Columbus North coach Doug Bieker rested four of his top five golfers for the second consecutive match Wednesday, but the top-ranked Bull Dogs continued to roll.
Ian Smith and Zack Lee tied for medalist honors with 3-over-par 39s, as North downed Hauser 159-193 on the front nine at Harrison Lake.
Kyung Kim carded a 40 for the Bull Dogs. Tanner Bennett and Connor Hayes each shot 41, while Jake Armuth added a 42 and Jared Imlay had a 48.
Jack Washburn led the Jets with a 42. Josh Elliott carded a 47, while Cole Morgan added 51, Nate Hull a 53, John Isbill a 55, Wyatt Whittington a 59 and Adam Carr a 63.
North downs Greensburg
After playing six of its first nine matches against top-ranked teams, North had a breather Wednesday and downed Greensburg 4-1.
“It was just nice to get a match in, and honestly, to play somebody that wasn’t ranked in the top 25 in the state,” North coach Kendal Hammel said. “Our schedule has just been brutal. We were looking forward to getting into this stretch of matches against teams we can compete with and do well against.”
Paige Littrell beat Danielle Schroeder 6-4, 4-6, (10-6) at No. 1 singles, Alex Friend downed Erin Hamilton 6-0, 7-5 at No. 3 singles, Sarah Vanderkolk and Sydney Anderson topped Courtney Nelson and Caroline Pratt 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Rosemary Yonushonis and Brooke Richardson rolled over Olivia Slusher and Abigail Bailey 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles for the Bull Dogs (2-8). Meagan Olibo fell to Kaeli Fong 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
Hauser topples Trinity
SEYMOUR — Hauser pulled a pair of three-set wins Wednesday afternoon to claim a 4-1 victory at Trinity Lutheran.
The Jets’ Haley Webster beat Kelly Stuckwisch 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in a 2½-hour match at No. 1 singles. Jordan Cain downed Anna Nagino 7-6 (11), 6-2 at No. 3 singles, Sydney Tallent and Claire Romine topped Shelby Nierman and Aurora Willman 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Erica Bostic and Kiersten Gross beat Maddie Lucas and Sarah Turmail 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles for Hauser (2-4).
“I’m really proud of them,” Hauser coach Elizabeth Rivers said. “I’m really excited. They fought for it.”
Brennyn Pollert picked up the lone win for the Cougars (1-7), beating Alison Drake 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
track and field
Cougars teams finish fourth
INDIANAPOLIS — Trinity Lutheran’s boys and girls both finished fourth in Tuesday’s Indianapolis Lutheran Invitational.
Park Tudor won the boys meet with 103 points to 93 for Heritage Christian, 87 for Lighthouse Christian Academy and 82 for the Cougars. Covenant Christian won the girls meet with 121 points to 115 for Park Tudor, 104 for Heritage Christian and 60 for Trinity.
Mark Pinnow led the Cougar boys with wins in the 110-meter hurdles (17.16 seconds) and 300 hurdles (44.27), while Matthew Pinnow won the long jump (18 feet, 3 inches). For the girls, Brooke Thompson took second in the shot put (25-10), and Allison Trimpe was third in the discus (90-3).