East golfers take third in invitational

Staff Reports

BLOOMINGTON — The Columbus East boys golf team carded two exceptional scores during its third-place finish at the Bloomington North Invitational on Saturday at the Indiana University Golf Course.

East’s Adam Krebs continued his fine play with a 74 that was good for a second-place finish individually. Austin Proffitt added a sharp 75 to spark the Olympians to a 316 team total.

That tied East with Franklin, which won the tiebreaker that matches each team’s score at the No. 5 position. Center Grove’s “B” golf team won the tournament at 305.

Zach Sutton shot 81 for East while Will Mayhew had an 86 and Derek Alexander finished at 93.

“I am excited about the way Adam has been playing,” East coach Tom LaBarbera said about Krebs. “And Austin played very well.”

The rest of the Olympians struggled.

“It was a different kind of course,” LaBarbera said. “There were a lot of sidehill, uphill and downhill lies. We are used to playing on flatter courses.”

While Columbus North’s top five were getting rained out after 15 holes at the Spring Preview at Prairie View in Carmel, the Bull Dogs’ second five finished 12th of 15 teams at IU with a 351. Conner Hayes led North with a 77, while Devin Abendroth carded an 89, Zach Schiavello added a 90, Zach Whisman shot 95 and Jake Hill had a 96.

Seymour finished 13th with a 355. Brady Marshall led the Owls with a 79, while Keaton Simpson carded an 84, Tyler Bullard added a 95, Ethan Ashley shot 97 and Noah Beatty had a 118.

Cougars second, Jets third

Trinity Lutheran, Hauser and Edinburgh went 2-3-4, and Columbus Christian finished seventh in the Hauser Invitational at Clifty Creek.

Henryville won the eight-team tournament with a 337, Trinity finished with a 354, followed by Hauser at 379, Edinburgh 383, Triton Central 403, Morristown 425, Columbus Christian 426 and Southwestern (Shelby) 434.

Cory Stuckwisch led the Cougars with an 83. Skylar Stahl carded an 89, while Jonathan Keith added a 90 and Chad Stuckwisch and Drew Royalty each shot 92.

Jack Washburn tied for second individually with an 81 to lead the Jets. Justin Compton carded a 92, while Aaron Sweet added a 102, Mason Sherman shot 104 and Wyatt Whittington had a 106.

Leon Kemper led the Lancers with an 80. Zach Pendleton carded a 98, while Zach Miller added a 99, Kyle Pendleton shot 106 and Connor Goddard had a 114.

Nick Bridgewater led the Crusaders with an 89. Austin Straub carded a 100, while Chris Noblitt added a 113, Andrew Foster shot 120 and Judah Haynes had a 126.


Panthers top Bull Dogs

GREENWOOD — Jennings County scored all five of its runs in the third inning and held on for a 5-3 win against Columbus North in the opening game of the Center Grove Invitational.

Baylee Krueger and Tesla Kopitzke each went 2 for 4 for the Panthers. Amanda Bonesteel picked up her first varsity win.

Christine Bombardiere went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in the third for the Bull Dogs. Kelsay Lucas went 3 for 4 with a double, and Katie Prall went 2 for 4.

North (3-13) came back with a 16-5 loss to Plainfield. Bombardiere went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer in the first, while Prall went 2 for 4 and Makayla Caudill had a two-run single in the seventh.

Jennings (16-6) fell to 4A No. 4 Center Grove 10-0 in five innings in its second game of the day. The Trojans broke open a close game with four runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth.

Jets sweep Lawrenceburg

LAWRENCEBURG — Hauser squeezed out a 6-5 win in the opener, then rolled to a 15-0, five-inning victory in the second game to complete a doubleheader sweep at Lawrenceburg.

Abby Kidwell went 2 for 3 with a double in the first game. Tessa Sims picked up the win in relief.

Kali Schumacher threw a two-hit shutout in the second game for the Class A No. 4 Jets (15-3). Hailey Lange and Sidney Giles each went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Kidwell went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Sims went 2 for 3 with a double and Paige Miller had two RBIs.

Panthers beat Eagles

BLOOMINGTON — Brown County couldn’t get much offense going in an 11-0 loss at Bloomington South.

Cheyenne Ellis went 2 for 3 with a double for the Eagles (8-10).


Crusaders notch first win

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian bounced back from an 11-9 first-game loss Friday night to down Horizon Christian 11-9 in the second game for its first win of the season.

Payton Ingram went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Evan Reed went 2 for 3 with two doubles for the Crusaders (1-11), who rallied from an early 5-0 deficit. Connor Graham pitched the final three innings to pick up the win.

In the opener, Kyle Foster went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and Jacob Mee went 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Connor Graham went 2 for 3, and Payton Ingram went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

Panthers blank Jets

HOPE — Knightstown clinched the Mid-Hoosier Conference title with a 13-0 win at Hauser.

The Class 2A No. 1 Panthers (16-1, 8-0) limited the Jets (11-6, 3-1) to three hits. Hauser’s Brandon Holt went 2 for 3.

Brown County falls short

MONROVIA — Brown County fell behind 5-0 after three innings and couldn’t catch up in a 6-4 loss at Monrovia.

The Eagles (3-7) matched the Bulldogs with eight hits but were plagued by seven errors.

Lancers rally for win

EDINBURGH — Elliott Parmer’s RBI-single with two out and the bases loaded capped a five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh that gave Edinburgh a 12-11 MHC win against North Decatur.

Jentry Lange went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, and Zach Murphy went 3 for 5 with a triple and pitched the seventh to pick up the win for the Lancers (6-10, 3-3). Keegan Sida went 3 for 5.

Cougars squander lead in loss

SEYMOUR — Jac-Cen-Del scored seven times in the top of the seventh to rally for a 13-10 win at Trinity Lutheran.

Jacob Moore had three hits, including a triple, and Jacob Schult had three hits for the Cougars (8-10). Sam Crick had a home run and five RBIs.