North upsets top teams
INDIANAPOLIS — Third-ranked Columbus North knocked off the state’s top two teams Saturday to capture the Roncalli Invitational.
Danbi Kim won medalist honors with a 1-under-par 71, and the Bull Dogs edged No. 2 Zionsville 303-304 at Smock. No. 1 Westfield, which had beaten North twice this season, finished third with a 307, and No. 5 Carmel was fourth with a 333.
Nathaly Munnicha carded a 75 for the Bull Dogs. Julia Luken added a 77, Alex Munnicha shot 80 and Molly Donnell had an 88.
Olympians take fourth
CONNERSVILLE — Columbus East finished fourth with a 383 in Saturday’s Connersville Invitational at Willowbrook Country Club. Franklin County won with a 363.
Autumn Fateley led the Olympians with a 91. Lily Shelp carded a 92, Morgan Harrison added a 97, Ellie Buntin shot 103 and Lauren Steinwedel had a 113.
Edinburgh finished ninth with a 459. Vanessa McManaway led the Lancers with a 104, while Kierra Richards added a 112, Maddie Giles shot 121 and Kenzie Hill had a 122.
Eagles shoot 446
JASPER — Brown County finished with a 446 in Saturday’s Jasper Invitational at Buffalo Trace.
Ashley Masteller led the Eagles with a 98. Lauren Burker added a 106 and Meghan Cassiday had a 119. Jessica Taylor and Kacee Kleindorfer each shot 123.
East wins Trojan Classic
GREENWOOD — Columbus East blanked Brownsburg 3-0, then upset Class 3A No. 12 Center Grove 3-2 Saturday to claim Center Grove’s Trojan Classic for the first time in Brad Barber’s nine years at Olympians coach.
In the win against Brownsburg, Jayvon Thomas scored off an assist from Jorge Nieto in the 11th minute, Eli Newell connected off an assist from Dustin Rodgers in the 25th minute and Rodgers scored off assist from Thomas in the 38th minute. Both teams finished with 13 shots, and Zach Roberts recorded seven saves for East.
The Olympians again jumped out against Center Grove, with Justin Copas scoring first-half goals off assists from Newell in the 13th minute and Rodgers in the 37th minute. The Trojans scored twice in the second half to tie it before Thomas connected off an assist from Nieto in the 74th minute.
Center Grove outshot East (2-1) 16-11. Roberts posted nine saves.
Spartans ground Jets
SHELBYVILLE — Hauser opened its season with a 7-2 loss Saturday at Southwestern (Shelby).
Joe Sweet scored off assist from Justin Stafford, and Andrew Titus had the other goal for the Jets, who were outshot 19-8. Kameron Lawson recorded 12 saves.
Corydon bests Jennings
CORYDON — Jennings County went on the road and fell to Corydon Central 4-1 on Saturday.
Keagan Craig scored the goal for Jennings (0-2), which was outshot 12-5. Chance Newkirk posted eight saves.
Shiners stop Cougars
RISING SUN — Trent Shoemaker scored a pair of goals, but Trinity Lutheran fell 5-2 Saturday at Rising Sun.
AJ Goecker and Noah Criswell had assists for the Cougars (0-1-1). Jacob Keith recorded eight saves.
Lions top Crusaders
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian outshot Horizon Christian 20-11 Friday night, but the Lions claimed a 3-1 victory.
Kyle Foster scored a second-half goal for the Crusaders (1-1). Garrett Spurgeon posted four saves.
East notches first win
JEFFERSONVILLE — Columbus East picked up its first win of the season, a 25-19, 25-6, 25-21 Hoosier Hills Conference decision at Jeffersonville on Saturday.
C.J. Clausen pounded 13 kills, Kendal Williams recorded 29 assists, Regann Jessee had one block, Emily Banister notched 11 digs and Ashlynn Bergman served five aces to lead the Olympians (1-1, 1-0).
Allison Mack and Rilee Jessee each added five kills. Mack had 10 digs, and Banister served four aces.
Jets claim invitational
HENRYVILLE — Hauser swept through four matches in straight sets Saturday to claim the Henryville Invitational championship for the fourth consecutive year. The Jets beat North Harrison 25-18, 25-9; Edinburgh 25-15, 25-14; Paoli 25-19, 25-19 and Henryville 25-12, 25-10.
Sydney Schoen led Hauser (6-0) with 22 kills, eight assists, two blocks, 26 digs and 10 aces. Alana Owen recorded eight kills, 65 assists, 13 digs and eight aces; while Madie Sherman added 26 kills, eight blocks and two aces and Sarah Tedder had 14 kills, five assists and 20 digs.
Hannah Johnson pounded eight kills and nine blocks for the Jets. Megan Swinford notched 13 digs and two aces; Kylie Lock tallied 10 digs and six aces; Melanie Taylor added 12 digs and Taylor Henderson had four kills, two blocks and three aces
Following its loss to Hauser, Edinburgh (3-4) fell to North Harrison 25-18, 26-24; beat Henryville 14-25, 25-23, 15-10 and lost to Paoli 22-25, 25-19, 15-12.
Panthers fall twice
NEW ALBANY — Jennings County dropped a pair of matches Saturday in the New Albany Invitational.
The Panthers began the day with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-17 loss to New Albany. Jennings (0-4) then fell to Castle 25-10, 25-6, 25-15.
Eagles notch first win
NASHVILLE — Brown County swept Edgewood 25-13, 25-16, 25-11 Saturday for its first win of the season.
Maggie Redmond led the Eagles (1-1) with four aces. Haley Davidson added two aces.
Crusaders take first loss
ELIZABETH — Columbus Christian won the first set, but South Central rallied for a 20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 victory Friday night.
Mayah Schundemeier recorded eight kills and four aces, and Sabrina Herron had 13 assists and nine digs to lead the Crusaders (3-1).
Sabrina Herron also added five kills and three aces. Savannah Herron pounded four kills, Kayla Jones had six digs and Hannah Stair served two aces.
Bulll Dogs stay perfect
LAWRENCEBURG — Columbus North ran its record to 3-0 with a 2-0 win at Lawrenceburg on Saturday.
Baleigh Drum scored off an assist from Corrine Orben in the 16th minute, and Caroline Hollenkamp added a goal off an assist from Elise Whitley in the 21st minute for the Bull Dogs.
Both teams finished with four shots on goal. North’s Liz Tynan recorded four saves.
Panthers blank Lions
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County did not allow a shot Saturday in a 2-0 win against Salem.
Baylee Byford scored in the 31st minute for the Panthers (3-0). Lexi Brown then connected on a header off a corner from Byford with one second left in the first half.
Jennings outshot the Lions 10-0. Kenna Maschino and Mariah Grider combined on the shutout.
Eagles open with win
INDIANAPOLIS — Brown County used goals from four different players to open the season with a 4-1 win Saturday at Indianapolis Lutheran.
Leah Tucker, Skylar Fleischman, Bella Hobbs and Gabi Bethards scored for the Eagles. Fleishman also had an assist and four saves, while Hannah Hummel added two saves.
Trinity splits pair
RISING SUN — Trinity Lutheran notched its first win, a 5-1 decision Friday at Indianapolis Herron, before falling 2-1 Saturday at Rising Sun.
Chloe Criswell netted two goals at Herron; while Maddie Bell, Savanna Setty and Flossie Cooper all scored once. The Cougars outshot the Achaeans 17-12, with Vidalis Montanez posting 11 saves.
Bell had the lone Trinity goal at Rising Sun. The Shiners outshot the Cougars (1-2) 19-14, with Montanez recording 17 saves.
North takes seventh
JEFFERSONVILLE — Columbus North finished seventh in the Jeffersonville Invitational, which began Friday night and concluded Saturday.
Akshaya Sabapathy went 2-1 and finished fourth at No. 3 singles to lead the Bull Dogs. Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew went 1-2 and took fifth at No. 1 doubles.
Kevin Lin at No. 1 singles and Chris Ruble and Adam Saad at No. 2 doubles went 1-2 and finished sixth in their brackets. Joey Zhao went 1-2 and was seventh at No. 2 singles.
Knights blank Eagles
NASHVILLE — Northview won all five matches in straight sets Saturday in a 5-0 win at Brown County.
Chase Watson fell 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, Abe Oliver lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Nolan Patterson fell 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Eagles (0-2). Aaron McCann and Aiden Burt lost 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Elijah Roush and Nathaniel Fox fell 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
East girls take seventh
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus East’s girls finished seventh and the boys 14th in the Junior-Senior races of Saturday’s Zionsville Invitational at Graham Martin Park.
The girls finished with 175 points, while the boys scored 357. Fishers won both races.
Kristen Lyons led the girls with a 32nd-place finish in 18 minutes, 5.4 seconds for 4,000 meters (2.5 miles). Amanda Pottorff took 41st in 18:36.1, while Lizzy Frazier was 55th (19:49.3), Yami Diaz 63rd (20:19.4) and Maddy Ping 87th (22:11.4).
Garrett McGaha finished 59th in 14:40.8 to lead the boys. Michael Zieleniuk took 93rd in 15:44.6, while Owen Rupp was 109th (16:08.1), Jared Baker 122nd (16:32.7) and Grant Files 133rd (17:16.9).
Meanwhile, the Olympians finished eighth in both the boys and girls Freshman-Sophomore races. They scored 258 points in the boys race and 177 in the girls race.
Olivia Linneman led the girls with a 31st-place finish in 17:53.7. Hannah Harris took 36th in 18:13.8, while Elizabeth Stevens was 47th (18:39.8), Ashley Novreske 55th (18:54.6) and Katie Hagan 74th (19:53.4).
Chad Kelley finished 63rd in 15:42.7 to lead the boys. Matthew Novreske took 72nd in 15:49.8, while Brandon Taylor was 78th (16:02.1), Kaden Wise 82nd (16:08.8) and Colby Hertle 97th (16:23.6).
Hauser boys fifth
RISING SUN — Hauser’s boys finished fifth with 95 points, and South Decatur was sixth with 126 Saturday in Rising Sun’s Beast of the Southeast Invitational. Cincinnati Taylor won with 41.
David Seelye led the Jets with a fifth-place finish in 18:11 for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Ryan Ault took 13th in 20:25.3, while Jordan Johnson was 14th (20:30.1), Brock Thalls 30th (22:59.5) and Sam Robinson 34rd (23:49.8).
Cole Bower finished 16th in 20:36.1 to lead the Cougars. Charlie Hamilton took 19th in 20:59.3, while Carl Kroger was 24th (21:51.3), Logan Platt 33rd (23:46.8) and Nolan Storm 36th (23:58.5).
Neither Hauser nor South Decatur had enough girls runner to score as a team. Tammy Essex led the Jets with a 13th-place finish in 25:40.3, while Lauryn Starnes took 15th (26:31.3) and Leah Joyce was 30th (30:37.5).
Sierra Kalli and Ali Boilanger finished 16th and 17th in 26:38.5 and 26:40.7 to lead the Cougars. Hannah Miller took 26th (28:52.6), and Claire Hamilton was 36th (32:54.7).
Lancer girls finish 15th
SHELBYVILLE — Edinburgh’s girls finished 15th with 396 points in Saturday’s Southwestern (Shelby) Small School Invitational at Blue River Park. Oak Hill won with 21.
Emily Davis led the Lancers with a 71st-place finish in 27:46.63. Mackenzie Adair took 90th in 29:59.67, while Lili Ervin was 109th (32:37.75), Haven Link 116th (36:23.63) and Kaylia Kelley 123rd (41:15.97).
Trinity Lutheran had two girls compete. Jodi Goecker finished 38th in 25:08.87, and Abby Hildreth took 96th in 30:42.49.
In the boys race, Trinity’s AJ Goecker finished fifth in 17:28.06. Edinburgh’s Isaiah Estes was 115th in 23:56.02.
Panthers fall in opener
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County was within 21-10 late in the first half Friday night, but Batesville scored on long pass plays with 50 seconds left in the first half and on the opening play of the second half and went on to post a 49-24 win.
James Colina ran for a touchdown, and Dylan Boswell kicked a 32-yard field goal in the first half for the Panthers. Quarterback Justin Rennemeier ran for a score in the second half, and Logan Forney caught a late touchdown pass from Lance Bailey.
Zane Beineke caught six passes.
“Justin Rennemeier did a good job throwing the ball and running the ball,” Jennings coach Rick Zimmerman said. “Defensively, we did not play well at all. It was too many big plays. It was not the start we were looking for.”
Chargers rally past Cougars
GREENSBURG — South Decatur led 10-7 at halftime Friday night, but the second half was all North Decatur, which rallied for a 33-10 victory.
Devon Martin scored on a 20-yard reception from Kordell Meadows and ran for the 2-point conversion with 18 seconds left in the first half. But then the Chargers scored 19 seconds into the third quarter, their first of four unanswered second-half touchdowns.
Martin led the Cougars with 95 yards rushing on 19 carries and two catches for 43 yards. Trent Nobbe led the defense with eight tackles.
Tindley tops Trinity
SEYMOUR — Playing its first game in three years, Trinity Lutheran trailed only 8-0 at the half Friday night, but Indianapolis Tindley pulled away in the second half for a 44-0 victory.
The Cougars drove from their own 37 to the Tigers 5 on their first possession of the game, but turned the ball over on downs. That was as close at Trinity would come to scoring.
“We had our opportunities in the first half,” Trinity coach Mike Wilson said. “We had a several drives where we were moving down the field, but we couldn’t push it through, and that’s what we have to get better at.”