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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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Boys basketball: Old Fort downs Carey in OT

By ANDREW WILLIAMS
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OLD FORT — As he had already accounted for 35 points through four quarters and overtime Friday night, it is safe to say Old Fort wanted the ball in Hunter Perry’s hands with 15.4 seconds to play in the extra period and the score tied 73-73 against Midland Athletic League rival Carey.
The Stockaders got the end result they wanted, too. It was how it happened that was slightly less predictable, as Old Fort held on for a 75-73 overtime victory to put it alone atop the MAL standings with a 13-4 overall record and 7-0 mark in league play.
The Blue Devils doubled Perry almost immediately after he crossed half court, and the Stockaders’ leading scorer found Jon Lotycz wide open under the hoop for the basket and a foul to put Old Fort ahead 75-73 with four seconds to play.
Lotycz missed the free throw, but Carey’s Bryan Powers lost the handle on the ball on the ensuing possession and could not get a shot off in time.
“I saw them come out,” Perry said of Carey’s defense on the final possession. “I had a good look at (Lotycz) and he finished it. It was a good play.”
“The kids, they just battled,” Old Fort coach Eric Hoover said. “We were in some tough spots there and they just battled. They kept believing that we could do it and made all the necessary plays to get it done.”
While Perry didn’t hit the game-winning shot, his heroics gave the Stockaders the opportunity to win it in overtime.
Old Fort entered the fourth quarter with a 52-51 lead, but found itself down 63-62 after Jared Wentling’s basket with 1:58 in the quarter.
A pair of free throws by Brad Bannister pulled the Stockaders within 66-65 with 10.4 seconds left in the period and Wentling went to the line after being intentionally fouled with 8 seconds remaining.
He hit the first one to give the Blue Devils a 67-65 advantage. Wentling couldn’t get the second one to go down, though, and Perry grabbed one of his team-high 11 rebounds and weaved through traffic the length of the floor for the game-tying layup as time expired.
“It’s no secret Hunter does a lot for us,” Hoover said. “He makes everything go, but other people stepped up and made plays tonight too. Jon (Lotycz) had a couple nice finishes there at the end, Maison Steyer had a great second half, Brad (Bannister) did a great job on defense. We just made enough plays and everybody stepped up and did their job.”
Old Fort held a 17-14 lead at the end of the first quarter and was up 19-16 minutes into the second before Carey put together a run to take over the game.
The Blue Devils outscored the Stockaders 19-6 to close the half, thanks in part to Powers’ 11 points over that span, and went into halftime up 35-28.
The momentum shifted in the third quarter and the boost came from an unlikely source.
Steyer, who scored just two points in the first half, poured in 15 in the third period as the Stockaders went from being down 40-30 minutes into the quarter to grabbing a 52-51 lead to end it.
“I could just tell when he came out at the beginning of that third quarter there that he was determined to get it done,” Hoover said of Steyer. “I know he’s very capable. People probably underestimate what he can do. He had a good week of practice finishing around the basket and really stepped up and made huge plays for us.”
Powers finished with a team-high 25 points for Carey, while Wentling added 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Zach Boes contributed 18 points.
The loss drops Carey to 14-4 overall and 7-1 in the MAL with two league games left on its schedule, including Fremont St. Joseph which sports a 6-1 mark in MAL play. Old Fort still has to face St. Wendelin, Mohawk and New Riegel in the conference, but can win an outright crown if it wins those three contests.
“It was a tough game all the way around,” Carey coach C.J. Kin said. “I thought Old Fort shot the ball well. Hunter (Perry) really shot the ball well tonight. I think, down the stretch, we made some poor decisions. We weren’t very disciplined and I think that probably cost us the game.
“It was two good teams. Like a prizefight. We throw the punch, they make a response. I knew it wasn’t going to be a blowout either way. It was going to be a tough game. It just came down to who made that last shot and they did it.”

carey (14-4, 7-1 MAL)
Boes 8-1–18, Powers 10-3–25, L. Wentling 1-0–2, J. Wentling 8-3–19, Distel 3-0–7, Rymer 1-0–2. TOTALS: 31-57 7-13–73.
old fort (13-4, 7-0 mal)
Perry 16-1–35, Cleveland 3-0–8, Bannister 2-2–6, Anstead 0-1–1, Steyer 7-2–17, Lotycz 3-2–8, Alexander 0-0–0. TOTALS: 31-59 8-14–75.
Carey 14 21 16 16 6 — 73
Old Fort 17 11 24 15 8 — 75
3-Point GOALS: Carey 4-12 (Powers 2, Boes & Distel 1); Old Fort 5-17 (Perry & Cleveland 2, Steyer 1).
rebounds: Carey 41; Old Fort 37 (Perry 12).
turnovers: Carey 19, Old Fort 11.
junior varsity: Carey, 66-47.
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Prep sports: Gomer headed to OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS — Ottawa’s Sam Gomer is one of 15 officials being honored when the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame enshrines its class of 2014 on June 14 in Columbus.
The newest inductees are being honored for significant contributions to interscholastic officiating in Ohio.
Gomer is being honored for his longtime contribution as a track and field official in Ohio.
Two other Northwest Ohio officials will also be inducted. Elida’s Dave May has officiated baseball, softball, basketball and football while Elida’s Steve Trout will also be inducted as a basketball, volleyball and softball official.
Taflinger honored
University of Findlay senior volleyball player Danielle Taflinger was honored as a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s award recipient.
The awards are presented after the fall, winter and spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play.
Taflinger has carried an overall grade point average of 3.75 and is majoring in education at The University of Findlay. She has also been a two-time academic all-excellence pick by the GLIAC and earned academic all-conference honors once during her career.
On the court, Taflinger has been named honorable mention All-American in each of the past two seasons. The Lima native ended her career as Findlay’s all-time leader in hitting percentage at .347 and also ranks fourth all-time in blocks (400) and eighth all-time in kills (1,118) at UF.
UF trio win awards
Three University of Findlay track and field athletes were named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athletes of the week.
Junior Dillon Webster was named the men’s track athlete of the week after taking first place in the 800-meter run with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:52.53 at last week’s Findlay Open.
Justin Welch, earned field athlete of the week honors after placing third in the elite weight throw competition. Welch achieved a NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 72-¼, which also tied his school record and is the top mark in the country.
Kendra Averesch (Leipsic) earned field athlete of the week honors on the women’s side after recording a NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 52-½ in the elite shot put competition. The throw, which set a new school record, is the longest in NCAA Division II this season.
Birchfield and Young win
Bev Birchfield and Jason Young teamed up to in the 5th annual Mixed Doubles Tournament at AMF Sportsman Lanes.
Birchfield had a 135-172-136–444 series while Young rolled a 279-198-216–693 series for a total of 1,380. Lisa (140-201-189–530) and Mike Frost (279-232-233–744) were second with a 1,371.
Ordway selected
Continental standout Paige Ordway was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region Team for the 2013 season.
Ordway is one of 62 players from five states and one of 40 players from Ohio to earn a spot on the All-Region Team. An all-Ohio selection, Ordway was also the PCL Player of the Year.
Averesch leads UF track
BOSTON — University of Findlay junior Kendra Averesch (Leipsic) placed second in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw at the Valentine Invitational held at Boston University on Friday.
Averesch, a Leipsic graduate, had a throw of 50-91/4 in the shot and 54-21/2 in the weight throw. Two Liberty-Benton graduates also placed in those events, with Alex DeVincentis (Liberty-Benton) finishing 14th in the shot (39-21/4) and Liz Streacker tenth in the weight throw (50-103/4).
Bluffton gradute Lydia Guagenti was third in the high jump (5-7) and Lilia Malyarova was seventh in the triple (38-81/4). UF’s 1,600 relay team of Pam Showman, Kadesha Roberts, Adrianna Powell-Lawrence and Shelby Stump (Hardin Northern) was eighth (3:51.62).
UF’s men’s team will begin competiton in the event today.
Sergent wins
INDIANAPOLIS — Ben Sergeant notched Findlays’ lone win on Friday when the University of Findlay wrestling team dropped a 39-6 decision to No. 11-ranked University of Indianapolis.
Sergeant pinned U-Indy’s Mathew Mastison in 2:48 in the 125-pound match.

125 — Ben Sergent (UF) pinned Mathew Mastison 2:48.
133 — Joshua Kieffer (UI) maj. dec. Jarad VanVleet, 14-6.
141 — Justin Kieffer (UI) tech. fall Nicholas Skonieczny, 15-0.
149 — Cameryn Brady (UI) tech. fall Dalton Nicely, 20-4.
157 — Sheldon Struble (UI) dec. Jordan Cowell, 3-2.
165 — Jeff Weiss (UI) pinned Bradley Metz, 5:41.
174 — Shelby Mappes (UI) won by forfeit.
184 — George Lopez (UI) maj. dec. Alec Bissel, 15-3.
197 — Taylor Scott (UI) dec. Gerald Beck, 3-1.
285 — Evan Wooding (UI) dec. Luke Fleming, 6-0.

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Boys basketball: H-L rallies to stop Tigers

NORTH BALTIMORE — Garret Sendelbach scored 19 points, Ryan Lommerse added 13, and Hopewell-Loudon used an 18-11 fourth-quarter advantage to edge North Baltimore 48-46 in a Midland Athletic League matchup Friday.
Gauge Sadler added 11 points and a team high nine rebounds for Hopewell-Loudon (10-8, 6-2 MAL), which had an 18-6 advantage at the foul line.
Jacob Frost dropped 18 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead North Baltimore (7-10, 2-5 MAL).

hopewell-loudon (10-8, 6-2 MAL)
Hill 0-1–1, Sendelbach 7-3–19, Sadler 4-1–11, Salem 0-1–1, Bodart 0-3–3, Lommerse 2-9–13, Depinet 0-0–0, Steinmetz 0-0–0. TOTALS: 13-49 18-30–48.
north baltimore (7-10, 2-5 MAL)
Newcomer 2-2–7, DeLosReyes 1-0–2, Frost 6-1–18, Watson 1-0–2, Wright 3-2–8, Bishop 0-1–1, Trumbull 2-0–4, McMahon 2-0–4, Nichols 0-0–0. TOTALS: 17-42 6-10–46.
Hopewell-Loudon 12 8 10 18 – 48
North Baltimore 12 6 17 11 – 46
3-Point GOALS: Hopewell-Loudon 4-16 (Sendelbach & Sadler 2); North Baltimore 6-14 (Frost 5, Newcomer 1).
rebounds: Hopewell-Loudon 29 (Sadler 9); North Baltimore 26 (Wright 10).
turnovers: Hopewell-Loudon 11, North Baltimore 16.
junior varsity: North Baltimore, 34-24.
FREMONT ST. JOSEPH 76
ST. WENDELIN 54
FREMONT — Nick Root scored a game-high 19 points, but it wasn’t enough Friday at St. Wendelin lost to Fremont St. Joseph 76-54 in a Midland Athletic League boys basketball game.
Gabe Walters added 16 points and a team-best seven rebounds for St. Wendelin (6-10, 2-7 MAL).
Hunter Harrison had a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds for Fremont St. Joe (9-8, 6-1 MAL).

ST. Wendelin (6-10, 2-7 MAL)
Root 8-2–19, Campbell 3-1–7, Scudder 2-0–6, Murray 2-1–5, Walters 6-4–16, Frankart 0-0–0, Schetter 1-0–2, Rutter 0-0–0, Moon 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21-53 9-13 — 54.
Fremont St. Joseph (9-8, 6-1 MAL)
Williams 3-0–6, Kerr 1-0–2, Snodgrass 1-0–2, Linke 7-0–14, Harrison 7-2–18, Michael 7-0–16, Veleba 3-3–9, Mercer 4-2–10. TOTALS: 32-64 10-16 — 76.
St. Wendelin 11 16 16 11 – 54
Fremont St. Joseph 21 23 13 19 – 76
3-Point GOALS: St. Wendelin 3-15 (Scudder 2, Root); Fremont St. Joseph 2-10 (Linke 2).
REBOUNDS: St. Wendelin 18 (Walters 7); Fremont St. Joseph 41 (Harrison 14).
TURNOVERS: St. Wendelin 17; Fremont St. Joseph 17.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Fremont St. Joseph, 33-23.

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Girls basketball: Riverdale drops out of first in NCC

NEW WASHINGTON — It was a costly loss Friday night for Riverdale as the Falcons dropped a 50-48 North Central Conference girls basketball game to Buckeye Central.
Riverdale (15-5, 11-2 NCC) slipped one game behind Wynford (16-3, 12-1), a 70-17 winner over Crestline, in the NCC standings. The Falcons can earn a share of the conference championship Tuesday when the Falcons host the Royals.
Buckeye Central improved to 9-10 overall and 6-7 in the NCC with Friday’s win.
No individual stats from the game were available.

UPPER SANDUSKY 53
COLONEL CRAWFORD 30
NORTH ROBINSON — Upper Sandusky jumped out to a 19-8 first-quarter lead over Colonel Crawford and cruised to a 53-30 North Central Conference win in a girls basketball game Friday.
Taylor Graboski led the Rams (10-9, 8-5 NCC) with 22 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and five blocks. Sierra Carey also scored in double figures for Upper Sandusky (13 points), and Jenna Holly dished out four assists.
Cassie Sager scored eight points to lead Colonel Crawford (3-16, 3-10 NCC).

upper sandusky (10-9, 8-5 NCC)
Holly 1-0–2, Smith 2-0–4, Johnson 4-1–9, Carey 5-3–13, Cox 1-0–3, Graboski 8-6–22, Calvin 0-0–0, Stover 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21-53 10-13–53.
colonel crawford (3-16, 3-10 NCC)
Burkhart 2-0–4, Klingenberger 1-0–2, Sager 3-0–8, Siegel 4-0–8, Vehrs 3-1–7, Hoepf 0-1–1. TOTALS: 13 2-9–30.
Upper Sandusky 19 10 11 13 – 53
Colonel Crawford 8 8 5 9 – 30
3-Point GOALS: Upper Sandusky 1-9 (Cox 1); Colonel Crawford 2 (Sager 2).
rebounds: Upper Sandusky 32 (Graboski 14); Colonel Crawford 20.
turnovers: Upper Sandusky 8, Colonel Crawford 22.
junior varsity: Colonel Crawford, 36-31.

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Boys basketball: Leipsic’s Kuhlman reaches milestone

LEIPSIC — Zach Kuhlman reached the 1,000th career points mark for his career to power Leipsic past Pandora-Gilboa 74-43 in a Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball game Friday night.
Kuhlman scored 19 points in the first half on his way to a game-high 24 points as the Vikings improved to 9-8 overall and 5-3 in the BVC.
Jordan Brown knocked down 17 points and Matt Schroeder added 10 for Leipsic.
Seth Schmenk netted 19 points and Colin Fenstermaker popped in 13 for the Rockets (3-15, 3-5 BVC).

PANDORA-GILBOA (3-15, 3-5 BVC)
Schmenk 7-4–19, Hovest 1-0–2, Rieman 0-0–0, Tousley 2-0–4, Fenstermaker 6-1–13, Schneck 0-3–3, Miller 0-0–0, Osborn 0-0–0, Alexander 0-0–0, Verhoff 0-0–0, Waters 1-0–2. TOTALS: 17-40 8-16–43.
LEIPSIC (9-8, 5-3 BVC)
Mangas 2-0–4, Cupp 2-1–5, Kuhlman 9-1–24, Lopez 3-1–7, Haselman 2-0–5, Hiegel 0-0–0, Brown 8-1–17, Scheckelhoff 0-0–0, Brecht 0-0–0, R. Schroeder 0-1–1, M. Schroeder 5-0–11, G. Schroeder 0-0–0. TOTALS: 31-52 6-11–75.
3-Point GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 1-11 (Schmenk); Leipsic 7-14 (Kuhlman 5, Haselman & M. Schroeder).
rebounds: Leipsic 27 (Cupp 7, Haselman 6); Pandora-Gilboa 17 (Tousley 7).
turnovers: Pandora-Gilboa 16, Leipsic 8.
CORY-RAWSON 53
ARCADIA 45
ARCADIA — Grant Risner knocked down 17 points as Cory-Rawson used a 21-14 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away from Arcadia for a 53-45 Blanchard Valley Conference win.
Matthew Alspach netted 14 points and Drew Miles chipped in 11 for the Hornets (3-12, 2-6 BVC).
Hayden Ramsey led a trio of Arcadia players in double figures with 14 points. Shae Watkins netted 13 points with eight rebounds and Josh Ireland also scored 13 for the Redskins (5-11, 2-6).

CORY-RAWSON (3-12, 2-6 BVC)
Risner 8-1–17, Alspach 4-4–14, Miles 4-3–11, Shepler 1-0–2, H. Risner 1-0″”2, Silvers 0-0–0, Moser 0-0–0, Rossman 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21 13-25–53.
ARCADIA (5-11, 2-6 BVC)
Ramsey 5-2–14, Watkins 5-3–13, Ireland 4-3–13, Baker 2-1–5, Conine 0-0″”0, Pessell 0-0″”0, Kieffer 0-0″”0, Metzger 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16-42 9-17–45.
Cory-Rawson 11 9 12 21 – 53
Arcadia 8 16 7 14 – 45
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 4-13 (Ramsey & Ireland 2); Cory-Rawson 2 (Alspach 2).
rebounds: Arcadia 25 (Watkins 8).
LIBERTY-BENTON 88
VANLUE 31
Adam Cytlak led 11 Liberty-Benton scorers with 21 points as the Eagles crushed Vanlue 88-31 in a Blanchard Valley Conference basketball game on Friday.
Nathan Craft (15 points), John Darnall (11) and Ryan Geise (11) also scored in double figures for Liberty-Benton (13-4, 7-1 BVC), which outscored Vanlue 52-19 in the first half.
Nick Hagerty scored 12 points to lead Vanlue (6-11, 2-6 BVC).

vanlue (6-11, 2-6 BVC)
Smith 3-0–8, Hagerty 4-3–12, Wagner 3-0–7, Coldren 1-1–4, Huston 0-0–0, Hendricks 0-0–0, Red 0-0–0, Ross 0-0–0, Keeney 0-0–0, Wingate 0-0–0. TOTALS: 11-30 4-5–31.
liberty-benton (13-4, 7-1 bvc)
Cytlak 9-0–21, Darnall 5-0–11, Lawson 2-0–4, Haan 1-1–3, Geise 4-0–11, Garver 2-2–6, May 4-0–8, Craft 7-1–15, Steinman 1-0–2, Dager 2-0–4, Boyd 1-1–3, Rhodes 0-0–0, Archer 0-0–0. TOTALS: 38-55 5-9–88.
Vanlue 7 12 5 7 – 31
Liberty-Benton 26 26 20 16 – 88
3-Point GOALS: Vanlue 5 (Smith 2, Hagerty, Wagner & Coldren 1); Liberty-Benton 7 (Cytlak & Geise 3, Darnall 1).
rebounds: Vanlue 7; Liberty-Benton 26 (Craft 7).
turnovers: Vanlue 20, Liberty-Benton 3.
junior varsity: Liberty-Benton, 56-5.

MCCOMB 68
HARDIN NORTHERN 35
DOLA — Chas Shoop dropped 18 points and Taylor Reardon added 15 on five 3-pointers to lead McComb over Hardin Northern 68-35 in a Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball game Friday.
The Panthers (10-7, 6-2 BVC) jumped out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 41-17 at halftime. Clay Dysert also scored in double figures for McComb with 12 points.
Jacob Gossard and Kyle Lamb scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Hardin Northern (1-17, 0-8 BVC).

mccomb (10-7, 6-2 BVC)
Reardon 5-0–15, Glaser 1-1–4, Hanes 1-0–2, Dysert 4-4–12, Shoop 8-2–18, Siferd 3-0–9, Grubb 1-2–4, Adams 2-0–4, Schroeder 0-0–0, Bryan 0-0–0. TOTALS: 25 9-13–68.
hardin northern (1-17, 0-8 BVC)
R. Drumm 2-2–6, S. Drumm 0-1–1, Obenour 2-1–5, Thomson 1-0–2, Gossard 4-1–11, Lamb 3-3–10, Watts 0-0–0, Prichard 0-0–0. TOTALS: 12 8-13–35.
McComb 20 21 18 9 – 68
Hardin Northern 6 11 11 7 – 35
3-Point GOALS: McComb 9 (Reardon 5, Siferd 3, Glaser); Hardin Northern 3 (Gossard 2, Lamb).

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