By Josh Brown
BELLEFONTAINE — The Tippecanoe boys ran away with the Central Buckeye Conference championship during the CBC swimming meet over the weekend at Bellefontaine High School, piling up 334 points to runner-up Kenton Ridge’s 235. The Red Devil girls, meanwhile, finished second to host Bellefontaine 276-236.
The 200 medley relay team of Ryan Wall, Jay Bell, Evan Stapp and Ben Jans won, setting a new CBC meet record, as Bell also set a new league record while winning the 100 free. Bell added another win in the 100 breast, Stapp won the 200 IM and 100 fly, Jans was third in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free, Wall was second in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 IM and Mason Doll was third in the 10 fly and fourth in the 50 free.
“The boys came out aggressive in all our races, and they performed well,” Tippecanoe coach Karl Stanbery said. “Our seniors go out as three-time CBC champs and back-to-back champs, seven of the last eight. These boys will look to win sectionals in two weeks.”
On the girls side, Sam Williams won the 500 free and was third in the 100 back, Arielle Arnett was second in the 200 IM and second in the 100 free, Alexis Cook was second in the 200 free and second in the 50 free and Cami Cahill was third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 100 fly.
“The girls worked hard all week,” Stanbery said. “We reminded them that Bellefontaine was a good team. I told them this week we had a chance to make it eight for eight, but it wasn’t going to be easy. We gave ourselves a chance the whole meet. Obviously coming up short is rough, but these seniors left a legacy, as well. Three-time CBC champs, seven of the last eight.”
TROTWOOD — Troy sophomore Joe Dutton broke his own Greater Western Ohio Conference meet record and set a new Troy High School record in the 500 free over the weekend at the GWOC North Division meet, as both the Trojan boys and girls swimming teams placed second behind Butler at Trotwood High School.
Dutton won the 500 free in 5:05.14 and added a victory in the 200 free (1:54.86). Mitch Orozco won the 100 fly (58.3 seconds) and was third in the 200 IM (2:16.16). Tristan West was second in the 50 free (23.02 seconds) and 100 free (50.42 seconds) and Jared Liew was third in the 200 free (2:00.87) and 100 back (1:01.07). The 200 medley relay of Liew, Dutton, Orozco and West was second (1:47.85), as was the 200 free relay of Liew, Jack Armstrong, Orozco and West (1:35.33), and the 400 free relay team of Dutton, Armstrong, Jack Gates and Calvin Armstrong was third (3:52.07).
All three Troy girls relays teams placed second: the 200 free team of Caronline Pratt, Melanie Harvey, Blake Whitford and Courtney Carmack (1:56.78), the 400 free team of Katie Castenada, Maria Poggi, Annie Griffith and Harvey (4:31.1) and the 200 medley team of Carmack, Castenada, Whitford and Pratt (2:08.99). Carmack was second in the 200 free (2:15.19) and third in the 100 fly (1:07.48), Castenada was second in the 500 free (5:50.91), Harvey was third in the 50 free (29.9 seconds) and Whitford was third in the 100 free (1:06.38).
* Girls Basketball
Tipp 52, Fairmont 32
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe’s girls basketball team held a comfortable seven-point lead at halftime against visiting Fairmont Monday night, but the Red Devils outscored the Firebirds 21-10 in the third quarter to put away a 52-32 non-league victory.
The win made Tippecanoe 16-4 on the season with two games left before the sectional tournament. The Devils travel to Springfield Shawnee Wednesday before facing Troy at Hobart Arena Saturday.
MC 59, TC 40
TROY — Troy Christian (12-6, 4-5 Metro Buckeye Conference) struggled in the third Monday night as Middletown Christian (14-6, 5-5 MBC) outscored the Eagles 25-13 in the quarter to avoid a season sweep with a 59-40 win.
Lauryn Lavy scored 14 points, Hailey Peters added 10 and Kathryn Lee chipped in seven for the Eagles, who defeated Middletown Christian 47-27 back on Jan. 7.
Troy Christian travels to Yellow Springs Thursday.
BRADFORD — Mackenzie Weldy led Bradford (8-12) with a game-high 19 points Monday, leading the Railroaders to a 48-25 victory over visiting Riverside.
Mandi Bates added 17 points and Kelly Moore chipped in nine for Bradford, which hosts Ansonia Thursday.
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