Newton 4th at Kendig: Milton’s Grafflin 2nd individually 13-team tournament

PIQUA — Fort Loramie shot a school-record-tying 311 to win the Kendig Memorial boys golf tournament Wednesday at Echo Hills, with Newton leading a healthy contingent of participating Miami County schools in fourth place with a 343. Fairlawn was second overall with a 325 and Russia was third with 338.

Five Indians posted sub-100 scores, with Ross Ferrell leading the way with an 81, good for a tie for seventh in the individual standings. Mitchell Montgomery added an 85, Chandler Peters shot 86, Hudson Montgomery shot 91, Brady Downing shot 97 and Quinn Peters shot 105.

Milton-Union was sixth with 357.

Max Grafflin shot 76 and was tied for second individually — Fort Loramie’s Adam Ballas was medalist with a 70. Nathan Thompson added an 86, Grady Vechazone shot 91, Colin Fogle shot 104 and Sam Case shot 110.

Miami East was eighth with 381.

Sam Zapadka was tied for fourth individually with a 79. Noah King shot a 92, Luke Brunke shot 104, Colin Jennings shot 106, Jimmy Sutherly shot 117 and Eric LeMaster shot 120.

Covington was ninth with 391.

Grant Humphrey shot an 84 to lead the Buccaneers with the 15th-best individual score on the day. Connor Humphrey added a 98, Garret Fraley shot 104, Job Morgan shot 105, Bryson Hite shot 106 and Hunter Ray shot 117.

Troy Christian was 11th with a 431.

Tanner Conklin shot 86 and was tied for 18th individually to lead the Eagles, Zane Harris added a 90, Noah Tullis shot 127, Carson Tucker shot 128, Josh Flannery shot 131 and Luke Redmond shot 161.

Bethel was 12th with a 434.

Kyle Bruckman led the Bees with a 95, Nolan Flomerfelt shot 105, Zach Smith and Ben Sonnanstine each shot 117, JD Dillman shot 131 and Drew Stizel shot 134.

Newton 169,

Miss. Valley 242

PIQUA — The Newton boys golf team opened the season with a Cross County Conference victory on Tuesday at Piqua Country Club, defeating Mississinawa Valley 169-242.

Ross Ferrell led the Indians (1-0, 1-0 CCC) with a 39, Chandler Peters shot 42, Aaron Colvin shot 43, Hudson Montgomery shot 45, Mitchell Montgomery shot 47 and Alex Koon shot 49.

• Girls Golf

Tippecanoe 186,

Sidney 234

SIDNEY — Tippecanoe’s girls golf team improved to 2-0 on Wednesday, defeating Sidney at the Moose Golf Course 186-234.

Marissa Miller led the Red Devils with a 40, Izzy Brightwell shot 46, Sydney Lange shot 47, Abigail Poston shot 53, Annaleah Lambert shot 58 and Rose Ramsey shot 61.

Tippecanoe will host Piqua on Aug. 19.

• Tennis

Van Wert 5,

Lehman 0

VAN WERT — The Lehman tennis team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday, falling to a tough Van Wert team on the road, 5-0.

At first singles, Lehman’s Liann Trahey lost 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Annie Stiver lost 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Mary Lins lost 6-2, 6-1. At first doubles, Macie Verdier and Taylor Reineke lost 6-1, 6-2. At second doubles, Madi Gleason and Lily Williams lost 6-1, 6-1.

“Very good teams will expose your weaknesses, and Van Wert did that to us tonight, especially in the doubles matches,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “We need to get to the net more and put the ball away, and we will work on that in practice. Mary Lins played really well, with most of her games going to deuce. Our team exhibited a lot of class in defeat, and I’m very proud of that.”

Lehman (1-1) will play in the Schroeder Invitational Saturday at Schroeder Tennis Center.