Confidence and camaraderie came up big in the Cavaliers’ second-round match against familiar foe Versailles when both teams posted a 162, forcing a roll-off. Coldwater got the win, 39-33, to take a 2-0 lead in the match. The Cavaliers went on to win 3-1.
“When they needed to, they all really believed in each other,” Hartings said.
With only two senior graduating, Hartings has high hopes for next season for his tournament-tested Cavaliers.
“We are definitely fired up for next year,” he said.
Versailles finished fourth and St. Marys fifth in the team event while Northwestern and Graham placed sixth and seventh, respectively.
Boys championship: Mechanicsburg made it look easy with a dominating title match performance. The Indians topped Jonathan Alder in three straight games to take the D-II boys title. St. Henry and Graham finished the tournament in third and fifth place, respectively.
Coldwater girls by the numbers
2: State runners-up (2014, ’18)
4: State championships (2012, ’13, ’15, ’17)
14: State tournament appearances since 2001-02 season
Division II state tournament
Girls: 1. Fairport Harding; 2. Coldwater; 3. Bryan; 4. Versailles; 5. St. Marys Memorial
Boys: 1. Mechanicsburg; 2. Jonathan Alder; 3. St. Henry; 4. Girard; 5. Graham
Girls: 1. Bryana Twining, Lima Bath, 684; 2. Audrey Wilson, Seven Hills, 629; 3. Emily Fortener, Coldwater, 617; 4. Lauren Wenning, Coldwater, 601; 5. Taylor Edington, Northwestern, 577.
Boys: 1. Seth Dunn, Lakeview, 703; 2. Caleb Westfall, Mechanicsburg, 681; 3. Alberto Dunlap, Belmont Union Local, 655; 4. Tanner Monaghan, Graham, 644; 5. Conner Pawlosky, Lakeview, 632.