The Watkins Memorial boys tennis team won both doubles matches on Tuesday to secure a 4-1 victory over Licking County League enemy Granville.
Kevin Walter and Zach Clouse, 6-4, 6-2, and Elijah Hargrow and Michael Hare, 6-4, 7-5, won doubles matches for the Warriors (5-0). Josh Hare, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1 and Liam Grennan, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2 won singles matches.
Heath nips Heights
Heath scored two races at the top of the seventh inning to secure an 8-6 victory over Licking Heights in LCL play.
Conner Toomey, Kaden Green and Hayden Woodward each had three hits, with Toomey and Woodward each recording a double, and the trio came together in four scores and four RBIs. Riley Baum added two hits and two runs scored for the Bulldogs (2-2-1, 2-1), and Tannar Patterson knocked out three and allowed a deserved run in three innings of relief.
Carson Johnson got a total of two hits, including a double, and four RBI for the Hornets (1-4, 1-1), and Kaleb Ribbing added two hits and two scoring runs and Ethan Francis a solo homerun. Canaan Eurez allowed two earned runs in six innings.
Watkins blanker Lakewood
Cullen McFarland struck out with seven in a four-hit shutout, putting the Watkins Memorial to an 8-0 win over Lakewood in LCL play.
Sam Johnson hit a grand slam for the Warriors (5-2, 1-0) to open it. Liston Shroyer added two hits and two RBIs and Nate Younker and Ethan Ryan two hits and two runs scored each.
William Marrero had two hits for the Lancers (0-6, 0-3), and Luke Sniadach and Cayden McDonald had one each.
NC wins on the road
Sam Muetzel had a triple and double and scored twice in a 10-run first inning as the Newark Catholic ended a suspended match, beating host Zanesville (2-3, 0-2) 13-1 in LCL play.
Grant Moore added a triple and two RBI, Chance Brooks two hits and two RBI and Shae Mummey a double for Green Wave (5-2, 3-0). Nate Ferrell, Brooks and Second Zupancic-Fairburn combined on a three-hitter.
Connor Staugh knocked out seven in five one-hit innings for Utica in an 18-0 win over visitors Whitehall.
Tyler Collura hit a home run with a total of two hits, two goals scored and five RBIs for Utica (5-2). Chase Bennett added four goals, Roman Gamble two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs, Hayden Piper three hits and three runs scored and Isaiah Thomas two hits and one run scored.
Liberty beats Shekinah
Parker Griffin homerated and doubled, scoring three races and running in four, giving Liberty Christian a 13-7 victory over visiting Shekinah Christian in the Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League.
Caleb Windle and Joel Mollohan added two hits and two RBIs each, Mason Kamppi scored three runs and Devon Fye one hit and two RBIs for the Eagles (1-3, 1-1). Luke Mollohan struck out five and allowed no hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Luke Wilson had two hits, including a double, a scoring run and four RBIs for Granville Christian in an 18-3 victory over visiting Harvest Prep.
Riley McInturff added two hits, one run scored and two RBI, Jayce Heisler one hit, one run scored and two RBI and Joe Benvie one hit, one run scored and two RBI for Lions (2-2). Jake Keizer struck out four in two hitless innings, and Zay Conrad and Brendon Austin struck out three in relief.
Watkins beats NC
Kiera Mayer was one of four Watkins Memorial players to hit a home run and get the Warriors to a 9-1 victory over Newark Catholic in LCL games.
Taylor Gerhardt, Hannah Hunt and Jordyn Wycuff also homerated for the Warriors (7-0, 2-0), and Alyssa Haynes and Christina Kilkenny added two hits and one RBI each. Carsyn Cassady struck out seven in three one-hit innings, and Kendall Tellings struck out three in four innings.
Maggie Boren hit and scored on Avery Nagels single for Green Wave (2-4, 0-3).
Northridge wins at home
Kenzie Hannahs reached base four times from the lead and recorded two hits and two RBIs for Northridge in an 8-6 victory over visitors Zanesville (1-2, 0-2) in LCL play.
Mady Hannahs and Bri Walters recorded three hits each, and Halleigh Carter added two hits, including a double, and two runs scored, and Addison Moore a hit, three walks and two RBIs for the Vikings (2-1, 2-1). Maddie Reese and Mady Hannahs teamed up to knock eight out and allow two earned runs.
Johnstown shuts Heights out
Macy Walters homerated, scored three runs and ran in three for Johnstown in an 11-0 win over visitors Licking Heights in LCL games.
Laney Zak added two hits and two runs scored, Addie Triplett a hit, two runs scored and an RBI and Dakota Staffan a hit and two RBI to Johnnies (6-0, 2-0). Staffan also hit five in six three-hit innings.
Evie Hays doubled for the Hornets (2-3, 1-2), and Kaylyn Hopf and Aislinn Horrell beat each other.
Lakewood wins in London
Katie Barton’s home run highlighted an offensive explosion for Lakewood in a 15-3 win in London.
Dani Stewart and Olivia Alward had three hits each, combined for three doubles, three scores and five RBIs. Ashley Poling added one hit, one run scored and two RBIs and Meredith Parmer one hit, two runs scored and one RBI for the Lancers (5-3). Audrey Thomas hit two in four innings.
Valley falls on the road
Emma Gant recorded three of the Licking Valley’s five hits in a 5-0 loss to Gahanna.
Taylor Penick and Sylvie Devore each beat the Panthers (1-3). Rylee Pitt threw 2 1/3 innings of pointless relief.
Newark loses in Darby
Newark were unable to hold on to an early 5-0 lead and fell 17-7 at Hilliard Darby.
Alasandra Spears doubled twice and scored three runs for the Wildcats (2-6). Jaylen Jackson added two hits, one run scored and one RBI, Paige Simons one hit and one run scored and Cora Hann one hit and one RBI.
Wells, Bidwell sweeps closet
Granville’s Gavin Wells won the boys ‘shot put (43 feet-4) and discus (135-0) and Newark’s Sophie Bidwell girls’ shots (33-5.5) and discus (122-7) during a triangle with New Albany at the Evans Athletic Complex.
In the boys meeting, Granville’s Nathan Newsom in 200 (22.61) and Greyson Ingle pole vault (10-6) were also individual winners.
Winning individual events for the Newark boys were Ethan Stare 400 (52.26) Jacob Brechbill 800 (2: 15.34), Luca Stukey 3,200 (10: 50.79) and Isaiah Potter 300 hurdles (42.35).
In the girls’ competition, Newark’s Gwen Stare placed first in 400 (1: 01.04) and won 800 (2: 31.94), and Nadia Liesen won 3,200 (12: 32,80).
Granville’s Danielle Varrasso won 100 hurdles (15.96) and 300 hurdles (49.53). Also Kylee Lescas 200 (26.86), Zoee Lehman 400 (1: 01.04), Ella Laughbaum pole vault (11-9) and Nora Carrington long jump (15-3.25) won.
Heights sweeps over Hartley
Licking Heights won a win against visiting Bishop Hartley, 28-26, 25-19, 25-16, on Monday.
Owen Houck distributed assists to Blake Kibler and Dominik Limberopoulos. Logan Christ, Cleveland Brown and Caleb Reichert were the top servers for the Hornets (6-1).