The 2016 Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division golf season was all about the Maroon and Gold.
That’s because the Meigs Marauders, in addition to capturing the division championship, swept the top honors and placed the maximum number of honorees on this year’s all-conference club — which was announced this past week.
The Marauders, which won their fourth division title in five years including the third outright, won all seven of the league matches to post a perfect 42-0 TVC-Ohio record.
The Athens Bulldogs were the runner-up at 33-9, followed by the third-place Alexander Spartans at 28-14.
The Vinton County Vikings, last year’s outright champion and co-champion with Meigs two years ago, finished fourth at 20-22.
The Wellston Golden Rockets were fifth at 17-25, followed by the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes at 7-35.
The River Valley Raiders, which did not have enough golfers to post a team score at any of the seven matches, went winless for 42 points.
The Marauders mustered three players on the all-TVC-Ohio list, including the Most Valuable Player in junior Levi Chapman.
Meigs coach Tom Cremeans was named Coach of the Year, thus giving the Marauders four all-league selections.
Chapman chalked up match medalist honors five times, including one co-medalist honor with Athens’ Drew Zorn.
He was also the medalist runner-up to Zorn in the final match.
Meigs senior Chase Whitlatch was tri-medalist in one tilt with Chapman and Zorn, and made the all-league list for the third consecutive season.
The third Marauder to make the team was sophomore Wyatt Nicholson.
Athens, Alexander and Vinton County claimed two all-league spots apiece, while Wellston, Nelsonville-York and River Valley each earned one.
The junior Zorn and sophomore Preston Hayes were Athens’ two picks, while senior Taylor Boggs and freshman Whit Byrd made the squad for Alexander.
A pair of juniors, Noah Waddell and Cameron Hamon, were Vinton County’s two choices — as Waddell was the match medalist in the second bout of the year.
Wellston was represented by freshman Austin Wilkett, Nelsonville-York’s honoree was senior Ben Johnson, and the lone Raider to make the list was senior Grant Gilmore.
Chapman, Whitlatch, Zorn, Boggs, Waddell and Johnson repeated to the list from a year ago.
The all-TVC-Ohio team and subsequent honors are chosen by the division’s coaches.
Paul Boggs can be reached at (740) 446-2342, ext. 2106
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