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Mathias named NW District POY, Smith second-team
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Friday, March 07, 2014 2:14 PM

Associated Press

Elida senior Dakota Mathias — headed to Purdcue next fall — was named Division II Player of the Year in voting by the Associated Press

Jefferson sophomore Trey Smith was named second-team all-Northwest District in Division III.

Senior Ross Thompson was named honorable mention.

In Division IV, Columbus Grove senior Will Vorhees was a second-teamer, Spencerville senior Ben Bowers a third-teamer and St. John’s junior Andy Grothouse, Ottoville senior Luke Schimmoeller and junior Brandt Landin, Lincolnview senior Kyle Williams, Spencerville soph Zach Goecke and Columbus Grove’s Jace Darbyshire honorable mention.

Crestview coach Jeremy Best was named Coach of the Year.

All-NW District Girls Teams
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Friday, March 07, 2014 2:13 PM

Associated Press

COLUMBUS —The Associated Press recognized the all-Northwest District girls basketball individual players and coaches.



FIRST TEAM: Tierra Floyd, Tol. Notre Dame, 6-2, jr., 18.3; Sarah Baer, Perrysburg, 6-1, sr., 17.1; Keshyra McCarver, Tol. Whitmer, 5-10, sr., 14.0; Kaayla McIntyre, Tol. Notre Dame, 6-2, jr., 12.7; 14.8; Indiya Benjamin, Lima Senior, 5-6, sr., 20.1.

Player of the year: Indiya Benjamin, Lima Senior.

Coach of the year: Vince Halliday, Lima Senior.

SECOND TEAM: Taryn Stanley, Sylvania Southview, 5-11, sr., 14.7; Natalie Yoder, Holland Springfield, 5-5, jr., 17.4; Alexis Stoops, Ashland, 5-11, sr.; Jeryn Reese, Mansfield Senior, 6-0, jr., 12.6; Rion Thompson, Lima Senior, 5-9, soph., 21.2.

THIRD TEAM: Allex Brown, Perrysburg, 6-1, jr., 12.3; Kendall McCoy, Sylvania Northview, 6-0, jr., 13.5; Jasmine Bonivel, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne, 5-10, sr., 11.1; Maddie Cole, Sylvania Northview, 6-0, jr., 10.7; Emily Westphal, Sylvania Southview, 6-0, jr., 12.7.

Indians being protective of young RHP Salazar
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Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:54 PM


Associated Press


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians are extremely excited about having Danny Salazar for a full season and that is why they are taking their time with the young pitcher this spring.

"His stuff is electric. The more he pitches for us, the better we are," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We all know that. Saying that, there's a way to get there and by just turning him loose in February, I don't think we felt like that was the best way to get there."

Last season, the 24-year-old right-hander pitched a career-high 145 innings between Double-A, Triple-A and Cleveland, making his big league debut in July. In 10 starts with Cleveland he went 2-3 with a 3.12 ERA and was chosen to the start the AL wild-card game against Tampa Bay, where he gave up three runs in four innings of a 4-0 loss.

Salazar, who had elbow-reconstruction surgery in 2010, has yet to pitch in a Cactus League game this spring; he'll throw one inning in an intrasquad game today. Still, he doesn't mind the schedule.

Bulldog boys subdue Kenton in Districts
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 9:16 PM
Elida sophomore Marquevious Wilson soars to the hoop for a deuce as Kenton defender Colyn Blackford tries to stop him Wednesday night at Liberty-Benton. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger)


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FINDLAY — Elida and Kenton are used to playing against each other as members of the Western Buckeye League, so it was no surprise that the Wildcats would play the Bulldogs tough.

It helped that the ’Dawgs struggled shooting the ball, especially the first half.

In the end, senior Dakota Mathias finally got the help he needed in the second half, especially from sophomore Marquevious Wilson, to subdue their foe 60-47 in Division II District boys basketball semifinal action Wednesday night at Liberty-Benton just outside of the city of Findlay.

The Bulldogs (21-3) will battle Bath (20-4), the winner in the nightcap, at 7 p.m. Saturday for the District title.

Wrestlers cap off season at All-Star clash
Written by Larry Heiing   
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 9:13 PM
Jefferson senior Tanner Vermule wraps up Andy Garwood of Celina in the winter wrestling finale for area grapplers — and the scholastic finale for the seniors — held Wednesday at Jefferson. (Delphos Herald/Larry Heiing)


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DELPHOS — The Lima Area Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Meet was held in front of a packed house at Jefferson High School Wednesday night.

The match of the night was appropriately the last scoring match of the evening featuring Logan Vandemark of Spencerville and Van Wert’s Zack Thomas. Also on the line was the team title as the winner of the match would give his squad enough team points to win the meet.