Staff Reports

HENRYVILLE — The Hauser volleyball team swept through four opponents Saturday to capture the Henryville Tournament and remain unbeaten this season.

The Jets, ranked No. 7 in Class A, beat North Harrison 25-18, 25-12; Edinburgh 25-20, 25-21; and Paoli 25-17, 25-9 in pool play before downing the host Hornets 25-17, 28-26 in the championship match.

Brea Metz pounded a combined 29 kills, Alana Owen recorded 50 assists, Maranda Knight had eight blocks, Danielle Giles notched 56 digs and Sara Tedder served six aces in the four matches to lead Hauser (6-0).

Knight also had 19 kills and three aces, while Sydney Schoen added 16 kills, 27 assists, five blocks and 37 digs. Giles recorded eight assists, Tanner Davis had six blocks, Tedder notched 13 digs and Metz served four aces.

Following its loss to Hauser, Edinburgh (4-3) fell to North Harrison 25-23, 25-18 and Henryville 25-23, 22-25, 15-11 and beat Paoli 25-23, 25-15.

North splits pair of matches

BLOOMFIELD — Columbus North split a pair of matches in the Eastern Greene Invitational, downing the host Thunderbirds 25-19, 25-21 and falling to Sullivan 25-16, 25-23.

Maliah Howard-Bass recorded five kills and nine digs, and Madelin Johnson had seven assists and four aces against Eastern Greene. Imani Guy notched three blocks.

Hannah Weaver pounded six kills and two blocks, Hannah McKinney recorded 11 assists and nine digs and Howard-Bass added two blocks and nine digs for the Bull Dogs (1-2) against Sullivan. Grace Sonderman served two aces.

Panthers drop two in invite

NEW ALBANY — Jennings County dropped a pair of contests in the New Albany Invitational, falling to New Albany 25-15, 25-18, 25-23 and Castle 25-19, 25-18, 25-10.

Kyla Ortleib led the Panthers (0-3) with a combined 10 kills and six blocks in the two matches. Carissa Kinney recorded 21 assists, Rayann Mull notched 14 digs, Kayla Wilson served four aces and Denza Simpson added four kills and seven digs.

Brown County goes 1-1

CLOVERDALE — Brown County split a pair of Western Indiana Conference matches, downing host Cloverdale 25-22, 25-17, 25-22 and falling to Edgewood 25-18, 25-20, 25-6.

Kiera Omberg pounded 15 kills, Madalyn Allen recorded 20 assists, Shea Keller notched 12 blocks and Elisabeth Huls served five aces for the Eagles (1-3, 1-1). Ryanne Smith, Baelyn Koester and Hallee Miller all had 19 digs

GIRLS golf

North takes 3rd in Hall of Fame

MONTGOMERY — Columbus North finished third in the Hall of Fame Classic at Country Oaks, just two shots behind top-ranked Evansville North.

The Huskies fired a 316, while No. 2 Westfield 317 edged the No. 5 Bull Dogs 317-318 for second. No. 8 Hamilton Southeastern finished fourth at 327, followed by No. 4 Carmel (335), No. 7 Zionsville (337) and No. 3 Cathedral (339).

Holly Anderson finished 10th individually with a 76 to lead Columbus North. Danbi Kim 79, Julia Luken 80, Alex Munnicha 83 and Aubrey Smith had an 85.

“Holly was steady all day, and Julia Luken came in with a great score, too,” North coach Scott Seavers said. “She’s playing with a lot of confidence right now. It was a great team effort today.”

East takes second in tourney

CONNERSVILLE — Columbus East finished second in the Connersville Invitational at Willowbrook Country Club. Richmond won with a 365 to 369 for the Olympians.

Rebecca Smith led East with an 81. Nicole Bodi carded an 89, while Autumn Fately added a 99, Lily Shelp shot 100 and Megan Hashimoto had a 103.


East finishes runner-up

GREENWOOD — Columbus East knocked off Brownsburg on penalty kicks following a 2-2 tie before falling to No. 7 Center Grove 1-0 in the finals of the Center Grove Tournament.

Andrew Thomasson netted an unassisted goal, and Ramiro Nieto scored off an assist from Thomasson against Brownsburg. A.J. Cruite recorded five saves for the Olympians, who won the PK shootout 4-3.

Center Grove scored about 10 minutes into the title game, and East (1-1-1) had to play catch-up the rest of the way. Cruite notched six saves.

Columbus Christian wins

Kyle Foster netted two goals to lead Columbus Christian to a 3-0 win against Horizon Christian.

Jenessa Decker scored the other goal for the Crusaders (1-0-1). Levi Sallee and Taylor Hilliard had assists.

Columbus Christian outshot Horizon 25-1. Evan Reed recorded one save.

Spartans stop Jets

HOPE — Hauser opened its season with a 6-2 Mid-Hoosier Conference loss against Southwestern (Shelby).

Joe Sweet and Aaron Sweet scored unassisted goals for the Jets. Pete Trotter recorded eight saves.

Jennings blanks Corydon

CORYDON — Jonathon Hill netted two goals to lead Jennings County to a 5-0 win at Corydon Cental.

Robbie Beal, Nick AmRhein and Kobe Eder all scored one goal; and Kobe Eder, AmRhein and Adrian Miller all had an assist. Jackson Shepherd had five saves.

Pioneers blank Owls

CLARKSVILLE — Providence handed Seymour its first loss of the season, a 4-0 setback.

The Pioneers outshot the Owls (1-1) 17-6. Elliott Clark recorded three saves, and Austin Hatfield added two.


Tigers edge Bull Dogs

LAWRENCEBURG — Columbus North led 1-0 at halftime and 2-1 with 10 minutes remaining, but Lawrenceburg rallied for a 3-2 win.

Natalie Teo scored in the eighth minute, and Kristen Orben scored in the 62nd minute for the Bull Dogs (0-1-1). Both goals were unassisted.

The Tigers put 13 shots on goal to two for North. Charlotte Verbanic had 10 saves.

Eagles down Saints

NASHVILLE — Maddy Fields netted three goals to lead Brown County to a 6-1 win against Indianapolis Lutheran. Kennedy Bruner scored two goals, and Rachel Smith added the other. Kaitlyn Spires and Haylee DeWeerdt had assists. Smith recorded four saves, and Skyler Fleischman added three.

Owls fall to Pioneers

SEYMOUR — Seymour opened its season with a 5-2 loss to Providence.

Marie Lenart and Maria Cerda scored goals for the Owls. Grace Hartman and Lenart had assists.

The Pioneers outshot Seymour 22-12. Rachel Collett recorded nine saves.

Trinity posts 1st win

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran won its first game in program history Friday, downing Indianapolis Herron 6-1.

Maddie Roark netted four goals and an assist for the Cougars (1-1), while Maddie Bell had the other two goals. Hailley Peters recorded 15 saves.

BOYS Tennis

North takes seventh in opener

JEFFERSONVILLE — Columbus North opened its season with a seventh-place finish in the Jeffersonville Invitational. Guerin Catholic won the eight-team event.

Aditya Mantri at No. 1 singles, Kevin Luo at No. 2 singles and Anay Gangal at No. 3 singles all won their first match before dropping their final two matches to finish in fifth place at their positions. Nathan VanDeventer and Daniel Larken went 1-2 to place seventh at No. 1 doubles, and Kevin Lin and Ben Mathew went 0-3 to finish eighth at No. 2 doubles.

Eagles down Knights

NASHVILLE — Northview won the No. 1 singles match, but Brown County took the other four in a 4-1 WIC victory.

Cash Myres won 6-1, 7-5 at No. 2 singles, Cole Smith prevailed 7-5, 5-7, (10-7) at No. 3 singles, Hunter Ellis and Zion Bunge triumphed 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles and Jesse Williams and Eli White rolled 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles. Maverick Patterson fell 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.

Trinity falls twice by shutout

BEDFORD — Trinity Lutheran dropped both of its matches in the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational by 5-0 scores, falling to Bloomfield and Madison.

Bailey Baker fell in a third-set super-tiebreaker at No. 2 singles in the loss to Madison. All other matches were two sets.


East boys take sixth at Zionsville

ZIONSVILLE — Columbus East finished sixth in the Zionsville Invitational’s Junior-Senior Boys meet with 144 points. West Lafayette won with 30.

Paul Bean led the Olympians with a seventh-place finish in 13 minutes, 24.22 seconds for 4,000 meters (2.5 miles). Jonathan Clayton took 20th in 13:56.38, while Josh Sensanbaugher was 53rd (15:08.95), Shaunak Deshumkh 60th (15:30.13) and Josh Mauzy 78th (16:11.20).

East finished seventh in the Freshman-Sophomore Boys meet with 209 points. Tell City won with 43.

Michael Zieleniuk led the Olympians with a 20th-place finish in 14:07.76. Garrett McGaha took 46th in 15:05.10, while Owen Rupp was 62nd (15:42.92), Beck Kelley 76th (16:03.15) and Jalen Pleak 85th (16:15.90).

In the Junior-Senior Girls meet, East came in seventh with 150 points. Zionsville won with 42.

Kira Singer finished 15th in 16:48.72 to lead the Olympians. Emma Mensendiek took 30th in 17:48.90, while Maddie Lyons was 33rd (17:56.67), Morgan Ketron 35th (18:18.05) and Lindsey Morgan 37th (18:49.01).

East finished eighth in the Freshman-Sophomore Girls meet. Fishers won with 34.

Kristen Lyons led the Olympians with a 35th-place finish in 18:21.80. Amanda Pottorff took 36th in 18:29.14, while Lizzy Frazier was 44th (19:06.29), Jessica Sherfick 53rd (21:02.60) and Quinn Phillips 56th (21:31.87).

Trinity boys take fourth

RISING SUN — The Trinity Lutheran boys finished fourth with 89 points, while South Decatur took sixth with 115 and Hauser seventh with 121 in Rising Sun’s Beast of the Southeast Invitational. Southwestern (Hanover) and Southwestern (Shelby) both scored 67 points, with the Rebels winning on the tiebreaker.

A.J. Goecker led Trinity with a fifth-place finish in 17:56.9 for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Luke Onken took 10th in 19:24.6, while Nikolai Haad was 13th (19:33.2), Daniel Horton 27th (21:44.9) and Alex Royalty 34th (23:06.1).

South Decatur’s Justyn Clark finished fourth in 17:51.5. Cole Bower took 12th in 19:28.2, while Carl Kroger was 30th (22:25.6), Charlie Hamilton (22:50.0) and Nolan Storm 39th (24:21.2).

Owen Rush led the Jets with a 15th-place finish in 19:37.4. David Seelye took 16th in 19:43.7, while Jordan Johnson was 28th (21:59.1), Austin Everroad 29th (22:11.8) and Hunter Albright 33rd (22:51.8).

None of the three local schools had enough girls running to score as a team. South Decatur’s Ashley Hamilton finished third in 24:05.9, while Oihana Egana took 10th in 25:48.7, Stacy Fox was 24th in 27:22.6 and Hannah Miller 19th in 27:59.9.

Hauser’s lone runner, Naomi Gollmer, finished 22nd in 29:17.3. Trinity’s Andrea Foster took 25th in 29:47.2.

Eagle teams sixth in Early Bird

TERRE HAUTE — Brown County’s boys and girls both finished sixth in the Early Bird Invitational at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course that hosts the state meet. Westfield won the boys meet, while Bloomington North took the girls meet.

Cole Chudy led the Eagle boys with a seventh-place finish in 16:30 for 5,000 meters. Wyatt Wyman took 25th in 17:27, while Chris Norman was 53rd (18:25), Jordan Dolph 69th (19:00) and Brock Updike 72nd (19:04).

Corrissa Proctor led the Brown County girls with a 17th-place finish in 21:19. Sam Francis took 33rd in 23:38, while Haley Abraham was 52nd (24:29), Jalynn Stanford 53rd (24:31) and Molly Austin 73rd (26:21).


North JV, freshmen win openers

The Columbus North junior varsity routed Franklin 42-0, while the Bull Dog freshmen rolled to a 40-8 victory against the Grizzly Cubs.

Jaylen Flemmons ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Tristan Bailey for the North JV. Will Robbins and Misa Garcia also ran for scores, and Tanner Payne threw a 37-yard TD pass to Jordan Kelley.

For the freshman, Trenton Kelley ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more to Langston Lunsford and Noah Algee. Michael Johnson also ran for two scores.