Covington, Miami East share softball title
Covington and Miami East both finished 9-1 to share the TRC softball championship.
The Buccaneers and Vikings split the season series to share the crown. Covington won the first meeting 7-3 and Miami East the second one 12-1.
Miami East’s Kyleigh Kirby led the league in home runs (11), runs batted in (47) and was second in average (.588). She also led the league in pitching victories (16), was fourth in strikeouts (102) and second in ERA (3.53).
Covington’s Nigella Reck led the TRC in average (.600) and finished second in RBI (46) and tied for second in home runs (5).
Troy Christian wins baseball championship
Troy Christian’s baseball team capped an undefeated conference season to claim the inaugural title.
The Eagles finished 14-0 in the TRC and 17-7 overall. Covington, Miami East and Riverside tied for second at 8-6.
Troy Christian’s Lucas Day was named Athlete of the Year. He led the TRC in home runs (7), runs batted in (38) and was third in average (.470).
Troy Christian was coached by Tony Ferraro, who earned his 500th career coaching victory during the season.
Lehman Catholic earns girls track and field title
Lehman Catholic earned the inaugural girls track and field championship with a victory at the conference meet. The Cavaliers scored 149 points to runner-up Milton-Union’s 126.3.
Miami East (107.8), Covington (92), Northridge (57.5), Troy Christian (49), Bethel (48.3) and Riverside (26) followed.
Lehman’s Kiersten Franklin won three individual events (100-meter dash, 200 dash, 400 dash) and Katie McFarland one (pole vault).
The Cavaliers’ relay teams won three relays. Caroli Wesner, Mara O’Leary, Kailee Rank and Ella Monnin won the 400 relay.
Wesner, O’Leary, Kat McFarland and Monnin won the 800 relay.
Colle O’Leary, McFarland, Rank and Kier Franklin won the 1,600 relay.
Click here for complete championship meet results: TRC girls track and field results.
Milton-Union wins TRC boys track title
The Milton-Union Bulldogs claimed the inaugural Three Rivers Conference boys track and field championship with a narrow victory. Milton-Union won with 132 points to runner-up Miami East’s 129.5.
Northridge (105), Lehman Catholic (88), Covington (83.5), Bethel (39), Troy Christian (35) and Riverside (33) followed.
The Bulldogs, led by head coach Michael Meredith, won five individual events with Blake Brumbaugh (100-meter dash and long jump), Ray Copeland (300-meter hurdles and high jump) and Carter Tinnerman (pole vault).
Brumbaugh was named the TRC Athlete of the Year.
Click here for complete championship meet results: TRC boys track and field results.
STATE CHAMP: Max Shore, Miami East wrestling
Miami East senior Max Shore capped an undefeated season with a Division III title at the OHSAA state wrestling championships on March 13. Shore, 29-0, won the 126-pound title with an 18-3 technical fall against Utica High School senior Wesley Wydick.
Shore was also named the Division III Outstanding Wrestler by the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association.
Shore won his first-round match with a pin in 22 seconds against Liberty Center freshman Jackson Bartels. He pinned North Union senior Gabe Hansen in 55 seconds. In the semifinals, Shore scored a 23-8 technical fall against Delta senior Carson Chiesa.