BOWLING GREEN — Findlay High freshman Nick Feighner posted the team’s best round of the day and led the Trojans to a third-place finish on Wednesday in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys golf tournament held at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green.
Toledo St. John’s won the TRAC championship for the seventh straight year, posting a 313 team total on Wednesday to beat second-place Toledo St. Francis (340) by 23 shots. Findlay was third at 343, followed by Toledo Central Catholic (364), Oregon Clay (366), Toledo Whitmer (384) and Fremont Ross (412).
Toledo St. John’s, by winning all four regular-season TRAC events as well as the league tournament, easily took the 2019 overall championship with 63 total points. By edging Findlay in Wednesday’s tournament, Toledo St. Francis earned enough points to tie the Trojans for second place in the final league standings, both ending up with 491/2 points.
Findlay, which won the first two TRAC titles in 2011 and 2012, was league runner-up for the fourth time in the nine-year history of the conference.
Feighner shot an 80 on the Stone Ridge layout and earned first-team all-TRAC honors for his round Wednesday and points accumulated throughout the season. Justin Hartman posted an 83, Harrison Hall an 85 and Zach Harris a 95 for Findlay’s 343 team total. Ethan Lammers (98) and Grant Lane (100) completed Findlay’s lineup.
Hall earned second-team all-TRAC honors. Hartman, Lammers and Zach Harris received honorable mention all-league recognition.
Findlay’s Justy VonLehmden and Henry Rill, two freshmen who attend Toledo St. John’s, were first-team all-TRAC as well. Both carded 83s in Wednesday’s tournament.
2019 TRAC TOURNAMENT
AT STONE RIDGE GOLF CLUB
TEAM STANDINGS — 1, Toledo St. John’s 317. 2, Toledo St. Francis 340. 3, Findlay 343. 4, Toledo Central Catholic 364. 5, Oregon Clay 366. 6, Toledo Whitmer 384. 7, Fremont Ross 412.
FINAL LEAGUE STANDINGS — 1, Toledo St. John’s 63 points. 2, (tie) Findlay and Toledo St. Francis 491/2. 4, Toledo Central Catholic 36. 5, Oregon Clay 251/2. 6, Toledo Whitmer 191/2. 7, Fremont Ross 9.
2019 ALL-TRAC SELECTIONS
TOLEDO ST. JOHN’S — Joey Hoppenjans, Justy VonLehmden, Joey Gemerchak, Henry Rill. FINDLAY — Nick Feighner. TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC — Owen Kitz.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Joey Hoppenjans, Toledo St. John’s.
TOLEDO ST. FRANCIS — Austin Komorowski, Alex Kasper, Max Durnell. TOLEDO ST. JOHN’S — Ben Paluch. FINDLAY — Harrison Hall. TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC — Charlie Cronin.
TOLEDO ST. FRANCIS — Nathan Harms. TOLEDO ST. JOHN’S — Carson Sager. FINDLAY — Justin Hartman, Ethan Lammers, Zach Harris. TOLEDO WHITMER — Hayden McClellan.
Girls soccer ties
TOLEDO — Findlay High’s Ellie Zawisza scored off an assist from Sophia Yu midway through the second half as the Trojans tied with Toledo Central Catholic 1-1 in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls soccer match Wednesday.
Findlay (4-4-2, 3-0-1 TRAC) remained unbeaten in league play. Zawisza, Haleigh Heckaman and Alivia Benjamin led the Trojans’ defense with six intercepts apiece, while Emma Heidlebaugh chipped in five.
Toledo Central Catholic scored in the first half when Madi Moody found Melanie Whipple for a goal.
Findlay had an 8-3 advantage in shots on goal. Celia Johnson had two saves for Findlay, while Evie Wesley stopped seven shots for the Irish (4-4-3, 1-1-2 TRAC).
Wapak edges tennis
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta won two singles matches and another in doubles by nearly identical scores in posting a 3-2 win over Findlay on Wednesday in nonleague girls tennis action.
Findlay’s wins came at No. 2 singles, where Sydney Swisher beat Wapakoneta’s Ellie Schroer 6-1, 6-2, and at No. 2 doubles, where Miyu Uchiyama and Katie Short outlasted Maya Stiles and Bailey Barrett 6-4, 7-5.
Wapakoneta (13-2) won matches by 6-2, 6-2 finals at No. 1 singles, where Madison Snider topped Megan Earhart, and from the Redskins’ No. 1 doubles team of Alyssa Good and Casey Minnig, who beat Kelsey and Ashley Coleman by that same score.
Wapakoneta also got a double-up victory at No. 3 singles where Mackenzie Schroeder beat Mollie Quaid 6-3, 6-3.
Findlay, 10-7 on the season, will next take part in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference tournament Friday and Saturday at Oregon Clay High School.
JUNIOR VARSITY MATCHES
Shenise (Fin) def. Moller, 6-1; Spahr/LaMaster (Fin) def. Metzger/Kohler, 8-1; Boysel/Cooper (Wap) def. Abell/Cap, 6-2; Dale (Fin) def. Metzger 6-2; Hamil/Patton (Wap) def. Likes/Winteringham, 6-1.