Tigers take over first with sweep of Lions

Circleville seniors Jayla Parsons (6) and Kenzie McConnell go up for a block in a match last week against Bloom-Carroll. The Tigers took sole possession of first in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division on Tuesday with a three-set sweep of host Liberty Union. File photo by Brad Morris/SportingPumpkin.com

The Circleville volleyball team took sole possession of first in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division on Tuesday with a 25-22, 25-20 and 25-13 win over host Liberty Union (8-2, 4-1).
Circleville finished on a strong note in the final set, converting 15 kills with just three errors.
Kenzie McConnell put away 17 kills and added five solo blocks and 20 digs; Morgan Blakeman had her best match of the season with 18 kills, a pair of solo blocks and 13 digs; Jayla Parsons dished out 23 assists and had three kills and nine digs; Cara Cooper scooped up 18 digs, Chandler Hayes had 10 and Gabby McConnell added nine.
Circleville (8-0, 5-0) continues league play on Thursday at Logan Elm.
Logan Elm 3,
Amanda-Clearcreek 1

Logan Elm bounced back from a first set loss on Tuesday to defeat host Amanda-Clearcreek 20-25, 25-16, 25-20 and 25-13 in an MSL-Buckeye match.
The Braves served 13 aces in the win.
Arowynn Savage slammed down 13 kills and had six digs; Aubie Kimbrough served four aces and had 10 kills and 18 digs; Maraya Neff contributed eight kills and seven digs; Rachel Hanley had five kills; Carly King had a pair of solo blocks; Kaiya Elsea accounted for 18 digs and Alex Hetter had 12 digs and distributed 15 assists and Carlee Reed dished out 14 assists.
The Braves (4-6, 2-2) host unbeaten Circleville on Thursday for a league match.
Boys Golf
Circleville 178,
Vinton County 233

Wyatt Allison earned medalist honors with a nine-hole tally of 42 on Tuesday to send Circleville to a non-league win over visiting Vinton County at the Pickaway Country Club.
Jack Holcomb followed with 44, and Garrett Brooks and Michael Fernandez each shot 46. Also playing for the Tigers were Drew Meadows (48) and Todd Keller (49).
Girls Golf
Circleville 214,
Liberty Union 251

Circleville freshman Elaina Seeley earned medalist honors for a ninth time this season on Monday with a nine-hole tally of 42 at the Pickaway Country Club.
Girls Tennis
Logan Elm 5-5,
Hamilton Township 0-0

Logan Elm swept a MSL-Buckeye doubleheader with host Hamilton Township by 5-0 scores on Tuesday.
Keller Clouse shutout HT’s Erica Bush 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 at first singles, Logan Elm’s Ella Bennington dispatched Karli Neff 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 at second singles and LE teammate Hope Akers recorded victories of 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 at third singles over Christine Young.
The LE first doubles team of Brooke Anderson and Erin Gaskin defeated Sarah Spencer and Lanie Bostic 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0.
The LE second doubles tandem of Cassie Gaskin and Jerica Platz turned in scores of 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-0 against Gracie Short and Kenzie Kunze.
The Braves travel to Athens today for a non-league match.
Boys Soccer
Teays Valley 5,
Heath 0

Dallas Moore scored a hat trick on Tuesday in a 5-0 non-league win over visiting Heath.
Elijah Suhayda and Drew Dean scored the other two goals for the Vikings, who are right back in action today when they host Circleville for a league match.
New Hope 1,
Liberty Christian 0

Josh Mullins scored the lone goal of a match off an assist from Caleb Heidish to power New Hope to a 1-0 non-league win over Liberty Christian.
JT Taylor turned in a clean sheet with eight saves for the Statesmen.

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