Milton-Union goes undefeated in TRC football
The Milton-Union Bulldogs captured their second straight Three Rivers Conference football championship, capping a 6-0 season in the TRC. The Bulldogs went 10-0 overall, their first undefeated regular season since 1982.
Milton-Union beat Riverside 51-7 to hand the Pirates their only TRC loss. Riverside finished 7-3 overall.
Among the Bulldogs’ highlights, Nate Morter led the team with 1,025 yards passing with 15 touchdowns and one interception.
Michael Elam rushed for 865 yards and 17 touchdowns. Blake Brumbaugh grabbed 21 passes for 465 yards and seven touchdowns. Mason Grudich was 56-for-58 on extra points and had a 47-yard field goal. Ozzie Gregg led the Bulldogs with 100 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Peyton Mayfield had a team-high four interceptions.
Miami East girls claim TRC cross country title
Covington’s Elyza Long won the Three Rivers Conference girls cross country championship and the Miami East girls claimed the team title.
Long won the title in 19 minutes, 52.9 seconds ahead of runner-up Savanna Smith of Milton-Union, who finished in 20:17.2.
Miami East’s Maryn Gross, Teaghan Kress, Kendal Staley, Addy Fine, Kira Cole, Sarah Weaver and Lana McAdams were the Vikings’ top seven runners.
Long was named TRC Athlete of the Year and Miami East coach Allan Russell was named Coach of the Year.
Buccs sweep TRC boys cross country honors
The Covington Buccaneers swept the Three Rivers Conference cross country meet with both the team title and Asher Long’s first-place finish.
Covington edged runner-up Milton-Union 38-53. The Buccs were led by Long, who won the 3.1-mile race in 15 minutes, 54.4 seconds.
Covington teammates Beck Wilson, Calub Hembree, Tanner Palsgrove, Caleb Ryman, Preston King and Mic Barhorst logged top-20 finishes.
Bethel’s Austin Hawkins finished runner-up in 17:25.10.
Long was named Athlete of the Year and Covington’s Josh Long was named Coach of the Year.
Vikings go undefeated in TRC volleyball
The Miami East Vikings secured the Three Rivers Conference volleyball title with an undefeated TRC season. The Vikings went 14-0 and 18-4 in the regular season.
Senior Meg Gilliland led the Vikings with 306 kills and senior Megan McDowell had a team-high 48 blocks. Other team leaders included junior Ava Prince (496 assists & 76 aces) and junior Maya Bowsher (158 digs).
Miami East boys soccer nets TRC title
The Miami East Vikings secured their first TRC boys soccer title with a 6-0-2 record in the conference and 12-2-2 record overall. The Vikings outscored their TRC opponents 37-10.
Senior Colin MacEldowney led Miami East in goals (23), assists (12) and total points (58). Senior Caleb Stone (12) and senior Ethan Gudorf (10) both scored double digit goals and junior Luke Haymaker added 11 assists.
Senior Devin Abshire led the Vikings with 91 saves.