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.

MIAMI VALLEY TODAY: Shore wins state title

STATE CHAMP: Connor Havill, Troy Christian wrestling

Troy Christian junior Connor Havill won the Eagles' 20th individual wrestling state championship at the OHSAA Division III tournament on March 13.

Wrestling in the 175-pound bracket, Havill secured the title with a 6-2 victory against Pleasant High School senior C.J. Smith at Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center.

Havill won his first-round match against Black River junior Charlie Wells by technical fall, 18-3. He won his quarterfinal match with a 19-6 victory against Timble senior Tabor Lackey. In the semifinals, Havill beat Garaway Garfield sophomore Keegan Sell 5-4.

Havill finished the season 27-3.

MIAMI VALLEY TODAY: Havill wins state championship

Northridge boys basketball wins freshman championship

The Northridge Polar Bears defeated the Bethel Bees to capture the inaugural Three Rivers Conference freshman boys basketball championship.

Northridge Polar Bears -- TRC champions

Bethel Bees -- TRC runners-up

Miami East, Milton-Union and Troy Christian share boys basketball title


The Miami East Vikings, Milton-Union Bulldogs and Troy Christian Eagles all claimed a share of the inaugural Three Rivers Conference boys basketball title with identical 11-3 records.

Individually, Milton-Union junior Blake Brumbaugh was voted TRC Athlete of the Year after averaging 20.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 40 three-pointers made (40 percent).

Miami East placed two on the first team with sophomores Wes Enis and Jacob Roeth. Bethel senior Casey Keesee, Northridge senior Antoine Jacobs and Troy Christian sophomore Parker Penrod also earned first-team honors.

Miami East was coached by Justin Roeth, Milton-Union by Rusty Berner and Troy Christian by Ray Zawadski.

Bethel, Covington claim TRC girls basketball title

The Bethel Bees and Covington Buccaneers each claimed a share of the inaugural Three Rivers Conference girls basketball title, finishing the regular season with 12-2 TRC records.

For Bethel, coached by Caleb South, the conference championship was the first for the Bees since winning in 1986. 

Individually, Covington senior Claudia Harrington was voted TRC Athlete of the Year after averaging 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 3.1 steals and 44 three-pointers made (31.7 percent). Covington was coached by Brandon Studebaker.

She was joined on the TRC All-Conference First Team by Troy Christian senior Sarah Johnson, Bethel junior Karley Moore, Covington sophomore Carlie Besecker, Miami East sophomore Maryn Gross and Milton-Union freshman Jenna Brumbaugh.