Howard’s four firsts leads local efforts in the pool

ONTARIO – Natalie Howard swam to two individual first place finishes and was a part of two victorious relay teams at a tri-meet Wednesday in Ontario that also included Calvert.

But it was Ontario that swam away with the victory. The Warrior girls edged out Columbian 86 82 , with Calvert third with 44 points.

On the boys side, the Warriors ruled the pool, 117-69 over Columbian. Calvert had one swimming and finished with three points.

Howard picked up first place in the 100 backstroke (1:09.84) and the 100 butterfly (1:06.23). She teamed with Lindsay Young, Alexis Desjardins and Kamryn Sharlow to win the 200 medley relay in 2:09.79. Howard, Young, Sharlow and Jordan Jarrett made up the victorious 200 freestyle relay finishing in 1:55.64.

Sharlow added a win in the 50 freestyle (28.25) and Jarrett took first in the 500 freestyle (6:20.63).

For Calvert, Corinne Harris picked up a pair of firsts. Harris was victorious in the 200 individual medley (2:24.57) and the 100 freestyle (58.03). Katie Tiell also took home a victory, hitting the wall first in the 200 freestyle (2:17.66).

On the boys side, Chris Gates and Braden Kuhn each took an individual first, and swam on two winning relays. Gates won the 100 backstroke (1:01.61) while Kuhn took the 100 breaststroke (1:13).

The two combined with Nate Ramsdell and Isaac Lewis to win the 200 medley relay in 1:52.03. Gates, Kuhn, Lewis and Justin Schwartz won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:39.24.

‘Berg drops OAC opener

COLUMBUS – With 8:43 left in the first half, a Jackson Blue layup gave Heidelberg a 28-23 lead over Capital. But the Crusaders ended the half on a 24-7 run to take control and never looked back.

The Student Princes got within three late in the game, but couldn’t get over the hump, and Capital took the Ohio Athletic Conference opener for both schools, 92-86.

Outside shooting kept Heidelberg in the game as the team hit on 13 of 25 attempts (52 percent). But the arc was a detriment on the other end of the floor, as the Student Princes couldn’t keep Capital from knocking down 3s of its own. The Crusaders hit on 12 of 23 attempts.

Mike Petrie led ‘Berg with 21 points and Keith Mackie netted 17. Deonte Holder came off the bench to score 18.

Heidelberg evens up its season mark at 3-3, Capital improved to 3-2.

Turnovers lead to TC loss to Lexington

LEXINGTON- Columbian lost a close non-conference battle Tuesday to Lexington 54-50.

Columbian committed 20 turnovers to Lexington’s nine, and a 14-6 run in the second period paid dividends at the end for the Minutemen.

The Tornadoes were 14 for 36 from the field and 6 of 11 on 3-pointers.

Valesha Province had a career night for the Tornadoes, hitting on 6 of 10 3-point attempts and posting 30 points.

Laura Heminger scored nine points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.

McKenzie Zimmerman added seven points and seven rebounds.