ADA — With the Northwest Conference meet looming large in the week ahead, Bluffton’s boys track team got its stretch run into full gear Saturday by taking the team championship at the Ada Invitational.
Bluffton scored 111 points, easily outpacing Lima Central Catholic (86) and Spencerville (79½). Carey (49½) was seventh, Mohawk (38½) eighth and Ada (37) ninth in the 15-team boys field.
On the girls side, Versailles (123 points) romped to the team championship over Spencerville (62½) and McComb (48½). Mohawk (47½) was fourth, Ada (45½) sixth and Bluffton (44) seventh in the 16-team field.
Bluffton got event victories from Julian Harnish in the 1,600-meter run (4:44.87), Noah Stratton in the 400 (49.84), Robbie Stratton in the 300 intermediate hurdles (41.85), Clay Wilson in the pole vault (12-6) and Hunter Smith in the discus (140-11).
The Pirates also won the 400 (44.92), 800 (131.40) and 1,600 (3:34.18) relays.
Tommy Arredondo won the high jump (5-10), Kyle Swartz was second in the discus (137-10) and Jacob Goble second in the shot (48-6) put to lead Carey’s boys.
Mohawk’s Mitch Parker tied for third in the pole vault (11-0) and was fifth in the 800 (2:08.53).
Ada got a second-place finish from Matt Wilcox in the 400 (50.86) and Austin Dumbaugh was third in the discus (136-3).
Cory-Rawson’s Mason Warnimont was second in the 100 (11.17) and third in the 200 (22.80). Vanlue’s Colton Huston placed second in the 110 high hurdles (15.84) and third in the 300 hurdles (43.44).
McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier was a double winner, sweeping the throws with a 39-10 in the shot and 135-8 in discus. The Panthers were second in the 400 relay (52.83), while Maddy Roth was second in the long jump (14-10).
Mohawk got a win from Shauna Leeth in the 3,200 (12:29.51), and second-place finishes by Ali Konkle in the 100 hurdles (16.89) and 300 hurdles (50.37). Ada’s Carlee Marshall won the long jump (15-0), Lindsay Walden was second in the high jump (4-10) and the Bulldogs were third in the 400 relay (53.28). Ada’s Brittney Archer was third in the 100 (12.72).
Bluffton’s Erica Sheehan was third in the 100 hurdles (16.78) and Ashley Baker was third in the 300 hurdles (50.71).
Carey’s Gwen Wentling was second in the 400 (1:02.00), Amber Spurlock third in the 200 (27.30) and Blue Devils placed second in the 1,600 relay (4:19.38). Cory-Rawson’s Hannah Roebke was second in the 800 (2:25.08). Hardin Northern’s Kenzie Shepherd took second in the pole vault (10-0).

BOYS Team Standings
1, Bluffton 111. 2, Lima Central Catholic 86. 3, Spencerville 79½. 4, Versailles 55. 5, Upper Scioto Valley 53½. 6, Bucyrus 53. 7, Carey 49½. 8, Mohawk 38½. 9, Ada 37. 10, Allen East 27. 11, New Knoxville 25. 12, Cory-Rawson 21. 13, Vanlue 14. 14, McComb 9. 15, Hardin Northern 3.
Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 2, Goble (Car) 48-6. 4, Smith (Blu) 46-3. 7, Ansley (Ada) 42-½. 8, Beeker (McC) 41-6½. DISCUS — 1, Smith (Blu) 140-11. 2, Swartz (Car) 137-10. 3, Dumbaugh (Ada) 136-3. 6, Williams (HN) 125-8. 7, Mullins (Moh) 122-7. HJ — 1, Arredondo (Car) 5-10. 6, R. Stratton (Blu) 5-8. 8, Logsdon (Car) 5-6. LJ — 7, Parker (McC) 17-10½. 8, Arredondo (Car) 17-8. PV — 1, Wilson (Blu) 12-6. 3 (tie), Parker (Moh) 11-0. 8 (tie) Rymer (Car) 10-6. 3,200 RELAY — 4, Mohawk 9:00.05. 6, Ada 9:24.17. 7, Bluffton 9:24.41. 110 HH — 2, Huston (Van) 15.84. 4, Hughart (Ada) 16.81. 100 — 2, Warnimont (C-R) 11.17. 3, Little (Blu) 11.23. 6, Moser (C-R) 11.46. 7, Wannemacher (Blu) 11.93. 800 relay — 1, Bluffton 1:31.40 5, Mohawk 1:35.97. 7, Ada 1:37.23. 8, Cory-Rawson 1:37.36. 1,600 — 1, Harnish (Blu) 4:44.87. 6, Stillberger (Moh) 5:01.21. 8, Hyatt (Car) 5:05.14. 400 relay — 1, Bluffton 44.92. 3, Mohawk 46.17. 4, Ada 46.40. 8, Carey 47.49. 400 — 1, N. Stratton (Blu) 49.84. 2, Ma. Wilcox (Ada) 50.86. 3, Kromer (Car) 52.65. 5, Dysert (McC) 53.30. 6, Hyatt (Car) 53.63. 7, Demellweek (Blu) 53.85. 300 ih — 1, R. Stratton (Blu) 41.85. 3, Huston (Van) 43.44. 8, Haines (Blu) 44.83. 800 — 4, Mi. Wilcox (Ada) 2:07.16. 5, Parker (Moh) 2:08.53. 7, Hoff (Blu) 2:09.84). 200 — 2, N. Stratton (Blu) 22.76. 3, Warnimont (C-R) 22.80. 6, Moser (C-R) 23.87. 3,200 — 5, Cook (Car) 10:30.42. 6, Koehler (Moh) 11:08.88. 7, Menard (McC) 11:10.41. 1,600 relay — 1, Bluffton 3:34.18. 3, Mohawk 3:40.89. 4, Carey 3:44.26. 8, Ada 3:57.47.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Versailles 123. 2, Spencerville 62½. 3, McComb 48½. 4, Mohawk 47½. 5, New Knoxville 46. 6, Ada 45½. 7, Bluffton 44. 8, Allen East 42½. 9 (tie) Bucyrus & Delphos Jefferson 38. 11, Carey 35½. 12, Upper Scioto Valley 31. 13, Lima Central Catholic 25. 14, Cory-Rawson 17. 15, Hardin Northern 8. 16, Vanlue 2.
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 1, Leppelmeier (McC) 39-10. 5, Nelson (Ada) 30-1½. 7, Bash (Car) 29-9. DISCUS — 1, Leppelmeier (McC) 135-8. 5, Edgington (Blu) 97-5. 7, Kloepfer (Van) 93-11. HJ — 2, Walden (Ada) 4-10 3 (tie) Marshall (Ada) 4-8. 6, Thepsourinthone (McC) 4-8. 7 (tie) Heminger (McC) 4-8. LJ — 1, Marshall (Ada) 15-0. 2, Roth (McC) 14-10. 5, A. Baker (Blu) 14-1½. 6, Craig (Car) 14-1½. PV — 2, Shepherd (HN) 10-0. 5, Welter (Moh) 8-6. 6 (tie) Wickiser (Car) 8-0. 8, Badertscher (C-R) 8-0. 3,200 RELAY — 4, Bluffton 10:37.69. 5, Mohawk 10:47.60. 7, Cory-Rawson 10:52.98. 100 IH — 2, Konkle (Moh) 16.69. 3, Sheehan (Blu) 16.78. 100 — 3, Archer (Ada) 12.72. 5, Roth (McC) 13.67. 7, Wilson (McC) 14.31. 800 relay — 3, Carey 1:52.14, 4, Ada 1:52.26. 5, Bluffton 1:53.85. 6, Mohawk 1:54.31. 7, Cory-Rawson 1:54.72. 400 relay — 2, McComb 52.83. 3, Ada 53.28. 5, Mohawk 54.38. 8, Cory-Rawson 59.55. 400 — 2, Wentling (Car) 1:02.00. 4, Steinmetz (Blu) 1:03.09. 7, H. Baker (Blu) 1:07.49. 300 Lh — 2, Konkle (Moh) 50.37. 3, A. Baker (Blu) 50.71. 4, Sheehan (Blu) 51.32. 6, vonStein (C-R) 52.88. 800 — 2, Roebke (C-R) 2:25.08. 6, Risner (Moh) 2:37.61. 200 — 3, Spurlock (Car) 27.30. 3,200 — 1, Leeth (Moh) 12:29.51. 7, Richardson (Moh) 13:13.36. 1,600 relay — 2, Carey 4:19.38. 6, Bluffton 4:26.87. 7, McComb 4:34.69. 8, Ada 4:35.74.

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MONTPELIER — Patrick Henry swept the boys throwing events and Zach Nye captured the 110-meter high hurdles Saturday at Monpelier’s Lamberson Invitational.
Patrick Henry captured the boys title with a 116-98 margin over runner-up Pettisville.
Nye won the the 110 highs in 14.69 seconds. He was third in the 300 intermediates (41.11) and was part of the Patriots’ second-place 400 relay squad with Jacob Ehlers, Mitchell Bonner and Donny Johnson (45.48). Johnson added a second in the 100 (11.79).
Marcus Myers was first for the Patriots in the discus with an area-best toss of 173-9, while Caleb Carrizales won the shot put (49-101/4).
Natalie Herder won the high jump (5-0) to lead Patrick Henry’s girls.
Toledo Christian nipped Tinora 117½-116 for the girls title. The Patriots were seventh with 49 points.

1, Patrick Henry 116. 2, Pettisville 98. 3, Hicksville 81. 4, Montpelier 75½. 5, Edgerton 58. 6, Archbold 53½. 7, Tinora 53. 8, Toledo Christian 51. 9, Holgate 32. 10. Fayette 22. 11, Hilltop & Monclova Christian 8. 13, Stryker & North Central 0.
Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 1, Carrizales (PH) 49-10¼. 3, Myers (PH) 46-8¾. DISCUS — 1, Myers (PH) 173-9. 7, Carrizales (PH) 125-1. HJ — 6, Zentz (PH) 5-4. LJ — 5, Nye (PH) 18-5½. 8, Wagner (PH) 17-10. PV — 2, Huerman (PH) 11-0. 3, Andonian (PH) 11-0. 3,200 RELAY — 5, Patrick Henry (Bostelman, Willford, Zentz, Scheele) 8:58.54. 110 HH — 1, Nye (PH) 14.69. 8, Andonian (PH) 18.61. 100 — 2, Johnson (PH) 11.79. 3, Ehlers (PH) 11.92. 800 relay — 4, Patrick Henry (Ehlers, Wagner, Bonner, Johnson) 1:36.76. 400 relay — 2, Patrick Henry (Ehlers, Nye, Bonner, Johnson) 45.48. 400 — 3, Suber (PH) 54.53. 300 ih — 3, Nye (PH) 41.11. 800 — 4, Scheele (PH) 2:09.72. 6, Willford (PH) 2:11.16. 1,600 relay — 5, Patrick Henry (Suber, Shank, Bonner, Willford) 3:43.55.
1, Toledo Christian 117½. 2, Tinora 116. 3, Pettisville 69. 4, Holgate 61. 5, Archbold & Edgerton 55½. 7, Patrick Henry 49. 8, Stryker 48. 9, Hicksville 30. 10, Montpelier 23½. 11, Fayette 15. 12, North Central 11. 13, Hilltop 7. 14, Monclova Christian 0.
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 6, Shively (PH) 31-4. DISCUS — 8, Shively (PH) 96-1. HJ — 1, Herder (PH) 5-0. LJ — 4, Holloway (PH) 14-9. PV — 4, Buenger (PH) 8-0. 5, Wulff (PH) 7-0. 3,200 RELAY — 7, Patrick Henry (Lanzer, Holloway, Rosebrook, Moehrman) 11:57.95. 100 IH — 7, Herder (PH) 18.35. 800 relay — 5, Patrick Henry (Bostelman, Rosebrook, Boyer, Jones) 1:53.66. 400 — 5, Rosebrook (PH) 1:05.46. 200 — 6, Bostelman (PH) 28.96.

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The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce will recognize small businesses in Findlay and Hancock County with events this week.
More than half of Americans either own a small business or work for one. Small businesses create about two of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year, the chamber said.
Events recognizing local small businesses include:
• 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Sweet Retreat, 1600 S. Blanchard St. — “Business 2 Business,” a networking event, will enable participants to meet up to 20 business professionals, one-on-one, in five-minute increments.
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at LaRiche Chevrolet-Cadillac — Amy May’s Rockin’ Tacos and Kona Ice will be offering lunch of one taco and a small Kona ice. The event is open to the public.
• 6 p.m. Wednesday at Findlay Country Club — Hancock Leadership graduation, in which nearly 20 people from the small business community will be recognized for their commitment to Findlay-Hancock County.
• 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Findlay Country Club — Many area small businesses will be recognized at the 68th annual Safety Council awards for workplace safety.
• 11:30 a.m. Friday at Findlay Country Club — Women’s Leadership Forum, meant to engage, educate and develop women in leadership positions in the workplace and the community.
For more information or to register, contact the chamber at 419-422-3313 or visit

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ADA — Ohio Northern University swimmers Jordan Breitigam and Lindsey Rayhill have been presented with awards signifying them as the outstanding male and female senior athletes at the school.
Jordan Breitigam received the Gale E. Daugherty Award as ONU top male athlete. A four-year letterman and three-time honorable mention all-American in the 200-meter butterfly event, Breitigam owns six school records and has won 14 OAC titles. The pharmacy major helped ONU win four straight conference championships and was the 2013 OAC Swimmer of the Year.
Rayhill received the Helen A. Ludwig award give to ONU’s outstanding female athlete.
Rayhill, who won seven individual and relay titles and was named OAC Swimmer of the Year this seasons.
A pharmacy major, Rayhill is a 20-time OAC champion and three-time Academic All-OAC selection.
Sanimquel leads UF
ALLENDALE, Mich. — The University of Findlay track teams wrapped up the regular season by competing in Saturday’s Laker Last Chance Meet at Grand Valley State.
Maud Sanmiquel took fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a NCAA automatic qualifying and school record time of 1:00.12.
Shelby Stump (Hardin Northern), Adrianna Powell-Lawrence, Kadesha Roberts and Kirsten Gaerke teamed to take second in the 1,600-meter relay (3:52.50).
In the men’s meet, Ben Hahler placed first in the shot put with a NCAA provisional qualifying toss of 54-9½.
Next up for the Oilers is the NCAA Division II outdoor national championships May 22-24 at Grand Valley State.

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In 2011, the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board surveyed 18- to 25-year-olds and found that an overwhelming 78 percent believed that prescription drug abuse or misuse is inappropriate and unacceptable.
The board is building its new “I Am Enough” anti-drug campaign based on that finding.
“The ultimate goal is to raise that 78 percent,” said Zach Thomas, the board’s director of wellness and education, during a campaign kickoff event Saturday in Findlay.
“The ultimate goal is that people will come to feel and believe that who they are is enough, that they don’t have to do anything else to make them be better, and that they’re part of the majority, so they don’t have to do anything they don’t want to do to fit in,” he said.
The board received a grant in 2011 from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, called a state incentive strategic prevention grant. The purpose of these grants is to help a community work through a specific series of steps to determine what issues are most pressing.
Thomas said the board used the grant to survey community needs, and then did an additional survey on community readiness. The board discovered the community realized there was a problem with prescription drug abuse, but didn’t feel equipped to handle or address it.
“… We discovered that really the majority of our target population don’t misuse prescription drugs, and they see the misuse as unacceptable or that it poses a high risk,” Thomas said. “In the prevention world, the idea is working with social norms, and you work to change that norm, or work to promote it or encourage more to join the norm.
“Since we saw our norm was a majority who doesn’t misuse/abuse prescription drugs, we are going to capitalize on that and say, ‘Hey, you know what, good for you! There’s a majority of people that don’t do it and think the same way you do, so keep it going.’”
The hope is that through the campaign, those who are abusing or are at risk of abusing will feel the influence of that social norm.
Modo Media has been working for the board since January to develop the “I Am Enough” campaign. The campaign will exist mainly on social media, to reach the targeted age group, but a campaign launch party was held Saturday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
“The idea of today’s event is to introduce the campaign to everybody, so the entire community is aware of the message and they can then share the message with people they encounter within the target population,” Thomas said at the launch party.
“We’re doing a second kickoff in the fall on the University of Findlay’s campus so that we can reach those kids, because they’ve already left for the summer. We thought since the campaign is going to be active on a physical level at least until December, why not reintroduce it when those kids are back on campus?”
A secondary goal of Saturday’s event was to collect selfies from those attending. A photo booth was available, and the pictures will be uploaded to the campaign’s Facebook page and website. The photos are meant to show that these people “are enough” without the aid of drugs.
“I Am Enough” also is accepting selfies submissions through a number of social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or email.
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The Fostoria Redmen celebrate Saturday after Chris Hampton's homer in the bottom of the seventh gave the Redmen a 4-3 win over Upper Sandusky in a Division II sectional semifinal game. (Photo by Mathias Leguire)

The Fostoria Redmen celebrate Saturday after Chris Hampton’s homer in the bottom of the seventh gave the Redmen a 4-3 win over Upper Sandusky in a Division II sectional semifinal game. (Photo by Mathias Leguire)

FOSTORIA — Chris Hampton hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Fostoria rallied for three runs in the final frame to drop Upper Sandusky 4-3 in a Division II sectional semifinal on Saturday.
The Redmen (15-7) advance to the sectional final at Wapakoneta (16-8) on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Hampton also singled and drove in all four runs for Fostoria. Lance Smith notched a pair of singles as well.
Cody Gabriel, who picked up the loss on the mound, hit a solo home run and Carson Mittermaier doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Rams (14-8).

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WP — Yates. LP — Gabriel. top hitters: (US) Gabriel HR; Mittermaier 2-2B, 2 RBI. (Fos) Smith 2-1B; Hampton HR, 1B, 4 RBI; Jackson 2B.
records: Upper Sandusky 14-8; Fostoria 15-7.

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BLUFFTON — Chris McClain fired a three-hit shutout Saturday as Bluffton defeated Allen East 3-0 in a Division III sectional semifinal at Bluffton.
The Pirates (11-8) play at Ottawa-Glandorf (17-4) at 5 p.m. Thursday in a sectional final.
Bluffton also had just three hits in the game, but the Pirates made them count with a three-run fourth inning. Trent Phillips reached on an error to start the frame, and Brett Rumer, Drake Luginbuhl and Braden Skilliter all had base hits.
McClain struck out two and walked four, and Bluffton’s defense backed him up with a pair of double plays.

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WP — McClain. LP — Goodwin. top hitters: (AE) Stippich 1B; Ketchum 1B; Lawrence 1B. (Blu) Rumer 1B; Luginbuhl 1B; Skilliter 1B.
records: Allen East 13-11, Bluffton 11-8.

BASCOM — All nine Hopewell-Loudon starters had at least one base hit and all nine scored a run Saturday as the Chieftains romped past Colonel Crawford 9-2 in a Division III sectional semifinal at Hopewell-Loudon.
The Chieftains (15-8) advance to Wednesday’s 5 p.m. sectional final against HURON/WESTERN RESERVE WINNER at a site to be determined.
Garret Sendelbach singled, doubled, drove in two runs and picked up the win on the mound with 11 strikeouts. Sendelbach allowed just two hits and one earned run.
Bryan Scherger and Jordan Steward had two RBIs each for Hopewell-Loudon. Tyler Imes had three singles and an RBI.
Connor McCreary had two RBIs for Colonel Crawford (7-14).

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WP — Sendelbach (6-3). LP — Burkhart. top hitters: (CC) McCreary 1B, 2-RBI. (H-L) Sendelbach 1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Depinet 2-1B; Imes 3-1B, RBI; Stewart 2-1B, 2-RBI.
records: Colonel Crawford 7-14, Hopewell-Loudon 15-8.

VAN BUREN — Austin Adams scattered six hits over seven innings, while striking out three and not issuing a walk, and added a triple and three RBIs at the plate as Parkway blanked Van Buren 8-0 in a Division III sectional semifinal on Saturday.
Parkway advances to the sectional final at Liberty-Benton (19-3) on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Wyatt Felver doubled, singled twice and drove in a run, Austin Dennison tallied a double and an RBI, while Cody Depweg and Brandon Gibson each finished with a single and an RBI for the Panthers.
Jameson Jacobs recorded two of the six singles by the Black Knights (12-8).

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WP — Adams. LP — Turner. top hitters: (Pwy) Depweg 1B, RBI; Riley 2-1B; Adams 3B, 2 RBI; Felver 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Dennison 2B, RBI; Gibson 1B, RBI. (VB) Jacobs 2-1B.
records: Van Buren 12-8.

VAN WERT — Four runs in the first inning put Van Wert well on its way Saturday and the Cougars shut out Riverdale 9-0 in a Division III sectional semifinal at Van Wert.
Van Wert will play at St. Henry at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional final.
Evan McKee and Tristan Davis each had singles to account for all the offense for the Falcons (4-16).
Ethan Williams had two singles and two RBIs, and Justice Tussing a double and an RBI for Van Wert.

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WP — Henry. LP — Loveridge. top hitters: (Riv) McKee 1B; Davis 1B. (VW) Williams 2-1B, 2-RBI; Tussing 2B, RBI.
records: Riverdale 4-16.

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OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s baseball team has had its share of exciting one-run games this season, and Saturday’s 1-0 win over Lima Central Catholic in a Division III sectional semifinal was no different.
But it was the way that the Titans ended the game and how they regrouped after a scary collision knocked starting pitcher Tanner Schimmoeller out of the game that showed Ottawa-Glandorf’s mettle.
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning and O-G leading 1-0, Titans’ center fielder Tyler Zender threw out Luke Baumgartner at home plate to end the game.
Down to their final out, the Thunderbirds stayed alive when Baumgartner reached first base after O-G shortstop Brad Croy bobbled a groundball. The next batter, Drew Jennings, ripped a single to center field on an 0-2 count to advance Baumgartner to second base.
As Liam Stolly roped a line-drive to center field, Zender planned his game-winning throw to catcher Ben Dietering perfectly.
“It was a line drive right at me. I probably could have dove at that one, too, but I saw their coach was waving the guy around third,” Zender, who also made a diving catch in the fourth inning, said. “So I was like, ‘I’m going to set up and throw a ball right on the money’ and Ben (Dietering) was there, made a nice play, blocked the plate and it was a great tag on his part.”
O-G (17-4), a No. 4 district seed, will host sixth-seeded Bluffton, which knocked off Allen East 3-0 on Saturday, at 5 p.m. Thursday in a sectional final.
LCC (10-14) still has three regular-season games left, but the postseason run is over.
The win for the Titans, however, came with a potentially costly price.
In the fifth inning, Baumgartner hit a short pop-up in the infield between Schimmoeller and first-baseman Andrew Wischmeyer, and both players collided.
It appeared that Schimmoeller, a 6-foot-6 senior who will pitch for the University of Cincinnati next season, took a knee to the head. Both players were down for about a minute, and Wischmeyer was able to get up on his own. Schimmoeller stayed down.
LCC and O-G trainers and several players helped Schimmoeller get to his feet, but he fell right back down and, after a few more minutes, was helped off the field.
O-G head coach Nick Miller said that Schimmoeller had “more than likely a concussion.”
“Nobody likes to see that on the field there, and it affected both teams there, but we still had a game to play and Matt (Warnecke) came in and threw strikes, got out of the inning, got us back in the dugout where we collected our thoughts a little bit and found a way to finish the game,” Miller said.
Schimmoeller (3-1) picked up the win, pitching 41/3 innings and allowing no runs on no hits while striking out five batters and walking one.
Warnecke, another senior pitcher who’s had success for the Titans this season (5-2 record, 1.11 ERA), picked up right where Schimmoeller left off.
He struck out Jennings on four pitches and forced a groundout by Liam Stolly to get out of the inning. Overall, Warnecke pitched the rest of the game, allowing four hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
“You got to give Warnecke credit, too,” LCC head coach John Schneiders said. “Here’s a kid who’s pitched against us for a couple years in the tournament and not had a whole lot of good fortune against us, and he comes in and in a really difficult position and became that senior leader that they really needed.
“When you looked at the body language of those O-G kids after watching their guy go down, he did a great job of stepping in and immediately continuing the momentum that they had.”
The lone run in the game came in the third inning from an RBI-single to left field from Austin Williams. Croy ripped a one-out single to center field, stole second base and advanced to third two pitches later on a passed ball, and scored on Williams’ hit.
LCC’s Colin Stolly was saddled with the loss, pitching six innings and allowing a run on four hits. He had six strikouts, no walks and didn’t allow a hit after Williams’ third-inning hit.
Both coaches said the game played out exactly like they thought it would, with dominant pitching.
“Like we told our kids, this is not a typical opening round of the tournament game,” Miller said. “These two teams, when we get together, it’s always a battle, and luckily we were on the right side of this.
“All three pitchers commanded the strike zone very well. Colin, with his assortment of breaking pitches and changeup, was very tough…He really limited us, he did a heck of a job.”

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WP — Schimmoeller (3-1). LP — C. Stolly. SV — Warnecke. top hitters: (LCC) Jennings, Romer & L. Stolly 1B. (O-G) Williams 1B, RBI.
records: Lima Central Catholic 10-14, Ottawa-Glandorf 17-4.
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BLOOMDALE — Elmwood sophomore Trevor Solether admitted he was battling some nerves when he took the mound in the first inning of the Royals’ Division III sectional semifinal against Delta on Saturday.
That didn’t last long, though.
After fighting through a bumpy first inning, Solether took dead aim at the Panthers’ lineup. He allowed one unearned run on six hits, while compiling seven strikeouts and not issuing a walk in seven innings to lead Elmwood to a 10-1 victory.
The Royals, who improved to 9-11 on the year, advance to the sectional final at Swanton (9-7) on Thursday at 5 p.m.
It was Delta who had the upper hand early on as Andrew Stickley and Jeffrey McQuillen hit back-to-back singles with one out in the top of the first. Elmwood second baseman Dylan Hall couldn’t handle a line drive off the bat of Cody Matthews and Stickley scored from third base on the error.
Solether struck out the next two hitters to end the threat and kill just about any momentum the Panthers would have in the game.
“I was locating all my pitches really well,” Solether said. “I didn’t have my curveball really in control, but I was spotting my fastball really well today.”
After sending six batters to the plate in the first inning, the Panthers (7-12) never sent more than four in any inning the rest of the way and Solether recorded the complete game in 106 pitches.
“I was really nervous at first. First big game I’ve ever been in,” he said. “I just focused on throwing the ball to the glove, throwing a lot of strikes, depending on my defense and went up there and had confidence.”
Delta’s Blake Gladieux got off to a good start on the mound, only allowing a pair of singles through the first two innings thanks to Elmwood’s aggressiveness at the plate.
That all changed in the third when Tayte Lentz singled to right, Phillip Buckingham legged out a bunt single and Dylan Hall hit an RBI single to center to start off the inning. After Jacob Wise grounded out to first, Brett Jones smacked a two-RBI single to left that ended Gladieux’s day.
The sophomore suffered the loss, giving up three earned runs on eight hits in 21/3 innings.
Tyler Stone and Solether each singled off reliever Wyatt Bronson and eventually scored, as did Nolan Kerr, who reached on a walk.
The Royals sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning, scored seven runs on six hits and grabbed a 7-1 advantage.
“We just started staying back instead of getting out on the front foot and swinging early at everything,” said Elmwood assistant coach Kile Eichenaur, who filled in for 26-year veteran Kyle Reiser who was attending his daughter’s college graduation. “When you have an inning like that it’s a lot of fun. It just keeps rolling after that.”
Pitching with a lead, Solether went to work and shut down Delta’s offense. He faced just three hitters each in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings, giving up three singles and never allowing a runner to make it past first base.
“Give them credit. Their pitcher threw well today,” Delta coach Damon Mattimore said. “He shut us down from there on through after we had little rallies there in the first.
“We should have scored a couple more runs. We had runners in scoring position in the second and third, just couldn’t get it done. The kid stepped up, threw strikes and got us out.”
Wise walked to start the sixth for the Royals and scored on a wild pitch from Anthony Demaline. After Jones reached on a throwing error, Elmwood’s victory was punctuated by Jacob Firsdon’s two-run home run to center.
Stickley and McQuillen each tallied two singles to lead Delta, while Solether finished with three singles for the Royals.

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WP — Solether. LP — Gladieux. top hitters: (Del) Stickley 2-1B; McQuillen 2-1B. (Elm) Hall 1B, RBI; Jones 1B, 2 RBI; Solether 3-1B; Firsdon HR, 2 RBI; Lentz 1B, RBI.
records: Delta 7-12; Elmwood 9-11.
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RIDGEWAY — Arcadia’s Chad Baker pitched a complete game in which he allowed two runs on three hits while striking out 10 Ridgemont batters to help Arcadia advance to the Division IV sectional finals with a 10-2 win on Saturday.
The Redskins (4-13) will play at Upper Scioto Valley at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional final.
Hayden Ramsey and Dylan Conine combined for five singles, five runs and three RBIs as all nine Arcadia batters had a hit.

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WP — Baker (2-4). LP — Mitchell. top hitters: (Arc) Ramsey 3-1B, RBI; Conine 2-1B, 2-RBI; Lentz & Vera 1B, RBI; Baker 2B. (Rid) Spanks 1B, RBI.
records: Arcadia 4-13.
ARLINGTON — Two runs in the first inning Saturday got Arlington started, and the Red Devils rolled to a 9-1 win over Hardin Northern in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Arlington.
The Red Devils (16-5) will host Cory-Rawson (3-16) at 5 p.m Wednesday in a sectional final.
Jordan Freed led Arlington’s 15-hit attack with three singles and an RBI. Justin Rice added three singles, and Tyler Richards and Kyle McDowell each had two hits and an RBI.
Richards was the winning pitcher and improved to 5-1 this season.
Jacob Gossard and Brett Roby each had two hits for Hardin Northern (0-17). Camron Deckling drove in the Polar Bears’ run.

Hardin Northern 000 100 0 — 1 6 3
Arlington 204 102 x — 9 15 2
WP — Richards (5-1). LP — Gossard. top hitters: (HN) Gossard 2-1B; Roby 2-1B. (Arl) Solt 1B, 2B; Freed 3-1B, RBI; Richard 2-1B, RBI; McDowell 2-1B, RBI; Rice 3-1B.
records: Hardin Northern 0-17; Arlington 16-5.

Vanlue’s Sam Wagner struck out seven batters and allowed no earned runs Saturday as the Wildcats defeated Ada 2-1 in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Findlay High.
Vanlue (5-13) advances to Wednesday’s 5 p.m. sectional final at McComb (16-3).
Wagner allowed just three hits on the mound, and at the plate had a single and scored a run. Wagner led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, advanced to second on Jacob Coldren’s sacrifice and scored on a double from Jason Summers to break a 1-1 tie.
Steven Gray had two hits and an RBI for Ada (4-15). Ada had the tying run on third with one out in the seventh before Wagner struck out the final two batters to close the door.

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Vanlue 000 101 x — 2 4 1
WP — Wagner. LP — English. top hitters: (Ada) Gray 2-1B, RBI. (Van) Hagerty 1B; Wagner 1B; Smith 1B; Wingate 1B, RBI; Summers 2B, RBI.
records: Ada 4-15, Vanlue 5-13.

KALIDA — Austin Swift and Brady Laudick combined for two doubles, three singles and four RBIs as Kalida took care of Ottoville 8-2 in a Division-IV sectional baseball semifinal game on Saturday.
The Wildcats (8-13) will play at Columbus Grove at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional final, while Ottoville falls to 6-10.
Randy Zeller picked up the win, pitching 51/3 innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits.
Joel Beining had two singles for Ottoville, and Jared Fanning doubled and drove in a run.

Ottoville 010 001 0 — 2 7 5 Kalida 003 140 x — 8 9 4
WP — Zeller. LP — Schimmoeller. top hitters: (Otto) Beining 2-1B; Fanning 2B, RBI; Schimmoeller 1B, RBI. (Kal) Swift 2B, 2-1B, RBI; Laudick 2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Warnimont & Zeller 1B, RBI.
records: Ottoville 6-10, Kalida 8-13.

HAVILAND — Wayne Trace scored three runs in the first inning and that was all it needed to knock off Continental 3-2 in a Division IV sectional semifinal baseball game on Saturday.
The Raiders (7-14) will play at No. 1 seed Patrick Henry at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a sectional final. Continental fell to 3-13.
Marcus McVay earned the win, pitching a complete game and allowing an earned run on four hits. Austin Mansfield picked up the loss for the Pirates, allowing three runs (zero earned) on five hits in six innings.
Aaron Stoller doubled and drove in two runs for Wayne Trace.

Continental 001 100 0 — 2 4 3 Wayne Trace 300 000 x — 3 5 3
WP — McVay. LP — Mansfield. top hitters: (Cont) Troyer 2B, Thomas, Williams & Rue 1B. (WT) A. Stoller 2B, 2 RBI; N. Stoller 2B.
records: Continental 3-13, Wayne Trace 7-14.

MONROEVILLE — Monroeville plated six runs in the fifth inning and knocked off Fostoria St. Wendelin 10-4 in a Division IV sectional baseball semifinal game on Saturday.
Monroeville (7-14) will face Toledo Christian at 5 p.m. Wednesday, while Fostoria St. Wendelin fell to 2-20.
Brandon Hayes singled twice and had two RBIs for the Eagles, while Nathan Watt earned the win on the mound and hit two singles at the plate.
Brad Buhrow and Trent Whetsel combined for a four singles, a double and three RBIs for Fostoria St. Wendelin (2-20).

Fostoria St. Wendelin 200 000 2 — 4 6 7 Monroeville 200 161 x — 10 8 1
WP — Watt. LP — Buhrow. top hitters: (Mon) Hayes 2-1B, 2 RBI; Hanlon & Watt 2-1B, RBI. (FSW) Buhrow 2B, 1B, RBI; T. Whetsel 3-1B, 2 RBI.
records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-20, Monroeville 7-14.

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