OTTOVILLE — It was a last-minute decision.
ELIDA — For some of Wednesday’s participants in the 37th annual girls District 8 All-Star basketball games at the Elida Fieldhouse, it wouldn’t be the last time they would step on a basketball court.
COLUMBUS — Fort Loramie’s Darian Rose was hard to find for the first three quarters.
OTTOVILLE — It’s been a big weekend for Ottoville coach Dave Kleman.
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville is already a pretty tight-knit village. But when one of its basketball teams makes a run to the state tournament, the community gets even closer.
Ottoville senior Abby Siefker was named the Division IV All-Ohio Player of the Year on Tuesday while Ottoville coach Dave Kleman was named Co-Coach of the Year.
ELIDA — No more coming up short.
OTTOVILLE — The 25-0 record says it’s been a perfect season so far for Ottoville’s girls basketball team. But even perfect seasons can include dealing with adversity.
PAULDING — Bath’s Jenna Hollar had only one point.
LIMA — Sometimes experience pays. And other times it pays off like a slot machine, with bells and sirens going off in every direction.
ST. MARYS — Marion Local’s girls basketball team won its first three tournament games shooting a mere 35 percent from the field.
BENTON RIDGE — Leipsic’s girls basketball team beat upset No. 3-ranked Patrick Henry 43-38 in overtime to win a Division IV district championship at Liberty-Benton on Saturday.
KALIDA — With only one senior on the roster, it would seem the Ottawa-Glandorf girls basketball program might be a year away from success.
See sectional and district pairings from high school basketball games around the Lima region.
TONTOGANY — The third time was indeed a charm for the Lima Senior girls basketball team on Saturday, as the Spartans beat rival Findlay 60-58 in a Division I sectional final at Otsego. Findlay beat Lima Senior twice in the regular season.
BLUFFTON — Ottoville coach David Kleman worried about his team being stale early in the tournament, the way he felt they were in years past.
SPENCERVILLE — Somebody shrunk the floor.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Sometimes a hot start will carry through the entire game and such was the case in Division III sectional finals at Bath on Saturday night.
BATH TOWNSHIP — You just have to do what you do best if you want to advance in tournament play.
BLUFFTON — There is no such thing as a perfect basketball game.
SPENCERVILLE — Shawnee started the game with a 3-pointer.
VAN WERT — To say Delphos Jefferson got off to a slow start just might be an understatement.
Local teams: Findlay, Lima Senior
Local teams: Ada, Hardin Northern, Marion Local, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Ridgemont, St. Henry, Upper Scioto Valley, Waynesfield-Goshen
Local teams: Continental, Columbus Grove, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Delphos St. John's, Fort Jennings, Kalida, Lincolnview, Ottoville, Parkway, Perry, Spencerville
Local teams: Allen East, Bluffton, Coldwater, Lima Central Catholic, Ottawa-Glandorf, Paulding,
Local teams: Leipsic, Miller City, Pandora-Gilboa
Local teams: Kenton
Local teams: Bath, Celina, Elida, Shawnee, St. Marys, Van Wert, Wapakoneta
It seemed like a simple idea at the time.
N orthwest Ohio has long been considered a talent mine for high school sports.
LIMA — Lima Senior’s girls basketball program only had to wait 17 days to celebrate what is normally a rare milestone.
ST. MARYS — It’s just a matter of time for Lima Senior junior Indiya Benjamin.
DELPHOS — Abby Siefker first swatted the ball away. A second later she ripped down the rebound.
PERRY TOWNSHIP — You never want to lose on senior night and Perry made sure it didn’t Tuesday night against visiting Hardin Northern at the Leonard V. Volbert gymnasium.
OTTOVILLE — It doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to winning league titles.
ADA — One milestone was reached while another was put on hold when Waynesfield-Goshen and Ada met in girls basketball action Saturday afternoon.
OTTOVILLE — There was a feeling in the air that something was going to eventually happen.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — A good start, a strong finish and a steady play throughout the middle of a game is a formula for success at every level of competition.
Shawnee (8-6, 4-0 Western Buckeye League) at Elida (6-7, 2-2 WBL), girls basketball
FORT JENNINGS—The definition of a team victory played itself out in favor of Shawnee on Tuesday night at Fort Jennings High School.
Associated Press girls state basketball poll
LIMA — Indiya Benjamin drives the left side of the lane and goes airborne.
New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese signed a five year $25.5 million deal with his team at the beginning of last season.
BATH TOWNSHIP — Ottoville wasn’t copying its strategy from anyone else when it beat Bath 50-31 in girls basketball on Tuesday night, its coach Dave Kleman said.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — A couple ways to help overcome a size disadvantage is to play good defense and shoot the basketball well.
ELIDA—Elida wanted to get the last shot.
LIMA — Lima Senior coach Vince Halliday knew his Spartans were going to be undersized heading into Thursday’s matchup against Notre Dame Academy.
DELPHOS — Coldwater outscored host Delphos St. John’s 17-7 in the fourth quarter to claim a 45-41 Midwest Athletic Conference win on Thursday in girls basketball action.