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[HEAD]BATH


Division: II


Coach: Greg Mauk


Years, record at school: 16th season, 281-79


Last season’s record/finish: 20-6; 9-0 WBL champions; district champions


Returning letterwinners: Jenna Hollar (5-5, Sr., G); Audrey Brandon (5-8, Sr., F); Madison Dackin (5-9, Jr. G/F); Alyssa Manley (5-5, Jr., G); Cassie Best (5-8, Jr. G/F); Bri Smith (6-0, Jr. F)


Top newcomers: Tara Herr (5-6, Sr.); Danielle VanDyne (6-1, Sr.); Ellie Dackin (5-8, Jr.); Courtny Johnson (5-5, Sr.)


Season outlook: With the loss of three seniors, including three-time WBL Player of the Year Emily Ruhe, Bath will be looking to push the tempo more than ever with its good depth of guards.


[HEAD]CELINA


Division: II


Coach: Toma Hainline


Years, record at school: First


Last season’s record/finish: 23-3; 8-1 WBL (second in the WBL)


Returning letterwinners: Kourtney Farkk (5-8, Sr., G/F); Arika Mills (5-10, Sr., F); Heather Heiby (5-5, Soph., G); Kelly Stahl (6-0, Soph., C)


Top newcomers: Haley McGillvary (5-5, Soph., G); Caelyn Reinike (5-4, Soph., G); Tricia Dennis (5-9, Soph., F); Leah Bihn (5-7, Jr., G/F); Jenna Berry (5-4, Frosh., G)


Season outlook: With a lot of new faces at the varsity level, Celina will be striving to get better as the season progresses.


[HEAD]DEFIANCE


Division: II


Coach: Kirk Jones


Years, record at school: 2nd, 1-21


Last season’s record/finish: 1-21; 0-9 WBL


Returning letterwinners: Miranda Spencer (5-6, Sr., G); Danielle McCoy (5-9, Sr., F); Laura Schrag (6-2, Jr., C); Gabi Lamb (5-4, Jr., G); Brooklyn Miller (5-9, Soph., G)


Top newcomers: Libby Burkhart (5-8, Sr., F); Maddie Naton (5-9, Soph., G); Zariah Scott (5-5, Frosh., G)


Season outlook: With some size and experience back from last season, the Bulldogs are hopeful they can make some major strides toward being more competitive in the WBL.


[HEAD]ELIDA


Division: II


Coach: Chrissy Billiter (Co-head coach), Elise Jenkins (Co-head coach)


Years, record at school: 2nd, 9-14


Last season’s record/finish: 9-14; 3-6 WBL


Returning letterwinners: Torie McAdams (5-10, Sr. F); Cassidy Slusher (5-3, Sr. G); Kyle Downton (5-8, Sr., F, Honorable Mention All-WBL); Carly Stetler (5-11, Sr., F); Ashley Lowry (5-4, Sr., G); Sabrina Kline (5-8, Jr. G); Brett Pauff (5-2, Jr. G); Abby Waddle (5-5, Jr., G, Second Team All-WBL)


Top newcomers: Lauren Nolan (5-7, Sr., G); Bailee Kuhn (5-10, Soph., F)


Season outlook: With a strong core of returners, the Bulldogs look to compete with the upper echelon of the league.


[HEAD]KENTON


Division: III


Coach: Ryan Miller


Years, record at school: fourth, 40-27


Last season’s record/finish: 13-11, 3-6 WBL


Returning letterwinners: Brooke Bostelman (5-7, Sr., G); Megan Webb (5-8, Sr., W); Caitlin Johnson (5-9, Jr., P)


Top newcomers: Ashley Morris (5-5, Frosh., G); Cheyenne Hedges (6-0, Sr., P); Keana Wireman (5-6, Jr., G); Karley Wireman (6-6, Jr., G)


Season outlook: With several key losses from last season’s roster, the Wildcats will look for their younger players’ speed and athleticism to make up for the lack of experience on the team.


[HEAD]OTTAWA-GLANDORF


Division: III


Coach: Troy Yant


Years, record at school: second, 16-9


Last season’s record/finish: 16-9; 5-4 WBL; district runner-up


Returning letterwinners: Kristen Miller (5-4, Sr., G); Stephanie Hempfling (5-4, Sr., G); Michelle Maag (5-4, Sr., G); Elissa Ellerbrock (5-8, Jr., F); Danielle Schroeder (5-8, Jr., F); Anna Bellman (5-7, Jr., F); Jill Rosselit (5-8, Jr., F); Erin Basinger (5-7, Jr., F); Dani Ellerbrock (5-4, Soph., G)


Top newcomers: Kylie White (Frosh., C)


Season outlook: With a strong core of returners from a team that was district runners-up, look for the Titans to battle for a WBL title this season.


[HEAD]ST. MARYS


Division: II


Coach: Kelly Fulmer


Years, record at school: fifth, 34-52


Last season’s record/finish: 3-20; 2-7 WBL


Returning letterwinners: Reagan Aller (5-11, Sr., F); Lee Ann Bertke (6-1, Sr., C); Bailey Gottschalk (5-5, Sr., G); Mallory Kill (5-8, Sr., F); Kelsey Rohrbach (5-10, Sr., F); Erika Angstmann (6-1, Soph., F)


Top newcomers: Quincy Rable (5-7, Frosh., G); Lindi Cisco (5-5, Soph., G); Keely Koeper (5-6, Jr., G); Skylar Liming (5-5, Jr., G); Rachel Meier (5-6, Jr., G); Hannah Tobin (5-5, Jr., G)


Season outlook: With a lot of returning experience, the Roughriders will be striving to improve on last season’s performance.


[HEAD]SHAWNEE


Division: II


Coach: Paul Moss


Years, record at school: first, N/A


Last season’s record/finish: 10-14; 5-4 WBL


Returning letterwinners: Isabelle Baird (5-8, Sr., G/F); Claire Dahlke (5-8, Sr., G/F); Danyelle Hughes (5-10, Sr., P); Maryssa Herschler (5-11, Jr., P); Rachel Evans (5-7, Jr., G)


Top newcomers: Kaitlyn Gronas (5-0, Sr., G); Ali Quillen (5-6, Soph., G)


Season outlook: With a good mix of veteran players and promising underclassmen, the Indians look to be competitive in the WBL.


[HEAD]VAN WERT


Division: II


Coach: Lance Moonshower


Years, record at school: second, 13-9


Last season’s record/finish: 11-13; 3-6 WBL


Returning letterwinners: Kaitlynn Hall (5-0, Sr., G); Cheyenne Handy (5-6, Sr., G); Alexis Dowdy (5-10, Jr., G/F); Erin Morrow (5-9, Jr., G/F); Claire Butler (5-9, Sr., G/F); Emilie Moonshower (5-8, Sr., G/F); Hannah Hulbert (5-4, Sr., G); Jenna Weigle (5-8, Sr., G/F); Alexa Dunlap (5-6, Jr., G)


Top newcomers: N/A


Season outlook: With plenty of depth on this year’s roster, the Cougars will be focusing on playing more consistent this season as they hope to battle with the best in the WBL.


[HEAD]WAPAKONETA


Division: II


Coach: Rusty Allen


Years, record at school: sixth, 71-44


Last season’s record/finish: 12-12; 7-2 WBL


Returning letterwinners: Maddy Stiles (5-2, Soph., G); Erin Schnell (5-7, Sr., G); Karli Schneider (5-10, Sr., G); Sara Warner (5-9, Sr., G); Carly Buzzard (6-0, Jr., P); Megan Watt (5-6, Jr., G); Riley Culver (6-1, Soph., P)


Top newcomers: Morgan Miller (5-2, Jr., G); Megan Fisher (5-9, Frosh., G)


Season outlook: The Redskins return some experience this season. The key to a successful season will come down to how well they can take care of the basketball and come together as a team.


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