Mary Kuehnle, right, greets her Ottawa Hills soccer playing son, Sam, as Kuehnle family friend Mary Jo Corbey, left, looks on. The trophy young Kuehnle is hefting recognizes Ottawa Hills as the Div. III state high school soccer champion. The Green Bears beat Worthington Christian on Friday 1-0.
COLUMBUS The Ottawa Hills soccer team became the first team from northwest Ohio to claim a state soccer title with its 1-0 victory over Worthington Christian in the Division III state title game at Crew Stadium on Friday.
The Green Bears got a goal from Sam Kuehnle off a half-volley from 30 yards off to account for the only scoring in the contest, which was played in a steady rain.
The Green Bears are 20-3 this season, while Worthington Christian, which was ranked second in the state in the final poll, is 18-4-1.