Columbus East opened its girls tennis season Tuesday by dropping only two games in the five matches in a 5-0 win against Edinburgh.
The Olympians’s Adycin Rager beat Allie Schooler 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Megna Chari downed Molly Bowker 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Alaysha Pollert topped Heather Jones 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.
East’s Kendall Gerken and Kathryn Hodzen beat Sydney Schlotter and Hannah Gosman 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Carolyn Travis and Emie Kiser blanked Sophia Parmer and Paige Johnson 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
No. 5 Trojans top North
Madelyn Sanders pulled out a win at No. 2 singles, but that was all for 14th-ranked Columbus North in a season-opening 4-1 loss to No. 5 Center Grove.
Sanders beat Katelyn Gray 7-6 (1), 6-0. Aubrey Smith fell to Isabella Schoolcraft 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Yijaing Zhao lost to Emily Hoy 6-1, 7-6 (10) at No. 3 singles.
Shweta Srinivasan and Ellen Carson fell to Ellie Strube 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Eva Chavalier and Servane Cloteaux lost to Carleigh Hardin and Maddie Weeks 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Panthers edge Jets
HOPE — Hauser pulled out two three-set wins, but Jennings County won the other three in straight sets to claim a 3-2 win in the season opener for both teams.
The Panthers’ Avis McGovern beat Alana Owens 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Rebecca Driver downed Catherine Bruer 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Jennings’ Callie Wilder and Abigail DeCamp topped Natalie Taylor and Tannyr Davis 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
The Jets’ Madie Sherman beat Hailey Brown 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Hauser’s Annie Ashbrook and Sarah Tedder downed Maddy Hill and Ellie Hearne 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) at No. 1 doubles.
Highlanders nip Eagles
FLOYDS KNOBS — Brown County gave perennial power Floyd Central a battle in a 3-2 season-opening loss.
Hallee Miller beat Haley Palmer 6-2, 6-4, (10-8) at No. 1 singles, and Elizabeth Huls downed Leah Bauman 6-2, 6-4 for the Eagles.
Jacey Ferguson fell to Jasmine Shireman 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Sarah Barrick and Maria Villalon lost to Kate Sparrow and Madison Woosley 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Leah Tucker and Baelyn Koester fell to Lindsey Dorsch and Peyton Whitehouse 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Olympians down Braves
Columbus East scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie and held on for a 4-2 win against Brownstown Central.
Becca Carter went 3 for 3 for the Olympians (4-1), who ecplised their win total from last season. Kendra Pastrick went 2 for 2, and Carissa Bombardiere went 2 for 3.
Jets stop Shiners
HOPE — Tessa Sims and Hunter Crain combined on a one-hitter, and Hauser bounced back from its first regular-season loss in two years with an 11-0, five-inning win against Rising Sun.
Sims, who pitched three hitless innings went 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs for the Jets (2-1). Katie Taylor went 2 for 4.
Highlanders drop Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County led 5-4 going to the seventh inning, but Floyd Central scored nine times and went on to post a 13-7 win.
Laynee Davidson went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for the Panthers (1-1). Amanda Bonesteel went 2 for 4 with two home runs, and Madi Skinner went 2 for 4.
Lancers topple Twisters
EDINBURGH — Bailey Woodall fired a three-hitter and struck out 15 to lead Edinburgh to a 6-1 win against Oldenburg Academy.
Woodall also went 2 for 3 with two RBIs at the plate for the Lancers (2-1). Vanessa McManaway went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
Eagles blank Thunderbirds
NASHVILLE — Emma Summers threw a one-hitter and struck out 10 to lead Brown County to a 10-0, five-inning win against Eastern Greene.
Summers and Adriana Kritzer each had two RBIs for the Eagles.
TRACK AND FIELD
Bull Dogs fall to Panthers
BLOOMINGTON — Columbus North’s boys and girls both came up on the short end of a dual-meet battle at Bloomington South.
Mitchell Burton won the long jump, 100 meters and 200 to lead the Bull Dog boys. Coleman Tennyson took the shot put, and Triston Perry won the 300 hurdles.
Perry, Cortez Bandy, Jaylen Flemmons and Burton combined to win the 4×100 relay.
Arig Tong was the lone winner for the North girls, taking the 1,600.
Trinity routs Brown County
NASHVILLE — Sam Crick and Jake Moore combined to strike out 15 in a two-hitter to lead Trinity Lutheran to an 8-1 win at Brown County.
Crick and Moore also had two RBIs apiece for the Cougars (1-2). Tristan Richards went 2 for 3 for the Eagles (2-2).
Trinity takes second
SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran opened its season with a second-place finish in a quad match at Shadowood.
Salem won the event with a 182 to 189 for the Cougars and 224 for Austin. Clarksville had only three players.
Jacob Keith carded a 42 to tie for medalist honors and lead Trinity. Kohei Nagano and Josiah Foster each shot 47, while Mark Shoemaker had a 53 and Ryland Nierman and Jordan Peters each shot 56.