The beat rolls on for the Troy girls’ bowling team….literally. The Trojans rolled their way to a pair of victories last week, remaining undefeated on the season with a 2374-1899 victory over Butler, then disposing of Sidney 2298-1861. Troy is now 11-0 on the season.
Jenna Stone led the way with a 225-223, followed by A’leigha Smith 164-258, Rachel Darrow 200-183, Jennica Funderburg 187-199 and Kirsten McMullen 187-146.
In their win against Sidney, Smith led the Trojans with 212-223, Stone rolled a 244-181, McMullen 192-219, Darrow 162-192 and Alyssa Shilt 134-170.
Troy has three more league contests this week.
*As for the Trojans boys team, they lost to Butler 2317-2189, then fell to Sidney 2571-2136.
Against Butler, Aaron Stone led with a 242-210, Landon Flory had 180-198, Hayden Jackson bowled 177-200, Jason Shiltz had a 167-150 and AJ Kendall rolled a 153.
Against Sidney, Shiltz led with 221-179, Jackson 224-165, Flory 160-169, Stone 182, Logan Jones 173, Kendall 165.
Troy Girls Basketball - The Trojans could not dethrone the Sidney Yellow Jackets atop the GWOC North, as they lost a 45-26 decision last week to drop to 5-9 on the season. With the win, Sidney improved to 15-0 overall.
Troy was led by Jordan Short with a team high six points in the loss. Sidney was led by Sylvia Hudson with 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Kaitlyn Davis added eight points and four assists.
Troy Hockey - Troy competed in the MLK/Centerville Showcase last weekend, and came out of the tournament with two wins.
They opened with a 5-4 loss to Northern Kentucky, as they scored midway through the third period to break a tie and held on for the win.
Troy then defeated Toledo Springfield 9-0, led by a hat trick for AJ Noll with two assists. Prestyn Hoeffler added two goals and three assists. Troy also lost Caleb Salazar with an injury in this game.
The Trojans were then knocked off 4-3 by Jackson, as all of the scoring came in the first two periods.
In the consolation round, Troy defeated Centerville 7-5, as Hoeffler scored three goals with two assists, Noll added two goals with three assists, Michael Hess and Nate Uhlenbrock each added one goal. In goal, Cory Neff saw 23 shots on goal.
Troy’s record after the tournament was 10-11-2. They hosted LaSalle after deadline, now heads to South Metro in Centerville on Saturday to battle Alter at 3 p.m. They return home on Sunday at 5:45 to host Elder.
*Note the game scheduled for Feb. 7 against Northern Kentucky has been cancelled. The league tournament is set for Feb. 12 and the district tournament begins Feb. 19 and the Trojans will likely play at Nationwide Arena at the auxiliary Ice Haus.
Troy Wrestling - Troy placed fourth overall in the Miamisburg Invitational on Saturday, with several wrestlers who placed.
“It went well for us,” said Troy coach Doug Curnes. “We were leading through three rounds, then Pickerington Central and Teays Valley had too much firepower.”
“Our guys were positive all day, and we had multiple guys place. Finishing in the top four was our goal.”
Christian Nation was the tournament champion at 220, and Curnes (3-0) was impressed with his day.
“He was only champion, and he dominated the field at his weight,” Curnes said. “He had a positive and aggressive day, he set the tone early.”
Finishing as runner-up were Davin Snyder at 182, going 3-1 on the day, along with Will Brumfield at 195, who finished 4-1.
Kobe Scott was third for Troy at 132 (4-1), while placing fourth were Brandon Lewis at 106 (3-2), Justin Mittelstadt at 138 (2-2) and Frankie Quintero at 145 (3-2).
Finishing fifth was freshman Shane Shoop at 152 (3-2), and placing seventh were both Shane Love at 126 (2-3) and Brennin Schrepf at 160 (2-3).
“We are getting closer to where we want to be,” Curned said. “We took 12 guys and placed 10. A couple of other guys need to get back to the lineup.”
Troy is now off until the state duels on Jan. 27 then heads to Groveport on January 30 for their next meet.