Mayse hasbig nightat D-I track

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Editor’s Note: For more on Andy Mayse’s big night, see and Monday’s paper.

HUBER HEIGHTS — Andy Mayse entered the Division I district meet Friday night having never made been to the regionals in track and field.

It is safe to say Mayse broke throught that wall in a big way.

Mayse advanced in all three events he ran — in amazing fashion.

Mayse won the 1,600, 4:18.51; and 800, 1:58.32; and took second in the 3,200, 10:00.52.

“My focus won the 1,600,” Mayse said. “Once I won that, the other two races were icing on the cake. The plan now is to make it to state in the 1,600 (next Friday) and run the other two and see how I can do in them.”

Piqua coach Scott Kaye was impressed by what Mayse did.

“He is running at a state level in both the 800 and 1,600 and that is pretty rare,” Kaye said. “He has worked hard and he really had a great night.”

Mayse will run in the regionals Friday at Welcome Stadium. Tristen Cox (discus) and Ashley Ho (high jump) will also compete in the regionals, which starts on Wednesday.


Tigers earn

regional berth

CARLISLE — The Versailles baseball team defeated Carlisle 5-2 to win the D-III district title Friday.

Versailles will play the Carlisle-CHCA winner at 5 p.m. Thursday at Athletes in Action Field in Xenia.

CHCA leads Carlisle 6-2 in the sixth inning. The game will be finished on Monday.

Newton drops

game to Triad

CENTERVILLE —To say Newton’s season didn’t end the way the team would’ve liked is putting it lightly.

But even all of the mistakes that helped Triad put together a 12-run inning — or the constant rain Friday’s game was played in — couldn’t put a damper the season the Indians had.

After winning its third consecutive sectional championship, the Newton baseball team ran into a state contender in the Cardinals in Friday’s Division IV district final at Centerville, and Triad used a 12-run third inning to put away a 15-0 victory in five innings.

“That game wasn’t indicative of who we are as a team,” Newton coach Nathan Kopp said. “But you’ve got to give Triad the credit. They swung the bats and made all the plays. And we just picked a bad day to kick some balls around that we normally would field and walk a few people.

“We went 19-10 this year. We also went 21-7 and 18-9, so in the last three years, our three seniors (Andrew Dilts, Wade Ferrell and Bryan Delcamp) won 58 games. That’s pretty impressive, and I’m proud of all of our guys.”

But Triad, which advanced to play either Tri-County North or Miami Valley Christian Academy in Thursday’s regional semifinal, was simply in control from start to finish.


Lady Cats

win district

PIQUA — Mechanicsburg pushed a run across in the top of the fifth to tie Houston 1-1, but the Lady Wildcats roared back with five in the bottom of the fifth and went on to beat the Lady Indians 6-3 in a Division IV district softball championship at Piqua Friday.

The Lady Wildcats are now 20-8 on the year and will take on New Bremen Thursday at 5 p.m. at Centerville in the regional semifinals. It is Houston’s first district title since 2002.

Houston took a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Kayla New in the third, and it stayed that way until the fifth, when the Indians tied it up.

In the bottom of the fifth, however, a walk to Emily Foster started the rally that would win it for Houston. Micalah Hensley put down a bunt, but the ball was thrown away and the runners wound up on second and third. Sarah Monnier, who had two hits, then came through with a two-run double, and after a fielder’s choice by Macey Stang scored another run, Jenna Jarrett put it away with a two-run single.

New pitched well, and Stang got the win in relief. In the third, Mechanicsburg got a runner on third with nobody out, but New got a pop up, a strikeout and another pop up to leave the runner right there. Then in the fourth, New struck out the No. 8 hitter on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded.

“It was an exciting game,” said Houston coach Brent New. “We had a lot of kids contributing.”