Olympians open with win
FLOYDS KNOBS — Sam Newell netted a goal and two assists Tuesday to lead Columbus East to a 3-0 season-opening Hoosier Hills Conference win at Floyd Central.
Ian Pittman scored in the 19th minute, and Andrew Thomasson scored in 27th minute, both off assists from Newell. Newell then scored in the 59th minute off an assist from his brother, Eli.
The Olympians outshot the Highlanders 24-10. A.J. Cruite recorded four saves.
“We created a lot of scoring opportunity,” East coach Brad Barber said. “Our defense did a nice job of winning the ball, and it’s always nice to get a shutout. It’s a great way to start the season.”
Bull Dogs tie Trojans
ST. LEON — East Central struck with a goal in the third minute, but Columbus North answered in the 22nd minute to forge a 1-1 tie.
The Class 2A No. 14 Bull Dogs’ goal came on a free kick from 25 yards by Rico Hollenkamp. Ty Bentham recorded nine saves.
Panthers rout Hilltoppers
NORTH VERNON — Jonathon Hill netted two goals and three assists to lead Jennings County to a 9-0 win against Madison Shawe.
Nick AmRhein, Zach Taylor, Andrew Green, Robbie Beal, Dalton Craig, Justin Copeland and Jackson Shepherd all scored goals for the Panthers. Beal and AmRhein each had an assist.
Chance Newkirk recorded three saves in goal. Jackson Shepherd had one save.
Owls blank Eagles
NASHVILLE — Seymour blanked Brown County 5-0 in the season-opener for both teams.
Renato Castillo scored two goals for the Owls, while Kyle Jones and Brayan Morales each had one. Cole Luedeman had two assists, and Morales added one.
Seymour’s Austin Hatfield recorded five saves. Elliott Clark added one.
North JV tops Batesville
BATESVILLE — Maddy Neal won medalist honors with a 44 to lead the Columbus North junior varsity to a 194-219 win against Batesville’s varsity.
Molly Donnell and Katelin Kovach each shot 48 for the Bull Dogs at Hillcrest Country Club. Cloey Abner added a 54, and Gracie Davis had a 66.
Panthers take second
SEYMOUR — Jennings County finished second in a tri match with a 216, while host Seymour took third with a 221. Bedford North Lawrence won with a 173.
Kassi Whitehead led the Panthers with a 44 at Shadowood. Peyton Whitehead carded a 56, while Allie Clark added a 57, Marina Sigmund shot 59, Sydney Campbell had a 60, Rachel Greene finished with a 62, and Laremie Maschino had a 70.
Hannah Thompson led the Owls with a 49. Andrea Axsom carded a 54, while Bailey Goben added a 55, Jenna Ebler shot 63 and Lexi York had a 73.
Bears blank Jets
HOPE — Hauser opened its season with a 5-0 setback at Shelbyville.
Will Rose fell 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Avery Tallent lost 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Justin Compton fell 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. Noah Miller and Luke Meier lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Jacob Johnson and Alex Gross fell 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
“In the regular season, Shelbyville is our most difficult opponent,” Hauser coach Jon Pratt said. “We were more competitive than we’ve been in about five seasons. There were more positives than negatives.”
Panthers fall to Braves
BROWNSTOWN — Jennings County won the No. 1 singles position, but that was all in a 4-1 loss at Brownstown Central.
Owen Land triumphed 6-2, 7-6 (4) at No. 1 singles for the Panthers. Adam Jackson fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, Avery Johnson lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, Bailey Wilder and Luke Ertel fell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and Justin Gasper and Austin Mills lost 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Scottsburg stops Seymour
SEYMOUR — Scottsburg swept the singles matches in a 4-1 win at Seymour.
Grant Handloser and Josiah Rudge won 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles for the Owls. Alex Berry fell 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, Ty McCory lost 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, Adam Berry fell 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and Hao Li and Sam Voss 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) at No. 2 doubles.
Panthers edge Cubs
MADISON — Lexi Brown scored on a free kick from just outside the 18 in the 58th minute to give Jennings County a 1-0 Hoosier Hills Conference win at Madison.
The Panthers put eight shots on goal to three for the Cubs. Mackenzie Byram recorded three saves.
Cougars sweep Shiners
RISING SUN — Trinity Lutheran rolled to a 25-10, 25-2, 25-20 win at Rising Sun.
Anne Franke and Lexi Schneider each pounded four kills for the Cougars. Hayley Carter served two aces.
Lancers blank Twisters
OLDENBURG — Edinburgh won its second game in as many days with a three-game sweep at Oldenburg Academy.
The Lancers (2-0) prevailed 25-8, 25-4, 25-10.
Panthers sweep Cougars
GREENSBURG — South Decatur opened the season Monday with a 27-25, 25-21, 25-17 Mid-Hoosier Conference loss to Knightstown.
Braelyn Evans led the Cougars with three kills, two blocks and four aces. Brooke Helms recorded seven assists, and Mariah Green had 15 digs.