High school sports get under way in Wayne County with girls golf

Richmond girls golf shot a 340 at the Elks on Friday to win its fourth consecutive sectional title.
Richmond girls golf shot a 340 at the Elks on Friday to win its fourth consecutive sectional title.

RICHMOND, Ind. — It’s August, and that means most high school sports are on the horizon. In fact, one of them is already back. As the calendar turned the page, the girls golf schedule began in Wayne County.

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Here are results from the handful of rounds area girls golf teams put together Aug. 1-6:

Richmond shows promise to start season

The Red Devils, along with seven other schools, kicked off their season at the Richmond Invite on the first of the month. The hosts finished as runners-up with a team score of 371. Isabella Roll led the way with an 83, Lauren Freeman shot an 87, Zoe Brock shot an 88, Priya Hodges shot a 112 and Mariana Rivas shot a 135.

The next day, the Red Devils traveled to Union County for another invitational. Richmond totaled a team score of 376 with Brock’s 85 leading the charge. Also scoring for Richmond were Roll (87), Freeman (89), Hodges (115) and Rivas (117).

Richmond rounded out the week Saturday with a fourth-place finish at the Greensburg Invite. The Red Devils had a near-identical performance from three days prior, shooting a 376. Brock’s 84 was the team’s high score, Freeman followed with an 88, Roll shot a 90, Hodges had a 114 and Rivas shot a 115. Richmond will be back in action Aug. 11 hosting Randolph Southern.

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Centerville cracks top three at Richmond

The Bulldogs were the only other Wayne County school to compete at Richmond Monday. Their 384 was good enough for third place in the invite. Alex Goodwin led the way with a 78, Aurora Biava shot a 91, Emma Staton shot a 103, Kensy Isaacs shot a 110 and Lilah Bellew shot a 112. Next up for Centerville is an Aug. 9 matchup at Rushville.

Lincoln bests Tri, falls to Union County

The Golden Eagles’ season started Friday with a three-team match at Union County with Tri. Lincoln’s score of 255 bested the Titans but couldn’t top the Patriots. Addyson Pitcock led the Golden Eagles with a 57, and Lily Griffey wasn’t too far behind with a 63. After an Aug. 8 home match against New Castle, Lincoln will play Aug. 15 at Knightstown.

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Northeastern bests Hagerstown

After both the Knights and Tigers competed at the Union County Invite the day before, the two met Wednesday at Highland Lake for the first cross-county matchup of the season, where Northeastern came away with a 203-238 win.

Northeastern’s next match is Aug. 20 at Monroe Central. Hagerstown’s is Aug. 9 at home against Wapahani.

Zach Piatt reports on sports and education for The Palladium-Item. Contact him at zpiatt@gannett.com or on Twitter @zachpiatt13.

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