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High school roundup: Singles sweep paces Olympians in tennis


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The Columbus East girls tennis team swept the singles matches Wednesday and claimed a 4-1 win at East Central.

Ashlee Hasson beat Laurel Kuecel 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Megan Galle downed Malory Dusen 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Alexa Husmann-Miller topped Sophia Imeroni 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles for the Olympians (10-3). Susana Blanco and Sheyanne Reynolds beat Gwen Kern and Morgan Weber 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

East’s Pooja Pandita and Aneta Smidova fell to Alyssa Defiglio and Abby Ashton 6-0, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles.

“Ashlee and Megan came out very strong and were done quickly,” East coach Cheryl McGee said. “They played their own game, and Alexa handled a lot of lobbing very well. One doubles had a tough time tonight, and 2 doubles played well from the get-go.”

Jets edge Braves

HOPE — Hauser rolled to easy wins in three spots in pulling out a 3-2 Mid-Hoosier Conference victory against Indian Creek.

Haley Webster beat Allyson Smith 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Danielle Giles downed Mckayla Russell 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Jets (7-4, 3-2). Sydney Tallent and Kiersten Gross blanked Michaela McClellan and Amanda Bray 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Jordan Cain fell to Brianna Berger 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Claire Romine and Erica Bostic lost to Katie Huter and Baylee Wilson 7-5, 2-6 at No. 1 doubles.

“It was a good win for us,” Hauser coach Elizabeth Rivers said. “We struggled against them last year. I’m happy with the growth that we’ve had this year.”

Lancers down Tigers

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh swept the singles matches in picking up a 4-1 win against Triton Central.

Lillie Parmer beat Samantha Felling 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, Vanessa Hoskins downed Hannah Trout 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, and Miranda Burton topped Courtney Adkins 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Lancers (4-7). Baleigh Downton and Allie Schooler beat Ica Hyatt and Noel Wolfe 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Mikala Lain and Abbie Young fell to Lauren Marcum and Michele Gardner 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

BASEBALL

Crusaders win wild one

Trailing 15-6 after 5-½ innings, Columbus Christian scored 10 times in the bottom of the sixth to pull out a 16-15 win against Traders Point Christian.

Connor Graham went 3 for 3 with three RBIs, and Payton Ingram went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the Crusaders (2-9). Kyle Foster went 2 for 2 with two RBIs, including the game-winner, and Evan Reed went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

Levi Sallee, the fourth Columbus Christian pitcher, picked up the win. Dalane Shaull pitched a perfect seventh to earn the save.

“Even before the comeback, we competed better than we had all year,” Columbus Christian coach Jamey Reed said. “We didn’t quit.”

Red Devils hurler perfect

NORTH VERNON — Chandler Dale threw a perfect game and struck out nine to lead Jeffersonville to an 8-0 win at Jennings County.

Panther hurlers Tod Brown and Harrison Wingate combined to shut out the Red Devils through five innings, but Jeffersonville plated four runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh.

SOFTBALL

Panthers fall to Highlanders

FLOYDS KNOBS — Jennings County couldn’t muster a run until the final inning, and it wasn’t enough as host Floyd Central picked up a 3-1 victory in a Hoosier Hills Conference showdown.

Floyd Central, which raised its HHC record to 5-0, scored twice in the first inning with the help of two Jennings County errors. All three runs were unearned for the Highlanders, who also scored in the fourth inning.

The Panthers, who are 5-1 in the HHC, had solid pitching efforts from Heather Feiles, who started and went four innings, and Bug Donnell.

Jennings County had just one single going into the seventh. Hannah Castor reached on a single and scored on Maddy Hovious’ single.

“We are having trouble scoring runs,” Jennings County coach Kendall Wildey said. “We are not as focused at the plate as we need to be.”

BOYS GOLF

Bull Dogs finish second

FRANKLIN — Second-ranked Columbus North finished second in a tri match at Hillview. No. 7 Center Grove won with a 296 to 300 for the Bull Dogs and 320 for Franklin.

Nick Waskom led North with a 73. Christian Fairbanks carded a 74, while Ian Coffey shot 76, Michael VanDeventer 77, Spencer Fairbanks 78, Zack Lee 80, Conner Hayes 81 and Kyung Kim 83.

“Center Grove is a good team,” North coach Doug Bieker said. “We didn’t quite get it done tonight. It was nice to see Ian Coffey playing better. Everybody is starting to contribute at different times, so we’re trying to get everybody on the same page.”

Center Grove won the JV match with a 162, to 166 for the Bull Dogs and 176 for Franklin. North’s Connor Opalka shot 39, Matt Vorndran and Zach Whisman 42, Jake Armuth 43, Jared Imlay 44, Zach Schievello 45, Devin Abendroth 46 and Bryce Turner 48.

Brown County falls

NASHVILLE — Mitchell was too much for Brown County in a 168-192 decision at Salt Creek.

Aubrey Seaman led the Eagles with a 43. Jake Dixon carded a 47, while Matt Wright, Bradley Osborn and Brady Rose also shot 51 and Wesley Weigel had a 53.

BOYS TRACK

Panthers win tri meet

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won a home tri meet Tuesday, scoring 87 points to 51 for Madison and  29 for New Albany.

Tom Alsup won the shot put (48 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and discus (155-6), and Matt Gasper took the 110-meter hurdles (16.0 seconds) and 300 hurdles (42.4) to lead the Panthers.

Other individual winners were John Grimes in the high jump (6-2), Zach Miller in the 100 (11.2), Jonah Woods in the 1,600 (4:43.7) Wes Furgason in the 400 (54.1) and Chase McNicholas in the 800 (2:16.3).

Preston Teltow, Gasper, Adam Jackson and Furgason took the 4x400 relay (3:41.2).

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