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Whitehouse wins high scoring affair

OTTAWA, OH – Both Whitehouse and Ottawa got off to big opening innings in their meeting on Monday night and were held in check until breaking through late for even more scores.

Whitehouse scored three runs in the top of the first inning to jump out to an early lead and eventually added runs late to secure their 10-7 victory over the host Fighting 63rd.

With a pair of hitters having already reached in the top of the opening frame, Whitehouse quickly went up 3-0 when slugger Sam Toft blasted a Kaden Sullivan (Bath) 1-2 offering over the left centerfield wall for the first markers of the contest.

Ottawa responded in their half of the first as Sullivan and teammate Ryan Gossard (Bath) drove in Austin Horstman (Ottawa Glandorf), and Corbin Niese (Miller City) who had doubled and singled respectively with one out in the inning. Lima Senior product Josiah Shoemaker’s two out two RBI single pushed the home team ahead 4-3 before the frame came to an end with a Matthew Bowden (Bluffton) groundout.

The lead would remain in the 63rd’s possession until the top of the third inning when CJ Deacon (University of Toledo) was brought into tie the game at 4-4 on a Toft double down the right field line. Toft himself, and teammate Steve Haugh gave the visitors a 6-4 lead moments later as they were sent home by Quincy Rhodes 2 RBI single.

Two quick runs from the 63rd tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom half of the same inning as Sullivan was again brought around to score after reaching base, this time by Nathan Arrington (OG). Arrington himself would come to the plate as the tying run two hitters later as he scored on a Shoemaker RBI double.

Following four innings on the mound from Sullivan the home team turned to Ada product Seth Evans to face the Whitehouse hitters. In his first inning of work Evans gave up a pair of runs and three hits to see his team fall behind 8-6 in the middle of the fifth frame. After his offense came up empty in the bottom half of the inning, Evans would give up two more runs in the 6th and see his team fall behind by a 10-6 score.

In their last three chances at bat the Fighting 63rd put four runners on base but saw just a single one come across when Sullivan scored for a third time in the contest in the bottom of the 7th inning to pull his team to within three runs.

Facing the possibility of the game ending early due to impending darkness, both teams pitchers worked quickly and mostly effectively through their opponents lineups in the last third of the game and saw it finish with a 10-7 victory for visiting Whitehouse.

Whitehouse (5-3) was led in hitting by Sam Toft who finished just a triple short of hitting for the cycle at 5/5 and with a walk. Toft drove in four runs to help kickstart his teams offense as well.

Ottawa (0-3) was led by Sullivan who finished 2/5 on the day and with three of his teams runs. The Fighting 63rd will return to action on Tuesday night as they welcome Oak Harbor to town for a 6:30pm first pitch.

Aaron Murphy (1-0) was the winning pitcher for Whitehouse as he pitched 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs and struck out 2 while throwing 82 pitches. Seth Evans (0-1) took the loss for the Fighting 63rd, he allowed 5 hits and 4 runs in just 1.2 innings on the mound while striking out one and walking one.

Whitehouse finished with 10 runs on 16 hits to go along with their 4 errors while Ottawa scored 7 runs on 10 hits and themselves committed 5 errors.

The two teams will meet again on June 19th in Bowling Green, Ohio in a game that will be broadcast live on WZOQ Radio

*Stats provided with the help of Gamechanger*

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Titans dominant in handing Archbold first loss of season

OTTAWA, OH – In a battle of two teams ranked in the top two of their respective divisions it was the home OG Lady Titans who rolled to a 61-43 victory and handed Archbold their first loss of the season Tuesday night.

Archbold standout and leading scorer Kierstyn Repp hit for the games first five points including a three pointer from five feet behind the line but the Titans got the next nine points of the contest to claim a lead they would never relinquish.

While the night might have belonged to OG’s Kadie Hempfling as she posted a triple double with 12 points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists, it was the Senior duo of Lexi Schroeder and Kylie White who did the damage for the Titans early as they were responsible for 17 in the first quarter and 25 first half markers combined. Schroeder scored all of her career high 16 points on the night in the first two quarters.

Ottawa Glandorf’s defense continued to force Blue Streak miscues in the second quarter and turn them into points as the Titans allowed just seven points in the stanza, all coming from Repp and stormed into the halftime break leading 40-16. Erin Kaufman and Hempfling each tossed in a three pointer for the home squad and helped push the lead well into double digits during the quarter.

In the third the Blue Streaks made their run as they outscored the Titans 12-10 but were unable to get points from Repp and instead turned to the duo of Andi Peterson and Lily Krieger who hit for nine of their quarter points.

With time winding down in the contest OG went back inside and were rewarded as White tallied six of her game high 19 points to help the Titans provide the games final margin of 61-43.

Archbold (20-1), the NWOAL Champions this season will travel to Delta on Thursday night to wrap up their league play. The Blue Streaks were led in scoring on the night by Repp who finished with all 12 of her points in the first half.

OG (20-0) will put their 12-0 home record on the line Thursday night as they welcome the Elida Bulldogs to town for Senior Night and for a chance to clinch at least a share of the WBL title. The Titans were led in scoring by White with 19, but saw three other players finish in double figures in points in Lexi Schroder (16), Hempfling (12), and Erin Kaufman with 10.

Box Score:

OG (61):
Ashley Schroeder 4
Erin Kaufman 10
Lexi Schroeder 16
Kylie White 19
Kadie Hempfling 12

FT: 5/13
3PT: 2 (Hempfling, Kaufman)
TO: 19

Archbold (43):
Alyssa Ziegler 8
Brooke Kohler 2
Andi Peterson 9
Morgan Miller 4
Kierstyn Repp 12
Lily Krieger 8

FT: 7/11
3PT: 3 (Repp 2, Ziegler)
TO: 25

JV: Archbold 41-38

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Titans nab WBL share

ST. MARYS, OH – Ottawa Glandorf followed their gameplan to near perfection Friday night and forced St. Marys into four turnovers in a 13-7 win that clinched a share of the WBL title for the Titans.

With the OG win over St. Marys, the Titans, Roughriders, and Wapak Redskins will each snag a piece of this seasons Western Buckeye League crown.

Jay Kaufman, OG’s 6’4 Junior signalcaller engineered the first score of the game on his squads first possession of the contest as he led his team on a 49 yard drive and finished off the score with his 20th touchdown pass of the season by hooking up with Richie Knowlton for a 27 yard score to make it 7-0 visitors.

Unlike the way the Roughriders have gone all season long as they have led the WBL in turnover differential at +15, St. Marys would commit their first turnover of the game two possessions later in the contest as Connor Niese snagged a pass from Dustin Howell and returned the ball to the Titan 44 to set his squad up.

Kicker Tristen Ball accounted for the rest of the points in the first half and helped OG stretch their halftime lead to 13-0 as he connected on a 21 and 35 yard field goal attempt.

After forcing OG into a punt on their first possession of the second half the Roughriders found themselves beginning their drive just short of mid-field at their own 49. Seven plays and 51 yards after the start of their drive, St. Marys put their only points of the game on the Skip Baughman Stadium scoreboard as Dustin Howell hooked up with Bo Kuenning on a 17 yard toss to cut the OG lead to 13-7 with 7:57 in the games penultimate period.

A pair of St. Marys fumbles would put an end to two drives in which the Roughriders found themselves driving deep into Titan territory, but neither was more costly than the one that came with under 1:30 remaining in the game that gave OG the football at their own 36 and forced St. Marys to use their timeouts in an attempt to stop their opponents from trying to run out the clock.

Ottawa Glandorf has now beaten St. Marys for seven consecutive seasons, the longest such streak in the history of the series that dates back to their first meeting in 1967.

Offensively the Titans ran 57 plays and accumulated 215 total yards on the night. Through the air Jay Kaufman connected on 14/24 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 41 yards on 23 carries on the ground.

Eric Spicer shouldered the load for St. Marys as he toted the football 27 times for 154 yards but was unable to dent the endzone in the contest. Julius Fisher rushed 15 times for 59 yards as the Riders as a team totaled 233 yards on 48 carries against one of the top defenses in the league. Through the air Senior QB Dustin Howell was 9/13 for 77 yards but was intercepted for the second time this season.

Next week both teams will find themselves in the playoffs and with home games as OG (9-1, 8-1) is currently seeded second in Division 4’s Region 14 and will host Bellevue on Friday night at Titan Stadium according to Joe Eitel (D4R14 Rankings )

St. Marys will return to the playoffs for the first time since they last shared a WBL title back in 2008, and will host just their third home game and first since 2003 as they welcome Dayton Belmont to Skip Baughman Stadium for a 7pm Saturday night kickoff that can be heard live on WKKI K94.3 FM. (D3 Region 12 rankings)

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OG advances to District Semis

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf’s volleyball squad took their first step towards getting themselves back to the Regional Finals where they fell last season as they defeated visiting Port Clinton 3-0 Thursday night to move into district play next week at Findlay High School.

Behind a dominant performance from their front line the Titans raced out to an early 10-5 lead in the first set and continued to pounce on the undermanned Redskins as they pushed the lead out to 19-9 before Port Clinton called a timeout to try and cool them off. Out of the timeout the Titans would give up just a pair of points as they took the first set 25-11.

Port Clinton snagged the first point of set number two but saw Ottawa Glandorf find their groove and respond by scoring 17 of the next 21 points and put themselves ahead 17-5 when the Redskins utilized a timeout to again attempt to slow down their opponents. OG wasted little time out of the stoppage as their tall line of Carly Alt, Emily Annesser, Jordan Alt, and Kylie White, coupled with great contributions from their subs helped them put away 8 more points and win set two 25-5.

Despite seeing the Redskins tie the game three different times, including at 6-6 the Titans refused to let their opponents feast off of their errors and blitzed by the Port Clinton defense by scoring 19 of the contests final 22 points to secure their straight set win 25-9.

In their eight home games this season Ottawa Glandorf lost just one game (in a 3-1 win over Ottoville) and were victorious in 24 of 25 possible games they played at the Supreme Court.

Next up for the #1 seeded Titans (20-3) will be #5 seed Maumee who defeated Toledo Woodward 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-15) on Thursday night on their own home court.

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63rd fight past Napoleon

OTTAWA, OH – While Mother Nature might have won the first round of Ottawa and Napoleon’s District Tournament matchup on Wednesday night it was the Fighting 63rd who rallied back from a 4-3 deficit to begin the restart and stay in the winners bracket with a 7-6 victory on Thursday evening.

Eight batters came to the plate for Ottawa in the games sixth inning that saw the home team push across four runs to take a 7-5 lead they would hold on to the rest of the contest. With one out in the inning catcher Kaden Sullivan (Bath) doubled off of Napoleon hurler Layne Good to give Ottawa their first base runner of the frame. Following a ground out Sullivan would find himself crossing the plate on a Brayden Sautter (Ada) single before Sautter himself was sent home from first on a two out RBI double by leadoff hitter Jackson Lammers (Miller City). Miller City graduates continued to produce in the game just moments later as Corbin Niese drilled a double into the outfield to score Lammers for the third run of the inning before later scoring himself on a wild pitch by Good for the stanzas final tally.

Ryan Stoller (Van Wert) took over on the mound to begin the game on Thursday after 3.2 innings of work from Kalida hurler Austin Swift. On the day Stoller would toss 5.1 innings of work and give up just two runs on three hits in earning the win.

The games biggest defensive play came in the final inning as with one out already in the books for Napoleon the River Bandits University of Toledo bound Layne Schnitz-Paxton gambled on a double off the left field wall and was thrown out by the combination of Austin Swift to Jackson Lammers to Ryan Gossard (Bath). For his part of the play it was Gossard who stayed with the tag and swiped Schnitz-Paxton on the right arm as he attempted to move back to the base on the outside. One play later Gossard gobbled up a ground ball and tossed across the diamond for the games final out to preserve the victory for Ottawa (13-12).

With the win the 63rd now will return home for a Friday 6pm matchup against Pemberville, a team that just defeated Ottawa a week ago on the same field 7-5. Hear the game live as it happens on the home of the Fighting 63rd Zsportslive.com

Napoleon (26-14) will next be in action against either Toledo or Whitehouse at 7pm Saturday in Findlay.

Box Score:

Ottawa:

Jackson Lammers: 2-4, 2 2B, Walk, RBI, Run
Corbin Niese: 1-5, 3B, RBI, Run
Colby Clifton: 0-1, Walk, Run
Brady Laudick: 0-1, HBP
Austin Swift: 1-4, 1B, 2 Runs
Ryan Stoller: 2-4, RBI
Ryan McCracken: 1-4, 2 RBI
Kaden Sullivan: 1-4, 2B, Run
Ryan Gossard: 1-3, Walk
Brayden Sautter: 1-4, RBI

Napoleon:

Corbin Edwards: 1-2, 3 Walks, 3 Runs
Ben Bucklew: 1-5
EJ Kissel: 1-5, 2B, RBI
Jack Goonan: 2-5, 2B, RBI
Layne Schnitz-Paxton: 3-5, 2B
Alex Gerken: 1-4, Walk, Run
Quinn Smith: 0-4
Jacob Greer: 0-1, 2 Walks
Zac Leatherman: 0-1, RBI
Jacob Jiminez: 0-4

Pitching:

WP- Ryan Stoller 2-1 (5.2, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2K, 1BB)
LP- Layne Good 4-3 (1IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER)

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Ottawa remains perfect

SIDNEY, OH – In their last game before playing host to their own tournament this weekend the Ottawa Fighting 63rd found runs early, often and late in their 10-2 defeat of Sidney Post 217.

Miller City’s Corbin Niese had a big day at the plate for Ottawa as he slapped one of his five singles on the day to give his team their first baserunner of the game in the opening inning. Despite having the bases loaded in the opening frame, the 63rd were kept off the scoreboard by Sidney hurler Isaiah Beaver however.

Austin Klausing of Kalida started off the top of the second inning for the 63rd with a single to the left side of the infield just past Sidney’s short stop and then was moved into scoring position on a balk. Ada infielder Brayden Sautter reached was hit in the small of the back by a Beaver pitch and put runners on the corners. With two outs in the inning Ottawa reached the scoreboard when Niese singled in Klausing from third to give his team their first marker. Austin Swift kept his hot streak going as he drove in a run after Sautter scored on an error and the visitors found themselves on top 3-0 heading to their second defensive inning.

Ottawa starter Ryan Stoller (Van Wert) cruised through the first two innings where he gave up just a walk and a fielders choice to Sidney hitters, but found himself in trouble in the third as Post 217 was able to put a couple of runners on via a single and a walk. Stoller would exit after officially pitching 2.1 innings, and be replaced by Grant Fuerst (OG) who was able to keep the home nine off the scoreboard and preserve his teams lead.

Ottawa’s next run came in the fourth inning as Sautter would again score, this time knocked in by Swift to run the lead to 4-0 after 3.5 innings.

In the sixth the Fighting 63rd would find themselves in the midst of their biggest inning, an frame in which they would send 10 batters to the plate against Beaver and reliever Jake Peters. Sautter walked to open the inning, then proceeded to push himself across the diamond by stealing a pair of bases and eventually scoring. Corbin Niese, the Van Wert Cougar duo of Ryan McCracken and Ryan Stoller, and Logan Dukes (Miller City) all came around to score in the inning and helped the lead balloon to 9-0 when all was said and done.

Sidney’s first run of the contest came in the sixth inning as Kyle Subler (Versailles) who finished 3 for 5 on the day singled to begin the inning against Fuerst. Following a single and a fielders choice Subler was brought in to score on a Kyle Noble single to make the score of the game 9-1 in Ottawa’s favor.

Lima Senior’s Josiah Shoemaker took the mound for Ottawa in the 8th inning and struck out the first two hitters he faced in Bryant McCarty and Noble, but got into a bit of trouble as he plunked consecutive batters in Carter Mescher and Cheyne Tate with two outs. Sidney Catcher Zach White reached on a throwing error that brought Mescher in for the second run of the game for the home team before Shoemaker got a flyout to end his inning on the mound and keep the score 9-2 in his teams favor.

Division 4 1st team All-Ohio selection Jackson Lammers (Miller City) picked up his first baserunning opportunity of the ballgame in the top of the ninth as he was walked on four straight pitches. After Lammers was moved to second on a passed ball he was quickly driven in by Niese for the final run of the game to make it a 10-2 Ottawa victory and keep the Fighting 63rd undefeated on the young season at 5-0.

Sidney found themselves with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, but reliever Noah Howell (Temple Christian) got a ground ball from Mescher and tossed it to first for the contests final out.

Both teams will be in action this weekend at the Tawa Run Tournament that takes place Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Bluffton and in Ottawa. Sidney will begin their half of the tournament playing in Bluffton at 3:30pm against Pickerington Post 283. Hear that game live on WZOQ Radio

Ottawa’s first game of the tournament is at 6pm Friday night as they play host to Adrian, Michigan Post 275. Hear that game live on Zsportslive.com

Top Performers:

Sidney:

Kyle Subler: 3-5, Run
Kyle Noble: 2-5, RBI

Ottawa:

Corbin Niese: 5-6, 2 RBI, 2 Runs
Austin Klausing: 3-3, 2BB, Run
Austin Swift: 2-6, 3 RBI

WP – Ryan Stoller
LP – Isaiah Beaver

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63rd open season with victory

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Post 63’s first game of the season came with its fair share of challenges at times but when the darkness began to set in and the top of the 8th inning wrapped up the Fighting 63rd had outscored Troy 13-8.

Coming off of an 8-12-2 season and with just four players returning from last seasons squad the 63rd opened their first contest with a new lineup and opportunities to shine for their young club.

Kalida’s Brady Laudick got the start for Ottawa on the mound and surrendered four walks in the first inning, but saw just one turned into a run as he got a strikeout and a groundout from the bottom of the Troy order to help limit the damage against his team on the new scoreboard installed at Memorial Park.

Eight batters came to the plate for the home squad in the bottom of the opening frame and three would find themselves crossing home plate in the inning. Jackson Lammers (Miller City) got things going first as he doubled to the left field wall. Corbin Niese (Miller City) was issued a walk and Austin Swift (Kalida) singled to drive in a run. Ryan McCracken’s (Van Wert) RBI ground out to short and Austin Klausing’s (Kalida) sacrifice fly brought in the remaining two runners.

Troy Post 43, coming off of a 41-18 season last year that saw them reach the Great Lakes American Legion National Regional for the first time since 1970 came out swinging in the second inning as they plated five runs of their own to take a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the second.

Ten batters came to bat for Troy in the top half of the inning that began with a single from Frank Gnuca and ended when Gnuca grounded out to Lammers at short following every one of his teammates having had their turn on the offensive end against relief pitcher Jordan Tovarnak (Shawnee) who came in with one out in the inning.

Following a pair of scoreless innings on both side the visitors punched across a run in the fourth to take a 7-3 lead in the game.

Ottawa responded to their opponents marker in the fifth and sixth innings as they tallied eight runs to take an 11-7 lead into the seventh led by a triple and a double by Swift and McCracken to start the fifth, and a trio of singles by Niese, Swift, and Van Wert’s Ryan Stoller that followed up a leadoff double by Ada’s Brayden Sautter in the sixth.

Braden Nesbit (Tipp City Bethel/Muskingum) added the last run for Troy as he smacked a ball over the right centerfield wall to cut the Ottawa lead to 11-8 in the seventh before his next six teammates would be retired in order to end the game.

Corbin Niese singled to open the bottom of the seventh, Austin Swift was hit by a pitch on a 3-2 count, and McCracken singled in a run as all three would come around to score in the final Ottawa at bat before their turn came to an end.

McCracken finished the day 3-5 at the plate and with 4 RBI for the victorious Fighting 63rd (1-0) while Van Wert High School teammate Stoller finished 2-4 with a run scored and a walk on the day.

Lima Senior Junior Josiah Shoemaker (1-0) snagged the win for his squad while Noah Roswell (0-1) took the loss for Troy (2-3).

Troy will return home Friday night to begin WOL play as they take on Greenville while the Fighting 63rd are in Kalida for exhibition action against the Lima Locos at Holy Name Ballpark beginning at 7pm. Lima vs Ottawa can be heard live on: Zsportslive.com

Box Score:

Ottawa:

Jackson Lammers (Miller City): 2-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 Runs
Corbin Niese (Miller City): 2-4, 1 BB, 3 Runs
Austin Swift (Kalida): 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 Runs, HBP
Ryan McCracken (Van Wert): 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 Runs
Ryan Stoller (Van Wert): 2-4, BB, Run
Brady Laudick (Kalida): BB
Jordan Tovarnak (Shawnee): 0-1
Josiah Shoemaker (Lima Sr): 0-2
Noah Howell (Temple Christian): 1-1
Austin Klausing (Kalida): 1-5, 2 RBI
Nate Arrington (Ottawa Glandorf): 0-4, BB, RBI
Matt Bowden (Bluffton): 1-2
Brayden Sautter (Ada): 2-2, 2B, SB, RBI, Run

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Ellerbrock shoots OG into Semifinals

ONTARIO, OH – They may not have had a six footer, they may not have had a player signed to play Division 1 college basketball, but the OG Titans did have a Senior with a will to win and a shot to match in Dani Ellerbrock. With 4.4 seconds remaining Ellerbrock took control of the basketball at the top of the key and sailed it through the net with no time remaining to push her team to victory 48-46 and send them back to the State Semifinals in Columbus for a second straight season.

Despite being a division higher this season the Titans rose to the occasion just as they did in last seasons Regional Semifinals against North Union and utilized stingy defense and timely shooting in procuring the win over a favored opponent.

Similar to the performance she put up in Tuesday nights first quarter that accounted for 10 of her 19 points, Kadie Hempfling poured in 8 points Friday night and matched the amount of points as a team Toledo Rogers would score in the opening period. All eight markers for the Rogers Rams came from Michigan bound players in Akienreh Johnson and Keasja Peace.

Johnson was just as good for Rogers in the second as she was in the first, hitting a deep three pointer and a pair of shots from inside to help get her team within earshot of taking the lead. University of Toledo signee and 6’2 Senior Tanaya Beacham snagged a handful of rebounds in the quarter and accounted for five points while highly touted Freshman guard Zia Cooke hit a pair of free throws and a three pointer that helped put the nights designated visiting team up 27-25 at the halftime break.

A corner three pointer by Lexi Schroeder, celebrating her 17th birthday hit off of the back of the rim and subsequently rolled around before going in gave OG an advantage they would push out to 36-31 as the game entered the final period.

Cooke provided a big boost for the Rams to open the fourth quarter as she tried to take the contest over, scoring seven points in the period including going 3/3 from the free throw line.

With the game tied at 46-46 and just 12.2 seconds remaining the Titans had a pass knocked away at midcourt and found themselves with just 4.4 to go in the game before overtime. Enter Dani Ellerbrock. The Mount Vernon Nazarene product and Honorable Mention Northwest District selection picked up a ball intended for Hempfling that was knocked away and sent her massive traveling crowd into a frenzy as she provided the final points of the contest.

Rogers who was playing in the game without their Cincinnati bound Senior in Sydney Petty who was out with an injury suffered in the District Finals last week sees their season come to an end at 22-6.

Ottawa Glandorf improves to 25-2 on the season and will next play Thursday, March 10th at 8pm against either Hathaway Brown or Elyria Catholic who play one another on Saturday.

Kadie Hempfling led the way in the scoring department for OG as she pumped in 19 points while also grabbing a dozen rebounds. Kylie White scored 14 points while Ellerbrock finished with 5 for the WBL Champions.

Thursday night’s contest can be heard live on WZOQ Radio

Scoring:

OG (48):
Dani Ellerbrock 5
Erin Kaufman 5
Kylie White 14
Lexi Schroeder 5
Kadie Hempfling 19

FG: 18/33
3PT: 3/7 (Kaufman, Schroeder, Hempfling)
FT: 9/13
TO: 12

Rogers (46):
Zia Cooke 12
Akienreh Johnson 18
Keasja Peace 4
Tanaya Beacham 10
Ariss Amison 2

FG: 16/39
3PT: 4/13
FT: 10/13
TO: 10

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Titans roll into Regional Finals

ONTARIO, OH – Ottawa Glandorf used one of their best assets, team defense to shut down the three point shooting of Akron Hoban Tuesday night and advance to a second straight Regional Finals with a 49-35 win at Ontario High School.

Nora Minter scored the first two points of the contest for Hoban to give her squad the lead, but it would be short lived as Ottawa Glandorf’s Dani Ellerbock, Kylie White, and Kadie Hempfling accounted for all but one of the Titans points as a part of their 16-0 run to force their opponents into a timeout midway through the period. OG’s relentless hounding of the basketball would put them up 16-8 at the quarter break.

Hoban found spaces in the Titans 2-3 zone defense early in the second quarter but were unable to continue to do so in the latter part of the stanza and trailed by 11 at 27-16 at the games second stoppage. In the half the Knights were 0/5 from behind the arc and finished 0/11 as they were consistently denied the open looks they are used to getting by the OG zone.

Kara Marshall’s 4/4 performance from the free throw line coupled with a handful of OG turnovers helped the visitors on the scoreboard get their deficit down to 7 at the end of three, but that would be as close as they would find themselves on the scoreboard on the evening.

5’9 OG Junior Kylie White who had been held to just five points through the first three periods exploded in the fourth quarter as she tallied a quartet of buckets and finished as her teams second leading scorer with 13. Hempfling added four of her game high 19 points to help give OG a 49-35 win. In the game both White and Hempfling finished with double doubles as White snagged 13 rebounds while Hempfling grabbed 10 boards and handed out 5 assists.

Dani Ellerbrock, the Titans lone starting Senior finished the game with 10 points and a pair of steals. Lexi Schroeder and Devon Warnecke each connected on three pointers in the contest that helped fuel separate runs for OG in the game.

Hoban sees their season come to an end at 21-5 while the Titans (24-2) will move on to the Regional Finals on Friday night at 7:30pm back at Ontario as they take on Toledo Rogers (22-5) who were 67-35 victors over Bellevue in the nightcap.

Scoring:

OG (49):

Dani Ellebrock 10
Kylie White 13
Lexi Schroeder 4
Kadie Hempfling 19
Devon Warnecke 3

FG: 17/51
3PT: 6/17 (Hempfling 3, Schroeder, Warnecke, Ellerbrock)
FT: 9/15
REB: 35
TO: 11

Hoban (35):

Emma Tecca 11
Rachel Chessar 3
Kara Marshall 10
Dani Carlson 5
Meg Hutson 4
Nora Minter 2

FG: 12/43
3PT: 0/11
FT: 11/14
REB: 37
TO: 16

Friday nights contest between OG and Rogers can be heard live on WZOQ Radio beginning at 7:30pm.

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Wapak deals OG first WBL loss

OTTAWA, OH – For the first time this season the Ottawa Glandorf Titans found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard Thursday night in a Western Buckeye League contest as they were defeated by the Wapak Redskins 39-36. In addition to being their first league loss, the setback was also the Titans first defeat at home this season and put a stop to their 11 game winning streak.

Wapak’s Riley Culver got off to a hot start in the first quarter as she scored 6 of her 8 points in the opening stanza to help the Redskins jump out to a quick lead on the home squad. OG’s Kadie Hempfling, coming off of her first game since the season opener of being held in single digits on Tuesday night helped bring her team back and into a 12-10 lead at the end of the quarter by netting 5 of her 10 points.

Kylie White and Dani Ellerbrock each put in 3 points in the second quarter and helped OG retain the lead 20-19 heading into the halftime break despite being outscored 9-8 in the period by the visitors.

Maddi Stiles connected on a pair of three pointers early in the games penultimate stanza and was aided by baskets by Riley Culver, Lexi Jacobs, and Megan Fisher as the Redskins took a four point lead into the start of the fourth quarter.

With their opponent able to match the frantic pace the Titans play at times both offensively and defensively OG was forced into 12 turnovers in the game. A three pointer by Hempfling brought OG to within a pair of points of the lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Redskins combined a pair of Titan turnovers with a trio of free throws from Jacobs and Stiles who finished with 10 points each on the night to eek out a 39-36 win.

Despite suffering their first loss in the WBL, Ottawa Glandorf (18-2, 7-1) has still already wrapped up at least a share of their 8th conference crown and can still win the league outright next Thursday night with a win in Elida against the Bulldogs. Kylie White led her troops in scoring on the night as she pumped in 14 to go along with 10 rebounds.

On the season the Redskins are now 16-4 overall and in a tie with Bath at 6-2 in the league. Wapak sits as the second seed in the Paulding District, one spot behind the Titans and will open their run on February 20th in Spencerville at 8pm against either St. Marys or Van Wert.

Scoring:

Wapak (39):
Lexi Jacobs 10
Maddi Stiles 10
Megan Fisher 5
Kasey Helmstetter 2
Kiersten Wilcox 2
Riley Culver 8
Blasia Moyler 2

OG (36):

Dani Ellerbrock 3
Erin Kaufman 3
Kylie White 14
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kadie Hempfling 10

JV: Wapak 29-15

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