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Local sports roundup: Jets down Panthers in volleyball opener

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NORTH VERNON — The Hauser volleyball team opened its season Tuesday night with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 win at Jennings County.

Ellie Trotter led the Jets with 26 assists and three aces. Jordan McDaniel, Bre Metz and Maranda Knight all pounded seven kills.

Hauser’s Maranda Knight recorded three blocks, and Danielle Giles had 26 digs. Metz added two blocks, Sydney Schoen had 11 digs, and McDaniel contributed one block, 10 digs and two aces.

“We were a little shaky at times, but it was early, and I’m sure they had the same thing,” Hauser coach Jeff Case said. “I thought we were aggressive with our serve. Our hitting was pretty aggressive, so I was happy with that. It was a pretty good win for our first night out.”

Kyla Ortleib led the Panthers with four kills, three blocks and four aces. Corissa Kinney recorded 13 assists, and Rayann Mull had seven digs.

Lancers sweep Twisters

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh posted a 26-24, 25-19, 25-21 victory against Oldenburg Academy on Tuesday.

Mara Cox pounded 17 kills, Megan Rooks recorded 30 assists, and Lillie Parmer had 17 digs for the Lancers (2-0). Bri Howard added 10 kills.

Cougars edge Panthers

KNIGHTSTOWN — South Decatur opened the season Monday with a 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 14-25, 15-10 win at Knightstown.

Brooke Helms led the Cougars with 19 digs and three aces. Megan Niese pounded 12 kills, Brittany Koors recorded 14 assists, and Haleigh Haining had three blocks.


Panthers ground Hilltoppers

MADISON — Jennings County broke out the offense Tuesday in opening the season with a 6-1 win at Madison Shawe.

Adam Green scored three goals for the Panthers, while Joey Pappenheim, Adrian Miller and Nick AmRhein all had one. Miller and Kyle Lewis dished out assists.

Jennings put 10 shots on goal to six for the Hilltoppers. Jackson Shepherd recorded five saves for the Panthers, who lost Jonathan Hill to a possible broken collarbone in the opening minute.

“It was a good win for us, but we lost a key guy,” Jennings coach Ryan Beal said. “But we had some guys play really well tonight and fill that void.”


Jennings edges Madison

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County took a shutout into the final minute Tuesday and held on for a 2-1 win against Madison.

Anna McGriff and Justine Corya scored the goals for the Panthers. Olivia VanOsdol and Sydney Kirchner had assists.

Jennings County outshot the Cubs 13-6. Mackenzie Byram recorded five saves.

“I couldn’t think of a better way to start the season,” Jennings coach Kate Gray said. “I was pleased with our play.”

BOYS Tennis

Bears shut out Jets

SHELBYVILLE — Hauser went on

the road Tuesday and suffered a 5-0 loss to Shelbyville.

Kyle Benedict fell to Derek Black 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Avery Talent lost to Evan Phafes 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and Adam Carr fell to Todd Hughes 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Joel Benedict and Will Rose lost to Tyler Kirk and Chris Ashef 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Luke Meier and Noah Miller fell to Will England and Bryce Asher 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

Panthers fall to Braves

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won the No. 1 singles match Tuesday, but Brownstown Central took the other four to claim a 4-1 win.

Owen Land beat Cole Borden 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1 singles for the Panthers (0-2). Tod Brown fell to Lute Lahrman 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, and Luke Ertel lost to Kent Criminger 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Adam Jackson and Avery Johnson fell to Cole Brock and Mason McClure 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles, and Justin Gasper and Austin Mills lost to Riley Carlin and Sy Zickler 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Warriors knock off Owls

SCOTTSBURG — Seymour opened the season Tuesday with a 4-1 loss at Scottsburg.

Ty McCory won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. Alex Berry fell 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Josiah Rudge lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, Seth Stuckwisch and Andrew Rudge fell 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and Grant Handloser and John Newton lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

GIRLS golf

Owls take second, Panthers third

SEYMOUR — Seymour finished second, and Jennings County took third in a tri match Tuesday at Shadowood.

Bedford North Lawrence won the match with a 170. The host Owls finished with a 213, and the Panthers had a 239.

Kassi Whitehead led Jennings with a 42. Monica Ertel carded a 49, Scarlett Smith added a 73 and Rachel Greene had a 75.

Cougars rout Spartans

FRANKLIN — South Decatur recorded its best score in Josh Grossman’s five years as coach in rolling to a 188-258 win against Southwestern (Shelby).

Shelby Vannatta won medalist honors with a 42 at Cypress Run. Lydia Wolterman carded a 43, Olivia Clarkson added a 46, Kyley Caperoon shot 57 and Breanna Evans had a 58.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with my girls,” Grossman said. “We’re a work in progress and have been all year, but that was a fantastic night for us.”


Cougars take seventh place

FAIRLAND — South Decatur’s

boys finished seventh with 171 points Monday in Triton Central’s Early

Bird Invitational.

Justyn Clark led the Cougars with a 13th-place finish in 18 minutes, 6 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Dylan Cowins took 33rd in 19:39, while Cole Bower was 39th (19:59), Carl Kroger 43rd (20:24), Charlie Hamilton 51st (20:58) and Sam Studler 57th (21:48).

South Decatur had only three girls, two short of the number needed to score as a team. Ashley Hamilton finished 17th in 23:52, while Stacy Fox was 41st (27:38) and Ane Ugarteburu 52nd (30:56).

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