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Northwest Conference Capsules



Ada



COACH: Neal Dumbaugh



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 8th, NA



LAST YEAR”S RECORD: 13-10 (5-4 NWC)



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*Indicates returning starter): *F Morgan Rauch (Sr.),* G Taylor Willeke (Sr.), G Alexis Gonzaga (Jr.), G Alexis Amburgey (Soph.), F Tori Wyss (Soph.)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: F Lindsay Walden (Soph.), F Rachel Wildman (Fr.)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: Ada looks to be very balanced this year. Keys to success will be the ability to defend and rebound.



 



 



Allen East



 



COACH: Jarrod Wehri



 



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2, 10-11



 



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 10-11 (5-4 NWC)



 



DIVISION: III



 



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*indicates returning starter): *G Morgan Truex (Sr., 5-5), * G Jadin Salyers (Sr., 5-7), *F Kaycee Rowe (Jr., 5-8), F Erin Conkle (Jr., 5-8), G Lindsi Woods (Jr., 5-6)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: F Carly Clum (Soph., 5-9), G London Richardson (Jr., 5-6)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: The Mustangs look to be aggressive but will need to find consistency on both offense and defense to have success.



 



Bluffton



COACH: Eric Garmatter



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2, 7-14



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 7-14 (3-6 NWC)



DIVISION: III



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*indicates returning starter): *F Sierra Amstutz (Sr., 5-7), *G Katie Palte (Sr., 5-6), G Alexis Lugibihl (Sr., 5-5), G Anna Crisp (Sr., 5-5), * G Paige Buroker (Jr., 5-8), * F Bailey Prichard (Jr., 5-10), G Olivia Hunt (Jr., 5-5)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: G Sarah Schriner (Jr., 5-5), G Ashley Baker (Jr., 5-5)



TEAM OUTLOOK: The Pirates will run a motion offense and play man-to-man on defense. They will need to cut down on turnovers, defend and rebound better in order to improve on last seasons’ record and be competitive in the NWC.



 



 



Columbus Grove



 



COACH: Chad Ricker



 



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 5, 35-51



 



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 10-12, 5-4 (NWC)



 



DIVISION: IV



 



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*indicates returning starter): *G Sydney McCluer (Soph., 5-7),* G Breanne Halker (Sr., 5-6), P Renee Karhoff (Sr., 5-10)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: P Megan Verhoff (Jr., 5-9), F Sammi Stechschulte (Jr., 5-10), G Rachel Schumacher (Jr., 5-4), P Aubrey Fruchey (Jr., 5-8), F Melissa Amstutz (Sr., 5-6)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs will be counting on players with little varsity experience to develop quickly. Their ability to rebound and handle defensive pressure will be keys to success.



 



 



Crestview



 



COACH: Greg Rickard



 



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 23, 343-147



 



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 12-9 (6-3 NWC)



 



DIVISION: IV



 



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*indicates returning starter): G/F Mariah Henry (Sr., 5-6), * F/C Kirstin Hicks (Jr., 5-7), G Kennis Mercer (Soph., 5-6), *G/F Lindsay Motycka (Soph., 5-7), * G Mackenzie Riggenbach (Soph., 5-5)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: G/F Terra Crowe (Soph., 5-8), C/F Emily Bauer (Fr., 5-9)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: If the Knights play consistent basketball with great effort, they look to be able to compete with anyone on their schedule.



 



 



Delphos Jefferson



 



COACH: David Hoffman



 



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 31, 401-255



 



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 16-7 (8-1 NWC)



 



DIVISION: IV



 



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (* indicates returning starter): G Rileigh Stockwell (Jr., 5-7), G Katie Goergens (Jr., 5-8), G Hannah Sensibaugh (Jr., 5-5), G Gabrielle Pimpas (Jr., 5-3), G Makayla Binkley (Jr., 5-4), G Brooke Culp (Jr., 5-5)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: G Brooke Hesseling (Jr., 5-4), P Jasmine McDougall (Jr., 5-7), P Shelby Koenig (Soph., 6-1)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: The Wildcats have no seniors on this years’ squad and will have to rely on quickness and aggressive play to try to force an uptempo game.



 



 



Lima Central Catholic



 



COACH: Katie Krieg



 



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 1, 0-0



 



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 12-10 (6-3 NWC)



 



DIVISION: III



 



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*indicates returning starter): C Shanna Farler (Sr., 5-10), C Shelby Warner (Sr., 5-7), G Meredith Shepherd (Jr., 5-5), G Sydney Santaguida (Soph., 5-3)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: F Sydney Mohler (Jr., 5-8), G Elizabeth Kidd (Jr., 5-6), G Elizabeth Taflinger (Soph., 5-4), F Kayla Verhoff (Soph., 5-5)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: The T-Birds will look to play uptempo and run the ball. Rebounding and post play will be keys for a successful season.



 



 



 



Lincolnview



COACH: Dan Williamson



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 3rd, 13-30



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 6-15, (2-7 NWC)



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*indicates returning starter): * W/PG Kaylee Hatcher (Sr. 5-7), *P Kaitlyn Brant (Sr. 5-10), * W Claire Dye (Sr. 5-6), * G Katie Dye (Sr. 5-6), * W Julia Thatcher (So. 5-6)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: W/G Hannah McCleery (So. 5-5)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: The Lancers boast a lot of experience, returning four senior starters, and hope to count on their speed and athleticism to off-set a lack of height. Turnovers – limiting them on offense and forcing them on defense – will be keys to success.



 



 



Paulding



 



COACH: Lyndsi Schultz



 



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 4, 20-34



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 3-18 (1-8 NWC)



 



DIVISION: III



 



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (* indicates returning starter): * G Abbey Edwards (Sr., 5-9), *G Sarah Nardone (Sr., 5-3), * G Sierra McCullough (Jr., 5-9), * F Abby Pease (Jr., 5-6)



 



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: G Jerika Bland (Jr., 5-5), G Suzanne Reinhart (Soph., 5-6), F Alesha Simon (Jr., 5-4), G/F Brooke Combs (Soph., 5-7)



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: The Panthers will need to put strong pressure on the ball to overcome their lack of height. Their ability to run the floor will be a key to their success.



 



Spencerville



COACH: Warren Pughsley



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 1, 0-0



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 10-13, 3-6 NWC



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (*indicates returning starter): *PG Schylar Miller (Soph.), * PG Emilee Meyer (Soph.), P Abby Freewalt (Sr.), W Alyssa Mulholland (Sr.), W Karri Purdy (Jr.), W Tori Hardesty (Jr.), P Patricia Riley (Jr.)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS:  W Jacey Grigsby (Fr.), P Caitlyn Propst (Fr.), P Kennedy Sharp (Fr.); and sophomores Katie Merriman, Meagan Miller, Amanda Crider, Shania Johnson, and Audrey Bowsher.  



 



TEAM OUTLOOK: Warren Pughsley enters his first season as coach of the Bearcats and brings 16 years of high level AAU experience to the job. Spencerville will look to build on faith, depth, effort, and togetherness to find success this season. The Bearcats will need to overcome a lack of height and inexperience to achieve their goals.



 



 


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