Friday Prep Sports Roundup


Staff Reports

The Kenny Beard Invitational was postponed by weather Saturday, giving the Piqua team the weekend off.

East runs

at Arcanum

ARCANUM — The Miami East boys and girls track and field teams did well at at the New Bremen Invitational that was cut short by weather Friday night.

There were just four boys events scored and Miami East led the way with 38 points.

Colton Kowalak won the discus with a throw of 127-1.

The 3,200 relay finished second in 8:32.0; and Justin Brown finished third in the long jump, 18-4 3-4.

In the girls competition sixth events were scored.

Franklin Monroe led the way with 38 points and Miami East had 37.5.

Lindsey Yingst, Lorenza Savini, Kaitlyn Mack and Marie Ewing combined to win the 3,200 relay in 10:32.60.

Morgan Rose finished third in the pole vault, 8-6; while Liza Bair tied for third in the high jump, 4-10.

Newton girls were led by a third-place finish from Aliya Stine in the 100, 12.96.

Russia girls

run at Cardinal

NEW BREMEN — The Russia, Covington and Lehman Catholic track and field teams all competed at the rain-shortened Cardinal Invitational.

There were just three girls events scored and New Bremen led the way with 29 and Russia was next with 20.75.

The Lady Raiders won the 3,200 relay (Shaelyn Goubeaux, Maddie Moorman, Claire Meyer, Grace York), 10:02.75; and Emily Bohman won the pole vault with a meet record height of 11-2.

There were just four boys events held.

Covington’s Zach Parrett recorded a win in the high jump, clearing 6-0.

Covington was coming off a second-place finish in a quad meet Thursday.

Winning for the Buccs were Tyler Fraley, high jump, 5-8; Cayden Partin, 110 hurdles, 19.6; Alex Shaffer, 100, 12.1; Adam Lefeld, 400, 55.6; and Deron White, 300 hurdles, 45.6.

BASEBALL

Piqua can’t

hold lead

FAIRBORN — The Piqua baseball team lost 8-4 to Fairborn Friday in GWOC American play after leading 4-1 early on.

Piqua had jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first.

Ethan Garland singled and Travis Smith walked.

Both of them scored when Derek Hite’s fly ball was misplayed in the outfield.

Hite scored on Michael Ashcraft’s double to make it 3-0.

Piqua went up 4-1 in the top of the third.

Travis Smith walked and came around to score on Blake Wright’s sacrifice fly.

Logan Harris took the loss, with relief help from Sawyer Smith and Zach Luttrell.

They pitched in hard-luck as six of Fairborn’s eight runs were unearned.

Piqua will host Troy Monday and play at Troy Tuesday.

Russia boys

roll to win

RUSSIA — Russia improved to 8-1 in County play and is 16-4 overall after a 15-0 run-rule verdict over Fairlawn Friday.

The Raiders struck for five in the first and pulled away from there.

Dylan Cordonnier, Drew Sherman, Hunter Cohee and Jack Dapore all had two hits apiece for Russia, with Sherman driving in three runs. Dapore and Trenton Monnin both had doubles.

Cats lose

to FM 9-2

HOUSTON — Houston’s struggles continued, the Wildcats dropping their fifth in a row Friday, 9-2 to Franklin-Monroe in non-league action.

Houston falls to 6-13 on the season.

Howie Ludwig had a single and a double for Houston.

SOFTBALL

Lady Buccs

drop game

LEWISTOWN — The Covington softball team outhit Indian Lake 11-7 Friday, but the Lakers put together an eight-run sixth inning to claim a 12-6 victory over the visiting Buccaneers.

Lexie Long, Ashley Cecil, Emma Dammeyer, Makenna Gostomsky and Justice Warner each had multiple hits for Covington (13-8), with Morgan Studabaker, Dammeyer and Lexie and Kenzie Long each driving in a run.