Review Category : Local Sports

Bluffton Council Disagrees On Water Tower Maintenance Issue

9/4/14 – 5:25 A.M.

There was plenty of disagreement over a water tower maintenance program at last night’s Bluffton Village Council meeting. The Courier reports the issue began when council member Roger Warren said he didn’t agree with a contact proposal for water tower work. The proposal had been been talked about at a recent Utilities Committee meeting. Warren said he wanted to know why more bids weren’t being sought.

Councilman Everett Collier said that Warren was out of order since he isn’t a member of the Utilities Committee.

Before that, Warren had requested an executive session, but it was voted down. That upset Councilman Sean Burrell, who said any council member should be able to request an executive session.

In the end, council agreed to seek more maintenance proposals from other companies that can service water towers.

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Allen County Teen Pleads Guilty To Planning Attack At Middle School

8/12/14 – 6:49 A.M.

A 13-year-old Allen County boy has entered the equivalent of a guilty plea to charges stemming from a school threat. The Lima News reports the boy, who has not been named, was charged with two counts of possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone. He’ll be sentenced at a later date.

The teen had planned to kill the principal and assistant principal at Elida Middle School. Investigators say he also planned to attack anyone else who approached him. The boy brought three knives and a box cutter to school, but ended up admitting his plan to the principal instead of carrying out the assault.

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UF Football Stadium Plans At a Standstill

6/27/14   5:10 p.m.

The University of Findlay has hit a bump in the road on the way to their new football stadium.

Marty Terry, vice president for business afairs at UF, said iGoHD, the company UF was working with for sponsorships, was facing delays in implementing their business plan for the project.

As a result, UF cut ties with the company.

The university does not have a new timeline for the stadium yet.

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College Baseball: Findlay High grad Orwick pitching well for Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Findlay High School’s Jimmy Orwick is already making an impact as a freshman for the University of Notre Dame’s baseball team this season.
The left-handed pitcher leads the Fighting Irish (6-9) with 10 appearances, all of them in relief, and has a 6.23 ERA.
In 41/3 innings pitched, he has allowed three earned runs on five hits. He’s walked four batters, struck-out three and hit two batters.
Orwick’s best outing came in Notre Dame’s 2-1 loss to UCLA. He pitched 12/3 scoreless innings of relief, had a strikeout and threw eight strikes in his 11 pitches.

Yost hitting .308 at B-W
BEREA — Baldwin Wallace University senior Jay Yost, a Hopewell-Loudon graduate, is making the most of his appearances at the plate for the Yellow Jackets.
Yost, who usually plays second or third base, is batting .308 (4 for 13) in his four games for Baldwin Wallace (4-3). All of his hits are singles, and he has scored a run as well.
He went 1 for 3 in each of his last two games (Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Montclair State and Sunday’s 8-0 win over Salem State). Yost also went 2 for 4 with a run scored in the Yellow Jackets’ first game against Transylvania in a double-header on March 1, in which they won both games 8-5.

Watson off to solid start
TIFFIN — North Baltimore’s Jordan Watson’s first season as a pitcher for Heidelberg University is off to a good start, much like the Student Princes’ start to the season.
In his four appearances, the 6-foot-1 right-handed freshman has a 3.38 ERA and four strikeouts in eight innings pitched for Heidelberg, which is 8-2 and on an eight-game winning streak.
Watson also recorded a save in Saturday’s 14-4 win over Olivet in Fort Myers, Fla., in which he pitched three innings, allowed an earned run on three hits, and struck out three batters.

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Prep Hoops: Princeton’s Mitchell is Ohio’s Ms. Basketball

Princeton's Kelsey Mitchell (1) goes up for a shot against Mason's Makenzie Dixon (21) during a basketball game earlier this season. Mitchell was a unanimous choice as the 2014 Associated Press Ohio Ms. Basketball. (AP Photo)

By RUSTY MILLER
AP Sports Writer
COLUMBUS — Kelsey Mitchell, a unanimous choice as the 27th annual Associated Press Ms. Basketball winner, stands out from the crowd.
Except for team and family photos, that is.
Kelsey, a 5-foot-8 senior from state-bound Cincinnati Princeton High School, is a twin. And they are just one of two sets of twins in the immediate family.

Princeton’s Kelsey Mitchell (1) goes up for a shot against Mason’s Makenzie Dixon (21) during a basketball game earlier this season. Mitchell was a unanimous choice as the 2014 Associated Press Ohio Ms. Basketball. (AP Photo)

So while some might marvel over her unique moves on the court, others wonder about her relationship with her 5-11 sister Chelsea, a Princeton star who is also joining her at Ohio State next year.
“We’re two relatively different people,” Kelsey said. “We do our own things, but then again she is one my best friends. So we talk about a lot of things together, but she’s so different from me. She very outgoing.”
Kelsey’s play speaks volumes, however.
She’s a do-everything guard who averages 24.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 4.1 steals a game for a team that is 26-2 heading into Friday night’s Division I state semifinal against Toledo Notre Dame (24-3).
“She does it all. She can get to the basket, she can shoot the 3, she finds open people and plays great defense,” said her coach, Jill Phillips.
What most amazes Phillips is that Kelsey’s motor is always running even if her mouth isn’t.
“I guess the thing is that she never takes a play off,” Phillips said. “Practice, game — there’s never a time when she’s not giving 100 percent.”
Kelsey is a McDonald’s All American who doesn’t let her ego get in the way of the No. 1 objective, winning.
Asked what she does best on the court, the student with a 3.76 grade-point average hesitated for a second.
“Best? I think I distribute the ball well,” she said. “Lately I’ve been averaging a lot of assists. My teammates have been making big-time shots in big-time games, so I’m more than happy to distribute the ball to them.”
Beware, opponents. That doesn’t mean you can slack off on guarding her.
The lefty shot 35 percent on 3-pointers this season. In the regional semifinal against defending state champion Kettering Fairmont, she piled up 50 points.
Funny, but there’s a debate whether the best girls player in the state is even the best player in her family.
First, Chelsea can play, a three-star prospect who’s a double-figure scorer on the state’s No. 1 team in the final AP regular-season poll.
Second and third, well, there are brothers Cameron and Kevin who play for Indiana University Southeast. The Grenadiers have a 25-4 record and are in the NAIA playoffs.
“My brothers are one of the reasons that I am the player that I am today,” Kelsey said. “They’re great basketball players, so they made me better.”
Kelsey and Chelsea will be playing on their future home court at Value City Arena when they play in the state tournament. As might be expected, it’s been an exciting week around Princeton, with tickets up for grabs, people making travel plans and everyone anticipating the Vikings’ big moment in the spotlight.
“I’m very excited. I’m happy that our team has made progress to get to state and I’m just honored to be there,” Kelsey said. “We’re just honored to be there.”
Ms. Basketball is determined in voting by a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters.
Past winners include Katie Smith, the leading scorer in professional women’s basketball history, along with two-time winner Ameryst Alston, now at Ohio State, and past Cincinnati-area standouts Kendall Hackney (Mount Notre Dame, 2009), Amber Gray (Lakota West, 2008), Mel Thomas (Mount Notre Dame, 2004), Michelle Munoz (Mason, 2000-01), Carol Madsen (Reading, 1989) and Janet Haneberg (Seton, the inaugural winner in 1988).
Other finalists for this year’s award included Reynoldsburg’s Alyssa Rice, Clyde’s Amanda Cahill, Kristen Confroy of Solon, Reedsville Eastern’s Jenna Burdette, Laina Snyder of Millersburg West Holmes and Cortland Lakeview’s Alli Pavlik.

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UF’s Holmstrom is All-American

GENEVA — University of Findlay sophomore Kaley Holmstrom earned All-American honors for the Oilers as she finished 15th in the women’s 200 individual medley on the opening day of the NCAA Division II swimming and diving championships Wednesday at the Spire Institute.
Holmstrom made the “B” final and finished 15th with a time of 2:05.47 to earn her third All-American award for the Oilers after placing in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke last season.
West Chester’s Katharina Fischer won the race in a meet-record time of 1:59.21.
Junior diver Ashleigh Weddington just missed a top 16 finish as she was 18th in the women’s 3-meter diving competition with 396.2 points.
Clarion’s Kristin Day won the event with 504.1 points.
Findlay sophomore Jessica Ward will compete in the 100 backstroke on Friday and the 200 backstroke on Saturday.
NCAA opening matches
CLEVELAND — First round matchups are set as the University of Findlay wrestlers begin competition at the NCAA Division II wrestling championships Friday at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
UF senior Adam Walters will be gunning for his third All-American award in the 174-pound weight class. A 2012 NCAA runner-up, Walters (28-3) will open the tournament against St. Cloud State’s Clayton Jennissen (24-13).
Senior 125-pounder Ben Sergent (19-6) will be making his third NCAA tournament appearance and is seeking his first All-American award this weekend as he opens against Minnesota State-Moorhead’s Blake Bosch (21-12).
UF 149-pounder Dalton Nicely (14-22) will take on Central Missouri’s Frank Cagnina (36-2) while Bradley Metz (29-13) wrestles West Liberty State’s Mike Emery (16-6) in his first-round bout at 165 pounds.

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Adelspergers lead Mohawk past North Baltimore

NORTH BALTIMORE — Kasey Adelsperger poured in a game-high 25 points as Mohawk stopped North Baltimore 69-39 in a Midland Athletic League girls basketball game Saturday.
Julie Adelsperger added 20 points as Mohawk improved to 11-8 overall and 6-4 in the MAL.
Olivia Frost scored 13 points with seven rebounds and Mackenzie Stewart dished out five assists for the North Baltimore (7-13, 2-8).

MOHAWK (11-8, 6-4 MAL)
McClain 2-2–6, Weininger 1-0–3, K. Adelsperger 10-5–25, Price 0-0–0, Luhring 0-0–0, J. Adelsperger 7-4–20, Cleveland 2-1–5, Moes 0-0–0, Daughenbagh 0-0–0, Weinandy 2-1–5, Wilhelm 0-0–0. TOTALS: 26-58 13-16–69.
NORTH BALTIMORE (7-13, 2-8)
Davis 1-0–2, Stewart 1-0–2, Schloemp 2-1–6, Fleckner 0-0″”0, Grilliot 0-0–0, Trumbull 4-0–8, Powell 3-1–8, Ray 0-0–0, Rister 0-0–0, Frost 4-1–13, Peters 0-0–0, Boyer 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15-52 3-12–39.
Mohawk 23 18 18 10 – 69
North Baltimore 11 5 13 10 – 39
3-Point GOALS: North Baltimore 6-22 (Frost 4, Powell & Schloemp); Mohawk 4-14 (J. Adelsperger 2, Weinandy & Weininger).
rebounds: Mohawk 38; North Baltimore 23 (Frost 7).
turnovers: North Baltimore 19, Mohawk 13.
junior varsity: Mohawk, 42-31.
ELMWOOD 55
LAKE 49
MILLBURY — Kristen Curtis’ double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds helped Elmwood edge Lake 55-49 in a Northern Buckeye Conference girls basketball game Saturday.
Elmwood (15-5, 12-1 NBC), which clinched the outright NBC title on Thursday, had a 14-6 advantage at the free-throw line and used a 17-4 second-quarter edge to take a 34-21 halftime lead. Tiffany Hillard also scored in double figures for the Royals with 16.
Alexis Hansen scored 15 points and Catie Phalen added 11 for Lake (9-10, 6-6 NBC), which was outrebounded 38-17.

elmwood (15-5, 12-1 NBC)
Sears 1-0–2, Hillard 5-6–16, Curtis 6-2–17, Veryser 1-1–3, Harvey 2-2–6, Emmitt 2-0–4, Ervin 2-3–7. TOTALS: 19-40 14-18–55.
lake (9-10, 6-6 NBC)
Taylor 3-0–6, K Swartz 0-4–4, R. Swartz 1-0–2, Dabney 2-0–4, Phalen 4-1–11, Hansen 6-1–15, Henweman 1-0–2, Huston 2-0–5. TOTALS: 19-48 6-14–49.
Elmwood 17 17 11 10 – 55
Lake 17 4 16 12 – 49
3-Point GOALS: Elmwood 3-6 (Curtis 3); Lake 5-25 (Phalen & Hansen 2, Huston 1).
rebounds: Elmwood 38 (Curtis 10); Lake 17 (Taylor 7).
turnovers: Elmwood 21, Lake 8.
junior varsity: Elmwood, 39-36.
BLUFFTON 47
MILLER CITY 23
BLUFFTON — Sarah Schriner and Abbie Parkins each dropped in 10 points as Bluffton rolled past Miller City 47-23 in a nonconference matchup Saturday.
The Pirates (12-8) held a slim 24-22 edge on the boards and forced the Wildcats into 30 turnovers.
Jenelle Kuhlman and Tiffany Welty scored six points apiece for Miller City (1-17), which shot 23.7 percent (9 of 38) from the field.

MILLER CITY (1-17)
Klear 1-1–3, Schroeder 0-2–2, Altman 1-0–2, Kuhlman 3-0–6, Lammers 2-0–4, Warnimont 0-0–0, Welty 2-0–6, Berger 0-0–0. TOTALS: 9-38 3-4 — 23.
BLUFFTON (12-8)
Schriner 4-1–10, Hunt 2-0–6, A. Baker 0-0–0, H. Baker 1-0–3, Buroker 1-1–3, Fruchey 3-0–6, Joseph 1-0–2, Schmutz 2-3–7, Parkins 3-2–10, Pritchard 0-0–0. TOTALS: 17-54 7-10 — 47.
Miller City 5 7 6 5 – 23
Bluffton 15 15 9 8 – 47
3-Point GOALS: Miller City 2-15 (Welty 2); Bluffton 6-26 (Parkins & Hunt 2, Schriner & H. Baker).
rebounds: Miller City 22; Bluffton 24 (Schriner 6).
turnovers: Miller City 30; Bluffton 11.
junior varsity: Bluffton, 74-31.
ELIDA 55
FORT JENNINGS 40
ELIDA — Elida had little trouble in handling Fort Jennings 55-40 in a nonconference girls basketball game on Saturday.
Abby Waddle netted 17 points and Kylie Downton had 13 to lead Elida (8-10).
Jenna Calvelage scored 12 points and Cassie Lindeman added 11 for the Musketeers (2-16).

OREGON CLAY 58
FINDLAY 32
Oregon Clay jumped out to a 37-12 halftime lead over Findlay and coasted to a 58-32 Three Rivers Athletic Conference win Saturday in girls basketball action.
Kayla Schaefer scored 13 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Oregon Clay (12-8, 7-5 TRAC). Samantha Enck and Morgan Connor added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Jacey Hardesty and Sarah Smarkel each scored seven points to lead Findlay (2-18, 2-11 TRAC).

oregon clay (12-8, 7-5 trac)
Schaefer 4-1–13, Orr 2-0–4, Bohland 1-1–3, Haley Hess 3-0–8, Enck 6-0–12, Connor 5-0–10, Hannah Hess 1-2–4, Grimes 1-0–2, Novak 1-0–2. TOTALS: 24 4-13–58.
findlay (2-18, 2-11 trac)
Bendt 1-2–4, Miller 1-0–2, Smarkel 3-1–7, Hardesty 2-1–7, Wintrow 1-1–4, Taylor 2-0–5, Thomas 1-0–3. TOTALS: 11 5-8–32.
Oregon Clay 20 17 6 15 – 58
Findlay 7 5 7 13 – 32
3-Point GOALS: Oregon Clay 6 (Schaefer 4, Haley Hess 2); Findlay 5 (Hardesty 2, Wintrow, Taylor & Thomas 1).
junior varsity: Oregon Clay, 40-32.

TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 54
FOSTORIA 38
TIFFIN — Valesha Province’s 16 points led three Tiffin Columbian scorers in double figures Saturday as the Tornadoes dropped Fostoria 54-38 in nonleague action.
Columbian, which improved to 3-14 on the season, outscored the Redmen 13-3 in the second quarter to build a 28-18 halftime lead.
Payge Smith netted 12 points and Laura Heminger added 10 for the Tornadoes, while Province finished with nine rebounds and three assists.
Jada Hampton tallied 19 points to lead Fostoria (1-17).

FOSTORIA (1-17)
Moore 3-2–9, Hampton 8-0–19, Valenti 3-0–6, Williams 0-4–4. TOTALS: 14-48 6-16– 38.
TIFFIN COLUMBIAN (3-14)
Baker 2-3–7, Hatchins 1-1–3, Heminger 5-0–10, Schwartz 0-1–1, Province 4-4–16, Zimmerman 1-3–5, Smith 5-2–12. TOTALS: 18-45 14-21–54.
Fostoria 15 3 15 5 – 38
Tiffin Columbian 15 13 8 18 – 54
3-Point GOALS: Fostoria 4-17 (Hampton 3, Moore); Tiffin Columbian 4-14 (Province 4).
rebounds: Fostoria 17 (Smith 5); Tiffin Columbian 27 (Province 9).
turnovers: Fostoria 18, Tiffin Columbian 20.
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 47
NAPOLEON 32
NAPOLEON — Napoleon hung in for awhile before Ottawa-Glandorf used a big 18-3 edge in the third quarter to pull away for a 47-32 nonconference girls basketball win over the Wildcats on Saturday.
Elissa Ellerbrock led the Titans with 12 points as Ottawa-Glandorf improved to 17-2 on the season.
Courtney Smith netted 12 points for Napoleon (5-14).

OTTAWA-GLANDORF (17-2)
Maag 1-0–3, D. Ellerbrock 2-0–5, E. Ellerbrock 6-0–12, Miller 2-0–4, Bellman 3-2–8, Basinger 2-0–4, Schroeder 1-1–3, Hempfling 1-0–3, Rosselit 1-0–2, White 0-3–3. TOTALS: 19 11–47.
NAPOLEON (5-14)
Homan 2-3–9, Smith 5-1–12, Sonnenberg 1-6–8, Kruse 0-1-1, Chamberlain 1-0–2. TOTALS: 9 11–32.
Ottawa-Glandorf 8 13 18 8 – 47
Napoleon 8 9 3 12 – 32
3-Point GOALS: Ottawa-Glandorf 3 (Maag, D. Ellerbrock & Hempfling); Napoleon 3 (Homan 2, Smith).
junior varsity: Ottawa-Glandorf, 42-37.
OTTOVILLE 43
DELPHOS ST. JOHN’S 27
OTTOVILLE — Taylor Mangas had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Ottoville to a 43-27 nonconference win over Delphos St. John’s on Saturday.
Annie Lindeman and Alicia Honigford added six points each for the Big Green (10-8).
Jessica Geise knocked down eight points and Brooke Zuber scored six for the Blue Jays (6-15).
PATRICK HENRY 64
CONTINENTAL 58
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Boys basketball: Upper rolls past Bucyrus in NCC battle

UPPER SANDUSKY — Wes Vent and Seth Frey each scored 17 points as Upper Sandusky overcame a slow start to defeat Bucyrus 56-40 in a North Central Conference boys basketball game Saturday.
Bucyrus (11-8, 5-6 NCC) had a 24-15 halftime lead, but Upper Sandusky (10-9, 7-4 NCC) came out with a 27-6 third-quarter advantage to take control of the game. Cody Clifford also scored in double figures for the Rams with 13 points, including three 3-pointers.
Brian Snouffer led Bucyrus with 14 points.

bucyrus (11-8, 5-6 NCC)
Snouffer 6-2–14, Williams 3-2–9, Patrick 2-3–8, Dagher 4-1–9, King 0-0–0, Murtiff 0-0–0, Hedges 0-0–0, Plumley 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15 8-15–40.
upper sandusky (10-9, 7-4 ncc)
Clifford 4-2–13, Roeder 1-4–6, Vent 6-4–17, Collins 1-0–3, Frey 7-3–17, Miller 0-0–0, Watkins 0-0–0, Myers 0-0–0. TOTALS: 19 13-17–56.
Bucyrus 12 12 6 10 – 40
Upper Sandusky 6 9 27 14 – 56
3-Point GOALS: Bucyrus 2 (Williams & Patrick 1); Upper Sandusky 5 (Clifford 3, Vent & Collins 1).
turnovers: Bucyrus 9, Upper Sandusky 14.
COLONEL CRAWFORD 85
RIVERDALE 54
NORTH ROBINSON — Connor McCreary was 6 of 7 from 3-point distance and finished with 33 points as Colonel Crawford coasted to an 85-54 North Central Conference victory against Riverdale Saturday night.
Logan Sager finished with a double-double of 14 points and 11 boards and Nate Klingenberger added 10 points for Colonel Crawford (14-3, 8-2 NCC).
Lee Holderman had a team-high 17 points and Tyson Frey chipped in 13 for Riverdale (7-11, 4-7).

WAUSEON 60
ELMWOOD 28
WAUSEON — Wauseon’s Kris Boysel and Corry Byers combined to nearly outscore the entire Elmwood team as the Indians crushed the Royals 60-28 in a nonconference basketball game Saturday.
Boysel scored 16 points and Byers had 11. Wauseon outscored Elmwood 40-13 in the second half after leading 20-15 at halftime.
Aaron Arnold scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds to lead Elmwood (4-14).

elmwood (4-14)
Peter 2-0–5, Lentz 1-0–3, Childress 2-0–4, Arnold 4-2–10, Solether 3-0–6. TOTALS: 12-37 2-2–28.
wauseon (13-5)
Robinson 2-0–6, Lillich 1-0–2, Johnson 2-0–4, Byers 3-3–11, Boysel 5-6–16, Castle 4-1–9, Newlove 4-1–9, Schantz 0-1–1, Bzovi 0-2–2. TOTALS: 21 14-19–60.
Elmwood 5 10 5 8 – 28
Wauseon 9 11 20 20 – 60
3-Point GOALS: Elmwood 2-15 (Peter & Lentz 1); Wauseon 4 (Robinson & Byers 2).
LAKE 79
FOSTORIA 53
FOSTORIA — Jared Rettig dumped in 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as state-ranked Lake blasted Fostoria 79-53 in a Northern Buckeye Conference contest Saturday night.
The Flyers, ranked ninth in Division II, led 46-17 at halftime after a 30-7 barrage in the second quarter.
Connor Bowen added 16 points for Lake (17-1, 10-1 NBC). Jayden Stanton had a team-high 11 points for Fostoria (2-15, 1-10).

LAKE (17-1, 10-1 NBC)
Jar. Rettig 8-8–26, Walters 4-0–8, C. Witt 1-1–3, Bowen 7-3–16, Jac. Rettig 3-3–9, Neal 3-2–8, Duncan 2-0–4, Permar 1-2–4, Abbey 0-1–1. TOTALS: 28-65 20-35 — 79.
FOSTORIA (2-15, 1-10 NBC)
Stanton 3-5–11, Ka. Bemis 2-1–6, Ko. Bemis 2-0–4, Brown 2-1–5, Matz 4-0–8, Mauricio 1-0–2, Renz 1-0–3, Martin 3-0–6, Abell 1-0–2, Stennett 3-0–6. TOTALS: 27-53 7-16 — 53.
Lake 16 30 21 12 – 79
Fostoria 10 7 12 24 – 53
3-Point GOALS: Lake 3-15 (Jar. Rettig 2, Bowen); Fostoria 2-11 (Ka. Bemis & Renz).
rebounds: Lake 38 (Jar. Rettig 16); Fostoria 38.
turnovers: Lake 11; Fostoria 27.
junior varsity: Lake, 62-43.
PORT CLINTON 73
MOHAWK 33
SYCAMORE — The Rumball boys teamed up to score 29 points as Port Clinton whipped Mohawk 73-33 in a nonconference boys basketball game on Saturday.
Carter Rumball led the way with 19 points while Tytan Rumball added 10 for the Redskins (6-11). Nathan Stubblefield chipped in 12 points.
Hunter Fitschen led Mohawk (3-16) with 14 points.

PORT CLINTON (6-11)
Webb 2-0–4, Moore 0-4–4, Daniels 3-3–9, Rumball 3-4–10, Kleinhans 0-1–1, Rumball 7-1–19, Stubblefield 4-4–12, Fodor 2-2–6, Kyle 1-0–2, Krupp 1-0–2. TOTALS: 24 20–73.
MOHAWK (3-16)
Fitschen 5-0–14, Parker 2-4–8, Johnson 1-3–45, Gucker 1-0–2, Fredritz 1-0-2, Pummell 0-2–2. TOTALS: 10 9–33.
Port Clinton 17 13 22 21 – 73
Mohawk 4 8 4 17 – 33
3-Point GOALS: Port Clinton 5 (C. Rumball 4, Scott); Mohawk 4 (Fitschen 4).
junior varsity: Port Clinton, 66-19.
DELPHOS JEFFERSON 69
FORT JENNINGS 47
FORT JENNINGS — Trey Smith poured in 33 points as Delphos Jefferson used a hot shooting performance to roll past Fort Jennings 69-47 in a nonleague matchup Saturday night.
The Wildcats (10-7) shot a scorching 60 percent (24 of 40) from the field, including 80.9 percent (17 of 21) from inside the arc.
Jace Stockwell added 14 points and Ross Thompson posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds for Jefferson.
Nick Von Sossan was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points to lead Fort Jennings (4-14).

DELPHOS JEFFERSON (10-7)
Smith 10-11–33, Stockwell 5-0–14, Thompson 5-0–10, Rice 3-1–7, Jettinghoff 1-0–3, Fitch 0-2–2, Mox 0-0–0, Reiss 0-0–0, Teman 0-0–0. TOTALS: 24-40 14-18 — 69.
FORT JENNINGS (4-14)
Von Sossan 7-0–20, Wallenhorst 3-2–8, Berelsman 2-1–5, Metzger 2-0–4, Wittler 2-0–4, Kehres 1-0–3, Sickels 1-1–3, German 0-0–0. TOTALS: 18-43 4-7 — 47.
Jefferson 19 25 16 9 – 69
Fort Jennings 7 14 12 14 – 47
3-Point GOALS: Jefferson 7-19 (Stockwell 4, Smith 2, Jettinghoff); Fort Jennings 7-19 (Von Sossan 6, Kehres).
rebounds: Jefferson 28 (Thompson 12); Fort Jennings 14 (Wallenhorst 4).
turnovers: Jefferson 10; Fort Jennings 5.
LIMA BATH 77
COLUMBUS GROVE 51
COLUMBUS GROVE — Taren Sullivan dropped in 27 points as powerful Lima Bath had little trouble taking care of Columbus Grove 77-51 in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday night.
Three other players scored in double digits for the Wildcats (18-1). Andrew Renner tossed in 16 points, Hayden Atkins netted 14 and Isaiah Frazier chipped in 10 for Lima Bath.
Will Vorhees, Jace Darbyshire and Logan Diller all scored 10 points Columbus Grove (11-7). Vorhees also grabbed eight rebounds.

KALIDA 61
AYERSVILLE 47
KALIDA — Devin Kortokrax led all scorers with 22 points as Kalida rolled to a 61-47 nonconference boys basketball win over Ayersville on Saturday night.
Joe Gerdeman netted 19 points as he went 11 of 11 from the foul line for the Wildcats (10-8).
Kalida was 24 of 27 from the foul line for the game.
Trey Bauman netted 17 points for the Pilots (15-4).

AYERSVILLE (15-4)
Bauman 6-4–17, Martin 3-1–8, Gerken 1-5–7, McGuire 2-2–7, Dales 2-0–4, Thieroff 1-0–2, Lawson 0-1–1, Zimmer 0-0–0, Lamb 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15-44 14-24–47.
KALIDA (10-8)
Kortokrax 6-7–22, Gerdeman 4-11–19, A. Langhals 2-3–8, L. Langhals 2-0–5, Zeller 2-3–7, Roebke 0-0–0, Miller 0-0–0, Unverferth 0-0–0, Gerding 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16-33 24-27–61.
Ayersville 8 8 9 22 – 47
Kalida 18 6 11 26 – 61
3-Point GOALS: Kalida 5-16 (Kortokrax, A. Langhals & J. Langhals).
junior varsity: Kalida, 42-36.
CONTINENTAL 54
STRYKER 46
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College basketball: Lewis nets career-high 20 as UF women win

By BRIAN LESTER
STAFF WRITER
Kelsey Lewis turned in the most impressive performance of her career Saturday afternoon, and yet, the University of Findlay sophomore forward was as modest as could be about it.
She had just carved up Tiffin for a career-high 20 points, hitting all eight of her shots from the field, and the effort was more than enough to help the Oilers roll to an 81-59 win over the Dragons at Croy Gymnasium.
But all that mattered to Lewis was that the Oilers won, snapping a three-game losing streak and breathing a bit of life into their hopes of reaching the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.
“I care more about how the team does,” Lewis said. “We wanted to win today and I thought we played really well as a team. It was great to get the win.”
While Lewis wouldn’t bask in the spotlight, UF head coach Jim Wiedie was more than happy to play up the performance by Lewis, whose previous career-high was 10 points.
“I don’t know what Kelsey did last night to get ready for this game, but I told her whatever it was, just keep doing it,” Wiedie said. “She has been playing so well, and what a way for her to step up. It’s a huge confidence booster for her.”
Lewis only scored six points in the first half, helping stake UF (10-11, 7-10 GLIAC) to a 36-30 advantage, but she established herself in the paint in the second half and the Dragons struggled to stop her.
Lewis scored on a layup that put UF up 51-38 and her layup with 11:05 remaining put the Oilers in front 59-45.
A jumper by Lewis pushed the UF lead to 63-47 and a strong move to the basket with 7:38 left put the Oilers up 67-49 over the Dragons (7-13, 4-12 GLIAC).
“The team did a great job of finding me open,” Lewis said. “We did a good job of moving the ball around today and were able to make shots.”
UF, which has struggled with consistency, shot 51.6 percent (32 of 62) from the field and Karli Beasley also reached double figures with 12 points.
Beasley hit two treys and also grabbed four rebounds. Margaret Wuebker and Karli Bonar scored eight points apiece.
The Oilers also stepped up on defense, forcing 25 turnovers and scoring 22 points off those miscues while holding the Dragons to 38.3 percent (18 of 47) shooting from the field.
Jillian Adams led Tiffin with 11 points.
“It’s the most complete game we played all year,” Wiedie said. “This was the team I expected since day one.”
It was tight early, but once Lacey Kessler drove in for a layup and hit a free throw to put the Oilers in front 7-5, UF never trailed again.
A layup by Beasley extended the lead to double digits at 18-8 with 9:41 left and the Oilers led 21-10 after a 3-pointer by Bonar.
The Oilers will seek to avenge an earlier loss on Thursday when they take on rival and defending NCAA Division II national champion Ashland (13-8, 11-6) at 5:30 p.m. at Kates Gymnasium. The Eagles beat the Oilers 80-55 last month at Croy.

tiffin (7-13, 4-12 GLIAC)
Adams 2-6 7-9 11, Nauman 1-3 2-2 5, McKay 1-3 0-0 2, Mast 4-8 0-0 10, Fraley 1-6 2-2 4, Storlie 1-2 0-1 3, Miller 1-3 2-3 4, Misko 2-2 3-4 7, Patton 2-7 0-0 5, Farr 3-5 2-2 8, Byrd 0-2 0-0 0. TOTALS: 18-47 18-23–59.
findlay (10-11, 7-10 gliac)
Wuebker 4-8 0-1 8, Beasley 5-10 0-0 12, Gunning 2-3 0-0 5, Geiger 6-12 1-2 16, Bonar 3-11 2-10 8, Andrews 1-5 0-0 0, Klausing 1-2 2-2 4, Kessler 2-3 1-1 5, Lewis 8-8 4-5 20, Grevenkamp 0-0 0-0 0, Kenny 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 32-62 8-11 81.
HALFTIME: Findlay, 36-30.
3-Point GOALS: Tiffin 5-13 (Mast 2-4, Nauman 1-1, Storlie 1-1, Patton 1-4, Miller 0-1, Fraley 0-2); Findlay 9-27 (Geiger 3-6, Beasley 2-5, Bonar 2-10, Gunning 1-2, Andrews 1-3, Kessler 0-1).
rebounds: Tiffin 30 (Misko 6); Findlay 33 (Geiger 9).
ASSISTS: Tiffin 9 (McKay 3); Findlay 23 (Andrews, Klausing & Kessler 4).
STEALS: Tiffin 7, Findlay 15.
BLOCKS: Tiffin 0, Findlay 3.
TURNOVERS: Tiffin 25, Findlay 18.
TOTAL FOULS: Tiffin 14, Findlay 21.
FOULED OUT: None.
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College basketball: ONU men defeat Muskingum 81-74

OHIO NORTHERN 81
MUSKINGUM 74
NEW CONCORD, OH — Branden Rushton dropped 20 points, Jared Horstman and Devon Allen each added 10 points, and Ohio Northern University’s men’s basketball team knocked off Muskingum University 81-74 in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday.
The Polar Bears (12-9, 8-6 OAC) shot 24 of 34 (71 percent) from the free-throw line, while Muskingum (7-14, 2-12 OAC) was 15 of 21 (71 percent). Horstman also grabbed a game-high seven rebounds and Isaiah Roux dished out five assists.
Dave Brown scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Muskingum, and Logan Kimble (19 points), Cody Seiler (17) and Clay Owings (10) also scored in double figures.
NEW CONCORD — Ohio Northern University junior Jordan Kimes scored a game-high 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds for No. 24 Ohio Northern as it defeated Muskingum 72-46 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon.
Ohio Northern freshman Britt Lauck scored a career-high 11 points, shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from three point range. Cenzie Yoder added nine points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for the Polar Bears (17-4, 10-4 OAC).
Muskingum’s Mallory Taylor netted 17 points.
Ohio Northern travels to Tiffin Wednesday for an OAC game against Heidelberg at 7:30 p.m.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE 91
BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY 72
FRANKLIN, Ind. — Will Pope poured in 31 points for Bluffton, but it wasn’t enough as the Beavers fell to Franklin 91-72 in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday.
Four players scored in double figures for Franklin (10-11, 7-7 HCAC), including Bailey Howard (25), Terry Sargent (17), Troy Porter (16) and Dion Smith (16). Franklin shot 32 of 53 (60 percent) from the floor and 16-17 (94 percent) from the free-throw line.
Thayne Recker scored 15 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for Bluffton (8-13, 4-10 HCAC), which shot 28 of 54 (52 percent) from the floor and 12 of 18 (67 percent) from the free-throw line.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE 75
BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY 53
FRANKLIN, Ind. — Franklin College doubled up Bluffton 49-24 in the first half and cruised to a 75-53 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win in women’s basketball action Saturday.
Lauren DeSutter scored 20 points, including 6 of 6 from three-point range, to lead Franklin (12-9, 10-4 HCAC), which shot 27 of 51 (53 percent) from the floor and 11 of 17 (65 percent) from beyond the arc.
Brooke Ruffer’s 19 points led Bluffton (11-10, 7-7 HCAC), which shot 19 of 52 (37 percent) from the floor and 13 of 23 (57 percent) from the free-throw line. Ottoville-native Rachel Beining added 11 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

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