By Josh Brown
TROY — It was nice to be home.
After a series of 18-hole invitationals on the road, the Troy boys golf team played for the first time at Miami Shores Golf Course this season, defeating Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division for Greenville 155-197 Thursday morning.
“The boys were really excited to be playing at Miami Shores today,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “Everyone did a nice job.”
Three Trojans — Holden Scribner, Nate Uhlenbrock and Austin Rank — all tied for medalist honors with 38s, Jack Johnston and Ryan McClurg both shot 41 and Keaton Pfeiffer shot 43.
“Austin has been waiting for a round like that,” Evilsizor said. “He didn’t have any big scores on any holes. Nate had a solid round, Holden had another solid round. It was nice to see Ryan play well, too — he bogeyed the final three holes to shoot 41. And actually, Jack was in the same boat, bogeying the last three holes for his 41.
“If we can close better, our scores will get even better. Right now, we’re playing at a high level for the first six holes out of nine. But if we can play that way for a full nine holes, I think we can compete with just about anybody.”
Troy travels to Centerville Monday.
PIQUA — Bethel’s Tyler Weinert and Covington’s Andrew Slusher tied for medalist honors Thursday, but the Bees were able to put together a better overall round and defeat the Cross County Conference rival Buccaneers 192-219.
Weinert led the Bees with a 38, Christian White added a 49, Austin Bird shot 51, Braden Rowley shot 54, Adam Donahue shot 59 and Gabe Rowley shot 69.
Slusher also shot 38 for the Buccaneers, Dylan Lucas followed with a 48, Derek McCool shot 66, Hunter Alexander shot 67 and Thomas Kuether shot 80.
Covington travels to Miami East Monday, while Bethel travels to Tri-Village Tuesday.
FM 172, Newton 186
GREENVILLE — The Newton Indians dropped a Cross County Conference match at Franklin Monroe Thursday, falling 172-186.
Chet Jamison was match medalist for Newton with a 38. No further details were provided.
Newton hosts Arcanum Friday.
TROY — The Troy tennis team bounced back from dropping its season opener on Wednesday, shutting out visiting Northmont 5-0.
At first singles, Hannah Essick fought hard to win a first-set tiebreaker, grabbing all of the momentum and cruising through the second set to win 7-6 (6), 6-0. At second singles, Maggie Hennessy won the first set easily then closed a hard-fought second set for a 6-0, 7-5 victory. And at third singles, Ashley Bruns won convincingly, 6-0, 6-1.
At first doubles, Katie Sherrick and Hailey Taylor rebounded from dropping the first set to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. And at second doubles, Jackie Fulker and Emma Kazmaier won easily, 6-1, 6-1.
“Ashley at third singles and Jackie and Emma at second doubles played good, consistent tennis today,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “The other three matches each had sets where we played inconsistent tennis. I am glad we pulled out the wins, but as a team we need more consistent match play.”
Troy (1-1) travels to Alter Monday.
M-U 5, Franklin 0
FRANKLIN — A day after a hard-fought defeat at the hands of Kenton Ridge, Milton-Union only dropped two games all day, getting back on track with a dominant 5-0 victory at Franklin.
At first singles, Ashley Wombold won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Abby Hissong won 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Rachel Rock won 6-1, 6-0.
At first doubles, Cailtyn Bushelman and Hannah Fugate won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Mercedes Farmer and Laura Billing won 6-0, 6-1.
Milton-Union hosts Greenville Monday.
BROOKVILLE — The Tippecanoe tennis team improved to 2-0 on Wednesday, holding on to defeat Brookville on the road 3-2.
At second singles, Ladia Coning defeated Grace Rohen 6-2, 6-2. At first doubles, Jordan Jones and Sophia McDowell defeated Madee Rozelle and Allison Winterbothem 6-2, 6-0. At second doubles, Claire Wint and Anna Kueterman defeated Erin Tomlin and Gabby Wakefield 6-1, 6-4.
At first singles, Kennedy Reeder lost to Laura Bowen 6-3, 6-4. At third singles, Alyssa Stewart lost to Leena Koklasis 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Eaton 4, Lehman 1
SIDNEY — Lehman fell to 0-3 on Wednesday, dropping a match 4-1 to Eaton at home.
At first singles, Sarah Gibson defeated Quinlyn Sittlot 6-2, 6-2.
At second singles, Melanie Brunner lost to Madison McKinley 6-4, 6-2. At third singles, Shannon Staley lost to Allison Cave 6-0, 6-0. At first doubles, Alex Read and Angela Brunner lost to Katelyn Niehaus and Samantha Gramaglia 6-3, 6-3. At second doubles, Ann Pennaparra and Kiera Burns and lost to Joe Studebaker and Marlee Kern 6-3, 6-1.
* Girls Golf
Vikings Split Tri
VERSAILLES — The Miami East girls golf team finished in the middle of a tri-match Thursday at Versailles, scoring 239 as the host Tigers won with 198 and Russia shot 261.
Emily Rowley shot 49 to lead the Vikings, Maggie Bergman shot 61, Paige Lawson shot 63 and Maci Krites and Marissa Kearns shot 66.
Miami East travels to Catholic Central Tuesday.
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