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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.

Wayne trace (12-6)
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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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Prep Hockey: Bowling Green stops FHS in OT

BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green High School’s Philip Rich knocked in the game winning goal 13 seconds into overtime Tuesday night as the Bobcats edged Findlay 6-5 in a Northwest Hockey Conference matchup.
Findlay held a 2-1 advantage after one period thanks to two goals by Noah Hindall, but gave up three goals to Bowling Green in a 3-minute span of the second period.
Adam Furnas scored unassisted at 11:15 of the second, Connor Scenn and Grant DeWitt assisted on Jeremy Chambers’ goal just 14 seconds later and Keegan O’Brien hit DeWitt for a 5-on-3 goal at 13:32 to put the Bobcats up 4-2 heading into the third period.
A.J. Bishop’s unassisted power-play goal 13 seconds into the third period brought the Trojans within 4-3, Justin May found the net on a penalty shot at 2:07 of the third to tie it up and Brandon Armstrong put Findlay ahead 5-4 at 9:05 on an assist from Connor Curlis.
DeWitt scored unassisted at 12:53 to tie it at 5-all.
Tanner Fausnaugh made 21 saves on 27 shots for Bowling Green, while Findlay goalie Joe Long stopped 20 of 27 shots.

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Prep track: Nye double winner at Tiffin meet

TIFFIN — Patrick Henry’s Zach Nye won two 60-meter events on Sunday during an indoor high school track and field meet held at Tiffin University.
Nye won both the 60-meter dash (7.32) and the 60-meter hurdles (8.49).
Two Riverdale relays fared well, with the Falcons winning the girls 3,200 relay (13:16.21) and finishing second in the girls 800 (2:02.61).

OTHER TOP-3 RESULTS
400 — 3, Sarah Hunter (Riv) 1:04.54. PV — T-3, Anna Massara (US) 9-01/4. TRPLE JUMP — 3, Tiffany Penwell (Riv) 26-53/4. WEIGHT THROW — 3, Aubrey Fruchey (CG) 37-11/4.

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Prep sports: H-L boosters begin plans for athletic complex

By MORGAN MANNS
for the courier
BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Schools athletic boosters are seeking funds to build a new athletic complex.
According to superintendent Nichole Jiran, the facility was on the levy with the district’s new K-12 school facility, but did not pass.
“We feel it’s time that we do this for our kids,” she said. “We want to assure everyone that this is not a school project; it’s a (athletic) booster project. It won’t go on the ballot; we’re not asking for tax payers dollars.”
Athletic boosters president Dawn Bour said the new $6 million facility will include a turf football field, an eight-lane all-weather track, a weight room, locker rooms, concession stands, restrooms, a press box and bleachers that are handicap-accessible.
“It’s well-known that our fields flood quite often,” Bour said. “This effects where students can practice and play. Our track is basically just gravel and that’s not safe for our students.”
Bour said the current weight room’s ceiling is collapsing in some areas, which is not safe or sanitary. She said the room is not big enough for more than one team to utilize at a time.
“We want to give the kids what they need to help them prepare for their season and help them stay fit and healthy,” Bour said.
The boosters have established committees that are reaching out to area businesses and major corporations for possible donations. According to Bour, the boosters have also begun to apply for grants to help with the project.
To involve the community, Bour said a large public fundraising event is in the works, but details have not yet been finalized.
“We really need the community to realize we understand it’s a lot of money, but it’s a true need for these students,” she said. “We have a wonderful, beautiful school thanks to our district. Athletic boosters felt it was time to have a better, safer athletic facility for our kids.”
Pictures of the conditions of the school’s sports facilities, information about the new athletic complex proposal, donation forms, tax information and a comment section can be found at www.sites.google.com/site/hlathleticboosters/athletic-complex.
A PayPal account has been set up for the boosters and can be accessed through the website.

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Prep hockey: Trojans defeat Indiana squad

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Connor Curlis scored one goal and assisted on two others as Findlay High’s hockey team completed its weekend journey to Indiana with a 5-1 win over Noblesville on Sunday.
Kirby Simeon, Justan May, Clay Robertson and Jordan May also scored for the Trojans. Brandon Armstrong had two assists and Noah Hindall, Mason Williams and Matt Atkins collected one each. Joe Longo made six saves in goal as Findlay, which is scheduled to face Bowling Green today in a Northwest Hockey Conference game at the BGSU Ice Arena, ran its unbeaten streak to six straight and improved to 14-10-4 on the season.

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