OTTOVILLE — The host Big Green reached 700 victories in the girls basketball program’s history with a 63-36 Putnam County triumph Thursday night against Miller City.
Kasey Knippen had 32 points for Ottoville (7-0).
Delphos St. John’s 48
MINSTER — Ivy Wolf (17), Courtney Prenger (16) and Demaris Wolf (11) each scored in double digits for the host Wildcats in a Midwest Athletic Conference encounter.
Paige Gaynier (14), Betty Vorst (13) and Melanie Koenig (10) reached double digits for DSJ.
St. Marys 41
ST. MARYS — Senior Erin Kaufman had 17 points and Ashley Schroeder and Kasey Ellerbrock each scored eight for O-G. Carly Caywood and Lauren Cisco each had 10 points and Kendall Dieringer scored nine for St. Marys.
Wapakoneta 34, Van Wert 36
WAPAKONETA — Addy Allen had nine points and Makenzie Wilson and Casey Minnig each scored seven for the host Redskins. Alexis Metz had 12 points and Abby Jackson scored 11 for Van Wert.
Lima Senior 63,
Fremont Ross 48
FREMONT — Destiny McDonald (18), Makiya Sigman (14), Ryann Miller (12) and Talor Washington (11) each scored in double digits for Lima Senior.
Lima Central Catholic 48,
Delphos Jefferson 40
LIMA — Rosie Williams (15), Erin Mulcahy (14) and Mary Kelly Mulcahy (11) each scored in double digits for LCC. Addy Stewart had 15 points and Aly Lindeman scored 11 for Jefferson.
Allen East 65, Ada 31
ADA - Lauren Criblez had 21 points and Kate Newland scored 15 for Allen East. Kirsten Poling had nine points and Alexis Waugh scored eight for Ada.
Columbus Grove 45,
PAULDING - Rylee Sybert had 27 points for Grove and Bri Townley scored 20 for Paulding.
New Bremen 33,
New Knoxville 29
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen’s Abi Thieman and New Knoxville’s Alicia Wedlock each had nine points.
Hardin Northern 26,
Upper Scioto Valley 19
MCGUFFEY — Hardin Northern outscored USV 8-1 in the fourth quarter for the victory. Maddie Grappy had 13 points and eight rebounds and Quinn Stewart-Evan scored nine for the visiting Polar Bears. Graesan Evans and Haylie Martin each had five points for USV, which won the rebound battle 30-27.
PANDORA — Regan Russell had eight points, six rebounds and three steals and Becca Luttfring scored seven for P-G. Leipsic won the rebound battle 39-27 and committed five turnovers compared to the Rockets’ 21. Leipsic individual scoring was not reported.
Coldwater 36, St. Henry 33
COLDWATER — Kate Leichty had 14 points and Lauren Gilliland had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the host Cavaliers.
It is one thing to lead young men through plays on the football field. It’s another thing to inspire and encourage them as they mature in life. Those are just a few of the reasons behind this year’s selection of the John Reed Leadership Award.
WTLW-TV 44 and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes have announced Columbus Grove football coach Andy Schafer as this year’s recipient of the 2018 John Reed Leadership Award. The award is given annually to a area football coach exemplifying Christian character and moral strength, creating a legacy both on and off the field.
Coach Schafer accepted the award from TV-44 Sports Anchor, Andy Lynch, and from the 2017 Award Winner, Spencerville Head Coach Chris Sommers, live during the Sports Report Friday, December 7.
“I can’t think of a more deserving person to receive this award.” 2017 winner Chris Sommers of Spencerville said during the award presentation. “He helps so many. After the game, no matter what, he is a humble and overall great guy, remaining encouraging to the players regardless of the outcome. He is one of the most positive people I know, and his heart’s in the right place. It’s a guy you can really look up to. I look for guys like this in my career- people I can look up to.”
Coach Schafer recognizes that a key to effective coaching is family commitment. “This is really a family thing for my wife and kids” Schafer said. “We really pour ourselves into the team. I’ve felt it to be a mission, to do what I can to build up young men (to grow into responsible young adults.)”
The John Reed Leadership Award was founded by Tom Giesken to honor longtime Coldwater coach John Reed.
Defiance 54, Shawnee 22
DEFIANCE — Shawnee’s Trent Fairburn (145 pounds) and Joey Hale (195) recorded pins for Shawnee.
The 15th annual Allen County Tournament will be Saturday at Lima Central Catholic.
Schools schedule to participate are Allen East, Bath, Bluffton, Delphos Jefferson, Delphos St. John’s, Elida, Lima Central Catholic, Lima Senior, Shawnee and Spencerville. Matches are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Ohio Northern senior tackle Sam Shook has been named to The Associated Press Division III second team.
Shook had already made the D3football.com All-Northern Region first team and was named the Ohio Athletic Conference offensive lineman of the year.
Midway 67, UNOH 60
MIDWAY, Ky. — Upper Scioto Valley graduate Emily Patton (13), Leticia Johnson (12) and Fataya Larry (10) each reached double digits and Jer’Taya Hall had nine points and 11 rebounds for the University of Northwestern Ohio (5-8).
Wright State 91,
FAIRBORN — Nathan Lessing had 12 points and Bailey Gardner scored nine for UNOH in an exhibition game against Division I Wright State.
ADA — Ohio Northern junior middle hitter Chelsea Huppert has been named Second Team Google Cloud Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
To be considered, student-athletes must be a sophomore or higher in academic standing, serve as a starter or important reserve player for their respective team, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 grade scale at her current institution. In addition, all nominees must have participated in 50 percent of the team’s competitions at their respective position.
Huppert, a pharmacy major, is also two-time AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, a two-time Academic All-District honoree, a two-time AVCA First-Team All-Great Lakes Region award winner, and has been named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference listings in each of her three years at ONU.
Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.