Boys basketball: Fort Loramie stays No. 1 in AP state poll


Versailles eighth in Div. III, Minster ninth in D-IV

Staff report



Fort Loramie’s Nathan Raterman, left, and Thurgood Marshall’s Tavell Sims go after a loose ball during Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena in Kettering last Monday. The Redskins are ranked No. 1 in Div. IV.

Fort Loramie’s Nathan Raterman, left, and Thurgood Marshall’s Tavell Sims go after a loose ball during Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena in Kettering last Monday. The Redskins are ranked No. 1 in Div. IV.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Fort Loramie keeps its top ranking in Division IV, while Versailles and Minster remain ranked in Divisions III and IV, respectively, in this week’s Associated Press state poll.

The Redskins posted wins over Thurgood Marshall, Botkins and Minster last week to improve to 14-0 overall. Fort Loramie beat Minster 52-51 in overtime on Saturday.

Aside from Saturday’s overtime loss, the Wildcats (8-3) beat Franklin Monroe and New Bremen. Minster was ranked ninth last week and is tied for the spot with Springfield Catholic Central this week.

Versailles (13-1) remains ranked No. 8 in D-III. The Tigers posted wins over Sidney, Lima Central Catholic and Fort Recovery last week.

All Division I through IV polls are below, with win-loss record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses). A statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters rate Ohio high school basketball teams each week.

DIVISION I
1. Huber Hts. Wayne (15) 12-0 177
2. Solon (2) 11-0 148
3. Cin. Moeller (1) 12-3 116
4. Upper Arlington 11-1 101
5. Tol. St. John’s 10-2 97
6. Springfield 12-0 87
7. Pickerington N. 11-2 85
8. Dublin Coffman 13-1 52
9. Logan 11-1 24
10. Cin. Princeton 11-1 18

Others receiving 12 or more points: Hilliard Bradley 15. Lakewood St. Edward 13.

DIVISION II
1. Wauseon (13) 14-0 158
2. Cin. McNicholas (1) 13-1 127
3. Cols. Beechcroft (2) 9-1 118
4. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (1) 11-0 106
5. Parma Hts. Holy Name 10-1 88
(tie) Poland Seminary (1) 13-0 88
7. Cols. Eastmoor 11-2 68
8. Elida 12-1 44
(tie)Proctorville Fairland 11-3 44
10. Mentor Lake Cath. 10-1 22

Others receiving 12 or more points: Akr. SVSM 20. Cols. South 15. Trotwood-Madison 13. Gallipolis Gallia 13.

DIVISION III
1. Cols. Ready (9) 12-0 154
2. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (1) 11-0 142
3. Ottawa-Glandorf (3) 13-0 137
4. Cin. Deer Park (1) 12-0 108
5. Leavittsburg Labrae (2) 10-0 93
6. Oak Hill 13-0 89
7. Oregon Stritch (1) 14-1 72
8. Versailles (1) 13-1 62
9. Galion Northmor 12-0 49
10. Gahanna Cols. Academy 12-0 19

Others receiving 12 or more points: N. Lima S. Range 18.

DIVISION IV
1. Fort Loramie (14) 14-0 169
2. Mansfield St. Peter’s (1) 15-0 138
3. Hannibal River 10-0 134
4. McDonald (2) 11-1 112
5. St. Henry 11-2 81
6. Sugar Grove Berne Union 8-2 53
7. Tol. Christian 11-3 52
8. Tree of Life 1 0-1 49
9. Spring. Cath. Cent. 12-2 41
(tie) Minster 8-3 41

Others receiving 12 or more points: Cornerstone Christian (1) 23. Richmond Hts. 23.

Fort Loramie’s Nathan Raterman, left, and Thurgood Marshall’s Tavell Sims go after a loose ball during Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena in Kettering last Monday. The Redskins are ranked No. 1 in Div. IV.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/01/web1_SDN011618LorBbbLG2-9.jpgFort Loramie’s Nathan Raterman, left, and Thurgood Marshall’s Tavell Sims go after a loose ball during Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena in Kettering last Monday. The Redskins are ranked No. 1 in Div. IV. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Versailles eighth in Div. III, Minster ninth in D-IV

Staff report