East girls still perfect
NEW ALBANY — The Columbus East girls soccer team struck in the first minute Saturday and went on to remain unbeaten in the Hoosier Hills Conference with a 4-0 win at New Albany.
Dowd, who scored off a cross from Emily Stiles in the opening minute, finished with two goals for the Olympians (5-5-1, 4-0-1). Lindsey Stoughton and Jada Berkemeier each added one.
Berkemeier and Kim Schneckenberger each had assists for East, which outshot the Bulldogs 10-6. Brooke Hamblen recorded five saves.
“It’s big in many ways,” East coach Ilya Schwartzman said. “It’s big because it’s a conference game, but we also played our best game of the year. We came out with a different lineup, and they played well. We had really good defensive pressure, we were able to control the middle really well and the finishing was really good today, too.”
North 2nd in conference
TERRE HAUTE — No. 23 Columbus North edged Terre Haute South 3-2 in the semifinals of the Conference Indiana Tournament, but then fell to No. 10 Bloomington North 5-0 in the championship match.
Against the host Braves, Nathan VanDeventer beat Ryan Friedrich 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Kevin Lin and Ammar Khaled downed Alex Stadler and Krishan Kumar at No. 1 doubles and Lucas Huang and Isaac Jackson topped Jimmy Cristee and Aaron Gentry 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles. Anay Gangal fell to Grant Stamper 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1 at No. 2 singles, and Ben Mathew lost to Kaleb Hauptli 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-4 at No. 3 singles.
Columbus North (9-5) managed only two games at the three singles spots against the Cougars. VanDeventer fell to Mac Rogers 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Gangal lost to Paul Dzubay 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, Akshaya Sabapathy fell to Jace Day 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, Lin and Khaled lost to Mick Thompson and Christian Gettelfinger 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and Jackson and Huang fell to Sam Orbaugh and Scott Bode 6-2, 7-6 (6) at No. 2 doubles.
Hauser wins tourney
LAWRENCEBURG — Hauser beat Edinburgh 25-7, 25-18; Greensburg 25-23, 25-16; and South Dearborn 25-15, 25-21 in their pool and knocked off Lawrenceburg 25-22, 28-26 in the title match to capture the Lawrenceburg Invitational.
Alana Owen led the Jets (15-2) with a combined 75 assists and eight aces in the four matches. Brea Metz pounded 34 kills, Tannyr Davis had six blocks and Sydney Schoen notched 42 digs.
Schoen also had 25 kills, three assists and five aces, while Davis added 17 kills and two blocks. Sarah Tedder recorded 33 digs and five aces, Madie Sherman and Taylor Henderson each had two blocks and Owen tallied 14 digs.
Following its loss to Hauser, Edinburgh (12-9) beat South Dearborn 25-21, 25-16; lost to Greensburg 25-22, 25-20; and beat Switzerland County 25-14, 25-16.
North goes 2-2
NEW ALBANY — Columbus North fell to New Albany 25-21 and Jasper 25-23, 18-25, 16-14 and beat Jeffersonville 25-27, 26-24, 15-5 in its pool before downing Brownstown Central 25-21, 25-20 in the crossover match of the New Albany Invitational.
Imani Guy pounded 21 kills and 10 blocks to lead the Bull Dogs (11-6). Mady Johnson recorded 85 assists, Maliah Howard-Bass had 10 blocks, Mackenzie Rooks notched 52 digs and Agustina Fainguersch served 10 aces.
Fainguersch also had 28 kills and 22 digs; while Hannah Weaver added 23 kills, five blocks and 31 digs. Johnson had 21 digs and four aces, and Maddy Sebahar added 17 digs.
Panthers go 1-3
INDIANAPOLIS — Jennings County fell to Batesville 25-15, 25-18 and Ben Davis 25-11, 20-25, 15-10; beat East Central 25-17, 15-25, 18-16 and lost to Scecina 23-25, 25-21, 15-12 in the Ben Davis Invitational.
Emma McPeek pounded 24 kills, seven assists and one solo block, and Carissa Kinney had 64 assists and seven aces to lead the Panthers (5-14). Hanah Bertram recorded 58 digs.
Sydney Brown added 21 kills, six assists and 31 digs. Kinney notched 19 kills and 34 digs, while Abi Vogel had five assist blocks and McPeek served five aces.
Crusaders fall in 5
Columbus Christian twice battled back from one-set deficits, but Horizon Christian pulled out the fifth set to claim a 27-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-25, 15-8 win.
Savannah Herron led the Crusaders (11-2) with 13 kills and one assist block. Sabrina Herron recorded 29 assists, Hannah Lorimor notched 12 digs and Mayah Schundelmier served seven aces.
Sabrina Herron and Madison Henderson each pounded 10 kills, and Sabrina Herron served four aces. Savannah Herron had 10 digs, and Hannah Stair added six digs.
Eagles sweep Miners
NASHVILLE — Brown County had a close second set but cruised on the other two for a 25-14, 26-24, 25-18 win against Linton.
Hallee Miller pounded eight kills, Madalyn Allen recorded 14 assists, Shea Keller had five blocks and Baelyn Koester notched seven digs for the Eagles (4-10). Ryanne Smith, Vanessa Hoskins, Maggie Redmond and Elisabeth Huls all served one ace.
North girls take 4th
LOUISVILLE — Columbus North’s girls finished fourth, and the boys took seventh against teams from six states in the Seeded race of the Louisville Trinity Invitational.
The No. 7 Bull Dog girls scored 195 points. No. 1 Carmel won with 36, while Medina (Ohio) was second with 177 and Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson third with 189.
North’s Olivia Morlok and Rachel Brougher finished 17th and 18th in 18 minutes, 48.37 seconds and 18:50.49 for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Arig Tong took 22nd in 19:03.37, while Ana Singhal was 60th (19:58.94), Kennedy Kerber 92nd (20:43.80), Emma Smith 94th (20:51.67) and Jennifer Gutman 98th (20:54.55).
The No. 8 Bull Dog boys finished with 239 points. Louisville St. Xavier won with 96 points to 105 for No. 1 Carmel.
Charlie Allen led North with an 18th-place finish in 16:07.07. Elijah Brooks took 45th in 16:24.07, while Justin Spoon was 53rd (16:28.35), Alec Embry 66th (16:39.24), John Sluys 81st (16:49.63), Peyton Shelton 90th (17:00.46) and Drew Thompson 101st (17:10.22).
East girls finish 8th
CARMEL — The Columbus East girls finished eighth with 252 points, and the boys 10th with 282 points in the Invitational division of the Flashrock Invitational. Southport swept the boys and girls titles.
Kristen Lyons led the Olympian girls with a 28th-place finish in 23:17.03. Emma Mensendiek took 39th in 23:18.41, while Ashley Noverske was 60th (24:28:21), Amanda Pottorff 71st (24:51.18) and Hannah Harris 83rd (25:04.27).
Paul Bean finished 11th in 18:15.47 to lead the East boys. Josh Sensanbaugher took 30th in 18:57.83, while Jonathan Clayton was 44th (19:16.45), Garrett McGaha 91st (19:52.43) and Michael Zieleniuk 128th (21:41.98).
Jennings boys win invite
AURORA — The Jennings County boys captured the South Dearborn Invitational. The Panthers scored 55 points to 74 for runner-up Batesville.
Franklin Sanders led the Panthers with a second-place finish in 16:36.4. Alex Hendrix took third in 16:41.8, while Carter Leak was fifth (17:22.0), Ryan Gasper 21st (18:14.1) and Wayne Komsi 24th (18:16.1).
The Jennings girls scored 110 points to finish third behind Batesville (46) and Rushville (52). Ashley Heindel took 13th in 21:17.5, while Emma Morrison was 14th (21:30.4), Nicole Richardson 23rd (22:26.7), Sydney Taylor 24th (22:28.1) and Marley Stearns 36th (23:15.8).
Cougar teams 3rd
SHELBYVILLE — South Decatur’s boys and girls both finished third in the Mid-Hoosier Conference meet at Blue River Park.
Waldron won the boys meet with 34 points to 44 for Southwestern (Shelby), 70 for South Decatur and 93 for Hauser. Southwestern took the girls meet with 23 points to 68 for North Decatur, 73 for South Decatur, 97 for Waldron and 106 for Edinburgh.
Cole Bower led the Cougar boys with an eighth-place finish in 18:25. Brandon Malott took 11th in 18:48, while Charlie Hamilton was 13th (19:14), Dylan Cowins 14th (19:25) and Carl Kroger 24th (21:00).
Hauser’s David Seelye finished fifth in 18:06. Austin Everroad took 18th in 19:46, while Jordan Johnson was 20th (19:56), Owen Green 22nd (20:23) and Hunter Albright 29th (22:08).
Sierra Kalli led the South Decatur girls with a seventh-place finish in 23:48. Stacy Fox took 14th in 25:28, while Claire Hamilton was 17th (25:44), Hannah Miller 19th (26:02) and Marta Reputin 30th (28:08).
Edinburgh’s Emily Davis finished 20th in 26:19. Blythe Carman took 23rd in 26:44, while Allie Schooler was 25th (27:14), Lili Ervin 31st (28:09) and Chloe Grass 32nd (28:23).
The Jets had three runners, two short of the number needed to score as a team. Tori Chandler finished sixth in 223:43, while Maleah Bates took 15th in 25:33 and Naomi Gollmer was 29th in 27:54.
Crusaders blank Horizon
Columbus Christian allowed only three shots on goal in a 4-0 win against Horizon Christian.
Taylor Hilliard and Kyle Foster two goals apiece for the Crusaders (4-2). Blake Barker and Judah Haynes had assists.
Columbus Christian outshot Horizon 28-4. Evan Reed posted three saves.
Indians blank Jets
ANDERSON — Anderson scored four goals in the first half and went on to hand Hauser a 5-0 loss.
The Indians outshot the Jets (5-3). 17-7. Pete Trotter posted six saves.
Bulldogs edge Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County remained winless in the HHC with a 2-1 loss to New Albany.
Dalton Craig scored the lone goal for the Panthers (1-8, 0-4) off an assist from Robbie Beal.
MADISON — Jennings County missed by one spot of qualifying for regional as a team, but Peyton Whitehead made it as in individual after carding a 94 in the Madison Sectional at Sunrise.
The Panthers finished with a 422 team total. Madison Shawe (379), Henryville (404) and Madison (411) claimed the three team-qualifying spots.
Allie Clark added a 106 for Jennings. Sydney Campbell shot 109, and Marina Sigmund had a 113.
Trinity 5th in sectional
BEDFORD — Trinity Lutheran finished fifth in the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional with a 391 at Otis Park. Bedford (347), Seymour (415) and Brownstown Central (418) claimed the team qualifying spots to regional.
Morgan Gabbard led the Cougars with a 113. Demi Oakes carded a 116, Macy Taylor added a 126, Anna Benter shot 136 and Cameo Hildreth had a 235.
Cougars topple Lancers
EDINBURGH — South Decatur snapped a two-game losing streak with a 42-6 victory Friday at Edinburgh.
The Cougars (3-2) opened a 21-0 halftime lead before the Lancers (1-4) responded with a 4-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jacob Atha in the third quarter. South Decatur scored the game’s final three touchdowns.
“We had a couple of balls we just dropped that could have made it closer,” Edinburgh coach Derrick Ball said. “And on defense we had them in some third-and-4s and third-and-5s, and we just didn’t come through.”
Panthers fall to Cubs
MADISON —Jennings County fumbled inside the Madison 5-yard line on its first two possessions Friday, and couldn’t recover in a 22-6 HHC loss.
“We had our chances,” Jennings coach Rick Zimmerman said. “We should have been up 14-0. Our offense moved the ball. That’s the best offensive game we’ve had. We just got down to the red zone and struggled.”
Brooks Wathen scored on a 4-yard run for the Panthers (0-5, 0-3). Brock Ernstes completed 9 of 14 passes for 106 yards, and Wathen rushed for 104 yards.