Eagles 1st, White Falcons 2nd in league match

ATHENS, Ohio — Another solid performance and a sizable victory.

The Eastern golf team had lowest four scores of the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match on Thursday night at Ohio University Golf Course, as the Eagles claimed a 38-stoke victory.

Eastern — which is now 11-1 in its last three league matches — had a team total of 180, with all four counting scores under 50. The White Falcons were second with a team score of 208, which was 13 strokes ahead of third place Belpre. The host, Trimble, was fourth with a total of 232, while Federal Hocking rounded out the field with a total of 263.

EHS junior Ryan Harbour earned medalist honors with a 7-over par 42, one stroke better than teammate John Harris. Jasiah Brewer turned in a 47 for Eastern’s third score, while Kaleb Honaker capped off the team total with a 48.

Eastern’s non-counting scores were a 50 by Nathan Hensley and a 54 by Nick Durst.

The White Falcons were led by senior Anthony Ortiz with a 49, the sixth lowest score on the course. One shot behind Ortiz, Gage Smith posted Wahama’s second score, while Isaac Roush had the third-best WHS round with a 54. Posting a 55, Dalton Kearns had the final counting score for the Wahama.

The extra scores for WHS were a 56 by Kyher Bush and a 63 by Jay Sayre.

BHS was led by Britteny Shaffer with a round of 48, tying Eastern’s Honaker for the fourth best score of the day. Jeremiah Stitt was next for the Orange and Black with 51, followed by Maddie Roby and Brody Shiver with matching 61s. Dalton Kimble’s 64 was Belpre’s extra score.

The Tomcats were led by Nathan Riley and Zach Bragg with matching rounds of 55. Aeden Bailes had a 59 for THS, Josh Hashman fired a 63, while Caleb Bryant came in with a non-counting 70.

Federal Hocking was led by Brandon Bond with a 62. Mitchell Clem, Shane Fredricks and Jadyn Lawson each scored 67, while Taylor Clemons’ 69 was the Lancers’ non-counting score.

The White Falcons and Eagles will wrap-up TVC Hocking play on Tuesday, at Oxbow Golf Course.

By Alex Hawley

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