CELINA — St. Henry won Thursday’s Celina Invitational with a 372 total at the par-72 Celina Lynx Golf Club.
Versailles (383), Coldwater (404) and New Bremen (408) also finished among the top five in the 12-team field.
Wapakoneta’s Taylor West won a scorecard playoff against Ellen Naumann in the medalist competition after each shot 79. Fort Recovery’s Jalyn Bruns (83) was third and New Bremen’s Sarah Parker was awarded fourth using a scorecard tiebreaker against Shawnee’s Madilyn Paphanchith after each shot 87.
Naumann, Claire Clune (94), Alana Siefring (96) and Calli Hemmelgarn (103) combined for the winning team score.
Coldwater’s Emma Eckstein and Laney Finke (93 each), Celina’s Madelynn Sudhoff (95) and Lincolnview’s Shiann Kraft (100) had the low rounds for their respective schools.
OTTAWA — Medalist Carter Schimmoeller (34), Parker Schomaeker (38) and Zach Stechschulte (39) had O-G’s low three rounds. Alex Ellerbrock and Brayden Buckland each shot 45 also for the Titans. Tim Bruns led Wapak with a 43.
Elida 152, Kenton 202
LIMA — Medalist Carosn Harmon (36), Ethan Harmon (37), Gavin Harmon (38) and Hunter Joliff (41) all contributed to Elida’s winning score at par-36 Tamarac Golf Course. Trey Jefferies and Carson James each shot 48 to lead Kenton.
St. Henry 178, Marion Local 204
Medalist Nate Niekamp (41), Andrew Mescher (42), Reed Koesters (46) and Seth Heitkamp (49) contributed to the winning score at the par-36 Mercer County Elks. Bryce Moeller led Marion Local with a 47.
Coldwater 164, Parkway 191
CELINA — Medalist Carson Muhlenkamp (35), Nathan Kaiser (40), Collin Muhlenkamp (42) and Michael Schoenherr (47) combined for the winning total at par-36 Celina Lynx Golf Club. Caden Slusher led Parkway with a 45.
Minster 164, Fort Recovery 211
MINSTER — Medalist Grant Koenig (38), Joseph Magoto (39) and Grant Voisard (42) led the way for the host Wildcats. Ethan Lehmkuhl, Jacob Wissman and Logan Sharp each shot 45 also for Minster. Grant Knapke led Fort Recovery with a 43.
LCC 5, Elida 0
ELIDA — Singles players Olivia Kesner, Morgan Chaney and Paige Brinkman and the doubles teams or Anna Janowski and Nicole Patricio-Agosto and Noah Nuesmeyer and Carrie Heider all won matches.
Bluffton 4, Kenton 1
KENTON — Singles players Erin Hotmire, Olivia Barnes and Julia Smallcomb and the doubles team of Ellie Nickel and Libby Frazier all won for Bluffton. Kenton’s Kayce Sherman and Samantha Love won their doubles encounter.
Ottawa-Glandorf 4, Wauseon 1
WAUSEON — Singles players Addy Schmiedebusch, Emma Schmiedebusch and Alyse Balbaugh and the doubles team of Claire Ellerbrock and Erica Siefer all won for O-G.
Van Wert 5, Defiance 0
VAN WERT — Singles players Grace Lott, Ali Morrow and Lizzie Rutkowski and the doubles teams of Paige Moonshower and Allie Etter and Kaylee Jennings and Jada Buckner all won.
Celina 3, Piqua 2
PIQUA — Singles players Gracie Gabes and Kaylin Avers and the doubles team of Audrey Albers and Kaylynn Saunders all won matches for Celina.
P-G has opening
for head coach
PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa is searching for a new varsity head coach with the resignation of Joe Braidic, who took the Rockets to the state semifinals in 2018, finishing the season 26-2 and had a career mark of 229-165.
Previous coaching and playing experience is required. Applicants should contact Athletic Director Zach Weber at email@example.com for more information. Deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 23.
coach at Bath
BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath High School has announced the hiring of Coach Britt Lauck as the school’s new head varsity coach, pending school board approval at the August board meeting. Lauck will become only the third head coach in the school’s history behind Laura Ford and Hannah Slavin. She served as an assistant coach on last year’s team. Lauck was a three sport athlete in high school and an All-American basketball player at Ohio Northern University.
“We are extremely excited about the hiring of Britt Lauck to lead our softball program,” athletic director Cam Staley said in a news release. “Bath has a storied tradition in softball with both of our previous head coaches winning state titles. It is our expectation that Coach Lauck will seek to continue to build upon our strong tradition. Britt’s combination of passion for the sport, collegiate playing and coaching experience, and her established rapport with our softball girls made her an ideal fit for the position. In addition, she possesses a mechanical engineering degree and MBA and will serve as an excellent role model for our female athletes.”
ONU to win OAC
ADA — No. 23 Ohio Northern has been selected to defend its conference title in the Ohio Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll with Otterbein and Muskingum tying for second.
Northern, for the second consecutive season, collected 79 points with seven first-place votes. The Cardinals and Muskies earned 64 points and one first-place vote apiece, while Baldwin Wallace laid claim to 52 points and the final first-place vote.
The Polar Bears are fresh off a season that saw them finish 22-8 overall and 8-1 in conference to share the regular-season crown with Otterbein. ONU went on to defeat Muskingum to capture the OAC Tournament title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
The Polar Bears’ season came to a close in the opening round against No. 18 Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The Polar Bears open the 2019 season Aug. 30 as the host of the ONU Invitational. Northern will battle No. 13 Illinois Wesleyan and No. 2 Calvin (Mich.) Friday, Aug. 30, followed by matches against No. 6 Wittenberg and Transylvania (Ky.) on Saturday, Aug. 31.
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