ANTWERP — The raw emotion and respect from players, coaches and fans in the final seconds of Stryker and Antwerp’s Division IV sectional boys basketball final spoke volumes on Friday.
TOLEDO — Outside of the first six-plus minutes of the game, North Central was trailing Toledo Christian by double digits up until the third quarter.
ELIDA — Fairview’s Kiersten Cline scored six of her team-high 10 points in the third quarter and had four rebounds as the Apaches edged Delphos Jefferson 36-32 in a Division III district girls basketball semifinal on Thursday at the Elida Fieldhouse.
DEFIANCE — One of North Central’s goals against Convoy Crestview was to hold the Knights to less than 40 points, Eagles coach Greg Waidelich said.
CANTON — Bryan’s 200 freestyle relay team of Addie Oberlin, Katie Seaman, Maya Keil and Lauren Wityk placed 23rd in a time of 1:44.95 to cap off their season at the OHSAA Division II girls state swimming championships on Wednesday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
SHERWOOD — Fairview’s boys basketball team outscored Allen East 41-21 over the first three quarters en route to picking up a 60-41 victory in a Division III sectional boys basketball semifinal on Wednesday at Fairview High School.
Milestones, league championships and solid records have highlighted the area prep wrestling scene so far this season.
EDGERTON — According to Holgate coach Sean Kobilis, the Tigers had to hold a lead against Edgerton by the end of the third quarter to be victorious.
NAPOLEON — Napoleon’s Zack Rosebrook put a big, fat cherry on top of the Wildcats’’ hot-shooting first half against Bryan — in the form of a half-court buzzer-beater.
FAYETTE — There was no triple-overtime thriller or low-scoring barn burner between Fayette and Montpelier on Tuesday.
Bryan will be sending multiple swimmers to C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton this week after three of the Golden Bears’ relay teams earned a trip to the OHSAA Division II state tournament.
FAYETTE — In a back-and-forth game where neither team had more than an eight-point lead, it was North Central which came out on top.
HICKSVILLE — For the second time in the last three seasons, North Central’s girls basketball team is a Division IV sectional champion.
The five seniors on Bryan’s girls basketball team got a rare opportunity Saturday of having the final home game of their careers be an OHSAA tournament contest.
HILLIARD — Montpelier sophomore Makaya Crisenbery posted a 1-2 record, while teammate and freshman Jacee Altaffer dropped both of her matches on the first day of the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association girls state tournament Saturday at Hilliard Davidson High School.
BOWLING GREEN — Bryan junior Kellen Rigg had a busy evening at the Division II Boys District Swimming Championships Friday at Bowling Green State University.
MONTPELIER — Montpelier won a shootout against North Central, outscoring the Eagles 71-62 for a Buckeye Border Conference boys basketball win on Friday at the Superior Athletic Complex.
SHERWOOD — While Fairview only held a 10-7 lead against Mount Blanchard Riverdale after the first quarter, the Apaches quickly turned it up.
ANTWERP — Antwerp made a living at the free throw line Thursday, and it helped the Archers survive to play another tournament game.
STRYKER — Stryker’s Kaleb Holsopple dropped a game-high 27 points — including 15 first-half points from 3-point range — to help secure the Panthers’ 53-41 Buckeye Border Conference boys basketball win over North Central on Thursday at Stryker High School.
PIONEER — North Central dropped a season-high scoring output Thursday in a 64-34 Buckeye Border Conference girls basketball regular-season win over Fayette at North Central High School.
WEST UNITY — In the regular season, Hilltop girls basketball beat North Central in both of the teams' Buckeye Border Conference games — 31-23 on Dec. 1 and 46-36 on Jan. 15.
VAN WERT — No. 13-seeded Edgerton fell 54-23 to No. 7 Lincolnview — which had four double-digit scorers — in a Division IV girls basketball sectional semifinal on Wednesday at Lincolnview High School.
Bryan’s performance at the Division II sectional swim meet Saturday at Ayersville High School impressed head coach Makenzie Luce.
DEFIANCE — Montpelier senior wrestler Gavin Wurm posted a 4-1 record on Saturday to surpass 100 career wins as the Locomotives finished 3-2 in a six-team dual at Ayersville High School.
Liberty Center didn’t make anything easy for Bryan on Saturday, and the Golden Bears didn’t help themselves out either at times.
PIONEER — Zack Hayes and Ben Pettit did not start Saturday’s game for North Central. But the Eagles’ duo finished with a huge statement in a thrilling win.
Cardinal Stritch’s boys basketball team has gotten used to playing on the road this season. But the way the Cardinals shot the ball at Bryan High School on Saturday, it was like they were shooting in their own gym.
DEFIANCE — Bryan’s boys and girls swim teams won seven events Saturday, and the Golden Bears will send a large group to districts later this week after posting strong performances at the Division II sectional tournament at Ayersville High School.
NAPOLEON — The lanes at River City Bowl-A-Way in Napoleon were scorching on Saturday. And although Bryan bowled well, the Golden Bears’ season came to an end.
WEST UNITY — Leanna Baker led a balanced Hilltop attack with 14 points as the Cadets cruised past Fayette 49-19 in a Buckeye Border Conference girls basketball game Saturday.
SHERWOOD — Fairview gave No. 1-ranked Antwerp all it could handle on Saturday, but the Archers used a big second half to knock off the Apaches 61-50 in a Green Meadows Conference boys basketball game.