Sandy Valley takes IVC titlesSandy Valley took the boy's and girl's titles in the Inter-Valley Conference meet that was held at Newcomerstown's Lee Stadium on Friday. For the boy's division, the Cardinals scored 172 points to edge Ridgewood, who ended with 167. Newcomerstown finished third with 87 points, followed by Hiland (81), Garaway (64), Strasburg (41), Central Catholic (31) and Malvern (27).Ridgewood junior Austin Bates, who was named Co-IVC Boys Athlete of the Meet along with John Frazier of Sandy Valley, won the 110 hurdles (15.5), 300 hurdles (40.0) and ran on the anchor leg of the winning 4x400 relay team (3:32.46). He was on the 4x100 relay (44.00) that came in second, consisting also of James Wiggins, Jake Conrad, and Colt Landis.Bates helped the 4x400 relay team (Landis, Nate Anderson, Dustin Sharier) to victory by passing Sandy Valley's runner just before the finish line.The 4x800 relay team of Jake Conrad, Robert Alberts, Brad Olinger and Ryan Cunningham took second in 8:56.8. Conrad was second in the 100 (11.0) and in the 200 (22.78). Landis was third in the 200 (23.31).Also for Ridgewood, Landis won the 400 (51.5), followed in second place by teammate Anderson (51.8). Sophomore Luke Feldner won the 3200 (10:28) and was fourth in the 1600 (4:53.4). Zach Queen earned second in the shot put (49' 8 ?") and fourth in the discus (127-8). Josh Saylor was fourth in the 3200 (13:31). In the high jump, Garth Lahna was second (5-10) and Hobie Hardesty was third (5-6).The General 4x200 relay team came in fourth (1:40.9) but could have finished higher and possibly allowed the team to win the meet but for a dropped baton. That group consisted of Sharier, Anderson, Wiggins, and Conrad.For the Trojans, Newcomerstown's Chase Addy capped his stellar career in the league with first place in the pole vault (14-6).Mitch Osso was third in the 100 (11.2) behind Sandy Valley's Frazier (10.9 - new meet record) and Ridgewood's Conrad. Osso also got second in the 4x200 relay (1:35.8) and third in the 4x100 relay (46.2).Also on the 4x200 team were Clint Foraker, Chris Stockum, and Caleb Rankin while the 4x100 group had Addy, Stockum, and Rankin.Matt Ayres pulled down second in the discus (131-3) while Rankin was fourth in the high jump (5-6). Davy Swails captured fourth in the pole vault (11-6). In the girl's division, the Lady Cardinals racked up 156 points to outdistance the Lady Generals, who had 134 points. Garaway was third (99.5), followed by Newcomerstown (79), Central Catholic (65), Strasburg (64), Hiland (33) and Malvern (26).Ridgewood's Courtney Babcock, who was named Girls Athlete of the Meet, won the 800 (2:30.93) and high jump (4-10) and ran on the winning 4x400 relay team (4:19.68). She also was on the 4x800 team (10:32.5) that came in second. The General 4x400 team also consisted of Savannah Warne, Kayla Tedrick, who replaced Steffinee Powers due to illness, and Taylor Davis. Ironically, Davis sprinted on her anchor leg to catch Sandy Valley's runner for the exciting win in a déjà vu of the General's boys win in the same event. Davis also cruised to victory in the 400 (1:02.5) and was second in the 200 (27.78). Warne was third in the 200 (28.03) and fourth in the high jump (4-8). Kelsey Hayes was second in the 300 hurdles (49.76) while Warne was third in the 200 (28.03). Jasmine Valdez got fourth in the 100 (13.65), as was Paige Erb in the 3200 (13:31.62). Liz Share garnered fourth in the discus (89-6). The Ridgewood 4x800 team also included Tedrick, Powers and Paige Erb. The 4x200 unit of Haley Wiggins, Warne, Kelsey Hayes and Davis was second (1:52.3) while the 4x100 group of Lorren Foster, Jasmine Valdez, Wiggins and Cali LaVigne was also second (52.9).For Newcomerstown, Lexy Long ruled the sprints with a double win the 100 and 200. She was fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.3) and part of the fourth place 4x100 relay team (54.4). That unit also consisted of Morgan McAfee, Ashley Shugars, and Rachael Tidrick. Kayla Hinds took first in the discus (107-5) and third in the shot put (29-11) for the Trojans. Teammate Erica Roberts took second in the pole vault (9-0). Lady Braves finish second in league championshipWOOSTER -- In its first ever Principals Athletic Conference league championship meet, the Indian Valley girl's team finished second while the boys came in fifth. The event was held Friday at Triway High School.In the girls division, CVCA won the team title with 179 points, followed by the Braves with 111. Triway was third (86), followed by Tuslaw (78), Fairless (70), Manchester (41) and Timken (4).Senior Kayla Caldwell won the pole vault with a meet record of 12-4. She was second in the 100 (12.3) and 300 hurdles (45.8), setting school record in both events. In the boys' division, Triway won the meet with 120 points. CVCA was second at 103.5, followed by Manchester (92), Timken (85), Indian Valley (77), Tuslaw (72), Fairless (53) and Tusky Valley (51.5).First place finishes for the Braves include Thane Rizor in the pole vault (13-0), Andrew Tignor in the discus (143-4), and Sean Jones in the 1600 (4:30.2).