Bill Davis/News Mount Gilead’s Liam Dennis, right, and Fredericktown’s Paden Spencer race down the final stretch of the Division III district cross-country meet Saturday at Watkins Memorial. Dennis won the race, with Spencer a close second. Both runners and their teams advanced to regional competition next week.


Bill Davis/News Fredericktown’s Nichole Groseclose, right, and Centerburg’s Sarah Thatcher sprint toward the finish line in the Division III District cross-country meet Saturday at Watkins Memorial. Groseclose was second and Thatcher third as both teams advanced to regional competition.


PATASKALA — For the Centerburg Trojans, it was about finally climbing that last hurdle to regionals.

The Fredericktown Freddies had already been there, and were looking for a sweep.

As for East Knox, the Bulldogs just wanted some respect.

There were celebrations and near-misses at Saturday’s Division III Central District Cross-Country Championships, held at Watkins Memorial High School. Most of the celebrating came from the Freddies, who once again had both their boys and girls teams advance to next Saturday’s regional meet. But the loudest cheers came as the Trojan girls realized their goal of a regional bid.


Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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