WAPAKONETA — Minster (20-5) advanced to regional play with a 54-45 girls high school basketball victory Saturday night against New Knoxville (18-8),
Ivy Wolf had 25 points and Janae Hoying scored 16 for the Wildcats, who will play Toledo Christian at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Elida Fieldhouse. Ellie Gabel (17), Morgan Leffel (13) and Megan Jurosic (10) each scored in double digits for the Rangers.
Wayne Trace 60, Ottoville 49
DEFIANCE — Nicole Knippen had 20 points and Tori Thomas scored 15 for Ottoville, which finished its season (15-10).
Coldwater 42, Riverdale 40
MILLER CITY — Nine Coldwater players scored in the Division III sectional final.
Noah Miller had nine points and seven rebounds, Myles Blasingame had eight points, four rebounds and three assists and
Ethan Post scored six and finished with nine rebounds for the Cavaliers, who will play Ottawa-Glandorf in a district semifinal at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Lima Senior.
CONVOY — Presale tickets for Crestview’s Tuesday Division IV district semifinal game against Columbus Grove at the Elida Fieldhouse will be on sale during school from 7:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the athletic office and from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high school office. Presale tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. All tickets at the gate will be $7. Anyone who takes up a seat is required to purchase a ticket. There is also a $2 parking fee. The game will tip at approximately 8 p.m. as the second game of a split session.
for Paulding departure
After being informed of Paulding’s intention to depart for the Green Meadows Conference, the members of Northwest Conference will immediately begin looking at what the move will mean for the NWC.
“Discussions will involve how this may affect the various sports and schedules already established,” according to a news release sent out by NWC Commissioner Jim Raabe. “It is anticipated that these discussions could involve the possibility of league expansion with the idea of finding a school or schools that would be a good fit with the conference.”
Paulding’s formal request to leave the NWC after the 2020-21 school year is expected to be submitted at the May principals’ meeting. Paulding has been an NWC member since 1967, winning more than 50 conference team championships.
Holgate was ousted from the Green Meadows Conference a month ago and Paulding would fill that void. With the loss of Paulding, the NWC would be down to eight schools.
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