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Miller Named at All-State Team

posted Mar 29, 2018, 5:50 AM by Steve Barr   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 6:17 AM ]

3/29/18 - Senior Mitchell Miller was an Div. III honorable mention All-Ohio pick by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.  Miller, a 6-1 guard who will play at Adrian College next season, averaged 20.0 points in 24 games this season to lead the team.  He was second on the team with 125 rebounds (5.2 average) and had 49 assist, the top figure on the team.  He had 57 three-pointers, shooting 37% from beyond the arc, which tied the school record for a season set by Scott Bergman in 2001.  Miller finished his career with 1,105 points, third all-time in boys basketball, while he hit 132 three-pointers during his career.  Miller helped the Wildcats to their best season since 2004-05 compiling a 17-7 record and an 8-6 mark in Northern Buckeye Conference play.

Successful Season Ends With Sectional Loss

posted Mar 2, 2018, 7:22 PM by Steve Barr

3/2/18 - Div. III Sectional Final - Anthony Wayne H.S. - Eastwood 71, Woodmore 59.  The most successful boys basketball season since 2004-05 ended with the sectional loss to Northern Buckeye Conference foe Eastwood.  Eastwood scored the last seven points of the first quarter as Woodmore trailed 15-12 after the opening stanza.  After the Wildcats opened the second quarter scoring six of the first nine points to tie the score at 18, Eastwood would run off the next 10 points to open up a 28-18 lead.  They would extend the lead to 39-24 at halftime outscoring Woodmore 11-6 over the remainder of the quarter.  But, the Wildcats were not going to go down without a fight.  Woodmore would open the third quarter on an 18-8 run to pull within 47-42 with 4:18 left in the third.  Senior Mitchell Miller, who took game scoring honors with 23 points, scored seven points in the run while fellow senior Kevin Paul scored five points.  The two teams would trade points the rest of the quarter as Woodmore trailed 56-50 after three quarters.  After being outscored 24-12 in the second quarter, Woodmore won the third quarter, 26-17.  After Eastwood hit a three-pointer to open the final stanza, Woodmore scored the next three points to get the deficit back to six points, 59-53, with 5:19 left.  Eastwood would score the next four points to re-open a 10-point edge, 63-53, with 3:12 left.  Woodmore made one last push scoring the next five points to pull within 63-58 with 1:50 left.  A lay up from junior Hayden Heidebrink and a three-pointer from junior Drew Burner accounted for the points.  But, Eastwood would break the Woodmore press for three lay ups over the next minute to take a 69-58 lead with 49.2 seconds left, essentially putting the game out of reach.  Paul and Burner each scored 10 points.  Woodmore had 18 field goals, including five three-pointers, to 25 field goals for Eastwood, eight of which were three-pointers.  Woodmore was 18-of-23 from the charity stripe while Eastwood was 13-of-19.  The Wildcats end the season with a 17-7 record.

Wildcats Advance In State Tourney with Sectional Win

posted Feb 28, 2018, 5:30 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 8:35 PM ]

2/28/18 - Div. III Sectional - Anthony Wayne H.S. - Woodmore 51, Otsego 46.  The Wildcats turned up the defense in the third quarter and road that to the win to open state tournament play.  Woodmore scored eight of the last 13 points in the first quarter to lead 14-11.  Senior Mitchell Miller, who took game scoring honors with 23 points, scored nine points in the opening quarter.  An 11-4 run by the Wildcats over the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter gave them a 19-13 lead with 6:09 left in the second stanza.  Otsego would then close the quarter on a 7-2 run as the Wildcats led 21-20 at halftime.  Miller scored five more points in the second quarter to score 14 in the first half.  In the third quarter, the turning point of the game, Woodmore scored the first nine points of the frame to build a 30-20 lead at the 4:27 mark of the quarter.  Miller scored five of the points in the run.  After Otsego scored its only points of the quarter with 4:15 left on a field goal, the Wildcats scored the final four points to forge a 35-22 lead heading to the fourth quarter.  Woodmore outscored the Knights, 14-2 in the third quarter.  Otsego would close to 39-34 at the 3:14 mark of the fourth quarter on a 12-4 run.  But, after a Woodmore time out, the Wildcats would score the the next seven points to re-build the lead to 46-34 with 1:44 remaining.  Freshman Aaron Sandrock and junior Drew Burner had lay ups in the run while Miller closed the run with a three-pointer.  Burner added 11 points in the win while senior Kevin Paul scored six points, including four straight free throw in the final 1:22 of the game when Otsego was fouling to send the Wildcats to the line.  Woodmore was six-of-eight at the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.  Junior Sam Barbee came off the bench to scored five points.  Both teams had 18 field goals in the game, five of those three-pointers.  Woodmore was 10-of-13 from the line while Otsego was five-of-eight.  Woodmore improves to 17-6 on the season and will play Eastwood on Friday night at 8 p.m. back at Anthony Wayne High School.

Clouse Named Div. III District Coach of the Year; Two Players on Team

posted Feb 28, 2018, 8:10 AM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 8:50 AM ]

2/28/18 - Woodmore had its coach, Aaron Clouse, named the top coach in the district and two players landed spots on the District 7 Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association teams.  Clouse has led the Wildcats to a 16-6 overall record this season, the most wins the program has had since the 2004-05 season when the Wildcats won 21 games, heading into their opening Div. III tournament game this evening.  The team won at least three games in a row on four different occasions during the course of the season with a five-game winning streak in January the longest.  Picked to finish at or near the bottom of the Northern Buckeye Conference standings, Clouse led the Wildcats to an 8-6 league mark, good for a tie for third place in the NBC, also the highest league finish since the 2004-05 season.  Senior Mitchell Miller earned a spot on the first-team squad for Div. III.  Miller is averaging 19.8 points per game this season and 5.4 rebounds.  He also led the team with 43 assists, 55 steals, and 51 three-point field goals.  Miller has hit at last one three-point field goal in 42 of the last 46 games he has played in.  Earlier this season, Miller became the sixth boys basketball player to reach the 1,000 point plateau.  He has 1,059 career points to rank fourth on the all-time scoring list for boys.  Junior Drew Burner earned a spot on the second team.  Burner is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds this season.

Three Players Earn All-League Honors

posted Feb 26, 2018, 11:34 AM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 11:36 AM ]

2/26/18 - Three Woodmore basketball players earned a spot on the Northern Buckeye Conference all-league teams as recently selected by the league coaches.  Senior Mitchell Miller was a first-team selection after averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 rebounds this season.  Earlier this month, Miller became the sixth male and 10th overall (including girls) player at Woodmore to reach 1,000 points for their career.  His 1,059 points ranks fourth among boys players in school history.  Junior Drew Burner was a second-team selection after averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds.  Junior Hayden Heidebrink earned a spot on the honorable mention team after averaging 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.  The Wildcats will play Otsego Wednesday in the first Div. III sectional game.  The contest begins at 6:15 p.m. and will be played at Anthony Wayne High School.  Woodmore will take a 16-6 record into its first tournament contest.

Wildcats Drop Regular-Season Finale

posted Feb 23, 2018, 7:22 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 7:48 PM ]

2/23/18 - Varsity - at Rossford 53, Woodmore 52. Both teams had second-half runs, Woodmore in the third quarter and Rossford in the fourth quarter, but a rebound basket and subsequent free throw with 2.4 seconds left in the game was the difference the regular-season finale.  In the final game in Rossford's gymnasium, the Bulldogs used the momentum from the pre-game festivities to shoot out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter.  After a Woodmore time out, the Wildcats ripped off 11 unanswered points to pull even at 13.  Junior Hayden Heidebrink, who would score a game-high 24 points, scored four points in the run.  Rossford scored the last points of the quarter to lead 15-13.  Midway through the second quarter, Woodmore scored six straight points to take a 24-21 lead only to see Rossford score eight of the last 11 points of the quarter to trail 29-27 heading to the break.  Woodmore scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to take a 37-29 edge with 5:11 left.  Senior Kevin Paul had four of the Woodmore points in the run.  Both teams scored seven points the rest of the quarter and Woodmore held a 44-36 advantage heading to the final quarter.  After the team traded baskets to start the fourth, Rossford would score the next 11 points to lead 49-46 with 2:54 left.  Woodmore responded with a three-point play by senior Michell Miller with 2:45 left to tie it and Miller converted a lay up with 13.8 seconds left, after a steal, to give the Wildcats a 51-49 lead.  Rossford came down for the final shot and the first attempt was an air ball, but Rossford rebounded and converted a lay up with 2.4 seconds left and were fouled.  After two Woodmore time outs, the go-ahead free throw was missed by Rossford, but the Wildcats were guilty of a lane violation and Rossford converted the second free throw attempt to take a 52-51 lead.  A long pass by Woodmore to get a final shot was intercepted.  Miller scored15 points in the game.  Woodmore had just five players score in the game.  Woodmore had 22 field goals (three three-pointers) in the game while Rossford had 23 field goals (three three-pointers).  Woodmore was 4-of-6 at the charity stripe, Rossford 3-for-6.  Junior Varsity - Woodmore 46, at Rossford 40.  The Wildcats outscored the Bulldogs 21-5 in the third quarter to build a 37-24 lead heading to fourth quarter and then held on for the win.  Sophomore Andrew Barringer led Woodmore with 12 points, sophomore Cade Burroughs added 10 points, freshman Ethan McNair seven points, and sophomore Paul Koenig seven points.  Freshman - Woodmore 40, at Rossford 38.  Isaac Betancourt, who led the Wildcats with 16 points, hit a jumper from the baseline at the buzzer to give the Wildcats the win.  Woodmore outscored the Bulldogs, 14-6, in the final quarter to give themselves a chance to win after trailing at the end of the other three quarters, including 32-21 entering the fourth quarter.  DJ Melter added seven points and Ian Jacobson added six points.

Wildcats Sweep at Fostoria

posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:04 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 7:21 PM ]

2/16/18 - Varsity - Woodmore 83, at Fostoria 53.  The Wildcats took control late in the first quarter and won comfortably in Northern Buckeye Conference play on the road.  The Wildcats scored 10 unanswered points in the first quarter to turn a 9-8 lead into a 19-8 lead.  Junior Drew Burner scored eight of the points in the run for Woodmore.  They settled for a 19-10 lead at the break.  In the second quarter, Woodmore outscored the Redmen 13-3 to start the stanza to build a 32-13 edge.  Senior Kevin Paul had six of the Wildcat points in the run.  Woodmore led 40-19 at halftime.  Woodmore won the third quarter by a 26-15 count to lead 66-34 at the end of the frame.  Their biggest lead was 38 points in the fourth quarter, 75-37.  Burner led the way for Woodmore with 22 points while senior Mitchell Miller added 14 points and Paul scored 12 points.  Woodmore had 11 different players find the scoring column in the game.  Woodmore had 27 field goals to 18 for Fostoria while the Wildcats were 24-of-28 at the free throw line, Fostoria 12-of-18.  Junior Varsity - Woodmore 43, at Fostoria 40.  Woodmore led after each quarter gradually building the lead.  Woodmore led 5-4 after one quarter, 21-17 at halftime, and 37-28 after three quarters.  Sophomore Paul Koenig led the way with 21 points, junior Jimmy Grzegorczyk added seven, and freshman Andrew Barringer scored six points.  Freshman - Woodmore 43, at Fostoria 31.  The Wildcats led after each quarter (12-4 after one, 24-13 at halftime, and 38-21 after three quarters) to earn the win.  Ian Jacobson scored 11 points to lead Woodmore while DJ Melter and Isaac Betancourt each added eight points.

Wildcats Host Old Fort

posted Feb 13, 2018, 2:43 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 6:24 PM ]

2/13/18 - Varsity - at Woodmore 65, Old Fort 55. Woodmore built double-digit leads on a number of occasions only to see Old Fort come back, but Woodmore would never let them take the lead as Woodmore never trailed after building a 23-14 edge after one quarter.  In the second quarter, Old Fort pulled to within 28-27 late in the frame before Woodmore scored six of the last nine points to lead 34-30 at halftime.  Woodmore built its advantage to 46-36 with 2:21 left in the third quarter scoring 12 of the first 18 points in the quarter.  Old Fort outscored the Wildcats, 7-3, the rest of the way as Woodmore led 49-43 after three quarters.  Old Fort then scored six of the first eight points in the fourth quarter to pull to within 51-49 with 4:15 left.  Woodmore would then go on a 7-2 run to make it 58-51 with 1:39 left and the Wildcats converted five-of-six free throws with under one minute left to put the game away leading 63-53 with 19.9 seconds left.  Junior Drew Burner got the Wildcats going early scoring 14 points in the first quarter, 12 of those points on four three-pointers.  He finished with 21 points.  Junior Mitchell Miller scored 17 points, nine of those in the fourth quarter, and junior Hayden Heidebrink added 14 points.  Woodmore had 20 field goals and were 18-of-25 at the line while Old Fort had 18 field goals and they were 13-of-19 at the stripe.  Junior Varsity - Old Fort 47, at Woodmore 43. The Wildcats trailed by 11 points after three quarters, but outscored the Stockaders 19-7 in the fourth quarter to fall just short.  Sophomore Paul Koenig led Woodmore with 15 points, seven coming in the comeback attempt in the fourth quarter, and 11 in the second half.  Sophomore Cade Burroughs added 10 points and freshman Andrew Barringer scored nine points. Freshman - at Woodmore 40, Old Fort 28.  Woodmore led 10-8 after one quarter and gradually increased their advantage over the rest of the game.  Woodmore led 17-15 at halftime and 28-24 after three quarters.  Isaac Betancourt led the Wildcats with 13 points while Ethan McNair added 11 points.

Woodmore Faces NBC Foe in Opening State Tourney Game

posted Feb 12, 2018, 7:50 AM by Steve Barr

2/12/18 - The Woodmore boys basketball team will open Div. III state tournament play on Feb. 28 when they play Otsego at 6:15 at Anthony Wayne High School.  The first game of the sectional is the first of two games that evening.  Eastwood plays Evergreen in the late game that night.  The winner of the Woodmore-Otsego game will play the Eastwood-Evergreen winner on March 2 at 8 p.m. back at Anthony Wayne High School in the sectional final.  The district semifinals (March 8) and finals (March 10) will be played at Toledo Central Catholic High School.  Woodmore is the #4 seed in the district behind Archbold, Cardinal Stritch, and Genoa.  Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students for all sectional and district games.

Woodmore Hosts Rossford

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:57 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 10, 2018, 6:21 PM ]

2/10/18 - Varsity - Rossford 49, at Woodmore 32. After Rossford held a 9-7 lead at then end of the first quarter scoring the final basket of the frame, the Bulldogs added three more baskets to start the second quarter to build a 16-7 bulge.  Woodmore then closed the quarter on an 8-3 run to close the gap to 19-15 at halftime.  The Wildcats managed just four points in the third quarter and Rossford scored 11 of the last 13 points in the quarter as Woodmore trailed 32-19 heading to the fourth quarter.  Seven straight points by Rossford early in the fourth quarter put them ahead, 41-25, with 4:02 left.  And the teams traded points for the remainder of the quarter.  Woodmore's last lead was 7-6 late in the first quarter.  Senior Mitchell Miller led seven Wildcat scorers with eight points while senior Kevin Paul and junior Hayden Heidebrink scored five points each.  Rossford had 21 field goals in the game compared to 12 for Woodmore while  both teams had four free throws.  Junior Varsity - at Woodmore 51, Rossford 49.  Woodmore outscored Rossford 16-13 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.  Rossford held a slim 36-35 lead after three quarters.  Sophomore Paul Koenig led Woodmore with 19 points, 14 in the second half, while sophomore Andrew Barringer added 12 points.   Woodmore led 13-7 after one quarter and 22-20 at halftime.  Freshman - at Woodmore 41, Rossford 30.  Woodmore outscored Rossford in the second quarter by a 13-5 count to take a 25-18 halftime edge and never looked back in earning the win.  Isaac Betancourt led the Wildcats with 20 points, DJ Melter added six points.  Seven different players scored for Woodmore.

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