OHC Track Champions 2021
Girls North Division Champs - West Liberty-Salem
Girls South Division Champs - Cedarville
Boys North Division Champs - West Liberty-Salem
Boys South Division Champs - Cedarville
Cedarville Boys Take Home District Title
Congrats to the Cedarville Boys Basketball team for defeating Jackson Center 50-48 on Saturday and taking home the District Title! Trent Koning led the Indians with 30 points. They now move on to face Tri-Village Tuesday night at 8pm in the Regional Semifinals.
OHC Wrestling Shows Strength At Sectionals
Greeneview, Greenon, and Mechanicsburg were the top 3 wrestling teams in the OHC Tournament this season. All three won their Sectional tournament this past weekend, showing the strength of our conference. Good luck to all three teams, as they look to do the same thing at Districts!
OHC Well-Represented At Girls State Bowling Tournament
Another Big Year for Greenon Girls Bowling
After last year's 3rd place finish in the State tournament, the Girls Bowling team from Greenon had high expectations. According to Coach Gossett, "Winning state was always the ultimate goal, but doing better than last year’s 3rd place finish was our main goal."
To accomplish that goal, the coaching staff realized that they needed to change the team's focus a bit this year. Gossett said, "My assistant coach, Jeri Flemming and I decided that the focus of this year would be spares." He felt that it was something that may have hurt the team a bit last year, so he was constantly reminding the girls that, "strikes are great, but spares win championships."
The Lady Knights had a great tournament run, making it through as the top-qualifier in both the Sectional and District Tournaments. At Districts, the Knights had two girls, Makenzie Gossett and Taylor Blanton, finish in the top 8, earning them a spot on the All-District Team. It should be noted that Mikayla Blair finished in 10th place at Districts, just two spots away from making the All-District team as well.
At State, Blair had another good showing, finishing in 16th place; just one spot short of earning a spot on the All-Ohio team. The team would head to the finals as a 6th place seed, but didn't let it discourage them. They took down Triway in 3 quick games, to move on to the 2nd round where they would face Ben Logan.
The Knights would win the first two games against Ben Logan, before dropping game three. They would go on to win game four, sending them to the final round against Coldwater.
The first game in the final match was a great one. Both teams ended with a score of 180, taking the game into a two frame roll-off. Those two frames did not go the Knights way and game one went to Coldwater. Coach Gossett said, "from that point forward, they had the momentum and we couldn’t regain it."
The Lady Knights would finish in 2nd place with their heads held high.
When asked about the success of this team, Coach Gossett said, "I just want to say I am extremely proud of these girls and everything they have accomplished. They have certainly made us as coaches proud and I can say without a doubt, they have left their mark on Greenon Bowling."
West Liberty's Rollins Has Historic Season
Katie Rollins had an historic year for the 2020-2021 West Liberty-Salem Tiger bowling program. Katie started by finishing 14th in scoring average in the OHC Conference boys division, and earned Honorable Mention for her work. At the OHC Tournament, also in the boys division, she finished 15th as an individual and helped the Tigers to a 2nd place finish in the conference. Katie then separated from the boys, and during the state tournament bowled as an individual girl. In the State Sectional Katie finished 9th to qualify for Districts, where she finished 6th to qualify for the State tournament. She became the first girl in school history to qualify for the State tournament. Katie also became the first to make the all district team. Katie then capped off her historic year with a 38th place finish at the State Tournament.
Mechanicsburg Boys Bowling Wins State Title
Congrats to the Boys Bowling team from Mechanicsburg for winning the Division II State Tournament! When asked about his thoughts on winning another State title, Coach Matt Mayberry said, “One of our main quotes for the year was, "Spares for go and Strikes for show". At the high school level, spares with a couple of strikes will normally get you the win. This year at state that was the case as well.”
Peyton Leeson finished 3rd with a 674 Series and Eli Mayberry finished 12th with a 626 Series. The Indians qualified with a 5th place finish to advance to the finals. Their first match was against Cortland Lakeview which went to 5 games(best 3 out of 5). The second match was against Versailles which went to 4 games. Coincidentally, Versailes finished higher than the Indians at sectionals and districts, but couldn’t beat them at State. In the finals, the team’s third match, they faced Fairport Harding and swept them in 3 for the win. Go Indians!