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Miami County schools rake in all-league honors

Josh Brown/Troy Daily News file Covington’s Jett Murphy earned first team All-Cross County Conference at the league meet in the spring.


David Fong/Troy Daily News file Miami East’s Marie Ewing earned first team All-Cross County Conference at the league meet in the spring.


Josh Brown/Troy Daily News file Newton’s Brady McBride earned first team All-Cross County Conference in three separate individual events at the league meet during the spring.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News file Newton’s Maddie Mollette (5) chases down Bradford’s Bailey Wysong (5) during a rundown as Newton’s Kylee Fisher (44) watches in a game during the spring season.


By Josh Brown

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MIAMI COUNTY — Some of the Cross County Conference’s athletes had to wait until the spring season ended to find out if they were named all-league.

For the track and field competitors, though, they knew where they stood right after their races at the CCC meet ended.

All told, Covington and Miami East’s boys and girls track teams and Newton’s boys team brought in a combined 30 All-CCC spots — fitting, since they all finished in the top four of the team standings at the meet.

Covington’s girls led the way with one-third of that total, grabbing 10 spots on the All-CCC teams and winning the meet. Carly Shell earned first team in the 1,600, Anna Dunn earned first team in the 3,200, Rayna Horner earned first team in the 400 and the 400 and the Buccaneers also earned first team in the 4×400 relay. Earning spots on the second team were Natalie Snyder in the 100 hurdles, Breanna Kimmel in the 100 and 200, Dunn in the 1,600 and the 4×200 relay team.

Miami East’s girls finished third at the meet and had five honorees. Earning spots on the first team were Kaitlyn Mack in the 300 hurdles, Marie Ewing in the 800, Megan Kinnison in the discus and Morgan Rose in the pole vault. Jillian Wesco also earned a spot on the second team in the long jump.

Bradford’s Karmen Knepp was second team in the 3,200 and Kelly Moore was second team in the pole vault.

Covington’s boys finished third in the overall standings and earned five spots on the All-CCC first team — Jett Murphy in the pole vault, Cade Harshbarger in the 110 hurdles, Zane Barnes in the 400 and both the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.

Miami East’s boys were second in the overall standings despite not having any first teamers and only four second teamers. Earning spots on the second team were Devyn Carson in the 300 hurdles and long jump, Trey Rush in the pole vault and the 4×800 relay team.

Newton’s boys, led by Brady McBride, were fourth in the overall standings. McBride was first team All-CCC in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200, Jack Yoder was first team in the 100 and second team in the 200 and the 4×200 relay was first team.

Bethel’s Korry Hamlin was the lone Bee to earn All-CCC honors, earned second team spots in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Baseball

Newton’s sectional champion baseball team had a trio of All-CCC honorees this season after Arcanum swept the conference championships during the regular season.

Newton’s Rhett Gipe earned a spot on the all-conference first team, Treg Jackson earned second team honors and Wade Ferrell earned special mention.

Covington’s Nathan Blei and James Grilliot both earned first team honors, Jared Williams was named to the second team and Levi Winn earned special mention.

Miami East’s Braxton Donaldson earned a first team nod and Scot Kirby earned special mention.

Bethel’s Tyler Brookhart earned a spot on the first team and Riley Shafer earned special mention.

Bradford’s Mason Justice was named to the second team and Andrew Branson earned special mention.

Softball

Covington’s sectional champion softball team had a whopping five players earn All-CCC honors, including three first teamers, after Arcanum went unbeaten and won the regular season league title.

Brooke Gostomsky, Arianna Richards and Kara Schaffer all were named to the all-conference first team, Ashley Cecil earned second team and Allison Babylon earned special mention.

Newton’s Madison Mollette and Kristen Rappold were named to the first team, Kacie Tackett earned a second team nod and Kylee Fisher earned special mention.

Bradford’s Olivia Hart earned a first team nod, Tori Smith was second team and Amanda Brewer earned special mention.

Bethel’s Grace Anthony earned a spot on the first team and Becky Schwieterman earned special mention.

Miami East’s Megan Pettit was named second team and Kati Runner earned special mention.

* NWCC

Baseball

Lehman’s Nate Bosway was named Player of the Year and Dave King the Coach of the year in the Northwest Central Conference this season.

Joining Bosway on the All-NWCC first team for the Cavaliers were Parker Riley and Max Schutt. Brandon Barhorst, Dylan Arnold and Stephen Monnin earned second team nods and Tyler Lachey and Ian Smith earned honorable mention.

* Softball

Lehman’s Grace Monnin earned first team All-NWCC honors, Sidney Chapman and Amanda Titterington were named to the second team and Allie Hall and Grace Brandt earned honorable mention.

Contact Josh Brown at (937) 552-2132, or follow @TroyDailySports on Twitter.

Josh Brown/Troy Daily News file Covington’s Jett Murphy earned first team All-Cross County Conference at the league meet in the spring.
http://tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_060416jb_cov_murphy1.jpgJosh Brown/Troy Daily News file Covington’s Jett Murphy earned first team All-Cross County Conference at the league meet in the spring.

David Fong/Troy Daily News file Miami East’s Marie Ewing earned first team All-Cross County Conference at the league meet in the spring.
http://tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_060516df_ME_Ewing.jpgDavid Fong/Troy Daily News file Miami East’s Marie Ewing earned first team All-Cross County Conference at the league meet in the spring.

Josh Brown/Troy Daily News file Newton’s Brady McBride earned first team All-Cross County Conference in three separate individual events at the league meet during the spring.
http://tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_060516jb_New_McBride1.jpgJosh Brown/Troy Daily News file Newton’s Brady McBride earned first team All-Cross County Conference in three separate individual events at the league meet during the spring.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News file Newton’s Maddie Mollette (5) chases down Bradford’s Bailey Wysong (5) during a rundown as Newton’s Kylee Fisher (44) watches in a game during the spring season.
http://tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_160415aw_Bradford5_Newton5_44.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News file Newton’s Maddie Mollette (5) chases down Bradford’s Bailey Wysong (5) during a rundown as Newton’s Kylee Fisher (44) watches in a game during the spring season.
Miami County schools rake in all-league honors
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