Roundup: 31 Lima YMCA swimmers qualify for five state competition


By Staff Reports - sports@limanews.com



Lima Family YMCA Barracudas who qualified for the Great Lakes YMCA Zones Swimming Championship are, from left, front row, Angela Fronzaglia, Kari Diller, Madelyn Sterrett, Levin Essinger, middle row, Kaitie Phillips, Mason Latham, Aidan Latham, June Essinger, Lily Baumgartner, CeCe Schaff, Thomas Koh, back row, Coach Jeff Bowlus, Coach April Dorman, Daniel Koh, Coach JT OK, Jackson Bowlus, Aiden OK, Andrew Baldauf, Mason Shank, Colton Clark, Niel OK, Xavier Diller, Allison Diller, Arleigh Amspoker and Morgan Schimmoeller. Qualifiers not present include Addilynn Baldauf, Abby Beck, Grace Beck, John Briggs, Paige Cole, Luke Marshall, Carlie Oldfield, Karlyn Rex and Allyson Sharp.

Lima Family YMCA Barracudas who qualified for the Great Lakes YMCA Zones Swimming Championship are, from left, front row, Angela Fronzaglia, Kari Diller, Madelyn Sterrett, Levin Essinger, middle row, Kaitie Phillips, Mason Latham, Aidan Latham, June Essinger, Lily Baumgartner, CeCe Schaff, Thomas Koh, back row, Coach Jeff Bowlus, Coach April Dorman, Daniel Koh, Coach JT OK, Jackson Bowlus, Aiden OK, Andrew Baldauf, Mason Shank, Colton Clark, Niel OK, Xavier Diller, Allison Diller, Arleigh Amspoker and Morgan Schimmoeller. Qualifiers not present include Addilynn Baldauf, Abby Beck, Grace Beck, John Briggs, Paige Cole, Luke Marshall, Carlie Oldfield, Karlyn Rex and Allyson Sharp.


The Lima Family YMCA Barracudas had 31 swimmers qualify for this weekend’s Great Lakes YMCA Zones Championship at Bowling Green State University.

The championship is held every year for the top YMCA swimmers from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia.

The Zone qualifying times are based on the top times of the region from the previous year. Competitors often represent the top 10 percent of the fastest swimmers in their state age group. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, swimmers are limited to five events at this year’s championship.

“We are proud of our Lima Barracuda swimmers who have trained hard and earned their spot to compete,” coach April Dorman said in a news release. “This season was one of our largest qualifying teams. Our swim team is unstoppable, or I should say unsinkable. Our coaching staff is confident that they will do their best and are wishing all teams at the zone championships good luck.”

Basketball

All-District 8 selections

Shawnee’s Goerge Mangas (player of the year), Mark Triplett (coach of the year) and Nick Bertke (assistant of the year) received top honors in Divisions I, II and III. Crestview’s Kalen Etzler (player of the year) and Minster’s Mike McClurg and Columbus Grove’s Chris Sautter (coaches of the year) received top D-IV recognition.

Joining Mangas on the D-I-II-III first team were AJ Adams (Findlay), Brennen Blevins (Ottawa-Glandorf), Khalil Luster (Lima Senior), Owen Nichols (Ottawa-Glandorf), Owen Treece (Van Wert) and Tyson Elwer (Shawnee).

Joining Etzler on the D-IV first team were Alex Eyink (Marion Local), Blake Reynolds (Columbus Grove), Brayden Knight (Perry), Dylan Hughes (Parkway), Joshua Thorbahn (Ottoville), Justin Nixon (Minster), Landon Newland (Ridgemont), Luke Erhart (Kalida) and Tayt Birnesser (Columbus Grove).

All-star games

ELIDA — The District 8 All-Star Games will be held next week at the Elida Fieldhouse. The Division I-II-III game will start at 6:30 p.m. Monday followed by the D-IV girls game.

The boys Division I-II-III game will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday followed by the D-IV boys game. Go to 2C to view the rosters.

Lima Family YMCA Barracudas who qualified for the Great Lakes YMCA Zones Swimming Championship are, from left, front row, Angela Fronzaglia, Kari Diller, Madelyn Sterrett, Levin Essinger, middle row, Kaitie Phillips, Mason Latham, Aidan Latham, June Essinger, Lily Baumgartner, CeCe Schaff, Thomas Koh, back row, Coach Jeff Bowlus, Coach April Dorman, Daniel Koh, Coach JT OK, Jackson Bowlus, Aiden OK, Andrew Baldauf, Mason Shank, Colton Clark, Niel OK, Xavier Diller, Allison Diller, Arleigh Amspoker and Morgan Schimmoeller. Qualifiers not present include Addilynn Baldauf, Abby Beck, Grace Beck, John Briggs, Paige Cole, Luke Marshall, Carlie Oldfield, Karlyn Rex and Allyson Sharp.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/03/web1_swim-1.jpgLima Family YMCA Barracudas who qualified for the Great Lakes YMCA Zones Swimming Championship are, from left, front row, Angela Fronzaglia, Kari Diller, Madelyn Sterrett, Levin Essinger, middle row, Kaitie Phillips, Mason Latham, Aidan Latham, June Essinger, Lily Baumgartner, CeCe Schaff, Thomas Koh, back row, Coach Jeff Bowlus, Coach April Dorman, Daniel Koh, Coach JT OK, Jackson Bowlus, Aiden OK, Andrew Baldauf, Mason Shank, Colton Clark, Niel OK, Xavier Diller, Allison Diller, Arleigh Amspoker and Morgan Schimmoeller. Qualifiers not present include Addilynn Baldauf, Abby Beck, Grace Beck, John Briggs, Paige Cole, Luke Marshall, Carlie Oldfield, Karlyn Rex and Allyson Sharp.

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