By Josh Brown
TROTWOOD — The Troy boys swimming team continued to improve its standing at the Greater Western Ohio Conference meet Thursday night, finishing fourth in the conference overall with 172 points.
The Trojan boys, which finished sixth two seasons ago and fifth last year, finished behind first-place Centerville (490 points), second-place Beavercreek (401 points) and third-place Butler (213 points) — which also won the GWOC American North Division last week. Tippecanoe’s boys finished 14th with 37 points.
For Troy’s boys, Michael Griffith was third in the 500 free (4:49.26) and sixth in the 200 free (1:48.73). Calvin Armstrong was fifth in the 100 free (51.07 seconds) and sixth in the 50 free (22.76 seconds). The 400 free relay team of Joe Dutton, Mitch Orozco, Armstrong and Griffith was fourth (3:25.43). The 200 medley relay team of Aaron Carmack, Dutton, Orozco and Griffith was sixth (1:46.35). Dutton was sixth in the 500 free (4:59.57) and seventh in the 100 back (57.75 seconds). Carmack was sixth in the 100 fly (56.07 seconds).
On the girls side, Tippecanoe — which won the GWOC American North at last week’s division meet — finished sixth in the overall GWOC with 147 points, Piqua was 10th with 90.5 points and Troy was 12th with 58 points. Centerville swept the meet, winning with 481.5 points, while Springboro was second with 399.5 points.
For Tippecanoe’s girls, Alexis Cook was second in the 50 free (24.86 seconds) and third in the 100 free (53.86 seconds). The 200 free relay team of Kathryn Oen, Cook, Simone King and Tori Prenger was third (1:43.49). The 200 medley relay team of Prenger, Oen, Madison Leonard and Cook was fourth (1:56.62). The 400 free relay team of Alissa Buynak, Nicole Downing, Viha Stoffenberger and King was seventh (4:05.31). Oen was eighth in the 100 breast (1:10.71).
For Troy’s girls, the 400 free relay team of Katie Robinson, Kit Woelke, Lily Hemm and Hailey Honeycutt was eighth (4:05.31).
SIDNEY — The Troy girls bowling team remained undefeated in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division Thursday, defeating a shorthanded Sidney team on the road 2,332-1,436, while the Trojan boys fell to the Yellow Jackets 2,436-2,248.
Jenna Stone led the Trojan girls (12-1, 12-0 GWOC American North) by rolling 216-269—485, Cassidy McMullen rolled 207-203—410, A’leigha Smith rolled 169-212—381, Stephanie Crider rolled 181-192—373, Sierra Brown added a 181 game and Alyssa Shilt added a 164.
For Troy’s boys (8-5, 7-5 GWOC American North), Carson Rogers rolled 258-197—455, Aaron Stone rolled 222-203—425, Brian Joins rolled 178-165—343, Logan Jones rolled 170-149—319, Jordan Fisher added a 173 game and Preston Jackson added a 153.
Troy hosts Butler Tuesday.
* Girls Basketball
National Trail 44
COVINGTON —Three Buccaneers were in double figures Thursday night, leading the Covington girls basketball team to a 71-44 Cross County Conference victory over National Trail.
Sammi Whiteman scored a game-high 24 points, Jordan Crowell added 17, Tori Lyle scored 12 and Lillian Hamilton chipped in eight.
Covington (15-6, 8-3 CCC) jumped out to a 22-5 lead after one quarter and never looked back, taking a 43-19 lead by halftime and steadily pulling away.
The Buccs close out the regular season Feb. 8 at home against Tri-County North.
PLEASANT HILL — Tatum McBride scored a game-high 24 points Thursday night, leading Newton (13-6, 7-5 Cross County Conference) to a 47-30 victory over visiting Bradford.
Skipp Miller led the Railroaders (7-12, 4-7 CCC) with 10 points ad Bianca Keener scored eight.
Newton travels to Marion Local Saturday, while Bradford travels to Lehman Tuesday.
TC North 52
BRANDT — Bethel got back on the winning track Thursday night, holding off Tri-County North for a 63-52 Cross County Conference victory at home.
Kenna Gray led the Bees (8-10, 4-7 CCC) with 22 points.
Bethel travels to Twin Valley South Feb. 8.
Other scores: Anna 56, Lehman (8-9) 47.
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