Local sports prep roundup – August 21


Hauser takes tourney

HENRYVILLE — Hauser endured its first loss of the season Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Jets from capturing the Henryville Tournament championship.

Hauser and the host Hornets each finished 3-1 in the round-robin event. The Jets won the tiebreaker by losing only two sets to Henryville’s three lost sets.

Hauser beat North Harrison 25-17, 25-16; Edinburgh 25-16, 25-12 and Paoli 25-16, 25-14 before falling to the Hornets 12-25, 25-20, 15-12.

Sydney Schoen recorded 21 kills and 37 digs, and Alana Owen had 64 assists and 12 aces to lead the Jets (5-1). Madie Sherman notched five blocks and 20 kills, and Sarah Tedder had 37 digs.

Tannyr Davis added 13 kills and four blocks; and Schoen had three assists and seven digs. Hailey Lange tallied two assists, Taylor Henderson recorded four blocks, Owen had 21 digs and Tedder served 11 aces.

Hauser played without its top hitter, Brea Metz, who was in her cousin’s wedding.

Following the loss to the Jets, Edinburgh beat North Harrison 25-23, 24-26, 15-9. The Lancers then lost to Henryville 28-26, 26-24 before downing Paoli 25-19, 25-23.

Jennings falls to New Albany

NEW ALBANY — Jennings County fell to New Albany 25-8, 25-21, 25-16 and Castle 25-7, 25-19, 25-13 Saturday in the New Albany Tournament.

Mary Leahigh led the Panthers (0-3) with 12 kills and five aces. Carissa Kinney recorded 21 assists, Emma McPeek had six blocks and Hannah Bertram notched 17 digs.

Mustangs top Eagles

ELLETTSVILLE — Brown County won the first set Saturday, but Edgewood came back for a 28-30, 25-19, 25-14, 25-13 Western Indiana Conference win.

Baelyn Koester led the Eagles with six digs and three aces. Hallee Miller pounded 14 kills, Maggie Redmond recorded nine assists, Shea Keller and Mekenzie Dunnuck each had two blocks and Elisabeth Huls notched six digs.

Crusaders win in 4

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian rallied from an early one-game deficit Friday to claim a 21-25, 27-25, 25-23, 25-15 win at Horizon Chrisitan.

Sabrina Herron led the Crusaders (3-0) with 17 assists and 10 aces. Hannah Lorimor pounded six kills, Mayah Schundelmier had two blocks and Savannah Spurgeon notched nine digs.

Henderson also had five kills and seven aces. Savannah Herron added five kills, and Lorimor had eight digs.


Olympians fall in final

GREENWOOD — Columbus East made it to the championship game of the Center Grove Classic Saturday before falling 1-0 to the host Trojans.

The Olympians (1-1) beat Terre Haute South 1-0 in the semifinals on own goal in 76th minute. East outshot the Braves 14-4, with Andy Davidson recording one save.

Center Grove outshot the Olympians 14-7. Davidson posted six saves in the first half, and Zach Roberts had four saves in the second half.

Spartans stop Jets

HOPE — Hauser opened its season Saturday with a 4-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference loss to Southwestern (Shelby).

Pato Cicero scored the goal for the Jets, who were outshot 9-7 by the Spartans. Hauser’s Pete Trotter recorded five saves.

Panthers drop opener

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County opened its season Saturday with a 7-2 loss to Corydon Central.

Andrew Green and Adrian Miller scored the goals for the Panthers off assists from Nick AmRhein and Dylan Boswell. Luke Bowling and Chance Newkirk each recorded two saves.

Shiners blank Cougars

SEYMOUR — Rising Sun scored three goals in each half Saturday and went on to hand Trinity Lutheran a 5-0 loss.

The Shiners outshot the Cougars (0-2) 27-16. Jacob Keith posted one save.

Crusaders post victory

INDIANAPOLIS — A hat trick from Kyle Foster led Columbus Christian to a 6-2 win Friday at Horizon Christian.

Taylor Hilliard scored two goals, and Grace Isley had the other goal for the Crusaders (2-0). Blake Barker and Nate Stamper recorded assists.

Columbus Christian outshot Horizon 34-12. Evan Reed played the first 70 minutes in goal and posted seven saves, and Foster played the final 10 minutes and had two saves.


East boys take 10th

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus East’s boys opened the season Saturday with a 10th-place finish in the Junior-Senior race of the Zionsville Invitational.

The Olympians finished with 259 points. Fishers won with 50, and Noblesville took second with 70.

Paul Bean led East with a 21st-place finish in 13 minutes, 54.8 seconds for 4,000 meters (2.5 miles). Jonathan Clayton took 66th in 14:49.1, while Josh Sensanbaugher was 70th (14:49.9), Josh Wettschurack 102nd (15:52.3) and Michael Zieleniuk 105th (15:56.5).

The Olympians had four girls in the Junior-Senior race, one fewer than the minimum needed to score as a team. Kristen Lyons finished 26th in 17:49.9, while Emma Mensendiek was 27th (17:49.9), Lizzy Frazier 47th (19:13.9) and Lindsey Morgan 57th (19:44.2).

In the Freshman-Sophomore races, East’s girls finished seventh with 216 points, and the boys took 11th with 317 points. Fishers won both races.

Ashley Novreske led the Olympian girls with a 51st-place finish in 18:34.5. Amanda Pottorff took 61st in 18:53.3, while Hannah Harris was 70th (19:11.7), Megan Whipple 99th (20:24.1) and Maddy Ping 107th (21:01.5).

For the boys, Garrett McGaha finished 54th in 15:16.5. Caleb Wettschurak took 78th in 15:55.1, while Owen Rupp was 83rd in 15:59.0 and Jalen Peak and Devin Poindexter finished 108th and 109th, both in 16:29.8.

BOYS Tennis

North wins 2 matches

JEFFERSONVILLE — Columbus North played its first round matches in the Jeffersonville Tournament on Friday night before being rained out of the final two rounds Saturday.

The Bull Dogs won first-round matches at two positions. Anay Gangal beat Jasper’s Lucas Eby 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, and Kevin Lin and Ammar Khaled downed Zionsville’s Will Rushton and Tyler Thimjon 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.

Nathan VanDeventer fell to Jeffersonville’s Bradley Cross 4-6, 7-6, (10-6) at No. 1 singles. Ben Mathew lost to Bloomington North’s Jace Day 7-6 (3), 6-2 at No. 3 singles, and Lucas Huang and Isaac Jackson fell to Delta’s Michael Morris and Parker Robillard 6-1, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.


Jennings ties Salem

SALEM — Jennings County rallied from a 3-0 halftime deficit to tie Salem 4-4 Saturday.

Lexi Brown scored two goals, including the tying tally in the final minute. Olivia Vanosdol and Baylee Byford scored the other goals, and Byford had an assist.

The Panthers (1-0-1) put 12 shots on goal to seven for Salem. Mackenzie Byram recorded three saves.

Trinity tops Herron

INDIANAPOLIS — Maddie Roark scored five goals Friday to lead Trinity Lutheran to its first win of the season, a 7-1 victory at Indianapolis Herron.

Lexi Keller and Emma Goecker also scored goals for the Cougars. Maddie Bell and Kristen Hoene had assists.

Trinity outshot Herron 29-17, putting 19 shots on goal to 13 for Herron. Hailley Peters recorded 12 saves.


Eagles rally past Lancers

NASHVILLE — Brown County rallied from a 20-0 halftime deficit to pull out a 21-20 season-opening win against Edinburgh on Friday.

Justin Burns scored on a touchdown run with 39 seconds remaining to tie the game, and Ben Rygiel kicked the extra point to cap the comeback. That gave Randy Minniear a victory in his head coaching debut.

“The kids really got it together and went after it the second half,” Minniear said. “It was a little bit of a change of up-tempo.”

Minniear inserted freshman Noah Carter at quarterback the second half, and he threw long touchdown passes to Devon Smith and Isiah Keefauver in the third quarter. Harper ran in a two-point conversion after the second score.

The Lancers, who dressed 24 players to play an opponent that defeated them by 28 points last season, surged ahead thanks to touchdown runs from Jake Atha, Bryce Burton and Zack Smiley. Burton led all Edinburgh runners with 52 yards rushing on 15 carries.

“(Brown County) had three times as many players as us, and we just started to wear down,” Edinburgh coach Derrick Ball said. “I’m happy because the kids are really starting to buy in to what we’re trying to do, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t mental mistakes.”