INDIANAPOLIS — The Columbus North boys soccer team used quick-strike goals to rally for two wins and tied its other match to finish 2-0-1 in this weekend’s Great Midwest Classic at North Central.
The Bull Dogs began the tournament Friday night by scoring three goals in a two-minute span in the second half to claim a 3-2 win against Fort Wayne Canterbury. Alex McGill scored off an assist from Nick Beales in the 62nd minute, Ian Hussey put in a pass from McGill just 12 seconds later and Vinicius Viana scored off an assist from Jake Osborne in the 64th minute. Zach Green recorded four saves.
On Saturday morning, North tied Class 2A No. 6 Avon 1-1. The Orioles scored on a penalty kick in the 44th minute, and the Bull Dogs answered with a PK of their own from Rico Hollenkamp in the 53rd minute. Green and Mark Salle-Tabor each played a half in goal, and each posted two saves.
Columbus North (5-2-1) capped the tournament by rallying from a 2-1 deficit to beat Lawrence North on Saturday. McGill scored off an assist from Hollenkamp in 33rd minute, Viana netted a pass from McGill in the 74th minute and nine seconds later, Hollenkamp stole a pass and rocketed one in from just inside midfield. Green played the first 30 minutes in goal and had one save, while Noah Kestler played the final 10 minutes of the first half and Salle-Tabor notched five saves in the second half.
Eagles edge Patriots
SPENCER — Brown County netted the game’s lone goal in the 30th minute to claim a 1-0 Western Indiana Conference win Saturday at Owen Valley.
Kyle Spires scored the goal off an assist from Logan Fittz. Noah Seidle recorded four saves.
Panthers are shut out
JEFFERSONVILLE — Jennings County couldn’t find the net in a 7-0 Hoosier Hills Conference loss at Jeffersonville on Saturday.
Luke Bowling posted 11 saves for the Panthers. Chance Newkirk added six saves.
Bull Dogs blank Braves
TERRE HAUTE — Tanner Johnson scored twice in the final 15 minutes Saturday to lift Columbus North to a 2-0 win at Terre Haute South.
Johnson scored off assists from Kristen Orben in the 66th minute and Elise Whitley in the 80th and final minute.
The Bull Dogs (4-0-2) outshot the Braves 7-2. Liz Tynan recorded two saves.
Olympians tie Highlanders
Columbus East and Floyd Central played to a 0-0 tie Saturday in a battle of teams unbeaten in the HHC.
The Highlanders outshot the Olympians (3-4-1, 2-0-1) 12-7. Brooke Hamblen posted nine saves, including one on a penalty kick late in the first half.
Eagles rout Patriots
SPENCER — Brown County scored three goals in the second half Saturday to break open a close game and pull away for a 4-0 WIC win at Owen Valley.
Maddy Wescott, Isabel Rygiel, Laura Sheckell and Gabi Bethards scored the goals, and Azhia Morgan had an assists. Bailee Robinson recorded three saves, and Skyler Fleischman added one save.
Bulldogs top Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County scored first Saturday, but New Albany rallied for a 4-1 HHC win.
Lexi Brown netted an unassisted goal in the 28th minute for the Panthers (5-5-2, 1-2-1). But the Bull Dogs scored twice in the final seven minutes of the first half, then added two insurance goals in the final seven minutes of the game.
New Albany outshot Jennings 8-7. Mackenzie Byram posted four saves.
North finishes 2nd
INDIANAPOLIS — One week after coming within four shots of the No. 2-ranked team in the state, Evansville North, Columbus North came within four shots of No. 1.
Westfield fired a 307 to capture Saturday’s Franklin Central Invitational at Smock. The No. 5 Bull Dogs finished second with a 311, and No. 4 Zionsville was third with a 328.
North’s Holly Anderson tied for second individually with a 76, one shot out of first. Danbi Kim and Alex Munnicha each shot 78, Julia Luken added a 79 and Aubrey Smith had an 86.
Columbus East finished 14th with a 384. Lily Shelp led the Olympians with an 88, while Autumn Fateley added a 91, Morgan Harrison shot 98 and Liz Kroger had a 107.
Trinity tops Southwestern
SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran won a 227-245 decision against Southwestern on Friday at Shadowood.
Morgan Gabbard tied for medalist honors with a 52 to lead the Cougars. Macy Taylor carded a 54, Demi Oakes added a 56, Anna Benter shot 65 and Cameo Hildreth had a 72.
Bull Dogs go 2-1
Columbus North went 2-1 to finish second its own invitational Saturday. The No. 16 Bull Dogs beat Martinsville 4-1, lost to No. 24 Providence 3-2 and beat Batesville 4-1.
Anay Gangal at No. 2 singles and Kevin Lin and Ammar Khaled at No. 1 doubles went 3-0 for the day. Gabe Kirsch and Walker Thomas won 6-0, 6-0 in their No. 2 doubles match against Martinsville.
Ben Mathew went 2-1 at No. 3 singles. Isaac Jackson and Lucas Huang went 1-1 at No. 2 doubles.
North (6-3) was without No. 1 singles player Nathan VanDeventer, who has a sprained ankle, and went 0-3 at that spot.
Trinity falls twice
HANOVER — Trinity Lutheran endured 3-2 losses to Christian Academy of Indiana and Milan in its conference tournament Saturday at Southwestern (Hanover).
The Cougars’ Matt Stuckwisch and Hunter Morgan won at No. 1 doubles, and Aden Jones and Pierce McCammon prevailed at No. 2 doubles against Christian Academy. Jonathan Keith and Jace Crockett won at No. 2 singles and No. 3 singles against Milan.
North boys 2nd, girls 3rd
NASHVILLE — Columbus North’s boys finished second, and the girls took third in the Elite Division of Saturday’s Brown County Eagle Classic.
Carmel’s top-ranked boys and girls won both meets. The Greyhound boys scored 24 points, while No. 9 North slipped past No. 6 Westfield 96-102. The Carmel girls scored 57 points to 119 for No. 9 Bloomington North and 143 for the No. 6 Bull Dogs in a meet that featured eight ranked teams.
Charlie Allen led the Columbus North boys with a 17th-place finish in 16 minutes, 53.71 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Alec Embry took 19th in 16:56.10, while Justin Spoon and Elijah Brooks were 24th and 25th in 17:03.32 and 17:03.73, Peyton Shelton 35th (17:28.23), Drew Thompson 39th (17:38.78) and Evan Porter 76th (18:33.06).
Rachel Brougher finished 10th in 19:22.79 to lead the Bull Dog girls. Olivia Morlok took 12th in 19:23.51, while Arig Tong was 14th (19:33.91), Ana Singhal 37th (20:37.43), Emma Smith 73rd (21:30.31) and Kennedy Kerber 84th (21:45.27).
In the Class A boys division, Brown County finished fourth with 100 points. Austin won with 46.
Wyatt Wyman led the Eagles with a second-place finish in 17:15.53. Job Lawson took sixth in 17:49.54, while Nathan Kilburn was 20th (18:54.68), Jackson McPheeters 35th (19:52.81) and Jordan Samples 44th (20:10.65).
Trinity Lutheran’s lone runner, AJ Goecker, finished fifth in 17:48.59.
Edinburgh’s finished 11th in the Class A girls division with 248 points. Bloomington Lighthouse won with 79.
Bailey Woodall finished 24th in 24:29.82 to lead the Lancers. Destiney Ramey took 51st in 26:55.34, while Emily Davis was 56th (27:28.82), Blythe Carman 66th (28:15.81) and Lili Ervin 70th (28:56.61).
Brown County had four girls runners, one short of the number needed to score as a team. Haley Abraham finished 21st in 24:15.84, while Maris Wyman was 32nd (25:22.95), Cassidy Davis 61st (27:45.24) and Coralynne Robinson 84th (31:22.05).
East boys take 14th
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus East’s boys finished 14th, and the girls took 18th out of 24 teams in Saturday’s Ben Davis Invitational.
The Olympian boys scored 350 points. No. 8 Avon won with 43 points, and No. 20 West Lafayette was second with 83.
Paul Bean led East with a seventh-place finish in 16:47.82. Jonathan Clayton took 55th in 18:13.75, while Josh Sensanbaugher was 75th (18:32.49), Garrett McGaha 86th (18:49.07) and Caleb Wettschurack 127th (20:04.40).
The Olympian girls scored 494 points. No. 8 Fishers won with 69.
Kristen Lyons finished 70th in 22:02.47 to lead East. Emma Mensendiek took 74th in 22:05.84, while Ashley Novreske was 109th (23:09.80), Amanda Pottorff 117th (23:39.89) and Hannah Harris 127th (24:10.15).
Panthers finish runner-up
WHITELAND — Jennings County’s boys finished second in the Whiteland Invitational on Saturday. New Palestine won with 48 points to 53 for the Panthers.
Jennings’ Alex Hendrix finished second in 17:21.1. Franklin Sanders took fifth in 17:49.4, while Carter Leak was ninth (17:56.0), Ryan Gasper 17th (18:40.6) and Wayne Komsi 20th (18:45.4).
Hauser finished 11th with 299 points. David Seelye took 34th in 19:27.9, while Austin Everroad was 58th (20:58.3), Jordan Johnson 62nd (21:23.7), Owen Green 73rd (22:29.0) and Hunter Albright 77th (23:10.0).
The Jennings girls finished fifth with 136 points. Rushville won with 29.
Ashley Heindel led the Panthers with a 12th-place finish in 22:46.6. Emma Morrison took 18th in 23:06.1, while Nicole Richardson was 32nd (24:14.0), Alana Daeger 42nd (25:01.6) and Marley Stearns 45th (25:08.4).
Hauser had two girls runners. Tori Chandler finished 40th in 24:54.3, and Kristin Keith was 69th in 34:44.7.
Cougar boys place 4th
OSGOOD — South Decatur’s boys finished fourth, and the girls were sixth in Saturday’s Jac-Cen-Del Invitational. Southwestern (Hanover) won the boys meet, and Brownstown Central took the girls meet.
Brandon Malott finished 12th in 19:33 to lead the Cougar boys. Cole Bower took 14th in 19:37, while Charlie Hamilton was 19th (20:10) Dylan Cowins 22nd (20:17) and Nolan Storm 40th (22:46).
Sierra Kalli led the girls with a 17th-place finish in 24:40. Claire Hamilton took 24th in 26:17, while Hannah Miller was 29th (29:56), Stacy Fox 32nd (27:18) and Pilar Gracia 52nd (32:24).
Lancers go 1-2
GREENWOOD — Edinburgh salvaged a win against Greenwood in its final match of the day to finish 1-2 in Saturday’s Greenwood Invitational.
The Lancers lost to Scecina 26-24, 25-15 and Speedway 25-13, 25-21. Edinburgh (8-7) then beat Greenwood 25-23, 25-14.
Trinity drops 3
CLARKSVILLE — Trinity Lutheran lost all three of its games in Saturday’s Providence Invitational, falling to Class 3A No. 1 Providence 25-12, 25-16; Castle 25-11, 21-25, 25-6 and Heritage Hills 25-10, 25-19.
Lexi Schneider pounded eight kills, and Sophia Stahl and Whitney Royer each served two aces to lead the Cougars.
Crusaders dealt first loss
Crosspointe Christian handed Columbus Christian its first loss of the season Friday, a 26-24, 25-18, 28-26 decision.
Sabrina Herron led the Crusaders (7-1) with four kills and eight assists. Madison Henderson also pounded four kills, Hannah Stair had four digs and Savannah Herron served five aces.
Savannah Herron, Hannah Lorimor and Savannah Spurgeon all added three digs, and Mayah Schundelmier had four aces.
Lancers lose close one
EDINBURGH — A year ago, Edinburgh and Switzerland County combined for 91 points in a game that took four overtimes to finish. On Friday, a total of 20 points were scored.
But it’s the way the Pacers pulled out a 12-8 victory on the Lancers home field that made this game a classic for a second consecutive season. They scored on a 5-yard touchdown on fourth down with only seven-tenths of a second remaining in the final quarter.
Edinburgh (1-3) trailed 6-0 at halftime, but took an 8-6 lead on Jacob Atha’s 8-yard run early in the third period. Atha also added the 2-point conversion.
“I’m not disappointed in the effort,” Edinburgh coach Derrick Ball said. “You have to be proud we only gave up 12 points, but we also have to be disappointed that we only scored eight points.”
Slow start hurts Cougars
GREENSBURG — Milan built a 28-6 halftime lead and went on to hand South Decatur a 44-14 Mid-Indiana Football Conference loss Friday night.
“They have a really solid quarterback that tore us apart the first half,” South Decatur coach Tony Bell said. “We did a better job shutting down his options the second half, but it was too little, too late.”
Damon Allen carried 34 times for 220 yards and scored on a 30 run for the Cougars (2-2, 1-1). South Decatur’s other touchdown came on a pass from Kordell Meadows to Draven Lee.
Meadows finished 5 of 8 for 140 yards passing.