SPORTS BRIEFING

Miller shines at Tiffin

TIFFIN–Tiffin University freshman basketball player Justin Miller, a 2017 gradate of Wellsville High School, enjoyed an impressive first season season with the Dragons.

Miller started 19 out of 28 games and led Tiffin in three-point percentage at 40.5 percent. Miller averaged a respectable 8.5 points per game, to go with 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He scored a season-high 21 points in an overtime loss to Northwood University. Other notable performances were a 16-point effort against Ferris State and a 13-point effort against Lake Superior State.

Miller also did well in the classroom, as he posted a 3.44 GPA as a business administration/sports management major.

Tiffin finished the season 7-21 overall and 3-17 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Lisbon tickets on sale

LISBON — Tickets for the Lisbon girls basketball Division IV district semifinal against Western Reserve will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the high school.

Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lisbon athletic department.

The game will tip off at approximately 7:45 p.m. today at Mineral Ridge High School following the Jackson-Milton vs. Valley Christian game at 6 p.m.

Ellyson sets Muskingum mark

COLUMBUS — Muskingum College sophomore Emily Ellyson set the school high jump record to highlight area athletes at the Ohio Athletic Conference indoor championship held Friday and Saturday.

Ellyson, who starred at United High School, placed second in the high jump by clearing 5-feet-4 1/4 to break the school record of 5-4 set by 1995 graduate Jen Musgrave.

Heidelberg senior Olivia Hipp won at 5-5 1/4.

Also for Muskingum, freshman Mary Double from Salem was seventh in the distance medley (13:36.2) and ninth in the 800 relay (1:59.26).

The Otterbein women ended Mount Union’s run of seven straight indoor titles, winning for the first time since 2007 wtih 144 points. Ohio Northern finished second with 128 points.

For Mount Union, freshman Mariah Eisenbraun from United was 12th in the 60 meters (8.25) and 14th in the 200 meters (27.46); freshman Calista Waters from West Branch was 12th in the 500 meters (1:24.54); and senior Carmen Phillips from Lisbon was 19th in the 3,000 meters (11:15.60).

Cooper, Ross help Mount Union

COLUMBUS — Former area standouts Lucas Cooper and Josiah Ross both placed in helping the Mount Union men’s track and field team to its seventh straight Ohio Athletic Conference indoor championship Saturday.

Mount Union sophomore Lucas Cooper, a United High School graduate, was seventh in the shot put (49-feet-4 1/2) and ninth in the weight throw (49-3 3/4) at the Capital Center.

Mount Union junior Josiah Ross, a West Branch High School graduate, was fourth in the 1600-meter relay (3:28.16) and 10th in the 400 meters (51.84).

The Purple Raiders totaled 187 1/2 points. John Carroll was second with 111 points.

Miller assisting Marietta

MARIETTA — Maggie Miller, a 2009 graduate of United High School, is in the midst of a successfull first season as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Marietta College.

The Pioneers finished the regular season 21-4. They earned the program’s first NCAA Division III Tournament berth by capturing the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament title with an 85-69 victory over Ohio Northern on Saturday. Marietta begins its Div. III tournament run at 8 p.m. Friday against Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, Illinois.

Miller joined Marietta after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana where she also served as the head junior varsity coach and recruiting coordinator. Prior to Earlham, Miller served two years as a graduate assistant for facilities marketing and event management at Defiance College.

She graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2013 after helping the Purple Raiders to three OAC titles and three NCAA Tournament apperances.

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