Tipp boys golf advances to district: Tuesday sports roundup

SPRINGFIELD — The Tippecanoe boys golf team cruised through an undefeated Miami Valley League season.

Seeing non-league competition for the first time all year, the Red Devils managed to qualify for next week’s district tournament, placing third in the Division I sectional tournament with a 345 Tuesday at Reid North in Springfield.

MVL foe Stebbins won the tournament with a 337, Bellbrook was second with a 341 and Carroll took the last team qualifying spot in fourth with 353.

Nathan Gagnon shot 80 to lead the Devils, Colin Maalouf followed with an 86, Braydon Bottles shot 89 and Matt Salmon and Joey Pleiman both shot 90.

The season came to an end for both Troy and Piqua, with the Trojans placing seventh with 362 and the Indians 12th with 414.

“Our pairing was with Carroll, and our big goal today was to beat them. They ended up finishing fourth,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “You kind of have an idea of what needs to be done, and that was what needed to be done today. But we had a slow start and couldn’t get it going.”

Henry Johnston was three strokes away from the final individual qualifying spot, leading Troy with an 87. Ryan Dowling and Tag Bender both shot 91, Kellen Glover shot 93 and Owen Evilsizor shot 96.

“I’m really happy for this group just to get the year in,” Evilsizor said. “They had great careers, and I’m losing four of the five as seniors. It’s going to be a tough group to see go.”

Evan Hensler also missed the individual cutoff by three, shooting 87 to lead Piqua. Decker Jackson shot 98, Richard Price shot 100 and Drew Hinkle and Sabastian Karabinis both shot 129.

D-II District

CINCINNATI — The season came to an end for Milton-Union at the Division II district tournament at Glenview Golf Course, with the Bulldogs finishing 12th with 379.

Max Grafflin shot 90 and was tied for 44th individually to lead Milton-Union. Nathan Thompson shot 93, Sam Case shot 96, Grady Vechazone shot 100 and Colin Fogle shot 103.

• Boys Soccer

Troy 7,

Fairborn 0

FAIRBORN — The Troy boys soccer team cruised to its sixth straight win Tuesday on the road, blanking Fairborn 7-0.

Gavin Marshall had three goals and Jon Hipolito added two to lead the Trojans (12-1). Lucas Buschur and Julian Polverini each scored once for Troy, which hosts Butler Thursday night.

Tippecanoe 9,

West Carrollton 0

WEST CARROLLTON — Tippecanoe improved to 13-0 and posted its sixth straight shutout Tuesday night, routing West Carrollton 9-0.

Blake Heeley had two goals and an assist and Jackson Kleather and Evan Stonerock each had two goals to lead the Red Devils. Jonny Baileys and Charlie Spencer each had a goal and an assist, Gavin Darner scored a goal, Owen Hadden had two assists and Drew Harshbarger, Jake Smith and Jordan Suebert each had one assist.

Tippecanoe hosts Greenville Thursday.

Piqua 5,

Xenia 5

PIQUA — Piqua (3-8-2) snapped a string of five straight losses but couldn’t get into the win column Tuesday night, tying Xenia 5-5.

Dezmond Warner led the Indians with four goals, Nathan Buecker had a goal and an assist, Nick Heath had two assists and Kyle Pierre had one assist for Piqua, which travels to West Carrollton Thursday.

Miami East 3,

Lehman 0

SIDNEY — Miami East controlled Tuesday’s match at Lehman from start to finish, posting a 3-0 victory.

Trenton Maxson scored two goals and missed a third due to an own-goal by Lehman, with Kaden Weldy dishing out two assists.

Other scores: Eaton 2, Milton-Union (10-2-1) 0.

• Girls soccer scores: Anna 5, Miami East 1. Botkins 4, Newton 2.

• Volleyball

Covington 3,

TV South 0

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Covington volleyball team improved to 10-7 on the season and 6-3 in Cross County Conference play Tuesday night, sweeping Twin Valley South on the road 25-17, 25-23, 25-16.

Carlie Besecker had 16 kills, seven digs and two aces, Nigella Reck had 11 kills and four digs and Lauren York had eight kills and an ace to lead the Buccaneers. Ellery Reck had 35 assists, five aces and 10 digs, Emmaline Kiser had three kills and a block, Alyssa Kimmel had four digs and two aces, Claire Fraley had two blocks and Hillary Hoying had five digs.

Covington hosts Jackson Center Thursday.

Piqua 3,

West Carrollton 0

PIQUA — The Piqua Indians (6-13) won in five sets Tuesday at home to kick off the MVL tournament, defeating West Carrollton 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 24-26, 15-8.

Piqua advances to face Troy in a rematch of Monday’s regular season finale on Thursday at Troy.

Other scores: Newton 3, Mississinawa Valley 0. Arcanum 3, Bethel 0. Ansonia 3, Bradford 1.