Welcome to Trail Trash. Back in
the early eighties, Dave Spengler began distributing tournament brackets
to his friends in the Bowling Green area. This became an annual ritual
with updated brackets for each week of the tournament. For the 1994
tournament, it was decided that some tournament predictions would be
added. Dave enlisted the aid of the Swami for the prognosticating, and
Trail Trash was born. The name came about as a result of Dave’s
involvement with recycling program’s in the BG area, the Swami’s
attempts to be humorous, and the thought that some readers would toss it
into the nearest trash can when they received it. In 2004, the on-line
version of Trail Trash became available on
www.davey1.com. Trail Trash is the one source where tournament
brackets, predictions, and results for all of Northwest Ohio can be
found. Our goal is to be informative and to share our interest and
support for high school basketball in Northwest Ohio.
This season’s biggest story is
Jon Diebler’s quest to become the all-time leading scorer in Ohio high
school basketball. As of February 11, Diebler’s career total of 2,847
is second all-time behind Jay Burson’s 2,958. At his current pace,
Diebler would pass Burson during Upper Sandusky’s final regular season
game against Norwalk. Diebler is averaging an amazing 43.6 points per
game this season, a figure that leads the nation. You can say what you
want about Upper’s style of play or that Burson didn’t have benefit of
the three-pointer, but Jon Diebler’s accomplishments on the basketball
court are legendary.
This year Northwest Ohio once
again used a seeding process where all teams are seeded. This process
has been adopted throughout the state for the 2007 tournament. The
state also conducted all the draws on the same date this season. Not
sure if I follow the logic behind that move since sectional tournaments
have different start dates in the various districts across the state,
but it does give us a head start with Trail Trash.
Looking at last
season, the Swami had a 105-44 win/loss record for sectional and
district tournaments with only five district winners picked correctly.
For the regional and state tournaments, the Swami was 41-19 but did pick
all four state champions correctly. Time to chip the ice off the ouija
board. It’s Swami time.
Toledo Libbey and Toledo Scott
have grabbed most of the headlines in D1 as the tournament approaches.
Libbey’s William Buford (an early OSU commit) is one of the top juniors
in the state. Scott jumped off to a 12-0 start before losing to Libbey,
but has faded since. Scott’s lineup has been fortified by the addition
of three transfers. Mansfield Senior has quietly put together an
outstanding season with their record marred only by one-point losses to
Warren Harding and Orrville. Findlay began the season with nine
straight wins before stumbling against Scott. Traditional power Toledo
St. John’s is somewhat down, but remains a force in the Toledo area.
There were 16 teams in D1 with winning records at the time of the draw.
There are no changes in tournament sites for 2007. Once again the
sectional winners at Willard and Liberty-Benton will remain at those
sites for district semi-final games with the district final played at
BGSU. The winners of the two Toledo sectionals will advance to the
district at the University of Toledo with the Waite winners playing in
one semi-final and the Central Catholic winners playing in the other
semi-final. The two NW Ohio district winners in D1 will meet in a
regional semi-final at UT. The winner will play for the regional
championship against the winner of the regional semi-final between the
Brecksville-Broadview Heights district champ (likely top-rated Lakewood
St. Ed’s) and Grafton Midview district champ (Strongsville looks like
the favorite). The regional semi-final between the teams from
NE Ohio will take place at the Canton Civic Center. The regional final
is slated for the University of Toledo.
WILLARD: Mansfield Senior and
Sandusky are the top seeds. Mansfield currently leads the Ohio Cardinal
Conference. The Tygers have five straight sectional championships.
Mansfield has four players averaging in double figures led by Antwoine
Smith and Tre’vonn Lucas. Kelsey Williams is the top player for
Sandusky while Zach Maxey and Matt Brown have both scored over 1,000
career points for Mansfield Madison. Ryan Croudup is the top scorer for
Fremont Ross while Taylor Housewright leads Ashland.
Semifinals – Fremont Ross over
Marion Harding; Sandusky over Ashland
Finals – Mansfield Senior over
Fremont Ross; Mansfield Madison over Sandusky
LIBERTY-BENTON: Findlay and
Perrysburg are the top seeds. Findlay has already clinched the Greater
Buckeye Conference title while Perrysburg is on top in the Northern
Lakes League. Sophomore Luke Kraus is Findlay’s top player.
Perrysburg’s Andrew Wood leads the NLL in scoring. Anthony Wayne has
gotten a big lift from 6’6” Kyle Jazwiecki, a transfer from St. John’s,
while Jordan Fortney and Blaise Markey are BG’s top players. Lima
Senior is very young starting a freshman and a pair of sophomores.
Semifinals – Bowling Green over
Celina; Anthony Wayne over Lima Senior; Perrysburg over Maumee
Finals – Findlay over Bowling
Green; Perrysburg over Anthony Wayne
TOLEDO WAITE: Toledo Scott and
Toledo St. John’s Jesuit are the top seeds. Scott’s Chris Wyse, a
transfer from St. Francis, leads the Toledo City League in scoring.
Scott lost a starter and a key sub to grades at the end of the semester
in January. St. John’s has nine consecutive sectional titles. Joe
Jakubowski is the lone returning starter from last year’s state
semi-finalists. Chris Wilson leads the way for Start, while Derek
Andrzejczak is Northview’s top player. Surprising Woodward has four
players averaging in double figures.
Semifinals – Woodward over
Northview; St. John’s over Springfield; Start over Bowsher
Finals – Scott over Woodward;
St. John’s over Start
TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC: Toledo
Libbey and Toledo St. Francis are the top seeds. Libbey currently leads
the Toledo City League. Libbey is dominated by juniors with Brad
Sandridge joining Buford in double figures for the Cowboys. Libbey’s
chances for a long tournament run could hinge on the availability of
injured post player Julius Wells. Nick Meinert is the top player for
St. Francis. Juniors Dave Sweeney and Ryne Smith lead Whitmer in
scoring. Clay also has a solid 1-2 punch in A.J. Achter and 6’9” Zac
Taylor. Brent Meredith is Waite’s top player while sophomore Tim
Hausfeld leads Southview.
Semifinals - Clay over Waite;
St. Francis over Rogers; Whitmer over Southview
Finals – Libbey over Clay;
Whitmer over St. Francis
Mansfield Senior will meet
Mansfield Madison in the district semifinal at Willard while Findlay
will meet Perrysburg in the semifinal at Liberty-Benton. Winners will
advance to the district final at BGSU.
Semifinals - Mansfield Senior
over Mansfield Madison; Findlay over Perrysburg
BGSU: Mansfield Senior has won
the district championship each of the last three years.
Final - Mansfield Senior over
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO: Toledo St.
John’s is the defending district champion. The Titans have won the
Toledo district in four of the last five years.
Semifinals - St. John’s over
Scott; Libbey over Whitmer
Finals - Libbey over
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When talking D2 basketball in NW
Ohio for 2007, Upper Sandusky always comes up first. The Rams have
averaged 95.4 points per game (giving up 80.4 per game) in jumping out
to a 14-3 start. Upper has topped the 100 mark six times so far while
allowing at least 100 three times. Sandusky Perkins and Van Wert have
also been ranked in the Associated Press top ten throughout the season.
Perkins is currently undefeated while Van Wert won thirteen straight
before losing to D3 Archbold. Toledo Central Catholic, Shelby, and
Wauseon also look like teams that could do some damage in the
tournament. Shelby has twice taken Upper Sandusky to the wire.
Willard, a perennial power, has fallen on hard times with only a pair of
wins at the draw. A total of 18 teams in D2 had records at .500 or
above at the time of the draw. All tournament locations remain the same
in 2007. The two NW Ohio district winners will advance to play in a
regional semi-final game at the University of Toledo. The winner in
that game will play the winner of the regional semi-final between the
Westlake district champ (Olmsted Falls, Parma Heights Holy Name, Rocky
River) and the Barberton district champ (Copley, Akron SVSM, Akron
Buchtel, Akron Kenmore) for the regional title at the University of
Toledo. The regional semi-final involving the NE Ohio teams will be
played at the Canton Fieldhouse.
LIMA SENIOR: Van Wert and Lima
Shawnee are the top seeds. All seven teams at Lima Senior are out of
the Western Buckeye League. State-ranked Van Wert currently leads the
WBL. Chris Morrow and Jared Myers are the top players for the Cougars.
Jerin Butler is Shawnee’s top player. Wapakoneta has been somewhat
disappointing. Big B.J. Reed and Randy Schmerge are the big guns for
the Redskins. Kenton with 6’8” sophomore Garrick Sherman is having
their best season in a number of years. Adam Johns is the top player
for St. Marys.
Semifinals - St Marys over Elida;
Shawnee over Kenton; Wapakoneta over Bath
Finals - Van Wert over St. Marys;
Wapakoneta over Shawnee
ANTHONY WAYNE: Toledo Central
Catholic and Wauseon are the top seeds. Toledo Central Catholic has
qualified for the Toledo City League playoffs while Wauseon could grab a
share of the NWOAL title with a win over Patrick Henry. Sam Bastian and
junior guards Matt Collins and Cory Lehman lead Central. Wauseon has
four consecutive sectional titles. The Indians have the NWOAL’s leading
scorer in Chris Villalovos. Rossford has a chance to finish above .500
for the first time since 1997. Justin Wagner is the Bulldogs’ top
Semifinals - Wauseon over Bryan;
Napoleon over Rossford; Defiance over Eastwood
Finals - Wauseon over Napoleon;
Toledo Central Catholic over Defiance
SANDUSKY: Sandusky Perkins and
Bellevue are the top seeds. Perkins has clinched the championship in
the Sandusky Bay Conference. Kyle Hallock is the all-time leading
scorer at Perkins. Justin Caudill of Perkins joins Hallock as the top
two scorers in the SBC. Bellevue handed Upper Sandusky their only NOL
loss. D.J. Whinnery is the leading scorer for Bellevue. Junior Chase
Munoz is Fostoria’s top player. Norwalk features 7’ junior Kyle Smith,
one of the most improved players in NW Ohio. Jason Cellier and Sean
Elswick form a strong one-two punch for Port Clinton. PC has four
straight sectional titles at Sandusky. Josh Bender leads Clyde.
Semifinals - Perkins over Oak
Harbor; Fostoria over Port Clinton; Bellevue over Tiffin Columbian;
Norwalk over Clyde
Finals - Perkins over Fostoria;
Bellevue over Norwalk
MANSFIELD SENIOR: Upper Sandusky
and Shelby are the top seeds. Upper, the 2005 D2 state champion, leads
the Northern Ohio League. Sophomore Alex Falk is the Rams’ second
leading scorer behind Diebler. Shelby has twice taken Upper Sandusky to
the wire. Chris Dudics and Parker Grove lead the Whippets. Ontario is
undefeated in the North Central Conference. Jake Mochoskay is the top
player for the Warriors. Lexington started the season 7-0 before
slumping. Victor Whitelock leads the way for Lex. Galion has an
outstanding player in Kevin Murphy. Willard’s streak of seven straight
sectional titles is in serious jeopardy despite the play of Darrien
Semifinals - Lexington over
Ontario; Shelby over Willard; Galion over Clear Fork
Finals: Shelby over Lexington;
Upper Sandusky over Galion
BGSU: Wapakoneta is the
defending district champion.
Semifinals - Van Wert over
Wauseon; Toledo Central Catholic over Wapakoneta
Finals - Toledo Central Catholic
over Van Wert
ASHLAND UNIVERSITY: Willard is
the defending district champion. The last non-NOL school to win this
district was Lexington in 1996.
Semifinals - Shelby over
Perkins; Upper Sandusky over Bellevue
Finals - Upper
Sandusky over Shelby
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Top ranked Liberty-Benton has
dominated D3 basketball in NW Ohio this season. The Eagles are
undefeated and have seldom been tested. Only Patrick Henry and Bluffton
have come within ten points of L-B so far this season. The Eagles are
outscoring opponents 66.6-35.2 per contest as of February 11. Coach
Steve Williman got his 400th career win against McComb in
January. Archbold has back-to-back regional championships and is right
behind L-B in the Associated Press poll. Convoy Crestview and
Ayersville are also receiving mention in the poll. Lima Central
Catholic, Patrick Henry, Ottawa-Glandorf, and Elmwood are other teams
that figure to be contenders come March. The sectionals at Elida,
Napoleon, and Lima Central Catholic look to be particularly strong.
Twenty-one D3 teams were at or above .500 at the time of the draw.
There are no new venues for tournament action for 2007. The NW Ohio
district winners will advance to BG’s Anderson Arena for the regional.
The winner in the lower bracket from the Columbus district will join
them in Bowling Green. Columbus Bishop Hartley, Columbus Africentric,
and Utica are the top teams in that bracket.
ELIDA: Lima Central Catholic and
Spencerville are the top seeds. Neal Shine and John Stanovich are top
players for the T-Birds. LCC, competing in a league for the first time
in a number of years, is chasing Convoy Crestview in the Northwest
Conference. Spencerville has a pair of outstanding senior guards in
Logan Nourse and Isaac Bowers. St. Henry has four straight sectional
championships. Tyler Post leads St. Henry while Ryan Geier is a top
player for Coldwater.
Semifinals - St. Henry over
Parkway; Coldwater over Delphos Jefferson
Finals - Lima Central Catholic
over St. Henry; Coldwater over Spencerville
LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC: Convoy
Crestview and Wayne Trace are the top seeds. Four of the five teams at
LCC are over .500. Crestview leads the Northwest Conference. Colin
Nedderman and Ben Shindeldecker are top players for the Knights. Wayne
Trace is currently tied with Ayersville for the lead in the Green
Meadows Conference. Aaron Hockenberry is a top player for the Raiders.
Ronnie Maynard leads the way for a very deep Ottawa-Glandorf squad.
Bluffton was on a ten game winning streak before their February 10th
game with Liberty-Benton. Donovan DeLong is the top player for
Semifinal - Bluffton over
Finals - Ottawa-Glandorf over
Wayne Trace; Convoy Crestview over Bluffton
NAPOLEON: Archbold and Patrick
Henry are the top seeds. Gene Goering, Josh Wyse, and Tyson Fruth
return as starters from Archbold’s 2006 state semifinalist. Archbold
has six consecutive sectional championships. Patrick Henry currently
leads the NWOAL. Kyle Brubaker, Kyle Tietje, and Kevin Tietje lead the
Patriots. Ayersville is currently tied for the GMC lead with Wayne
Trace. The Pilots’ only loss to date was against Fort Jennings. Rob
Luderman is the top player for Ayersville. Ayersville and Wayne Trace
will meet for the GMC championship on February 16.
Semifinals - Ayersville over
Delta: Tinora over Fairview
Finals - Patrick Henry over
Ayersville; Archbold over Tinora
SYLVANIA SOUTHVIEW: Evergreen
and Genoa are the top seeds. This sectional appears to be weak on paper
although four of the six teams have records over .500. Andrew Pinkelman
is Evergreen’s top player. The Vikings have three straight sectional
titles and eight in the last ten years. Chris Bassitt leads the way for
Genoa. Brad Betz and Chad Lewis are the top players for an improved
Swanton team while Steve Weisenborn is the top player for Otsego.
Semifinals - Swanton over
Otsego; Woodmore over Lake
Finals - Genoa over Swanton;
Evergreen over Woodmore
NORWALK: Western Reserve and New
London are the top seeds. This looked like a rebuilding season for
Western Reserve, but the Roughriders are chasing Plymouth for the
Firelands Conference crown. John Pickett is a top player for Western
Reserve. Western has three straight sectional championships. All five
starters for New London average in double figures. Troy Coombs leads
the Wildcats. Matt Zahel and Jared Kromer provide Margaretta with a
potent one-two punch. Anthony Easterling is the top player for Ashland
Crestview while Jim Beach has been solid for Huron.
Semifinals - Margaretta over
Edison; Huron over Ashland Crestview
Finals - Margaretta over Western
Reserve; New London over Huron
OLD FORT: Liberty-Benton and
Elmwood are the top seeds. Liberty-Benton leads the Blanchard Valley
Conference. Nathan Hyde earlier this season became the all-time leading
scorer for the Eagles. L-B has a strong supporting cast including T.J.
Decker and Brandon Craft. The Eagles have won an astounding sixteen
consecutive sectional championships. Elmwood has clinched the Suburban
Lakes League championship. Dustin Reynolds is the top player for the
Royals. Elmwood has been plagued by injuries to Reynolds and P.J.
Shank. Seneca East can share the Midland Athletic League title by
winning out. Neil Tusing and Derek Wurm are top players for the Tigers.
Semifinals - Seneca East over
Gibsonburg; Bucyrus over Lakota
Finals - Elmwood over Seneca
East; Liberty-Benton over Bucyrus
OHIO NORTHERN: St. Henry is the
defending district champion.
Semifinals - Lima Central
Catholic over Ottawa-Glandorf; Convoy Crestview over Coldwater
Final - Lima Central Catholic
over Convoy Crestview
TOLEDO WAITE: Archbold has
back-to-back district and regional championships.
Semifinals - Patrick Henry over
Genoa; Archbold over Evergreen
Final - Archbold over Patrick
FOSTORIA: Gibsonburg is the
defending district champion.
Semifinals - Elmwood over
Margaretta; Liberty-Benton over New London
Liberty-Benton over Elmwood
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New Knoxville, Van Buren, Toledo
Christian, and Continental have been near the top of the Associated
Press D4 poll all season. New Knoxville and Toledo Christian are
currently undefeated while Van Buren’s lone loss is to Liberty-Benton.
Toledo Christian, Van Buren, and Continental are on course to collide at
the Liberty-Benton district. There are a number of other strong teams
in D4 including Ottoville, Ada, Pettisville, Vanlue, Wynford, and
Sandusky St. Mary’s. Thirty-three D4 teams were at or above the .500
mark at the time of the draw. A D4 team from NW Ohio has played in the
state championship game in thirteen of the last fourteen years bringing
home seven state titles. Tournament sites remain the same for 2007.
District winners from Napoleon, Fostoria, Liberty-Benton, and Elida will
advance to the regional at BG’s Anderson Arena with the Elida and
Napoleon winners in one semi-final and the Liberty-Benton and Fostoria
winners in the other semi-final. The Wapakoneta district winner will
advance to Miami University in Oxford to meet one of the three Dayton
district winners (Lockland, Sidney Lehman?) while the Willard district
champ will head to Columbus to meet one of the two Athens district
winners at the Fairgrounds Coliseum (Western Latham, South Gallia?).
COLDWATER: New Knoxville and
Minster are the top seeds. New Knoxville currently leads the Midwest
Athletic Conference and is ranked second in the state by the Associated
Press. Ross Steinecker and Josh Niemeyer are top players for the
Rangers. Scott Steinman and 6’9” Scott Schnelle lead the way for New
Bremen. Zac Boeke is a veteran from Minster’s 2005 state qualifying
team. Clint Thobe is a top player for Fort Recovery while Chris Stucke
leads Marion Local. New Bremen, Marion Local, Minster, and Fort
Recovery are among six teams battling in the middle of the pack in the
Semifinals - New Knoxville over
Waynesfield-Goshen; New Bremen over Marion Local
Finals - New Knoxville over Fort
Recovery; New Bremen over Minster
KENTON: Ada and Lima Perry are
the top seeds. Ada has three straight sectional championships. Junior
Zac Dysert is Ada’s top player. Lima Perry is currently tied with
Fairbanks for the Northwest Central Conference lead. Bently Cooks and
Jimmy Nickles are top players for the Commodores. None of the other
teams playing at Kenton are close to .500, although Ridgemont broke a
losing streak going back to the ’03-’04 season with a season opening win
against Marion Catholic. Upper Scioto Valley is playing an independent
schedule this season before becoming a full-fledged member of the NWCC
Semifinals - Allen East over
Ridgemont; Hardin-Northern over Upper Scioto Valley
Finals - Lima Perry over Allen
East; Ada over Hardin-Northern
VAN WERT: Ottoville and
Lincolnview are the top seeds. Ottoville currently leads the Putnam
County League. 6’9” Jason Wehri and Brandon Miller are top players for
the Big Green. Ottoville is the only team at Van Wert with a winning
record. That’s difficult to comprehend since Delphos St. John’s, Fort
Jennings, Lincolnview, and Kalida are all former state champions. It
appears Delphos St. John’s will enter the tournament without leading
scorer Kazz Bryan who is currently suspended from the team.
Semifinal - Fort Jennings over
Delphos St. John’s
Finals - Fort Jennings over
Lincolnview; Ottoville over Kalida
LIMA BATH: Arlington and
Columbus Grove are the top seeds. Arlington has six straight sectional
titles. Jacob Drerup and Jason Brunswick are top players for
Arlington. Eric Maag is Columbus Grove’s top player. Cory Meuleman
joins Maag as a returning starter from last year’s D4 state runner-up.
Grove has four consecutive sectional titles. Pandora-Gilboa, currently
tied with Van Buren for second place in the BVC, has been a big
surprise. Joshua Lee is a top player for the Rockets.
Semifinals - Lima Temple
Christian over Riverdale; Pandora-Gilboa over Cory-Rawson
Final - Columbus Grove over Lima
Temple Christian; Pandora-Gilboa over Arlington
OTTAWA-GLANDORF: Van Buren and
Continental are the top seeds. Van Buren’s only loss is to
Liberty-Benton. Matt Phillips is the top player for VB with Andrew
Decker and Logan Grant leading the supporting cast. Nathan Schmidt and
Ben Miller are the top players for Continental. The Pirates suffered a
major blow when sharpshooter Scott Keck recently went down with a knee
injury. It appears that Continental will not have his services for the
tournament. Andy Hermiller is an outstanding player for Miller City
while Nick Brossia is North Baltimore’s top player.
Semifinals - McComb over North
Baltimore; Miller City over Leipsic
Finals - Van Buren over McComb;
Continental over Miller City
SYLVANIA NORTHVIEW: Toledo
Christian and Cardinal Stritch are the top seeds. Toledo Christian
leads the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Ethan Michael, Jacob Weemes,
and Blake Powell lead a balanced Eagle attack. TC has four straight
sectional titles. Cardinal Stritch has three starters averaging in
double figures led by Eric McCloskey. Andrew Wolff leads Ottawa Hills.
The Green Bears have lost only to TC and Stritch. Shomari Hall is
Maumee Valley Country Day’s top player. Monclova Christian participated
in this sectional last year but is no longer a member of the OHSAA.
Semifinal - Maumee Valley over
Finals - Cardinal Stritch over
Ottawa Hills; Toledo Christian over Maumee Valley
BRYAN: Antwerp and Hicksville
are the top seeds. The teams in this sectional are a combined
twenty-five games under .500. Antwerp’s top player is Boston Hormann
while Josh VanDemark leads Hicksville. Antwerp has an overtime win over
Continental. Hicksville has beaten every team in the sectional. Adam
Riehle is the leading scorer for Edgerton. Montpelier has been a
disappointment after returning four starters from last year’s district
Semifinals - Montpelier over
North Central; Edgerton over Edon
Finals - Antwerp over
Montpelier; Hicksville over Edgerton
WAUSEON: Pettisville and Holgate
are the top seeds. Pettisville is undefeated in the Buckeye Border
Conference. Alex Nafziger is the top player for the Blackbirds.
Holgate, the 2004 D4 state champion, has been plagued by injuries.
Holgate is currently scoring 36.2 points a game while giving up 32.7
points per game. Only Toledo Christian has scored at least 50 points
against Holgate. Joe Baker and Logan Brubaker are the top players for
the Tigers. Holgate has six straight sectional titles. Evan Brown is
the top player for Stryker.
Semifinals - Stryker over
Hilltop; Liberty Center over Fayette
Finals - Holgate over Stryker;
Pettisville over Liberty Center
RIVERDALE: Wynford and Vanlue
are the top seeds. John Shifley is a top player for Wynford. The
Royals have eleven straight sectional titles including ten as a D3
school. Vanlue has one of the top scoring combinations in NW Ohio in
Josh Kloepfer and Nick Lee. Carey has clinched at least a share of the
Midland Athletic League title. Vincent Windau is the top player for
Carey. Austin Smith leads the way for Colonel Crawford. A.J. Holman is
the top scorer for Arcadia.
Semifinals - Carey over Arcadia;
Colonel Crawford over Hopewell-Loudon
Finals - Wynford over Carey;
Vanlue over Colonel Crawford
HOPEWELL-LOUDON: Mohawk and New
Riegel are the top seeds. This sectional consists entirely of MAL
squads. Mohawk can still win a share of the MAL title. Connor Jump is
the top player for the Warriors. Mohawk has three straight sectional
titles. Austin Mass is Tiffin Calvert’s top player while Dustin Kinn is
the leading scorer for New Riegel. Cody Perry of Old Fort is one of the
top scorers in the MAL. Bettsville ended a thirty game losing streak
with a win over Old Fort early in the season.
Semifinals - Tiffin Calvert over
Fostoria St. Wendelin; Old Fort over Bettsville
Finals - Tiffin Calvert over New
Riegel; Mohawk over Old Fort
PORT CLINTON: Sandusky St.
Mary’s and South Central are the top seeds. Sandusky St. Mary’s is very
balanced with an attack led by Ryan Heath, Drew Windisch, and Bryin
Ehrhardt. Ian Franks of South Central is one of the top players in the
Firelands Conference. Nick Wiedenhoft and Ben Cantu lead Danbury while
Drew Hipp is a top player for Norwalk St. Paul. Despite only having
four wins to date, Monroeville has scored over ninety points in four
games with a high of 123 against Bettsville.
Semifinals - Danbury over
Monroeville; Norwalk St. Paul over Fremont St. Joseph
Finals - Sandusky St. Mary’s
over Danbury; Norwalk St. Paul over South Central
LEXINGTON: Buckeye Central and
Plymouth are the top seeds. Plymouth currently leads the Firelands
Conference. Freshman Brooks Turson is the top player for Plymouth.
6’6” Jacob Furr is also a major contributor for the Big Red. Buckeye
Central has lost only to Ontario and Wynford. Tyler Kreim and Blaine
Erwin are the top players for the Bucks. Lucas started the season 10-2,
before going into a big slump. Andrew Iceman and Tyler Clark are top
players for Lucas. Mansfield St. Peter’s has six straight sectional
Semifinals - Lucas over
Mansfield Christian; Mansfield St. Peter’s over Crestline
Finals - Plymouth over Lucas;
Buckeye Central over Mansfield St. Peter’s
WAPAKONETA: New Bremen is the
defending district champion.
Semifinals - New Knoxville over
Lima Perry; New Bremen over Ada
Final - New Knoxville over New
ELIDA: Columbus Grove is the
defending champ at Elida.
Semifinals - Columbus Grove over
Fort Jennings; Ottoville over Pandora-Gilboa
Final - Ottoville over Columbus
LIBERTY-BENTON: Continental has
won the last two district titles at L-B.
Semifinals - Van Buren over
Cardinal Stritch; Toledo Christian over Continental
Finals - Van Buren over Toledo
NAPOLEON: Holgate has six
straight district titles,
Semifinals - Holgate over
Antwerp; Pettisville over Hicksville
Final - Holgate over Pettisville
FOSTORIA: Wynford is the
defending district champion.
Semifinals - Wynford over Tiffin
Calvert; Vanlue over Mohawk
Final - Vanlue over Wynford
WILLARD: Plymouth is the
defending district champ at Willard.
Semifinals - Sandusky St. Mary’s
over Plymouth; Buckeye Central over Norwalk St. Paul
Final – Sandusky St. Mary’s over
We will publish our
second edition previewing the regional and state tournaments immediately
following completion of the district tournaments. All records and
statistics are current through February 11, 2007. The opinions stated
are those of the Swami. If you have any comments, questions, or
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We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Trail Trash, and we look forward
to seeing you along the tournament trail. Rock on.
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