2017 Western Buckeye League – All Academic Members Named

(5-22-17) The Western Buckeye League released it’s 2017 WBL All Academic Members.

To qualify for the team each student-athlete meet the following standards:

  •  3.75 GPA 
  • Juniors are based on Five Semesters/Seniors are based on Seven Semesters
  • Two Varsity Letters for Juniors/Three Varsity Letters for Seniors (Must be in a recognized WBL sport)
2017 WBL All-Academic Members
2017 WBL All-Academic Members







Wapakoneta Wins Third Straight WBL All Sports Trophy

(5-22-17) Wapakoneta has won the 2016 – 2017 Western Buckeye League All Sports Trophy. This marks the third straight WBL All Sports Championship for the Redskins and fifth since the award was established.  In the 2016-2017 school year Wapakoneta won six outright WBL Championships in Boys Golf, Girls Tennis, Wrestling, Boys Bowling, Baseball and Softball.  Wapakoneta also shared the WBL Championship in Football.

Finishing second in point total was Celina who had six championships in Boys Soccer, Volleyball, Boys Swimming, Girls Swimming, Boys Track and Girls Track.

Defiance and Shawnee tied for third.

Points are awarded for each sport according to the conference standings. Wapakoneta has the highest combined point total.   First place is awarded 10 points, second 9, third 8, etc. Other multiple championship schools were Defiance who won two WBL Championships in Boys Cross Country and Girls Cross Country.  Ottawa-Glandorf also had two outright Championships in Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball while sharing the Football Championship. And St. Marys won the Girls Bowling Championship outright while sharing the Football Championship.

Past WBL All Sports Trophy Winners

2016-2017	Wapakoneta
2015-2016	Wapakoneta
2014-2015	Wapakoneta
2013-2014	Celina
2012-2013	Celina
2011-2012	Shawnee
2010-2011	Celina
2009-2010	Shawnee
2008-2009	Shawnee
2007-2008	Celina
2006-2007	Shawnee
2005-2006	Celina
2004-2005	Shawnee
2003-2004	Celina
2002-2003	Celina
2001-2002	Celina
2000-2001	Defiance
1999-2000	Defiance
1998-1999	Defiance
1997-1998	Celina
1996-1997	Defiance
1995-1996	Wapakoneta
1994-1995	Celina
1993-1994	Elida
1992-1993	Elida
1991-1992	Defiance
1990-1991	Wapakoneta
1989-1990	Celina
1988-1989	Celina
1987-1988	Shawnee
1986-1987	Shawnee
1985-1986	Shawnee
1984-1985	Celina
1983-1984	Celina
1982-1983	Elida
1981-1982	Defiance
1980-1981	Defiance
1979-1980	Elida
1978-1979	Celina
1977-1978	Defiance
1976-1977	Defiance
1975-1976	St. Marys
1974-1975	St. Marys
1973-1974	Defiance
1972-1973	Celina
1971-1972	St. Marys

Only six schools have won the All Sports Trophy, O-G, Van Wert, Bath and Kenton have not won the trophy since it was established.

All Sports Trophy by School

  • Celina 16
  • Defiance 10
  • Shawnee 8
  • Elida 4
  • Wapakoneta 5
  • St. Marys 3

Baseball: Celina’s Lonsway Named WBL Player of the Year

(5-21-17) The Western Buckeye League announced their 2017 All Conference Baseball Team today.

WBL Player of the Year – Seth Lonsway

(Celina photos courtesy Snap In Time Photography)

Celina LHP  pitcher Seth Lonsway (Sr) has been named the WBL Player of the Year. Lonsway has committed to play at Ohio State, but will be a target in the upcoming MLB draft.

Celina Head Baseball Coach Andy Mikesell:

Seth Lonsway is a rare combination of talent and work-ethic. I have never seen someone dedicate themselves to a sport like he has to baseball and making himself as good as he can be.

In my mind he is now the best pitcher in the state and right there with the best in the country.

He his definitely a rare athlete but most importantly a rare person. He has gone through so much in his short life and has always maintained an exceptional personal standard and humility. He is always willing to help out with younger players, field maintenance or just any odd job I have for baseball or personally; he has always been there to help whoever needed it.

Wapakoneta Head Coach Jason Brandt was named as WBL Coach of the Year.

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Kole Murlin

Other Bulldogs named to the All-WBL team, Kole Murlin (Jr) was named to the second team, Isaiah Eichler (Sr) and Parker Maurer (Soph) were named to the third team.  Shawn Rose (Sr) was named Honorable Mention.

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Mauer and Eichler
2017 All-WBL Baseball Team
2017 All-WBL Baseball Team
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Shawn Rose
2017 WBL Champion - Wapakoneta
2017 WBL Champion – Wapakoneta – courtesy of @Wapak_Baseball twitter


Wapakoneta picked up the WBL Conference Championship going 8-1 on the season.

2017 WBL Standings
Teams			WBL Record
1.  Wapakoneta		8-1
2.  Defiance		7-2
2.  Kenton		7-2
4.  Celina		6-3
5.  Ottawa-Glandorf	5-4
5.  Bath		5-4
7.  Van Wert		3-6
7.  St. Marys		3-6
9.  Shawnee		1-8
10.  Elida		0-9

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2017 All WBL Softball Team Named

2017 All WBL Softball Team
2017 All WBL Softball Team

(5-17-17) The Western Buckeye League released it’s 2017 All-Conference softball team.

WBL Champion Wapakoneta swept both of the major honors, Blasia Moyler was named the Player of the Year and her coach, Bill Sammons, picked up Coach of the Year honors. Moyler will continue her softball career at Saginaw Valley State University.

Two other Redskins were also named to the 1st team, Megan Fisher and Savanna Oen.

Maddie Luebke
Maddie Luebke – Photo courtesy Snap In Time Photography

Celina’s Maddie Luebke picked up 1st team honors, Brooke Steinbrunner was named to the third team and Mackenzie Shaffer was on the Honorable Mention list.

The Redskins have won two consecutive WBL titles in a row, with an 18 in a row conference run during that time.

Track: Celina Sweeps WBL Championships

(5-12-17) Celina swept the WBL Track Championships today at Kenton, both teams led after day one and would hang on for the titles. For the girls team it is their 27th WBL Championship, sixth in a row and 11th since 2000.

This meet was no different for the green and white Bulldogs. Celina added four WBL Championships on their way to the title. Paige Sutter won the Shot Put (43’4.25′), Lauren Jackson won the 800 meter run (2:16.80), while Lauren McDonough won two events to lead Celina, the 1,600 (4:56.20) and 3,200 (11:25.45) meter runs.

CELINA-WBL Girls Track Championships (27) : 2017, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 09, 03, 02, 01, 00, 1999, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89, 83, 82, 81, 79, 78

For the Celina boys it was just their seventh championship and first since 2011.

The Bulldog boy’s picked up one WBL title, Tyler Ross won the discus with a throw of 155′ 4″.

WBL Boys Track Championships (7) : 2017, 11, 1997, 95, 92, 85, 84

Day 2 – WBL Champions


TRACK-MAC Conference Meet – Day 1 Results

PL 	Team 		Pts
1 	Celina 	       107
2 	Defiance 	83
3 	Wapakoneta 	68
4 	Elida 		56
5 	Van Wert 	52
6 	Shawnee 	50
7 	Ottawa-Glandorf 43
8 	St. Marys  	29
9 	Kenton 		22
10 	Bath 		16

Girls Shot Put Results
WBL Meet Record - 43'5.50"-Mekayla Breland St Marys 2011
PL 	Athlete 		Yr. 	Team 	Mark 
1 	Sutter, Paige 		SR 	Celina 	43' 4.25" 

Girls 1,600 Meters Results
WBL Meet Record - 4:56.20-Jill Weber 	Celina 	1981
PL 	Athlete 		Yr. 	Team 	Time 	
1 	McDonough, Lauren 	SR 	Celina 	5:10.86

Girls 800 Meters Results
WBL Meet Record - 2:16.80-Deb Chapin 	Celina 	1981
PL 	Athlete 		Yr. 	Team 	Time 	
1 	Jackson, Lauren 	JR 	Celina 	2:21.34

Girls 3,200 Meters Results
WBL Meet Record - 10:39.44-Kris Roth 	Celina 	2002
PL 	Athlete 		Yr. 	Team 	Time 	
1 	McDonough, Lauren 	SR 	Celina 	11:25.45
PL 	Team 		Pts
1 	Celina 		96
2 	Elida 		88
3 	Defiance 	81
4 	Van Wert 	75
5 	Shawnee 	70
6 	Wapakoneta 	42
7 	St. Marys  	29
8 	Kenton 		20
9 	Bath 		13
9 	Ottawa-Glandorf 13

Boys Discus Results
WBL Meet Record 	170' 10" 	Jeremy Manns 	Kenton 	1994
PL 	Athlete 	Yr. 	Team 	Mark 		
1 	Ross, Tyler 	JR 	Celina 	155' 4" 

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TRACK: Celina Has Big First Day At WBL Meet

(5-10-17) Celina had a big first day at the WBL Conference meet in Kenton, with the Bulldogs leading the boys meet over Van Wert 28-26, while the girls lead is 36-13 over second place Wapakoneta.

The rest of the events will be held this Friday (5-12-17) in Kenton starting at 4:30pm.

PL 	Team 		Pts
1 	Celina 	  	28
2 	Van Wert 	26
3 	Wapakoneta 	16
4 	Elida 		15
5 	Defiance 	12
5 	Bath 		12
7 	Kenton 		 6
8 	St. Marys 	 4
9 	Shawnee 	 3
10 	Ottawa-Glandorf  2

PL 	Team 		Pts
1 	Celina 		36
2 	Wapakoneta 	13
3 	Shawnee 	10
4 	Elida 		9
5 	Kenton 		8
6 	Defiance 	6
7 	Van Wert 	5
8 	Ottawa-Glandorf 4
9 	St. Marys  	2


Celina picked up two WBL titles in the boys meet, Brennen Piper won the long jump with a jump of 20;8.5″. Piper was this season’s WBL Boys soccer Player of the Year.

Celina’s Tyler Ross (Jr) won the shot put with a throw of 51′ 6.5″.

Boys Long Jump Results
WBL Meet Record (22' 10.75", Derek Davis, Elida, 2002)
PL 	Athlete 	Yr. 	Team 	Mark 	 	Pts
1 	Piper, Brennen 	SR 	Celina 	20' 8.50" 	10

Boys Shot Put Results
WBL Meet Record (59' 7", Terry Miller, Kenton, 2005)
PL 	Athlete 	Yr. 	Team 	Mark 		Pts
1 	Ross, Tyler 	JR 	Celina 	51' 6.50" 	10

The Green and White Bulldog girls picked up three WBL titles, Alyssa Hoyng won the High Jump with a 5’2 jump, in the discus Kaeli Schrolucke won the discus with a toss of 126′ 8″.

Celina (Lutz, Wenning, McDonough, Jackson) won the 4 X 800 Relay team race with a time of 9:39.8.

Girls High Jump Results
WBL Meet Record (5' 7", Jodi Rafferty, Celina, 1995)
PL 	Athlete 	Yr. 	Team 	Mark 	Pts
1 	Hoyng, Alyssa 	SR 	Celina 	5' 2"	10

Girls Discus Results
WBL Meet Record (131' 2", Pam Miller, Wapakoneta, 1986)
PL 	Athlete 		Yr. 	Team 	Mark 	Pts 
1 	Schrolucke, Kaeli 	SR 	Celina 	126' 8" 10 

Girls 4 x 800m Relay Results
WBL Meet Record 
(9:32.30-Judy Boley,Cyndy Chapin,Lorna Eyink,Jill Weber-Celina, 1983)
PL 	Team 	Time 						Pts
1 	Celina 	9:39.68 (Lutz, Wenning, McDonough, Jackson) 	10

Coldwater Picks Up 30th MAC Baseball Title

(5-9-17)  The Coldwater Cavaliers picked up their 30th Midwest Athletic Conference championship trophy after knocking off Marion Local last night (5-8-17) 7-2. For Coach Brian Harlamert it is his 11th as the Cavalier Head Coach.

After the game Coldwater pitcher Dylan Brosher told Press Pro Magazine:

“This makes 15 wins for us now. They said we’d be decent at the start of the year, but no one ever thought we’d be MAC champs.”

The MAC has played baseball since 1974, the league which started in 1973,  did not compete in baseball the first season.  The Cavaliers under Hall of Fame Coach Lou Brunswick won 9 of the first 10 MAC titles (1974-1984).  Brunswick picked up 16 of the 30 titles during his run as Head Coach, his last one was in 1993.

Gabby Wilker, who coached four years between Brunswick and Harlamert, won three out of four MAC titles during his tenure.

The MAC has had a good run at the state level in baseball over the years, Coldwater has 6 State titles, St. Henry has 3 state trophies, while Parkway and Minster both have 2 in the trophy case.

 1974 Cavalier Team That Won 1st MAC Title

1974 Coldwater Baseball
1974 Coldwater Cavaliers
MAC Baseball Titles (1974-2017)
School	       Total	Outright Champs	Co-Champs
Coldwater	 30             20	   10

Titles: (30): 2017, 16, 14, 13, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 01, 00, 
1997, 96, 94, 93, 92, 91, 88, 87, 86, 84, 83, 82, 81, 79, 
78, 77, 76, 75, 74

(1974-1993) Lou Brunswick (16 titles)
(1994-1997) Gabby Wilker (3 titles)
(1998- ) Brian Harlamert (11 titles)

WBL Championships (1959-1973)
School	    	TOTAL	Outright Champs	Co-Champs
Coldwater	  4	      1		   3		

Titles: (4): 1972, 61, 59, 58

(1959-1973) - Lou Brunswick (3 titles)
(1958) - Joe Reed (1 title)

Coldwater, was a member of the Western Buckeye League and competed in baseball from 1958-1973. According to WBL records, the Cavaliers won 4 titles. However; the WBL played in divisions for several seasons during the 1970’s and did win some division titles as well.

Brunswick won 3 WBL titles to add to his 16 MAC trophies as the head coach.

Shawnee Sweeps Boys WBL Tennis Finals and Title

(5-6-17) After playing inside on the first day of the WBL Boys Tennis Championships on Thursday due to weather conditions, the finals moved over to UNOH and the outdoor courts for the final matches .

Shawnee swept to the title by winning all of the finals matches and championships to pick-up their 24th WBL title and (2017, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08) and eight of the last nine championships. The Indians with the combined total of regular season and the tournament results led runner-up Celina 60-40 and easily picked up win the and the championship.

1st Singles
Champion- Michael Rutter, Shawnee
2nd place- Drew Sarno, Elida
3rd place- Garrett Weinger, Celina
4th place- Kyle Goodin, Kenton

2nd Singles
Champion- Isaac Hanover, Shawnee
2nd place- Kenji Kobayashi, Kenton
3rd place – Heath Laux, Celina
4th place- Craig Recker, Ottawa-Glandorf

3rd Singles
Champion- Jackson Schaaf, Shawnee
2nd place- Ryan Keber, Van Wert
3rd place- Kevin Recker, Ottawa-Glandorf
4th place- Drew Rosengarten, Celina

1st Doubles
Champion- Max Jones / Danny Kesner, Shawnee
2nd place- Drew Kuhlman / Zach Balbugh, Ottawa-Glandorf
3rd place- Bryce Langenkamp / Kyle Lochtefeld, Celina
4th place- C.J. Vanderhorst / Howie Spencer, St. Marys

2nd Doubles
Champion- Harsha Battula / Mitchell Shirk, Shawnee
2nd place- Sohaib Saleem / Garrett Forlow, Celina
3rd place- Ben Schaub / Anthony Baughman, Ottawa-Glandorf
4th place- Riley Creps / Jacob Ramirez, Defiance

Shawnee’s Steve Jones was named the WBL Coach of the Year and Kenton’s Mason Bloom won the Sportsmanship Award.

2017 WBL Tennis FINAL Standings


Boys Tennis-Day 1 WBL Tournament Results

Boys Tennis-Day 1 WBL Tournament Results

(5-4-17) The first day of the 2017 WBL Boys Tennis Tournament at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center in Lima is in the books, day two (Saturday) will see five conference champions named in three singles and two doubles matches.

Shawnee comes into the tournament after having an undefeated regular season (9-0) and Celina with an 8-1 record. The WBL Champion is decided with combined final standings are combined (tournament and regular) season.

Both Shawnee and Celina have a semi-finalist in all five events.

Shawnee, who finished 3rd last season, has won 23 WBL titles, including eight of the last nine (2015, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 02, 01, 00, 1998, 96, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84).

Celina has just won five titles, the last being in 2014 (1995, 83, 81, 68).

In first single semi-final match-ups on Saturday, #5 seed Kenton’s Kyle Goodin will take on, #1 seed Shawnee’s Michael Rutter. In the other semi-final match #2 seed Elida’s Drew Sarno will play #3 seed Celina’s Garrett Weininger.

In #2 singles semi-final matches, #4 seed Kenton’s Kenji Kobayashi will match-up with #1 seed Celina’s Heath Laux.  In the other semi-final #2 Seed Shawnee’s Isaac Hoover will play #3 seed O-G’s Craig Recker.

In #3 singles semi-final matches, in the first match #5 seed O-G’s Kevin Recker will play #1 seed Shawnee’s Jackson Scaaf, in the other match it will be #2 seed Van Wert’s Ryan Keber and #3 seed Celina’s Drew Rosengarten.


2017 WBL Boys Tennis Tournament

In #1 doubles, #4 seed St. Marys Vanderhorst/Spencer will play #1 seed Shawnee’s Jones/Kesner, in the 2nd match #3 seed Celina’s Langenkamp/Lochtefeld will play #2 seed O-G’s # 2 seed Kuhlman/ Balbaugh.

In 2nd doubles semi-finals, #4 seed O-G’s Schaub/Baughman will play #1 seed Celina’s Saleem/Forlow. In the other match #7 seed Elida’s Creps/Ramirez will take on #3 seed Shawnee’s Battula/Shirk.

2017 WBL Boys Tennis Tournament
2017 WBL Boys Tennis Standings
Teams			WBL Record	
1.  Shawnee		9-0	
2.  Celina		8-1	
3.  St. Marys		6-2	
4.  Van Wert		5-3	
5.  Ottawa-Glandorf	5-4	
6.  Elida		3-6	
6.  Kenton		3-6	
6.  Wapakoneta		3-6	
9.  Defiance		1-7	
10.  Bath		0-8

Coach Mikesell Talks About Defiance Win and Key WBL Match-up

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Celina Head Baseball Coach Andy Mikesell- thanks to http://www.snapintimepics.com

(4-25-17) The last time Defiance had lost a Western Buckeye League game, they dropped a home game to Celina 1-0 on April 21, 2015, the next time they lost again it was to Celina at home 1-0 this past Friday night.

How big was the Celina win?  Since 1999 it’s only the sixth win for the Green and the White, the most by any WBL member,  against one of Ohio’s strongest baseball programs.

The Celina’s Seth Lonsway threw six scoreless innings giving up two hits,  nine strikeouts and five walks in Friday night’s game. In 2015,  Lonsway threw seven scoreless innings, two hits, five walks and five strikeouts.

2015 the Bulldogs won the WBL title for the first time since 1988, tonight they hope to be in place to win another they when they play Wapakoneta in a battle of undefeated and original WBL members.

Celina Head Coach Andy Mikesell talks about the win and the game tonight:

Big Celina crowd made the trip, what did that mean to you and the kids?

The crowd was great, not that the kids needed the motivation but I think that definitely made the realize how much the community cares about baseball and our team.

Seth pitched out of a bunch of 2-runners on base situations, they used the bunt

They had a good game plan going in and that was small-ball but attacking the 1B line with a lefty on the mound. e just struggled with his command and put them in situations where they could bunt by walking guys but he battled through and got the outs we needed.

Did pitch count play in Seth only going 6 innings?

Not as far as OHSAA rules. He was just throwing a lot of pitches and I am not a proponent of pushing the limit with any kid so I pulled him and let Shawn come in and finish it up.

How big was Shawn Rose in the save?

Obviously it was big that we didn’t blow it for him even though it seemed like we were trying our hardest. Shawn has done the same thing for 4 years and that’s throw strikes. He came in and did the same thing and following up 90s with 60-70s will mess anyone up.

How big was Jake Smalley’s hit to score the only run, after the Dogs had left runners on base earlier in the game…

It was huge to get that run in. We missed a lot of opportunities to score. Part of it was on me for not forcing things a little more but they had a good pitcher on the mound who did a good job of getting out some jams.

How do you approach Wapak on Tuesday…

We need to hit. I think we will pitch and play defense but our bats have gone quiet as of late and we have too many good hitters to let that happen for a long period of time. I think we need to stay aggressive and not miss the good pitch to hit.