LIMA — Lima Central Catholic head volleyball coach Wes Horstman submitted his coaching resignation last Friday.
Horstman led the program for 11 seasons (178-94), including four district runners-up and one district championship in 2011. The Thunderbirds finished 19-6 this past season. Horstman, a mathematics and social studies teacher at LCC who resides in Rockford, cited time constraints within his family, and an intent to further his education as the reasons for his resignation.
He will continue teaching at LCC. LCC Athletic Director John Schnieders will be accepting applications to fill the open position beginning Dec. 2.
North Baltimore 49, Pandora-Gilboa 28
NORTH BALTIMORE — Alexis Augsburger had 10 points and four steals and Lacie Fenstermaker had seven points and eight rebounds for P-G.
Tip Off tourney
ELIDA — The 31st edition of the Mercy Health Tipoff Tournament will be held this weekend at the Elida Fieldhouse.
In the opener, Lima Central Catholic will play the Shawnee at 6:30 p.m. Friday. At approximately 8 p.m., Elida will play Bath. The consolation game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by the championship game.
Tickets are available at each school. Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the door will be $7. Doors for the Mercy Health Tipoff will open at 5:45 each night.
Bluffton 76, Hiram 61
HIRAM — Bath grad Andrew Renner led the way for Bluffton with 24 points. Teammate Aaron Rich scored 19 and also had eight rebounds.
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