Area swimmers Saturday competed for spots in Division I and II districts during sectionals.
AYERSVILLE — Ada’s Klava Katayama (50 freestyle and 100 butterfly) and Celina’s Kenzie Conn (100 freestyle and 100 backstroke) each won two events at the Division II competition.
Celina won all three girls relays. Conn, Claire Gass, Emma Guggenbiller and Kennedy Newell were first in the 200 medley relay, Newell, Guggenbiller, Zoe Rolfes and Conn were the fastest in the 200 freestyle relay and Danielle Slechter, Gass, Guggenbiller and Rolfes finshed ahead of everyone in the 400 freestyle relay.
Gass (100 breaststroke), New Bremen’s Diana Heitkamp (200 IM) and Minster’s Kaitlyn Albers (500 freestyle) were also individual race winners. Van Wert’s Madison Jarrett won the diving competition earlier in the week.
For the boys, Minster’s Ben Stammen (50 and 200 freestyles) was a double winner
St. Marys won two relays. Kyle Lucas, Austin Hertenstein, Xander Spees and Charlie Krebs triumphed in the 200 freestyle relay and Lucas, Jacob Westerfield, Jace Deubler and Krebs were first in the 400 freestyle relay.
Coldwater’s Jack Bills (200 IM), Celina’s Kyler Bourne (100 butterfly), St. Marys’ Xander Spees (100 backstroke) and Lucas (100 breaststroke) each won individual events.
At Fremont, Wapakoneta’s Paige Schneider (girls 100 butterfly) and Gavin Sutton (boys 100 backstroke) had the fastest times against other D-II competitors.
The Wapak girls were also fastest in D-II in the 200 medley and freestyle relays (Madelyn Moody, Elizabeth Gesler, Paige Schneider and Kalie Miller competed in both) and 400 freestyle relay (Danica Zink, Ainsley Bump, Miller and Schneider).
The Wapak boys also turned the fast times among D-II schools in the 200 freestyle relay (Nate Metzger, Tristan Gesler, Grant Honigford and Nate Miller swam in both)
No team champ was crowned at sectionals and those who qualified for district are scheduled to be posted today at OHSAA.org. Results from the Napoleon sectional were not received by deadline.
DUBLIN — Coldwater finished in a tie for sixth with Olentangy Orange with 92.5 point each in the 18-team event which was won by Marysville (187 points).
Brian Chmielewski (113 pounds) finished second, Kobe Boggs (126) , Josh Fink (160) and Nolan Tobe (195) were each fourth and Drew Waite (220) was fifth in their respective divisions for Coldwater.
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TIFFIN — Cory-Rawson (85.5 points) finished seventh in the 14-team tourney behind champion Nortwalk (215 points).
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CONVOY — Crestview’s Micah Snyder is scheduled to sign a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Francis at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
BLUFFTON — Bluffton improved to 8-15 on the seasons and is now 6-10 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Anderson fell to 9-14 overall (5-11 HCAC).
TJ Mills led Bluffton with 18 points. Mills also led the Beavers in assists with a career-high nine and steals with six. Brianna Gillig contributed 16 points, Breanna Graham contributed 13 points and three steals and Bluffton graduate Abbie Parkins had five rebounds also for Bluffton.
John Carroll 56,
Ohio Northern 54
ADA — With the loss, Ohio Northern moved to 11-12 overall this season and 5-11 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Blue Streaks improved to 17-6 overall (13-3 OAC).
ONU’s Jenna Dirksen recorded 15 points. Prior to the game, Dirksen was honored for eclipsing the 1,000 career point mark in Wednesday night’s game against Otterbein. She now has 1,024 points in her Ohio Northern career, ranking her 14th all-time in program history.
Ada graduate Tori Wyss chipped in nine points Abby Weeks and added eight points also for ONU.
Lourdes 60, UNOH 59
The University of Northwestern (10-18, 6-12 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) led by four heading into the final minute, only to see Lourdes score the final five points.
Jonae Lee had 13 points, Upper Scioto Valley grad Emily Patton had 12 points, Shatisha Dukes scored 11 and Fataya Larry posted her 12th double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
UNOH 99, Lourdes 90 (2 OT)
A Nathan Lessing 3-pointer with 27 seconds left in regulation forced overtime and after an 11-11 first overtime, the Racers outscored Lourdes 18-9 in the second extra period to record a victory.
Willis Mackey finished with a double-double of 30 points and 18 rebounds, both career highs, while Zach Montes added 26 points, tying a season high, and collected eight rebounds for UNOH. Oslbey Mercer (17) and Lessing (15) also each scored in double digits for the Racers.
Anderson 56, Bluffton 49
BLUFFTON — The Beavers fell to 16-7 overall and 10-6 in the HCAC while Anderson improved to 10-13 (9-7 HCAC).
Dezman Brown had 12 points, Brevin Dye scored 11 and Aaron Rich finished with nine rebounds for Bluffton.
John Carroll 90, ONU 71
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Marion Local grad Ryan Bruns had 25 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots for ONU (5-18 overall, 1-15 OAC).
Caleb Bryan tied a career-high with 12 points and hauled in nine rebounds and Elida grad Austin Allemeier contributed a career-high seven assists.
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