By From staff reports
Bruns qualified third for the four-man semifinals after averaging 206.7 in the qualifying rounds. Bruns beat Celina's Matt Shella-barger 193-162 in the first semfinal to face top seed Mark Dier-inger of St. Marys, who beat Jared Moeder of Coldwater 212-171 in the other semifinal. Bruns beat Dieringer 180-169 in the championship match to win the singles title and Shellabarger took the consolation match 191-140 over Moeder.
Dull took the fourth and final qualifying spot after rolling a 176.7 average in the preliminaries. Dull then battled Celina's Tori German, who earned the top seed with a 186.7 average in qualifiers. Both Dull and German rolled 200s in their match but it was Dull getting the win, 222-207. Coldwater's Kristy Selhorst took the other spot in the final, beating Celina's Katie Dunno, 153-130.
Dull dominated the final match, beating Selhorst 226-143 for the title. Dunno beat Celina teammate German 148-134 in the consolation final.
The junior varsity singles title came down to a pair of Wapakoneta Redskins as Paul Fisher defeated Travis Wireman 151-140 for the crown.
It was an all-Redskin final four as Kyle Knapke and Jared Huelskamp of St. Henry also made the finals. The pair battled each other in the consolation final with Huelskamp getting a 160-106 win over his teammate. The postseason gets underway this weekend as the Ohio High School Bowling Conference holds its regional tournament at 20th Century Lanes in Lima on Saturday and Sunday.
The WOHSBC will hold its league tournament on Feb. 27 at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta.
Rangers back at .500
New Knoxville fell to 9-9 after losing to Russia, 72-63, on Monday night at Naveau Gymnasium in Shelby County. The Raiders improve to 11-7.
New Knoxville had the 37-33 lead at the half but the Raiders came back to tie things up at 49-all at the end of the third quarter, before pulling away in the final stanza.
Dustan Kruse led New Knoxville with 21 points and Ross Stienecker added 17.
New Knoxville travels to Marion Local on Friday.
New Knoxville 21 16 12 14 -- 63
Russia 12 21 16 23 -- 72
NEW KNOXVILLE (9-9) -- Wierwille 11, Kruse 21, Steinecker 17, Niemeyer 6, T. Henschen 8. Totals 25-5-63.
RUSSIA (11-7) -- Grogean 18. Borcher 1, Puthoff 7, Anthony 5, York 6, Cordonnier 2, Pleiman 32, T. Brandewie 0-1-1. Totals 26-16-72.
3-Pointers: New Knoxville -- Weirwille (3), Kruse (3), Henschen. Russia -- Grogean (2), Anthony, Puthoff.
Indians' Saturday game moved to new location
Saturday's Fort Recovery game with Spencerville has been moved to Wapakoneta High School.
The game was originally set to be played at the Elida Fieldhouse.
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
McKirnan Classic gets underway
Fort Recovery, St. Henry, Minster and Coldwater will battle for a spot in the championship game of the 26th McKirnan Classic seventh-grade boys basketball tournament tonight after posting wins on Saturday.
Coldwater, the top seed at 11-0, moved on with a 59-14 win over St. Marys. Luke Grieshop led the Cavaliers with 14 points while Jordan Woeste added 11 with Chad Westgerdes chipping in 10. Preston Baker and Dan Roberts each had five to pace the Roughriders.
St. Henry beat Marion Local, 32-20, to move on. Adam Sutter had seven points to lead the Redksins while Vic Fortkamp, Jordan Post and Neil Schwieterman each added five. Brian Heitkamp led Marion with seven.
Fort Recovery defeated the host Celina Bulldogs, 35-20. Josh Wendel led the Indians with 12 points with Cody Fiely adding eight. Darrin Waterman led Celina with six points.
Minster knocked off St. John's, 58-52, in the most contested game of the day. Ian Ranly led the Wildcats with 19 points and Austin Baumer added 17. Wes Ulm paced the Blue Jays with 17 points and Scott Recker added 14.
Four games will be played today at Celina Middle School. Celina and Marion play in a consolation game starting at 4 p.m. St. John's and St. Marys battle in the other consolation game starting at 5:15. Fort Recovery and St. Henry battle in one winner's bracket semifinal at 6:30 p.m. with Minster and Coldwater playing the other at 7:45 p.m. in the final game of the night.
Admission for the games are $2 for adults and $1 for students. The tournament wraps up on Saturday with seventh-, fifth- and third-place games followed by the championship game.
MAC girls times reset
The MAC seventh-grade girls basketball tournament has several time changes for games tonight at Fort Recovery Middle School.
Fort Recovery and Minster will play its game at 5 p.m. tonight with Versailles and St. John's playing at 6:15 p.m.
Scoring errors corrected from Lions
The Lions Invitational had to do some trading of trophies and medals after scoring errors made during the meet created new placings for several teams.
The biggest came at second and third place as Coldwater and Versailles flip-flopped with the Cavaliers taking second with 195 points and Versailles third with 191.
The error came in the giving of points to unattached wrestlers, wrestlers from a school who are not part of the scoring team and are in to fill a void.
Coldwater benefited from the point change, as did Olentangy Liberty, who moved from ninth to eighth due to the points.
The postseason for wrestling begins this Saturday with sectional action around the state.