By Rob Kiser
WEBSTER — Newton senior Brock Jamison would have liked nothing better than to repeat as Cross County Conference Player of the Year.
But, seeing the Indians compete at a high level was much more satisfying to Jamison, who was medalist at the CCC tournament Thursday with a 74.
Jamison led the Indians to a third-place finish in the tournament with a 349 score on the day.
“It has been a long time (since the Indians have finished that high at the tournament),” Jamison said. “Being a senior and seeing myself as a leader of the team, it feel pretty good.”
Jamison fell one stroke short of Twin Valley South’s Nathan Osborn, who had a 75 Thursday, in the CCC Player of the Year race.
“There are a lot of good players in this conference,” Jamison said. “I had some high scores in matches early in the year, so I knew it was going to be tough.”
Jamison has one focus now.
“Definitely, we want to make it out of sectionals as a team,” he said. “And we are good enough to do that.”
Rounding out the Newton scores were Wade Ferrell 88, Chet Jamison 92, Milan Bess 95, Drew Thiesing 95 and Grant Bayer 96.
Miami East boys came into the tournament hoping to come away with a tournament title.
The Vikings and Arcanum both entered the tournament with 10-1 records, with East having won the regular season matchup.
But, East couldn’t not sustain anything — despite a front nine 35 from Scott Kirby — and couldn’t match Arcanum’s 331, finishing with a 342.
“Give Arcanum credit, they played well,” Miami East coach Terry Henley said. “We had some good scores on the front nine and just couldn’t keep it going. And we were playing without Devyn Carson (soccer game). We didn’t have anybody who could make that up at our fourth spot.”
Kirby led the Vikings with an 80.
Other East scores were Kley Karadak 83, Dylan Martinez 86, Ryan Haney 93, Walker Henley 95 and Cam Coomes 108.
Covington came in with a 7-4 mark in the CCC, but shot a 373 to finish eight.
Levi Winn continued his outstanding play for the Buccs, shooting 78.
Other Covington scores were Andrew Slusher 86, Ryan Gengler 103, James Grilliot 106, Braden Miller 108 and Jack Shell 137.
Alex Swabb shot an 88 as Bradford’s lone golfer
WEBSTER — While girls golf was an unofficial sport in the CCC this year because of only five teams, don’t tell that to the Miami East girls.
The Lady Vikings continued an outstanding season by winning the tournament with a 414 score, 11 strokes better than Arcanum.
“I think the way we look at that is we are tournament champions,” Miami East coach Bruce Vanover said. “That is always a goal and we were able to accomplish that.”
And East continued to show impressive consistency, with four of the top six scores on the day.
Kierra Fellers finished second on the day with a 98 — Arcanum’s Haleigh Shaffer was medalist with 94.
Megan Pettit was third with 101, Megan Thompson was fourth with 106 and Maggie Bergman lost a playoff for fifth with a 109.
The Vikings also got a 113 from Haley Howard and 126 from Emily Rowley.
“The scores were a little high today because the tees were back (like they will be for sectionals),” Vanover said. “These girls have been consistent all year. I am really proud of them because several of them hadn’t played golf before last year.”
Covington won a tiebreaker with Tri-Village for third with a 499 total.
Lady Bucc scores included Kelsey McReynolds 115, Sydney Blanton 125, Addison Metz 126, Noelle Gast 133, Megan Alexander 139 and Emily Thompson 143.
Miami East JVs shot a 549.
East scores included Alyssa Theodor 113, Kathleenia Braun 139, Carynne Gross 145, Maci Krites 152 and Marissa Kearns 154.
SIDNEY — The Russia boys came in with a perfect record in the SCAL golf tournament Thursday at Shelby Oaks.
And while the Raidrs shot 336 to finish second behind Anna’s 323, the two teams shared the league title.
Zach Sherman led Russia with an 81.
Other Raider scores were Dylan Cordonnier 84, Jonah Counts 85, Connor Monnin 86, Jack Dapore 86 and Gunnary Young 94.
Houston finished sixth with a 369 total.
Wildcat scores included Nick Shoemaker 87, Zach Freytag 91, Zach McKee 92, Cameron Via 99, Tristan Stangel 103 and Deion Booher 108.
Sherman and Counts were both named first team All-SCAL for Russia, while Dapore and Monnin were named to the second team.