Troy’s Browder sets another record, wins district title: Wednesday sports roundup

By Josh Brown

HUBER HEIGHTS — Troy freshman Lenea Browder already had one record.

Wednesday, she got the big one.

Browder, already possessing the best discus throw in Troy High School history, let loose a throw of 43-2 in the shot put, besting a school record set just last year and winning her first district title as the Trojan track and field teams began grabbing their spots at next week’s regional meet on the opening night of the Division I district meet Wednesday at Wayne High School.

The freshman’s throw broke the record of 41-10 set by graduate Kelsey Walters just last year at the state meet. Browder will be joined at the regional meet by teammate Alaura Holycross, who was the district runner-up with a throw of 38-4.

Browder’s record-breaking discus throw of 132-9 also came at Wayne High School, on the first day of the Wayne Invitational on April 27.

The 4×800 relay team of Kate Pence, Olivia Tyre, Emma Bryant and Morgan Gigandet added another district title, winning in 9:54.9 to qualify for the regional. And Dasia Cole also qualified for the regional meet with a second-place finish in the high jump, clearing 5-1. Piqua’s Ashley Ho won the event with a jump of 5-4.

Troy’s girls own the early lead in the team standings with 38 points, with only three events finalized.

On the boys’ side, Tippecanoe’s boys sit in seventh with 10 points with four events scored. The 4×800 relay team of Adam Grieshop, Keenan Fraylick, Dix and Michael Stearns qualified for the regional meet by finishing second (8:22.35).

Troy is right behind in eighth place with nine points. Travis Hall qualified for the regional meet, finishing fourth in the discus (143-0).

The regional finals begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Wayne.

* Baseball

D-III Sectional

Versailles 11,

Milton-Union 1 (5)

EATON — The season came to an end for 10th-seeded Milton-Union Wednesday in the Division III sectional championship game, as the No. 3 Versailles Tigers pulled away for an 11-1 run-rule win.

Versailles scored four in the second inning to take control. The Bulldogs answered with a run in the top of the third, but the Tigers added two more to go up 6-1 after three. After holding Milton-Union in check, Versailles scored five in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.

Versailles will face Cincinnati Country Day Friday at Hamilton High School in the district final. Milton-Union finished the season with a 12-12 record.

Russia 7,

Lehman 4 (10)

SIDNEY — After top-seeded Lehman rallied to force extra innings, No. 2 Russia scored three in the top of the 10th inning and held on for a 7-4 victory in the Division IV sectional title game Wednesday at Sidney High School.

Lehman (23-4) — the second-ranked team in the final OHSAA state poll — took a 3-2 lead after five innings, but Russia (20-6) tied the score on a solo homer by Hunter Cohee and took a 4-3 lead on an RBI double by Jack Dapore in the top of sixth. R.J. Bertini tied the score in the bottom of the sixth with a pinch-hit RBI single for Lehman, and that’s the way things stayed until the top of the 10th.

Russia got three in the 10th on a double by Dylan Cordonnier, singles by Drew Sherman and Cohee and a pair of Cavalier throwing errors, and the Raiders held on from there.

Russia will face Newton in the district final Friday at Springboro High School.

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