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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Archbold, Bryan teams win NWOAL All-Sports titles
Archbold and Bryan captured the Northwest Ohio Athletic League All-Sports Trophy for the 2012-13 sports season.

The Golden Bears claimed the boys all-sports crown in a close 60 points to 58 points margin over Wauseon.

Bryan captured league titles in football, cross country and finished runner-up in golf, bowling and baseball. Wauseon claimed outright league titles in golf and baseball while sharing the basketball title with Archbold.

The Indians also finished runner-up in wrestling and track.

Archbold was third in the points standings with 51 points, followed by Liberty Center (47), Delta (36), Patrick Henry (31), Swanton (30), Evergreen (29) and Montpelier (10).

Other league champions in the boys division were Delta (wrestling), Archbold (boys basketball and track) and Liberty Center (bowling).

In the girls division, Archbold finished with 50 points followed by Bryan (42), Wauseon (41), Evergreen (38), Liberty Center (36), Patrick Henry (31), Delta (29), Swanton (21) and Montpelier (8).

Archbold claimed outright league titles in volleyball, girls soccer, basketball, and track, but shared the softball title with Evergreen.

Other girls league champions were Liberty Center (cross country) and Bryan (bowling).

Lovejoy all-region

ADA -- Ohio Northern sophomore wrestler Cody Lovejoy has been named Capital One At-Large Academic all-District 7, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Lovejoy, a pharmacy major, will now move on to the national ballot, with All-Americans due to be announced later in the month.

He went 32-13 on the season and led the team with 17 pins. Lovejoy also qualified for the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship at 285 pounds.

BU's Niermann honored

BLUFFTON -- Bluffton University senior Kyle Niermann was recognized by D3Baseball.com as an all-Mideast Region honors. A first team all-Heartland Conference selection for the past three seasons, Niermann was named second team all-region last year.

Niermann led the HCAC with a .438 batting average as he finished with a school record 71 hits.

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