Tuesday/early Wednesday sports roundup

By Josh Brown

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MIAMISBURG — The season came to an end for the Miami East girls golf team Wednesday as the Vikings finished seventh at the Division II district tournament, shooting a 398 as a team at Pipestone Golf Course.

Senior Kiera Fellers led the Vikings with a 90, tied for 16th individually. Fellow seniors Megan Thompson and Megan Pettit shot 103 and 104, respectively, junior Maggie Bergman shot 104 and junior Haley Howard shot 110.

Chaminade Julienne (first, 362), Alter (second, 369) and Versailles (third, 372) all qualified for the state tournament, as did the top three individuals not on a qualifying team, Monroe’s Sammi Blackburn (medalist, 71), Seven Hills’ Alyssa Akiyama (second, 73) and Fort Loramie’s Emily Knouff (third, 75).

* Boys Soccer

Sidney 3, Troy 0

SIDNEY — Troy’s boys soccer team, loaded with seniors yet missing one key component in the midfield, began the season on an 8-2 run.

The last two weeks, however, the Trojans have struggled, dropping two of their last three after Tuesday 3-0 shutout loss at Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division rival Sidney which dropped them to 9-4 on the season and 2-2 in the division.

A week before then, the Trojans lost 3-1 to Butler in a matchup where the absence of senior midfielder Mitchell Evans — who was lost for the year to injury before the season even began — was evident. During Troy’s two losses to Butler last year, Evans played like the best player on the field for either team despite the end results.

Sidney got goals from Dakota Wenrich, Kyle Mann and Preston Crall as the Yellowjackets (9-2-2, 2-1 GWOC North) had 12 shots to just four for Troy, and nine shots on target to Troy’s three.

The Trojans host Wayne Saturday in their final home game before finishing the regular season with two road matchups — at Piqua Tuesday and at Springfield Oct. 15.

TC 8, EC 0

TROY — The Troy Christian Eagles (8-5, 3-2 Metro Buckeye Conference) posted their most lop-sided win of the year on Senior Night Tuesday, routing Emmanuel Christian 8-0.

Jon Slone finished with a hat trick — and in so doing, broke the Troy Christian High School record for goals in a career. Seniors Stefan Speck, Dillon Belcher and Wes Alexander all had goals in the game, and Tom Null led the defensive effort for the shutout.

Troy Christian travels to Fairlawn Saturday.

Other scores: Milton-Union 0, Dixie 0.

* Girls Soccer

M-U 7, Dixie 0

WEST MILTON — Milton-Union’s girls soccer team put itself in position to earn a share of the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division championship, routing Dixie 7-0 at home Tuesday to improve to 11-2-1 and 5-1-1 in division play.

Now all it needs to do is avenge a loss earlier this season at the hands of Waynesville — which the Bulldogs host Thursday.

Danielle McFarland had a hat trick and an assist against the Greyhounds, Madison Brandon added two goals and an assist, Kristen Dickison had a goal and an assist, Sierra Gostomsky scored a goal and Heather Ressler, Hallie Berberich and Alayna Bennett each had an assist in the offensive explosion for the Bulldogs.

Since losing to Waynesville 3-0 on Sept. 22, the Bulldogs have won three straight by a combined score of 16-0. Milton-Union hosts the Spartans Thursday with a chance to draw even in the division, then they would still need a win at home against Preble Shawnee on Oct. 15 to clinch the title.

Other scores: Miami Valley 1, Troy Christian 0.

* Volleyball

Tipp 3, Graham 1

TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe’s volleyball team won for the fourth time in its last five matches Tuesday night, defeating Graham in four, 25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21.

Alyssa Crusey had 16 kills and two aces, Aubrey Cox had nine kills, seven blocks and two aces and Emily Shuk had eight kills to lead the way. Kara Trimbach added 40 assists and two aces and Jordan McMahan had 15 digs.

With her seven blocks, Cox now sits at 80 for her career and is chasing the Red Devils’ school record.

Tippecanoe (11-6) hosts Springfield Shawnee Thursday for Senior Night.

Covington 3, NT 0

NEW PARIS — Despite Covington’s 25-13, 25-14, 25-23 sweep at National Trail in Cross County Conference play Tuesday, coach Lonnie Cain wanted to see more heading into Thursday’s matchup against league-leading Miami East.

“A win is a win. However, I was expecting more from our team tonight,” she said. “We didn’t really play with the intensity I was hoping for. To compete on Thursday against Miami East, we will need to play with more heart and play more disciplined on defense.”

Arianna Richards had 13 assists, four aces and three digs for the Buccaneers (8-11, 7-3 CCC), Bre Dieperink had seven assists and three kills, Rachel York had 11 kills and eight digs, Brooke Gostomsky had three kills and five ace and Savanna Schaurer had four kills, three aces and five digs.

Newton 3, Bradford 0

BRADFORD — The Newton Indians coasted to a Cross County Conference victory on the road Tuesday night, defeating Bradford 3-0.

Madison Mollette led the way with 17 kills and Catie Kauffman added seven, while Jessie Weeks dished out 31 assists.

Newton hosts Arcanum Thursday.

Bethel 3, TCN 0

LEWISBURG — The Bethel Bees had little trouble at Tri-County North Tuesday night, winning 25-12, 25-21, 25-15 to improve to 7-12 on the season.

Tia Koewler had 10 kills and nine assists, Alaina Hawthorn had six kills, Mikayla Hoeferlin had five aces and Bailey McCabe had 14 digs.

Bethel hosts National Trail Thursday.

TC 3, DC 0

DAYTON — Troy Christian improved to 6-14, 4-5 in the Metro Buckeye Conference, Tuesday night with a sweep at Dayton Christian, winning 25-22, 25-19, 25-14.

Jenna Bullock had 18 assists, eight digs and three aces, Kristen Winger had 14 digs, eight aces and a kill, Jenna Grady had five kills, four blocks and two digs, Emily Sloan had eight digs and four kills, A’maria Carter had four kills, two digs and an ace, Kathryn Lee had six kills, seven blocks and eight digs, Faith King had five digs, three kills, two aces and two assists and Allison Winger had seven digs and two aces.

Troy Christian hosts Emmanuel Christian Thursday.

Other scores: Milton-Union 3, Dixie 1.

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