No. 24 North tennis blanks Southport in conference match
INDIANAPOLIS — The 24th-ranked Columbus North boys tennis team dropped only six games in five matches Thursday in cruising to a 5-0 Conference Indiana win at Southport.
Anthony Sanders beat Steve Broadhead 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Rahul Jha downed Chase Cawthorne 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Kevin Luo blanked Dane Haynes 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (3-0, 1-0).
North’s Jake Likens and Mitchell Miller beat Nick Holland and Adam Coomes 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Daniel Larken and Nathan VanDeventer blanked Ral Lian Khum and Seejay Patel 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Olympians down Cubs
MADISON — Columbus East ran its record to 5-0 with a 4-1 win at Madison.
Seth Meyer beat Cole Callahan 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Zach Sagester downed Ceaton Bowman 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Alex Galle and Matt Furnish beat Ben Cutshall and Christian Brown 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Sammy Woolwine and Neeraj Pandita downed Patrick Grady and Zach Burnett 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
East’s Adam Kessler fell to Riley McGarry 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.
“Madison is traditionally kind of weak, so I played some different guys,” East coach Jim Stone said. “Zach Sagester is a senior and hadn’t gotten to play a lot of singles, so that was a good win for him. The doubles played well.”
Jets fall to Royals
HOPE — Hauser won a three-set match at No. 2 doubles, but Eastern Hancock took the other four to claim a 4-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference win.
Luke Meier and Noah Miller won 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles for the Jets (0-4, 0-1). Will Rose fell 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, Avery Talent lost 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, Adam Carr fell 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and Kyle and Joel Benedict lost 7-6 (3), 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.
Panthers edge Owls
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County pulled out a three-set win at No. 1 doubles to slip past Seymour 3-2.
Jennings’ Owen Land beat Alex Berry 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Tod Brown downed Josiah Rudge 7-5, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Adam Jackson and Avery Johnson beat Andrew Rudge and Seth Stuckwisch 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.
Seymour’s Ty McCory beat Austin Mills 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, and Joe Mullins and Grant Handloser downed Justin Gasper and Luke Ertel 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Stars top Eagles
BEDFORD — Dakota Patterson won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, but that was Brown County’s only win in a 4-1 loss at Bedford North Lawrence.
Eli White fell 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, and Cole Smith lost 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Eagles (2-4). Evan Rose and Grant Kinnick fell 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Austin Roush and Jesse Williams lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Braves knock off Lancers
EDINBURGH — Edinburgh pulled out a three-set win at No. 2 doubles, but Indian Creek took the other four matches to post a 4-1 MHC win.
Parker Bryant and Jacob Atha won 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 for the Lancers (0-4, 0-2). Kinser Bryant fell 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, Anthony Weber lost 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, Kyle Pendleton fell 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and Zach Pendleton and Dalton Bieker lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.
Bull Dogs fall to Eagles
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North faced its second powerhouse in three days and lost to Class 2A No. 5 Heritage Christian 25-16, 25-22, 25-21.
Makinsey Summa recorded eight kills and three blocks, and Karen Wildemann had 24 assists and four aces to lead the Bull Dogs (4-2). Alexa Pelley had 15 digs.
Also for North, Imani Guy notched seven kills and two blocks, and Janelle Peters added six kills and one block. Maliah Howard-Bass had a block, and Grace Sonderman recorded eight digs.
“The first game, we started off a little slow, and we had to fight our way back,” North coach Caitlin Greiner said. “We stayed intense the whole time. It’s just cutting down on our unforced errors and making them make mistakes.
“We have minor stuff we have to work on,” she said. “I was happy with what we did. I would like to win, but the girls are improving.”
Jets sweep Panthers
HOPE — Hauser ran its record to 7-0 in knocking off Knightstown 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 in its Mid-Hoosier Conference opener.
Bre Metz led the Jets with 12 kills and three blocks. Ellie Trotter recorded 32 assists, Maranda Knight and Danielle Sneed each had three blocks, Danielle Giles notched 23 digs and Sydney Schoen served three aces.
Schoen also added six kills, an assist and 18 digs. Maranda Knight pounded eight kills, Alana Owen had two assists, Hailey Lange notched eight digs and Giles served two aces.
Stars sweep Panthers
BEDFORD — Jennings County got off to a slow start in a 25-9, 25-19, 25-12 loss at Bedford North Lawrence.
Kyla Ortleib recorded four kills and three blocks, and Carissa Kinney had 13 assists and six digs to lead the Panthers. Lyndsay Miller pounded four kills, and Hannah Shockley served three aces.
Cougars victorious against Raiders
VERSAILLES — The South Decatur volleyball team overcame a second-set setback to regroup for a 25-23, 11-25, 25-29, 25-18 win at South Ripley.
Megan Niese led the Cougars (5-3) with 14 kills, eight digs and four aces, while Brittany Koors had 16 assists and four aces and 16 assists. Brooke Helms had 15 assists and nine digs, while Mariah Green had 10 digs.
Also for South Decatur, Olivia Watkins pounded seven kills, while Haleigh Haining added six and Anekah Bower five.
Jets blank Panthers
KNIGHTSTOWN — Hauser went on the road and posted a shutout with a 2-0 victory over Knightstown.
Christian Case and Brandon Rutan scored goals for the Jets. Jack Washburn had an assist.
Pete Trotter recorded six saves, while defender Ryan Seim added one.
Cubs blank Panthers
MADISON — Jennings County couldn’t find the net in a 2-0 Hoosier Hills Conference loss at Madison.
Jackson Shepherd recorded 16 saves for the Panthers.
Spartans nip Eagles
SHELBYVILLE — Brown County scored first, but Southwestern (Shelby) rallied for a 2-1 win.
Collin Graeber scored an unassisted goal for the Eagles (0-4). Noah Seidel recorded four saves.
Owls top Warriors
SCOTTSBURG — Justin Bottorff scored two goals to lead Seymour to a 3-1 win at Scottsburg.
Adam Lenart provided the third goal for the Owls (1-1-1), and Renato Castillo had an assist. Seymour outshot the Warriors 32-5.
South Decatur wins
VERSAILLES — South Decatur scored 24 points to win a five-team meet at South Ripley. Trinity Lutheran took second with 58.
Trinity’s Luke Onken finished second in 18:26. Nikolai Haak took 10th in 19:53, while Daniel Horton was 12th (20:03), Clayton Pottschmidt 14th (20:46) and Grayson Mellencamp 20th (21:11).
The Trinity girls did not have enough runners to score as a team. Jodi Goecker finished eighth in 25:35, while Andrea Foster was 13th (27:34) Molly Crenshaw 15th (28:28) and Emily Marlow 16th (28:37).
South Decatur takes third
GREENSBURG — South Decatur finished third in the Decatur County Tournament with a 230 at Greensburg Country Club. Greensburg won with a 207, and North Decatur finished second at 219.
Lydia Wolterman tied for second individually with a 49. Shelby Vanatta carded a 55, Breanna Evans added a 62 and Olivia Clarkson had a 64 for the Cougars.
Lancers sixth in county
GREENWOOD — Edinburgh finished sixth in the Johnson County Tournament with a 478 at Hickory Stick. Center Grove won with a 316, and Greenwood took second with a 325.
Demi Hart led the Lancers with a 108. Mariah Weddle carded a 115, Emma Westerfeld added a 127, Vanessa McManaway shot 128 and Kierra Richards had a 132.
Seymour stops Scottsburg
SEYMOUR — Grace Hartman netted a hat trick to lead Seymour to an 8-2 win over Scottsburg.
Kayla Griffin, Marie Lenart, Emma Wood, Julia Adam and Mazie Caudill all added a goal for the Owls. Hartman, Lenart, Adam, Louisa Carter and Maria Morales had assists.