It was all Anthony Wayne on the soccer pitches this fall.
The Generals’ boys team earned a No. 2 ranking in the state poll and reached the final four in Division I, while the AW girls made a run to the regional final.
In Division III, the Oak Harbor girls reached the state semifinals.
The AW boys posted a 17-1-4 record, falling 1-0 to Mentor in the state semifinals. The Cardinals scored the game-winning goal with just 3 minutes, 28 seconds left in regulation.
The Generals won the Northern Lakes League championship for the second straight season and outscored their opposition 65-9. Senior goalkeeper Austin Kaminski allowed just two goals in the 12 games heading into the state semis.
AW had nine seniors and 11 letter winners back for second-year coach Brian Billings from a team that was 16-1-2 in 2012, when it lost in a regional semifinal to Southview.
Anthony Wayne shared the NLL title with Northview after the Generals went 4-0-2 and the Wildcats were 6-1-0. AW senior forward Ben Conkin earned All-Ohio second-team honors.
Northview senior goalkeeper John Wendt was named to the Division I All-Ohio first team after giving up just 10 goals in 18 games.
St. John's Jesuit (15-3-2) reached the regional semifinal with dramatic wins over Perrysburg and Findlay in the district tournament. Junior midfielder Camden Buescher earned All-Ohio first team as the Titans won the Three Rivers Athletic Conference title.
In Division II, Maumee senior forward Alexander Wagener and Port Clinton senior forward Simon Schultz earned All-Ohio first team. The Panthers reached the D-II regional semis.
Rossford junior midfielder Hector Aguirre and Napoleon senior forward Tyler Zachrich were named to the D-II all-state second team. Rossford won the Northern Buckeye Conference title, the school's first NBC championship in any sport. The Bulldogs went 9-1 to win the school's first title in any sport since 2002.
In Division III, Archbold senior midfielder Brodie Nofziger earned all-state first-team honors. The Blue Streaks shared the Northwest Ohio Athletic League title with Bryan.
Liberty-Benton senior midfielder Zach Garver, Ottawa Hills senior defender Max Isenberg, and Clay senior forward Mason Pelphrey all made the all-state second team. Isenberg's Green Bears reached the D-III regional semifinals. L-B earned a No. 6 ranking in the final D-III poll.
Among the girls, Anthony Wayne (14-4-2) won a district title before falling 3-1 to Rocky River Magnificat in the regional title game. Junior midfielder Abby Allen was named All-Ohio second team.
The Generals also won a district title last season and lost in the regional semifinal to eventual D-I state champion Perrysburg. This was AW's first regional final appearance.
Anthony Wayne shared the NLL title with Perrysburg with 6-0-1 records.
Notre Dame (16-2-2) was ranked No. 5 in the final D-I poll. The Eagles, who won the TRAC title, reached the regional semis where they fell 2-0 to AW. Notre Dame senior midfielder Dani Johnson was named all-state first team.
Clay senior goalie Alyssa Heintschel also was All-Ohio first team.
Northview senior forward Erin Bishop was tabbed all-state second team, along with Southview senior midfielder Bethany Thomas.
In Division II, Maumee (13-6-1) made a run to the regional semifinals. Senior midfielder Maddy Woolford set a school record with 29 goals. and earned All-Ohio first-team honors.
Oak Harbor won a Division III regional title before bowing out with a 4-1 loss to Gates Mills Hawken. The Rockets (18-2-1) were ranked No. 10 in the final state poll. Freshman midfielder Emma Barney earned All-Ohio second team.
Liberty-Benton (18-1-1) finished the regular season ranked No. 5, but the Eagles fell to Oak Harbor in the regional final. Senior midfielder Samantha Johnson and senior forward Kayla Trevino were both All-Ohio second team.
Woodmore (18-2-0) won the school’s first NBC soccer championship. The Wildcats went 10-0 during conference play.
Archbold won the NWOAL title, and senior midfielder Jesse Fidler was named all-state second team.
— Mark Monroe