Celina wins final match

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Girls Bowling

Celina 2,653, Lima Senior 1,619

Celina’s Brianna Henning bowled a 397. Other Bulldog scores were Madison Harden (376), Audree Gray (367), Ashlyn Huber (346) and Jamie Coats (148). For Lima Senior, Tatum Twining b0wled a 335. Other Spartan scores were Ada Hicks (172), Evelyn Williams (118), Charlese Ferris (109) Ashley Reigle (100), Emma Hipsher (93) and Faith Fuller (92).

Celina finishes with a 14-3 mark.

Boys Bowling

Celina 2,621, Lima Senior 2,293

Celina’s Britt Hole rolled a 455. Other Bulldog scores were Johnathon Hole (338), Alex Lehman (337), Isaac Garrett (350) and Kobe Piper (155).

Celina finishes the year with a 12-6 mark.



Bath product honored

BLUFFTON, Ohio - For the second time in three weeks, the Bluffton University Men’s Basketball team will house the Heartland Collegiate Player of the Week. Senior Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) has been named the HCAC Player of the Week just two weeks following Dezman Brown’s (Elyria) recognition.

Renner put up 27.0 PPG for the week, including a career-high 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting, as the Beavers downed Hanover for their 6th straight victory on Saturday. He was a ballistic 4-of-5 from three-point land with a 35+ footer at the buzzer which sent it to overtime in Bluffton’s 76-72 win over Hanover on Saturday afternoon. Renner hit 21-of-37 (56.8 percent), including 6-for-10 (60 percent) from distance, for the week. He also pulled down 6.5 RPG and drilled all six of his free throws. Renner moved up to 17th on Bluffton’s all-time scoring list with 1,189 career counters, surpassing Jerry Burrey who was inducted into the Bluffton Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ohio Northern University

Ada product honored

ADA — Ohio Northern seniors Mackenzie Wills (Ada) and Katie Curry (Oxford/Talawanda) were named Co-Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for the week of Feb. 10-16.

Wills and Curry each went 6-0 as the Polar Bears (5-2 overall) won two of three matches in Nicholasville, Ky.

ONU began the weekend with a 5-4 loss to host Transylvania (Ky.) before sweeping LaGrange (Ga.) and Roanoke (Va.) 9-0.

Wills went 2-0 at No. 3 singles and 1-0 at No. 4 singles and was 3-0 at No. 2 doubles in the three matches, while Curry was 2-0 at No. 4 singles, 1-0 at No. 5 singles and 3-0 at No. 3 doubles.

This marks the second time that Wills has won the award in her career and is the first Player of the Week honor for Curry.

On the men’s side, junior Vinh Thai (Galloway/Saint Charles) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Players of the Week for the week of Feb. 10-16.

Thai went 6-0 as the Polar Bears (3-2 overall) won two of three matches in Nicholasville, Ky.

Thai went 3-0 at No. 1 singles and was 3-0 at No. 1 doubles on the weekend.

This marks the third time in his career that Thai has won the award.

Lacrosse player honored

ADA — Ohio Northern freshman Cole Zaferakis (Liverpool, N.Y.) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 10-16.

Zaferakis had a school record 17 saves in his first collegiate appearance in an 8-6 victory over Southern Virginia on Friday.

He followed that up with a 19-save performance on Saturday, breaking his own record, in a 9-5 win over Elmhurst (Ill.)

In the two games, Zaferakis stopped 36 of 47 shots, an amazing save percentage of .766.


Ohio Elks Association Hoop Shoot Competition

Delphos St. John’s Andrew Elwer took first place in the 10-11 boys division and Cameron Elwer snared second in the 12-13 boys division of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks state Hoop Shoot Competition in Gahanna, Ohio. held Saturday

Representing Lima Elks Lodge #54 Andrew Elwer shot 24 of 25 to take top honors and Cameron Elwer shot 23 of 25 and 28 of 30 in six shoot-offs to place sec0nd

Andrew Elwer will compete at the Elks Regional Hoop Shoot competition in Angola, Ind., on Mar. 21.

The Elks National “Hoop Shoot” free throw shooting contest, founded in 1971, is the largest most visible of the many youth activities throughout the country. The contest is funded entirely by the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.

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