OHC Well-Represented At Girls State Bowling Tournament

Another Big Year for Greenon Girls Bowling

After last year's 3rd place finish in the State tournament, the Girls Bowling team from Greenon had high expectations. According to Coach Gossett, "Winning state was always the ultimate goal, but doing better than last year’s 3rd place finish was our main goal." 

To accomplish that goal, the coaching staff realized that they needed to change the team's focus a bit this year. Gossett said, "My assistant coach, Jeri Flemming and I decided that the focus of this year would be spares." He felt that it was something that may have hurt the team a bit last year, so he was constantly reminding the girls that, "strikes are great, but spares win championships." 

The Lady Knights had a great tournament run, making it through as the top-qualifier in both the Sectional and District Tournaments. At Districts, the Knights had two girls, Makenzie Gossett and Taylor Blanton, finish in the top 8, earning them a spot on the All-District Team. It should be noted that Mikayla Blair finished in 10th place at Districts, just two spots away from making the All-District team as well. 

At State, Blair had another good showing, finishing in 16th place; just one spot short of earning a spot on the All-Ohio team. The team would head to the finals as a 6th place seed, but didn't let it discourage them. They took down Triway in 3 quick games, to move on to the 2nd round where they would face Ben Logan. 

The Knights would win the first two games against Ben Logan, before dropping game three. They would go on to win game four, sending them to the final round against Coldwater. 

The first game in the final match was a great one.  Both teams ended with a score of 180, taking the game into a two frame roll-off.  Those two frames did not go the Knights way and game one went to Coldwater.  Coach Gossett said, "from that point forward, they had the momentum and we couldn’t regain it."

The Lady Knights would finish in 2nd place with their heads held high. 

When asked about the success of this team, Coach Gossett said, "I just want to say I am extremely proud of these girls and everything they have accomplished.  They have certainly made us as coaches proud and I can say without a doubt, they have left their mark on Greenon Bowling."



West Liberty's Rollins Has Historic Season

Katie Rollins had an historic year for the 2020-2021 West Liberty-Salem Tiger bowling program. Katie started by finishing 14th in scoring average in the OHC Conference boys division, and earned Honorable Mention for her work. At the OHC Tournament, also in the boys division, she finished 15th as an individual and helped the Tigers to a 2nd place finish in the conference. Katie then separated from the boys, and during the state tournament bowled as an individual girl. In the State Sectional Katie finished 9th to qualify for Districts, where she finished 6th to qualify for the State tournament. She became the first girl in school history to qualify for the State tournament. Katie also became the first to make the all district team. Katie then capped off her historic year with a 38th place finish at the State Tournament.

OHC Wrestling Shows Strength At Sectionals

Greeneview, Greenon, and Mechanicsburg were the top 3 wrestling teams in the OHC Tournament this season. All three won their Sectional tournament this past weekend, showing the strength of our conference. Good luck to all three teams, as they look to do the same thing at Districts! 

Mechanicsburg Boys Bowling Wins State Title

Congrats to the Boys Bowling team from Mechanicsburg for winning the Division II State Tournament! When asked about his thoughts on winning another State title, Coach Matt Mayberry said, “One of our main quotes for the year was, "Spares for go and Strikes for show". At the high school level, spares with a couple of strikes will normally get you the win. This year at state that was the case as well.”

Peyton Leeson finished 3rd with a 674 Series and Eli Mayberry finished 12th with a 626 Series. The Indians qualified with a 5th place finish to advance to the finals. Their first match was against Cortland Lakeview which went to 5 games(best 3 out of 5). The second match was against Versailles which went to 4 games. Coincidentally, Versailes finished higher than the Indians at sectionals and districts, but couldn’t beat them at State. In the finals, the team’s third match, they faced Fairport Harding and swept them in 3 for the win. Go Indians!

Fairbanks Girls Win OHC In Golf

Congrats to the Fairbanks Girls Golf team for winning the OHC Tournament with a score of 366, and locking up 1st place overall in the league. Mary Weisburn led the team to victory with a tournament-best score of 74, also making her Player of the Year in the league. All-OHC teams have been posted for girls golf. Congrats to all of the girls that earned All-OHC honors this season!

Updated Guidelines Regarding Spectators at Winter Events

The OHC will allow winter sports to have spectators. Admission to any OHC event will be limited by the capacity of the indoor facility. The host school will calculate capacity that maintains social distancing between family groups with a maximum limit of the lesser of 300 (indoor events) or 15% of fixed, seated capacity. Schools will submit facility capacity (both home and away when applicable) to the Commissioner who will then compile a list that will be sent to all member schools. When possible, home and guest spectator seating areas should be clearly marked, and efforts should be made to limit home and visitor seating to designated areas. Maximum capacity in the home section shall be 15% and maximum capacity in visitor seating should also be 15% of the seated capacity.

Spectators must wear a Mask at ALL TIMES when attending an OHC event. Only time Masks can be lowered below nose and mouth, when a spectator is actively eating or drinking.

The Athletic Directors will facilitate the sale of tickets to both home and away spectators for the sports of basketball and wrestling, as necessary, in a manner that limits seating to each facility’s reduced capacity numbers.

The primary purpose of permitting Sports spectators is to allow and encourage the family and household members and loved ones of players, coaches, team staff members, officials and other event participants (cheerleaders, etc.) to observe and share in the experience.

Seating must be assigned in groups of no more than four people who know one another, but members of the same household may be seated together even if there are more than four people.

Each seating group must be separated from the next group by at least six feet in each direction.

Spectators must conduct daily symptom checks and anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.