North boys runners take 3rd in meet

Staff Reports

TERRE HAUTE — Columbus North’s boys finished third, and the girls took fourth in Saturday’s Conference Indiana cross-country meet at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.

Eighth-ranked Bloomington South won the boys meet with 38 points to 63 for No. 11 Bloomington North and 105 for the Bull Dogs. The No. 14 Bloomington South girls outscored No. 5 Bloomington North 49-47 for the title, while No. 20 Franklin Central edged No. 19 Columbus North 76-77 for third.

One boy and two girls earned All-Conference honors for the Bull Dogs. Arig Tong finished fifth in 19 minutes, 47.3 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles), and Olivia Morlok took 11th in 20:13.7 in the girls race. Charlie Allen claimed the 12th and final boys All-Conference spot in 16:49.7.

Also for the Columbus North boys, Sam Horak finished 22nd in 17:15.3. Drew Thompson took 24th in 17:31, while Peyton Shelton was 27th (17:36.6), John Sluys 28th (17:37.6), Parker Lee 38th (17:55.9) and Rishi Poludasu 40th (17:56.9).

For the girls, Aric Tong finished 13th in 20:19.3. Kirsten Ballard took 21st in 20:54.2, while Emma Smith was 28th (21:22.4), Mackenzie Barnett 29th (21:24.7) and Ella Anderson 38th (21:58.8).

East 4th in Flashrock

CARMEL — Columbus East’s girls finished fourth with 133 points in the Invitational Division of the Flashrock Invitational at Northview Church in Carmel. Fort Wayne Snider won with 50 points.

Olivia Linnemann led the Olympians with a 19th-place finish in 22:17.46. Kristen Lyons took 22nd in 22:25.25, while Amanda Pottorff was 26th (22:41.41), Hannah Harris 30th (22:56.14) and Elizabeth Stevens 39th (23:21.01).

The East boys finished 14th with 364 points. East Central won with 90.

Garrett McGaha led the Olympians with a 55th-place finish in 18:51.48. Michael Zieleniuk took 62nd in 19:06.40, while Owen Rupp was 93rd (19:43.37), Kaden Wise 97th (19:45.55) and Jake Helton 100th (19:50.00).

Hauser boys take 2nd

SHELBYVILLE — Hauser’s boys finished second and the girls third in the Mid-Hoosier Conference meet at Blue River Park in Shelbyville.

Waldron won the boys meet with 28 points to 61 for the Jets and 87 for South Decatur. Southwestern (Shelby) captured the girls meet with 35 points to 68 for Waldron and 73 for Hauser.

David Seeyle finished second in 18:04.68 to lead the Jet boys. Ryan Ault took fifth in 18:41.32, while Jordan Johnson was 10th (18:54.95), Brock Thalls 16th (20:31.42) and Sam Robinson 28th (21:57.56).

Charlie Hamilton led the Cougars with a sixth-place finish in 18:47.33. Cole Bower took eighth in 18:48.63, while Carl Kroger was 21st (20:55.68), Logan Platt 25th (21:30.91) and Nolan Storm 27th (21:46.66).

Edinburgh’s lone boys runner, Isaiah Estes, finished 29th in 22:02.46.

Tammy Essex and Lauryn Starnes finished eighth and ninth in 24:06.45 and 24:11:08 to lead the Hauser girls. Hae-Leigh Washburn and Leah Joyce took 20th and 21st in 29:01.68 and 29:12.12, and Kristin Keith was 28th (32:32.53).

South Decatur finished fifth with 82 points. Sierra Kalli led the Cougars with a fifth-place finish in 23:39.11, while Allison Boilanger was 11th (24:59.92), Hannah Miller 25th (31:53.50), Claire Hamilton 26th (31:58.97) and Victoria Storm 31st (34:29.97).

Edinburgh had four runners. Emily Davis finished 10th in 24:33.15, while Mackenzie Adair was 17th (26:55.61), Haven Link 34th (38:05.37) and Kaylia Kelley 36th (40:16.02).

Jennings boys win

AURORA — The No. 25 Jennings County won the Division I race with 19 points and the overall combined title with 23 in the South Dearborn Invitational. Batesville finished second in the Division I race with 53.

Dalton Craig won the race in 16:31.4. Carter Leak finished second in 16:46.9, while Alex Hendrix was third (16:48.4), Franklin Sanders fifth (16:57.0) and Ryan Gasper eighth (17:33.2).

The Panther girls finished fourth in the Division I race with 90 points. Greensburg won with 33.

Emma Morrison led Jennings with a sixth-place finish in 20:31.6. Ashley Heindel took 11th in 21:18.3, while Kaylee Ebinger was 20th (22:14.1), Patricia Henney 25th (22:46.8) and Liz Wahlman 28th (23:08.8).


East captures pair

FORTVILLE — Columbus East beat Class 2A No. 8 West Lafayette 3-1 and Mt. Vernon 5-0 to finish 2-0 in Mt. Vernon’s Marauder Classic.

Eli Newell, Jayvon Thomas and Justin Copas scored goals against West Lafayette. Jorge Nieto had two assists, and Newell added one. The Olympians outshot the Red Devils 18-5, including 10-2 on goal, with Zach Roberts recording one save.

Dustin Rodgers scored two goals, and Andy Davidson, Eric Stiles and Thomas all added one against Mt. Vernon. Newell, Thomas, Copas, Nieto and Anthony Espinosa had assists. East (8-2-2) outshot the Marauders 35-6, including 19-3 on goal, with Roberts posting three saves.

Bull Dogs down Braves

TERRE HAUTE — Freshman Jesus Hernandez scored the first two varsity goals of his career to lead Columbus North to a 3-1 Conference Indiana win at Terre Haute North.

Alex McGill scored the Bull Dogs’ first goal off a corner kick from Graham Keele in the 26th minute. Hernandez scored an unassisted goal in the 48th minute and finished off an assist from McGill the 59th minute.

The Patriots outshot Columbus North (8-4-1, 4-2) 18-16, but the Bull Dogs put 12 shots on goal to eight for Terre Haute North. Noah Kestler recorded seven saves.

Columbus Christian wins

C.J. Reed scored three goals, and Kyle Foster added two to lift Columbus Christian to a 5-1 win against Horizon Christian.

Nate Stamper had two assists, and Foster added one for the Crusaders (2-5-1). Garrett Spurgeon posted five saves.

Indians blank Jets

HOPE — Class 3A Anderson was too much for Class A Hauser in an 8-0 defeat.

The Indians outshot the Jets (2-4-2) 15-5. Kameron Lawson recorded seven saves.

Eagles stymie Cougars

ROACHDALE — Ben Rygiel scored three goals and assisted on the other two to lead Brown County to a 5-0 win at North Putnam.

Curtis Higgins, Landon Cambridge added goals for the Eagles (9-2-1). Cambridge notched two assists, and Logan Fittz had one.

Brown County outshot the Cougars 30-2, putting 18 on goal to two for North Putnam. Chris Ratzburg did not face a shot in the first half, and Jake Huddleston had two second-half saves.

Panthers shut out

NEW ALBANY — Jennings County couldn’t find the net in an 8-0 HHC loss at New Albany.

Chance Newkirk posted 17 saves for the Panthers (1-12, 1-5).


Braves edge Bull Dogs

TERRE HAUTE — Class 3A No. 7 Columbus North played without three starters and was handed its first loss of the season, a 2-1 Conference Indiana decision at 3A No. 9 Terre Haute North.

The Bull Dogs (7-1-1, 3-1-1) fell behind 2-0 before Lauryn Whitley scored in the 73rd minute.

The Patriots outshot Columbus North 10-4. Liz Tynan recorded eight saves.

Eagles nip Cougars

ROACHDALE — Jasmine Imming scored off an assist from Leah Tucker to lift Brown County to a 1-0 win at North Putnam.

The Eagles (5-7-1) outshot the Cougars 19-9. Hannah Hummel posted nine saves.


North wins 1 of 4

NEW ALBANY — Columbus North went 1-3 in the New Albany Invitational, falling to Jasper 25-23, 25-14 and New Albany 25-15, 25-23; beating Jeffersonville 25-13, 25-18 and losing to Castle 26-24, 23-25, 15-11.

Maddy Sebahar led the Bull Dogs (10-8) with 58 digs and six aces. Agustina Fainguersch pounded 29 kills, Lily Meyercord recorded 70 assists and Gabby Genth and Emma Tynan each had two blocks.

Tynan also pounded 22 kills, while Katie McAninch added 19 kills. Fainguersch notched 28 digs, and Meyercord tallied 12 digs and two aces.

Hauser takes third

LAWRENCEBURG — Hauser beat Edinburgh 25-17, 25-6, lost to Greensburg 24-26, 25-23, 15-10 and beat South Dearborn 25-18, 25-13 and Jac-Cen-Del 25-15, 25-11 to finish third in the Lawrenceburg Tournament.

Madie Sherman pounded 32 kills and eight blocks, and Sydney Schoen had 40 digs and eight aces to lead the Jets (19-3). Alana Owen recorded 65 assists, and Sarah Tedder served eight aces.

Schoen also tallied 21 kills and four assists, while Tedder added 14 kills and 21 digs and Owen notched four blocks and seven aces. Hannah Johnson pounded 12 kills and four blocks, Aunika Wasil recorded four assists and Kylie Lock contributed 21 digs and seven aces.

Edinburgh finished 2-2. Following the loss to Hauser, the Lancers (7-15) beat South Dearborn, 25-13, 29-27; fell to Greensburg 25-10, 25-14 and beat Covington (Kentucky) Latin 25-18, 25-21.

Miners topple Eagles

LINTON — Brown County won the third set, but Linton took the fourth to finish off a 25-17, 25-15, 21-25, 25-21 victory.

The Eagles fell to 9-5.

Northpoint handles Hawks

NOBLESVILLE — The Columbus Hawks took a 25-9, 25-9, 25-19 loss at Northpoint Friday night.

Elizabeth White recorded two kills and three digs, and Ava Farnsley had three assists and three digs to lead the Hawks (0-8). Lucy Herridge added one kill, and Ellie Ridder served on ace.

BOYS Tennis

North takes 1st loss

FLOYDS KNOBS — No. 21 Columbus North came away with its first loss of the season, a 4-1 decision at No. 12 Floyd Central.

Kevin Lin beat Kyle Poe 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles for the Bull Dogs (11-1), but the Highlanders won the other four matches in straight sets.

North’s Joey Zhao fell to Jordan Wilson 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, and Akshaya Sabapathy lost to Connor Mason 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew fell to Noah Niehower and Alex Poe 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Chris Ruble and Adam Saad lost to Gabe Cora and Eric Whitehouse 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

East falls 3 times

Columbus East was short-handed in its first two matches because of injuries to two players and another running cross-country, and the Olympians went 0-3 in their East Invitational.

The Olympians (2-12) fell to No. 27 Evansville Memorial, Providence and Martinsville all by 5-0 scores. East used a different lineup in each match.

Six Jets earn honors

WALDRON — Hauser earned All-Conference honors at four positions in the MHC Individual Tournament.

Sam Meek at No. 1 singles, Justin Compton at No. 2 singles, Alex Gross and Jacob Johnson at No. 1 doubles and Jacob Rudd and Ethan Wallace at No. 2 doubles all won their brackets. Sean Miller finished second at No. 3 singles.

Edinburgh’s Parker Bryant and Bryce Burton won their first-round match before falling in the semifinals at No. 2 doubles. The Lancers lost in the opening round at the other four spots.

Knights top Eagles

NASHVILLE — Brown County pulled out a three-set win at No. 1 singles, but that was all in a 4-1 loss to Northview in the Western Indiana Conference seventh-place match.

Chase Watson beat Clayton Buck 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for the Eagles (2-12). Aaron McCann fell to Owen Tipton 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, Nathaniel Fox lost to Tyler Hess 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, Abe Oliver and Elijah Roush fell to Jalen Satterfield and Brevin Cooper 7-6 (2), 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Aiden Burt and Nolan Patterson lost to Caleb Swearenger and Benjamin Goshen 7-6 (2), 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Panthers go 0-3

WHITELAND — Jennings County dropped all three of its matches in the Whiteland Invitational, falling to Shelbyville 4-1 and Batesville and Whiteland by 5-0 scores.

The Panthers (4-9) played different lineups in each of the three matches. Their lone win came from Cody St. John and Briar Davis, who beat Shelbyville’s Layton Steineker and Matthew Bunton 6-4, 5-7, (10-6) at No. 2 doubles.


Jennings in Madison Sectional

MADISON — Jennings County finished third in the Madison Sectional to advance to Saturday’s Roncalli Regional at The Legends. Henryville won with a 389 to 396 for Madison and 427 for the Panthers.

Allie Clark finished fourth individually with a 96. Peyton Whitehead carded a 103, Sydney Campbell added a 107, Rachel Greene shot 121 and Destiny Joray had 130.

Trinity golfer competes

BEDFORD — Trinity Lutheran had one girl compete in the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional.

Morgan Gabbard finished her season with a 109 at Otis Park.


Panthers bounce back

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead Friday night and went on to claim a 36-15 HHC win against Madison.

Justin Rennemeier ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to Zane Beineke in the first half. Chase Reason ran for a second-half score, and 300-pound offensive and defensive tackle Brady Shepherd played some fullback and scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter

Benton Hamann ran for a 2-point conversion, and Dylan Boswell kicked four extra points. Rennemeier finished 9-of-13 passing for 91 yards and a touchdown and led the Panthers (2-3, 1-2) with 70 yards rushing.

Jennings rebounded from a 62-7 loss to Columbus East a week earlier.

“We just got physically manhandled by East, but we won both sides of the line of scrimmage (against Madison),” Jennings coach Rick Zimmerman said. “I was really proud of how our kids bounced back.”

Eagles claim victory

INDIANAPOLIS — Brown County led only 15-7 at halftime but scored 24 unanswered points in the second half Friday night to pull away for a 39-7 win at Southside HomeSchool.

Noah Carter carried six times for 66 yards and three touchdowns and completed 13-of-23 passes for 191 yards for the Eagles (3-2). Colton Harper carried 15 times for 86 yards and two scores.

Bryce Malan had two catches for 64 yards, and Ezra Scully caught six passes for 53 yards. Tristan Richards caught a 2-point conversion pass from Carter.

Ben Rygiel kicked a 35-yard field goal and three extra points. Skylar Fleischman had the other extra point.

Griff Kelly led the defense with eight tackles.

“We just got rolling and got the rushing game going pretty well,” Brown County coach Randy Minniear said. “Then, our passing game was pretty good. I’m happy we got them both going at the same time.”

Blackhawks top Trinity

SEYMOUR —Springs Valley ran out to a 49-0 halftime lead Friday night and went on to hand Trinity Lutheran a 56-6 loss.

The lone score for the Cougars (0-4) came on a run by Jack Marksberry with 57 seconds left in the game.

“We didn’t do a good job of tackling or covering their vertical routes,” Trinity coach Mike Wilson said. “There were also a lot of blocks we were missing out there that led to a lot of yards for them … We didn’t do what we did in practice all week. It’s just something we’re going to work at more.”