Alter sweeps top 3 places at Mason

Alter swept the top three places to win the Division II girls portion of the Mason High School cross country invitational this past weekend.

Pacing the Knights was winner Abby Nichols (19:14.66). Second was Kristen Petrosky (19:50.01) and third Maria Grilliot (20:07.65).

Beavercreek’s girls were second in the D-I race. Aurora Turner was the best of the Beavers, placing seventh (19:12.02). The Beavercreek boys were fourth and were paced by Ben Ewert’s fourth (16:23.28).

Can’t stop that: Piqua running back Trent Yeomans is on an incredible run. Dating back to last season, the senior has had eight straight games of surpassing 200 yards rushing.

That includes 293 yards — on 22 carries — and three touchdowns in a 41-23 defeat of Urbana last week. He opened with 206 yards in 42-21 defeat of Toledo St. John’s. That gives him 499 yards and five TDs through two games this season.

His streak began with a career-high 305 yards against Springboro in Week 5 last season. He has gained 2,008 yards in those last eight games.

Piqua (2-0) is at Lima Senior (2-0) on Friday.

Goal oriented: First-year Trotwood-Madison head football coach Jeff Graham liked what he saw in a 28-21 defeat of Thurgood Marshall at Welcome Stadium on Saturday night. Both are Division III teams and should contend for playoff spots.

“We’re both going for the same goals,” Graham said. “That’s a great program. I love playing those guys because it gives us discipline. … I love this team. It’s starting to gel into a quality unit. We’ve got great guys doing a lot of great things.”

Trotwood (2-0) hosts Sycamore (2-0) on Friday. Thurgood (1-1) hosts Alter (2-0) at Welcome Stadium on Friday.

Verbal commit: Jocelyn Meyer of Alter has verbally committed to play volleyball at Harvard. The senior will be a four-year letter winner in both volleyball and basketball for the Knights.

A 6-foot power hitter and two-year team captain, Meyer was All-Ohio last season and an AAU Academic All-American. Among the other schools to offer her were Memphis, Miami (Fla.), Cornell and Alabama.

Making their points: Through two games, three area football teams are averaging 50-plus points. Greeneview (58.0) is best, followed by Wayne (54.5) and Alter (50.0). All are 2-0.

Wayne also is tied with Minster for having allowed the fewest points: none.

On deck: Thursday’s boys soccer game between visiting Monroe (5-0-1) and Bellbrook (5-0) probably won’t decide the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division title, but it should give the winner a championship edge. The rivals also will play at Monroe on Sept. 30.

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