Wildcats open golf season with win at Green Hills

J. Patrick Eaken

The Woodmore boys golf team is off to a good started, winning its own 10-team invitational at Green Hills Golf Course by scoring a team total of 322.
Senior Dan Greenhill was medalist shooting a two-under-par 69 and classmate Ian Jacobson was the individual runner-up, shooting 79. Both are three-year lettermen.
Last year Greenhill was a first team All-Northern Buckeye Conference selection, finishing sixth individually in the Division III sectional and tied for eighth at the district tournament. Jacobson was second team All-NBC, and junior Aaron Miller, a two-year letterman, was honorable mention All-NBC.
The Wildcats finished third in the NBC last year, third at the sectional and ninth in the district tournament. Fourth-year coach Rodger Jimison, who is assisted by fifth-year coach Kevin Ball, has seven returning lettermen and only lost one to graduation, Andrew Barringer.
Other key returnees include senior Zane Lopez, a two-year lettermen; juniors Landon Emch, (two letters) and Duane Perkins (two letters); and sophomores Cole Almroth (one letter) and Deviln McNair (one letter).
Gibsonburg boys golf hopes to improve on a 6-15 season, which included a 1-13 mark in the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division.
Returning for sixth-year coach Kirk Katafias are four lettermen— seniors Nick Tornow and Cole Witte, junior Jacob Hacker and sophomore Gavyn Rapp. Newcomers to the varsity include juniors Caleb Castillo and Bryson Wyant and freshmen Jeffrey Bash and Jake Hall.
Last year at the SBC league meet, the Golden Bears finished last of eight teams, scoring 402, but Tornow shot 49-50—99 and then-senior Mitchell Delvanthal shot 49-46—95. Lakota (339) won the league championship behind Kyleigh Dull (40-37—77).
At the Division III sectional at Green Hills, the Golden Bears (432) were tenth behind Delventhal (48-48—96) and Tornow (49-50—99). Woodmore was third behind Miller (39-39—78) scoring 346 to advance to the district meet. For the Wildcats, Greenhill scored 43-42—85, Jacobson scored 47-39—86, Emch shot 49-48—97 and Barringer shot 53-49—102.
Gibsonburg opened the 2020 season on August 5, travel to the Elmwood Invitational on Aug. 11, the Woodmore Invitational on Aug. 12, take on Old Fort and Danbury in a triangular on Aug. 13, travel to the Lakota Invitational on Aug. 14, and take on Hopewell-Loudon and Lakota on Aug. 17. Including the sectional tournament, the Golden Bears have 20 meets planned for this season. (— Press Sports Editor J. Patrick Eaken)


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