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Elida’s Amira Freeman has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Heidelberg. Among those attending the signing were, from left, front row dad, Jimmie Freeman, Amira, mom, Trisha Lauck, grandmother Judy Hey, back row, Elida Coach Elise Jenkins, boyfriend Isaiah Sanders, sister Addisyn Freeman, brother Austin Freeman and his fiancee, Dystany. Photo provided

Elida’s Amira Freeman has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Heidelberg. Among those attending the signing were, from left, front row dad, Jimmie Freeman, Amira, mom, Trisha Lauck, grandmother Judy Hey, back row, Elida Coach Elise Jenkins, boyfriend Isaiah Sanders, sister Addisyn Freeman, brother Austin Freeman and his fiancee, Dystany. Photo provided


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Elida’s Kylie Biglow pitches against Kalida during Wednesday’s game at Kalida High School. Biglow gave up three hits in five innings.

Elida’s Kylie Biglow pitches against Kalida during Wednesday’s game at Kalida High School. Biglow gave up three hits in five innings.


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High school

Softball

Elida 18, Kalida 0

Elida pitcher Kylie Biglow pitched a five inning, three-hit shutout while striking out 8 and walking one. At the plate for the Bulldogs , Erika Suever went 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored and Cadence Miller was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Morgan Klett was 2 for 3 with a home run, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored and Biglow was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Lacie Moening went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Lana Burtchin was 3 for 3 with 4 RBI and 3 runs scored and Paige Durham was 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored. Eva Irons was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. For Kalida, Brooke Siefker had a triple.

Celina 6, Van Wert 1

VAN WERT — Celina hurler Samantha Jenkins scattered three hits over seven innings while striking out 6 and walking 1. Offensively for the Bulldogs, Carly Hathaway was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Payton Bertke was 1 for 4 with a triple, 2 runs and an RBI. Van Wert’s Emilee Phillips, Carlee Young and Adeline Collins all had hits.

Bath 9, Crestview 8

Bath’s Shelby Marsteller went 4 fo4 with 2 runs scored and Dylan Grigsby was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Chandler Clark and Abbie Dackin drove two runs. For Crestview, Raegan Hammons was 4 for 4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored and Mandy Macki was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Breena Grace was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored an an RBI. Laci McCoy and Liv Cunningham each drove in runs.

Lima Central Catholic 14, Hardin Northern 1

Lima Central Catholic’s Abby Watkins was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI and 2 runs and Kyla Badea was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Anna Wannamacher was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and Zaria Keys was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI.

Upper Scioto Valley 15, Kenton 9

MCGUFFEY — Upper Scioto Valley’s Brielle Cotterman was 2 for 3 with a triple, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored and Graeson Evans was 3 for 3 with 4 RBI and a run scored. Emma Hunsicker was 2 for 4 with 4 runs scored and Jazmyn Ross scored three times. For Kenton, Liberty Lowe was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI and Emily Pees was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Jasmine Reisinger scored twice.

Riverdale 17, Leipsic 2

MT. BLANCHARD — Leipsic’s Catherine Essinger was 1 for 2 with an RBI and Ally Kirkendall scored a run. Samantha Hazleton was 1 for 2 with a run scored.

Baseball

Lima Central Catholic 5, Shawnee 2

Lima Central Catholic pitchers Braden Tarr and Connor Gephart combined on a 4-hitter with 3 strike outs. At the plate, Gephart went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and Peoples also scored twice. Tarr and Bourk each drove in 2 runs. For Shawnee, Logan Maxwell went 2 for 4.

Crestview 2, Van Wert 0

CONVOY — Crestview’s Carson Hunter fired a no-hitter while striking out 3 and walking 4. Ayden Lichtensteiger was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.

Kenton 14, Upper Scioto Valley 0

MCGUFFEY — Kenton’s Ace Baum fired a five-inning, no hitter while striking out 12. Offensively for the Wildcats,Kyle Thrush had four hits and 2 RBI and Trevor Robinson had 2 hits with 2 RBI.

Columbus Grove 7, Bath 6

Columbus Grove’s Landen Schroeder went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and Bo Birnesser was 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Luke Otto was 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. For Bath. Lexi Boedicker was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Austin Williams was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Brennan Coleman drove in a run.

Delphos Jefferson 8, Ft. Jennings 0

DELPHOS — Delphos Jefferson hurler Josh Wiseman pitched a complete game, 3-hit shutout with 7 strike outs and three walks. At the plate Wiseman was 2 for 4 with a run and Jacob Simmons was 2 for 3 with 2 triples and 3 runs. Bryalon Scalf was 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run.

Leipsic 5, Riverdale 3

MT. BLANCHARD — Leipsic’s Jaden Siefker went 2 for 3 with a run scored and Mason Brandt was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Viking pitcher Tyler Sickmiller went 7 innings, scattered 7 hits and struck out 6.

Pandora-Gilboa 8, Van Buren 0

VAN BUREN — Pandora-Gilboa pitcher Ryan Johnson fired a complete game, 3-hit shutout while fanning 14 and walking 1. Offensively, Eli Huffman went 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored and Zach Neuenschwander was 2 for 3 with 2 runs and an RBI.

Wayne Trace 6, Ott0ville 4

OTTOVILLE — Ottoville’s Jack Langhals went 2 for 4 with a run scored and Carter Schnipke was 2 for 3. Brice Schroeder had a double and drove in a run.

Fairbanks 13, Hardin Northern 3

MILFORD CENTER — Hardin Northern’s Owen Wetherill and Luke Wilson had hits and drove in runs and Brock Hipsher had a hit.

Tennis

Lima Central Catholic 5, Elida 0

Lima Central Catholic got singles wins from Brady Koenig, Drew Hubbard and Zach Burris and doubles wins from teams from Enrico Pittalia and Aaron Simmons and the duo of Ali Braglia and Hayden Bader.

Ottawa-Glandorf 5, Bluffton 0

BLUFFTON — Ottawa-Glandorf got singles wins from Carter Welch, Colin Welsch and Eli Schmenk and doubles wins from the team of Hayden Kuhlman and Josh Walls and the pair of Sam Schroeder and Alex Gustwiller.

Toledo St. John’s 15, Lima Senior 5

TOLEDO — Lima Senior’s Dalton Hahn was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and Reece Waithe was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI. Skyler Williams was 1 for 1 with 2 runs scored.

College

Defiance

Gibson named head men’s basketball coach

DEFIANCE, Ohio – Josh Gibson, an eight-year collegiate head-coaching veteran, was named on Wednesday as the head men’s basketball coach at Defiance College. Since 2012, Gibson has served as a head coach at both the NCAA Division II and NAIA levels.

Gibson’s most recent head-coaching position was at Division II Urbana (Ohio) University during the 2019-20 season. A year ago, however, Urbana closed its doors and last season Gibson served as an assistant coach at Indiana University East, an NAIA program in Richmond.

Before arriving in Urbana, Gibson spent three campaigns in charge of the team at NAIA Lourdes University in nearby Sylvania, Ohio. In his final year, Gibson guided Lourdes to an 18-13 overall record – the second-highest wins total in school history – after going 7-22 just two seasons prior. Three of Gibson’s players earned all-conference recognition as the Gray Wolves advanced to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship tournament quarterfinals. Impressively, LU started five sophomores during that turnaround 2018-19 campaign and led the WHAC in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio while ranking among the top 15 nationally in five statistical categories. Prior to Lourdes, Gibson became the third-winningest coach in Brescia University history with a 61-58 overall mark. In the 2014-15 season, he was chosen as the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after guiding Brescia to the KIAC South Division championship, the only conference title in the program’s history. Under Gibson, the Bearcats qualified for the 2015 NAIA Division II National Championship, the lone tournament appearance ever for the school. He also produced the program’s first KIAC Player of the Year and Third Team All-American.

Elida’s Amira Freeman has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Heidelberg. Among those attending the signing were, from left, front row dad, Jimmie Freeman, Amira, mom, Trisha Lauck, grandmother Judy Hey, back row, Elida Coach Elise Jenkins, boyfriend Isaiah Sanders, sister Addisyn Freeman, brother Austin Freeman and his fiancee, Dystany. Photo provided
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/04/web1_elida-group-photo-1.jpgElida’s Amira Freeman has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Heidelberg. Among those attending the signing were, from left, front row dad, Jimmie Freeman, Amira, mom, Trisha Lauck, grandmother Judy Hey, back row, Elida Coach Elise Jenkins, boyfriend Isaiah Sanders, sister Addisyn Freeman, brother Austin Freeman and his fiancee, Dystany. Photo provided Photo provided
Elida’s Kylie Biglow pitches against Kalida during Wednesday’s game at Kalida High School. Biglow gave up three hits in five innings.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/04/web1_Kalida-vs-Elida-RP-06-1.jpgElida’s Kylie Biglow pitches against Kalida during Wednesday’s game at Kalida High School. Biglow gave up three hits in five innings. Richard Parrish | The Lima News

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