COLUMBUS — Wapakoneta finished seventh Saturday at the Division I boys bowling state tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
The Redskins qualified for the championship round with a seventh place total of 3,447. Wapak then fell 208-179, 229-164, 186-180 to Mason in the quarterfinals. Hilliard Davidson had the top team qualifying total of 3,718 and Beavercreek won the championship.
St. Marys’ Jack Boos finished fifth individually with a three-game 690 series behind individual champ Carson Shroyer of Beavercreek who had a 707 total.
Wapakoneta’s Reiley Sevillano tied for 19th with a 643 total. Caleb Huelskamp (588) was 44th, Eli Van Meter (578) was was 49th, Tyler Ferris (570) was 57th and Lance Deffenbaugh (535) was 70th also for Wapak.
Track and field
Buschur finishes 6th
BOSTON — Marion Local’s Nate Buschur cleared 15 feet, 9 inches to finish sixth in the championship boys pole vault at the New Balance Nationals Indoor.
Track and field
ONU Digby gains
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ohio Northern’s Keegan Digby earned his second career All-America honor during the Division III indoor championships. Digby finished in fourth in the shot put with a toss of 16.98 meters, the second furthest throw of his career.
Digby’s other All-America honor came at last year’s outdoor championships where he placed seventh with a put of 16.38 meters.
On Friday, Bluffton’s Desmond capped off his indoor season with a 15th place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.25 seconds.
3 from ONU
ROANOKE, Va. — Ohio Northern’s Jacob Reed finished third at 141 pounds and teammates Chase Sumner and Jordan Hardrick also claimed All-American honors on the final day of the NCAA III Championships at the Berglund Center.
Ada graduate Sumner placed fifth at 149 pounds, and Hardrick was eighth at 165 pounds.
Bluffton goes 1-1
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Bluffton University capped off its week in Florida with a split Saturday.
An 11-0 victory against North Central (Minn.) was followed by a 12-11 loss to Muskingum. Bluffton stands 4-5 after going 4-4 at the Gene Cusic Classic.
Against North Central, Ottawa-Glandorf graduate Grant Hovest was 2-of-3 with three RBI and two runs scored out of the leadoff spot. Ayden Spriggs took advantage of his first collegiate start at third base, going 2-of-3 with three RBI and a pair of doubles. Nathaniel DeWeese and Jack Towell each had two hits. Justin Maurer drove in two runs, while DeWeese scored three times.
Against Muskingum, Nick Diana was 4-of-6. He scored twice. Towell, Adam Yoh, Hovest and Kenny Schneider chipped in two hits apiece. Towell led the Beavers with three RBI and Miller City grad Ezra Deitering drove in two runs.
Ohio Wesleyan 19,
Ohio Northern 8
ADA — Ohio Northern suffered its first loss of the season at Dial-Roberson stadium. The loss dropped ONU to 4-1 overall and OWU improved to 4-0.
The Polar Bears were led by Rylie Kocik who recorded her fifth career hat trick in as many games. Grace Wilson dished out a trio of assists, two to Kocik and another to Keaghan Burden, who added an assist to Kocik as Northern assisted 6 of their 8 goals.
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