Dragons edge Blue Devils in dual match

LAVALLETTE, W. Va. — The Blue Devils got a good one-on-one look at the Dragons.

That’s because the Gallia Academy High School golf team, on Wednesday at Creekside Golf Club, lost a dual match against the host Fairland Dragons — 165-174.

The Blue Devils and Dragons are both members of the Ohio Valley Conference , as Gallia Academy is the two-time defending OVC champion.

At Creekside, formerly know as Twin Silos, Gallia Academy sole senior Kaden Thomas captured match medalist honors with a smooth two-over-par 36.

Cooper Davis followed with a 42 for the Blue Devils, while Reece Thomas and Hobie Graham both shot 48.

The top four scores count towards the team total —as Elijah Blazer with a 52 and Wyatt Sipple with a 63 were Gallia Academy’s non-counting cards.

The Dragons demonstrated more consistency on the home course, paced by a pair of 39s by Reece Bellville and Clayton Thomas.

Mikhal Auxier added a 40, while Mason Manns fired a 47 for the final counting score.

Fairland’s other two individual tallies were a 48 from Connor Franklin and a 50 from Kyle Slone.

The Blue Devils will face another OVC opponent on Monday — when they travel to Chesapeake.

By Paul Boggs


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