Alivia Light Special Mention All-Ohio Basketball

Tiger senior earns All-State recognition.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Samantha Whiteman, Covington.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Mark Combs, Xenia Legacy Christian.


Celeste Mershimer, Lancaster Fairfield Christian, 5-foot-4, sr., 14.5; Bailey Drapola, Brookfield, 5-10, sr., 20.4; Katie Detwiller, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-4, sr., 16.4; Samantha Whiteman, Covington, 5-7, sr., 24.8; MaKayla Elmore, Bascom Hopewell-Loudon, 6-3, soph., 21.3; Ivy Wolf, Minster, 5-8, soph., 15.8; Makenna Geiser, Dalton, 5-8, jr., 15.6; Lyssi Snouffer, Delaware Christian, 5-10, jr., 25.3; Kasey Knippen, Ottoville, 5-9, sr., 15.3; Lauren Flannery, Hannibal River, 5-7, sr., 22.0.


Courtney Prenger, Minster, 6-2, sr., 11.1; Kaylin Nixon, Bellaire St. John Central, 5-10, sr., 20.9; Nika Humeniuk, Willoughby Andrews Osborne Academy, 6-0, sr., 16.0; Michaela Cloonan, Willoughby Cornerstone Christian, 5-9, sr., 9.0; Alivia Koenig, Bluffton, 5-5, sr., 12.8; Jacey Justice, Peebles, 5-8, soph., 24.4; Hope Custer, Lancaster Fairfield Christian, 5-7, jr., 15.3; Courtney Pifher, New Washington Buckeye Central, 6-0, sr., 14.0; Danielle Vuletich, Berlin Center Western Reserve, 6-3, soph., 20.5; Jessie Grover, Lucas, 5-8, jr., 18.6.

Claudia Pifher, New Washington Buckeye Central, 5-9, fr., 15.0; Bella Kline, Sugar Grove Berne Union, 5-11, soph., 16.0; Madison Cloonan, Willoughby Cornerstone Christian,5-9,  jr., 12.7; Ava Hassel, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 5-5, soph., 11.2; Morgan Leppelmeier, Pettisville, 5-8, sr., 19.2; Corina Conley Arcanum Franklin Monroe, 6-0, jr., 18.0; Caitlyn Condoleon, Warren John F. Kennedy, 5-8, jr., 23.1; Danielle Smith, Norwalk St. Paul, 5-7, soph., 14.7; Kloe Yutzy, Plain City Shekinah Christian, 5-4, sr., 15.3; Baylee Wach, Shadyside, 5-8, soph., 16.0.

Mallory Garbe, Columbus Tree of Life; Riley Stopp, Cornerstone Christian; Emily Cevera, Ashtabula St. John; Madyson Rosado, North Ridgeville Lake Ridge Academy; Emily McClain, Elyria Open Door Christian Annette Weston, Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Morgan Borich, Beverly Fort Frye; Claire Creeks, Zanesville Rosecrans; Julia Zatta, Steubenville Central Catholic; Ashlie Louden, Beallsville; Emma Cannon, Dalton; Kennedy Haubert, Lake Center Christian; Izzy Perez, Lisbon David Anderson; Kristen Gill, Young. Valley Christian; Rachael Adams, Waterford; Cara Taylor, Waterford; Kyna Waderker, Belpre; Sabrina Delbello, Cincinnati Country Day; Maddie Downing, New Madison Tri Village; Meghan Downing New Madison Tri Village; Emma Hess, Xenia Legacy Christian; Marissa Meiring, Fort Loramie; Claire Sinn, Wayne Trace; Kennedy Pratt, Arcadia; Rylee Sybert, Columbus Grove; Madilyn Hohenberger, Holgate; Brooklyn Gillig, New Riegel; Emma Grime, Stryker; Alivia Light, North Baltimore; Jenna Pepple, Arlington; Olivia Grove, Bucyrus Wynford; Betty Vorst, Delphos St. John’s

Brooke Wilson, Cuyahoga Heights; Emily Werley, Elyia Open Door Christian; Sydney Carpenter, Ashtabula St. John; Tamia Farris, Richmond Heights; Kailey Tyna, Willoughby Cornerstone Christian Academy; Tai Roberts, Willoughby Andrews Osborne Academy; Kenzie Grubbs, Newbury;
Molly Howard, McDonald; Erica Gasser, Rittman; Bella Zirzow, Bristolville Bristol; Alyssa Serensky, Berlin Center Western Reserve; Marissa Ventura, Cortland Maplewood; Kiersten Tricker, Kinsman Badger; Carlie Pratt, Vienna Mathews; Sophia Constantino, McDonald;

Alyson Bailey, Reedsville Eastern; Jess Parker, Reedsville Eastern; Rachael Hayes, Willow Wood Symmes Valley; Paige Tolson, Stewart Federal Hocking; Jayne Six, Glouster Trimble; Ashley Spencer, Corning Miller; Jensen Warnock, Portsmouth Clay; Taylor Schmidt, Portsmouth Notre Dame; Emily Kern, Waterford; Sylvia Evans, Latham Western; Brooke Kennedy, Manchester;

Raegan Flood, Sarahsville Shenandoah; Cayton Secrest, Caldwell; Kendal Thomas, Toronto; Emma Gilkerson, Strasburg-Franklin; Sydney Lyon, Bowerston Conotton Valley; Christine Dombrowski, Steubenville Central Catholic; Tory Hendershot, Shadyside;

Samantha Basham, Newark Catholic; Alyssa Goehring, Granville Christian; Maddie Majewski, Powell Village Academy; Rachel McLoughlin, Powell Village Academy; Cece Newbold, Danville; Laura Nowicki, Newark Catholic; Mandi Scheffel, Plain City Shekinah Christian; Sophia Sterling, Fairfield Christian;

Kathleen Ahner, Xenia Legacy Christian; Maddi Benjamin, Georgetown; Maggie Coe, Cedarville; Austy Miller, Bradford; Abbigail Peterson, Springfield Catholic Central; Laurissa Poling, Russia; Dana Rose, Fort Loramie.

5th Annual Fire & Ice Charity Game “Busted”

Come out and support the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team. It’s sure to be a fun and action packed day!

NWO Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team Announces Fundraising Event
The NWO Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team is hosting the 5th Annual Fire & Ice Charity Game “Busted” taking place in Sylvania on March 23, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 pm.

First up will be Toledo Fire Hockey vs. Toledo Police Hockey. The winner takes on the Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team!

Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Saturday, March 23th, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 PM (Doors open at 3:30)


ABOUT SLED HOCKEY: Sled Hockey is fully competitive ice hockey for people with physical disabilities to
be a part of a competitive team. It is a Paralympic sport where ice hockey is played sitting in sleds
using two sticks to propel across the ice.

ABOUT THE ARCTIC WOLVES SLED HOCKEY TEAM: The team is a 501c3 organization under Ohio Sled Hockey. Now in our 5th season, the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team consists of young people
ranging in age from 3-46 who have varying physical disabilities that prevent them from playing stand up hockey and is a life changing experience for the players. For more about the Arctic Wolves Sled
Hockey Team, find them on the web at and on Facebook at “NWO Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team”.

ABOUT THE TOLEDO FIRE HOCKEY TEAM AND TOLEDO POLICE HOCKEY TEAM: The Toledo Fire Hockey Team and Toledo Police Hockey Team are able-bodied players that annually compete in the Battle of the Badges. This year they will take their competition to a new level in sleds! The winner will face the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves. Their continued support for the Toledo community is much appreciated.


● $5 Admission, Children under 5 are free

● 50/50 Raffle

● Silent Auction

● Raffle Baskets

● Spirit Wear

● Chuck-a-Puck to win $100

● $5 Pizza Buffet

● Try Sled Hockey – Put yourself in a sled for $1 and get on the ice

● All proceeds will go to the Arctic Wolves to help pay for ice time, travel and tournament expenses, and purchase equipment.

Sponsors– Morrison-Moorhead VFW Post #9231; Keystone Brand Meats; Dan Wilker,DDS; American Legion Post 265-Wauseon; Lima Building Trades Council; Reliance; Ottawa Eagles FOE #2234; Omni Source; Painters and Allied Trades District Council No. 6; Valfilm LLC; J and R Contracting Co. Inc., Prohealth Partners, Inc; Kahle and Associates,CPA; Wetenhall Concrete; Chowder ‘N Moor; Kahle Technologies, Inc.; Kastner Dental Care; and Marcos Pizza

Come out and support the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team.

It’s sure to be a fun and action-packed day!

Girls Basketball State Tourney Tips Off Today–

Where to Watch and Listen

Spectrum News 1 to televise championship games, OHSAA Radio Network to broadcast all 12 games, streaming available for all 12 games

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The OHSAA girls basketball state tournament tips off Thursday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Tickets are still available, but for those who cannot attend, there are several ways to follow the action of all 12 games.

The state championship games Saturday will be televised live by Spectrum News 1 (Channel 1).

All 12 games will have live streaming video, which is free for Spectrum subscribers and $9.99 per game for non-Spectrum subscribers.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH

In addition, the OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all 12 games. Twenty-eight affiliates are set to air network broadcasts and every game is available at:

       The “listen live” link for all 12 games is:

OHSAA Radio Network coverage will include analysis between game, including coverage of the postgame press conferences.

Live online stats are available for all 12 games at

Ticket Information:

Girls Tournament Coverage:

2019 Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings

All games at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University

Rankings are from the Final Associated Press Poll released on Monday, February 11, 2019

Home Team Listed First.

Division III

No. 4 Berlin Hiland (26-2) vs. No. 1 Columbus Africentric (26-0), Thursday, 1 p.m.

No. 3 Waynesville (26-0) vs. No. 6 Doylestown Chippewa (25-1), Thursday, 3 p.m.

Division III State Championship: Saturday, 10:45 a.m.

Division II

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (18-9) vs. No. 1-tie Dayton Carroll (26-2), Thursday, 6 p.m.

No. 4 Toledo Rogers (25-2) vs. No. 5 Thornville Sheridan (25-2), Thursday, 8 p.m.

Division II State Championship: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Division IV

No. 9 Willoughby Cornerstone Christian (23-4) vs. No. 2 Minster (26-1), Friday, 1 p.m.

No. 6 Ottoville (24-3) vs. Shadyside (24-4), Friday, 3 p.m.

Division IV State Championship: Saturday, 5:15 p.m.

Division I

No. 7 Canton GlenOak (22-2) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame (25-2), Friday, 6 p.m.

No. 1 Pickerington Central (27-1) vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy (23-5), Friday, 8 p.m.

Division I State Championship: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

OHSAA Radio Network Information – 2019 Basketball State Tournaments

Stations can have regional and state tournament rights fees waived by carrying OHSAA Radio Network programming

State Tournament Broadcast Highlights Available from SoundCloud

After each state tournament game, broadcast highlight clips will be posted for download on the OHSAA Radio Network’s SoundCloud page. The clips will be posted at:

2019 Girls Basketball State Tournament – OHSAA Radio Network Broadcast Crews

March 14

Division III Semifinals (1:00 & approx. 3:00) – Todd Bell, Kristin Ronai and Michelle Mimna

Division II Semifinals (6:00 & approx. 8:00)  – Marty Bannister, Chris Vail and Michelle Mimna

March 15

Division IV Semifinals (1:00 & approx. 3:00) – David Wilson, Lori Bodnar and Ashley Collins

Division I Semifinals (6:00 & approx. 8:00) – Scott Leo, Kristin Ronai and Michelle Mimna/Vanessa Richardson

March 16

Division III Final (10:45) – David Wilson, Lori Bodnar and Vanessa Richardson

Division II Final (2:00) – Marty Bannister, Chris Vail and Vanessa Richardson

Division IV Final (5:15) – David Wilson, Lori Bodnar and Vanessa Richardson

Division I Final (8:30) – Scott Leo, Kristin Ronai and Vanessa Richardson

NAMI Annual Dinner

Our 12th Annual Dinner, where we will share an evening focused on celebrating the beauty of Resiliency.

Resiliency or resilience is a noun defined as the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Also defined as the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity or the like; buoyancy.

NAMI Wood County would like to invite you to our 12th Annual Dinner, where we will share an evening focused on celebrating the beauty of Resiliency. Gather with us at the Stone Ridge Golf Club for dinner, silent auction fun, awards, and Keynote speaker, Dr. Ken Newbury.

Please join us Monday April 15th, 2019 as we celebrate resilience, and say thank you to all of our supporters for another wonderful year at NAMI Wood County! The evening will begin with a silent auction, fellowship, and cash bar at 5:00 PM. A dinner buffet will follow at 6:00.  Tickets for the event are $35.00 and include a ticket for entry to win an IPad Mini! Tickets available online or please contact the NAMI Wood County office at 419-352-0626 or for ticket information.

NAMI Wood County’s mission is to offer help and hope to families and individuals affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. Since 1987, NAMI Wood County has offered free classes and support groups to all community members living with and supporting individuals with mental illness.

For more information on NAMI Wood County and its programs, call the office at 419-352-0626, go on-line at, or visit the organization’s Facebook page.