By Josh Brown
PIQUA — The Troy boys golf team played so well Tuesday that it had to scrap a pair of 41s.
Making it even more special? The fact that it came against rival Piqua.
The Trojans improved to 6-1 in dual play Tuesday at Echo Hills, defeating the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division rival Indians 155-198.
“Overall, these were some of the best scores for these six individuals this year,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “When you have to throw away two 41s, that’s really impressive. And in the conditions, it rained, too. But the boys handled it well — which is a great sign, since you never know what the weather will be like come October.”
Holden Scribner was medalist with a 1-over 37, and Zac Collin followed with his best round of the season, a 2-over 38. Senior Nate Uhlenbrock and freshman Ryan Dowling both shot 40, while Nathan Henderson and Connor Stoltz both shot 41.
“I was really proud of the guys,” Evilsizor said. “They all did a nice job tonight.”
Troy hosts Tippecanoe for Senior Night Monday.
National Trail 217
WEST MILTON — Garrett Peters shot a sub-40 round for the second straight match, leading Newton to a 164-217 Cross County Conference victory over National Trail Tuesday at Stillwater Ridge.
Peters shot 37, Chet Jamison and Nate Zielinski both shot 42, Ross Ferrell shot 43, Ryan Mollette shot 47 and Nash Lavy shot 48.
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union got back on the plus side of the .500 mark Tuesday afternoon, improving to 6-5 with a 188-199 victory over Bellbrook.
Hayden Davidson was medalist with a 41, Justin Brown shot 43, Aaron Brown shot 51 and Max Grafflin shot 53.
PIQUA — Covington’s Andrew Slusher was medalist Tuesday in a Cross County Conference matchup against Ansonia, leading the Buccaneers to a 189-237 win at Echo Hills.
Slusher shot 36 to lead all scorers, with teammate Grant Humphrey next with a 44. Dylan Lucas shot 54, Jack Shell shot 55, Hunter Alexander shot 69 and Randy Anthony shot 73.
TROY — After a big win with heavy postseason implications on Monday over Beavercreek, the Troy volleyball team avoided a letdown Tuesday against Fairborn, sweeping the Skyhawks 25-14, 25-11, 25-13 in Greater Western Ohio Conference American League crossover play at the Trojan Activities Center.
Troy (7-2, 6-0 GWOC American North Division), which has now won three straight, will play its next two games on the road: at Stebbins Thursday and another big match at Versailles Saturday.
Miami East 3,
Franklin Monroe 0
PITSBURG — Miami East cruised to yet another Cross County Conference victory Tuesday night, defeating Franklin Monroe on the road 25-10, 25-16, 25-9.
Jonni Parker led the Vikings (7-1) with 28 kills, 12 assists, two aces, three digs and a block, Kyndall Hellyer added seven kills, an ace and seven digs, Lydia Conley had four kills and two blocks, Sierra Kinnison had two kills and a dig, Ashlyn Monnin had two kills, Kaitlyn Mack had two kills and two digs and Delaney Bourelle had a kill. Macie Schaffner added 20 assists, an ace and three digs, Sophie Jacomet had six aces and 12 digs and Gabrielle Hawkins had four digs.
Miami East hosts Bradford Thursday.
Troy Christian 3,
Dayton Christian 0
TROY — The Troy Christian Eagles improved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the Metro Buckeye Conference with a 25-11, 25-6, 25-11 sweep of visiting Dayton Christian Tuesday night.
Kathryn Lee had 10 kills and Brittany Swartz had nine aces to lead the Eagles, who travel to Emmanuel Christian Thursday.
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union bounced back from its loss to Valley View on Monday with a three-game sweep of Carlisle Tuesday in Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division play, winning 25-17, 25-21, 25-21.
“We’ve fallen into a habit of starting slowly, and we’re trying to do some things to correct that,” Milton-Union coach Doc Ginn said. “But at this point in the season, you have so little practice time that it’s hard. Too many errors for us, also. We had 12 serving errors, and we just can’t do that again against better teams. We have got to keep the ball on the court to be able to make a real run in our league.”
Abbie Goudy had nine kills and Olivia Brown had seven kills and 12 digs to lead the Bulldogs (6-3, 4-0 SWBL Buckeye), with Chloe Fogle tallying 15 assists in the match.
Milton-Union travels to Dixie Thursday.
Miss. Valley 1
UNION CITY — The Covington Buccaneers remained unbeaten in Cross County Conference play after Tuesday night’s match at Mississinawa Valley, holding off the Blackhawks in four, 21-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-15.
“I’m happy that we won, but not very excited about the number of opportunities we did not take advantage of,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We were given a lot of free balls throughout the match but didn’t put the ball away like we should have been doing.”
Breanna Kimmel had 14 kills, an ace, a block and four digs and Legend Patty had 13 kills, an ace and eight digs to lead Covington (5-4, 5-0 CCC). Lillian Hamilton added six kills and two blocks, Makenna Gostomsky had eight kills and 10 digs, Lindsey Kimmel had 34 assists and five digs, Olivia Mohler had two aces and three assists and Maci White had two aces and seven digs.
Covington hosts Franklin Monroe Thursday.
BRANDT — The Newton Indians lost in four sets Tuesday at Bethel, dropping the Cross County Conference matchup 25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 26-24.
Maddie Hildebrand had 11 kills and Kacie Tackett had 20 assists to lead Newton.
Other scores: Piqua (6-2, 5-2) 3, West Carrollton 0.
* Girls Soccer
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union girls soccer team won its third straight Tuesday night, defeating Carlisle 4-0 at home in Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division play.
Kristen Dickison led the Bulldogs (6-2, 2-1 SWBL Buckeye) with two goals, Karissa Baird and Morgan Nemeth each scored a goal and Morgan Grudich and Beyonce Bobbitt each had an assist.
Milton-Union travels to Dixie Thursday.
Other scores: Newton 0, Franklin Monroe 0. Lehman (6-1) 5, Spencerville 1.
* Boys Soccer
CARLISLE — After losing its first match of the season a week ago, the Milton-Union boys soccer team finally got the chance to bounce back, routing Carlisle 5-0 Tuesday in Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division play.
Sam Motz had two goals and an assist to lead the Bulldogs (6-1, 2-1 SWBL Buckeye), Keltonn Dilhoff had a goal and an assist, Trevor Grile and Josh Daum each had a goal and Austin Ezerski, Jacob Goodman and Andrew Besecker each had an assist.
Milton-Union hosts Dixie Thursday.
Franklin Monroe 3,
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Indians took a 1-0 lead on Franklin Monroe at halftime Tuesday night, but the Jets responded with three unanswered second-half goals to claim a 3-1 victory.
Newton hosts Legacy Christian Friday.
Other scores: Tippecanoe (6-1-1, 5-0) 8, West Carrollton 1. Troy Christian 5 (5-1-1) , Botkins 0. Piqua (5-1-1, 4-0) 3, Stebbins 1. Lehman (5-2) 7, Spencerville 1.
Tuesday afternoon’s tennis matches were postponed due to rain and wet court conditions. Troy’s match at home against Sidney was rescheduled for Sept. 25, while Tippecanoe’s home match against Piqua has yet to be rescheduled.
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