MASON, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant High School varsity golf team was not as sharp as usual Thursday evening in a tri-match against their counterparts from Belpre and Wahama High Schools. However, their effort was good enough to win. Point's 9 hole score in the play 6, count 4 format was 162. Belpre was second with a total of 169 while Wahama finished 3rd with a score of 185. The match between Belpre and Wahama was a Tri-Valley Conference match.
Point's Opie Lucas was the medalist for the match shooting a very good even par round of 35. Eric Allbright followed Opie's effort with an excellent 37. Freshman Denver Thomas playing in his first ever varsity match added a 44 for the match. Evan Potter provided the 4th score that counted for the winners shooting a 46. Travis Grimm and Justin Cavender also played for Point Pleasant with their scores not included in the total.
Freshman Brennan Ferrell shot 37 to lead the young men from Belpre. Both Todd Griffith and Bryce Henger contributed matching scores of 43 while Natalie Perry added the 4th score by shooting a 46 for the contest. The scores from Jesse Whitington and Blake McDaniel were not added in the final tally.
Wahama did not play bad, but was not able to take advantage of their opportunities. Sophomore Dakota Sisk led the White Falcons with a 42. Kevin Back added a 46 followed by Samuel Gordon's 48 and freshman Michael MacKnight had 49 for the final score that counted in the team total. Preston Wodnall also played for Wahama in his first ever varsity match. Neither Preston's score nor that of Matt Arnold were included in the final count.
Wahama was extremely shorthanded for this match missing 5 of their golfers. One was out of town and 4, including 2 regulars, were involved with Wahama's high school band activities. This TVC loss left Wahama's conference record at 6-3. Wahama will now need considerable help from other conference schools to have a shot for the conference title. Belpre has only one loss while Waterford is undefeated at this point in time.
Wahama will take the weekend off to prepare for a busy coming week including 3 conference matches.
Canady named medalist as Warren tops GAHS, River Valley
JACKSON, Ohio — The Warren golf team came out on top Thursday evening in a five team match at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson, Ohio.
Warren defeated Gallia Academy, River Valley, Logan and Jackson, tallying a winning score of 149. Ian Zoeller had a 35 to lead Warren.
Gallia Academy’s Rob Canady took medalist honors, shooting an even par round of 34. Teammates Corey Arthur and Boeing Smith shot matching rounds of 38 and Derrick Gilmore added a 47 to complete Gallia Academy’s team total of 157. The 157 total earned the Blue Devils second place. Also playing for GAHS were Warren Patrick (49) and Gus Graham (54).
River Valley placed fifth at the match with a team total of 194. The Raiders were led by Kyle Bryant with a round of 41. Cody Smith had a 48, Derek Gibson shot a 52, and Dan Goodrich had a 53. Also playing for River Valley were Matt Ball (55) and Jacob Gilmore (72).
Logan had a team total of 159 for third place and Jackson scored a 175 for fourth place.
Lady Eagles beat Lady Marauders
POMEROY, Ohio — The golf teams from Eastern and Meigs battled it out at Kountry Hills Golf Course in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Thursday night with Eastern claiming the nine point victory.
This was not your typical golf match at Kountry Hills, as this was a match between two girls golf teams in Meigs County.
The 2010 golf season has been a historic one for both Meigs and Eastern as this has been the first year for a girls golf team at either school. The girls teams have competed at a few matches this season as there are relatively few girls golf teams in the area.
When play was over, the Lady Eagles came out with the slim 233-242 victory. Eastern’s Megan Carnahan and Meigs’ Natalie Michael shared medalist honors with matching rounds of 53 for nine holes.
The Lady Eagles also had scores of 57 by Jenna Burdette, 58 by Samantha Cline, and 65 by Hannah Hawley. Also playing were Ashley Miller (69) and Cassidy Cleland (74).
For the Lady Marauders, Jennifer Robinson had a 55, Kassandra Mullins shot a 64, and Alyssa Cremeans had a 70. Also playing for Meigs was Autumn Williams with a 72.
South Gallia tops Marauders
POMEROY, Ohio — South Gallia’s Gus Slone fired a 42 to lead the Rebels over the Meigs Marauders and claim medalist honors.
South Gallia tallied a team score of 180 to beat Meigs by 15 strokes.
The Rebels, who had only four golfers compete, had scores of 45 by Seth Jarrell, 46 by David Michael, and 47 by Ethan Swain.
Meigs was led by Treay McKinney with a 45, followed by Dillan Andrews with a 48, Paul Gibbs with a 50, and Braden Spencer with a 52. Also playing for the Marauders were Gunner McKinney (54) and Jacob Sizemore (59).
Meigs will play at Alexander on Tuesday.