Fall sports conference champions

10/25/2013

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL 

League champions: Little Miami (18-5, 12-2) and Ross (18-5, 12-2) 

Player of the Year: Lindsey Davis (Little Miami)

Coach of the Year: Kim Steigerwald (Ross)

Recap: On Thursday night, Ross and Little Miami each won their regular-season conference finales to force a tie at the top of the SWOC volleyball standings. Ross and Little Miami each finished with a 12-2 conference mark. The Rams pulled even with the Panthers after winning a five-game match on Tuesday (Oct. 8) of this week. 

BOYS' SOCCER 

League champion: Edgewood (9-3-5, 5-0-2)

Player of the Year: Jake Haas (Edgewood)

Coach of the Year: Jason Pierce (Edgewood)

Recap: With a 1-1 tie against Harrison Tuesday night, the Edgewood Cougars claimed the boys' SWOC soccer title outright by finishing with an unbeaten conference record (5-0-2). 

GIRLS' SOCCER

League champion: Ross (16-0-1, 7-0-0)

Player of the Year: Anna Hall (Ross)

Coach of the Year: Kayla Bush (Ross)

Recap: Ross girls' soccer won the SWOC title Tuesday night with a 4-0 win over Talawanda running the Rams' record to 16-0-1 overall and a perfect conference mark of 7-0-0. Ross goalkeeper Anna Hall recorded her 13th shutout of the season. Hall broke the school record for single season shutouts this year. 

Still alive in postseason: Ross is a Division II District champion and plays Tippecanoe on Tuesday (Oct. 29) in a Regional semifinal game. 

GIRLS' TENNIS

League champion: Talawanda (14-4, 6-0)

Player of the Year: Rachael Morton (Talawanda)

Coach of the Year: Pete Thomas (Talawanda)

Recap: Talawanda won the SWOC tennis tournament with 40 points, followed by Wilmington with 26 and Ross with 20. The Braves had all three of its singles players finish in first place. In first singles, senior Rachael Morton defeated Wilmington's Rachel Hartley. In second singles, Talawanda's Deanna Whalen beat Wilmington's Allison Brooks. Katie Curry took first place in third singles with a win over Faraah Bekheet of Wilmington.

Both of Talawanda's doubles teams also finished in first place. Becca Lockhart and Sarah Lockhart defeated Harrison's Abby May and Sarah Smith in the finals of first doubles. In second doubles, Talawanda's Kate Hanley and Audrey Lipps beat Little Miami's Maggie Jones and Kayla Burton.

BOYS' GOLF

League champion: Wilmington

Player of the Year: Spencer Meredith (Wilmington)

Coach of the Year: Jason Hale (Wilmington)

Recap/postseason: Wilmington won the SWOC tournament Tuesday at Weatherwax. Talawanda finished second, and Edgewood was third. Wilmington's Spencer Meredith was the medalist with a 77.

Edgewood's Drake Couch shot a 2-over par 74 at Beavercreek and Wilmington's Spencer Meredith (80) and Kevin Imhulse (82) all qualified individually from the sectional tournament to districts. 

GIRLS' GOLF

League champion: Wilmington 

Player of the Year: Marie Lawson (Wilmington)

Coach of the Year: Kathy Collins (Wilmington)

Recap/postseason: Wilmington won the SWOC tournament Wednesday at Weatherwax. Harrison was second, Northwest third and Little Miami was fourth. Wilmington's Marie Lawson had the low round with a 93. Complete results are listed the girls golf tab. 

Sam Madden (Ross) is the first female golfer from Ross to qualify for the District tournament. Madden shot an 85 at Walden Pond.

BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY

League champion: Mount Healthy

Runner of the Year: Ian Thunhorst (Little Miami)

Coach of the Year: Ken Meibers (Mount Healthy)

Recap: Little Miami's Ian Thunhorst was the leader for the boys (16:50). Edgewood's Andrew Testas finished second (17:04).

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY

League champion: Talawanda

Runner of the Year: Sarah Starrett (Talawanda)

Coach of the Year: Dale Plank (Talawanda)

Recap: Talawanda's Sarah Starrett had the top time for the girls (19:40) and Kate Goins of Ross (19:48) finished second.