Elida’s Noah Adcock (player of the year) and Van Wert’s Charlie Witten and Defiance’s Tom Held (co-coaches of the year) have received top honors in Western Buckeye League baseball.
Joining Adcock on the all-WBL first team were Lawson Blackmore (Van Wert), Lex Boedicker (Bath), Jordan Davis (Elida), Logan Maxwell (Shawnee), Blayne Robinson (Defiance), Brandon Shafer (Defiance), Jaxson Amweg (Van Wert), Parker Maurer (Celina) and Brady Erb (Wapakoneta).
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SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Caden Vermillion, Logan Maxwell, Dalton Miller and Johnny Caprella combined to allow five hits and two walks while striking out four. Maxwell also had three hits, including a triple, and two RBI, Jake Hutchins had a hit and two RBI and Jacob Cowan knocked in a pair of runs. Gavin Fittro had a pair of hits for DSJ.
PANDORA — Winning pitcher Drew Liffick, Trey Schroeder, Tyler Sickmiller and Jaden Siefker combined to allow two hits and two walks while striking out seven. Siefker and teammate Cole Reiman each had two hits and an RBI and Liffick had a hit and two RBI. Trey Hovest and Andrew Meyer had P-G’s hits.
Lima Senior grad
transfers to UNOH
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio men’s program has announced the signing of Elijah Pughsley, a 6-1 transfer guard from Saginaw Valley State University.
The Lima Senior graduate started his college career at Western Carolina University, where he played in 54 games over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. During his time at Western Carolina, Pughsley averaged 20.1 minutes and 7.8 points per game while shooting 31.6 percent from 3-point range.
After Western Carolina, Pughsley moved on to Saginaw Valley State University where he redshirted and did not compete during the 2017-2018 campaign. During the 2018-2019 season, Pughsley competed in eight games for the Cardinals before suffering a season-ending wrist injury which resulted with a medical redshirt.
“We are extremely excited that Elijah has agreed to come home and finish his collegiate basketball career at UNOH,” Racers head coach Caleb Williams said in a news release. “Elijah is a highly competitive player who will be an immediate impact player for us and he will add a ton of experience to our young roster.
“Lima means a lot to Elijah,” Williams said. “As we seek to improve our recruiting fingerprint in the Lima community, we hope Elijah can be the bridge that will help lead to future success in recruiting our local communities and region which is filled with basketball talent.”
UNOH’s Popa named
to national 2nd team
For the third consecutive year, the University of Northwestern Ohio’s Radu Popa has been chosen as a second team NAIA All-American.
Popa, a first team All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference honoree, posted a 17-5 mark in singles play in 2018-19. He also went 13-8 in doubles, including a 6-2 record with Marcos Salazar.
Griffin repeats as
3rd team all-NAIA
For the second straight year, UNOH’s Caitriona Griffin has been selected as a third team NAIA All-American by the NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association All-America Committee.
Griffin was selected to the NAIA All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive year last week as she tied for ninth overall with a four-round score of 292, including a 70 in the final round, which was the fourth lowest round by a Racer this season.
Many Ohio Northern spring athetes have earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors. They include
Baseball: Seniors Jackson Buda, Blake Lester and Caleb Thomas, juniors Scott Beaton and Sean Sweeney, and sophomores Matthew Burkett, Alex Dodson, James Fisher, Andy Mills and Michael Rocco.
Women’s lacrosse: Juniors Maddie Storr, Rachel Shipman, Ann McArn and Eli Carter and sophomore Hannah Cornelius.
Softball: Senior Hailee Loughman and junior Alicia Swierz.
Men’s track and field: Juniors Andrew Shelton, Noah McKee, Kyle Neff and Bryan Peck, sophomores Sam Krabacher, Travis Sutter (Fort Recovery), Colin McCullough, Jared Fox, Cade Saunders, Jack Lehr and Nick DeVore.
Women’s track and field: Seniors Taylor Fisher (Wapakoneta), Sydney McCluer (Columbus Grove), Kristina Myers, Elizabeth Steele, and Mallory Weininger, juniors Maggie Krause, Melinda McIntosh, and Allison Stevens and sophomores Kylie Vestal and Megan Wright were all honored this season.
Men’s golf: Seniors Nick Anderson and Joshua Turich and juniors Ryan Tatman and Ethan Smith.
Women’s golf: Seniors Caitlin Silva and Alaina Mikolajewski and juniors Taylor Daniel and Lydia Shealy.
Men’s lacrosse: Seniors Matthew Laudico, Andrew Markell, Jackson Pfister and Noah St. Croix, junior Cameron Marous and sophomores Joe O’Connell, Joshua Foster and Branden Stoeffler.
Men’s tennis: Junior Josh McClure and sophomores Vinh Thai and Nicholas DeVore.
Others attending OAC schools who graduated from area schools and earned the honor included Capital sophomore Josh Miller (Botkins, track and field), Heidelberg sophomore Alexa Hawk (Allen East, lacrosse), Otterbein senior Mackenzie Swary (Pandora-Gilboa, women’s track and field)
To receive Academic All-OAC honors, student-athletes must be a sophomore-or-higher in academic standing, maintain varsity-level status during the season, and own a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade-point average.
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