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Flyers soar to state

KETTERING, OH – Marion Local utilized a hot start for the second time in as many games on Friday night at Trent Arena in Kettering to propel themselves to a 62-47 win over Fort Loramie and into next weeks Division 4 State semifinals.

Tyler Prenger, a 31.7% three point shooter on the season put the Flyers ahead early in the opening quarter as he nailed a pair of his five three point goals on the evening that propelled his team to a 15-4 first period lead.

For nearly the first 13 minutes of the opening half the Redskins were unable to connect on a field goal with the stingy defense provided by their opponents. Eli Rosengarten pulled his team to within 18-7 with 3:57 to go in the second quarter with a deep left wing three pointer for the first Fort Loramie field goal of the night. An Evan Berning two pointer made it a 12 point game with 1:45 left in the opening period and represented the closest the Shelby County League tri-champions would get through the first 16 minutes.

With just seconds to go in the second stanza Marion Local’s Matt Rethman connected on a deep corner three pointer to put his team ahead 26-13.

In the games penultimate stanza the Redskins hit on four field goals from four different players but saw their opponent continue to run away as Prenger again knocked down a shot from deep to keep the Flyers lead at 11 heading into the final quarter.

Dillon Braun knocked down four of his teams seven threes in the final period and finished with a team high 19 as the Redskins continued to not give up and used their pressure to force Flyer turnovers.

With their chance to play on the floor at Ohio State on the line for the final handful of minutes Marion Local connected on 14 of their 21 tosses from the charity stripe and watched as Tyler Prenger, Nate Bruns, and Matt Rethman combined to hit 12/16 free throws and finish the game with a combined 50 points.

Marion Local (23-4) avenged and earlier season loss at Fort Loramie with the victory and will play Pandora Gilboa on Thursday evening at 2pm at the Schott. The Redskins bow out on the year at 25-3.

Box Score:

Marion Local (62):

Nate Bruns 17
Collin Everman 3
Nick Tangeman 1
Matt Rethman 10
Tyler Mescher 6
Tyler Prenger 23
Justin Albers 5

FG: 18/40
3PT: 7/16 (Prenger 5, Everman, Rethman)
FT: 19/30
REB: 33 (Mescher/Bruns 11)
TO: 9

Fort Loramie (47):

Nick Brandewie 3
Evan Berning 8
Dillon Braun 19
Eli Rosengarten 3
Carter Mescher 3
Nathan Raterman 2
Tyler Siegel 7

FG: 14/45
3PT: 6/20 (Braun 4, Brandewie, Rosengarten)
FT: 10/12
REB: 27

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St Henry wins Battle of Redskins

St. Henry opened the first quarter on fire Tuesday night in their non-league battle and did not slow down one bit in the final 3 quarters en route to a 59-44 win over Fort Loramie.

Three different players for St. Henry tossed in four 3 pointers (Even Lefeld, Evan Prenger, Ryan Mikesell x2) and lead the Redskins to a 20-5 lead after the first stanza, a lead they would not relinquish in the contest.

Fort Loramie cut the lead to 33-15 at the half behind 7 quarter points from Drew Wehrman but could not slow down Mikesell as he went for 10 in the quarter and picked up 5 first half blocks as well.

Only two players would score for St. Henry in the 3rd as Fort Loramie won the quarter 14-8 as Ty Frilling and Grant Olberding (came in averaging 15 points per game but was held scoreless until the 3rd) combined for all but two of those points.

With free throws coming into play in the final 8:00, St. Henry capitalized and went 6/8 from the charity stripe. The only misses from the line for the visiting Redskins would be from Paul Stammen with 4:02 remaining in the game.

Ryan Mikesell on the evening led the way for St. Henry as he tossed in a triple double (25 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks) en route to leading the Redskins to their 4th win of the season against just 1 loss. St. Henry will next play on Monday in Coldwater in a game that can be heard live on www.wkki.net as part of the AAA Holiday Classic.

Fort Loramie and 1st year coach Corey Britton sees their record drop to 5-2 overall. The home Redskins were led in the scorebook by Devin Braun’s 16 on 6/14 shooting from the field. New Bremen will be the next opponent for Fort Loramie as they will travel to take on the Cardinals on January 2nd.

Scoring:

St. Henry:

Ryan Mikesell 25

Mitch Stammen 10

Evan Prenger 9

Jesse Niekamp 6

Evan Lefeld 5

Paul Stammen 2

Caleb Bender 2

Shooting: 22/43 field goals

5/21 from 3 (Mikesell 3, Prenger, Lefeld)

10/12 FT

32 rebounds (Mikesell 14)

17 assists (Mikesell 3, Prenger 3, Bender 3)

11 blocks (Mikesell 10)

Fort Loramie:

Devin Braun 16

Grant Olberding 9

Drew Wehrman 7

Ty Frilling 6

Andy Grewe 3

Clint Ratermann 2

Logan Brackman 1

Shooting: 17/48 field goals

2/13 from 3 (Wehrman, Grewe)

8/13 FT

26 rebounds (Frilling 6)

6 assists (Rosengarten 2)

3 blocks (Braun, Olberding, Frilling)

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Ottoville defeats Arcadia

Elida – Is the 5th time the charm?

Ottoville will head to the OHSAA State Semi-Finals on Friday afternoon following a thrilling 52-37 win over the Arcadia Red Devils Saturday night at the Elida Fieldhouse in front of a sell out crowd.

Sell out crowd

For Big Green coach Dave Klemen this was also a huge night. Not only will he take his 27-0 squad to Columbus to face Fort Loramie after they dispatched Tri-Village 69-43, but he also picked up his 400th career win “I felt like I was a pitcher throwing a no hitter towards the end as nobody would talk to me” he quipped during his postgame interview.

After Arcadia took an early 3-0 lead behind Senior guard and 1st team all Northwest District selection Miranda Palmer it was all Ottoville as they promptly responded with an 8-0 run over the next three minutes to build an 18-10 first quarter lead. The challenge for most teams who face  Ottoville is the same, which players do you key on and try to stop? Arcadia attempted to answer that question with Abby Siefker (9 points 8 rebounds) and Rachel Beining (11 points 3 rebounds). While the Redskins were successful at times flustering the aforementioned duo in goading them into 7 total fouls in the game and relegating them to the bench for long stretches of time they were not near as successful in stopping Rachel Turnwald. Turnwald, a Senior guard was the Big Green leading scorer on the night with 16 including big shots from the free throw line where she went 9 of 10 in the fourth quarter alone.

Palmer was able to hit some big shots in the game keep her team close as she finished with 19 on 6-16 shooting, but couldn’t get enough help from her teammates as the man to man defensive pressure from Nicole Vorst and Taylor Mangas proved to be too much for the Redskins to handle.

All of Putnam County will surely be in attendance as the #1 seeded Big Green will play 25-3 Fort Loramie on Friday afternoon at 3pm just as they have been throughout this entire historic post season run. Last season’s pursuit of a state title ended with a loss in the same building as Saturday night’s win at the hands of eventual state champion Arlington, something that Ottoville remembered and used as motivation for this season, “I think everybody would have been crushed (if we didn’t make it to state). It would have been the fourth year of getting so close. It feels great” said Siefker after the game.

After they got done cutting the nets down I was lucky enough to get to talk to Nicole Vorst, Taylor Mangas and Coach Klemen, take a listen to that interview here: http://chirb.it/Own9ah

Coach Klemen cutting down the nets and flashing a rare smile on the court

If you can’t make it to Columbus on Friday afternoon to the Schott grab your cellphone and download the TuneIn ap or head over to www.zsportslive.com z1 to hear the broadcast with myself and Dave Boninsegna to hear Ottoville and Fort Loramie do battle for a chance to play for a state championship on Saturday night.

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