By Josh Brown
TIPP CITY — The Troy swimming team celebrated its seniors Friday night.
But the Trojans got contributions from all age groups as they swept Miamisburg at the Robinson Branch YMCA, with the girls winning 123-80 and the boys winning 89-77.
The boys won eight of the 11 events on the night. Senior Tristan West won the 50 free (23.63 seconds) and 100 free (53.53 seconds), senior Jared Liew won the 200 IM (2:16.06) and was second in the 100 back (1:02.63), and the two teamed up to win the 200 medley relay alongside Joe Dutton and Mitch Orozco (1:51.61) and the 200 free relay along with Orozco and Calvin Armstrong (1:40.19). Dutton was also first in the 500 free (5:16.2) and 100 breast (1:11.09), and Orozco was first in the 100 fly (1:02.15).
The 400 free team of Dutton, Jack Gates, Jackson Armstrong and senior Carter Hench was second (3:56.37) and Calvin Armstrong was fourth in the 200 free (2:10.38).
The girls won despite only winning two of the 11 events, pulling away thanks to superior numbers. The 200 free relay team of senior Courtney Carmack, Blake Whitford, Katie Castaneda and Melanie Harvey won (2:00.02), and senior Angie Griffith won the 100 free (1:08.19).
The 200 medley relay team of Carmack, Castaneda, Whitford and Caroline Pratt was second (2:11.43), as was the 400 free team of Pratt, Katie Robinson, Delaney Fields and Erin Kirner (4:51.91). Carmack was second in the 200 free (2:14.69) and 100 fly (1:09.5), Pratt was second in the 100 breast (1:21.44), Castaneda was second in the 200 IM (2:39.59), Fields was second in the 100 back (1:18.36), Robinson was third in the 500 free (6:55.37) and Harvey was third in the 50 free (30.49 seconds).
Other seniors competing on the night for the girls were Rachel Culp, Mariana Huerta and Berea Centliver II.
Troy 7, Mason 0
TROY — The Troy hockey team started fast and never let up Friday night against Mason, shutting out the Comets 7-0 at Hobart Arena.
Shaemus Nevin recorded the shutout in goal, saving all 18 shots he faced. Prestyn Hoeffler had a hat trick with three goals in the game, Troy Moore scored a pair of first-period goals and Charlie Ryan and Michael Hess each had a goal. A.J. Noll — who became the Trojans’ all-time points leader on Jan. 3 — dished out four assists, while Grant Gariety, Tyler Hess and John Wehrkamp and Caleb Salazar each had one.
Troy hosts the Dayton Stealth today after a game at St. Xavier on Saturday.
* Boys Basketball
Spr. Shawnee 43
SPRINGFIELD — It’s safe to say that Tippecanoe has learned how to win close games.
The Red Devil boys basketball team (7-4, 3-2 Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division) won its fifth straight Friday night, holding off division rival Springfield Shawnee 48-43 on the road.
Nathan Shirley and Zach Wildermuth each scored 11 points to lead the Devils, Joe Tesch added nine points and Jakob Prall had eight points and four assists as Tippecanoe fell behind by four after one quarter but tied the score 19-19 at halftime. The game remained tied going into the fourth quarter, but the Devils outscored the Braves 19-14 during the final eight minutes to win.
Nathan Bostick led Springfield Shawnee (5-6, 2-3 CBC Kenton Trail) with a game-high 20 points.
Tippecanoe travels to Versailles Tuesday night.
Bethel 68, TCN 48
LEWISBURG — Bethel started hot and finished strong Friday night at Tri-County North, putting away a 68-48 Cross County Conference victory on the road.
Caleb South led the Bees with a game-high 31 points and added five assists and five steals, Ian Anderson hit four 3s and scored 12 points, Evan Hawthorn had eight points and 14 rebounds, Tyler Terry had eight points and five rebounds and Jacob Evans added five points.
“They played scrappy, and we had some moments where we got a little complacent,” Bethel coach Brett Kopp said. “But in the end, we fought hard and finished it out.”
Covington 44, NT 31
NEW PARIS — The Covington Buccaneers won their third straight and fifth of their last six Friday night, outscoring National Trail 31-17 in the second half to claim a 44-31 Cross County Conference victory on the road.
Jordan Maschino had a game-high 22 points, going 8 for 9 from the free throw line down the stretch to put the game away. Jett Murphy and Jayce Pond each added five points for the Buccaneers and Trevor Miller and Zach Parrett each scored three.
Carlisle 56, M-U 39
WEST MILTON — For a half, Milton-Union kept pace with Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division rival Carlisle.
But the Indians (8-4, 4-1 SWBL Buckeye) put together a 15-3 third quarter and that proved to be the difference in the game, leaving the Bulldogs still searching for their first win after a 56-39 loss Friday night.
“We played hard in the first half. The kids played with a lot of energy and played well,” Milton-Union coach Rusty Berner said. “Their (Carlisle’s) halftime adjustment was to be more physical, they went on a run to start the third, we mentally took a step back and never really recovered.”
Tommy Smith led the Bulldogs (0-8, 0-4 SWBL Buckeye) with 19 points, scoring 14 of those in the first half as Milton-Union trailed only 28-25 at the break. Blake Ullery added seven points and Eric Swartz had six, but no one else chipped in more than three.
Carlisle had a pair of players in double figures, led by Mike Kennard with 17 points off the bench and Justin Flor with 14.
“The positive to build on is that we played with some life and some energy,” Berner said. “We showed glimpses of what we can be. It’s a process right now, and we’re going to keep lacing them up until we get it right.”
Milton-Union travels to Dixie Tuesday.
MC 48, TC 30
MIDDLETOWN — Troy Christian dropped its fifth straight Friday night — and second straight in Metro Buckeye Conference play — as the depleted Eagles couldn’t keep pace with Middletown Christian in a 48-30 road loss.
Jacob Brown led Troy Christian (4-6, 3-2 MBC) with nine points, Luke Dillahunt scored seven and Ben Schenk and Chase Hayden each scored four.
Other scores: Yellow Springs 53, Newton 41. Greenville 73, Piqua 62. Riverside 65, Lehman 60.
* Girls Basketball
Waynesville 52, M-U 25
WAYNESVILLE — Milton-Union’s girls basketball team got its second chance at Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division-leading Waynesville Saturday, but the Bulldogs fell behind by 19 points at the half and couldn’t recover in a 52-25 loss, snapping a seven-game winning streak.
Liz Renner led Milton-Union (11-4, 5-2 SWBL Buckeye) with eight points, Kristen Dickison added five and Taylor Jacobs and Jordan Price scored four apiece as the Bulldogs trailed 27-8 at halftime and never found a rhythm offensively. Rachel Murray led Waynesville (9-5, 6-0 SWBL Buckeye) with 18 points.
Milton-Union travels to Franklin Monroe Monday.
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