HARROD — Elida finished 12 strokes better than runner-up Kalida to win the Allen East boys golf tournament held at the par-72 Colonial Golfers Club.
The Bulldogs finished with a 320 total. Liberty-Benton (333), Findlay (335), Defiance (339), Shawnee (366), Allen East (371), Bluffton (372), Bath (377) and Upper Scioto Valley (380) also finished in the top 10 among the 16 competing for the team title.
Elida’s Gavin Harmon won a scorecard playoff against teammate Ethan Harmon and Liberty-Benton’s Brice McDaniel for medalist honors after each shot 77. McDaniel was then awarded second using the same tiebreaker.
Elida’s Carson Harmon (78), Bath’s Britton Hall (80) and Kalida’s Josh Recker (81), Alec Edelbrock (82) and Ryan Klausing (82) also finished among the top 10 individually.
Riley Creps and Dylan Buetner each shot 88 also for Elida. Allen East’s Zach Miller (87), Bluffton’s Kenny Lovett (84), Columbus Grove’s Owen Macke (92), Miller City’s TJ Michel (95), Ridgemont’s Collin Wallace and Gage Furer (113 each), Shawnee’s Justin Altenbach (86) and USV’s Tyler Gratz and Quinn Sanders (92 each) had the low rounds for their respective schools. Perry’s Keaton Miller shot a 94 playing as an individual.
Russ Hogue Invitational
BELLEFONTAINE —Lima Central Catholic won the seven-team event with a 352 total, one stroke better than Benjamin Logan.
Ross Otto led LCC with an 84 at the par-72 Cherokee Hills Golf Course. Alex Wisser (86), Braydon Ruble (90) and Brady Koenig (92) also contributed to the Thunderbirds’ winning score.
MINSTER — Minster won with a team score of 308 with Fort Loramie (326) and St. Marys (338) finishing third in the 13-team field at par 72 Arrowhead Golf Club.
Minster’s Grant Koenig was medalist with a 74. Joseph Magoto (77), Ethan Lehmkuhl (78) and Grant Voisard (79) also contributed to the winning score. St. Marys’ Cole Koenig (82), Jackson Center’s Christopher Elchert (83), Botkins’ Alex Bajwa (88), Wapakoneta’s Clay Wilsey (83), New Bremen’s Jared Bergman (94) and New Knoxville’s Trent Lehman (106) had the low rounds for their respective teams.
CELINA — Coldwater was the team winner with a 353 total at the par-72 Celina Lynx Golf Club followed by St. Henry (358), Parkway (402), Marion Local (406), Fort Recovery (423) and Celina (431).
Coldwater’s Carson Muhlenkamp was medalist with a 77. St. Henry’s Sam Koesters (81) and Reed Koesters (85), Coldwater’s Collin Muhlenkamp (87) and Fort Recovery’s Grant Knapke (89) rounded out the top five. Parkway’s Breyden Bruns (96), Celina’s Nate Boley (98) and Marion Local’s Bryce Moeller (99) had the low rounds for their respective schools.
Goodes joins UNOH
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio has announced the addition of outfielder Don Goodes, a transfer from Virginia Military Institute and graduate of nearby Wapakoneta High School, for the 2020 season.
“I am beyond excited to announce the signing of Don Goodes,” Racer head coach Kory Hartman said in a news release. “Don is a high character recruit who will have an immediate impact on our program on and off the field.”
Goodes appeared and started in 38 games during his freshman campaign at VMI in 2019, hitting .262 with 11 RBI and seven doubles. He also scored 15 runs, recorded five stolen bases and posted 11 multi-hit games, including three hits at The Citadel on March 22 and at Radford on April 9.
A First Team All-Western Buckeye League selection as well as All-Northwest District honoree at Wapakoneta during his senior year in 2018, Goodes set school records for batting average, slugging percentage, hits, doubles and triples. A Top 500 player in the nation by Perfect Game, he was named Prep Baseball Report’s Division II Player of the Year and First Team All-Ohio. Goodes was also part of the 2017-18 All-USA Ohio Baseball Team and was selected for the 2018 Mizuno All-Ohio Senior Series showcase.
“I chose UNOH for its experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff and their reputation for developing players at the next level,” Goodes said. “In addition to their staff, their facilities are top notch. I look forward to being a part of the Racer family. Fuel up.”
Coaches pick ONU
to finish 4th in OAC
CANTON — The coaches liked Ohio Northern slightly better than the media Tuesday at Ohio Athletic Conference Media Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The Polar Bears were picked to finish fourth by the conference’s coaches, while the media picked ONU fifth.
Northern garnered 52 points from the coaches vote, as national runner-up Mount Union was chosen to win the conference, reeling in 81 points and nine first-place votes. The Polar Bears collected 171 points from the media, and the Purple Raiders had 259 points and 26 first-place votes to sit atop that poll, as well.
The Polar Bears finished the 2018 season with a 5-5 overall record and 4-5 mark in OAC play. ONU tied with Heidelberg for fifth place in the conference standings.
Ohio Northern opens the 2019 season traveling to Denison for a 7 p.m. game Sept. 7
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