Willard girls win sectional title
The Willard girls’ bowling team took home the sectional championship over the weekend with an incredible performance.
The team tallied a total of 3499 taking first place over Vermilion who rolled a 3412. The other two teams advancing were Huron (2208) and Port Clinton (3271). The Edison Lady Chargers missed out on advancing to districts with a 3119 and finishing in fifth.
Leading the way for Willard was Aubrey Mathias who posted the highest 3-game score of the tournament with a 596. Kathleen Schaaf of Willard took home the third highest total with a 580 and Hannah McClanahan rolled a 508 good for 11th place. Kourtney Kraft finished with a 438 and Desiree Cummings rolled a 414 rounding out the Willard scoring.
Edison may not have advanced as a team, but Madison Ostheimer will move on as an individual with her Top 7 score of 538. Carmen Thomas rolled a 453, Kaylee Ries rolled a 440, Lily Shover added a 418 and Elisa Villa added a 393 to round out the Edison scoring.
Jamie Wade of Western Reserve rolled a 393 as well.
Willard boys moving on
The Willard boys’ bowling team will also make the trip to districts with a third place finish behind Woodmore and Vermilion. Willard put up a team score of 3895 to advance. Edison missed out on a district space with a sixth place finish rolling a 3683.
Willard was led by Josh Holida who came up huge with a 708 3-game total to finish in second overall. Brandon Dye chipped in with a 621 taking fifth place individually. Nathaniel Garrett rolled a 573 as Jacob Holthouse added a 488 and Nicholas Scholes added a 484.
Edison had on individual advancing to districts in Ryan Nealey who rolled a 605 good for ninth place. Kevin McCloskey rolled a 587, Bryan Johnston had a 565, Tyler Sayler added a 366, Nicholas Shupe a 263 and Brandon Kasper a 167 to round out the Edison scoring.
Norwalk 6th grade drops two
NORWALK — The Norwalk sixth grade girls’ basketball team hosted Huron and Willard on Saturday but came up empty handed in the win column.
Huron beat Norwalk in the first game 21-20. Jossalyn Kreps had six points while Ashlynn Kerby and Summer Moehlman added four a piece. Joscey Thomas, Hannah Steffanni and Morgan Leber chipped in with two points a piece as Alexis Witmer grabed four rebounds.
In Game 2, Norwalk came away with an overtime loss to Willard 16-13. Kreps had four points in the game as Steffanni chipped in with three. Alina Bigler, Moehlman and Witmer scored two points a piece as Moehlman grabbed five rebounds followed by Kreps and Kerby with four a piece.
The team will be back in action on Sunday at home for the final two games of the season against Danbury and Sandusky.
Norwalk 7th grade wins last NOL title
The Norwalk seventh grade boys’ basketball team finished the season on a high note by defeating Tiffin 40-29 in its tournament championship game and bringing home the last ever NOL title back to Norwalk.
It was a hard-fought battle, but the Truckers prevailed in the end. Norwalk started out hot with an 11-0 run at the very beginning of the game, but the Tornadoes came charging back and ended the first quarter with a 7-0 run of their own.
It was back and forth in the second quarter, and the Truckers held a slight lead 17-15 at halftime. After the break, Norwalk came out firing and outscored its opponent 15-10 led by Ian Minor's dominance inside the paint scoring 10 of his 17 points in the third quarter.
The Truckers maintained their lead for the remainder of the game ending on an 8-4 run. Scoring for Norwalk were Minor with 17, Kyler Kromer nine, Drew Shope with seven, Carson Bauman and Daniel Traczek each with three, and Griffin Peiples with one point.
The seventh grade boys’ team ended its season with a 12-game winning streak and an overall 15-2 record.