Piqua girls fall to Butler: Monday/Tuesday sports roundup

PIQUA — Piqua’s girls golf team opened the home portion of its season Tuesday at Echo Hills, falling to Butler 190-220 in Miami Valley League Miami Division play.

Kenzi Anderson shot a 47 to lead the Indians (0-2). Brooklynne Wright added a 54, Haley Krogman shot 58, Sierra Grinstead shot 61, Ivy Lee shot 64 and Marin Funderburg shot 81.

Piqua hosts Greenville Thursday.

Lady Bucc

Invitational

PIQUA — Echo Hills played host to the annual Lady Bucc Invitational Monday, with Fort Loramie winning with 360, Versailles taking second with 370 and Miami East leading the local finishers in fourth place with 401.

Olivia Patton led the Vikings — and Miami County’s individuals — with a 95, finishing tied for 10th in the individual standings, while Erin Baker shot 97 and was tied for 12th individually. Gretchen Stevens added a 104, Taylor Godsey shot 105, Addy Godwin shot 112 and Cadence Gross shot 123.

“All of our ladies shot their personal best 18-hole rounds,” Miami East coach Ronald Patton said. “The course was in great shape if you stayed in the fairways. (We talk) before every match how crucial it is to hit your fairways. We just had way too many putts to compete with tournament champs Fort Loramie.”

Bethel finished eighth with 457.

McKenna Gray shot 100 and was tied for 16th individually. Skylar Jackson added a 113, Grace Bennett shot 118, Sidney ones shot 126 and Kaylee Brookhart shot 140.

Host Covington finished 11th with 487.

Sarah Slusher shot 99 and was 15th individually, Katie Hembree shot 106, Vanessa Ashburn shot 129 and Kara Stephan shot 153.

And on Tuesday, Miami East’s girls hosted Covington at Lakeland Golf Course, defeating the Buccaneers 197-241.

Patton shot 44 to lead the Vikings, Baker and Stevens shot 49s, Godwin shot 55, Godsey shot 57 and Gross shot 63.

Troy Falls Vs.

Tipp, Greenville

VANDALIA/Greenville — Tippecanoe’s girls golf team opened the season Monday with a 196-216 victory over Troy at Cassel Hills.

Marissa Miller led the way with a 42, Izzy Brightwell shot 44 and Sydney Lange shot 49 for the Red Devils.

Libby Harnish shot 47 to lead Troy, Paige Stuchell and Delaney Davis each shot 51, Ella Fecher shot 65, Savannah Sharrett shot 67 and Astha Patel shot 69.

Troy’s girls followed Monday’s defeat with a 208-218 loss at Greenville Tuesday at Turtle Creek.

Harnish led the Trojans with a 48, Stuchell shot 55, Davis shot 56, Elise Hempker shot 59, Ashley Kloeker shot 61 and Kami Lehman shot 66.

• Boys Golf

Troy 175,

Butler 188

TROY — The Troy boys golf team followed up its 18-hole home invitational on Monday with a dual against Butler on Tuesday at Miami Shores. And though it won’t count in the official MVL Miami Division standings, the Trojans saw plenty to work on in a 175-188 victory.

Ryan Dowling led Troy (1-0) with a 42, freshman Bryce Massingill shot 43 and Owen Evilsizor shot 44. Henry Johnston capped off the scoring with a 46, Tag Bender shot 49 and Brayden Schwartz shot 57.

“That’s a score that we need to improve on. We’re just not there yet,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “It was nice to see how Bryce played. That’s the first varsity score of his that we counted, and he’s playing really well for a freshman right now. He, Ryan and Owen all played pretty well today.”

Troy opens division play Thursday at Shores against Greenville.

Milton-Union 176,

Waynesville 177

WEST MILTON — Two Waynesville players shot 38s Tuesday at Homestead Golf Course, but host Milton-Union was steady throughout the lineup to hold on for a 176-177 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division victory.

Nate Thompson shot 41 to lead the Bulldogs (1-1), Max Grafflin shot 42, Sam Case shot 44 and Colin Fogle shot 49.

Other scores: Newton Invitational ccd.

• Tennis

Lehman 4,

Northridge 1

DAYTON — Lehman’s girls tennis team opened the season on Monday with a 4-1 victory at Northridge, winning enough matches by forfeit to win the match.

At second singles, Lehman’s Annie Stiver won 7-5, 6-0. At first singles, Liann Trahey lost in two close sets, 6-4, 6-4. The Cavs then won at third singles and both doubles spots by forfeit.

“Annie was down 4-1 in the first set and settled down mentally to only lose one game the rest of the match,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “Annie was out all of last season with a hip injury, and both of our girls worked hard in open courts this summer.

“Our program has come a long way. We were where Northridge is five or six years ago. We have grown to 17 kids who work hard and support each other.”