By Josh Brown
WEST MILTON — The last time the Milton-Union volleyball team won a share of the division title, its seniors were freshmen.
Tuesday night, the Bulldogs wrapped up a going-away present for its outgoing seniors.
Milton-Union (17-5, 11-1 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) swept Carlisle Tuesday, finishing what it started with a victory over co-champion Waynesville two weeks ago with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 victory over the Indians in the regular-season finale.
“I’m so glad we could do this for our six great seniors,” Milton-Union coach Bill Ginn said. “These six have been together since seventh grade, and they have been involved in two SWBL championships, once when they were freshmen and now this one.
“What’s really great about this senior class — Alexis Davis, Chloe Fogle, Haley Bloom, Annika Hutchinson, Olivia Brown and Eryn Oldham — is that every one of them is a vital piece of the team and play regularly. There’s no senior on the bench. They have all carried us at some time in the season, be it hitting, serving or defensively.”
Brown had nine kills and Davis had eight to lead the Bulldogs, who had seven players rack up two or more kills. Fogle dished out 13 assists on the night.
The 17-5 record is Milton-Union’s best in seven years. The Bulldogs have a first-round bye in the upcoming sectional tournament, playing Oct. 20 at Brookville against the winner between Northeastern and Brookville.
National Trail 2
COVINGTON — The Covington Buccaneers honored their two seniors — Lilli Hamilton and Makenna Gostomsky — on Senior Night Tuesday, holding off National Trail to win in five after dropping the first sets, 14-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-13, 15-4.
Olivia Mohler had 10 kills and an assist for the Buccs (9-12, 6-5 Cross County Conference), Alyssa Kimmel had five kills, one ace and five digs, Makenzee Maschino had five kills, six assists, two aces and seven digs, Gostomsky had five kills, five aces and five digs, Hamilton had four kills, seven blocks, five aces and two digs, Maci White had an ace and four digs, Ellery Reck had five aces, 21 assists and six digs and Hillary Hoying had three aces and nine digs.
Covington takes on Miami East Thursday.
Other scores: Troy Christian (12-9, 8-4 MBC) 3, Legacy Christian 0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-19). Newton 3, Bradford 1 (25-17, 15-25, 26-24, 25-18). Greenville 3, Piqua (7-14, 4-10 GWOC American North) 2 (22-25, 25-18, 26-28, 25-15, 15-6).
* Boys Soccer
TIPP CITY — All the Tippecanoe boys soccer team had to do to clinch its third straight outright Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division title was to avoid losing to Butler.
And that’s exactly what the Red Devils did, battling the Aviators to a 1-1 draw in Tuesday’s regular season finale to wrap up its third division championship in as many years as a member of the GWOC.
Tippecanoe (12-2-2, 9-0-1 GWOC American North) hosts West Carrollton Monday in the first round of the sectional tournament.
TC North 2
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Indians celebrated Senior Night Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over Tri-County North to finish the regular season.
The two teams were tied 2-2 after halftime, with Cameron Stine scoring on an assist from Alex Hild and Seth Hunt scoring on an assist from Caden Sweitzer. And in the second half, Ely Cook scored on an assist from Sweitzer to give the Indians the lead, then Rick Landwehr — the only senior on the team — bent in a corner kick for an insurance goal.
Newton will host Catholic Central Monday to kick off the sectional tournament.
Other scores: Milton-Union (6-6-3, 5-3-1 SWBL Buckeye) 2, Carlisle 0. Seven Hills 2, Troy Christian (12-1-1) 1.
* Girls Soccer
Troy Christian 2,
Miami Valley 1
TROY — The Troy Christian girls soccer team finished off its second straight Metro Buckeye Conference championship Tuesday night, holding off Miami Valley 2-1 at home.
Riley Spoltman and Anna Hivner each had a goal for the Eagles, while Lexi Salazar had an assist. Goaltender Cara Salazar made six saves to preserve the win.
Troy Christian (12-1-1, 5-0 MBC) hosts Madison Thursday to finish the regular season.
TC North 0
PLEASANT HILL — Newton shut out Tri-County North on Senior Night Tuesday, sending out its seniors with a 3-0 Cross County Conference victory.
Crystal Houk gave the Indians the lead with a first-half goal, then McKenna Demido scored on an assist from Ally Weaver, and Marissa Deeter scored on an assist from Michaela Kirk to put the game away.
Newton travels to Yellow Springs Thursday.
Other scores: Milton-Union (12-3-1, 8-2 SWBL Buckeye) 9, Carlisle 0. Lehman 10, Delphos St. Johns 0. Anna 3, Bethel 0.
* Girls Golf
GLENVIEW — Tippecanoe’s Marissa Miller — the lone individual district qualifier for the Red Devils — finished tied for 35th at the Division I district tournament Tuesday at Glenview Golf Course, shooting a 92.
The cutoff to qualify for state individually on the day was an 81, with a playoff deciding the final qualifier. Centerville’s Marissa Wenzler won the tournament with a 68, with the Elks winning with a team score of 314.
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