Covington softball gets win; track teams finish second


Ben Robinson/GoBuccs.com Covington’s Gray Harshbarger hands off to Nathan Lyle in the 800-meter relay Monday.


Ben Robinson/GoBuccs.com Covington’s Kelsey McReynolds uncorks the shot put Monday.


Ben Robinson/GoBuccs.com Morgan Studebaker had a walk-off single to win the game for Covington against Tri-Village Monday.


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COVINGTON — It took awhile to shake off the rust, but the Covington softball team came away with an 8-7 victory over Tri-Village Monday in CCC action.

The Lady Buccs, 15-8, host Fort Loramie in D-IV sectional action at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Covington had a 7-3 lead Monday before Tri-Village rallied.

The Lady Buccs walked the bases loaded in the top of the sixth and Tri-Village took advantage with a bases-clearing double — the only hit of the inning.

Then, hoping to seal the deal in the top of the seventh, Covington once again walked the bases loaded and Tri-Village scored on a passed ball to tie the score at 7-7 without connecting on a base hit.

Fortunately, Covington was able to get the final out needed to get out of more damage and followed it up in the bottom of the seventh with the game-winning run on an RBI single by Morgan Studebaker.

Makenna Gostomsky led off the inning with a base hit up the middle and moved to second on a passed ball. Chelsea Ford sacrificed Gostomsky to third and Studebaker connected with the walk-off single as Tri-Village had no choice but to attempt a throw at home where Gostomsky slid past the tag.

Covington wrapped 11 base hits on the night, while Tri-Village connected on seven.

Kenzie Long picked up the win in the circle, while Morgan Studebaker led Covington at the plate with three hits — including the game winner.

Bucc teams

second in quad

COVINGTON — The Covington boys and girls track and field team finished second in a quad meet Monday, tuning up for the CCC meet Thursday and Saturday at Twin Valley South.

The Covington boys tied for second with 95 points.

Cade Harshbarger swept the 110 hurdles, 15.6; and 300 hurdles, 42. 0.

Also winning were Zach Parrett, high jump, 5-10; Jett Murphy, pole vault, 13-6; Gray Harshbarger, 400, 53.8; Nathan Lyle, 800, 2:06.01; the 400 relay (Alex Shaffer, Ethan Herron, Murphy, Cade Harshbarger), 45.4; and the 800 relay (Jayce Pond, Gray Harshbarger, Lyle, Andrew Cates), 1:35.1.

Girls team scores were Milton-Union 108.5, Covington 94, Franklin Monroe 42.5 and Newton 8.

Breanna Kimmel had another big night for Covington, tripling in the long jump, 15-3 3-4; 100, 12.7; and 200, 26.4.

Also winning for Covington were Natalie Snyder, 100 hurdles, 17.2; Paige Boehringer, 400, 65.8; Morgan Kimmel, 300 hurdles, 52.5; Ashley Plessinger, 800, 2:36.3; Danielle Alexander, 3,200, 13:17.2; the 800 relay, 1:55.3; the 1,600 relay, 4:23.1; and 3,200 relay, 10:51.2.

Ben Robinson/GoBuccs.com Covington’s Gray Harshbarger hands off to Nathan Lyle in the 800-meter relay Monday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_grayharshbargernathanlyle.jpgBen Robinson/GoBuccs.com Covington’s Gray Harshbarger hands off to Nathan Lyle in the 800-meter relay Monday.

Ben Robinson/GoBuccs.com Covington’s Kelsey McReynolds uncorks the shot put Monday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_kelsey_mcreynolds.jpgBen Robinson/GoBuccs.com Covington’s Kelsey McReynolds uncorks the shot put Monday.

Ben Robinson/GoBuccs.com Morgan Studebaker had a walk-off single to win the game for Covington against Tri-Village Monday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_morgan-studebaker.jpgBen Robinson/GoBuccs.com Morgan Studebaker had a walk-off single to win the game for Covington against Tri-Village Monday.