Howard sets a pair of Columbian records
CLEVELAND - Natalie Howard turned in two fourths for the girls and Chris Gates had a sixth for the boys to highlight Columbian's efforts Friday at the Division II district swim meet at Cleveland State University.
The top two in each event automatically qualified for the state meet. The rest of the state qualifiers will be based on times from all of the district meets. Those qualifiers will be announced this afternoon.
Howard swam fourth in the 100 fly and 100 back, setting school records in both. She finished in 59.94 seconds in the 100 fly and 1:01.4 in the 100 back for the Tornadoes.
Lindsay Young, Bre Cooper, Natalie Howard and Kamryn Sharlow added an 11th in the 200 medley relay (2:00.96) for TC.
Gates gave TC's boys a sixth in the 200 free (1:50.43) and a seventh in the 100 back (55.39).
Adam Young turned in a 14th in the 500 free (5:21.27).
The Tornadoes added an 11th in the 200 free relay (1:33.93) and a 15th in the 400 free relay (3:40.04).
Gates, Justin Schwartz, Isaac Lewis and Braden Kuhn swam the 200 free relay. Lewis, Nate Ramsdell, Schwartz and Adam Young swam the 400 free relay.
Rams take charge against Mohawk
SYCAMORE- Upper Sandusky played consistent until the clock read zero against Mohawk as the Rams clawed their way to a 48-39 victory.
Emma Smith had 14 points, Kalene Johnson scored 10 and Taylor Graboski nine to lead the Rams to victory. Graboski led the team in rebounds with 21, While Smith dished six assists.
At the end of the first half, Mohawk found itself down 25-18. The Warriors stayed on pace with the Rams with both teams netting 13 points in the third period. Yet, Mohawk could not close the gap.
Julie Adelsperger was on fire for Mohawk, scoring 23 points with five 3-pointers. Kasey Adelsperger added eight points for the Warriors, shooting 8 for 8 at the line.
Troike-less Mohawks fall to Old Fort
FOSTORIA - With Kamryn Troike out for the second-straight game, St. Wendelin didn't create enough offense to keep its win streak going.
Alli Adelsperger tallied 19 points and four steals and Jordan Magers had seven points as Old Fort pulled away from the Mohawks, 39-25.
The Stockaders (14-7, 6-4 Midland Athletic League) snapped the Mohawks' 13-game win streak.
Troike, one of the area's best players and who is averaging a double-double this season, was injured last week and hasn't played since. Allie Rutter led St. Wendelin (17-5, 6-4) with 12 points. Hailee Burns had seven rebounds.
The game was tied at 11 at the half before Old Fort outscored the Mohawks 14-4 in the third period and never looked back. The Stockaders won their 14th game after winning just one all of last season.
BC breaks away in third
NEW WASHINGTON - Riverdale was able to hang with the No. 8 team in the state for a half.
After that, it was all Buckeye Central.
The Bucks and Falcons were tied 35-all at the break, before BC broke it open with a 23-9 third quarter spurt. The Bucks went on to win, 79-57.
Austin Wurm's 24 points, eight rebounds and four steals paced Buckeye Central. Cade Kaple added 16 points and Sam Robertson scored 14 thanks to a 6-for-6 shooting effort.
Lee Holderman had 18 points for the Falcons, while Jimmy Fox scored 15.
Turnovers lead to New Riegel loss to USV
NEW RIEGEL - Upper Scioto Valley had a strong defensive showing as it powered past New Riegel, 64-40.
New Riegel kept pace with the Rams, trailing 25-23 going into halftime, but the Rams turned up the heat from there.
Twenty New Riegel turnovers brought out a stagnant offense and the Blue Jackets were outscored 39-17 in the last two periods. A 21-8 run in the fourth quarter was all the advantage Upper Scioto needed to finally put New Riegel away.
Jake Dryfuse hit four 3-pointers and ended with 19 points for New Riegel. Michael Kirian posted six points while Aaron Acree, Tim Ink, Blaine Hughes Grant Lescallett each added four.
Panthers down Senecas
SANDUSKY - Sandusky St. Mary knocked off Calvert Saturday night, 73-53.
The Senecas fell to 7-12 on the season, while the Panthers improved to 16-5.
No other details were available at press time.