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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:31 PM

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Wildcats belt Rockets

PANDORA — Kalida’s boys basketball team bested Putnam County League foe Pandora-Gilboa 54-35 in boys hardwood action Tuesday at the Launching Pad.

The Wildcats led after every stop 13-9, 23-19 and 44-26.

They also won the junior varsity contest 51-13.

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Grove pulls away from Patriots

COLUMBUS GROVE — Senior Julia Wynn had a double-double — 10 points and 10 boards — to pace host Columbus Grove to a 58-36 non-league girls cage win over Patrick Henry Tuesday at Grove.

Sydney McCluer added 11 for the victors and Lynea Diller 10.

PATRICK HENRY (36)

2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts.

Bostleman 3-0-2-8, Nye 1-0-0-2, Brown 1-1-4-9, Wagner 0-1-1-4, Prigge 0-3-0-9, Rosebrooke 2-0-0-4. Totals 7/42-5/16-7/13-36.

COLUMBUS GROVE (58)

2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts.

Sydney McCluer 1-3-0-11, Jade Clement 1-1-0-5, Sammi Stechschulte 5-1-3-16, Rachel Schumacher 0-0-0-0, Julia Wynn 5-0-0-10, Kyrah Yinger 2-0-0-4, Lynea Diller 5-0-0-10. Totals 20/38-5/12-3/6-58.

Score by Quarters:

Patrick Henry 10 10 10 6 - 36

Columbus Grove 8 16 20 14 - 58

Rebounds: Patrick Henry 21, Columbus Grove 34 (Wynn 10).

Turnovers: Patrick Henry 19, Columbus Grove 10.

Records: Patrick Henry 1-5, Columbus Grove 3-3.

JV Score: 46-33 (Columbus Grove).

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By Charlie Warnimont

Sentinel Sports Editor

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’ wasn’t wasting time to get their name engraved on the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of their annual dual match with Columbus Grove.

Minutes after the Titans defeated Columbus Grove 52-29 to win the trophy for the first time, the O-G coaching staff was removing the square where their name would go. This is the first time O-G has won the trophy in its four years of existence.

Two weeks ago the two teams squared off in the season opening Cory-Rawson duals with the Bulldogs squeaking out a 1-point win. Monday night, the Titans reversed the roles getting a quick lead in the upper weight classes, then used four straight wins in the lower weight classes to take a comfortable lead.

Titan coach Kenny Siefker contributed the win to getting one more wrestler in the lineup Monday night and having the lower weight classes almost filled, something they had been lacking in previous years in any meet.

“This feels great to win the trophy,” Siefker said. “This is the first time in my nine years of coaching we’ve had almost a full lineup. We filled the 120-pound class tonight and did some juggling around with the lineup due to injuries to get as any positions filled. A bunch of little ones came out this year and I’m thankful for that.”

Starting with the 170 pound match, the two teams split the first two matches as O-G’s Jeremy Gibson pinned the Bulldogs Tyler Schroeder in 3:47 and Grove’s Will Selhorst pinned the Titans’ Trenton Meyer in 1:17 at 182. The Titans won the next three upper weight classes as Derek Ebbeskotte pinned Alex Burgei in 4:24, while Colton Rieman (220) and Shaun Gibson (285) both won by forfeit.

In the lower weight classes, O-G picked up two wins as Le’on Palomo defeated Preston Brubaker 9-0 at 106 pounds and Logan Balbaugh pinned the Bulldogs’ Justin Calvelage in 3:30 at 113 pounds. Jon Basinger (120) and Ajan Brown (126) both won by forfeit.

Eli Schroeder stopped the Titans streak of seven straight wins with a technical fall win over Tygan Nelson at 132 pounds, 17-2. Isaac Siefker (138) won by forfeit and Ralph Recker pinned Jacob Otto in 58 seconds at 152 for O-G’s final two wins.

At 145 pounds, Christian Stechschulte pinned the Titans Lupe Williams in 1;33, while at 160 pounds the Bulldogs’ Andrew Burgei pinned Christian Santiago in 1:30.

“They (the new wrestlers) came out and proved they are worthy,” O-G’s Siefker said. “We have been practicing every night, going over moves and watching film trying to get them to be the best they can be. Every little win helps us out and helps their egos out. We plan on trying to keep moving forward with each meet.”

While the Titans added a wrestler to the lineup Monday evening, the Bulldogs were without some wrestlers due to injury and illness.

“They had more kids tonight than the first time we saw them and we had a couple of wrestlers missing. They wrestled pretty good tonight,” Columbus Grove coach Eric Siefker said. “We had to switch the lineup around tonight to fill as many positions as possible. They deserved to win tonight. They wrestled hard tonight and got us.”

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Ottawa-Glandorf 52

Columbus Grove 29

106 - L. Palomo (OG) def. P. Brubaker (CG), 9-0.

113 - L. Balbaugh (OG) pinned J. Calvelage (CG), 3:30.

120 - J. Basinger (OG) won by forfeit.

126 - A. Brown (OG) won by forfeit.

132 - E. Schroeder (CG) tech. fall T. Nelson (OG), 17-2.

138 - I. Siefker (CG) won by forfeit.

145 - C. Stechschulte (CG) pinned L. Williams (OG), 1:33.

152 - R. Recker (OG) pinned J. Otto (CG), :58.

160 - A. Burgei (CG) pinned C. Santiago (OG), 1:30.

170 - J. Gibson (OG) pinned T. Schroeder (CG), 3:47.

182 - W. Selhorst (CG) pinned T. Meyer (OG), 1:17.

195 - D. Ebbeskotte (OG) pinned A. Burgei (CG), 4:24.

220 - C. Rieman (OG) won by forfeit.

285 - S. Gibson (OG) won by forfeit.

 

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