Van Wert girls down Lima Central Catholic


Girls Basketball

Van Wert 56, Lima Central Catholic 44

Lima Central Catholic’s Oliva Stolly poured in 17 points and Kiegh Macklin added 15 points. Bridget Mulcahy chipped in 12 points. Van Wert’s Sofi Houg pumped in 24 points and Kyra Welch notched 19 points.

Delphos Jefferson 52, Fort Jennings 30

FORT JENNINGS — Delphos’ Lyv Lindeman scored 21 points and Rylynn Marquiss added 11 points.

Crestview 51, Wayne Trace 18

CONVOY — Crestview’s Cali Gregory scored 18 points and Josie Kulwicki added 13 points. Ellie Kline added 10 points.

Perry 50, Vanlue 43

VANLUE — Perry’s Khaliah Luster scored 19 points and Zy Scott and Mary Hoersten each scored eight points.

Indian Lake 33, Lima Senior 30

Lima Senior’s Ti’ana Spive scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and made two steals and Maisie Strawser scored five points dished out four assists and snared six caroms. Tillie Nelson had six points and four rebounds and aryianna Engberg had seven steals and two points.

Toledo Christian 61, Miller City 39

TOLEDO — Miller City’s Grace Pfau scored 14 points and Hailey Warnimont grabbed 12 rebounds.

Basketball polls

COLUMBUS — Ottawa Glandorf moved up one spot to No. 4 in Division III in the Associated Press Ohio High school Athletic Association poll released Monday.

In Division IV, Crestview fell one spot to No. 5.

On the girls side, O-G remained ranked at No. 5 and Parkway made an appearance at No. 13.

In Division IV, Crestview moved up one spot to No. 9.


Swimming and Diving

Celina product honored

ADA — Ohio Northern sophomore Holden Cubberley (Celina) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Diver of the Month for January.

This marks the second such honor of the 2022-23 season for Cubberley and third of his career.

The latest recognition comes after he posted an impressive month on the diving board highlighted by setting a new school record in 1-meter diving. He did so against Grove City (Pa.) on Jan. 28, scoring 328.65 points over six dives to lead the Polar Bears to a 151-133 victory. The previous record was 304.20 points, which was set by George Chesney in 2009.

Cubberley also won the 3-meter diving event unopposed against Grove City, scoring a career-best 295.30 points for six dives.

Cubberley also fared well at the Polar Bears’ other January meets.

He opened the month by finishing first of two in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events in a tri-meet at Oberlin with No. 2 Kenyon on Jan. 13. He also won both events in a tri-meet at Ohio Wesleyan with Bluffton on Jan. 20.

In dual meets at Mount Union on Jan. 14 and against Baldwin Wallace on Jan. 21, he won the 1-meter diving and was second in 3-meter diving.

Cubberley’s performances helped Northern post a 6-1 record in January.

The reigning OAC Diver of the Year, Cubberley qualified for the NCAA Championships in both 1- and 3-meter diving as a freshman last season. He holds the school record in the 3-meter diving competition with 500.50 points for 11 dives.

Women’s Basketball

ONU player honored

ADA — Ohio Northern senior Brynn Serbin (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, sponsored by Midstream Lighting, for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5.

This marks Serbin’s third career OAC Player of the Week accolade, as she also earned the honor earlier this season on Nov. 28 and Jan. 16.

The latest recognition comes after Serbin led the No. 13 Polar Bears in a 65-54 win over Otterbein and a 69-65 victory at Capital to improve to 19-2 overall. Northern leads the OAC standings with a 13-1 conference mark.

For the week, Serbin averaged 20 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game.

In the win over Otterbein on Wednesday, she tallied 19 points, three rebounds, five assists and five steals.

At Capital on Saturday, she posted 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals and was instrumental in a late run to help ONU overcome a 14-point, third-quarter deficit. That run was highlighted by her 4-point play that cut Capital’s lead to one point with 1:35 left in the game.

On the season, Serbin has an OAC-leading 98 assists and 58 steals. She ranks second in the conference in scoring average with 14.3 points per game. In starting all 21 games this season, she is also averaging 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game.

The 2019-20 OAC Freshman of the Year and three-time All-OAC selection currently ranks second all-time at ONU with 200 career steals and is fourth all-time with 259 assists.