Kayla Linkous will look to lead Tri-Village to another
undefeated season in the Cross County Conference in the
CNO Photo by Dale Barger,
CCC hoops in brief
With the fall sports season quickly coming to an end, many are turning
their eyes to winter sports and basketball as the first official day of
coaching for the girls will start tomorrow.
Yes, hoops season is right around the corner and Tri-Village is the
center of attention in the girls Cross County Conference race. Led by
senior Kayla Linkous, the Patriots will look to re-peat as CCC
Last year, Linkous and the Pats went 12-0 in the CCC and 19-1 overall.
Over the course of the last two years, Tri-Village has put together a
impressive 22-2 conference record.
The girls basketball season will kick-off November 25 with the Burkett
Tournament at Tri-Village and will conclude on the 26th. The tournament
features Ansonia, Arcanum and Franklin Monroe as well as the host
Patriots. Franklin Monroe (6th), Mississinawa Valley (7th), Ansonia
(10th) Arcanum (11th) and Bradford (13th) will look to improve in the
The first day of coaching for the boys will start November 5. Last
year, the CCC championship went to Miami East (12-0, 19-1) with
Franklin Monroe coming in second behind the Vikings at 11-1 in the
conference and 18-1 overall.
When the boys season unfolds, the biggest question mark comes at
Tri-Village. Who will step up now that Drew Moore has graduated? Moore
entered the TV record books as the all-time leading scorer, hitting the
1,000 point mark early in the season against National Trail. Ironically
on that very same night, Linkous did the same as a junior.
Arcanum may have the most to prove this year in a effort to improve on
a 9-3 CCC mark and a third place finish in the conference. Falling in
behind the Trojans in the final conference stands came Tri-Village
(4th), Mississinawa Valley (9th), Ansonia (11th) and Bradford (13th).
FM soccer on a roll
PITSBURG- The Franklin Monroe boys soccer team is right where coach Dan
Diceanu wants them. In the district final.
Seeded fourth at the sectional draw, the Jets have yet to be scored on,
beating Emmanuel Christian, 7-0, Miami East, 5-0 and most recently,
Botkins 3-0 in a game played at Bellbrook to win the sectional crown.
Up next for the Jets will be the top seed in the Cincinnati sectional,
Summit. The match will be played Saturday at Northmont starting at 4:30.
V-Tigers CC teams stay hot
VERSAILLES- Both the Versailles boys and girls cross country won their
district meets and will now look to win the right to go to state. The
Greenville Lady Wave will also be looking for that state trip. The
fourth place finish at district, put them in the regional.
As a lone runner, Ansonia’s Samantha Shook finished 8th in her district
run as the top 16 runners as individuals advance. The Versailles girls
and Shook will compete at 10:20 Saturday morning while the Tiger boys
will go at 11 a.m. Greenville, in the D-I race will go at 2:20 in the
All races will be held at the Miami Valley CTC.