|Sports Briefs (3-9-13)|
|Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:43|
Falcon softball splits
EVANSVILLE — Bowling Green’s softball team is 5-4 after a splitting a doubleheader Friday with Evansville (2-9).
BG posted a 7-6 nine-inning win in Game 2 after Evansville was a 3-2 winner in the opener.
BG’s Andrea Arney hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to break a 5-5 tie in Game 2. Paige Berger was 3-for-5, while Arney was 2-for-3 and Chloe Giordano hit a three-run home run.
In the first game, BG’s Hannah Fulk was 3-for-4.
Falcon tennis picked third
CLEVELAND — Bowling Green’s tennis team was picked to finish third in the Mid-American Conference this season in a preseason coaches poll.
Akron was predicted to capture both the regular-season title in the nine-team conference and the tournament championship. The Zips received 65 points and five first-place votes. Akron received four votes to win the tournament.
Miami was picked to finish second with 57 points, with the Falcons just three points behind with 54 points.
The complete poll is: 1) Akron, 65; 2) Miami, 57; 3) BOWLING GREEN, 54; 4) Eastern Michigan, 46; 5) Western Michigan, 43; 6) Buffalo, 39; 7) Ball State, 22; 8) Northern Illinois, 19; and 9) Toledo, 15.
BG women’s golf rained out
RIO VERDE, Ariz. — The first round of the Rio Verde Invitational was postponed until this morning because of rain. Bowling Green is one of the teams competing in the event.
Owens women win
CINCINNATI — Owens Community College’s women’s basketball team advanced to its district championship game Friday with an 88-65 win over Sinclair CC.
Jordyn Bond and Mackenzie Heacock each had 19 points, while Uniqua Mitchell had 16 points and Karahn Scott had 15 points. Meshia Smith added 12 rebounds.
Owens, 24-7 overall, faces Cincinnati State in the championship game this afternoon at 3.
Owens men advance
CINCINNATI — Owens Community College’s men’s basketball team earned a spot in its district championship game Friday with an 80-57 win over Cincinnati State.
James Kelly led Owens (23-8 overall) with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Three other players also scored in double figures for Owens as Tony Boykins had 13, Rossford reisdent Jay Marquette had 12 and Andy Bachman had 10. Owens’ Joe Erctic II had 10 assists.
Kelly became the first Express player ever to eclipse 1,000 career points, 600 career rebounds, 100 career steals and 100 career blocks. He came into the gamet needing one block to achieve that, and he had one exactly.
players to be honored
TOLEDO — Seven players from Wood County high schools will be honored during the 51st annual National Football Foundation Hall of Fame High School Chapter March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater.
Jared Coil and Steve Slocum of Perrysburg, Skyler Dierker of Eastwood, Quinn Donaldson of Bowling Green, A.C. Limes and Ryan Smoyer of Otsego, Kyle Robbins of Rossford are the county players who will be honored.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, a former head coach at BGSU, will be the guest speaker at the banquet.
BGSU club hockey
qualifies for nationals
The Bowling Green State University club hockey team will compete in the American College Hockey Association Division II national championship Friday through March 19 in St. Louis.
The team qualified for nationals during its regional tournament in Pennsauken, N.J. where it was a 5-1 winner over Raider and a 5-3 winner over Virginia Tech.
Three players from Wood County high schools are on the team, forwards Jimmy Grandowicz of Rossford, and Matt White of Perrysburg; and Justin Bockbrader of Eastwood.
The national tournament consists of four four-team pools, followed by the semifinals and a championship game. Also in BG’s pool are Utah, St. Louis and New Hampshire.
Soccer league planned
Registration is now open for the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Soccer Developmental League.
The league will be managed by the Bowling Green Soccer Club.
The program will consist of seven weeks of practice and six games including a season-ending tournament. Practices will begin the week of April 8 and games will begin on April 20.
Three- and four-year-olds will practice on Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Five-eight year olds will practice Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nine-14 year olds will practice on Mondays 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The participant cost for ages 3-4 is $45 and $50 for ages 5-14 if registered by April 7. Registration after April 7 will result in a $5 late fee.
All participants will receive a shirt. Players are required to wear shin guards and bring their own soccer ball to practices and games.
Anyone interested can register at the Bowling Green Community Center 1245 W. Newton Road or online at http://www.bgohio.org/departments/parks-and-recreation.
For questions, please call the Bowling Green Community Center at (419) 354-6223.
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