By Josh Brown
and John Bombatch
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton boys soccer team (3-2-1) took control early and never let go, holding off rival Bethel (4-2-2) 3-1 Thursday night.
Tristan Stewart scored with an assist from Cameron Stine, then Alex Hild and Dillon Koble each had a goal for the Indians.
Aiden Flomerfelt scored the only goal for the Bees on an assist from Nick Schmidt.
“Newton came out and outworked us tonight,” Bethel coach Bob Hamlin said. “They scored two early goals by creating mistakes in our back, and their pressure caused us problems all night. Our guys did not give up, but the same problem surfaced just getting the ball into the net.”
Newton travels to Indian Lake Saturday. Bethel, meanwhile, travels to Dayton Christian Tuesday.
SIDNEY — Tippecanoe (7-1, 5-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division) opened up division play with a shutout on the road Thursday night, defeating Sidney 3-0.
Evan Stonerock, Ben Halsey and Blake Heeley each had a goal and Jake Rowland, Adam Trimbach and Hunter McGraw each had an assist.
Tippecanoe travels to Piqua Tuesday.
Troy Christian 12,
Emmanuel Christian 0
TROY — Twelve different Eagles scored Thursday night, leading Troy Christian to a 12-0 Metro Buckeye Conference victory over Emmanuel Christian.
Troy Christian faces Botkins Saturday.
Other scores: Lehman 5, New Knoxville 1.
* Girls soccer score: Anna 1, Lehman 0.
TROY — The Troy volleyball team was not challenged Thursday, not allowing double digits in points in any game in a 25-8, 25-4, 25-9 sweep of Stebbins in Greater Western Ohio Conference American League crossover play.
Lauren Schmitz had seven kills, Kate Orban had five kills, Morgan Baber had 13 assists and six aces, Alexa Holland had seven aces and Emily Huber had four aces and three assists.
Troy (8-3, 7-0 GWOC American North Division) hosts Versailles Saturday.
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe had little trouble with Fairborn Thursday in Greater Western Ohio Conference American League crossover play, outhitting the Skyhawks 34-5 in a 25-8, 25-13, 25-7 victory.
Rachel Wildermuth had nine kills and four blocks, Brooke Aselage had eight kills and two aces, Olivia Newbourn had three kills, Abby Hughes had 11 digs and two aces, Corrin Siefring had seven digs and two aces, Izzy Crow had 30 assists and Emily Graham had three assists.
Tippecanoe (8-2, 6-1 GWOC American North Division) hosts Fairmont Saturday.
Miami East 3,
Franklin Monroe 1
CASSTOWN — Miami East dropped a set to Franklin Monroe Thursday but recovered to put away a 25-17, 25-17, 20-25, 25-20 victory in Cross County Conference play.
Lydia Conley had 13 kills, Nichole Hood had 11 kills, an ace and 21 digs, Sophie Jacomet had 10 kills, a block and 23 digs, Ashlyn Monnin had eight kills an an ace, Delaney Bourelle had eight kills, two aces and two blocks, Gabrielle Hawkins had an ace and 32 digs, Gretchen Frock had 46 assists and a dig and Lauren Fisher had a dig.
Miami East (7-3, 6-0 CCC) hosts the Casstown Clash tournament Saturday morning.
Troy Christian 3,
Legacy Christian 0
XENIA — A strong service game and a balanced attack earned visiting Troy Christian a 25-14, 25-15, 25-13 win over Legacy Christian Academy in Thursday’s Metro Buckeye Conference match.
Nearly a third of the visiting Eagles’ points came directly off their serves, as the host Knights sent 22 returns of serve left and right into the stands.
Unofficially, Lauren Montgomery and Alli Winger each bashed a pair of service aces, while Eagles teammates Emily Baker and Jalyn Forrer hit one each. Baker and Kristen Rodrigues led Troy Christian with five kills apiece, Sarah Johnson hit four kills and Montgomery hit three.
Eagles coach Joshua Thomas wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from his team in Thursday night’s match. They’d lost a close match to MBC foe Emmanuel Christian on Tuesday, and Thomas said they didn’t have a very good practice on Wednesday.
“We had a lot of things that we had to deal with, but the girls came out and played motivated and just got the job done,” he said. “I’m really proud of the progress my setter, Lauren Montgomery, is making. But what’s awesome about tonight is that the team as a whole played well. It was nice to see them all show up on the same night to play volleyball.”
Troy Christian (6-4, 4-1 MBC) hosts Northwestern Saturday.
Miss. Valley 3,
COVINGTON — The Covington Buccaneers (2-6, 2-3 Cross County Conference) played Mississinawa Valley in four close sets Thursday night but fell 3-1, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-23.
Lilli Hamilton had nine kills for the Buccs, Alyssa Kimmel had four kills, two aces and five digs, Marissa Fields had three kills, Makenna Gostomsky had three kills, three aces and six digs, Olivia Mohler had three kills and two blocks, Makenzee Maschino had four kills, seven assists, two blocks and five digs, Ellery Reck had 19 assists and six digs, Maci White had 15 digs and two aces and Tori Quinter had six digs and two aces.
Covington takes on Fairlawn Monday.
Other scores: Bethel 3, Newton 1 (25-21, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22). Lehman 3, Upper Scioto Valley 0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-6). Piqua (3-6, 3-5 GWOC American North) 3, Xenia 0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-16). National Trail 3, Bradford 1 (26-24, 28-30, 25-17, 25-22).
* Boys Golf
DAYTON — The Troy boys golf team finished off an unbeaten week Thursday at Chaminade Julienne with a 176-191 victory.
Holden Scribner was medalist on the day with a 36, finishing off an outstanding stretch for the senior — in three matches combined, Scribner was 6-under-par on the week. Travis Bertram and Ryan Dowling both shot 46, Connor Stoltz shot 48, Zac Collin shot 49 and Henry Johnston shot 51.
Troy (9-2) travels to Beavercreek Golf Club for the Beavercreek Invitational Monday.
National Trail 229
NEW PARIS — The Newton Indians posted an easy Cross County Conference victory Thursday, defeating National Trail on the road 170-229.
Chet Jamison shot 38 to lead the Indians, Ross Ferrell shot 43, Ryan Mollette shot 44, Nate Zielinski and Kleyson Wehrley both shot 45 and Garett Peters shot 46.
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union (5-6, 4-2 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) picked up its second straight division win Thursday, defeating Madison 174-192 at Homestead Golf Course.
Justin Brown was medalist on the day with a 36 to lead the Bulldogs, Nick Brumbaugh shot 41, Sam Case shot 48 and Max Grafflin shot 49.
Milton-Union travels to Tri-County North Monday.
TIPP CITY — The Bradford Railroaders held off Bethel on the road Thursday, winning 213-229 in Cross County Conference play at Cliffside.
Keaton Mead was medalist with a 47 for Bradford, Connor Jones shot 54, Gage Wills shot 55 and Eric Sanders shot 57.
Bradford faces Arcanum Monday.
Other scores: Covington 190, Ansonia 220. Sidney 181, Piqua (1-7) 189.
* Girls Golf
TROY — The Troy girls golf team (5-4) shot its second-lowest round of the year Thursday at home, but it wasn’t enough in a 187-193 loss to a talented Beavercreek team.
Lauren Garlow shot 44 and Riley Johnson shot 47 to lead the Trojans, Paige Stuchell and Libby Harnish both shot 51, Camryn Spencer shot 53 and Delaney Davis shot 57.
TROY — The Troy tennis team dropped its first division match of the season Thursday, falling 4-1 to reigning Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division champion Butler.
Mackenzie Nosker picked up the Trojans’ lone win at third singles, winning 7-5, 6-3.
At first singles, Katie Sherrick lost 6-2, 6-2. At second singles, Hailey Taylor lost 6-1, 6-1. At first doubles, Cady Rhea and Kit Wolke lost 6-1, 6-1. At second doubles, Esha Patel and Ainsley Savard lost 6-0, 6-0.
Troy (10-3, 6-1 GWOC American North) travels to Lehman Monday.
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe lost for the first time in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play Thursday, falling to Greenville 4-1.
Tippecanoe’s lone win came at second doubles, where Claire Wint and Annie Livesay won 6-1, 6-0.
At first singles, Amelia Zweizig lost 7-5, 6-4. At second singles, Mira Patel lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. At third singles, Katy Schultz lost 7-6 (5), 6-2. At first doubles, Camillah Jones and Rainey Messinger lost 6-2, 6-0.
Tippecanoe (12-2, 6-1 GWOC American North) will compete in the MVTCA Coaches Cup tournament Saturday.
WEST MILTON —Milton-Union improved to 5-0 in Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division play Thursday, as well as 10-4 overall, with a 5-0 victory over Northridge.
At first singles, Meredith Fitch won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Taylor Falb won 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Hannah Fugate won 6-0, 6-0.
At first doubles, Emma Lehman and Madison Silveira won 6-2, 6-3. At second doubles, Amelia Black and Paige Barnes won 6-1, 6-2.
Milton-Union takes on Carroll Monday.
Other scores: Sidney 4, Piqua (6-5, 5-2 GWOC American North) 1.
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