OHSH/JJHuddle Boys Basketball D-III Preview and Preseason Power Poll

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Often times in sports we talk about storybook endings, but rarely do
they ever come to fruition. Last March, one did when Lima Central Catholic head coach Bob
Seggerson nailed down his first D-III state championship ater 32 years at the school. What’s in store in D-III this year? Click here to find out…


Often times in sports we talk about storybook endings, but rarely do
they ever come to fruition. Following the 1998 NFL season, John Elway
was able to ride off into the sunset after his Denver Broncos captured
its second consecutive Super Bowl trophy.

Last March, Ohio high school basketball was able to capture a little
bit of the same magic when Lima Central Catholic’s 32-year coach, Bob
Seggerson, nailed down his first D-III state championship. Most were
blindsided by what followed.

Seggerson would announce his retirement during the post game press
conference ending a magnificent run with the Thunderbirds. Assistant
coach Frank Kill is Seggerson’s heir apparent.

What is in store for 2010-2011? There should be plenty of parody
amongst the state. Once again, Cincinnati Taft will be a heavy favorite
to cut down the nets in late March, but as we saw last season no thing
is a sure thing. The Senators were upset by Columbus Bishop Ready in the
regional final thanks to 37 points from Tiffin University freshman, Joe
Graessle.

Usually, the Northwest part of the state has a “super” team, but this
season it doesn’t appear to have anyone with such status. However,
there are plenty of very good teams in NW Ohio. Lima Central Catholic,
the reigning D-III state champion, is the closest thing to a “super”
team in that area.

The Northwest and Southwest both won four state championships from
2000-2010 with the Northeast notching three. Akron SVSM (2000, 2001) and
Cincinnati NCH (2005, 2006, 2007) were the only repeat winners in the
time frame.

With Cincinnati Taft and Lima Central Catholic being our No. 1 and 2
teams in the preseason it’s likely we will have another winner from the
Southwest or Northwest.

Since the OHSAA went to the four division alignment in 1988, neither
the East District nor the Southeast has won a D-III state championship.
The SW, NW, and NE have dominated while the Central has only a single
championship in 1998 (Sparta Highland). That was just some food for
thought when making your state championship predictions.

With all that being said, this is the best chance the Southeast has
possessed since Wheelersburg in 2007 and Ironton in 2005. Chesapeake,
Ironton, and Piketon will start off in our Top 15, while Oak Hill,
Wheelersburg, Peebles, and Lucasville Valley should also be good.

The East District will put its hopes with Sugarcreek Garaway and St.
Clairsville.

The Central has a legitimate contender in Bloom-Carroll.

At any rate, it will be fun to watch the rest of the field try and
chase down Cincinnati Taft which should put some energy into Ohio’s
often-times forgotten division.

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OHSH/JJHUDDLE
DIVISION III PRESEASON POWER POLL

1. Cincinnati Taft
2. Lima Central Catholic
3. Chesapeake
4. Sugarcreek Garaway
5. Cleveland Central Catholic
6. Bloom-Carroll
7. Jamestown Greeneview
8. Orrville
9. Ironton
10. St. Clairsville

Five More:
Ottawa-Glandorf; Middletown Madison; Casstown Miami East; Piketon;
Archbold

PRESEASON
ALL-OHIO TEAMS

First Team
Anton Grady (6’8/Sr.), Cleveland Central Catholic
Adolphus Washington (6’6/Jr.), Cincinnati Taft
Danny Monteroso (6’1/So.), St. Clairsville
Marcquise Taylor (6’0/Sr.), Columbus Africentric
Blake Justice (6’2/Sr.), Peebles

Second Team
Nathan Copley (6’2/Sr.), Chesapeake
DeMonte Flannigan (6’7/So.), Cleveland VASJ
Evan Legg (6’2/Sr.), Piketon
Zach Wasson (6’6/Sr.), Orrville
Paul Honigford (6’8/Sr.), Sugarcreek Garaway

Third Team
Cody Dillon (6’4/Jr.), Newton Falls
Steve Bridgeman (6’5/Sr.), Bloom-Carroll
Jalen Billups (6’6/Sr.), Cincinnati Shroder
Jalean Lowe (6’3/Jr.), Cincinnati Taft
Andrew Bendolph (6’0/Sr.), Portsmouth

TEAM
CAPSULES

Cincinnati
Taft (23-2 last year, lost in District Final)

Head Coach: Mark Mitchell (8th Year)
League: Southwest Ohio Public League
Fun Facts: 2010 D-III OHSH Poll Champions
Returning Starters: Adolphus Washington (6’6/Jr.), Orlando Berry
(5’9/Jr.), Dwayne Stanford (6’5/Jr.)
Other Returnees: Marquez Johnson (5’11/Sr.), Glenn Gilliam (6’2/Sr.),
Malcolm Hicks (5’10/Sr.)
Newcomers: Jalean Lowe (6’3/Jr.), Chris Lowe (6’4/Sr.), Kadeem Palmer
(5’8/Sr.), Jermaine Freeman (5’10/Jr.)

OHSH on Cincinnati Taft: Cincinnati Taft will be as good as
they want to be this season. It’s certainly not now or never with four
very good juniors on this team, but there is a chance the Senators may
move back to D2 next season.

Taft was far and away the most talented team in D-III last season,
but came up short in the regional final against a red-hot Columbus
Bishop Ready outfit led by Joe Graessle. Look for Taft to come back even
hungrier this season.

Taft will welcome back returning 1st Team All-Ohioan Adolphus
“Diesel” Washington and his 24 points per game. Simply put, Washington
is the most dominating high school player in Ohio (D-III) and possibly
all divisions.

He will be joined by fellow juniors Orlando Berry (9.7 ppg/5.0 apg.),
Dwayne Stanford (10.2 ppg.), and Cincinnati North College Hill
transfer, Jalean Lowe (6’3). All four are members of the
nationally-known All-Ohio Purple AAU squad.

Senior transfers Kadeem Palmer formerly of Cincinnati Woodward and
Chris Lowe formerly of Cincinnati North College Hill will be expected to
contribute quite a bit as well. Lowe and Jalean Lowe are brothers.
Senior Marquez Johnson should also be a factor along with Cincinnati
Aiken transfer, Jermaine Freeman. The latter is also a member of the
All-Ohio Purple outfit.

Lima
Central Catholic (23-4, State Champions)

Head Coach: Frank Kill (1st Year)
League: Northwest Conference
Fun Facts: 2010 D-III State Champions
Returning Starters: Bubba Krieg (5’10/Sr.), Jon Steiger (6’4/Sr.), Tyler
O’Connor (6’3/Jr.)
Other Returnees: Austin Stolly (6’0/Sr.), Billy Taflinger (6’0/Jr.),
Derek Allen (6’4/Sr.), John Kidd (6’3/Jr.)
Newcomers: Tre’on Johnson (5’8/So.)

OHSH on Lima CC: Lima CC was just (3-4) at one point last
season, which is where Bob Seggerson expected his Thunderbirds to be
coming off another successful football season.

Following a December 29 loss to Findlay Liberty-Benton, the
Thunderbirds would not lose again eventually avenging losses to L-B and
Ottawa-Glandorf in district tournament play. LCC is currently riding a
20-game winning streak, which culminated last season with the 2010 D-III
state championship.

What an incredible season considering they started the year (0-2)
following the Elida Tip Off Classic. LCC will need to replace its
32-year head coach, outstanding point guard Desi Kirkman, and starter
Sam Stolly. Losing a top-notch point guard is one of the toughest losses
a team can take, and this is no different with Kirkman.

Three starters return in seniors Bubba Krieg (9.0 ppg.) and Jon
Steiger (6.0 ppg.) along with talented junior Ty O’Connor (10.5 ppg.).

Senior Austin Stolly (7.3 ppg.) returns after serving as a terrific
sixth man last season along with junior Billy Taflinger (5.9 ppg.),
senior Derek Allen, and junior John Kidd. Furthermore, look for
sophomore Tre’on Johnson to get into the mix.

LCC doesn’t have a bona fide superstar, but they have nails tough
kids who will compete to the bitter end. They are certainly talented
enough to get back to Columbus, but repeating is obviously not easy to
do. Cincinnati North College Hill and Akron SVSM are the only D-III
teams to do it in the past 23 years.

Chesapeake
(21-5, lost in State Semis)

Head Coach: Ryan Davis (4th Year)
League: Ohio Valley Conference
Fun Facts: Eric Kennedy may have a chance to play his old school, Spring
Valley (WV), in the St. Joseph’s Invitational
Returning Starters: Nathan Copley (6’2/Sr.), Colin Kennedy (6’7/Sr.),
Austin McMaster (6’5/Jr.)
Other Returnees: Javon Thompson (6’2/So.), Patrick Hintz (5’9/Jr.),
Brandon Noble (6’1/Jr.)
Newcomers: Eric Kennedy (6’4/Jr.)

OHSH on Chesapeake: After years of coming oh so close, the
Chesapeake Panthers finally got over the hump last season and made a
trip to Columbus.  The ‘Peake lost to eventual state champion, Lima CC,
in the semis but it was a milestone season nonetheless.

Head coach Ryan Davis and his Panthers will once again be a favorite
out of the Southeast with three starters returning and the addition of a
very good transfer.

Leading the returnees is 6-foot-2 senior Nathan Copley and his 19.1
points per game. Copley didn’t have a very good state semi-final game
finishing just 6-of-22 from the field and 2-of-12 behind the arc. The
senior is a volume scorer, so the numbers weren’t completely startling.

Colin Kennedy (6’7/Sr.) is a welcome addition back in the post after
averaging 10.1 ppg. as a junior. Junior Austin McMaster also returns
from the starting line up where dropped 15.4 points per contest a season
ago.

Spring Valley (WV) transfer Eric Kennedy should help fill the void of
departing seniors Trent Saunders and Peter Hintz. Though, Hintz was a
high energy kid who made plays from the point guard spot.

Sugarcreek
Garaway (18-6, lost in Regional Semifinals)

Head Coach: Dave Shutt (6th Year)
League: Inter-Valley Conference
Fun Facts: D-III State Runner-Up in 2003 and 2008
Returning Starters: Paul Honigford (6’8/Sr.), Hunter Shaw (5’11/Sr.),
Ryan Troyer (6’2/Jr.), Tanner Klein (6’5/Sr.), Duane Troyer (6’2/So.)
Other Returnees: Zach Renner (5’11/Sr.), Jordan Miller (5’10/Sr.), Seth
Miller (5’10/Jr.)
Newcomers: Tyler Walter (5’11/So.), Gabe Elmore (6’3/Jr.), Cody
Stevenson (6’1/Sr.), Winston Mullet (5’10/So.)

OHSH on Sugarcreek Garaway: This is the senior class Garaway
fans have been waiting on since these kids were in 7th grade.  This
senior class destroyed its competition coming up through the junior high
ranks, but everything changed as freshmen when Paul Honigford was moved
up to varsity.

It turned out to be a good move for the varsity as Honigford helped
lead the Pirates to a state runner-up finish, while scoring 12 points
and grabbing10 rebounds in the title game against Ottawa-Glandorf back
in 2008.

What happened to the rest of the crew? Well, most played jayvee along
with freshmen ball and eventually others stopped playing basketball or
moved to other school districts.

Now, after four years, six kids have reunited in hopes to make one
last run. Honigford, who recently committed to D2 Ashland, returns for
his fourth season in the post for head coach Dave Shutt. Honigford
averaged 16 points per game as a junior earning him AP 1st Team All-Ohio
honors.

He will be joined by fellow returning starters Hunter Shaw (7.0
ppg.), Ryan Troyer (10.0 ppg.), Tanner Klein (5.0 ppg.), and Duane
Troyer (6.0 ppg.). Shawn and Klein are both part of the senior class,
while Ryan Troyer is a junior and Duane a sophomore.

Duane Troyer really came on towards the end of last season especially
during the tournament. Look for this sophomore to have a big season.

Seniors Zach Renner and Jordan Miller along with junior Seth Miller
saw action last year as well.

Cleveland
Central Catholic (13-12, lost in Regional Semifinals)

Head Coach: Kevin Noch
League: North Coast League
Fun Facts: 2009 D-III State Champions
Returning Starters: Anton Grady (6’8/Sr.), Ra’Saun Smith (5’10/Jr.),
Gregory Snyder (5’10/So.), Marcus Jones (6’3/Sr.)
Other Returnees: None
Newcomers: None

OHSH on Cleveland Central Catholic: It’s no secret Cleveland
CC will be battle-tested by the time tournament play starts.  Playing
the likes of Akron SVSM, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Akron Hoban, Cleveland
Benedictine, Garfield Heights, Lutheran East, Bedford Chanel (2), and
Cleveland VASJ (2) can’t hurt.

Other than Cincinnati Taft, no D-III team will play a schedule of
this magnitude. This really helped CCC in earning the D-III state
championship in 2009, and after struggling through much of last season
with injuries, the Ironmen made a run to the regional semis.

Senior Anton Grady (Cleveland State) missed over half of last season
with an injury, but when he returned things started to turn around.  If
it weren’t for coming out flat against Orrville in the regional semis,
perhaps they could have made another run at the title last season.

The Ironmen will once again be a force this season with the return of
Grady along with junior guard Ra’Saun Smith, sophomore guard Gregory
Snyder, and senior post Marcus Jones.

If Grady can stay healthy, we wouldn’t be surprised to see CCC in
Columbus once again.

Bloom-Carroll
(16-7, lost in District Final)

Head Coach: Tom Petty (31st Year)
League: Mid-State League- Buckeye Division
Fun Facts: 1994 State Semifinalist
Returning Starters: AJ Ireland (6’4/Jr.), Isaac McGlone (6’1/So.)
Other Returnees: Robbie Watts (6’0/Jr.), Connor Canini (6’0/Sr.)
Newcomers: Steve Bridgeman (6’5/Sr.), Dalton VanAtta (6’0/So.), AJ James
(5’8/So.), Evan Baker (6’3/So.), Joey Schmitz (5’8/Fr.)

OHSH on Bloom-Carroll: Veteran Bloom-Carroll boss Tom Petty
has plenty of wins in his legendary career, and look for the total to
increase even more after this season.

The Bulldogs fell short of a regional birth last season when they
fell to Centerburg in the district championship game, 49-46. B-C lost
some talent from last year’s team, but the return of sophomore point
guard Isaac McGlone and junior wing forward AJ Ireland should be a
comforting feeling for Petty.

McGlone was very good for a freshman last season, but he will be even
better this year. He is a savvy point guard with a good IQ for the
game, who reminds us a lot of an old school point guard.

Oh, by the way, the addition of Lancaster transfer Steve Bridgeman
(6’5/Sr.) will be an ace in the hole. Bridgeman is a solid college
prospect with the ability to score, knock down shots, and bring some
physicality to the table from his years spent in the Ohio Capital
Conference. Taft got plenty of transfers, but Bridgeman may be the most
influential transfer in D-III.

Also returning is junior Robbie Watts and senior Connor Canini. Look
for sophomores Dalton VanAtta, AJ James, and Evan Baker along with
freshman Joey Schmitz to garner quite a bit of playing time as well.

This will be the best B-C team since 2005 and 2006 with a chance to
make a deep tournament run.

Jamestown
Greeneview (18-4, lost in District Final)

Head Coach: Bill Green (22nd Year)
League: Ohio Heritage Conference
Fun Facts: Lost to LeBron James and Akron SVSM in 2000 D-III State
Finals
Returning Starters: Ronnie Drinnon (6’7/Jr.), Evan Bradds (6’6/So.),
Eric Green (5’11/Jr.), Zach Raynor (6’2/Sr.)
Other Returnees: Kenny Lawson (6’2/Jr.), Garrett Hudson (6’1/Jr.)
Newcomers: Adam Elzey (6’2/Jr.), Alex Vanderwissell (5’11/Jr.), Jason
Bradds (5’11/Sr.)

OHSH on Jamestown Greeneview: The Southwest will once again
have its share of quality teams, and Greeneview will definitely be one
of those teams.

The Rams return four starters including inside mates junior Ronnie
Drinnon and sophomore Evan Bradds. Together, along with Washington and
Stanford at Taft, they may be the best duo in the post in D-III.

Bradds averaged around 15 points per game as frosh and Drinnon was
good for 14. Their games are a bit different as Bradds likes to work
from the outside-in and is more of a face-up big, while Drinnon does
most of his damage in the paint.

Junior Eric Green and senior Zach Raynor also return to the starting
line up after solid seasons a year ago. Juniors Kenny Lawson and Garrett
Hudson also return from last year’s district runner-up squad.

Coach Green expects juniors Adam Elzey and Alex Vanderwissell along
with senior Jason Bradds to contribute quite a bit as well.

With three underclassmen returning to the starting line up and five
of the next seven being juniors it’s clear the Rams are set for at least
a two-year run.

Orrville
(21-6, State Runner-Up)

Head Coach: Sly Slaughter (2nd Year)
League: Ohio Cardinal Conference
Fun Facts: Won State Championships in 1993, 1995, and 1996
Returning Starters: Zach Wasson (6’5/Sr.), Max Pirman (6’5/Sr.), Dan
Groves (6’0/Sr.)
Other Returnees: Derek Graber (6’0/Sr.), Cody Seiler (6’5/Sr.), Kyle
Zook (6’0/Sr), Devon Winters (6’8/Jr.), Drew Brenner (6’3/Jr.), Jordan
Ray (5’10/Jr.), Anthony Perez (6’3/Jr.)
Newcomers: Teontre’ Simpson (6’0/Sr.), Stuart Turner (5’10/Jr.), Ryan
Neer (6’3/So.), Alexander Smith (6’3/So.)

OHSH on Orrville: The Orrville Red Riders were one of the most
dominant basketball programs in Ohio from 1980 through 1996. The Red
Riders made nine regional tournaments with four trips to the state
tournament including three championships (1992, 1995, and 1996).

The success all came under the late, legendary Orrville head coach,
Steve Smith. In 1992, Smith won his first state championship with a kid
named Sly Slaughter running the point guard spot.

Fast forward 18 years and Slaughter was now the new head coach at
Orrville. In his first season, Slaughter led the Red Riders to a state
runner-up finish losing to Lima CC in the championship game, 60-57.

It was a remarkable season for a team who had not been to a regional
since 1996, which was the last of its three titles. The Red Riders
dropped down to D-III last season a place they had won two of their
state championship (’92 and ’95).

What can Slaughter’s bunch do for an encore? With three starters
returning, optimism is high once again.

Senior Zach Wasson returns after averaging 19 points per game as a
junior. Wasson is a rugged player with a will to win.

Wasson will be joined by fellow returning starters seniors Max Pirman
(3.8 ppg.) and Dan Groves. Pirman has committed to play football for
Indiana, while Groves was unable to play in the state tournament.

There will be plenty of newcomers this season, and they will
obviously be the key to just how successful Orrville can be. Outside
shooting has to be a serious concern.

Ironton
(21-4, lost in the Regional Final)

Head Coach: Mark LaFon (7th Year)
League: Independent
Fun Facts: 2005 D-III State Runner-Up
Returning Starters: Malcolm Morton (5’9/Sr.), Travis Elliott (6’2/Sr.),
Zacc Carter (5’9/So.), Trey Fletcher (6’6/So.)
Other Returnees: Tommy Waginger (6’1/Sr.), Josh Murphy (6’4/Sr.), Nolan
Johnson (6’2/Jr.)
Newcomers: Nick Culbertson (6’4/So.), Trevor White (6’4/So.), Josh
Glover (6’0/So.)

OHSH on Ironton: The Ironton Tigers have long been known as
one of the state’s top football powers, but over the last seven years
the Tigers have slowly become a very good round ball school.

Ironton nearly won the 2005 D-III state championship, but its
monumental upset bid fell short against Cincinnati North College Hill.
The Tigers made the regional in 2004 and the regional final in 2006 and
last season, so the proof is in the pudding.

This year’s Tigers could create more history, but they will need to
replace Tim Kochendoerfer (20.4) and substitutes JP Taylor and Erin
Edens.

Four starters return in seniors Malcolm Morton and Travis Elliott
along with super sophomores Zacc Carter and Trey Fletcher.

Senior sharp-shooter Tommy Waginger, senior Josh Murphy, and junior
Nolan Johnson are also back to provide depth for the Tigers.

Carter and Fletcher are part of a terrific sophomore class, which
also includes Nick Culbertson, Trevor White, and Josh Glover. One of our
most trusted sources in Southeast Ohio believes Ironton’s sophomore
class may be the best he has seen in his 40-plus years of watching
basketball in that part of the state.

St.
Clairsville (16-5, lost in Sectional Final)

Head Coach: Kim Clifford (20th Year)
League: Buckeye 8/OVAC
Fun Facts: 4th Year in D-III
Returning Starters: Allen Derosa (6’5/Sr.), McKenzie Koehler (6’3/Sr.),
Dan Monteroso (6’1/So.)
Other Returnees: Riley Carlton (5’10/So.), Jarid Clovis (6’0/Sr.), Zak
Stiles (6’1/Sr.), Matt Yudasz (6’0/Sr.)
Newcomers: Michael Ferns (6’4/Fr.)

OHSH on St. Clairsville: The St. Clairsville Red Devils are
not a state-power by any account, but they have won a ton of basketball
games in head coach Kim Clifford’s 19 seasons at the Belmont County
school.

The Red Devils dropped to D-III back in 2008 after a long stint in
D2. St. Clairsville reached the district championship back in 2008 only
to fall to eventual state runner-up, Garaway. The Red Devils actually
led that game after three quarters of play.

Last year, it appeared the Red Devils were primed for a long
tournament run but West Muskingum upset the 16-win team in the sectional
final, 82-73.

Coach Clifford mentioned defense being a concern to us, and
rightfully so. West Muskingum didn’t come close to scoring 82 points in a
game last year until the sectional final.  The following contest, the
Tornadoes scored just 42 points in a district semi-final loss to
Barnesville.

Giving up points is not something St. Clairsville is use to as they
usually pride itself on full court man-to-man ball pressure creating
chaos for its opponent. A season ago, the Red Devils scored more points
but the defense fell off. We don’t look for this trend to continue.
Coach Clifford loves the defensive end of the floor, so we have no
reason to believe they won’t be better with the athletes they posses.

The Red Devils welcome back one of the state’s top sophomores in
Danny Monteroso (21.5 ppg.) Monteroso earned AP 3rd Team All-Ohio
accolades as a freshman. The lefty is a scoring machine with D1
athleticism. His overall game isn’t completely polished at this point,
but in D-III, he has the ability to completely take a game over on the
offensive end.

Joining Monteroso in the starting line up is lengthy senior Allen
Derosa along with strong senior McKenzie Koehler. Derosa is 6-foot-5 but
prefers to play face up possessing a sweet stroke, good athleticism,
and the ability to alter shots on the defensive end.

Ottawa-Glandorf
(18-5, lost in District Final)

Head Coach: Josh Leslie (5th Year)
League: Western Buckeye League
Fun Facts: 2008 D-III and 2004 D2 State Champs
Returning Starters: Travis Schomaeker (6’1/Sr.), Andrew Trenkamp
(6’0/Sr.), Landon Pothast (6’4/Sr.)
Other Returnees: Matt Peck (6’4/Sr.), Adam Hershberger (6’4/Sr.), Drew
Ellerbrock (6’4/Sr.)
Newcomers: TJ Metzger (6’1/So.), Matt Kaufman (6’0/So.), John Lammers
(5’10/Jr.)

Middletown
Madison (24-1, lost in Regional Semifinals)

Head Coach: Jeff Smith (14th Year)
League: Southwestern Buckeye League- Buckeye
Fun Facts: Madison finished the regular season 20-0 last season
Returning Starters: Josh Foster (5’9/Sr.), Matt Houser (6’4/Sr.)
Other Returnees: Billy McGuire (5’11/Sr.), Joey Adleta (6’3/Jr.)
Newcomers: Ryan Thobe (6’3/Sr.), Chris Daniel (5’10/Sr.), Ben Lenos
(6’0/Sr.), Tommy Tipton (6’0/Jr.), Wyatt Mills (5’8/Jr.), Alec Berry
(5’8/Jr.), Kyle Shouse (6’2/Fr.)

Miami
East (15-7, lost in the District Semifinals)

Head Coach: Allen Mack (18th Year)
League: Cross County Conference
Fun Facts: 1996 D-III State Champs
Returning Starters: Evan Wolf (6’6/Sr.), Justin Hershberger (6’3/Sr.),
Bradley Coomes (6’2/Jr.), Josh Snyder (5’9/Jr.)
Other Returnees: Gunner Shirk (6’0/Jr.), Zach Denlinger (6’2/Sr.), Ray
Vogel (6’1/Sr.), Connor Carey (6’3/Sr.)
Newcomers: Dustin Kaveney (6’2/Sr.), Garrett Mitchell (6’1/So.)

Piketon
(15-7, lost in the District Semifinals)

Head Coach: Jeff Lisath (7th Year)
League: Scioto Valley Conference
Fun Facts: 2009 D-III State Semi-finalist
Returning Starters: Evan Legg (6’2/Sr.), Jared Vulgamore (5’10/Sr.),
Jamie Helton (6’1/Sr.), Keenan Brush (6’6/Sr.)
Other Returnees: Jacob Braniff (6’4/Sr.), Craigen Moore (6’1/So.), Zach
Farmer (6’3/So.), Ike Brabson (6’0/So.)
Newcomers: Gabriel Renaldi (6’4/Sr.), Robbie Evans (6’1/Sr.)

Archbold
(19-5, lost in the Regional Semifinals)

Head Coach: Doug Krauss (27th Year)
League: Northwest Ohio Athletic League
Fun Facts: 1996 D-III State Runner-up
Returning Starters: Telly Fricke (6’0/Sr.), Garrett Morton (6’3/Sr.),
Luke Kammeyer (6’7/Jr.)
Other Returnees: Clay Giesige (6’1/Sr.)
Newcomers: Aaron Bernath (5’10/Sr.), Aaron Wyse (5’9/Sr.), TJ Gerken
(5’9/Jr.), Gabe Rodriguez (5’9/Jr.), Hayden Stamm (6’4/Jr.), Tanner Wyse
(6’0/Jr.), Tyson Dietrich (6’3/So.), Zeb Frank (5’11/So.)

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