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High school roundup: North suffers first baseball loss

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SHELBYVILLE — The Columbus North baseball team outhit Shelbyville 10-7 Thursday, but the Golden Bears pulled out a 7-4 win.

The Bull Dogs had trouble getting things going against Indiana State recruit Ethan Larrison.

“They had quite a few timely hits,” North coach Ben McDaniel said. “Larrison did a great job keeping us off-balance. We couldn’t string any hits together tonight. They were not very timely for us.”

Brice McDaniel went 3 for 4 with a double for the Bull Dogs (5-1-1), who trailed 4-1 after the first inning.

“We were fighting back the whole entire time,” Ben McDaniel said.

Lancers rout Irvington

EDINBURGH — Kinser Bryant struck out 10 in picking up his first varsity win in Edinburgh’s 12-2, five-inning victory against Irvington Prep Academy.

Kevin Johnson went 3 for 4 with two doubles and five RBIs for the Lancers (2-5). Eric Cravens went  2 for 3.

Jennings falls in five innings

NORTH VERNON — Gage Rogers threw a 1-hitter to lead Bloomington South to a 14-1, five-inning win at Jennings County.

Sam Miller, who started on the mound for the Panthers, had the team’s lone hit.


Owls out-duel Olympians

SEYMOUR — Megan Galle downed Marley Vehslage 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, but that was the only win for Columbus East in a 4-1 loss at Seymour.

“Columbus is a top program, and it was good for us to respond with a win against a good program,” said Seymour coach

Nate Otte.

Seymour’s Hallie Crenshaw topped Lauren Fox 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, and Kennedy Richart defeated Shyane Reynolds 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Seymour’s Karen Dringenburg and Emma Wood improved their No. 1 doubles record to 4-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Susana Blanco and Alexa Husmann. Payton Warren and Lindsey Hume needed three sets to top Pooja Dandita and Ameta Smidova 5-7, 6-0, 6-2.

Bull Dogs fall to Cougars

No. 10 Bloomington North pulled out three close singles matches in claiming a 5-0 Conference Indiana win against No. 17 Columbus North.

Aubrey Smith fell to Sarah Couglin 6-2, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, Paige Littrell lost to Megan Gardner 6-1, 6-7 (6), (10-7) at No. 2 singles and Meagan Olibo fell to Taylor Bode 4-6, 6-1, (18-16) at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (3-3, 0-1). Sara Vanderkolk and Sydney Anderson lost to Lauren Wicker and Megan Coughlin 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Rosemary Yonushonis and Alex Friend fell to Nicole Ortiz and Olivia Gettelfinger 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

“There were some very, very close matches,” Columbus North coach Kendal Hammel said. “Meagan had several match points in that third-set tiebreaker. Even Aubrey was up 4-1 in the second set and couldn’t get it finished.”

Jets coast past Lancers

HOPE — Hauser No. 1 singles player Haley Webster set the tone with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Edinburgh’s Lillie Parmer and the Jets put together a 4-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference win.

Webster raised her record to 3-0 this season.

At No. 2 singles, Edinburgh notched its only win as Vanessa Hoskins downed Jordan Cain 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. At No. 3 singles, Hauser’s Danielle Giles defeated Miranda Burton 7-5, 6-1.

Hauser won the No. 1 doubles match as Sydney Tallent and Claire Romine defeated Mariah Weddle and Mikala Lain 6-2, 6-1. The Jets’ tandem of Erica Bostic and Kiersten Gross took the No. 2 doubles match against Allie Schooler and Baileigh Downton  6-3, 6-3.

Warriors blank Lancers

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County managed only 10 games in five matches in a 5-0 loss to


Amy Gasper at No. 1 singles and Avis McGovern at No. 2 singles each lost 6-0, 6-0, while Kristen Nottingham fell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (2-3). Brittany and Elaine Lykins lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Cassie Leach and Hailee Harmon fell 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Stars budge Eagles

NASHVILLE — Brown County won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, but Bedford North Lawrence took the other three in a 3-2 win.

Josie Gray won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Whitney Williamson prevailed 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles for the Eagles. Elisabeth Huls fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, Corina Greiner and Sarah Kurdziel lost 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Ashley Pugh and Kylene Warne fell 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.


North flexes muscles

Michael VanDeventer shot 36 to earn medalist honors Thursday at Harrison Lake as No. 2 Columbus North downed visiting Franklin Central 156-179 despite resting several of its starters.

Freshman Spencer Fairbanks and junior Kyung Kim each shot 39 for North, while junior Connor Opalka carded a 42, senior Jake Armuth shot 43 and freshman Matt Vorndran put together a 47 for North.

The Bull Dogs also won the junior varsity match 172-193 as Devin Abendroth won medalist honors with a 41.

Crusaders notch first win

Columbus Christian outdueled Greenwood Christian 225-237 at Clifty Creek to pick up its first win of the season.

Nick Bridgewater won medalist honors with a 47 for the Crusaders. Austin Straub carded a 54, while Chris Noblitt added 61, Andrew Foster and Parker Hilliard both shot 63, and Judah Haynes had a 67.

Jets topple Mohawks

Hauser cruised to a 184-211 win against Waldron at Clifty Creek.

Jack Washburn led the Jets with a 43. Nate Hull carded a 44, while Chase Conner added a 48, Aaron Sweet and Wyatt Whittington each shot 49, Keenen Owen had a 51, Jon Isbill notched a 52 and Cole Morgan finished with a 54.

Eagles finish second

BLOOMINGTON — Brown County finished second in a tri match at Cascades. Host Edgewood won with a 166 to 199 for the Eagles and 203 for Owen Valley.

Aubrey Seaman led Brown County with a 44. Bradley Osborne carded a 48, while Matt Wright added a 53, Brady Rose and Jake Dixon each shot 54, Gavin Brown had a 55, Ty Broussard notched a 56 and Wes Weigel finished with     a 62.

Lancers win tri match

FRANKLIN — Edinburgh claimed a tri-match victory at Deer Valley, putting up a 175 to 193 for Southwestern (Shelby) and 216 for Morristown.

Chris Quillen tied for medalist honors with a 42 for the Lancers. Kyle Pendleton carded a 43, while Seth Barrett added a 44, Zach Pendelton shot 46, Adam Barker had a 61 and Kegan Jones finished with a 69.


Panthers shut out Pirates

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County improved to 7-0 with a 5-0 win against Greensburg.

Lisa McIntosh threw a two-hitter for the Panthers. Jennings scored three times in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run homer from Baylee Krueger.

Kyndyl Olds went 2 for 2 for   the Panthers. Dani Kirchner went 2 for 3.

Pitcher throws perfect game

SWITZ CITY — Brown County senior hurler Sarah Southerland pitched a perfect game in a 3-0 win at White River Valley.

Southerland struck out 13 of the 21 batters she faced.

“She was dominating,” said Brown County coach Ron McDonald. “Only one time did she go to a Ball 3 count.”

Southerland also drove in the game’s first run with an RBI bunt single. Brianna Harper had an RBI with a ground out and Carly Williams drove in the final Brown County run with a bunt single.

Edinburgh falls to Franklin

EDINBURGH — Franklin scored seven times in the first inning and went on to post a 15-0, five-inning win against Edinburgh.

Marissa Whitis and Kayli Littiken had the lone hits for the Lancers.

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