North Unified team advances to regional
BORDEN — Bailey Hester and Matt Boldrey went 1-2 in both the long jump and 100 meters to lead the Columbus North Unified track team to a runner-up team finish in the Borden Sectional.
Franklin County outscored the Bull Dogs 119-111 to win the title. Jeffersonville (94) claimed the third and final qualifying spot to Saturday’s Bedford North Lawrence Regional.
Hester jumped 18 feet, ¼ inch and ran the 100 in 12.19 seconds. Boldrey was right behind him with marks of 18-0 and 12.48.
North’s Anthony Ashcroft, Nathan VanDeventer, Ross Gill and Josh Holley won the 4×100 relay in 51.98. VanDeventer took fourth in the 400 (56.61), and Noah Algee was fifth in the shot put (38-10).
Also for the Bull Dogs, Devin Ashcroft won one of the flights of the long jump for Unified athletes at 22-1.
Tyler Thomas won the shot (44-8½) to lead Columbus East to a ninth-place team finish with 59 points. Tanner Hatton took fifth in the long jump (16-6) and 400 (57.37), and Sam Thomasson was sixth in the 100 (13.90).
Jets win invitational
Justin Compton won medalist honors with a 78 to lead Hauser to the championship in its own invitational.
The Jets finished with a 357 at Clifty Creek. Morristown took second with a 390, and Edinburgh was third with a 417.
Nick Neafus carded an 88 for Hauser. Clayton Wilson added a 91, Sam Johnson shot 100 and Jaime Saez had a 116.
Bladen Hancock led the Lancers with an 81. Gavin Hancock carded a 102, Brayden McManaway added a 107, Kegan Jones shot 127 and Zach Burton had a 132.
Eagles finish 10th
NEW CASTLE — Parker VanNess fired a 1-over-par 71 to win medalist honors and lead Brown County to a 10th-place finish with a 427 in the New Castle Invitational. New Castle won with 320.
Rex Watters carded a 112 for the Eagles. Brendon Asher added a 117, and Peyton Proctor had a 125.
Panthers fall twice
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County dropped a pair of games, falling to Brownstown Central 5-3 and Madison 8-5.
The Panthers (9-12) managed only two hits against Brownstown, but outhit Madison 10-9. Jonathan Wagner went 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs, and Cody Wilson and Josh Pettit each went 2 for 3 against the Cubs.