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WAYNESFIELD â€” The seconds ticked down toward zero on the clock with the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers trailing 45-44 in the opening game of the 2011-12 varsity boys basketball season.
With the Tigers in possession of the ball, they rotated the ball down to a sophomore appearing in his first-every varsity game â€” an unlikely hero at this stage of the game and season.
Colton Miller drove the base line, put up and off-balance shot and watched the ball snap the strings as the buzzer sounded.
BELLEFONTAINE â€” The Botkins Trojans opened their varsity boys basketball season with a 67-57 win over the Mechanicsburg Indians on Friday night in the opening round of the Benjamin Logan Tip-Off Tournament.
Botkins jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and led 28-21 at the half.
Senior Ethan Zimpfer hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Trojans maintained their advantage.
Botkins won the game at the free-throw line, hitting on 14-of-21 attempts in the fourth quarter.
The Trojansâ€™ Heath Geyer led all scorers in scoring with 20 points.
LEWISTOWN â€” It will be pretty hard for first-year varsity coach Don Mack and the Botkins Trojans girls basketball team not to improve on last yearâ€™s season.
Playing with a new found spark, the Trojans got off to their first 2-0 start in many years with a 47-34 road win over Indian Lake on Tuesday.
FINDLAY â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls swim teams opened their seasons with losses in the season-opening meet Tuesday night at Findlay.
Taylor Law posted three wins for the Redskins girls team in a 108-75 loss to the Trojans.
The Wapak boys suffered a 127-52 defeat.
Law won in the 200 IM, 500 freestyle and the 400 free relay.
Joining Law in the 400 free relay were Josie Miller, Stephanie Kessen and Haley Buchanan. The foursome also finished second in the 200 medley relay.
Miller won the 100 freestyle and took second in the 200 IM.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” When Kenton varsity coach Mike Mauk discusses his son Matyâ€™s record-setting career, he mentions the trip to the Ohio championship game this week, an unprecedented for the school four straight Western Buckeye League titles as well as the program mark of 21 consecutive home wins.
Left unsaid was the litany of national passing records that helped make senior quarterback Maty Mauk a unanimous winner of the 25th annual Associated Press Ohio Mr. Football award.
Division V All-Ohio
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” The 2011 Associated Press Division V All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls bowling teams are off to matching 2-0 starts after posting wins Saturday at Community Lanes in Minster.
The boys team rolled to a 2,723-2,193 over Marion Local.
Zach Miller bowled a high round of 213 for the Redskins, the fifth-best round of the day in the 16-team event.
Chandler Kaeck turned in a 204. And Luke Manger notched a 186.
The Versailles Tigers are in first place in the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference standings with a 2-0 record and a 971 team average. Wapak is second with a 956 team average.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” The 2011 Associated Press Division III All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” The 2011 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
Connor Pickens spent his senior season knocking people over and picking up yards in record-breaking bunches.
Monday, he picked up a major award.
Pickens was named to the Division II All-Ohio First Team offense, which was released by The Associated Press.
Pickens was one of four Wapakoneta Redskins football players honored. He was joined by fellow seniors Chris Schwartz (Second Team offense), Kevin Kraft (Second Team defense) and Brendan Wilson (Third Team defense).