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.
Carey gets early scare, but stays perfect in MAL
NORTH BALTIMORE – North Baltimore ended the first quarter clinging to a 14-12 lead Thursday over Midland Athletic League leader Carey.
It didn’t last.
The Blue Devils roared off 47-16 over the next two periods to erase any North Baltimore hopes of saddling them with their first league loss. Carey rolled to a 78-41 win.
Logan Johnson scored 15 points for Carey (17-1, 8-0 MAL), and Shelby Kin and Sydney Wentling each tossed in 11. Abby Hall and Hannah Draper both chipped in eight points.
Ali Rymer backed them with six rebounds and Draper dished six assists.
Olivia Frost’s 21 points sparked the Tigers (7-12, 2-7), and Kiah Powell scored 11.
Troike, SW too tall an order for Tigers
ATTICA – Seneca East rallied after the first quarter, but the Tigers came up short. By then they were used to it.
St. Wendelin 6-foot-3 post Kamryn Troike turned in her third single-game school scoring record this year as the Mohawks held on for a 55-50 Midland Athletic League win.
Troike topped everyone with a huge double-double of 34 points and 25 rebounds. She also swatted three shots and played all 32 minutes.
It appeared early on St. Wendelin (15-4, 5-3 MAL) would not need that kind of output as the Mohawks jumped out to a 15-2 lead at the first stop and entered halftime up 27-12.
The Tigers (8-11, 2-7) countered in the third period to cut the gap to 34-27, but St. Wendelin held on from there.
Allie Rutter backed Troike with nine points and four assists, Makenzie McAfee had seven points and five assists and Taylor Williams, who also never left the court for the Mohawks, dished three assists.
The Tigers got 24 points and seven steals from Seina Adachi and 11 points from Brittany Brookes.
Hannah Hahler and Kirsten Camp each hauled in seven of Seneca East’s 29 rebounds, with Camp adding four assists.
Chieftains break free from St. Joe in second half
FREMONT – Hopewell-Loudon slowly pulled away in the second half and nearly got a double-double from Brooke Arbogast in Thursday’s 61-52 Midland Athletic League win over Fremont St. Joe.
The Chieftains (12-6, 4-4 MAL) entered intermission with a 26-24 edge and built that to 44-41 over the next eight minutes before outscoring St. Joe 17-11 in the fourth period.
Arbogast provided nine points and 12 rebounds for H-L, and Aleta Daniel had 17 points, seven assists and four steals. Sicily Leiter chipped in 13 points, seven boards and four assists.
Ashley Burns and Bre Reardon each netted 18 points for the Crimson Streaks (1-7 MAL), with Burns adding seven assists and six steals.
Laura Baez backed them with nine points and Ava Stepanic had eight boards and four steals.
BC?boys get back to winning
NEW WASHINGTON – One game after having its nine-game win streak snapped, Buckeye Central got back to winning.
Austin Wurm and Cade Kaple combined for 40 points and the Bucks stormed off in the middle quarters to turn a close game with Mansfield Christian into a 63-40 triumph.
Wurm tallied 21 points and six rebounds for the Bucks (15-2) and Kaple had 19 points and six assists
Sam Robertson chipped in eight points and Gray Loy dished four assists.
The Flames (12-5), who suffered their first loss in six games, got 12 points from Caleb Young. Brandon Mount and Stevie Brown each netted nine points, with Mount chipping in five rebounds and Brown adding three steals.
TC takes two from NOL foes
WILLARD – Columbian rolled in the first match and survived in the second Thursday in pair of wins over Northern Ohio League rivals Willard and Sandusky.
Seth Williams paced the Tornadoes with a pair of pins to help TC thump Willard 51-24 and upend Sandusky 38-34.
Williams flattened Willard 182-pounder Fabian Ortega (1:22) and stuck Sandusky 170-pounder Ed Alexander (1:24).
His win over Ortego put TC up 30-18 with five weight classes to go. Willard took the 195-pound bout by pin to get within six points, but Columbian countered with two forfeits, a pin and a decision to pull away.
Against Sandusky, his pin gave TC a 24-10 lead, but the Blue Streaks rallied back for a 28-27 edge with a pin at 285 pounds.
However, Lalo Lucwick answered with a 16-0 tech fall for TC over 106-pounder Leondrey Cooley for a 38-28 lead in the second-to-last bout to secure the win.
Ludwick joined Williams and six other TC double winners, pinning Willard’s Jeremy Kimberlin (5:37).
Kaleb Gibson (132), Roman Williams (145), Mason Correll (152), Tyler Mesnard (160), Jacob Parrott (220) and Drew Hoffman (113) also each won twice.
Gibson had a decision and injury default, Roman Williams scored a tech fall and pin, Correll had a pin and decision, Mesnard turned in a major decision and a decision, Parrott added a forfeit and decision, and Hoffman had a decision and a forfeit.
Tornadoes hold on to beat Wildcats
KENTON – Derek Dryfuse scored 23 points, and Columbian held off a furious fourth quarter rally to edge Kenton, 60-57.
The Tornadoes (8-7) led 10-9 at the first stop, then used a 19-11 second-quarter spurt to take a 29-20 halftime lead. TC led 46-34 after three.
Donovan Walker added 10 points for the Tornadoes, while Alec Demith had seven points, all on free throws.
Walters-led SW thumps Raiders
KANSAS – Gabe Walters had a big double-double and St. Wendelin stormed off in the third quarter Tuesday for a 52-37 non-league win over Midland Athletic League foe Lakota.
Walters provided 19 points, 18 rebounds and four assists for the Mohawks (6-9), who used a 17-8 scoring run in the third quarter to go up 38-26.
Peter Campbell added eight points and eight boards and Brady Rutter snared three steals for the Mohawks, who won the league game 46-43 Jan. 14.
Colin Timmons sparked the Raiders (6-11) with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Kevin Crowe hauled in seven boards, but Timmons was the only Lakota player to score more than six points.
Tornadoes win 8th-straight boys NOBC match
FOSTORIA – Columbian’s boys won their eighth Northern Ohio Bowling Conference win in a row Tuesday, beating Woodmore 2,599-2,385 at Heritage Lanes.
The turning point for TC came in the sixth frame of the second game when Gerad VanHoosier and Will Jones each bowled four consecutive strikes while John Funk finished his game with eight strikes in row to break open a close contest.
The surge put the Tornadoes up 1,715-1,564 heading into the Baker games.
Meanwhile, Woodmore’s girls put together one of their better matches of the year for a 2,116-1,743 win.
Courtney Burner’s 346 for the Wildcats led everyone and Allie Burner rolled a 304.
Brooke Mira topped TC with a 303 series.