WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS


WIMA NEWS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2020

>>Winter Weather Hits Limaland

From the National Weather Service Northern Indiana

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST

THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches

expected.

* WHERE...Allen County Ohio.

* WHEN...Through midnight tonight.

* IMPACTS...Travel may become very difficult later today,

especially for the commute this evening and Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Patchy blowing and drifting snow is

expected in open areas this afternoon into tonight.

>>Juvenile and Probate Judge won't run for re-election

(Lima, OH)--Judge Glenn Derryberry told Hometown Stations that he has decided not to run for another term on the bench. He's been juvenile and probate court judge since 2007. Derryberry said he doesn't want to be working at 75 years of age when the next six-year term would end.

Derryberry's term ends in February 2021.

>>DIPLOMA COMPETENCY

A NEW PROPOSAL BY STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS PAOLO DIMARIA WOULD ONLY REQUIRE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO HAVE THE MOST BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF ENGLISH AND MATH.

SHOULD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BE "COMPETENT" OR "PROFICIENT" IN BASIC ENGLISH AND MATH? THE DEBATE IS AT THE CRUX OF A PROPOSAL BY THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENTS TO EARN AN OHIO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. WHEN ASKED IF A STUDENT WHO IS COMPETENT OR PROFICIENT MEANS THEY ARE COLLEGE- OR JOB-READY, THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS HAD A HARD TIME ANSWERING THAT.

TRANS SPORTS BAN

TRANSGENDER FEMALES COULDN’T JOIN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE FEMALE SOCCER, FIELD HOCKEY OR TRACK TEAMS IF A BILL INTRODUCED YESTERDAY BY TWO OHIO REPUBLICANS BECOMES LAW.

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH REPORTS THAT THE SO-CALLED "SAVE WOMEN’S SPORTS ACT" WOULD REQUIRE THE OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION TO BLOCK ANY MALE-BORN STUDENT FROM PARTICIPATING IN A GIRLS SPORT IN BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS. CURRENTLY, O-H-S-A-A REQUIRES TRANSGENDER GIRLS SHOW PROOF THAT THEY’VE BEEN ON HORMONE THERAPY FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR OR DEMONSTRATE THAT THE STUDENT DOESN’T HAVE A PHYSIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER ATHLETES HER AGE.

WIMA SPORTS COPY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2020

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT SCORES

Div. II Sectional Semifinal at Lima Senior

Celina 57 Napoleon 44

Elida 47 Kenton 42

Div. III Sectional Semifinal at Miller City

Allen East 60 Bath 49

Div. III Sectional Semifinal at Elida

Fairview 45 Delphos Jefferson 44

Lima Central Catholic 49 Paulding 47

Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at Van Wert

Continental 65 Pandora-Gilboa 56

Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at St Marys

Marion Local 56 Temple Christian 22

Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at Coldwater

Upper Scioto Valley 59 Spencerville 56

Perry 65 Waynesfield-Goshen 25

Div. IV Sectional Semifinal at Fostoria

Arlington 76 McComb 40

>>Paulding to GMC

(Defiance, OH)--The Defiance Crescent-News reports that the Green Meadows Conference has invited Paulding to become its eighth member school. The GMC expelled Holgate from its ranks earlier this school year. Paulding will withdraw from the Northwest Conference.

>>Dayton Gets Past George Mason To Stretch Winning Streak To 17-Games

(Dayton, OH) -- The Dayton Flyers won their 17th straight game with a 62-55 road victory over the George Mason Patriots. The Flyers took a five-point lead into the half and then weathered a George Mason rally, which cut the lead to two-points with only a minute left to play. Obi Toppin led the Flyers with 19-points and seven rebounds while Jalen Crutcher added in 13-points and eight boards. With the win, Dayton improved their record to a school-best 26-2 this season while staying undefeated in the Atlantic Ten Conference.

>>Xavier Gets Home Court Win Over Big East Rival DePaul

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Xavier Musketeers got back into the win column with a 78-67 victory over the DePaul Blue Demons at the Cintas Center. Xavier had four players score in double figures and were able to get ten points off of DePaul turnovers to take their biggest lead of the season into halftime. Xavier's Naji Marshall led all scorers with 23-points while Paul Scruggs had 12-points, and Zach Freemantle added in eleven. The Musketeers will now take a few days off to prepare for a weekend road trip to face the Georgetown Hoyas on Sunday.

>>Turner, Plowden carry Bowling Green over Akron in First Place Clash

(Bowling Green, OH)-- Justin Turner scored 19 points, Daeqwon Plowden added 10 with 13 rebounds and Bowling Green beat Akron 78-60 on Tuesday night to take sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference standings.

Dylan Frye scored 16 points with six assists and Caleb Fields added 13 points for the Falcons (21-7, 12-3), who held the Zips to 1 of 20 from downtown in the first half and led 40-25 at halftime.

Loren Cristian Jackson tied his career high with 35 points, including his 1,000th career point, for the Zips (21-7, 11-4), who finished shooting 30% from the field and 5 of 35 from deep (14%). Tyler Cheese added 10 points before fouling out, then got ejected after he bumped into the referee. Channel Banks had six rebounds.

Bowling Green takes on Miami (Ohio) on the road on Saturday. Akron matches up against Buffalo on the road on Saturday.

>>Jackets Battle Back From Three Goals Down But Fall Short In Minnesota

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets rallied for three-goals in the third period but still fell 5-4 on the road to the Minnesota Wild. Playing on back-to-back nights, the Jackets looked tired and fell behind as goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks gave up four early goals in just his fourth start of the season. During the third period, the CBJ rallied with three-goals, including Emil Bemstrom's third in three-games and Zach Werenski's 19th on the season, which leads all NHL defensemen. Columbus and Minnesota will meet up again this week when the Wild come to Nationwide Arena on Friday. 

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