Bull Dog golfers pick up first win of season

Matt Vorndran fired a 37 Tuesday to win medalist honors and lead the Columbus North boys golfers to a 157-170 win against Brownstown Central at Harrison Lake.

Bryce Turner carded a 39 for the Bull Dogs. Connor Opalka added a 40, while Conner Hayes had a 41 and Kyung Kim and Spencer Fairbanks each shot 43.

“In difficult conditions, I think we definitely played better,” North coach Doug Bieker said. “Matt’s 37 is a very good score, and Bryce bounced back from a subpar Saturday.

“We have to find that fourth score. Somebody is going to have to separate themselves a little bit. Those kids are going to have to keep working and getting better.”

Owls topple Rebels

SEYMOUR — Brady Marshall carded a 38 to win medalist honors and lead Seymour to a 169-214 win against Southwestern (Hanover) at Shadowood.

Keaton Simpson added a 40 for the Owls. Ethan Ashley had a 45, Tyler Bullard shot 46 and Brady Rinehart finished with a 47.


North girls down Panthers

BLOOMINGTON — Columbus North split a dual meet at Bloomington South, winning the girls meet 70-62 and dropping the boys meet 75-57.

Girls winners for the Bull Dogs were Katrina May in the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches), Johanna Anderson in the high jump (4-10), Debie Gedeon in the 100-meter hurdles (14.7 seconds), Rachel Brougher in the 1,600 (5:26), Olivia Malone in the 300 hurdles (48.4), Nina Bouthier in the 800 (2:29.0) and Sierra Lax in the 3,200 (11:16). North also won the 4×400 relay (4:18.6).

For the boys, Mitchell Burton won the long jump (20-7) and 100 (11.0), and Michael Behling took the 110 hurdles (15.1) and 300 hurdles (39.2). Trent Larson captured the 400 (51.2), Chase Ballard captured the 3,200 (9:25) and the Bull Dogs won the 4×100 (44.2) and 4×400 (3:28.0) relays.


Jets edge Panthers

HOPE — Danielle Giles pulled out a three-set win at No. 2 singles to give Hauser a 3-2 win against Jennings County.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Hauser coach Elizabeth Sexton said. “I don’t think we’ve won against Jennings County for a long time. It’s a good way to start off the season.”

Hauser’s Claire Lutsch beat Avis McGovern 7-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Giles downed Kristen Nottingham 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 at No. 2 singles. Erica Bostic and Kiersten Gross topped Brittany Thill and Brooke Pearson 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Jennings’ Rebecca Driver beat Maycie Asher 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Annsley Blackburn and Elaine Lykins downed Annie Ashbrook and Alana Owens 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Hauser girls win tri meet

HOPE — The Hauser girls scored 60 1/2 points Monday to down Crothersville (47½) and Trinity Lutheran (46).

Grace Hasler won the 100 hurdles (17.8) and 300 hurdles (50.3) to lead the Jets. Jordan McDaniel took the high jump (4-8), Abbey Ashbrook captured the 1,600 (7:17) and the Jets won the 4×100 (54.4) and 4×400 (4:51) relays.


Panthers outlast Highlanders

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County trailed 6-4 after 2½ innings before scoring four in the third and three in the fourth on its way to an 11-8 win against Floyd Central.

Kaylin Klosterman went 3 for 3 with a double, and Tesla Kopitzke went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Panthers (2-0). Bug Donnell went 2 for 3, Kyndyl Olds went 2 for 4 and Mackenzie Byram had a double and three RBIs.

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Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at tschultz@therepublic.com or 812-379-5628.