By Josh Brown
PIQUA — On Tuesday, Troy senior Holden Scribner shot a 33, tying former teammate Troy Moore’s mark for the best during coach Mark Evilsizor’s six-year tenure with the boys golf team.
That just wasn’t good enough, though.
Scribner followed that performance up by improving by one stroke Wednesday at Echo Hills, shooting a career-best 32 to claim medalist honors and help the Trojans post their best nine-hole score of the season thus far in a 154-192 victory over Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division rival Piqua.
“He just kept putting himself in a position to score,” Evilsizor said of Scribner. “He had an eagle putt that he left kind of short on the last hole, so he had to earn that 32. It’s not a really long course, so he was hitting a lot of wedges in there — and he was just on fire. He even missed a four-foot birdie putt on (hole No.) 6 that would have put him at a 31. He’s just playing at a real high level right now.
“Last year, he had one bad hole here, shot a 9 on No. 4. So he’s had this one penciled in all season — he wanted to make a statement at Echo. And to do it on back-to-back nights after shooting a 33 last night? That just says a lot about him and how he’s playing.”
After Scribner’s 32, Ryan Dowling shot a career-best 39, Zac Collin shot 41, Henry Johnston and Connor Stoltz both shot 42 — with that score being a career best for Johnston — and Travis Bertram shot 43.
“Ryan shot his personal best 39, birdied both Par 3s, so that’s cool to see two 2s on your scorecard,” Evilsizor said. “And Henry’s been playing bogey golf all year, so for him to break that ceiling here today, that was good for him.“
Matt Herron shot 45 to lead Piqua (1-6), Decker Jackson and Jackson Huelskamp both shot 49, Christian Starrett shot 53 and Mason Price shot 54.
After traveling to Miami Valley to face Chaminade Julienne Thursday, Troy will be back in action Monday at the Beavercreek Invitational.
WEST MILTON — The Newton boys golf team won a Cross County Conference tri-match at Stillwater Ridge Golf Course Wednesday, shooting 171 to Tri-County North’s 183 and Arcanum’s 193.
Chet Jamison led Newton with a 38, Garrett Peters followed with 43, Ross Ferrell shot 44, Nate Zielinski shot 46, Ryan Mollette shot 49 and Kleyson Wehrley shot 51.
TIPP CITY — The Covington boys golf team defeated Bethel 191-206 Wednesday at Cliffside Golf Course.
Covington’s Jack Shell was medalist with a 45, Grant Humphrey shot 46, Hunter Alexander shot 49, Dylan Lucas and Job Morgan shot 51 and Thomas Kuether shot 53.
SPRINGFIELD — The Tippecanoe boys golf team shot 358 at the Springfield Invitational Wednesday.
Nathan Gagnon shot 79 to lead the Devils, Matt Salmon shot 87, Braydon Bottles and Nolan Mader both shot 96 and Austin Post shot 107.
* Girls Golf
Miami East 201,
ST. PARIS — The Miami East girls golf team held off Tippecanoe Wednesday at Lakeland Golf Course, winning by a narrow 201-203 margin.
Paige Lawson led the Vikings (7-3) with a 45, Marissa Kearns shot 49, Kearsten Kirby shot 51, Katie Pottorf shot 56, Maci Krites shot 60 and Erin Baker shot 63.
Other scores: Troy at Bethel ppd.
* Girls Soccer
West Carrollton 0
WEST CARROLLTON — The Tippecanoe girls soccer team improved to 6-1 on the season and 4-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division Wednesday, defeating American League crossover opponent West Carrollton 9-0 on the road.
Hannah Rittenhouse had two goals, Jackie Bashore had a goal and two assists, Jaila Fletcher had a goal and an assist, Emma Patzek, Morgan Chaplin, Lauren Clapper, Kat Oen and Kearsten Hill each had a goal and Makayla Stallard had two assists.
Tippecanoe opens division play on the road Monday at Piqua.
Miami East 9,
TV South 0
CASSTOWN — The Miami East girls soccer team defeated Twin Valley South 9-0 Wednesday in Cross County Conference play.
Meadow Powers had four goals and Cerstin Gross added two, while Whitley Gross, Chloe Aviles and Morgan Hamby each had one goal.
Other scores: Piqua (3-1-2, 3-0-1 GWOC American North) 2, Stebbins 0.
* Boys Soccer score: Miami East 9, Twin Valley South 0.
Preble Shawnee 1
CAMDEN — The Tippecanoe tennis team traveled to Preble Shawnee for a non-league matchup Wednesday, bringing home a 4-1 victory.
At first singles, Amelia Zweizig won 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. At third singles, Mira Patel won 6-1, 6-1. At first doubles, Rainey Messinger and Camillah Jones won 6-2, 6-4. At second doubles, Claire Wint and Katy Schultz won 6-1, 6-4.
At second singles, Dakota Schroeder was up in the third set before she retired, leading 6-1, 6-7, 5-3 when the match ended.
Tippecanoe improved to 12-1 on the season with the win, its eighth straight.
CLAYTON — Milton-Union held off Northmont Wednesday night for a hard-fought 3-2 victory on the road to improve to 9-4 on the season.
At first singles, Meredith Fitch won 6-2, 6-1. At second singles, Taylor Falb won 6-0, 6-1. At third singles, Hannah Fugate won 6-1, 6-2.
At first doubles, Emma Lehman and Madison Silveira lost 6-2, 6-2. At second doubles, Amelia Black and Paige Barnes lost 6-1, 6-0.
Lima Shawnee 5,
SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers (3-10) were shut out by an undefeated Lima Shawnee (10-0) team, falling 5-0 Wednesday.
At first singles, Claire Larger lost 6-1, 6-0. At second singles, Sarah Gibson lost 6-1, 6-2. At third singles, Angela Brunner lost 6-0, 6-0.
At first doubles, Keira Burns and Ann Pannapara lost 6-0, 6-1. At second doubles, Shannon Staley and Brieanna Werling lost 6-1, 6-0.
Other scores: Piqua (6-4, 5-1 GWOC American North) 5, West Carrollton 0.
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