By Josh Brown
ARCANUM — The Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title already in hand, the Troy girls golf team just wanted to improve.
They accomplished that Tuesday at the postseason GWOC Tournament, bettering their performance from the preseason one by placing fourth overall with a team score of 384 at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum.
“We improved by one spot from the pre, and we shot eight strokes better today,” Troy girls golf coach Matt Wibbeler said. “LeeAnn (Black) shot really well today, and everyone else shot close to or at their average — which didn’t happen at the pre. That was the difference today.”
Black led the Trojans with an 85 — tied for seventh overall individually. Hannah Wright added a 96, Natalie Henson shot 100, Ali Helman shot 103, McKenzie Pruitt added a 106 and Brooke Beeler added a 112.
Centerville won the tournament with a 303, 39 strokes better than runner-up Springboro’s 342. Springboro’s Maddie Durbin was the individual medalist, though, with a 71. Lebanon finished third in front of Troy with a 375.
Greenville was the closest GWOC North team in ninth with a 431, Butler was 10th (441) and Piqua was 12th (465). Cassidy Kraft led the Indians with a 103.
The Trojans have a long break until the sectional tournament, which is Oct. 6. They face Tippecanoe Monday to start a week of three tuneup matches.
“Hopefully we can take this momentum, playing a little better in 18-hole tournaments, and keep it going into the sectional,” Wibbeler said.
* Boys Soccer
Troy 10, Trotwood 0
TROY — The Trojans had plenty of frustrations to take out on someone.
Trotwood just happened to be next on the schedule.
Grant Holland posted his second straight hat trick and the Troy boys soccer team (7-2, 2-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division) jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and didn’t let up Tuesday night, routing the Rams 10-0 in division play at Troy Memorial Stadium, the Trojans’ third win in its last four matches.
Following Saturday’s 6-3 loss to Centerville where they fell behind early, the Trojans got out on the attack and didn’t allow a counter. Grant Holland scored the first goal on an assist from Collin Hubbell, then Brandon Lewis scored on a feed from Holland. Holland added another goal on an assist from Tyler Mauk to make it 3-0 at the break.
Peyton Hampton then scored back-to-back goals, one unassisted and another assisted by Holland, then Lewis scored his second on an assist from Hubbell. Tristan West scored, then Holland finished off his hat trick with an assist from Hampton. J.T. Yenney added an unassisted goal, and goalkeeper Alex Williams didn’t face a shot on goal to record his fifth shutout.
Troy hosts Newton at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Other scores: Lehman 2, Spencerville 0.
HUBER HEIGHTS — The Milton-Union tennis team finished fourth at the Southwestern Buckeye League Tournament Tuesday at Thomas Cloud Park, missing third place by one point.
The Bulldogs were led by a trio of third-place finishes. Abby Hissong was third at second singles, Rachel Rock was third at third singles and the first doubles team of Anna Brown and Caitlin Bushelman was third.
The second doubles team of Lauren Claggett and Mercedes Farmer was fourth, and Ashley Wombold was sixth at first singles.
“All in all, it was a pretty good tournament for my young team,” Milton-Union coach Diana Brumbaugh said. “We certainly would have enjoyed a third-place finish rather than fourth, but they fought hard all day long.”
Tipp 5, NW 0
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe faced off against Northwestern — both undefeated in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division entering Tuesday’s play — and dominated, winning 5-0 to improve to 7-0 in CBC play and 14-4 on the season.
At first singles, Kennedy Reeder won in three, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5. At second singles, Ladia Coning won 6-0, 6-1. At third singles, Jordan Jones won 6-1, 6-3. At first doubles, Ali Merrick and Sophia McDowell won 7-6 (5), 6-3. At second doubles, Sydney Laymon and Victoria Nordquist won 6-0, 7-5.
Lehman 4, SCC 0
SIDNEY — Lehman won for the third time this season, shutting out Springfield Catholic Central 4-0 Tuesday.
At first singles, Diana Gibson won 6-3, 6-2. At second singles, Sarah Gibson won 6-3, 6-1. At first doubles, Emma Simpson and Alex Read won 6-1, 6-0. At second doubles, Ann Pennaparra and Alison Briggs won 6-1, 6-0. Both teams forfeitted third singles.
“It’s a great win on Senior Night, and a great way to thank our seniors, Diana and Emma, for all they’ve done for our program.”
ME 3, Arcanum 0
ARCANUM — Miami East’s volleyball team continued to dominate the Cross County Conference Tuesday night, sweeping Arcanum on the road 25-13, 25-14, 25-13.
Jonni Parker led the way with 11 kills, 11 assists and four aces, Kyndall Hellyer added nine kills and 10 digs, Lindsey Black had 20 digs and six aces and Jillian Wesco had 15 digs and four aces.
The Vikings remain on the road Thursday, traveling to Twin Valley South.
Tipp 3, BF 0
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe started out on fire and finished strong Tuesday at home against Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division for Bellefontaine, sweeping the Chieftains 25-6, 25-18, 25-14.
Aubrey Cox had a big night with 14 kills and four blocks to lead the way, Emily Shuk added 12 kills, Alyssa Crusey had eight kills, two blocks, two aces and 13 digs, Kara Trimbach had 35 assists and two aces, Jordan McMahan had 16 digs and Taylor Prall had four aces.
Tippecanoe (8-5, 3-2 CBC Kenton Trail) travels to Ben Logan Thursday.
Covington 3, Bradford 1
BRADFORD — Covington experimented with its lineup Tuesday night at Bradford, still turning in a victory in four — 25-20, 14-25, 25-19, 25-18 — to improve to 4-7 and 4-2 in the Cross County Conference.
Rachel York had 10 kills and seven aces to lead the Buccaneers, Brooke Gostomsky had 11 kills and three aces and Ashley Cecil had 16 digs.
“We were attempting a new lineup this evening and it didn’t gave the intended results,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We had 21 hitting errors and nine service errors, so it was not our best effort by any means. We will continue to tweak the lineup to get the maximum results heading into the final month of play.”
Covington hosts Arcanum Thursday.
Other scores: Waynesville 3, Milton-Union 1.
* Girls Soccer
Waynesville 3, M-U 0
WAYNESVILLE — Last season, the Milton-Union girls soccer team split with Waynesville en route to a Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division title.
After Tuesday, the Bulldogs are hoping for the same result as they dropped the first meeting between the teams, 3-0 on the road.
Both teams entered the night with 3-0-1 records in the division, but Milton-Union fell to 8-2-1 overall — and 3-1-1 in the Buckeye.
The two teams will meet again at Milton-Union on Oct. 8 — but up next, the Bulldogs face Madison Thursday at home.
Other scores: Troy Christian 3, Xenia Christian 1. Newton 2, Preble Shawnee 1. Anna 2, Miami East 1.
* Boys Golf
M-U 188, PS 200
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union boys golf team improved to 5-7, 3-3 in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division, Tuesday with a 188-200 victory over Preble Shawnee.
Parker Puthoff was tied for medalist with a 44, Grayson Galentine and Hayden Davidson both shot 47, Aaron Brown shot 49, Phil Brumbaugh added a 50 and Nick Brumbaugh added a 53.
The Bulldogs compete in the SWBL Tournament Thursday.
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