Roundup: Leipsic, Pandora-Gilboa drop football playoff games

By Staff Reports -

FINDLAY — McComb (11-1) defeated Leipsic (10-2) in a Division VII, Region 26 football semifinal Saturday night.

Dylan Schroeder put up the first points for Leipsic on a 2-yard run as the Vikings tied the game at 7 in the second quarter. McComb then built at 21-7 advantage in the third quarter.

Tyler Hiegel connected with Schroeder for a 29-yard TD pass and Leipsic pulled to within 21-14 before McComb pushed the lead to 24-14 on a field goal.

Edgerton 52, Pandora-Gilboa 8

DEFIANCE — P-G finished its season 11-1 with the D-VII, Region 26 semifinal loss. No other information was reported about this game at deadline.


Men’s cross country

ONU 1oth at regional

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Senior All-American Ian McVey and classmate Spencer Schulze (St. Henry) earned All-Great Lakes Region honors Saturday afternoon, guiding Ohio Northern to a 10th-place effort in a 38-team field at the 2018 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional held at Blue River Memorial Park.

The Polar Bears (97-29 overall) tallied 291 team points en route to the top-10 performance. Calvin (Mich.) earned the top spot after posting 56 team points while fellow OAC school Otterbein captured second with 95 points to earn the two automatic-qualifying bids to the NCAA Championships next weekend.

ONU has now finished among the top-10 teams in the region for 15 consecutive seasons.

McVey successfully defended his individual championship title from the 2017 campaign and booked his third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships after pacing the field by better than 13 seconds. His 24:52.5 clocking set a new 8k course record and is the third time this season that the senior has finished under 25 minutes.

With the win, the senior has won six individual meet titles in the 2018 season.

Meanwhile, Schulze raced to a 25:58.1 finish to capture the 28th overall spot, which earned him All-Region honors for the first time in his career.

Women’s cross country

Polar Bears 10th

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Freshman Elizabeth Whitmore wound up 32nd overall to capture All-Great Lakes Region honors, guiding Ohio Northern to a top-10 team finish at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regionals held at Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville, Indiana.

The Polar Bears (94-30 overall) claimed 10th place in a 33-team field with 297 team points in the 6k championship event. Meanwhile, fellow OAC institution Baldwin Wallace secured the team title with 114 points while Allegheny (Pa.) took second with 121 points, earning both team automatic-qualifying bids to next weekend’s NCAA Championships in Winneconne, Wisconsin.

Whitmore paced the Northern efforts after crossing the tape in 22:58.6. Her time would place her among the top-35 overall finishers, the cut-off for All-Region honors.

Bluffton’s Alexis Cash also earned All-Region honors with a 23rd place finish and a time of 22:43.5.

Men’s basketball

UNOH 93, East-West 72

Down five at the half, UNOH outscored East-West 51-26 the final 20 minutes in the consolation game of the Ness Brothers Hall of Fame Tournament in Huntington, Indiana.

Women’s basketball

UNOH 82, Midway 70

The Racers jumped out to a 27-8 lead after a quarter en route to their third straight win. Upper Scioto Valley grad Emily Patton led UNOH with 25 points.

By Staff Reports

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