Local Sports Stars Shine: Deehring and Johnson Set Records, Lincolnview Wins NWC Title

The article reports on the achievements of local student-athletes in Van Wert, Ohio, highlighting records set by Kendra Deehring and Macy Johnson in track and field, as well as the Lincolnview baseball team's fourth consecutive Northwest Conference title. The story takes place in the context of high school sports in Ohio, with mentions of specific schools, conferences, and tournaments, and features notable achievements, records, and upcoming events. This description focuses on the primary topic of local student-athletes' achievements, the main entities involved (Kendra Deehring, Macy Johnson, Lincolnview baseball team, and Van Wert schools), the context of high school sports in Ohio, and the significant actions and consequences (records set, titles won, and upcoming events). The description also provides objective and relevant details that will help an AI generate an accurate visual representation of the article's content, such as the setting, entities, and achievements mentioned.

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Local Sports Stars Shine: Deehring and Johnson Set Records, Lincolnview Wins NWC Title

Local Sports Stars Shine: Deehring and Johnson Set Records, Lincolnview Wins NWC Title

Van Wert junior Kendra Deehring set a school record and a Western Buckeye League (WBL) record with a time of 12.20 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the annual WBL meet at Bath High School on Friday. The previous meet record was 12.22 seconds, set in 2002 by Stacey Clausing of St. Marys Memorial.

Another Van Wert sprinter, Macy Johnson, also had an impressive performance at the WBL meet. Johnson set the school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.41 seconds. The duo of Deehring and Johnson showcased the talent and speed of Van Wert's track and field program.

In baseball, the Lincolnview team captured its fourth consecutive Northwest Conference (NWC) title, a remarkable achievement in any sport. The current seniors on the Lincolnview squad have never lost an NWC game, boasting a perfect 32-0 record in conference play over the past four seasons.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) recently announced new divisional alignments for girls and boys basketball. Van Wert is slated to compete in Division IV for both, while Crestview and Lincolnview will participate in Division VI. These changes will take effect for the upcoming basketball season.

In other local sports news, the Lincolnview softball team advanced to the Division IV district championship after defeating Columbus Grove 11-1 in the semifinals at Elida on Monday. They will face Patrick Henry for the district title on Friday. The Crestview baseball team also secured a 5-2 victory over Patrick Henry on Monday and will host either Fort Recovery or Waynesfield Goshen in the Division IV sectional finals on Thursday.

The Lincolnview baseball team also had a strong showing, snapping a 2-2 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Kalida 5-2 on Monday. They will host either Kalida or Ottoville for the Division IV sectional championship on Thursday.

Looking ahead, football fans eagerly await the release of the 2024 NFL schedule, set to be announced on May 15 during a special 2-3 hour program on the NFL Network. The full schedule will be unveiled, including the slate of games for the Cleveland Browns.

The recent achievements of Kendra Deehring, Macy Johnson, and the Lincolnview baseball team highlight the exceptional talent and dedication of local student-athletes. As the spring sports season continues and the anticipation builds for the upcoming basketball and football seasons, the Van Wert area community has much to celebrate and look forward to in the world of sports.

Key Takeaways

  • Kendra Deehring sets school and WBL record in 100m dash with 12.20s.
  • Macy Johnson sets school record in 200m dash with 25.41s.
  • Lincolnview baseball team wins 4th consecutive NWC title.
  • OHSAA announces new divisional alignments for basketball.
  • Local teams advance in softball and baseball tournaments.