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02-20-06 Celina relays will be going to state


Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry

  The Celina swimming team will add three relays to the list of representatives going to the State Swimming and Diving Championships held this weekend at Branin Natatorium in Canton.

  The Lady WaterDogs will send their 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays and their 200 medley relay to the state tournament after earning at-large bids based on their times against the rest of the non-qualifiers in the state. It's the first time Celina has sent more than one relay to the state meet.

  Larissa LaRue, Courtney McKirnan, Kylie and Kirsten Samples swim both the 200 and 400 free relays. Heidi Schollmeier takes over for Kylie Samples to swim the medley relay.   The Medley relay team earned the 21st best time out of 24 qualifying teams with a district time of 1:59.19. The 200 free relay also posted a 21st-ranked time of 1:44.90 while the 400 relay earned the 20th best time of 3:49.96.

  The relays join WaterDog teammate Eddie Craft, who finished third on Friday in the diving competition to make his second straight trip to Canton. The only other local participant is St. Marys' Jasmine Craft, who qualified for two events. Craft posted the 17th fastest qualifying time in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.22 and the 12th-best in the 100 breaststroke.

  Competition for the state tournament begins Thursday as Eddie Craft will dive in the Division I boys competition starting at 9 a.m.

  Preliminaries for swimming begin on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with Celina's 200 medley relay and Jasmine Craft's 50 freestyle swim. The finals take place at 6 p.m.

  Craft's 100 breaststroke and Celina's 200 and 400 relays will have prelims on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. with the finals set for 6 p.m.



Tigers move on in tourney

  Another game, another dominating performance for the Versailles girls squad.

  The Tigers advanced to the sectional finals in Division III with a 74-24 win over National Trail on Saturday afternoon at Twin Valley South. The Tigers (17-5) now face top-seeded Miami East on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a berth at the districts at Vandalia-Butler's Student Activity Center. The Blazers end their season at 9-12.

  Just like their blistering win over Dixie on Wednesday, the Tigers started fast, leading 20-6 after the first quarter and pushing the lead to 40-13 at the half.

  Justine Raterman paced the Tigers with 21 points while Melissa Heft added 11. In all, 12 Versailles players scored.

  Miami East defeated Preble Shawnee 74-27 in the other game in the bracket on Saturday.



  Bachman 1-0-2, Doolin 2-1-5, Eyer 2-0-4, Gibbons 1-1-4, Halderman 1-1-3, McWhinney 3-0-6. Totals 10-3-24.


  Barga 0-2-2, Bohman 3-1-7, Eilerman 1-0-2, Frey 2-0-4, Grilliot 1-0-2, Heft 5-1-11, Mestemaker 3-1-7, Raterman 8-5-21, Reed 1-0-2, N. Schlater 0-5-5, Shardo 1-0-2, Stauffer 2-5-9. Totals 27-20-74.

Score by Quarters

National Trail  6  7  6  5  --  24

Versailles  20  20  17  17  --  74

3-Pointers: National Trail: Gibbons. Versailles: none.


Bulldogs fall to T-Birds

  Celina could not overcome a slow start as Lima Central Catholic picked up its 16th win of the season with a 56-51 win over the Bulldogs at The Fieldhouse on Saturday.

  The win was the 450th in the career of longtime T-Bird coach Bob Seggerson. Celina drops to 7-12 with the loss.

  Celina trailed 15-8 after the first quarter, but looked to get back in by outscoring LCC 15-14 in the second quarter to trail 29-23 at the break. LCC came back to outscore Celina 13-9 in the third quarter before holding off another Celina comeback effort in the fourth quarter.

  Louie DeRose led the T-Birds with 19 points.

  Scott Luthman hd a big night for Celina, leading all scorers with 22 points while Derek Gagle added 12 off the bench.

  Celina wraps up the regular season on Friday, hosting Wapakoneta in the WBL capper.


LCC (12-6)

  DeRose 19, Stolly 9, Page 2, Evans 9, Brenner 7, Shine 8. Totals 20-9-56.


CELINA (7-12)

  Dorsten 2, Luthman 22, Gagle 12, Post 3, Loughridge 4, Chapel 8. Totals 17-12-51.

Score by Quarters

LCC  15  14  13  13  --  56

Celina  8  15  9  19  --  51

3-Pointers: LCC: DeRose (3), Evans (3), Brenner. Celina: Luthman (3), Gagle, Post.

JV score: LCC, 61-48.

Panthers get 11th win

  For the first time since the 2000-01 season, the Parkway Panthers ensured themselves of a winning regular season, taking a wild 73-60 home win over Benjamin Logan on Saturday at the Panther Gymnasium. The win puts Parkway at 11-8, the first time the team posted double-digit victories in a season since 2000-01 when the Panthers won a sectional title and finished 15-7.

  Freshman Josh Fisher sparked the Panthers off the bench, finishing with a game-high 26 points thanks to a trio of three-pointers and an 11-of-13 night from the field overall. Derik Snyder added 16 points while Mark Snyder finished with 14.

  Parkway trailed by 11 points after one quarter, only scoring four points in the period. By halftime, the Panthers managed to get to within five at 28-23, then outscored the Raiders 20-12 to take a 43-40 lead into the fourth quarter. The teams traded the lead early in the final quarter, but Parkway outscored Ben Logan 30-20 in the final eight minutes to come away with the win.

  The game was fueled by fouls as the teams combined for 47 personal fouls and 59 free throws.

  Logan Conley and Gary Burnside led the Raiders with 15 points each.

  Parkway will play its final game at Panther Gymnasium on Friday night, hosting Coldwater.



  Conley 5-5-15, Burnside 5-4-15, Peterson 3-0-8, N. Brown 2-3-7, Caylor 3-2-9, Shick 2-0-4, Lugonja 1-0-2. Totals 21-14-60.

PARKWAY (11-8)

  Ja. Fisher 2-3-7, M. Snyder 4-6-14, Heckler 2-0-4, D. Snyder 4-6-16, Thompson 2-2-6, Jo. Fisher 11-1-26. Totals 25-18-73.

Score by Quarters

Ben Logan  15  13  12  20  --  60

Parkway  4  19  20  30  --  73

3-Pointers: Ben Logan: Peterson (2), Burnside, Saylor. Parkway: Jo. Fisher (3), D. Snyder (2).

JV score: Parkway, 47-33.

Cavs fall to Redskins

  Wapakoneta's B.J. Reed dominated the inside against Coldwater, scoring a game-high 17 points as the Redskins rolled to a 62-42 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday night. The Redskins improve to 14-5 as the Cavs fall to 7-11.

  Wapak led 16-6 after one quarter and 31-16 at the half.

  Josh Brown chipped in with 13 points. Randy Schmerge added 10.

  Cory Klenke paced Coldwater with 13 points. Ryan Geier added 12 with Gaston Pleiman finishing with 10.

  Coldwater is at St. Marys on Tuesday in a rescheduled game.



  Klenke 13, Pleiman 10, Evers 4, R. Geier 12, B. Geier 3. Totals 16-4-42.


  Peters 2, Reed 17, Schnell 5, Schmerge 10, Brown 13, Shark 9, Steinke 6. Totals 21-11-62.

Score by Quarters

Coldwater  6  10  11  15  --  42

Wapakoneta  16  15  12  19  --  62

3-Pointers: Coldwater: Klenke (3), R. Geier (3). Wapakoneta: Brown (2), Schnell.

Wildcats down Rockets

  Minster pulled away in the fourth quarter to pick up their 13th win of the season witha 62-45 win over Anna, which ends the regular season at 9-11.

  The Wildcats led 29-28 at the half and was able to push it to 39-32 through three quarters. A 24-13 fourth quarter helped push the Wildcats into a easy finish.

  Andy Beckman paced the Wildcats with 17 points. Max Phlipot added 15 with Zac Boeke and Logan Sommer added 11 each.

  Kyle Muehlfeld led the Rockets with 19 points.


MINSTER (13-6)

  Stechschulte 0-1-1, Boeke 2-6-11, Beckman 7-2-17, Phlipot 6-1-15, Sommer 4-2-11, Luttmer 2-2-6, Dues 0-1-1. Totals 21-15-62.

ANNA (9-11)

  Muehlfeld 7-4-19, Elsass 2-0-4, Billing 5-1-13, Manger 3-0-6, Naseman 1-0-3. Totasl 18-5-45.

Score by Quarters

Minster  14  15  9  24  --  62

Anna  15  13  4  13  --  45

3-Pointers: Minster: Phlipot (2), Sommer, Boeke, Beckman. Anna: Billing (2), Naseman, Muehlfeld.

Indians fall late to Bearcats

  Fort Recovery battled back from a first-quarter deficit to take a 32-24 lead on Spencerville, but the Bearcats came back to outscore the Indians 36-16 in the second half to post a 60-48 win over the Indians at Fort Site Fieldhouse . The Bearcats improve to 17-2 on the season as the Indians drop to 7-12.

  Spencerville got back into the game with a 15-10 third quarter to trail 42-39 at the end of three quarters before breaking out the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 21-6 run to end the game. Fort Recovery took the lead in the second quarter after trailing 14-10 after one quarter with a 22-10 run.

  Travis VanSkyock paced the Tribe with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Clint Tobe added 14 points.

  Isaac Bowers paced the Bearcats with 28 points. Logan Nourse added 15.



  Bowers 10-4-28, Nourse 6-3-15, Horner 2-1-5. Cook 4-0-8, Rider 1-1-4. Totals 23-9-60


  Diller 4-0-8, Metzger 1-0-2, Tobe 6-0-14, VanSkyock 7-1-16, Bihn 2-0-4, Heitkamp 2-0-4. Totals 22-1-48.

Score by Quarters

Spencerville  14  10  15  21  --  60

Fort Recovery  10  22  10  6  --  48

3-Pointers: Spencerville: Bowers (4), Rider. Fort Recovery: Tobe (2), VanSkyock.

JV score: Spencerville, 50-45.

Tigers wrap up regular season

  Versailles heads to the tournament 16-4 with a 85-59 drubbing of Brookville at Tiger Gymnasium. The Blue Devils head into the second season at 5-15.

  The Tigers scored 20 or more points in each of the first three quarters to pull away from Brookville.

  Adam Barga paced the Tigers with 22 ppoints. Zac Richard and Tony McNeilan each added 14.

  Nick Tidd led the Blue Devils with 19.

  Versailles will have its first sectional game on Saturday night, playing the winner of tonight's Dayton Christian-Bethel game at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Dayton Arena.



  Baker 3-2-8, Brown 1-1-3, Dill 1-0-2, Lemons 2-0-5, Mack 4-0-12, McDaniel 4-2-10, Tidd 9-1-19. Totals 24-6-59.


  Barga 9-3-22, Hufford 2-0-5, Liette 4-0-8, McNeilan 7-0-14, Murphy 1-0-3, Richard 5-3-14, Schwartz 1-0-2, Shardo 2-4-9, Turner 0-1-1, White 3-1-7. Totals 34-12-85.

Score by Quarters

Brookville  16  16  13  14  --  59

Versailles  20  29  24  12  --  85

3-Pointers: Brookville: Mack (4), Lemons. Versailles: Barga, Hufford, Murphy, Richard, Shardo.


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