Road upset

Staff Reports

GREENWOOD — The Columbus North boys soccer team went back to a simple philosophy Saturday afternoon, and the result was a road victory against one of the state’s top teams.

Freshman Alex McGill scored two goals to lift the Bull Dogs to a 2-1 victory at Class 2A No. 6 Center Grove.

“We pulled our sleeves up and got to work,” North coach Andy Glover said. “Once the boys operate underneath that mindset, they can achieve great things.”

McGill struck first on a penalty kick in the 10th minute for the Bull Dogs (5-3-3). The Trojans scored a minute later to tie it, but McGill scored off an assist from Rico Hollenkamp in 21st minute.

Both teams put seven shots on goal. North’s Ty Bentham recorded three saves in the first half, and Preston Grimes posted three saves in the second half.

East falls twice

FORTVILLE — Columbus East suffered a pair of losses in the Mt. Vernon Invitational, falling to the host Marauders 5-1 and East Central 2-0.

Andrew Thomasson scored the goal against Mt. Vernon off an assist from Sam Newell. Andy Davidson recorded three saves for the Olympians (6-4-1).

Davidson posted six saves against East Central.

Crusaders tie Horizon

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian outshot Horizon Christian 17-7 but managed only a 2-2 tie.

Taylor Hilliard and Evan Reed scored the goals for the Crusaders (1-3-3). Levi Sallee had an assist.

Reed recorded four saves.

Indians blank Jets

HOPE — Hauser struggled offensively in a 4-0 loss to Anderson.

The Indians put 13 shots on goal to three for the Jets. Pete Trotter recorded eight saves, and defender Evan Shaw had one save.

Panthers rout Bulldogs

NEW ALBANY — Jonathon Hill netted three goals to lead Jennings County to a 6-0 Hoosier Hills Conference win at New Albany.

Andrew Green, Nick AmRhein and Tyler Boswell also scored goals for the Panthers (6-4-2). Jonathon Hill, Robbie Beal and Trevor Maschino had assists.

Jackson Shepherd recorded saves, and Chance Newkirk posted four saves.

Eagles cage Cougars

ROACHDALE — Matt Redmond netted three goals to lead Brown County to an 8-1 Western Indiana Conference East Division rout of North Putnam.

Logan Fittz, Collin Hoskins, Landon Cambridge and Happy Lacy-Connell scored single goals for the Eagles (3-4-2, 2-2), who also benefited from an own goal. Ben Rygiel had three assists, and Will Ryan and Fittz each added one.

Brown County outshot the Cougars 18-3, putting 10 shots on goal to North Putnam’s two. Noah Seidle recorded two saves.

Saints blank Cougars

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran couldn’t find the net in a 4-0 loss to Indiana- polis Lutheran.

The Saints outshot the Cougars (3-6-2) 20-5. Luke Onken recorded 10 saves.

BOYS Tennis

North takes third

BLOOMINGTON — Columbus North bounced back from a 4-1 loss to No. 10 Bloomington North in the semifinals by downing Perry Meridian 3-2 in the third-place match of the Conference Indiana Tournament.

Kevin Luo at No. 2 singles won both of his matches for the Bull Dogs (8-5). Nathan VanDeventer and Kevin Lin at No. 1 doubles and Daniel Larken and Amaar Khaled at No. 2 doubles won against Perry Meridian.

Pioneers edge Olympians

Columbus East was rained out of its match with Lebanon in the East Invitational, but did play Providence and lost 3-2.

JoJo Woolwine beat Aaron Agtuca 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles for the Olympians (9-3). Matt Furnish and Sammy Woolwine downed Ben Popson and Ben Arnson 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.

Alex Galle fell to Landon Carrico 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, and Neeraj Pandita lost to Carson Carrico 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. Daniel Kuhlman and Austin Guse fell to Nick Boesing and Adam Starr 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Trinity takes third

WALDRON — Trinity Lutheran bounced back from a 4-1 loss to Waldron by beating Anderson Prep 5-0 to finish third in the Waldron Invitational.

Tanner Prewitt at No. 3 singles won both of his matches for the Cougars (3-9). Andrew Rodriguez at No. 1 singles, Jonathan Keith at No. 2 singles, Matt Stuckwisch and Bailey Baker at No. 1 doubles and Hunter Morgan and Pierce McCammon at No. 2 doubles all won against Anderson Prep.


Jets suffer first loss

LAWRENCEBURG — Hauser won three matches in the Lawrenceburg Invitational before falling to the host Tigers in a battle of unbeatens.

The Jets beat South Central 25-5, 25-12; Ludlow (Kentucky) 25-12, 25-10 and Greensburg 21-25, 25-17, 25-7. Lawrenceburg (18-0) then downed Hauser (17-1) 23-25, 25-21, 15-9 in the title match.

Brea Metz pounded 45 kills, Alana Owen recorded 64 assists, Maranda Knight had nine blocks, Danielle Giles notched 38 digs and Sydney Schoen served 10 aces for the Jets. Schoen also had 14 kills, 23 assists and 24 digs.

Giles added four assists and six aces. Tannyr Davis pounded 18 kills and seven blocks, Metz had six blocks, Sarah Tedder notched 18 digs and Owen served three aces.

North splits four matches

NEW ALBANY — Columbus North went 2-2 to finish fourth in the New Albany Invitational.

The Bull Dogs beat New Albany 25-17, 23-25, 25-18; fell to Jasper 25-21, 22-25, 25-12 and downed Jeffersonville 25-15, 25-15 in pool play. North (8-12) then lost to 3A No.6 Silver Creek 25-11, 25-15 in the third-place match.

Panthers go 2-2

INDIANAPOLIS — Jennings County went 2-2 at the Ben Davis Invitational, falling to Zionsville 25-17, 25-15; beating Batesville 25-19, 25-16; falling to Muncie Burris 25-21, 25-19 and downing East Central 25-18, 25-15.

Kyla Ortleib recorded 21 kills, seven blocks and 12 aces; and Carissa Kinney had 36 assists and 22 digs to lead the Panthers. Mary Leahigh added six kills and four aces, Kayla Wilson notched five blocks, Rayann Mull recorded 18 digs and Katelyn Madinger had 17 digs.

Crusaders win in sweep

Columbus Christian evened its record at 4-4 with a 25-14, 27-25, 25-16 win against Trinity Christian on Friday.

Lauren Hunnicutt pounded six kills, Madison Henderson recorded 12 assists and Savannah Spurgeon served 11 aces for the Crusaders. Hannah Lorimor added five kills, Spurgeon had eight assists and Henderson had nine aces.

Crush fall in five

INDIANAPOLIS — The Columbus Crush home school team came up just short in a 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 17-25, 15-11 to the West Lafayette Panthers on Friday.

Hannah Sabotin led the Crush (4-4) with eight kills and eight aces, while Aleda McCracken recorded 13 assists. Dani McFall added five kills and six aces, Emily Walls notched two kills and four aces and Michaela Fuller had five assists.


North girls take second

CARMEL — The Columbus North girls competed without No. 2 runner Sierra Lax, who was on a college visit, and finished second in the Flashrock Invitational. The Bull Dog boys also were without their No. 2 runner, Chase McQueen, who was at the Triathlon Junior World Championships in Chicago, and took fifth.

No. 5 Fort Wayne Carroll won the championship girls meet to 138 for No. 2 North, 140 for No. 7 Zionsville, 159 for No. 6 Cathedral, 170 for No. 10 Pendleton Heights and 184 for No. 13 Seymour. No. 2 Hamilton Southeastern won the championship boys meet with 75 points to 119 for No. 13 Carroll, 135 for No. 7 Avon, 150 for No. 4 Westfield and 199 for the No. 3 Bull Dogs.

Rachel Brougher led the North girls with a seventh-place finish in 18 minutes, 51.6 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Nina Bouthier took 21st in 19:32.6, while Allison Coffey was 26th (19:39.6), Arig Tong 41st (20:03.7), Ensley Hammond 48th (20:10.4), Ana Singhal 64th (20:31.1) and Haley Duke 99th (21:15.8).

Emma Brock finished 14th in 19:15.8 to lead the Owls. Ashton Chase took 20th in 19:32.1, while Megan Winter was 45th (20:08.8), Claire Loebker 49th (20:10.8) and Oriana Morales 61st (20:32.5).

Ben Rankin led the North boys with a 16th-place finish in 16:36.7. Chandler Steward took 27th in 16:48.2, while Alec Embry was 52nd (17:08.4), Eli Fischer 54th (17:09.3), Justin Spoon 58th (17:12.5), Elijah Brooks 59th (17:13.3) and Braden Hammond 70th (17:18.6).

East finished 24th with 649 points, and Seymour was 25th with 678. Paul Bean finished 24th in 16:45.5 to lead the Olympians, while Michael Zieleniuk was 167th (18:10.9), Josh Sensanbaugher 180th (18:20.2), Shaunak Desmukh 190th (18:31.7) and Garrett McGaha 219th (19:19.2).

Seymour’s Tim Molinari finished 73rd in 17:19.6. Jacob Voss took 148th in 17:58.4, while Alex Lovins was 176th (18:15.9).

The East girls competed in the invitational race and finished 10th with 273 points. Lawrence North won with 109.

Kira Singer led the Olympians with a 24th-place finish in 21:13.6. Emma Mensendiek took 45th in 21:57.0, while Maddie Lyons was 63rd (22:27.1), Kristen Lyons 74th (22:42.0) and Lindsey Morgan 79th (22:57.7).

Cougar boys take third

SHELBYVILLE — South Decatur’s boys finished third, and Hauser took fifth in the Mid-Hoosier Conference meet at Blue River Park. Hauser and Edinburgh were sixth and seventh in the girls meet.

Southwestern (Shelby) won the boys meet with 48 points. The Cougars finished with 92, and the Jets had 147.

Justyn Clark finished third in 17:04.68 to lead South Decatur. Cole Bower took eighth in 17:49.17, while Dylan Cowins was 15th (18:12.41), Charlie Hamilton 26th (19:26.18) and Carl Kroger 40th (20:16.84).

Owen Rush led Hauser with a 10th-place finish in 18:04.12. David Seelye took 25th 19:18.68, while Josh Adams was 33rd (19:59.49), Austin Everroad 35th (20:03.82) and Jordan Johnson 44th (20:39.76).

The Lancers had two boys runners. Addison Lollar and Austin Burton finished 45th and 46th in 20:46.84 and 21:27.52.

Eastern Hancock won the girls meet with 31 points. Hauser outscored Edinburgh 149-158 for sixth.

Naomi Gollmer led the Jets with a 22nd-place finish in 24:37.1. Abbey Ashbrook took 31st in 26:20.5, while Maleah Bates was 32nd (26:33.1), Jaedlin Asher 52nd in (37:04.2) and Kristin Keith 53rd (37:16.9).

Lilia Perez finished 30th in 25:57.9 to lead the Lancers. Emily Davis took 39th in 27:48.8, while Katelyn Bevins was 41st (28:05.8), Blythe Carman 42nd (28:11.0) and Allie Schooler 47th (28:53.8).

The Cougars had four runners, one short of the number needed to score as a team. Ashley Hamilton finished 12th in 22:43.1, while Hannah Miller was 25th (24:46.1), Stacy Fox 29th (25:21.0) and Mackenzie Kopplin 50th (30:30.7).

Jennings boys second

AURORA — Jennings County ran to a second-place finish in the boys meet and a fourth in the girls meet in the South Dearborn Invitational. Batesville won both meets.

Ricky Hendrix led the Panther boys with a fourth-place finish in 17:13. Franklin Sanders took eighth in 17:42, while Alex Hendrix was 11th (17:52) Wayne Komsi 17th (17:58) and Ryan Gasper 26th (18:34).

Ashley Heindel finished ninth in 21:28 to lead the girls. Olivia Heaton took 13th in 22:04, while Nicole Richardson was 16th (22:20), Emilee Greathouse 17th (22:22) and Alana Daeger 19th (22:36).


Olympians tie Bulldogs

Columbus East twice came back from one-goal deficits to finish in a 2-2 Hoosier Hills Conference tie with New Albany.

Sarah Park and Addy Galarno scored the goals for the Olympians (5-2-5, 3-0-2), while Brooklyn Taulman and Karlee Dowd had assists. Bryn Eudy recorded four saves.

Eagles fall to Cougars

ROACHDALE — Kennedy Bruner scored a second-half goal for Brown County, but it wasn’t enough in a 3-1 WIC loss at North Putnam.

Rachel Smith played 68 minutes in goal and recorded four saves. Bailee Robinson played the final 12 minutes in goal and posted one save.

Seymour ties Salem

SEYMOUR — Seymour outshot Salem 21-7, but managed only a 1-1 tie.

Marie Lenart scored the goal for the Owls (3-6-3). Rachel Collett recorded four saves, and Abi Beed posted three saves.

GIRLS golf

Jennings pair advances

MADISON — Jennings County missed qualifying for regional by one spot as a team, but Kassi Whitehead and Peyton Whitehead advanced as individuals from the Madison Sectional at Sunrise.

Kassi Whitehead carded a 94, and Peyton Whitehead had a 99 to qualify for Saturday’s Roncalli Regional at Smock. Marina Sigmund added a 114 for the Panthers, while Rachel Greene shot 121 and Allie Clark had a 129.

Jennings finished with a 428 team total, six shots out of the third and final team-qualifying spot. Madison (367), Madison Shawe (384) and Henryville (422) advanced.

Seymour girl qualifies

BEDFORD — Hannah Thompson carded a 98 to lead Seymour to a fifth-place finish in the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional at Otis Park and qualify for regional as an individual.

Bedford (362), Springs Valley (416) and Mitchell (418) claimed the team qualifying spots to Saturday’s Washington Regional at Country Oaks. Brownstown finished fourth with a 428, followed by the Owls (432) and Trinity Lutheran (476).

Seymour’s Bailey Goben shot 102 and lost in a playoff for the third and final individual qualifying spot. Andrea Axsom added a 103, Jenna Ebler had a 129 and Kara Rice finished with a 141.

Demi Oakes led the Cougars with a 112. Macy Taylor carded a 121, Morgan Gabbard added a 119 and Jessica Fleener had a 124.