COLUMBUS – Coldwater swept the three-game finals with a 202-145 Game 3 victory over Springfield Greenon to capture the Division II girls bowling state championship Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
Coldwater won the finals over Greenon, 180 (36)-180 (18), 188-146 and 202-145.
Earlier, Coldwater defeated Worthington Christian in the first round of elimination, 221-128, 192-160 and 161-156.
Coldwater then knocked off Hubbard in the state semifinals, 146-169, 172-153, 214-159 and 165-164.
Coldwater came out of the 16-team field to finish first in the qualifying stage with a first-place pin total of 3,470. The Cavaliers had a regulation total of 2,932 and a baker total of 538 for 3,470.
That sent Coldwater as the No. 1 seed into the elimination round, first against No. 8-seed Worthington Christian.
Carrollton’s Cailyn Bright was the individual state champion with a 695 (239-256-200).
Coldwater’s Alison Fox finished second overall with a 665 (187-233-245).
Van Wert’s Lorrie Decker rolled as an individual and finished seventh with a 601 (186-215-200).
Coldwater’s Jasmine Schulze finished 10th with a 595. Coldwater’s Ryleigh Brown was 11th with a 584.
Coldwater’s Julie Bertke was 22nd with a 552. Coldwater’s Lilly Schoenherr was 25th with a 536.
Fort Recovery’s Abigail Lauber was 30th as an individual with a 519.
Shawnee 85, Elida 31
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – Shawnee was too much for Elida in the Division II boys basketball sectional finals Friday at Shawnee.
Shawnee (21-1) advances to the district semifinals to face Saturday’s Defiance/Van Wert winner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spencerville.
Tyson Elwer led the Indians with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
George Mangas scored 22 points with six rebounds. Caden Vermillion added six points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Austin Miller had eight points. Brady Wheeler had seven points and five steals.
Jayden Irons scored nine for Elida.
Elida is 5-17.
Shawnee led 37-7 after the first quarter and 54-17 at the half.
Wauseon 44, Wapakoneta 24
WAUSEON – Wauseon posted a victory over Wapakoneta to earn the sectional title at Wauseon.
Wauseon (18-4) advances to the district semifinals to face St. Marys at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spencerville.
Noah Ambos had seven points and Peyton Debell scored five for Wapak (13-10).
St. Marys 71, Napoleon 47
ST. MARYS – St. Marys rolled past Napoleon for the sectional title at St. Marys.
St. Marys (15-6) advances to the district semifinals against Wauseon at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spencerville.
Napoleon is 11-11.
St. Marys led 33-17 at the half.
Ottawa-Glandorf 72, Bluffton 38
OTTAWA – Ottawa-Glandorf cruised past Bluffton for the sectional title at Hermiller Gymnasium.
Ottawa-Glandorf (16-4) advances to the district semifinals against Coldwater at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lima Senior.
Owen Nichols tossed in 22 points for the Titans.
Trenton Donley led Bluffton with 19 points.
O-G led 23-12 after the first quarter and 66-28 after three.
Bluffton is 11-13.
Coldwater 55 Fairview 38
COLDWATER – Coldwater notched the sectional title with a victory over Fairview.
Coldwater (13-11) advances to the district semifinals against Ottawa-Glandorf at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lima Senior.
Jay Muhlenkamp led the Cavaliers with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Myles Blasingame had 12 points and six rebounds.
Ethan Post scored 12. Zack McKibben had 11.
Fairview is 11-9.
Columbus Grove 61, Fort Jennings 38
COLUMBUS GROVE – Columbus Grove knocked off Fort Jennings for the sectional title at Columbus Grove.
Columbus Grove (20-2) advances to the district semifinals against Lincolnview at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elida.
Blake Reynolds paced the Bulldogs with 18 points. Ethan Halker scored 13. Gabe Clement had 10.
Evan Hoersten paced Fort Jennings with 13 points. Nick Trentman scored 12.
Fort Jennings is 7-15.
Lincolnview 44, at Kalida 32
KALIDA – Lincolnview knocked of Kalida for the sectional title at Kalida.
Lincolnview (18-5) advances to the district semifinals against Columbus Grove at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elida.
Aaron Cavinder paced the Lancers with 13 points with three 3-pointers. Creed Jessee had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Lincolnview’s Clayton Leeth had nine points.
Brandon Miller paced Kalida with 17 points. Luke Erhart had nine points and eight rebounds.
Kalida won the boards, 25-22.
Kalida is 18-6.
Kalida led 12-9 after the first quarter.
Crestview 51, Delphos St. John’s 37
CONVOY – Crestview knocked off St. John’s to capture the sectional title at Crestview.
Crestview (18-5) advances to the district semifinals against Ottoville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elida.
St. John’s is 7-16.
Crestview led 25-23 at the half.
Ottoville 57, Cory-Rawson 33
OTTOVILLE – Ottoville posted a win over Cory-Rawson to capture the sectional title at Ottoville.
Ottoville (20-2) advances to the district semifinals against Crestview at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elida.
Cory-Rawson is 12-9.
Ottoville led 23-18 at the half.
St. Henry 59, Fort Recovery 38
ST. HENRY – St. Henry rolled past Fort Recovery for the sectional title at St. Henry.
St. Henry led 13-12 after the first quarter. Bennett Gels (16), Carter Ontrop (14), Jaden Lange (12) and Logan Lefeld (10) each scored in double digits for the Redskins.
St. Henry (17-7) advances to the district semifinals against Perry at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wapakoneta.
Fort Recovery is 12-12. Brian Bihn had 11 points and Cale Rammel and Derek Jutte each scored eight for the Indians.
Minster 74, Ridgemont 36
MINSTER – Minster rolled past Ridgemont in the sectional title game at Minster.
Minster (19-4) advances to the district semifinals against the Marion Local/New Bremen winner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wapakoneta.
Ridgemont is 14-10.
Minster led 44-20 at the half.
New Bremen 63, Marion Local 55 (OT)
NEW BREMEN – New Bremen went overtime to notch the sectional title win over Marion Local at New Bremen. David Goman had 19 points and Daniel Homan scored 15 for the host Cardinals.
New Bremen (16-8) advances to the district semifinals against Minster at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wapakoneta.
Alex Eyink had 23 points and Brady Ronnebaum scored 13 for Marion Local (14-10).
Tiffin Calvert 72, Hardin Northern 35
TIFFIN – Tiffin Calvert ran past Hardin Northern for the sectional title at Tiffin.
Calvert advances to the district semifinals against the Sycamore Mohawk/Fremont St. Joseph winner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty-Benton.
Nevin Robson had 18 points and Luke Wilson scored seven for Hardin Northern (14-10).
OREGON — Lima Senior’s Aaron Bowsher qualified for districts with a second-place finish at 145 pounds. The event resumes today.
LIMA — Columbus Grove’s Ethan Beam (106 pounds), Lima Central Catholic’s Gavin Caprella (113), Allen East’s Kade Wireman (138), Trenton Gatchell (152) and Chase Miller (160), Chase Martin (170) of Delphos St. John’s and Parkway’s Hayden Ridenour (220) all won titles.
Kenton’s Connor Dye (106), Allen East’s Hunter Sidle (113) and Blake Hershberger (170) and Alek Winner (220) and Bath’s Ezekiel Burkholder (138) each finished second.
Crestview’s Gavin Grubb (106), Ada’s Clayton McClain (113), Parkway’s Graham Farmer (152), Mason Vonderwell (160) of Delphos St. John’s, Kenton’s Carter Bays (170) and Spencerville’s Reuben Noriega (220) each were third.
Also qualifying for districts with fourth-place finishes were Spencerville’s Trey Hunter (106) and Maddox Jurek (152), Coldwater’s Austin Hamilton (113), Delphos Jefferson’s Anthony Bodine (138), Bruce Hutchison (170) and Owen Miller (220) and Parkway’s Bryce Mihm (160).
Allen East leads the team standings with 144.5 points followed by Parkway (71), Spencerville (65), Wayne Trace (62), Columbus Grove (55), Delphos Jefferson (54), Delphos St. John’s (47.5), Coldwater (40), Bath and LCC (26 each), Lincolnview (23), Ada (17) and Crestview (14). The event resumes at 9:30 a.m. today at LCC.
Division I district
PORT CLINTON – Ashland was the only team to move on to the state tournament at the Division I boys bowling district tournament Friday at Star Lanes at Port Clinton.
Only one team and one individual advance to state.
Ashland won the district with 4,302.
Wapakoneta was second with 4,292. St. Marys was third with 4,175. Celina was fourth with 4,052.
A total of eight teams competed.
The lone individual qualifier was Bowling Green’s Colin Fahy, who won the district title with a 717 (203-259-255).
St. Marys’ Richard Hurley was second with a 669 (189-238-242).
Celina’s Isaac Garrett was seventh with a 640. Celina’s Britton Hole was eighth with a 631.
Wapak’s Caige Schnarre was ninth with a 628. Wapak’s Jon Hefner was 10th with a 624.
St. Marys’ Devin Shannon was 12th with a 623. St. Marys’ Carater Monbeck was 13th with a 621.
Wapak’s Tanner Schroeder was 19th with a 593.
Celina’s Kaleb Fishbaugh was 22nd with a 580. Defiance’s Boston Briseno was tied for 22nd with a 580.
Shawnee’s Solomon Smith was 33rd with a 531.
Marietta 90, Ohio Northern 77
ADA — Marietta, ranked No. 9 in the nation, defeated Ohio Northern Friday night at the ONU Sports Center.
ONU’s C.J. Napier had his fifth double-double of the season with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Landen Long had 13 points for ONU.
Carson Conley had 11 points off the bench.
ONU is 3-5, all in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Marietta is 8-1, all in the OAC.
ONU shot 42 percent from the field and was 10 of 20 on 3-pointers.
Marietta outrebounded ONU, 44-36.
Baldwin-Wallace 61, Ohio Northern 54
ADA – Baldwin-Wallace posted a victory over Ohio Northern at Berea.
ONU is 4-7, all in the Ohio Athletic Conference. B-W is 8-3, all in the OAC.
ONU’s Kate Iliff scored a career-high 16 points. Brynn Serbin had 13 points.
BW’s Lilly Edwards had 27 points and 16 rebounds.
ONU shot 32 percent from the field and was 7 of 20 on 3-pointers.
B-W won the boards, 42-33.
Transylvania 3, Bluffton 0
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bluffton saw its season come to a close in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament semifinals, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19. The Beavers ran into a No. 3-ranked Transylvania University team that was on a mission and the Pioneers would not be denied. Bluffton finished 15-8, while Transy moves into the finals with a 14-1 mark.
Five Remi Bower (Deshler/Patrick Henry) kills had Bluffton up 6-5 early in the first set before Transy used a 13-3 jag to put set one on ice (18-9). The visitors rolled to a 12-4 advantage in the second set, but Transy chipped away, finally knotting it at 17-17. An 8-2 Pioneer finish gave the home team a 2-0 edge heading into the clinching set. Bluffton fell behind early and was not able to get over the hump in the final set as Transy had it going at every level en route to the 25-19 victory and three-set sweep.
Bower led the Beavers with eight kills, while Cassidy Posey (Paulding) and Kaylie Campbell (Camden/Preble Shawnee) both finished with six spikes. Sophomore Elle Price (Findlay) and Noel Ufferman (Marysville/Fairbanks) handed out 13 and 12 assists, respectively.
Putting up double digits with a team-high 10 digs was sophomore Courtney Weekley (Butler/Clear Fork). Bower picked up nine digs, while Kleman and Chelsey Taylor (Hicksville) chipped in with eight apiece. Posey and Campbell both tallied two blocks for the visitors.
Bluffton’s season which started over six months ago came to its conclusion at Transylvania on Friday. The Pioneers will host #2-seed MSJ on Sunday afternoon in the Beck Center. Check the Bluffton website next week for the All-Heartland Conference selections. The HCAC will release the award winners on Monday, March 1.
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