By Josh Brown
DAYTON — Another night, another school record for the Troy girls track and field team.
The 6,400 relay team beat the old mark in the event by more than a full minute Friday night, the sprint medley team added a win and the Trojan girls finished runner-up as a team at the Edwin C. Moses Relays for the second straight season Friday night at Welcome Stadium.
The 6,400 team of Morgan Gigandet, Olivia Tyre, Emma Shigley and Kate Pence led from start to finish, winning in a school-record time of 21:42.16. The sprint medley team of Kelsey Walters, Celina Courts, Ashley Barr and Gigandet also won in 4:18.58.
The 4×800 team of Tyre, Pence, Shigley and Megan Myers was second (10:20.66) and the 4×200 relay team of Jordan Hoffman, Courts, Barr and Walters was third (1:47.86).
Christine Moser had the best individual mark in the pole vault, clearing 10-6, Walters was third in the shot put (40-0.75) and Dasia Cole was fourth in the high jump (4-9).
The Troy boys were sixth as a team with 34.5 points. The sprint medley team of Jayden Culp-Bishop, DeMarcus Moody, Stephen Jones and Timmy Farrier won (3:41.41), the discus team of Kameron Block (second, 135-5) and Travis Hall (fifth, 132-4) was first overall and Joey Dippold had the fourth-best individual mark in the pole vault (12-6).
WEST MILTON — Beyonce Bobbitt won an individual title Saturday at the Bulldog Classic, with the Milton-Union girls team finishing eighth with 33 points and the Bulldog boys seventh with 43 points.
Bobbitt won the discus (119-4) and was third in the shot put (35-10) to lead the girls team. On the boys side, Shannon Milnickel was third in the 1,600 (4:42.86) and the 4×400 relay team was third (3:44.62).
SOUTH CHARLESTON — The Bethel girls were 10th overall with 32 points and boys were 11th with 20 points Saturday at the Southeastern Invitational.
Korry Hamlin had the best finishes on the day, taking second in the 3,200 (10:27.17) and third in the 1,600 (4:42.48). And on the girls side, Bailey McCabe was third in the long jump (14-8.5), fourth in the high jump (4-8) and fourth in the 400 (1:05.91).The 4×800 team of Kayla Grable, Olivia Rust, Rachel Sebastian and Kaitlyn Balkcom was also fourth (11:43.76).
Newton Wins 2
HOUSTON — The Newton baseball team won a pair of games at the Houston Invitational Saturday, routing host Houston 12-3 in the opener with a season-high 17 hits on offense, then turning a mere three hits into an 8-3 victory over Troy Christian in the second game.
Rhett Gipe was 2 for 5 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs against Houston, Nelson Clymer was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Wade Ferrell, Bryan Delcamp and Austin Evans each had two hits. Nash Lavy got the win, throwing four quality innings of relief work.
Treg Jackson got the win against Troy Christian, allowing only two hits while striking out eight in six innings. The Indians spotted him a four-run lead after the top of the first on the strength of a number of walks and a total of four Eagle errors in the game. Gipe, Delcamp and Andrew Dilts each had a hit for the Indians.
Newton travels to Tri-County North Monday.
BRANDT — Bethel’s Hunter Shelley had a monstrous day at the plate in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader against Northridge, as well as throwing a complete game for one of the wins as the Bees (7-8) swept the Polar Bears, 13-5 and 10-5.
Shelley was 2 for 4 with two RBIs in the first game, Riley Shaffer was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Nick Lightcap was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and Tyler Brueckman was 2 for 4. Sam McKinney scattered 11 hits, struggling only in a four-run third inning for a complete game victory on the mound.
And in the second game, Shelley went the distance, allowing seven hits and maintaining the lead throughout. He also helped himself at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a double, his first high school home run and four RBIs. Zach Cohee was 3 for 4 with a double, Tyler Brookhart was 2 for 3, Christian White was 2 for 4 and Lightcap doubled.
“It was good to go out and get two wins today,” Bethel coach Brett Brookhart said. “We swung the bats really well and got two complete game victories from our pitchers in a Saturday doubleheader. That’s a good day.”
Bethel travels to Dayton Christian Monday.
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union began the season with four straight wins, only to lose their next eight.
Saturday, the Bulldogs snapped their skid with a doubleheader sweep of Shekinah Christian, winning both games in extras, 8-7 in eight innings and then 5-4 in nine.
Krue Thwaits got the win in the first game, throwing five innings of relief. Aaron Stone had two RBIs, Chandler Woodcock was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Zach Vagedes, Alby Baker and Levi Booher each had an RBI.
Booher had a quality start in the second game, going seven innings but getting a no decision, while Alby Baker got the win in relief. Vagedes and Mike Gooslin were both 2 for 4 with a double, Thwaits was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs and Hunter Gambrel was 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Milton-Union hosts Waynesville Monday.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton softball team (9-7) ran its winning streak to five games Saturday, defeating Tippecanoe 7-1 and Russia 10-5 as it played host to a Mini-Cancer Classic tournament after the previous one had been rained out earlier this season.
Kristen Rappold got the win on the mound against Tippecanoe, scattering seven hits. Mallory Dunlevy was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Rylee Schauer was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Maddie Mollette drove in two runs.
Against Russia, Dunlevy continued to swing a hot bat, going 4 for 4 with two RBIs, Laura Oaks was 2 for 4 with three RBIs, Schauer was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and McKell Deaton was 2 for 4 with a double as the Indians chased the Russia starter after only one inning. Oaks also got the win on the mound.
Newton travels to Tri-County North Monday.
NE 7, M-U 3;
NE 11, M-U 1
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union finished a winless week on Saturday with a pair of losses to visiting Northeastern, falling 7-3 and then 11-1 in five innings.
Anna Willson doubled at the plate and took the loss on the mound in the first game, while Taylor Jacobs went 2 for 4 with four stolen bases. Those were the only three hits the Bulldogs (5-12) managed in the game, though, and a five-run fourth inning by Northeastern proved to be the difference.
In the second game, the Bulldogs managed only three hits again, falling behind 3-0 after the first inning and giving up eight in the fourth. Freshman Olivia Brown took the loss on the mound.
“The way our season is going, we need something to light us up — but we just haven’t found that spark yet,” Milton-Union coach Curt Schaefer said. “Last year we got in a funk like this, got on a run and ended up going to the district final.”
Milton-Union will look to end its losing streak Monday at home against Waynesville.
TCN 5, ME 0
LEWISBURG — Miami East matched Tri-County North hit for hit Friday on the road, but the Vikings could not manage to push any runs across in a 5-0 Cross County Conference loss.
Megan Pettit took the loss, giving up eight hits, striking out three and walking none. The defense committed three errors behind her, though, and the offense scattered its eight hits.
Miami East hosts Twin Valley South Tuesday.
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