Staff Reports

NORTH VERNON — The Columbus East boys tennis advanced to the semifinals of the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament with a 5-0 win Monday at Jennings County.

Matt Furnish beat Justin Gasper 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Neeraj Pandita downed Weston Miller 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Ben Kuhlman topped Bryce Kirchner 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles for the Olympians (9-3).

Sammy Woolwine and Daniel Kuhlman beat Luke Ertel and Briar Davis 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Austin Guse and Jackson Stevens downed Garrett Marsh and Austin Mills 7-5, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.

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East will host 19th-ranked Jeffersonville in Wednesday’s semifinals, while the Panthers (3-8) will host Bedford North Lawrence in a consolation-round match. Both East and Jennings will host placement round matches on Friday.

Jets in finals at 2 spots

WALDRON — Hauser’s Jacob Rudd at No. 3 singles and Sean Miller and Jacob Rose at No. 2 doubles won their semifinal matches to advance to Wednesday’s finals of the Mid-Hoosier Conference Individual Tournament.

Sam Meek at No. 1 singles, Justin Compton at No. 2 singles and Alex Gross and Jacob Johnson at No. 1 doubles lost their semifinals for the Jets. All had received first-round byes.

Edinburgh’s Carlos Pazmino won his first round match at No. 2 singles and leads Waldron’s Austin Swain 7-5, 3-2 in the semifinals, with the match scheduled to be resumed on Wednesday. Coltan Henderson at No. 1 singles, Tommy Schneider and Blade Elliott at No. 1 doubles and Bladen McManaway and Ryan Gaston at No. 2 doubles dropped their first-round matches.

Austin tops Trinity

AUSTIN — Austin won all five matches in straight sets in handing Trinity Lutheran a 5-0 loss.

Jonathan Keith fell to Brison Turner 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Bailey Baker lost to Joe Smith 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Jace Crockett fell to Cameron McNeely 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Cougars. Matt Stuckwisch and Aden Jones lost to Tanner Craig and Drew Buhr 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Hunter Morgan and Pierce McCammon fell to Jacob Watts and Trevor McIntosh 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.


North blanks Southport

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North wrapped up the East Division’s top seed for Saturday’s Conference Indiana Tournament with a 2-0 win at Southport.

Alex McGill scored the first goal for the Bull Dogs (7-2-1, 3-0) off an assist from Finn Anderson. Jake Osborne added the second score off an assist from Nick Beales.

Stars rally past Eagles

BEDFORD — Brown County led 3-1 midway through the second half, but Bedford North Lawrence scored three times in the final 20 minutes to pull out a 4-3 win.

The Eagles scored in the first minute when Landon Cambridge finished a corner kick from Logan Fittz. Logan Fittz scored off an assist from Will Ryan in the 38th minute, and Cambridge finished a pass from Fittz in the 54th minute.

Noah Seidle recorded eight saves (6-3-1).


North settles for tie

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington South stopped a Columbus North penalty kick in the 79th minute to hold on for a 2-2 tie.

After the Panthers got on the board in the 28th minute, Addy Lang answered a minute later for the Bull Dogs (6-1-3). North’s Tanner Johnson scored off an assist from Lang in the 69th minute, but Bloomington South tied it in the 74th minute.

The Panthers outshot the Bull Dogs 12-8. North’s Liz Tynan recorded seven saves in the first half, and Charlotte Verbanic posted three saves in the second half.


Crusaders cruise to win

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian had little trouble in rolling to a 25-4, 25-15, 25-10 victory at Christel House Academy.

Madison Henderson pounded four kills, Sabrina Herron recorded eight assists, Erica Gregg and Mayah Schundelmier each had one block, Morgan Hunnicutt notched one dig and Grace Lorimor served seven aces to lead the Crusaders (12-2). Savannah Spurgeon and Michaela Schundelmier each added five aces.

Yellow Jackets down Cougars

GREENSBURG — South Decatur was competitive in the second set, but Morristown claimed a 25-15, 26-24, 25-12 MHC victory.

Zoey Nobbe pounded six kills, Taylor Best recorded six assists, Kayla Carder and Brooke Helms each had 11 digs and Delanie Diekhoff served two aces to lead the Cougars (5-13, 1-4).

Claire Wullenweber added five kills, and Helms had five assists.

GIRLS golf

Two Eagles advance

BLOOMINGTON — Two Brown County individuals advanced to Saturday’s Washington Regional with their performances in Monday’s Bloomington North Sectional.

Emma Bawinkel finished second individually with a 78 to lead the Eagles to a fourth-place team finish. Martinsville (324), Bloomington South (370) and Bloomington North (372) claimed the three team-qualifying spots.

Ashley Masteller also qualified after carding an 88 for the Eagles. Lauren Burker added a 113, Tori Akles shot 114 and Jessica Taylor had a 117.

Edinburgh finished eighth with a 420. Kenzie Hill led the Lancers with a 97, while Vanessa McManaway carded a 99, Kierra Richards added a 110, Savannah Kellams shot 114 and Maddie Giles had a 144.