By Josh Brown
MIDDLETOWN — Troy’s girls bowling team hasn’t lost head-to-head this season.
Turns out, they can’t be beaten in tournaments either.
The Trojans led from start to finish Monday at the Holiday Tournament at Middletown’s Eastern Lanes, winning with 4,171 thanks to a big start in the first two individual games and then five solid baker games of the six to finish the day.
Jenna Stone was the top bowler in the field, rolling 257-226-200—683, while Rachel Darrow (236-231-175—642) and Kirsten McMullen (213-211-191—615) both were named to the all-tournament team, as well. A’leigha Smith added a 184-199-183—566 and Jennica Funderburg added 224-176-154—552 as Troy rolled 1,114 an 1,043 in the opening two games to build a big cushion and never looked back.
The Troy boys bowled Tuesday, placing 11th with 4,005. Aaron Stone made the all-tournament team — and nearly bowled a perfect game — rolling 297-215-184—696. Hayden Jackson added 204-182-181—567, Landon Flory rolled 155-168-202—525, Logan Jones rolled 116-203-192—511 and Jason Shiltz rolled 169-188-137—494.
KETTERING — Troy’s hockey team went 0-2-1 at the Mayor’s Cup Tournament over the weekend at Kettering Rec Center, falling 10-1 to Springboro on Saturday, tying Beavercreek 3-3 Sunday and falling 6-4 to Centerville on Monday.
Prestyn Hoeffler scored the Trojans’ only goal against the Panthers Saturday, a rebound on assists from Tyler and Michael Hess that tied the score at 1-1 before Springboro scored nine unanswered goals to close it.
Against Beavercreek, Tyler Hess scored on an assist from Michael Hess, then A.J. Noll scored a goal and Tyler Hess scored on an assist from Hoeffler to give Troy a 3-1 lead before the Beavers tied it with 2:32 to play.
Troy Moore had three goals in Troy’s loss to Centerville, with Noll adding one goal and one assist — with that assist giving him the Troy High School career record for assists. Tyler Hess added two assists and Shaemus Nevin, John Wehrkamp and Hoeffler each had an assist.
Troy (4-6-2, 2-2-2 Southwestern Ohio High School Hockey League) hosts the Miami Valley Freeze Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Hobart Arena.
* Girls Basketball
Covington 58, Ansonia 41
ANSONIA — Sammie Whiteman and Jessie Crowell both scored in the 20s Monday night as Covington’s girls basketball team (9-3, 6-1 Cross County Conference) returned to action with a 58-41 victory at Ansonia.
“It’s always nice to get back on the court in a conference atmosphere following a tough loss in a holiday tournament championship,” Covington coach Craig Maschino said, referring to the loss to host Miami East at the Barnball Classic. “It’s been eight days since that game. We needed to get back at it to get that sour taste out of our mouths.”
Whiteman hit three 3s and led the Buccaneers with 25 points, Crowell added 22 points and Brooke Gostomsky scored nine points.
The Buccs travel to Milton-Union Monday.
WL-S 43, Tipp 40
WEST LIBERTY — Tippecanoe’s fourth-quarter rally fell short Monday night in a 43-40 loss at West Liberty-Salem.
Taylor Prall led the Red Devils (8-3) with 14 points, while Sammie Rowland and Allison Mader each scored 10 points as fell behind 24-16 at halftime and trailed by 10 going into the fourth. The Devils outscored the Tigers (9-2) 17-10 in the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough.
Tippecanoe travels to Miami East Saturday.
Other scores: Southeastern 38, Bradford 25.
MEDINA — The Miami East wrestling team finished 20th at the Medina Invitational Sunday and Monday, with three Vikings earning spots on the podium on the day.
Graham Shore had the best finish, placing fourth at 113. Alex Isbrandt (126) was sixth and Zane Strubler (132) was eighth. Caden Hellyer and Ben Ferguson both were one match away from placing.
“It was a tremendously tough tournament,” Miami East coach Mark Rose said. “The boys wrestled well, and we now know where we’re at and what we have to get better at.”
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