It was a rough night on the links for the West Holmes Knights golf team, where it fell to Lexington 151-182. Leading the way for the Knights was Gavin Christine, who shot a 44. Carter Hahn and Hunter Ellis each shot 45, and Brett Mirich and Evan Yoder rounded out the scoring with 48s.
The West Holmes girls tennis team also got roughed up, falling to Dover 4-1, but the Lady Knights have still been able to fashion a very strong campaign despite the loss.
The lone victory for West Holmes came at second doubles, where the duo of Natalie Strouse and Karley Halloran knocked off Dover’s Jaye Hamilton and Alyana Bauer 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 10-6. Everything else went the way of the Crimson Tornadoes. At first singles Courtney Rose defeated Hailey Wade 6-0, 6-0. In second singles play Emili Edwards topped Monica Nally 6-1, 7-5, and third singles went to Lainey Dunn, who stopped Taylor Brooks 6-0, 6-1. At first doubles Regan Keating and Hayden Johnson defeated Maggie Taylor and Taylor Miller 6-0, 6-4.
The tough week began with a date with a terrific Ashland team that dealt the Lady Knights a 5-0 loss. Korinne Harris defeated Nally 6-0, 6-1. Jenna Shambro took down Strouse 6-3, 6-2. Alice Dorrell topped Brooks 6-0, 6-0. Leah Miller and Laura Slabaugh defeated Wade and Taylor Miller 6-0, 6-0, and Chloe Watson and Maddie Moore fended off a stiff challenge from Taylor and Karley Halloran 6-4, 6-4. West Holmes is now 4-8 and 0-4 in Ohio Cardinal Conference play.
The Garaway volleyball team visited Strasburg and came away with a convincing 3-1 victory to improve to 6-2. Emma Warkall continued her sensational season by tallying 17 assists, 10 kills and 20 digs while Brooklyn Frey continued to dominate at the net, scoring 15 kills. Liz Yoder recorded 22 digs while Baillie Donley chipped in with 21 digs.
After losing two key seniors in Colista Gamerstfelder and Regan Wilcox early in the match due to injuries, West Holmes battled hard in its match with Canton Central Catholic and came close to pulling out a win but eventually fell 3-1 in four tight games. CCC won 21-25, 25-21, 25-19, 29-27.
Sarah Anderson had one kill and 13 digs; Chloe Roach recorded two kills and 10 digs; Emily Anderson had a kill, an ace and 19 digs; Gamerstfelder had three kills and a block before leaving with an injury; Wilcox, who also left early, had three kills and two digs; Megan Jones earned two blocks, 16 kills and three digs; Abbie Allison added an ace and four digs; Nadia Rouse collected a game-high 25 digs and added an ace; Skylar Patterson collected three digs; and Lauren Jones and Paige Race each added a pair of digs. The JV team also fell to CC in two tight games, falling 25-23, 25-23.
The Hiland golf team destroyed Newcomerstown on the links 159-263 as the Hawks got consistency across the board. Leading the way was Bruce Yoder with a one-over-par 37. Carter Mishler carded a 39, Dylan Kaufman added a 41 and Brookston Hummel shot a 42. Charlie Kilpatrick led the Trojans with a 45.
The Hawks also took down Malvern 152-201. Yoder again paved the way with a matching 37. Kenny Weaver played great, carding a 38. Hummel fired off a 38, Kaufman tacked on a 39 and Mishler added a 41.
The Garaway Lady Pirates golf team shot a 166 at River Greens Golf Course to beat the Ridgewood Generals’ score of 181. Garaway was led by Jocelyn Troyer with a 36. Leigh Ann Williams carded a 39, Mikayla Weaver fired a 43 and Helena Immel tacked on a 48. Ridgewood was led by Sadie Wilson with a 39.