GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Picking up right where they left off.
The Meigs golf team and River Valley senior Logan Sheets each experienced a little deja vu Tuesday night during the first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match of the 2015 campaign, as the reigning three-time league champs and the defending player of the year both came away with top honors at Cliffside Golf Course in Gallia County.
The Marauders — who own at least a share of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 TVC Ohio crowns — posted a two-shot victory over the field with a 194. Vinton County — also a co-champion last fall — was the runner-up with a 196, while Nelsonville-York placed third with a team tally of 231.
Alexander was fourth with a 238, while Athens (239) edged out Wellston (240) for fifth overall. RVHS did not have a team score with only three golfers on the course.
Sheets — who won five of the seven TVC Ohio matches a year ago — claimed medalist honors after firing a 2-over par round of 38 on the front nine. Sheets was the only golfer on the course to post a sub-40 round, while teammates Grant Gilmore and Brandon Cornell also fired respective rounds of 64 and 61.
Chase Whitlatch paced the Marauders with a 44, followed by Levi Chapman with a 47 and Evan George with a 48. Bryce Swatzel rounded out the winning tally with a 55, while Wyatt Nicholson and Caleb Stanley also added respective efforts of 57 and 58 for MHS.
VCHS received a runner-up effort from Noah Waddell following a 43, while Austin Ward and Alec Boothe chipped in respective efforts of 50 and 51. Tyler Barnett rounded out the Viking total with a 52, with Cameron Hammond and Shawn McCarty also chipping in respective tallies of 54 and 59.
Scores for NYHS included Chase Koker (51), David Strausbaugh (58), Tyler Smith (60), Ben Johnson (62), Cameron Hannah (62) and Tanner Smith (67).
Scores for Alexander included Kyle Holt (56), Andrew Vogt (57), Taylor Boggs (61), Derek Boudinot (64), Casey McDonald (65) and Tyler Martin (67).
Scores for Athens included Patrick Geer (51), Drew Zorn (57), Owen Canditelli (62), Greg List (69), Cory Wachenschwanz (70) and Hunter Wood (72).
Scores for Wellston included Blake Royster (51), Josh Lung (51), Seth Coulter (69) and Michael Channel (69).
The next TVC Ohio golf match is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Ohio University Golf Course in Athens. Alexander will serve as the host school during the second match.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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