WV golfers sweep; Barringer shines
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The local high school golf teams were back on the links Monday with each facing District 5-AAA opponents.

Walker Valley swept a tri-match with Soddy-Daisy and Rhea County at the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay course, while Cleveland and Bradley Central went north to Niota to face McMinn County at Springbrook.

Returning to their home course Wednesday, the Mustang squads will play host to East Hamilton and McMinn County.

Bradley and Cleveland will both travel to Bear Trace Thursday, with the Bears taking on the Cherokees and Ooltewah, while the Raiders will face Soddy-Daisy.

Now 12-1 on the season, Walker Valley edged Soddy 160-163 in Monday’s boys’ match, while Rhea shot a 177. The Lady Mustangs, who are 11-1, claimed victory as well, shooting an 85, while the Lady Trojans were 10 strokes behind and the Lady Eagles carded a 122.

Sophomore Dylan Lillard earned low-medalist honors with an even-par 36, while junior Kyle Limberg wasn’t far behind with a 2-over-par 38. Coach Bob Williams had a trio of 43s — Garrett Cantrell, Corey Rollins and Ira Lee — to choose from to round out the winning total.

Brandon Noland and Trevor Walker both shot 40 for Soddy, while Wes Wheaton had a 41 and Trevor Brown a 42.

Spencer Robinson and Drew Gunter led the Eagles with 43s, while Chase Watson carded a 45 and Ben Fox a 46.

In girls’ play at Bear Trace, senior Kassey Gregg posted the low score with a 41, while freshman Kelsey Cassada added a 44 to claim the victory. Senior Katie Bishop and sophomore Katie Medley posted scores of 45 and 46 respectively.

Jayla Sims and Dallas Young were right with each other at 47 and 48 for the Lady Trojans, while Kaylin Goins and Ashley Shaver had a 52 and 60 for Rhea.

Up in Niota, host McMinn County claimed the victories.

The Cherokees posted a 150, while the Blue Raiders came in at 155 and the Bears shot a 179.

Senior Conner Caprara and sophomore Tucker Jones both fired 1-over 37s to lead the Cleveland attack, while senior Chris Bryant helped out with a 39 and freshman Allen Swetman a 42.

Bradley was paced by 41s from senior Chase Montgomery and Baylor McGowan, while Tyler Parris shot a 44 and Matthew Maynard added a 53.

Due to an illness to their No. 2 player, the Lady Raiders had just one player, but Heidi Barringer made the most of it. The junior posted her best match score as a varsity player with a 1-under 35.

“She had shot a 37 a few weeks ago to be the best (half) round I’ve had a girl have since I’ve been here (at CHS), but she went out and bettered that today,” commented coach Nick Cantrell. “She played great, with four birdies. She made about every putt that she looked at.”