Girls basketball season preview: Ottoville Big Green



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Coach: David Kleman

Years, career record: 25 at Ottoville, 35 overall, 455-116

Division: IV

Last year: 23-3, 6-1 PCL (second)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Brooke Mangas (Sr., 5-6, guard); Alicia Honigford (Sr., 5-6, guard); Alexis Thorbahn (Sr., 5-9, forward/center); Madison Knodell (Sr., 5-5, guard); Bridget Landin (Jr., 6-0, guard/forward/center); Cassandra Kemper (Jr., 5-10, center/forward); Amber Miller (Jr., 5-10, forward/center); Abby Hilvers (Jr., 5-8, guard/forward); Emily Landin (Jr., 5-5, guard); Kasey Knippfer (So., 5-6, guard)

Promising newcomers: Haley Hoersten (So., 5-6, guard/forward); Brynlee Hanneman (So., 6-0, forward/center); Quinley Schlagbaum (So., 5-8, guard)

Team outlook: The Big Green have 10 letterwinners back from a team that went 23-3 last season, including PCL first-teamers Brooke Mangas and Bridget Landin. “We can expect to take off where we left off last year,” coach David Kleman said. “There are some very challenging games on our schedule, and we want to be very competitive in them. We should also be contenders to win the league and make a run in tournament.”


Nov. 25 at Van Wert 7:30 PM

Nov. 26 Crestview 7:30 PM

Dec. 3 Lincolnview 2:30 PM

Dec. 6 Fort Jennings 7:00 PM

Dec. 10 Bluffton 3:00 PM

Dec. 15 Miller City 7:00 PM

Dec. 17 at Coldwater 12:00 PM

Dec. 22 at Ottawa-Glandorf 7:30 PM

Dec. 26 at Wayne Trace 7:30 PM

Dec. 29 Arlington 7:00 PM

Jan. 5 at Kalida 7:30 PM

Jan. 7 Columbus Grove 2:30 PM

Jan. 10 at Bath 7:30 PM

Jan. 12 Continental 7:00 PM

Jan. 17 at Pandora-Gilboa 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 Minster 2:30 PM

Jan. 26 at Fort Jennings 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 at Delphos Jefferson 2:30 PM

Jan. 31 at Elida 7:30 PM

Feb. 4 Leipsic 7:00 PM

Feb. 11 at Delphos St. John’s 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 at Liberty-Benton 12:00 PM



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