Lady Tigers pick up “W” in The Jungle

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Basketball team picked up a non-conference win in their season opener in The Jungle, beating Otsego 56 – 52.

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Basketball team picked up a non-conference win in their season opener in The Jungle, beating Otsego 56 – 52.

The ladies had fairly balanced scoring and great 3 – point shooting (5 of 6) by Bailey Boyer, to stay close to the Knights for three quarters, then pulled out the win down the stretch, with clutch play by Lacey Trumbull and excellent foul shooting overall.

Trumbull led NB with  19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists; Boyer hit the 5 treys for 15 points, along with 4 rebounds; Olivia Frost hit 9 points, had 5 rebounds, a steal, 3 assists and 3 blocked shots; Kiah Powell scored 9 points, a steal and a blocked shot; Lindsay Davis scored 4 points, with one rebound and one assist.

NB hit 14 of 17 free throws, including 6 of 6 by Trumbull in the fourth quarter. The Tigers did commit 21 turnovers, to just 10 for Otsego. NB was out rebounded 29 – 23.

Madeline Asmus and Morgan Smoyer scored 14 points each to lead Otsego (0-1).

GBB Otsego box score

The ladies travel to Fostoria for a non-conference game with St. Wendelin on Tuesdays (6:00 JV start). On Thursday NB will open Blanchard Valley Conference play AT Hopewell-Loudon.

In the junior varsity game North Baltimore picked up the win 52-34.

photos by Ferg

Varsity

GBB Otsego 1
Olivia Frost hits one down low
GBB Otsego 2
Lindsay Davis grabs the loose ball
GBB Otsego 3
Bailey Boyer brings the ball up
GBB Otsego 4
Lacey Trumbull hits the runner

Junior Varsity

GBB JV 1
Makayla Light drives in for the lay up

 

GBB JV 2
Caitlin Cook puts one in

 

Lady Tiger Basketball HOME Opener – TONIGHT – Black Out!

UPDATED with comments from the NEW Varsity Girls Coach Adam Burris.

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Varsity Basketball team will open the 2014 – 15 season this evening in The Jungle. Fans are encouraged to dress for a “BLACK OUT”.

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Varsity Basketball team will open the 2014 – 15 season this evening in The Jungle. Fans are encouraged to dress for a “BLACK OUT”.

The Lady Tigers will be going a new direction, as long time coach Greg Frost stepped down following last season, Adam Burris, will be leading the gals in their first season of hoops in the Blanchard Valley Conference.

Good Luck to the Lady Tigers!

Come out and enjoy basketball and the NBHS Tiger Pep Band as the ladies open the season with Otsego, Junior Varsity tip-off at 6:00 PM.

From new Head Coach Adam Burris:

“Our summer and preseason practices have been going good and we have been improving each day. We as coaches always stress that we have to keep taking steps forward and cant afford to take steps back.”

“We open up tonight with Otsego and they are a strong aggressive team, so we need to come out giving the first punch, and set the tone.”

“We have quite a bit of experience back from last year, and our numbers are good, so right now we are trying to find out everyone’s role on the team.”

“I am from Bluffton and played basketball beginning in the 4th grade, having continued my basketball career at Bluffton University. After graduation I coached youth teams, then as an 8th grade coach, then I became a Varsity Assistant Coach at Pandora Gilboa.”

“I am very excited to be coaching at NB and really want to make NB well known and compete in the top of the BVC.”

GBB Schedule Varsity

 

NBX will be posting ALL of the Winter Activity and Sports Schedule in the coming days.

Ohio Leads Nation with Seven Paralympic All-Americans in 2014

Tontogany Otsego’s A.J. Digby named National Boys Track Athlete of the Year

Tontogany Otsego’s A.J. Digby named National Boys Track Athlete of the Year; Ravenna Southeast’s Jenna Fesemyer named Girls Field Athlete of the Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio – 2014 was a landmark year for Ohio high school Paralympic athletes, as seven were named U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans by the U.S. Paralympic Committee. Ohio led all states in the number of All-Americans and also saw two athletes awarded with the 2014 National Boys Track Athlete of the Year and 2014 National Girls Field Athlete of the Year.

Tontogany Otsego’s A.J. Digby was named an All-American in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, discuss and long jump on his way to being named the 2014 National Boys Track Athlete of the Year. Here is an article from Paralympics USA: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2014/September/15/Paralympic-Track-and-Field-High-School-All-Americans

Ravenna Southeast’s Jenna Fesemyer was awarded the 2014 National Girls Field Athlete of the Year. Fesemyer was named as an All-American in the 800 meter, discus, shot put and javelin.

At the 2014 Ohio High School Athletic Association Track and Field State Tournament, Fesemyer won and set state tournament records in all events of girls wheelchair competition, including the 800 meter run, shot put, 400 meter dash and 100 meter dash.

Wooster’s Casey Followay and Westland’s Timothy Bailey were named All-Americans in the 100 meter, 400 meter and 800 meter. Liberty Center’s Robert Burns was named as a 400 meter, 800 meter and 1500 meter All-American.  Randy McMullen from Kent Roosevelt was named as an All-American in the 1500 meter, discus and shot put.

Xenia Christian’s Grace Norman was named an All-American, qualifying through competition in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter and 1500 meter.

The OHSAA made history in 2013 by hosting wheelchair events at its state track and field championships. Through the continuing growth and success of Ohio Paralympic athletes, Ohio continues to set the bar for high school Paralympic athletics.

Excerpt from the U.S. Paralympics release: 

“Only two years after developing their high school Paralympic program, Ohio boasts the most athletes named to the All-Americans list with seven athletes. Other states with multiple athletes on the list include: Washington (five), Louisiana (four), Alabama (four), Texas (three), New Jersey (three) and Indiana (three).  All of the states with multiple athletes have Paralympic programs embedded in their high school systems.”

Full release from U.S. Paralympics:

http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2014/September/15/Paralympic-Track-and-Field-High-School-All-Americans