Carmichael, Dyer, Speas named Preseason All-State

Minford wins opening tennis match against West

By Kevin Colley - [email protected]

Wheelersburg’s Xander Carmichael and Cole Dyer, along with Notre Dame’s Tyler Speas, were named to the Prep Baseball Report’s Preseason All-State list, according to a pair of releases sent out by the site over the last week.

Carmichael, who excelled at catcher last year, Dyer, who manned the third base slot for the Pirates, and Speas, who continued to excel as a first baseman last year for Notre Dame, are all returning seniors. While Carmichael is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, Dyer and Speas are again, expected to be big contributors throughout the year for the Pirates and the Titans. Speas collected a home run in Notre Dame’s 9-2 victory over Ironton St. Joseph on Monday evening.

SCCTC to host Skills USA Golf Scramble May 19

The Scioto County Career Technical Center, in conjunction with the Elks Country Club, will hold the Ninth Annual Skills USA Golf Scramble at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Elks in McDermott.

The scramble, which enables SCCTC students to attend and compete in the Skills USA challenge, costs $240 for a four-man team entry. In addition to a Scioto Ribber dinner and the possibility of $10,000 for a hole-in-one prize, there will be door prizes, awards for the longest drive, closest to pin, and longest putt, and an optional skins game. The championship team will get $800 and individual plaques while the second place unit will obtain $500.

For more information, call (740) 259-6821 or email [email protected] to enter. Make any and all checks payable to Scioto County CTC.

Tuesday (3/27)


Rock Hill 12, West 5

Despite obtaining home runs from Abbi Pack and MaKayla White, the West Senators’ softball program wasn’t able to claim victory over the Rock Hill Redwomen on Tuesday evening in its season-opening home bout as West fell, 12-5, to Rock Hill on Tuesday in West Portsmouth.

White, who went 1-for-3 with a walk, put together her lone hit, RBI, and run scored on the solo blast, while Pack went 1-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored. Sammy Tatman’s 3-for-4 day at the dish with a run scored and Madison Cochran’s 2-for-2 day, which included two walks and a run scored, rounded out the main offensive contributors for West.

Daisy Holsinger (1-for-3, walk), Taylor Coleman (1-for-3), Jessie Burton (1-for-1, run scored), and Haivan Dillow (1-for-2, two walks) rounded out the hit column for West. Sydney Spence (RBI, walk) and Laney Ayers (RBI, walk) rounded out the efforts for the Lady Senators.

West, like many other units, had its Wednesday home bout against South Webster postponed due to inclement weather. The Lady Senators (0-1) are scheduled to play the Lady Jeeps on Friday in South Webster.

Monday (3/26)


Minford 3, West 2

In a hard-fought tennis match between two SOC foes, the Minford Falcons’ tennis program edged out the West Senators’ tennis program, 3-2, in a conference matchup on Monday evening.

At first, however, it was West who struck with the opening salvo. Blaine Weaver overcame a first-set defeat to Caden Wilcox en route to claiming set wins of 6-0, 6-3 in the latter pair of stanzas to put the Senators up early.

However, Minford, behind a hard-fought victory by Josh Wiehle, began to take control. Wiehle’s 7-5, 6-2 victory over West’s Kane Lewis at the No. 2 singles slot opened the floodgates as Zac Hammond added a 6-0, 6-1 victory over West’s Matt Campbell at No. 3 singles and Minford’s No. 1 doubles unit of Parker Jacobs and Andy Crank collected a 6-1, 6-1 victory over West’s Joel Durant and Brandon Weaver. West did salvage a victory when the Senators’ Nick Crabtree and Kim Tieman claimed a 6-4, 6-0 win over Samuel Wiehle and Teegan Clarkson at the No. 2 doubles slot to close out the match.

No. 1 singles — Blaine Weaver (West) def. Caden Wilcox (Minford) 5-7, 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 singles — Josh Wiehle (Minford) def. Kane Lewis (West) 7-5, 6-2

No. 3 singles — Zac Hammond (Minford) def. Matt Campbell (West) 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 doubles — Parker Jacobs/Andy Crank (Minford) def. Joel Durant/Brandon Weaver (West) 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 doubles — Nick Crabtree/Kim Tieman (West) def. Samuel Wiehle/Teegan Clarkson (Minford) 6-4, 6-0



Wednesday (3/28)

Adena 13, Portsmouth 0 (F/5)

Eastern 7, Notre Dame 4

Minford wins opening tennis match against West

By Kevin Colley

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