Thursday roundup: County schools hit the links

The Teays Valley boys golf team finished 10th on Thursday at the Watkins Memorial Invitational.

Newark Catholic topped the 18-school field at Cumberland Trails Golf Club with 294, followed by Dublin Jerome’s ‘B’ team with 304.

James Bush turned in a scorecard of 79 to lead the Vikings, Noah Hilgenberg shot 81, Vance Hanger shot 85 and Caden Sherman fired an 86. Also playing for the blue-and-gold was Carter Hutchison with a 101.

Teays Valley’s Vance Hanger shot an 85 on Thursday at the Watkins Memorial Invitational.

Circleville and Logan Elm were also in action on Thursday in the 22-team Portsmouth Invitational held at the Portsmouth Elks Golf Course.

The Tigers shot a team score of 334 to finish fourth.

Wheelersburg topped the field with 309, followed by Ironton (324) and Waverly (326).

Reid Seimetz led the way for the Tigers with an 81, Michael Fernandez shot 82, Liam McConnell fired an 83 and Brady Reuter turned in an 88. Also playing for the Tigers was Andrew Siembida with 100.

The Braves finished in ninth with 343.

Will Higginbotham turned in a 77, Graham Williams shot 87, Judson Pollock tallied 89 and Parker Calder fired a 90. Also playing for the Braves was Grant Cline with 92.

The Tigers and Vikings travel to Pine Hill Golf Course on Friday for the Bloom-Carroll Invitational.

Girls Golf
Tigers finish ninth

Circleville turned in a team tally of 361 on Thursday to finish ninth out of 16 teams at the Watkins Memorial Invitational, which was comprised of a number of Division I schools and some of the top teams from the Central District.

Isabelle Perini shot a career-best 81 on the Cumberland Trails Golf Club links and Elaina Seeley also posted an 81. Izzy Seeley shot 84 and Lis Sharp had 115.

The Tigers travel to the Bexley Invitational on Monday.

Girls Tennis
Unioto 4,
Logan Elm 1

The Logan Elm second doubles team Savannah Conley and Jenna Reeser recorded their first varsity win on Thursday, but host Unioto persevered and won a trio of three-set matches to defeat the Braves 4-1 in non-league action.

Conley and Reeser prevailed 6-1 and 6-3 in their match against Detty and Palmer.

“The three-set matches were close the whole way,” Logan Elm coach Tony Clouse said. “I was proud of our effort and class tonight, and I was also proud of Savannah and Jenna for toughing out their first varsity win.”

Unioto’s Ashley Ater bounced back from a second set loss to defeat Karina Atwood, 6-2, 1-6 and 6-2 at first singles, Unioto teammate Sadie Lamerson also turned in a marathon evening and outlasted McKinley Perkins 6-1, 3-6 and 6-1 in second singles and Margo Lewis defeated Logan Elm’s Aubrey Justus 6-2 and 6-3 at third singles.

The Unioto first doubles team of Ally Berger and Kaylee Ross bested Ally Berger and Kaylee Ross 3-6, 6-4 and 6-2.
Logan Elm (0-2) continues non-league competition on Monday when it travels to Jackson.

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