Rebels lose TVC match to Miller, Belpre

By Paul Boggs - [email protected]

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The young South Gallia High School golf team lost a triangular Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match on Tuesday, dropping a 30-shot decision against Belpre and a 25-stroke outcome against Miller.

On the Rebels’ home course of Cliffside Golf Club in Gallipolis, Belpre bested South Gallia 212 to 242, while Miller shot a 217 total.

The Rebels, which lost their openers on Friday against both Eastern and Waterford, are 0-4 in the TVC-Hocking.

On Tuesday, South Gallia was led by medalist runner-up Curtis Hanner, who shot a 47.

Hanner, who has played golf for three years for the Rebels, is the team’s only returning player from a year ago.

The other four golfers are all first-year players — sophomore boys Bryce Nolan and Ethan Smith and freshmen girls Mackenzie Martin and Aaliyah Howell.

Nolan added a 57, while the other two scores for the four-person Rebels were 69s.

Belpre had all four of its players shoot in the 50s, paced by Jeremiah Stitt with an even 50.

Maddie Roby added a 52, followed by the other two Golden Eagles shooting a 55.

Seven Falcons represented Miller, but only the top four scores counted towards the team total.

Hunter Dutil was the match medalist with a 45, followed by Blane Needham and Trey Hettich with a pair of 54s.

Bernie Dutil was the fifth counting card for the Falcons with a 64.

The Rebels return to the links on Monday (Aug. 22) for another TVC-Hocking Division match — this one again at Cliffside Golf Club against Southern and Federal Hocking.

Speaking of Monday, that is when the next seven-team TVC-Ohio match will take place, as Tuesday’s league outing at Ohio University’s Golf Course was rained out.

That contest has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 15, as Alexander is the host school.

Monday’s match will be held at Athens Country Club, with Athens as the host.

Meigs won the first league match a week ago today (Aug. 11) at Cliffside, which was hosted by River Valley.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs

[email protected]