By John Lachmann
Junior midfielder Mikayla Seibert scored the clinching goal in Newport Central Catholic’s 3-1 win over Russell to claim their second straight Ashland Tournament championship on Sunday.
Seibert scored from 20 yards out with eight minutes remaining in the Thoroughbreds’ win. Senior Chandler Cain and junior Loren Zimmerman also found the net.
Senior Sam Bunzel dished for two assists for NewCath, which is unbeaten in its last seven matches (6-0-1).
HALFTIME: NewCath, 1-0. GOALS: NCC—Cain, Zimmerman, Seibert. R—Owens. RECORDS: NewCath 7-1-1, Russell 9-2-1.
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Freshman right-hander T.C. Eads threw his first career no-hitter as Ludlow blanked Calvary Christian.
Junior first baseman Rachel Hall singled home two to key a four-run fourth inning as Scott beat Grant County.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard won in three sets, improving to 7-4 at first singles as Conner beat Boone County.
Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.