ATHENS, Ohio — The reigning co-champs are all tied up again.
Vinton County pulled even with Meigs atop the season standings following an eight stroke victory over the field Tuesday during the second Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division golf match at the Ohio University Golf Course in Athens County.
The Vikings posted a team score of 175, which was eight shots ahead of the runner-up Marauders (183). River Valley was third overall with a 198, while Wellston (206), Athens (212), Alexander (222) and Nelsonville-York (227) rounded out the final four spots.
The Marauders and VCHS now own identical 11-1 league marks through the second of seven matches. The Spartans — Tuesday’s host — are tied with the Bulldogs, Buckeyes, Raiders and Golden Rockets for third place at 4-8 apiece.
Austin Ward paced Vinton County with a medalist effort of 2-over par 37, followed by Alex Boothe with a 42. Bailey Bartoe and Tyler Barnett rounded out the winning tally with identical efforts of 48, while Cameron Hammond and Noah Waddell respectively fired 50 and 56 for the Maroon and Gray.
Levi Chapman led MHS with a 41, followed by Chase Whitlatch with a 45 and Wyatt Nicholson with a 48. Bryce Swatzal rounded out the Marauder effort with a 49, while Brody Reynolds and Evan George respectively added efforts of 52 and 55.
Logan Sheets was the individual runner-up and paced RVHS with a 38. Chance Gillman was next with a 52, followed by Cliff Chapman with a 53. Brandon Cornell rounded out the Raiders’ tally with a 55, while Grant Gilmore also shot a 59.
Scores for Wellston included Blake Royster (54), Josh Lung (47), Seth Coulter (52), Ken Lemaster (55), Justin Rafferty (70) and Michael Channell (53).
Scores for Athens included Patrick Greer (52), Drew Zorn (45), Owen Canditelli (56), Greg List (66), Cory Wachenschwanz (59) and Matt Xu (60).
Scores for Alexander included Austin McClain (57), Andrew Vogt (52), Taylor Boggs (64), John Cramer (59), Casey McDonald (52) and Tyler Martin (61).
Scores for NYHS included Chase Koker (56), David Strausbaugh (60), Tyler Smith (58), Ben Johnson (58), Hunter Dobbs (55) and Tanner Smith (58).
The next TVC Ohio golf match is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24, at Franklin Valley Golf Club in Jackson. Vinton County will serve as the host school during the third match.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.