No Putnam County Girls team advanced to state. At the Elida Girls DIV Regional Kalida (advancing out of the Ottawa Glandorf District) fell to Wayne Trace in Regional Semifinal 53-28. Wayne Trace had advanced out of the Defiance District. Minster, out of the Wapakoneta District took the State berth out of the Elida Regional, by defeating Wayne Trace 65-30. Ottawa Glandorf advanced to the DIII Lexington Regional finals by defeating Lake 69-30 in a Semifinal played at Ohio Northern. The Titans tournament trail ended in the Regional Finals when Africentric defeated them 38-34.
This years Girls State Tournament games will be played in St Johns Arena. The only area school advancing to State is Napoleon in DII. They will play Tri Valley on Thursday at 3:00.
Two Putnam County Boys teams are still looking to make the trip to Columbus. Columbus Grove advanced out of the DIV Elida District. The Bulldogs defeated Crestview 50-42 in one District Semifinal game and in the other Kalida defeated Ottoville 44-40. The Bulldogs took the District Championship on Friday by defeating the Kalida Wildcats 58-49. Columbus Grove, undefeated and ranked #1 in the Latest DIV poll, will play Antwerp at BGSU on Tuesday at 6:15. Antwerp advanced out of the Defiance District and is also undefeated and ranked #2. The other teams playing in the DIV BGSU Regional are Parkway (Wapakoneta District) and Tiffin Calvert (Findlay District).
Ottawa Glandorf advanced out of the Lima Senior DIII District. The Titans defeated Coldwater 69-39 in the District Semifinal and Wayne Trace 69-44 in the District Finals. The Titans will take on Colonel Crawford in a BGSU Regional Semifinal on Wednesday at 8:00. Colonel Crawford advanced out of the Norwalk District. The other teams playing in the DIII BGSU Regional are Evergreen (Toledo) and Johnstown- Monroe (Columbus).
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter