High school sports roundup – September 13


North stays unbeaten

No. 21-ranked Columbus North ran its record to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in Conference Indiana Tuesday with a 4-1 win against Bloomington South.

Joey Zhao beat Calvin Prenkert 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, and Akshaya Sabapathy downed Andy Chang 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs. Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew topped Chris Piekarsky and Holt Henke 7-6 (8), 1-6 (10-8) at No. 1 doubles, and Chris Ruble and Adam Saad beat Chandler Martin and Dexter Wu 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

North’s Kevin Lin fell to Konner Shapiro 1-6, 7-5, (11-9) at No. 1 singles.

The Bull Dogs will host co-No. 13 Bloomington North for the conference title on Sept. 21.

Trojans topple Olympians

ST. LEON — Columbus East pulled out a three-set win at No. 2 singles, but that was all in a 4-1 loss at East Central.

Luke Miller beat Brody Taylor 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 2 singles for the Olympians (2-8).

East’s Jackson Stevens fell to Chase Lambernides 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Pranav Kumar lost to Trevor McDonough 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. Caige Comstock and Nathan Hatchett fell to Jared Volpenhein and Gavin Daniels 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles, and Bryce Buening and Jalen Pleak lost to Zach Bovard and Allen Pope 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Panthers blank Mustangs

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won all five matches in straight sets in a 5-0 win against New Washington.

Weston Miller beat Gavin Schindler 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, Thomas Schuler downed Mason Huff 6-0, 7-6 (3) at No. 2 singles and Calin Kinney topped Sam Strikcer 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (5-6). Justin Gasper and Kent Biehle defeated A.J. Walter and Fernando Diaz 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles, and Cody St. John and Briar Davis beat Garrett Wilson and Isaac Leezer 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Eagles lose to Owls

SEYMOUR — Brown County won in three sets at No. 1 doubles, but Seymour took the other four matches to post a 4-1 win.

Elijah Roush and Abe Oliver beat Will Rinehart and Sam Schmidt 5-7, 6-2, (10-8) at No. 1 doubles for the Eagles (1-11). Chase Watson fell to Ty McCory at No. 1 singles, and Aaron McCann lost to Adam Berry at No. 2 singles by 6-0, 6-0 scores. Nolan Patterson fell to Isaac Hardin 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, and Aiden Burt and Nathaniel Fox lost to Trey Hohenstreiter and Brandon Hubbard 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Brownstown tops Trinity

BROWNSTOWN — Trinity Lutheran pulled out a three-set win at No. 2 doubles, but that was all in a 4-1 loss at Brownstown Central.

Avery Schwipps and Noah Voelker beat Reece Carlin and Cole Shasteen 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles for the Cougars (1-9). Bailey Baker fell to Ethan Carlin 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Jace Crockett lost to Ethan Wischmeier 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, Matt Stuckwisch fell to Adam Pottschmidt 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and Pierce McCammon and Hunter Morgan lost to Jackson Lahrman and Gunner Zickler 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.


Flashes stop Bull Dogs

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North lost its first Conference Indiana game of the season, a 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 25-12 setback at Franklin Central.

Lily Meyercord led the Bull Dogs (9-4, 3-1) with 29 assists and three aces. Agustina Fainguersch pounded 14 kills, Emma Tynan and Gabby Genth each had four blocks and Maddy Sebahar notched 25 digs.

Tynan added seven kills, while Katie McAninch added six and Meyercord had five. Fainguersch recorded three blocks and Lauryn James added two.

Jets sweep Eagles

HOPE — Brown County pushed Hauser to the brink in the third set before the Jets finished off a 25-14, 25-12, 33-31 victory.

Sydney Schoen led the Jets (15-2) with 11 kills, three assists, one block, 15 digs and three aces. Alana Owen recorded six kills, 23 assists, two blocks, six digs and three aces; and Sarah Tedder added four kills, two assists, five blocks and 14 digs.

Hauser’s Madie Sherman notched nine kills, two blocks and three digs, and Kylie Lock contributed three assists and nine digs. Hannah Johnson pounded two kills, Taylor Henderson had two blocks and Melanie Taylor notched five digs.

The Eagles fell to 8-4.

Crusaders fall in four

BLOOMINGTON — Columbus Christian won the first set, but 46 hitting errors and 19 service errors contributed to a 20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 loss at Bloomington Lighthouse.

Mayah Schundelmeier recorded nine kills, four blocks and three aces; and Sabrina Herron had five kills, 22 assists and 10 digs to lead the Crusaders (10-2). Savannah Herron added four kills, 10 digs and five aces, Erica Gregg notched two blocks and Hannah Stair led the team in digs.


Hauser ties Greensburg

HOPE — Hauser had a chance to win in the final two minutes, but missed a penalty kick and settled for a 2-2 tie against Greensburg.

Joe Sweet scored both goals for the Jets (1-3-2), who outshot the Pirates 21-6. Cameron Lawson recorded four saves.

Columbus Christian falls

BLOOMINGTON — Columbus Christian got on the board once, but came away with a 4-1 loss at Bloomington Lighthouse.

C.J. Reed scored off an assist from Evan Graham for the Crusaders (1-1-4), who were outshot 22-13. Garrett Spurgeon posted nine saves.


Jennings boys take invite

VERNON — The No. 25 Jennings County boys claimed the top four spots and scored 20 points to win their Big Blue Invitational. Batesville finished second with 55.

Dalton Craig won the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) race in 15 minutes, 48.26 seconds. Alex Hendrix finished second in 16:17:54, while Carter Leak was third (16:26.56), Franklin Sanders fourth (16:26.80) and AJ Seiner 10th (17:15.15).

Trinity Lutheran’s lone boys runner, AJ Goecker, took 11th in 17:23.10.

The Panther girls scored 51 points to finish second behind Batesville’s 32. Emma Morrison took third in 20:05.62, while Ashley Heindel was seventh (20:56.50), Alana Daeger 12th (21:47.72), Elizabeth Wahlman 13th (21:45.26) and Patricia Henney 16th (22:04.06).

Trinity had two runners. Jodi Goecker finished 19th in 22:29.22, and Abby Hildreth was 66th in 27:35.39.


Woodmen top Lancers

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh came out on the short end of a 195-206 decision against Greenwood at Timbergate.

Vanessa McManaway led the Lancers with a 47. Kenzie Hill carded a 51, Maddy Giles and Morgan Calhoun each shot 54, Kierra Richards added a 58 and Bethany Burton had a 68.

Cougars down Chargers

GREENSBURG — North Decatur had the medalist, but South Decatur picked up a 212-229 victory at Wyaloosing Creek.

Annie Gant led the Cougars with a 48. Shelby Vannatta carded a 50, Emmy Grissom added a 54, Katie Vanderbur shot 56, Kylie Owens had 60 and Madison Beckett finished with a 61


Hat trick leads Cougars

SEYMOUR — Sidney Hoene scored three goals, and Flossie Cooper added one to lift Trinity Lutheran to a 4-3 win against Christian Academy of Indiana.

Savanna Setty had an assist for the Cougars (5-5), who were outshot 16-14. Vidalis Montanez recorded 12 saves.