Edison, Smith Earn First Win
Wildcats hold off fierce Steubenville comeback
RICHMOND — The Edison volleyball team opened its season Wednesday with a hard-fought victory over Steubenville, 25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 12-25 and 15-13.
Along with beginning the season 1-0, the Wildcats gave Todd Smith his first victory as head coach.
“It looked like we forgot how to play in the third and fourth sets, but I’m not complaining,” Smith said. “We were able to bounce back.”
Smith also is the boys and girls head track coach and assistant athletic director.
Gracie Phillips finished with four points, two kills and 36 sets for Edison. Grayce Andreozzi had eight points, while Savanna Ankrom recorded four. Corinne Freeman collected five kills. Jadden Vincenzo dug out five balls, and Karissa Speedy added 30 sets.
For Big Red (0-2), it’s still looking for Kristin Taylor’s first victory as head coach. It fell to East Liverpool in its opener on Monday.
Anna Taylor had 20 kills, eight points, four digs and three blocks on Wednesday. Emily Allen contributed 17 points and 27 assists. Makayla Abram had six blocks and five kills, while Sammi Cucarese added 17 digs and five points.
Edison hosts Harrison Central tonight. Big Red returns to action Tuesday at Indian Creek.
Central’s Maxwell Wins Medalist Honors
WHEELING — Three teams were all within one shot of winning the match but St. Marys (333) edged both John Marshall (334) and Wheeling Central (334) in the end at Oglebay’s Par 71 Crispin Course.
The Maroon Knights had the match medalist on their side in J.C. Maxwell who fired a 75.
Mason Orndorff paced the Monarchs with an 80, followed by Cody Sprowls’ card of 81, Matthew Douglas’ mark of 85 and Adam Miller and Colton Sprowls, who each scored an 88.
Ryan Constanzo, Jimmy Brogan and Justin Deer delivered scores of 84, 87 and 88, respectively, for Central.
Grant Barnhart led St. Marys to victory with a 77.
Brooke’s Bilby Earns Medalist
(at Highland Springs Golf Course)
WELLSBURG — Ryan Bilby turned in another stellar outing as he shot a 1-under 34 to capture medalist honors at Highland Springs Golf Course.
Harrison Central won the team title with a 162 count — led by Sam Santille’s 37, Cruz Capers’ 40, Jacob Hutson’s 41 and Jory Marvin’s 44.
Steubenville Central was led by Luca Connor who carded a 42.
Magnolia 172, St. Clairsville 182, Union Local 214, Bridgeport 233
(at Fairview Riverside)
SARDIS — State runner-up Trey Blain was crowned match medalist — leading Magnolia to victory with a card of 37.
Teammates Alex Parker, Alex Milliken and Faith Yoho also contributed strong scores of 40, 44 and 51, respectively.
Brooke Chamberlin paced St. Clairsville with a 43 and Sal Crist garnered a 44.
The Jets were led by Aiden Shutert’s 41 and Brandon Porter’s 53, while Cooper Buresky paced Bridgeport with a 53, followed by Adam Summer’s 55.
Union Local d. River 25-8, 25-18, 25-17
MORRISTOWN — Union Local swept River in varsity action despite the Pilots receiving four points, six digs and six kills from Katie Straub.
Allison Bennett added 10 digs and seven assists for River.