August 19, 2022


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J.D. Milburn Relays lead area track and field action

Tusky Valley's Hannah Wyler competes in the sprint medley during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

Tusky Valley’s Hannah Wyler competes in the sprint medley during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

The Ridgewood and Indian Valley boys and the Tusky Valley girls had strong track and field outings as Newcomerstown hosted the J.D. Milburn Relays at Lee Stadium on Saturday.

Ridgewood’s Matt Humphrey, Kaleb Schrock, Kigenn Millender and Dalton Patterson claimed the Sprint Medley with a 1:39.

Xavier Lamneck, Millender, Patterson, Humphrey captured the 400 relay in 45.44, while Lamneck, Millender, Schrock, Patterson won the 800 Relay in 1:34. Lamneck, Schrock, Millender, Patterson were winners in the 1,600 relay in 3:42.

Indian Valley’s Max Kinsey, Joe Carlisle, Delaney Phillips and Xander Heil won the 6,400 relay in 20:41.68.

Indian Valley's Xander Heil crosses the finish line in the 6,400 meter relay during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

Indian Valley’s Xander Heil crosses the finish line in the 6,400 meter relay during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

The Indian Valley foursome of Evan Broome, Landon McPeek, Phillips and Heil won the distance medley in 8:32.

David Adams, Remmington Myers and Doran Dingman captured the pole vault relay with a 35-06 effort, while Adams, Myers, Will Holland, Kolton Thomas claimed the shuttle hurdle relay with a 1:05.

Indian Valley's David Adams competes in the pole vault relay, clearing 15 feet during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

Indian Valley’s David Adams competes in the pole vault relay, clearing 15 feet during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

Carlisle, Benaniah Klaserner and Brady Gambs won the high jump relay with a 16-02 showing.

Coshocton’s Korbyn Haley, Isreal Rice, Isaac Brook won the long jump relay with a 55-01.

Cleveland Heights won the discus relay (299-08), shot put relay (111-07) and 3,200 relay (9:15).

On the girls side, Tusky Valley came out on top in the team standings by claiming numerous events.

Ella McElwee, Emma Eaton, Leah Bourquin, Hannah Wyler won the 6,400 relay with a 24:59.

McElwee and Wyler helped the Trojans win the distance medley in 10:18, while Emma Benner, Howard, McElwee and Wyler won the sprint medley in 1:58.

Cara Pipitone, Benner, Stella Bandy, Leah Hamilton won the shuttle hurdle relay with a 1:16 and McElwee, Pipitone, Bourquin and Wyler claimed the 1,600 relay in 4:23.

The Trojans claimed the 400 relay with a 53:12, while Benner, Ritter, Ross, Pipitone won the 800 relay in 1:56.

Allie Ernst, Paige Price, Brook Stookey combined to win the discus Relay for TV with a 272-10 effort and Brook Stookey joined Ernst and Price to win the shot put relay with an 84-02 showing.

Ernst, Aliyah Ross, Araya Sandy won the pole vault relay with an 18-foot showing with Bourquin, Howard and Ross winning the long jump relay with a 41-4.

Indian Valley’s Micayela Plants, Bre Taylor, Gia Miller, Alisha Shaw claimed the 3,200 relay with an 11:29.

Teammates Chloe Erb, Makayla Dryden and Taylor claimed the high jump relay with a 12-foot effort.

Tusky Valley's Brook Stookey prepares to make a discus throw during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

Tusky Valley’s Brook Stookey prepares to make a discus throw during the annual J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Newcomerstown High School Saturday.

Joe Kasper Invitational

The New Philadelphia boys won the Joe Kasper Invitational at Meadowbrook scoring a whopping 142.5 points.

Dover was second with 76.5, while the Crimson Tornado girls were winners with 91 points.

The Quakers were led by Owen Brady, who won the 1,600 with a time of 4:26.3 and also won the 3,200 with a time of 9:52.32. Trevor Bean won the 200 with a time of 23.32 and also won the 400 with a time of 51.62.

Kayden Schoelles was second in the high jump with a jump of 6 feet 2 inches. He also placed second in the 800 with a time of 2:04.38.

The 4×800 relay won in a time of 8:44.81 and that team consisted of Yugi Hashizume, Tyson Autry, Preston Rieger, and Elliot Brady. The 4×200 team of Evan McInturf, Trevor Bean, Chance Rennicker, and Sta’shawn Deetz won with a time of 1:33.62.

Chance Rennicker was second in the 200 with a time of 23.6. The 4×400 team also won with a time of 3:40.7 consisting of Trevor Bean, Evan McInturf, Tyson Autry, and Kayden Schoelles.

Earning firsts for the Dover girls were Ava Zobel (400, 1:02.74), the 4×200 relay of Pria Metcalf, Sophia Bielski, Alyssa Feller and Makayla Royer (1:55.0) and the 4×400 relay of Royer, Sydney Stevenson, Feller and Zobel (4:22.23). Feller was also second in the 100 and 300 hurdles.

Joey Farthing led the Dover boys with wins in the long jump (a school record leap of 23-0.5), high jump (6-4), 100 (11.15) and while Ryan McVicker (shot, 53-01) and Jordan Heaston (110 hurdles, 16.21) were also winners.

Farthing’s jump beat the previous record of 22-04 set by Crimson Tornado Hall of Famer James Black back in 1980.

For the Claymont boys, Graydon Mooneyham took first in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles, while Kurtis Kaney was second in the boys discus.

Arianna Terakedis led the girls as she was second in the discus.

Also gaining wins were West Holmes Jasmine Giauque (100, 13.13 and 200, 27.22), Garaway’s Jessie Johnson (800, 2:33.86), New Philadelphia’s Cambri Mushrush (3,200, 11:52.37), the Garaway 4×800 team of Johnson, Mya Wengerd, Ellie Goehring and Meghan Schwartz (10:47.12) and West Holmes Brock Zimmerly (discus, 141-01).

Fairless Invitational

The host Fairless boys won their own invitational as it outscored East Canton 160-124.25.

The Falcons racked up many wins en route to the victory.

Luke Yoder won the 100 (11.3) and 200 (23,16) and was on the winning 4×200 relay (1:35.10) with Brant Marchand, Carson Colucci and Lane Garrabrant and the victorious 4×100 relay (45.65) with Tayler Buttermore, Max Kirby and Garrabrant.

Marchand, Colucci, Kirby and Brody Pumneo combined to win the 4×400 relay, while Marchand (pole vault, 12-06), Jake Marchand (discus, 121-01)) and Hunter Campbell (high jump, 5-10) also had wins for the Falcons.

Sandy Valley’s Mason Tucci won the long jump (21-1.25) as the Cardinals ended up seventh (41) and Malvern finished eighth (36).

The Sandy Valley girls finished second with 91 points, Only Minerva was better with 148.

Lexi Tucci won the high jump (with a meet record showing of 5-4) and long jump (17-7.25) to lead the Cardinals and teammates Alaina Heller (300 hurdles, 52.65) and Jordan Parker (discus, 96-02) were also winners.

Fairless’ Kamryn Konrach (100 hurdles, 17.44) and Mya Fowler (pole vault, 7-0) paced the Falcons, who were fourth (86) and Malvern was seventh (27).


West Holmes 9-3, Hiland 3-1

West Holmes swept Hiland in the Battle of Holmes County at Millersburg.

The Knights improved to 4-0 as it won the second game 3-1.

Winning pitcher Noah Clark went four innings followed by Blake McCombs and Hunter Ryan.

Leading the Knights were Brody Allen with three hits, while Rudy Hershberger and Hunter Aurand each added a pair.

West Holmes opened with a 9-3 win as Mathew Weaver threw five strong Innings followed by McCombs and Ryan.

Leading the Knights in Game 2 were Gino DiNardi and Brady Smith with two hits each.

In JV action, West Holmes won 3-1 in the first game and Hiland won the second game 8-6.

Indian Valley 3, Tri-Valley 2

Indian Valley seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Tri Valley.

The game was tied at two with Indian Valley batting in the bottom of the seventh when Gavin Henry singled on a 0-1 count, scoring the winning run.

Kale Kochman got the victory on the mound in relief of Trevor Myers who went five strong innings. Harney took the loss for Tri Valley.

Rafe Bonifay went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Braves.

Tri-Valley won the JV game 1-0.

Garaway 12, Strasburg 0

Garaway improved to 3-0 on the year by beating Inter-Valley Conference foe Strasburg in five innings.

Payton Keller picked up the win going four innings and striking out 10.

Doran Mast went 3 for 4 on the day with three singles and three RBI’s to lead the offense. Cameron Coblentz had a single and a double and two RBI’s, while Jamin Beachy had two singles and Gabe Amicone doubled.

Garaway had 13 hits on the day.

Strasburg dropped to 1-1.

Carrollton 3, New Phila 1

Host Carrollton topped New Philadelphia in a non-conference battle at the Field of Dreams.

Trailing 1-0, Carrollton scored three times in the bottom of the fourth to pull out the victory.

Chris Smith was the winning pitcher as he scattered four hits, striking out eight. Brenton Billman allowed just three hits for the Quakers.

Ian Moore had an RBI for New Phila. Billman had the Quakers lone RBI.

In JV play, Carrolton won 12-2.

Newcomerstown 4, Tuslaw 3

Newcomerstown picked up its first win of the season after a decision over visiting Tuslaw.

Zach Quillin was the winning pitcher as Bunk Millender had two hits and two runs scored to lead the way offensively for the Trojans (1-3). Cade Miller ad David Newkirk each had a run scored and Matt Miller and Logan Knepper added hits.

Tuslaw dropped to 0-2.

Conotton Valley 11-3, Bridgeport 6-4

Conotton Valley downed host Bridgeport in the first game of a doubleheader on the Ohio River, but dropped the second game.

Nolan Caldwell had two hits and four RBIs and Justin Lambert added four hits and an RBI for the Rockets in the opener. Logan Reiter was the winning pitcher in relief.

Caldwell and Brooks Bower each had two hits for CV in the second game.

West Muskingum 12, Claymont 2

Visiting Claymont dropped a non-conference battle at West Muskingum.

Four players singled for the Mustangs (0-3), including Brody Rauch who had an RBI.


Strasburg 8, Garaway 2

Hayley Reiger had a home run, single, two walks and two RBIs and Emma Gilkerson was 2 for 2 with a double, two walks and two RBIs as Strasburg won its home opener with an Inter-Valley Conference decision over Garaway.

Maggie Richards had a triple and single for the winners (3-1, 1-0).

Amelia Spidell was the winning pitcher giving up one earned run. She struck out 12 and walked four.

Meghan Petitte had a home run, two singles and an RBI for the Pirates. Jordyn Keim added two singles.

Tusky Valley 14-15, Coshocton 4-1

Tusky Valley recorded a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Coshocton to improve to 4-0.

In Game 1, Kylie Rohr earned the pitching win as Elly Rothenstein (home run, 2 RBIs), Susan Thompson (two singles) and Megan Jones (two singles) led the way offensively.

In Game 2, Thompson claimed the pitching win as Rohr went 3 for 3 with a home run, two singles and five RBIs and Thompson helped herself with three RBIs.

John Glenn Triangular

Indian Valley split a triangular with host John Glenn and Edison.

John Glenn blanked Indian Valley 10-0 as Sydney Marshall fired a five-inning one hitter.

Hannah Bendle had two doubles and a single and Brynna Wolford added two singles and a double to back Marshall’s pitching.

Grace Hudnal had a single for the Braves.

Indian Valley recorded a 3-0 shutout over Edison as Mia Rose fanned 15.

Gabby Mead hit a home run and single and Corra Love had two singles for the Braves (4-1).

Tri-Valley 16-12, Central Catholic 6-1

Tri-Valley defeated the Saints in the first of two games at New Philadelphia.

The Saints were led on offense by Jordyn Caldwell as she hit her first home run of the season in the fifth inning with two runners on. Caldwell, who had three RBIs, also contributed two singles. Megan Peltz also had a big game at the plate hitting a single, double and a triple.

Maddie Ferrell started and pitched four innings and Emily Garbrandt pitched three innings for the Saints.

Ferrell had a double and two RBIs.

Tri-Valley completed the doubleheader sweep with a 12-1 win.

For the Saints, Caldwell hit her second home run of the day and the season in the first inning. Peltz and Jersi Hickman each added a single and Maria Meiser collected a walk to account for the Saints four base runners.

Ferrell and Garbrandt split the pitching duties once again.

Conotton Valley 11-7, Bridgeport 0-4

The Conotton Valley Lady Rockets traveled to OVAC opponent Bridgeport for a doubleheader.

In Game 1, Masy Baker took the mound and control of the game with 14 strikeouts in five innings.

Offensively, the Lady Rockets strung together 10 hits and 11 runs in the shut out. Daphne Stuber led with three hits and Baker and Chloe Stuber had two hits each.

In Game 2, Ellie Bower worked six innings and had seven strikeouts. Baker came in and sealed the victory for the Rockets. Offensively, Baker blasted a home run and the Stubers each had two hits.

Fairless 13, Smithville 5

Kreslie Eberly drove in five run thanks to two triples as Fairless defeated host Smithville in a non-conference clash.

Liza Bailey was the winning pitcher for the Falcons with Lyndia Highben catching.

Philo 13, West Holmes 3

West Holmes fell to Philio in a non-conference clash.

Addison Yoder had two singles and an RBI and Kemzie Woods added two singles, Felicity Cline posted a single and double. Ally Ogi stroked a double, while Madison Clark and Avery Yoder also had RBIs.

Harrison Central Triangular

Bellaire edged Harrison Central 8-7, but came back to beat Ridgewood 12-2 as the Huskies played in a triangular.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Saturday’s HS sports highlights: J.D. Milburn Relays lead area track and field action