The Granville lost to Lakewood twice during the regular season, but that didn't matter in the D-II softball championship game on Saturday. The Lady Aces defeated the Lady Lancers, 2-1, to take the first softball state title in school history.
Division IV Baseball State Championship
Western Reserve 0
Newark Catholic 6
- Green Wave win 8th state title
Tri-Valley senior thrower Kaylee Antill set two personal records on Saturday, winning the Division I discus with throw of 157 feet, 7 inches and finishing third in shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 10 inches.
Ridgewood's boys 4X100 meter relay team also brought home the gold, taking the Division III title with a time of 43:962 seconds.
Area All-Ohio Track & Field Athletes
BOYS DIVISION 1
100 Meter Dash: Zanesville...
STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
D-I GIRLS 4X800
GRANVILLE - 3RD PLACE *BROKE STATE RECORD*
D-II BOYS LONG JUMP
DARREN MCCAUGHAN, MEADOWBROOK - 5TH PLACE
D-II BOYS POLE VAULT
NICK KIRKPATRICK, COSHOCTON - 7TH PLACE
D-II GIRLS HIGH JUMP
LILLY RITZ, CAMBRIDGE - 5TH PLACE
BOYS WHEELCHAIR SHOTPUT
ROLLIN ABBOTT, LAKEWOOD - 2ND PLACE
One thing is for sure come Saturday: the D-II state softball champion will hail from Licking County.
Granville's Abby Barker tossed a 14-strikeout no-hitter and knocked home the game-winning run to lead the Lady Aces past Jefferson Area, 1-0, in the first state semifinal game. In the folllowing game, Lakewood's Courtney Vierstra faced the minimum 21 batters and tossed a one-hitter to lead the Lady Lancers past La Grange Keystone, 4-0.
That means the two LCL powers will battle for...
Newark Catholic baseball is championship-bound yet again. The Green Wave tallied three runs in the 4th and one in the 6th and relied on strong pitching to blank Fort Recovery, 4-0, at Huntington Park on Thursday. Gabe Morris earned the win on the mound, throwing six innings of shutout ball. Rob Engle entered in relief to close the door in the 7th.
The Green Wave take on Western Reserve in the state final Saturday at 1 p.m. back at Huntington Park. The Blue Devils fell to Newark...
OHSBCA ALL-OHIO TEAMS
D-2 FIRST TEAM
CAMERON ROBERTS, JOHN GLENN
LUKE KLINEHOFFER, JOHN GLENN
D-2 SECOND TEAM
DREW MORRISON, LICKING VALLEY
D-3 HONORABLE MENTION
CALEB TINGLE, RIDGEWOOD
D-4 FIRST TEAM
ROB ENGLE, NEWARK CATHOLIC
GABE MORRIS, NEWARK CATHOLIC
ALL-MVL SOFTBALL TEAMS
Player of the Year: Madison Riggle, Maysville; Kate Bass, John Glenn
Coach of the Year: Randy Larrick, John Glenn
John Glenn: Kate Bass, Kerrie Dolick, Alli Hylton
Maysville: Madison Riggle, Paige Morrow
Sheridan: Gabby Johnson, Maddy Towbridge
Tri-Valley: Lexi Adams, Riley Paxson
New Lex: Tatum Brown, Alison Dickerson
Philo: Charlea Revennaugh, Reagan Tom...
New Lex three-sport standout Collin Russell will continue his basketball career at Muskingum University. The recent graduate also received interest from Tiffin, Marietta and Ohio Dominican.
Russell averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals in his senior season. He earned 10 varsity letter over the course of his high school career and picked up first-team all-MVL honors in basketball, football and baseball.
Russell was one of just 10 athletes to earn academic all-...
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LUKE KLINEHOFFER, JOHN GLENN
COACH OF THE YEAR: BRAD BARCLAY, JOHN GLENN
JOHN GLENN: LUKE KLINEHOFFER, CAMERON ROBERTS, BEN VAN WEY
NEW LEX: DAVEY ABRAMS, WILL POLING, COLLIN RUSSELL
PHILO: WYATT HARROP, DAKOTA PEYTON
SHERIDAN: DYLAN DUPLER, COLLIN CONRAD
WEST M: ALEX LYNCH, SETH MIRGON
CROOKSVILLE: CHRIS SPARKS
MAYSVILLE: BLAKE WILSON