Neeraj Pandita, Ammar Khaled and Arjun Menon all scored
singles victories to lead the Central boys tennis team past Seymour, 5-0.
In doubles, Central’s teams of Matthew Furnish-Paul Bean and Daniel Kuhlman-Walker Thomas each scored victories.
In JV action, Central beat Seymour 2-0 as the doubles teams of Akshaya Sabapathy-Jonathan Ward and Atharva Bhalerao-Drew Martin scored wins.
Brougher, Brooks continue
to dominate as Northside duo
Northside’s Rachel Brougher and Elijah Brooks continued their terrific seasons with victories in the Horizon Christian Invitational and then against Jackson Creek in Bloomington.
Brooks won the Horizon in 10:30. Teammate Justin Sppon was second in 10:48. Warren Kiel was 15th overall, and Eli Fischer was 16th for Northside, which was second overall in the boys competition, three points behind Greensburg.
For the Northside girls, Reagan Ward was sixth in 13:10, and Arig Tong was eighth. Northside placed second as a team behind Greensburg.
Northside won both the boys (20-47) and girls (20-37) meets against Jackson Creek. Behind Brougher in the girls match were Tong (second), Ward (fourth), Rebekah Albers (sixth), Kaitlin Meek (seventh) and Kirsten Ballard (ninth). Brooks won the boys meet in 10:12 and was followed by Spoon (second), Robert Pflueger (fourth), Fischer (sixth), Kiel (seventh), Porter (eighth) and Matt Newland (ninth).
Central runners earn sweep
against Jennings County
The Central boys and girls cross-country teams ran to victories against Jennings County on Monday.
Central’s Erin Bailey won the girls race in 14:40. Jocelyn Maynard was third in 15:17, Alexa Eaton was fifth in 16:04, Catherine Reed was sixth in 16:17, Kaitly Niebrugge was seventh in 16:29, and Anna Andress was 10th in 17:35. The Central girls won, 22-35.
In boys competition, Central’s Josh Wettschurack placed second in 12:19, Michael Zieleniuk was fourth in 12:30, Ricky Johnson was sixth in 12:57, Charlie Allen was seventh in 13:26, Noah Sandefur was eighth in 13:49, Dustin Rodgers was ninth in 13:52, and Will Russell was 10th in 13:58. The Central boys won, 27-32.
On Thursday, Central finished eighth out of 16 girls teams in the Bedford Invitational with Erin Bailey the top finisher in 17th place in 13:55. Jocelyn Maynard was 44th in 14:54 and Alexa Eaton was 45th in 14:56.
In the boys competition, Central won the meet with Josh Wettschurak taking second overall in 11:50 and Nathan VanDeventer in ninth at 12:15. Other top performances were turned in by Michael Zieleniuk in 11th (12:20), Charlie Allen in 16th (12:30) and Ricky Johnson in 19th (12:35).
Also in the Bedford Invitational, Jennings County’s Wayne Komsi was fifth overall in the boys competition in 12:02 while Franklin Sanders was seventh in 12:11. Alex Hendrix finished 15th in 12:29. Jennings County was second overall.
Central tops Northside
in three-set nail-biter
The Northside seventh-grade team dropped a close match against Central, 25-22, 17-25, 15-14.
Esta Morrison had seven kills and three aces for Northside, while Kendal Williams had five assists. Skye McGillivray had four aces and three assists, and Madelyn Rhodes added five aces.
For Central, Ellie Simpson had three kills, and Kenzie Patberg had two kills. Lucy Cash, Patberg and Kamryn Cantu led Central in serving.
In other action, Northside dropped a 25-20, 25-18 decision to Jennings County.
Morrison had four kills and three digs. Williams added five aces, four assists and three kills, McGillivray three assists, and Elizabeth Wessel five kills.
Emily Tevault, Emma Shockley and Rebecca Driver all had three aces for Jennings County.
Jennings County is 14-2.
Central won its earlier match this past week against St. Peters, 25-18, 25-16. Simpson had three aces, and Cash had two aces. Central finished the regular season 9-5.
Jennings County squads
have mixed success
The Jennings County eighth-grade White team downed Northside, 25-20, 25-16, Tuesday as Makinsey Yonts had 13 kills and eight aces. Carissa Kinney added five kills and two aces, and Denza Simpson had five aces.
The Jennings County seventh-grade Blue team lost, 25-15, 25-5, to Hauser. No names were reported.
The Jennings County seventh-grade White squad used eight aces from Whitney Axsom and seven aces from Emma Shockley to pull away from Rising Sun, 25-6, 25-3, Saturday.
On Thursday, the team beat Seymour, 25-23, 25-8, as Axsom, Alexus Brown, Sydney Holt and Emily Tevault all played well.
Titus’ goal allows Hauser
to tie Columbus Christian
Andrew Titus scored Hauser’s only goal as it managed a 1-1 tie against Columbus Christian on Monday.
Pete Trotter had eight saves in goal for Hauser.
Jennings County escapes
Scottsburg with lone goal
Adrian Miller scored the game’s only goal and Jennings County ran its record to 8-1 with a 1-0 victory against Scottsburg on Tuesday.
Chase Newkirk had six saves for Jennings County in goal.
Central runs record to 6-1 with win against Martinsville East
Central dropped Martinsville East 20-0 as Josh Major threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Summa and a 72-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Burton.
Jamon Hogan scored on a 63-yard touchdown run and added a two-point conversion.
Brigham Kleinhenz had a fumble recovery for Central, Damon Hunter had an interception, and Charlie Burton received the Crunch Award. Central is 6-1.
Jennings County Blue falls short against Highland Hills
Tyler Bennett scored a touchdown, and the defensive line produced a safety, but it wasn’t enough as the Jennings County eighth-grade Blue football team dropped a 21-8 decision to Highland Hills on Tuesday.
Jennings County dropped to 1-4-1.
The Jennings County seventh-grade Blue team also lost to Highland Hills, 14-7. Shane Stockelman scored on a 50-yard reception from Calin Kinney. Stockelman also kicked the extra point.
Jennings County fell to 0-7.
The Jennings County eighth-grade White team lost 44-0 to Northside. Bryce Lister had one catch for 30 yards, and Frankie Bailey had 95 total return yards. Jennings County is 2-5.