Toth leads Jerome in OCC
When senior Lexie Toth of the Dublin Jerome High School girls golf team heads to Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., next year to begin the next chapter of her playing career, she will take numerous accomplishments at the prep level with her.
In addition to helping the Celtics win back-to-back Division I state championships the past two seasons, Toth beat out a strong group of teammates this year to earn medalist honors in the OCC-Cardinal Division for the third consecutive season.
Jerome, which has won nine league titles in 10 seasons, including the last six, will begin defense of its state title in a sectional Oct. 1 at Mentel Memorial or Oakhaven.
"It's obviously good to have (winning the team title in the league) on your resume and to be the OCC Player of the Year when your whole team is competing for it," Toth said. "We don't have much competition (in the league), but all of us are competing against each other."
Toth was medalist in two of the four rounds of the league tournament and placed second with a 70 behind junior teammate Maite Erana (69) in the final round Sept. 10 as Jerome shot a 287 at Oakhaven.
Toth averaged 70.75 for the four rounds, followed by Erana (72.75), junior Sybil Robinson (74.5) and freshman Marianna Erana (76). All four earned first-team all-league honors.
Sophomore Reagan DiIorio averaged an 82 to make second-team all-league.
Jerome finished 24-0 in the league, followed by Olentangy Liberty (20-4), Scioto and Olentangy (14-10), New Albany (8-16), Pickerington Central (4-20) and Olentangy Orange (0-24).
Last season, Toth averaged 73.7 in the league to edge Robinson (74.0) and Maite Erana (74.3) for medalist. Jerome's Joon-Hee Shim was league medalist three consecutive seasons from 2008-10 before finishing second to Toth in 2011. Robinson placed third in 2011.
Shamrocks earn fifth straight league title
Coffman shot a 291 in the final round of the OCC-Capital tournament Sept. 10 at Westchester to earn its fifth consecutive league championship.
Senior Kylie Raines was medalist in the final round with a 69, followed by senior Charley Benefield (71) and junior Lexie Long (72).
The Shamrocks finished 32-0 in the league, well ahead of runner-up Worthington Kilbourne (27-5). Marysville (25-7) was third, followed by Westerville Central and Hilliard Bradley (17-14), Westerville South (11-21), Grove City (9-23), Westerville North (2-28) and Delaware (0-32).
"We were happy with the scores we put up each week, but that is part of a much bigger goal," junior Kamerine Taylor said. "We're really noticing how deep we can be."
Long averaged 73.75 in the league's four rounds to earn OCC-Capital Player of the Year honors. Raines, who was league medalist last year, and Taylor both averaged 74.5 and Benefield averaged 77.25 to join Long on the league's first team.
Junior Nicole Smiley averaged 80.75 to make second-team all-league.
Coffman will compete in a Division I sectional Oct. 1 at Mentel Memorial or Oakhaven.
Irish tie for third in league tourney
Scioto placed third (357) in the final round of the OCC-Cardinal tournament behind Jerome and Olentangy Liberty (356).
Senior Danielle Wright led the Irish with an 83, followed by senior Jessica Cyrus (84) and junior Hannah Sobieski (89).
Scioto finished 14-10 in the league, tying Olentangy for third.
Cyrus and Sobieski each averaged 90.5 in league play to make second-team all-league and Wright averaged 95.
"The three girls put it together and I was glad to see that because they're capable of it," coach Amber Jackson said.
Junior Tessa Berger and freshman Hannah Burgiana also competed in all four rounds of the league tournament. Berger's best round came when she shot a 99 in the second round Aug. 13 at Mentel Memorial.
Scioto will compete in a Division I sectional Oct. 1 at Mentel Memorial or Oakhaven.