By Josh Brown
VANDALIA — All the Tippecanoe tennis team had to do to remain in the running for a share of the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division championship was knock off two-time defending champion Butler, which had won 29 consecutive division matches entering Thursday’s play.
Consider it done.
The Red Devils (15-3, 8-1 GWOC American North Division) held off Butler 3-2 on the road Thursday, setting up a potential three-way tie atop the division.
The Devils still have one division match remaining, Saturday at home against Sidney. Should Tippecanoe win, it would clinch a share of the division title. Greenville, which is also 8-1 in the division, hosts Trotwood Saturday and would also share the title with a win.
At second singles, Tippecanoe’s Dakota Schroeder won 6-4, 6-2. At third singles, Annie Livesay won 6-0, 6-1. And at first doubles, Mira Patel and Camillah Jones won 7-6 (5), 6-2 to seal the match.
At first singles, Amelia Zweizig lost 6-1, 6-2. At second doubles, Claire Wint and Rainey Messinger lost 6-0, 6-2.
PIQUA — The Troy tennis team bounced back from back-t0-back losses to Tippecanoe and Greenville, traveling to Piqua Thursday and putting away the Indians 5-0 in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play.
At first singles, Katie Sherrick defeated Alexa Knorr-Sullivan 6-0, 6-2. At second singles, Hailey Taylor defeated Izzy King 6-3, 6-4. At third singles, Mackenzie Nosker defeated Alexis Gastelu 6-0, 6-1.
At first doubles, Cady Rhea and Kit Wolke defeated Cassie Arnett and Skylar Cain 6-3, 6-1. At second doubles, Esha Patel and Ainsley Savard defeated Rikki Ramirez and Grace Ryan 6-3, 6-4.
Troy (12-5, 7-3) will play in the GWOC tournament Tuesday in Troy.
* Boys Soccer
Troy Christian 3,
Yellow Springs 0
TROY — The state-ranked Troy Christian boys soccer team was tested Thursday at home, but the Eagles passed with a 3-0 Metro Buckeye Conference victory over a tough Yellow Springs squad.
Jalen Hudgins scored two goals and Preston Lair scored one, with Connor Peters tallying assists on all three. Jackson Kremer made 12 saves to preserve the shutout, with the back line of Sam Mathews, Chas Schemmel, Jake Ronicker, Ty Davis and Jacob Wynne providing support.
Troy Christian (8-0, 3-0 MBC) hosts Lehman Saturday.
TROY — Troy won its eight straight Thursday, improving to 8-1 and 7-0 in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play with a 6-1 victory over American League crossover opponent Trotwood.
Anthony Gonzalez had two goals, Elijah Williams and Mitchell Francis both had a goal and an assist, Bailey Webb and Kasheen Perdue each had a goal and Nicholas Griswold, Tyler Owens and Jon Hipolito each had an assist. Zachariah Terrill made one save in goal.
Troy hosts Bellefontaine Saturday.
HUBER HEIGHTS — Tippecanoe battled Wayne to a scoreless tie on the road Thursday, with the matchup finishing in a 0-0 draw.
Tippecanoe travels to Greenville Tuesday.
* Girls Soccer
TROTWOOD — The Troy girls soccer team continued its road trip Thursday, defeating Trotwood 8-0 in Greater Western Ohio Conference American League crossover play.
Chamber Browning had a hat trick with three goals and Kiyha Adkins added two goals to lead the way for the Trojans. Anna Burghardt had one goal and two assists, Erika Innes had one goal and one assist, Caitlin Palivec had a goal, Julianna Williams had two assists and Ciena Miller. Laura Borchers and Skylar Kirk each had one assist. Paige Nadolny made the only save on the night in goal, combining with Jovie Studebaker on the shutout.
Troy (7-2, 6-0 GWOC American North) plays its fourth of five straight road games Saturday night at Sidney.
Troy Christian 10,
Yellow Springs 0
YELLOW SPRINGS — Troy Christian improved to 10-0 and 4-0 in the Metro Buckeye Conference Thursday, defeating Yellow Springs 10-0 on the road.
Morgan Taylor had three goals and Riley Spoltman had two goals and five assists to lead the Eagles. Erin Schenk added two goals, Lexi Salazar had a goal and two assists, Anna Hivner and Mya Dilbone each had a goal and Ryann Spoltman had an assist.
Troy Christian travels to Newton Monday.
Other scores: Lehman (7-1) 5, Wapakoneta 0.
West Carrollton 0
TROY — The Troy volleyball team ran its Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division winning streak to 59 games Thursday, coasting past West Carrollton in American League crossover play, 25-13, 25-10, 25-11.
Lauren Schmitz had eight kills, eight digs and a block, Kate Orban had six kills and two aces, Payton Riley had five kills, an assist, six aces, seven digs and a block, Carly Pfeiffer had four kills, Brianna Slusher had three kills, an ace, a dig and two blocks, Hallie Westmeyer had two kills and a block and Gabbi Johnson had two kills and two blocks. Morgan Baber added two kills to her 19 assists, two aces and two digs, Emily Huber had five assists, Anya Coleman had four digs, Ella Furlong had three digs and two aces, Brennah Hutchinson had an assist, an ace and a dig and Emmie Jackson had six aces and a dig.
Troy (11-3, 9-0 GWOC American North) travels to New Bremen Saturday for a tri with Fort Loramie.
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe (12-2, 8-1 Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division) cruised past Trotwood in GWOC American League crossover play Thursday, winning 25-2, 25-11, 25-10.
Rachel Wildermuth had eight kills, two blocks and four digs, Molly Achterberg had five kills, Morgan Cundiff had five kills and four aces, Corrin Siefring had five aces and four digs, Abby Hughes had eight digs, Izzy Crow had 17 assists and Emily Graham had seven assists.
Tippecanoe travels to Beavercreek Monday.
COVINGTON — The Covington Buccaneers picked up a Cross County Conference victory Thursday, defeating Bradford 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21.
Lilli Hamilton had 15 kills, Makenna Gostomsky had 10 kills and seven digs and Olivia Mohler had 10 kills to lead the Buccaneers (3-8, 3-4 CCC). Ellery Reck had 25 assists and three aces, Tori Quinter had three aces and six digs, Alyssa Kimmel had three aces and Maci White had two aces and 17 digs.
“We came out too hyped up but finally settled down,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “Bradford has improved, and we needed to cut down our unforced errors, which we did. We need to continue working on the basics and bring our younger players along.”
Bianca Keener had 11 kills to lead the Railroaders, Buzz Brewer had six kills and three assists, Macie Reck had 18 digs and Emma Canan had nine digs.
Covington travels to Riverside for a tri with Jackson Center Saturday.
Other scores: Lehman 3, Ridgemont 0 (25-4, 25-20, 25-15).
* Girls Golf
VANDALIA — The day after shooting its season best, the Troy girls golf team missed tying that total by one stroke on Thursday, shooting a 184 to sweep a tri-match at Cassel Hills as Tippecanoe shot 192 and Butler shot 202.
Camryn Spencer and Lauren Garlow led the Trojans with 45s on the day, Libby Harnish and Paige Stuchell both shot 47, Riley Johnson shot 53 and Delaney Davis shot 58.
Tippecanoe’s Marissa Miller was match medalist with a 41 to lead the Red Devils, Sydney Lange shot 46, Izzy Brightwell shot 51, Ashlyn Herzog shot 54, Ava Coppock shot 58 and Katie Salyer shot 64.
Troy hosts Miami East and Xenia for Senior Night Monday at Miami Shores.
Other scores: Piqua 208, Sidney 269.
* Boys Golf
BEAVERCREEK — The Troy boys golf team had its best round yet at Beavercreek Golf Club — the site of this year’s district tournament, Thursday, defeating Fairmont 167-173 to improve to 10-2 in duals this season.
Holden Scribner led the Trojans with a 2-over-par 38 to claim individual medalist honors. Zac Collin added a season-best 40, Ryan Dowling shot 44, Nathan Henderson shot 45, Henry Johnston shot 52 and Connor Stoltz shot 57.
“I was extremely happy with how we played tonight,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “A 167 there is a really good score for us. It’s a good sign heading into next week — Thursday is the big one with the GWOC at Beechwood. The boys are excited, and the seniors are ready to finish off their careers on a successful note, and tonight was a good first step towards our ultimate goal, which is to win the North.”
Troy plays in the rescheduled Christoff Memorial Saturday at Reid North — the site of this year’s sectional tournament.
Other scores: Piqua 193, Greenville 196.
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