Bull Dogs, Olympians will look to advance

A quick glance at the state rankings might lead to the conclusion that Saturday’s Greensburg Sectional girls golf tournament might lack drama at the top.

But while third-ranked Columbus North will be a heavy favorite to defend its championship, the final two qualifying spots to the Sept. 23 Lapel Regional figure to be up for grabs between at least three teams, one of which is Columbus East.

“Obviously, North is the class of the sectional, and it will be a battle for second and third place between us and Greensburg and Batesville and probably another school,” East coach Troy Buntin said. “We play nine holes at Greensburg as kind of a tuneup (today), so we’ll be ready.”

East will be paired in threesomes with North and Greensburg. They will start on the No. 1 tee beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Greensburg Country Club.

The Bull Dogs have major aspirations beyond this weekend. They’re hoping to challenge for a state title Sept. 29-30 at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.

The first step in that journey comes on Saturday.

“Our goal is to go over and just post the best score we can and get some confidence going into the regional,” Seavers said. “We’re just worried about ourselves, and we want to do our best and improve every day.”

Senior Night rescheduled

Columbus North will give another try at celebrating football’s Senior Night on Friday.

The Bull Dogs were scheduled to honor their seniors at their Sept. 1 home opener against Bloomington North, but those ceremonies were postponed because of rain. So Friday’s 7:30 p.m. game against Terre Haute South will now be Senior Night.

Friday’s game also will be a Coaches vs. Cancer game. Jenna Borger, who is coordinating the event for her senior project, will be selling t-shirts at the game and at school this week for $10.

To make a donation, or for more information, contact Borger at jennaborger@gmail.com.

North set for conference

The Columbus North boys and girls cross-country teams annually contend for Conference Indiana championships, but Saturday, the Bull Dogs will be underdogs.

Bloomington North’s fifth-ranked girls and Bloomington South’s eighth-ranked boys will be the favorites on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course that also hosts the state finals.

No. 11 Bloomington North is the only other ranked boys team in the field. Bloomington South’s girls are ranked No. 14, while the Bull Dogs are No. 19, and Franklin Central is No. 20.

East, Jennings to meet

Columbus East will visit Jennings County Monday in the opening round of the Hoosier Hills Conference boys tennis tournament.

The winner and loser between the Olympians and Panthers will host the winner and loser between Jeffersonville and Bedford North Lawrence on Wednesday. East and Jennings will play on the road for their placement-round matches on Sept. 22.

Tournament draws scheduled

IHSAA Tournament pairings in five fall sports will be streamed on the Association’s video portal, IHSAAtv.org.

The boys and girls soccer pairings will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, and the boys tennis pairings will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Football will be at noon Oct. 1, and volleyball will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

Pairings shows in football and boys and girls basketball will not air on Fox Sports Indiana, as they have in recent years. They will be replaced with tournament preview shows featuring highlights of top teams and interviews with coaches.