Baker games push Vermilion past TC boys, girls in season finale
FOSTORIA — Vermilion powered past Columbian’s boys and girls with the help of timely Baker games Tuesday in a bowling sweep of the Tornadoes.
The Sailors took the boys match 1,821-1,757 and the girls match 1,562,-1,508.
Along with battling each other, Columbian coach Kory Walton said the teams also went up against a common foe — lane conditions.
“Tonight we bowled on the oil pattern that will be put down at sectionals and was it tough. No one had a good time,” Walton said. “Tommy (Peer) was the high man tonight but it was a grind. Not many strikes. Finding the head pin was tough for everyone.”
Peer rolled games of 182 and 196 for a 378 series for Columbian. Michael Ross added a 292 series, Will Heinemen had a 277 and Cameron Koerper and Zavier Sherman each registered a 267.
Vermilion countered with Ethan Fecto’s 323 series, Josh Flynn’s 320, Wyatt Cyran’s 297, Riley Baxter’s 265 and Jaden Dudek’s 192.
The Tornadoes ended the individual portion up 84 pins, but Vermilion took both Baker games — 178-150 and 246-126 — to get the victory.
Meanwhile, Vermilion’s girls had three players break 260 in the two-game series portion en route to a 1,279-1,228 en route to their win.
Jasymn Zimmerman led the Sailors with a 298 series, Alexis Klein rolled a 287 and Emma Dean tallied a 261. Sophia Flemister (120) and Seairra Cassidy (105) combined for a 225 series.
Ainsley Sherman paced the Tornadoes with a 276, Norah Smith had a 251, Danielle Rosenbauer added a 244, Samara Eddy ended with a 232 and Jenna Bonnell turned in a 225.
Columbian took the first Baker game 149-140 and Vermilion won the second 143-131.
“Just like the guys, no one could really find anything consistent,” Walton said. “The girls gave a good effort but Vermilion’s first (Baker) game proved to be the difference as everything else turned out very even.”
Rams ride burst in 4th quarter
WILLARD — Eve Smith scored eight of her team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter to spark Upper Sandusky late in a 51-45 Division III opening round playoff win against Huron.
Huron led 17-16 at halftime and both teams ended the third period knotted at 34 before the Rams (7-16) pulled away.
Upper Sandusky advances to play third-ranked Margaretta at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Willard.
Kaidance Iles added 11 points — 10 in the third quarter — for the Rams, Reagan Ward and Jenna Kurtz each netted eight, Grace Vent scored seven and Julia Gottfried had three. Ward also grabbed seven rebounds.
The Tigers got a game-high 17 points from Ava Winnestaffer and seven from Rae Roldan.
Steyer’s 29 points fuels Old Fort
OLD FORT — After leading by three after the opening quarter Tuesday, Old Fort outscored Seneca East 44-23 over the next two quarters to rout the Tigers 83-60 in non-league play.
Carson Steyer had his way Tuesday with a game-high 29 points for the Stockaders (20-1). He also swiped four steals. Gregory Steyer added 16 points and Zach Dewese had 10 points and five assists. The Stockaders had 10 players score as they shot 57% from the field. Colin Nutter and Myles Miller each pulled down seven rebounds.
For the Tigers (6-15), Andrew Kalb had 18 points, while Andy Bauman dropped in 10 and Isaac Mason chipped in eight.
Fourth quarter key for Truckers
CLYDE — Norwalk started and finished well Tuesday to finish off Clyde 58-48 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play.
The Truckers (15-6, 10-1 SBC Lake) led 16-7 after the first quarter and then outscored Clyde 13-3 in the fourth to ice the contest.
Garrett Obringer led the Truckers with 23 points. They also got 13 points by Garett Chapin and nine each from Ryan Sowders and Ian Minor.
Caden Beger had 16 points for the Fliers (11-10, 6-5), while Brady Wilson tacked on 10.
Cougars boot Bucks in OT
NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central was close to getting its fourth win of the season on senior night, but it didn’t happen in a 57-53 overtime loss to Ashland Crestview.
Despite a nice comeback in the fourth quarter (15-9) for the Bucks (3-18), they couldn’t keep the momentum going into overtime as they were outscored 7-3.
Brady Kerschner tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds for Buckeye Central. It also got 11 points from Aiden McDougal and nine apiece by Jake Heefner and Nick Ramey. Heefner snared nine boards.
Evan Hamilton led everyone with 24 points and six boards for the Cougars. Frank Ardis (12) and Evan Gibbs (10) also scored in double figures.