Viking girls top Russia, Tipp falls to CJ

By Josh Brown

VERSAILLES — The Miami East girls golf team has only had one hiccup this season.

Thursday, the Vikings continued rolling.

Miami East improved to 4-1 on the young season Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Course, defeating the host Russia Raiders 197-209.

Haley Howard was medalist on the day with a 47, with Kiera Fellers right behind with a 48 and Megan Pettit with a 49. Maggie Bergman rounded out the scoring with a 53, Emily Rowley shot a 56 and Megan Thompson shot a 57.

Miami East returns home to Lakeland Golf Course Monday, playing host to Franklin Monroe in a Cross County Conference matchup.

CJ 167, Tippecanoe 170

VANDALIA — Tippecanoe’s Ally Chitwood shot a career-best nine-hole total for the Red Devils Thursday, but it wasn’t enough in a matchup between a pair of state qualifiers from last year as Chaminade Julienne defeated Tippecanoe 167-170 at Cassel Hills.

Chitwood shot 38 to lead the Devils. Tori Merrick and Sammie Rowland each shot 43, Taylor Hudson shot 46, Lydia Steuve shot 51 and Emily Doll shot 60.

Both Tippecanoe and CJ competed in the Division II state tournament the past two seasons. Tippecanoe, though, is playing in Division I this season.

The Devils also defeated Ben Logan — and the rainy weather — 183-241 on Wednesday night at Cassel Hills to improve to 2-0 in the Central Buckeye Conference. Tippecanoe travels to Urbana Monday for another CBC matchup.

* Boys Golf

Newton 171,

Tri-Village 188

WEST MILTON — The Newton boys golf team kept its strong play going in Cross County Conference competition Friday, defeating visiting Tri-Village 171-188 at Stillwater Ridge Golf Course.

Freshman Chet Jamison was medalist for the Indians with a 39, Wade Ferrell shot 40, Brock Jamison shot 44, Grant Bayer shot 48, Milan Bess shot 54 and Garrison Willoughby shot 60.

Newton faces a tough test Monday, traveling to Lakeland to take on the Miami East Vikings in a critical CCC contest.

* Tennis

Tippecanoe 4,

Greenville 1

TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe tennis team continued its solid start to the season Friday with a tough matchup against Greenville — a match that included three three-set matches.

In the end, though, the Red Devils were able to gut out a 4-1 victory over the visiting Green Wave to improve to 4-2 on the season.

At first singles, Kennedy Reeder won 6-0, 1-6, 6-1. At second singles, Ladia Coning won 6-2, 6-0. At third singles, Jordan Jones won 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. At second doubles, Sophia McDowell and Sydney Laymon won 6-4, 6-1.

The Devils’ lone loss came at first doubles, where Ali Merrick and Victoria Nordquist fought valiantly but fell in a third-set tiebreaker to drop the match 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4).

Tippecanoe travels to Northmont Monday.

Kenton Ridge 4,

Lehman 1

SIDNEY — Lehman’s girls showed improvement Thursday against Kenton Ridge, but in the end the Cougars captured a 4-1 victory over the Cavaliers.

Diana Gibson claimed a victory at first singles in one of two three-set matches on the day, winning 6-4, 2-6, 10-5 in a supertiebreaker.

At second singles, Sarah Gibson lost 6-4, 4-6, 10-7. At first doubles, Emma Simpson and Melanie Brunner lost 6-4, 6-2. At second doubles, Allison Briggs and Ann Pennaparra lost 6-0, 6-0. Lehman forfeited third singles.

“We are getting better each match, and that is great to see,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said.

The Cavs play at the Schroder Invitational Saturday.

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