WEST MILTON — There were a number of regional qualifiers and two district champions crowned in the finals at the West Milton D-III district track and field meet Tuesday.
On the girls side, Covington’s Lauren Christian won the shot put, 39-4; while the Russia 3,200 relay (Shaelyn Goubeaux, Anna Fiessinger, Claire Meyer, Grace York) won in 9:55.74.
Also advancing in the 3,200 relay were Miami East and Covington.
Miami East (Marie Ewing, Lindsey Yingst, Kaitlyn Mack, Lorenza Savini) finished second 9:58.77; while Covington (Paige Boehringer, Anna Dunn, Ashley Plessinger, Kelsey Dysinger) finished third in 10:10.43.
Russia’s Mackenzie Wenrick also advanced in the shot put, finishing fourth with a put of 33-2; while Miami East’s Liza Bair finished second in the high jump to advance, clearing 5-0.
On the boys side, two pole vaulters, a discus thrower and two relays advanced to the regionals.
In the pole vault, Miami East’s Blaine Brokschmidt cleared 14-0 to finish second, while Covington’s Jett Murphy cleared 13-6 and finished third.
In the discus, Houston’s Davis Stammen threw it 136-9 to finish third.
In the 3,200 relay, Miami East (Gavin Horne, Greg Austerman, Eric Austerman, Bryce Redick) finished second in 8:24.63; while Houston (Tristin Stangel, Parker Cox, Dakota Francis, Ethan Knouff) finished third in 8:36.85.
Russia’s tournament hopes ended in the Division 4 sectional softball finals held Tuesday at Fairlawn.
Mechanicsburg blanked the Lady Raiders 5-0 to leave them at 19-7 on the season. They will play at Botkins Wednesday to try to finish the County schedule with a perfect 12-0 mark. They have already clinched an outright championship.
No other details of the game were available.
DAYTON — Lehman took on Milton-Union at the home of the Dayton Dragons, Fifth-Third Field, on Tuesday night in a tuneup for Wednesday’s sectional final game against Russia.
The Cavaliers fell behind 3-2 when Milton got a run in the top of the fifth, but responded with two in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good and win 5-3.
The win puts the Cavs at 23-3 on the season. Milton-Union is 12-12 and played Versailles Wednesday in D-III sectional final action.
“It was a nice tuneup and we got a lot of guys in the game,” said Lehman coach Dave King. “And our pitching hung tough.”
King used five different pitchers, with Drew Barhorst getting the win and Brandon Simmons the save.
Parker Riley and Dylan Arnold both singled and doubled and Tyler Lachey and Jared Magoteaux both had two singles. Arnold drove in two runs.
Two Lehman Catholic boys tennis players were honored on the Miami Valley Tennis Coaches Association All-Area team.
Griffin West was named to the second team and Sam Ritze was named honorable mention.
There will Junior High Cavalier Summer Tennis Camp at Lehman on June 20-22 and June 27-29 from 7-8:30 p.m.
The cost is $30, which includes camp t-shirt and registration deadline is June 8.