Sandy Valley’s Connor Ritter ties for medalist at DII district tourney

Sandy Valley’s Connor Ritter ties for medalist at DII district tourney

Area high school roundup 

Carrollton boys golf team wins district title

Jaxon Rinkes shot 71 to share medalist honors and lead Carrollton to the team title in Monday’s Division II boys golf district tournament at EagleSticks. 

Rinkes and Sandy Valley’s Connor Ritter finished tied atop the leaderboard. Ritter earned one of the four individual state berths. 

The Warriors shot 312. They finished four strokes ahead of runner-up John Glenn. 

Tusky Valley’s Connor Gardner wins district title 

Only one individual state berth was available in the Division III boys golf district tournament at River Greens. 

Tusky Valley’s Connor Gardner grabbed it and a winner’s medal. 

Gardner shot 73 to earn medalist honors. He finished three strokes ahead of Hiland’s Carter Mishler. 

Hiland easily won the team title. The Hawks finished 42 shots ahead of runner-up Fort Frye. 

Marlington’s Charlie Mort survives playoff 

Marlington’s birdied the first playoff hole and advanced out of the Division I boys golf sectional tournament at Windmill Lakes. 

Mort shot 78 and emerged from the four-man playoff. Warren Harding’s Anthony Payiavias parred the first playoff hole and earned the other individual district berth. 

Marlington's Charlie Mort competes  in Boys Division I Sectional Golf Tournament at  Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance  Tuesday,  October, 06 2020.

Top seeds move on at Division I tennis sectional 

Top-seeded Tess Bucher of Hoover easily won her first two matches on the first day of the Division I girls tennis sectional tournament at Jackson Park. 

Bucher did not lose a game in advancing to Wednesday’s quarterfinals. She will face Dover’s Taylor Rose. 

Second-seeded Ava Valko will take on Hoover’s Bridget Fink quarterfinals. The other matchups will third-seeded Rachel Kibler of Louisville against Jackson’s Rachael Williams and fourth-seeded Lily Altman of Hoover against Green’s Evie Pryor. 

The top four doubles seeds also moved on to the quarterfinals. 

Top-seeded Madison Altman and Paige Reese of Jackson will face McKinley’s Elaina Shaheen and Lauren Rogers. No. 2 seed Isabelle Warburton and Angelina Kloinoglou of Hoover will meet Boardman’s Mia Hammerton and Kira Vasko. Third-seeded Claire Wood and Cecila Holban of Hoover will play Wadsworth’s Emily Guenther and Chloe Porter. Fourth-seeded Divya Shanmugan and Abby Williams of Jackson will take on Canfield’s Amelia Francisco and Whitney Miller. 

Hover's Tess Bucher returns a shot from Boardman's Ava Valko at Hall of Fame Fitness Center Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Boys golf 

Windmill Lakes Division I Sectional 

Windmill Lakes Golf  

Team scores 

(Top four teams advance to district tournament) 

1, Hudson 307; 2, Walsh Jesuit 307; 3, Aurora 316; 4, Stow 316; 5, Chagrin Falls 318; 6, Marlington 327; 7, Nordonia 328; 8, Tallmadge 337; 9, Solon 347; 10, Kenston 351; 11, Twinsburg 368; 12, Howland 389; 13, Firestone 390; 14, Miles McKinley 396; 15, Cuyahoga Falls 399; 16, Warren Harding 402; 17, Streetsboro 416. 

Medalist 

Coop Palmer (Hudson) 70. 

Individual district qualifiers 

Sven Nielsen (Chagrin Falls) 76, Caleb Fairhurst (Tallmadge) 76, x-Charlie Mort (Marlington) 78, y-Anthony Payiavias (Warren Harding) 78. 

x-Birdie on first playoff hole. 

y-Par on first playoff hole. 

Area scores 

Alliance: Hood 78, Young 90, Bell 103. Marlington: Mort 78, Dillon 81, Battershell 82, Howard 86. 

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