Notre Dame College men’s basketball standout, Will Vorhees, was named the Division II Conference Commissioners Association 2019 Men’s Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year on Tuesday afternoon.
The senior forward also received First Team All-American honors from the D2CCA, and was announced as a participant in the 2019 Reese’s® Division II College All-Star game by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Vorhees, a Columbus Grove High School graduate, is the nation’s second leading scorer and eighth leading rebounder in NCAA Division II. He averaged 28.8 points and 11.3 boards, to go along with 3.4 assists per game for the Falcons this past season. He is the first player in league history to record both 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, while his 2,761 career points are the most in NCAA Division II in the past 27 years.
Vorhees received the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year from the D2CCA after being named the Atlantic Region Player of the Year earlier this month. His First Team All-American honor is the first a player from Notre Dame has earned since entering NCAA Division II play. Vorhees was named Second Team All-American after his junior campaign in 2016-17.
Girls track and field
Lima Senior wins invitational
SIDNEY — Lima Senior finished first in the 10-team field.
The Spartans’ Deji’Ona Shurelds Simpson won the 200 and 400 dashes. Elyse Kelley was second in the 100 and 200 and India Benton was second in the 400.
Ka’Niyah Stevens, Simpson, Benton and Kelley teamed up to win the 800 and 1,600 relays and the Spartan 400 relay team of Laikyn Wheeler, Lynnae Wheeler, Alexis Turks andDiava Glenn finished second.
Ada 3, Shawnee 2
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Ada singles players Cade Mullins, Isaac Spar and Miranda Wills and the Shawnee doubles teams of Hannes Scutt and Tate Stewart and Garrett DeMoss and Brayden Ward all won matches.
St. Marys 5, Bluffton 0
ST. MARYS — Singles players Howie Spencer, Andy Vogel and Mason King and the doubles teams of David Keller and Justin Grannan and Evan Tennant and Caleb Helminger all won matches.
Port Clinton 3, Elida 2
PORT CLINTON — The Elida doubles teams of Riley Creps and Jacob Ramirez and Wyatt Wuest and Eric Butler won.
Benjamin Logan 2,
BELLEFONTAINE — Cooper Talowsky had two hits for Wapakoneta.
Parkway 11, Spencerville 1
SPENCERVILLE — Noah Riley had three hits and two RBI, Seth Stuckey and Breyden Bruns had two hits and two RBI and Jack Wehe, Dylan Hughes and Chaz Neuenschwander each had two hits and an RBI for Parkway. Winning pitcher Justan Felver allowed one run, five hits and three walks while striking out four in five innings of work.
Arcadia 12, Ada 2
ARCADIA — Zachary Swaney had two hits and Austin Amburgey and Jaylin Burkhart had a hit and an RBI each for Ada.
Leipsic 8, Holgate 6
Reese Mangas had two hits and two RBI and Dylan Shrader had two hits for Leipsic.
Delphos Jefferson 10,
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — Darnell Simpson had three hits and Braxton Scalf and Conner Anspach had a pair of hits each for Jefferson.
Lima Senior 10,
Allen East 1
HARROD — Winning pitcher Adrian Bowsher allowed eight hits and three walks while striking out four in seven innings of work. Caleb Dugan had two hits and Ethan Jordan had a hit and two RBI for Lima Senior. Bradden Crumrine had three hits and an RBI and Dalton Clum had two hits for Allen East.
New Bremen 13, Houston 0
NEW BREMEN — Ryan Bertke and Justin Tenkman combined to allow one hit and no walks while striking out 12. Bertke and Mitchell Hayes had two hits and three RBI each, Tenkman and Zach Bertke each had two hits and three RBI and Aaron Vonderhaar had two hits and an RBI.
Upper Scioto Valley 0
FINDLAY — Connor Sanders doubled for USV.
Columbus Grove 0
COLUMBUS GROVE — Winning pitcher Luke Burger allowed one hit and two walks while striking out 10 in a seven-inning outing.
Fort Jennings 5,
Wayne Trace 3
HAVILAND — Aaron Kloeppel had two hits, including a double, and an RBI and Brad Eickholt had two hits and an RBI for Fort Jennings.
BELLEFONTAINE — Carmi Winegardner had three hits and Shalon McNeal, Laken George, Kayla Seitz and Morgan Altenbach had two hits each and Allison Hutchins homered for Shawnee.
Bath 6, LCC 0
LIMA — Winning pitcher Morgan Mosley allowed five hits in seven innings. Bath’s Hailey Robey and Lima Central Catholic’s Kennedy Parker had two hits each.
Van Wert 15,
Delphos Jefferson 5
VAN WERT — Lauren Moore had three hits, including a home run, a triple and a double, and six RBI Alex Metz had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Van Wert. Ally Hasting had two hits and an RBI, Jayla Rostorfer had two hits and Kylie Gossett had a double and two RBI for Jefferson.
Fort Loramie 8, Coldwater 0
FORT LORAMIE — Sierra Timmerman had three hits for Coldwater.
Wayne Trace 24, Ottoville 0
OTTOVILLE — Kylee Klenz had Ottoville’s lone hit.
Parkway 17, St. Marys 4
ST. MARYS — Macy Henkle had three hits, McKenna Temple had three hits and two RBI and Allie Ford had a double, home run and four RBI for Parkway.
West Liberty Salem 11,
SALEM TOWNSHIP — Alex Daum and Allie Wilson each had a hit for Wapakoneta.
Arcadia 7, Ada 6
ARCADIA — Raina England had a double and two RBI for Ada.
Columbus Grove 13,
Hardin Northern 3
COLUMBUS GROVE — Cheyenne Mershman had two hits, including a home run, and four RBI, Joy Stechschulte had two hits, including a double, and three RBI and Emily Watt had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for the host Bulldogs. Maddie Grappy doubled and had an RBI and Rosie McCoy had a hit and an RBI for Hardin Northern.
Allen East 12, Lima Senior 2
HARROD — Lakin Bashem hit a grand slam home run, doubled and knocked in five runs and Olivia Lawrence and Summer McCluskey each tripled for Allen East. Winning pitcher Emma Moritz recorded seven strikeouts.
Carey 8, Bluffton 2
CAREY — Averey Rumer had three hits, Libby Schaadt had two hits, including a double, and Katie Prater had two hits, including a double, for Bluffton.
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