HARROD — Led by medalist Christian Nartker’s 1-over 73, Kalida finished second in Tuesday’s Allen East/Colonial Golfers Club tournament.
Liberty-Benton won the team title with a 312 score with Kalida (329), Spencerville (339), Shawnee (342) and Defiance (352) rounding out the top five in the 20-team event.
Spencerville’s Gavin Garmon tied for the third lowest score with a 76. Upper Scioto Valley’s Brady Hipsher and Spencerville’s Ethan Harmon each shot 80 to join a group tied for the seventh lowest score.
MINSTER — Minster won the team title at 319 with Fort Loramie (332), Wapakoneta (338), St. Marys (339) and Versailles (354) rounding out the top five in the 13-team event at Arrowhead Golf Club (par 72).
Fort Loramie’s Zach Pleiman was medalist with a 74 with Minster’s Grant Voisard (76), Wapak’s Drew Zwiebel, Versailles’ Connor VanSkyrock and Botkins’ Nick Fischio (77 each), Minster’s Joseph Magoto (78) and Grant Koenig (80), St. Marys’ Austin Boley and Clay Quellhorst and Jackson Center’s Trent Platfoot (82 each) and Minster’s Ethan Lehmkuhl and Wapak’s Jon Hefner (85 each) also finishing among the top 10.
Russ Hogue Invitational
BELLEFONTAINE — Lima Central Catholic finished second in the eight-team event at Cherokee Hills (par 71). Benjamin Logan finished first with a 343 followed by the Thunderbirds with a 349. LCC’s Alex Wisser had the second lowest individual score with a 78. Brady Koenig (88), Ross Otto (91) and Casey Koenig (92) also contributed to LCC’s team score.
Ottoville 192, Fairview 204
DELPHOS — Ottoville’s Evan Turnwald was medalist with a 46. Ethan Geise had a 48 and Dylan Kemper, Carter Schnipke and Jack Langhals each shot 49 also for Ottoville.
Bluffton 223, Leipsic 259
BLUFFTON — Medalist Alivia Koenig (41), Mara Minnig (53), Kennedy Coughlan (54) and Jordyn Garmatter (75) combined for the winning score at par 36 Bluffton Golf Club. Hannah Goedde led Leipsic with a 56 and Sydney Miller shot a 54 for Allen East, which did not have enough players for a team score.
Parkway 210, Celina 232
CELINA — Medalist Autumn Ellis (49), Haylee Stuckey (50), Mecaylah Hesse (53) and Lauren Henderson (58) combined for the winning score at the par 36 Celina Lynx Golf Club. Madelynn Sudhoff led Celina with a 52.
UNOH picked 2nd
in WHAC poll
The University of Northwestern Ohio has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference standings in a preseason poll.
The Racers received three first-place votes and 132 points overall, just behind preseason favorite Madonna, which received 139 points and nine first-place votes. Lawrence Tech was picked third, followed by Aquinas, Indiana Tech, Concordia, Cornerstone, Siena Heights, UM-Dearborn, Lourdes, WHAC newcomer Cleary and Rochester.
Last season, UNOH posted three consecutive shutouts to win the WHAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed. The Racers then made their fourth straight appearance in the NAIA Tournament.
The UNOH season-opener is at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the first match of the UNOH Showcase at Racer Stadium, taking on Georgia Gwinnett. Baker and Vanguard play in the second match at 5:30 p.m.
UNOH grad Bello
to play in Spain
University of Northwestern Ohio graduate Sadeeq Bello has decided to continue his basketball career at the next level, reaching an agreement to play overseas in the Spanish basketball system’s fourth tier EBA league starting this fall.
Bello, a 5-10 point guard for the Racers from 2016-2018, has signed a contract to play for the Cazorla Jaen Paraiso basketball club and will head to Spain in September.
Cazorla Jaen Paraiso is a member of the Spanish Basketball Federation. Cazorla, based in Jaen, Spain, will be Bello’s future home.
As a senior, Bello earned first team All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference honors as he averaged 16.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.
He will join Elida graduate and Purdue alum Dakota Mathias, who will play for Divina Seguros Joventut, which is in the top division of the Spanish League called the Liga ACB.