TRACK AND FIELD
East sweeps tri meet
BROWNSTOWN — The Columbus East boys and girls swept a tri meet Thursday at Brownstown Central.
The Olympian boys scored 76 points to 50 for Jennings County and 41 for Brownstown. The East girls scored 70 points to 63 for the Panthers and 34 for the Braves.
Steven O’Neal led the East boys with wins in the long jump (19 feet, 9 1/2 inches) and 400 meters (54.3 seconds). T.C. O’Neal took the high jump (6-5), Rhett Myers captured the discus (151-1) and Paul Bean won the 3,200 (10:10.5). The Olympians swept the 4×800 (8:41.8), 4×100 (43.9) and 4×400 (3:41.6) relays.
Jennings got wins from Aaron Smiley in the 110 hurdles (15.6), Ricky Hendrix in the 1,600 (4:38.9), Matt Cornett in the 300 hurdles (43.1) and Skyler Monroe in the 200 (24.1).
Katie Mack led the East girls with wins in the high jump (4-10) and 400 (1:04.1). Other winners were Becca Bryan in the 100 hurdles (17.0), Emma Mensendiek in the 1,600 (5:59.9), Katie Emmert in the 300 hurdles (53.4) and Kristen Lyons in the 800 (2:43.1). The Olympians also won the 4×800 (11:04.6) and 4×400 (4:23.7) relays.
The Panthers’ Justine Corya won the 100 (12.4) and 200 (26.6). Molly Simmons took the pole vault (7-6), Denza Simpson captured the shot put (31-10), Olivia Heaton won the 3,200 (13:09.5) and Jennings took the 4×100 relay (52.2).
Bull Dogs blank Falcons
No. 22 Columbus North dropped only nine games in the five matches in rolling to a 5-0 Conference Indiana East Division win against Perry Meridian.
Paige Littrell beat Anna Osborne 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Aubrey Smith downed Sarah Turo-Shields 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Madelyn Sanders topped Brooke Kistner 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (5-1).
North’s Yijaing Zhao and Hannah Frey blanked Angela Cerchinpar and Jessika Jordan-Stephens 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Hannah Shoemaker and Shweta Srinivasan downed Ruth Bochong and Lai Auii 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Lancers edge Jets
HOPE — Edinburgh swept the singles matches, and Hauser took the doubles spots in the Lancers’ 3-2 Mid-Hoosier Conference win.
Edinburgh’s Vanessa Hoskins beat Maycie Asher 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Lillie Parmer downed Alana Owen 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Allie Schooler topped Madie Sherman 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
The Jets’ Annie Ashbrook and Sarah Tedder beat Emma Westerfeld and Meghan Collett 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Natalie Taylor and Tannyr Davis downed Sydney Schlotter and Hannah Gosman 6-0, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Eagles blank Mustangs
NASHVILLE — Brown County won all five matches in straight sets in a 5-0 Western Indiana Conference win against Edgewood.
Hailee Miller beat Hailea Howard 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Elisabeth Huls downed Carlia Bennett 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Ashley Pugh topped Jessica Vantllon 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Sarah Barrick and Jacey Ferguson beat Emily Birtlas and Allie Frye 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Baelyn Koester and Kiera Omberg downed Elizabeth Babbert and Annabelle French 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
Warriors nip Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Scottsburg claimed a three-set win at No. 2 singles to pull out a 3-2 win at Jennings County.
The Panthers’ Avis McGovern beat Jayla Helton 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and Stefani Williams downed Megan Johnson 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Rebecca Driver fell to Leah Hunefeld 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, Elaine Lykins and Annsley Blackburn lost to Alexa Howser and Lindsey Boswell 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles and Hailee Harmon and Maddy Hill fell to Paige Crites and Kinley Harmon 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
INDIANAPOLIS — Freshman Henry Kiel fired an even-par 36 to win medalist honors and lead 15th-ranked Columbus North to a 157-185 win against Franklin Central 157-185 at Smock.
Bryce Turner and Jared Imlay each shot 40 for the Bull Dogs. Spencer Fairbanks carded a 41, Drew Smith added a 43, Matt Vorndran and Zac Schiavello each shot 44, Jonathan Ward had a 45 and Jake Hill finished with a 56.
Panthers take second
GREENSBURG — Jake Simmons won medalist honors with a 34, but Greensburg edged Jennings County 163-165 at North Branch. North Decatur finished third with a 179.
Ian Donnell carded a 40 for the Panthers. Austin Roscoe added a 45, Justin Gasper shot 46, Garrett Day had a 47 and Bailey Wilder finished with a 48.
Eagles win tri match
GOSPORT — Brown County won a tri match at Rolling Meadows. The Eagles fired a 171 to 182 for Edgewood and 2-6 for host Owen Valley.
Aubrey Seaman and Parker VanNess each shot 36 to tie for medalist honors and lead Brown County. Gavin Brown carded a 49, Wes Weigel added a 50, Jake Dixon had a 51 and Tyler Poling finished with a 59.
Jets no-hit Mohawks
HOPE — Sidney Giles and Kali Schumacher combined on a five-inning no-hitter, Hauser’s second no-hitter in as many days, in a 16-0, five-inning Mid-Hoosier Conference win against Waldron.
Leslie Sims went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, and Hailey Lange went 2 for 2 with a double and a triple and five RBIs for the Class A co-No. 1 Jets (4-0, 3-0). Lauren Starnes went 2 for 3.
Giles and Ali Hoover each had two RBIs.
Flashes blank Bull Dogs
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North shut out Franklin Central after the first inning but couldn’t score in a 2-0 Conference Indiana East Division loss.
Christine Bombardiere went 2 for 3 for the Bull Dogs (3-5, 0-1). Madisyn Prince threw a six-hitter.
Panthers edge Pirates
NORTH VERNON — Kyndyl Olds smacked an RBI-triple and scored on a hit by Darian Jarvis, and Jennings County held on for a 2-1 win against Greensburg.
Olds finished 2 for 3 for the Panthers (4-1). Bug Donnell threw a five-hitter and struck out six.
Crusaders edge Tigers
Columbus Christian notched its first win of the season, a 9-8 decision against Indianapolis Tindley.
Trailing by a run with one out in the bottom of the seventh, the Crusaders (1-2) drew three consecutive walks. Evan Reed then singled in the tying run, and Payton Ingram knocked in the winning run.
Connor Graham went 2 for 4 with a double. Jacob Mee and Josh Jones each had a double and two RBIs.