By Josh Brown
Troy Daily News
and Rob Kiser
Piqua Daily Call
ARCANUM — Earlier in the week, Tippecanoe boys golf coach Aaron Jackson said that anything can happen at Saturday’s league tournament.
It very nearly did.
The Red Devils finished a stroke behind Sidney and only two strokes ahead of third-place Troy at the Miami Valley League Tournament Saturday at Beechwood Golf Course, shooting a 349 to finish as the tournament runner-up — but fortunately for Tippecanoe, its cushion after an undefeated regular season was enough to hold on for the overall league title.
Sidney shot 348 to win the tournament, with Tippecanoe shooting 349 and Troy 351. Tippecanoe had a 9-0 record in MVL play in the regular season, though, Troy had a 7-2 record and Sidney was 6-3, allowing the Devils to hold on for the overall championship with 17 points, with Sidney second at 15 and Troy third at 14.
Nathan Gagnon was the tournament’s individual medalist, shooting 79 to lead the Devils. Matt Salmon and Braydon Bottles both shot 87, Joey Pleiman shot 96, Ian Smith shot 99 and Nolan Lawson shot 101.
For Troy, Henry Johnston and Ryan Dowling both shot 84, Tag Bender shot 89, Owen Evilsizor shot 94, Zach Prouty shot 98 and Kellen Glover shot 100.
Piqua was seventh with a 384 on Saturday and seventh overall in the MVL with seven points. Mason Price shot 90 to lead the Indians, Evan Hensler and Decker Jackson both shot 97, Kyler Kommer shot 100, Cameron Foster shot 118 and Drew Hinkle shot 126.
On the girls side, Xenia won the MVL Tournament with a 393 to earn a share of the overall MVL title at 17 points with Greenville, who was the runner-up at Saturday’s tournament with a 397.
Tippecanoe was fourth at the tournament with a 422, taking third in the overall league standings with 13 points. Marissa Miller shot 88, Sydney Lange shot 91, Ava Coppock shot 116, Madison Grimmett shot 127 and AnnaLeah Lambert shot 141.
Troy was fifth at the tournament with a 424, finishing fifth in the overall standings with 10 points. Paige Harnish shot 96 to lead the way, Delaney Davis shot 107, Megan Coate shot 109, Mareesa Uhlenbrock shot 112, Libby Harnish shot 115 and MariCait Gillespie shot 133.
Piqua was sixth with a 463, finishing sixth in the overall standings with eight points. Adde Honeycutt shot 108 to lead the Indians, Haley Krogman shot 117, Hannah Anderson and Brooklynne Wright both shot 119, Kenzi Anderson shot 121 and Reece Tate shot 123.
TROY — The Troy volleyball team won its final non-league match of the season Saturday afternoon at the Trojan Activities Center, sweeping Beavercreek 25-22, 25-14, 25-19.
Troy improved to 16-2 on the season and finished the difficult non-league portion of its schedule 3-1, with only a five-set loss to Centerville.
Lauren Schmitz led the Trojans with 12 kills, two assists, an ace, eight digs and three blocks and Anna Boezi added nine kills, a dig and four blocks. Kate Orban had six kills, four aces, five digs and six blocks, Brianna Slusher had five kills, a dig and four blocks, setter Morgan Baber had five kills to go with 33 assists, two aces, three digs and two blocks and Carly Pfieffer had three kills and seven blocks. Emmie Jackson had 10 digs and three aces, Genna Coleman had an ace, an assist and five digs, Brennah Hutchinson had four digs and Ella Furlong had three digs.
Troy travels to Sidney Tuesday before hosting Miami Valley League Miami Division leader Tippecanoe on Wednesday.
Other scores: Lehman 3, Anna 2; 21-25, 25-15, 27-25, 17-25, 15-13. Dayton Christian 3, Bradford 1; 17-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-10. Riverside 2, Newton 0; 25-9, 25-15.
• Cross Country
Best of the West
BOTKINS — The Lehman Catholic boys cross country team finished 18th at the Best of the West Invitational Saturday.
Lehman runners included Alex Vanderhorst, 109, 21:52.3; Hezekiah Bezy, 159, 24:12.1; Scott Petersen, 161, 24:38.9; Andrew Wiseman, 177, 27:34.9; and Casey Topp, 189, 31:45.4.
Lehman girls runners included Agnes Schmiesing, 31, 23:29.3; Maggy Bezy, 44, 24:14.5; Sophia Flood, 68, 25:11.1; and Colleen O’Leary, 26:08.6.
• Boys Soccer
CLAYTON — The Tippecanoe boys soccer team’s 12-game winning streak may have ended in a tie earlier in the week, but the Red Devils bounced back Saturday night with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against a talented Northmont team on the road.
Evan Stonerock and Eli Hadden each had a goal for the Devils (12-0-1) and Owen Hadden had a pair of assists.
Tippecanoe faces division rival Troy Tuesday on the road.
Other scores: Miami East 2, Milton-Union (4-5-3) 0.
• Girls Soccer
TV South 4,
WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Newton girls soccer team lost 4-2.
Crystal Houk and Aliyah Critz had goals, while Jaden Stine and Ashlyn Deeter had assists.
Newton plays at Botkins Tuesday.
Other scores: Miami East 3, Xenia 0. West Liberty-Salem 3, Bethel 1.
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