Spartans win 4th TVC Ohio match

By Bryan Walters -

POMEROY, Ohio — A three-horse race at the midway point.

Two wins are all that separate first and third place after Alexander captured top honors on Thursday during the fourth Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division golf match at Meigs County Golf Course.

The Spartans notched their second match victory of the season with a slim three-shot win over the field. Alexander fired a cumulative 170, with host Meigs right behind with a 173.

Athens — which had won the previous two matches — placed third overall with a 189, while Vinton County (201) and Wellston (211) rounded out the five-team scoring. Nelsonville-York had only one competitor and, therefore, did not compete as a team.

Meigs senior Wyatt Nicholson claimed medalist honors with a 3-over par round of 37. Whit Byrd of Alexander was the individual runner-up with a 39.

Cole Arnott and Austin Mahr followed Nicholson with identical rounds of 45 for the Marauders, while Bobby Musser completed the scoring with a 46. Dawson Justice and Trenton Peacock also had respective efforts of 46 and 58 for the Maroon and Gold.

Tyson Smith led the Bulldogs with a 43, while Noah Nobles fired a 40 to guide the Vikings. Hunter Cardwell paced Wellston with a 43 and Shane Meeks shot a 67 for the Buckeyes.

With three matches left, Athens still holds the season league lead with a record of 17-3. The Spartans are currently second at 16-4, while Meigs is third with a 15-5 mark.

Vinton County currently stands fourth at 8-12, Wellston is fifth at 4-16, and NYHS is 0-20 overall. River Valley did not have a boys team this fall.

The fifth TVC Ohio contest will be held Tuesday at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson, Ohio.

By Bryan Walters

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.