One Pickaway County boys golf team and an individual passed the first test on Tuesday of the postseason.
Circleville grabbed the third of five team qualifying spots to the district tournament by shooting a 366.
Mid-State League Buckeye Division rival Fairfield Union claimed the 15-team Division II Southeast District sectional held at Jaycees Golf Course with 325, followed by Unioto with 340.
Jack Holcomb paced the Tigers by shooting an 84, Wyatt Allison tallied 87, Drew Meadows turned in a round of 97 and Garrett Brooks fired a 98. Also playing for CHS was Michael Fernandez (104).
Westfall senior Jack Latham qualified as an individual by shooting 84.
The Mustangs finished seventh with 396 as a team, with Jose Kern (96), Jasiah Story (106), Bryson Dudgeon (110) and Hayden Ailing (111) also hitting the course.
Logan Elm was 12th with 427.
Dilon Riffle paced the Braves with 95, followed by Will Higginbotham (99), Braeden Martin (116), Preston Macioce (117) and Bryce Baltzer (123).
The district tournament is scheduled for Oct. 7 at Crown Hill Golf Club, with the district champion and top individual not on the winning team advancing to the state tournament.
Paint Valley 0
There is something about playing a marathon set on Tuesdays for the Westfall Mustangs.
For the third consecutive Tuesday, the Mustangs had to play into the 30s to capture a set, this time defeating visiting Paint Valley 25-17, 34-32 and 25-19 in a Scioto Valley Conference match.
Kristin Phillips led the way with 24 kills; Marissa Mullins contributed 14 kills, three solo blocks and 15 digs; Claire Latham dished out 45 assists to go with 15 digs and Lauren Daniels served three aces and also had 12 digs.
The Mustangs (9-2, 8-1) host Unioto on Thursday for a conference match.
Fairfield Union 0
Circleville remained unbeaten in the MSL-Buckeye on Tuesday with a 25-22, 25-13 and 25-16 win over host Fairfield Union.
Kenzie McConnell put away 24 kills to go with two solo blocks and nine digs; Morgan Blakeman had 12 kills and 14 digs; Jayla Parsons dished out 23 assists and had eight digs; Gabby McConnell distributed 13 assists and had six digs; Cara Cooper contributed 13 digs and Chandler Hayes added 11.
The Tigers (14-1, 9-0) host Teays Valley on Thursday for a league match.
Logan Elm 3,
Logan Elm set a program record for wins in a season with 16 on Tuesday with a 3-2 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Bloom-Carroll.
“We ended one point short of tying for the league but we lost 4-1 to Bloom-Carroll the first time around,” LE coach Tony Clouse said. “All matches were very competitive. This shows how far we’ve come in a few weeks. Proud of everyone on our team!”
The LE first doubles team off Brooke Anderson and Erin Gaskin won on straight sets of 6-2 and 6-2 over Anna Cline and Jenna Azbell. The LE second doubles team of Casie Gaskin and Jerica Platz turned in a 6-3 and 7-5 decision against Emma Hutchison and Megan Hite.
Logan Elm’s Keller Clouse bounced back from a first set loss to outlast Alex Bedsole 3-6, 7-6 and 6-3 at first singles.
Bloom-Carroll’s Jhayma Erenborg defeated Ella Bennington 6-4 and 6-3 at second singles and B-C teammate Emily Bratton recorded a 6-1 and 6-1 win at third singles against Hope Akers.
New Hope 23,
Twelve different players scored for New Hope on Tuesday in a 23-0 win over Wellston.
Holden Roese, Caleb Heidish and JT Taylor led the scoring effort with a hat trick apiece.