Bull Dogs surprise Eagles in volleyball

The Columbus North volleyball team went to the wire Thursday night and pulled out a 25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 17-25, 16-14 win at a Heritage Christian team that is receiving votes in this week’s Class 2A poll.

“They had a couple of really good hitters,” North coach Caitlin Greiner said. “I was pleased with the girls. They worked hard, and they pulled it out.”

Augustina Fainguersch pounded 11 kills, Mady Johnson recorded 30 assists, Howard-Bass had 10 blocks, Mackenzie Rooks notched 22 digs and Hannah Weaver  and Katie McAninch each served two aces to lead the Bull Dogs (2-1).

Imani Guy added 10 kills and six blocks, while Howard-Bass and Hannah Weaver each had nine kills. Lily Meyecrord tallied eight assists, and McAninch had four blocks. Fainguersch recorded 16 digs, while Maddy Sebahar added 15 and Johnson had 10.

Jets upset Saints

HOPE — In a rematch regional battles from the past four years, Hauser upset Class A co-No. 8 Indianapolis Lutheran 25-17, 26-24, 25-20.

The Jets (6-1) trailed 18-7 in the second set before rallying to take a two set lead. Brea Metz served seven consecutive points to end that set for Hauser, who avenged a loss from last year’s regional.

Metz pounded 16 kills, Alana Owen recorded 30 assists, Tannyr Davis had two blocks, Sarah Tedder notched 15 digs and Taylor Henderson served five aces.

Sydney Schoen added nine kills, two assists, 10 digs and one ace. Davis pounded eight kills, Tedder recorded two assists,  Madie Sherman and Henderson each had a block, Owen notched 13 digs and Metz served two aces.

Grizzly Cubs sweep Cougars

FRANKLIN — Class A No. 4 Trinity Lutheran came closer in each set but fell to Franklin 25-14, 25-20, 25-22.

Lexi Schneider pounded five kills, Courtney Barker recorded 11 assists, Whitney Rogers had 13 digs and Hailley Peters and Savannah Harweger each served an ace for the Cougars. Sydney Stahl added two kills, and Sami Newmister had nine assists.


North notches first win

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North picked up its first win of the season, a 5-0 Conference Indiana East Division decision at Southport.

Nathan VanDeventer beat Colston Streit 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, Anay Gangal downed Noah Hall 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and Ben Mathew topped Jacob Peters 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (1-1). Kevin Lin and Ammar Khaled blanked John Gunderson and Jin Ling 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Lucas Huang and Isaac Jackson beat Noah Thomas and Zam Murphy 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Olympians down Cubs

MADISON — Columbus East won four matches in straight sets in rolling to a 4-1 at Madison.

Matt Furnish blanked Zach Burnett 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Neeraj Pandita beat Christian Brown 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Ben Kuhlman downed Jacob Jones 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Olympians (3-2). Sammy Woolwine and Daniel Kuhlman topped Ceaton Bowman and Cooper Yancey 6-3, 6-1.

Caige Comstock and Nathan Hatchett fell to to Clay Vaughn and Jeremy Huff 4-6, 6-0, (10-7) at No. 2 doubles.

Jets topple Royals

HOPE — Hauser had little trouble in a 4-1 win against Eastern Hancock.

Sam Meek beat Duncan Cherry 7-5, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Jacob Rudd downed Tony Cape 6-0, 6-4 at No. 3 singles. Jacob Johnson and Alex Gross topped Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Jacob Rose and Sean Miller blanked Caleb Kramer and Peyton Robertson 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles for the Jets (3-1). Justin Compton fell to Corbin Jennings 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Panthers fall to Owls

NORTH VERNON — Seymour won all five matches in straight sets in a 5-0 victory at Jennings County.

Justin Gasper fell to Alex Berry 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Austin Mills lost to Ty McCory 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and Weston Miller fell to Adam Berry 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (1-4). Briar Davis and Luke Ertel lost to Grant Handloser and Johnny Rennekamp 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles, and Kent Biehle, and Cody St. John fell to Jonathan Valasquez and Sam Schmidt 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

Brown County comes short against BNL

BEDFORD — Bedford North Lawrence won in three sets at both doubles spots to pull out a 4-1 win against Brown County.

The Eagles’ wins came at No. 1 singles and No. 3 singles.

Braves top Lancers

EDINBURGH — Indian Creek dropped only 14 games in the five matches in a 5-0 Mid-Hoosier Conference win at Edinburgh.

The Lancers’ Coltan Henderson fell to Trace Zachary 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Gavin Hancock lost to Cole Harris 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Tommy Schneider fell to Dalton Campbell 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Kegan Jones and Blade Elliott lost to Bryce Campbell and Scott Russell  6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Braden McManaway and Ryan Gaston fell to Cody Hart and Jeremy Lee 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Rebels top Cougars

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran won the No. 2 singles match, but that was all in a 4-1 loss to Southwestern (Hanover).

Jonathan Keith beat Skyler Wynn 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Bailey Baker fell to Tryston Wheatler 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Pierce McCammonn lost to Alex Philipp 7-4 (4), 2-6, (10-8) at No. 3 singles, Matt Stuckwisch and Hunter Morgan fell to Luke Hensley and Bailey Elliott 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Jace Crockett and Caleb Gruenewald lost to Chase Dunfee and Alex Ball 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.


Bull Dogs bounce Bears

The Columbus North junior varsity rolled to a 190-233 win against the Shelbyville varsity at Harrison Lake.

Annie Anderson and Molly Donnell each shot 45 to tie for medalist honors and led the Bull Dogs. Maddy Neal carded a 47, Cloey Abner added a 53, Gracie Davis shot 57, Lauren Cesarski had a 61, Nicole Duncan finished with a 62 and Allison Duvall had 66.

Cubs topple Panthers

MADISON — Jennings County fell to Madison 198-213 at Sunrise.

Marina Sigmund led the Panthers with a 50. Peyton Whitehead carded a 52, Allie Clark added a 54, Sydney Campbell shot 57 and Lauren Mull had a 66.

Lancers take sixth

GREENWOOD — Edinburgh finished sixth in the Johnson County Tournament at Hickory Stick. Center Grove won with a 304, followed by Whiteland (350), Greenwood (375), Indian Creek (393), Franklin (418) and the Lancers (466).

Vanessa McManaway led Edinburgh with a 102. Makenzie Hill carded a 117, Savannah Kellams added a 117, Kierra Richards shot 130 and Maddy Giles had a 134.


Irish nip Bull Dogs

INDIANAPOLIS — No. 13 Cathedral scored both of its goals on penalty kicks in a 2-1 win against Columbus North.

The Bull Dogs’ goal came from Jake Osborne. Rico Hollenkamp had the assist.

North (0-2) outshot the Irish 18-12, putting nine shots on goal to Cathedral’s eight. Zach Green recorded two saves in the first half. Mark Salle-Tabor had four second-half saves.

Jets blank Panthers

KNIGHTSTOWN — Hauser allowed only one shot in a 3-0 win at Knightstown.

Joe Sweet scored two goals, and Kyler Davis had the other for the Jets. Sweet, Davis and Justin Stafford recorded assists.

Hauser outshot the Panthers 33-1. Pete Trotter posted one save.

Cubs edge Panthers

MADISON — Madison scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and held on to hand Jennings County a 3-2 Hoosier Hills Conference loss.

The Panthers (1-2, 0-1) tied the game on second-half goals by Adrian Miller and Nick AmRhein before the Cubs scored the winning goal. Andrew Green and Miller had assists.

Luke Bowling posted 13 saves.

Eagles open with loss


SHELBYVILLE — Brown County opened its season with a 5-0 loss at Southwestern (Shelby).

The Eagles managed 11 shots, with five on goal. Noah Seidle recorded 11 saves.


Trinity runner wins

OSGOOD — Trinity Lutheran’s AJ Goecker won the boys race in a five-team meet at Jac-Cen-Del.

Goecker, the lone Cougars competitor, finished in 18 minutes, 26 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles).


Cardinals take Cougars

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran couldn’t find the net in a 10-0 loss to Southport.

The Cardinals outshot the Cougars 38-4. Kirstin Hoene and Laney Acton combined for 17 saves.