PIQUA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Alexa Fortman qualified for state in four events, including winning the girls 400 at Saturday’s Division II regional.
Fortman also qualified for state with a third place in the 800, was a member of the third place 3,200 relay team with Madelyn Hovest, Olivia Fenbert and Lily Haselman and the fourth place 1,600 relay team along with Fenbert, Myka Aldrich and Haselman. Haselman was also second in the pole vault.
The top four finishers in each event advanced to the state finals to be held Friday and Saturday at Pickerington North High School.
Bath’s Dasia Hardison won the girls long jump. Teammate Alexandria Renner was second. Renner was also second in the 100 hurdles. Celina’s Amelia Lutz was second in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
O-G’s Gavin Hedrick won the 110 hurdles. Van Wert’s Ethan Brown, Nate Phillips, Trey Laudick and Connor Pratt won the 1,600 relay. The same foursome was third in the 800 relay. St. Marys’ Brandon Flowers was second in the boys 300 hurdles.
Pratt and Brown were third and fourth respectively in the 400. Teammate Gage Springer was third in the 800. Springer joined Gage Wannamacher, Laudick and Hunter Sherer in finishing second in the 3,200 relay.
In the girls 800 relay, St. Marys’ Ella Jacobs, Syerra Greber, Lydia Will and Lilly Ankerman, Celina’s Allison Schwieterman, Kira Dirkson, Paige Veit and Nevaeh Huser and Bath’s Alexandria Renner, Abby Rakay, Gracie Renner and Tatum Walsh were second through fourth respectively.
Other Lima area third place finishers included Celina’s Emily Schwieterman (girls 300 hurdles), Aldrich (high jump) and Paulding’s Claire Schweller (pole vault).
The Ottawa-Glandorf girls (43 points) and Van Wert boys (49) each were third in the team standings. Oakwood (88) was the girls team champ and Waynesville (70) finished atop the boys standings. Celina (34) and Bath (31) were fifth and sixth respectively in the girls competition. No other area teams finished among the top 10.
Eastwood 2, Minster 1
ELIDA — Eastwood tied the Division III district final in the sixth and scored the winning run in the top of ninth.
Minster scored its run in the first inning when Eric Schmidt reached home on an error. Schmidt pitched the game’s first seven innings, allowing eight hits and three walks while striking out seven. Johnny Nixon and Brady Heitkamp each had a hit for Minster.
CARMEL, Ind. — The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) announced the Christopher M. Ragsdale Sportsmanship teams for the teams that have finished competition in 2021.
The HCAC All-Sportsmanship Award is named in honor of former HCAC Commissioner, Christopher M. Ragsdale who served as the Commissioner from 2009 to 2018.
Bluffton’s honorees for the spring were Lenny Winiarski (baseball), Brianna Baker (softball), Michael Lindhorst (men’s track and field), Jordan Arps (women’s track and field), Abby Bullion (women’s golf), Anthony Mungia (men’s golf), Zachary Nobis (football), Brendan Nicholl (men’s soccer) and Jules Frazier (women’s soccer).
CARMEL, Ind. — The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has announced the spring honorees for Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC. Academic All-Conference selections have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA and are varsity athletes.
Bluffton recipients included Jacob Boelkens, Nathan Campolo, Nick Diana, Nathanial DeWeese, Ada graduate Seth Evans, Wayne Frey, Jaden Jaques, Jacob Latkofsky, Garrett O’Reilly, Reid Ruhl, Milan Schilling, Jack Towell and Lenny Winiarski in baseball, Evan Kujawa, Julian La Vallee and Justin Metsker in men’s golf, Bobbi Adams, Brianna Baker, Shawnee graduate Molly Bollinger, Crestview grad Sydney Bowen, Emily Dyson, Tabatha Koetter, Riley Langstaff, Katie McCord, Erin Norman, St, Marys graduate Taylor Shimp, Taylor Steinke, Lily Tate and Hannah Walters in softball, Michael Lindhorst and Wyatt Walker in men’s outdoor track and field and Stephanie Fox and Emma Payne in women’s outdoor track and field.
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