Chris Oliver’s Lindsey Wilson football team has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NAIA Football Championship Series playoffs.
The Blue Raiders, 11-1 on the year, will travel to Baker (Kan.) for a quarterfinal game 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Oliver, a 1999 graduate of Blanchester High School, is the head coach at Lindsey Wilson College. He is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the annual Vince Lombardi Down Lineman of the Year Award banquet Dec. 12 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds’ Expo Center.
Lindsey Wilson defeated Grand View 34-27 in overtime this past Saturday to advance to the next round. Baker, 12-0 this season, was a 44-21 winner over Sterling (Kan.).
The Blue Raiders never trailed by more than three points against Grand View, but Lindsey Wilson was down 27-24 going to the fourth quarter.
A field goal at the 6:42 mark of the fourth tied the game then Lindsey Wilson won it on a 7-yard run in the extra period.
has big day
at UofL Inv.
Wilmington High School graduate Josh Quallen had a big day in the pool at the University of Louisville Invitational swim meet this weekend.
Quallen went 47.95 seconds in winning the 100-yard backstroke event and then swam on the winning 400-yard medley relay team that clocked a 3:09.06 and the winning 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:25.06
The four-event state champion at WHS was second in the 100-yard butterfly final with a time of 47.07 seconds.
Quallen was second in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:45.33 and fourth in the 200-yard Individual Medley, recording a time of 1:46.22.
The Cardinals team was ranked No. 10 in the nation on Nov. 9, according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
Alyssa Lewis, a freshman at Siena University, won the 100-yards freestyle event Saturday at Monmouth University in a meet with Monmouth and Manhatten.
Siena, Monmouth and Manhatten are all members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Siena defeated Monmouth 189-60 and Manhatten 176-80.
Lewis, a Wilmington High School graduate, swam the 100 free in 56.24 seconds. The win was Lewis’s first as a collegian in an individual event. She also was fourth in the 50 free in 26.25 seconds.
Lewis has been part of several winning relay events for Siena this season.
16 for Oakland
Jaevin Cumberland, a 2015 Wilmington High School graduate, had four points and three rebounds Saturday in Oakland University’s 107-79 win over Chicago State.
Cumberland, a sophomore history major at Oakland, scored a career-best 16 points on Friday as Oakland defeated Goshen 102-59. This game was part of the Great Alaska Shootout but was played in Rochester, Mich.
The Grizzlies are scheduled to face Nevada 1:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Alaska Airlines Center in the Great Alaska Shootout. On Friday, Oakland will face Buffalo in Alaska at 9:30 p.m. The GAS continues on Saturday for Oakland.
top Penn St.
for 3rd place
Jarron Cumberland, a 2016 Wilmington High School graduate, handed out three assists and scored two points for Cincinnati in a 71-50 win over Penn State Sunday in the consolation game of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Cumberland had three rebounds and an assist in a 76-71 loss to Rhode Island in the semifinal round of the tournament on Saturday.
The Bearcats will host Samford 7 p.m. Wednesday and Lipscomb 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with both games at Fifth Third Arena on the UC campus.
in the news
Bayle Wolf (Clinton-Massie, 2014) … has played in all 11 games for the Army West Point football team, mostly in special teams roles. He has six total tackles.
Miquela Santoro (Clinton-Massie, 2016) … has yet to play in Winthrop University’s first four basketball games. They are 1-3.
Sydney Brackemyre (Clinton-Massie, 2014) … had 26 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal in 20 minutes in the University of Indianapolis 88-66 loss to No. 5 Ashland University. She was 10 for 16 from the field and 5 for 6 at the line.
Kacey Uetrecht (Clinton-Massie, 2014) … had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in Northern Kentucky’s 66-46 loss to Indiana University East.
Davey Tunon (Clinton-Massie, 2016) … is wrestling at 149 pounds for Indiana University. The freshman has yet to appear in a match for the Hoosiers.
Thomas Williams (Clinton-Massie, 2016) … played in 9 games for Thomas More (9-2) this season. The Saints lost to Wittenberg 33-30 in 4 overtimes in the first round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs. He had 31 tackles, including 8 in the loss to Wittenberg. He had 1 interception.
Trent Smart (Clinton-Massie, 2013) … has played in 11 games for the 7-4 Ohio University football team. He has 16 tackles.