COLUMBUS — St. Marys finished 10th Friday at the boys Division I state bowling tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
The Roughriders finished with a 3,367 total with Ghanna Lincoln and Mentor (3,390 each) securing the final two spots for the eight team championship round. Centerville had the high team score of 3,780.
Jonathan Perez-Shinaberry led St. Marys with a 629 three-game series, finishing 22nd individually. Cameron Now (609) and Jr. Hurley (593) finished 27th and 34th respectively for the Roughriders. Sidney defeated Centerville 237-196, 171-160, 244-193 in the finals.
“I feel that we actually bowled well today,” St. Marys coach Scott Ross said. “I will give the boys a lot of credit for what they put into the day. There was just never a burst that we could sustain for 45 minutes or so.
“In the past we have been able to see bowlers on the all tournament teams with scores of 620. Today, it took scores in the 650’s to make the top.”
Wadsworth’s Chris Steele had the high series of 716.
Marion Local 31
WAPAKONETA — The Panthers outscored the Flyers 19-10 in the fourth quarter to earn the Division IV district championship. Parkway (18-7) will play Tiffin Calvert, a 53-36 winner against Arlington, at 8 p.m. Tuesday in a regional semifinal at Bowling Green State University.
Caleb Kinney had 17 points and Dylan Hughes and Caden Slusher each scored 10 for the Panthers. Bryce Moeller had nine points and Alex Eyink scored eight for Marion Local (13-13).
LCC varsity coach
LIMA — Lima Central Catholic has hired Ron Coleman as its new head varsity coach.
Coleman has served as LCC’s junior varsity coach for the past 10 seasons under Wes Horstman, who resigned in November. Prior to that, Coleman was the head coach at Hardin Northern High School for three seasons, and founded and has co-directed the Trail Blazers VBC for many years. Joining Coleman’s staff will be Sydney Mohler, a former volleyball standout at Bluffton University, who graduated from LCC in 2014.
ONU wins twice
ORLANDO, Fla. — Ohio Northern closed out its Florida trip defeating Wartburg (Iowa) 9-0 prior to beating St. John’s (Minn.) 6-3 in matches played at the USTA National Campus. The victories improved Northern to 6-4 on the season.
The Polar Bears made quick work of Wartburg, winning every match in straight sets. Vinh Thai, Noah Elliott, Ada grad Zach Beaschler, Andrew Cochran, Nate Meadors and Ada grad Cade Mullins all won their singles matches in two sets.
Thai and Matt Garcia, Elliott and Hoang Do and Beaschler and Cochran also teamed up to win all three doubles matches.
Beaschler and Cochran won in straight sets against their St. John’s foes, while Elliott and Do toppled their opponents in three sets. Do and Elliott and Beaschler and Cochran both won their doubles matches, as well.
Polar Bears sweep
LEESBURG, Fla. — Ohio Northern wrapped up its spring break trip edging Roanoke (Va.) 6-5 in eight innings and topping Chatham (Pa.) 21-1 at the Sleepy Hollow fields.
The Polar Bears wrap up their trip with a 7-3 record and will bring a four-game winning streak up north with them.
In the opener against Roanoke (7-6), Kaitlyn Hagarty scored on a two-out, bases loaded error in the bottom of the eighth to win the game.
In the second game, the Polar Bear offense exploded for 23 base hits and four home runs to down the Cougars (1-9).
Lauren Walls was 2-for-2 with a grand slam and five RBI and Abby Elliott was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI. Jordan Cloonan and Sydney Motylinski also hit home runs for ONU.
Stacey Walters threw a three-hitter to improve to 3-1 on the year.
Crestview grad Brady Guest finished the two games 3-for-5 with five RBI.
Bluffton drops two
CLERMONT, Fla. — Bluffton fell 9-0 to Johnson & Wales and 12-3 to Cornell College.
Johnson & Wales held the Beavers to three hits.
Riley Langstaff had two hits and Bobbi Adams added a two-run double against Cornell College.
ONU splits DH
AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Ohio Northern baseball team split its doubleheader with St. Mary’s (Minn.) during the Russ Matt Invitational. The Polar Bears downed the Cardinals 11-0 after falling to St. Mary’s 3-2 in the opener.
The result pushed Northern’s record to 4-5 on the season.
Nate Bye went the distance in Game 2 to improve to 1-1 on the season. He surrendered two hits and struck out six.
Corey McMann had three hits, including a three-run homer and a double.
Lincolnview grad Chayten Overholt had a pair of hits and two runs batted in and Andy Mills, Michael Rocco and Mathew Burkett each recorded two hits and an RBI.
Burkett and Will Davis had multi-hit games in the opener, and Rocco registered the lone RBI.
Bluffton wins two
Bluffton faced off against Thiel College and Baruch College for day six in Florida. The Beavers picked up two wins on the day to move to 4-5 on the season with four victories in their last five contests.
Powering the offense in their 11-7 win against Thiel was Parker Reynolds went 3-for-4, crossing the plate twice and producing three RBI. Garrett O’Reilly went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Elisha Tressler (Bryan) and Latkofsky picked up an RBI apiece in the victory.
In the 7-6 triumph against Baruch, Jaxon Rogan led the offense, going 2-for-4 with two RBI. Towell picked up an RBI and went 1-for-3, crossing the plate twice. Cale Sherbourne picked up two RBI in the sweep.
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