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Blue Streaks Win Tri-Match With Swanton, ‘Pelier




Elijah Miller, shown earlier this season, tied for match medalist honors against Swanton and Montpelier last week.– photo by Mario Gomez

Elijah Miller, shown earlier this season, tied for match medalist honors against Swanton and Montpelier last week.– photo by Mario Gomez

Archbold defeated Swanton by one stroke in a golf tri-match with Montpelier at Bryan, Thursday, Sept. 11.

The Streaks finished with a team score of 172. Swanton had 173, and Montpelier had 193.

Elijah Miller was low man for Archbold and tied for match medalist honors with Swanton’s Mark Lair with a 40.

Brandon Miller recorded a 42; Ian Radabaugh, 43; DJ Schroeder, 47; Jackson Kelley, 47; Meridith Short, 51.

Archbold finished second in a tri-match with Wauseon and Holgate, Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Defiance.

The Indians won with a team score of 153. AHS had 162 and the Tigers, 171.

Radabaugh was low man for the Streaks, shooting a 35.

B. Miller shot a 39; Kelley, 43; Schroeder, 45; E. Miller, 47; and Short, 49.

Wauseon’s Trevor Dominique was match medalist with a 34.

The Northwest Ohio Athletic League Meet is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, at Auglaize Golf Club, Defiance, beginning at 9 a.m.

“The new points system for the league this year has made it much more exciting,” said Mike Rosebrook, AHS golf coach.

“Now every match carries a little more weight.

“So far, they have all come down to within two or three strokes.

“I was hoping for a top five finish in the league with our group of young guys, and they have put themselves in position to do that and more.

“We have been talking a lot about strategy lately as far as individual strengths and weaknesses in order to navigate different golf holes. It seems to be working.

“The cold weather is now a real issue. Every time it rains the course conditions change.

“Now we are attacking flags with wedges and irons and making a few birdies.

“Our focus lately has moved from the range to the practice green. As expected, we’re making less doubles and saving par more often.

“Still, I see improvements every week.

“I believe our best rounds may lie ahead, as we shot 162 at the league championship course (Auglaize) just last week.

“It’s a lot of fun for me personally to work with such talented athletes. They are all highly motivated right now and it shows. That’s fun for us coaches, too.

“It wouldn’t surprise anyone if we finish the season strong with some of the numbers we have put up here in September.”


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