Area state qualifiers headed to Canton
The following is a listing of Greene County-area swimmers who qualified to the Ohio High School swimming and diving championships, which will be held in the C.T. Branin Natatorium, in Canton.
(Qualifiers are listed by state seeding rank, name, school, grade, and time):
200-yard Freestyle — 1. Hank Siefert, Xenia, junior, 1:37.84; 50-yard Freestyle — 23. Josef Pohlmann, Beavercreek, sophomore, 21.60; 100-yard Freestyle — 22. Pohlmann, Beavercreek, sophomore, 47.47; 500-yard Freestyle — 3. Siefert, Xenia, junior, 4:28.44;
200-yard Medley Relay — 8. Beavercreek 1:46.42; 50-yard Freestyle — 10. Emily Lane, Beavercreek, senior 23.90; 100-yard Freestyle — 22. Abbey Duncan, Beavercreek, junior 52.76; 200-yard Freestyle Relay — 10. Beavercreek 1:37.45; 100-yard Backstroke — 2. Duncan, Beavercreek, junior 54.61; 100-yard Breaststroke — 12. Layne, Beavercreek 1:05.04;
200-yard Freestyle — 2. Olivia Chick, Yellow Springs, junior 1:50.52; 10. Meghan Bobick, Bellbrook, senior 1:53.18; 19. Holly Hulett, Bellbrook, senior 1:56.03; 50-yard Freestyle — 5. Claire Farrell, Carroll, junior 24.25; 100-yard Freestyle — 2. Chick, Yellow Springs, junior 50.98; 5. Bobick, Bellbrook, senior 51.97; 16. Farrell, Carroll, junior 53.57; 200-yard Freestyle Relay — 19. Bellbrook, 1:42.35; 20. Carroll 1:42.57; 100-yard Backstroke — 8. Hulett, Bellbrook, senior 56.91; 400-yard Freestyle Relay — 23. Carroll, 3:46.52;
200-yard Relay — 5. Bellbrook, 1:38.58; 200-yard Freestyle — 1. Cody Bybee, Bellbrook, sophomore 1:38.82; 5. John Sampson, Bellbrook 1:43.88; 200-yard Individual Medlay — 1. Eric Knowles, Xenia Christian, junior 1:51,51; 3. Dominic Harry, Carroll, junior 1:53.19; 6. Connor Blatt, Carroll, sophomore 1:56.13; 14. Cole Huggard, Bellbrook, sophomore 2:00.02; 100-yard Butterfly — 1. Bybee, Bellbrook, sophomore 49.76; 9. Blatt, Carroll, sophomore 52.33; 100-yrd Freestyle — 1. Harry, Carroll, junior 46.32; 12. Aman Ngqakayi, Yellow Springs, senior 48.10; 500-yard Freestyle — 3. Knowles, Xenia Christian, junior 4:34.33; 200-yard Freestyle Relay — 5. Bellbrook 1:28.83; 7. Bellbrook 1:29.49; 100-yard Backstroke — 2. John Sampson, Bellbrook, sophomore 50.89; 100-yard Backstroke — 5. Ngqakaya, Yellow Springs, senior 59.68; 400-yard Freestyle Relay — 7. Carroll 3:16.72;
Carroll bedeviled in sectional final
NEW CARLISLE — The second-seeded Carroll Patriots had a 36-25 halftime lead over top seed Tipp City Tippecanoe, but the Red Devils limited Carroll to 15 points in the second half for a 60-51 Tippecanoe win Saturday at Tecumseh High School. No individual statistics were available. Carroll ends its season with a 16-9 overall record, and finished in second place in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed’s North Division with an 8-2 record.
Hannah Ritter, Kate Hickey and Olivia Seymour were seniors on the Patriots team this season.
Spartans end Rams’ season
WILMINGTON — Waynesville claimed a 49-37 win over Greeneview in the Division III sectional finals Saturday at Wilmington High School. Rachel Murray led the Spartans with 22 points scored while teammate Taylor Ritter finished with 17. There were no individual statistics available for Greeneview.
Area wrestlers advance to this week’s district tournaments
The following wrestlers will compete in their respective weight classes in the the Southwest District wrestling tournaments, with the top-4 wrestlers qualifying to the state tournament in Columbus:
(Listed by weight class, name, school, grade and current record)
(at Trent Arena, Kettering)
106 pounds — Trevor Landon, Fairborn, freshman (16-21); 120 pounds — Colin Neuner, Beavercreek, junior (27-10); A.J. Warner, Fairborn, junior (39-7); 132 pounds — Kody Konicki, Beavercreek, junior (12-22); 152 pounds — Andrew Ascencio, Beavercreek, senior (24-9); 160 pounds — Reece Blackmore, Beavercreek, sophomore (11-20); Stephen Colton, Xenia, junior (18-19); 170 pounds — Max Towers, Beavercreek, senior (25-9); 182 pounds — Kenton McWharter, Xenia, junior (13-15); 195 pounds — Aaron Weiser, Beavercreek, freshman (9-9); Christian Thomas, Xenia, junior (11-17); 220 pounds — Bradley Smith, Beavercreek, freshman (22-13); Cody Smith, Xenia, senior (38-1); 285 pounds — David Hughes, Beavercreek, senior (26-14);
(at Wilmington High School)
120 pounds — Nick Berry, Carroll, senior (28-5); Ben Sherrill, Bellbrook, sophomore (27-7); 182 pounds — Tyler Wiederholt, Bellbrook, senior (35-2); 220 pounds — Paul Miller III, Carroll, senior (22-11);
(at Hobart Arena, Troy)
106 pounds — Devan Hendrix, Greeneview, freshman (33-9); 132 pounds — Adam Bramble, Greeneview, junior (15-18); 220 pounds — Isaiah Harding, Greeneview, junior (28-12);
Vogelpohl named Freshman of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS — For the fourth time this season, Wright State women’s basketball guard Emily Vogelpohl has been selected as the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the week ending February 20, it was announced Monday by the league office.
Vogelpohl (Cincinnati McAuley) scored 25 points over two home games last week and added 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals. In a 76-63 win against Oakland on February 18, Vogelpohl had four points, six rebounds and three assists.
Against Detroit on February 20, Vogelpohl scored a season-high 21 points as she was eight of 14 from the field overall, including two of five from three-point range, and made all three free throw attempts. She also added five rebounds and two steals.
For the season, Vogelpohl is averaging 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 35 percent from three-point range and 75 percent at the foul line. She is third in the league in steals, fourth in assists, 13th in field goal percentage, 14th in three-point percentage and 16th in scoring.
Vogelpohl was previosly chosen as the Horizon League Freshman of the Week on November 30, December 14 and January 4.
Wright State heads to the Badger State this week for a pair of games, taking on league leader Green Bay at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, followed by Milwaukee at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 27.
Raiders defeat Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Behind a strong pitching effort from Ally Russell, the Wright State softball team closed out play in the Chattanooga Spring Classic, Sunday with a 3-1 victory over the host Mocs.
The Raiders took a 1-0 lead with a run in the second. Becka Peterson led off with a single to right center and pinch-runner Rachael Oakley advanced to second on a passed ball. One out later, Libby Pfeffer delivered a hit to left center to plate Oakley.
Chattanooga, though, tied it with a run of its own in the bottom of the second and it stayed that way until WSU broke the deadlock with a run. With one out, Hanna Floyd singled to left and moved up to third as Vivi Marquez had a hit and advanced to second on an error. After Peterson walked to load the bases, a fielder’s choice off the bat of Macey Gunther drove in Floyd with the go-ahead run.
Wright State then tacked on an insurance run in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Savanna Brown started the two-out rally with a walk and pinch-runner Ashton Salyers went to second on a passed ball and to third as Honnah Susor reached on an error. Floyd then singled through the left side to knock in Salyers.
Russell took over from there as the freshman picked up her first college win, retiring 16 of the final 17 batters she faced, with the only baserunner reaching on an error. Overall, Russell gave up three hits and two walks while striking out two.
Offensively, Floyd finished with three hits while Marquez and Russell each had two.
Wright State (4-6) heads to Birmingham, Alabama, next weekend for the Samford Tournament. The Raiders will take on Tennessee Tech (11 a.m. Eastern) and Samford (1:30 p.m.) on Saturday, February 27, and will face the same two teams on Sunday, February 28.
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