SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Frank Crea confirmed Wednesday he is no longer the varsity football coach at Shawnee.
Crea would not say if he resigned or was let go and had no further comment.
Crea just completed his second year in the position, going 4-6 overall and finishing in a tie for seventh in the Western Buckeye League at 3-6.
His 2016 team went 1-9 and was ninth in the WBL with a 1-8 league mark.
Jones to sign
NEW BREMEN — Paige Jones will be signing her letter of intent to attend the University of Michigan at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the New Bremen High School community room.
to attend UF
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Carly Alt will be signing a letter of enter to play for the University of Findlay at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 17 in the school’s Media Center.
to attend Findlay
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville’s Bridget Landin will signing a letter of intent to play for Findlay at 3 p.m. Friday at the high school.
UNOH 1, Madonna 0
LIVONIA, Mich. — A Pascal Debowiak goal midway through the first half turned out to be the difference as the University of Northwestern Ohio defeated 24th-ranked and top seed Madonna in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference semifinals.
Thre Racers (13-5-1), the fourth seed in the tournament, will travel to face third-seeded Lawrence Tech, a 3-1 winner over Marygrove in the other semifinal, in the championship match at noon Saturday in Southfield, Michigan.
Cincinnati Christian 67
CINCINNATI — Kierra Billingsley (20), Upper Scioto Valley grad Emily Patton (14), Latoya Cuthrell (13) and Lauren Goodrum (10) all scored in double digits for the Racers.
Siena Heights 3, UNOH 1
The Racers finished with one more kill (50-49), but were outhit .239-.123 in dropping a 25-19, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19 decision in the second round of the WHAC Tournament.
2 from Bluffton
on HCAC 1st team
BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Bethany Martini and Erin Weisgarber were honored by the coaches as first team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference selections. Sydney Mohler (Lima Central Catholic) received Honorable Mention recognition.
Selected to the All-Freshman Team was Remi Bower.
The The All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team was also announced with Mary Jo Bash being selected. This award has been developed as part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative. Members of the All-HCAC Sportsmanship team are selected by the coaches and their teammates as individuals who demonstrate the ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field/court of competition.
makes 2nd team
BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Brittany Huff was named second team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for her work on the pitch in 2017. Securing honorable mention recognition was Skylar Liming (St. Marys). They were both recognized when the HCAC announced its top players this season as voted on by all of the head coaches.
Katelyn Gardella was selected to the All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team.
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