By Josh Brown
MIDDLETOWN — After winning the first three tournaments it competed in, the Troy girls bowling team finished second at Wright State’s Raider Challenge.
Thursday, the Trojan girls got back to winning.
Troy set a new record for best team game with a 1,196 — beating the old one by 73 pins — as well as a new record for a three-game series with a 3,144 to win the 22-team Holiday Tournament with a total of 4,304 Thursday at Eastern Lanes in Middletown, beating runner-up Centerville by nearly 400 pins.
After a 971 to begin the day, the Trojans put all five scorers above 200 in the second game to post the 1,196. A 977 to finish the three-game series gave Troy a 3,144, besting the 3,123 that the team posted in the 2009 Greater Western Ohio Conference Tournament.
Jenna Stone was first individually on the day with 227-267-257 for a 751 series — which was yet another team record, topping Courtney Metzger’s 748 series in 2013. A’leigha Smith joined Stone on the all-tournament team with 202-212-224—638, and Alyssa Shilt was on the all-tournament second team with 199-255-148—602. Cassidy McMullen rolled 185-236-165—586 and Stephanie Crider rolled 158-226-183—547.
Troy’s boys competed in the Holiday Tournament on Friday, with both Trojan teams hosting West Carrollton Jan. 4.
MEDINA — Miami East’s Graham Shore won an individual championship, five Vikings placed and Olivia Shore made history as the Miami East wrestling team placed seventh overall at the Medina Invitational tournament Thursday.
Graham Shore (120) racked up two pins, two major decisions and a tech. fall en route to his first-place finish, winning the title match with a 13-5 major.
Olivia Shore (106), meanwhile, became the first female competitor ever to earn a spot on the podium at the tournament, going 4-3 overall with two pins and a major decision.
Alex Isbrandt (138) placed second, scoring three pins and a major decision before falling via pinfall in overtime in the title match. Brenden Dalton (220) placed seventh, going 5-2 with a major decision, and Zane Strubler (145) placed eighth, going 3-3 with one pin.
Miami East returns home to host Mechanicsburg on Jan. 3.
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WEST LIBERTY — The Tippecanoe girls basketball team got one final test to end the 2017 calendar year Thursday night, outlasting West Liberty-Salem on the road 42-38 to improve to 9-0 on the season.
Maddie Frederick led the Red Devils with 14 points as Tippecanoe took a five-point lead after one quarter, 16-11, but the Tigers tied things up at 28-28 at halftime. The Devils outscored the Tigers 10-4 in the third quarter to regain control, though, and held on defensively from there.
Tippecanoe will travel to Xenia Jan. 3, the second game of a four-game road trip.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Indians won their third straight game Thursday night, routing Fairlawn 70-36 at home.
Tatum McBride led the Indians with 22 points and Anna Wolfe added 19 points.
Newton (6-3) will have a chance to head into 2018 on a four-game winning streak as it travels to Dixie Saturday.
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BRADFORD — Bradford held off visiting Tri-County North Thursday night, picking up a Cross County Conference win, 40-37.
Skipp Miller, Emma Canan and Chelsea Gill each scored eight points to lead the Railroaders (4-6, 2-4 CCC), who will travel to Twin Valley South on Jan. 4.
Other scores: Tri-Village 54, Bethel (2-5, 2-4 CCC) 31. Houston 51, Lehman (4-3) 50. Graham 33, Piqua (3-6) 32.
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