The Trotwood Rams won the DII State Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 23.  The Rams beat Columbus South 77-73 to capture the title.  Congratulations to the student athletes and coaches on an outstanding season.  Go Rams! Go GWOC!

Xenia's Samari Curtis was named Ohio's Mr. Basketball and will receive his award on Friday at the boys state basketball tournament.  Samari will continue to play basketball at the University of Cincinnati.  The 6-foot-4 senior averaged 34.4 points per game this season and led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring.  In addition he had 5.8 assists per game which ranked second in the conference.  For his career he scored 2,109 points which is a school-record.  His 816 points for his senior year was also a record.  For the 2018-2019 season he made 224 free throws which ranked ninth in OHSAA history and his 514 career made free throws rank 13th in OHSAA history.  Samari was a first-team All-GWOC selection as a sophomore (23.4 points, 4.6 assists, 6.3 rebounds), junior (29.8 points, 5.2 assists) and senior (34.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists).  Congratulations to Samari on his outstanding accomplishment!

Wayne's Jacob Padilla wrestled his way to a state championship late Saturday at Ohio State. Jacob won 3-2 in the championship match. He had two pins on journey to the championship match. Jacob finished the year with a 42-0 record and 35 pins on the year. WOW! Great job! Congratulations! Go Jacob! Go Wayne! Go GWOC!

The Butler boys bowling team won the Division I state championship on Saturday, March 9.  The state final was won by the Aviators 3 games to 1 game.  In addition, Drew Sacks won the boys individual championship.  It was Drew's second state championship going back-to-back!  The boys make it a clean sweep for GWOC teams winning state championships as the Centerville girls won yesterday.  Congratulations to Drew and the Aviators on winning state championships! It was Butler's first state team championship. Great job! Go GWOC!

The Centerville girls bowling team won the Division I state championship on Friday, March 8.  The state final was an all GWOC final as the Elks defeated runner-up Beavercreek 3 games to 2 games.  Beavercreek won the first game 205-154 then Centerville won games two and three by scores of 163-133 and 212-191. Beavercreek stormed back and won game four by a score of 209-179. Game five was exciting and came down to the tenth and final frame as the Elks won 159-150. Congratulations to the Elks on winning the state championship! Great job! Go GWOC!

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