Triad tops Urbana in non-league baseball

Staff report

Triad defeated Urbana, 17-6, in non-league baseball on Saturday.

Shane Ford went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI to lead Triad. Briley Harlan was 1-for-4 with 2 RBI and Trevor Instine was 1-for-5 with 3 RBI. Jacob Greve added an RBI in a 3-for-5 performance at the plate.

For Urbana, Seth Mangus was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Kaleb Bowdle went 2-for-4, Tyler Weekley went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Logan Rooney was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Today, Triad (5-0) will host Northeastern while Urbana (3-4) hosts Tecumseh.

Lakers edge Tigers

LEWISTOWN – Indian Lake beat West Liberty-Salem, 6-5, in non-league baseball on Saturday. The Tigers scratched across two runs in the top of the seventh inning, but couldn’t put the tying run on the board.

Chase Humphrey was 2-for-3 with a double, while Thomas Allen and Trevor Burden were each 1-for-4 for WL-S. Tyler Louden took the loss in relief.

WL-S (1-4) hosts Greeneview on Monday.

The West Liberty-Salem jayvee team hosted Indian Lake, losing a tight game 7-6. Ian Clark pitched 4 innings with 6 strikeouts, allowing 3 runs. Jacob VanHorn threw 3 innings, giving up 4.

WL-S softball splits

WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty-Salem split a non-league softball doubleheader with Kenton Ridge, a 3-0 win and a 2-0 loss on Saturday.

In the first game, Dierdre McGill went 2-for-2 in a five-hit effort for the Tigers. The Cougars scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to snag the win.

In the second game, WL-S scored two runs in the fourth inning and allowed only three hits en route to the win.

Kenedie Cox was 2-for-3 and McGill was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for the Tigers.

Indians top Emmanuel

MECHANICSBURG – Mechanicsburg swept Emmanuel Christian in a non-league baseball doubleheader on Saturday, 13-8 and 14-4.

In the first game, Abrahm Shelton was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI, Keane Dunn was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI and Caleb Newsome was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI for the Indians. Dylan Hartman got the win.

In the second game, Dunn was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, Shelton was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI and Matt Meyers was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Dunn got the win.

M’burg (4-2) hosts Madison Plains today.

Jets top Falcons

Northeastern defeated Graham, 5-1, in non-league baseball on Saturday.

Andy Milligan knocked in the only run for the Falcons, who struggled offensively with just two hits.

Tigers run at Anna

ANNA – The West Liberty-Salem girls track and field team placed 5th at Saturday’s Anna Invitational.

Junior Janie Kopus led the Tigers’ charge, placing second in the high jump (4-10) and 400 meter dash (1:01.82). Freshman Grace Adams also chipped in a second place in the 3,200 meter run (12:05.10) and a fourth place in the 1,600 meter run (5:41.80). Also placing second for WL-S were the 4×200 relay yeam of Payton Umphries, Megan Dillon, Lydia Moell and Kopus (1:53.36) and the 4×400 relay team of Taylor Lauck, Reghan Bieleski, Umphries and Kopus (4:18.43).

The WL-S boys track team placed 10th with 23 points.

WL-S was led by senior Sam Strickland, who turned in a stellar performance in the 800 run (2:06.42). Fellow senior Brandon Wolfe was 4th in both the 100 dash (11.94) and 200 dash (24.56).

The Tigers will host Kenton Ridge, Triad, Bethel and Calvary Christian today with field events starting at 5 p.m.

UHS tennis prevails

Urbana downed Xenia, 4-1, in non-league boys tennis on Saturday.

At first singles, Andrew Fansler beat Kenneth Klontz, 6-1, 7-5.

At second singles, Abe Angles beat Dorian Morris, 6-4, 6-1.

At third singles, Cole Headlee beat Zane Cukovecki, 6-4, 7-6.

At first doubles, Ethan Burnside and Trevor Johnson lost to Chris Brodsky and Michael Graham, 6-4, 6-2.

And at second doubles, Jacob Coffey and Alex Swank defeated Spencer Titus and Wade Hutchison, 6-2, 6-4.

In jayvee action, Ethan Headlee and Troy Brown lost to Chris Brodsky and Michael Graham, 6-1.

Urbana (4-3) hosts Greeneview on Monday.

JH track

The WL-S boys team finished fourth at Bellefontaine on Friday.

Winning events was Nick Burden (1,600, 800). His time in the 800 set a school record for the junior high squads.

Staff report