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High school roundup: North golfers come out victorious at invitational

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Michael VanDeventer fired a 69 to win medalist honors and lead the second-ranked Columbus North boys golfers to the Warsaw Invitational title.

The Bull Dogs had a 299 team total at Stonehenge. No. 17 Warsaw finished second with a 313, followed by Crown Point (326), Homestead (326) and Mishawaka Marian (333).

Christian Fairbanks carded a 73 for North. Nick Waskom added a 78, while Zach Lee and Ian Coffey each shot 79.

Other Bull Dogs played apart from the team, with Connor Opalka shooting 87 and Jake Armuth finishing with an 88.

“I thought we actually got off to a slow start,” North coach Doug Bieker said. “We were able to bounce back from our slow start to shoot some pretty decent scores. We’re moving in the right direction. Having the team score under 80 is nice to see.”

North’s second team competed at the Noblesville Invitational, finishing 21st in the 24 team field with 351 at Fox Prairie. No. 1 Hamilton Southeastern won with 297.

Matt Vondran led the Bull Dogs with a 79. Kyung Kim and Spencer Fairbanks each shot 90, while Bryce Turner added a 92 and Devin Abendroth had a 96.

Jennings County finishes 3rd

MADISON — Jennings County finished third in the Madison Shawe Invitational with a 350. Madison won with a 305, while the Cubs’ second team took second with a 335.

Jake Simmons led the Panthers with an 80. Ian Donnell carded an 83, while Bailey Wilder added a 91, Garrett Day shot 96 and Lane Sawyer had a 98.

“This is a first time some of them played this course,” Jennings coach Gary Yeager said. “The wind was tough for the way the course played out, and it caused problems for our guys.”


East takes 2nd at Jasper

JASPER — Columbus East knocked off Class 3A No. 3 Jasper 5-2 in the semifinals, but fell to 4A No. 1 Cathedral 13-1 in five innings in the championship game of the Jasper Invitational.

Starting pitcher Will Anderson went 2 for 2 with a double in the title game for the Olympians (8-4). Nick Andrie knocked in the East run.

Peyton Gray threw a four-hitter in the win over Jasper. Andrie went

2 for 2 with a double, and Sam

Claycamp went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

“Peyton Gray pitched a great game against a good team,” East coach Jon Gratz said. “He had a little adversity early, but he toughed it out.”

Kings down Crusaders

Columbus Christian dropped a doubleheader to Kings Baseball, falling 16-2 in five innings and 10-0 in six innings.

Connor Graham took the loss in the first game for the Crusaders (1-7). Payton Ingram had a double.

Dalane Shaull suffered the loss in the second game.

Shiners sweep Cougars

GREENSBURG — Class A No. 10 Rising Sun limited South Decatur to two runs and six hits in two games and won both games of a doubleheader by 11-1 scores.

Austin Petro went 2 for 4 with a double on the day for the Cougars (3-4). Hunter Seegers went 2 for 6.

Saints stymie Lancers

EDINBURGH — Class A No. 6 Indianapolis Lutheran put up 47 runs in two games in sweeping a doubleheader at Edinburgh.

The Saints took advantage of eight Lancer errors to win the opener 28-0 in five innings. Lutheran scored 13 runs in the second inning of the second game and went on to hand Edinburgh (3-10) a 19-3 loss.

Braves bounce Cougars

SEYMOUR — Brownstown Central swept a doubleheader from Trinity Lutheran, winning 19-3 and 17-3. Both games lasted only five innings.

Andrew Cain took the loss in the opener. Jacob Stout suffered the defeat in the second game for the Cougars (4-4-1).


Bull Dogs, Panthers top Rebels

GREENWOOD — Columbus North and 4A No. 2 Jennings County both knocked off 4A No. 4 Roncalli in one of their three games in the Center Grove Tournament.

The Panthers went 2-1 on the day. They beat Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 12-2 in six innings, fell to Center Grove 7-4 and beat Roncalli 3-2, with Hannah Castor knocking in Kyndyl Olds with the winning with two out in bottom of the seventh.

Olds went 6 for 9 with a double and four RBIs in the three games for Jennings (10-3). Sidney Gerkin went 4 for 6, while Castor went 4 for 9 with a double and three RBIs Makenzie Byram went 3 for 5, Lisa McIntosh went 3 for 8 with three RBIs and Dani Kirchner went 3 for 11.

“The whole day was good,” Jennings coach Kendall Wildey said. “We gave Center Grove a couple of runs on some errors. We gave them probably five out of their seven runs, or we could have had a sweep. To be able to start off with a big win against Mt. Vernon and then battle Center Grove on their diamond and then come back and beat Roncalli, we’re pretty happy about it.”

North went 1-2. The Bull Dogs lost to 4A No. 12 Greenwood 8-3, beat Roncalli 6-4 and fell to Center Grove 12-7.

Denisa Brooks went 7 for 12 for North (7-7), while Katie Prall went 5 for 10, Tommi Stowers went 5 for 12 with three RBIs, Grayson Harney went 4 for 9, Kelsay Lucas went 4 for 12 with a homer and three RBIs, Christine Bombardiere went 3 for 10 with a double and Shannah Hercamp went 3 for 10. Makayla Caudill had two RBIs

Eagles edge Wildcats

CLINTON — Left fielder Rachel Smith made a long, running catch with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth to preserve Brown County’s 4-3 Western Indiana Conference win at South Vermillion.

The Eagles were one strike away from a shutout, but the Wildcats came up with a hit with two out in the bottom of the seventh to send it to extra innings. Brown County scored three in the ninth, and South Vermillion came back with two in the bottom of the ninth before Smith’s catch.

Sarah Southerland threw a seven-hitter and went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple for the Eagles (5-3, 2-0). Azhia Morgan went 2 for 4, and Cheyanne Ellis went 2 for 5.

Trinity tops New Washington

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran swept a doubleheader from New Washington, winning 6-5 and 12-2 in six innings.

Kaitlyn Wright picked up the win in the first game, and Natalie Plofkin was victorious in the second game for the Cougars (6-4). Plofkin had a double and four RBIs in the second game, while Kirstin Hoene and Amanda Wright each had three RBIs.


Brown County wins a pair

ELLETTSVILLE — Brown County rolled past two WIC opponents, beating West Vigo and South Vermillion by 5-0 scores.

Josie Gray at No. 1 singles and Whitney Williamson at No. 2 singles each dropped only one game in the two matches for the Eagles (5-3). Elisabeth Huls at No. 3 singles, Mary Kate McCann and Sarah Kurdziel at No. 1 doubles and Corina Greiner and Ashley Pugh at No. 2 doubles also won both of their matches in straight sets.

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