Three Division II area high school girls basketball players have received special mention all-state designation in voting by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.
Bath’s Chandler Clark and Ruby Bolon received the honor along with St. Marys’ Carly Caywood.
Lima Senior’s Nakiya Sigman was selected honorable mention in Division I.
Track and field
Athletes from Ohio Northern and Bluffton have earned All-Great Lakes Region recognition.
For the ONU men, Nate Dean was honored as an all-region performer in the 60 and 200 meter dashes. Dean ran a season-best 6.99 seconds at the All-Ohio Championships, and recorded a season-best time of 22.09 at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships.
Andrew Buderer earned recognition in the pole vault for a second consecutive season. His 2019-20 vault of 4.85 meters is ninth-best in the nation. Fellow vaulter Luke Shellhaas also garnered honors for a second year in a row as well. He cleared a season-best 4.57 meters at the All-Ohio Championships.
Bluffton’s Brandon James, a Waynefield-Goshen graduate, was recognized after finishing fifth in the Great Lakes Region in the heptathlon with a score of 4,292. He put up that score at the All-Ohio meet where he was victorious while establishing a new school record in the process. James had lifetime bests in six out of the seven heptathlon events at the All-Ohio competition.
He won the triple jump (13.35 meters) at the Heartland Conference Athletic Conference championships while also taking second in the long jump (6.49 meters). His lifetime best of 6.57 in the long jump was an improvement of more than a foot this winter.
ONU pole vaulter Maggie Krause garnered All-Great Lakes Region honors and was recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
This marks Krause’s third All-Great Lakes Region award.
Krause will compete at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships this week in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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