Locally: Leppelmeier set to compete in NCAA championships

Kent State junior thrower Jackie Leppelmeier, a McComb graduate, will compete this weekend in the weight throw at the NCAA Division I indoor track and field championships in Albuquerque, N.M.
Leppelmeier enters the meet with a season-best throw of 69 feet, 81/4 inches and is seeded 11th. Top seed Brea Garrett of Texas A&M enters with a mark of 74-41/4.
The women’s weight throw begins with the preliminary throws at 7 p.m. Friday followed immediately by the finals.
Fostoria all-stars set
A total of 16 area boys and 23 area girls will take the court at Fostoria High School for the Fostoria Athletic Boosters All-Star Basketball Games, scheduled for Sunday.
The girls game will begin at 3 p.m., with the boys contest to follow.
east roys roster
FREMONT ROSS — Jack Gedeon, Jarvis Jones, Dylan Jagodzinski. GENOA — Casey Gose, Grant Adams. GIBSONBURG — Andrew Cantrell, Tyler Ernsthausen, Adam Copley. LAKOTA — Colin Timmons, Josh Kirkpatrck. MARGARETTA — Logan Brauer. RIVERDALE — Lee Holderman. TIFFIN CALVERT — Michael Bennett. TIFFIN COLUMBIAN — Josh Flint, Isaiah Moore.
west boys roster
CAREY — Matthew Holsinger, Laine Wentling. ELMWOOD — Aaron Arnold, Sebastian Baxter. FINDLAY — Michael Clark, Braden Miller. FOSTORIA — Hunter Abell, Drew Stennett, Tony Mauricio. NORTH BALTIMORE — Jacob Frost. ST. WENDELIN — Nick Root, Gabe Walters, Brady Rutter, Stephen Murray. UPPER SANDUSKY — Cody Collins.
ARCADIA — Rebecca Kirian. FREMONT ROSS — Abbi Hasselbach, Shania Kiser, Whitney Overmyer. HOPEWELL-LOUDON — Aleta Daniel, Courtney Burns, Hope Brickner. TIFFIN COLUMBIAN — Paige Smith. WOODMORE — Allie Wank, Grace Weirich. VAN BUREN — Mandi Endicott, Paige Sudlow. NORTH BALTIMORE — Mackenzie Stewart, Morgan Schloemp. LAKOTA — Morgan Mowry.
west girls roster
CAREY — Hannah Draper, Ali Rymer. ELMWOOD — Kristen Curtis, Marissa Swavel, Tiffany Hillard, Courtney Emmitt. FINDLAY — Zoe Swisher, Jacey Hardesty, Sarah Thomas. FOSTORIA — Mette Pedersen. NEW RIEGEL — Taylor Kirian, Lauren Ladd, Morgan Noftz. ST. WENDELIN — Edy Mowrey, Taylor Williams.
Wright an all-star
SHELBY — Riverdale senior Jordyn Wright was selected to be on the Team 1 all-star team and will play in the Shelby Rotary NCO All-Star Classic on Wednesday March 19 at 7 p.m. at Shelby High School.
Wynford’s Amy Sheldon will coach the Team 1 squad while Shelby’s Natalie Lantz will coach Team 2.
Tickets are $6 for adults and free for children whose parents donate a new or gently used book on game night to the Shelby Rotary Club.

Macey Sheerer & Hannah Wyeth, Bucyrus; Brooke Karl, Buckeye Central; Kelly Rhodes, Lexington; Molea Thompson, Mansfield Madison; Sydnie Fetherolf, Norwalk; Jordyn Wright, Riverdale; Bella Stoll, Norwalk St. Paul; Meghan Harrer & Brenna Quinn, Wynford.
Alexis Stoops, Ashland; Makala Daniel & Whitney Schalk, Bellevue; Fantasia Hood, Mansfield Madison; Naya Pender, Mansfield Senior; Kelly Norrod, New London; Kailee Flowers, Norwalk; Jayde Niss, Ontario; Taylor Fulton, Shelby; Tiza Jones, Mansfield St. Peter’s.
OAC all-academic
A total of 23 athletes from Ohio Northern University earned Ohio Athletic Conference all-academic honors in their respective sports.
Among them the honorees were a pair of former Putnam County League players. Senior Jared Horstman (Fort Jennings) from the ONU men’s basketball team earned the award along with senior women’s Basketball player Taylor Hermiller (Pandora-Gilboa).
In addition to the Ohio Northern honorees, Wilmington sophomore athletic training major Kirsten Glick (Arcadia) also earned a spot on the all-academic list for the Quakers.
To be eligible for the award, athletes must be at least sophomores, maintain varsity status and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

MEN’S BASKETBALL — Jared Horstman, sr.
MEN’S SWIMMING — Jason Luthman, jr..; Christopher Hoffman, jr..; Brian Heilbronner, jr.; John Williamowski, jr.; Tyler Lucian, soph.; Jordan Breitigam, sr.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Sara Kocian, sr.; Brooke Espenschied, soph.; Mary Miller, jr.; Taylor Hermiller, sr.; Carly Thomas, soph.; Jordan Kimes, jr.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING — Ashley Zoeller, jr.; Cassandra Hacker, soph.; Chelsea Cadle, jr.; Lindsey Rayhill, sr.; Allison Lohnes, soph.; Abigail Barlage, soph.; Jamie Garbash, sr.
WRESTLING — Cody Lovejoy, jr.; Colt Lovejoy, soph.; David Woolley, jr.
Preseason info needed
Area prep baseball and softball coaches are asked to return their preseason analysis forms to The Courier sports department as soon as possible.
Forms were mailed and faxed to each of the 31 schools in The Courier’s circulation area. Coaches can return their team’s preseason information by fax at 419-427-8480 or email at Send an E-mail to sports.
Coaches can call the sports department at 419-427-8409 daily after 5 p.m. to request additional forms or to obtain for more information.



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