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Area Prep Basketball Leaders

PREP Boys Basketball
Area Scoring Leaders
G Pts Avg.
Jared Wentling, Carey 17 375 22.1
Zach Kuhlman, Leipsic 15 301 20.1
Will Vorhees, Columbus Grove 15 290 19.3
Jacob Gossard, Hardin Northern 16 289 18.1
Bryan Powers, Carey 17 298 17.5
Noah Bramlage, Ottawa-Glandorf 17 296 17.4
Josh Ireland, Arcadia 13 212 16.3
Levi Kistler, Bluffton 16 257 16.1
Wes Vent, Upper Sandusky 17 269 15.8
Michael Blunk, Arlington 13 203 15.6
Adam Twining, Findlay 18 275 15.3
Jimmy Fox, Riverdale 15 230 15.3
Jacob Frost, North Baltimore 16 243 15.2
Mitch Parker, Mohawk 17 254 14.9
Austin Smith, Vanlue 14 205 14.6
Sawyer Junge, Van Buren 16 232 14.5
Clay Grubb, McComb 15 217 14.5
Ryan Lommerse, Hopewell-Loud. 17 244 14.4
Jace Darbyshire, Columbus Grove 15 215 14.3
Adam Cytlak, Liberty-Benton 16 224 14.0
Lee Holderman, Riverdale 15 204 13.6
Grant Risner, Cory-Rawson 11 148 13.5
Ryan Geise, Liberty-Benton 8 106 13.3
Austin Gutting, Findlay 18 236 13.1
John Darnall, Liberty-Benton 15 197 13.1
Zach Boes, Carey 11 143 13.0
Andrew Hunter, Arlington 13 166 12.8
Adam Niese, Miller City 16 202 12.6
Nick Hagerty, Vanlue 15 189 12.6
Aaron Arnold, Elmwood 15 187 12.5
Seth Schmenk, Pandora-Gilboa 16 197 12.3
Chad Pever, Riverdale 15 175 12.1
Chad Wright, North Baltimore 16 192 12.0
Jake Dryfuse, New Riegel 15 180 12.0
Jordan Brown, Leipsic 15 178 11.9
Hayden Ramsey, Arcadia 13 151 11.6
Tyson Frey, Riverdale 15 170 11.3
Gabe Walters, St. Wendelin 14 149 10.6
Seth Frey, Upper Sandusky 17 179 10.5
Nathan Craft, Liberty-Benton 15 158 10.5
Rylie Drumm, Hardin Northern 12 126 10.5
Nick Root, St. Wendelin 14 146 10.4
Jackson Lammers, Miller City 16 167 10.4
Tim Ink, New Riegel 15 155 10.3
Cody Clifford, Upper Sandusky 17 175 10.3
Matthew Alspach, Cory-Rawson 14 143 10.2
Area Rebounding Leaders
G Reb Avg.
Jared Wentling, Carey 17 160 9.4
Chad Wright, North Baltimore 16 146 9.1
Grant Risner, Cory-Rawson 11 99 9.0
Noah Bramlage, Ottawa-Glandorf 17 148 8.7
Rylie Drumm, Hardin Northern 12 100 8.3
Mitchell Ault, Bluffton 16 131 8.2
Ryan Lommerse, H-Loudon 17 140 8.2
Will Vorhees, Columbus Grove 15 122 8.1
Wes Vent, Upper Sandusky 17 138 8.1
Jordan Brown, Leipsic 15 121 8.1
Seth Schmenk, Pandora-Gilboa 16 123 7.7
Gabe Walters, St. Wendelin 14 108 7.7
Jared Tousley, Pandora-Gilboa 15 112 7.5
Michael Blunk, Arlington 13 95 7.3
Jake Dryfuse, New Riegel 15 110 7.3
Michael Kirian, New Riegel 15 104 6.9
Clay Grubb, McComb 15 100 6.7
Jacob Frost, North Baltimore 16 106 6.6
Austin Gutting, Findlay 18 119 6.6
Levi Kistler, Bluffton 16 102 6.4
Zach Boes, Carey 11 69 6.3
Adam Niese, Miller City 16 96 6.0
Seth Frey, Upper Sandusky 17 101 5.9
Adam Twining, Findlay 18 107 5.9
Jimmy Fox, Riverdale 15 85 5.7
Adam Drummelsmith, Miller City 16 90 5.6
Tyler Zender, Ottawa-Glandorf 17 96 5.6
Zach Kuhlman, Ottawa-Glandorf 17 95 5.6
Aaron Arnold, Elmwood 15 83 5.5
Tyson Frey, Riverdale 15 82 5.5
Sawyer Junge, Van Buren 16 83 5.2
Jacob Gossard, Hardin Northern 16 82 5.1
Marcus Brand, Van Buren 16 80 5.0
Braxton Fasone, Van Buren 16 80 5.0
Nick Hagerty, Vanlue 15 75 5.0
Grant Loveridge, Riverdale 15 74 4.9
Hayden Ramsey, Arcadia 13 64 4.9
Area Assists Leaders
G Asts Avg.
Daniel Roberts, Van Buren 16 90 5.6
Andrew Hunter, Arlington 13 68 5.2
Deven Peters, Elmwood 4 19 4.8
Zach Boes, Carey 11 52 4.7
Michael Clark, Findlay 18 82 4.6
Adam Cytlak, Liberty-Benton 16 70 4.4
Mitchell Ault, Bluffton 16 66 4.1
Bryan Powers, Carey 17 69 4.1
Lane Bishop, North Baltimore 16 61 3.8
Aaron Arnold, Elmwood 15 55 3.7
Matthew Holsinger, Carey 11 40 3.6
Nick Hagerty, Vanlue 15 52 3.5
Brayden Dunlap, Mohawk 17 59 3.5
Cody Clifford, Upper Sandusky 17 57 3.4
Sawyer Junge, Van Buren 16 54 3.4
Zach Kuhlman, Leipsic 15 50 3.3
Jacob Gossard, Hardin Northern 16 51 3.2
Adam Twining, Findlay 18 56 3.1
Hunter Hovest, Pandora-Gilboa 15 47 3.1
Adam Endicott, Van Buren 16 45 2.8
Jace Darbyshire, Columbus Grove 15 42 2.8
Austin Smith, Vanlue 14 39 2.8
Area Steals Leaders
G Stls Avg.
Wes Vent, Upper Sandusky 17 64 3.8
Chad Pever, Riverdale 15 44 2.9
Cory Heuerman, Miller City 16 41 2.6
Mitch Parker, Mohawk 17 44 2.6
Braden Miller, Findlay 18 40 2.2
Jared Wentling, Carey 17 38 2.2
Matthew Holsinger, Carey 11 24 2.2
PREP GIRLS Basketball
Area Scoring Leaders
G Pts Avg.
Rachel Myers, Liberty-Benton 16 374 23.4
Kamryn Troike, St. Wendelin 16 326 20.4
Courtney Cramer, Arcadia 16 291 18.2
Emily Clymer, McComb 19 338 17.8
Paige Ordway, Continental 18 316 17.6
Molly Glick, Arcadia 16 278 17.4
Taylor Graboski, Upper Sandusky 17 290 17.1
Jordyn Wright, Riverdale 17 278 16.4
Kristen Curtis, Elmwood 16 256 16.0
Tori Wyss, Ada 17 257 15.1
Nora Hemminger, McComb 19 285 15.0
Megan Maag, Pandora-Gilboa 17 255 15.0
Kasey Adelsperger, Mohawk 16 277 14.8
Kiley Scott, Cory-Rawson 17 245 14.4
Aleta Daniel, Hopewell-Loudon 15 210 14.0
Lauren Kotey, Liberty-Benton 16 221 13.8
Kara Scherger, New Riegel 17 230 13.5
Sydney Wentling, Carey 16 208 13.0
Julie Adelsperger, Mohawk 16 203 12.7
Courtney Burns, Hopewell-Loud 14 176 12.6
Haley Gerten, Leipsic 18 223 12.4
Kristen Miller, Ottawa-Glandorf 17 211 12.4
Sydney Holderman, Riverdale 11 133 12.1
Paige Sudlow, Van Buren 16 208 12.1
Lauren Ladd, New Riegel 17 205 12.1
Nichole Miller, Van Buren 16 190 11.9
Samantha Ervin, Elmwood 16 184 11.5
Taylor Arbogast, New Riegel 17 194 11.4
Taylor Kirian, New Riegel 17 193 11.4
Amber Gerdeman,Leipsic 18 205 11.4
Ali Rymer, Carey 16 178 11.1
Olivia Frost, North Baltimore 15 167 11.1
Dani Heaster, Arlington 17 180 10.6
Nicolette Devincentis, L-B 16 168 10.5
Elissa Ellerbrock, O-G 17 173 10.2
Area Rebounding Leaders
Kamryn Troike, St. Wendelin 16 218 13.6
Taylor Graboski, Upper Sandusky 17 221 13.0
Lauren Kotey, Liberty-Benton 16 162 10.1
Brooke Arbogast, H-L 15 145 9.7
Kelly Nadler, Leipsic 18 149 8.3
Ali Rymer, Carey 16 131 8.2
Lauren Ladd, New Riegel 17 138 8.1
Amber Gerdeman,Leipsic 18 146 8.1
Emily Clymer, McComb 19 152 8.0
Tori Wyss, Ada 17 136 8.0
Megan Maag, Pandora-Gilboa 17 129 7.6
Rebecca Kirian, Arcadia 16 122 7.6
Molly Glick, Arcadia 16 120 7.5
Chloe Kromer, Vanlue 19 143 7.5
Olivia Frost, North Baltimore 15 109 7.3
Kristen Curtis, Elmwood 15 114 7.1
Jensen Hiegel, Liberty-Benton 16 112 7.0
Samantha Ervin, Elmwood 16 112 7.0
Taylor Kirian, New Riegel 17 118 6.9
Hope Brickner, Hopewell-Loudon 15 100 6.7
Kiah Powell, North Baltimore 18 119 6.6
Logan Johnson, Carey 16 104 6.5
Abbie Dauterman, Arcadia 16 104 6.5
Alexis Amburgey, Ada 17 104 6.1
Area Assists Leaders
G Asts Avg.
Brenna Dee, McComb 19 106 5.6
Vanessa McCullough, P-Gilboa 17 88 5.2
Sydney Wentling, Carey 16 74 4.6
Aleta Daniel, Hopewell-Loudon 15 67 4.5
Taylor McClain, Mohawk 16 68 4.3
Haley Bonham, Vanlue 19 80 4.2
Hannah Draper, Carey 16 67 4.2
Kendra Tuttle, Cory-Rawson 17 68 4.0
Rachel Myers, Liberty-Benton 16 62 3.9
Courtney Burns, H-L 14 50 3.6
Haley Gerten, Leipsic 18 63 3.5
Marissa Swavel, Elmwood 16 55 3.4
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Boys Basketball: Trojans set to host St. John’s

By DAVE HANNEMAN
STAFF WRITER
Findlay will be trying to do what no other Three River Athletic Conference team, and only four highly ranked teams overall, has been able to accomplish this season when the Trojans host league-leading Toledo St. John’s Friday at the FHS Gymnasium.
“They have a really nice team,” Findlay coach Jim Rucki Tuesday after the Trojans dispatched Lima Senior 54-39.
“St. John’s has a skilled big kid (6-foot-9 senior Parker Ernsthausen), they have a Division I (college) guard (Anthony Glover, Jr.), they have guys who can come off the bench and make shots and guys who can come off the bench and knock down 3-pointers.
“They have the whole package.”
Findlay threw a bit of a scare into the Titans in a Jan. 3 matchup at St. John’s. The Trojans blitzed the Titans 23-13 in the third quarter but could not overcome a slow start in a 59-48 loss.
St. John’s led that game 15-4, 17-6 and 24-8 as Findlay went 1 for 6 from 3-point range and was 7 of 22 shooting in the first half.
“We shot the ball poorly and did not play well up there the last time,” Rucki said. “Hopefully we’ll come out with greater effort and greater focus, make some shots and give ourselves a chance to be in the game.”
St. John’s opened the 2013-14 season 0-2, a not-too-surprising start for a program that always plays a tough schedule and graduated a talented class that included Ohio’s Mr. Basketball Marc Loving.
Those first two losses were to Shaker Heights (14-4 and ranked No. 12 in the state) and No. 11-ranked Toledo Rogers (14-2). Since then, the Titans (15-4, 11-0 TRAC) have only fallen to No. 1-ranked Lakewood St. Edward’s (15-1) and No. 2-ranked Cincinnati Moeller (15-1).
In addition to their league win over Findlay, the Titans own a 62-59 overtime win over second-place Toledo Central Catholic (13-2, 8-1) and need a least two wins in their final three league games to clinch at least a share of second straight TRAC title.
Findlay, 14-4 overall, is 8-3 in league play after Tuesday’s win over Lima Senior. The Trojans struggled a bit for three quarters, but took control in the final period to win for the seventh time in eight games on their home floor.
“Our kids seem to feed off the energy of the crowd,” Rucki said. “With the storm, the snow, a lot of people couldn’t make it and there wasn’t a big crowd here.
“We didn’t seem to have a lot of energy early on. We’ll need to get off to a better start against St. John’s. We think we can play with them, but we have to have our ‘A’ game.”
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College Basketball: UF is figuring it out

By BRIAN LESTER
STAFF WRITER
When the University of Findlay men’s basketball team takes the floor tonight against Ohio Dominican, the Oilers will be playing their fourth game in seven days.
It is a rigorous stretch of basketball that every team in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is dealing with during this final month of the regular season.
However, UF head coach Charlie Ernst hasn’t spent time talking about it with his team, which hosts the Panthers at 8 p.m. at Croy Gymnasium.
“Every team is in the same boat, so there really isn’t a reason to bring it up, but it is important that we don’t overtax the guys in practice,” Ernst said. “While there are a lot of things we want to cover, we want them to be fresh mentally and physically so they are in a position to play their best.”
Even if the schedule had not worked out the way it did this season, all GLIAC teams played on Monday this week, this is the point in the season where practice time is reduced.
“This is the first year we’ve had to play that extra game in a week, but normally when we get to February, our practice times begin to tail off a little bit anyway,” Ernst said. “We don’t practice nearly as long.”
The Oilers will be aiming for their third consecutive win, and very game counts a little more because teams are vying for not only positioning in the conference title race, but NCAA tourney positioning as well.
The good thing for UF (15-4, 11-4 GLIAC), which is a half game behind Walsh in the South Division and tied for second overall, is that its hitting its stride.
“As you go along in a season, you learn a lot about your team and figure out what works and what doesn’t work, and our team is really figuring out how it needs to play to be successful,” Ernst said. “Our players are developing confidence and finding their identity as a team.”
What the Oilers need to do against the Panthers is take care of business. In the first meeting, UF beat ODU (5-14, 3-12) 87-62 in Columbus.
The Panthers, just 1-8 on the road, have lost four of their last five and are coming off an 80-68 win over Tiffin on Monday.
But while ODU has struggled, the Oilers can’t afford to take them lightly.
“I told the guys this game is as important as every other game we will play,” Ernst said. “Our players understand the importance of it.”
Sophomore guard Mark Minch leads the Panthers as he is averaging 15.7 points per game. Sophomore guard Chad Nelson is clicking for 12.3 points per outing and has knocked down 27 3-pointers.
Sophomore forward Trent Weaver is also scoring in double figures for the Panthers, averaging 11.2 ppg. He is grabbing 8.3 rebounds per game as well.
The Panthers average 70.6 points per outing and allow 77.4. They are shooting 33.1 percent from the field while opponents are shooting 46.8 percent from the field.
Ernst said there are advantages and disadvantages to playing a team a second time.
“On one hand, from a defensive standpoint it is easier because you know what worked the last time you played them,” Ernst said. “But offensively, it’s a little more difficult because they are going to make adjustments, too.”
UF comes in averaging 82.8 points per outing and allowing 68.6. The Oilers edged Hillsdale 74-71 Monday in a pivotal division battle and are ready to carry that momentum forward.
Senior forward Greg Kahlig will play a pivotal role in that quest as he comes into the game averaging 21.9 ppg. He has 1,557 points and is 15 away from moving into 11th on the all-time scoring list. Kahlig remains on pace to be the first player to average 20 points per outing since Greg Denecker did it during the 1993-94 season.
Junior forward Jake Heagen (12.3), sophomore guard Dylan Kaufman (12.1) and sophomore point guard Dylan Kaufman (10.1) are also scoring 10 or more points.
The Oilers are in pursuit of their 12th division crown and this is the time of the year where they usually thrive. UF is 29-9 in February in the last five seasons.
“I don’t know if there is one thing you can put your finger on as to why we’ve had success in that month, but I think one of the biggest things is that we always have something to play for at this time of the year,” Ernst said.
Women trying to end skid
The UF women’s basketball team will look to end a two-game losing streak tonight when they take on ODU in a 6 p.m. GLIAC game at Croy Gymnasium.
The Oilers (9-10, 6-9 GLIAC) need a win to stay in the hunt for a conference tournament berth. They enter tonight two games behind the eighth-best team in the league and are in 11th in the overall standings. Only the top eight make the tournament.
In the first meeting with the Panthers (8-11, 5-10) the Oilers fell 79-72 in overtime. It was one of six games UF has lost this season by seven points or less.
ODU, coming off a 69-55 win over Tiffin, is averaging 63.1 points per game and allowing 64.5. Junior guard Kacee Hockenberry leads the Panthers, averaging 16.7 points per outing. Sophomore forward Melissa Scherpenberg is averaging 9.5 ppg and is grabbing 10.2 rebounds per outing as well.
Freshman forward Madi Rittinger is averaging 8.3 points per outing and the Panthers are shooting 38.8 percent from the field while holding opponents to 38.2 percent shooting from the floor.
Sophomore forward Margaret Wuebker leads UF in scoring at 12.8 ppg. Junior guard Ciara Geiger has come on strong as of late, leading Findlay in scoring in their last three games.
Geiger is averaging 9.3 points per outing and has scored in double figures in each of the last three games, including a 17-point effort against Malone on Saturday. She scored 13 in Monday’s 66-61 loss to Hillsdale.
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College Football: UF Oilers add 27 players

By BRIAN LESTER
STAFF WRITER
Hanging out in the football office inside the Gardner Center on national signing day has become a tradition for University of Findlay head coach Rob Keys and his staff.
The coaches get together early in the morning, set up a nacho bar in a conference room and then relax and enjoy the day while waiting for the national letters of intent to roll in off the fax machine.
Keys, entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Oilers, almost didn’t make it to the office Wednesday because of the latest snow storm.
“I had an interesting start to my day because I couldn’t get my car out of the driveway,” said Keys, who planned to head out the door before the sun even came up. “I started walking to the school from my house at 5:30 a.m. and (offensive line) coach (Kory) Allen picked me up about half-way there.”
Keys did make it work and so did 27 letters of intent as the Oilers unveiled their 2014 recruiting class.
Four or five more players are expected to send in letters today. The storm closed most schools, which prevented those players from getting to a fax machine.
The class, which features seven linebackers, five wide receivers and five defensive backs, is the culmination of months of hard work by the staff to put together the class. Because of the countless hours spent on the recruiting trail, signing day is a chance for the coaches to see their hard work pay off.
“We just enjoy the day and seeing those players sign is a reward for all of the hard work we have put into the process,” Keys said. “My staff does a tremendous job of getting out there and identifying prospects. I am definitely happy with the class we have signed.”
Included in that list are three local players, including two from Pandora-Gilboa.
Wide receiver Alex Osborn, who led the Blanchard Valley Conference in yards per catch (22.4) last season while catching eight touchdown passes, and defensive end Jared Tousley, a three-year starter and team captain, are both standouts for the Rockets.
Ottawa-Glandorf linebacker Cody Alt is the other local athlete who signed with UF. Alt tallied 78 tackles last season.
Osborn said he was determined to be a college football player. He was a ball boy for the Rockets when current UF defensive lineman Josh Lee was a senior at P-G and always dreamed of having a chance to take his game to the college level.
“It’s a dream come true,” Osborn said. “I’ve put in a lot of hard work to get this chance and I wanted to put myself in a place where I could be successful. I see a lot of potential for our team and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Just as UF was successful recruiting players from a school 20 minutes or so down the road from campus, the staff also stretched its reach to as far as Georgia and Louisiana.
The Oilers landed defensive end Laceem McCall out of Peachtree Ridge High School in the Atlanta area and also took Mike Campbell Jr. out of Vermillion Catholic High in Abbeville, La.
McCall was the MVP of his team and tallied 45 tackles a year ago. He was rated as the 22nd best defensive end in the state of Georgia by MaxPreps.
Campbell helped lead his team to a state championship and rushed for 1,867 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior.
One of the other more notable out-of-state recruits is Ta’Vaughn Morton from Butler High School in Louisville. Morton helped lead his team to three consecutive state semifinal appearances and was an all-state selection.
Being able to sell players on a program that has risen over the last three seasons doesn’t hurt in the Oilers’ bid to bring in the best possible players.
UF is coming off its third consecutive winning season, going 8-3, and the expectations will be just as high in 2014 as the Oilers will be seeking their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and first-ever bid to the NCAA Division II playoffs.
“When I got here, we were selling kids on a vision of what we could do as a program,” Keys said. “Now, we can legitimately go up to players and show them concrete evidence of success. Competitive players are going to want to go to a winning program, and we can offer that to them. The talent level continues to go up.”
Making sure that happens involves a lot of time recruiting. Keys and his staff hit most of the schools in the state once the season ends and then spend hours watching film on potential recruits.
“Our coaches go through hours of film and put together a list of 10-15 guys that we want at each position,” Keys said. “I give a lot of credit to my coaches for their efforts,” Keys said.
“We have a deeper talent pool to choose from now, and while we might not get the No. 1 guy on our list, the No. 2 guy is just as good.”
The Oilers have spent the last three years building depth at all positions, reducing the need to rely heavily on newcomers.
But Keys told each recruit to come in ready to challenge for a starting job. If they are good enough to play, he will have them on the field in some capacity.
Osborn is ready to accept that challenge, but realizes it will take a lot of work to make the jump from high school to college.
“I’m going to have to put in a lot of time to be successful at the next level, but all of the work is worth it,” Osborn said.
“I have to hit the weight room more, eat right and just get in the best shape possible. I’m looking forward to the opportunity in front of me.”
2014 UF Recruiting Class
Jake Allton, wide receiver, Ashland; Rhonald Houston, wide receiver, Orange; Mike Campbell Jr., running back, Vermillion Catholic (La.); Terrance Cole Jr., defensive back, Toledo Springfield; Forrest Boyd, quarterback, Vermilion; Dorian Hunter, linebacker, Springfield; Andrew Alten, offensive …read more

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Boys Basketball Roundup: Rams win final NCC game with Falcons

UPPER SANDUSKY — Seth Frey poured in a game-high 21 points and Cody Clifford added 15, including three 3-pointers, to lead Upper Sandusky over Riverdale 71-63 in a North Central Conference boys basketball game Tuesday.
It was the final NCC meeting between the Wyandot County rivals before Riverdale joins the Blanchard Valley Conference and Upper Sandusky becomes a member of the Northern 10 Conference next school year.
The Rams (9-9, 6-4 NCC) shot 14 of 19 (74 percent) from the foul line, while Riverdale (6-10, 3-6 NCC) shot 9 of 12 (75 percent).
Upper Sandusky built a 53-41 lead after three quarters, and held on despite being outscored 22-18 in the fourth quarter.
Lee Holderman scored 19 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to lead Riverdale. Jimmy Fox added 18 points and drained three of the Falcons’ eight 3-pointers.

riverdale (6-10, 3-6 NCC)
Rickle 0-1–1, Pever 4-0–10, Holderman 7-3–19, Fox 6-3–18, Frey 3-0–6, Loveridge 3-0–7, Pickett 0-2–2, Snider 0-0–0. TOTALS: 23 9-12–63.
upper sandusky (9-9, 6-4 NCC)
Clifford 5-2–15, Roeder 3-3–9, Miller 3-0–6, Vent 5-2–12, Collins 1-2–4, Frey 8-5–21, Watkins 1-0–2, Myers 1-0–2. TOTALS: 27 14-19–71.
Riverdale 15 11 15 22 — 63
Upper Sandusky 17 18 18 18 — 71
3-Point GOALS: Riverdale 8 (Fox 3, Pever & Holderman 2, Loveridge 1); Upper Sandusky 3 (Clifford 3).
turnovers: Riverdale 14, Upper Sandusky 13.
junior varsity: Upper Sandusky, 33-19.
ST. WENDELIN 52
LAKOTA 37
KANSAS — Gabe Walters poured in 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to power Fostoria St. Wendelin to a 52-37 Midland Athletic League win against Lakota.
The Mohawks (6-9, 2-6 MAL) held a 21-18 halftime advantage before outscoring the Raiders 31-19 in the second half.
Walters also notched four assists, two steals and two blocks and Brady Rutter snatched three steals for St. Wendelin.
Lakota (6-11, 1-7) was led by Colin Timmons’ 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Fostoria ST. WENDELIN (6-9, 2-6 MAL)
Walters 9-1–19, Campbell 3-0–8, Root 3-1–7, Murray 3-0–7, Frankart 3-0–6, Scudder 1-0–3, Rutter 1-0–2, Schetter 0-0–0, Moon 0-0–0. TOTALS: 23-66 2-6 — 52.
LAKOTA (6-11, 1-7 MAL)
Timmons 6-3–16, Kirkpatrick 2-2–6, Monroe 1-4–6, Crowe 2-0–4, Below 2-0–4, Bowling 0-1–1, Riddle 0-0–0, Chalfin 0-0–0, King 0-0–0, Mason 0-0–0. TOTALS: 13-43 10-16 –37.
St. Wendelin 13 8 17 14 — 52
Lakota 11 7 8 11 — 37
3-Point GOALS: Fostoria St. Wendelin 4-17 (Campbell 2, Murray & Scudder); Lakota 1-10 (Timmons).
rebounds: Fostoria St. Wendelin 38 (Walters 18); Lakota 32 (Timmons 11).
turnovers: St. Wendelin 9, Lakota 21.
WAPAKONETA 81
ADA 62
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta nailed 13 3-pointers and got 25 points from Keaton Metz to dump Ada 81-62 in nonconference play.
The Redskins (2-13) scored at least 21 points in each of the first three quarters and led 65-47 entering the final period.
Jarrett Koch hit five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and Adam Henderson added 14 points for Wapakoneta.
Austin Dumbaugh pumped in 16 points and Blake Willeke finished with 15 to lead the Bulldogs (4-10).

ADA (4-10)
Sautter 3-0–6, Willeke 4-6–15, Bass 0-2–2, Ansley 0-0–0, Conley 2-1–7, McBride 3-3–9, Lehsten 0-2–2, Dumbaugh 5-5–16, Archer 1-1–3, Evans 0-2–2. TOTALS: 18 22-30–62.
WAPAKONETA (2-13)
Koch 5-0–15, Bruns 2-0–6, Huffman 1-0–2, Good 3-2–9, Brandehoff 0-0–0, Morgan 0-0–0, Henderson 4-5–14, Metz 9-2–25, S. Hinegardner 0-0–0, W. Hinegardner 0-0–0, Lauck 1-0–2, Eaton 0-0–0, Schmerge 1-0–2, Crawford 1-0–2, Temple 1-2–4. TOTALS: 28 12-16–81.
Ada 9 25 13 15 — 62
Wapakoneta 21 22 22 16 — 81
3-Point GOALS: Ada 4 (Conley 2, Willeke & Dumbaugh); Wapakoneta 13 (Koch 5, Metz 4, Bruns 2, Good & Henderson).
VANLUE 63
TIFFIN CALVERT 53
VANLUE — Nick Hagerty had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday as Vanlue defeated Tiffin Calvert 63-53 in a nonconference boys basketball game.
Austin Smith drained five 3-pointer to lead Vanlue (6-10) with 23 points. Jacob Coldren added 13 points for the Wildcats.
Drew Ritzler led Calvert (4-11) with 15 points.

tiffin Calvert (4-11)
Bennett 6-1–14, Smith 1-4–6, Behm 1-0–2, Ritzler 6-2–15, Ball 3-0–6, Meyer 2-0–5, Perry 1-3–5. TOTALS: 20-47 11-12–53.
Vanlue (6-10)
Houston 1-0–2, Smith 6-6–23, Hagerty 4-9–17, Wagner 2-0–6, Coldren 5-3–13, Reed 1-0–2. TOTALS: 19-49 18-21–63.
Tiffin Calvert 10 16 12 15 — 53
Vanlue 16 12 19 16 — 63
3-Point GOALS: Tiffin Calvert 3-10 (Bennett, Ritzler & Meyer); Vanlue 7-21 (Smith 5, Wagner 2).
rebounds: Tiffin Calvert 20, Vanlue 24 (Hagerty 10).
turnovers: Tiffin Calvert 14, Vanlue 13.
junior varsity: Tiffin Calvert, 38-13.
OTTOVILLE 80
FORT JENNINGS 48
FORT JENNINGS — Brandt Landin’s game-high 29 points propelled Ottoville to a 42-19 lead at halftime and the Big Green cruised to an 80-48 Putnam County League win against Fort Jennings.
Ottoville (7-10, 4-1 PCL) scored at least 18 points in every quarter and finished 16 of 17 (94.1 percent) from the foul line.
Luke Schimmoeller netted 14 points, while Brandon Schnipke and Austin Honigford each contributed 12 points for the Big Green.
Mark Metzger tossed in 18 points to lead Fort Jennings (4-13, 0-5 PCL).

OTTOVILLE (7-10, 4-1 PCL)
Schnipke 4-1–12, Gudakunst 0-0–0, Roby 1-2–4, Honigford 4-4–12, Landin 11-5–29, Turnwald 1-0–3, Schimmoeller 5-4–14, K. Bendele 3-0–6, German 0-0–0, Von Sossan 0-0–0, Trenkamp 0-0–0. TOTALS: 29 16-17 — 80.
FORT JENNINGS (4-13, 0-5 PCL)
Von Sossan 2-1–5, Berelsman 1-0–3, Neidert 0-0–0, Wallenhorst 2-0–4, Ricker 2-0–5, Metzger 6-6–18, Wittler 2-2–7, Kehres 1-0–2, German 1-1–4, Grone 0-0–0, Sickels 0-0–0. TOTALS: 17 10-15 — 48.
Ottoville 18 24 18 20 — 80
Fort Jennings 9 10 14 15 — 48
3-Point GOALS: Ottoville 6 (Schnipke 3, Landin 2, Turnwald); Fort Jennings 4 (Berelsman, Ricker, Wittler & German).
ELMWOOD 58
FOSTORIA 52
BLOOMDALE — Aaron Arnold’s 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists led Elmwood to a 58-52 overtime win over Fostoria Tuesday in a Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball matchup.
The Royals (4-12, 3-6 NBC) outscored Fostoria 10-4 in overtime. Trevor Solether also scored in double figures for Elmwood, with 14.
Kaleb Bemis scored 17 points to lead Fostoria (2-13, 1-8 NBC), and Cagen Brown added 14. They combined to make seven of Fostoria’s eight 3-pointers.

fostoria (2-13, 1-8 NBC)
Stanton 2-0–4, Kaleb Bemis 5-4–17, Kobey Bemis 3-0–7, Brown 4-2–14, Metz 0-1–1, Mauricio 1-0–2, Martin 0-1–1, Abell 1-0–2, Stennett 2-0–4. TOTALS: 18-40 8-14–52.
elmwood (4-12, 3-6 NBC)
Peter 1-6–8, Childress 3-1–7, Baxter 2-0–5, Buckingham 1-2–5, Arnold 6-6–19, Solether 5-4–14. TOTALS: 18-43 19-27–58.
Fostoria 7 19 11 11 4 — 52
Elmwood 8 16 14 10 10 — 58
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Boys Basketball: Minutemen rally to stop Lima Christian

By TED RADICK
staff writer
Heritage Christian stumbled out of the gate Tuesday and faced a 12-point deficit at haltime.
The Minutemen were down, but not out. A decisive third-quarter rally paved the way as Heritage rallied for a 65-49 victory over Lima Christian Academy.
Foul trouble was key for both teams. Heritage Christian center Lewis Larsen, a large target at 6-foot-5, scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half after sitting for a large chunk of the second quarter with two fouls.
Meanwhile, Lima Christian point guard Jesse Cave picked up his fourth foul late in the second quarter. He didn’t return until early in the fourth, and Heritage Christian took full advantage.
“He’s a very good athlete in all kinds of sports, and when he got that fourth quarter we knew we had to make a run in the third quarter,” Heritage Christian coach Tim England said. “And, we did.”
Heritage Christian (6-5) fell behind 34-20 after giving up an early basket to start the third quarter. The Minutemen responded by ramping up the defensive pressure, and it immediately paid dividends.
Dillon Berry and Andrew VanDenBerghe started the rally with transition layups. Berry scored off a steal and Winfield Oestreich grabbed an offensive rebound to complete a 12-2 run.
“We were turning it over, but once we got their best player out with four fouls we regrouped,” said VanDenBerghe, a freshman point guard who recorded a triple-double and led Heritage Christian with 23 points. “They didn’t have a ton of ballhandlers, so when he went out it was tougher for them and their shots weren’t falling.”
Lima Christian’s Dylan Pettigrew scored a game-high 29 points and ended the Heritage Christian spurt with a nifty drive and layup. The Minutemen were soon back at it, though.
Larsen worked inside for a basket, then got again free in the paint to draw a foul. VanDenBerghe, who had 10 assists and 10 rebounds, sandwiched a pair of layups around a Larsen short jumper, and drilled a 3-pointer to put Heritage Christian up 44-38.
Heritage Christian outscored Lima Christian (5-1) 26-8 in the third quarter to take a 46-40 lead.
“You know, they have what they call a coaches’ retirement village and I’m going to be there because I left (Cave) in when I shouldn’t have,” Lima Christian coach Dave Stratton said.
“He really is the reason why our team goes.
“Coach England always has his team prepared, they never give up and, defensively, they always come with an energy that will cause turnovers.”
The Minutemen won the turnover battle in the third quarter by a 7-1 margin.
“Turning the ball over has been a real problem this season,” VanDenBerghe said.
“I thought we played as a team tonight, and not just as individuals.
“We kept the first-half score in reasonable distance. We talked about how the turnovers had a large part in us being behind, and we knew we had to keep up the intensity on defense.”
Forcing those turnovers led to transition baskets that turned the tide, according to VanDenBerghe.
“We started to get some steals and that gave us some confidence,” he said. “That boosted our team. When we went on a run and got ahead, we never looked back.”
“Once we got the lead, we didn’t want to give them any easy shots in the fourth quarter so we pulled off the press and just packed it back in,” England said. “We played a good, hard man-to-man and helped each other really well.”
Pettigrew, who had 14 points in the first quarter as Lima Christian took an early 21-13 lead, scored only nine points after halftime.
Heritage’s defense led to a balanced offensive attack. Berry scored 15 points and Oestreich 10; Larsen nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds and Matt Beal had 10 rebounds.
England said he wants to bottle what the Minutemen offered in the second half and take it on the road with the team. Consistent play from game to game has eluded Heritage Christian this season, he said.
“We are a much better shooting team in this gym,” he said.
“We shoot about 50 percent here or better. In other gyms, we’re shooting about 25 percent. Until we can figure out how to shoot better in road games, we’re going to have some difficulty.”

Lima christian (5-1)
J. Grimm 3-2–7, Cave 3-1–8, Whited 0-0–0, N. Grimm 1-0–2, Pettigrew 12-5–29, Garcia 0-0–0, Fickel 0-0–0. TOTALS: 19-58 8-11–49.
Heritage Christian (6-5)
W. Oestreich 5-0–10, VanDenBerghe 9-2–23, M. Beal 0-0–0, Berry 7-1–15, Larsen 8-1–17, Schultz 0-0–0, J. Oestreich 0-0–0, Stechschulte 0-0–0, J. Beal 0-0–0. TOTALS: 29-72 5-9–65.
Lima Christian 21 19 8 9 — 49
Heritage Christian 17 3 26 19 — 65
3-Point GOALS: Lima Christian 3-16 (Cave 2, J. Grimm); Heritage Christian 2-19 (VanDenBerghe 2).
rebounds: Lima Christian 36 (Pettigrew 12); Heritage Christian 50 (VanDenBerghe & M. Beal 10, Larsen 9).
turnovers: Lima Christian 19, Heritage Christian 14.
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Boys Basketball: Second-half spurt lifts Trojans over Lima Senior

By DAVE HANNEMAN
sTAFF WRITER
Findlay got a huge double-double from senior wing Adam Twining and some sound advice from head coach Jim Rucki as the Trojans pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 54-39 win over Lima Senior Tuesday night in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference matchup between the I-75 rivals.
Twining scored 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, both season highs, to help Findlay improve to 14-4 overall and 8-3 in the TRAC.
“It’s all about doing the things that need to be done to get the win,” Twining said.
“Coach made it clear we could rebound well against these guys if we crashed the boards. I knew that would help us get more possessions, more possessions meant more opportunities to score and that would help us get a ‘W.’”
Rucki’s best advice didn’t involve rebounding, though. Or shot selection or offensive sets or defensive patterns.
Rucki’s best advice was a bit more Zen-like than that.
Findlay raced to an 11-4 lead in the first six minutes of the game. But the Trojans could never shake the Spartans, who trailed just 22-20 late in the first half after a Brady Allen 3-pointer and two Jay Thomas free throws, and just 29-26 after Rico Stafford’s two foul shots late in the third quarter.
Findlay was not playing high-efficiency basketball. But Rucki grounded the Trojans with a solid dose of perspective.
“At the end of the third quarter we said, ‘Okay, let’s all just relax, take a deep breath and refocus ourselves,” Rucki said.
“We hadn’t really done a great job in the third quarter. We turned the ball over five times, we had some foul trouble, we didn’t look good. But we won that quarter by one point, so we told the guys to go out and play eight good minutes of basketball …. and we did.”
Grant Niswander, who came up with a steal and completed a 3-point play after Lima Senior had run off almost a full minute looking for the last shot of the first half, swiped another pass that led to two Twining free throws to open the fourth quarter.
An offensive rebound by 5-foot-9 senior guard Braden Miller led to a Michael Clark 3-pointer that boosted Findlay’s lead to 39-30. A free throw and then a basket by Twining gave Findlay a double-digit lead (42-30) that grew to 15 points thanks to a 6-for-7 effort from the line and some excellent play by Duke Gobrecht in the final five minutes.
Gobrecht, a 6-5 senior who comes off the bench to spell starting center Austin Gutting, got the call when Gutting was called for a charge, his fifth foul, in the fourth quarter.
Gobrecht stepped right into the mix, scoring six points in the game’s final 2:36 by converting 2-of-3 free throws and scoring on two solid moves to the basket. He also had an assist on a basket by Twining and a block.
“We probably don’t do a good enough job of emphasizing how important every single one of those guys are,” Rucki said.
“You just never know when you are going to be needed. You have to be ready and he was. Duke did a great job. We needed him and he came through.”
Lima Senior, which had won four of its last six entering Tuesday’s contest, fell to 6-9 overall, 4-6 in the TRAC.
“We played well tonight, but we just could not get over that 5-point hump,” said Lima Senior coach Shawn Allen.
“Like at the end of the first half. We’re down two (22-20), we’re going for the last shot, but we turn the ball over, Findlay gets a lay-up and a foul, we’re down five (25-20) at the half. It’s a progression. When those sophomores become juniors, hopefully they don’t make those mistakes.”
Clark added nine points and Niswander eight for Findlay. Allen led Lima Senior with 11 points. Ruben Flowers and Thomas added 10 points each for a young Spartans’ team that started four sophomores.
“We’ve been going with that group for six, seven games now,” coach Allen said. “They’re big, they’re athletic and they give us a lot of energy. That’s going to be a pretty talented group.”
A talented group, though, that is still developing.
“We’re better now than we were at the beginning of the year, and as a coach that’s what you want,” Allen said.
“All coaches can coach great athletes. We’d all be undefeated if we had the players. But as a coach, are your kids getting better? Our kids are getting better. We’re a step closer than we were when we played Findlay the first time, but we’ve still got some work to do.”
Findlay and Lima Senior could meet for a third time, if the two teams get paired in the same bracket for the Division I tournament drawing being held on Sunday at Liberty-Benton.
Findlay’s junior varsity improved to 17-1 with a 60-45 win over Lima Senior’s reserves.
Joey Hammond had 19 points, Trey Buford 11 and Chase Miller nine for Findlay, 10-0 against TRAC opponents.
LIMA SENIOR (6-9, 4-6)
Flowers 4-13 2-6–10, Liles 1-2 0-0 –2, Allen 4-8 0-0–11, Stafford 0-3 2-4–4, Thomas 3-10 4-5–10, Gunn 1-2 0-0–2, Jackson 1-2 0-0–2, Miller 0-0 0-0–0, Graham 0-1 0-0–0. TOTALS: 14-41 8-15–39.
FINDLAY (14-4, 8-3)
B. Miller 0-2 0-0–0, Niswander 2-6 3-3–8, Clark 3-5 2-2–9, Twining 10-17 4-6–24, Gutting 2-10 0-0–4, Gobrecht 2-3 2-3–6, McKinniss 1-1 0-0–3, Kairys 0-0 0-0–0, C. Miller 0-1 0-0–0, Nunn 0-0 0-0–0. TOTALS: 20-45 11-14–54.
Lima Senior 8 12 8 11 — 39
Findlay 13 12 9 20 — 54
3-Point GOALS: Lima Senior 3-10 (Allen 3-6, Thomas 0-4); Findlay 3-13 (B. Miller 0-2, Niswander 1-3, Clark 1-3, Twining 0-3, C. Miller 0-1, McKinniss 1-1).
rebounds: Lima Senior 31 (Flowers 8); Findlay 28 (Twining 13).
turnovers: Lima Senior 13, Findlay 9.
junior varsity: Findlay 60-45.
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College Football: UF signing coverage online

The University of Findlay’s athletic website will have live coverage of national signing day coverage online today beginning at 8 a.m. to announce its 2014 recruiting class.
The UF website will be continually updated as each National Letter of Intent is received with biographical information and highlight videos.
The information will also be available on the Oilers’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.
On the Net: athletics.findlay.edu/landing/index
Frey honored
TOLEDO — Riverdale graduate and Columbus State Community College’s Hannah Frey has been named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Frey scored 24 points in a 73-67 upset of sixth-ranked Owens Community College Saturday.
Frey is averaging 14.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game overall for the Cougars. In OCCAC play, she is averaging 12.4 points per game, which is 12th best in the conference. Columbus State is currently 15-3 overall and 3-2 in OCCAC play.

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Girls Basketball Roundup: Elmwood inches closer to title

ROSSFORD — Kristen Curtis pumped in 27 points and Elmwood outscored Rossford 10-7 in overtime Tuesday night for a 77-74 Northern Buckeye Conference victory.
The win puts Elmwood (13-5 overall, 10-1) in position to earn at least a share of the NBC title at home Thursday against Eastwood. An Elmwood win, and a Rossford victory over Genoa would give the Royals the outright crown.
Elmwood (13-5 overall, 10-1 NBC) rallied to force the extra session after finishing the first quarter down 21-6.
Curtis also had five rebounds, while Sam Ervin tallied 22 points and seven rebounds.
Margo Jackson had 19 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (12-6, 8-4).

ELMWOOD (13-5, 10-1 NBC)
Sears 2-2–6, Hillard 2-2–4, Curtis 7-9–7, Swavel 0-4–4, Emmitt 2-4–9, Ervin 7-8–22, Kynard 1-1–3. TOTALS: 16-51 8-11–44.
ROSSFORD (12-6, 8-4)
Hotz 4-1–9, York 6-0–13, Jackson 7-2–19, Davis 8-0–16, Pietrasz 2-0–5, Keller 1-2″”4, Clay 2-4–8. TOTALS: 30-62 9-15–74.
Elmwood 6 22 19 20 10 — 77
Rossford 21 15 20 11 7 — 74
3-Point GOALS: Elmwood 5-17 (Curtis 4, Emmitt); Rossford 5-16 (Jackson 3, York, Pietrasz).
REBOUNDS: Elmwood 29 (Ervin 7); Rossford 31 (Jackson & Keller 6).
TURNOVERS: Elmwood 25, Rossford 20.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Rossford, 43-23.
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 46
CORY-RAWSON 33
RAWSON — Hopewell-Loudon used an 18-9 advantage in the second quarter to build a 32-19 halftime lead and defeated Cory-Rawson 46-33 in nonleague play.
The Chieftains (10-9) were led by Hope Brickner’s 14 points, while Aleta Daniel added 11 and Courtney Burns netted 10.
Kendra Tuttle finished with 13 points, four steals and three assists and Kiley Scott chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds for Cory-Rawson (6-12).

HOPEWELL-LOUDON (10-9)
Burns 3-3–10, Feindel 1-0–2, Daniel 4-2–11, Leiter 1-1–3, Park 0-0–0, Arbogast 1-4–6, Brickner 6-2–14. TOTALS: 16 12-18–46.
CORY-RAWSON (6-12)
Scott 5-0–12, Burkholder 0-0–0, Von Stein 0-0–0, Ritter 4-0–8, Tuttle 5-1–13, Heldman 0-0–0, Rettig 0-0–0, Galvan 0-0–0. TOTALS: 14-41 1-6 –33.
Hopewell-Loudon 14 18 5 9 — 46
Cory-Rawson 10 9 8 6 — 33
3-Point GOALS: Hopewell-Loudon 2 (Burns & Daniel); Cory-Rawson 4 (Scott & Tuttle 2).
rebounds: Cory-Rawson 20 (Tuttle 7).
turnovers: Cory-Rawson 8.
LIBERTY-BENTON 84
MILLER CITY 16
MILLER CITY — Liberty-Benton led 18-4 after the first quarter, upped it to 52-9 at halftime and ran away with an 84-16 victory against Miller City in nonconference action Tuesday night.
The Eagles, who are ranked 6th in Division III in the latest Associated Press poll, won their 16th consecutive game to improve to 16-1 on the season.
Rachel Myers made five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 27 points, Lauren Kotey added 18 and Nicolette Devincentis contributed 12.
Jenelle Kuhlman and Haley Lammers each scored four points for Miller City (1-16).

LIBERTY-bENTON (16-1)
Recker 0-0–0, Trevino 1-0–2, Simon 1-0–2, Kotey 9-0–18, Myers 11-0–27, Lyon 2-0–4, Colchagoff 0-2–2, Hiegel 4-0–8, Devincentis 4-2–12, Reynolds 4-1–9. TOTALS: 36-53 5-7 — 84.
MILLER CITY (1-16)
Klear 0-0–0, Schroeder 0-0–0, Altman 1-0–3, Kuhlman 2-0–4, Lammers 1-2–4, Warnimont 0-3–3, Welty 1-0–2. TOTALS: 5-23 5-14 — 16.
Liberty-Benton 18 34 24 8 — 84
Miller City 4 5 4 3 — 16
3-Point GOALS: Liberty-Benton 7-13 (Myers 5, Devincentis 2); Miller City 1-6 (Altman).
rebounds: Liberty-Benton 31; Miller City 20 (Kuhlman 7).
turnovers: Liberty-Benton 3; Miller City 21.
KENTON 44
BLUFFTON 41
BLUFFTON — Bluffton held a 32-26 lead after three quarters Tuesday, but the Pirates were unable to hold it as Kenton rallied for a 44-41 victory in a nonconference girls basketball game.
Ashley Morris scored six of her 13 points in the fourth quarter for Kenton (7-11), and Chyenne Hedges added four of her game-high 15 to spur Kenton’s rally.
Sarah Schriner led Bluffton (10-7) with 13 points.

Kenton (7-11)
Ka. Wireman 1-0–2, Ke. Wireman 3-0″”8, Morris 4-3–13, Cook 0-0–0, Johnson 2-0″”4, Moore 0-0–0, Hedges 7-1–15, Gier 0-0–0, Rush 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18-4–44.
Bluffton (10-7)
Schriner 4-4–13, Hunt 2-0–5, Baker 0-0–0, Buroker 2-0–5, Fruchey 2-0–5, T. Monday 0-0–0, Schmutz 1-0–2, Parkins 1-5–7, Prichard 2-0–4. TOTALS: 14-9–41.
Kenton 5 8 13 18 — 44
Bluffton 7 12 13 9 — 41
3-Point GOALS: Kenton 4 (Ke. Wireman & Morris 2); Bluffton 4 (Schriner, Hunt, Buroker & Fruchey).
ARCADIA 43
TIFFIN CALVERT 32
TIFFIN — Courtney Cramer and Molly Glick each finished with 15 points and Arcadia outscored Tiffin Calvert 26-6 in the middle quarters to come away with a 43-32 nonleague win.
Glick added nine rebounds, five steals and four assists, Cramer grabbed five steals and Abbie Dauterman snared 10 boards for Arcadia.
Lindsay Bickley and Kate Brickner each netted eight points to lead the Senecas (12-5).

ARCADIA (13-4)
Mock 0-0–0, Kirian 3-0–6, Piña 0-0–0, Glick 7-1–15, Cramer 6-2–15, Dauterman 2-1–5, Ware 0-0–0, Coward 1-0–2. TOTALS: 19-45 4-8 — 43.
TIFFIN CALVERT (12-5)
Ritzler 1-3–5, Kontak 0-0–0, As. Perry 0-0–0, Beckley 2-1–5, Brickner 3-0–8, Bowers 0-0–0, L. Bickley 4-0–8, Am. Perry 0-0–0, N. Bickley 3-0–6. TOTALS: 13-42 4-6 — 32.
Arcadia 8 11 15 9 — 43
Calvert 13 2 4 13 — 32
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 1-6 (Cramer); Calvert 2-8 (Brickner 2).
rebounds: Arcadia 28 (Dauterman 10); Calvert 20.
turnovers: Arcadia 16; Calvert 18.
NEW RIEGEL 55
COLONEL CRAWFORD 21
NEW RIEGEL — Taylor Arbogast led three New Riegel scorers in double figures with 18 points Tuesday as the Blue Jackets romped past Colonel Crawford 55-21 in a nonconference girls basketball game.
Arbogast had eight of her points in the first quarter as New Riegel (17-1) jumped to a 22-4 lead. Taylor Kirian had 11 points and Lauren Ladd 10.
Katie Siegel led Colonel Crawford (3-14) with seven points.

Colonel Crawford (3-14)
Burkart 2-0–5, Klingenberger 1-0″”2, Sager 2-0–5, Siegel 3-1–7, Stuckman 0-0–0, Vohrs 0-0–0, Hoepf 0-0–0, Teglovic 1-0–2. TOTALS: 9-40 1-1–21.
New Riegel (17-1)
Bouillon 1-0–2, Li. Zoeller 0-1–1, La. Zoeller 1-0–3, Arbogast 7-4–18, Kirian 4-3–11, Scherger 3-0–6, Ladd 5-0–10, Theis 1-0–2, Noftz 1-0–2, Reinhart 0-0–0. TOTALS: 23-39 8-13–55.
Colonel Crawford 4 2 13 2 — 21
New Riegel 22 11 9 13 — 55
3-Point GOALS: Colonel Crawford 2-9 (Burkart & Sager); New Riegel 1-5 (La. Zoeller).
rebounds: New Riegel 26 (Ladd 6).
turnovers: Colonel Crawford 25, New Riegel 14.
junior varsity: New Riegel, 40-26.
CONTINENTAL 60
WAYNE TRACE 53
CONTINENTAL — Continental has a sharp performance from the floor in a 60-53 win over Wayne Trace in a nonleague girls basketball game.
Continental hit 24 of 47 (51 percent) of its shots in improving to 10-8.
Sloane Zachrich led the way with 14 points; Paige Kindilien and Erica Fitzwater each scored 12 points.

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Prep Football: Parents file suit against Woodmore

By AMANDA LEE MYERS
Associated Press
CINCINNATI — The parents of a 16-year-old northwest Ohio boy have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a coach-sanctioned hazing drill.
Daniel and Amy Sprinski Jr., of Elmore, filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Toledo against Woodmore Local Schools, head coach Britton Devier and former assistant coach Todd Bringman.
Devier and district Superintendent Linda Bringman, who is Todd Bringman’s sister-in-law, did not immediately return messages seeking comment. Todd Bringman, who resigned from his position following the player’s injury, has an unlisted number.
The Fremont News-Messenger has reported that Devier is one of a number of finalists Fremont Ross has interviewed to replace Derek Kidwell as the school’s head football coach.
The lawsuit said Todd Bringman directed a Sept. 10 hazing drill in which one group of football players had to hit teammates as hard as they could as punishment for a perceived lack of hustle, with the second group being ordered not to protect themselves or hit back. The Sprinskis’ son, whose name was not released, “was hit exceptionally hard and driven to the ground,” with the back of his head hitting packed dirt, according to the lawsuit.
Soon after, the teen began acting confused and disoriented, then vomited and eventually collapsed — all well-known concussion symptoms, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit says that the coaches told two other players to help the boy to the locker room, where an athletic trainer saw him.
The lawsuit says that no one called an ambulance and that the boy’s older brother had to help the “unresponsive” teen to his car before driving him home. Once there, the boy’s parents immediately took him to a hospital, after which he was diagnosed with a concussion and other injuries, the lawsuit said.
The teen now has learning and memory problems, is experiencing depression and anxiety, can no longer play football or other sports, still has to get regular treatment for his injuries and was forced to transfer schools because students were giving him a hard time, said Chuck Boyk, the Toledo attorney representing the Sprinskis.
“Defendants’ conduct was so extreme and outrageous as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency and was such that it can be considered as utterly intolerable in a civilized community,” Boyk wrote in the lawsuit.
The coaches “basically used the teammates to assault” the teen, Boyk told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
An Ottawa County grand jury declined to file criminal charges against the coaches following two days of testimony from 49 witnesses and investigations by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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