Olympians win on last-second goal

Staff Reports

FISHERS — Dustin Rodgers scored with 1 second remaining Saturday to give the Columbus East boys soccer team a 2-1 win at Fishers.

With time winding down, Jorge Nieto served in a cross. Justin Copas then crossed the ball back to Rodgers who ran onto the ball and put it in the net.

The Olympians (5-2-2) trailed 1-0 at the half. Copas tied the game on a penalty kick after Nieto was fouled midway through second half.

East outshot the Tigers 16-10, putting six shots on goal to four for Fishers. Zach Roberts recorded three saves.

North goes 1-1-1

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North tied Downers Grove (Illinois) South 1-1 Saturday afternoon to finish 1-1-1 in the Great Midwest Classic at North Central.

Alex McGill scored off an assist from Andrew Goble in the 61st minute to tie the game. Noah Kestler recorded four saves for the Bull Dogs (5-4-1), who played without three injured regular contributors.

Saturday morning, North lost to Oak Park (Illinois) River Forest 5-0. Kestler played 61 minutes in goal and posted seven saves, and Colvin Iorio played the 19 minutes and had two saves, including one on a penalty kick.

On Friday night, McGill scored twice off assists from Goble to rally the Bull Dogs from a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 win against McCutcheon. Kestler recorded three saves.

Eagles blank Patriots

NASHVILLE — Landon Cambridge scored four goals in the first half, and Class A No. 20 Brown County went on to post a 5-0 Western Indiana Conference win against Owen Valley.

Will Ryan scored in the second half for the Eagles (8-2-1, 3-0). Logan Fittz and Ryan each had two assists, and Aiden Johnson added one.

Brown County outshot the Patriots 36-5, putting 11 shots on goal to two for Owen Valley. Chris Ratzburg recorded two saves.

Devils rout Panthers

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County trailed only 2-0 at halftime Saturday, but Jeffersonville pulled away for a 9-0 Hoosier Hills Conference win.

Chance Newkirk posted 12 saves for the Panthers (1-10, 1-3).


East edges Floyd

FLOYDS KNOBS — Columbus East pulled out a 3-2 win at Floyd Central in a battle between the top two teams in the HHC.

Sarah Park, Lindsey Stoughton and Kamebry Wagner all scored unassisted goals for the Olympians (4-4-1, 3-0).

East outshot the Highlanders 10-8. Jenny Bastian recorded four saves.

Panthers take loss

NEW ALBANY — Jennings County was within 1-0 at halftime, but New Albany pulled away for a 4-1 HHC win.

Kilee Littrell scored the goal for the Panthers (6-6, 2-2), who were outshot 15-6. Kenna Maschino recorded nine saves, and Mariah Grider added two saves.

Eagles post shutout

NASHVILLE — Isabel Rygiel scored two goals Saturday to lead Brown County to a 5-0 WIC win against Owen Valley.

Leah Tucker, Skylar Fleischman and Amelia Kakavecos all scored once for the Eagles (4-5-1, 2-0-1).

Fleischman played the first half in goal and recorded two saves. Hannah Hummel played the first 30 minutes of the second half and posted five saves, and Isa Fogg notched one save over the final 10 minutes.


Bull Dogs take third

INDIANAPOLIS —The state’s top three teams battled Saturday at Smock, and third-ranked Columbus North came away with a third-place finish in the Roncalli Invitational.

Second-ranked Zionsville won with a 310. No. 1 Westfield took second with a 316, and No. 3 North finished with a 327.

Alex Munnicha led the Bull Dogs with an 80. Danbi Kim carded an 81, Nathaly Munnicha added an 82, Julia Luken shot 84 and Molly Donnell had an 86.

Lancers win MHC

GREENSBURG — Edinburgh carded a 404 at North Branch to win its first Mid-Hoosier Conference title in school history. South Decatur finished second with a 449, followed by North Decatur at 493 and Southwestern (Shelby) at 614.

Vanessa McManaway lead the Lancers with a 92, while Morgan Calhoun carded a 103, and Kierra Richards added a 104 to join her on the All-Conference team. Kenzie Hill shot 105, and Maddie Giles had a 113.

Shelby Vannatta led the Cougars with a 94, and Annie Gant joined her on the All-MHC squad with a 104. Emmy Grissom added a 122, Kylie Owens shot 130 and Madison Beckett had a 129.


Olympians fall twice

MUNCIE — Columbus East lost to Yorktown 25-14, 25-12, 25-8 and Delta 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19 in Saturday’s Delta Extravaganza.

Rilee Jessee pounded 16 kills and two blocks, Allison Mack recorded 16 kills and 39 digs and C.J. Clausen had two blocks and three aces to lead the Olympians (5-10). Kendal Williams tallied 54 assists.

Clausen also notched 10 kills, and Williams had 24 digs. Ashlynn Bergman served two aces.

Aarows top Eagles

NASHVILLE — Brown County won the second set Saturday, but Sullivan claimed the final two for a 25-20, 16-25, 25-20, 25-18 win.

The Eagles fell to 8-3.

Cougars win 1 of 3

OLDENBURG — South Decatur bounced back from a 25-12 loss to Switzerland County and a 25-14, 25-14 setback to Oldenburg Academy by beating Waldron 25-16, 21-25, 15-8 to finish 1-2 in Saturday’s Oldenburg Invitational.

Claire Wullenweber pounded 13 kills, Taylor Best recorded 12 assists, Madison Owens had two blocks, Karah Biddinger notched 37 digs and Sam Goodfellow served five aces to lead the Cougars (2-14). Owens added 11 kills, Whitnye Burton tallied seven assists and Kayla Carder had 28 digs.

Lancers go winless

GREENWOOD — Edinburgh dropped all three of its matches in Saturday’s Greenwood Invitational.

The Lancers (5-11) fell to Indianapolis Scecina 25-23, 25-16; New Palestine 25-8, 25-13 and Monrovia 25-5, 25-11.

Columbus Christian rolls

After falling behind 1-0 in the first set Friday night, Savannah Herron served 25 consecutive points to spark Columbus Christian to a 25-1, 25-10, 25-15 win against Christel House Academy.

Herron finished with 18 aces to go along with two kills for the Crusaders (10-1). Mayah Schundelmeier recorded eight kills, one block and nine aces, Hannah Stair had four aces and one dig, Erica Gregg added two kills and one block, Sabrina Herron tallied five assists and Michaela Schundelmeier pounded three kills.

Hawks fall in four

The Columbus Hawks won the third set Fridan night, but the Wabash Warriors recovered for a 25-14, 25-18, 22-25, 25-18 win.

Emily Walls led the Hawks (0-7) with four blocks and eight digs. Ann Marie Gandy pounded five kills, Ava Farnsley recorded seven assists, Elizabeth White had eight digs and one block and Ava Farnsley served three aces.


North girls take fifth

NASHVILLE — The Columbus North girls and the Jennings County and North boys took on several of the state’s top teams Saturday in the Elite Division of Brown County’s Eagle Classic.

The No. 21 Bull Dog girls edged No. 15 Westfield 154-156 to finish fifth. No. 4 Carmel won with 73 to 81 for No. 5 Bloomington North, 129 for No. 8 Floyd Central and 150 for No. 13 Bloomington South.

Olivia Morlok led the Bull Dogs with a sixth-place finish in 18 minutes, 30.3 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Arig Tong took 23rd in 19:09.6, while Aric Tong was 41st (19:45.1), Kirsten Ballard 42nd (19:45.7), Emma Smith 55th (19:56.2), Mackenzie Barnett 77th (20:27.3) and Ella Anderson 80th (20:34.2).

No. 20 Jennings finished eighth with 174 points, and Columbus North was 10th with 242 in the Elite boys race. No. 9 Bloomington South won with 82 points to 117 for No. 14 Bloomington North and 129 for No. 1 Carmel.

Dalton Craig led the Panthers with a 19th-place finish in 15:59.0. Alex Hendrix took 22nd in 16:02.0, while Franklin Sanders was 34th (16:17.0), Carter Leak 59th (16:38.9) and Ryan Gasper 73rd (16:51.6).

Charlie Allen finished 31st in 16:12.0 to lead the Bull Dogs. Sam Horak took 47th in 16:32.4, while John Sluys was 60th (16:38.9), Drew Thompson 67th (16:48.1), Peyton Shelton 80th (16:57.8), Rishi Poludasu 95th (17:17.5) and Evan Porter 107th (17:34.2).

The Jennings County girls competed in the AA Division and finished fourth with 146 points. Pike won with 68. The Panthers’ Emma Morrison ran a school-record 20:27.9 to finish fifth, while Ashley Heindel was 15th (21:08.6) Kaylee Ebinger 35th (22:01.6) Elizabeth Wahlman 40th (22:10.4) and Alana Daeger 59th (22:56.1).

Wyatt Wyman won the Class A boys race in 16:14.7 to lead Brown County to a third-place team finish with 108 points, behind Austin (48) and Oak Hill (93). Jackson McPheeters took eighth in 16:59.0, while Marino Dolph was 19th (17:17.3), Tim Kilburn 37th (18:11.1) and Jordan Dolph 56th (19:05.7).

The Eagle girls finished fifth in Class A with 170 points. Forest Park won with 59. Emelia Koester led Brown County with a second-place finish in 19:27.9, while Anna Fleetwood was sixth (20:44.6), Maris Wyman 36th (22:41.8), Emma DeBord 44th (22:56.2) and Angel Meece 97th (26:23.4).

Edinburgh finished 16th with 424 points. Mackenzie Adair took 79th in 24:44.2, while Emily Davis was 85th (25:09.5), Lili Ervin 100th (26:32.8), Haven Link 116th (33:32.4) and Kaylia Kelly 117th (37:53.0).

Trinity Lutheran’s lone boys runner, AJ Goecker, finished ninth in Class A in 17:00.3. In the Class A girls race, the Cougars’ Jodi Goecker took 40th (27:47.2) and Abby Hildreth was 106th (27:48.6).

East girls finish 18th

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus East’s girls finished 18th, and the boys were 20th, with both scoring 577 points in Saturday’s Ben Davis Invitational. No. 3 Noblesville won the girls meet with 61 points, and Avon took the boys meet with 62.

Olivia Linneman led the Olympian girls with a 76th-place finish in 20:56:11. Amanda Pottorff took 117th in 22:12.79, while Hannah Harris was 123rd (23:30.00), Elizabeth Stevens 126th (22:52.53) and Katie Hagan 135th (23:27.86).

Garrett McGaha finished 89th in 18:03.21 to lead the East boys. Colby Hertle and Owen Rupp took 117th and 118th in 19:13.18 and 19:14.00, while Michael Zieleniuk was 124th (19:28.12) and Kaden Wise 129th (19:36.01).

Hauser boys place seventh

WHITELAND — Hauser’s boys finished seventh with 175 points in Saturday’s Whiteland Invitational. New Palestine won with 46.

David Seelye led the Jets with a 14th-place finish in 17:37.2. Ryan Ault took 27th in 18:20.4, while Jordan Johnson was 33rd (18:29.4), Brock Thalls 57th (20:33.1) and Sam Robinson 62nd (21:25.9).

The Hauser girls finished ninth with 232 points. Whiteland won with 40.

Tammy Essex and Lauryn Starnes finished 37th and 38th in 23:32.5 and 23:41.2 to lead the Jets. Leah Joyce took 58th in 27:19.7, while Hae-Leigh Washburn was 59th (27:37.8) and Kristin Keith 62nd (30:04.1).

Cougar boys finish fifth

OSGOOD — South Decatur’s boys finished fifth in Saturday’s Jac-Cen-Del Invitational with 114 points. Southwestern (Hanover) won with 42.

Cole Bower led the Cougars with a 10th-place finish in 18:16. Charlie Hamilton took 13th in 18:36, while Carl Kroger was 32nd (20:15), Logan Platt 34th (20:38) and Nolan Storm 37th (20:54).

South Decatur had four girls runners, one short of the number needed to score as a team. Sierra Kalli finished 12th in 23:05, while Ali Boilanger was 16th (23:37), Claire Hamilton 28th (28:30) and Brianna Browder 46th (38:10).


Panthers place 7th, East 8th

SHELBYVILLE — Jennings County finished seventh and Columbus East eighth in Saturday’s Shelbyville Invitational.

For the Panthers, Weston Miller at No. 1 singles, Thomas Schuler at No. 2 singles, Wyatt St. John at No. 3 singles, Justin Gasper and Kent Biehle at No. 1 doubles and Cody St. John and Briar Davis at No. 2 doubles all went 1-2 for the day.

The Olympians’ Jackson Stevens at No. 1 singles, Bryce Buening at No. 2 singles, Aaron Hunter at No. 3 singles, Luke Miller and Nathan Hatchett at No. 1 doubles and Caige Comstock and Pranav Kumar at No. 2 doubles all went 0-3.


South Decatur falls

MILAN — South Decatur ran into some stiff competition Friday night in a 42-0 loss at Class 2A No. 10 Milan.

“They lived up to that billing,” South Decatur coach Tony Bell said. “They were a tough opponent, and we couldn’t do much offensively.”

Devon Martin ran for more than 100 yards for the Cougars (1-3). Wyatt Gatewood had an interception.

Panthers top Trinity

KNIGHTSTOWN — Trinity Lutheran fell to 0-3 with a 55-7 loss at Knightstown Friday night.

Jacob Rowe scored the Cougars touchdown on an 11-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Nathan Carter recovered a fumble.