WEST UNITY — Despite outscoring state-ranked Toledo Christian in the second half, the Hilltop girls basketball team couldn’t overcome the Eagles’ blistering start and Madison Royal-Davis’ 41 points, eventually falling 64-48 to the Eagles on Saturday.
Despite holding a 16-7 lead over Fayette after a dominant first-half defensive performance, the Edon girls basketball team was outscored 26-16 in the second half, including 14-6 in the fourth quarter, and lost 33-32 on Friday night.
PIONEER — After averaging 40.8 points per game over its first 11 contests, the Montpelier boys basketball team’s offense broke out of its shell to lead the Locomotives to a 61-55 road win over North Central on Thursday night.
Holgate remains in the Green Meadows Conference (GMC) after the league’s executive board took no action to remove the district during its meeting Wednesday.
EDGERTON — After a storied playing career where he earned all-Ohio honors in three different sports, supplemented by a few years of preparation assistant coaching the Bulldogs’ boys basketball and football teams, Brody Flegal is taking another step up the Edgerton coaching ranks, as he was n…
PETTISVILLE — The Bryan girls basketball team kept the roll to its 2019-20 season going by cruising to a lopsided 48-22 victory on the road against the Pettisville Blackbirds on Tuesday.
The Bryan girls swim team won a competitive swim meet at Napoleon on Tuesday, edging the Wildcats 96-76 for first place. Fairview was third with six points, Tinora was fourth with five points and Defiance was fifth with three points.
EDGERTON — A 20-7 third-quarter advantage for the Edgerton girls basketball team led the Bulldogs to coast to a 58-32 nonconference win over visiting North Central on Tuesday night.
PIONEER — North Central senior point guard Jack Bailey has been through ups and downs in his Eagles career. This season has seen peaks and valleys too, but Bailey believes with his experience, plus the experience of the team’s five other seniors, North Central can pick itself back up out of …
MONTPELIER — She’s only been golfing two years, but in that short time, Montpelier senior Sarah Higbie improved enough to play at the next level after officially committing to continue her career at the University of Mary Washington, an NCAA Division III school in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
EDGERTON — In a battle of two of the most prolific big men in the area, it was Logan Showalter’s 27 points that led Edgerton to pick up a 52-38 win over Graeme Jacoby’s visiting Pettisville Blackbirds on Saturday night.
PIONEER — On a night where North Central’s leading scorer, Madison Brown, was all but neutralized due to foul trouble, the Edon girls basketball team took full advantage, holding the Eagles to two points in the first half to coast to a 45-17 road win on Friday night.
As the Bryan girls basketball team has played through the first half of the 2019-20 basketball season, a running theme has started to develop among the group, and it’s the fact that on any given night, it’s someone different leading the charge.
EDON — The Edon boys basketball team put together its best all-around performance of the season on Thursday night to stave off a struggling North Central team by a score of 50-44, inching the Bombers closer to the top of the Buckeye Border Conference in the process.
Bryan coach Todd Grosjean did everything he could to keep his team close with Napoleon, including calling three timeouts in the first quarter. However, the Cats, who were ranked second in the first Ohio girls basketball poll of the season, were just too much for the Bears and pulled away for…
STRYKER — Before the Stryker girls basketball team was able to rally for a 36-30 victory at home against the Tinora Rams on Tuesday, the Panthers had gotten off to a slow start.
WEST UNITY — The Montpelier girls basketball team saw its two starting forwards, Ariel Page and Chelsea McCord, put in big scoring performances in the fourth quarter, enough to keep a Hilltop comeback at bay and earn a 65-55 road win on Tuesday night.
The Fairview wrestling team won both of its duals on Tuesday against Ayersville (37-33) and Edgerton (48-29) to finish the day with a perfect 2-0 record. Edgerton dropped both of its team matches on the day. Results for each dual match are as follows:
The Bryan swimming and diving teams competed against Wauseon and Oregon Clay on Tuesday, with mostly positive results. The boys team went 2-0 on the day, beating Wauseon 51.5-45.5 and Oregon Clay 62-36. The girls team beat Oregon Clay 75-17, but fell to Wauseon 57-35.
Bryan seniors Meggie Voigt and Taylor Peters, along with sophomore Kellen Rigg, all captured individual crowns at the Oak Harbor Invitational swim and dive meet over the weekend.
EDON — If you ask Pettisville boys basketball coach Brian Leppelmeier, there’s something about the long bus ride to Edon that causes his team’s shooting percentages to fall every year. Saturday night’s game was no different, which is all the more reason Leppelmeier was thrilled with his team…
Caleb Zuver scored a game-high 14 points, while Reese Jackson netted 11, and the Bryan boys basketball team ran away with a 50-26 victory at home against Celina on Saturday.
EDGERTON — Despite an uneven offensive performance and some very late drama, the Holgate girls basketball team’s defense clamped up just enough down the stretch for the Tigers to earn their first win of the season, 33-31 over Edgerton on Friday night.
The Bryan boys and girls swim teams picked up dominant victories against the likes of Toledo Bowsher, Miller City, Kalida and Pandora-Gilboa on Thursday, but split competitive contests against Ottawa-Glandorf.
HOLGATE — Logan Showalter ran down the floor at the back of the pack, caught a pass while wide-open at the top of the key and fired a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Edgerton a 9-6 lead over Holgate after one quarter.
STRYKER — Montpelier junior Tylor Yahraus scored 21 points as the Locomotive boys basketball team earned a 43-37 road victory over Stryker for its first Buckeye Border Conference win of the season on Thursday.