Record-holder Mangas returning to state in high jump


Coldwater’s Danielle Welsch gets ready to catch a throw at first base during Wednesday’s Division III regional semifinal against Cardington at Findlay High School.

Coldwater’s Danielle Welsch gets ready to catch a throw at first base during Wednesday’s Division III regional semifinal against Cardington at Findlay High School.


TROY — Ottoville’s Brooke Mangas matched her Region 12 record of 5-feet-7 to win the high jump Wednesday night at the Division III regional. Mangas moves on to state where she cleared a record 5-10 last year.

Minster’s Jordyn Heitbrink also qualified for state by finishing second. The top four in each event advances to state.

The Minster girls won the 3,200 relay. Also earning a state spot in the same relay was St. Henry, which finished third .

Minster leads the team competition with 22 points followed by Franklin Monroe (11) and Ottoville (10).

Botkins’ Grace Homan and New Bremen’s Maddy Moeller finished third and fourth respectively in the shot put.

In the discus, Botkins’ Josh Miller was first, Marion Local’s John Dirksen was second and Minster’s Tony Winner was fourth. St. Henry’s Collin Mescher finished second in the long jump (20-10).

Fort Loramie leads the boys team standings with 20 points followed by Botkins (14).

Tiffin Regional

TIFFIN —Leipsic’s Grace Rigel secured a spot at state with a second place in the shot put at the Division III competition at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

The Kalida girls and Bluffton boys qualified for state with fourth-place finishes in their respective 3,200 relays.

Also going to state will be Waynesfield-Goshen’s Joshua Searson (third in the pole vault) and Columbus Grove’s Rece Roney (fourth in the discus).

Arlington leads the girls team standings with 13 points. Leipsic (eight points) is tied for fifth. Eastwood (40 points) is atop the boys standings with Waynesfield-Goshen (six points) in ninth.

Amherst Regional

AMHERST — Elida’s Gabe Gabe Makin earned a spot at state with a second place in the pole vault. Celina’s Paige Sutter also qualified for state with a fourth place in the shot put.

Anthony Wayne leads the girls standings with 18 points. Celina is in fifth with eight points. Whitmer is atop the boys standings with 20 points. Elida is tied for eighth with eight points.

Softball

Regional Semifinals

Division III

Cardington-Lincoln 8,

Coldwater 4

FINDLAY — Carly Post had two hits, including a home run, and three RBI and Maura Hoying had a hit and an RBI for Coldwater (18-9).

Division IV

Williamsburg 6, Parkway 2

GREENVILLE — Haley Hawk doubled and tripled and Mackenzie Sipe had a hit and an RBI for the Panthers, who finished their season 22-2 and ranked No. 3 in the final coaches poll.

Football

All-American hopeful

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee High School’s Grant Wheeler has been invited to one of five Blue-Grey National All-American Super Football Combines. Wheeler will be competing with prospects from 32 states in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the opportunity to be selected to participate in one of three Blue-Grey All American Bowls.

Vanderhorst retiring

NEW KNOXVILLE — Friday will be Jerry Vanderhorst’s last day as New Knoxville’s athletic director. The retiring Vanderhorst is being replaced by Kay Webb.

Colleges

Women’s golf

UNOH at No. 16

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The University of Northwestern completed the first and second round of NAIA Championship with a 75-over par total of 651. Rain again halted play, which is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. today at PGA National’s par-72 Squire Course.

Oklahoma City University leads the team standings at 20-over par and has yet to finish the second round. Caitriona Griffin has the low two-round score for UNOH of 14-over 158, which has her in a tie for 40th place. The Racers’ Brianna Baird and Faithe Carr are tied for 65th at 162. UNOH’s Rebekah Rader, a Shawnee graduate, is tied for 100th at 169 and teammate Natalia Quintero is tied for 124th at 176.

Track & field

ONU trio honored

ADA — Ohio Northern’s Matt Molinaro and Emily Richards and head coach Jason Maus have all earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association regional honors.

Richards won her second consecutive honor as the Great Lakes Region Female Track Athlete of the Year after claiming the same honor during the 2017 indoor season.

She currently owns the fastest time nationally in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs and ranks in the top-5 nationally in the 400-meter dash.

The junior will compete at the national meet in the 800-meter run and in the 1,500-meter run.

Molinaro was named the Great Lakes Region Male Track Athlete of the Year after his standout 2017 campaign.

He currently owns the fastest time nationally heading into the national meet and ranks in the top-20 nationally in the 1,500-meter run.

The junior earns the honor for the second time in his career.

Maus was named the Great Lakes Region Female Team Head Coach of the Year.

Coldwater’s Danielle Welsch gets ready to catch a throw at first base during Wednesday’s Division III regional semifinal against Cardington at Findlay High School.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/05/web1_Coldwater-vs-Cardington-RP-003-2.jpgColdwater’s Danielle Welsch gets ready to catch a throw at first base during Wednesday’s Division III regional semifinal against Cardington at Findlay High School.

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