The Monroe Central Lady Seminoles softball team fell to PVC powerhouse Fort Frye at home on May 6 by a final of 7-0. The Seminoles fell behind early at 3-0 after two innings and never competed in the shut-out loss. Monroe Central had three hits on the day.
In baseball action, on May 8, Monroe Central's hot streak ended against a strong Buckeye Trail squad. Monroe Central fell by a final of 11-5. The game was tied at 5-5 after three innings. However, Buckeye Trail used a one run top of the fifth and a five run top of the sixth to cruise to victory.
Jacob Black led the Seminoles with a three run home run. Seth Alleman added two RBIs.
The baseball squad opened up tournament play at Cambridge on May 11 against two seed Martins Ferry. The Seminoles' victory took more than the usual seven innings as they needed nine innings to put away the Purple Riders. Monroe Central was to play St. Clairsville on May 15 in the second round.
The Monroe Central track squads competed in the competitive PVC track meet at Buckeye Trail on May 7. After the dust cleared, the girls finished sixth with 59 points while the boys finished seventh with 46 points.
Individuals excelling for the Monroe Central girls team were Laycie Ball, who finished fourth in the 800 meter run; Annie Digity, who finished second in the 100 meter hurdles, third in the 300 meter hurdles, and fourth in the high jump; and Elizabeth Robey, who finished third in the long jump and fourth in the 100 meter hurdles.
In the boys meet, Joey Schumacher finished fourth in the 800 meter run. The Monroe Central 4 X 400 relay team had a strong showing finishing second. Making up the relay team were Joey Schumacher, Aaron Sanger, Patrick Craig and Cordell Gauding. The 4 X 800 relay team finished third. Running in the event were Chandler Kuhn, Derek Weber, Joey Schumacher and Cordell Gauding.
The track squads next competed in the WesBanco Shamrock Relays at Barnesville on May 11. The girls squad finished 10th out of 12 teams while the boys finished 12th out of 12 against strong competition. The girl’s excelled in the Shuttles event, finishing first over second and third-place finishers St. Clairsville and Union Local. The boys' best event was the 4 X 800 relay where they finished fifth.