AYERSVILLE, Ohio — The Bowling Green boys swim team defeated host Ayersville, 87-42, and the girls downed Ayersville, 112-16, in dual meets Tuesday.
The BG boys 200-yard medley relay team (senior Alex Alvarez-Munoz, juniors Alex Xu, Kieran Percival, and Dillon O’Connell) won in 1:59.55.
BG individual winners were Xu in the 200 freestyle (2:00.59) and 100 freestyle (51.62), junior Aiden Hildebrand in the 50 freestyle (26.3), and Alvarez-Munoz in the 500 freestyle (6:22.31).
BG sophomore Colin Sargent won the 100 backstroke (1:08.1).
The boys 200 freestyle relay (Hildebrand, Xu, Colin Sargent and freshman Jeremiah Kaba) won in 1:49.79. In addition, the 400 freestyle relay (Colin Sargent, Alvarez-Munoz, Hildebrand, and Kaba) won in 4:14.15.
The BG girls 200-yard medley relay team (senior Maddy Desmond and juniors Ela Ostrowski, Ella Billiot, and Maggie Layne) won in 2:10.22.
BG individual winners included freshman Melanie Long in the 200 freestyle (2:19.48) and Desmond in the 200 intermediate medley (2:23.89) and 100 backstroke (1:19.87).
In addition, Layne won the 50 freestyle (28.85) and 500 freestyle (5:58.75), Ostrowski won the 100 butterfly (1:13.44) and Billiot won the 100 freestyle (1:08.89).
BG senior Kelsey Sargent won the 100 backstroke (1:19.37).
The girls 200 freestyle relay (junior Izzy Espinoza, sophomore Kennedy Keefe and freshmen Pressli Krupp and Long) won in 1:59.26.
The BG girls 400 freestyle relay (Billiot, Kelsey Sargent, Long and senior Hannah Mathey) won in 4:31.7.
Yellow Jacketa sweep Napoleon
NAPOLEON — Perrysburg boys and girls swim teams swept Napoleon in Northern Lakes League dual meets Tuesday in the Wildcats’ natatorium.
The boys won 98-80 as senior diver Owen Recker broke his own six dive record from the previous week with a score of 333.6 (previously 310).
Perrysburg senior Kyle O’Connell had a strong meet, breaking a minute in his 100 freestyle, going a 58.91.
Dropping time this week was also junior Seth Merriman, taking off nearly three seconds in his 200 IM race.
Perrysburg coach Alayna Sigg said the “race of the evening goes to (senior) John Majerus in the 200 IM and (senior) Steven Green in the 50 free for racing fast to narrowly take the first place finish and secure crucial points for the team.”
The Perrysburg boys took nine out of the 12 first place finishes for the evening.
The Perrysburg girls team narrowly defeated Napoleon, 82-78.
All three Perrysburg divers, senior Emma Erlenbusch, junior Sam Kyser and senior Maddie Searfoss, set new personal best six dive records.
“Sophomore Natalie Sanders had a terrific 6.3 second time drop in the 500 really working her turns and using her endurance,” Sigg said.
Freshman Ali Cherry also had a time drop of 2.25 seconds in her 50 freestyle race.
“Senior Haley Gano and junior Maggie Merriman looked strong in their 200 IM taking the first and second spot in their races,” Sigg said.
“Hayley Gano came back and took another first place spot in her 100 backstroke with junior Sylvia Freeman sliding into second place for another one-two finish for the Jackets, locking in needed points and securing a win.”
Perrysburg bowling sweeps BG
Perrysburg bowling swept Bowling Green Thursday, winning the boys match 2,337-2,321 and the girls match, 1,809-1,533, at Al-Mar Lanes.
Perrysburg boys bowlers were Douglas Husted (210, 210), Nathan Ulrich (200), Jeremy Phillips (224, 218), Isaiah Hinkle (180, 165) and Rohan Gupta (149).
BG boys bowlers were Miguel Lorenzen (174, 180), Lucas Lilly (178, 213), Jerrad Main (174, 182), Cyrus Higham (175, 123) and Aidan Peper (195, 163).
Perrysburg Baker scores were 233, 156 and 175. BG Baker scores were 135, 130 and 128.
In the girls match, Perrysburg bowlers were Karli Courtney (192), Mackenzie Wozniak (152), Julia Gahn (158, 156), Ryley Willard (139) and Lydia Williams (146).
BG bowlers were Haley Roberts (142, 165), Maya Beagle (149, 124), Delanie Jarvi (127, 114), Ali Murphy (94, 98), Addison Nickey (86) and Sammy Sisco (73).
Perrysburg Baker games were 135, 130 and 128, while BG Baker games were 115, 105 and 141.
Napoleon 45, Bowling Green 39
Bowling Green and visiting Napoleon were tied 29-29 entering the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats made 7-of-10 free throws in the final stanza to pull out a 45-39 Northern Lakes League girls basketball victory Thursday.
For the Wildcats, Ella Tassler scored 17 and Sophie Chipps scored 10 points. Macyn Dean-Scheele led the Bobcats with 14 points, including two three-point goals.
For BG, Sydney Maas, Jamie Sayen, London Thompson, Lola Thompson and Shayle Greiner scored five points apiece.
Makayla Kruse scored eight points, Lily Kruse scored seven points and Karleigh Sonnenberg added three points for the Wildcats, who were 17-for-24 from the free throw line and made four triples.
Lakota 36, Gibsonburg 33
GIBSONBURG — In Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play Thursday, Lakota outscored Gibsonburg 19-9 over the fourth quarter and overtime to come away with a 36-33 victory.
It is Lakota’s first win of the season in six games and they are 1-2 in the league. Gibsonburg is winless in four games, all of them league contests.
Collin Zender led Lakota with eight points, Alex McGinnis scored seven, and Carson Hill and Alex Holman scored six points apiece to lead the Raiders.
Mitchell Rosser scored four points, Drew Matz scored three points and Mitch McDaid added two points to round out Lakota’s scoring.
For the Golden Bears, Camden Mooney scored a game-high 11 points, Zach McGough had 10 points, Sam McEwan scored eight, and Jake Hall and Martin Myerholtz added two points apiece.
Perrysburg’s Stringfellow scores 16
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — After trailing by double figures in the first half, Lourdes University women’s basketball closed to within one point in the third period before Ohio Christian responded with a spurt of its own to defeat the Gray Wolves, 75-66, on Thursday inside the Maxwell Center.
Macie Stringfellow (Perrysburg) led Lourdes with 16 points while Emma Pedroza (Napoleon) poured in 15 more, all in the second half.
Maddie Norton (Bedford, Michigan) chipped in a season-high eight points for the Gray Wolves.
“I’m just disappointed that we couldn’t find the grit to finish baskets and get offensive rebounds,” Lourdes coach Tandy Bradford said . “We have to continue to battle on the road.”
Trailing 14-4 midway through the opening quarter, Lourdes battled by to within four points by the end of the stanza and pulled even at 21 following a Stringfellow jumper with just under seven minutes remaining in the second period.
The Trailblazers went on a 15-1 run over the next five minutes to push the lead back to 14 before the Gray Wolves closed to within 10, 40-30, at the break.
An 11-1 run by the Gray Wolves early in the third pulled Lourdes to within one, 44-43, as Lourdes held Ohio Christian without a field goal for more than four minutes to start the second half.
The Trailblazers answered with a 14-2 run of its own to extend the lead back to 13 late in the quarter.
In the fourth, the Gray Wolves were able to climb back to within seven, 66-59, with under four minutes to play, but were unable to get any closer the rest of the way.
Rachel Bolyard and Emma Koons led all scorers with 20 points each for Ohio Christian (4-8) while Ashley DeWeese added 18 more.
Lourdes (5-8) closes out its four-game road trip on today as the Gray Wolves travel to New Albany, Indiana, to battle Indiana-Southeast.