By Kevin Wannemacher
Times Bulletin Business Manager
VAN WERT — Like girls basketball teams did last week, the boys version of sectional tournament draws was held around the state of Ohio on Sunday.
As expected, top-ranked and undefeated Crestview was named the number one seed in the Division IV sectional at Van Wert High School.
The Knights (18-0) will open the tournament trail on Friday, February 28, by taking on either Lima Temple Christian (4-15) or Fort Jennings (2-16) at 6:15 p.m. The Pioneers and Musketeers square off in the first game on February 25.
In the nightcap on February 25, Lincolnview (9-8) plays Ottoville (8-11) with that victor returning to battle Delphos St. John’s (10-6) in the second game on February 28.
Van Wert’s boys basketball team will participate in the Division III sectional at St. Marys.
The Cougars take on Coldwater in the second game on February 26 will at the home of the Roughriders. In the first game of the night, St. Henry battles Delphos Jefferson. The two winners return to play in the nightcap on February 28.
The only contest on February 25 has Parkway tangling with Allen East while Lima Central Catholic awaits the winner in the first game on February 28.
In Division IV at Paulding, Wayne Trace garnered the top seed with a record of 14-2 while Ayersville was the second seed with a record of 12-6.
The lone game on February 25 has Continental (6-12) taking on Patrick Henry (4-15) at 7:00 p.m. Wayne Trace then plays the winner of the Pirates-Patriots contest on February 28 at 6:15 p.m.
Semifinal action on Wednesday, February 26, features the Pilots against Hicksville (7-10) in the first game of the evening followed by Antwerp (11-7) taking on Holgate (8-10). The two winners will meet in the second game on February 28.
Fort Recovery and Spencerville picked up the two top seeds in Division IV action at Coldwater.
New Knoxville (9-9) and New Bremen (9-10) opens sectional semifinal action on February 25 in the first game while Minster (6-13) takes on Marion Local (13-4) in the nightcap.
On Friday, the second-seeded Bearcats (13-4) plays the Rangers-Cardinals victory followed by Fort Recovery (14-3) battling the winner of the Wildcats-Flyers.
Division III sectional draw results from Defiance saw Ottawa Glandorf (11-7) and Paulding (13-4) pick up the top two seeds.
The opener on February 25 has Tinora (12-5) playing Van Buren (10-7) with the winner returning for the opener on February 28 to battle Paulding.
Bluffton (8-10) and Fairview (2-16) tangle in the nightcap on February 25 for the right to take on the top-seeded Titans in the second game on February 28.