OTTAWA — St. Marys sophomore Carter Bowman shot a 79 at the Division II sectional at Country Acres to advance to the district tournament on a rainy Thursday.
Van Wert won the sectional title with a 325 team score. The other district qualifiers were Napoleon (321) and Bryan (335). The St. Marys Roughriders finished fifth and shot a 348 as a team. Along with Bowman’s 79, Cobain Applegate shot an 83, Colin Burke shot an 84, Kyle Kiefer had a 92 and Matt Severt shot a 100.
Bowman will compete at the district tournament at Sycamore Springs in Eagle — a course south of Findlay.
Division III Sectional at Hawthorne Hills
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Division III sectional at Hawthorne HIlls was postponed until today at 10 a.m. because of the heavy rains.
ST. MARYS 3, O-G 1: The St. Marys girls soccer team earned a 3-1 Western Buckeye League win at Ottawa-Glandorf on Thursday. Kelly Heitkamp, Tannar Rutschilling and Kristen Dammeyer each scored a goal for the Roughriders, who improved to 5-2 in league play. Heitkamp had two assists and Rutschilling added an assist. St. Marys goalkeeper Paige Dicus had seven saves.
NEW BREMEN INVITE: The Marion Local girls and St. Henry boys cross country teams earned wins at the five-team New Bremen Cross Country Invitational on Thursday at Kuenning-Dicke Park, while New Knoxville’s Cassie Boyle won the girls race.
GIRLS: Marion Local captured the girls win with 40 points. St. Henry finished second (54 points), New Knoxville was third (74), New Bremen took fourth (83) and Ansonia was fifth (84). New Knoxville’s Cassie Boyle won the girls race with a 20:51 pace. Marion Local’s Courtney Albers finished second (21:41) and Lindsay Schulz of St. Henry was third (21:47). New Bremen’s Ashley Berning was the top Cardinal finisher with a sixth-place finish and 22:17 time. New Knoxville’s Clara Shroyer was ninth (22:57) and Hannah Pruett was 10th (22:57).
BOYS: St. Henry won the boys race with 15 points. New Bremen finished second (51 points), New Knoxville was third (90), Marion Local was fourth (94) and Ansonia took fifth (105). St. Henry’s Aaren Hemmelgarn won the boys race with a 16:41 time, and the Redskins had the first five cross the finish line. Clayton Bruggeman was second (17:39) and Spencer Schulz was third 17:40. New Knoxville’s Jacob Shaw was the top Ranger finisher. He took sixth with an 18:04 time. New Bremen’s Drew McClurg finished seventh with an 18:10 time.