By Josh Brown
TROY — After a Metro Buckeye Conference championship season, Troy Christian swept top honors in the postseason awards.
After the Eagles baseball team went undefeated and won the league, Scott Douglas was named Athlete of the Year and coach Tony Ferraro was named Coach of the Year as five Eagle players altogether earned All-MBC honors.
Douglas, who was 7-0 on the mound and led the MBC in victories and strikeouts with 59, was joined on the All-MBC first team by Jacob Brown and Chase Hayden. Jacob Williams and Cameron Davee earned spots on the second team.
Jon Slone was the recipient of the sportmanship award.
It was the first MBC title for the Eagles since the 2012 season.
Track and Field
Troy Christian freshman Lucas Ruffing was the lone Eagle to earn a spot on the All-MBC team in track and field, being named to the boys’ first team. Ruffing also won the sportsmanship award, as did Brooke Denlinger for the girls’ team.
Track and Field
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union’s Beyonce Bobbitt and Shannon Milnickel were among the biggest winners when it came time to announce the All-Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division teams following spring season, even though the boys and girls track and field teams finished third and fourth, respectively.
On the boys’ side, Milnickel was All-SWBL Buckeye first team in the 1,600 and 3,200, was a member of the 4×800 team that also earned first team and he was second team in the 800. The Bulldogs also earned first team honors in the 4×400 relay, Will Brock was second team in the 3,200 and Alex Moore was second team in the 300 hurdles.
Bobbitt led the girls by earning first team All-SWBL Buckeye in the shot put and discus — and later in the year, the sophomore qualified for state in both of those events. The 4×800 relay was also first team, the 4×400 was second team and Sarah Motz earned second team in the pole vault.
The Milton-Union boys tennis team won the SWBL Buckeye championship this season, winning individual titles in four of the five spots. As such, the Bulldogs earned plenty of postseason honors.
Philip Brumbaugh and Luke Ferguson were named first team All-SWBL Buckeye in singles play, as was the doubles team of Logan Dickison and Nick Brumbaugh. Caleb Black also earned a sport on the second team — with those Bulldogs claiming individual titles at their respective spots. The doubles team of Adam Knepper and Joey Swafford earned honorable mention.
Later in the year, Philip Brumbaugh and Logan Dickison formed a doubles team and won a sectional title, just missing a trip to the state tournament.
After a struggle of a regular season and finishing fourth overall in the SWBL Buckeye, the Milton-Union softball team went on a strong tournament run, upsetting the heavily-favored top seed in their sectional before finally falling in the sectional title game. Five Bulldogs were honored in the postseason awards by the SWBL.
Sophomore Masey Gregg was the lone Bulldog to earn a spot on the All-SWBL Buckeye first team, with Anna Willson and Taylor Jacobs earning second team honors. Michaela Fullmer and Hanna Oaks earned honorable mention.
Four Milton-Union baseball players earned All-SWBL Buckeye honors after the team finished fourth overall in the division.
Junior Krue Thwaits earned a spot on the All-SWBL Buckeye first team, while junior Keifer Jones earned a second team nod. Juniors Levi Booher and Alby Baker earned honorable mention.
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