FORT JENNINGS — Top-ranked Ottoville (Division IV) lived up to its ranking Thursday night, pummeling Putnam County League foe Fort Jennings 64-25 inside The Fort of Fort Jennings High School.
The hot-shooting Lady Green (16-0, 6-0) — in their second week without starting guard Tonya Kaufman — were paced by the inside tandem of senior Rachel Beining (18 points) and Abby Siefker (17), along with guard Taylor Mangas (14, including 4 bombs). They counted 26-of-42 shorts, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range, for 61.9 percent and 7-of-13 singles (53.8%). They added 18 turnovers. They head to the Jefferson Middle School for a 1 p.m. Saturday encounter with Jefferson.
The Lady Musketeers (7-11, 1-5 PCL) were headed by senior Macy Schroeder with 12. They finished 9-of-43 from the floor, 4-of-15 downtown, for 20.9 percent and 3-of-6 at the line (50%). They had 15 errors. They entertain Ayersville Tuesday.
Rachel Turnwald 2-1-1-8, Nicole Kramer 1-0-0-2, Taylor Mangas 1-4-0-14, Nicole Vorst 0-0-2-2, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-1-1, Rachel Beining 9-0-0-18, Lyndsey Wannemacher 1-0-0-2, Abby Siefker 7-0-3-17. Totals 21-5-7/13-64.
FORT JENNINGS (25)
Macy Schroeder 2-2-2-12, Ashley Gable 0-1-0-3, Cassie Lindeman 0-1-0-3, Gabbi German 1-0-0-2, Emily Kehres 2-0-1-5. Totals 5-4-3/6-25.
Score by Quarters:
Ottoville 21 18 14 11 - 64
Fort Jennings 3 4 5 13 - 25
Mustangs down Grove girls
HARROD — Allen East started out 13-7 in the first period of its Northwest Conference girls basketball tussle with Columbus Grove Thursday night at The Corral and ended up with a 54-44 triumph.
Carly Clum paced the Lady Mustangs (9-7, 4-2 NWC) with 13 and Erin Conkle 12.
For the Lady Bulldogs (3-14, 1-5), Sydney McCluer netted 14 and Sammi Stechschulte eight. Grove hosts Bluffton Thursday.
COLUMBUS GROVE (44)
Sydney McCluer 14, Sammi Stechschulte 8, Rachel Schumacher 6, Hope Schroeder 5, Breanne Halker 3, Kyrah Yinger 3, Julia Wynn 2, Aubrey Fruchey 2, Brooke Hoffman 1.
ALLEN EAST (54)
Carly Clum 13, Erin Conkle 12, Kaycee Rowe 9, Lindsi Woods 7, Jadin Salyers 7, Morgan Truex 3, Aubrie Woods 3.
Score by Quarters:
Columbus Grove 7 7 15 15 - 44
Allen East 13 9 16 16 - 54
10th annual LCC Thunderbird Invitational Wrestling Tournament today, Saturday
LIMA — The 2013 Thunderbird Tournament will be today and Saturday at Lima Central Catholic.
First-round action begins at 5:30 p.m. today, with 367 wrestlers entered.
Saturday’s session begins at 9:30 a.m., with quarterfinals and third consolations; semifinals are set to begin at 12:15 p.m.
Finals will take place 90 minutes after the prelims (approximately 4 p.m.) as wrestlers compete for the top six places. Competing teams (38) are: Allen East, Archbold, Ayersville, Blanchester, Bluffton, Carey, Carlisle, Cincinnati Hills Christian Acadmey (CHCA), Coldwater, Columbus Grove, Cory-Rawson, Covington, Delphos St. John’s, Dixie (New Lebanon), Edgerton, Greeneview (Jamestown), Hicksville, Hillsdale (Jeromesville), Lakota (Kansas), Liberty-Benton (Findlay), Lima Central Catholic, Lincolnview, Madeira (Cincinnati), McComb, Mechanicsburg, Miami East, New London, Newark Catholic, Northridge (Dayton), Patrick Henry, Plymouth, Spencerville, St. Joe Central Catholic (Fremont), Swanton, Tri-County North, Van Buren, Wayne Trace and West Liberty-Salem.
The 2012 Thunderbird Invitational was won by Dixie (148.5), followed by Mechanicsburg (141.5), Coldwater (129.5) and Ayersville (126.5).
Participating schools in 2012 had 50 OHSAA State Meet Qualifiers and return 14 state placers. Schools with multiple qualifiers include: Newark Catholic – 4, New Lebanon Dixie – 3, Mechanicsburg – 3, Ayersville –3, Carlisle – 3, Lima Central Catholic – 3, Greeneview 3, Wayne Trace -2, Allen East – 2, Bedford Chanel – 2, Columbus Grove –2, Covington – 2, Dayton Christian – 2, Delphos St. Johns - 2, Hicksville -2, Miami East – 2 and Northridge – 2. The following schools qualified one wrestler to the state tournament in 2012: Blanchester, Bluffton, Clinton-Massie, Edgerton, Fremont St. Joseph CC., Lakota, Madeira, Miami East, Plymouth, Swanton and Tri-County North. The Thunderbird had 22 wrestlers place at state, including 3 state champions and 4 finish as a state runner-up. 12 of the Thunderbird champions and 10 runner-ups placed at state. Rosters, entry grid, and seed nominations are posted on baumspage — www.baumspage.com. Today’s results and finals results will be also posted on baumspage.
Cougar wrestlers split WBL double-dual
The Van Wert Cougar wrestling team competed in a Western Buckeye League double dual Thursday evening against Celina and St. Marys.
The Cougars downed Celina 39-29 but fell to St. Marys 50-29.
The story of the night was senior 285-pounder Terrin Contreras picking up his 100th career win. Contreras went 2-0 on the evening with a pin. Zack Thomas (220-pounds, 1 pin), Gabe Hill (182 pounds, 1 pin) and Jordan Daniels (170-pounds) also went 2-0 for the Cougars.
Jacob Crisenbery (132-pounds, 1 pin), Quinton Rutkowski (138-pounds), Ryan Stoller (145-pounds, 1 pin), Daniel Thompson (152-pounds, 1 pin) and Colten Royer (160-pounds, 1 pin) each went 1-1 for the Van Wert.