Miami East, Liberty-Benton, Ottawa-Glandorf and Utica.

A number of other teams with Darke County connections are ranked in this week’s poll. Coldwater from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division III, Miami East from the Cross County Conference is ranked No. 6 in Division III, New Bremen from the MAC is ranked No. 1 in Division IV, St. Henry from the MAC is ranked No. 3 in Division IV, Fort Recovery from the MAC is ranked No. 6 in Division IV, Marion Local from the MAC is ranked No. 9 in Division IV, and Delphos St. John’s from the MAC is ranked No. 17 in Division IV.

For more information on the OHSVCA and its state rankings, visit its website at www.ohsvca.org.

OHSVCA state rankings

Division I

1 Ursuline Academy (35) 359

2 Mount Notre Dame (2) 334

3 Mother of Mercy 207

4 Dublin Coffman 204

5 Mason 175

6 St Francis DeSales 148

7 St Joseph Academy 128

8 Brecksville-Broadview Hts 96

9 Notre Dame Academy 95

10 Jackson 59

10 Steele 59

12 St Ursula Academy (Cincinnati) (2) 53

13 Strongsville 44

14 Olentangy Liberty 43

15 Olentangy Orange 33

16 Mentor 30

17 St Ursula Academy (Toledo) 15

18 Loveland 13

19 Bishop Hartley 8

20 Solon 7

Division II

1 Padua Franciscan (20) 296

2 Archbishop Alter (6) 242

3 Gilmour Academy (1) 182

4 Highland (4) 181

5 Logan Elm (1) 176

6 Unioto 110

7 Big Walnut 103

8 Oak Harbor (2) 98

9 Hubbard (1) 95

10 Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 79

11 Lake Catholic 46

12 Archbishop McNicholas (1) 40

13 Bishop Fenwick 39

14 New Philadelphia 32

15 Gallia Academy 30

15 Granville 30

17 Jonathan Alder 24

18 London 21

19 Triway 17

20 Wyoming 16

Division III

1 Coldwater (28) 421

2 Tuscarawas Valley (9) 356

3 Eastwood (3) 307

4 Independence 296

5 Fairbanks (4) 197

6 Miami East (1) 180

7 Liberty-Benton 158

8 Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 136

9 Utica 131

10 Versailles 89

11 Southeastern 51

12 Swanton 34

13 Huron 30

13 Williamsburg 30

15 Northmor 29

16 Crestview (1) 17

17 Buckeye Trail 16

18 Tinora 14

19 Hiland 11

20 Waynedale 8

20 Wheelersburg 8

Division IV

1 New Bremen (22) 362

2 St Paul (Norwalk) (15) 320

3 St Henry (1) 276

4 Ottoville (4) 273

5 Buckeye Central 183

6 Fort Recovery 164

7 Leipsic 117

8 Southern Local (3) 68

9 Marion Local 65

10 Dalton 34

11 Waterford (1) 24

12 Carey 22

13 Fort Loramie 21

14 Jackson Center 20

14 New Riegel 20

16 Mathews 15

17 St John’s (Delphos) (1) 13

18 Columbus Grove 11

18 Franklin Monroe 11

20 Antwerp 9

20 Arlington 9

20 Notre Dame (Portsmouth) 9

Franklin Monroe’s Kennedy Morris passes the ball during a Cross County Conference volleyball match against Mississinawa Valley on Tuesday in Pitsburg.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/10/web1_Kennedy-Morris-WEB.jpgFranklin Monroe’s Kennedy Morris passes the ball during a Cross County Conference volleyball match against Mississinawa Valley on Tuesday in Pitsburg. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate
Versailles remains in top 10

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@dailyadvocate.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.