North downs Franklin
FRANKLIN — Following a scoreless first half, Columbus North netted four second-half goals in a 4-1 win at Franklin Saturday to close the regular season.
The Bull Dogs (9-3-2) got on the board with an own goal in the 42nd minute when a corner kick from Elise Whitley went in off a Grizzly Cubs player. Kristen Orben added a goal in the 50th minute to make it 2-0.
Franklin cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal in the 64th minute. Tanner Johnson then scored unassisted goals in the 71st and 72nd minutes to stretch the lead.
North outshot the Cubs 9-4. Liz Tynan recorded three saves.
East ties Jeffersonville
Columbus East couldn’t pull out a win Saturday, but its 0-0 tie with Jeffersonville allowed the Olympians to finish in a tie for second in the Hoosier Hills Conference.
East (10-2-4, 4-1-2) outshot the Red Devils 11-9, with both teams putting six shots on goal. Zach Roberts posted six saves.
Greyhounds top North
CARMEL — Class 3A No. 16 Carmel scored 38 seconds into the game Friday night and went on to post a 4-1 win against Columbus North.
Finn Anderson scored off an assist from Jack Robertson for the Bull Dogs (11-5-1). Noah Kestler recorded five saves.
Eagles win conference
CLAYTON — The Brown County boys won the Western Indiana Conference championship with 62 points Saturday at Cascade. Northview edged South Putnam 70-72 for second.
Wyatt Wyman led the Eagles with a second-place finish in 16 minutes, 25.89 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Marino Dolph and Jackson McPheeters took fifth and sixth in 16:52.34 and 16:59.86, while Tim Kilburn was 20th (17:50.08) and Jordan Dolph 29th (18:22.69).
Brown County’s girls finished fifth with 137 points. Edgewood won with 40.
The Eagles were led by a sixth-place finish from Emelia Koester in 19:52.26. Anna Fleetwood took 10th in 20:32.25, while Emma Debord was 31st (22:19.56), Maris Wyman 34th (22:32.93) and Angel Meece 65th (26:25.57).
Lancer girls take 5th
FRANKLIN — The Edinburgh girls finished fifth in the Johnson County meet with 155 points. Center Grove won with 36 points.
Emily Davis and Mackenzie Adair led the Lancers with 55th- and 56th-place finishes in 25:41.87 and 25:47.98. Lili Ervin took 73rd in 27:55.52, while Haven Link was 84th (32:18.45) and Kaylia Kelley 86th (36:50.23).
Edinburgh’s lone boys runner, Isaiah Estes, finished 74th in 21:43.11.
Eagles sweep Cadets
CLAYTON — Brown County rolled to a 25-16, 25-20, 25-11 win Saturday at Cascade.
Abigail Hollander led the Eagles (13-7) with seven aces. Haley Davidson added two aces.
Cougars hold off Pacers
GREENSBURG — South Decatur stopped Switzerland County on a 2-point conversion try in the final minute Friday night to hang on for a 15-14 victory.
The Cougars (3-4) led 9-8 at halftime and extended the margin to 15-8 when Kordell Meadows hit Tucker Bushhorn for a 33-yard score with 3 1/2 minutes left in the game. But the Pacers drove for a touchdown that cut the lead to one, and Luke Eden came up with stop on the 2-point try.
Eden scored South Decatur’s first touchdown on a 7-yard run. Max Delvaus kicked a 22-yard field goal.
Devon Martin carried 23 times for 140 yards, and Meadows completed 4 of 7 passes for 72 yards to lead the Cougar offense. Eden recorded 13 tackles, and Bushhorn intercepted a pass to lead the defense.
“We’ve beat them pretty bad the last couple of years, but they came to play,” South Decatur coach Tony Bell said. “We had some miscues early and didn’t capitalize on some drives early on.”