Hawks under 150 again in blistering Fire Ridge

Hawks under 150 again in blistering Fire Ridge
Justin Smith

Hiland’s Carter Mishler did his part in helping Hiland fire a 148 at Fire Ridge Golf Course. Mishler’s 37 was one of four scores under 40 for the Hawks in a win over Malvern.


In golf Hiland’s Garret Shoup led a host of Hiland Hawks into the 30s as Hiland hammered Malvern 148-185 at their home course at Fire Ridge Golf Course. Shoup fired a two-under-par 34 while teammates Carter Mishler, Brookston Hummel and Nathan Kline added scores of 37, 38 and 39, respectively. Kenny Weaver and Lucas Yoder added scores of 40 and 41.

West Holmes beat backyard rival Waynedale, notching a 160-168 win over the Golden Bears, whom the Knights beat in a tiebreaker earlier this season in a tournament at The Pines Golf Course. This time around at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg, Hunter Ellis fired a one-over-par 37 while Trey Baker added a 40, Brody Allen carded a 41 and Grady Toye added a 42. With the win the Knights improved to 4-2 in the year.

In tennis action Madison Baker earned the only win in West Holmes’ 4-1 loss to New Philadelphia. Baker fended off Alexis Mamula in first singles 6-3, 4-6, 10-4. From there out it was all Quakers. Meagan Prouty defeated Arora Chaney 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) at second singles, and in third singles play, Amber Albritton took down Sydney Rolince 6-1, 6-2.

In first double play, Sophie Troyer and Sarah Jaberg knocked off Laci Snyder and Cuylee Troyer 6-1, 6-0, and at second doubles, Shannon Russell and Ella Wherley defeated Addison Christine and Brylie Rickley 6-3, 6-4.

In a 4-1 loss to Ontario, Baker was again the lone victor, earning a 7-5, 6-2 win over Paige Divilbiss. Chaney fell 6-3, 6-4 in second singles while at third singles Rickley fell 6-2, 6-0. In first doubles play, Snyder and Christine dropped a 6-0, 6-0 match, and the team of Tennant and Troyer fell 6-1, 6-1 in second doubles.

On the gridiron, after posting a 49-12 victory over Philo in week two of the high school football season, the Knights have won twice in impressive fashion, the first being a 26-16 win over Bishop Watterson in a game that was rescheduled at the 11th hour as a replacement for what was supposed to be a game versus rival Triway.

West Holmes traveled to Philo in week two and dismantled the Electrics, leading 42-0 through three quarters before sending in the reserves.

In the early-season success, several Knights have put together some impressive numbers in two wins.

Quarterback Noah Clark has connected on 32-47 passes for 575 yards, throwing six touchdowns to just one interception.

Sam Williams-Dixon has been one of the main targets for Clark, hauling in 13 receptions for 238 yards and three scores, while Kyle Maltarich has grabbed eight receptions for 166 yards, more than 20 yards per catch. Nearly matching him is Garrett Eastep, who has six receptions for 127 yards and two scores.

Tucker Kaufman has reeled in six receptions for 71 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Nate Fair’s lone catch was a beauty, going for 26 yards.

In the rushing department, Williams-Dixon has toted the rock 23 times for 89 yards and a touchdown while Bret Shearer has nine carries for 40 yards and a score.

Punter Nick Ginsburg has averaged 45.3 yards per kick, with the Knights downing two of his three punts inside the 20-yard line. Ginsburg’s big leg also has resulted in four kick-off touchbacks. He has gone 9-of-10 on extra points and has banged through a pair of 25-yard field goals.

In the kick-return game, Kaufman has five kick-off returns for 174 yards and a touchdown while Sawyer Pritt has added two for 72 yards.

Defensively, Elisha Baldridge has racked up 38 total tackles while Blake McCombs has added 22. Williams-Dixon has the Knights’ lone interception, and Mason Wolfe has garnered the team’s only sack.

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