WEST MILTON — Competing at home for the second straight weekend, the Milton-Union Bulldogs swept the seven-team Kenny Beard Invitational on Saturday at the Lowry Complex, with the boys edging out Twin Valley South 191-189 and the girls defeating the Panthers 178-166.
For the girls, Kinsey Douglas was first in the high jump (5-0), second in the long jump (13-9.25)and was on the 4x100 relay team of Kim Rohr, Rachel Paden and Brooke Hilling that finished first (55.71 seconds).
Caitlyn Hurd won the discus (97-6), shot put (30-4.25) and helped the 4x100 iron woman team finish second (1:11.97). The 4x400 team of Rohr, Maddie Brown, Jessica Albaugh and Macy Whittington also won (4:43.2), and Sarah Motz (7-6) and Lydia Black (7-0) finished one-two in the pole vault.
Brown was also second in the 400 (1:05.99), and the 4x800 team of Grace Warner, Katie Litton, Haily Bohse and Rohr was second (11:40.01).
Troy Christian’s girls finished third with 68 points. Meredith Haddad won the long jump (16-6.75), the 100 (13.51 seconds) and the 200 (27.56 seconds) and was second in the discus (84-0). Anastasia Muzart was second in the 100 (13.58 seconds).
On the boys side, Ryan Nichols swept the hurdles, winning the 110 hurdles (17.07 seconds) and 400 hurdles (1:03.53). Davontee Fugate was first in the 200 (24.94 seconds) and 100 (11.94 seconds), with Canyon Spicer finishing second in the 100 (12.03 seconds). Fugate was also on the 4x100 relay team of Quentin Weiss, Kodey Wolfe and Joey Swafford that was first (47.02 seconds).
Skyler Deeter won the 800 (2:08.4) and was on a trio of second-place relay teams: the 4x800 with Chris Johannes, River Spicer and Eric Swartz (8:54.6), the 4x200 with Blake Smith, Chase Martens and Andrew Lynn (1:39.67) and the 4x400 with Zach Pricer, Johannes and Smith (3:49). Milton-Union’s 4x100 ironman team also won in 50.3 seconds).
TC 9, XC 3;
TC 16, XC 6
TROY — The Troy Christian Eagles made up some ground Saturday with a pair of makeup games, sweeping Metro Buckeye Conference foe Xenia Christian in a doubleheader, 9-3 and 16-6.
Spencer Thomas was 3 for 4, Jordan Sloan was 3 for 3 and Chase Hayden doubled in the first game as Troy Christian (6-11, 5-2 MBC) outhit the Ambassadors 15-4, while Jacob Williams got the win on the mound.
And the offensive explosion continued for the Eagles in the second game, with Thomas going 2 for 4 with a double and Kevin Ward and Payton Forrer each adding doubles as the Eagles outhit the Ambassadors 16-5 in the six-inning run-rule game. Scott Douglas was the beneficiary, getting the win on the mound.
Troy Christian travels to Yellow Springs Monday for another MBC contest.
M-U 9, FM 1
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union snapped a six-game winless streak — one that includes a 6-6 tie against Urbana — in convincing fashion Saturday, routing Franklin Monroe 9-1 at home.
Matt Bracci was 2 for 2 with a double and Sam Morgan was 2 for 3 for the Bulldogs (8-12), who plated eight runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back. That was plenty of support for Jake Roberts, who got the win on the mound as the Bulldogs outhit the Jets 10-8.
Milton-Union faces Miami East Monday.
Cov 14, Celina 2;
Celina 4, Cov 3
CELINA — The Covington Buccaneers split a doubleheader at Celina Saturday, winning the first game in five innings 14-2 and falling in the second 4-3.
Morgan Arbogast was the winning pitcher in the first game, while Haley Adams went 3 for 3, Jessica Dammeyer went 2 for 4 and Ashley Cecil went 2 for 2.
In the second game, though, Brooke Gostomsky was the losing pitcher despite not giving up any earned runs as errors cost the Buccs. Dammeyer led Covington’s offense, going 2 for 2 with a double.
Covington (14-5) hosts Milton-Union Tuesday.