Spencerville announces Shane Falke as Varsity Baseball Coach.

spencerville_150The Spencerville Board of Education has named Shane Falke as its new Head Baseball Coach. Falke is a graduate of Elida High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay and a Master’s degree from Miami University. He currently is a physical education teacher at Spencerville. Falke has been the junior varsity coach the past two seasons along with coaching junior high basketball.

“We are really happy to have Shane Falke as our new baseball coach. Shane works well with players and coaches. He is committed to continuing the improvement of our baseball program and with many returning lettermen coming back next year, the future is very promising.” -John Zerbe, Athletic Director

2015 Northwest Conference Scholar Athletes for Spring Season

nwclogo180Northwest Conference Scholar Athletes for the spring sports season. The criteria for this award are as follows:

1. Must be a letter winner in the sport.
2. Gold Level — GPA of 3.5 – 4.0 during the season of the sport.
3. Silver Level — GPA of 3.0 – 3.49 during the season of the sport.

ADA
Baseball — Gold: Cort Everhart, Steven Gray, Brayden Sautter.
Baseball — Silver: Aaron Everhart

Boys’ Track — Gold: Blake Willeke, Jake Agin, Jackson Secor, Eric Armbrecht, Chase Sumner, Seth Conley, Jackon Conrad
Boys’ Track — Silver: none

Girls’ Track — Gold: Gabby Linnon, Terra Hunter, Alexandra Boyadzhiev, Katey Stuart, Libbie Milks, Grace Nelson, Nicki Lehsten, Caitlyn Stover, Melina Woods
Girls’ Track — Silver: Alyssa Vore, Rachel Wildman

Softball — Gold: Alexis Amburgey, Tessa Coulson, Quinn High, Ashley Sumner, Mackenzie Wills, JilWolber, Teyah Sautter, Madison Gossard, Olivia Alexander, Kylie Guagenti, Taryn Fullom
Softball — Silver: Kaiti Newland, Sydney Newland

Tennis — Gold: Zach Beaschler, Jarod Woodland, Evan Smittle
Tennis — Silver: Mitchell Wilcox, Eli Garmon

ALLEN EAST
Baseball — Gold: Forrest Hager, Bret Ketchum, Tanner Stippich, Evan Stover, Brent Wilson
Baseball — Silver: Taylor Clum, Braden Goodwin, Brayden Newland

Boys’ Track — Gold: Caleb Austin, Tim Dunn, Brock Spencer
Boys’ Track — Silver: Izak Ackerman

Girls’ Track — Gold: Drea Hensley, Sarah Perez, Savannah Silone, Kendra Webster
Girls’ Track — Silver: Madison Houston, Sadie Kirkendall, Morgan Niemeyer

Softball — Gold: Kinsley Gossard, Taylor Lloyd, Alexis McCluer, Audrey Rodriguez, Julie Webster, Kylie Wyss
Softball — Silver: Katilyn Calvert, Heather Joyner, Alicianna Schmiedebusch, Ariana Schmiedebusch

BLUFFTON
Baseball — Gold: Tyler McLaughlin
Baseball — Silver: Mitchell Ault, Dakota Bricker, Matthew Bowden, Jason Bracy, Bret Rumer, Braden Skilliter

Boys’ Track — Gold: Gianfranco Colombo, Darnell Boddie, Sam Crisp, Christopher Harnish, Blake Sampson, Phillip Tatarkov, Roger Zeits, Eli Bourassa, Isaac Andreas, Trevor Bassitt, Josh Begg, Levi Kistler, Robbie Stratton, Adam Wannemacher
Boys’ Track — Silver: Adam Basinger, Jacob Campbell, Kaleb Jefferson, Nick Marcum, Dylan Alt

Girls’ Track — Gold: Alyssa Casemier, Leah Conley, Lucie Fett, Sydney Hoff, Kayla Kindle, Kelli Leugers, Emily Metzger, Karis Wilson, Haley Baker, Sarah Theisen, Elizabeth Nisly, Erica Sheehan
Girls’ Track — Silver: Ana Spiridigliozzi, Allison Wise, Adel Sommers

Softball — Gold: Sidney Joseph, Olivia Sneary, Abbie Parkins, Samantha Fruchey, Mackayla Wilson
Softball — Silver: Kearstin Barry, Maddie Willis, Sarah Combs, Taylor Monday, Lauren Parkins

Tennis — Gold: Levi Mikesell, Trevor Bunch
Tennis — Silver: Justin Haggard, Tad Steiner, Kyle Strahm

COLUMBUS GROVE
Baseball — Gold: Elisha Jones, Reid Stechschulte, Jake Utendorf, Travis Ellerbrock, Adam Birkemeier
Baseball — Silver: Tanner From, Logan Diller

Boys’ Track — Gold: Baily Clement, Alex Giesige, David Bogart, Bryce Sharrits, Alex Tabler, Joey Warnecke.
Boys’ Track — Silver: Preston Brubaker, Caiden Grothaus, Hunter Halker, Colton Grothaus, Corey Schroeder

Girls’ Track — Gold: Robyn Schumacher, Annie Schramm, Sarah Schroeder, Kristin Wynn, Sydney McCluer, Danielle Schramm, Becca Endicott, Alexis Ricker, Allison Choi, Taylor Ellerbrock, Julia Bogart, Hallie Malsam, Kirsten Malsam, Leah Myerholtz, Raiya Flores
Girls’ Track — Silver: Lynea Diller, Kayla Reynolds, Macy McCluer, Lauren Roose, Mackenzie Clymer, Linnea Stephens

Softball — Gold: Mackenzie Wurth, Hope Schroeder, Grace Schroeder
Softball — Silver: Marybeth Nemire, Samantha Rosengarten, Lauren Birkemeier

CRESTVIEW
Baseball — Gold: Craig Camp, Nick Jellison, Mitchell Rickard, Spencer Rolsten, Jordan Roop, Zechariah Simerman
Baseball — Silver: Preston Gerardot, Jake Lippi, Justin Overmyer, Colby Clifton, Derek Stout

Boys’ Track — Gold: Jon Germann, Sage Schaffner, Jake Tatum
Boys’ Track — Silver: none

Girls’ Track — Gold: Tommi Andersen, Abigail Bagley, Ashley Bowen, Hali Finfrock, Katie Hughes, Nevada Smith, Kara Strabbing, Bekka Tracey, Courtney Trigg, Monica Winhover
Girls’ Track — Silver: Brianna Engleman

Softball — Gold: Sydney Bowen, Terra Crowle, Kristen Etzler, Brady Guest, Kennis Mercer, Cora Millay, Tianna Rager, Mackenzie Riggenbach, Lauren Schmid, Kenadie Speith
Softball — Silver: none

DELPHOS JEFFERSON
Baseball — Gold: Gaige Rassman, Gage Mercer, Easton Siefker, Jace Stockwell
Baseball — Silver: Kurt Wollenhaupt, Eli Kimmett

Boys’ Track — Gold: Hunter Binkley, Dylan Hicks, Adam Rode, Wyatt Place, Evan Poling, Brenen Auer
Boys’ Track — Silver: Nathan Pohlman, Cole Arroyo, Michael Cline

Girls’ Track — Gold: Devyn Carder, Brooke Gallmeier, Jenna Dunlap
Girls’ Track — Silver: Taylor Stroh, Brooke Culp, Heather Pohlman

Softball — Gold: Claire Thompson, Kiya Wollenhaupt, Danielle Harman
Softball — Silver: Sophia Wilson, Shayla Rice, Jessica Pimpas, Madison Jettinghoff

LINCOLNVIEW
Baseball — Gold: Dustin Hale, Austin Leeth, Derek Youtsey, Nick Motycka, Chayten Overholt
Baseball — Silver: Ethan Parsons, Cole Schmersal, Jacob Pollock, Wyatt Schmersal

Boys’ Track — Gold: Colton Snyder, Trevor Neate, Braxton Matthews, Andrew Fickert, Joshah Rager, Tyler Brant, Nathan Diller, Bayley Tow, Damon Norton, Braxten Robey, Tristan Miller
Boys’ Track — Silver: Scott Cowling, Austin Elick, Louis Crow, Hunter Blankemeyer, Chandler Adams, Parker Sealscott

Girls’ Track — Gold: Ashton Bowersock, Autumn Proctor, Sarah Cowling, Alyssa Matthews, Whitney Welker, Grace Gorman, Katlyn Wendel, Abbie Enyart, Brooke Thatcher, Casey Garay, Hannah McCleery, Miah Katalenas, Shae Hines, Kayla Schimmoeller, Olivia Gorman
Girls’ Track — Silver: Nadia Pardon, Makenna Klausing, Madison Gorman, Claira Rhoades, Anna Gorman, Savannah Bigham

Softball — Gold: Allison Berryman, Zoe Miller, Julia Thatcher, Baylee Neate, Stephanie Longwell, Alena Looser, Marissa Miller
Softball — Silver: Devon Springer, Sidney Jenkins, Macala Ashbaugh, Makenzie Kraft

PAULDING
Baseball — Gold: Cade McGarvey, Marcus Miller, Damon Egnor, Jarrett Sitton, Preston Johanns
Baseball — Silver: James Mourey, Alex Arellano, Corbin Edwards, Aaron Mock

Boys’ Track — Gold: Gold – Lucas Arend, Brian Matson, Shawn Jackson, Branson Minck, Preston Ingol, Zach Buchman, Jacob Long, Michael Tope, Kameron Echols
Boys’ Track — Silver: Simeon Shepherd, Brendon Lothamer

Girls’ Track — Gold: Malayna VanCleve, Victoria Bradford, Shayla Shepherd, Emilee Ringler, JoEllyn Salinas, Molly Meeker, Caylin Johanns, Christine Clapsaddle, Gabbie Stahl, Kaylee Plummer, Caitlyn Myers, Jacee Harwell, Miah Coil, Kaylen Hale, Taylor March, Melissa Martinez
Girls’ Track — Silver: none

Softball — Gold: Audrey Manz, Erin Johanns, Allison Arend, Darian Andrews, Bailey Pieper, Morgan Riley, Jessica Schroeder, Kristen Schilt, Daleigh Davis, Kastin Kelly
Softball — Silver: Suzanne Reinhart, Brooke Combs

SPENCERVILLE
Baseball — Gold: Hunter French, Jaret Montenery, Logan Rex, David Wisher, Redmond Wood
Baseball — Silver: Nick Freewalt, Brady Nolan, Thad Ringwald, Mitchell Youngpeter

Boys’ Track — Gold: Bailey Croft, Andrew Emery, Grant Goecke, Zach Goecke, Elijah Hawk, Trevor McMichael, Mason Nourse
Boys’ Track — Silver: Gage Bellows, Peyton Ford, Robert Modic, Chris Picker, Kalob Pitson, Evan Pugh, Logan Vandemark, Calvin Wilson, Matthew Wood

Girls’ Track — Gold: Allison Adams, Cierra Adams, Audrey Bowsher, Christina Emery, Gabrielle Goecke, Shania Johnson, Kacie Mulholland, Sydney Shaffer, Kennedy Sharp, Jayden Smith
Girls’ Track — Silver: Grace Hollar, Katie Merriman

Softball — Gold: Jenna Henline, Madison Hollar, Kendra Johnston, Kara May, Megan Miller, Julie Mulholland, Madison Pugh, Mackenzie Ringwald, Alexandria Shumate, Bailey Swartz
Softball — Silver: Caitlyn Propst, Samantha Sutherly, Tiffany Work

2015 OHSAA Track & Field State Championships

OHSAA2015 OHSAA Track & Field State Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University, Columbus
Division III
Boys
5. Lincolnview 20, 5. Columbus Grove 20, 7. Bluffton 19, 14. Spencerville 12, 57. Crestview 3

4×800 Meter Relay: 2. Columbus Grove (Alex Giesige/Colton Grothaus/Boone Brubaker/Bryce Sharrits); 15. Lincolnview (Alex Rodriguez/Colton Snyder/Austin Elick/Bayley Tow)
110 Meter Hurdles 39″ (top 9 qualified for finals): 2. Hunter Blankemeyer, Lincolnview; 13. Trevor Bassitt, Bluffton
4×200 Meter Relay (top 9 qualified for finals): 1. Bluffton (Adam Wannemacher/Sam Crisp/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt); 13. Crestview (Sage Schaffner/Dylan Grandstaff/Nick Springer/Zack Jellison); 15. Spencerville (Andrew Emery/Zach Goecke/Trevor McMichael/Calvin Wilson)
1600 Meter Run: 2. Bayley Tow, Lincolnview
4×100 Meter Relay (top 9 qualified for finals): 3. Bluffton (Adam Wannemacher/Nolan Nickels/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt)
800 Meter Run: 7. Bryce Sharrits, Columbus Grove
200 Meter Dash (top 9 qualified for finals): 6. Zack Jellison, Crestview; 8. Baily Clement, Columbus Grove
3200 Meter Run: 5. Bayley Tow, Lincolnview; 13. Mycah Grandstaff, Crestview
4×400 Meter Relay (top 9 qualified for finals): 3. Columbus Grove (Baily Clement/Bryce Sharrits/David Bogart/Alex Giesige)
Discus Throw: 6. Rece Roney, Columbus Grove; 12. Evan Pugh, Spencerville
High Jump: 12. Trevor Bassitt, Bluffton
Long Jump: 3. Trevor McMichael, Spencerville
Shot Put: 3. Logan Vandemark, Spencerville
Pole Vault: 6. Clay Wilson, Bluffton

Girls
14. Columbus Grove 14, 48. Spencerville 3, 48. Lincolnview 3

100 Meter Dash (top 9 qualified for finals): 15. Kacie Mulholland, Spencerville
4×200 Meter Relay (top 9 qualified for finals): 7. Spencerville (Jacey Grigsby/Gabrielle Goecke/Kennedy Sharp/Kacie Mulholland); 10. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Kristin Wynn/Linnea Stephens/Bailey Dunifon)
4×100 Meter Relay (top 9 qualified for finals): 12. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Bailey Dunifon/Linnea Stephens/Sarah Schroeder); 14. Spencerville (Jacey Grigsby/Kennedy Sharp/Gabrielle Goecke/Kacie Mulholland)
3200 Meter Run: 13. Elizabeth Nisly, Bluffton
Discus Throw: 2. Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove; 8. Shania Johnson, Spencerville
High Jump: 6. Hannah McCleery, Lincolnview
Shot Put: 3. Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove

Complete Division III Results

Columbus Grove wins the Northwest Conference 2014-15 Don Bachman Award of Excellence.

nwclogo180Columbus Grove won the Northwest Conference 2014-15 “Don Bachman Award of Excellence” for the second time with a strong finish in the spring sports season. This award recognizes the school in the conference that exhibits the highest level of consistent excellence in conference-sponsored sports and scholastic bowl competition.

The Bulldogs compiled a total of 77 points to defeat Bluffton (73.5) in a close race with Crestview finished third at 70 points. Points are awarded and accumulated each year based on conference standings in all sports and the NWC scholastic bowl competition.

The award was started during the 2005-06 school year to honor longtime Northwest Conference commissioner/secretary, Don Bachman, who served in that position for more than thirty years before passing away late in 2005.

This year Columbus Grove earned outright NWC titles in Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Boys Track and Girls Track. They were also co-champions (with Crestview) in Volleyball. In addition to the conference championships, the Bulldogs had a second place finish in Boys Basketball and were co-runner-ups in football. Grove also had third place finishes in girls basketball and softball.

Other NWC champions/co-champions were Allen East (Softball, Girls Soccer), Bluffton (Golf), Crestview (Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Girls Basketball, Academic Team), Delphos Jefferson (Football, Wrestling), Spencerville (Boys Basketball),

The final order of finish for the 2014-15 school year is as follows:

1. Columbus Grove 77.0
2. Bluffton 73.5
3. Crestview 73.0
4. Spencerville 61.5
5. Allen East 58.0
6. Lincolnview 51.5
6. Delphos Jefferson 51.5
8. Ada 48.5
9. Paulding 29.5

2015 OHSFSCA Softball State Poll

OHSFCA_logo_150Crestview was ranked 3rd in Division IV in the final OHSFSCA Softball State Poll.

Complete 2015 OHSFSCA Softball State Poll

2015 OHSBCA All-Ohio Baseball Teams

OHSBCA_logo_150Division IV All-Ohio
First Team
Nate Owens, Crestview – Catcher

Second Team
Tanner From, Columbus Grove – Outfield

Complete 2015 OHSBCA All-Ohio Baseball Teams

5/29 OHSAA Track & Field Regionals

OHSAADivision III Regional at Troy
First four boys & girls in each event qualify to State
Boys
3. Spencerville 40, 5. Lincolnview 34, 8. Crestview 23, 34. Delphos Jefferson 4

Girls
8. Spencerville 33, 20. Lincolnview 8, 37. Delphos Jefferson 2

Complete Results

State Qualifiers:

State Qualifiers:
Boys
4×800 Meter Relay:
3. Lincolnview (Alex Rodriguez/Colton Snyder/Austin Elick/Bayley Tow)
110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Hunter Blankemeyer, Lincolnview
4×200 Meter Relay: 2. Spencerville (Andrew Emery/Zach Goecke/Trevor McMichael/Calvin Wilson); 4. Crestview (Sage Schaffner/Dylan Grandstaff/Nick Springer/Zack Jellison)
1600 Meter Run: 2. Bayley Tow, Lincolnview
200 Meter Dash: 3. Zack Jellison, Crestview
3200 Meter Run: 2. Bayley Tow, Lincolnview; 3. Mycah Grandstaff, Crestview
Discus Throw: 3. Evan Pugh, Spencerville
Long Jump: 1. Trevor McMichael, Spencerville
Shot Put: 3. Logan Vandemark, Spencerville

Girls
100 Meter Dash: 3. Kacie Mulholland, Spencerville
4×200 Meter Relay: 2. Spencerville (Jacey Grigsby/Gabrielle Goecke/Kennedy Sharp/Kacie Mulholland)
4×100 Meter Relay: 3. Spencerville (Jacey Grigsby/Kennedy Sharp/Gabrielle Goecke/Kacie Mulholland)
Discus Throw: 4. Shania Johnson, Spencerville
High Jump: 3. Hannah McCleery, Lincolnview

Division III Regional at Tiffin
First four boys & girls in each event qualify to State
Boys
1. Columbus Grove 57.5, 5. Bluffton 34

Girls
6. Columbus Grove 33, 21. Bluffton 11, 36. Ada 4, 38. Allen East 3

Complete Results

State Qualifiers:
Boys
4×800 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Alex Giesige/Colton Grothaus/Boone Brubaker/Bryce Sharrits)
110 Meter Hurdles: 4. Trevor Bassitt, Bluffton
4×200 Meter Relay: 1. Bluffton (Adam Wannemacher/Sam Crisp/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt)
4×100 Meter Relay: 2. Bluffton (Adam Wannemacher/Nolan Nickels/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt)
800 Meter Run: 2. Bryce Sharrits, Columbus Grove
200 Meter Dash: 3. Baily Clement, Columbus Grove
4×400 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Baily Clement/Bryce Sharrits/David Bogart/Alex Giesige)
Discus Throw: 2. Rece Roney, Columbus Grove
High Jump: 4. Trevor Bassitt, Bluffton
Pole Vault: 3. Clay Wilson, Bluffton

Girls
4×200 Meter Relay: 3. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Kristin Wynn/Linnea Stephens/Bailey Dunifon)
4×100 Meter Relay: 4. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Bailey Dunifon/Linnea Stephens/Sarah Schroeder)
3200 Meter Run: 2. Elizabeth Nisly, Bluffton
Discus Throw: 2. Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove
Shot Put: 2. Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove

5/27 OHSAA Softball Regionals

OHSAADivision IV Regional Semifinal at Tipp City
Pleasant Hill Newton Local 7 Crestview 6

2015 OHSAA Softball Tournament Brackets

OHSAADivision III
Bath District
Allen East, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Paulding

Division III Sectional Championship
Tinora 8 Bluffton 5
Parkway 10 Columbus Grove 0

Division III Sectional Semifinal
Ottawa-Glandorf 4 Allen East 2
Columbus Grove 15 Paulding 5
Bluffton 4 Coldwater 1

Division IV
Tipp City Regional
Crestview

Division IV Regional Semifinal at Tipp City
Pleasant Hill Newton Local 7 Crestview 6

Wapakoneta District
Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Lincolnview, Spencerville

Division IV District Championship at Wapakoneta
Crestview 10 New Bremen 0, 5 inn.

Division IV District Semifinal at Wapakoneta
New Bremen 5 Lincolnview 1
Crestview 8 St. Henry 4

Division IV Sectional Championship
Crestview 8 Perry 2
Lincolnview 5 Spencerville 3

Division IV Sectional Semifinal
Perry 10 Delphos Jefferson 6
Lincolnview 5 Marion Local 4, 12 inn.

Kenton District
Ada

Division IV Sectional Championship
Carey 9 Ada 7

Division IV Sectional Semifinal
Ada 7 Vanlue 2

5/23 OHSAA Baseball Districts

OHSAADivision IV District Championship at Elida
Miller City 1 Columbus Grove 0

5/23 OHSAA Track & Field Districts

OHSAADivision II District at Defiance
First four boys & girls in each event qualify to the Regional in Dayton

Girls
16. Paulding 5.14

Complete Results

Division III District at Spencerville
First four boys & girls in each event qualify to the Regional in Troy
Boys
2. Lincolnview 94, 3. Spencerville 81, 7. Crestview 37, 12. Delphos Jefferson 20.5

Girls
3. Spencerville 76, 9. Lincolnview 19, 11. Delphos Jefferson 14, 13. Crestview 12

Complete Results

Regional Qualifiers:
Boys
4×800 Meter Relay: 2. Lincolnview (Alex Rodriguez/Colton Snyder/Austin Elick/Bayley Tow)
110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Hunter Blankemeyer, Lincolnview;
100 Meter Dash: 3. Zack Jellison, Crestview; 4. Calvin Wilson, Spencerville
4×200 Meter Relay: 2. Spencerville (Andrew Emery/Zach Goecke/Trevor McMichael/Calvin Wilson); 3. Crestview (Sage Schaffner/Dylan Grandstaff/Nick Springer/Zack Jellison)
1600 Meter Run: 1. Bayley Tow, Lincolnview
4×100 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (Andrew Emery/Trevor McMichael/Zach Goecke/Calvin Wilson); 2. Delphos Jefferson (Adam Rode/Hunter Binkley/Josh Teman/Drew Reiss); 3. Lincolnview (Logan Jewel/Damon Norton/Ryan Rager/Hunter Blankemeyer)
300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Hunter Blankemeyer, Lincolnview
800 Meter Run: 2. Alex Rodriguez, Lincolnview; 3. Bayley Tow, Lincolnview
200 Meter Dash: 2. Zack Jellison, Crestview
3200 Meter Run: 2. Mycah Grandstaff, Crestview; 3. Bayley Tow, Lincolnview
4×400 Meter Relay: 4. Crestview (Nick Springer/Alex Cunningham/Dylan Grandstaff/Zack Jellison)
Discus Throw: 1. Evan Pugh, Spencerville; 3. Logan Vandemark, Spencerville
High Jump: 2. Hunter Blankemeyer, Lincolnview; 3. Trevor Neate, Lincolnview
Long Jump: 1. Trevor McMichael, Spencerville
Shot Put: 1. Logan Vandemark, Spencerville; 2. Evan Pugh, Spencerville
Pole Vault: 2. Nathan Diller, Lincolnview

Girls
4×800 Meter Relay:
100 Meter Hurdles: 4. Jacey Grigsby, Spencerville
100 Meter Dash: 1. Kacie Mulholland, Spencerville
4×200 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (Jacey Grigsby/Gabrielle Goecke/Kennedy Sharp/Kacie Mulholland); 4. Delphos Jefferson (Taylor Stroh/Brooke Gallmeier/Brooke Culp/Mikayla Bennet)
4×100 Meter Relay: 2. Spencerville (Jacey Grigsby/Kennedy Sharp/Gabrielle Goecke/Kacie Mulholland)
300 Meter Hurdles: 4. Anna Gorman, Lincolnview
200 Meter Dash: 1. Kacie Mulholland, Spencerville
Discus Throw: 1. Shania Johnson, Spencerville; 3. Bekka Tracey, Crestview
High Jump: 2. Hannah McCleery, Lincolnview
Shot Put: 4. Katie Merriman, Spencerville
Pole Vault: 4. Gabrielle Goecke, Spencerville

Division III District at Liberty-Benton
First four boys & girls in each event qualify to the Regional in Tiffin
Boys
1. Columbus Grove 139, 4. Bluffton 70, 13. Allen East 15, 14. Ada 5

Girls
1. Columbus Grove 139, 3. Bluffton 66, 7. Ada 44, 11. Allen East 28

Complete Results

Regional Qualifiers:
Boys
4×800 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Alex Giesige/Colton Grothaus/Boone Brubaker/Bryce Sharrits)
110 Meter Hurdles: 2. Trevor Bassitt, Bluffton
4×200 Meter Relay: 2. Bluffton (Adam Wannemacher/Sam Crisp/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt); 3. Columbus Grove (Joey Warnecke/David Bogart/Caiden Grothaus/Baily Clement)
1600 Meter Run: 3. Boone Brubaker, Columbus Grove
4×100 Meter Relay: 1. Bluffton (Adam Wannemacher/Nolan Nickels/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt)
400 Meter Dash: 3. Alex Giesige, Columbus Grove
300 Meter Hurdles: 2. Alex Tabler, Columbus Grove; 3. Chris Kleman, Allen East; 4. Kyle Nickles, Allen East
800 Meter Run: 1. Bryce Sharrits, Columbus Grove
200 Meter Dash: 2. Baily Clement, Columbus Grove; 4. Robbie Stratton, Bluffton
3200 Meter Run: 3. Preston Brubaker, Columbus Grove
4×400 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Baily Clement/Bryce Sharrits/David Bogart/Alex Giesige)
Discus Throw: 2. Rece Roney, Columbus Grove
High Jump: 3. Baily Clement, Columbus Grove; 4. Trevor Bassitt, Bluffton
Shot Put: 1. Rece Roney, Columbus Grove
Pole Vault: 1. Clay Wilson, Bluffton; 2. Caiden Grothaus, Columbus Grove

Girls
4×800 Meter Relay: 2. Columbus Grove (Leah Myerholtz/Taylor Ellerbrock/Kirsten Malsam/Allison Choi); 3. Bluffton (Kayla Kindle/Leah Conley/Adel Sommers/Sydney Hoff)
100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Carlee McCluer, Columbus Grove; 3. Erica Sheehan, Bluffton; 4. Savannah Silone, Allen East
100 Meter Dash: 2. Raiya Flores, Columbus Grove
4×200 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Kristin Wynn/Linnea Stephens/Bailey Dunifon)
1600 Meter Run: 3. Taylor Ellerbrock, Columbus Grove; 4. Leah Conley, Bluffton
4×100 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Bailey Dunifon/Linnea Stephens/Sarah Schroeder)
400 Meter Dash: 1. Anney Archer, Ada; 2. Haley Baker, Bluffton; 3. Kristin Wynn, Columbus Grove
300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Savannah Silone, Allen East; 2. Carlee McCluer, Columbus Grove; 4. Mackenzie Clymer, Columbus Grove
800 Meter Run: 2. Kayla Kindle, Bluffton
3200 Meter Run: 1. Elizabeth Nisly, Bluffton; 4. Taylor Ellerbrock, Columbus Grove
4×400 Meter Relay: 2. Columbus Grove (Kristin Wynn/Mackenzie Clymer/Bailey Dunifon/Carlee McCluer); 3. Bluffton (Karis Wilson/Lucie Fett/Kayla Kindle/Haley Baker)
Discus Throw: 1. Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove; 4. Becca Endicott, Columbus Grove
High Jump: 3. Alexis Ricker, Columbus Grove
Long Jump: 2. Bailey Dunifon, Columbus Grove; 4. Morgan Niemeyer, Allen East
Shot Put: 1. Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove; 3. Becca Endicott, Columbus Grove
Pole Vault: 4. Sarah Perez, Allen East

5/22 OHSAA Softball Districts

OHSAADivision IV District Championship at Wapakoneta
Crestview 10 New Bremen 0, 5 inn.

2015 NWC Baseball All-Conference Teams

baseball_150In voting by Northwest Conference baseball coaches for the 2015 baseball season. senior Nate Owens, a catcher from Crestview was named Player of the Year. Owens was a unanimous selection receiving 160 out of a possible 160 points in the balloting. Paulding junior Damon Egnor finished second in the balloting with Spencerville freshman Jaret Montenery finishing third.

Crestview coach Jim Wharton tallied 19 points to be named Coach of the Year at the all-conference selection meeting Monday evening in Delphos. Wharton led Crestview to an 8-0 record and their 21st Northwest Conference baseball championship. Spencerville’s coach Troy Montenery finished second in the coach of the year balloting.

Owens was a 4-year starter for the Knights and batted .522 in league play this past season. His overall season average was .435 and included 9 extra base hits (one home run) with 23 RBI’s.

First Team:
Nate Owens – Crestview – Senior
Damon Egnor – Paulding – Junior
Jaret Montenery – Spencerville – Freshman
Corbin Edwards – Paulding – Junior
Elisha Jones – Columbus Grove – Senior
Jacob Meyer – Spencerville – Sophomore
Ryan Bullinger – Delphos Jefferson – Senior
Jordan Roop – Crestview – Senior
Brayden Sautter – Ada – Junior
Jordan Miller – Crestview – Junior

Second Team:
Tanner From – Columbus Grove – Senior
Jace Stockwell – Delphos Jefferson – Sophomore
Erik Neeley – Allen East – Senior
Travis Wireman – Allen East – Senior
Austin Bricker – Bluffton – Senior
Chayton Overholt – Lincolnview – Freshman
Bret Rumer – Bluffton – Junior
Tanner Stippich – Allen East – Senior
Dakota Bricker – Bluffton – Freshman
Aaron Mock – Paulding – Senior

Honorable Mention:
Jon Krouse – Crestview – Junior
MItchell Youngpeter – Spencerville – Junior
Braden Goodwin – Allen East – Senior
James Harrod – Bluffton – Senior
Brent Wilson – Allen East – Sophomore
Colby Clifton – Crestview – Junior
Dalton Schmersal – Lincolnview – Senior
Reid Stechschulte – Columbus Grove – Sophomore
Gage Mercer – Delphos Jefferson – Junior
Gaige Rassman – Delphos Jefferson – Senior
Thad Ringwald – Spencerville – Sophomore
Austin Leeth – Lincolnview – Junior
Jarrett Sitton – Paulding – Junior
Guadalupe Martinez – Paulding – Freshman
Seth Evans – Ada – Sophomore
Luke Carpenter – Spencerville – Sophomore

2015 NWC Softball All-Conference Teams

softball_150In voting by Northwest Conference softball coaches for the 2015 softball season. senior Hope Schroeder, a pitcher from Columbus Grove was named Player of the Year after being runner-up for that honor during the 2014 season. Schroeder received first-place votes from 7 of the conference coaches. Coaches may not vote for players from their own schools. Bluffton senior Maddie Willis finished second in the balloting with Allen East sophomore Ariana Schmiedebusch finishing third.

Allen East coach Bill Mattevi tallied 19 points to be named Coach of the Year at the all-conference selection meeting Monday evening in Delphos. Mattevi led the Mustangs to a 7-1 record and a Northwest Conference co-championship. Carl Etzler of the co-champion Crestview Knights finished second in the balloting.

Hope Schroeder batted .506 with 8 home runs and 46 RBI’s in leading the Bulldogs to a 21-6 overall recored. Schroeder also posted a 16-5 record as a pitcher with a 3.00 ERA.

First Team:
Hope Schroeder – Columbus Grove – Senior
Maddie Willis – Bluffton – Senior
Ariana Schmiedebusch – Allen East – Sophomore
Brooke Hoffman – Columbus Grove – Junior
Tianna Rager – Crestview – Junior
Audrey Rodriguez – Allen East – Senior
Macala Ashbaugh – Lincolnview – Sophomore
Terra Crowle – Crestview – Senior
Mackenzie Riggenbach – Crestview – Senior
Kara May – Spencerville – Freshman

Second Team:
Ashley Sumner – Ada – Junior
Morgan Riley – Paulding – Senior
Mackayla Wilson – Bluffton – Senior
Julia Thatcher – Lincolnview – Senior
Sami Fruchey – Bluffton – Junior
Kylie Wyss – Allen East – Junior
Kyrah Yinger – Columbus Grove – Junior
Brady Guest – Crestview – Junior
Shayla Rice – Delphos Jefferson – Senior
Alex Shumate – Spencerville – Junior

Honorable Mention:
Maddy Hollar – Spencerville – Senior
Mackenzie Ringwald – Spencerville – Senior
Alexis Amburgey – Ada – Senior
Alexis McCluer – Allen East – Junior
Lauren Parkins – Bluffton – Senior
Baylee Neate – Lincolnview – Senior
Taylor Lloyd – Allen East – Senior
Teyah Sautter – Ada – Freshman
Taylor Monday – Bluffton – Junior
Sammi Rosengarten – Columbus Grove – Junior
Cora Millay – Crestview – Sophomore
Claire Thompson – Delphos Jefferson – Junior
Lauren Birkemeier – Columbus Grove – Freshman
Dani Harman – Delphos Jefferson – Sophomore
Jessica Pimpas – Delphos Jefferson – Junior
Sam Branham – Delphos Jefferson – Senior
Devann Springer – Lincolnview – Senior
Audrey Manz – Paulding – Freshman
Megan Miller – Spencerville – Senior

5/20 OHSAA Baseball Districts

OHSAADivision IV District Semifinal at Coldwater
Minster 1 Spencerville 0

Division IV District Semifinal at Elida
Columbus Grove 2 Holgate 1

5/20 OHSAA Softball Districts

OHSAADivision IV District Semifinal at Wapakoneta
New Bremen 5 Lincolnview 1

5/19 OHSAA Softball Districts

OHSAADivision IV District Semifinal at Wapakoneta
Crestview 8 St. Henry 4

5/18 Baseball Scores

baseball_150Elida 12 Columbus Grove 2
Coldwater 16 Crestview 4, 6 inn.
Lincolnview at Kalida
Van Wert 11 Spencerville 4

Bluffton’s Mackayla Wilson signed a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Bluffton senior Mackayla Wilson signed a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Mackayla has been a letter winner the past 4 seasons as Bluffton’s catcher. Mackayla is Bluffton’s single season home run record holder. She was also second team All Northwest Conference and the team’s most valuable player in 2014.

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Seen in the picture seated from left to right is Mackayla’s father Mike Wilson, Mackayla Wilson, and Mackayla’s mother Jill Wilson. And standing from left to right is Mackayla’s brother Zach Wilson and Bluffton’s Varsity Softball Coach Tony Rumer.

 

2015 NWC Track & Field Championships

track_150Columbus Grove swept both the boys and girls track championships in the Northwest Conference tournament held Thursday/Saturday at Columbus Grove High School. This makes two years in a row that the Bulldogs have taken both the boys and the girls crowns. Grove has now won 4 consecutive boys NWC track championships.

​Bluffton finished runner-up in both the boys and girls and Spencerville took third place in the team standings for both.

Bayley Tow of Lincolnview and Kacie Mulholland​ of Spencerville were voted as the 2015 NWC Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively by the coaches of the league schools.

Complete individual results

2015 Team Results:
Boys:
1. Columbus Grove 161, 2. Bluffton 98, 3. Spencerville 86, 4. Lincolnview 79, 5. Crestview 41, 6. Allen East 26, 7. Delphos Jefferson 20.5, 8. Paulding 11.5, 9. Ada 3

Girls:
1. Columbus Grove 159, 2. Bluffton 90, 3. Spencerville 79, 4. Ada 64, 5. Lincolnview 44, 6. Allen East 31, 7. Paulding 28, 8. Delphos Jefferson 22, 9. Crestview 9

NWC Boys Event Champions
4×800 Meter Relay:  Columbus Grove (Alex Giesige/Colton Grothaus/Boone Brubaker/Bryce Sharrits)
110 Meter Hurdles 39″:  Hunter Blankemeyer, Lincolnview
100 Meter Dash:  Zack Jellison, Crestview
4×200 Meter Relay:  Bluffton (Levi Kistler/Sam Crisp/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt)
1600 Meter Run:  Bayley Tow, Lincolnview (New NWC Record – 4:23.07)
4×100 Meter Relay:  Bluffton (Nolan Nickels/Sam Crisp/Robbie Stratton/Dylan Alt)
400 Meter Dash:  Alex Giesige, Columbus Grove
300 Meter Hurdles 36″:  Hunter Blankemeyer, Lincolnview
800 Meter Run:  Bryce Sharrits, Columbus Grove
200 Meter Dash:  Baily Clement, Columbus Grove
3200 Meter Run:  Bayley Tow, Lincolnview
4×400 Meter Relay:  Columbus Grove (Baily Clement/Alex Giesige/Bryce Sharrits/David Bogart)
Shot Put:  Rece Roney, Columbus Grove
Discus Throw:  Rece Roney, Columbus Grove
Long Jump:  Cody Musselman, Allen East
High Jump:  Baily Clement, Columbus Grove
Pole Vault:  Clay Wilson, Bluffton

NWC Girls Event Champions:
4×800 Meter Relay:  Bluffton (Kayla Kindle/Leah Conley/Adel Sommers/Sydney Hoff)
100 Meter Hurdles 33″:  Carlee McCluer, Columbus Grove
100 Meter Dash:  Raiya Flores, Columbus Grove
4×200 Meter Relay:  Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Haley Roe/Linnea Stephens/Bailey Dunifon)
1600 Meter Run:  Anna Gorman, Lincolnview
4×100 Meter Relay:  Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores/Bailey Dunifon/Linnea Stephens/Sarah Schroeder)
400 Meter Dash:  Kacie Mulholland, Spencerville
300 Meter Hurdles 30″:  Carlee McCluer, Columbus Grove
800 Meter Run:  Anna Gorman, Lincolnview
200 Meter Dash:  Kacie Mulholland, Spencerville
3200 Meter Run:  Elizabeth Nisly, Bluffton
4×400 Meter Relay:  Bluffton (Lucie Fett/Karis Wilson/Kayla Kindle/Haley Baker)
Shot Put: Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove
Discus Throw:  Lyne’a Diller, Columbus Grove
Long Jump:  Bailey Dunifon, Columbus Grove
High Jump:  Hannah McCleery, Lincolnview
Pole Vault: Gabrielle Goecke, Spencerville