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Wildcats shut down Bulldogs, remain perfect in PCL play

COLUMBUS GROVE, OH – Friday night the Kalida Wildcats used a combination of their bats and Columbus Grove errors to remain perfect in defense of their Putnam County League title with a 10-0 five inning victory over the Bulldogs.

It didn’t take long for the Wildcats to get on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning as Brady Decker and Derek Buss reached via a one out error and a hit by pitch. Trevor Lambert’s sacrifice fly to left field put the visitors on top 1-0 before the bases were again loaded by virtue of Kevin Hamburg being plunked with an Alex Schnieder offering. The third Kalida player, Owen Recker’s bases loaded walk pushed across the second run of the contest before the inning game to an end for the defending league champions.

Three up and three down would be the way things would go for the home squad in their first time through the lineup as all nine players were sent down in order via strikeouts, ground balls and fly outs by southpaw Trent Siebeneck.

Three more runs went up on the visitors half of the scoreboard in the second inning in the same fashion as the first as the Wildcats were again able to reach via walks, errors and by virtue of being hit by pitches thrown by Schnieder until he was relieved by shortstop turned pitcher Reid Stechschulte with a pair of outs in the inning after Jeffery Knueve’s sacrifice fly brought home a run.

Bases loaded walks to Kevin Hamburg and Owen Recker gave Kalida a 5-0 lead heading to the bottom of the second frame.

On the evening the Bulldogs were able to put four baserunners on against their opponents with the first of those in Grant Schroeder reaching via an error on a dropped flyball on the edge of the grass in the second. Schroeder would terminated from the bases moments later on a flyout doubleplay.

Knueve who finished the ballgame with a trio of runs batted in pushed across his last two in the third inning as he smacked a first pitch offering from Stechschulte to the right field wall and cruised into third bases with a triple to help give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead after the visiting teams third time at the bat.

Stechschulte began the bottom of the fourth with a single for the first hit of the game for the home Bulldogs but it was not to be in the inning as they would come up empty once again.

Three runs would come in to provide the final markers of the game for Kalida all in the top of the fifth inning as Siebeneck, Buss and Trevor Lambert would come around to score on a single and a pair of fielders choices to move the game to 10-0 Wildcats.

Adam Birkemeier walked with one out but was erased on a Nick Woods fielders choice in the bottom of the fifth inning. Wyatt Siebert provided the second hit of the contest for his squad but would see the game come to an end via the run rule in Ohio high school baseball just two pitches later when Emilio Delarosa popped out to end the contest.

Kalida now leads the all-time series with Columbus Grove 43-42 and has won 16 straight Putnam County League contests dating back two seasons ago when their only loss was to eventual league champion Miller City.

Trent Seibeneck (1-1) was the winning pitcher for Kalida (7-6, 4-0), while Alex Schnieder (1-1) took the loss for the Bulldogs (7-5, 4-2).

Key Performers:
Brady Decker (Kalida): 2/4, 2H, 3R
Jeffery Knueve (Kalida): 1/3, 3 RBI, 1 3B
Kevin Hamburg (Kalida): 0/1, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Owen Recker (Kalida): 0/1, 2 RBI, 3 BB
Reid Stechschulte (Grove): 1/2, 1H


Bearcats storm past Bulldogs

COLUMBUS GROVE, OH – For the second straight game the Columbus Grove Bulldogs found themselves with an opposing team player in double figures early. Spencerville Junior Damien Corso scored 11 of his 15 points in the opening quarter and his team would never trail as they walked away with a 73-47 conference victory Friday night.

In addition to Corso the Bearcats finished the contest with three other players in double figures as Dakota Prichard (20), Mason Nourse (14), and Zach Goecke (12) finished with big games to help the visitors push their NWC record to 5-1 on the year and stay just a game behind league leader Lincolnview.

Spencerville found the net on 13 of their 29 first half shots and 4 of 7 from the free throw line as they found themselves on top by a 35-22 score. Columbus Grove was held to 9/24 in the opening two quarters and with just four players able to dent the score column.

Gabe Stechschulte connected on a trio of three pointers in the third quarter and finished with 13 points overall, but with Rece Roney in foul trouble throughout the game the Bulldogs were unable to keep the Bearcats out of the lane and from scoring on the fast break especially.

With the win the Bearcats (13-2, 5-1) have now defeated the Bulldogs (6-9, 0-5) four straight times and lead the overall series 29-23. Spencerville will play host to league foe Crestview on February 5th while Columbus Grove dips their toes into Putnam County League play as they are set to entertain Continental Saturday night.


Columbus Grove (47):
Baily Clement 7
Gabe Stechschulte 13
Xavier Aguirre 4
Grayson Flores 2
Logan Diller 11
Logan Ridenour 1
Rece Roney 6
Cody Johnson 3

FT: 4/6
3PT: 5 (Stechschulte 3, Clement, Diller)
TO: 13

Spencerville (73):

Mason Nourse 14
Damien Corso 15
Jacob Meyer 2
Zach Goecke 12
Gage Goecke 3
Dakota Prichard 20
Bailey Croft 7

FT: 5/8
3PT: 10 (Nourse 4, D. Corso, Z. Goecke, G. Goecke, Prichard 3)
TO: 5

JV: Columbus Grove 27-26


Grove wins, stops 2 game skid

The Columbus Grove Bulldogs got back in the win column Tuesday night as they defeated Ottoville’s Big Green 63-55 in a PCL contest.

Both teams would take a couple of minutes in the first quarter before they dented the scoreboard with Grove doing it first 1:28 into the contest. The Bulldogs would utilize a pair of three pointers from Gabe Stechschulte and Joey Warnecke to lead 12-11 after the opening stanza. Ottoville would see their first points in the scoring column at the 5:27 mark of the first as Tyler Roby and Brandt Landin combined for 9.

All of Columbus Grove’s points in the second quarter came via the longball as Jace Darbyshire, Gabe Stechschulte and Tanner From combined to hit four threes in the quarter. Ottoville was led in scoring in the quarter by Roby with 8, Freshman Nick Moorman added 4 and the Big Green found themselves with a 25-24 lead at the break.

In the first half there were double digit lead changes, a trend that would continue into the second half as the teams would give the lead back and forth many times during the final 16:00.

With the game tied at 36 after 3 quarters both teams kicked it into high gear putting up points in the final stanza as Grove would put up 27 to Ottoville’s 19.

Despite shooting a perfect 12/12 on the evening from the free throw line, the Big Green weren’t able to keep the Bulldogs from hitting 3’s (12) or off of the free throw line (15/25) in the loss.

Columbus Grove is now 1-1 in the PCL and 6-2 overall and puts a stop to a 2 game losing streak (LCC/Ft. Jennings last weekend) and will next play on Saturday night vs Leipsic (www.zsportslive.com) in the Hoops for Hope contest. Ottoville drops to 5-6 overall and 0-2 in the PCL. The Big Green will have two games this weekend as they travel to take on USV in a non-conference matchup on Friday night before taking on Pandora Gilboa Saturday night in a league contest.


Columbus Grove (63):

Jace Darbyshire 23
Gabe Stechschulte 18
Joey Warnecke 9
Logan Diller 5
Tanner From 4
Baily Clement 2
David Bogart 2

Ottoville (55):

Tyler Roby 20
Brandt Landin 18
Kyle Bendele 8
Nick Moorman 4
Colin Bendele 3
Austin Honigford 2

JV: Ottoville 25-24


Flyers soar to finals

LIMA, OHIO – Marion Local turned in another dominating performance on their way to a 4th straight state title game at Spartan Stadium Saturday night as they downed Columbus Grove 55-7 in the Division 7 State Semifinals.

Hunter Wilker of Marion Local got the scoring started in the first for the Flyers as he threw his first pass of the season, a halfback toss to a wide open Kyle Homan to put his team on top 7-0.

Following a Wilker interception of Bulldogs Sophomore signalcaller Reid Stechschulte, the MAC Offensive Player of the Year Jacy Goettemoeller scored the first of his three touchdowns on the night from 44 yards out to put the defending champs ahead 14-0 just 1:08 after their first score.

Columbus Grove cut the Flyer lead to 14-7 with 3:16 to go in the first stanza as Stechschulte tossed his 15th touchdown pass of the season to Senior wideout David Bogart who outran the Marion Local defensive backs for a 66 yard score.

Goettemoeller would see his number called again on the ensuing drive for Marion Local as he capped off a 9 play 80 yard drive that used 4:39 with an 18 yard touchdown run, his 29th on the ground this season that pushed the margin to 21-7 Flyers with 10:37 to go in the first half.

After their 3rd three and out of the first half Grove was forced to punt the back to Marion Local who took over at their own 47 yard line. Touchdown number three on the night for Goettemoeller would follow for Marion Local as on the 5th play of the drive Jacy would add an 8 yard touchdown run to his impressive first half that saw him pick up 177 yards and 3 scores.

Both teams traded turnovers for the rest of the half as Flyer safety Dustin Rethman picked off a Stechschulte offering but saw his teams following drive stall on the 6th play as Enoch Jones and Andrew Nichols converged and recovered a fumble for the Bulldogs.

Grove was forced to punt after their 4th 3 and out of the half and saw Marin Local get a 35 yard touchdown pass from Rethman (his 25th of the season) to Wilder (2nd of the game, 10th of the season) and head to the break leading 35-7.

A gamble not to take the football after winning the toss and giving Marion Local the football to open the contest had paid off as the Flyers used just three plays before punting on their opening drive, this would give Columbus Grove the ball to start the 3rd quarter but unfortunately for the Bulldogs offense that came in averaging 24.5 points per game they were quickly forced to punt it away after securing just 1 first down. Joey Warnecke who was held to just 11 yards in the first half matched that total on the drive as he scampered for an 11 yard gain and the aforementioned first down.

Hunter Wilker picked up his 4th rushing touchdown of the game on the first play of the next drive for Marion Local as he scampered 69 yards to give his team a 42-7 advantage and cue the running clock with 9:54 to go in the 3rd quarter.

From their own 29 yardline, Columbus Grove elected to go for it on 4th and short but were unable to pick up the yard needed and turned the ball back over on downs to the Flyers. With some of the Flyer starters resting with a 35 point advantage, the backups began to get work with what was left of the first team offensive line. Using just under 3:30 the Flyers upped their lead to 49-7 on a 4 yard Jack Homan touchdown run with 3:25 left in the penultimate stanza.

The Bulldogs could only muster 4 yards of offense on their following drive with the football before Warnecke was forced to punt for the 5th time in the game. With the ball at their own 48 and :31 left in the 3rd, the Flyers offense would march 52 yards over 4:59 and put their final marker on the scoreboard as Nate Moeller finished off a 10 carry 60 yard half with a 6 yard plunge.

Marion Local with the 55-7 win improves to 14-0, sees their win streak reach 36 games and will play next Saturday at 10am for a chance at their 4th consecutive championship trophy inside the Horseshoe in Columbus against Norwalk St. Paul, 41-13 winners over Glouster Trimble.

Columbus Grove sees their season and 6 game winning streak come to an end as they finish the followup to a 2-8 campaign last season at 9-5 and as the schools 4th state seminifinalist in program history.


Bulldogs eliminate Tiffin Calvert

FINDLAY, OHIO – The Columbus Grove Bulldogs are peaking at the right time of the season. Defensively the Bulldogs used one of their finest performances of the season at Donnell Stadium in Findlay Saturday afternoon as they dominated Tiffin Calvert and won 17-7.

The last time the Bulldogs and Senecas met on the gridiron was in the 2002 Regional Finals, a game won by Columbus Grove 10-6. For the first half it seemed like the game would be headed towards a similar low scoring affair as each team punted multiple times and struggled to move the football at times.

Offensively Calvert came in to the game scoring 35.5 points per game, but struggled to move the ball in the first half as their first four possessions in the first quarter all ended in 3 and outs at the hands of a strong defensive Grove line.

Joey Warnecke’s 38 yard field goal with 4:51 remaining in the first quarter capped off a 7 play 37 yard drive and was the only score of the first half as the Senior had no problem splitting the north uprights of the Donnell Stadium endzone to put his team on top 3-0.

At the end of the first quarter the Senecas and star Senior Tyler Long found themselves with just 2 yards to show for their four possessions.

Columbus Grove would begin the second half with a bang as they took the opening kickoff and marched 59 yards in just 4 plays as Warnecke blitzed in from 46 yards out with 10:32 to go in the 3rd stanza to put his team on top 10-0.

Eli Schroeder had an interception of a Drew Ritzler pass but the Bulldogs would see their drive come to an end as they failed to convert a 4th and 1 at midfield. On the ensuing Calvert possession however, Grant Schroeder would continue to add to the big day for the Bulldogs defensive unit as he forced a Long fumble to give the Grove offense new life.

Both teams struggled to finish drives and were forced to punt into the middle of the 4th quarter until Reid Stechschulte hooked up with Baily Clement on a 53 yard touchdown pass to push the Bulldogs lead to 17-0 with 9:13 remaining in the ballgame.

Elisha Jones picked off a Ritzler pass with 3:55 to go in the 4th that gave the Bulldogs their 4th gained turnover.

Following a turnover on downs at the Senecas goal line by Columbus Grove, Calvert would march 99 yards in just :51 to push across their only score of the contest as the Senecas all-time leading rusher Tyler Long got into the scoring column with :17 left from 1 yard out to make it 17-7. Tanner From who took a nasty hit on his only reception of the game but was able to come back into the contest would fall on it and a kneel down from Reid Stechschulte would run out the clock.

Joey Warnecke led the Bulldogs in rushing with 180 yards on 29 carries while Stechschulte would complete 6 of 15 passes and 124 yards to go along with his touchdown and a pair of interceptions. Baily Clement led the wideouts with 2 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown for Grove.

Calvert was led offensively by Ritzler who finished with 9 carries for 41 yards and completed 15 of 31 passes for 160 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Tyler Long in his final high school game was held to 19 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown by a fantastic defensive performance by Columbus Grove.

With the win the Bulldogs get their second playoff win this season and up their record to 8-4 on the year. For the first time since 2003 when they won the D6 State Championship the Bulldogs will find themselves as a Regional Finalist and will take on Arlington’s Red Devils (11-1) who were victorious 34-14 for the second time this season over McComb. The game will take place Saturday, November 22nd at 7pm at a location to be announced at 2:30pm Sunday by the OHSAA and can be heard live on www.zsportslive.com with myself and Steve Wiener.

Tiffin Calvert sees their season come to a close at 9-3 under 5th year Head Coach Todd Fox after defeating Leipsic in the first round of the playoffs last weekend.

Listen to the broadcast as it happened courtesy of www.zsportslive.com with myself (@michaelhirnpbp) and Steve Wiener (@wienerman46):


Columbus Grove vs Tiffin Calvert Preview

For Columbus Grove this season is their first playoff trip since a 2009 loss to Carey while Tiffin Calvert has made the playoffs the previous 3 seasons.

Last weekend the Bulldogs were victorious 21-6 over their Route 12 rival Pandora Gilboa behind a strong defensive effort in which Grove forced 5 Jacob Miller interceptions. Offensively the Bulldogs were led as they have been most of the season by their strong rushing attack and big play ability. Reid Stechschulte, a Sophomore signalcaller tossed a pair of 38 yard touchdown passes and ran for one as well.

Columbus Grove is 7-4 on the year and averaging 25.7 points per game. Defensively the Bulldogs are giving up 20.9 points per contest and have one shutout (Paulding), but have only given up 25 points in their last 3 games (wins vs Crestview, Bluffton and PG).

Offensively the Bulldogs have been led this season by their offensive line that has given Joey Warnecke an opportunity to run for 1370 yards and 16 touchdowns, and has allowed Stechschulte to be a true dual threat (609 yards and 6 td’s rushing, over 1200 yards and 13 td’s passing).

Tiffin Calvert, champions of the TAAC this season are led by head coach Todd Fox (36-21) in his 5th season are into the second round of the playoffs after dispatching Leipsic at home in the first round last weekend 30-14 behind 90 yards and 2 touchdown runs from Senior tailback Tyler Long.

On offense the 9-2 Senecas are scoring 35.5 points per game while giving up 19.4 each game.

Tyler Long is a threat on offense and defense for the Senecas as he has had a great season on both sides of the ball. Offensively Long is a versatile runningback averaging 8.9 yards per carry and has scored 26 touchdowns to go along with his 1552 yards rushing. Long is also a threat for Calvert in the passing game as he has caught 13 balls for 401 yards and 6 scores. Defensively the Senior led his team in tackles last week against Leipsic with 16 and is 4th on the team this season with 59 tackles, including a pair of tackles for loss.

Junior quarterback Drew Ritzler has been great this season for the Senecas as he has a 14/4 touchdown to interception ratio including a pair of scoring tosses against the Vikings last weekend including one to Long himself.

Columbus Grove played 5 teams this season (Spencerville, PG, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson and Lima Central Catholic) while Calvert played 3 in the TAAC this season (Toledo Christian, Wynford, St Paul) that advanced to Week 11.

These two programs will meet Saturday at 1:30pm at Findlay’s Donnell Stadium in a game that can be heard live on www.zsportslive.com with myself (@michaelhirnpbp) and Steve Wiener (@wienerman46).

The winner of the contest will play next weekend against either top seeded Arlington (10-1) or fourth seeded McComb (8-3) who face off in the nightcap at Donnell at 7pm on Saturday.


Miller City, Crestview roll on

A District Tournament doubleheader on Tuesday night in Elida provided two drastically different games for fans to see.

In the first game the NWC Champion Crestview Knights upped their perfect record on the season to 24-0 with a 65-34 victory over Columbus Grove. For the second time this season the Bulldogs lost to the Knights, but this time they didn’t get as close as they did in their OT loss during the regular season in Convoy.

Crestview utilized a 16-2 run before Grove could get their bearings on the Union Bank Court and continued the onslaught behind a trio of triples in the first half from off the bench by Isiah Simmerman who finished the game with 11.

Led by All-NWC players including the NWC Player of the Year Damian Helm (14 points), Crestview utilized the three point arc all night long as they finished 7-15 from deep. Hitting a ton of 3’s is no new feat for the Knights as they shoot 34% from there on the season, an unusually high number for a high school basketball team that has taken as many shots as they have.

Grove was led in scoring by All-NWC and PCL 1st team selection in Senior Will Vorhees and 2nd team selection in Junior Jace Darbyshire with 12 apiece.


Always a class act, Vorhees proved how much respect he has for his opponents as he walked first to the Crestview bench to shake hands with Coach Best and his staff before taking a seat on the bench in his final game as a high schooler to a standing ovation from the Grove crowd in attendance.

In the nightcap, it would be easy to say that Delphos St. Johns and Miller City both got off to a slow start. Delphos St. Johns got on the scoreboard first at the 3:47 mark of the 1st quarter as they hit 1 of 2 free throws to lead 1-0. At the end of the first quarter however it was Miller City who led 6-3.

The second stanza did not prove fruitful for the Bluejays as they did not make their first free throw in the game until almost 3 minutes in, and only put up 7 points in the quarter as they trailed 18-10 at the break.

Miller City would find themselves facing a Bluejays squad with a renewed vigor in the second half that came out swinging as they tied it up to end the 3rd at 23 after a 13 point 3rd quarter.

The final stanza played out like a heavyweight prize fight, as both teams bumped and bruised not only each other but also the rims and backboards with their misses. Miller City would go on to finish 13-47 from the field while the Jays went 14-49 overall.

With their season on the line late, the Wildcats were able to have their leaders in Adam Drummelsmith and Adam Niese, both All-PCL selections connect from the free throw line and survive a DSJ onslaught for the 39-36 win. DSJ and Miller City have played 4 times at the Fieldhouse with each of them now having two wins apiece.


Friday night in Elida will see Miller City at 16-8 taking on the 24-0 Crestview Knights for a D4 District Title and a chance to move to the Regionals at BGSU’s Stroh Center early next week. On December 27th this season, the Knights bludgeoned the Cats by 22 and will be looking for a similar outing this time around.

Will Crestview pick up win #25 this season or will Miller City keep their best season in over 20 years going? Tune into www.zsportslive.com at 7pm on Friday night to find out as myself and Steve Wiener will have the call of all the action.


Leipsic, OG, Grove, PG, Ottoville all advance

By virture of their wins in Putnam County on Saturday night, Leipsic and Pandora Gilboa added dates next Thursday night in Allen County against Ottoville and Crestview respectively.

On the back of a 25 point night from Senior forward Megan Maag, the Rockets capped off the night at Ottawa Glandorf’s Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in which they could seemingly do no wrong.

Pandora jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter behind Maag who would go on to score her 1,000th point in the 3rd quarter and never looked back (Hear the call of it here: http://t.co/lm8ZfjtOKZ).

After the first quarter the scoreboard read Pandora 14-10 over McComb, a team the Rockets have now beaten twice this season. At the half the Rockets led 26-10. Pandora would push their advantage to 43-29 after three stanzas and finish it off with a 57-38 win.

With the win the Rockets improve to 16-8 on the season while McComb behind a big night from Emily Clymer finish their 2013-14 campaign at 12-12.

Thursday night at 6:15pm it will be second seeded Pandora Gilboa against top seeded Crestview. The game can be heard live on www.zsportslive.com

In the earlier contest of the night the Leipsic Vikings picked up win #20 as they dispatched the Miller City Wildcats 55-35.

Leipsic jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead and led 36-13 at the half. In the contest Amber Gerdeman went well over her 12ppg average as she had 23 points in the win that will set up a rematch between the Vikings and the Ottoville Big Green that was won just a few weeks ago by the Vikings that denied Ottoville their 5th straight PCL title.

Ottoville will meet Leipsic at 8pm in the 2nd game at Lima Senior High School on Thursday night following completion of the Crestview/PG game. The Big Green racked up another sectional title with a 58-53 win over Kalida in Van Wert to earn themselves a rematch with the top ranked Vikings.

Two other Putnam County League schools also got an opportunity to cut down nets on Saturday night as the Columbus Bulldogs were victorious in Wapakoneta over the Allen East Mustangs 55-37 behind another big game at Wapak for Julia Wynn, and the Ottawa Glandorf Titans were winners as well 68-33 over Bluffton in the Riverdale sectional.

Ottawa Glandorf and Columbus Grove will meet in Elida on Thursday night in Division 3 Tournament action at the Fieldhouse with a 6:15pm tipoff that can be heard on www.zsportslive.com as well with Dave Boninsegna on the call.

Be sure to stay tuned to @zsportslive and @michaelhirnpbp to stay up to date on OHSAA tournament action, scores and news.


Bearcats outlast Bulldogs

COLUMBUS GROVE – Four quarters of basketball wasn’t enough to settle things between Spencerville and Columbus Grove so they played an extra stanza in front of a capacity crowd Friday night.

A back and forth first quarter of action between the two teams ended as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 17-16 lead at the end thanks to a late basket. In the second stanza both teams continued to shoot a torrid pace and protect the ball with only 1 turnover apiece. For the half the Bearcats shot a respectable 41%, but were matched by the Bulldogs who made 50% of their shots.

Spencerville led going into the lockerroom at the half by a 30-29 margin.

Looking to prove they could continue to do damage from the field, each team tore it up in the 3rd quarter with the Bearcats throwing in 14 while the Dogs followed right behind with 10.

One of the biggest plays of the game came midway through the 4th when following a steal of a Bearcat defender, Will Vorhees used his 6’7 frame to slam one home on a fast break to the delight of the home fans in attendance to ignite a quick Bulldog rally and pull them within a point of the Cats lead.

As the quarter ran down, the Bearcats had a chance to win it with 20 seconds left but a Ben Bowers shot from just beyond the free throw line wouldn’t drop. Columbus Grove’s chance to win came on the ensuing possession but ended just as empty as Logan Diller’s 23 foot heave hit the front of the rim to send the game to overtime tied at 49.

A four minute overtime period began with neither team able to get a shot to fall until Zach Goecke’s three point play opened the 7-4 scoring advantage the Bearcats used to put the game away.

Will Vorhees led the way for the Bulldogs with 18, followed by Jace Darbyshire with 15. Columbus Grove shot 21-46 from the field in the game and 7-9 from the free throw line while committing just 4 turnovers.

Spencerville was led by Ben Bowers with 18, Zach Goecke with 15 and Dakota Pritchard with 10. For the game the Bearcats shot 19-47 from the field and 6-8 from the free throw line including 3-4 from the charity stripe in the overtime in the win.

Goecke, a Sophomore for the Bearcats was named as the Zsportslive.com player of the game as he went 2-3 from the line in the overtime to secure the win for Spencerville.

Spencerville with the win improves to 11-3 overall and 5-0 in the Northwest Conference and will play host to Delphos St. Johns on Saturday night at 7pm inside the walk-in closet. Columbus Grove drops to 7-5 on the season and 2-2 in the NWC, their contest on Saturday night will see them play host to the defending OHSAA Division 3 State Champion Ottawa Glandorf Titans.

Grove vs OG can be heard live as it happens on www.zsportslive.com with myself and Mark Roney on the call around 7pm weather permitting.

Hear the game in it’s entirety here: Spencerville vs Grove broadcast