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West sweeps D8 games

ELIDA, OH – Two differently played games ended with the same result, a West victory on Monday evening inside the Elida Fieldhouse.

Game one of the night not only featured the All-Stars of Divisions 1-3 but also a little bit of everything throughout the course of the two twenty minute long halves.

The East stars jumped in front and stayed in the lead early on with the use of deep three pointers from the group of Kori Barrett (Kenton), Ellie Miller (Kenton), Brittney Haas (Findlay), Emily Heiman (Findlay), and the hometown girl Shyah Wheeler of Elida.

Early on the only point the West was able to muster came from the free throw line on a make by St. Marys Makenna Mele to cut into the East 4-0 lead with nearly 6 minutes gone off the clock.

In the second half the West’s inside-outside game helped to pull the lead to within a couple of points and nearly into the lead on a couple of Sydney Cisco (St. Marys) deep triples.

With 8:42 left in the second half a runner from Crestview senior Paige Motycka gave her team their first advantage at 39-38. Motycka would strike again after a pair of East three point goals from Miller and Bath’s Jaidyn Hale on her only other make from the field to tie the ballgame at 43-43.

Wapakoneta’s Sarah Pothast, the games leading scorer dropped in the final marker to give her team a 47-46 win on the offensive end with under a minute while Shawnee’s Alissa Stahler blocked away a final East offering on the defensive end to secure the victory.


Sarah Pothast (Wapak) 15
Lexi Jacobs (Wapak) 2
Alissa Stahler (Shawnee) 6
Emily Poling (Defiance) 3
Makenna Mele (St Marys) 5
Sydney Cisco (St Marys) 12 (4 3’s)
Paige Motycka (Crestview) 4

3PT: 6 (Cisco 4, Pothast, Poling)
FT: 1/4

Playing but not scoring: Cassidy Meyers (Van Wert)

Not able to participate: Kourtney Diller (Coldwater), Kadie Hempfling (Ottawa Glandorf)

Lindsey Singhaus (Bath) 2
Jaidyn Hale (Bath) 6
Kori Barrett (Kenton) 6
Ellie Miller (Kenton) 11
Brittney Haas (Findlay) 3
Emily Heiman (Findlay) 6
Shyah Wheeler (Elida) 12

3PT: 12 (Wheeler 3, Hale 2, Barrett 2, Miller 2, Heiman 2, Haas)
FT: 1/2

Playing but not scoring: Bette Andrews (Bath), Alexa Lenhart (L. Benton)

Not able to participate: Kennedy Fagan (Bath)

Game two involved the stars of the Division 4 world and featured one team putting up a big offensive performance as the West rolled to a 77-47 victory paced by a pair of Midwest Athletic Conference stars.

Leading 33-30 at the halftime break the West rolled to a 44-17 second half of play and finished with 3 players in double figures in the win.

Fort Recovery’s Grace Thien and Taylor Kogge of the State Champion Minster Wildcats each dropped in 19 points apiece to lead their West squad while teammate and future University of Michigan Volleyball standout Paige Jones joined the duo in double figures as she notched 11. Thien was the big three point shooter on the evening as she notched 5 triples in the contest.

Kogge finished the game shooting 8/10 from the field and ended with just one miss each from inside and outside the three point arc on her way to play for Ohio Northern University at the next level.

Ridgemont’s Priscilla Howland led the East squad on the evening with 16 points and was the lone member of her team in double figures.


Sarah Klausing (Kalida) 2
Grace Thien (Ft. Rec) 19 (5 3’s)
Carley Stone (Ft. Rec) 6
CJ Kemper (Ottoville) 4
Paige Jones (N. Bremen) 11
Taylor Kogge (Minster) 19
Alli Fischer (Minster) 4
Kara Evers (M. Local) 9
Amber Miller (Ottoville) 3

3PT: 12 (Thien 5, Kogge 3, Jones 3, Miller)
FT: 1/3

Not available: Bridget Landin (OV), Kierra Meyer (Leipsic), Heather Lammers (Leipsic)

Anney Archer (Ada) 2
Aubrey Biederman (W-Goshen) 8
Amanda Clymer (Vanlue) 8
Priscilla Howland (Ridgemont) 16
Emma Saltzman (Arcadia) 4
Meadow Cromer (Ridgemont) 3
Lauren Schroeder (C. Grove) 4
Kayla Fergueson (P. Gilboa) 2

Playing but not scoring: Maddie Gossard (Ada)

Not available to play: Carlee McCluer (C. Grove)


West sweeps girls D8 games

ELIDA – The 40th annual District 8 All-Star games took place Monday night at Elida with the West squad winning both contests. In the Division 1-2-3 outing the West outscored their Eastern counterparts 72-69 while the Division 4 game saw the West roll to a 64-30 victory.

Tied at 69-69 with seconds left to play in the game Ottawa Glandorf’s Dani Ellerbrock, who will play her college basketball at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University connected on a free throw to give the West a one point advantage before picking the pocket of Bath’s Brittany Ulmer and connecting on a layup for the games final score.

Future Bowling Green Falcon Rion Thompson (Lima Senior) led the east in scoring as she tallied 17 points in the game while teammate Heather Heiby of Celina joined her in double figures with 15, hitting on five three pointers in the loss.

Nicolette Devincentis (Liberty Benton) was the games leading scorer with 18 points in her final contest before traveling to Indiana for her collegiate ball at St. Josephs. Maddi Stiles (Wapak/Heidelberg) tallied four three pointers and finished with 15 points while Ellerbrock chipped in with 10.

D 1-2-3 West (72):
Sara Smarkel (Findlay) 9
Marissa Wintrow (Findlay) 2
Kendra Siefring (Fort Recovery) 7
Nicolette Devincentis (Liberty Benton) 18
Dani Ellerbrock (OG) 10
Erika Angstman (St. Marys) 6
Riley Culver (Wapak) 5
Maddi Stiles (Wapak) 15

Playing but not scoring: Lindi Cisco (St. Marys)
Unable to attend: Lynea Diller (Columbus Grove)

D 1-2-3 East (69):
Brittany Ulmer (Bath) 5
Haley McGillvary (Celina) 5
Kelly Stahl (Celina) 4
Heather Heiby (Celina) 15
Denise Schwieterman (Coldwater) 4
Brooklyn Miller (Defiance) 4
Bailey Kuhn (Elida) 6
Essence Cowan (Lima Senior) 9
Rion Thompson (Lima Senior) 17

The Division 4 game featured the West squad led early by the hot shooting of Alyse Clune (New Bremen) and three pointers from five different players. With the East unable to score early on they found themselves behind at the halftime break 26-17. Marion Local’s Emily Mescher gave her West squad plenty of opportunities for extra chances in the half as she pulled down rebound after rebound.

LeAnn Huelsman of Minster and Clune combined to hit four threes in the second half and lead a defensive effort that held their counterparts to just 13 points in the second half en route to the 64-30 victory.

Huelsman and Clune led the way in the contest with 12 points apiece while Natalie Snider of Lima Central Catholic tossed in 8 points to lead her East squad.


D4 West:

Emily Bauer (Crestview) 3
Lexie Hayes (Delphos St. Johns) 3
Kylie Jettinghoff (Ft. Jennings) 7
Emily Mescher (Marion Local) 5
LeAnn Huelsman (Minster) 12
Hannah Schmitmeyer (Minster) 6
Alyse Clune (New Bremen) 12
Debbie Paul (New Bremen) 8
Rachel Leffel (New Knoxville) 5
Nicole Kramer (Ottoville) 3

D4 East (30):

Sydney Faine (Ada) 5
Rachel Wildman (Ada) 2
Brittany Kahle (Kalida) 5
Kylie Osterhage (Kalida) 4
Allison Recker (Kalida) 2
Natalie Snider (LCC) 8
Cassie Niese (Miller City) 4

Playing but not scoring: Micheala Curtis (Hardin Northern), Sara McFadden (Ridgemont), Chloe Kromer (Vanlue)


Minster & New Bremen utilize turnovers, advance to Sectional Finals

Minster and New Bremen forced 80 turnovers of the opponents in Kenton Tuesday night en route to victories in their Sectional Semifinals matchups. Minster downed Ridgemont in Game 1 of the night by a 91-15 margin while the Cardinals defeated Spencerville by a 41-28 score in Game 2.

The Wildcats got things going early and often in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 29-2 lead at the end of the first quarter behind scores from 7 different players. Ridgemont’s lone markers of the opening stanza came at the 5:03 mark as Freshman Meadow Cromer knocked home a pair of free throws that put a stop to a 23-0 Minster run to open the game.

Just one free throw wouldn’t find it’s mark for the Wildcats in the first half as they finished 14/15 from the line. Ridgemont’s largest quarter of the contest was in the second period when they scored 9 of their 15 points in the game including 5/9 from the charity stripe.

One basket in each of the final two periods would find their way through the net for the Golden Gophers, far less than the 16 shots Minster was able to make from the field in the same span en route to the 91-15 win.

A dozen different players found their way into the scoring column for the Wildcats, four of those in double figures, and were led by 19 from Sophomore Rosie Westerbeck. With the win Minster improves to 17-5 overall and will head back to Kenton on Saturday night for a 6:15pm tilt with #2 seed Upper Scioto Valley in the Sectional Finals.

Ridgemont sees their season end at 3-20, they were led in scoring bu Sara McFadden and Sidney Richardson with 4 apiece.


Minster (91):

Leann Huelsman 2
Mariah McKenzie 10
Rosie Westerbeck 19
Logan Arnold 11
Lauren Roetgerman 9
Alexis Wuebker 8
Taylor Trego 12
Marissa Luthman 9
Hannah Schmitmeyer 4
Alicia Arling 2
Haley Baumer 3
Alli Fischer 2

FG: 33/56
3: 4/11 (Trego 3, Baumer)
FT: 20/23
TO: 14

Ridgemont (15):

Meadow Cromer 2
Sydney Totten 2
Taylor Cronley 2
Sara McFadden 4
Sidney Richardson 4
Alyssa Whittaker 1

FT: 5/9
TO: 50

New Bremen utilized 30 Spencerville turnovers in Game #2 of the night en route to defeating the Bearcats by double digits for the second time in two weeks, this time by a 41-28 final score,

Neither team was particularly sharp in the first quarter as each started slow in the opening minutes of the contest where they each had more turnovers than points. New Bremen would get on the scoreboard first midway through the first quarter with a bucket by Freshman Paige Jones, but the Bearcats would go up 5-2 early behind a score from Megan Miller and a three pointer by Honorable Mention NWC selection Emilee Meyer. The Cardinals stormed back with a two and a three pointer of their own from the duo of Jane Homan and Amanda Brown respectively to lead 7-5 after one period.

Coming into the night Amanda Brown was shooting 6/49 from behind the three point line this season, she finished with 6 points in the contest with both of her scores coming from deep. Her second quarter triple was one of five buckets that the Cardinals would make in the quarter as they stormed out to a 13-2 quarter and led 20-7 at the half. Miller’s jumper for the Bearcats was their only score of the quarter.

Offensively the biggest quarter of the game for Spencerville came in the games penultimate quarter as they combined to see Meyer, Katie Merriman and Jacey Grigsby score 12 of their 28 points on the night and trail by just 8 at 27-19 heading to the 4th.

Alyssa Clune and Paige Jones were a force to be reckoned with for New Bremen in the second half as they together would account for all but two of the 21 second half points en route to 29 combined markers on the night as the Cardinals defeated Spencerville 41-28.

New Bremen who was led in scoring by Jones with 16 improves their season record to 15-8 and will head back to Kenton on Saturday night to take on New Knoxville at 8pm. The Rangers defeated the Cardinals earlier this season by a 39-33 score.

Seniors Katie Merriman and Megan Miller led the Bearcats with 9 points each. Spencerville finishes their first season under Head Coach Greg Ekis at 7-15.


New Bremen (41):

Alyssa Clune 13
Paige Jones 16
Jane Homan 2
Debbie Paul 4
Amanda Brown 6

FG: 11/22
3: 3/13 (Brown 2, Clune)
FT: 10/12
Reb: 12
TO: 20
Fouls: 8

Spencerville (28):

Emilee Meyer 8
Katie Merriman 9
Jacey Grigsby 2
Megan Miller 9

FG: 5/24
3s: 5/16 (Merriman 2, Meyer, Miller)
FT: 3/4
Reb: 7
TO: 30
Fouls: 13


Home sweet home

Spencerville lost their first game of the season at home back in December to state ranked St. Henry but have since reeled off seven straight wins with their Monday night non-conference 66-61 victory over New Bremen.

Both teams came into the game scoring 58 points per game and struggled to get on the scoreboard in the first few minutes. Each squad traded free throws for the first few moments of the game and the lead for the rest of the opening stanza. Spencerville ended the first quarter with a 10-9 lead with a two point goal with :31 seconds remaining in the quarter after New Bremen had gone ahead just moments earlier.

On their first possession of the second quarter the Bearcats pushed their lead to four at 13-9 when Jacob Meyer nailed a three pointer. Meyer would find himself at the free throw line just seconds later as New Bremen was assessed a technical foul, the Sophomore would hit one of the two charity stripe tosses to give his team a 14-9 lead with 7:12 to go in the opening half. Kaelen Reed’s three triples in the stanza helped the Cardinals take and keep the lead for the next couple of possessions.

New Bremen tied the game with 4:07 to go in the second stanza at 20-20, and would go ahead just seconds later at 21-20 when Junior Deion Hoehne knocked home one of two free throws for his squad. Spencerville would eventually tie the game at 24-24, but New Bremen would close the quarter on a 5-3 run over the final two minutes to head into the lockerroom with a 29-27 halftime lead. Bailey Croft scored 9 of his 12 points in the quarter and kept numerous possessions alive with offensive rebounds or tap outs back to his teammates.

Carson Manger, a 6’3 Senior who will play his college basketball at NCAA Division 2 Lake Superior State opened the scoring for New Bremen in the second half as he drained a deep three pointer that gave his squad a 32-27 lead just seconds into the stanza. Damien Corso responded on the first Bearcat possession of the second half with a three pointer of his own to cut the lead to two at 32-30, then tied the game at 32 on the ensuing trip down the floor with a jumper.

Three lead changes would take place over the following 1:03 between the two clubs. Spencerville regained the lead at 36-35 and would never find themselves even or trailing once again despite a combined 26 points in the second half by Manger and Hoehne. The Bearcats were led in the quarter in scoring by Zach Goecke who tossed in 10 of his 12 points in the quarter.

With the Bearcats ahead 58-53 on the scoreboard it was Meyer who would add the proverbial nail in the coffin to the contest as his three from deep in the corner propelled his teams lead out to 61-53. After a New Knoxville bucket on the opposite end of the court that cut the lead to 61-55, the Cardinals found themselves watching Meyer again shoot a pair of free throws following a technical foul. With 1:58 to go in the game Meyer split a pair of shorts from the line and gave his team a 62-55 lead.

Spencerville held on over the final two minutes for a 66-61 win, their 9th in the last 12 meetings in the series. With the win the Bearcats up their season record to 13-5. If the Bearcats can defeat the Lincolnview Lancers on Friday night inside the Walk-In Closet they will find themselves as the outright NWC Champions before they head into postseason play on March 6th.

New Bremen sees their season record fall to 12-10. The Cardinals will be off until March 4th when they travel to Coldwater to take on Fort Recovery (a team they defeated 78-49 in January) to begin postseason play.


Spencerville (66):

Mason Nourse 8
Damien Corso 12
Jacob Meyer 13
Zach Goecke 12
Dakota Prichard 5
Bailey Croft 12
Griffen Croft 4

FT: 8/20

New Bremen (61):

Carson Manger 21
Ben Schwieterman 5
Trey Naylor 2
Greg Parker 2
Kaelen Reed 9
Deion Hoehne 17
Braden Elshoff 1
Nolan Fox 4

FT: 15/20

JV: Spencerville 41-29