Olympians golfers win invitational

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NORTH VERNON — The Columbus East boys golfers carded a 324 to edge Madison by one shot and win the 12-team Jennings County Invitational Saturday at St. Annes.

Thomas Ruch led the Olympians with a 77. Mark Mayhew added a 77, Derek Alexander shot 83, Adrian Adams had an 85 and Nathan Cesarski finished with a 94.

Trinity Lutheran took third with a 336. Cory Stuckwisch carded a 79, Drew Royalty added an 82, Chad Stuckwisch scored an 85, Jacob Keith shot 90 and Jonathan Keith had a 91.

Jennings County A finished sixth with a 350. Austin Roscoe led the Patriots with an 84, while Bryce Kirchner carded an 87, Justin Gasper added an 89, Adam Leach shot 90 and Hunter Conrad had a 101.

South Decatur came in 10th with a 406. Jake Vannatta had a 92, Jacob Johnson added a 104 and Logan Owens and Nick Bales each shot 105.

Jennings County B finished 12th with a 483. Joe Kelly led the Panthers with a 110.

Bull Dogs take second

GREENWOOD — Tenth-ranked Columbus North finished second in the Center Grove Invitational with a 318 at Hickory Stick. No. 2 Center Grove won with a 299.

Matt Vorndran led the Bull Dogs with a 76. Bryce Turner carded a 77, Zachary Schiavello added an 82, Spencer Fairbanks shot 83 and Drew Smith had an 84.

Eagles finish seventh

BLOOMINGTON — Brown County finished seventh in Edgewood’s Mustang Invitational with a 383 at Cascades. Greencastle won with a 334.

Parker VanNess finished second individually with a 78 to lead the Eagles. Dawson Dunnuck carded a 96, Ben Rygiel added a 103, Tyler Poling shot 106 and Peyton Proctor had a 144.

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North wins invitational

JEFFERSONVILLE — Columbus North beat New Albany 4-1 and Castle 5-0 Saturday to capture the Jeffersonville Invitational. The No. 13 Bull Dogs had beaten Jeffersonville 5-0 to open the tourney Friday.

Aubrey Smith at No. 1 singles, Madelyn Sanders at No. 2 singles, Yijaing Zhao at No. 3 singles and Ali Bergman and Eva Chevalier at No. 2 doubles all won two straight-set matches for the Bull Dogs (9-1) on Saturday. Shweta Srinivasan and Servane Cloteaux pulled out a three-set win against Castle at No. 1 doubles.

Olympians fall twice

BROWNSBURG — No. 26 Columbus East dropped a pair of matches in the Brownsburg Invitational, falling to North Harrison 3-2 and No. 8 Brownsburg 4-1.

Adycin Rager at No. 2 singles and Kathryn Hodzen at No. 3 singles won in straight sets against North Harrison. Megna Chari pulled out a three-set win at No. 1 singles for the Olympians (4-3) against Brownsburg.


East, Mt. Vernon split

Columbus East scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 6-5 second-game win and salvage a doubleheader split with Mt. Vernon.

Carissa Bombardiere led off the seventh with a single and Kendra Pastrick doubled her to third. Mady Foster lined an RBI-single and stole second. Jordan Johnston then tried to sacrifice, and when the pitcher threw home to try to get Pastrick, the ball got by the catcher, and Foster came into score.

Bombardiere went 2 for 2, Cassie Claycamp went 2 for 3 and Johnston went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and threw a six-hitter for the Olympians (8-4). Foster also had two RBIs.

East outhit the Marauders 12-10 in the first game, but lost 11-5. Bombardiere went 4 for 4, Becca Carter went 3 for 4 and Foster went 2 for 3.

Panthers win invitational

WHITELAND — Jennings County edged New Palestine 2-0 and Whiteland 3-2 to capture the Whiteland Invitational.

Mackenzie Byram hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning for the only runs against New Pal. Page Magner, Amanda Bonesteel and Gabby Mahoney combined on a two-hitter.

Magner and Olivia Vanosdol each went 2 for 3 for the Panthers (7-3) against Whiteland. Tesla Kopitzke went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs, and Bonesteel, who picked up the pitching victory for the second consecutive game, went 2 for 4.

Lancers take pair

INDIANAPOLIS — Edinburgh won a pair of games in Indianapolis, downing Speedway 8-0 and Heritage Christian 15-5 in six innings.

Sidney Beier went 3 for 3 with two home runs and three RBIs against Speedway. Bailey Woodall went 3 for 4, and Vanessa McManaway went 2 for 4 with a double. Maddi Clark threw a three-hitter.

Against Heritage, McManaway went 4 for 4 with a double, and Beier went 3 for 4 with a homer and five RBIs. Woodall went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs and and picked up the pitching victory, and Grace Joiner went 2 for 3.


Tigers sweep Jets

LAWRENCEBURG — Class 3A No. 6 Lawrenceburg put up 30 hits and 37 runs in sweeping a doubleheader from Class A No. 5 Hauser 15-5 and 22-0, both in five innings.

Cameron Hartog went 2 for 3 with a double in the first game for the Jets (7-3). Hartog’s double was one of only two Hauser hits in the second contest.

Rebels sweep Crusaders

SHELBYVILLE — Southwestern (Shelby) swept a doubleheader from Colubmus Christian, winning 14-4 in five innings and 14-1 in five innings.

The Crusaders (1-3) had only one hit in the opener. They had four hits in the second game, including a double by Evan Reed.

Cougars nip Eagles

GREENSBURG — South Decatur scored two in the sixth and two in the seventh to rally for a 10-9 win against Brown County.

Devin Thomas went 3 for 3, Oakley Billingsley went 2 for 3 with two doubles and Kyle Johannigman went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Cougars (4-4). Devin Martin recorded the final two outs in the top of the seventh to pick up the victory.

J.T. Parry and Colby Marker each went 2 for 3, and Isaac Weddle went 2 for 4 for the Eagles (3-7). Grant Suding had four RBIs, and Bryce Walker added two RBIs.

Braves topple Panthers

NORTH VERNON — Borden limited Jennings County to three hits in handing the Panthers a 4-2 loss.

Tyler Vogel went 2 for 3 with a double for the Panthers (1-5).


North wins 2 events

INDIANAPOLIS — Mitchell Burton won the long jump and anchored the winning 4×100-meter relay team to lead Columbus North in the Midwest Prep Invitational at Marian University.

Burton leaped 22 feet, 11½ inches in the long jump and teamed with Triston Perry, Cortez Bandy and Jaylen Flemmons to run 43.18 seconds in the 4×100. Brigham Kleinhenz finished second in the pole vault (14-0).

Olivia Morlok had the top girls finish for the Bull Dogs, taking third in the 1,600 in 5:23.54.

Eagles sweep Challenge

TERRE HAUTE — Brown County’s boys and girls swept the Class 1A-3A Division of Terre Haute North’s Patriot Challenge. The Eagle boys scored 137½ points to 130 for runner-up South Vermillion, while the girls scored 147 to 92 for Seeger.

Maddy Fields won the pole vault (10-6) and 400 (1:05.08), Vivien Crimmins took the 100 hurdles (17.99) and 300 hurdles (55.45) and Kathleen McCann captured the 100 (13.76) and 200 (28.97) to lead the girls. Elly Wertz took the long jump (16-5½), and Brown County took the 4×100 (51.95) and 4×400 (4:22.87) relays.

Winners for the boys were Baylee Mosier in the shot put (40-9), Job Lawson in the 1,600 (4:47.59), Isaiah Keefauver in the 400 (52.80), Wyatt Wyman in the 800 (2:01.60) and Marino Dolph in the 3,200 (10:39.76). the Eagles also took the 4×400 relay (3:33.50).