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ON THE GO – Buckeye Local’s Riley Glover competes during Monday’s MOVL meeting at Shadyside High School. The Panther Girls team finished in second place. – Seth Stasky

Shadyside – The weather was more conducive to indoor sports, but it didn’t slow down the Barnesville Shamrocks on Monday afternoon at Fleming Field.

Despite the rain, wind, and cold temperatures, the Shamrocks won team titles in the third annual Mid-Ohio Valley League championship. It marks a repeat for both Barnesville teams and gives the Shamrocks their sixth and seventh team titles of the school year.

The Barnesville boys finished with 189.5 points, more than double that of runner-up Caldwell. On the girls’ side, Shamrock earned 152 points, which was 56 points better than runner-up Bukay Lokal.


Shamrock wasted no time in setting the tone for the meet and went on to win 10 of 18 events.

Senior Cooper Bell continued his strong final prep campaign by winning three titles. He got things rolling for the Shamrocks by rising more than 5-10 to win the high jump. Then he moved to the track where he won the high hurdles in 15.47 and intermediates in 44.06.

Shamrock Distance Connor Starr was a busy — and successful — guy on Monday. He has won titles in the three distance events.

He won the 800 (2:16.38), 1600 (4:53.38), and 3200 (10:52.89) races individually.

Bode Carpenter became the 100-meter champion with a score of 11.45.

Along with Bell’s victory in the field, Gideon Hulbert claimed the pole vault at 11 feet.

The Shamrocks also won the 4×8 and 4×2. The 4×8 team, which ran 9:34.72, consisted of Logan Dodd, Shepherd Richey, Devin Crumbaker and Julian Becerra.

The 4×200, which ran 1:36.23 to win by more than four seconds, consisted of Carpenter, Connor Warrington, Aden Zumuk and Jack Phillips.

Buckeye Local has won a pair of events, both of which were by great runner Cai McKeever. After a strong showing at Saturday’s John Marshall Invitational, McKeever prevailed in the 200 with a 23.66 and had earlier finished the 400 in 51.45, which was four hundredths of a second better than Shadyside’s Kooper Chimley.

Shadyside also won a pair of events. The only Tigers winner was William Robinson, who took the shot with a mark of 39-0 1/4.

On the track, the quartet of Chimley, Dylan Booth, Mark Wagoner and Isaac Green posted a 3:37.62 to win the 4×4.

River won a pair of events. The 4×1 Flyers team of Kapil Eisali, Cle Mitchell, Brandon Miller and Brody Lollathin made the baton pass in a time of 46.67.

In the shuttles, the Pilots team of Cooper Cisar, Wyatt Harlan, Mitchell, and Maddox Mozena ran a 1:10.49 for the title.

Hunter Yates of Shenandoah won the title in the long jump with a mark of 19-1.

Caldwell’s Ethan Crook was the winning discus thrower with a mark of 132-2.


Shamrock leaned heavily on Aubrey Johnson in the distance races. It responded by winning three league titles.

She won the 800 race in 2:35.81 after finishing the 1600 in 5:57.62 and put the finishing touches on her day by winning the 3200 race in 12:50.95.

Barnesville started the meet by winning the 4×8 race. The team of Alie Hawthorne, Delana Jenkins, Madison Winters, and Grace Starr won in 12:53.95.

The Shamrocks team of Lydia Fuchs, Mia Yee, Marah Bethel and Ayla Yater ran 4:43.96 to win the 4×400.

Buckeye Local put in a strong showing. The Panthers claimed a piece of five events, most of which came in the sprints.

Junior Brynn McIver made a late run to win the 100m in 13.15, ahead of teammate Riley Glover. The two flipped a point at 200, though. Glover prevailed at 27.79.

McKeever cruised to victory in the 400-meter event in a time of 64.11.

The Panthers quad of McKeever, Nyja Short, Ashley Soos and Glover ran 1:57.82 to win the 4×2 title.

Madison Wilt was co-champion in the high jump with a score of 4-4.

Shadyside has won six events.

The Tigers got the rolling in the high hurdles when senior Kierstyn Elerick skimmed a 10 wood in 18.01 to take the title.

Shadyside added the low hurdle title thanks to Mia Putman-Salas, who won with a time of 53.52.

In the relay, Shadyside won 4 x 1 in 55.61 thanks to a team of Elerick, Boatman-Salas, Heather Good and Lindsay Jobs.

The Tigers’ shuttle team of Elerick, Boatman-Salas, Kira Nardo, and Jobs won in 1:15.73.

Shadyside was solid in the field, winning two events. Jobes was the high jump champion with a score of 4-4, while senior student Kaci Tsoras won the pole vault with a clearance of 8 feet.

Monroe Central’s Riley Bettinger won the long jump, 14-7 1/4.

Caldwell standout outfielder Gwen Lowry again dominated the pitching circuit. She won the shot put with a mark of 41-1 1/2 and added the discus throw title with a mark of 129-8. Both of her labels were MOVL Encounters Records.

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