FLOYDS KNOBS — The Columbus North girls tennis team outplayed three opponents Saturday to win the Floyd Central Invitational.
The 14th-ranked Bull Dogs edged Evansville Memorial 3-2 and beat Marion 4-1 before finishing the day with a 3-2 win against Floyd Central.
Madelyn Sanders at No. 2 singles and Yijaing Zhao at No. 3 singles each won three straight-set matches to go 3-0. Aubrey Smith went 2-1 at No. 1 singles.
Eva Chevalier picked up wins at No. 2 doubles with Servane Cloteaux against Memorial and with Ali Bergman against Marion.
Eagles claim invite
NASHVILLE — Brown County swept the five positions to claim its own invitational with 16 points. Hauser finished second with seven points, followed by Salem with five and Edinburgh with one.
The Eagles got bracket titles from Elisabeth Huls at No. 1 singles, Hallee Miller at No. 2 singles, Maria Villalon at No. 3 singles, Vanessa Hoskins and Jacey Ferguson at No. 1 doubles and Sarah Barrick and Leah Tucker at No. 2 doubles.
The Jets’ Madie Sherman at No. 3 singles and Abby Johnson and Natalie Taylor at No. 2 doubles finished second. Catherine Bruer at No. 2 singles and Annie Ashbrook and Tannyr Davis at No. 1 doubles took third.
The Lancers’ lone point came from Allie Schooler, who beat Hauser’s Alana Owen in the third-place match at No. 1 singles.
North third in Classic
PERU — Columbus North finished third in a loaded field in the Hall of Fame Classic.
Second-ranked Carmel edged No. 1 Center Grove 289-290 to win the title. The No. 15 Bull Dogs finished with a 308, while No. 4 Bloomington South was fourth with a 311.
Matt Vorndran led North with a 75. Drew Smith carded a 76, Spencer Fairbanks added a 78, Bryce Turner shot 79 and Henry Kiel had an 81.
“We played well. Center Grove and Carmel are really good,” North coach Doug Bieker said. “It should be encouraging. We didn’t play a perfect round by any stretch of the imagination, but we’re moving in the right direction.”
Olympians take 7th
NEW ALBANY — Columbus East finished seventh in the Floyd Central Invitational with a 341 at Valley View. Evansville North won with a 300.
Thomas Ruch led the Olympians with a 79. Mark Mayhew carded an 83, Derek Alexander added an 84, Avery Foist shot 95 and Ryan Singer had a 97.
Trinity wins invitational
RISING SUN — Trinity Lutheran carded a 328 to win the 11-team Shiner Invitational at The Links at Rising Star.
Craig Stuckwisch finished second individually with a 78 to lead Trinity.
South Decatur finished eighth with a 388. Jacob Johnson carded a 91, Jake Vannatta added a 92, Nick Bales shot 93, Logan Owens had a 112 and Kirby Owens finished with a 114.
Parker VanNess won medalist honors with a 4-over-par 75 to lead Brown County to a ninth-place finish with a 395. Dawson Dunnuck carded a 94, Tyler Poling added a 112, Ben Rygiel shot 114 and Jacob Ford had a 130.
North earns big upset
Columbus North upset the No. 1-ranked team in Kentucky late Friday night before dropping a pair of games Saturday in the Super Prep Tournament.
After beating Mahomet-Seymour (Illinois) on Friday afternoon, the Bull Dogs won 5-3 at Louisville Trinity that night. Freshman Casper Clark allowed only two hits in five shutout innings in his high school pitching debut. Cooper Trinkle went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and four RBIs and recorded the final out to record the save, and Tyler Finke went 2 for 4.
On Saturday morning, North out-hit South Oldham (Kentucky) 8-7, but lost 9-8 in a game that was called after five innings because of time constraints. Finke went 2 for 2, Kevin Thompson went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Trinkle went 2 for 4 with three RBIs.
The Bull Dogs (6-2) wrapped up tournament play by falling to Plainfield South, the No. 1-ranked team in Illinois, 7-3 Saturday afternoon at Providence. Finke went 2 for 3 with two doubles, losing pitcher Parker Maddox went 2 for 3 and Wade Rankin went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Olympians split pair
MADISON — Columbus East bounced back from a 6-1 loss to Floyd Central with an 11-1, six-inning win against Madison.
The Olympians outhit Floyd Central 7-6. Nash Murphy went 2 for 3. Drew Hasson went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs to lead East (4-2) against Madison. Luke Hostetler and Harry Crider each went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, and Jon Crawford went 2 for 4 with a double. Jonah Wichman picked up the win.
Panthers down Scottsburg
SCOTTSBURG — Jennings County bounced back from a 6-0 loss to Hamilton Heights with a 7-1 win against Scottsburg in the consolation game of the Scottsburg Invitational.
Cameron Hadley went 2 for 3 with a double, and Cody Wilson went 2 for 4 with a double against Scottsburg. Garrett Marsh picked up the win for the Panthers (2-4).
Tyler Vogel struck out 12 against Hamilton Heights, but the Panthers managed only five hits.
Jennings was coming off a 6-2 loss to Rockford (Michigan) on Friday night at Bedford North Lawrence. Vogel went 2 for 3.
Cascade sweeps Eagles
CLAYTON — Brown County dropped a doubleheader at Cascade, falling 11-0 in five inning in the Western Indiana Conference contest and 14-5 in the nonconference game.
Bryce Walker went 2 for 2 in the first game and 3 for 3 with two RBIs in the second game for the Eagles (2-4, 0-1). Tristan Richards went 2 for 3 in the second game.
Eagles get perfect game
CLAYTON — Emma Summers threw a perfect game to lead Brown County to a 2-0 Western Indiana Conference win at Cascade.
Summers struck out 13 Cadets. Maddy Edds went 2 for 4.
Cascade won the second game, a nonconference contest, 6-1. The Eagles (3-2, 1-0) were limited to three hits.
Panthers go 1-2
PENDLETON — Jennings County beat South Bend Adams 7-0 before falling to Pendleton Heights 11-4 and Chesterton 12-2 in five innings in Pendleton’s Horseshoe Classic.
Amanda Bonesteel threw a one-hitter against Adams. Sidney Gerkin went 2 for 4 with a double.
Lexi South went 2 for 3 against Pendleton. Mackenzie Byram homered for the Panthers (2-3) against Chesterton.
Cougars rout South Ripley
VERSAILLES — Mackenzie Kopplin threw a one-hitter and went 2 for 4 with three RBIs to lead South Decatur to its first win of the season, an 18-0, five-inning rout at South Ripley.
Chloe Smith went 5 for 5 for the Cougars (1-2). Katelyn Owens went 3 for 4, Sierra Lang went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, Sam Goodfellow went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, Sierra Deppe went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Annie Gant went 2 for 5 with two RBIs.
TRACK AND FIELD
Jennings girls 7th
JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jennings County girls finished seventh and the boys eighth in the Jeffersonville Inferno.
Kayla Truesdell led the Panther girls with second-place finishes in the shot put (37 feet, 6 inches) and discus (103-5). Alexis Harsh took second in the long jump (15-8 1/4).
Carter Leak finished second in the 3,200 meters (10 minutes, 18.84 seconds) to lead the boys.
Bull Dogs grab 1st victory
Columbus North picked up its first win of the season, a 12-4 decision against Evansville Harrison, before falling to Evansville North 18-7.
Sawyer Lewis and Jacob Elliott each scored three goals, while Caleb Spencer added two and Davis Kessler, Wesley Barkes, Dalton Carpenter and Sam Genter all had one against Harrison. Sam Ellis had five assists, while Spencer added two, Lewis, Kessler, Barkes, Elliott, Cameron Hoeflich, Avery Larson, Chris Martin and Adam Henderson all had one. Anthony Valencia recorded six saves.
Against Evansville North, Ellis scored three goals, while Lewis added two and Spencer and Larson each had one for the Bull Dogs (1-2). Barkes recorded two assists, and Spencer had one. Valencia posted five saves, and Avery Spencer had one save.