By Susan Jenior
The Waterloo Vikings finished their regular season 15-5 overall and 10-2 in the Mahoning Valley League, landing them in second place in the league following the McDonald Blue Devils (11-1).
Regular league play determines the league champion.
The league tournament is held to determine individual honors.
Waterloo finished runner-up in the league tournament, as well, at Salem Hills Golf Course in Salem. The Vikings’ Jackson Eichler earned First Team All-MVAC in the Scarlet Division, Trevor Simons and Clayton Smith earned Second Team and Clayton Smith was named Honorable Mention.
The Garfield G-Men finished third in the Grey Division tournament and finished 6-6 in the league. Landen Gedeon and Tyler Baczkowski earned Second-Team honors and Hunter Anderson received an Honorable Mention.
Madison Woconish earned First-Team honors for Garfield girls golf team, firing an 89 at the league tournament as the runner-up medalist.
Player of the Year honors and medalist at the conference tournament are outstanding accomplishments for any high-school golfer.
For the Southeast Pirates boys and girls teams, the accomplishments were two-fold following the Portage Trail Conference Tournament.
Both James Morgan, a sophomore, and Taylor Blazek, a junior, were at the top of the leaderboard for the conference tournament for the boys and girls, respectively, at Sable Creek Golf Course in Hartville.
Morgan tied the record, a 1-under-par 71, set by two Rootstown Rovers, Laszlo May (2016) and Nevada Lemon (2010). With that 71, Morgan also earned Player of the Year honors.
Blazek fired a 76, easily setting a new record for the tournament owned by Skylar Werhey of Southeast and Leah Starcher of Lake Center Christian. Blazek also earned Player of the Year honors.
The Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders’ girls golf team finished a perfect season this week, winning all twelve of their dual matches.
The final match against Canfield saw the girls from Roosevelt fire a 155, the team’s low score of the season at Old Avalon Golf Course in Warren.
Fans and relatives looking forward to watching their favorite high school golfer in the OHSAA post-season tournaments will need tickets to enter the sectional, district and state events.
Tickets are available online at www.ohsaa.org/tickets.
All tickets are online. There is a question/answer page on the website or fans may call 866-488-4849 for support.
(Be sure and check ahead if attending a golf match or tournament. Changes in the schedule are frequent.)