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Woodmore at Otsego

posted Dec 13, 2018, 6:14 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Dec 13, 2018, 6:30 PM ]

12/13/18 - Varsity - at Otsego 70, Woodmore 60. The Wildcats made a second-half comeback, but a first half deficit was too much to overcome in the Northern Buckeye Conference road game.  Woodmore surrendered 17 points in the first stanza and 24 in the second to trail 41-24 at halftime.  They still trailed by 19 points early in the third quarter (47-28) when they scored 10 unanswered point to pull to within 49-38 with 41.7 seconds left in the third.  That ended up being the score at the end of the quarter.  Otsego then scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to move the lead up to 16 points (54-38) with 6:26 left.  With 4:18 left, Otsego led by a 58-44 count.  The Wildcats made their last push by scoring the next five points to cut the deficit to 58-49.  With 1:52 left, Otsego led 61-50 when junior Andrew Barringer converted a conventional three-point play at 1:39 and senior Logan Mierzejewski had a steal and lay up with 1:26 left to make it 61-55.  But, Otsego converted field goals with 1:20 and 1:08 left to make it 65-55 and put the game out of reach.  Senior Drew Burner led the Wildcats with 25 points converting five three-point field goals.  Barringer added 13 points and Mierzejewski 10 points.  Both teams had 25 field goals, Otsego had one more three-pointer than Woodmore, but Otsego was 15-of-23 at the charity stripe while the Wildcats converted 4-of-7 free tosses. Junior Varsity - Woodmore 42, at Otsego 19.  The Wildcats led 11-5 after the first quarter and extended that to 22-8 at halftime.  They then held Otsego scoreless in the third quarter to take comfortable 36-8 lead into the final stanza.  Sophomore Isaac Betancourt led the Wildcats with 14 points, sophomore Zach Hunt scored 11 points, and sophomore DJ Melter had six points.  Freshman - at Otsego 42, Woodmore 27.  Woodmore trailed 14-7 after the first quarter and 29-12 at halftime before winning the third quarter, 10-6, to pull within 35-22 entering the fourth quarter.  Jared Atkin led the way for Woodmore with 11 points, Cameron O'Reilly added six points, and Ashton Schneider had four points.

Wildcats Host Gibsonburg

posted Dec 8, 2018, 2:58 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Dec 8, 2018, 6:39 PM ]

12/8/18 - Varsity - at Woodmore 58, Gibsonburg 43 - The Wildcats scored the first 11 points of the third quarter to increase a one-point lead at halftime (23-22) to a 34-22 advantage and they led by double digits the rest of the way.  Woodmore had a slim 11-8 edge after one quarter and finished the third stanza with a 42-30 edge.  Senior Drew Burner led the way for the Wildcats with 23 points, 13 in the second half, while senior Hayden Heidebrink added 12 points, six in each half.  Woodmore got points from six other players.  The Wildcats hit six three-pointers to one for the Golden Bears.  Junior Varsity - Gibsonburg 43, at Woodmore 41 - Gibsonburg connected on a three-point field goal with less than three seconds left to earn the victory.  Woodmore had led 15-4 after one quarter, 28-14 at halftime and 35-21 heading to the fourth quarter, where Gibsonburg outscored the Wildcats, 22-6.  Sophomore Hunter Allen led nine players that scored for Woodmore with 12 points.  Freshman - Gibsonburg 43, at Woodmore 29 - Gibsonburg led 22-11 at halftime and extended the advantage to 32-16 after three quarters.  Jared Atkin led the Wildcats with 20 points and Ashton Schneider added six points.

Wildcats Come Up Short to Start League Play

posted Dec 7, 2018, 2:52 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 7:32 PM ]

12/7/18 - Varsity - Eastwood 69, at Woodmore 54.  The Wildcats rebounded from a 21-16 first-quarter deficit at home in a Northern Buckeye Conference game to pull within 34-31 at halftime.  But Eastwood built a 10-point advantage after three quarters, 53-43, then hit four three-pointers in the fourth quarter and Woodmore never got the deficit under double digits.  Eastwood hit 10 three-pointers in the game, five in each half, while Woodmore did not hit a triple in the game.  Woodmore was 14-of-22 at the charity stripe compared to 3-of-3 for Eastwood, but the three-pointers were too much to overcome.  Senior Drew Burner led the Wildcats with 15 points, senior Hayden Heidebrink added 14 points and junior Paul Koenig chipped in with 10 points.  Junior Varsity - Eastwood 51, at Woodmore 45.  Woodmore was outscored, 26-11, in the middle two quarters after building a 14-10 advantage in the first quarter.  And even though Woodmore won the fourth quarter, 20-15, it was not enough for the win.  Freshman Aaron Miller led the Wildcats with 12 points while sophomores Hunter Allen, Zach Hunt, DJ Melter, and Isaac Betancourt each scored six points.   Freshman - Eastwood 52, at Woodmore 27 - Woodmore outscored the Eagles 8-4 in the third quarter to trail 32-25, but Eastwood scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to put the game away.  Jared Atkin led the Wildcats with 11 points while Bryce Sandwisch and Ashton Schneider each contributed six points.

Woodmore Drops Road Contest

posted Dec 3, 2018, 10:33 AM by Steve Barr

12/1/18 - Varsity - at Oak Harbor 77, Woodmore 57.  Woodmore trailed 19-8 after one quarter and Oak Harbor extended the advantage to 40-22 at halftime.  Oak Harbor hit five three-pointers in the first half, four in the second quarter when they scored 21 points.  The Rockets scored 27 points in the third quarter to extend the advantage to 67-36 heading to the fourth quarter.  Oak Harbor hit five three-pointers in the third quarter.  Junior Paul Koenig led the Wildcats with 13 points while senior Hayden Heidebrink added 11 marker, nine in the first half.  Junior Varsity - Woodmore 43, at Oak Harbor 29.  Woodmore won the middle two quarters by a 24-14 margin and rode that advantage to the win.  Woodmore scored 12 points in the both the second and third quarters and finished the game with 14 points in the fourth quarter.  Sophomore Issac Betancourt and freshman Aaron Miller both scored 12 points to lead the Wildcats.  Sophomore Hunter Allen added eight points.  Freshman - at Oak Harbor 50, Woodmore 14.  The Widlcats trailed 18-3 after the first quarter and struggled the rest of the way in the loss.  Ashton Schneider led Woodmore with nine points.

Wildcats Host Port Clinton

posted Nov 29, 2018, 2:45 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 6:17 PM ]

11/29/18 - Varsity - at Woodmore 64, Port Clinton 41. Senior Drew Burner scored 17 of his game-high 29 points in the first half to key the Wildcats to a 37-20 lead at the break and Woodmore maintained that lead in the second half to win the season opener.  Woodmore led 21-15 after the first quarter as Burner had 10 points.  Woodmore won the second half 27-21 to earn the double-digit win.  Junior Andrew Barringer scored 10 points off the bench for the Wildcats and senior Logan Mierzejewski added nine points and seven different players scored.  Junior Varsity - at Woodmore 41, Port Clinton 25.  The Wildcats held the Redskins to seven first-half points in building a 19-5 lead at the break and never looked back.  After Port Clinton closed to within 25-17 after three quarters, WHS pulled away in the final stanza by outscoring the Redskins, 15-8.  Freshman Aaron Miller led Woodmore with 11 points while sophomore Hunter Allen added seven points and sophomores Zach Hunt and DJ Melter contributed five points apiece.  Freshman - Port Clinton 46, at Woodmore 21.  Port Clinton led 14-3 after one quarter and 23-10 at halftime.  Ashton Schneider and Jared Atkin each scored eight points for Woodmore.

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.

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