Anytime a career milestone occurs it’s a major event.
But when two occur on the same night and within one point of each other, that’s a special event.
That was the case on Thursday in the third set of a Mid-State League Buckeye Division match against visiting Hamilton Township. Circleville seniors Kenzie McConnell (1,000 kills) and Jayla Parsons (1,000 assists) were each recognized and helped contribute to a 25-8, 25-17 and 25-13 win.
The Tigers were perfect hitting wise in the opening set, converting 14 kills with zero errors and were still sharp in set two, with 17 kills against just three hitting errors.
Kenzie McConnell put away 23 kills and also chipped in 13 digs; Morgan Blakeman tallied 11 kills and 11 digs; Parsons distributed 27 assists and added a trio of kills; Cara Cooper had four kills and 10 digs; Gabby McConnell served three aces to go with 13 digs and Chandler Hayes added a pair of aces and nine digs.
The Tigers (12-1, 8-0) travel to Chillicothe on Saturday for a non-league tilt.
Teays Valley 3,
Logan Elm 2
Teays Valley rallied by claiming the final two sets of a MSL-Buckeye match on Thursday to defeat host Logan Elm 17-25, 25-14, 22-25, 25-10 and 15-6.
Arowynn Savage led Logan Elm with 12 kills and also turned in seven digs; Carly King had six kills; Maraya Neff tallied six kills; Carlee Reed dished out 14 assists and chipped in 16 digs; Alex Heeter distributed 11 assists and added six digs; Kaiya Elsea paced the defense with 27 digs and Annie Karshner had nine.
The Braves (5-9, 2-5) continue league play on Tuesday at Bloom-Carroll.
New Hope 5,
Northside Christian 0
Ethan Engen scored a pair of goals on Thursday to help lead the red-hot Statesmen to a 5-0 non-league win over Northside Christian.
Caleb Heidish scored a goal and assisted two others, and Donovan Geddis and Connor Engen each found the back of the net. Cam Corey and Andrew Swank both finished with an assist.
JT Taylor had two saves in a clean sheet effort.
Keeper Abby Dengler made four saves on Thursday in a tough 1-0 non-league loss for Circleville against host Athens.
B-C claims league title
Bloom-Carroll claimed the MSL-Buckeye championship on Thursday by winning the postseason tournament at Denison Golf Club in Granville with 343 and turning in a 22-1 record for the league campaign.
Fairfield Union finished second with 350 and Teays Valley took third with 368. That’s how the two teams finished in the final league standings, as well, with the Falcons posting a mark of 18-5 and the Vikings following at 16-7.
“I felt this season was a tail of 2 events at a time. The first two events at Crown Hill and Turnberry we played some real good golf,” TV coach Brian Barnett said. “Then the last two tournaments we struggled to find consistent scoring.
“One thing that was consistent all MSL season was the play of freshman James Bush. James had a solid season and is going to get better. He is real consistent, never really takes a big number that can really hurt a score. I have been real pleased with his play.”
James Bush fired an 87 to lead the Vikings, followed by Eli Gregg (92), Danny Crane (94) and Nate Conkel (95). Also competing for TV were JD Lathem (98) and Coen Vanscoter (100).
Circleville finished fourth in the final league standings at 12-11, its best season in several years, and scored a 369 in the tournament.
Wyatt Allison turned in a scorecard of 82 for the Tigers, finishing second behind only medalist Josh Tipton (Fairfield Union), who shot an 81.
Following Allison for the Tigers were Jack Holcomb (87), Garrett Brooks (99) and Michael Fernandez (101). Also competing for CHS was Drew Meadows (116).
Logan Elm was fifth in the final league standings (5-18) and sixth in the tourney with 411.
Dilon Riffle led the way with an 87, followed by Will Higginbotham (102), Preston Macioce (114) and Jake Whited (119). Also playing for LE was Brycen Baltzer (125).
Amanda-Clearcreek was seventh with 432, where it also finished league play at 1-17. Landon Horn led the Aces with 98, followed by Darren Hunter (100), Evann Milless (107) and Kian Collins (127).
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