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North gets revenge on softball field

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HOPE — The Columbus North softball team gained a measure of revenge Tuesday in pulling out a 6-2 win at Hauser.

The Jets had beaten the Bull Dogs 6-1 in the semifinals of the Brown County Tournament just 10 days earlier.

“It was nice to get the opportunity to play them again,” North coach Jerry Burton said. “I thought they played really well down there at Brown County, and we didn’t play well.”

Tommi Stowers went 3 for 4 for the Bull Dogs (8-7). Denisa Brooks went 2 for 4 with a triple, and Christine Bombardiere went 2 for 4.

North’s Grayson Harney threw a six-hitter.

“I thought Grayson did a good job pitching,” Burton said. “Denisa Brooks got things going for us, and Katie Prall and Christine (Bombardiere) got us going. I’m happy that we’re scoring four to six runs a game because that gives us a chance to win a lot of ballgames.”

Hailey Lange went 2 for 3 to lead the offense for the Jets (7-6).


Bull Dogs sweep tri meet

The North boys and girls track teams tuned up for Friday’s Conference Indiana meet by rolling to tri meet wins on senior night.

The ninth-ranked Bull Dog girls racked up 97 points to 36 for East Central and 33 for Shelbville. The North boys scored 76 points to 35 for East Central and 40 for Shelbyville.

“This is a good day to get some training in, working our way toward conference,” North coach Lou Sipe said. “We’re excited.”

Tessa Krempel won the girls shot put (40 feet, 9¼ inches) and discus (125-6); and Debie Gedon took the 100 hurdles (15.9 seconds) and 100 (13.2), which are back-to-back events. Other individual winners for the Bull Dogs were Katrina May in the pole vault (10-0), Janelle Peters in the long jump (15-7½), Sierra Lax in the 1,600 (5:16.3), Olivia Malone in the 300 hurdles (49.3), Gabby Sims in the 200 (26.4) and Mackenzie Caldwell in the 3,200 (10:49.9).

Caldwell, Allison Coffey, Morgan Neal and Rachel Brougher won the 4x800 relay (10:18.5).

“In the rain, it’s always tough to kind of gear yourself up, but I thought the girls did very well tonight,” Sipe said.

Individual winners for the North boys were Justin Abbott in the high jump (5-6), Trevor Shutters in the shot (47-0), Andy Carr in the 1,600 (4:30.1), Michael Behling in the 300 hurdles (41.8), Kaden Eaton in the 800 (1:59.5) and Elijah Brooks in the 3,200 (9:53.4).

Michael Keller, Andrew Baldwin, Seth Williams and Kyle Newland won the 4x800 relay (8:23.0). Justin Huser, Weston Moore, Clay Roberts and Mitchell Burton took the 4x100 relay (44.8). Joe Wright, Keller, Carr and Sam Ford captured the 4x400 relay.

“The guys did great,” Sipe said. “We had some people step up and post some pretty good times and distances. It’s difficult to compete in the rain, but I thought they did a very good job.”

Hauser boys finish third

MADISON — The Hauser boys finished third in a quad meet at Batesville. The host Bulldogs won the meet with 123 points to 49 for North Decatur, 39 for the Jets and 20 for Jac-Cen-Del.

Ryan Christy was the lone winner for Hauser, taking the discus at 136-10.


Owls shut out Eagles

SEYMOUR — Seymour posted a 3-0 win over Brown County in a match that was shortened because of rain.

Seymour’s Marley Vehslage beat Mary Kate McCann 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Kennedy Richart downed Elisabeth Huls 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and Payton Warren and Lindsey Hume topped Corina Greiner and Ashley Pugh 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

The Owls’ Hallie Crenshaw was leading Sarah Kurdziel 6-2 at No. 2 singles, and Seymour’s Karen Dringenburg and Emma Wood led Whitney Williamson and Josie Gray 5-4 at No. 1 doubles when play was stopped.


Columbus Christian falls

INDIANAPOLIS — Traders Point Christian limited Columbus Christian to three hits in a 14-3, five-inning win.

Connor Graham and Dalane Shaull had RBI singles for the Crusaders (1-8).

Twisters down Cougars

OLDENBURG — Oldenburg Academy scored seven runs in

the sixth inning to pull away and hand South Decatur an 11-1, six-inning loss.

Austin Petro went 2 for 3 and knocked in the lone run for the Cougars (3-5), who were victimized by six errors.

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