GLOUSTER, Ohio — Every stroke matters.
The Meigs golf team claimed a one stroke victory in the second Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division meet of the season, edging Vinton County at Forest Hills Golf Course in Athens County.
The Marauders combined for a 179, followed by the Vikings with a 180 and River Valley with a 189. Wellston was fourth after winning the tie-breaker over Athens, which was fifth. The Golden Rockets and Bulldogs both shot 201. The host Buckeyes were sixth with a 223, while Alexander was seventh at 224. River Valley junior Logan Sheets shot an even-par 35 and earned medalist honors for the second straight league meet.
Meigs was led by Evan George, who shot a five-over par 40, followed by Chase Whitlatch, who marked a 44. David Davis marked a 47, while Levi Chapman rounded out the Maroon and Gold scoring with a 48. Isaiah Ash (53) and John Little (55) also competed for MHS but did not effect the Marauders total. Meigs now sets second in the league at 10-2.
Alex Dixon led Vinton County with a 42, followed by Austin Ward with a 44, Alex Boothe with a 45 and Tyler Barnett with a 49. Bailey Bartoe (50) and Noah Waddell (57) also played for the Vikings but their scores did not effect the team total. VCHS is still the league leader at 11-1.
Third on the day was River Valley, which was led by medalist Logan Sheets with an even-par 35. Evan Justus and Zach Morris both marked 51 for the Raiders, while Cliff Chapman rounded out the team total. Grant Gilmore (59) and Cameron Marcum (65) also competed for RVHS but they did not contribute to the team total. The Silver and Black are currently third in the TVC Ohio with a 9-3 mark.
Wellston was led by Dakota Martin with a 49, followed by Len Lemaster and Josh Lang, who each posted 50. Blake Royster was the final Golden Rocket score at 52, while Dylan Sheaffar gave WHS the edge over Athens with a 53. Seth Colter (56) also golfed for the Blue and Gold but did not effect the team score. Wellston is fifth in the league standings at 4-8.
Athens was led by Zach Howman with a 48 and Jordan Dean with a 49, while Ryan McCarthy marked a 50 and Zach Shriver posted a 54. Chris Cam (57) and Elijah McClain (66) also played for the Bulldogs, but they didn’t count toward the team total. Athens is now fourth in TVC Ohio with a 5-7 record.
The Buckeyes were led by Chase Koker with a 51 and Steven Bishop with a 54, while Ben Johnson and Tanner Smith each marked 59. Casey Davis (64) and Hannah Johnson (67) also played for NYHS but didn’t effect the team total. The Orange and Brown are currently last in the league at 1-11.
Alexander was led by Kyle Holt with a 52 and Dallas Sweeney with a 53. Casey McDonald posted a 59 and Dalton Cooper marked a 60 for the Spartans. AHS is sixth in the league at 2-10.
The Raiders will host the next TVC Ohio meet on Thursday at Cliffside.