SHADYSIDE -- Ridgewood claimed the boy's title at the 39th annual Shadyside Relays last Saturday. The Generals piled up 96 points, followed by Martins Ferry (62), Wheeling Central (52), Linsly (40), Hamilton Township (38), St. Clairsville (35), Claymont (30), Union Local (29), Garaway (28.5), Wellsville (23), Bellaire (20.5), St. John Central (20), Weir (18), Oak Glen (16), River (13), Alexander (10), Monroe Central (10), Harrison Central (8), Shadyside (6) and Caldwell with one point.
The Lady Generals also did well, as they came in third. St. Clairsville was the first place girls' team with 108 points, followed by Ridgewood with 51.5 and Buckeye Trail with 43.5 points. Harrison Central was fourth (39) followed by Bridgeport (38), Weir (37), St. John Central (30), Brooke (28), Union Local (26), River (24), Shadyside (20), Wheeling Central (19.5), Wellsville (19), Oak Glen (16), Hamilton Township (12), Garaway (11.5), Lake Center Christian (8), Martins Ferry (8), Bellaire (6), Linsly (6), Monroe Central (4) and Alexander (1).
It was Ridgewood's first time at the Shadyside Relays, which has a reputation as an outstanding relay event.
For the boys, it was the 800 relay team (Nate Anderson, James Wiggins, Colt Landis, and Jake Conrad) and 400 relay team (Austin Bates, Wiggins, Landis, Conrad) team claiming first place finishes.
Pulling down runner-up spots were Conrad (100, 200), Landis in the 400, and the 1600 relay team (Anderson, Bates, Landis and Richard Hawthorne).
Third place finishes went to the 3200 relay team (Jarod Conrad, Luke Feldner, Ryan Cunningham and Brad Olinger), Bates (300 hurdles), Olinger (1600), and Wiggins (long jump). Wiggins also got fourth in the 100. Picking up fifth place were Bates (110 hurdles), Anderson (400) and Garth Lahna (high jump).
For the girl's team, the shuttle hurdle relay got first (Lorren Foster, Jessica Casterline, Jordan Vaiea and Kelsey Hayes).
Courtney Babcock came in second in the 800 and high jump, and third place finishes went to Savannah Warne (high jump) and the 400 relay team (Foster, Haley Wiggins, Victoria Wiggins and Jasmine Valdez).
Scoring fourth place points were the 800 relay (Babcock, Warne, Haley Wiggins and Taylor Davis) and the 400 relay (Babcock, Warne, Davis and Maddy Jones), as well as Meghan Cunningham (pole vault). In sixth place were Katie Share (pole vault) and Casterline (long jump).
Indian Valley boy's team wins invitational
MAGNOLIA -- Indian Valley won the boy's title at the Lidderdale Cardinal Invitational last Saturday while the Lady Braves claimed second place.
The boy's team beat out Sandy Valley, 113-92, followed by Tusky Valley (79) finished third, followed by Canton South (64), Carrollton (64), Tuslaw (42), New Philadelphia (40), Fairless (31) and Claymont (1).
Sean Jones racked up four wins for the Braves, including the 1600 (4:41.9), 800 (2:07.2), high jump (6-0) and the anchor spot on the 1600 relay (3:34.3), which also consisted of Ryan Simmers, McKean, and Walker.
Also capturing firsts were Thane Rizor in the 110 hurdles (15.3); Simmers in the 400 (52.3); Dominic Bell in the pole vault (13-0); and the 800 relay team of Simmers Walker, Johnson, and McKean (1:36.8).
Kyle Johnson was third in the 100 (11.9), as was Brandon Kissinger in the high jump (5-8).
New Philadelphia won the girl's crown with 108 points, followed by Indian Valley (97), Tusky Valley (78 points), Sandy Valley (62), Canton South (57), Tuslaw (49), Carrollton (43), Fairless (27) and Claymont (6).
Taryn Deetz's three firsts for Indian Valley included the 100 (13.2), 800 (2:31.8), and 800 relay, while Courtney Emler was victorious in the 200 (28.5), 400 (1:05.2), and 800 relay.
The 800 relay team (1:54.6) also consisted of Chanda Page and Sam Ohler. Page was second in the 100 hurdles (16.8) and third in the 300 hurdles (52.6) while Ohler was second in the 300 hurdles (16.8). The 1600 relay team was second in 4:29.