The first of a number of sectional golf tournaments took place Monday, Sept. 25, as the Jonathan Alder girls participated in the Division II sectional tournament at Blacklick Woods Golf Course.
The team shot a round of 461 and finished fifth. Unfortunately for them only the top three teams would advance to next week’s district tourney.
The three district qualifying team spots were claimed by Newark Catholic (340), Columbus School for Girls (395) and Grandview (416). Licking Valley was fifth (447) one spot ahead of the Lady Pioneers.
Alder junior Sarah Harp just missed out on qualifying for the district, as she fired a 97. It was one stroke behind the third and final individual qualifying position. Sophia Horn snagged that final spot after her round of 96.
Other Alder golfers who participated in the sectional were sophomore Madi Baker (113), junior Abby Doza (123), freshman Olivia McCoy (128) and senior Maddue McMillen (138).
The London and Madison-Plains girls teams will compete in the D-II sectional at Mill Creek Golf Course Wednesday, Sept. 27. The top three teams and the top three low scoring individuals not on a qualifying team will advance from the Sectional Tournament to the District Tournament at Darby Creek Golf Course in Marysville next week.
The Red Raiders continued to play well as they blasted Bexley 25-9, 25-14, 25-19 in a Mid-State League Ohio Division tilt Saturday at London.
Addison Conley and Malorie Colwell each had eight kills for London, while Claire Vanhorn had seven. Destiny Ellars had a team-high nine digs and Arianna Calloway collected 19 assists.
Alder leads CBC
The Lady Pioneers (10-4, 7-0) sit alone atop the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division.
The team was to play at Urbana Tuesday and will also travel to Kenton Ridge Thursday, Sept.28, for a first place showdown. The Cougars (13-2, 6-1) are in second place in the Kenton Trail Division one game behind the Pioneers.
Alder won the earlier season match up 25-12, 25-22, 25-12.
County teams fighting
Both Madison-Plains and West Jefferson find themselves closer to the middle of bottom of their respective divisions in the Ohio Heritage Conference than the top.
Madison-Plains High School (6-7, 3-6 in South Division) is fighting to stay out of last place in the South, while West Jeff (8-5, 6-5) is right in the middle of the North Division in third place.
The South Division is led by Springfield Catholic Central (8-5, 7-1), while the North is paced by Fairbanks (16-0, 10-0).
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