Griffin Mann, a Jay County High School senior, watches his put on the 15th green during a match with Adams Central and South?Adams on Tuesday at Celina Lynx Golf Club. Mann shot 52 on a windy evening, leading the Patriots to a team score of 205 and first place. (The Commercial Review/Chris Schanz)
Griffin Mann, a Jay County High School senior, watches his put on the 15th green during a match with Adams Central and South?Adams on Tuesday at Celina Lynx Golf Club. Mann shot 52 on a windy evening, leading the Patriots to a team score of 205 and first place. (The Commercial Review/Chris Schanz)
CELINA, Ohio — On a night with winds that were unforgiving, the Patriots shot their highest score of the season.

They still returned home with a pair of wins.

Jay County High School’s boys golf team edged Adams Central and South Adams to pick up a pair of wins Tuesday in a three-team Allen County Athletic Conference match at Celina Lynx Golf Club.

The Patriots shot 205, matching Adams Central’s total, and won the tiebreaker by scoring better on the hole with the lowest handicap.

South Adams shot 206 for third place.

Griffin Mann, the only senior for Jay County (5-2, 2-0 ACAC), led the team with his round of 45, while Caleb DeRome was second with 52.

Kyle Sanders, Simon Pryor and Brock DeHoff each shot 54 to complete the team’s score.

The Patriots return to action at 4:30 p.m. Thursday as they host the Blackford Bruins at Portland Golf Club.



Tennis sweeps UC

Jay County knocked off the second of its three sectional rivals Tuesday, sweeping the Union City Indians 5-0.

Madison Dirksen and Rachel Muhlenkamp cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory in their No. 1 doubles match against Emily Evans and Andrea Sanders, while Lilly Hedges and Holly Hemmelgarn won at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-1, against Camryn Fischer and Maddallen Abel.

At No. 2 singles, Grace Brewster defeated Hannah Fischer 6-1, 6-0.

Grace Brewster won the first set of her No. 1 singles match against Carlee Rismiller 6-4, but lost the second 7-5. She returned the 7-5 favor in set three to get the victory.

Kierston Blunk, the Patriots’ No. 3 singles player, outlasted Christina Sowinski 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

In junior varsity action, Brenna Haines got an 8-0 singles victory.



No-hitter lifts Jay

Blake Bogenschutz threw a no-hitter, lifting the Jay County junior varsity baseball team to an 11-1, five-inning victory against the Bluffton Tigers on Tuesday.

Bogenschutz, a sophomore, allowed one unearned run with three walks and six strikeouts while throwing just 80 pitches.

Ryne Goldsworthy led the offense for Jay County (3-4), going 2-for-3 with a home run, a triple and four RBIs. Jackson Edwards tripled, singled and knocked in two runs, while Christian Runkle and Kenny Carducci each had hits.