Tigers shine at OHC meet


Staff report



West Liberty-Salem’s Addy Johnson (center) hustles for placement during the 100-meter hurdles on Thursday.

West Liberty-Salem’s Addy Johnson (center) hustles for placement during the 100-meter hurdles on Thursday.


Mechanicsburg’s Dustin Knapp bursts from his blocks at the start of the 4x200 relay during the Ohio Heritage Conference finals at West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.


Triad’s Holly Cole, West Liberty-Salem’s Reghan Bieleski and West Liberty-Salem’s Grace Adams jockey for position during the 1600-meter run at the Ohio Heritage Conference finals at West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.


WEST LIBERTY — The Ohio Heritage Conference track and field championships concluded at West Liberty-Salem on Thursday, with the host Tigers winning on the girls’ side with 148 points, well ahead of second-place Greeneview (117). Mechanicsburg was sixth and Triad was 10th. For the boys, West Liberty-Salem was third, Mechanicsburg was seventh and Triad was 10th.

Winning events in the girls’ competition were the WLS 4×100 relay team, Lydia Moell (WLS, high jump, pole vault), Jenna Magnuson (WLS, shot put), Shannon Barch (MHS, discus) and Janie Kopus (WLS, high jump).

Earning second were Addy Johnson (WLS, 100 hurdles), Reghan Bieleski (WLS, 1,600, 3,200), Grace Layne (MHS, 200), Emily Wilson (MHS, long jump), Alex Burton (WLS, shot put), Magnuson (WLS, discus) and Megan Dillon (WLS, pole vault).

Taking third were Wilson (MHS, 100), the WLS 4×200 team, Grace Adams (WLS, 1,600, 3,200), Kopus (WLS, 400, 200), Moell (WLS, 300 hurdles), Gabby Terry (MHS, long jump), Barch (MHS, shot put), Heather Miller (MHS, discus), Savannah Weaver (WLS, high jump) and the WLS 4×400 team.

For the boys, the MHS 4×100 relay team, Noah Smith (WLS, 3,200), Konner Smith (WLS, pole vault) and Christian Parker (WLS, long jump) each won events.

Grabbing second were Michael Conley (WLS, 1,600), Raiph LeVan (WLS, 400), Alex Fitzpatrick (WLS, high jump), Jackson Lightle (THS, discus) and Joey Mascadri (MHS, pole vault).

Earning third were Parker (WLS, 100), the MHS 4×200 team, LeVan (WLS, 200), Aiden Shelton (MHS, high jump), Zach McCall (WLS, discus) and Frank Magyar (MHS, pole vault).

M’burg softball advances

Mechanicsburg defeated Botkins, 22-0, in the softball sectional on Thursday.

For the Indians, Elysha Stapleton was 3-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI, Miranda Lauchard was 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI and Francys King was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

Mechanicsburg will play Russia on Tuesday in a sectional final.

Falcons fall

Shawnee defeated Graham, 5-4, in Division II sectional softball on Thursday.

Ashton Curnutte was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI, Madi Vanscoy was 2-for-4, Skylar Doroda was 1-for-3 and Madison Bryant doubled for GHS.

Bryant took the loss, striking out seven batters.

“The girls emptied their tank. They played their heart out,” Graham Coach Ralph Foster said.

Graham will finish the season today against Tecumseh in a conference matchup that was postponed due to rain.

West Liberty-Salem’s Addy Johnson (center) hustles for placement during the 100-meter hurdles on Thursday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/05/web1_AddyJohnson051117.jpgWest Liberty-Salem’s Addy Johnson (center) hustles for placement during the 100-meter hurdles on Thursday.

Mechanicsburg’s Dustin Knapp bursts from his blocks at the start of the 4×200 relay during the Ohio Heritage Conference finals at West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/05/web1_DustinKnapp051117.jpgMechanicsburg’s Dustin Knapp bursts from his blocks at the start of the 4×200 relay during the Ohio Heritage Conference finals at West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.

Triad’s Holly Cole, West Liberty-Salem’s Reghan Bieleski and West Liberty-Salem’s Grace Adams jockey for position during the 1600-meter run at the Ohio Heritage Conference finals at West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/05/web1_ColeBieleskiAdams051117-.jpgTriad’s Holly Cole, West Liberty-Salem’s Reghan Bieleski and West Liberty-Salem’s Grace Adams jockey for position during the 1600-meter run at the Ohio Heritage Conference finals at West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.

Staff report