Celina netters post win over Bluffton


Celina’s Gracie Gabes makes a backhand shot against Bluffton’s Erin Hotmire at Celina High School Monday.

Celina’s Gracie Gabes makes a backhand shot against Bluffton’s Erin Hotmire at Celina High School Monday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Bluffton’s Pearl Lewandowski focuses on returning a shot during her doubles match at Celina High School Monday.

Bluffton’s Pearl Lewandowski focuses on returning a shot during her doubles match at Celina High School Monday.


Don Speck | The Lima News

HIGH SCHOOL

Tennis

Celina 4, Bluffton 1

CELINA — Celina got singles wins from Kaylin Avers, Amy Hartings and doubles wins from Madina Davalboyeva and Grace Schneider and Kaylyn Saunders and Audrey Albers. Bluffton’s Erin Hotmire garnered a singles win.

Piqua 3, St. Marys 2

PIQUA — St. Marys got a singles win from Allie Vanderhorst and the Roughriders doubles team of Jaden Gibson and Allyson Tagle snared a victory.

Boys golf

Lincolnview Invitational

VAN WERT — Allen East’s Carter Frey and Zach Miller took the top two medalist spots but it was St. Henry that took home the first place at the Lincolnview Invitational held at Hickory Sticks Golf Course Monday.

Frey fired a 79 and teammate Miller was second with an 81 and garnered the runner-up spot on a scorecard playoff. St. Henry garnered the next three spots as Nate Niekamp (81) was third while Andrew Mescher (82) was fourth and Reed Koesters (82) was fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Jefferson’s Logan Gallmeier (82), St. Henry’s Sam Koesters (84), Lincolnview’s Landon Price (88), Jefferson’s Braxton Scaif (90) and Parkway’s Hunter Bruns (93)

St. Henry, which won its third straight Lancer title, snared top team honors with a 329 followed by Allen East with a 351 and coming in third was Lincolnview with a 373. Rounding out the field were Parkway (375), Delphos Jefferson (376), Crestview 431 and Lima Senior (482).

Kenton 179, Pandora-Gilboa 192, Riverdale 203

KENTON — Riverdale’s Andrew Kuenzli was the medalist for the tri-meet at Memorial Park Monday.

Eli Huffman produced the low score for Pandora-Gilboa with a 45. Other scores for the Rockets were Grant Forthig (46), Trey Hovest (50), Alex Ritter (51) and Jacob Suter (54). For Kenton Trey Jefferies led the Wildcats with a 40. Other Kenton scores were Lucas Hites (46), Ethan Wirbel (46), Noah Ketcham (47) and Carson James (49).

Van Wert 177, Wayne Trace 185

VAN WERT — Van Wert defeated Wayne Trace 177-185 in a dual meet at Eagle Rock Golf Club Monday.

Van Wert’s Jace Fast, Zane Fast and Wayne Trace’s Kaden Sutton all shot 43s to capture medalist honors. Other Van Wert scores were Evan Knittle (45), Gavin Flickinger (46) Cameron Terhark (49) and Lochlen Purmort 62. For Wayne Trace, Reid Miller (45) Dane Moore (47) Cale Crosby (50) Evan Crosby (57) and Kyle Klinker (86).

Minster 158, Delphos St. John’s 185

MINSTER — Minster’s Grant Voisard and Delphos St. John’s Jack Gerker shared medalist honors by shooting 37s but it was Minster that won the Midwest Athletic Conference dual meet at Arrowhead Golf Course Monday.

Other Minster scores were , Joseph Magoto (38), Grant Koenig (43), Ethan Lehmkuhl (41), Jacob Wissman (42) and Logan Sharp (46). Scores for Delphos were Jared Lucas (46), Jeffrey Odenweller (47), Lincoln Mueller (50), Trent Lindeman (56) and Adam Fisher (57).

New Knoxville 217, New Bremen 219

The medalist for the match was New Knoxville Junior Brandon Smith with a 48, Senior Trent Lehman came in right behind him with a 51. The Rangers are now 1-0 in match play and 1-0 in the MAC.

Patriot Invitational

OTTAWA — Kalida shot a 324 to finish second at the Patrick Henry Patriot Invitational held at Pike Run Golf Club Monday.

Liberty-Benton took first with a 321. Bryan was third with a 336 followed by Napoleon with a 345 and Columbus Grove with a 347. Other scores were Maumee Valley Country (351), Leipsic (367), Fairview (379), Holgate (391), Evergreen (396), McComb (405), Ottoville (416), Miller City (425), North Baltimore (425) and Patrick Henry (448).

Liberty-Benton’s Seth Lasiter was the medalist with a 74. Napoleon’s Landon Wileman was second with a 75 and Liberty-Benton’s Brice McDaniel was third with a 77. Kalida’s Ryan Klausing and Columbus Grove’s Owen Macke tied for fourth with identical 78s.

Girls Golf

Shawnee 208, Celina 215, Defiance 251

DEFIANCE — Shawnee shot a 208 to take first place at a tri-meet with Celina and Defiance at Eagle Rock Golf Course Monday.

Celina finished with a 215 and Defiance shot a 251.

Shawnee’s Madilyn Paphanchith was the medalist after finishing with a 39. Other Shawnee scores were Haylee Wurm (50) Addie Hilden (59) and Mackenzie Peterman (60).

Shawnee improves to 2-0 and Celina evens its mark at 1-1. Defiance is 0-2 overall.

St. Henry 191, Coldwater 215

CELINA — St. Henry’s Ellen Naumann was the medalist with a 40. Other St. Henry sores were Alana Siefring (49), Calli Hemmelgarn (50), Claire Clune (52), Courtney Clune (55) and Katelyn Teeters (63). For Coldwater, Laney Finke shot a 47. Other Redskin scores were Emma Eckstein (48), Lexi Wright (59), Sara Diller (62), Abby Ashbaugh (61) andGrace Bushur (64)

Football

Lima Senior scrimmage tabbed as a Jamboree Game

The Lima Senior scrimmage against Waite High School Aug. 22 has been selected as an OHSAA Jamboree Game. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Spartan Stadium. Tickets will be $3 for students and $5 for adults. Tickets will only be sold at the gate. For information, contact 419-996-3050 or tdaniel@spartan.limacityschools.or

COLLEGE

Basketball

Vorhees signs with German pro basketball team

Columbus Grove’s Will Vorhees, a Division II men’s basketball Al-American, has tweeted that he has signed with Eisbaren Bremerhaven, a professional basketball team in the Pro A League in Germany.

Vorhees averaged 28.8 points and 11.3 rebounds a game last season for Notre Dame College in Cleveland. He scored 2,761 points in his college career.

Lacrosse

ADA — Women’s lacrosse head coach Beth Hemminger has added to her coaching staff. Becca Joseph will join the Polar Bears as an assistant coach this upcoming season. Joseph comes to Ada from Earlham College where she was an assistant coach with the Quakers’ women’s lacrosse squad.

Joseph played her collegiate lacrosse at Wittenberg University where she enjoyed a decorated career. She was a first team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection as a sophomore and a junior. She was also honored as an All-Great Lakes Region player in 2016 after scoring 51 goals and logging 36 assists.

At the conclusion of her Wittenberg career, Joseph was the school’s career leader in points (328) and assists (138) and second with 190 goals. She also held single-season records in assists (52) and points (96).

Along with playing lacrosse at Wittenberg, Joseph also served as a manager for the football team. She received a bachelor’s degree in sport management and business.

Prior to joining the coaching staff at Earlham, Joseph worked on the event management staff at Ohio State while attaining a master’s degree in sport management. She also worked as a sales associate with the Toledo Mud Hens and for Equity Planning Group.

Joseph originally hails from Toledo and went to high school at St. Ursula Academy where she was a three-sport athlete (lacrosse, basketball and soccer).

Celina’s Gracie Gabes makes a backhand shot against Bluffton’s Erin Hotmire at Celina High School Monday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/08/web1_Bluffton-vs-Celina-Girls-Tennis-DS-3-.jpgCelina’s Gracie Gabes makes a backhand shot against Bluffton’s Erin Hotmire at Celina High School Monday. Don Speck | The Lima News
Bluffton’s Pearl Lewandowski focuses on returning a shot during her doubles match at Celina High School Monday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/08/web1_Bluffton-vs-Celina-Girls-Tennis-DS-5-.jpgBluffton’s Pearl Lewandowski focuses on returning a shot during her doubles match at Celina High School Monday. Don Speck | The Lima News

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