As February wound down to a snowy end, competition heated up in gymnasiums around Northwest Ohio. Top left:
Telly Fricke drives to the basket and is fouled by Bryan’s Braxton Snavely. Fricke scored 19 points and led the Blue Streaks to a 58-45 victory, giving AHS sole possession of its 21st Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys basketball championship.
Alyssa Schaub (40) and Patrick Henry’s Kelsey Tietje (24) battle for a rebound in a Division III sectional final at Defiance. The Streaks slipped by the Patriots 48-45 to win the sectional championship. Bottom left:
Blue Streak Jordan Cowell and South Central’s Payton Oney wrestle for the Div. III 135-pound district championship, Saturday, Feb. 27 at Owens Community College, Toledo. Cowell finished second after Oney won a 3-1 decision. Both advance to the state tournament this weekend. Bottom middle:
Erica King became the second-leading scorer in Pettisville girls basketball history with a 25-point performance in the Division IV sectional final with North Central at Wauseon. The Blackbirds advanced to the district semifinal with a 70-33 victory. Bottom right:
Greg Waidelich, left, and Zane Miller, seniors, celebrate after the Pettisville boys basketball team won its eighth straight Buckeye Border Conference championship, Friday, Feb. 26. The Birds beat North Central 63-59
in overtime and share the league title with Edon.–photos
by Mary Huber , Scott Schultz, and courtesy A New Image