DEFIANCE — The Shawnee boys and the Ottawa-Glandorf girls Saturday secured Western Buckeye League swimming and diving titles.
The Shawnee boys finished with 303 points followed by St. Marys (220), Ottawa-Glandorf (211), Wapakoneta (176), Defiance (105), Celina (96), Elida (84), Kenton (68.50), Van Wert (53.5) and Bath (30).
Wapakoneta’s Nate Miller won the 50 and 100 freestyles.
Shawnee’s Charlie Spyker (200 freestyle), Evan Patterson (200 IM) and John Briggs (100 butterfly), Wapakoneta’s Nate Metzger (500 freestyle), O-G’s Wes Davidson (100 backstroke) and St. Marys’ Kyle Lucas (100 breaststroke) all were indivdual race winners.
Spyker, Gabe Williams, Briggs and Ben Curl won the 200 medley relay, Spyker, Briggs, Patterson and Curl were first in the 400 freestyle relay and Tristian Gesler, Grant Honigford, Metzger and Miller took the 200 freestyle relay.
The Ottawa-Glandorf girls finished with 312 points followed by Celina (266), Shawnee (257), Wapakoneta (180.5), Bath (76), Van Wert (69), Defiance (64), St. Marys (60), Elida (34) and Kenton (27.5).
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Sydney Porinchok (200 IM and 100 breaststroke) and Celina’s Kenzie Conn (200 freestyle and 100 backstroke) and Kennedy Newell (50 and 100 freestyles) won two individual events each.
Wapak’s Madelyn Moody and Celina’s Danielle Sletcher won the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle respectively.
Celina swept the relay events. Sletcher, Claire Gass, Emma Guggenbiller and Newell won the 200 medley relay. Conn, Guggenbiller, Zoe Rolfes and Newell triumphed in the 200 freestyle relay and Gass, Lauren Anderson, Rolfes and Conn were first in the 400 freestyle relay.
On Thursday, Celina’s Holden Cubberley (342.9 points) and Defiance’s Addison Fleischman (356.65) were the boys and girls diving winners respectively.
Lima Senior double dual
LIMA — Lima Senior defeated LCC 60-12 and Marion Pleasant 48-43 in a double dual meet. Marion Pleasant also defeated LCC 70-8.
Lima Senior’s Philip Korikian (200 freestyle), Chris Bishop (50 freestyle), Hunter Smith (100 butterfly), Jayden Donald (100 freestyle) and Seth Jones (100 breaststroke) all won individual events.
The 200 medley relay team of Bishop, Jones, Smith and Donald, the 200 freestyle relay team of Donald, Bishop, Christopher Sellati and Smith and the 400 freestyle relay: of Donald, Bishop, Sellati and Smith also turned in first-place efforts.
Lima Senior double dual
LIMA — LCC defeated Lima Senior 46-45 but lost to Marion Pleasant 42-39. Lima Senior defeated Marion Pleasant 49-44.
LCC’s Madison Gendreau won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke and teammates Cassie Rose (100 freestyle), Anna Janowski (500 freestyle) and Lauren Mayers (100 breaststroke) were also individual event winners.
Lima Senior’s Grace Beck won the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.
The team of Gendreau, Mayers, Rose and Khloe Kaskocsak won the 200 medley relay and Kaskocsak, Mayers, Gendreau and Cassie Rose were first in the 200 freestyle relay.
Delpho Jefferson 33
DELPHOS — Kasey Knippen had 13 points and Nicole Knippen scored 10 for Ottoville (15-2). Aly Lindeman had 14 points for Jefferson (7-11).
Coldwater 34, Fort Recovery 31
COLDWATER — Kate Leichty had 15 points, four rebounds and a pair of steals and Lauren Gilliland scored eight and had eight rebounds for Coldwater (9-7, 3-3 Midwest Athletic Conference). Individual scoring for Fort Recovery (6-9, 1-5 MAC) was not reported by deadline.
Arcadia 42, Hardin Northern 26
ARCADIA — Maddie Grappy had 16 points, Quinn Stewart-Evans scored six and had four rebounds and Zoey Curtis had five rebounds for Hardin Northern (5-12).
PANDORA — Lacie Fenstermaker had 16 points, seven steals and 11 rebound for P-G (3-13, 0-5 Putnam County League). Individual stats for Continental (4-11, 2-3 PCL) were not reported by deadline.
New Knoxville 54, Botkins 20
NEW KNOXVILLE — Jacklyn Leffel (12), Erin Scott (11), Megan Jurosic (11) and Taylor Doty (10) each scored in double digits for the Rangers (13-5). Boston Paul and Makenna Maurer each scored six for Botkins (7-8).
LCC 2,698, Ottawa-Glandorf 2,582
LIMA — Jay Riepenhoff had the high series (433) and high game (234) for Lima Central Catholic at 20th Century Lanes. Mitch Kaufman had the high series (371) and Austin Radcliff had the high game (202) for O-G.
Hanover 78, Bluffton 55
HANOVER, Ind. — Bluffton University clash against the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference leaders. The Beavers never led during the game, falling to 14-5 overall and 8-4 in the HCAC, while Hanover improved to 15-4 overall and 10-2 in the conference.
Lincolnview graduate Justis Dowdy scored 18 and Jameel Cosby contributed eight and a team high-six rebounds. Junior Teammate and Bath grad Andrew Renner checked in with three steals, three rebounds and two assists.
Mount Union 79, Ohio Northern 71
ADA — Ohio Northern got 28 points, nine rebounds and four assists from Marion Local graduate Ryan Bruns at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.
Daniel Donner added 11 points and Caleb Bryan and Elida graduate Austin Allemeier chipped in 10 points each also for ONU.
The Polar Bears fall to 4-15 overall and 0-12 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Purple Raiders improve to 15-4 (9-3 OAC).
Cornerstone 97, UNOH 55
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Alex Cluff and Tanner Eubank each had nine points for the University of Northwestern Ohio (6-18, 2-12 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference).
UNOH 69, Cornerstone 49
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Down 30-21 at halftime, the University of Northwestern Ohio outscored Cornerstone 32-13 in the third quarter and 48-19 in the second half in WHAC action at Mol Arena.
Fataya Larry paced the winning Racers (9-15, 5-9 WHAC) with 18 points while Kiara Cain scored all 15 of her points after halftime. Shatisha Dukes and Leticia Johnson each chipped in nine.
Mount Union 59, ONU 57
ADA — A late, 10-foot jump shot from the Purple Raiders’ Rachel Tinkey proved to be the difference in an OAC battle at the ONU Sports Center.
With the loss, Ohio Northern moves to 11-8 overall this season and to 5-7 in conference games. The Purple Raiders ended a three-game losing skid, improving to 14-5 overall (7-5 OAC).
Dirksen had 12 points and Marion Local grad Emily Mescher and Emily Brock each chipped in nine points for ONU.
Hanover 89, Bluffton 80
HANOVER, Ind. — The loss dropped the Beavers to 6-13 on the season (4-8 HCAC). Hanover improved to 13-6 and 9-3 in the conference.
TJ Mills led Bluffton in scoring with a career-high tying 22. She also dished out a team-high seven assists and had six steals. Kylie Brock contributed 14 points off the bench. Bluffton High School graduate Abbie Parkins chipped in a career-high 12 and Brianna Gillig and Emma Saltzman each pulled down seven rebounds for the Beavers.
Edison State 72, Cuyahoga 44
HIGHLAND HILLS — Wapakoneta graduate Sarah Pothast had 14 points for Ediston State (15-3, 5-2 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference).
Kentucky Wesleyan 72,
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Ottawa-Glandorf graduate Elissa Ellerbrock had eight points and three steals for Findlay (13-4).
Case Western 179, ONU 119
ADA — Ohio Northern fell to No. 17-ranked Case Western Reserve on Senior Day at the ONU Sports Center.
Jeremy Adams led the Polar Bears (4-3 overall) by sweeping the breaststroke events and anchoring the winning 400 free relay team that also included Pete He, Nolan Huey and Justin Chapman.
Tri meet at ONU
ADA — Ohio Northern celebrated Senior Day with a tri-meet against No. 16-ranked Case Western Reserve and NCAA Division II foe Hillsdale (Michigan) at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears (4-4 overall) fell to CWRU (7-2) 243-54 and to HC (6-7) 171-106. CWRU also topped HC 204-90 to complete the tri-meet.
ONU’s Kierra Watson and Megan Lubinski finished second in the 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle respectively.
Pete Willson invite
WHEATON, Ill. — No. 11-ranked Clayton Davidson placed seventh at 174 pounds to lead Ohio Northern at the Pete Willson-Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational at King Arena.
Men’s track & field
Findlay Alumni Classic
FINDLAY — Nate Dean and Sam Krabacher each won events to pace Ohio Northern on the second day of the Findlay Alumni Classic & Elite Throws meet at the Malcolm Athletic Center.
Dean bested a 29-man field by winning the 200-meter dash in :23.05, while Krabacher won the 800 in 1:58.87.
Bluffton’s Justin Kauffman finished in a tie for fourth in the pole vault.
The meet was not scored for final team standings.
Women’s track & field
Findlay Alumni Classic
FINDLAY — Avery Ewing placed third in the 800-meter run in 2:20.76 to lead Ohio Northern on the second day of the Findlay Alumni Classic & Elite Throws meet at the Malcolm Athletic Center.
Ewing was also a part of the distance medley relay team with Chyanne Retcher and Wapakoneta graduate Taylor Fisher and Madeleine Routhier, which finished second in 13:08.90.
Bluffton’s Alexis Cash was fourth in the 5,000.
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