Olympians win share of conference title

Columbus East won a share of its sixth consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference girls soccer title with a 1-0 senior night win against Seymour on Thursday.

The Olympians, who won the past five titles outright, shared this one with New Albany. Both teams went 5-0-2 in the HHC.

“It’s a great accomplishment for the players,” East coach Ilya Schwartzman said. “They’ve worked very hard. It’s great for the team to have this accomplishment, and we’re going to work very hard to get to the next stage, which is a sectional championship.”

The Olympians (7-4-5) scored the game’s lone goal in the ninth minute when Addy Galarno knocked in a pass from Sarah Park. Bryn Eudy recorded four saves in posting the shutout.

“This was our senior night, and it was a very emotional night, and I thought the girls were able to focus on the task at hand and channel their emotions in the right direction,” Schwartzman said.

Seymour fell to 6-8-4 overall and 3-3-1 in the HHC.

Twisters blank Eagles

OLDENBURG — Brown County couldn’t find the net in an 11-0 loss at Class A No. 14 Oldenburg Academy.

Bailee Robison recorded 11 saves for the Eagles.


Jets edge Pirates

GREENSBURG — Hauser used goals from three different players to claim a 3-2 win at Greensburg.

Joe Sweet, Aaron Sweet and Evan Shaw scored for the Jets (4-5-3). Joe Sweet had an assist.

Hauser outshot the Pirates 13-7. Pete Trotter recorded five saves.


Jets sweep Twisters

OLDENBURG — Class A No. 10 Hauser impoved to 21-1 with a 25-12, 25-16, 25-11 win at Oldenburg Academy.

Brea Metz pounded nine kills, Alana Owen recorded 16 assists, Maranda Knight had one block, Sarah Tedder notched 18 digs and Sydney Schoen served six aces to lead the Jets.

Schoen also had six kills, 10 assists and five digs. Tannyr Davis pounded six kills, Lucie Lortz recorded two assists, Owen had four digs, Sarah Tedder served four aces and Metz added three aces.

Eagles down Spartans

NASHVILLE — Brown County picked up its third win of the season with a 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-17 triumph against Southwestern (Shelby).

Kiera Omberg pounded 11 kills, Kaitlyn Pearson recorded 14 assists, Shea Keller had two blocks, Baelyn Koester notched 20 digs and Ryanne Smith served five aces to lead the Eagles (3-16).

Lancers take third

GREENWOOD — Edinburgh fell to Center Grove and Greenwood to finish third in the Johnson County Tournament.

The Class 4A No. 6 Trojans downed the Lancers 25-8, 25-10, 25-18 in the semifinals. Edinburgh (18-7) then fell to Greenwood 25-20, 25-27, 25-20, 22-25, 15-13 in the third-place match.


Cougar boys sixth

GREENSBURG — South Decatur’s boys finished sixth with 165 points, and Hauser was ninth with 217 in the Greensburg Invitational. Batesville won with 60.

Justyn Clark led South Decatur with a fourth-place finish in 17 minutes, 11.70 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Cole Bower took 23rd in 18:29.12, while Dylan Cowins was 30th (18:51.05), Charlie Hamilton 53rd (20:12.87) and Carl Kroger 61st (21:09.68).

Owen Rush finished 27th in 18:44.65 to lead the Jets. David Seelye took 29th in 18:50.57, while Josh Adams was 50th (19:57.93), Austin Everroad 56th (20:36.23) and Hunter Albright 63rd (21:21.69).

Trinity Lutheran had three runners. AJ Goecker finished 11th in 17:57.52, Luke Onken took 37th in 19:02.15 and Alex Royalty was 74th in 23:11.84.

South Decatur and Hauser each had four girls runners, one short of the number needed to score as a team. South Decatur’s Ashley Hamilton finished 26th in 23:13.31, while Hannah Miller was 38th (24:50.17), Stacy Fox 47th (25:52.28) and Mackenzie Kopplin 60th (28:22.11).

Naomi Gollmer led the Jets with a 46th-place finish in 25:42.26. Maleah Bates took 51st in 26:21.63, while Kristin Keith was 63rd (29:59.70) and Jadalen Asher 64th (30:13.02).

Trinity’s lone runner, Andrea Foster, finished 58th in 27:31.38.


Panthers move to final

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County picked up a 4-1 win against Madison in the semifinals of the Jennings Sectional.

Owen Land blanked Riley McGarry 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles; Adam Jackson beat Ceaton Bowman 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles; Austin Mills downed Jakob Jones 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and Justin Gasper and Bailey Wilder topped Patrick Grady and Clay Vaughn 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles for the Panthers. Avery Johnson and Luke Ertel fell to Christian Brown and Zach Burnett 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.

Jennings will play Greensburg for the sectional title at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Owls edge Eagles

SEYMOUR — Seymour moved into today’s sectional final with a 3-2 Seymour Sectional semifinal win against Austin.

Alex Berry beat Brison Turner 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles; Ty McCory downed Matt Terry 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Grant Handloser and Josiah Rudge topped Kenton Embry and Tanner Craig 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 at No. 1 doubles for the Owls (9-10). Adam Berry fell to Brady Whie 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles; and Sam Voss and Hao Li lost to Jacob Watts and Drew Buhr 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

Braves blank Cougars

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran won only three games in the five matches in a 5-0 loss to Brownstown Central in the semifinals of the Seymour Sectional.

Bailey Baker and Hunter Morgan fell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Jonathan Keith lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles for the Cougars (3-13). Andrew Rodriguez at No. 1 singles, Tanner Prewitt at No. 3 singles and Spencer Muhlbach and Pierce McCammon at No. 2 doubles all fell 6-0, 6-0.