HILLIARD — Sidney sophomore Josie Davis picked up her second consecutive Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association girls title on Saturday at Hilliard-Davidson High School.
Davis, who won the 126-pound title last year, finished first in the 121-pound weight class on Saturday. She won her first match by pinning Jamestown Greeneview’s Alison Calhoun in 20 seconds and won a quarterfinal match by pinning Minerva’s Kayla Phillips in 25 seconds. She pinned Delaware Hayes’ Meredith Miligan in 27 seconds in a semifinal before winning the championship match against Hamilton Badin’s Rachel Nusky by a 9-2 decision.
It was the second such event for girls wrestling, which is not sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The private tournament had about 225 wrestlers from 106 schools.
• Boys swimming
Sidney has 2 individuals, relays qualify for state
Sidney had several swimmers qualify for the Division I state meet next Saturday in Canton by finishing high enough in last weekend’s district meet at Miami University.
Sidney’s Jarrett Payne qualified in the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle and Jaden Humphrey qualified in the 100 backstroke. Payne finished third in the 200 IM in the district meet and Humphrey finished ninth.
Humphrey and Payne are also a part of two relays that qualified. The pair, along with Badin Brewer and Jahvon Lloyd, finished fifth in the 200 freestyle relay and sixth in the 400 freestyle.
• Boys basketball
Anna 67, Mechanicsburg 52
The No. 3 seed Rockets got a challenge for three quarters from No. 17 Mechanicsburg in a Division III sectional opener on Friday at Northmont High School’s Thunderdome but pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Mechanicsburg led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter before Anna used an 18-9 scoring edge in the second to take a 29-24 halftime lead. Each squad scored 16 points in the third quarter before the Rockets pulled away with a 22-12 advantage in the fourth.
Isaiah Masteller led Anna (18-5) with 29 points while Ben Kovacs scored 20 and McKane Finkenbine added 11.
Anna advances to face No. 15 Springfield Northeastern in a sectional final on Tuesday at Northmont.
Jackson Center 53, Mississinawa Valley 19
The Tigers had no problems with Mississinawa Valley in a Div. IV sectional opener on Saturday at Piqua’s Garbry Gymnasium.
Jackson Center (17-6) built an 18-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored the Blackhawks 15-0 in the second to run away.
Jace Mullenhour and Carson Regula each scored 13 points for Jackson Center.
The No. 2 seed Tigers advance to face No. 9 Fairlawn in a sectional final on Thursday in Piqua.
• Girls basketball
Minster 58, Lima Central Catholic 17
The Wildcats opened tournament play with a big victory in a Division IV sectional final on Saturday in Minster.
Minster built a 22-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and used an 11-7 scoring edge in the second to push the advantage to 33-16 at halftime. The squad outscored the Thunderbirds 20-0 in the third quarter and 5-1 in the fourth.
Ivy Wolf led Minster (22-1) with 16 points while Janae Hoying scored 14 and Ella Mescher scored 13.
The No. 1 seed Wildcats advance to face No. 4 Fort Recovery in a district semifinal on Thursday in Wapakoneta.
Fort Recovery 53, New Bremen 50 OT
The Cardinals lost in a Div. IV sectional final on Saturday in Fort Recovery.
The Indians built an 8-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and followed with an 11-6 scoring edge in the second. New Bremen rallied to tie the game with a 13-10 advantage in the third and 16-11 edge in the second, but the Indians earned the win with an 8-5 advantage in overtime.
Madison Cordonnier led New Bremen with 17 points and four assists while Elli Roetgerman scored 15 points and had eight rebounds. The squad shot 15 for 32 (47 percent) from the floor and had a 29-26 rebounding edge but committed 19 turnovers.
The Cardinals finish 13-10 overall.