GAHS golf splits with Warren

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — In a battle of all Blue and White on Thursday, it was Gallia Academy and Warren playing to a split.

That’s because the Gallia Academy Blue Devils, and Blue Angels, faced the visiting Warren Warriors on the back side at Cliffside Golf Course.

Warren and Gallia Academy are former members of the now-defunct Southeastern Ohio Athletic League, as the Blue Devils are now members of the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Blue Angels enjoyed a 15-stroke victory in the girls match, winning 222-237, as 10 different golfers represented GAHS.

The Warriors won the boys match, 164-198, as five of their six scores were all under 48.

For both affairs, the top four scores counted towards the team total — as both the Blue Devils and Warriors sported six players apiece.

The Lady Warriors had just four golfers.

For the girls, junior Molly Fitzwater paced the Blue Angels with a 52, as she shared match medalist honors with Warren’s Hannah Jankauskas.

The Blue Angels’ other three counting scores were Bailey Meadows with a 53, Bella Bonzo with a 56 and Macy Jones with a 61.

Gallia Academy’s next two totals were Lilly Rees with a 63 and Avery Minton with a 66.

Warren’s other scores were Zoe Miller with a 58, Chloe Rader with a 62 and Emily Neville with a 65.

In the boys tilt, sole senior Kaden Thomas led the Blue Devils with a 42, while sophomore Reece Thomas tallied a 47.

The other counting cards were by Hobie Graham (52) and Wyatt Sipple (57), while the non-counting scores were by Cooper Davis (58) and Elijah Blazer (68).

Nick Ward of Warren, by firing a smooth one-under-par 35, captured match medalist honors.

The next four Warrior scores were a 41 by Austin Barta, a 42 from Seth Davis, a 46 by Casey Rafferty and a 47 by Chance Weihl.

Warren’s sixth score was from Owen Richardson with a 58.

The Blue Devils were set to play in the annual Westfall Invitational, at Crown Hill Golf Club, on Saturday.

By Paul Boggs

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