The spring sports season is winding down at Troy High School, as only track remains active this spring with the regionals this week in Dayton.
Both tennis and softball saw their seasons come to an end last week in tournament play.
The Troy tennis team had three tennis players still alive in district tournament play, as singles player Shane Essick and the doubles team of Andrew Magoteaux and Nick Prus attempted to qualify to the state meet by advancing through the district tournament.
Magoteaux and Prus lost their first match of the districts, falling to Jared Puckett and Ishan Rola of Springboro 6-4, 6-3 to get eliminated from the post-season.
Essick won his opening match with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Brandon Valley of Centerville in the opening match. The Troy sophomore then came back to battle fellow-sophomore Vishnu Srinath of Mason and Essick lost 6-2, 6-3 to see his season come to an end.
Troy Softball- The Trojans fell short in the sectional finals last week, as they watched Northmont build a huge lead early and hang on for a 12-7 victory over Troy, eliminating them from the tournament.
Northmont scored six times in their first at-bat to take a quick 6-0 lead after one inning. They came back with four more in the second, and before Troy knew it, they would have a big deficit to dig out of, trailing 10-0 after two.
Troy chipped away with a run in the third on a homerun from Camryn Moeller, but the Bolts added two more runs in the fourth to lead 12-1 and the game was in jeopardy to being a run-rule.
The Trojans didn’t go away. They scored three times in the fifth on a homerun from Hallie Snyder, and later runs were scored by Moeller and Josie Rohlfs. Three more runs scored in the seventh, but Troy was too far down to catch the Bolts in their final at-bat.
Doubles from Moeller and Savannah Nelson in the seventh kept Troy in the game, but they fell short.
Summer Features Ahead- The past two summers, the Gazette has done a weekly feature on returning athletes at both Troy and Troy Christian. That will continue this summer beginning in early June, as we highlight some of the top Trojans and Eagles athletes who return next season.