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4 Perrysburg wrestlers win at state PDF Print E-mail
Written by JOE SZYMCZAK, Sentinel Sports Writer   
Friday, 28 February 2014 10:07
COLUMBUS - Four of Perrysburg's eight wrestlers are still alive in the championship round and the team is in sixth place after Thursday's action in the Division I state tournament at the Schottenstein Center.
J.P. Newton (152) advanced with a win over Noah Edwards of Twinsburg, 12-4. Newton took an early lead at the end of the first period with a takedown and a near fall. He kept command on his feet in the final two periods to secure the win.
At 182, Rocco Caywood took a 9-2 lead over Nate Hall of Lewis Center Olentangy in the first period, using two sets of takedowns and nearfalls. He scored a takedown in the second period and coasted to an 11-3 win.
Kadin Llewellyn (195) won a close one over Gerald Thornberry of Moeller. Llewellyn's early takedown in the first period held up for a 3-1 win.
Cale Bonner had a squeaker at 285. After a scoreless first period, Bonner escaped early in the second period to take a 1-0 lead over Seth Maylor of Massillon Perry. Bonner rode out the third period for the 1- 0 win.
All four are in the quarterfinals.
Three Yellow Jacket wrestlers are still alive in the consolation quarterfinals.
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(updated: 10:58 p.m.) BGHS girls battle, fall to Toledo Rogers (2-27-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JORDAN CRAVENS/Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 23:11
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BG's Kendal Glandorff (12) gets tangled up with Rogers' Keasja Peace (right) for the ball. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG — Bowling Green’s girls basketball team battled to the final possession, but came up just short in a 71-68 Division II district semifinal loss to a talented, athletic Toledo Rogers team at Perrysburg High School.
After trailing for nearly the entire game, the Bobcats battled to within one point in the fourth quarter. Bowling Green had a chance to tie the game with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but was unable to execute the offensive set and turned the ball over. PHOTO GALLERY
“It’s a shame we didn’t win, but I am so proud of these kids,” BG coach Jeff Nichols said. “They are one of the most athletic teams we have seen this year and they have several Division I commits, but they had to play 32 minutes tonight.”
BG was led by senior point guard Hanna Williford who finished with 26 points. Tyanna Smith, who had to sit out much of the third quarter due to foul trouble, finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, including 16 first-half points. Smith made 10 free throws in a row through the first three quarters. Kendal Glandorff had 11 points and two blocked shots.
A Reagan Morman jumper from the wing with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter cut the lead to 66-64. Later, a Williford steal and layup made it 69-68 with 50 seconds remaining.
BG fouled to extend the game and Rogers’ Akienreh Johnson hit two free throws to make it 71-68. Johnson had 21 points for Rogers (21-4) and Sasha Dailey added 17. Both have made commitments to Division I schools.
“You can look back and we can look at a couple of calls here and there, a free throw here, a turnover there,” Nichols said. “You can’t ask for anything more from these kids than they gave.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 09:16
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Wednesday night's state scores (2-26-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:13
Wednesday’s Scores
Boys Basketball
Division I
Akr. Ellet 57, Copley 54
Ashtabula Lakeside 70, Chardon 51
Avon 74, Parma 42
Avon Lake 55, Elyria 46
Brunswick 64, Strongsville 48
Can. Glenoak 82, Akr. Firestone 47
Can. McKinley 65, Barberton 40
Centerville 22, Clayton Northmont 15
Cin. Withrow 58, Cin. Walnut Hills 50
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(updated: 10:36 p.m.) Perrysburg girls beat Lima Senior, advance to district final (2-27-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by THOMAS SCHMELTZ/Sentinel Sports Writer   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:27
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Perrysburg's Taylin Hunter (left) with the ball as Lima's Leighton Wireman closes in during their game Thursday night at Fostoria. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
FOSTORIA — It was certainly a tale of two halves for Perrysburg’s girls basketball team Thursday night against Lima Senior.
The Yellow Jackets missed layups early and often, leaving the Spartans with a halftime lead in a Division I district semifinal.
Then suddenly everything clicked for Perrysburg as it dominated the second half of a 66-48 win at Fostoria High School. PHOTO GALLERY
The sixth-ranked ’Jackets (22-3) play No. 7 Notre Dame Academy Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lake High School in a district final. It is Perrysburg’s fifth appearance in the district final in the last six years.
“I don’t think we played very well in the first half. ... There were just times that we missed a lot of shots that we normally make,” Perrysburg coach Todd Sims said. “It was just around the basket shots with nobody on us. We looked a little antsy.”
Trailing 28-26 at halftime, Perrysburg came out blazing in the third quarter hitting its first seven shots to take a 42-40 lead.
Sophomore Erika Joldrichsen subbed in for starting point guard Abby Sattler midway through the third, and she didn’t miss a beat. Sattler sat at the 4:31 mark with her third foul.
Although Joldrichsen did not score, she and Jenn Witt helped keep Perrysburg on track while facing heavy pressure from Lima’s full-court press.
“I was really nervous, obviously. But I knew I had to step up for my team and not make so many mistakes and try to handle the ball well and under control,” Joldrichsen said.
“It’s not easy to do,” Sims said of Joldrichsen’s effort off the bench. “As a coach you hope they can do it, but you never know what’s going on in someone’s head that was on the JV team and now she’s in the district semi against a team that was 20-4.”
With Sattler back in the mix at the start of the fourth, it was all but over for the Spartans.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 09:19
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(updated: 10:06 p.m.) Eastwood boys rally for sectional win (2-26-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JORDAN CRAVENS/Sentinel Staff Writer   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 22:38
OAK HARBOR — Eastwood’s boys found its footing in the fourth quarter Wednesday night to rally for a 54-47 victory over Collins Western Reserve in a Division III sectional semifinal at Oak Harbor High School.
Eastwood (17-6) advances to play Margaretta at Oak Harbor on Friday at 8 p.m.
After trailing 37-35 headed into the final eight minutes, Eastwood outscored the Roughriders 19-10. Seniors Grant Peters and Jake Schmeltz combined for 14 of those points.
“We’ve got a great group of seniors, and they want to continue to play together,” said Eastwood coach Matt Routson. “We really just stepped up and got some stops on defense and rebounds when we needed to.”
Schmeltz finished with 20 points and Peters added 16.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:07
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