West tennis claims straight-set victory

By Kevin Colley - [email protected]

It’s always heartwarming to see student-athletes in action across various sports.

In this version of the roundup, that’s exactly what one will find as the West and Wheelersburg tennis teams, along with the Notre Dame, and Waverly baseball programs, did battle over the past several days. Check it out in Saturday’s version of the roundup below!



West 5, East 0

After a pair of losses to Clay and Wheelersburg, the West Senators got back on the right track with a sweep of East on Thursday evening.

For the Senators, it was an absolutely dominating performance as West won 60 of the 65 games available on the evening en route to obtaining straight-set victories in each of the five matches. The No. 1 doubles pairing of Wesley Robinson and Kim Tieman and the No. 2 doubles pairing of Joel Durant and Chris Dials, along with the singles representatives that consisted of Leo Steins, Blaine Weaver, and Kane Lewis, lost just one game apiece over the course of the match.

West moved to 1-2 on the season with the victory.

No. 1 singles — Leo Steins (West) def. Markie Kingery (East) 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 singles — Blaine Weaver (West) def. Allie Blevins (East) 6-1, 6-0

No. 3 singles — Kane Lewis (West) def. Austin Newton (East) 6-1, 6-0

No. 1 doubles — Wesley Robinson/Kim Tieman (West) def. Trenton Bond/Blaine Scott (East) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 doubles — Joel Durant/Chris Dials (West) def. Maddie Cantrell/Vinny Crivkshook (East) 6-1, 6-0

Minford 3, Wheelersburg 2

In a thrilling conference matchup, the Minford Falcons used victories from Arrick Riffe, Alex Chan, and the No. 2 doubles pairing of Josh Muck and Josh Wyehle to edge Wheelersburg by a 3-2 tally in an SOC II bout on Thursday.

After Drew Jackson got the ‘Burg off to a roaring start with two 6-0, 6-0 wins over Caden Wilcox in the No. 1 slot, Riffe and Chan battled back with straight-set victories in their own right before the No. 1 doubles tandem of Ben Allen and Nic Jones obtained a 6-4, 6-4 win over Lakin Smith and Zac Hammond to even the overall score at two apiece. However, the doubles tandem of Muck and Wyehle allowed Minford to obtain the last laugh, as the pair picked up a pair of 6-0 victories to close out the match in the Falcons’ favor.

No. 1 singles — Drew Jackson (Wheelersburg) def. Caden Wilcox (Minford) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 singles — Arrick Riffe (Minford) def. Seth Pertuset (Wheelersburg) 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 singles — Alex Chan (Minford) def. Hunter Pistole (Wheelersburg) 6-1, 6-0

No. 1 doubles — Ben Allen/Nic Jones (Wheelersburg) def. Lakin Smith/Zac Hammond (Minford) 6-4, 6-4

No. 2 doubles — Josh Muck/Josh Wyehle (Minford) def. Carson McCorkle/Mason Nolan (Wheelersburg) 6-0, 6-0



Notre Dame 8, North Adams 2

The Notre Dame Titans used a complete game effort from C.J. Corns, two RBI apiece from Truman Hash and Tyler Shaw, and 11 base hits on the evening to cruise past North Adams, 8-2, in a nonconference meeting on Wednesday evening in Portsmouth.

Notre Dame, who improved to 1-1 on the season with the victory, was spearheaded by the efforts of Corns, who sat an astounding 15 Dragons down on strikes on Wednesday evening. Corns only gave two hits and one earned run by comparison, and, for good measure, went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored.

In addition to Corns’ efforts, the Titans were led by Tyler Shaw and Truman Hash, who combined to go 4-for-6 on the evening with four RBI and three runs scored. Drew Cassidy went 2-for-3 with two runs scored from the three-hole, and Tyler Speas recorded the contest’s lone extra base hit en route to a 1-for-3, two run performance. Cameron Rodriguez and Trevon Turner each added a hit to the table, and Grant Sparks, along with leadoff hitter Sam Kayser, combined to draw three walks on the evening.

Notre Dame will play at Clay on Monday in its opening SOC I affair.

Waverly 5, Minford 3

The Waverly Tigers got their SOC II slate off on the right foot as Waverly edged Minford by a 5-3 score on Wednesday evening in Minford behind a complete game performance by Clayton Howell.

Howell, who struck out 14 batters and allowed just seven hits while walking none en route to the complete game performance, went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles on the evening. Johnny Thompson put his own stamp on the contest by going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

Both teams were scheduled to play each other on Friday at Waverly, but rain washed the contest out. The makeup contest is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, at the same time.

Minford (2-1, 0-1 SOC II) will host South Webster, while Waverly (2-1, 1-0 SOC II) will entertain Wheelersburg in a pair of standout SOC II matchups.



Waverly 3, Logan Elm 2

On Tuesday, Waverly recovered from a heartbreaking 1-o loss to Hillsboro by defeating Logan Elm, 3-2, in walkoff fashion in front of the Tigers’ home crowd.

Kayne Jordan and Ian Gillum went 3-for-5 with two doubles to lead Waverly to the victory in the contest. Logan Kottenbrook picked up the win on the mound.

Saturday (3/25)


Hillsboro 1, Waverly 0

In a nonconference affair that was played last Saturday, Waverly was edged by Hillsboro, 1-0, in a bout that took place in Hillsboro.

Kottenbrook and Howell, along with JR Noble, combined to go 4-for-9 at the dish. Kottenbrook recorded a double and a stolen base to head the way for the Tigers.

By Kevin Colley

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Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7