Borth girls golf take second at Hall of Fame Classic

Staff Reports

GREENSBURG — The fifth-ranked Columbus North girls golfers beat some of the teams that had won against them earlier in the season by taking second in Saturday’s Hall of Fame Classic at Greensburg Country Club.

No. 1 Westfield won the event with a 318 to 323 for North. Brownsburg and co-No. 7 Fishers each shot 336, while co-No. 7 Cathedral and No. 10 Hamilton Southeastern each shot 338, and No. 3 Carmel had a 339.

The Bull Dogs’ Danbi Kim finished fourth individually with a 78, and Julia Luken was 10th with an 80. Holly Anderson added an 81, and Alex Munnicha and Aubrey Smith each shot 84.

East 3rd in conference

FLOYDS KNOBS — Columbus East finished third with a 380 in the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament at Valley View. Bedford North Lawrence and host Floyd Central each shot 346, with the Stars winning on the tiebreaker.

Autumn Fateley led the Olympians with an 84 to earn All-Conference honors. Lily Shelp made honorable mention with an 89. Morgan Harrison added a 102, Natalie Ryan shot 105 and Lauren Steinwedel had a 113.

Jennings County finished seventh with a 405. Peyton Whitehead carded an 87 to make honorable mention All-Conference. Sydney Campbell added a 104, Marina Sigmund shot 106, Allie Clark had a 108 and Lauren Mull finished with a 134.

Cougars take MHC tourney

GREENSBURG — South Decatur carded a 199 at Wyaloosing Creek to win the Mid-Hoosier Conference Tournament, which was shortened to nine holes because of rain.

Edinburgh finished second with a 216. North Decatur edged Southwestern (Shelby) 235-237 for third.

Lydia Wolterman led the Cougars with a 47. Annie Gant added a 49, Oliva Fry had a 51 and Shelby Vannatta and Olivia Clarkson each shot 52.

Makenzie Hill led the Lancers with a 47. Vanessa McManaway carded a 50, Savannah Kellams added a 57, Kierra Richards shot 62 and Maddie Giles had a 69.

Eagles second after 9

CLAYTON — Brown County sits in second place in the Western Indiana Conference Tournament after nine holes at Deer Creek.

The event, which was suspended because of rain, will be completed Wednesday.

Edgewood leads the tourney with a 202 to the Eagles’ 215. Brown County’s Emma Bawinkel carded a 43 on the back nine, while Ashley Masteller added a 51, Lauren Burker tallied a 60, Jessica Taylor shot 61 and Tori Akles had a 63.


North nabs 2nd in title defense

TERRE HAUTE — Columbus North’s boys and girls teams fell just short of defending their Conference Indiana titles.

No. 15 Terre Haute South edged the No. 7 Bull Dog boys 48-50. In the girls meet, No. 13 Bloomington North slipped past No. 5 Columbus North 61-66.

Freshman Olivia Morlok led the Bull Dog girls with a third-place finish in 19 minutes, 34.1 seconds over the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course. Defending individual champion Rachel Brougher took sixth in 19:47.5, while Arig Tong was 14th (20:30.6), Sydney Geckler 20th (21:09.2), Ana Singhal 23rd (21:17.8), Kennedy Kerber 32nd (21:46.3) and Emma Smith 34th (21:57.9).

Charlie Allen finished fifth in 16:59.3 to lead the Columbus North boys. Elijah Brooks took sixth in 17:00.7, while Alec Embry was eighth (17:01.9), Justin Spoon 15th (17:22.2), Eli Fischer 16th (17:23.3), John Sluys 18th (17:24.6) and Peyton Shelton 19th (17:27.5).

Jennings boys win

RUSHVILLE — Jennings County won a close battle to capture the Division I boys race at the Rushville Invitational.

The Panthers finished with 81 points. East Central took second with 85 followed by Whiteland and Columbus East with 89 and Cathedral with 90.

Jennings’ Alex Hendrix and Franklin Sanders finished fifth and sixth in 17:22.37 and 17:33.66. Carter Leak took ninth in 17:55.50, Wayne Komsi was 25th (18:44.26) and AJ Siener 36th (19:20.69).

Paul Bean finished second in 16:58.50 to lead the Olympians, who lost the tiebreaker to Whiteland to place fourth as a team. Jonathan Clayton took 10th in 18:04.31, while Josh Sensanbaugher was 15th (18:21.51), Garrett McGaha 28th (18:49.61) and Michael Zieleniuk 34th (19:18.37).

The East girls finished fourth with 94 points, and Jennings was fifth with 115. No. 15 Cathedral won with 31.

Emma Mensendiek led the Olympians with a 13th-place finish in 22:30.87. Kristen Lyons took 17th in 22:46.35, while Ashley Novreske was 18th (23:01.96), Amanda Pottorff 22nd (23:26.26) and Hannah Harris 24th (23:31.91).

The Panthers’ Ashley Heindel finished 11th in 22:19.46. Emma Morrison took 15th in 22:38.21, while Nicole Richardson was 25th (23:40.64), Marley Stearns 28th (23:49.53) and Alana Daeger 36th (24:57.47).

Meanwhile, in the Division III boys race, Hauser finished 11th with 305 points, and South Decatur was 13th with 352. Hagerstown won with 47.

David Seelye led the Jets with a 21st-place finish in 18:55.51. Austin Everroad took 56th in 20:24.28, while Owen Green was 67th (20:55.91), Jordan Johnson 69th (20:56.92) and Hunter Albright 108th (23:47.27).

The Cougars’ Brandon Mallott finished 48th in 20:13.03. Cole Bower took 58th in 20:26.91, while Charlie Hamilton was 68th (20:56.43), Carl Kroger 91st (22:07.67) and Dylan Cowins 106th (23:33.38).

Edinburgh’s lone runner, Isaiah Estes, finished 119th in 24:52.87.

Hauser (311), Edinburgh (356) and South Decatur (367) finished 16th, 17th and 18th in the Division III girls race. Randolph Southern won with 72.

Tori Chandler finished 14th in 23:56.40 to lead the Jets. Maleah Bates took 45th in 25:52.20, while Naomi Gollmer was 56th (26:51.24), Kristin Keith 109th (32:09.74) and Bailey Bates 120th (37:58.32).

Bailey Woodall led the Lancers with a 24th-place finish in 24:33.50. Emily Davis took 82nd in 28:53.79, while Blythe Carman was 86th (29:03.71), Lili Ervin 98th (30:11.00) and Allie Schooler 99th (30:24.10).

South Decatur’s Hannah Miller finished 52nd in 26:20.91. Claire Hamilton took 63rd in 27:13.75, while Stacy Fox was 89th (29:18.68), Marta Reputin 90th (29:19.98) and Pilar Gracia 106th (31:28.62).

Eagle boys finish 8th

FRANKLIN — Brown County’s boys finished eighth with 224 points in the Franklin Invitational. No. 12 Zionsville won with 57.

Wyatt Wyman led the Eagles with an 11th-place finish in 17:16. Job Lawson took 30th in 18:05, while Nathan Kilburn was 49th (18:37), Jackson McPheeters 58th (19:13) and Jordan Samples 82nd (20:23).

Brown County had three girls runners. Haley Abraham finished 56th in 24:25, while Maris Wyman and Cassidy Davis were 84th and 85th in 27:06 and 27:12.

Trinity runner finishes 4th

SALEM — Trinity Lutheran’s AJ Goecker placed fourth out of 79 runners in the Salem Invitational.

Goecker, the Cougars’ lone runner, finished in 17:59.


Panthers go 1-3

AVON — Jennings County went 1-3 in the Avon Invitational, beating Terre Haute South 25-18, 22-25, 15-7 before falling to Franklin 25-11, 25-19; North Central 25-16, 21-25, 15-7 and Northview 25-16, 25-17.

Emma McPeek led the Panthers with 13 kills, nine block assists and seven aces. Carissa Kinney recorded 44 assists, and Hanah Bertram had 26 digs.

Sydney Brown added 11 kills, five assists, one solo and five block assists and five aces, while Kinney notched nine kills, 11 digs and six aces. Mary Leahigh had one solo and five block assists, Abi Vogel added two solo and three block assists and Emma Shockley tallied 10 digs.

Eagles, Lancers go 1-2

NASHVILLE — Brown County and Edinburgh each went 1-2 in the Brown County Invitational.

The Eagles beat Greencastle 15-25, 25-19, 15-10 before falling to Edinburgh 25-18, 23-25, 15-8 and Indian Creek 27-25, 15-25, 15-8. The Lancers (5-5) lost to Greencastle 25-16, 25-21 and Owen Valley 25-22, 23-25, 15-11 sandwiched around their win against Brown County.

Madalyn Allen led the Eagles with 31 assists and 10 aces in the three matches. Haley Davidson pounded 17 kills, and Mekenzie Dunnick had four blocks.


Panthers nip Raiders

VERSAILLES — Jennings County allowed only one shot in a 1-0 win at South Ripley.

Andrea Reitman scored off an assist from Lexi Brown in the 34th minute for the game’s only goal. The Panthers (2-0-2) outshot the Raiders 23-1, with Mackenzie Byram recording one save.

Eagles blank Cadets

CLAYTON — Brown County netted a first-half goal and held on for a 1-0 WIC win at Cascade.

Maddy Fields scored the goal off an assist from Kaitlyn Spires.

Skyler Fleischman posted 12 saves.


Eagles edge Cadets

CLAYTON — Brown County overcame an early 1-0 deficit to rally for a 2-1 WIC win at Cascade.

Ben Rygiel and Will Normile scored the goals for the Eagles (1-1, 1-0).

Will Ryan had an assist, and Noah Seidle recorded four saves.

BOYS Tennis

Cubs top Panthers

MADISON — Jennings County won the No. 3 singles match, but that was all in a 4-1 loss at Madison.

Bryce Kirchner beat Jacob Jones 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (1-5). Justin Gasper fell to Zach Burnett 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Weston Miller lost to Christian Brown 7-6 (11), 7-5 at No. 2 singles, Luke Ertel and Briar Davis fell to Ceaton Bowman and Cooper Yancey 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) at No. 1 doubles, and Garrett Marsh and Lawson Hearne lost to Clay Vaughn and Jeremy Huff 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.


Cougars hold off Royals

GREENSBURG — Eastern Hancock looked like it had scored the winning touchdown on the final play of the game Friday, but a holding penalty negated the play, and South Decatur held on for a 30-14 win.

Cougars’ senior running back Damon Allen totaled 328 yards and four touchdowns last week in a rout of North Decatur. He carried a load of the work for the South Decatur offense again on Friday, finishing with 38 carries for 268 yards and three touchdowns. He had 18 attempts and 149 yards by halftime.

Allen helped the Cougars (2-0) burn clock in the second half and appeared to put the game away with a 25-yard touchdown run with 2:58 left in the game. But the Royals scored with 1:40 remaining, then after recovering an onside kick, scored again with 37 seconds left to cut the lead to four.

Eastern Hancock recovered another onside kick and drove for what would have been the winning score.

After falling behind 14-0, South Decatur rallied to take a 16-14 halftime advantage. Kordell Meadows hit Oakley Billingsley for a 34-yard touchdown, and Allen ran 10 yards for a score. Meadows nailed a 24-yard field goal just before the break.

Pirates shut down Panthers

GREENSBURG — Jennings County was held to 1 yard passing Friday in a 41-7 loss at Greensburg.

The Panthers (0-2) were missing both their starting quarterback and tailback, who were injured in the first quarter of last week’s season opener against Batesville. Junior Ben Hamann started at quarterback, and junior Justin Rennemeier played the second half.

“When they load the box and stop the run, offensively, you can’t do a whole lot,” Jennings coach Rick Zimmerman said. “We did not play well, and Greensburg is a pretty good team. I knew they were a decent team going in, but we got dominated up front.”

Junior James Golina ran 30 yards for the Panthers’ touchdown after both teams had pulled most of their starters. Dylan Boswell kicked the extra point.

Zimmerman said quarterback Brock Ernstes, who dislocated a shoulder on third play of opener, could return to practice this week.

Brown County falls

NASHVILLE — Brown County was tied with South Putnam 0-0 at halftime Friday, but South Putnam took control in the second half for a 34-6 win in a battle of the Eagles.

“They’re a good ball club,” Brown County coach Randy Minniear said. “They’re very, very big, and it just wore us down. We had a couple guys out sick, and we didn’t have enough to stop them once they got going.”

Chargers stop Lancers

GREENSBURG — Edinburgh was within 7-3 early Friday, but North Decatur pulled away for a 32-3 win.

Bryce Burton kicked a 23-yard field goal for the Lancers’ only points. Edinburgh (0-2) got the ball back, but punter Jacob Atha had to bat the ball out of the end zone for a safety after the snap went over his head.

The Chargers then drove for a touchdown to take a 16-3 lead before a lightning delay with 2:00 left in the first half.