STRONGSVILLE — Whoever said lightning never strikes twice in the same place didn’t count on University School’s Jack Henry Muha and what he did to Findlay High’s hockey team over the weekend.
In Friday’s opening round of the 21st annual Parma Holiday Hockey Tournament at the OBM Arena in Strongsville, Muha scored the game-winning goal with 45 seconds left to give University School a 3-2 win over Findlay. The two teams met again in Sunday’s final round of the tournament and in an ironic twist of deja vu, it was Muha beating the Trojans once again, this time scoring with 37 seconds left to cap a 4-3 victory.
Findlay, advancing farther in the tournament than it ever has in the 21-year history of the event, rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 third-period deficits, eventually tying the game 3-3 on two goals by Keaton Rider. Blake Gray assisted on the first with 8:47 left in the third period; Gray and Harry Hall had the assists on the goal that tied it with 2:11 on the clock.
Findlay trail 2-0 until Ethan Franks, on an assist from James Felch, got the Trojans on the board four minutes into the third period.
Findlay outshot University School 34-29. Storm Woodward made 30 saves for the Trojans. Critter Coughlin made 26 saves for the Preppers.
Findlay rebounded from Friday’s tough loss with back-to-back wins on Saturday and earned a spot in the consolation finals of what is considered one of the top regular-season prep hockey tournaments in the state. The 12 teams that took part in the event included the schools who have accounted for 17 of the past 18 state hockey champions.
Jackson Schmits had a goal and two assists and Reid Perry a goal and an assist in Findlay’s 3-1 win over Parma Padua. Rider had two goals and Schmits one in the win over Upper Arlington. Woodward made a total of 45 saves in the two games.
Findlay, 4-7 overall and 1-1 in league play, returns to Northwest Hockey Conference Red Division play this week when the Trojans travel to Tam-O-Shanter Arena in Sylvania to face Toledo St. Francis, the defending state runner-up.

GAME ONE
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 3, FINDLAY 2
GOALS: (Fin) Ethan Franks, Kevin Kuhn. (US) Henry Saada 2, Jack Henry Muha. ASSISTS: (Fin) Matt Felch. (US) Ethan Whetstone 3, Reid Anderson, Muha. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Findlay 22, University School 34. GOALIE SAVES: Storm Woodward (Fin) 31; Critter Coughlin (US) 20.
GAME TWO
FINLDAY 4, PARMA PADUA 1
GOALS: (Fin) Reid Perry, Jordan Goeb, Jackson Schmits, Nick Iler. (PP) Trenton Cramer. ASSISTS: (Fin) Perry, Blake Gray, Kuhn, Harry Hall, Schmits 2, (PP) Evan Acino. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Findlay 40, Parma Padua 22. GOALIE SAVES: Woodward (Fin) 23; Nick Harris (PP) 36.
GAME THREE
FINDLAY 3, UPPER ARLINGTON 1
GOALS: (Fin) Keaton Rider 2, Schmits. (UA) Will Lawless. ASSISTS: (Fin) Perry, Kuhn, Hall. (UA) Cam Staub, Will Cohen. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Findlay 20, Upper Arlington 23. GOALIE SAVES: Woodward (Fin) 22.
GAME FOUR
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 4, FINDLAY 3
GOALS: (Fin) Rider 2, Franks. (US) George Brinn, Muha 2, Whetstone. ASSISTS: (Fin) Gray 2, James Felch. (US) Brinn, Adam Alt 2, Muha, Whetstone 2, Saada. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Findlay 29, University School 34. GOALIE SAVES: Woodward (Fin) 30; Coughlin (US) 23.
Girls basketball falls
WHITEHOUSE — Findlay scored just five points in the first quarter. But the Trojans won two of the final three quarters to force an eventual overtime before running out of steam and falling 50-47 to unbeaten Anthony Wayne in Saturday’s girls basketball action.
The Trojans, who fell to 3-4 overall, made 18 field goals to just 14 for the Generals, but were outshot at the foul line, 7 of 8 to 17 of 27 by Anthony Wayne.
Emily Heiman paced Findlay with 11 points, Brittney Haas scored 10 and Katie Thomas chipped in nine.
Hannah Szul led all scorers with 18 points, 10 of which came at the foul line for the Generals, and Emily Brandeberry scored 10 points.
findlay (3-4)
Heiman 3-4–11, Haas 4-0–10, Thomas 3-2–9, Laube 2-0–4, Henderson 2-0–4, Bailey-Cole 2-0–4, Puchta 1-1–3, Halliday 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18 7-8 — 47.
anthony wayne (5-0)
Szul 4-10–18, Brandeberry 2-6–10, Guerrette 4-0–9, Womack 1-0–3, Carter 1-0–3, Wallace 1-0–3, Miller 1-0–3, Schofield 0-1–1. TOTALS: 14 17-27 — 50.
Findlay 5 15 9 13 5 — 47
Anthony Wayne 12 10 9 11 8 — 50
3-Point GOALS: Findlay 4 (Haas 2, Thomas & Heiman 1); Anthony Wayne 5 (Womack, Carter, Wallace, Miller & Guerrette 1).
junior varsity: Anthony Wayne, 32-19.
Spradlin, Stocker lead FHS
COLUMBUS — Ethan Spradlin and Kaylor Stocker both made the finals in two individual events to lead Findlay High School’s swimming teams at Saturday’s Ned Reeb Invitational at Ohio State University’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Overall, the Trojans scored in five events in one of Ohio’s largest prep swim meets.
Spradlin led the FHS boys by placing 18th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.21 and 20th in the 200 individual medley in 2:04.25.
Stocker posted the Trojans’ best finish as she was 15th in the 50 freestyle (24.95) while adding an 18th-place showing in the 100 free (55.26). Sarah Clinger was 19th in the 100 butterfly (1:00.90).
Findlay’s boys were 35th with four points while the girls squad scored 11 points and were 38th.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Cincinnati St. Xavier 610. 2, Toledo St. Francis 207. 3, Dublin Jerome 203. 4, Hunting Valley University School 201. 5, Gahanna Columbus Academy 184. 6, Upper Arlington & Dublin Coffman 134. 8, Columbus Watterson & Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 129. 10, New Albany 125. 11, Lancaster 118. 12, Columbus St. Charles 109. 13, Massillon Jackson 106. 14, Cleveland St. Ignatius 103. 15, Fremont Ross 95. 16, Westerville North 83. 17, Lewis Center Olentangy 81. 18, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 56. 19, Hilliard Davidson 53. 20, Columbus Grandview Heights 46. 21. Pataskala Watkins Memorial 41. 22, Celina 40. 23, Reynoldsburg 36. 24, Bay Village Bay 35. 25, Powell Olentangy Liberty 33. 26, Baltimore Liberty Union 28. 27, Ashland 26. 28, Delaware Hayes 22. 29, Lancaster Fisher Catholic 19. 30, Pickerington Central 18. 31, Groveport Madison 17. 32, Canal Winchester 11. 33, Thomas Worthington & Galion 10. 35, Findlay 4. 36, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 1.
GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, New Albany 357. 2, Upper Arlington 289. 3, Columbus Watterson 203. 4, Powell Olentangy Liberty 200. 5, Pickerington North 181. 6, Columbus School for Girls 151. 7, Dublin Coffman & Westerville Central 137. 9, Fremont Ross 127. 10, Lewis Center Olentangy 115. 11, Dublin Jerome & Thomas Worthington 113. 13, Baltimore Liberty Union 112. 14, Lancaster 110. 15, Hilliard Darby 107. 16, Columbus Hartley 93. 17, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 61. 18, Gahanna Columbus Academy 58. 19, Hilliard Davidson 53. 20, Massillon Jackson 47. 21, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 46. 22, Celina 45. 23, Granville 38. 24, Hilliard Bradley 35. 25, Westerville North 33. 26, Dresden Tri-Valley & Pataskala Watkins Memorial 32. 28, Canal Winchester 31. 29, Marion Elgin & Toledo St. Ursula 22. 31, Delaware Hayes & Rocky River Magnificat 20. 33, Westerville South & Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 19. 35, Worthington Kilbourne 17. 36, Newark 15. 37, Johnstown Northridge 13. 38, Findlay 11. 39, Pickerington Central & Marysville 7. 41, Columbus Grandview Heights & Colonel Crawford 6.

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