(10-16-22) Lincolnview took home top honors in both the varsity division and the junior varsity division at the Northwest Conference (NWC) Scholastic Bowl Tournament held Friday, October 14, 2022, at The Ohio State University at Lima. Bluffton won the runner up slot in the varsity division and Spencerville in the junior varsity division.

photo courtesy – Ohio State-Lima

The winning varsity team from Lincolnview included Angel Woods, Emma Klausing, Emma Hatcher, Brandon Renner, Clayton Priest, and Lindsey Hatcher. The Lancers finished with a 5-2 record and beat runner-up Bluffton in head-to-head competition to decide the tournament.

The runner-up varsity team from Bluffton included Jonah Rehm, Asa Clingerman, Caitlyn Couch, Gideon Evans, Alyssa Hoffman, Liam Jordan, Ethan Nickel, and John-Paul Yoder, and also finished with an 5-2 record.

The winning JV team from Lincolnview included Keira Breese, Olivia Moonshower, Ella Elling, Evan Elling, Delana Rank, Kendall Hoffman and Siska VanWynsberghe. The team finished with an 5-1 record.

The runner-up JV team from Spencerville included John Holtzapple, Alex Ross, Ashton Peters and Max Wiss. Spencerville also finished with a 5-1 record, but lost to Lincolnview in head-to-head competition by one point.

The Lincolnview coach is Deb Stetler, Bluffton is Brigette Hoff and Spencerville is Joshua Vasquez.

The Northwest Conference Scholastic Bowl All Tournament Team was chosen by the coaches and made up of one member from each school.

2022 All Tournament Team

  • Xander Wells from Ada
  • Ransom Holman from Allen East
  • John-Paul Yoder from Bluffton
  • Levi Schroeder from Columbus Grove
  • Sam Boroff from Crestview
  • Jeremy Reynolds from Leipsic
  • Clayton Priest from Lincolnview
  • Ashton Peters from Spencerville.

High school teams went head-to-head in the round-robin scholastic bowl tournament. Varsity and junior varsity teams from Ada (Gary Wells), Allen East (Kristin Dixon), Bluffton (Brigette Hoff), Columbus Grove (John Vennekotter), Crestview (Shelby Miller), Leipsic (Robb Cupp), Lincolnview (Deb Stetler), and Spencerville (Joshua Vasquez) competed. Coaches’ names are in parentheses.

The competition is hosted and sponsored by The Ohio State University at Lima.