SOC I, SOC II tournaments begin Tuesday

‘Elite Eight’ make up field

Staff Report

Throughout the course of the year, there has been some outstanding tennis play throughout the Scioto County area.

On Tuesday afternoon, the SOC I (Millbrook Park) and the SOC II (William Daehler Courts, Shawnee State) will commence play, with last year’s district qualifiers, which include Nate Hinze (Clay) and Drew Jackson (Wheelersburg) are among the headliners for the SOC I and SOC II realms, respectively. Wheelersburg’s doubles pairing of Ben Allen and Nic Jones — who have only lost one match all season — are among the excellent talents that will be on display.

The SOC I and SOC II tournaments will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Division II sectional tournament, which will be held at Portsmouth High School and brings the Trojans’ talented play, which includes No. 1 singles player Luke Purdy and the skilled doubles combination of Dillan Shugert and Jacob Fraley, along with the 11 additional Scioto County units that play in the SOC, will be held next Monday and Tuesday at Portsmouth.


Shawnee State bowling head coach Bryan Sturgell is encouraging all current Shawnee State students, incoming SSU students, and high school seniors who are interested in Shawnee State’s intercollegiate bowling program to contact him.

Sturgell is looking to put together both men’s and women’s bowling teams for the 2017-18 competition season and needs all interested parties to contact him as soon as possible. Coach Sturgell can be reached via email at

Shawnee State announced the addition of men’s and women’s bowling earlier this year during Homecoming Weekend and announced the hiring of Sturgell as the first head coach of the programs on March 31st. Shawnee State will compete as a member of the NAIA and Mid-South Conference in the 2017-18 season.

‘Elite Eight’ make up field

Staff Report


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