Graham teams sweep Greenon


Staff report



Graham’s softball team huddles for a prayer before Tuesday’s game against Greenon. Tuesday’s ritual was especially poignant, as Graham pitcher Madison Bryant was hit in the head by an errant throw while warming up and was unable to participate.


Graham’s Alli Neeld smacks a ball to deep right-center field on Tuesday against Greenon.


Graham’s Chase Adams watches a ball into his bat against Greenon on Tuesday evening.


ST. PARIS – Graham pitcher and star slugger Madison Bryant was hit in the temple by an errant throw while warming up and was unable to play, but Graham still beat Greenon, 8-3, in CBC softball on Tuesday.

Bryant was struck by a Knights’ throw while the visitors warmed up and Bryant got extra pitches in along the baseline. Bryant’s prognosis is positive.

The injury rattled the Falcons, but the girls regrouped and got the win without Bryant, who is hitting better than .700 with 4 home runs in addition to her stellar pitching.

Alli Neeld was 2-for-3 with a double, Ashton Curnutte was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, Madi VanScoy was 2-for-3 with a double and Mackenzie Smith was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI for Graham. Skylar Doroda got the win pitching.

“I’m pretty proud of them. They came together and they performed really well. Solid defense today and Skylar Doroda stepped up in the circle,” said Graham Coach Ralph Foster.

Graham (8-1, 4-0 CBC) will host Bellefontaine today.

Graham baseball wins

ST. PARIS – Graham defeated Greenon, 4-2, in CBC baseball on Tuesday.

For the Falcons, Chasen Poole and Logan Anthony each had 2 hits.

Triad baseball wins

Triad defeated Madison-Plains, 10-0, in six innings of OHC baseball on Tuesday.

Briley Harlan was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, Isaiah Bruce was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI and Trevor Instine was 1-for-3 for the Cardinals.

Triad (7-0, 2-0 OHC) plays at Benjamin Logan on Thursday.

Triad softball prevails

Triad defeated Madison-Plains, 10-0, in five innings of OHC softball on Tuesday.

Madison Dolby was 3-for-4 and Abby Ehrenborg was 2-for-4 with a double for Triad. Kendall Hughes was 2-for-3 and Maddy Collier was 2-for-3.

Triad (5-5, 4-2 OHC) hosts Springfield today.

Urbana baseball loses

NEW CARLISLE – Tecumseh beat Urbana, 9-2, in CBC baseball on Tuesday.

The Arrows used a five-run third inning to pull away from the visiting ‘Climbers.

Urbana mustered just three hits in the game, with Logan Rooney going 1-for-2, Kaleb Bowdle going 1-for-3 and Caleb Peterson going 1-for-3. Seth Mangus had an RBI.

Urbana (3-6) hosts Graham on Thursday.

WL-S falls to NE

WL-S lost to Northeastern, 3-1, in OHC baseball on Tuesday. Losing pitcher Tyler Louden went 6 innings striking out 7, surrendering 4 hits and 4 walks. Thomas Allen, Dillon Callicoat and Brandon Orahood all went 1-3 for the Tigers.

WL-S won the jayvee game, 9-7.

UHS tennis wins

The Urbana boys tennis team defeated visiting Kenton Ridge, 3-2, on Tuesday.

UHS won using 5 jayvee players since 5 of the varsity players were out during Urbana’s spring break.

At first singles, Abe Angles lost to Nick Shonkwiler, 7-6, 6-4.

At second singles, Cole Headlee beat Zack Thompson, 6-4, 6-0.

At third singles, Trevor Johnson beat Jeremiah Preston, 6-2, 6-1.

At first doubles, Ethan Burnside and Jacob Coffey lost to Austin Paul and Jameson Zink, 6-1, 6-1.

And at second doubles, Ethan Headlee and Troy Brown beat Levi Woode and Kacey Miller, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.

In jayvee action, Joel Nutt and Conor Thomas lost to David Wilson and Emily Rickett, 8-2. Isaac Kemp and James Karg lost, 8-1.

Urbana (7-4) plays at Shawnee on Thursday.

Graham places 2nd

The Graham girls track team placed 2nd at a quad meet held at Urbana. The Falcons finished in 2nd place overall behind Bellefontaine.

JH track

West Liberty-Salem hosted a junior high track meet on Tuesday, with the Tiger girls winning and the boys also winning. Triad also competed, with the girls finishing second and the boys third. Mechanicsburg also competed, with the girls finishing fourth and the boys fourth.

Winning events for the girls were Kaleigh Wilcox (WLS, shot put), Anna McGill (WLS, discus), Mandilyn Weaver (WLS, high jump), Emma Gregg (THS, long jump), Madison Bahan (WLS, pole vault), Grace Estes (WLS, 100 hurdles, 200 hurdles), Kaylee Levan (WLS, 100, 200), Katelyn Stapleton (WLS, 1,600, 400), Megan Adams (WLS, 800) and the WLS 4×400 team of Selena Weaver, Megan Adams, Madison Bahan and Katelyn Stapleton.

Winning events for the boys were Jacob Thiel (MHS, shot put), JC Alexander (THS, discus), Dawson Jenkins (WLS, pole vault), Hayden Simpson (THS, 110 hurdles), Chayse Propst (MHS, 100, 200), Dylan Lauck (WLS, 1,600), Isaiah McGill (WLS, 400), Logan Saylor (WLS, 200 hurdles), Josh Spinner (MHS, 800), the WLS 4×100 team of Dillon Vondeylen, Dawson Jenkins, Drew Hardwick and Cooper Havens, the WLS 4×200 team of Ian Maurice, Cooper Havens, Lance Baldwin and Isaiah McGill and the WLS 4×400 team of Lance Baldwin, Hayden Kennedy, Aiden Estep and Nick Burden.

Graham’s softball team huddles for a prayer before Tuesday’s game against Greenon. Tuesday’s ritual was especially poignant, as Graham pitcher Madison Bryant was hit in the head by an errant throw while warming up and was unable to participate.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/04/web1_GrahamPrayer041117.jpgGraham’s softball team huddles for a prayer before Tuesday’s game against Greenon. Tuesday’s ritual was especially poignant, as Graham pitcher Madison Bryant was hit in the head by an errant throw while warming up and was unable to participate.

Graham’s Alli Neeld smacks a ball to deep right-center field on Tuesday against Greenon.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/04/web1_AlliNeeld041117.jpgGraham’s Alli Neeld smacks a ball to deep right-center field on Tuesday against Greenon.

Graham’s Chase Adams watches a ball into his bat against Greenon on Tuesday evening.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/04/web1_ChaseAdams041117.jpgGraham’s Chase Adams watches a ball into his bat against Greenon on Tuesday evening.

Staff report