In an off-season that has seen several key coaches step away from the
hardwood sidelines, two more from the girls’ side step down from their
Ross County schools. This
week’s tidbits also honor several conference champions from baseball
and softball while catching up with some track news and early
In an off-season that has seen several key coaches step away from the hardwood sidelines, two more from the girls’ side step down from their Ross County schools. News, Notes, & Nuggets will tell you who. This week’s tidbits also honor several conference champions from baseball and softball while catching up with some track news and early tournament action.
A major story in softball this week was the rematch of Kinsi Tellep and Sara Pelegreen and these two pitchers sure didn’t disappoint. The two aces made offense tough to come by, but one team was able to plate a seventh inning run to record the victory.
In this week’s On Tap section, most attention is given to some key postseason match-ups on the diamond as well as some key conference meets on the track, but first, we honor this week’s top team and individual. Our top team accomplished a championship feat that had not been accomplished in nearly two decades, while this week’s best individual is a pitcher who accomplished something that 13 previous pitchers failed to do.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Chillicothe Boys Tennis: The Cavaliers claimed their first SEOAL title this week by defeating Marietta 5-0.
In the first singles match, John Lods won 6-0, 6-2. Gabe Seymour took the second singles match for the Cavs 6-1, 6-2. Tyler Allen picked up a victory for the Cavs 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.
In doubles play, Grant Markley and Justin Ball were victorious in two sets 6-1, 7-6(7-5). Senior Andy Clark along with Dallin Patino picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the second doubles match.
Chillicothe last won a Boys’ Tennis championship in the Ohio Capital Conference in 1991. The only other championship came in the Central Ohio League in 1965.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Drew Davis, Zane Trace Baseball: With Adena baseball looking for the final piece of a perfect 14-0 Scioto Valley Conference season; Davis silenced the champion’s line-up. Davis allowed only six hits while allowing three runs to hand the Warriors the first and only loss in league play. Teammate Jordie Wonderleigh hit a homerun while Jake George added two hits as Zane Trace stopped Adena’s bid for perfection with a 4-3 victory.
NEWS, NOTES AND NUGGETS
ECOL Shutouts: A few outstanding pitching performances this week helped some ECOL teams post shutout victories. Timmy Harvey of Cambridge allowed Claymont only three hits while striking out 10 as he improved to 5-2 on the season with a 5-0 win. The win improves Cambridge to 19-5 overall. The Bobcats are now 9-2 in the ECOL.
In other action, Schuyler King earned the pitching win for River View on a two-hit shutout. He struck out seven and walked five as his River View offense finally plated a run in the eighth inning to post a 1-0 victory.
Not to be outdone, Garret McGlaughlin pitched a three-hit shutout for Sheridan, fanning nine and allowing no free passes. His Generals had little trouble beating John Glenn 12-0. Sheridan is now 17-6 overall and 11-3 in the MVL.
Adena Wins Baseball and Softball Titles in SVC: The Warriors of Adena finished the clean sweep this week. The baseball Warriors finished 13-1 inside the conference while the softball squad finished 12-2 as both finished in the top spot all alone.
First league loss in Softball: The Lady Muskies of John Glenn in the MVL dropped a league contest for the first time this season when they lost to Sheridan 5-4 this week. Sheridan was lifted to the win thanks to the long ball. The Lady Generals hit four homeruns including a pair from Brittany Jones. Despite the loss, John Glenn still holds a one-game lead over Tri Valley.
Chillicothe’s Hughes Resigns: Lady Cavalier basketball coach Amy Hughes announced her resignation this week. After a 46-18 record and two south division titles, Hughes is citing a desire to pursue goals as a future administrator as the main reason for stepping down.
Steubenville Central Sweeps OVAC Title: The Steubenville boys recorded a league best 118 points and the girls posted a dominate 159 points as both captured the Class 2-A championships at the Cal Giffin OVAC Track and Field Championship. For the Lady Crusaders, it was their fourth straight title.
As Advertised: Harrison Central senior ace Sara Pelegreen and Meadowbrook ace Kinsi Tellep made hits and runs tough to come by in this week’s OVAC 3-A Championship; however, in the seventh inning – despite Tellep facing the minimum through six – HC found a way to plate a run to capture the title 1-0.
Tourney Time: Saturday kicked off this year’s Division II tournament for both softball and baseball. On the softball side, it was Hillsboro defeating Chillicothe 9-3 and New Lexington beating Vinton County 9-1. In baseball, Vinton County fell to Warren by the score of 6-1. Fairfield Union blew out McClain 13-3.
Zanesville Captures SEOAL Title: The north division champion Blue Devils of Zanesville defeated south champion Chillicothe 10-1 in Saturday’s SEOAL league championship game at the beautiful VA Stadium in Chillicothe.
Bridenbaugh Steps Down at Huntington: Girls’ basketball coach Steve Bridenbaugh has announced his resignation. The Board of Education is expected to except it Monday night (May 11th). Over the past decade, Bridenbaugh has led the Lady Huntsmen to an SVC title in 2006, but his biggest highlight came in the postseason of 2003 when his squad finished as the Division III State Runner-Up.
Bulldogs Unblemished in TVC Title Season: The Athens baseball team defeated Wellston this week to finish off a perfect 12-0 season inside the Tri Valley Conference. This is the first season for Athens in the TVC.
Shermans Track Sweeps Ross County Meet: Both the Unioto boys and girls captured county bragging rights this week with wins. Individually, Southeastern’s Steven Hall and Paint Valley’s Tanner Walls earned meet medalist honors.
SECTIONAL BASEBALL: The upcoming week has several sectional tournament games around the southeast. Top-seeds Adena, Fairland, and Zane Trace in D-III all host sectional championship games this Friday.
In Division IV, Ironton St. Joseph, Paint Valley, Manchester, and Whiteoak will all host championship games on Thursday evening. On both nights, first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
SECTIONAL SOFTBALL: The upcoming week has several sectional tournament games around the southeast. Top-seeds Adena, Unioto, and unbeaten Chesapeake all will host sectional championship games this Friday. All sites on Friday night are scheduled for 5 p.m. starts.
Scioto Valley Conference League Meet, Track & Field, Tuesday, May 12th & Friday, May 15th , Paint Valley High School, 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday & 5 p.m. on Friday. This week will crown a boys and girls champion for SVC track. Tuesday will be the preliminary events with the finals taking place on Friday.
Athens vs. Chillicothe, Boys’ Tennis, Friday, May 15th, Ohio University-Chillicothe, 4:30 p.m. This week’s top team – the undefeated Chillicothe Cavaliers – will host Athens.
Division II District Meet, Track & Field, Saturday, May 16th, Washington Court House High School, 4:30 p.m. The upcoming weekend gives the D-II teams in the southeast the opening events of this year’s postseason.