Marauders win 5th TVC Ohio match

JACKSON, Ohio — Working on a baker’s dozen.

The Meigs golf team picked up its 12th consecutive league win following a 13-stroke decision over the field on Thursday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County.

The Marauders — who went a perfect 7-0 a year ago in league play — dominated the fifth TVC Ohio match this fall after posting three of the top five scores en route to winning tally of 166.

Athens was second with a 179, while Vinton County (183) and Alexander (191) rounded out the top four spots. Wellston was fifth with a 206 and River Valley placed sixth with a 233, while Nelsonville-York had only three golfers and did not record a team total.

MHS senior Levi Chapman earned medalist honors for the fourth time this year with an even-par round of 34. Whit Byrd of Alexander was the only other golfer to fire a sub-40 round and was the overall runner-up with a 38.

Wyatt Nicholson and Bobby Musser followed Chapman with identical rounds of 42, while Bryce Swatzel completed the winning tally with a 48. Brayden Ervin and Cole Arnott also had respective efforts of 54 and 55 for the Marauders.

Drew Zorn and Preston Hayes led the Bulldogs with identical rounds of 42, while Owen Campitelli added a 46 and Ben Pratt completed the scoring with a 49. Ryan Sheehan and Sam Carpenter also had respective efforts of 53 and 58 for AHS.

The Vikings were led by Noah Waddell with a 41, followed by Cameron Hamon with a 43 and Bailey Bartoe added a 48. Shawn McCarty completed the VCHS tally with a 51, while Adam Clary and Owen Salyers respectively fired rounds of 58 and 59.

Andrew Vogt followed Byrd for Alexander with a 49, while Matt Morris and T.J. Vogt added respective efforts of 50 and 54. Logan Colburn and and Jake Conrath also shot rounds of 55 and 58.

Hunter Cardwell led the Golden Rockets with a 43 and Timothy Stanley chipped in a 49, while Brandyn Bush added a 55. Jacob Shaffer completed the WHS tally with a 59, while Brice Sizemore also shot a 60.

Aaron Burke paced the Raiders with a 48 and Gabe Gilmore added a 56, with Tyler Roberts also shooting a 62. Chloe Gee and Hayley Cox also had matching rounds of 67 for RVHS.

Clay Hall led the Buckeyes with a 58, followed by Caitlyn Hall with a 61 and Chaz Rutter with a 68.

Through five matches this season, Meigs has a perfect 30-0 mark and can clinch its fifth league title in six years with a victory at Vinton County next week.

Athens is currently second with a 23-7 record, while Vinton County (22-8) and Alexander (15-15) currently round out the top four spots.

Wellston is now 10-20 overall and the Raiders are currently 5-25 this fall, while the Buckeyes are still winless at 0-30.

By Bryan Walters

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