LOGAN, Ohio — A win with a cherry on top.
The Meigs boys golf team fired a 188 Monday night to take the 17 stroke victory in the third Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division golf meet. With the victory the Marauders improve to 12-3 in the the league and take a three-game lead on Athens, Wellston and Vinton County.
Meigs’ 188 at the Brass Ring Golf Course led the way, followed by Wellston with a 205, Alexander with a 207 and Athens with a 219. Vinton County fired a 222, while Nelsonville-York rounded out the field with a 266.
The Marauders were led by match co-medalist Derik Hill with a 43, followed by David Davis with a 45 and Taylor Rowe with a 47. Mitchell Metts rounded out the MHS total with a 53. Evan George and Austin Hennington both marked a 56 for the Maroon and Gold in non-counting efforts.
Match co-medalist Hunter Ripenhoff led the Golden Rockets with a 43, followed by Dakota Reigal and Dakota Martin, who each shot a 53. The 56 shot by Wellston’s Dustin Powhard rounded out the WHS total, while Blake Royster and Ken Lemaster posted non-counting efforts for the Blue and Gold.
Third place Alexander was led by Joe LaRossa with a 49 and Bryce Jeffers with a 50. Blake Lindner and Johny Rupe capped of the Spartans total with rounds of 54. Kyle Holt and Tyler Martin played but did not contribute to the team total.
Athens took fourth on the day and was led by Michael Frank, who fired a 45. The Bulldogs score was rounded out by Ryan McCarthy’s 55, Zach Shrivers’ 58 and Jordan Deem’s 61. Neither Zach Holman or Elijah McLean posted counting scores for Athens.
Alec Boothe led VCHS with a 54, while Austin Ward, Alex Dixon and Kyle Holt each shot rounds of 56 for the Vikings. Daniel Barnes and Tyler Barnett also played for Vinton County but did not contribute to the final total.
NYHS was led by Chase Koker with a 63 and Ben Johnson with a 65, while David Strausbaugh posted a 66 and Steven Bishop marked a 72. Tanner Smith also played but did not contribute to the Buckeyes total.
The Marauders are now atop the league with a 12-3 record and two straight victories. Athens, Wellston and Vinton County are gridlocked at 9-6, while the Spartans are now 3-12 after being forced to forfeit their first two matches. The Buckeyes round out the field with a 2-13 league record.
Meigs will host the next TVC Ohio meet on September 5th.