Throughout the course of the 2017 golf season, the Clay Panthers have been consistent and solid in its overall approach.
On Monday evening, Clay continued that excellent work as Caleb Cline and Tyler Hobbs tied for Co-Medalist honors and all five of the Panthers’ golfing hands finished inside the top eight overall as Clay won going away by posting a 190 in a quad-match against Green, Northwest, and Valley at Elks County Club in McDermott.
For Kyle Keaton, the efforts of his group — which saw all five golfers post a score between 46 to 51 on the evening — was very pleasing to watch, especially considering that Cline’s and Hobbs’ scores of 46 were the pair’s first-ever medalist honors.
“I believe it’s Caleb’s first and I know that it’s Tyler’s first ever medalist round,” Clay head coach Kyle Keaton said. “And it’s our lowest round on the year. I hope last night’s match will give the team a little boost of confidence in themselves right before the last two SOC I matches and sectionals match before the end of the month.”
Behind Cline and Hobbs, Hunter Armstrong and Teddy McCall each collected scores of 49 to finish in the top-five and round out Clay’s scoring. Tyler Phillips added a 51 to leave his own mark on the list and round out an excellent day for the Panthers.
Green, who placed in second with a score of 213, was led by Levi Singleton, who collected a 47 to finish in fourth place. Nathan Weigan’s 54, Mason Barber’s 54, and Drew Ramey’s 58 rounded out the scoring, while Logan Jones added a 69 to complete the Bobcats’ efforts.
Valley, who notched a 217 as a unit, was led by Logan Bloomfield, who finished just one stroke off of the lead with his 47. Andy Kuhn’s 54, Brady Lykens’ 57, and 59s by Jared Morrow and John Merritt rounded out one of the Indians’ better rounds of 2017. Northwest, who rounded out the field with a 235, was led by Zach Golland’s 51 and Wyatt Litteral’s 57.
Elks Quad Match Results
t-1. Caleb Cline (Clay) 46
t-1. Tyler Hobbs (Clay) 46
3. Logan Bloomfield (Valley) 47
4. Levi Singleton (Green) 48
t-5. Hunter Armstrong (Clay) 49
t-5. Teddy McCall (Clay) 49
t-7. Zach Golland (Northwest) 51
t-7. Tyler Phillips (Clay) 51
9. Nathan Weigan (Green) 53
t-10. Andy Kuhn (Valley) 54
t-10. Mason Barber (Green) 54
ND ranked inside top-20 in OHSVCA Poll
Behind a 6-1 start to the 2017 campaign, the Notre Dame Titans were able to make an appearance in the opening OHSVCA Division IV Poll, which was released on Wednesday evening.
Notre Dame, who collected 24 points to tie Franklin Monroe for 17th place in the poll, lost its opening match to Piketon (who is 6-2 in 2017) in straight sets after being riddled with injuries that forced the Lady Titans to make lineup and rotation adjustments. Since that season-opening loss on Aug. 24, Notre Dame has won 18 of their last 19 sets — their only set loss to a 5-3 Portsmouth squad — en route to not losing a single match since that time.
Overall, Lexi Smith leads Notre Dame with 117 kills, a .483 attack percentage, 82 digs, 25 aces, and 24 blocks while Clara Hash has added 68 kills, a .243 attack percentage, and 53 digs. Katie Dettwiller (38 kills, .429 attack percentage, 16 blocks) and Cassie Schaefer (169 assists) round out a strong frontline effort.
Ali Smith (72 digs, 11 aces) and Taylor Schmidt (51 digs) head a strong backline for the Lady Titans, who played East on Thursday and will play at Circleville on Saturday.
Minford LL to hold annual elections Oct. 1
Minford Little League will hold the annual elections for the 2018 Little League Board on October 1st at 2 p.m. at the Little League fields. To be eligible to vote, you need to have volunteered eight hours at the fields. This includes, but not limited to, managers, coaches, field maintenance workers, umpires, concession workers, board members and anyone else who volunteered eight hours. If you didn’t volunteer eight hours, you can still run for the board but just can’t vote. For questions, call (740) 285-2522.
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