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Coach: Chris Sautter

Division: IV

Years at school, record: Eighth, 104-55

Last year’s  record: 22-4

Returning letterwinners: Mitchell Faine*, Alex Weber, Matt McBride, Konnor Baker*

Promising newcomers: Erik Grimslid, Tyler Simmons, Zach Gibson, Ty Jolliff, Austin Weber

Team outlook: Ada, a Division IV state semifinalist last season, is aiming high again despite the absence of four of the starters from that team this year.  The big  question is if Mitchell Faine might be able to come back from a football knee injury.

* — denotes starter


Allen East

Coach: Rick Sherrick

Division: IV

Years at school, record: 5th; 37-44

Last year’s  record: 4-18

Returning letterwinners: Aaron Swaney, J.J. Hollar, Blake Truex, Casey Rex, Levi Creeger, Levi Hoy

Promising newcomers: Sean Anderson, Taylor Schick, Evan Miller

Team outlook: Aggressive man-to-man defense might be the biggest thing the Mustangs are emphasizing.


Coach: Todd Boblitt

Division: III

Years at school, record: 4th; 36-29

Last year’s  record: 9-12

Returning letterwinners: Tyler Breidenbach*, Cory Hilty*, Levi Gleason*

Promising newcomers: Matt Gillett, R.J. Stratton, Kyle Siefker

Team outlook: Three returning starters and some size with 6-foot, 5-inch Levi Gleason and 6-foot, 3-inch Cory Hilty, could be building blocks for the Pirates.

* — denotes starter

Columbus Grove

Coach: Todd Turnwald

Division: IV

Years at school, record: 3rd;  30-35

Last year’s  record: 11-11

Returning letterwinners: Rayce Risser, Eli Ricker, Devon Verhoff, Luke Kohls, Adam Bair, Colby Meuleman

Promising newcomers: Matt Jennell, Derryn Scott, Brett Schroeder, Wade Hefner, Jordan Travis, Connor Kohls

Team outlook: Lots of young players who gained experience last season could play key roles.  There are only two seniors on Columbus Grove’s roster.

* — denotes starter


Coach: Jeremy Best

Division: IV

Years at school, record: 8th; 99-57

Last year’s  record: 4-17

Returning letterwinners: Steven Rickard, Brad Miller, Rob Cook, Evan Vining

Promising newcomers: Dallis Gibson, Jared Hallfeldt, Tyler Torrey, Isaac Rager

Team outlook: Consistency from the veteran players, defense and improved post play will be some of the keys for the Knights.

Delphos Jefferson

Coach: Marc Smith

Division: IV

Years at school, record: 5th, 35-51

Last year’s record: 15-8

Returning letterwinners: Jordan Jettinghoff, Craig Carder, Ryan Ebbeskotte, Andy Wiltsie, Logan Bonifas

Promising newcomers: Mitchell Antalis, Logan Wurst

Team outlook: Returning starters at guard, Jordan Jettinghoff (9.0 points a game) and Craig Carder (9.2 points a game), will provide leadership while some of the younger talent grows into its roles.  Defense will be emphasized again.

* — denotes starter

Lima Central Catholic

Coach: Bob Seggerson

Division: III

Years at school, record: 32nd, 495-209

Last year’s  record:

Returning letterwinners: Austin Stolly*, Desi Kirkman*, Taylor Royster*, Jacob Rigali, Sam Stolly*, Ty O’Connor*, Jon Steiger

Promising newcomers: Bubba Krieg, Billy Taflinger, Derek Allen

Team outlook: Experience and depth will be two big things for the Thunderbirds as they try to repeat as Northwest Conference champion.

* — denotes starter


Coach: Rob Welch

Division: IV

Years at school, record: Second, 8-13

Last year’s  record: 8-13

Returning letterwinners: Anthony Simpson, Jeremy Morris

Promising newcomers: Tyler Myers, Austin Kayser, Zach Army, Sloan Whitaker, Clayton Longstreth, Jack Frank

Team outlook: Defense and running the fast break could be two keys for the Lancers.


Coach: Shawn Brewer

Division: III

Years at school, record: first, 0-0

Last year’s  record: 6-16

Returning letterwinners: Justin Riley, Devan Bermejo, Grant Harder, Dylan Welch

Promising newcomers: Jordan Monnier, Derrick Pease, Jesse Glass, Logan Stoller, Travis Keeran

Team outlook: Paulding has quickness and size and could get solid contributions from as many as nine players. 


Coach: Kevin Sensabaugh

Division: III

Years at school, record: 8th; 93-59

Last year’s  record: 10-13

Returning letterwinners: Trevor Hardeman*, Kevin Lenhart, Levi Krouskop, Dan Binkley

Promising newcomers: Jordan Elliot, Aaron Patterson, Josiah McNulty, Eli Bowers, Brandon Ball

Team outlook: Spencerville hopes the momentum of a strong tournament run carries over into this year.  But with Trevor Hardeman as the only returning starter, they have some holes to fill.

* — denotes starter


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