By Josh Brown
HUBER HEIGHTS — Stephen Jones and Morgan Gigandet continue to shine.
Both broke the Troy High School track and field team records in the 3,200 Friday night at the second day of the highly competitive Wayne Invitational, with the Trojan girls finishing 11th as a team and the boys 24th.
Jones won the 3,200 in a school-record time of 9:09.14. Thrower Travis Hall was the only other boy to score, placing eighth in the shot put (49-9.25) as the Trojans were 24th with 11 points.
Gigandet broke her own school record in the 3,200, finishing second in 10:48.57. Ashley Barr broke the one-minute mark in the 400 for the first time, finishing second in 59.97 seconds, while Christine Moser set a new personal best in the pole vault by clearing 10-8 and finishing fourth. Kelsey Walters placed fifth in the shot put, throwing 38-8.5 as the Trojan girls were 11th with 25 points.
“We have a lot to work on still in the next two weeks to get ready for the GWOC (Greater Western Ohio Conference meet),” Troy girls coach Kurt Snyder said. “Especially in the relays. We’ve dropped the baton in the 4×100 the last two weeks.”
* Kenny Beard
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Bulldogs fared well as they hosted the Kenny Beard Invitational Saturday, with the girls finishing second with 112 points and the boys third with 128.5.
Beyonce Bobbitt scored a pair of victories for the girls, winning the discus (103-4) and shot put (34-11.5). Sarah Motz won the pole vault (7-6), was second in the 800 (2:42.39) and was third in the long jump (13-4). The 4×100 ironwoman team also won (1:02.11), the 4×800 team was third (11:29.1) and the 4×400 team was third (4:55.88).
Shannon Milnickel picked up the lone win for the boys in the 800 (2:08.92). Blake Smith was second in the 300 hurdles (1:01.9) and the long jump (18-2), Chris Minor was second in the discus (111-5) and third in the shot put (39-4.5), Daniel Albaugh was second in the high jump (5-4), Will Brock was third in the 1,600 (5:03.25) and Alex Moore was third in the 300 hurdles (1:04.63). The 4×100 ironman team was also second (56.1 seconds), the 4×400 team was second (3:40.97) and the 4×800 team was third (9:07.56).
Bulldogs 2nd At
DAYTON — The Milton-Union and Chaminade Julienne tennis teams finished tied with 7-2 records as the Eagles hosted a four-team doubles tournament Saturday, but CJ won a tiebreaker and the Bulldogs finished second.
Milton-Union’s second doubles team of Luke Ferguson and Nick Brumbaugh won an individual title, defeating CJ 8-0, Bellbrook 8-5 and Butler 6-4.
The third doubles team of Caleb Black and Adam Knepper finished second, beating Bellbrook 8-6, Butler 8-1 and losing to CJ 6-1.
The first doubles team of Philip Brumbaugh and Logan Dickison finished second, beating Butler 8-3, losing to CJ 8-6 and beating Bellbrook 6-1.
LOUNDONVILLE — The Newton softball team went 1-2 over the weekend at the Loundonville Champion’s Challenge, falling 5-2 to Convoy Crestview on Friday, then defeating host Loudonville 18-5 and falling to Danville 10-4 on Saturday.
Against Convoy Crestview, Kacie Tackett was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Kylee Fisher also had an RBI. Kristen Rappold took the loss, striking out two, walking two and giving up seven hits and only two earned runs.
The Indians then pounded out 19 hits as a team against Loudonville to start Saturday. Tackett was 4 for 5 with three doubles and three RBIs, Maddie Mollette was 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs, Fisher was 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs, Rappold was 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs and Mallory Dunlevy hit a two-run homer. Laura Oaks got the win, striking out three, walking three and only allowing five hits.
And against Danville, Fisher was 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Haley Pack was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Newton travels to Ansonia Tuesday.
M-U 8 (6)
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Bulldogs scored four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, but they’d already fallen too far behind in a 14-8 loss to Graham Saturday as rain cut the game short in six innings.
“It was a hard day to pitch with the way it was raining,” Milton-Union coach Curt Schaefer said. “We left a lot of runners on base early. You’ve got to score with a team that’s hitting the way they were.”
Michaela Fullmer was 2 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs in the game, while Anna Willson was 3 for 4 as Milton-Union was outhit 14-11.
Milton-Union hosts Miami East Monday.
Other scores: Friday — Arcanum 11, Miami East 0.
Arcanum 5, ME 1
CASSTOWN — The Miami East baseball team ran into a tough pitcher Friday against Arcanum, falling 5-1 in Cross County Conference play.
Mitchell Vernon and Brandon Wilson were both 2 for 3 for the Vikings. Scot Kirby took the loss on the mound, going six innings and giving up five runs, only two earned.
“We had one bad inning that cost us,” Miami East coach Barry Coomes said. “In the last three games, though, we’ve played really well. We’re making strides and improving.”
Miami East travels to Milton-Union Monday.
Other scores: Friday — Troy Christian 5, Xenia Christian 0. Saturday — Tippecanoe at Northmont ppd.
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