GREENVILLE — Troy freshman Morgan Gigandet — who burst onto the scene at last weekend’s Moeller Invitational — impressed once again Saturday at the Greenville Treaty City Invitational, turning in a runner-up finish in 19:11.
Fellow freshman Emma Shigley was fifth (20:07), Abby Pence was ninth (20:56), Rachel Davidson was 14th (21:11), Megan Myers was 23rd (22:02), Megan Falknor was 24th (22:03) and Cristina Dennison was 26th (22:06).
“I was very impressed with the individual and team results this morning,” Troy girls coach Kevin Alexander said. “Morgan came within inches of winning the race, however there’s no shame in getting nipped at the finish line by an All-Ohio-caliber athlete in cross country and track.”
Editor’s note: full results were not made available by time of press.
LEBANON — Stephen Jones finished fifth individually Saturday at the Lebanon Invitational, leading Troy’s boys to a 10th-place finish with 256 points.
Jones finished the race in 16:49. Josh Spayde was 49th (18:41), Connor Huth was 65th (19:14), Parker Hench was 66th (19:26), Pete Sheehan was 75th (20:03), Adam Falknor was 81st (20:29) and Carsen Cloyser was 91st (21:09).
“We saw improvement from last week, even though the weather conditions were extremely tough again,” Troy boys coach Bob Campbell said. “Josh and Connor bounced back with better efforts today. We’re hoping to have all of the guys ready to race at Saturday’s Troy Invitational.”
COVINGTON — It looked more like the “Dunn” Invitational Saturday at the first Buccaneer FOE 3998 Invitational.
The Covington brother and sister tandem of Nate and Anna Dunn swept the boys and girls cross country races, while the Miami East girls had another strong showing in winning the team title.
After Anna Dunn had won the girls race in 20:07.6, older brother Nate Dunn won the boys race in 17:17.0.
Miami East took the girls team title with 31 points, while Shawnee was second with 62 and Covington was third 97.
Lorenza Savini was second in 21:06.1 for the Vikings girls Lindsey Yingst was third (21:28.8), Marie Ewing was fifth (22:00.5) and Abby Hawkins was sixth (22:10.9). Sami Sands was 17th (23:24.0), Meredith Richters was 42nd (25:54.3) and Emily Hawkins finished in 29:03.2.
The rest of Covington’s top seven in the girls race were Kelsey Dysinger, 12, 23:02.5; Julianna Yingst, 22, 24:03.0; Daniel Alexander, 34, 24:59.3; Allison Babylon, 40, 25:29.3; Tori Lyle, 41, 25:54.3; and Meghan Parker, 71, 32:56.1.
Nate Dunn lead Covington to a third-place finish in the boys race as well.
The rest of Covington’s top seven included Alex Schilling, third, 17:26.5; Conner Ryan, 29, 19:38.6; Matt Carder, 36, 20:10.1; Hunter Brumbaugh, 42, 20:23.4; Josh Sowers, 45, 20:30.0; and Sam Sherman, 54, 21:01.5.
Miami East finished sixth. The Vikings’ top seven were Matthew Amheiser, 16, 18:39.0; Luke Mengos, 17, 18:41.6; Brandon Mack, 35, 20:08.7; Ben Marlow, 37, 20:12.6; Justin Deweese, 44, 20:26.5; Hunter Sharp, 60, 21:16.4; and Jacob Goins, 61, 21:21.0.
* Girls Soccer
Troy 1, Wayne 0
TROY — Whether or not Troy’s girls soccer team scores this season, one thing has stayed constant — the opposition cannot.
The Trojans (3-0-1) pitched their fourth straight shutout to start the season Saturday, and Whitney Webb scored a first-half goal that Troy made stand up in a 1-0 victory over Wayne at Troy Memorial Stadium.
“We outshot them 20-14, so we had quite a few opportunities. We just couldn’t get the ball into the net when we needed it,” Troy coach Michael Rasey said. “But it was another solid day on defense and in the goal. We knew we’d have our work cut out for us today.”
With 23:06 left in the first half, Webb tracked down a ball in the Warriors’ zone, worked her way around a couple of defenders and managed to sneak it into the net for the game’s only score. On the other end, Arianna Garcia posted her second shutout of the year in goal.
Troy travels to West Carrollton Wednesday.
M-U 2, ME 0
CASSTOWN — After a scoreless first half, Milton-Union (4-1) finally found some room against the stingy Miami East defense, putting in a pair of goals to win 2-0 Saturday.
Madison Brandon scored the first goal with 29:18, heading in a corner kick by Josie Berberich. And with 12:39 left, Danielle McFarland set up Matison Jackson, who blasted it in from 20 yards out. Goalie Taylor Friedman posted the shutout for Milton-Union.
The Bulldogs host Madison Tuesday, while Miami East (1-2) travels to National Trail Tuesday.
Lehman 2, Newton 0
PLEASANT HILL — Lehman remained unbeaten Saturday, shutting out Newton 2-0.
Sarah Fuller scored for the Cavaliers (2-0-1) with an assist from Molly Safreed, then Ashley Keller scored the other goal.
* Boys Soccer
Newton 2, Lehman 2
PLEASANT HILL — Trailing 2-1 with less than three minutes to play, Newton’s Nick Honeycutt scored on a through-ball from Treyton Lavy, giving the Indians a hard-fought draw against visiting Lehman Saturday, 2-2.
Honeycutt also scored Newton’s (3-2-1) first goal on a penalty kick in the first half.
The Indians travel to Franklin Monroe Tuesday.
* Girls Golf
LIMA — Tippecanoe’s girls golf team won the Division II “Blue” bracket of the LCC Invitational Saturday at Hawthorn Hills, posting a score of 347.
Individual runner-up Sammie Rowland shot 84 to lead a group of four Red Devils in the 80s. Erika Brownlee, who was third overall, shot 86, Ally Chitwood shot 88, Tori Merrick shot 89, Lydia Steuve shot 118 and Emily Doll shot 134.