ALBANY, Ohio — For the second consecutive year the Meigs boys golf team is champion of the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division.
The Marauders finished fourth Wednesday night at the Elm to seal the title. Alexander was first on the day with a 185, followed by Vinton County with a 192 and Wellston with a 198. Meigs came in fourth with a 202, Athens was fifth with a 227, while Nelsonville-York rounded out the field with a 267.
The Maroon and Gold were led by Taylor Rowe and David Davis, who each fired a 48 on the day. Derik Hill had a 51 for the Marauders, while Evan George rounded out the MHS total with a 55. Trenton Cook and Darrin Will both fired 56 on the day but did not contribute to the MHS total.
Alexander was led by Johnny Rupe with a 42 and Blake Lindner with a 43. Bryce Jeffers fired a 44 for the victors, while Joe LaRosa marked a 56. Kyle Holt (79) and Danielle Adelsberger (85) also played but didn’t effect the Spartan total.
Vinton County’s effort was led by Austin Ward with a 45, followed by Alex Boothe with a 48, David Allen with a 49 and Alex Dixon with a 56. Danie Garner (53) and Tyler Barnett (73) also played but didn’t effect the VCHS total.
The Golden Rockets were led by match medalist Hunter Riepenhoff with a 41 and Dustin Downard with a 49. Dakota Riegel carded a 51, while Dakota Martin rounded out the WHS total with a 57. Blake Royster (61) and Ken LeMaster (64) also played but did not contribute to the Wellston total.
Michael Frame led the Bulldogs with a 42, while Ryan McCarthy had a 58, Zach Shriver marked a 59 and Zach Howman added a 68. Jordan Deam (69) and Drake Hook (78) each played but didn’t count toward the Athens total.
The Buckeyes were led by Chase Koker with a 62 and David Stawbaugh with a 65. Ben Johnson fired a 67, while Steven Bishop had a 73 to round out the NYHS scoring. Tanner Smith (85) also played for the Buckeyes but did not effect the final outcome.
The Marauders’ 23-7 record took first place, while Wellston was second at 20-10. VCHS was third with a 19-11 record, followed by Alexander at 13-17. Athens was 12-18, while NYHS finished with TVC Ohio schedule with a 2-28 record.
The Marauders, who shared the league title last season, hadn’t won back-to-back TVC Ohio crowns since the 2006 and 2007 campaigns.