By Joshua Brown
January 21, 2014
TIPP CITY — Meg Conover edged out Catholic Central’s Jacklyn DeCarlo for the all-around championship Monday at the Troy Gymnastics Invitational at Gem City Gymnastics, leading Troy’s “Gray” team to a first-place finish as a team.
The Trojans scored 138.025 points, beating out Northmont’s “White” team, which finished second with 135.725, and Centerville, which was third with 131.550.
Conover placed first on the floor (9.25), second on the vaul (9.15), second on the bars (8.9) and scored 8.35 on the beam, giving her 35.650 in the all-around competition, slightly better than DeCarlo’s 35.475.
Teammate Minori Nakada also placed in the all-around competition, finishing fourth with 35.250 points. Nakada placed first on the bars (9.1) and scored 8.9 on the floor, 8.8 on the vault and 8.45 on the beam.
Claire Beurger finished 10th in the all-around with 33.825 points, scoring 8.8 on the floor, 8.7 on the bars, 8.325 on the beam and 8.0 on the vault.
Three-time state qualifier Jennifer Hanson was 14th in the all-around with 33.050 points. She scored 8.95 on the floor, 8.3 on the bars, 8.3 on the vault and 7.5 on the beam.
Lauren Anderson scored 8.275 on the floor, 8.0 on the vault, 7.75 on the beam and 7.6 on the bars for a 31.625 all-around score. Kayla Coate scored 8.5 on the floor, 7.9 on the vault, 7.25 on the beam and 6.8 on the bars for a 30.450 all-around score.
Troy’s “Red” team was also seventh place in the standings with 100.025 points, led by Sayaka Nakada. She scored 8.35 on the beam, 7.9 on the vault, 7.5 on the floor and 7.3 on the bars for a 31.050 all-around score.
• Boys Basketball
Indian Lake 49
TIPP CITY — A huge start proved to be the difference Tuesday night as Tippecanoe (11-1) rode a 23-5 first-quarter performance to a 70-49 victory over visiting Indian Lake.
Ben Stucke scored a game-high 23 points and Michael Landwehr added 12 for the Red Devils, who won for the ninth straight time.
Tippecanoe hosts rival Tecumseh Friday in a key Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division showdown.
Note: Milton-Union’s Tuesday game against Dixie and Bethel’s Tuesday game against Dayton Christian were both postponed due to inclement weather.
• Girls Basketball
Franklin Monroe 31
PITSBURG — After dropping three of its last four, Milton-Union bounced back with a solid performance Monday night, routing Franklin Monroe on the road 59-31 to snap a two-game losing streak.
The Bulldogs (6-8) put the game away early, building an 18-2 lead after the first quarter and not even allowing the Jets to reach double digits by halftime, leading 36-5 at the break.
Jordan Pricer led the Bulldogs with 15 points and Brooke Falb added 11.
The Bulldogs host Covington tonight.
BRANDT — A 9-4 first quarter proved to be Bethel’s undoing Monday night against Northwestern, but the Bees still competed hard in a 42-31 loss.
Jill Callaham hit a pair of 3s and led the Bees with 10 points, Emily Mongaraz scored nine and Paige Chaney added seven.
COVINGTON — The Covington wrestling team swept its quad on Monday in impressive fashion and extended its unbeaten streak to 20 victories. The Buccs squared off against Milton-Union in the first round and defeated the Bulldogs 57-21 before shutting out Arcanum 77-0 in the second round to improve their season record to 20-0. The Trojans defeated Lehman 39-18 in round one to advance.
Ben Miller (170) got Covington on the board with a pin over Milton’s Zach Bambi. Brandon Magee (182) then picked up a forfeit before A.J. Ouellette (195) earned a pin over Jeff Strawer. Justin Daniel (220) then earned a forfeit before the Milton’s Matt Bracci pinned Jordan Wolfe (285).
The Buccs rebounded with a Connor Ryan (106) forfeit before Milton’s Kamron Paulus picked up technical fall over Coleman Ryan (113). Josh Sowers (120) received a forfeit, followed by Branden Robinson’s (126) pin over Klay Powers. Jarred Ganger (132) then pinned Logan Dillon, followed by an exciting 6-0 decision by Ryan Ford (138) over Milton’s state qualifier Chase Mayabb.
Milton responded as Austin Menker came from behind to pin Deron White (145) and Sam Hemmerick earned a major decision over Logan Fields (152). Covington would have the last victory though, for the 57-21 win, as Daniel Jennings (160) pinned Canaan Berry. Covington’s Jacob Buchanan (126) then picked up a pin in JV action.
The Buccs then posted a rare shutout against Arcanum, winning 77-0. Connor Ryan (106), Branden Robinson (126), Jarred Ganger (132), Daniel Jennings (152) and Justin Daniels (220) each earned pins. Brandon Magee (182) and A.J. Ouellette (195) both picked up major decisions, while Josh Sowers (120) earned an 11-4 victory. Receiving forfeits for Covington were Coleman Ryan (113), Ryan Ford (138), Deron White (145), Logan Fields (152), Ben Miller (170) and Jordan Wolfe (285).
Covington hosts the first three rounds of the OHSAA State Duals regional tournament tonight at 6 p.m. The Buccs get a bye in round one and face the winner of Troy Christian and Triad in round two.
TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Red Devils knocked off Central Buckeye Conference rival Tecumseh Saturday, winning 45-24.
Jack Peura (152), Austin Robbins (170), Jordan Brown (126) and Gabe Callicoat (145) all recorded pins for Tippecanoe, and Logan Ferrell (285) won a 10-7 decision of Tristan Taylor.
Tippecanoe takes on London at Graham High School to open the OHSAA State Duals tournament tonight.
TROY — The Troy bowling teams split with Sidney in Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division action on Tuesday. The Troy girls (11-2, 7-0 GWOC North) continued their winning ways, rolling over Sidney 2,094-1,673. The Trojan boys (8-5, 5-2 GWOC North) bowled well but was outshot by the Yellowjackets 2,635-2,427.
The Trojan girls shot team games of 829-909 to put the match out of reach heading into baker play. Courtney Metzger rolled a match-high 246 game and 435 series. Allie Isner shot a 205 game to finish with a 358 series while Rachel Darrow rolled a steady 185-195 for a 380 series. Rachel Wagner added a 172 game.
The Troy boys shot a first-game 1,083 but still found themselves down by 97 pins as Sidney put together a 1,180 team game. From there, the Yellowjackets stretched the lead. Austin Eidemiller had a big day for Troy, rolling games of 256-238 for a 494 series. Fellow-senior Andrew Spencer rolled 231-213 for a 444 series. Alex Prouty added a 208 game and Michael Barkett chipped in a 207.
Troy travels to Greenville today to take on the Green Wave at Treaty Lanes.