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SEYMOUR — Jennings County golfer Jake Simmons had a hole-in-one Tuesday in a three-way match against Seymour and Floyd Central at Shadowood Golf Course.

Due to a shotgun start, Simmons made his ace on his first shot of the day. He hit    a wedge.

“There were about 10 people standing around and we all started hooping,” Jennings County coach Gary Yeager said. “Jake had a big smile on his face.”

Simmons eventually won medalist honors with a 38,  one shot better than the Highlanders’ Jake Sparrow and Conner Welch.

Floyd Central won the match with a 158 while Jennings County was second at 176 and Seymour was third at 178.

Also for Jennings County, Ian Donnell shot 42, Bailey Wilder had a 47, Tyler Clerkin carded a 49, and Garrett Day and Thad Bowling each finished with a 53.

Columbus Christian falls

Rain halted play before a couple of groups were able to finish, but four groups did complete their rounds in Columbus Chrisitian’s 184-213 loss to Rock Creek Academy.

Nick Bridgewater led the Crusaders with a 44. Chris Noblitt carded a 52, while Austin Straub added a 57 and Andrew Foster had a 60.

GIRLS Tennis

No. 1 Carmel blanks North

Columbus North ran into the state’s No. 1-ranked team and suffered a 5-0 loss to Carmel.

Aubrey Smith fell to Bailey Padgett 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Paige Littrell lost to Lauren Padgett 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Rosemary Yonushonis fell to Zoe Woods 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the No. 19 Bull Dogs (12-6). Sara Vanderkolk and Sydney Anderson lost to Emma Love and Molly Fletcail 6-1, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles, and Brooke Richardson and Meagan Olibo fell to Mary Voigt and Elaina Vohra 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

“They’re just solid with a lot of Midwest-ranked tennis players,” North coach Kendal Hammel said. “We played OK. I felt like at times we didn’t have our energy like we should have. But we competed. They just outplayed us.”

Jets down Braves

TRAFALGAR — Hauser knocked off Indian Creek for the second time in less than a week, this time by a 4-1 score.

Haley Webster won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Danielle Giles prevailed 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Jets (8-4). Jordan Cain and Clarie Romine won 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Sydney Tallent and Kiersten Gross triumphed 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Katelyn Yarling lost 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

BASEball

Panthers edge Bulldogs

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County pushed across a run in the bottom of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie and down New Albany 2-1 in the opening round of the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament.

Tyler Vogel threw a six-

hitter and struck out 10 for

the Panthers.

Bulldogs blank Jets

BATESVILLE — Austin Westerfield threw a two-hitter to lift Batesville to a 9-0 win against Hauser.

Eric McMullen had a double for the Jets (7-9).

Cougars down Chargers

GREENSBURG — Aaron Haley threw a three-hitter and went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead South Decatur to a 9-3 Mid-Hoosier Conference win over North Decatur.

Oakley Billingsley had two RBIs for the Cougars (8-8, 3-2).

Braves rout Eagles

NASHVILLE — Brenden Smith threw a five-inning one-hitter to lead Indian Creek to a 16-1 win at Brown County.

Chase Snider took the loss for the Eagles.

Lancers top Mohawks

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh scored four times in the sixth to break open a close game and hand Waldron an 11-5 loss.

Kinser Bryant and Zach Smiley each went 3 for 4 for the Lancers (4-13). Christian Burton went 2 for 3 with a triple, Kevin Johnson went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and Eric Cravens two RBIs.

SOFTball

South Decatur snaps skid

GREENSBURG — South Decatur broke a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 win against North Decatur.

Lizzie Hedger threw a four-hitter for the Cougars (3-15). Brittany Koors went 4 for 4, and Julia Miller went 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.

Morgan Eden went 2 for 3, and Taylor Noble went 2 for 4 with a double.

Lancers rout Patriots

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh scored 10 times in the bottom of the third to overcome a 4-1 deficit and went on to post a 17-5, five-inning win against Bethesda Christian.

Courtney Woodall had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs for the Lancers (6-9, 3-2). Bri Howard had two hits and three RBIs, and Marissa Whitis had three RBIs.

Braves, rain halt Eagles

NASHVILLE — Brown County fell to Indian Creek 5-4 in a game that was called due to rain after five innings.

Lacey Ross had two hits for the Eagles (7-6).

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