Local roundup – May 2

Olympians blank New Albany

NEW ALBANY — Columbus East managed only two hits Monday but took advantage of three errors in a 3-0 softball win at New Albany.

Jordan Johnston threw a five-hitter for the Olympians (11-7), who did not commit an error.

“Jordan did a nice job,” East coach Rusty Brummett said. “They had one inning they ended up loading the bases against us, but we got out of it.”

Mady Foster and Becca Carter singled for the Olympians’ hits. Kendra Pastrick had an RBI groundout.

Columbus Christian falls

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian was tied with Providence Cristo Rey 4-4 after an inning-and-a-half, but the Wolves scored 15 times in the bottom of the second and went on to post a 27-9, five-inning win.

Savannah Spurgeon and Madi Ochs had the lone hits for the Crusaders (1-3).

Pirates topple Cougars

GREENSBURG — Greensburg broke open a 2-2 game by scoring seven times in the second inning and went on to post a 17-6, five-inning win at South Decatur.

Chloee Smith went 3 for 4 with a double for the Cougars (3-13). Brooke Owens went 2 for 2, and Sierra Lang had a double and two RBIs.


Bull Dogs roll

Twelfth-ranked Columbus North dropped only 12 games in the five matches in cruising to a 5-0 Conference Indiana East Division win against Southport.

Aubrey Smith beat Camille Khelseau 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Madelyn Sanders downed Jenna Polly 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Yijaing Zhao blanked Elizabeth Sung 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (13-2, 3-0).

North’s Eva Chevalier and Ali Bergman beat Aubrey Popovic and Megan Sullivan 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Ellen Carson and Jenna Jarnagin topped Brooke Madon and Raewyn Updike 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Olympians down Stars

Columbus East won four matches in straight sets on its way to a 4-1 win against Bedford North Lawrence.

Megna Chari beat Hope Martin 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles for the Olympians. Adycin Rager blanked Victoria Holt at No. 2 singles, and Alaysha Pollert downed Emily Chastain at No. 3 singles, both by 6-0, 6-0 scores.

East’s Kendall Gerken and Kathryn Hodzen topped McKenzie Messmore and Abby Riley 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Emie Kiser and Carolyn Travis fell to Sarah Gaither and Abbey Bridges 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Jets sweep Saints

HOPE — Hauser dropped only 11 games in the five matches in rolling to a 5-0 win against Indianapolis Lutheran.

Alana Owen beat Cici Zhao 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles Catherine Bruer downed Haley Harris 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Madie Sherman topped Payton Woodruff 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Jets (5-1). Annie Ashbrook and Sarah Tedder beat Julia Peterson and Alisha Zhong 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Abby Johnson and Melanie Taylor blanked Madi Christian and Mollie Graham 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Owls blank Panthers

SEYMOUR — Seymour won four matches in straight sets in handing Jennings County a 5-0 defeat.

Avis McGovern fell to Hallie Crenshaw 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Rebecca Driver lost to Megan Baurle 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Hailey Brown fell to Kelli Armes 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (6-4). Maddy Hill and Ellie Hearne lost to Katie O’Mara and Addie Rudge 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Callie Wilder and Abigail DeCamp fell to Marie Armes and Rachel Collett 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Cougars edge Lancers

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh won the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches, but Trinity Lutheran took the other three to pull out a 3-2 win.

Trinity’s Abby Schult beat Molly Bowker 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, Leah Stuckwisch downed Heather Jones 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and Lauren Fleetwood and Macey Prewitt topped Sophia Parmer and Haley Jones 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Edinburgh’s Allie Schooler beat Courtney Barker 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Sydney Schlotter and Hannah Gosman defeated Lauren Voss and Sidney Hoene 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.


North notches victory

Bryce Turner fired a 1-under-par 71 to lead Columbus North to a 295-337 win against Bloomington North at Harrison Lake.

Spencer Fairbanks carded a 72 for the Bull Dogs. Drew Smith and Zachary Schiavello each shot 76, Matt Vorndran added a 78 and Reece Moore had a 102.

East takes tri match

SEYMOUR — Columbus East captured a tri match at Shadowood. The Olympians finished with a 177 to 180 for New Albany and 196 for host Seymour.

Derek Alexander won medalist honors with a 40 to lead East. Mark Mayhew carded a 43, Adrian Adams added a 46, Ryan Singer shot 48, Nathan Cesarski had a 51 and Thomas Ruch finished with a 52.

Jets stop Spartans

Hauser claimed a 191-210 win against Southwestern (Shelby) at Clifty Creek.

Justin Compton won medalist honors with a 40 to lead the Jets. Matt Sweet carded a 48, Nick Neafus added a 51, Owen Green shot 52, Clayton Wilson had a 55 and Sam Johnson finished with a 59.

Patriots slip past Eagles

NASHVILLE — Parker VanNess won medalist honors with an even-par 36, but Brown County fell to Owen Valley 191-196 at Salt Creek.

Ben Rygiel carded a 47 for the Eagles. Tyler Poling added a 54, Brendon Asher shot 59, Rex Waters had a 60, Chris Clegg finished with a 68 and Emerey Brock had a 70.

Trinity tops Salem

SEYMOUR — Cory Stuckwisch won medalist honors with a 36 to lead Trinity Lutheran to a 168-191 win against Salem at Shadowood.

Chad Stuckwisch carded a 43 for the Cougars. Drew Royalty added a 44, Jonathon Keith had a 45, and Jacob Keith, Kohei Nagano and Skylar Stahl all shot 48.