Peak of Ohio Sports 20 Latest Sports Articles 2017-03-25T08:37:26Z Ed Ratleff to be inducted into Circle of Champions <a href=";id=239920" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ohio High School Athletic Association will honor four former Ohio greats during the finals of the 2017 Boys State Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 25th. Those to be recognized during the Division III championship game that begins at 5:15 pm... Jeff Kelley 2017-03-24T05:00:00Z Evilsizor signs with Heidelberg University (Audio included) <a href=";id=239810" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake High School girls' basketball standout Morgan Evilsizor will be playing for Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio next season. Evilsizor made her future official during a recent signing event with her family, Indian Lake Head Coach Nick ... Nate Dunham 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z Gloria's Tumbling fares well in Springboro <a href=";id=239683" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Gloria's Tumbling and Trampoline Team traveled to Springboro on Saturday to compete with 12 teams from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. There were over 225 competitors. Here are the results for Gloria's Team in the order of Tumbling/ Double Mini Trampo... Bill Tipple 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z Newland wins state wrestling tournament for BMS <a href=";id=239631" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Three Bellefontaine Middle School wrestlers recently competed at the OHWAY State Tournament in Marion. Tucker Newland (pictured) won a state championship, Makayla Young finished second at the girls OHWAY State Tournament, and Chelsea Horsley placed ... Nate Dunham 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z Hayden Pummel places 4th in jr. high state wrestling competition <a href=";id=239547" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Indian Lake Middle School had two 8th grade wrestlers compete in the OAC Junior High State Wrestling Championships in Youngstown over the weekend. Lane Mefford wrestled in the 132 lb. weight class and Hayden Pummel wrestled 138. Both brackets consi... Nate Dunham 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z Hodge takes 3rd in Florida Petanque tournament <a href=";id=239544" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Zanesfield Petanque Club member Shannon Hodge played in the FPUSA Southeast Inter-Regional Mixed Triples at the Oh-La-La Petanque Association in Sanford, Florida on Sunday. There were 14 teams at the event. Shannon teamed up with Richard &amp; Broc... Nate Dunham 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z Razz-M-Tazz shines in weekend competition <a href=";id=239499" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Razz-M-Tazz Studios hosted a Twirling Unlimited competition at Indian Lake over the weekend. Highlights for Razz-M-Tazz: Pom Team, Dance Line, and Dance Twirl all took first place. 16 Individuals competed in modeling, strut, and solo. They earned... Bill Tipple 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z Versailles loses heartbreaker in Div. III state final (Saturday BB scores) <a href=";id=239427" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Here are high school girls basketball state final results from Saturday: Div. I: Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame 54 Notre Dame Academy 44 Div. II: Kettering Alter 58 Hathaway Brown 41 Div. III: Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 56 Versailles 54 Div. IV: Be... Jeff Kelley 2017-03-19T05:00:00Z WL-S' Louden to play college baseball at Otterbein <a href=";id=239372" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>West Liberty-Salem senior baseball player Tyler Louden signed his official letter of intent to play baseball at Otterbein University Friday afternoon. Louden will major in Criminal Justice. WL-S head coach Jon Payer said, "Tyler is a great kid, fie... 2017-03-17T05:00:00Z Youth swimmers qualify for large regional meet <a href=";id=239333" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two Hilliker Heat swimmers advanced to the Great Lakes Zone Championships at Bowling Green State University this weekend. Morgan Henry and Matt Kehlbeck each qualified last week at Miami University to advance to the five-state regional meet. Henry ... Bill Tipple 2017-03-17T05:00:00Z Jackson Center, Versailles score big wins in girls tournament hoops (scoreboard) <a href=";id=238877" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Here are the results of high school girls basketball regional finals from Saturday: Div. IV at Vandalia-Butler: Jackson Center 39 Minster 35. The Lady Tigers (23-4) won their second straight regional title. They outscored the Wildcats 22-12 in th... Jeff Kelley 2017-03-12T06:00:00Z Mechanicsburg, Graham claim wrestling state championships <a href=";id=238876" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Saturday was the final day of the 80th OHSAA Wrestling Championships at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The Graham Falcons, under longtime coach Jeff Jordan, won their 17th consecutive state championship in Div. II. No other team in any sport ... Jeff Kelley 2017-03-12T06:00:00Z Bellefontaine Varsity girls bowling finish 15th <a href=";id=238867" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Bellefontaine Varsity girls bowling team placed 15th at the State Tournament on Friday at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. Hannah Davis led the team with games of 223, 171, and 152 for a total of 546. She finished in 29th. Haley Watkins was 49th wi... Cole McDaniel 2017-03-11T05:00:00Z Day 2 good for Graham, Mechanicsburg at state wrestling meet <a href=";id=238829" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Friday was another good day for wrestlers from Graham and Mechanicsburg at the state wrestling meet at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The Graham Falcons all but wrapped up their 17th straight Div. II state wrestling championship sending 7 wre... Jeff Kelley 2017-03-10T05:00:00Z Tour de Force earn first in their class <a href=";id=238800" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Tour de Force Winterguard placed first in their class Sunday at Centerville High School with their show "Hallelujah." Tour de Force started this year as an independent Winterguard since Bellefontaine and Benjamin Logan do not have programs this ... Cole McDaniel 2017-03-10T05:00:00Z IL's Dixon bows out; Graham, Mechanicsburg, Triad wrestlers fare well <a href=";id=238747" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>At the 80th Ohio State Wrestling tournament Thursday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Graham appeared well on its way to another state title in Div. II with 40 points as they gun for their 17th consecutive championship. For the Falcons all 1... Jeff Kelley 2017-03-09T05:00:00Z Lady Tigers' McIntosh named district coach of the year, again <a href=";id=238696" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>For the second straight year, West Liberty-Salem girls basketball coach Dennis McIntosh has been named the Division III Southwest District Coach of the Year. McIntosh guided the Lady Tigers to league and sectional titles. WL-S finished 24-2 overall... Bill Tipple 2017-03-09T05:00:00Z Hilliker Heat sends 9 swimmers to AA Championships <a href=";id=238652" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Hilliker Heat swim team had 9 swimmers qualify for the SWOYSL AA Championships at Miami University this weekend. Zach Barnes, Matt Kehlbeck, Morgan Henry, Beckham Harmon, Annie Braig, Annika Chappell, Ryan Braig, Jared Salyer, and Skyler Tavenne... Nate Dunham 2017-03-08T05:00:00Z Stacey Hairston and Jim Cordle join UU football staff <a href=";id=238550" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Urbana University Head Football Coach Tyler Haines announced Tuesday two former National Football League players have joined the Blue Knight coaching staff. Stacey Hairston, former head coach at Division III Wilmington College and member of the Clev... 2017-03-07T05:00:00Z Orndorf sets personal records at Grand Valley State <a href=";id=238455" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Nate Orndorf set 2 personal records for his indoor track season at Grand Valley State University. He ran a 4:16 mile and a 14:28 5K. He took 3rd place recently in the GLIAC Conference meet in the 5K. He also received All-Region Honors in the 5K. ... Nate Dunham 2017-03-06T05:00:00Z