Olympians blank Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Columbus East scored five times in the first half Thursday night and cruised from there for a 5-0 Hoosier Hills Conference win at Jennings County.
Jayvon Thomas, Jorge Nieto, Ricky Sanchez, Anthony Espinosa and Dustin Rodgers scored goals for the Olympians (6-2-2, 2-1-1). Eli Newell had two assists, and Justin Copas, Eric Stiles and Jake Gesick all added one.
East outshot the Panthers (1-11, 1-4) 33-7, putting 18 shots on goal to three for Jennings. Zach Roberts played the first 65 minutes in goal for the Olympians and recorded two saves and Camren Burton had one save over the final 15 minutes.
Hat trick leads Cougars
SCOTTSBURG — AJ Goecker scored three goals, all off assists from Trent Shoemaker, to lift Trinity Lutheran to a 3-0 win against Salem in Scottsburg’s Warrior Classic.
The Lions outshot the Cougars (3-4-3) 13-10. Jacob Keith posted 13 saves.
East sweeps New Albany
Columbus East kept its HHC title hopes alive with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 win against New Albany.
Allison Mack led the Olympians (6-11, 4-1) with 17 digs and three aces. Rilee Jessee pounded 16 kills, Kendal Williams recorded 34 assists and C.J. Clausen, Regann Jessee each had one block.
Mack also notched 15 kills, and Emily Banister and Keeleigh Kikendall each served two aces. Williams tallied 16 digs, while Banister added 15 and Rilee Jessee had 14.
Bull Dogs fall to Braves
Columbus North came close in the first set, but Brownstown Central went on to post a 25-22, 25-18 25-10 victory.
Agustina Fainguersch pounded seven kills, Lily Meyercord recorded 23 assists, Maddy Sebahar notched 26 digs and Katie McAninch and Emma Tynan each served one ace to lead the Bull Dogs (9-4).
Also for North, Lauryn James and Gabby Genth each pounded six kills, and McAninch added five kills. Fainguersch and Meyercord each had 13 digs.
Jets cruise to win
GREENSBURG — South Decatur came closer in each set, but Hauser posted a 25-9, 25-19, 25-21 Mid-Hoosier Conference win.
Hannah Johnson pounded 10 kills and a block, Alana Owen recorded 30 assists and three aces and Sydney Schoen notched 10 digs and three aces to lead the Jets (16-2, 2-0). Madie Sherman had a block, and Sarah Tedder served 10 aces.
Also for Hauser, Schoen, Sherman and Taylor Henderson all pounded six kills. Aunika Wasil tallied three assists, Tedder added two assists and Melanie Taylor contributed five digs.
Taylor Best led the Cougars (2-16, 0-4) with three assists and two aces. Claire Wullenweber pounded six kills, Whitnye Burton had three assists and Karah Biddinger recorded 16 digs.
Crusaders fall in five
Columbus Christian battled back from a two-set deficit to tie the match, but Traders Point took the fifth set for a 28-26, 25-14, 18-25, 27-29, 15-12 victory.
Sabrina Herron led the Crusaders (10-3) with 17 assists, 15 digs, six kills and two blocks. Mayah Schundelmeier added eight kills, three blocks and nine digs.
Hannah Stair notched 14 digs and four aces, and Michaela Schundelmeier had six kills and four aces. Morgan Hunnicutt added five kills and six digs, Grace Lorimor had six digs and Erica Gregg contributed one block.
Eagles best Lancers
NASHVILLE — Edinburgh won the first set, but Brown County took the last three to rally for a 16-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-10 victory.
The Eagles improved to 9-4. The Lancers fell to 5-13.
Trinity tops Indy Lutheran
SEYMOUR — Indianapolis Lutheran gave Trinity Lutheran all it could handle in the first set, but the Cougars cruised in the final two for a 25-23, 25-14, 25-14 victory.
Abby Hackman pounded nine kills, while Abby Schult and Chole Criswell each added four for Trinity (9-9). Bailey Reyonlds served five aces, while Ashley Goecker added four and Hannah Sabotin had three.
East edges Roncalli
INDIANAPOLIS — Alana Dwenger scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 69th minute, to lead Columbus East to a 3-2 win at Roncalli.
Sarah Park had the other goal for the Olympians (6-4-1). Addy Galarno and Emily Stiles had assists.
East outshot the Rebels 13-6. Jenny Bastian recorded four saves.
Cubs nip Eagles
NASHVILLE — Brown County and Greencastle were tied 1-1 at halftime, but the Tiger Cubs netted a second half goal to claim a 2-1 win.
Bella Hobbs scored the goal off an assist from Maddy Wescott for the Eagles (4-7-1), who were outshot 10-4. Skylar Fleischman posted eight saves.
Pirates topple Olympians
GREENSBURG — Columbus East got to play on the Greensburg Country Club course that will host the sectional Saturday. The team fell to Greensburg 172-181.
Morgan Harrison led the Olympians with a career-best 41. Lily Shelp carded a 45, Autumn Fateley added a 47, Lauren Steinwedel shot 48 and Kati Brunn had a 54.
Lancers take tri match
FRANKLIN — Brown County’s Ashley Masteller won medalist honors with a 39, but Edinburgh outscored the Eagles 187-202 to win a tri match at Deer Valley. Southwestern (Shelby) finished third with a 249.
Vanessa McManaway led the Lancers with a 43. Kenzie Hill carded a 47, Morgan Calhoun added a 48, Kierra Richards shot 49, Maddy Giles had a 56 and Bethany Burton finished with a 68.
Meghan Cassiday carded a 53 for the Eagles. Lauren Burker and Jessica Taylor each shot 55, Aubrey Hollander added a 57 and Kacee Kleindorfer had a 60.
Jets claim conference
HOPE — Hauser picked up its 10th consecutive win, a 4-1 decision against Waldron that gave the Jets the MHC championship.
Justin Compton at No. 2 singles, Sean Miller at No. 3 singles, Alex Gross and Jacob Johnson at No. 1 singles and Jacob Rudd and Ethan Wallace at No. 2 doubles all won in straight sets for Hauser (10-1, 4-0). Sam Meek fell in straight sets at No. 1 singles.
Eagles rout Aarows
ELLETTSVILLE — Brown County dropped only four games in the five matches in rolling to a 5-0 win against Sullivan.
Chase Watson beat Kegan Meng 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles; Aaron McCann downed Patrick Condon 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles; and Spencer Blee won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Eagles (2-11). Abe Oliver and Elijah Roush blanked Jared Couch and Nick Jones 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Aiden Burt and Nolan Patterson topped Brayden Cagle and Nolen Gettinger 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Saints edge Lancers
EDINBURGH — Indianapolis Lutheran pulled out a pair of three-set wins to claim a 3-2 victory at Edinburgh.
Ryan Gaston beat Ted Deitz 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Parker Bryant and Bryce Burton downed Ian Schwartz and Jonas Akers 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles for the Lancers (1-8). Coltan Henderson fell to Carson Thomas 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles; Bladen Hancock lost to Hogan Scanlan 6-0 6-0 at No. 2 singles; and Gabe Wilson and Brayden McManaway fell to Nik Jeffries and Matthew Alter 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
Cougar boys take 2nd
GREENSBURG — South Decatur’s boys edged North Decatur 51-53 to finish second in the Decatur County meet. Greensburg won with 25.
Cole Bower finished third in 19 minutes, 22 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles), and Charlie Hamilton took seventh in 19:50 to earn All-County honors and lead the Cougars. Carl Kroger was 12th (21:00) Logan Platt 15th (22:22) Nolan Storm 16th (22:25) and Conner Bower 19th (25:59)
Greensburg scored a perfect 15 points to win the girls meet. North Decatur outscored South Decatur 60-67 for second.
Sierra Kalli led the Cougars with a ninth-place finish in 24:35 to earn All-County honors. Ali Boilanger took 11th in 25:34, while Claire Hamilton was 17th (31:22), Tori Storm 21st (33:11) and Brianna Browder 22nd (37:51)