NEW LEXINGTON — Although many did not get their fall season at the collegiate level this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the ones that did made their impacts in their assigned leagues.
Sean Noll, a Sheridan graduate, finished his junior year as a runner for the Ohio Dominican University cross-country team.
Competing in the Cedarville Open, Noll placed 62nd with a time of 28:47 on Saturday, Sept. 26.
On Oct. 2, Noll finished the Tiffelberg Invitational race in a time of 28 minutes and 23 seconds, placing him at 40th; the team finished sixth overall.
In his final race of the season, Noll raced the 8k in the G-MAC Championships and took 66th with a time of 28:24 to help his team finish 8th of 10 teams competing.
His teammate and Crooksville graduate, senior Chayse Smith, competed in the G-MAC Championships as well for Ohio Dominican and placed at 105 with a time of 36:35 to complete his collegiate career.
Two Perry County golfers got their seasons in for Malone University — Hunter Dutiel and Brock White.
Dutiel, a Miller graduate, finished his freshman season for the Pioneers with a 165 score at the Malone-Glenmoore Invitational. His scores of 85 and 80 ended the first part of the tournament.
The second day was a 345 finish for Dutiel with scores of 80, 84 and 80 to assist in his team’s win.
White completed his sophomore season for Malone and scored a 166 at the Malone-Glenmoore Invitational. He finished the day with an 81 and an 85 to head into the second half of the tournament.
The following day, White shot a 249 with scores of 81, 85 and 83 to help his team take first place overall.
At the Walsh Fall Invite, White helped his team earn the runner-up seed with a score of 162 to tie for 16th place. He shot an 84 and an 78.
The majority of fall sports were not played this year and most Division III athletes from Perry County compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC), which, on July 24, announced that there would be no intercollegiate athletic competition until after Dec. 31.
Those athletes who missed their season due to the OAC ruling were:
• Tanner Wollenberg, a Sheridan graduate who is a junior football player at Capital University.
• Wyatt Saxton, a New Lexington graduate who is a junior runner for Marietta’s cross-country team.
• Mitchell Wells, a Sheridan graduate who is a sophomore runner for Otterbein’s cross-country team.
• Emma Conrad, a Sheridan graduate who is a sophomore player for the Muskingum University Volleyball Team.
• Skyllar Strong, a Sheridan graduate who is a sophomore player for the Muskingum University Women’s Soccer Team.
These athletes, according to an OAC press release, are to have some games in the spring, beginning in March.
Wollenberg is to have three football games played in March, Saxton and Wells have their schedules yet to be set, Conrad is to compete in the spring volleyball season come March and Strong is to have games as well in March.
Another volleyball player, Olivia Houk, is a Miller graduate who did not get to have her junior season at Concord University. No games are set for March as of Nov. 11.
Crooksville graduate Savannah Moorehead did not have the opportunity to run her freshman year for the cross-country team at West Liberty University. No schedule has been released for possible spring races.
Collin Hill, a sophomore at Findlay University and a Sheridan graduate, and Blake Darnell, a red shirt senior at Tiffin University and a New Lexington graduate, had their football seasons canceled.
Hill is to have two games in March and four in April for his sophomore year and Darnell is to have two games in March and four in April for his final football season.