Hicks putt gives Piqua win

Covington boys fall to Bethel

Rob Kiser/Call Photo Covington’s Hunter Alexander watches a putt on the first green at Echo Hills Thursday.

Staff Reports

ST. PARIS — Little did Brennan Hicks know how much his final putt meant.

But, then again, considering he was putting on grass, that was probably a good thing.

In the Piqua boys golf match with Miami East at Lakeland Golf Course Wednesday, the ninth green was a temporary green due to construction at the course.

The green was played as automatic two putt (if your first putt doesn’t go in, you pick your ball up).

Hicks made his putt from 5-feet to give Piqua a 178-179 win over the Vikings in the Indians opening dual match of the season.

“I didn’t know (it would be the difference),” Hicks said. “If I had, I probably would have freaked out a little bit. I wasn’t worried about it because I knew it was automatic two putt. So, I just relaxed and hit it.”

After he finished, he found out the significance.

“It felt good to make a putt like that,” he said. “It was nice to get a win like that.”

Piqua coach Andy Johnson said it was a good team effort.

“It is always nice to get a win in your first dual,” he said. “It just shows you the kids have been working hard and improving.”

Gavin Strevell and Derek Jennings led Piqua with 43s, while Hicks carded a 45.

Other Piqua scores were Spencer Lavey 47, Jon Irvin 48 and Aaron Davis 54.

Miami East’s Walker Henley was match medalist with a 38, while Dylan Martinez added a 39.

Other Viking scores were Zach Johnson 47, Jack Runner 55, Cooper Elleman 59 and Tyler 60.

Buccs fall

to Bethel

Andrew Slusher was co-medalist with a 38, but the Covington boys golf team lost 192-219 to Bethel on the front nine at Echo Hills Thursday in CCC action.

Other Covington scores were Dylan Lucas 48, Derek McCool 66, Hunter Alexander 67 and Thomas Kuether 80.

Tiger boys

top Parkway

ROCKFORD — The Versailles boys golf team defeated Parkway 170-182 at Deerfield Golf Course Thursday.

Connor Van Skycock led Versailles and was match medalist with a 40.

Other Tiger scores were Nicholas Litten Stonebraker 41, Kyle Cotner 44, Alex Groff 45, Isaac Ruhenkamp 47 and Preston Platfoot 47.

In a JV match, Versailles won 197-249.

Versailles top four scores were Kyle Dapore 46, Austin Pleiman 48, Will Eversole 50 and Alec Ahrens 51.

In a JV match with Troy Wednesday at Stillwater Valley Golf Course, Versailles lost to Troy 202-210.

Versailles top four scores included Austin Pleiman 49, Ethan Kremer 52, Will Eversole 53, Alex Keiser 56 and Kyle Dapore 56.


Lady Vikings

get home win

ST. PARIS — The Miami East girls golf team improve to 2-0 with a 211-216 victory over Greenon Wednesday at Lakeland Golf Course.

Miami East scores were Emily Rowley 51, Maggie Bergman 52, Marissa Kearns 54, Maci Krites 54, and Paige Lawson 59.

Lady Tigers

sweep tri-match

WEBSTER — The Versailles girls golf team swept a tri-match with Miami East and Russia on the front nine at Stillwater Valley Golf Course.

Team scores were Versailles 198, Miami East 239 and Russia 261.

Versailles scores included Lauren Durham 48, Lauren Heitkamp 48, Jorja Pothast 50, Morgan Heitkamp 52, Anna Groff 66 and Morgan Barlage 71.

Miami East scores were Emily Rowley 49, Maggie Bergman 61, Paige Lawson 63, Maci Krites 66 and Marissa Kearns 66.

Russia scores were Maddie Borchers 52, Shea Borchers 59, Raven Boerger 70 and Klaryssa O’Reiley 80.


Lehman girls

drop matches

SIDNEY — The Lehman girls tennis team lost to Eaton 4-1 Wednesday.

In singles, Sarah Gibson defeated Quinlyn Sittlot 6-2, 6-2 for Lehman’s win; while Melani Brunner lost 6-4, 6-2 to Madison McKinley and Shannon Staley lost 6-0, 6-0 to Allison Cave.

In doubles, Alex Read and Angela Brunner lost 6-3, 6-3 to Katleyn Niehaus and Samantha Gramaglia; and Ann Pennaparra and Kiera Burns lost 6-3, 6-1 to Joe Studebaker and Marlee Kern.

In a rain shortened match Tuesday, Lehman lost to Milton-Union 3-0.

In singles, Melanie Brunner lost 6-1, 6-0 to Abby Hissing and Staley lost 6-0, 6-0 to Rachel Rock. Gibson was trailing Ashley Wombold 5-4 when rain stopped the match.

In doubles, Pennaparra and Burns lost 6-0, 6-0 to Mercedes Farmer and Laura Billings. Angela Brunner and Read were trailing Caitlin Bushelmsn and Hannah Fugate 6-3 when rain stopped the match.

Rob Kiser/Call Photo Covington’s Hunter Alexander watches a putt on the first green at Echo Hills Thursday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2016/08/web1_lefty2.jpgRob Kiser/Call Photo Covington’s Hunter Alexander watches a putt on the first green at Echo Hills Thursday.
Covington boys fall to Bethel