BOWLING GREEN — The Ottawa-Glandorf doubles team of Carter and Colin Welch advanced to the semifinals and assured themselves a spot at state in the Division II boys tennis district Thursday at Bowling Green State University.
The O-G team of Drew Kuhlman and Parker Schoemaeker reached the quarterfinals before being eliminated. Play is scheduled to resume Saturday.
MIDDLE POINT — The Knights advanced to play the winner of Friday’s game between Gibsonburg and Hopewell-Loudon in a regional semifinal at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marathon Diamonds in Findlay.
Against Lincolnview, Lexi Gregory had a pair of home runs, a double and five RBI, Liv Cunningham had three hits and an RBI and Codi Miller, Breena Green and Kali Small each had two hits and two RBI.
DEFIANCE — O-G’s recorded her 100th strikeout of the season, finishing with 103. She also had a pair of hits and an RBI. Teammate Erica Annesser had three hits and a stolen base.
Toledo Christian 6
LEIPSIC — The Vikings scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to advance to play Patrick Henry, a 9-3 winner against North Baltimore, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Patrick Henry.
Tyler Sickmiller had three hits and Trey Schroeder had a double and a base hit for the host Vikings (17-8).
Delphos St. John’s 6,
Columbus Grove 5
COLUMBUS GROVE — St. John’s, which will play Miller City at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Ottawa-Glandorf district, scored twice in the top of the seventh to get the victory. Lincoln Mueller had two hits and three RBI and Gavin Fittro had two hits for DSJ. Nick Woods had three hits and two RBI and Owen Mocke had two hits and three RBI for Grove.
Miller City 2,
Allen East 1
MILLER CITY — The Wildcats scored twice in the bottom of the seventh. Winning pitcher Chase Kuhlman allowed two hits and four walks while striking out eight in a seven-inning complete game. He also had a hit and an RBI. Nate Ketchum had a hit and an RBI for the Mustangs.
KALIDA — Winning pitcher Josh Recker (5-1) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four in four innings. Trevor Lambert had a triple, a double, a single and three RBI. Kalida will play Arlington in the Ottawa-Glandorf district at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Fort Jennings 0
FORT JENNINGS — Zach Schulte allowed two earned runs, four hits and a walk while striking out two in six innings. Derek Luersman had a hit and a stolen base and Thomas Calvelage had a hit for Fort Jennings.
St. Henry 8, Parkway 1
ST. HENRY — Winning pitcher Rylee Deitsch (6-1) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out two in a seven-inning complete game. He also homered. Daylen Froning, Ethan Thieman and Marc Siefring each had two hits also for the host Redskins, who will play New Bremen at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Coldwater. Lincolnview, a 6-1 winner against Lima Central Catholic, and Minster, a 10-1 victor against Crestview, will play in the district opener at 5 p.m.
New Bremen 3,
Marion Local 0
NEW BREMEN — Winning pitcher Spencer Alig allowed three hits and two walks while striking out 12. Teammate Ryan Bertke had a hit and an RBI. Tim Knapschaefer doubled for Marion Local.
St. Marys 7, Bath 3
BATH TOWNSHIP — Dylan Trogdlon homered and had three RBI, Riley Sweigart hit a home run and two RBI and Wyatt Bailey had two hits for the visiting Roughriders. Lex Boedicker had two hits and Austin Williams and Carter Parlapiano each had a hit and an RBI for the Wildcats.
Girls Track & Field
Van Wert duo
break district mark
DEFIANCE — Van Wert’s Jill Gemmer and Kirsten Clay each broke the Division II district record in finishing first and second respectively in the discus Wednesday night. Gemmer had a distance of 142 feet, 2 inches and Clay followed at 135-04. The previoius mark of 133-09 was set in 2018 by Kenton’s Lauren Johnson. With Gemmer and Clay leading the way, Van Wert leads with 19 points followed by Wauseon (11) heading into today’s second night of competition.
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville graduate Melany Honigford has been named the school’s varsity coach. She previously was the junior varsity coach under Coach Kelsey Wolfe.
LIMA — The athletic department will honor all Lima Senior High School athletes who have earned a varsity Letter this school year at a Wednesday program.
Lima Senior graduate and City Councilman Jamie Dixon will be the guest speaker. The cost to attend the dinner is $5.
The Varsity L Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with the awards ceremony starting at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. This year’s team captains will also be honored.
BLUFFTON — The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the spring honorees of its All-Academic awards for the 2019 school year. Twenty-six Bluffton University athletes were recognized for their efforts in the classroom.
In softball, Kelsey Reeder, Casey Clark (Lima Central Catholic), Courtney Jasinski, Caylin Morstadt and Megan Hill, Brianna Baker, Sydney Bowen (Crestview), Riley Langstaff, Katie McCord and Taylor Steinke were recognized.
Baseball had five members receive Academic All-Conference honors. Jordan Stutzman, Parker Reynolds, Adam Duncan, Jacob Latkofsky and Garrett O’Reilly were recognized.
Golfer Julian LaVallee was selected.
In track and field, Jonah Eckert, Maelinn Delong, Joshua Ehlers, Alexis Cash, Dakota Frost, Justin Kauffman, Ciana Hostetler, Bailie Barrington (Waynesfield-Goshen), Kimberly Hetrick and Stephanie Fox were recognized.
To be named All-Academic HCAC, a student-athlete must have completed a full year at the institution, be a varsity athlete and carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 through the semester preceding the end of the season.
UNON in ninth
OKLAHOMA CITY — The University of Northwestern Ohio is ninth after Thursday’s third round of the NAIA Championship, held at the Lincoln Park Golf Club West Course.
Devaki Ganesh carded a 72 on Thursday and is third overall with a three-round total of 217, one stroke behind Kate Johnston of team-leading British Columbia and three strokes back of individual leader Michela Tjan of Keiser. Caitriona Griffin is tied for 16th at 222.
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