North girls soccer team nets runner-up finish

Staff Reports

TERRE HAUTE — The Class 2A No. 20 Columbus North girls soccer team knocked off Bloomington South 3-0 in the semifinals but then fell 1-0 to host 2A No. 15 Terre Haute North in the championship game of Saturday’s Conference Indiana Tournament.

The Bull Dogs scored all three of their goals against Bloomington South in the final 21 minutes. Charlotte Verbanic scored her first goal of the season in the 60th minute off an assist from Tanner Johnson, Addy Lang scored in the 63rd minute and Corrine Orben scored off an assist from Johnson in the 74th minute.

North outshot the Panthers 8-5. Liz Tynan recorded two saves.

In the title game, Terre Haute North scored the lone goal in the ninth minute. The Patriots outshot the Bull Dogs (7-2-4) 8-5, with Tynan posting six saves.

Olympians split pair

GREENWOOD — Columbus East bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Class 2A No. 11 East Central by beating Class A No. 15 Oldenburg Academy in the Center Grove Classic.

Addy Galarno and Kamebry Wagner scored goals for the Olympians (7-7-1) against Oldenburg. Sarah Park and Kim Schneckenberger had assists. East outshot the Twisters 10-4, with Brooke Hamblen posting three saves.

East Central outshot the Olympians 12-1. Hamblen notched five saves, and Jenny Bastian added one save.


East blanks New Albany

Jayvon Thomas scored two goals to lead Columbus East to a 4-0 Hoosier Hills Conference win against New Albany.

Nick Shedd and Dustin Rodgers scored the other goals for the Olympians (7-4-1, 4-1-1). Rodgers, Eric Stiles and Jorge Nieto had assists.

East put 17 shots on goal to four for the Bull Dogs. Zach Roberts recorded four saves.

Eagles top Arrows

NASHVILLE — Brown County blanked Sullivan 2-0 in a battle for third place in the WIC.

Ben Rygiel scored with 8 seconds left in the first half, and Logan Fittz finished a cross from Will Normile in the 76th minute for the Eagles (7-4-1). Noah Seidle posted five saves.

Jennings falls to Floyd

FLOYDS KNOBS — Jennings County couldn’t find the net in an 8-0 HHC loss at Floyd Central.

Luke Bowling recorded eight saves for the Panthers (1-10, 0-7).

Trinity loses twice

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran fell to Southwestern (Hanover) 7-0 in the semifinals and Franklin County 4-2 in the third-place match of its Cougar Cup.

AJ Goecker and Andrew Emily scored the goals for the Cougars against Franklin County.


Jets win Trinity invite

SEYMOUR — Class A No. 9 Hauser swept Jennings County 25-16, 25-19; Trinity Lutheran 25-13, 25-15 and Crothersville 25-15, 25-10 to capture the Trinity Invitational.

Sydney Schoen recorded four blocks, 20 digs and 10 aces; and Alana Owen had 50 assists and four blocks to led the Jets (16-2). Brea Metz pounded 26 kills, and Madie Sherman had four blocks.

Schoen also notched 15 kills and a block, and Sarah Tedder had six blocks and 18 digs. Owen added 17 digs and three aces, Madie Sherman tallied 10 kills and four aces and Tannyr Davis pounded 10 kills.

Jennings bounced back from its loss to Hauser by beating Crothersville 25-9, 25-11 and Trinity 25-23, 27-25. Emma McPeek led the Panthers (7-16) with 13 kills and five assist blocks.

Jennings’ Carissa Kinney recorded 72 assists, Hanah Bertram had 33 digs and Sydney Brown served seven aces. Kinney and Sydney Brown each pounded 11 kills, Denza Simpson and Mary Leahigh each had three assist blocks and Kinney added 23 digs.

Trinity opened the day with a 25-15, 25-14 win against Crothersville before falling to the Jets and Panthers. Hannah Sabotin pounded 12 kills, and Whitney Rogers served five aces for the Cougars.

North goes 1-3

MUNCIE — Columbus North went 1-3 in the Muncie Central Invitational. The Bull Dogs fell to Muncie Central 25-13, 25-16; beat Elkhart 25-17, 25-23 and lost to Class 2A No. 1 Wapahani 13-25, 25-14, 16-14 in their pool before falling to 3A No. 4 Mishawaka Marion 25-15, 25-17 in the crossover match.

Maliah Howard-Bass pounded 22 kils, Mady Johnson recorded 65 assists, Imani Guy had 11 blocks, Mackenzie Rooks notched 36 digs and Augustina Fainguersch served three aces to lead the North (14-9).

Guy and Fainguersch each added 17 kills, while Howard-Bass had nine blocks and Fainguersch tallied 30 digs. Hannah Weaver added 16 kills, four blocks, 17 digs and two aces. Lily Meyercord had four blocks, Johnson recorded Mady Johnson 11 digs and Maddy Sebahar served two aces.

East takes seventh

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus East dropped all three of its pool games before beating Perry Meridian 25-18, 25-22 in the seventh-place match of the Cathedral Invitational. The Olympians fell to 4A No. 9 Penn 25-17, 22-25, 15-10, 4A No. 6 Avon 25-21, 25-23 and Center Grove 25-22, 27-25.

Cortney VanLiew recorded 41 kills and 23 digs, and Bailey Western had seven blocks and four aces to lead East (13-7). Kendal Williams notched 93 assists.

Western also pounded 26 kills, and Williams served three aces. VanLiew and Alaysha Pollert each had 23 digs, and Brooke Banister added 17 digs.

Crusaders place fifth

CALUMET — Columbus Christian finished fifth out of 16 teams in the Calumet invitational.

The Crusaders tied Heritage Hall 25-15, 22-25 and Calumet Christian 25-22, 18-25 and beat East Moline (Illinois) 26-24, 25-11 in its pool, which limited matches to two sets. Columbus Christian (13-3-2) then fell to Heritage Christian (Dyer) 25-10, 25-14 in the championship round.

Sabrina Herron led the Crusaders with 42 assists and 14 aces. Madison Henderson pounded 18 kills, Mayah Schundelmeir had six solo and two assist blocks and Hannah Lorimor recorded 15 digs.

Lorimor and Savannah Herron each added 15 kills, and Henderson had four solo blocks. Savannah Spurgeon notched 12 digs, and Henderson served nine aces.


North girls take 6th

CULVER — The fifth-ranked Columbus North girls finished sixth in Elite Division the Culver Academies Invitational. No. 1 Carmel won with 17 points to 112 for No. 3 Penn, 156 for No. 10 Bloomington North, 159 for Mason (Ohio), 170 for Milford (Michigan) and 180 for the Bull Dogs.

Rachel Brougher led Columbus North with a 10th-place finish in 18 minutes, 51 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Olivia Morlok took 13th in 18:55, while Arig Tong was 17th (19:08), Ana Singhal 67th (20:30), Kennedy Kerber 73rd (20:38), Lily Dozier 74th (20:43) and Emma Smith 90th (21:24).

The eighth-ranked Bull Dog boys finished 11th in the Elite Division with 261 points. No. 1 Carmel won with 36.

Elijah Brooks finished 33rd in 16:43 to lead Columbus North. Alec Embry and Justin Spoon took 47th and 48th, both in 16:57, while Charlie Allen was 65th (17:14), Peyton Shelton 68th (17:15), John Sluys 75th (17:24) and Drew Thompson 82nd (17:30).

In the Closed Division, Brown County’s boys finished third with 144 points. Indianapolis Ritter edged South Central 133-135 for the title.

Wyatt Wyman led the Eagles with a second-place finish in 16:54. Job Lawson took fifth in 17:23, while Nathan Kilburn was 23rd (18:16), Jackson McPheeters 39th (18:43) and Jordan Samples 75th (19:41).

The Brown County girls finished 19th with 507 points in the Closed Division, which was won by South Adams with 90. Haley Abraham took 59th in 23:09, while Maris Wyman was 98th (24:57), Mica Shelby 106th (25:30), Molly Austin 107th (25:39) and Coralynne Robinson 137th (29:13).

East boys finish 3rd

BEDFORD — Columbus East’s boys took third in Bedford North Lawrence’s Ted Fox Invitational. Terre Haute South won with 34 points to 75 for Christian Academy of Indiana and 117 for the Olympians.

Paul Bean led East with an eighth-place finish in 16:58.97. Jonathan Clayton took 14th in 17:18.22, while Josh Sensanbaugher was 21st (17:50.38), Garrett McGaha 27th (18:12.81) and Michael Zieleniuk 40th (18:19.11).

The Olympians finished fourth in the girls meet. No. 7 Noblesville won with 30 points to 48 for No. 19 Floyd Central, 122 for Terre Haute South and 164 for East.

Emma Mensendiek finished 21st in 12:27.15 to lead the Olympians. Kristen Lyons took 28th in 21:37.15, while Ashley Novreske was 40th (22:47.35), Hannah Harris 45th (22:58.23) and Amanda Pottorff 47th (23:07.56).

Jennings sweeps classic

HANOVER — Jennings County’s boys and girls swept the Duke Meyer Classic at Hanover College. The Panther boys edged Silver Creek 54-55, and the Jennings girls outscored New Albany 57-84.

Franklin Sanders led the Panther boys with a second-place finish in 16:39. Alex Hendrix took third in 16:43, while Carter Leak was eighth (17:12), Wayne Komsi 20th (18:14) and Dalton Craig 21st (18:17).

Ashley Heindel finished sixth in 21:24.5 to lead the Jennings girls. Emma Morrison took ninth in 21:35.8, while Nicole Richardson was 12th (22:56) Sydney Taylor 17th (23:32.1) and Alana Daeger 22nd (24:01.1).

Edinburgh girls win

HOPE — The Edinburgh girls outscored West Washington 23-35 win win Hauser’s Heritage Days Classic.

Bailey Woodall led the Lancers with a second-place finish in 22:46. Blythe Carman took ninth in 25:25, while Emily Davis was 11th (25:38), Lili Ervin 16th (26:42) and Allie Schooler 18th (27:23).

Hauser’s boys finished second with 40 points, trailing Waldron’s 24. The Jets’ David Seelye won the race in 17:45, while Austin Everroad was eighth (19:03), Jordan Johnson ninth (19:15), Owen Green 13th (20:11) and Sam Robinson 16th (21:36).

Hauser had four girls runners, one less than the number needed to score as a team. Tori Chandler finished fourth in 23:29, while Maleah Bates was sixth (24:26), Naomi Gollmer eighth (25:15) and Kristin Keith 20th (30:25).

Edinburgh’s lone boys runner, Isaiah Estes, finished 15th in 21:34.

BOYS Tennis

Bull Dogs slay Dragons

Silver Creek won the No. 1 singles match, but that was all in a No. 23 Columbus North’s 4-1 victory.

Anay Gangal beat Jacob Bishop 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, Ben Mathew downed Cooper Cundiff 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, Kevin Lin and Ammar Khaled topped Nate Eckert and Jack Hawkins 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and Lucas Huang and Isaac Jackson beat Sam Padgett and Jake Teegarden 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles for the Bull Dogs (11-6). Nathan VanDeventer fell to Josh Newton 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 at No. 1 singles.

Jets capture classic

HOPE — Hauser beat Edinburgh 4-1 and Waldron 3-2 to win Hauser’s Heritage Day Classic for the first time in seven years.

Justin Compton at No. 2 singles, Jacob Rudd at No. 3 singles and Sean Miller and Jacob Rose at No. 2 doubles won both of their matches for the Jets (10-4). Alex Gross and Jacob Johnson went 1-1 at No. 1 doubles.

Edinburgh bounced back from the loss to Hauser with a 3-2 win against Morristown in the third-place match. Carlos Pazmino went 2-0 at No. 1 singles for the Lancers (3-11), while Coltan Henderson at No. 2 singles and Ryan Gaston at No. 3 singles each went 1-1.

Eagles win twice

NASHVILLE — Brown County won both of its matches Saturday, beating Southwestern (Shelby) 3-2 and Corydon Central 4-1.

Cash Myers at No. 1 singles and Cole Smith at No. 2 singles each went 2-0 for the Eagles (7-7). Chase Watson at No. 3 singles, Jesse Williams and Abe Oliver at No. 1 doubles and Austin Roush and Aaron McCann at No. 2 doubles all went 1-1.

East takes fourth

New Albany won close matches at two positions Friday to hand Columbus East a 4-1 loss in the HHC Tournament third-place match.

Neeraj Pandita beat Nolan Keeler 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for the Olympians (9-5). Matt Furnish fell to Logan Charbonneau 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Ben Kuhlman lost to Ethan Holder 7-6 (4), 6-3 at No. 3 singles, Sammy Woolwine and Daniel Kuhlman fell to Nathan Johnson and Rohan Reddy 7-5 7-6 (5) at No. 1 doubles and Austin Guse and Jackson Stevens lost to Ryan Robtson and Logan Conrad 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Cubs top Panthers

NORTH VERNON — Madison pulled out three-set wins in both doubles matches Friday to claim a 4-1 win at Jennings County in the HHC Tournament seventh-place match.

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

GIRLS golf

Eagle advances to state

MONTGOMERY — Brown County senior Emma Bawinkel qualified for state as an individual with a 5-over-par 77 in the Washington Regional at Country Oaks.

Bawinkel started on the back nine and fired a 37 before finishing with a 40 on the front nine. She tied for the fourth of the five qualifying spots that went to players on nonadvancing teams.

The Eagles’ Ashley Masteller also played as an individual and carded an 86.

Panther shoots 95

INDIANAPOLIS — Jennings County’s Peyton Whitehead saw her season come to an end in the Roncalli Regional at Smock.

Whitehead, who was playing as an individual, carded a 95. The cutoff to qualify for state was 81.


Stars stop Panthers

NORTH VERNON —Jennings County was within 24-23 Friday night, but Bedford North Lawrence scored the final 17 points to pull away for a 41-23 HHC win.

“We had three starters out on defense, and we just couldn’t stop them,” Jennings coach Rick Zimmerman said.

The Panthers (0-6, 0-4) scored first when Tucker Marsh returned an interception for a touchdown. After the Stars scored 24 consecutive points, Marsh caught two touchdown passes and a 2-point conversion pass from Brock Ernstes, and Shawn Hauser recorded a sack in the end zone for safety.

Ernstes finished with 141 yards passing. Jennings forced four turnovers but committed five turnovers.

Cougars fall in shootout

GREENSBURG — South Decatur jumped out to a 14-0 lead Friday but Park Tudor scored the final 35 points of the first half and went on to hand the Cougars a 48-26 loss.

“We came up against a team that just had a lot of team speed and elusiveness, which is difficult for us to contain from time to time,” South Decatur coach Tony Bell said.

Damon Allen ran for 207 yards and three touchdowns and and caught a scoring pass from Tucker Bushhorn to lead the Cougars (3-3).

Indians rout Lancers

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh had a game to forget Friday, a 72-0 setback against Milan.

“We made mistakes, but they’re pretty good, too,” Edinburgh coach Derrick Ball said. “It was a perfect storm. I don’t want (players) to remember this until we play them again next year. We’ve still got more games to play, so we can’t afford to dwell on this too long.”

The Lancers fell to 1-5.