By Josh Brown
TROTWOOD — Troy’s girls bowling team used a Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division matchup at Trotwood Wednesday to focus itself for the stretch run.
In the process, the Trojan girls set a new two-game school record and came close to the match total record, routing the Rams 2,531-827, while the Troy boys completed the sweep with a 2,258-1,280 victory.
For the girls (12-1, 10-1 GWOC American North), A’leigha Smith led the way with 266-237—502, Jenna Stone rolled 245-227—472, Cassidy McMullen rolled 213-236—449, Alyssa Shilt rolled 217-184—401, Kirsten McMullen added a 175 game and Jennica Funderburg a 156.
The girls’ two-game total of 2,156 is a team record, beating the old mark of 2,145 against Tippecanoe in the 2010-11 season. The Trojans also had a 1,116 game, the second-best single game in team history, and the match total narrowly missed the school record of 2,531, set earlier this season against Fairborn.
For the boys (9-4, 8-3 GWOC American North), Landon Flory rolled 209-214—423 to lead the way, Logan Jones rolled 209-159—368, Preston Jackson rolled 189-168—357, Carson Rogers rolled 153-195—348, Hayden Jackson added a 191 game and A.J. Kendall a 181.
TROY — The Tippecanoe bowling teams split a pair of close matches with Piqua Wednesday at Troy Bowl, with the Red Devil boys winning 2,145-2,092 and the girls falling 1,556-1,537.
Stephen Ridgeway had a 224 game and 402 series and Nick Lanham a 212 game and 396 series to lead Tippecanoe’s boys (7-8, 6-6 Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division). And for the Devil girls (2-13, 2-10 GWOC American North), Ashlyn Herzog had a 151 game and 302 series and Jessica Goodson a 157 game and 274 series.
Tippecanoe travels to Greenville Tuesday.
* Girls Basketball
TIPP CITY — In its first season in the Greater Western Ohio Conference, the Tippecanoe girls basketball team clinched at least a share of the American North Division championship by routing Piqua 61-27 Wednesday night at home.
The Red Devils (16-3, 12-0 GWOC American North) lead second-place Sidney by three games with three games left in the regular season — the Yellow Jackets have a 9-3 division record. Tippecanoe travels to Greenville Saturday before finishing the season with home games against Troy and Butler, with a victory in any one of those games sealing an outright championship.
Tippecanoe used a balanced attack to defeat the Indians (2-16, 0-11 GWOC American North), with six players scoring seven or more points. Taylor Prall had 13 points and three assists and Cali Stewart had 10 points to lead the way, with Allison Mader and Chloe Schretzman each adding eight points and Kendall Clodfelter and Brooke Aselage each adding seven.
Kelsey Magoteaux and Kelsey Bachman each scored six points to lead Piqua, which only trailed 18-13 after one quarter. But Tippecanoe outscored the Indians 13-2 in the second quarter to take a 31-15 halftime lead — and extended that to 51-19 after the third quarter to put it well out of reach.
Piqua, which lost its ninth straight, travels to Sidney Saturday.
Miami East 18
MECHANICSBURG — The Miami East wrestling team, seeded No. 2 in the Division III Region 24 bracket of the OHSAA State Duals Tournament, ran into top-seeded Mechanicsburg in the regional semifinal Wednesday night, and though the Vikings held a two-point lead halfway through the dual, the host Indians closed it out with eight straight victories to eliminate Miami East 53-18.
Miami East held an 18-10 lead six matches in thanks to a pin by Kaleb Nickels (113), an 11-10 decision by Graham Shore (126), a 5-3 decision by Alex Isbrandt (132), and a pin by Zane Strubler (138), and maintained an 18-16 lead at the midway point after a Mechanicsburg pin. But seven more wins in a row — five by pin and one by forfeit — sent the Indians into the regional final, where they also defeated Versailles 42-22 to advance to next week.
Miami East will compete in the Covington Duals on Feb. 11.
Preble Shawnee 42,
Troy Christian 37
BETHEL —Not having a full lineup finally cost Troy Christian.
The top-seeded Eagles became the second straight victim of an upset at the hands of No. 3 Preble Shawnee Wednesday in the Division III Region 23 semifinal round of the OHSAA State Duals Tournament as the Eagles fell too far behind and couldn’t complete a rally in a 42-37 loss at Bethel-Tate High School.
Ethan Turner (106) and Jacob Edwards (113) scored pins to start the dual — with Turner’s coming in a mere nine seconds — but Preble Shawnee evened things up with a pair of pins. Michael Sergent (132) scored a pin and Jared Ford (138) won an 11-0 major decision to put the Eagles up 23-12, but three forfeits and a pin put Preble Shawnee up 36-22.
Troy Christian’s Damon Beatty (182) won a 15-4 major decision and Nick Baker (195) scored a 16-0 tech. fall to close to within 36-31, but the teams traded forfeits in the final two matches, sealing Preble Shawnee’s win with 24 of its points coming from forfeits.
Preble Shawnee — which advanced past No. 2 Milton-Union in last week’s regional quarterfinal, went on to fall to another No. 1 seed Bethel-Tate 43-35 in the regional final.
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