April Sports Report: No surprises at state swimming meet
From Staff & Wire Reports
Ursuline Academy won its second-straight OHSAA Division I Swimming state championship Feb. 22 in Canton, scoring 281 points.
The school sent nine swimmers to state, winning eight of 11 events in the process.
On the boys’ side, St. Xavier won its 35th state swimming championship after scoring 255 points to top runner-up Toledo St. Francis’s 238 on Feb. 22 in Canton in the Division I competition. A total of 18 AquaBombers competed at the event, scoring in 10 of 12 events.
The title is St. Xavier’s sixth-straight and its 15th championship in the last 16 years.
GCL South Rival Moeller finished third.
St. X, CJ place wrestlers at state
St. Xavier’s Joe Heyob won the Bombers just their second individual state wrestling championship and the school’s first in 24 years with a 3-2 decision in the Division I 170-pound weight class
In Division III, Lyle Plummer of Chaminade Julienne, finished runner up in the 132-pound class with a 1-5 loss. Plummer is the first CJ Eagle to qualify for state four times in wrestling.
Alter girls are state runner up
Millersburg West Holmes earned a 62-45 win over Kettering Archbishop Alter in the OHSAA Division II girls basketball state championship in Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center Saturday, March 15.
This Div. II state title game was decided between two undefeated teams for the first time since 1995, when Roger Bacon defeated Elida. Archbishop Alter entered the title game 29-0 as the Associated Press No. 2 team in the state. Alter ends its season 29-1 with its school’s second state runner-up trophy (2014, 2010).
Alter was led by freshman Libby Bazelak with 16 points and four rebounds.
West Holmes was 23 of 25 at the free throw line. Its 23 made free throws sets a new Div. II championship game record. With Alter shooting 13 of 18 from the free throw line, the combined 34 made free throws in a Div. II championship game sets a new record as well.
DPCR hoops hits milestone
For the first time in its brief history, DePaul Cristo Rey High School has all-conference athletes.
Named First Team All-Conference from the girls basketball team was sophomore Anaya Trapp. Trapp was both the leading scorer and rebounder for the team this season.
On the boys side, junior forward Keion Humphrey was named to the second-team. Humphrey was the top scorer on the men’s team and set a school single-game scoring record with a 30-point game this season.
This was DePaul Cristo Rey’s third basketball season as a member of OVAL; the school opened in 2011.
A reporter’s error in the March edition led to incorrect students being listed as college athletic signees for Ursuline Academy. Though that story was corrected in its online form, the correct names from Ursuline have also been included here.
Kaitlin Barbiere – Softball – Bellarmine University
Christine Frederick – Track & Cross Country – The Ohio State University
Sam Fry – Volleyball – University of Notre Dame
Paige Kebe – Volleyball – Harvard
Abbey Main – Field Hockey – Ball State
Alisabeth Marsteller – Swimming – Princeton
Emma Meyer – Golf – University of Dayton
Claudia Rafi – Lacrosse – Denison University
Sarah Reilly – Basketball – Naval Academy
Mehvish Safdar – Tennis – Minnesota
Sarah Seedhouse – Soccer – Morehead University
Emily Slabe – Swimming –North Carolina
Danielle Stiene – Softball – Hillsdale College
Temarie Tomley – Swimming – Alabama
Abigail Wellens – Golf – Bradley University
Allison Werner – Soccer – EKU