Edgewood's boys tennis team went unbeaten against conference opponents during the regular season, and yesterday at Miami University they won the SWOC tournament for the first time.
Talawanda finished second. Harrison and Northwest tied for third. Ross and Little Miami tied for fifth.
Edgewood's Andrew Testas was conference champion at second singles, and the Cougars' doubles team of Gordon Thornsberry and Christian Alarcon won a title at first doubles.
Justin Bolin (Ross) was the first singles champion and was named the SWOC player of the year.
Harrison's Braeden Keppler won a championship at third singles, Talawanda's second doubles team of Wally Kelly and Sam Wespiser took first.
Edgewood's Ryan Fairchild was named coach of the year.
For complete results, follow the spring sports tab above to boys tennis, then click on "Tournament."
The start by Ross has the rest of the conference looking up at the Rams. Ross currently sits at 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the SWOC. In 8 games this season, the Rams have allowed just 19 total runs.
At the plate, Ross has been led by basically its entire lineup. Annie Hinterlong leads the Rams with a .536 average and 10 stolen bases. Ally Ivey and Kelsey Warman are both hitting .500 with 26 plate appearances. And Kenzie Meyer has been lights out on the mound with a 6-2 record, 47 strikeouts and a 1.40 ERA in 50 innings.
Edgewood looks like it will have a say in how the conference race clears up. The Cougars have enjoyed a 6-1 start, but because of weather they haven't played any conference opponents yet.
Ally Williams is hitting .480 with 8 RBI to lead Edgewood. Chelsey Braunwart's hitting .440 with a team-high 10 RBI. Sam Davis has been dealing on the hill with a 5-1 record, 46 strikeouts and a 2.06 ERA.
Harrison's still very much in the mix at 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the league. Sami Wilkins has hit .458 for the Wildcats, followed closely by Sydney Turner at .391 and Katie Milesky with a .381 mark.
Talawanda's off to a 2-5 start and 2-1 in the conference and Little Miami's 2-4 with a 1-1 league mark. Talawanda's Lauren Baker, who's hitting .619, and Taylor Bowie, at .600 lead the conference in hitting.
Mount Healthy and Northwest have both started 1-4 and 0-2 in the SWOC.
Ross has started the season on a red hot pace, winning seven of its first 10. Ross' Trey King and Tyler Flick have led the way at the plate. King is hitting .526 with 7 RBI and 5 stolen bases. Flick's average is .429 with 6 RBI. Brennan Morton's 10 RBI are the most in the conference. Austin McKee has knocked in 9 runs. Pitcher Thomas House is 2-1 with 12.2 innings under his belt and 21 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA.
Harrison's been efficient off the bat with a 4-1 mark led by Cooper McElroy at the plate with a .421 average. Josh Huff's hitting .421. Huff is 2-0 on the mound with 13 strikeouts in 12 innings and a 0.58 ERA. Harrison P Evan Miller, in 11.1 innings, has 15 strikeouts and a 1.24 ERA.
Little Miami's Dylan Carpenter leads the conference with 11 hits and is hitting .500 with 7 RBI. Carpenter also has three 3B, five 2B and a home run.
Edgewood's Drew Reckart .571 in 14 at-bats. Edgewood's Paul Donisi has a 1.27 ERA in 11 innings.
Ethan Wesley and Brandon Shelton have paced Northwest. Wesley has thrown 10.2 innings with nine strikeouts and a 2.63 ERA; Shelton has 12 strikeouts in nine innings and a 3.11 ERA.
Competition begins today, March 26, in the spring sports season. Good luck to all our SWOC teams and athletes as they work to end the year on a high note.
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Ross High School didn't just qualify to the state wrestling tournament, the Rams went out and won some big matches.
In the Division II competition, Jake Gentry placed seventh in the state at 113 pounds, Tyler Young placed seventh at 160 and Karson Chasteen took eighth place at 220.
Congratulations to the Rams on a great season both as a team and individual success.
Ross qualified six wrestlers to the Division II state tournament, the most for the Rams since 2013. The top four wrestlers in each weight class earn a spot at state. Advancing for Ross will be Jake Gentry, Brayden Ploehs, Tyler Young, Chase Sayers, Karson Chasteen and Jeremy Rosenblum.
Talawanda's Gavin Pearson also qualified to state from districts.
The state tournament begins Thursday and concludes Saturday night at the Schottenstein Center on Ohio State's campus.