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Prep swimming: Findlay boys finish first at sectional meet

FREMONT — Findlay High’s boys team finished first, its girls team was second and the Trojans set eight total records during the sectional swimming and diving meet held Saturday at Fremont Ross.
Findlay’s boys piled up 654 points, most among the Division I and II teams that competed in the sectional. Findlay’s girls had 527 total points.
Findlay divers Bethany Glick and Caleb Aho both set pool records in winning their specialties. Glick, already a three-time state qualifier, won the girls Division I one-meter event with a 408.05 total. Aho topped the boys competition with a total of 403.15.
Findlay swimmers set six sectional records as well and Justin Hopkins had a hand in four of them.
Hopkins broke existing sectional marks in winning the 200 (1:43.38) and 500 (4:44.00) freestyle events for the second straight year. He also swam on two record-setting relays, joining Jeremy Wilson, Graham Copus and Jacob Kreinbrink on the first-place 200 free (1:31.39) and Ross Stansbery, Wilson and Tucker Stocker in the 400 (3:20.56).
Stocker established a new sectional record in winning the 100 butterfly (53.32), while Laura Wilson, Hannah Clinger, Kendra Wadding and Kaila Butterworth set a new mark in the girls 200 free relay (1:53.85).
Findlay will head to this weeks district meet at Cleveland State University seeded highly in several events.
Hopkins, a sophomore, has the top-ranked times in both the 200 and 500 freestyles. His 200 free time is three full second better than the ssecond-ranked time of Ashland’s Davis Garrison (1:46.72). Hopkins’ 500 free time is even more impressie, over 10 second better than the 4:54.45 mark of No. 2 qualifier Mason Beck of Lakewood St. Edward’s.
Stocker is seeded third in the 100 fly and sixth in the 200 free. Wilson has the sixth fastest qualifying time in the 50 free, Stansbery is seventh in the 100 back (57.65) and Aho is ranked sixth in diving.
Findlay’s three relays are ranked second (200 medley), third (400 free) and fifth (200 free).
On the girls side, Clinger, a freshman, heads to the district with the second fastest qualifying time in the 200 IM (2:13.82) and third best mark in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.00).
Glick has the third-best marks in diving and Wilson is seeded eighth in the 100 fly (1:02.00) and ninth in the 100 back (1:03.36). Among Division I district qualifiers, FHS relays are ranked second (200 medley), sixth (400 free) and ninth (200 free).

SECTIONAL RESULTS/DISTRICT QUALIFIERS
GIRLS RESULTS
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Findlay (Laura Wilson, Hannah Clinger, Kendra Wadding, Kaila Butterworth) 1:53.85. 200 IM — 2, Clinger, 2:13.82. 50 FREE — 4, Butterworth 26.13; 5, Rachel Zelinsky 26.81. DIVING — 1, Bethany Glick 408.05. 100 BUTTERFLY — 2, Wilson 1:02.00; 3, Wadding, 1:02,.15. 100 FREE — 3, Butterworth 57.40; 6, Octavia Homka 58.93. 200 FREE RELAY — 2, Findlay (Homka, Angelica Gray, Hannah McClellan, Zelinsky) 1:47.08. 100 BACK — 2, Wilson 1:03.36; 5, Homka 1:07.28. 100 BREAST — 1, Clinger 1:09.00; 2, Wadding 1:11.76; 3, Zelinsky 1:13.06. 400 FREE RELAY — 2, Findlay (Butterworth, Clinger, Wadding, Wilson) 3:49.72.
BOYS RESULTS
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Findlay (Ross Stansbery, Graham Copus, Tucker Stocker, Jeremy Wilson) 1:40.07. 200 FREE — 1, Justin Hopkins 1:43.38; 2, Stocker 1:4.97. 200 IM — 2, Copus 2:11.78; 3, Grant Weickert 2:14.68; 4, Spencer Evans 2:15.35. 50 FREE — 1, Wilson 22.22; David Jorge 23.90. DIVING — 1, Caleb Aho 403.15; 2, Chris Wohl 374.10; 3, Marquis Ramsey 370.25. 100 FLY — 1, Stocker 53.32. 100 FREE — 2, Jorge 51.94; 3, Jacob Kreinbrink 52.06; 4, Stansbery 52.12. 500 FREE — 1, Hopkins 4:44.0; 2, Wilson 5:39.70; 3, Connor Lauth 5:39.94. 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Findlay (Wilson, Copus, Kreinbrink, Hopkins) 1:31.39. 100 BACK — 2, Stansbery 57.65; 4, Weickert 1:00.52. 100 BREAST — 1, Copus 1:02.71; 2, Evans 1:03.78; 3, Kreinbrink 1:05.01; 5, Luke Taylor 1:07.69. 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Findlay (Stansbery, Wilson, Stocker, Hopkins) 3:20.56.

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Prep swimming: O-G teams have banner day at sectional meet

DEFIANCE — Ottawa-Glandorf’s swim teams had big days as the Titans won the girls Division II team title at Saturday’s sectional swimming and diving championships at Ayersville.
The top 30 individuals and top 20 relays by time in each event from across the Northwest District qualify for next week’s Division II district meet at Cleveland State.
The Titans topped the rest of the Division II field at Ayersville, which included Division I teams Bowling Green and Anthony Wayne, with 505½ points. Elmwood, led by double winner Savannah Naugle-Baker, was 11th with 40 points and Leipsic finished 12th with nine points in the girls meet.
Kathryn Samuelson was a double winner for the Titans as she captured the 100 backstroke (1:01.55) and teamed with Ashley Siefker, Amber Ellerbrock and Briana Fenbert to win the 200 medley relay (1:55.06). Megan Hoehn added a win for Ottawa-Glandorf in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.72).
O-G heads to the district meet with the best overall time in the 200 medley relay. The Titans are also seeded sixth (1:44.82) in the 200 free and seventh (3:54.01) in the 400 relays. Samuelson’s time in the 100 back is second-best among Division II disatrict qualifiers.
Naugle-Baker captured sectional crowns in the 200 (2:06.74) and 500 (5:39.24) to lead the Royals. She is ranked sixth in the 500 free entering district competition.
Celina won the boys sectional crown with 484 points. Ottawa-Glandorf was third with 350½ points.
Junior Luke Kleman was a triple winner for the Titans. He teamed with Ben Sealts, Alex Teffenhardt and Nick Fenbert to win the 200 medley (1:45.940) and 400 free (3:29.74) relays while adding an individual win in the 200 free with a district-best qualifying time of 1:51.39. O-G’s relays are ranked third (200 medley), fourth (400 free) and fifth (200 free) among the district qualifiers.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Bowling Green 558. 2, Ottawa-Glandorf 505½. 3, Celina 371. 4, Anthony Wayne 351. 5, Van Wert 284½. 6, Defiance 198. 7, Eastwood 187. 8, Coldwater 157. 9, Fort Recovery 99. 10, Ayersville 97. 11, Elmwood 40. 12, Leipsic 9.
TOP AREA FINISHES
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Samuelson, Siefker, Ellerbrock, Fenbert) 1:55.06. 200 FREE — 1, Naugle-Baker (Elm) 2:06.74. 3, Thiesen (O-G) 2:12.09. 5, Schroeder (O-G) 2:15.77. 6, E. Thiesen (O-G) 2:17.34. 8, Davidson (O-G) 2:22.59. 200 IM — 2, Siefker (O-G) 2:23.22. 4, Maas (O-G) 2:30.16. 50 FREE — 1, Wenning (Cel) 24.72. 4, Fenbert (O-G) 26.17. DIVING — 5, Teffenhardt (O-G) 287.55. 6, Kosch (O-G) 277.5. 100 FLY — 2, Nordhaus (O-G) 1:05.99. 3, Ellerbrock (O-G) 1;06.55. 6, K. Thiesen (O-G) 1;07.4. 6, Schroeder (O-G) 1:09.94. 100 FREE — 3, Hoehn (O-G) 1:01.98. 500 FREE — 1, Naugle-Baker (Elm) 5:39.24. 3, Davidson (O-G) 6:26.62. 6, Dean (O-G) 6:52.96. 7, Maas (O-G) 6:58.82. 200 FREE RELAY — 2, Ottawa-Glandorf (Ellerbrock, Siefker, Samuelson, Fenbert) 1:44.82. 100 BACK — 1, Samuelson (O-G) 1:01.55. 3, Maas (O-G) 1:07.81. 6, Nordhaus (O-G) 1:10.0. 8, Stechschulte (O-G) 1:11.87. 100 BREAST — 1, Hoehn (O-G) 1:18.72. 5, Kosch (O-G) 1;22.25. 6, E. Thiesen (O-G) 1;23.33. 7, Schmenk (O-G) 1:25.03. 400 FREE RELAY — 2, Ottawa-Glandorf (Ellerbrock, Siefker, Samuelson, Fenbert) 3:54.01.
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Celina 484. 2, Van Wert 369. 3, Ottawa-Glandorf 350½. 4, Defiance 233. 5, Coldwater 143½. 6, Bowling Green 136. 7, Fort Recovery 106. 8, Anthony Wayne 77. 9, Ayersville 39. 10, Fairview 28.
TOP AREA FINISHES
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Sealts, Teffenhardt, Fenbert, Kleman) 1:45.94. 200 FREE — 1, Kleman (O-G) 1:51.39. 6, Verhoff (O-G) 2:18.27. 200 IM — 3, Teffenhardt (O-G) 2:18.44. 8, Pracht (O-G) 2:29.08. 50 FREE — 7, Nordhaus (O-G) 25.26. DIVING — 1, Keck (Cold) 418.95. 5, Reinstedler (O-G) 247.9. 6, Schaub (O-G) 277.5. 7, Basinger (O-G) 239.6 100 FLY — 3, Fenbert (O-G) 57.62. 100 FREE — 1, Fleagle (Cel) 50.56. 7, Nordhaus (O-G) 57.72. 500 FREE — 4, Reinstedler (O-G) 6:19.43. 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Celina (Fleagle, Miller, Baker, Temple) 1:33.65. 2, Ottawa-Glandorf (Teffenhardt, Sealts, Fenbert, Kleman) 1:34.07. 100 BACK — 4, Sealts (O-G) 59.98. 8, Basinger (O-G) 1:08.82. 100 BREAST — 5, Pracht (O-G) 1:13.04. 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Teffenhardt, Sealts, Fenbert, Kleman) 3:29.74.
Division II at Lima
LIMA — Ada’s Matthew Wilcox won an individual championship to lead a strong day for the Bulldogs at Saturday’s sectional swimming and diving championships at the Lima YMCA.
The top 30 individual times in each event and top 20 relays based on time from sectionals throughout the Northwest District qualify for next week’s district championships at Cleveland State.
Wapakoneta topped Lima Shawnee 349-288 for the boys team title. Ada (221) was third and Upper Sandusky (197) fifth.
Wilcox sprinted to the area’s lone individual title with a win in the 50 freestyle. His winning time of 22.27 was the second-fastest qualifying time among all Division II sectional meets in NOrthwest Ohio.
Mitchell Wilcox was second in the 100 free (50.52) and is seeded fourth in that event heading to the district.
Upper Sandusky’s Drew Barth set school records in the 200 free (2nd, 2:04.09) and 500 free (6th, 5:44.54) while Evan Scheck broke the Rams’ record in the 200 individual medley (4th, 2:25.7).
Wapakoneta also took the girls meet with a 356-280 margin over Minster. Ada (103) was ninth and Upper Sandusky (59) placed 11th.
The Rams’ Mallory Weininger set a school record in the 500 free with a time of 6:32.57.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Wapakoneta 356. 2, Minster 280. 3, Lima Shawnee 267. 4, Lima Bath 250. 5, Kenton 212. 6, Lima Central Catholic 199. 7, St. Marys Memorial 181. 8, New Bremen 150. 9, Ada 103. 10, Marion Local 73. 11, Upper Sandusky 59. 12, Elida 48.
TOP AREA FINISHES
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 8, Ada (Dungan, Ka. Stuart, Ky. Stuart, Swick) 2:11.95. 200 IM — 4, Ka. Stuart (Ada) 2:33.03. 100 FLY — 6, Ky. Stuart (Ada) 1:08.21. 100 BACK — 7, Ky. Stuart (Ada) 1:11.39. 100 BREAST — 6, Ka. Stuart (Ada) 1:16.68.
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Wapakoneta 349. 2, Lima Shawnee 288. 3, Ada 221. 4, St. Marys Memorial 208. 5, …read more

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Prep wrestling: Host Blue Devils win Carey Classic

CAREY — Host Carey rolled to the team title and Riverdale’s Mitchell Matheny was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler at Saturday’s 38th annual Carey Classic.
The Blue Devils got championship performances from Jevyn Pratt (106), Deryk Sammet (120), Cody Ferguson (152), Brady Mullholand (182), Jon Racheter (195) and Zach Sauber (220) in outscoring runner-up Riverdale 207½-162½ for first place.
Many weight divisions were split into smaller pools of wrestlers resulting in multiple champs in each weight class.
Matheny won the MVW award for the Falcons after taking the 138-pound title. Teammates Kolten Martin (113), Seth Knoll (152), Paul Frey (160), Caleb Tracy (220) and Justin Pfiester (285) also won for the Falcons.
Hopewell-Loudon had a trio of champs in Braxton Young (126), Alex Brock (138) and Damion Vitt (145).
Other area titlists included Arcadia’s Trevor (126) and Jarrod Bowman (132), Fostoria St. Wendelin’s Cole Williams (132) and Caleb Colburn (170), Elmwood’s Jace Grossman (152) and Columbus Grove’s Nick Ogle (145) and Alec Gladwell (170).

TEAM STANDINGS
1, Carey 207½. 2, Riverdale 162½. 3, Columbus Grove 147½. 4, Hopewell-Loudon 130. 5, Lima Central Catholic 99. 6, Fostoria St. Wendelin 95. 7, Elmwood 89. 8, Arcadia 75. 9, Kenton 71. 10, North Baltimore 36. 11, Oak Harbor 34. 12, McComb 15.
Two Trojans sixth
ROSSFORD — Findlay High School wrestlers Ali Hernandez (106) and Ben Templin (138) finished sixth to lead the Trojans at Saturday’s Rossford Invitational.
The Trojans were last in the team standings with 20 points as they rested their starters for next week’s Division I sectional tournament at Mansfield Senior.

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UF roundup: Lake Erie wins pair of English equestrian events

Lake Erie College won both shows hosted by the University of Findlay English equestrian team over the weekend, with Kent State earning reserve honors in Saturday’s first show and Bowling Green the reserve champion on Sunday.
Individually, UF’s Grace Meagher was the reserve champion in Sunday’s meet.

saturday’s results
(UF firsts)
INTERMEDIATE FLAT — Katie Pohlman. NOVICE FLAT — Dakota Quelland.
suNday’s results
(UF firsts)
INTERMEDIATE FENCES — Kelsy Maguire. NOVICE FENCES — Grace Meagher. OPEN FLAT — Lauren Martin. NOVICE FLAT — Ashleigh Victor. ADVANCED W/T/C — Brandy Smith.
Oiler sets long jump record
BOSTON — The University of Findlay’s Alexander Zolotoglavyy won the long jump to highlight the day for the Oiler indoor track and field teams at Saturday’s Valentine Invitational at Boston University.
Zolotoglavyy, a freshman, topped 68 other competitors with a school record leap of 24-4½. His jump broke Andre’ Eley’s 18-year old record of 24-3¾ set in 1996.
Justin Welch added a victory in the weight throw with a toss of 69-2¾.
In the running events, Dillon Webster was 15th in the 800 but managed to earn a spot in the NCAA Division II championships with an automatic qualifying time of 1:51.18.

OTHER UF MEN’S FINISHES
LJ — 7, Leggett (UF) 22-9¼. SHOT — 4, Vicars (UF) 54-8¼. 5, Hahler (UF) 54-4. TJ — 3, Leggett (UF) 48-6.
Roughnecks pounded
Mercyhurst University recorded three falls and won a pair of matches by forfeit to pin a 42-3 loss on the University of Findlay wrestling team in the Malcolm Athletic Center on Saturday.
Bradley Metz picked up Findlay’s lone victory as he defeated Clint Schaefer by a score of 10-2 in the 165-pound weight class.
The Roughnecks will return to action again on Feb. 15 when they compete against Ohio Valley College in Tiffin.

125 — Bohince (MU) dec. Sergent (UF), 5-2.
133 — Young (MU) won by forfeit.
141 — D’Urso (MU) dec. Skonieczny, 3-0.
149 — Landowski (MU) pinned Nicely, 2:17
157 — Mizia (MU) dec. Cowell (UF), 12-5
165 — Metz (UF) maj. dec. Schaefer, 10-2.
174 — Mizia (MU) won by forfeit.
184 — Bortoluzzi (MU) pinned Bissel, 1:24.
197 — Beattie (MU) pinned Beck, 1:57.
285 — Welton (MU) dec. Fleming , 4-0.

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Girls Basketball Roundup: Pandora-Gilboa stuns Carey

PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa’s Megan Maag nearly outscored Carey by herself Saturday as the Rockets knocked off the Blue Devils 43-33 in a nonconference girls basketball game.
Maag tossed in a career-high 32 points while adding six rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots for Pandora-Gilboa (12-8). She connected on 14 of 16 of her shots from the foul line.
Sydney Wentling was the only Carey player to reach double figures as she netted 11 points as the Blue Devils lost for just the second time in 19 games this season.

CAREY (33)
Kin 1-1–3, S. Wentling 4-0–11, M. Wentling 1-1–5, Hoepf 0-1–1, Rymer 3-0–6, Johnson 1-1–3, Draper 0-4–4. TOTALS: 7-24 4-13 7-10–33.
PANDORA-GILBOA (43)
McCullough 1-0–2, Hermiller 0-3–3, M. Maag 9-14–32, Watkins 1-0–2, Abelovska 2-0–4. TOTALS: 13-24 0-6 17-22–43.
Carey 12 5 8 8 — 33
Pandora-Gilboa 8 8 14 13 — 43
3-Point GOALS: Carey 4-13 (S. Wentling 3, M. Wentling); Pandora-Gilboa 0-6.
rebounds: Carey 22, Pandora-Gilboa 17 (Maag 6).
turnovers: Carey 18, Pandora-Gilboa 17.
junior varsity: Pandora-Gilboa, 32-28.
LIMA CENTRAL CATH. 53
McCOMB 48
LIMA — Emily Clymer had a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds but it wasn’t quite enough Saturday as McComb fell to Lima Central Catholic 53-48 in a nonconference girls basketball game.
Nora Hemminger added 11 points to back Clymer as the Panthers fell to 11-10.
Meredith Shepherd, Sydney Mohler, Madison Stolly and Kayla Verhoff each netted 12 points for the Thunderbirds (14-6).

McCOMB (11-10)
Hemminger 5-1–11, Buck 1-0–3, Dee 1-1–3, Clymer 8-3–19, Herr 4-0–8, Riegle 1-2–4. TOTALS: 19-42 1-7 7-12–48.
LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (14-6)
Santaguida 1-1–4, Shepherd 4-0–12, Mohler 5-2–12, Stolly 4-4–12, Verhoff 4-2–12, Kidd 0-1–1. TOTALS: 11-31 7-24 10-19–53.
McComb 15 11 14 8 — 48
Lima Central Catholic 15 8 7 13 — 53
3-Point GOALS: McComb 1-7 (Buck); Lima Central Catholic 7-14 (Shepherd 4, Verhoff 2, Santaguida).
rebounds: McComb 33 (Clymer 14); Lima Central Catholic 28 (Mohler 12).
turnovers: McComb 12, Lima Central Catholic 9.
LEIPSIC 55
KALIDA 49
KALIDA — Amber Gerdeman notched a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and Leipsic outscored Kalida 24-17 in the middle quarters to earn a 55-49 Putnam County League girls basketball victory Saturday.
Haley Gerten finished with 13 points and Shalynn Morman added 10 for the Vikings (17-3, 7-0 PCL).
Jackie Gardner netted nine points and Kylie Osterhage grabbed nine rebounds for the Wildcats (7-13, 2-4).

LEIPSIC (17-3, 7-0 PCL)
Gerdeman 7-3–17, Gerten 4-3–13, Morman 2-4–10, Rieman 2-3–8, Nadler 1-4–6, Steffan 0-1–1, Scheckelhoff 0-0–0, N. Kreinbrink 0-0–0, H. Kreinbrink 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16-34 18-31 — 55.
KALIDA (7-13, 2-4 PCL)
Gardner 4-1–9, Turnwald 4-0–8, Osterhage 1-4–6, A. Recker 2-2–6, N. Recker 2-2–6, Siebeneck 2-0–6, Kaufman 1-0–3, Vorst 1-0–2, Reinidel 1-0–2, Kahle 0-1–1, Hoffman 0-0–0. TOTALS: 18-52 10-19 — 49.
Leipsic 9 11 13 22 — 55
Kalida 8 8 9 24 — 49
3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 5-12 (Gerten & Morman 2, Rieman); Kalida 3-22 (Siebeneck 2, Kaufman).
rebounds: Leipsic 29 (Gerdeman 10); Kalida 31 (Osterhage 9).
turnovers: Leipsic 15; Kalida 8.
junior varsity: Leipsic, 42-36.
ARCADIA 63
LAKOTA 31
KANSAS — Molly Glick scored 20 points and Courtney Cramer added 18 as Arcadia pummeled Lakota 63-31 in a nonconference game Saturday.
The Redskins (15-4) led 31-12 at halftime and shot 50.9 percent (28 of 55) from the field, including 56.8 percent (25 of 44) from inside the arc, in the contest.
Glick also grabbed seven rebounds and had six steals, Cramer recorded four assists and four steals, Taylor Ware snared eight boards and Abbie Dauterman snatched five steals for Arcadia.
Katie Park finished with eight points to lead the Raiders (3-14).

ARCADIA (15-4)
M. Mock 1-0–2, Kieffer 2-0–4, Kirian 1-2–4, Ball 0-0–0, Piña 0-0–0, Glick 9-0–20, Cramer 8-1–18, Dauterman 2-0–4, Ware 3-1–7, Coward 0-0–0, A. Mock 2-0–4, Ward 0-0–0. TOTALS: 28-55 4-7–63.
LAKOTA (3-14)
Reese 1-1–3, Smith 0-0–0, Mowry 1-2–4, B. Long-Meyer 2-0–4, Park 4-0–8, Alloway 0-0–0, Paxson 0-0–0, D. Long-Meyer 2-1–5, Gangwer 2-0–5, McDole 1-0–2. TOTALS: 13-31 4-10–63.
Arcadia 18 13 16 18 — 63
Lakota 6 6 8 11 — 31
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 3-11 (Glick 2, Cramer); Lakota 1-7 (Gangwer).
rebounds: Arcadia 26 (Ware 8); Lakota 17 (Gangwer 4).
turnovers: Arcadia 14; Lakota 30.
junior varsity: Arcadia, 44-12.
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.
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.
ARLINGTON 69
COLUMBUS GROVE 39
ARLINGTON — Hannah Johnson’s 17 points, five rebounds and five assists led Arlington over Columbus Grove 69-39 in nonconference girls basketball action Saturday.
The Red Devils (13-6) outscored Columbus Grove 27-10 in the second quarter to take a 43-19 halftime lead. Whitney Dodds and Dani Heaster each added 10 points for Arlington, which shot 25 of 45 (56 percent) from the floor.
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Prep Gymnastics: Back-to-back TRAC champs

TOLEDO — Findlay High School’s Cassidy Pruitt and Tori Cox won individual titles as the Trojans’ gymnastics team made it back-to-back Three Rivers Athletic Conference team championships at Exceleration Gymnastic Center on Saturday.
Pruitt’s win on vault with a 9.0 and Cox’s victory on bars with a 9.1 helped lead the Trojans to a 141.75-140.6 margin over runner-up Oregon Clay in the team standings.
The Trojans were unable to win the meet’s top individual prize, the all-around championship, as Oregon Clay’s Jody Demeo took top honors with a score of 36.1.
Three Findlay High School gymnasts did finish among the top five in the all-around competition though.
Cox was second with a 35.85, Leah Thomas placed third with a score of 35.55 and Pruitt ended up fifth at 35.25.
Findlay had several top-notch performances in individual events.
Thomas and Maranda Butler tied for second behind Pruitt in the vault with an 8.9.
Thomas was second to Cox on bars with an 8.9 and Cox finished second in the floor exercise at 9.25.
The Trojans will compete in the Northwest District championships on Feb. 21 at Bowling Green State University’s Anderson Arena.

TEAM STANDINGS
1, Findlay 141.75. 2, Oregon Clay 140.6. 3, Toledo St. Ursula 136.3. 4, Toledo Notre Dame 134.85. 5, Toledo Whitmer 122.5. 6, Toledo Central Catholic 59.95.
CHAMPIONS & FINDLAY TOP 10 FINISHES
Vault
1, Cassidy Pruitt (Fin) 9.0. 2, Leah Thomas & Maranda Butler (Fin) 8.9. 7, Tori Cox (Fin) 8.7.
Bars
1, Tori Cox (Fin) 9.1. 2, Leah Thomas (Fin) 8.9. 4, Cassidy Pruitt 8.8. 7, Maranda Butler (Fin) 8.6.
Beam
1, Jody Demeo (Oregon Clay) 9.3. 8, Leah Thomas 8.9.
Floor Exercise
1, Jody Demeo (Oregon Clay) 9.3. 2, Tori Cox (Fin) 9.25. 4, Leah Thomas (Fin) 8.55. 7, Maranda Butler (Fin) 8.75.
All-Around
1, Jody Demeo (Oregon Clay) 36.1. 2, Tori Cox (Fin) 35.85. 3, Leah Thomas (Fin) 35.55. 5, Cassidy Pruitt (Fin) 35.25. 8, Maranda Butler (Fin) 34.45.

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Sectional Swimming: O-G swimmers have a big day

DEFIANCE — Ottawa-Glandorf’s swim teams had big days as the Titans won the girls Division II team title at Saturday’s sectional swimming and diving championships at Ayersville.
The top 30 individuals and top 20 relays by time in each event from across the Northwest District qualify for next week’s Division II district meet at Cleveland State. The district qualifiers will be announced on Sunday.
The Titans topped the rest of the Division II field at Ayersville, which included Division I teams Bowling Green and Anthony Wayne, with 505½ points. Elmwood, led by double winner Savannah Naugle-Baker, was 11th with 40 points and Leipsic finished 12th with nine points in the girls meet.
Kathryn Samuelson was a double winner for the Titans as she captured the 100 backstroke (1:01.55) and teamed with Ashley Siefker, Amber Ellerbrock and Briana Fenbert to win the 200 medley relay (1:55.06). Megan Hoehn added a win for Ottawa-Glandorf in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.72).
Naugle-Baker captured sectional crowns in the 200 (2:06.74) and 500 (5:39.24) to lead the Royals.
Celina won the boys sectional crown with 484 points. Ottawa-Glandorf was third with 350½ points.
Junior Luke Kleman was a triple winner for the Titans. He teamed with Ben Sealts, Alex Teffenhardt and Nick Fenbert to win the 200 medley (1:45.940) and 400 free (3:29.74) relays while adding an individual win in the 200 free (1:51.39).

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Bowling Green 558. 2, Ottawa-Glandorf 505½. 3, Celina 371. 4, Anthony Wayne 351. 5, Van Wert 284½. 6, Defiance 198. 7, Eastwood 187. 8, Coldwater 157. 9, Fort Recovery 99. 10, Ayersville 97. 11, Elmwood 40. 12, Leipsic 9.
TOP AREA FINISHES
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Samuelson, Siefker, Ellerbrock, Fenbert) 1:55.06. 200 FREE — 1, Naugle-Baker (Elm) 2:06.74. 3, Thiesen (O-G) 2:12.09. 5, Schroeder (O-G) 2:15.77. 6, E. Thiesen (O-G) 2:17.34. 8, Davidson (O-G) 2:22.59. 200 IM — 2, Siefker (O-G) 2:23.22. 4, Maas (O-G) 2:30.16. 50 FREE — 1, Wenning (Cel) 24.72. 4, Fenbert (O-G) 26.17. DIVING — 5, Teffenhardt (O-G) 287.55. 6, Kosch (O-G) 277.5. 100 FLY — 2, Nordhaus (O-G) 1:05.99. 3, Ellerbrock (O-G) 1;06.55. 6, K. Thiesen (O-G) 1;07.4. 6, Schroeder (O-G) 1:09.94. 100 FREE — 3, Hoehn (O-G) 1:01.98. 500 FREE — 1, Naugle-Baker (Elm) 5:39.24. 3, Davidson (O-G) 6:26.62. 6, Dean (O-G) 6:52.96. 7, Maas (O-G) 6:58.82. 200 FREE RELAY — 2, Ottawa-Glandorf (Ellerbrock, Siefker, Samuelson, Fenbert) 1:44.82. 100 BACK — 1, Samuelson (O-G) 1:01.55. 3, Maas (O-G) 1:07.81. 6, Nordhaus (O-G) 1:10.0. 8, Stechschulte (O-G) 1:11.87. 100 BREAST — 1, Hoehn (O-G) 1:18.72. 5, Kosch (O-G) 1;22.25. 6, E. Thiesen (O-G) 1;23.33. 7, Schmenk (O-G) 1:25.03. 400 FREE RELAY — 2, Ottawa-Glandorf (Ellerbrock, Siefker, Samuelson, Fenbert) 3:54.01.
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Celina 484. 2, Van Wert 369. 3, Ottawa-Glandorf 350½. 4, Defiance 233. 5, Coldwater 143½. 6, Bowling Green 136. 7, Fort Recovery 106. 8, Anthony Wayne 77. 9, Ayersville 39. 10, Fairview 28.
TOP AREA FINISHES
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Sealts, Teffenhardt, Fenbert, Kleman) 1:45.94. 200 FREE — 1, Kleman (O-G) 1:51.39. 6, Verhoff (O-G) 2:18.27. 200 IM — 3, Teffenhardt (O-G) 2:18.44. 8, Pracht (O-G) 2:29.08. 50 FREE — 7, Nordhaus (O-G) 25.26. DIVING — 1, Keck (Cold) 418.95. 5, Reinstedler (O-G) 247.9. 6, Schaub (O-G) 277.5. 7, Basinger (O-G) 239.6 100 FLY — 3, Fenbert (O-G) 57.62. 100 FREE — 1, Fleagle (Cel) 50.56. 7, Nordhaus (O-G) 57.72. 500 FREE — 4, Reinstedler (O-G) 6:19.43. 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Celina (Fleagle, Miller, Baker, Temple) 1:33.65. 2, Ottawa-Glandorf (Teffenhardt, Sealts, Fenbert, Kleman) 1:34.07. 100 BACK — 4, Sealts (O-G) 59.98. 8, Basinger (O-G) 1:08.82. 100 BREAST — 5, Pracht (O-G) 1:13.04. 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Teffenhardt, Sealts, Fenbert, Kleman) 3:29.74.

Digby leads St. Wendelin
NAPOLEON — Fostoria St. Wendelin’s Sammie Digby scored top-eight finishes in a pair of events to lead the Mohawks at Saturday’s Division II sectional swimming championships at Napoleon.
Napoleon won the girls team crown with 590 points. St. Wendelin (69) was 10th and Fostoria (55) 11th in the 14-team field.
The top 30 individuals and top 20 relays by time in each event from across the Northwest District qualify for next week’s Division II district meet at Cleveland State. The district qualifiers will be announced on Sunday.
Digby teamed with Jaden Ogg, Lauren Myers and Maddie Stratham for fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (2:13.12) while Fostoria’s Adrianna Eufracio, Maddie Gillig, Luchaunna Smith and Cyenna Lindsey were fifth in 2:15.59.
Digby was also eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:32.39) for the Mohawks.
Toledo St. Francis scored 692 points to win the sectional title. Fostoria (18) and Fostoria St. Wendelin (9) finished 11th and 12th respectively.
GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Napoleon 590. 2, Toledo St. Ursula 493. 3, Perrysburg 431. 4, Toledo Notre Dame 417. 5, Bryan 407. 6, Wauseon 357. 7, Sylvania Northview 268. 8, Sylvania Southview 213. 9, Springfield 92. 10, Fostoria St. Wendelin 69. 11, Fostoria 55. 12, Archbold 49. 13, Pettisville 26. 14, Ottawa Hills 14.
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Toledo St. Francis 692. 2, Napoleon 671. 3, Sylvania Southview 322. 4, Bryan 282. 4, Toledo St. John’s 260. 6, Perrysburg 231. 7, Sylvania Northview 215. 8, Springfield 198. 9, Wauseon 177. 10, Hicksville 29. 11, Fostoria 18. 12, Fostoria St. Wendelin 9.

Ada’s Wilcox wins title
LIMA — Ada’s Matthew Wilcox won an individual championship to lead a strong day for the Bulldogs at Saturday’s sectional swimming and diving championships at the Lima YMCA.
The top 30 individuals and top 20 relays by time in each event from across the Northwest District qualify for next week’s Division II district meet at Cleveland State. The district qualifiers will be announced on Sunday.
Wapakoneta topped Lima Shawnee 349-288 for the boys team title. Ada (221) was third and Upper Sandusky (197) fifth.
Wilcox sprinted the area’s lone individual title with a win in the 50 freestyle (22.27).
Upper Sandusky’s Drew Barth set school records in the 200 free (2nd, 2:04.09) and 500 free (6th, 5:44.54) while Evan Scheck broke the Rams’ record in the 200 individual medley (4th, 2:25.7).
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UF Roundup: Zolotoglavyy breaks 18-year-old long jump record

BOSTON — The University of Findlay’s Alexander Zolotoglavyy won the long jump to highlight the day for the Oiler indoor track and field teams at Saturday’s Valentine Invitational at Boston University.
Zolotoglavyy, a freshman, topped 68 other competitors with a school record leap of 24-4½. His jump broke Andre’ Eley’s 18-year old record of 24-3¾ set in 1996.
Justin Welch added a victory in the weight throw with a toss of 69-2¾.
In the running events, Dillon Webster was 15th in the 800 but managed to earn a spot in the NCAA Division II championships with an automatic qualifying time of 1:51.18.
Results from the women’s team were unavailable Saturday night.

OTHER UF MEN’S FINISHES
LJ — 7, Leggett (UF) 22-9¼. SHOT — 4, Vicars (UF) 54-8¼. 5, Hahler (UF) 54-4. TJ — 3, Leggett (UF) 48-6.

Wrestlers fall to Mercyhurst
Mercyhurst University recorded three falls and won a pair of matches by forfeit to pin a 42-3 loss on the University of Findlay wrestling team in the Malcolm Athletic Center on Saturday.
Bradley Metz picked up Findlay’s lone victory as he defeated Clint Schaefer by a score of 10-2 in the 165-pound weight class.
The Roughnecks will return to action again on Feb. 15 when they compete against Ohio Valley College in Tiffin.

125 — Bohince (MU) dec. Sergent (UF), 5-2.
133 — Young (MU) won by forfeit.
141 — D’Urso (MU) dec. Skonieczny, 3-0.
149 — Landowski (MU) pinned Nicely, 2:17
157 — Mizia (MU) dec. Cowell (UF), 12-5
165 — Metz (UF) maj. dec. Schaefer, 10-2.
174 — Mizia (MU) won by forfeit.
184 — Bortoluzzi (MU) pinned Bissel, 1:24.
197 — Beattie (MU) pinned Beck, 1:57.
285 — Welton (MU) dec. Fleming , 4-0.

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Women’s Basketball: Oilers slay Dragons

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 she owned on this day, 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. She had a big game. 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).
“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 TU with 11 points.
“It’s the most complete game we played all year,” Wiedie said. “This was the team I expected since day one. We performed well offensively and defensively, and our energy level was good. We were consistent the whole game.”
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 trey by Bonar.
The Dragons battled back and cut the lead to 21-20 on a layup and free throw by Katie Miller with 6:43 to go, but unlike past games, the Oilers didn’t fold.
UF played with the same intensity in the second half and built on their lead as they earned a much-needed win.
“I’m always worried when we come out of halftime, but this time, we increased our lead,” Wiedie said. “I just think the energy and the focus defensively was the big difference.”
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.
“I really hope this is a game we can build on and understand how good we can be when we play like we did today,” Wiedie said. “We have a chance to do something if we keep playing this way.”
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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