PORT CLINTON — Wapakoneta won the team title during Friday’s Division I girls bowling district at Star Lanes at the Harbor to earn the lone spot at state.
The Redskins had a 3,630 total followed by Ashland (3,588), Van Wert (3,308), Celina (3,272), Shawnee (3,238), Lexington (3,130), Clyde (2,811) and Sandusky (2,679).
Wapak’s Bailey Van Meter had the top three-game series with a 623. Van Wert’s Mercades Hammond (593) was second, earning the only individual berth.
Wapak’s Aubryn Schnarre (587), Shawnee’s Olivia Miller (569) and Lima Senior’s Tatum Twining (546) were third through fifth respectively. Shawnee’s Kallie McKinley (520) was eighth and Celina’s Chablis Krick (512) finished 10th.
Division II state finals
COLUMBUS — St. Marys fell in the quarterfinals to eventual state champion Conotton Valley after making the championship round with a sixth place qualifying finish with a 3,075 total, trailing first place Wooster Triway (3,327).
Marina Nelson finished tied for seventh individually with a 589 three-game series for New Bremen, which was 14th (2,709).
Chloe Gibson (563) was 20th, Kayla Homan (546) was 28th and Ella Kable (539) tied for 30th for St. Marys. Napoleon’s Arianna Kiessling (674) had the top series.
Marion Local 59,
St. Henry 50
WAPAKONETA — The Flyers (21-4) advanced to the regionals while the Redskins finished their season at 14-12.
PERRYSBURG — Lima Senior’s Sir Horrison (144 pounds) and Jameson Wicker (175) dropped their opening round matches.
NORWALK — St. Marys’ Tate Hisey (113) and Bo Hertenstein (144) and Wapakoneta’s Caden Mellott (113) and Antwain Adams (138) advanced to the semifinals.
At Troy, Spencerville’s Nyah Hodge-Miller (113), Edward Kessen (132) from Delphos St. John’s, Ada’s Clayton McClain (144), Coldwater’s Sam Obringer (150), Allen East’s Kade Wireman (157), Trenton Gatchell (165) and Eli Criblez (285), Columbus Grove’s A.J. Schafer (215) and Coldwater’s Will Fox (215) advanced to the semifinals. No area wrestlers reached the semifinals at Rossford.
Ohio Northern 54, Berea 43
ADA — Brynn Serbin scored 12 or her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead No. 16-ranked Ohio Northern to a victory against No. 25 Berea (Kentucky) in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Division III Tournament at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears (24-4 overall) advance to the second round where they will face Wisconsin-Oshkosh (20-8), a 58-55 winner against Washington & Lee (Virginia) (22-7) in the other first round game.
Berea ends its season at 26-3.
The ONU-UWO contest will beat 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the ONU Sports Center.
Brooke Allen scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Fort Jennings graduate Kristen Luersman had seven points and 10 rebounds for ONU.
UNOH coach resigns
LIMA — University of Northwestern Ohio has announced that Caleb Williams will be leaving his post as the Racers’ head coach after six seasons at the helm.
During his tenure at UNOH, Williams posted a 57-108 overall record while going 35-78 in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference games.
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