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Columbus Grove



COACH: Chad Ricker



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 5th, 35-51



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 10-12, 2-5 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Sydney McCluer (Soph., 5-6, G), Breanne Halker (Sr., 5-6, G), Renee Karhoff (Sr., 5-10, C)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Megan Verhoff (Jr., 5-9, C), Sammi Stechschulte (Jr., 5-11, F), Rachel Schumacher (Jr., 5-4, G), Aubrey Fruchey (Jr., 5-11, C), Melissa Amstutz (Sr., 5-6, F)



TEAM OUTLOOK: Columbus Grove will be relying on several players in their first year of varsity competition. Finding scorers to replace last year’s top two point producers, Anna Ricker and Nikki Stechschulte, and rebounding will be some of the priorities.



Continental



COACH: Jaaci Carr



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 2nd, 10-12



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 10-12, 2-5 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Sara Deken (Sr., 5-7, C), Erica Fitzwater (Jr., 5-4, G), Vanessa Koppenhofer (Sr., 5-6, G), Paige Ordway (Jr., 5-9, G), Taylor Williamson (Sr.; 5-4, G), Leva Weller (Sr., 5-9, C), Sloane Zachrich (Jr., 5-9, C).



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Hannah Baker (Sr., 5-5, G), Krystle Prowant (Sr., 5-5, G), Paige Kindilien (Jr., 5-8, C)



TEAM OUTLOOK: With five returning starters, the Pirates are hoping to improve on last season’s 10 wins. Williamson averaged 14.1 points a game and set the school record with a 43-point game. She was second-team All-PCL. Weller averaged 8.8 points and 7.9 rebounds a game. She and Koppenhofer were honorable mention All-PCL.



Fort Jennings



COACH: Kevin Horstman



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 1st year



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 7-14, 2-5 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Gabbi German (Sr., 5-7, C), Gina Stechschulte (Sr., 5-10, C), Macy Schroeder (Sr., 5-4, G), Ashley Gable (Jr., 5-1, G), Cassie Lindeman (Jr., 5-6, Wing)



TEAM OUTLOOK: Fort Jennings is searching for depth beyond its top seven players. Schroeder was second-team All-PCL last season and German also started last season. The goal is to finish in the top half of the PCL.



Kalida



COACH: Adam Huber



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 3rd, 22-22



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 13-10, 4-3 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Amy Smith (Sr., 5-6, G), Summer Holtkamp (Sr., 5-1, G), Julie Vandemark (Sr., 5-3, G), Kristi Honigfort (Sr., 5-5, Wing), Elizabeth Turnwald (Jr., 5-8, C), Jackie Gardner (Soph., 5-7, G), Nicole Recker (Soph., 5-7, G)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Kiersten Recker (Jr., 5-5, Wing), Nicole Reindel (Jr., 5-3, G), Kylie Siebeneck (Jr., 5-6, Wing), Makenna Vorst (Soph., 5-4, G), Kylie Osterhage (Fr., 5-9, Wing), Brittany Kahle (Fr., 5-5, G)



TEAM OUTLOOK: With only one player on the roster taller than 5-8, Kalida will try to make up for a lack of size with aggressive defense and pressure. Holtkamp (6.0 points a game) was honorable mention All-PCL last season.



Leipsic



COACH: Gary Kreinbrink



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 27th, 313-282



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 14-10, 3-4 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Amber Gerdeman (Jr., 6-1), Haley Gerten (Jr., 5-8), Kelly Nadler (Soph., 6-2)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Shalynn Morman (Soph., 5-9), Maddie Steffan (Jr., 5-9)



TEAM OUTLOOK: Leipsic has two starters back from a team that lost by only five points in the district championship against Division IV state champion Arlington. Gerdeman (7 points a game), Gerten (6.6 points a game) and Nadler (5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds) will be the foundation of the team early.



Miller City



COACH: Chris Rump



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 12th, 146-122



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 15-6, 4-3 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Missy Michel (Sr., 5-10, F), Brandy Gerschutz (Sr., 5-6, G)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Haley Lammers (Soph., 6-1, C), Amanda Simon (Fr., 5-8, F), Cassie Niese (Fr., 5-6, G), Livia Schroeder (Soph., 5-5, G), Liz Klear (Fr., 5-7, F)



TEAM OUTLOOK: The Wildcats will compete with probably the youngest team in the Putnam County League with two seniors, three sophomores and seven freshmen on their roster.



Ottoville



COACH: Dave Kleman



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 21st, 373-95



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 23-1, 7-0 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Abby Siefker (Sr., 6-2, C), Nicole Vorst (Sr., 5-6, G), Rachel Beining (Sr., 6-0, C), Rachel Turnwald (Sr., 5-6, G), Tonya Kaufman (Jr., 5-7, G), Taylor Mangas (Jr., 5-10, G)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Kendra Eickholt (Jr., 5-8, Wing), Monica Sarka (Jr., 5-7, Wing), Annie Lindeman (Soph., 6-0, C), Courtney Von Sossan (Soph., 5-5, Wing), Haley Landwehr (Soph., 5-4, Wing)



TEAM OUTLOOK: With Bowling Green recruit Siefker (14.7 points, 11.2 rebounds) and Beining (8 points a game off the bench last season), Ottoville will be strong inside. Turnwald is also a returning starter from last year’s 23-1 team, which lost in a regional semifinal to state champion Arlington.



Pandora-Gilboa



COACH: Jessica Liedtke



YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: 1st



LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 12-10, 4-3 PCL



DIVISION: IV



RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Ashley Williams (Sr., 5-6), Hunter Hermiller (Jr., 5-8), Megan Maag (Jr., 5-11)



PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Olivia Maag (Jr., 5-9)



TEAM OUTLOOK: Three players who received all-league honors lead the Rockets. Megan Maag was second-team All-PCL and All-BVC. Williams was honorable mention in both leagues and Hunter Hermiller was honorable mention in the BVC.



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