SCOL Swim Meet: Miami Trace Girls, Chillicothe Boys Champs

The Miami Trace Girls and Chillicothe Boys took team titles at the Fayette County YMCA Tuesday night.

GIRLS: Miami Trace (498), Washington CH (452), McClain (335), Chillicothe (255), Clinton Massie (200) and Hillsboro (118).

BOYS: Chillicothe (465), Washington (438), McClain (369), Miami Trace (222), Clinton Massie (148), Hillsboro (122).

Chillicothe's Zach Ayres set a new record in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:04.77.

Photos by Kathy Patterson, Clear Channel SCOL Sports

The first place finishers were receive 1st Team All-SCOL honors. Here are the top two finishers in each event for both Boys and Girls:

BOYS
200 Medley Relay
1st – Washington CH (Ryan Kvarness, Brody Morris, Ryan Smith, Derek Eckstein)
2nd – Chillicothe (Tommy Conaway, Zach Ayres, Payne Wissler, Per Petersen)

200 Freestyle
1st – Tommy Henry – Greenfield
2nd – Tommy Free – Greenfield

200 Individual Medley
1st – Ryan Kvarness – Washington CH
2nd – Zach Ayres – Chillicothe

50 Freestyle
1st – Andrew Stewart – Clinton Massie
2nd – Case Webb – Miami Trace

100 Butterfly
1st – Zach Ayres – Chillicothe
2nd – Nick Nitta – Washington CH

100 Freestyle
1st – Andrew Stewart – Clinton Massie
2nd – Case Webb – Miami Trace

500 Freestyle
1st – Tommy Free – Greenfield
2nd – Justin Haldeman – Miami Trace

200 Free Relay
1st – Greenfield (Tommy Henry, Storm Faulconer, Adomas Fabin, Tommy Free)
2nd – Chillicothe (Julius Lee, Zach Ayres, Per Petersen, Tommy Conaway)

100 Backstroke
1st – Ryan Kvarness – Washington CH
2nd – Justin Haldeman – Miami Trace

100 Breaststroke
1st – Brody Morris – Washington CH
2nd – Per Petersen – Chillicothe

400 Free Relay
1st – Washington CH (Derek Eckstein, Nick Nitta, Ryan Kvarness, Ryan Smith)
2nd – Chillicothe (David Masters, Pierce Wissler, Joel DeGarmo, Payne Wissler)

GIRLS
200 Medley Relay
1st – Washington CH (Kirsten List, Samantha Nelson, Madison Bender, Shay Adkins)
2nd – Chillicothe (Anna DeGarmo, Mackenzie Smitley, Abby Guerra, Annemarie Brier)

200 Freestyle
1st – Gracie Storm – Clinton Massie
2nd – Amber Sowders – Greenfield

200 Individual Medley
1st – Mackenzie Smitley – Chillicothe
2nd – Nicole Straathof – Miami Trace

50 Freestyle
1st – Autumn Self – Miami Trace
2nd – Erin Brooker – Clinton Massie

100 Butterfly
1st – Sydni Cox – Hillsboro
2nd – Madison Bender – Washington CH

100 Freestyle
1st – Gracie Storm – Clinton Massie
2nd – Autumn Self – Miami Trace

500 Freestyle
1st – Kirsten List – Washington CH
2nd – Clare Sollars – Miami Trace

200 Free Relay
1st – Clinton Massie (Erin Brooker, Margo Brooker, Leah Brausch, Gracie Storm)
2nd – Greenfield (Amber Sowders, Taylor Wheaton, Alyssa Faulconer, Anna Ehlers)

100 Backstroke
1st – Sydni Cox - Hillsboro
2nd – Anna DeGarmo – Chillicothe

100 Breaststroke
1st – Mackenzie Smitley – Chillicothe
2nd – Nicole Straathof – Miami Trace

400 Free Relay
1st – Miami Trace (Clare Sollars, Jesse Neff, Laura Ginn, Nicole Straathof)
2nd – Chillicothe (Anna DeGarmo, Annemarie Brier, Hannah Arth, Mackenzie Smitley)

BOYS BASKETBALL:

Clinton Massie 59, Washington CH 57

The Falcons handed Washington CH their 1st league loss Tuesday at the Falcons gym during their senior night activities.

The contest was close the entire game and the Blue Lions was unable to convert a shot off a rebound following a miss free throw that would had force the game into overtime.

Washington CH (14-4 overall/8-1 SCOL) was led by Conner Eckles with 21 points, Sam Runnells with 12 and Tyler Slone with 10 points. Washington was 11 of 17 from the charity stripe.

Clinton-Massie (9-5 overall/6-3 SCOL) was led by Dylan Rose with 17 points, Zach Santoro and Josh Loud had 11 points each. The Falcons were 12 of 19 from the charity stripe.

Washington CH will host Miami Trace tonight with the varsity contest to air on Buckeye Country 105.5FM and iheartradio starting at 7:15pm and then have a rematch on Thursday against the Falcons again.

Clinton Massie after Thursday's game at Washington, then plays at Greenfield McClain Friday at at Little Miami on Saturday. 

Greenfield McClain 62, Westfall 34

The McClain Tigers snapped a 4 game losing streak with a win at home against the Mustangs.

Mikel Pritchard led the team hitting for 20 points--- a season high including three 3s. Tigers forced 20 turnovers while committing only 11 themselves.

McClain (8-11 overall/4-7 SCOL) will host Clinton Massie on Friday. The last meeting on February 1st the Falcons won on a last second shot 49-47. Tigers will then play Saturday night at Ross Southeastern to wrap up the regular season.

Hillsboro 44, Batavia 38

The Indians have won two of their last three games since snapping a 10 game losing streak last Friday.

Hillsboro (5-15 overall/1-10 SCOL) outscored Batavia 23-8 in the 4th quarter for the win. No Indians player got in double digits but they had balance scoring with Zach Young having 9 points & DJ Brown and Wes Sears with 8 points each. 

Hillsboro will play at Goshen on Thursday night in non-conference action.

East Clinton 74, Paint Valley 72

The Astros made it 3 wins in a row in 4 days after leading, then trailing then tying the Bearcats in a tough non-league contest.

East Clinton led by as much as 16 points (31-15) early in the 2nd quarter only to be outscored 24-6 and trail at halftime 39-37.

Paint Valley took a 5 point lead in the 4th but East Clinton came back to tie the contest late and then converted free throws down the stretch to claim the win.

Dalton Floyd had his 2nd straight double-double contest scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds, Jonny Blair scored 17 points (12 in the 4th) and Clyde Snow added 13 points.

The Astros (10-11 overall/2-9 SCOL) will host Chillicothe Friday night to wrap up their regular season.

Chillicothe 66, Portsmouth 50

Chillicothe’s winning ways continued Tuesday night in a 66-50 win over longtime rival Portsmouth.

Tommy Bolte drained six consecutive points to snap an 8-8 score early to give the Cavs breathing room against the Southeast District’s DIII #3 seeded Trojans. Eddie Wells, Isaiah Johnson and Nate Rosenbauer helped Chillicothe to a 23-14 first quarter lead.

The Cavs were playing their fourth game in the last five nights, but Coach Eric Huffer told the team before the game there was no time to back down. “There were no excuses comin’ in” said Huffer in his postgame interview. “I don’t care how many games you’ve played the last two weeks, you suck it up, playu with a sense of urgency and we come out here and get it done for our seniors and keep it going.”

Portsmouth closed to within four points three times in the third, but couldn’t overtake the Cavs.

The victory was the eleventh in twelve games for the Cavaliers who broke a series tied at 43-43.

Chillicothe was up 37-27 at the break, and 49-43 through three periods. The Cavs rallied for an 11-3 run to start the fourth and with 2:59 remaining had a 15-point lead.

Chillicothe knocked down 57% of their shots to the Trojans’ 43%.

Bolte hit 11-of-17 shots and led all scorers with 28 points. Johnson and Wells had 11 points each while Nate Rosenbauer and Matt Benson paired for 7 points apiece and Nolan Taylor had two.

Sky Oliver led Portsmouth with 19 points and Ky’rie Allison had 11.

Chillicothe (14-6) will close out the regular season Friday at East Clinton.

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL:

Dayton Dunbar 37, East Clinton 29

The Lady Astros dropped a non-league game at home on “senior night” to Dayton Dunbar 37 – 29.  On a night where our six senior Lady Astros, Maria Bond, Hannah Barnes, Brittany Jackson, Ashley Caplinger, Stephanie Habermehl, and Jessica Larrick played their last home game, we put together one of our more complete games of the season. 

Coach Steve Gerber said “We did a better job of taking care of the ball and being aggressive offensively resulting in 27 free throw attempts.  On the defensive end I this was one of our best performances of the season; we held them to 19% from the floor and were able to shut down their leading scorer Cheree Snowden (12 points) who came in average just under 20 ppg.” Dunbar jumped out to a 6 – 5 after the first quarter, before we were able to battle back and take a 12 – 11 lead heading into halftime.

“I thought in the 2nd half we played really well” added Gerber. “We just couldn’t seem to get a shot to fall from the field or the free throw line.  We had them playing at our tempo, our execution was solid and we were getting excellent looks just nothing fell.  Even despite our offensive woes we were able to take an 18 – 17 lead into the 4th quarter.  In the 4th you have to give Dunbar credit they stepped and knocked down their free throws and that was the difference in the game.”

Leading the way for the Lady Astros were Brittany Jackson 13 points adn13 rebounds, Maria Bond 4 points, Hannah Barnes 4 points and4 rebounds, Ashley Caplinger 2 points, Brooke Carpenter 2 points, Stephanie Habermehl 2 points,  and Sam Gaddis 2 points and 7 rebounds.  Ciarra Cooper 6 rebounds and Mindy Bean 2 rebounds, Jessica Larrick 1.