Piqua golfers finish 10th at D-I sectional


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SPRINGFIELD — While it was a disappointing finish to the season, it does not reflect the progress the Piqua boys golf program made it Andy Johnson’s first year as coach.

The Indians had their season end with a 394 total at the Springfield D-I sectional at Reid Park North.

Piqua shot a 394 to finish 10th.

“Reid Park North is a really tough course with greens that are almost unfair,” Johnson said. “How they played today and at GWOC are not true indicators of how much they have improved this year. Every one of them is so much better now than they were back on Aug. 1.”

Piqua scores were Derek Jennings 90, Aaron Davis 99, Kody Poling 101, Brennan Hicks 104 and Spencer Lavey 106.

“It is hard to keep a rhythm and shoot good scores in every match during the season; it comes in waves,” Johnson said. “Looking back, we probably peaked a week too soon. However, they all know what kind of golfers they can be when they look at the scores they shot at different times this year.”

Johnson said seniors Jennings, Hicks, Poling and Jon Irvin were the key.

“We had a great group of seniors who helped set the bar for the program going forward,” Johnson said.

Piqua girls will play in the Division I sectional at Yankee Trace today, while Versailles girls will play in the Division II district tournament at Pipestone today.

On Thursday, Lehman, Newton and Andrew Slusher of Covington will play in the D-III district tournament at Beavercreek Golf Club, while on Friday Versailles’ Kyle Cotner and Miami East’s Walker Henley will play in the D-II district tournament at Glenview Golf Course in Cincinnati.

VOLLEYBALL

Lady Chargers

at home Friday

The Edison Community College volleyball team will host UC Clermont on Friday.

The Lady Chargers defeated WSU-Celina 25-13, 25-12, and 25-11.

Denise Schwieterman had 10 kills and four digs. Erin Metz had eight kills and nine digs and Tasha Potts added 12 digs.

Edison was coming off two losses over the weekend.

On Friday, Edison traveled to Lorain Community College to play the Lady Commodores and lost 26-24, 25-23, 25-23. Brianna Wells had 10 kills and eight digs.Potts had 15 digs and Faith Hensley added 19 assists and 11 digs.

The Lady Chargers then traveled to Sinclair on Saturday and lost 25-14, 25-20, 25-20. Metz had 13 kills and 11 digs. Kasey Helmstetter had eight kills, while both Hensley and Allie Watkins had 14 assists.

Lady Cavaliers

pick up two wins

Lehman Catholic volleyball won two matches recently.

Lehman defeated Lima Perry 25-12, 25-13, 25-7.

Sidney Chapman had 16 kills, while Ellie Scott had 10.

Alexis Snipes dished out 19 assists, Lauren McFarland had 11 and Madison Hussey added nine digs.

Lehman followed that with a 25-16, 27-25, 16-25, 25-23 win over Anna.

Chapman had 25 kills and two aces and Scott added six kills.

Lauren McFarland has 20 assists and two aces, Snipes had 16 assists and two aces and Madison Hussey had 20 digs.

Lady Buccs

fall to Tigers

VERSAILLES — The Covington volleyball team lost to Versailles 25-19, 25-17, 25-16 Monday in non-conference action.

“We need to continue working at getting better in all phases of the game,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We have been making a lot of progress all season long and we will learn from this match and hopefully put it to good use.”

Legend Patty had seven kills, one ace and one block for Covington, 9-10.

Savanna Schaurer had five kills, Breanna Kimmel had four kills and one ace and Bre Dieperink had 15 assists and two kills.

Ashley Cecil had 26 digs and two aces, while Rachel York had one kill, one block and two assists.

Versailles won the JV match 25-7, 25-13.

Minster spikers

get past Houston

MINSTER — The Houston volleyball team lost to Minster 25-6, 25-21, 25-7 Monday.

For Houston, Jess Monnier had six kills and two aces, Sarah Monnier had two aces, and Hayden Riesenbeck and Olivia Bowser had six digs apiece.

Minster won the JV game as well, 25-8, 25-15.

BOYS SOCCER

Newton drops

game to Tigers

JACKSON CENTER — Nick Honeycutt put Newton up early with an assist from Jack Yoder in Monday night’s game at Jackson Center, but the Indians gave up three unanswered goals in a 3-1 loss from there.

Newton (7-5-1) hosts Tri-County North Thursday.

JUNIOR HIGH

Buccs football

splits games

The Covington junior high football teams played two games Monday.

The eighth grade defeated Miami East 40-6 to improve to 6-0. It was a good team effort by everyone.

The seventh grade lost to Fort Loramie 24-0. The improvements they have been working on are starting to show and they are getting close to their first win.

Lady Buccs

sweep trail

The Covington junior high volleyball teams finished the regular season by sweeping National Trail.

The seventh grade won 19-25, 25-22, 25-19.

Bree Reynolds and Makenze Maschino lead the team with five aces apiece.

The eighth grade won 26-24, 25-21.

Tori Quinter had four aces, Ellery Reck had four kills and Hilliary Hoying had three blocks.

Both teams play on Thursday in the first round of the CCC tournament.

Theseventh grade hosts Mississinawa Valley at 5 p.m.and the eighth grade plays Bradford at Bradford beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Roaders

sweep Newton

The Bradford junior high volleyball teams swept Newton.

The seventh grade won 25-18, 25-27, 25-10.

Alexis Barhorst had two aces and thre kills, Nylani Beireis had one ace and Zoe Brewer had eight points, two aces and three kills.

Macy Bubeck had three kills, Ryle Canan had two aces and five assists, Abby Fike had 17 points, six aces, three kills and four assists and Maddie Simons had one kill.

The eighth grade won 25-11, 25-23.

Hailee Baker had one ace, Aliviyah Boggs had one assist, Buzz Brewer had one ace and four kills and Emma Canan had eight points and two kills.

Abby Gade and Courtney Monnin had two aces each, Kendall Hill had three aces, one kill and two assists, Kiersten Kitts had one kill, Maggie Manuel had two aces, two kills and one assist and Cassi Mead had three aces and five assists.

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