By Rob Kiser
and Josh Brown
WEBSTER — Newton senior Brock Jamison would have liked nothing better than to repeat as Cross County Conference Player of the Year.
But seeing the Indians compete at a high level was much more satisfying to Jamison, who was medalist at the CCC tournament Thursday with a 74. Jamison led the Indians to a third-place finish in the tournament with a 349 score on the day at Stillwater Valley.
“It has been a long time (since the Indians have finished that high at the tournament),” Jamison said. “Being a senior and seeing myself as a leader of the team, it feel pretty good.”
Jamison fell one stroke short of Twin Valley South’s Nathan Osborn, who had a 75 Thursday amd won the CCC Player of the Year race.
“There are a lot of good players in this conference,” Jamison said. “I had some high scores in matches early in the year, so I knew it was going to be tough.”
Jamison has one focus now.
“Definitely, we want to make it out of sectionals as a team,” he said. “And we are good enough to do that.”
Rounding out the Newton scores were Wade Ferrell 88, Chet Jamison 92, Milan Bess 95, Drew Thiesing 95 and Grant Bayer 96.
Miami East boys came into the tournament hoping to come away with a tournament title.
The Vikings and Arcanum both entered the tournament with 10-1 records, with East having won the regular season matchup.
But East couldn’t not sustain anything — despite a front nine 35 from Scott Kirby — and couldn’t match Arcanum’s 331, finishing with a 342.
“Give Arcanum credit, they played well,” Miami East coach Terry Henley said. “We had some good scores on the front nine and just couldn’t keep it going. And we were playing without Devyn Carson (soccer game). We didn’t have anybody who could make that up at our fourth spot.”
Kirby led the Vikings with an 80. Other East scores were Kley Karadak 83, Dylan Martinez 86, Ryan Haney 93, Walker Henley 95 and Cam Coomes 108.
Bethel finished fifth with a 363. Tyler Weinert shot an 82, Tyler Brookhart shot a 91, Nick Lightcap shot a 93, Connor Hockett shot a 99, Christian White shot a 107 and Devon Truman shot a 112.
Covington came in with a 7-4 mark in the CCC, but shot a 373 to finish eight. Levi Winn continued his outstanding play for the Buccs, shooting 78. Other Covington scores were Andrew Slusher 86, Ryan Gengler 103, James Grilliot 106, Braden Miller 108 and Jack Shell 137.
Alex Swabb shot an 88 as Bradford’s lone golfer.
Troy 156, Piqua 178
PIQUA — Troy clinched second place in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division Thursday, defeating Piqua 156-178 at Echo Hills.
Troy Moore and Holden Scribner both shot 1-over 37s to lead the way, with Scribner posting his third eagle and the team’s fourth in the past week — Moore has the other. Nate Uhlenbrock added a 39, Tyler Lambert shot 43, Keaton Pfeifer shot 46 and Alex Gigandet shot 47.
Troy (8-1, 3-1 GWOC North) hosts Chaminade Julienne Monday at Troy Country Club before the postseason GWOC tournament Sept. 24.
* Girls Golf
WEBSTER — While girls golf was an unofficial sport in the CCC this year because of only five teams, don’t tell that to the Miami East girls.
The Vikings continued an outstanding season by winning the tournament with a 414 score, 11 strokes better than Arcanum.
“I think the way we look at that is we are tournament champions,” Miami East coach Bruce Vanover said. “That is always a goal and we were able to accomplish that.”
And East continued to show impressive consistency, with four of the top six scores on the day.
Kierra Fellers finished second on the day with a 98 — Arcanum’s Haleigh Shaffer was medalist with 94. Megan Pettit was third with 101, Megan Thompson was fourth with 106 and Maggie Bergman lost a playoff for fifth with a 109. The Vikings also got a 113 from Haley Howard and 126 from Emily Rowley.
“The scores were a little high today because the tees were back (like they will be for sectionals),” Vanover said. “These girls have been consistent all year. I am really proud of them because several of them hadn’t played golf before last year.”
Covington won a tiebreaker with Tri-Village for third with a 499 total.
The Buccaneers’ scores included Kelsey McReynolds 115, Sydney Blanton 125, Addison Metz 126, Noelle Gast 133, Megan Alexander 139 and Emily Thompson 143.
Troy 191, Piqua 212
TROY — Troy didn’t post its best round of the season Wednesday, but it was enough to defeat the visiting Piqua Indians 191-212 at Miami Shores and wrap up an undefeated regular season run through the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division.
LeeAnn Black led the Trojans with a 43, Hannah Wright shot 46, Ali Helman shot 48, Natalie Henson and Brooke Beeler both shot 54 and McKenzie Pruitt shot 56.
* Boys Soccer
Tipp 9, NW 0
TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe boys soccer team exploded offensively Wednesday night, nearly matching its total for the previous five matches combined in a 9-0 rout of visiting Northwestern at Tipp City Park.
Mitch Colvin and Jacob Niswonger both scored two goals, while Austin Haas, Payton Smith, Collin Tateman and Nathan Hamburg each added one in addition to an own-goal by Northwestern.
Tippecanoe (6-0) hosts Indian Hill Saturday.
* Girls Soccer
Tipp 4, NW 1
SPRINGFIELD — The Tippecanoe girls soccer team improved to 5-0-1 Wednesday night, defeating Northwestern on the road 4-1.
Cami Cahill scored the first goal for the Red Devils, Lexi Blair scored the eventual game-winning one and Tippecanoe tacked on two more insurance goals to close it out.
M-U 5, Franklin 0
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union tennis team shut out Franklin Wednesday in Southwestern Buckeye League crossover action, winning 5-0.
At first singles, Ashley Wombold won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Abby Hissong won 6-4, 6-1. At third singles, Rachel Rock won 6-0, 6-2. At first doubles, Anna Brown and Caitlin Bushelman won 6-0, 6-0. At second doubles, Kaitlyn Antonides and Mercedes Farmer won 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5).
Eaton 5, Lehman 0
EATON — Lehman struggled Wednesday against a talented Eaton team, falling 5-0.
At first singles, Diana Gibson lost 6-4, 6-1. At second singles, Sarah Gibson lost 6-1, 6-1. At third singles, Melanie Bruner lost 6-1, 6-0. At first doubles, Emma Simpson and Alex Read lost 6-0, 6-4. At second doubles, Alison Briggs and Ann Pennaparra lost 6-0, 6-2.
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