Lady P’s winning streak gets to 10; Amicone has monster night

Lady P’s winning streak gets to 10; Amicone has monster night
Dave Mast

Hiland first singles player Garret Shoup has led Hiland to a rare accomplishment. The Hawks recently won the Northeast Tennis conference crown.


The Garaway Pirates have found success to their liking, reeling off 10 straight wins. In the process starting pitcher Isabelle Tetreault has marched her way to within two wins of tying the school record for wins in a season.

Meanwhile, Gabe Amicone had a night to remember when Garaway dismantled Claymont. The sophomore produced a seven-RBI night.

Lady Pirates score big late to secure win

Garaway softball got a 13-2 victory over Claymont in a game that was anything but an easy win. With the Lady Pirates down 2-0 going into the top of the sixth inning, the bats came alive to produce seven runs in the sixth and added six more in the seventh to blow things open.

Garaway ended the game with 17 hits. Lily Specht produced four singles, two runs and an RBI; Jordyn Keim smacked two singles and a home run, her sixth, to go with three RBI and a pair of runs; Meghan Petitte smoked her seventh home run of the season and added two singles and four RBI; Amia Proper recorded two hits and two runs; Grace Yoder notched two hits; and Faith Windle added two runs and two RBI on a hit.

Isabelle Tetreault started in the circle and pitched a complete game, allowing two runs, scattering eight hits and ending with six strikeouts. The win was the Lady Pirates’ 10th straight and improved their season mark to 13-5 on the season and 7-2 in the IVC South.

Lady Pirates enjoy a big win over Strasburg

Garaway’s softball team earned a big win for the program with a 12-0 shut-out over Strasburg on the hill in Sugarcreek on April 30.

“The girls showed up locked in and ready to go,” head coach Rick Johnson said.

Garaway got things going in the bottom of the first inning as Keim blasted a three-run home run to put the Lady Pirates up 3-0. The Lady P’s opened the game up in the third inning on Petitte’s grand slam that landed out on the shooting range of the sportsman club.

Tetreault got the start in the circle and pitched a one-hitter in a complete five-inning game. She also struck out four. The win is Tetreault’s 12th of the season, putting her just two behind the school record.

“The defense played outstanding today by committing zero errors including a diving catch by left fielder Amia Proper,” Johnson said of the support behind Tetreault.

Petitte enjoyed another huge day, providing a single, double and home run that produced four runs while she scored three times. Shelby Gerber smacked two doubles, driving home a pair while scoring once. Keim singled, homered and drove in five while scoring three runs, and Jodi Mast added two hits and two runs.

Garaway also defeated East Canton 13-2. In that game Garaway banged out 15 hits including a home run and five RBI by Keim. Grace Yoder added three hits and scored three runs; Gerber collected a single, two doubles and drove in three; and Petitte rapped out three singles.

Tetreault started in the circle and pitched two innings. She recorded four strikeouts and did not allow a hit or a run.

Knights clipped
by Arrows

West Holmes’ tennis team knew it was going to hit a gigantic wall as it squared off with Ohio Cardinal Conference powers Ashland, Wooster and Lexington at the end of the regular season.

The Knights suffered their third loss of the season against 13 wins in a 3-2 loss to Ashland on May 2.

Knights first singles player Hunter Ellis got things started on a good note, topping Cooper Glazier 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. Ashland’s Ben Sinchok defeated James Barr at second singles 6-3, 6-2, and Brody Schaad got the Knights up 2-1 by handling Reid Wash 6-0, 6-1.

However, the Arrows put the match away in doubles play. Caden Blough and Seth Kamesh knocked off WHHS’ Trevor Miller and Jacob Miller 6-1, 6-1 at first doubles, and Joel Harlan and Drew Friesen slipped past West Holmes’ second doubles duo of Marcus Miller and Alex Pringle 6-2, 6-4.

West Holmes is 13-3 overall and 3-3 in OCC play.

Lady Knights fall
to Dover

The bleeding started early for the Lady Knights when they faced Dover on May 2 at Dover Park, and it was a Crimson Tornado avalanche of runs in a 19-2 WHHS defeat. Kenzie Woods recorded two hits and scored twice, Addison Yoder and Ally Ogi singled, Addison Yoder doubled, and Avery Yoder produced an RBI single for West Holmes.

Pirates hammer
Mustangs 22-3 on
Amicone’s huge night

The Garaway baseball team didn’t have quite the drama as did the Lady Pirates. Garaway scored early and often in routing the Mustangs 22-3 in five innings. Brady Roden went the distance to pick up the win, striking out 10 on the night while helping himself with a double, single and two RBI. Gabe Amicone had a big night at the plate, driving in seven runs with a double and a grand slam. Cameron Coblentz had three hits on the night with two singles and a double, driving in three. Alexander Roden doubled and singled to drive in a pair, Preston Miller had three hits and three RBI, and the Pirates improved to 11-4 overall and 4-4 in IVC South action.

Two days earlier the Pirates clipped Strasburg 3-0. Andon Keller picked up the win, going 4 1/3 innings, and Preston Miller picked up his third save of the year by finishing up the final 2 2/3 innings.

Garaway also defeated John Glenn 9-4. Alexander Roden picked up the win, going 4 1/3 innings, and Payton Keller threw the final 2 2/3 innings in relief. Zach Misko led the Pirate offense with three singles. Preston Miller had two singles, and Jamin Beachy had two singles and two RBI. Alexander Roden doubled in two runs, and Cameron Coblentz had a huge bases-clearing double in the top of the seventh.

Golden Bears topple Knights in a pitcher’s dual

Waynedale and West Holmes played in a game at The College of Wooster on Saturday, April 30, and it would be the Golden Bears earning a tight 2-1 victory. Noah Clark was the tough-luck loser for WHHS, going six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five. Micah Martin banged out a pair of hits for WHHS. The loss dropped West Holmes one game under .500 at 9-10.

Ean Miller provided what turned out to be the game-winning hit in the second inning with an RBI single. Trey Barkman got the win for Waynedale, surrendering just one run on four hits over six innings, striking out four. Braden Hershberger threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen to earn the save for the Golden Bears.

Hawks fall to Braves in key IVC South contest

Hiland traveled to Gnadenhutten to face Indian Valley in a key IVC South contest on Monday, May 2 in a battle atop the standings. Host Indian Valley scored seven runs in the second and made it stand up, despite a spirited Hiland comeback attempt with the Hawks falling 7-5.

The Braves jumped all over Hiland starter Will Schlabach in the second inning, scoring seven earned runs to take a huge lead that was aided greatly by Schlabach ushering six walks. However, the Hawks never quit and came marching back, scoring three in the third, one in the fourth and another in the seventh.

Grant Miller, Nolan Yoder and Cody Yoder each banged out two hits for the Hawks, Yoder driving home a pair on a double. Adding single hits to the hit parade for Hiland were Brayden Kaufman, Brady Yoder and Tony Yoder.

Hiland had more success in downing Tuscarawas Central Catholic 13-2 on April 29. The Hawks exploded for three in the first and four in the third to distance themselves from the Saints, and pitchers Alec Weaver and Dakota Miller made the lead stand. Weaver collected the win, twirling three innings of two-hit, one earned run ball, striking out six while walking one. Miller fired the final two innings, allowing a run on one hit while striking out three.

At the dish Schlabach doubled, singled, scored twice and drove in a pair while Brayden Kaufman added two RBI on a double. Tony Yoder and Nolan Yoder each scored twice for the winners.

On Monday night the West Holmes Knights boys middle school team hosted a quad meet with Orrville, Ashland and Mt. Vernon. The boys fought hard and took fourth place, scoring a total of 21 team points.

Scoring individually for the Knights were Nate Elliott, who placed in the 400 meters; Jordan Gerber, who finished second in the 200-meter hurdles; James Alston, who placed third in the 200-meter hurdles; Billy Patten, who wound up fourth in the high jump; Zac Hustack, who heaved his way to third in the shot put; and Luke Snyder, who finished fourth in the discus.

In relay events the 4-by-200 team of Alston, Maltarich, Hustack and Bower placed second while the 4-by-400 team of Elliott, Alston, Gerber and Hawkins finished third.

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