PDT Sports Report
Wheelersburg sophomore Mitchell McFarland reached a new personal best Friday as he shot a five-under, 28 on the Par 33 layout at Adams County Country Club to medal in a tri match between the Pirates, Lynchburg-Clay and host West Union.
The host Dragons won the match with a score of 138, 11 shots better than Wheelersburg, which finished as the runner up. The Pirates will play their first SOC II Preview match Monday when the conference teams converge at Dogwood Hills Golf Course and play the conference match at the same course Tuesday.
1. West Union — 138
2. Wheelersburg (W) — 149
3. Lynchburg-Clay — 163
Medalist: Mitchell McFarland (W) — 28
Portsmouth 3, Minford 2
Portsmouth claimed a 3-2 road win Friday on the tennis courts at Minford over the Falcons.
The Trojans needed wins in both doubles matches to win the day. Portsmouth will travel Saturday to Hillsboro and return home Monday to entertain Jackson. Minford goes on the road Monday to Ironton.
Ali Miller (P) def. Katy Singer (M) 6-0, 6-0
Emma Shepherd (M) def. Lydia Cohen (P) 6-2, 6-2
Mikhaila Roe (M) def. Chelsea Cartee (P) 6-0, 6-2
Allison Raies/Alex Scott (P) def. Haylee Gilliand/Kendall Estep (M) 6-3, 6-1
Molly Kammler/Mazie Lawson (P) def. Devon Crisp/Megan Evans (M) 6-1, 6-4
OHSAA Jamboree Games
The final dress rehearsal for most of the high school football teams in the state of Ohio took place Friday night.
Of note, Minford defeated Fairland 42-7. While the games don’t count towards the records, coaches believe they do count as far as what needs to be tightened up before the start of the year.
“I thought we did a lot of positive things right,” Falcons coach Brent Daniels said. “…There’s always room for improvement.”
Not every school participated in the Jamboree. One team did not participate was West as coach Merril Triplett took in the contest at Minford as his Senators host the Dragons next week.
“With Fairland, they have a lot of team speed,” Triplett said. “…They’re a veteran team. They’re big and they’re physical.”
With a select number of games being played Thursday night to start the season, most of the Ohio high school teams will buckle up their chinstraps and start the 2013 season Friday night.
The Daily Times was unable to obtain other local Jamboree scores at press time.