By Josh Brown
PIQUA — The Tippecanoe boys and girls cross country teams swept the Piqua Invitational two-mile race Wednesday night at Piqua Country Club, taking both of the team titles in addition to Katie Taylor’s individual win on the girls side.
The Red Devil girls won with 23 points, well ahead of runner-up Piqua’s 81. Katie Taylor won (12:37.5), followed by teammate Kaili Titley in second (12:55.3). Mackenzie Dix was fourth (13:08.7), Annie Martino was seventh (13:34.8) and Jillian Brown was ninth (13:36.3).
Milton-Union’s girls were fourth with 90 points. Rachel Thompson was 12th (13:56.2), Kyli Parsons was 19th (14:30.9), Maddie Stasiak was 22nd (14:41), Brianna Collins was 24th (14:47.6) and Micah Tracy was 29th (15:00.8).
Troy held out a number of its top runners, taking fifth with 95 points. Hannah Markeson was 15th (14:08.7), Renee Kovacs was 16th (14:22.1), Ella Kirkpatrick was 21st (14:40.2), Hannah Falknor was 30th (15:03.3) and Grace Cole was 34th (15:14.7).
On the boys side, Tippecanoe scored 27 points to hold off runner-up Butler’s 38. Bryce Conley led the Red Devils in second (10:41.3), Brennan Larned was third (10:55), Ethan Heitkamp was fifth (11:07.6), Allan Murray was eighth (11:11.7) and Brayden Underwood was ninth (11:12.2).
Milton-Union was third with 110 points. Tristin Persinger was 13th (11:19.3), Chris Miller was 15th (11:23.3), Eric Trittschuh was 19th (11:33.4), Harrison Litton was 35th (11:52) and Josh Woodell was 56th (12:24.4).
Troy was fifth with 131 points. Braden Coate led the Trojans in seventh (11:11.2), Keegan Potts was 34th (11:51.5), Will Schaefer was 39th (11:57.8), Nick Anderson was 48th (12:14.1) and Alex Meyer was 55th (12:23).
* Girls Golf
PIQUA —The Troy girls golf team shot a season-best nine-hole total Wednesday at Echo Hills, defeating Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division rival Piqua 183-208.
With the win, the Trojans improved to 7-6 on the season. Their previous best of 187 came in a victory over Chaminade Julienne on Aug. 30.
Paige Stuchell shot 42 to claim medalist honors on the day and lead the Trojans, Lauren Garlow followed with a 45, Delaney Davis shot 47, Camryn Spencer shot 49 and Libby Harnish shot 53.
Skylar Sloan led the Indians (6-7) with a 44, Kelsey Bachman shot 49, Adde Honeycutt shot 56, Reece Tate shot 57, Caitlyn Roberson shot 61 and Brooklynne Wright shot 65.
After traveling to Tippecanoe Thursday, the Trojans finish the regular season Monday at home on Senior Night against Miami East and Xenia.
Miami East 183,
ST. PARIS — The Miami East Vikings celebrated Senior Day in record fashion Wednesday, defeating Tri-Village with school-record individual and team nine-hole totals in a 183-237 victory at Lakeland Golf Course.
Paige Lawson shot a school-record 38 to lead Miami East (9-3, 4-3 Cross County Conference), Kearsten Kirby shot 44 and seniors Maci Krites and Marissa Kearns capped off the scoring with 48 and 53, respectively. Katie Pottorf and Cadence Gross both shot 58, Erin Baker shot 61, Gretchen Stevens shot 67 and Taylor Godsey shot 72.
* Girls Soccer
GREENVILLE — The Troy girls soccer team bounced back from a tough loss at Springboro on Monday — and kept pace with Tippecanoe atop the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division standings — with a 9-0 victory over Greenville Wednesday on the road.
Julianna Williams had the big day for the Trojans, posting a hat trick with three goals to lead the way. Caitlin Palivec added two goals, Ciena Miller had a goal and two assists, Megan Malott had a goal and an assist, Kiyha Adkins and Abby Westfall each had a goal and Chamber Browning, Anna Burghardt and Skylar Kirk each had an assist. Backup goalkeeper Jovie Studebaker made the only save on the night for the Trojans, combining with Paige Nadolny on the shutout.
Troy (6-2, 5-0 GWOC American North) travels to Sidney Saturday night for a 7 p.m. start.
TIPP CITY — After Wednesday, Tippecanoe and Troy sit tied atop the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division standings.
That’s because the Red Devils (8-1-1, 6-0 GWOC American North) knocked Sidney from the ranks of the unbeaten Wednesday night, winning 4-0 at home — Tippecanoe’s sixth straight win.
Hannah Rittenhouse scored two goals to lead the Devils, while Makayla Stallard and Jackie Bashore each scored one. Tippecanoe goalie Lauren Robbins made four saves to post her fourth full shutout of the season and the Devils’ fifth in a row as a team.
Sidney fell to 7-2 and 4-1 in the GWOC American North with the loss. Tippecanoe hosts Greenville Sept. 26.
Other scores: Milton-Union (8-2, 6-1 SWBL Buckeye) 7, Dixie 0. Butler 3, Piqua (4-3-2, 3-2-1 GWOC American North) 2.
GREENVILLE — The Troy tennis team struggled in a Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division match at Greenville, falling 5-0 Wednesday.
At first singles, Katie Sherrick lost 6-2, 6-1. At second singles, Hailey Taylor lost 6-1, 6-0. At third singles, Mackenzie Nosker lost 6-1, 6-3.
At first doubles, Cady Rhea and Kit Wolke lost 6-3, 6-0. At second doubles, Esha Patel and Ainsley Savard lost 7-5, 6-1.
After traveling to Piqua Thursday, Troy (11-5, 6-3 GWOC American North) travels to Fairmont Monday.
Kenton Ridge 5,
SIDNEY — Lehman fell to 3-13 Wednesday, falling 5-0 at home against undefeated Kenton Ridge (13-0).
At first singles, Claire Larger lost 6-4, 6-2. At second singles, Sarah Gibson lost 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5). At third singles, Angela Brunner lost 6-0, 6-4.
At first doubles, Ann Pannaparra and Keira Burns lost 6-2, 6-3. At second doubles, Shannon Staley and Brieanna Werling lost 6-1, 6-1.
Other scores: Tippecanoe (14-3) 5, Northmont 0. Piqua (7-7) 3, Urbana 2.
NEW LEBANON — The Milton-Union volleyball team snapped Dixie’s three-game winning streak and won for the fifth time in its last six matches Wednesday night, claiming a 25-22, 25-9, 25-13 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division victory.
The Bulldogs — typically fast starters — struggled to begin the match, falling behind 14-8 in the first. But the finish was something Milton-Union coach Bill Ginn has come to expect as the team tied the score at 21-21, eventually closed out the first set and then cruised in the final two for the sweep.
“We really had some net dominance tonight with Alexis Davis and Olivia Brown playing big in the middle,” Ginn said. “Once we were on track (after the first), we poured it on.”
Davis had five blocks and Brown had four blocks and 16 digs to lead the Bulldogs defensively. Chloe Fogle had 12 assists and Emily Barker had 10 assists.
Milton-Union (11-3, 7-1 SWBL Buckeye) travels to Tri-Village Saturday.
Other scores: Fairborn 3, Piqua (3-8, 3-6 GWOC American North) 1 (25-16, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17).
* Boys Golf
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union boys golf team finished the regular season 6-7 after defeating Piqua 183-208 Wednesday at Homestead.
Justin Brown was medalist with a 42 to lead the Bulldogs, Max Grafflin shot 44, Josh Strader shot 47 and Sam Case shot 50.
Kyle Kommer shot 50 to lead Piqua, Mason Price shot 51, Decker Jackson shot 52 and Matt Herron shot 55.
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