By Josh Brown
TROY — Only one thing was hot at Troy Country Club Thursday.
Troy Moore’s putter.
“Troy was just on fire today,” Troy boys golf coach Mark Evilsizor said of the team’s senior leader. “He eagled No. 8, made about a 30-foot birdie on No. 4. His putter was really on today. He was just on fire.”
Moore shot s 3-under-par 31, leading the Trojans to a split of a tri-match on a very windy and cold Senior Night at Troy Country Club. Troy shot a 158, tied with Northmont — which won on a fifth-score tiebreaker — and defeating Tippecanoe’s 165 in the team’s final head-to-head matches of the season.
The conditions did no one any favors.
“We’ve had the best weather all season,” Evilsizor said. “Tuesday, we played all day in the rain. Today, it was about as windy as I’ve seen for a match, and very cold. And Saturday for the Butler Invitational, it’s supposed to be rainy, windy and cold.”
Still, Moore turned in a stellar performance with his 31 for medalist honors.
“That might have been one of the better rounds of his career,” Evilsizor said. “My last couple years here, guys haven’t done so well on Senior Night, so it was great to see him perform at a high level in the last dual match of his high school career.”
Holden Scribner added a 39, Nate Uhlenbrock shot 46 and senior Tyler Lambert shot 46. Fellow seniors Luke Schroeder and Alex Gigandet added a 47 and 51, respectively.
Tippecanoe was led by Wyatt Wilson’s 38. Bradley Calhoun shot 41, Tucker Finders shot 42, Sam Fairbanks shot 44, Sam Weatherly shot 47 and Spencer Brauman shot 52.
Troy finished the regular season 10-4. The Trojans and Red Devils both will play in the Butler Invitational at Cassel Hills Saturday before heading to the Division I sectional tournament Tuesday at Reid Park.
* Girls Golf
VERSAILLES — The Miami East girls golf team didn’t post any sub-100 scores at Wednesday’s Division II sectional tournament at Stillwater Valley — but the Vikings played consistent up and down the lineup, posting a team score of 407 to place third and earn a trip to next week’s district tournament.
Megan Thompson led the Vikings with a 100, Kiera Fellers and Megan Pettit each shot 101, Haley Howard shot 105 and Maggie Bergman shot 107.
Covington was ninth with a 491. Addison Metz shot 119, Kelsey McReynolds shot 120, Megan Alexander shot 125, Sydney Blanton shot 127 and Noelle Gast shot 144.
Versailles won the tournament with a 393, Russia was second with 404 and Fort Loramie was fourth with 416 to round out the team qualifiers. Fort Loramie’s Emily Knouff was the individual medalist with a 75.
* Girls Soccer
Spr. Shawnee 0
TIPP CITY — After settling for a 1-1 draw against Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division co-leader Kenton Ridge on Monday, the Tippecanoe girls soccer team knows it has to put up victories the rest of the way.
The still-unbeaten Red Devils (10-0-2, 6-0-1 CBC Kenton Trail) did just that Wednesday night, cruising to an easy 4-0 victory over visiting Springfield Shawnee.
Katie Kramer scored the Devils’ first goal on an assist from Holly Bernhold, then Alexa Spiller scored with an assist from Sidney Ignet to make it a 2-0 game at the half. Hunter McKinney added an insurance goal in the second half, assisted by Allie Wasson, then Lexi Polanski capped off the scoring with an assist from Spiller.
Tippecanoe hosts Indian Hill Saturday.
Troy 1, Butler 1
VANDALIA — Two weeks, two ties — and no real help in the standings.
The Troy Trojans battled Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division leader Butler to a 1-1 tie on the road Wednesday night, the second draw in a row in division play for the Trojans (4-6-2, 1-0-2 GWOC North). And while Troy is still unbeaten in the North, they remain behind Butler, Sidney and Piqua — all of which have two victories in division play.
The result was still a positive one for the Trojans against a Butler team entering the game on a nine-game winning streak, though. The Aviators (10-1-1, 2-0-1 GWOC North) hadn’t been held to one goal all season long until Wednesday, their only loss a 6-2 defeat to Centerville in the second game of the year.
Troy, however, hasn’t won in its past five games, not since a 7-0 victory over Greenville to start GWOC North play. Since then, they have three 1-0 losses to talented teams — Centerville, Miamisburg and Bellbrook — and a 1-1 tie against North foe Trotwood last Wednesday.
The Trojans travel to Beavercreek Monday for another tough test before returning home to host Sidney on Oct. 7.
* Boys Soccer
Spr. Shawnee 1
SPRINGFIELD — Tippecanoe’s boys soccer team had a big night finishing Wednesday at Springfield Shawnee, defeating the 2-9 Braves 10-1 in Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division play.
It was the first time this season the Red Devils (11-1, 7-0 CBC Kenton Trail) has hit double digits in goals. Twice they’ve scored nine, in wins over Graham and Northwestern.
Tippecanoe travels to Indian Lake Saturday.
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