Area swimmers chased district berths Saturday in sectional competition.
Shawnee’s Addisyn Newman won the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and was on the winning 200 medley relay team with Morgan Schimmoeller, Ansley Newman, Kayla Frost and Addisyn Newman.
Ada’s Lily Baumgartner was first in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and New Bremen’s Annie Jiang won the 200 and 500 freestyles and joined Lucy Homan, Caroline Whitlatch, Olivia Heitkamp in finishing first in the 400 freestyle relay.
Marion Local’s Kylie Niekamp (200 IM), Minster’s Cameo Cedarleaf (100 freestyle) and the Bluffton 200 freestyle relay team of Jenna Downey, Allison Diller, Ella Armstrong and Izzy Stechschulte all finished in first place.
Among the boys, New Bremen’s Andy Jiang won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly and Celina’s Jackson Newcomb was first in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.
St. Marys’ Reese Triplett, Marcus McClain, Griffin Luebke and Bradey Triplett teamed up to win the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Triplett also won the 100 backstroke.
Bath’s Landon Stahler won the 100 freestyle and Bluffton’s Xavier Diller was first in the 500 freestyle.
Diller was also on the winning 400 freestyle relay team along with Charles Wright, Jackson Bowlus and Riley Verb).
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Marissa Beckett won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Fort Recovery’s Teigen Fortkamp was first in the 100 backstroke. O-G won the 200 medley relay and Fort Recovery was first in the 200 freestyle relay.
Among the boys, Van Wert’s Sam Houg won the 100 and 200 freestyles and teammate Jayden Welker was first in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. O-G’s Grady Steffan won the 100 breaststroke.
Van Wert won the 200 medley relay.
The names of the relay team members were not reported.
Fremont Ross sectional
In D-II, Wapakoneta’s Alex Honigford won the 50 and 100 freestyles and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay with Owen Becker, Ross Honigford and Luke Wierwille and the 200 freestyle relay with Wierwille, Becker and Gannon Casebolt. Wierwille also won the 100 butterfly.
Becker, Aidan Schneider, Julian Jordan and Casebolt were first in the 400 freestyle relay.
In D-I, Wapak’s Elizabeth Sidener was third in the 100 breaststroke and had a school record time of 2 minutes, 19.12 seconds while finishing fourth in the 200 IM.
Ada 51, Temple Christian 48
ADA — Ethan Murphy had 16 points and Grant Preston scored 10 for the host Bulldogs. Landon Callahan had 25 points and Dawson Clay scored 11 for Temple Christian.
Bluffton 61, Kenton 41
BLUFFTON — Marek Donaldson had 17 points and John-Paul Yoder scored 13 for the host Pirates. Tyson Lawrence had 13 points and Dawson Miller scored eight for the Wildcats.
Upper Scioto Valley 39
CAREY — Drew Stephens and Maddox Underwood each had 10 points for USV.
Delphos St. John’s 41
DELPHOS — Cameron Elwer had 16 points and Jack Gerker scored nine for DSJ.
Fort Jennings 40
PANDORA — Derek Maag (22), Aiden Harris (12) and Jake Maag (10) each scored in double digits for P-G. Brandt Menke had 12 points and Jarron Swick scored 11 for Fort Jennings in the Putnam County League encounter.
SPENCERVILLE — Josh Henline (17), Dylan Smith (14) and Carder Orr (11) each scored in double digits for the host Bearcats. Trent Rollins had 16 points and Landon May scored nine for the Panthers.
St. Marys 57, St. Henry 42
ST. HENRY — Austin Parks, who set school records for most games played and started (92 each), had 25 points and Brayden Sullivan scored 11 for St. Marys. Evan Bowers had 17 points and John Hartings scored eight for St. Henry.
Wayne Trace 58,
HAVILAND — Austin Miller had 11 points and Brady Gabes scored nine for Shawnee.
Delphos Jefferson 57, Elida 43
DELPHOS — Levi Rode had 12 points and Trent Teman scored 11 for Jefferson. David Etxkorn had 12 points and Zori Island scored eight for Elida.
Cory-Rawson 70, Hardin Northern 48
DOLA — Sean Kuhlman had 14 points and Zeb Wilson scored 10 for Hardin Northern.
Continental 44, Holgate 31
HOLGATE — Carson Etter had 12 points and Mason Rayle scored nine for Continental.
Columbus Grove 72,
COLUMBUS GROVE — Sage Clement (15), Jaylen Sautter (15), Lauryn Auchmuty (14) and Brynn Fortman (12) all scored in double figures for the Bulldogs (14-8, 5-2 Putnam County League). Devin Draper had six points for P-G (2-18, 0-7 PCL).
Perry 49, Arcadia 52
PERRY TOWNSHIP — Khaliah Luster (26), Zyasija Scott (13) and Mary Hoersten (10) all scored in double figures for the host Commodores (12-10).
Allen East 52, Shawnee 49
HARROD — Grace Freiberger had 32 points and six rebounds and Ania Pearson scored eight for Shawnee. Allen East’s individual scoring was not reported by deadline.
LIMA — Matthew Owen had the high game (244) and two-game series (469) for Shawnee at 20th Century Lanes. Desjuan Sanchez had the high game (226) and series (416) for Perry.
Bluffton 67, Franklin 44
FRANKLIN, Ind. — Bluffton improved to 14-8 and 9-7 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Bluffton’s sweep of the Grizzlies ensures the Beavers of a berth in the HCAC Tournament that starts Feb. 21.
Maddie Fitzpatrick (17), Katie Neuhart (17) and Morgan Smith (10) scored in double digits for Bluffton.
Lourdes 83, UNOH 78
SYLVANIA — Ana Montero Sanz (27), Jada Haines (23) and Alysia Lawson (20) scored in double digits for the University of Northwestern Ohio (12-13, 7-11 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference).
Ohio Northern 68,
John Carroll 58
ADA — Ottoville graduate Kasey Knippen had 19 points, Fort Jennings grad Kristen Luersman scored 12 and finished with 13 rebounds, Layla Dials finished with 10 points and Brynn Serbin contributed 13 rebounds for ONU.
John Carroll 95,
Ohio Northern 89
ADA — C.J. Napier had 34 points and Landen Long and Wapakoneta graduate Adam Scott scored 15 and 12 respectively for ONU.
Lourdes 78, UNOH 68
SYLVANIA — The Racers fell to 10-16 overall and 6-12 in the WHAC. Hunter Bode (17), Lima Central Catholic grad Biggz Johnson (12) and Shawnee grad John Barker (10) each scored in double digits for UNOH.
Franklin 63, Bluffton 59
FRANKLIN, Ind. — Cam Rogers had 23 points and Miguel Ringer scored 12 and finished with eight rebounds for Bluffton (5-18, 3-13 HCAC).
OLIVET, Mich. — No. 18-ranked Ohio Northern won three individual weight class titles, leading the Polar Bears to the team title at the Mid-States Invitational at Olivet’s Cutler Event Center.
Ohio Northern (20-3 overall) scored 164 points, despite resting eight starters, to edge Wabash (Ind.) by nine points.
Host Olivet (Mich.) was third with 110 points and Trine (Ind.) was fourth with 92.5 points.
Sophomores Jayden Jones (Ashland) and Cael Vanderhorst (Covington) and freshman Colton Spurgeon (Mount Vernon) all won their respective weight classes with 3-0 records for ONU.
Jones won the 157-pound weight class, Vanderhorst won at 149 and Spurgeon won at 141.
Men’s track and field
TIFFIN – Junior David Gross (Prospect/Pleasant Local) won the 500-meter dash to lead Ohio Northern at the Tiffin Open.
Gross paced the field in a personal-best 1:09.54. Freshman Ben Zimmerer (Liberty Township/Lakota West) was second with a personal-best time of 1:10.76 and senior Alan Dravenstott took third in the event in a personal best 1:11.76.
The Polar Bears added top-3 finishes in four other events.
The distance medley relay team of sophomore Corey Rinehart (Galena/Olentangy Berlin), Gross, senior Brooks Blakeley (Versailles), and sophomore Trey Masterson (Tiffin/Hopewell Loudon) claimed victory in 10:36.52. That time is currently second in the OAC.
In the 1,000-meter run, senior Connor Lamison (Valencia, Pa./Beaver Local) was second in 2:44.89 and junior Canyon Neundorfer (Belleville, Tx./St. John) was third in 2:46.45.
A second DMR team of sophomore JT Basco (Painesville/Thomas W Harvey), Neundorfer, Dravenstott, and freshman Jacob Clouse (Alvada/New Reigel) was third in 10:52.53
Fifth-year senior Caden Sauerbrey (Desden/Tri-Valley)was third in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 15:45.20.
Senior Nick Tangeman was third in the triple jump with a leap of 12.50 meters.
Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.