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Regional Sports Archives for 2017-12

Upper Sandusky Edges Bucyrus 49-46 In N10 Showdown

The Upper Sandusky Rams defeated Bucyrus 49-46 in a key Northern 10 girls basketball game Friday.


The Redmen (6-3 overall, 3-2 N10) led for most of the first half and held a 28-21 advantage at intermission. The Rams (8-2, 4-1) rallied in the second half and seemed to take control of the contest down the stretch but Bucyrus fought back to tie the game in the final minute. However, a Madison McLaughlin bucket with 19 seconds left put the Rams on top 48-46, and she added a foul shot with three seconds remaining to provide the final margin.


Shaina Orewiler led Bucyrus with 14 points and seven rebounds while Ashtyn Simms and Isidora Burling had 10 points apiece.


Abigail Fogle scored a game-high 23 points to pace Upper Sandusky while McLaughlin added 11 points and Megan Hensel finished with nine points and seven rebounds.


Bellefontaine Bowling Team Places 2nd in Tournament


The Bellefontaine boys bowling team placed 2nd in the Southwest Shootout in Urbana this week.


WPKO reported that Bellefontaine beat Benjamin Logan and Graham, but lost to Urbana in the final 434 to 387.


The Bellefontaine girls placed 7th out of 11 teams after the first 8 baker games.


The Lady Chiefs lost to Graham 380 to 336.



Rams Top Seneca East in Girls Hoops

The Rams of Upper Sandusky topped Seneca East last night in Basketball Action. The final score of that game was 62-45. The rams finished with 31 rebounds in comparison to Seneca East’s 39. Madison McLaughlin, Megan Hensel, and Abigail Fogel led the rebounding with 10 a piece. Leading the scoring for the rams was Abigail Fogel with a total of 24 points. The Lady Rams improve to 7-2 on the season, 3-1 in league action.


Hall of Fame Driver Gets Honorary Degree from UNOH


Hall of Fame National Hot Rod Association driver and record holder, John Force, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio at a special awards ceremony on January 10, 2018 at 1:30pm at the U.N.O.H. Event Center in Lima.


Force is best known for his 16 Funny Car championships.  His first championship came in 1990, and he went on an incredible run of 10 consecutive titles from 1993-2002.  


U.N.O.H. president Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis will be presenting Force with the honorary degree at a special ceremony joined by current students, faculty, staff and special guests.


Before the degree presentation, Force will tour the U.N.O.H. campus and meet with current students, faculty, and staff.


Students who achieve certification will also receive weekly information on local job openings and other certifications and degrees in the pathway program.


Interested persons may register by calling 419-995-8353 by January 4.



ONU Beats Denison in Mens Basketball Action

GRANVILLE — Junior Ryan Bruns' (Chickasaw/Marion Local) second consecutive double-double led the Ohio Northern men's basketball team to a 93-64 road victory at Denison on Wednesday evening at Livingston Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears improve to 6-3 overall, while the Big Red drop to 6-4.
Bruns led all scorers with a 34-point effort and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to lead the team defensively.
Senior Nate Burger (Dayton/Alter) added 23 points and six rebounds, while senior Joey DiOrio (Columbus/Watterson) chipped in 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range.
With Denison leading early on 9-8, the Polar Bears used a 15-0 run capped by a steal from sophomore Austin Allemeier (Elida) and a fastbreak layup from Burger to take a commanding 23-9 lead with 12:20 remaining in the first half.
A Big Red jumper with 4:47 remaining in the half pulled Denison within 37-23, but the Polar Bears would close the half out by scoring 14 of the next 17 points to take a 51-26 lead into the intermission.
With ONU ahead 81-55, Bruns would score the next three points of the game to give ONU its biggest lead of the evening at 84-55 with 5:19 remaining in the contest.
Junior Kevin Austin (Cincinnati/Winton Woods) was able to seal the victory with 58 seconds remaining in the after an offensive rebound from senior Alex Sibila (Zionsville, Ind.) led to an Austin 3-pointer.
Northern was 33-of-61 (54.1 percent) from the field, including 12-of-18 (66.7 percent) from 3-point range, while the Big Red shot 21-of-56 (37.5 percent) from the field, including 8-of-25 (32.0 percent) from the 3-point line.
ONU won the rebounding battle by a 39-28 margin and held a 10-0 lead in fast break points.
The Polar Bears return to action on Dec. 29 as they compete in the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. and take on Lynchburg (Va.) at 12 pm.


Lady Rams Fall to Bellevue in Basketball Action


The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams fell to 6 and 2 on the season after falling to Bellevue Tuesday evening by a final of 61 to 50.


The Rams were led by Abigail Fogle with 22 points, including 6 from the 3 point line.


Upper Sandusky returns to action Friday night at Seneca East.



Rams and Falcons Prevail in Girls Basketball Games


The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams rolled over Ridgedale 68 to 20 in basketball action Tuesday evening.


The Rams had three players in double figures, led by Abigail Fogle's 33 points.


The Rams are now 6 and 0 on the season.


The Riverdale Lady Falcons improved to 4 and 3 on the season after beating Ada 60 to 43.


Lexie Wright poured in 28 points for the Falcons.



ONU Athletes Receive All-Ohio Honors


Two Ohio Northern University athletes and a coaching staff recently received Division III All-Ohio honors.


Junior All-American Ian McVey has been named Runner of the Year, while Polar Bear head coach Jason Maus and his assistant coaches  were named Coaching Staff of the Year.


McVey earned the honor for the first time in his career, while Maus and his staff claimed the award for the second time in the last three seasons.


Senior Emily Richards has been named the Div. III All-Ohio Female Runner of the Year for the 2017 season.


The senior earned the honor for the first time in her career.



Upper Sandusky Lady Rams Remain Perfect on Season


The Upper Sandusky Lady Rams beat Tiffin Columbian 75 to 44 in basketball action Tuesday evening.


The Rams had three players in double figures, and were led by Megan Hensel's 24 points, including two from the 3 point line. Abigail Fogel was close behind with 21 points, including 4 shots from downtown. Alexis Fogel had 15 points.


The Lady Rams, who will be at Carey this Friday night, are now 4 and 0 on the season.



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