Bull Dogs blank Dragons
Eleventh-ranked Columbus North won all five matches in straight sets Saturday in rolling to a 5-0 win against Silver Creek.
Aubrey Smith beat Ashley Less 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Madelyn Sanders downed Anna Graves 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Yijaing Zhao blanked Meghan Voigt 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (16-3).
North’s Shweta Srinivasan and Servane Cloteaux beat Morgan Bobo and Chloie Yost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Ali Bergman and Eva Chevalier topped Alexis Boone and Madison Vallin 6-0, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
Jets win three spots
HOPE — Hauser won three of the five positions in the Mid-Hoosier Conference individual tournament.
Madie Sherman beat Edinburgh’s Heather Jones 7-5, 6-2 and Morristown’s Teresa Gonzalez 6-1, 7-5 to win the No. 3 singles spot. Annie Ashbrook and Sarah Tedder downed Morristown’s Patience Wood and Hailey Dunham 6-4, 6-3 and Southwestern’s Morgan Brockman and Breanna Jackson 4-6, 6-1, (10-4) to win at No. 1 doubles. Melanie Taylor and Tori Chandler topped Morristown’s Carly Shortridge and Kirsten Payne 6-0, 6-0 and Southwestern’s Talise Ralleke and Hailey Bowman 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Edinburgh’s Allie Schooler won the No. 1 singles position.
Eagles fall twice
FRANKLIN — Brown County dropped a pair of matches in the Franklin Invitational, falling to Oldenburg Academy 4-1 and Franklin 3-2.
Elisabeth Huls won both of her matches at No. 2 singles in straight sets for the Eagles (5-9). Vanessa Hoskins and Jacey Ferguson won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles against Franklin.
North takes seventh
LEBANON — No. 8 Columbus North finished seventh of 18 teams with a 320 in Zionsville’s Sollman Invitational at The Trophy Club.
No. 2 Center Grove edged No. 1 Westfield 299-302 for first. No. 4 Carmel finished third with a 304, and No. 3 Noblesville was fourth with a 307.
Spencer Fairbanks led the Bull Dogs with a 77. Matt Vorndran carded a 78, Henry Kiel added an 82, Drew Smith shot 83 and Bryce Turner had an 84.
North’s second team shot a 351 in the Mooresville Invitational. Zachary Schiavello led the Bull Dogs with an 83, while Jonathan Ward carded an 85, Cameron Ziegler added a 90, Reece Moore had a 93 and Jackson Kerber finished with a 99.
Cougars third, Jets fifth
GREENSBURG — South Decatur finished third, Hauser fifth and Edinburgh sixth in the MHC Tournament at North Branch.
Host North Decatur won with a 387. Southwestern (Shelby) was second with a 390, followed by South Decatur (395), Morristown (402), Hauser (404) and Edinburgh (501).
Jake Johnson made All-Conference with an 86 to lead the Cougars. Jake Vannatta carded a 97, Nick Bales added a 99, Logan Owens shot 113 and Nathan Benge had a 139.
Justin Compton finished second individually with an 80 to earn All-Conference honors and led the Jets. Owen Green carded a 102, Matt Sweet added a 107, Sam Johnson shot 115 and Clayton Wilson had a 121.
Bladen Hancock led the Lancers with 105. Brayden McManaway carded a 130, Kegan Jones added a 132, Gavin Hancock shot 134 and Zach Burton had a 151.
Eagles finish eighth
TERRE HAUTE — Parker VanNess finished second individually with a 77 to lead Brown County to an eighth-place finish in the Western Indiana Conference Tournament.
The Eagles finished with a 397 at Idle Creek. Greencastle won with a 338.
Ben Rygiel carded a 96 for Brown County. Dawson Dunnuck added a 100, Tyler Poling shot 124 and Peyton Proctor had a 129.
Lansville tops Hauser
LANESVILLE — Class A No. 5 Hauser was limited to four hits in a 4-2 loss at Lanesville.
Sean Miller had an RBI-single for the Jets (14-6).
Panthers get swept
NEW ALBANY — New Albany swept a pair of games from Jennings County, winning 12-8 and 3-2.
Cody Wilson went 3 for 4 with a double in the first game for the Panthers. Brett Sawyer went 2 for 4, and Josh Pettit had two RBIs.
Jennings (8-12) outhit the Bulldogs 9-7 in the second game, but fell a run short. Matt Kirchner went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer, and Cameron Hadley went 2 for 3.
Cougars topple Eagles
NASHVILLE — North Daviess scored eight runs in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and held on for a 10-4 win at Brown County.
Grant Suding had a triple for the Eagles (5-15).
Jennings splits pair
SHELBYVILLE — Jennings County bounced back from a 5-2 semifinal loss to Hamilton Southeastern with a 9-5 win against Beech Grove in the consolation game of Shelbyville’s Golden Bear Invitational.
Madi Skinner went 2 for 3 in the opener. In the second game, Mackenzie Byram went 2 for 3, Sidney Gerkin went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Tesla Kopitzke had a two-run homer for the Panthers (15-6).
Cougars rout Yellow Jackets
GREENSBURG — Mackenzie Kopplin threw a three-hitter to lead South Decatur to a 12-0, five-inning MHC win against Morristown.
Chloe Smith went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for the Cougars (6-16, 4-6). Claire Wullenbeber had a triple and two RBIs.
UNIFIED TRACK AND FIELD
North wins conference
INDIANAPOLIS — Josh Holley, Bailey Hester, Anthony Ashcroft and Nathan VanDeventer pulled out a win in the final event, the 4×100-meter relay, in 53.03 seconds to give Columbus North the championship in Friday’s Conference Indiana meet.
The Bull Dogs finished with 106 points, two better than runner-up Bloomington North.
Hester also won his flight of the long jump, leaping 17 feet, 9 inches to edge VanDeventer by 1 1/2 inches. Holley won his heat of the 100 in 14.70.
Also for the Bull Dogs, James Dwyer finished second in his flight of the shot put (24-5 3/4), and Hester was second in his heat of the 100 (12.10). Devin Ashcroft finished third his flight of the shot (24-0), Noah Algee took third in his flight of the shot (43-8 1/4), Matt Boldrey was third in his heat of the 100 (12.29) and Ross Gill finished third in his heat of the 400 (56.48).