Van Wert lady cougar senior basketball star, Erin Morrow has given her verbal commitment to become a Blue Knight to coach Haley Ducey at Urbana University. Urbana University is an NCAA Division II school in the Mountain East Conference, which posted an 18-10 record last season (14-8 in the MEC).
Last season, the 5’ 9” Morrow, led the lady cougars in scoring (12.9 ppg) rebounding (6.7 rpg) and assists (3.5 apg) while the team posted an 18-5 record. She was a second team all northwest district honoree, a first team all WBL performer and also named honorable mention All Ohio.
Morrow picked Urbana due to a small campus environment and its proximity to home. “Urbana offers me the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree, that can prepare me for graduate school in 4 years, and be close enough to home for friends and family to be able to see us play on a regular basis. I also really felt comfortable with the coaching staff and the team, so Urbana became the choice I felt suited me best in the end.”
Erin is the daughter of Diana and Mike Morrow of Van Wert, and the granddaughter of legendary Kalida head coach Dick Kortokrax. Erin plans to sign her national letter of intent during the early signing period in November.
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Noah Bramlage verbally committed to play basketball for NCAA Division I Princeton University.
Bailey Hinegardner, kicker for Wapakoneta High School will continue his education and play football at Capital University.
Shawnee’s Emily Murphy signed to swim at NCAA Division I University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.
Elida’s Dakota Mathias signed a national letter-of-intent to play basketball with NCAA Division I Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Bath’s Taren Sullivan signed to play basketball with NCAA Division II University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
Shawnee’s Kaitlyn Gronas signed to play soccer with the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio.
Kenton’s Noah Furbush has verbally committed to play football for NCAA Division I University of Michigan.
Bath grad Taylor Dackin will play soccer at Division I Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Van Wert’s Caleb Lloyd will continue his education and play football at NCAA Division III Trine University in Angola, Indiana.
Elida’s Jake Porter will continue his education and play baseball at NCAA Division III Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio
Elida’s Dakota Mathias has verbally committed to play basketball for NCAA Division I Purdue University.
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Shawnee’s Britt Lauck will continue her education and play basketball at NCAA Division III Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.
Shawnee’s Shelby Lucas signed to play softball with NAIA University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio.
Shawnee’s Aerika Wieser signed to swim for NCAA Division II Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio.
Shawnee’s Raven Venegas signed to play golf with NCAA Division II Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
Elida’s Ian Haidle signed a letter-of-intent to play golf at NCAA Division II Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
Shawnee’s Casey Mulcahy will continue his education and play football for NCAA Division III Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio.
Elida’s Quentin Poling signed to play football with NCAA Division I Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
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Prior to Ohio: Finished his high school career with 509 tackles, 20 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and nine interceptions… Earned First Team All-Ohio in both his junior and senior seasons… Three-time All-Northwest Ohio honoree… Named Defensive Player of the Year in Northwest Ohio following his senior year… Three-time Western Buckeye League (WBL) recipient… Named the WBL Defensive Back of the Year after his senior year… Four-year letterwinner… Posted a combined record of 33-15 during his time on the varsity football team… Helped his squad to the state playoffs in each of his final three years in high school… Guided his team to a 10-4 record and a trip to the Ohio State Semifinals during his junior year… Also competed on the varsity Track and Wrestling.
Personal: Born Aug. 17, 1994… Son of Kenneth and Marisha Poling… One of five children… Member of the National Honors Society… Served as his class Vice President… Enjoys Kayaking, fishing, hunting and playing basketball… Intends on majoring in Pre-Exercise Physiology.
Elida’s Anthony Sumpter signed to play football with NCAA Division II Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio.
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Intended Major: Pre-Law
High School: Made 37 starts for Bulldogs and led Elida to first playoff berth since the 1960s as a sophomore…Earned All-WBL honors and selected Second Team All-Northwest Ohio…Honorable mention All-Ohio as junior…Also plays basketball and runs track.
Personal: Son of Maurice and Margaret Sumpter…Has two siblings, Avery and Asia Sumpter…Enjoys music and acting…Picked ODU because of the coaching staff and the “family-oriented attitude of the university.”