BLUFFTON — Luke Denecker joined alum Michael Kingsley in the Pirates’ career boys varsity basketball 1,000 point club during Tuesday night’s 70-63 victory against Leipsic.
Denecker and teammate Jared Piercefield finished with 22 points each. Mason Soper scored 13 also for Bluffton (11-1). Mason Brandt had 21 points and Jaden Siefker scored 10 for Leipsic (5-5).
Versailles 59, LCC 50
LIMA — Biggz Johnson had 22 points and Rossy Moore scored 11 for Lima Central Catholic (6-6) against second-ranked Division III Versailles 13-0.
New Knoxville 43
WAPAKONETA — Carson Bierlein had 23 points for the visiting Rangers (2-10). Individual scoring for Wapak (4-8) was note reported by deadline.
Miller City 42,
Patrick Henry 31
MILLER CITY — Ross Niese had 12 points and Austin Ruhe scored 11 for the host Wildcats.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Emma Leis (21), Nelaya Burden (13) and Gillian Goecke (10) each scored in double digits for the visiting Bearcats. Trinity Gearing had 18 points and nine rebounds, Hailee Conrad scored 10 and Tessa Jordan had eight points and seven rebounds for the Indians.
OTTOVILLE — Nicole Knippen (25), Jocelyn Geise (15) and Alexa Honigford (14) each scored in double digits for the Big Green (9-5, 4-1 Putnam County League). Lacie Fenstermaker had 14 points and Lexie Neuenschwander scored six for P-G (1-12, 0-4).
Miller City 40
MCCOMB — Abi Lammers had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Natalie Koenig scored 17 for the visiting Wildcats (11-2).
Division IV Minster and Marion Local are third and fourth respectively in the latest Associated Press media state rankings.
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rate Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record (as of Sunday) and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
Ottawa-Glandorf is 11th in D-III, Fort Recovery is 15th in D-IV.
Van Wert 49
VAN WERT — Chelsi Giesige had 23 points and Janae Pease scored 13 for the visiting Panthers (11-3). Jaylyn Rickard had 12 points and Kyra Welch scored 10 for the Cougars (3-10)
Crestview 38 (OT)
COLDWATER — Annelise Harlamert had 12 points and seven rebounds, Lauren Gilliland had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Riley Rismiller had nine points and nine rebounds for the host Cavaliers (6-7). Individual scoring for Crestview (6-7) was not reported by deadline.
St. Marys 56,
New Bremen 26
ST. MARYS — Carly Caywood (15), Kendall Dieringer (13) and Lauren Cisco (12) each scored in double digits for the the host Roughriders (9-4). Kaylee Freund had nine points for the Cardinals (7-6).
WAYNESFIELD — Zaria DeLeon had 11 points and Jordan Elliott scored eight for W-G (2-11).
Antwerp 47, Lincolnview 38
ANTWERP — Jordan Decker had 11 points and Kendall Bollenbacher and Zadria King each scored nine for the visiting Lancers (0-13).
Kalida 46, Tinora 22
KALIDA — Grace Klausing had 14 points and Brenna Smith and Brooke Erhart scored eight each for the host Wildcats (7-7).
Upper Scioto Valley 19
MCGUFFEY — Allison Moore and Haylie Martin had six points each for USV (0-13).
Celina 2,206, Bath 1,721
CELINA — Alex Lehman had the high game (181) and Britt Hole had the high series (341) for the host Bulldogs at Plaza Lanes. Payton Newbury had the high game (190) and series (307) for the Wildcats.
Celina 2,381, Bath 1,763
CELINA — Audree Gray had the high game (212) and series (412) for the host Bulldogs at Plaza Lanes. Olivia Meenach had the high game (147) and series (290) for the Wildkittens.
Girls Track & Field
FINDLAY — Lima Senior broke four meet records and won five events in finishing second overall against more than 40 teams Sunday at the OATCC Northwest District Indoor Meet at the University of Findlay.
The Spartans’ Deji’Ona Shurelds Simpson set meet marks in winning the 200 (27.05 seconds) and 400 (1 minute, 1.52 seconds) meter dashes. She also was a member of the record-setting 4 x 200 relay team (1:51.99) along with Lynnae Wheeler, India Benton and Jae’anna Hughes. Simpson, Hughes, Benton and Coryasia Owens had a record meet time in finishing first in the 4 x 400 (4:21.04).
Hughes also won the 60 (8.03). India Benton broke the previous meet record in finishing second in the 400 (1:01.87). Waynesfield-Goshen’s Taylor Spencer won the 800 (2:28.7) and was fourth in the 1,600 (5:23.51). Ottawa-Glandorf’s Grace Hoffman was first (36-10), Van Wert’s Kirsten Clay was second (35-1) and Columbus Grove’s Kennedy Flores (34-4) was fourth in the shot put. W-G’s Rylie Barrington won the triple jump (8.55), Flores was first (46-11) and Leipsic’s Ella Rigel was fourth (43-2) in the weight throw. Coldwater’s Jessica Break was third in the pole vault (11-0)
On the boys side, Hardin Northern’s Frank McCoy won the long jump (6.51 meters). Pandora-Gilboa’s Sam Burkholder and Waynesfield-Goshen’s Sam Meeks were third (9.29) and fourth (10.18) respectively in the 60 hurdles.
Hardin Northern was second in the 4 x 200 (1:42.56) and 4 x 400 (3:54.04) relays, and W-G was fourth in the 4 x 800 relay. The team members’ names were not reported. Botkins’ Justin Shuga waa third in the shot put (41-5), Kalida’s Tanner Schultz tied for fourth in the pole vault (11-6), W-G’s Austin Birt was third (43-0) and Shuga was fourth (40-7) in the weight throw, and W-G’s Grady Spencer was fourth in the triple jump (10.35 meters).
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