Van Wert diver Kase Schalois competes in the district diving competition last season. Schalois won the WBL championship Thursday at the Defiance YMCA. (TB file photo)
Van Wert diver Kase Schalois competes in the district diving competition last season. Schalois won the WBL championship Thursday at the Defiance YMCA. (TB file photo)

Times Bulletin Staff Report

DEFIANCE - The Van Wert diving team opened the WBL Swimming and Diving championship weekend on a positive note Thursday, taking first as a team in the boys diving while having the top diver.

Senior Kase Schalois took first place overall, out of 11 divers, with a score of 385.30. Schalois edged Celina's Collen Byer (358.9) and Defiance's Cody Devylder (290.45).

Sophomore Josh Overholt took sixth place for the Cougars, with a score of 233.25.

In the team results, Van Wert was first with 25 points, beating out Celina, with 23, and Shawnee, with 18.

Celina took first place in the girls contest, with St. Marys sophomore Taylor Madison earning the individual top spot.

For more on Schalois' historic feat, and the upcoming WBL Swimming Championships, check Monday's print edition of the Times Bulletin.

Results (courtesy of www.ihigh.com/wbl):

Boys

1. Van Wert 25, 2. Celina 23, 3. Shawnee 18, 4. Ottawa-Glandorf 14, 5. Defiance 12

1 mtr Diving

1. Schalois, Kase SR Van Wert 385.30

2. Byer, Collen SR Celina 358.90

3. Devylder, Cody SO Defiance 290.45

4. Kendall, Austin SR Shawnee 270.50

5. Kimmel, Chandler FR Celina 237.10

6. Overholt, Josh SO Van Wert 233.25

7. Rolland, Cody SR Shawnee 232.00

8. Reinstedler, Harris JR OG 222.85

9. Schaub, Luke SO OG 212.60

10. Schmiedebusch, Jason SR OG 210.60

11. Laubenthal, Colin OG 197.45

Girls

1. Celina 30, 1. Ottawa-Glandorf 30, 3. St. Marys 16, 4. Shawnee 11

1 mtr Diving

1. Taylor, Madison SO St. Marys 323.10

2. Schlotterer, Olivia JR Celina 313.40

3. Ringo, Samantha FR Celina 308.70

4. Lucas, Amanda JR Shawnee 280.25

5. Kosch, Breanna SR OG 230.50

6. Bockrath, Emily SR OG 216.55

7. Hempfling, Katelyn SR OG 205.60

8. Miller, Jamie SR Celina 191.00

9. Kosch, Megan SO OG 161.20