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The Columbus East boys tennis team won all three of its matches Saturday afternoon on its way to claiming first place in the East Invitational.
The Olympians were led by the strong play by the entire lineup, including brothers Sammy and Jo Jo Woolwine at No. 1 doubles.
“The Woolwines did a great job today,” East coach Jim Stone said. “Their win against Lebanon won the invitational for us today.”
East finished with 12 points. Lebanon came in a close second with 10 points, followed by Providence (eight) and Indian Creek (zero).
The Woolwines are adjusting to their new role in doubles play as both have played singles in the past, but the transition did not seem to slow them down.
“It was a long and intense match with Lebanon,” Jo Jo Woolwine said. “We were able to pull through in the end when we needed to.”
In the deciding match against Lebanon’s Nick Wright and Grayson Heinbaugh, the Woolwines won 4-6, 6-4, (11-9).
“They were playing out of position,” Stone said. “They usually play singles, and they’re transitioning into doubles. It’s been a battle, but they came through big today.”
“We’ve worked a lot on doubles in practice,” Sammy Woolwine said. “Coach has helped us with doubles strategy, and we played together pretty well today.”
The brothers were 3-0 in doubles play, winning both their other matches in two sets.
East’s singles play was led by junior Seth Meyer, who went 3-0 at No. 2 singles.
“I feel good with how I played today,” Meyer said. “I feel I played aggressively and hit my shots.”
Alex Pegram, playing at No. 3 singles, was also 3-0 for the Olympians. No. 1 singles player Matt Fuehne went 1-2, and No. 2 doubles players Alex Galle and Matt Furnish went 2-1.
North wins invitational
SELLERSBURG — Tenth-ranked Columbus North downed Silver Creek 5-0 and Greensburg 4-1 to win the Silver Creek Invitational.
In the Silver Creek match, Luke Red won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Krishan Narsinghani prevailed 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Rahul Jha triumphed 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Jake Likens and Anthony Sanders rolled 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Kevin Luo and Aditya Mantri won 1-6, 6-3, (10-3) at No. 2 doubles.
With Red suffering an injured wrist and hip in the Silver Crek match, Narsinghani moved up to No. 1 singles against Greensburg and fell 6-2, 6-0. Jha and Luo won by 6-1, 6-0 scores at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, while Likens and Sanders prevailed 7-6 (5), 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Mantri and Mitchell Miller triumphed 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Eagles fall to Mustangs
ELLETTSVILLE — Edgewood pulled out close wins in both doubles matches to claim a 3-2 Western Indiana Conference victory over Brown County.
Cash Myres won 6-0, 6-4 at No. 3 singles for the Eagles’ lone win. Bryce Fish and Dakota Patterson both fell by 6-4, 6-1 scores at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, while Nathan Miller and Evan Rose lost 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Shane Franklin and Brady Rose fall 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11) at No. 2 doubles.
North girls win Flashrock
CARMEL — The fourth-ranked North girls knocked off 12 other top-25 teams to win the 25-team championship race in the Flashrock Invitational. The Bull Dogs scored 77 points to 93 for No. 7 Zionsville, 106 for No. 6 Fort Wayne Carroll, 108 for No. 4 Hamilton Southeastern and 114 for No. 3 Avon.
Avon’s Malyka Abramson outran North’s Mackenzie Caldwell 17:57.3 to 18:10.9 to win the race. Sierra Lax finished fifth in 18:45.6 for the Bull Dogs, while Rachel Brougher was 11th (19:08.2), Allison Coffey 26th (19:38.1), Nina Bouthier 43rd (20:05.3), Avrie Allen 49th (20:11.9), Olivia Malone 57th (20:20.5), Olivia Kelley 78th (20:42.8) and Bente Bouthier 104th (21:12.8).
East finished 23rd with 663 points. Kira Singer took 122nd in 21:22.4, while Morgan Ketron was 135th (21:37.0), Rachel Foley 142nd (21:50.6), Emma Mensendiek 184th (23:23.2) and Maddie Lyons 202nd (24:05.2).
Seymour ran as a team in the invitational race, but the Owls’ top two runners ran in the championship race, with Zoey Johnson finishing 16th in 19:22.2 and Madison Hays 79th in 20:43.0. In the 25-team girls invitational race, Mariah Lewis took 22nd in 20:59.7 to lead Seymour to an 11th-place team finish.
No. 3 Bloomington South upset No. 2 North 135-142 in the 26-team boys championship race, which featured 14 ranked teams, including seven of the top nine. Andy Carr led the Bull Dogs with a seventh-place finish in 15:53.6, while Kaden Eaton was 17th (16:03.5), Chase Ballard 27th (16:24.5), Michael Keller 33rd (16:27.7), Andrew Baldwin 78th (17:01.7), Chris Von Hoene 109th (17:17.4), Ben Rankin 138th (17:32.5), Ben Porter 174th (17:55.9) and Seth Williams 200th (18:21.3).
Seymour finished sixth and East 11th in the 28-team boys invitational race. Ian Hensen led the Owls with a 14th-place finish in 17:22.76, while Mitch McCoy was 20th (17:35.67), Tyler Hatton 43rd (17:15.40), Keegan Bowman 60th (18:10.44) and Hogan Petro 87th (18:36.85).
Isaac Richardson finished 28th in 17:42.24 to lead the Olympians. Paul Bean took 31st in 17:46.55, while Jacob Bostic was 55th (18:08.11), Paul Baker 76th (18:27.50) and Shaunak Desmukh 136th (19:17.46).
Eagle girls win invitational
MONROE CITY — The Brown County girls edged Vincennes Lincoln 103-106 to win the 19-team South Knox Invitational.
Rose Guingrich led the Eagles with an eighth-place finish in 21:33. Elodie Belleflamme took 11th in 21:58, while Alecia Frederick was 19th (22:30), Molly Austin 30th (23:01) and Haley Abraham 42nd (23:35).
The Brown County boys finished ninth. Chris Norman took 32nd in 18:18, while Eddie Ryan was 36th (18:30), Brock Updike 37th (18:34), Trenton Cornelius 77th (19:40) and Evan Markley 100th (20:21).
Panther boys take fifth
LAWRENCEBURG — Jonah Woods won the boys race in 16:28 to lead Jennings County to a fifth-place finsih in the South Dearborn Invitational.
Ricky Hendrix ran 17:22 for the Panthers. Wayne Komsi finished in 18:45, while Jacky Koenig ran 18:57 and Christian Liston 19:45.
The Jennings girls finished seventh. Rachel Thomas took 14th in 21:24, while Olivia Heaton was 22nd (22:20), Idalit Perez 27th (22:40), Autumn Thomas 34th (23:46) and Emilee Greathouse 44th (28:21).
Jet boys third at Edinburgh
EDINBURGH — The Hauser boys finished third out of seven teams in the Edinburgh Invitational. Waldron won with 28 points to 50 for Triton Central and the Jets, with the Tigers taking second on the sixth-runner tiebreaker.
Andrew Paetzel led Hauser with a fourth-place finish in 17:50. Dalton McKinney took sixth in 18:19, while Owen Rush was seventh (18:32), Wyatt Whittington 14th (20:10) and Josh Adams 19th (20:40).
The Jets had four girls, one short of the number needed to score as a team. Hannah Shoaf took fourth in 23:07, while Abbey Ashbrook was eighth (24:42), Frances Shoaf 11th (28:38) and Sami Harvey 19th (35:07).
North wins one, ties one
FORT WAYNE — Class 2A No. 1 Columbus North downed 2A No. 20 Homestead 6-0 and tied 2A No. 7 Valparaiso 1-1 in the Fort Wayne Canterbury Classic.
Parker Hirsch and Andre Abedian each scored two goals, and Alex Davidson and Keaton Voegerl each added one against Homestead. Hirsch recorded two assists, and Riley Belding, Ed Meyer, Brayton Thornburg and Voegerl all had one. Matt Verplank recorded four first-half saves, and Ben Davis had two second-half saves.
In the second game, Ethan Smith scored in the sixth off an assist from Belding, but Valpo scored in 59th minute to tie it. The Bull Dogs (9-0-1) outshot the Vikings 20-15, with Verplank making nine saves.
Olympians blank Highlanders
FLOYDS KNOBS — Adam Wallace scored two goals to lead East to a 3-0 Hoosier Hills
Conference win at previously-
unbeaten Floyd Central.
Sam Newell had the other goal for the Olympians (7-3-2, 4-0). Alex Staggs and Patrick Foley recorded assists.
JB Baxter played the first 75 minutes in goal and recorded four saves. AJ Cruite played the final five minutes and had one save.
Eagles tie Knights
BRAZIL — Brown County and Northview finished in a 1-1 tie in their WIC matchup.
Isaac Glusenkamp scored the goal for the Eagles (8-1-1, 2-1-1).
Saints edge Cougars
SEYMOUR — Titus Muertz scored two goals, but it wasn’t enough for Trinity Lutheran in a 3-2 loss to Indianapolis Lutheran.
Luke Onken recorded six saves for the Cougars (6-6).
North drops a pair
FORT WAYNE — North went 0-2 at the Fort Wayne Canterbury Classic, falling to Penn 6-1 and Northridge 4-1.
Kenadie Carlson scored in the 62nd minute for the Bull Dogs against Penn. Charlotte Verbanic played the first 65 minutes in goal, and Kyra Dasovich played the final 15.
North (8-4) avoided the shutout against Northridge when Emma Risley scored off an assist from Laura Anne Watanabe in the
77th minute. Dasovich played all
80 minutes in goal.
Knights edge Eagles
BRAZIL — Northview netted a second-half goal to break a tie and claim a 2-1 WIC win over Brown County.
Rebecca Wedan scored the goal for the Eagles (5-3-1, 2-2) off an assist from Sophie Riebl. Arielle Suhre recorded three saves.
Seymour blanks Salem
SEYMOUR — Clare Lenart scored two goals to lead Semour to a 3-0 win over Salem.
Elizabeth Davis scored the other goal, and Grace Hartman had an assist for the Owls (7-2-2). Kelley Sharp recorded two saves.
North goes 1-3 at New Albany
NEW ALBANY — North fell to Castle 25-18, 25-21, Floyd Central 25-18, 25-9 and Brownstown Central 25-15, 25-23 before knocking off Jeffersonville 25-17, 25-13.
Makinsey Summa recorded 24 kills and six blocks and Karen Wildemann had 60 assists and 22 digs in the four matches to lead the Bull Dogs (7-10). Maliah Howard served six aces.
Panthers go 1-3 at Ben Davis
INDIANAPOLIS — Jennings opened the Ben Davis Invitational with a 27-25, 18-25, 15-12 win over Zionsville before falling to Batesville 25-16, 20-25, 15-11, Muncie Burris 25-11, 25-21 and Martinsville 25-10, 25-17.
Miranda Yonts recorded 32 assists and six aces, and Emily Ertel had 32 kills and four blocks to lead the Panthers. Emma Campbell also had four blocks, and Dani Kirchner added 33 digs.
Tecumseh tops South Decatur
LYNNVILLE — South Decatur was within a touchdown with six minutes left, but couldn’t convert on fourth down around midfield, and Tecumseh posted a late score for 35-21 win.
The Cougars (2-3) led 7-0 early on a 40-yard run by quarterback Chris Johannigman. But they lost three starters to injuries in the second and third quarters.
Johannigman finished 6-of-24 for 104 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions and ran for a touchdown. Randall Canady ran for 81 yards and a score, and Damon Martin had two catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Shay Ogle was perfect on extra points for the first time this season.
“We didn’t play as well as what we have been,” South Decatur coach Rodney Martin said. “Defensively, we played pretty well. We were able to hold them well under what they were used to scoring. They were much-improved over what they were last year.”
Trinity dominates Metro East
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Blake Levy threw for about 440 yards and four touchdowns, and Jacob Harless had two rushing and two receiving scores to lead Trinity Lutheran to a 52-20 win at Metro East Lutheran (Ill.).
“We were going for the state record (563 passing yards), but we didn’t get it,” Trinity coach Anthony Levy said. “They were just a little better than we thought. Everything we came to do in our game plan, we had to throw out.”
Blake Levy also ran for a touchdown and threw scoring passes to Henry Welker and Jacob Stout for the Cougars (3-2), who led 36-12 at halftime.
Sam Marksberry and Holden Warren caught two-point conversion passes from Levy. Harless ran for two two-point conversions, and Matt McKay ran for another two-point conversion.
Panthers take second, advance
MADISON — Jennings County carded a 390 to finish second in the Madison Sectional and qualify for Saturday’s Roncalli Regional. Madison won with a 327 at Sunrise, and South Dearborn took the third and final regional-qualifying spot with a 410.
Kassi Whitehead finished sixth individually with a 91 to lead the Panthers. Abbie Clark took seventh with a 93, while Tori Whitehead added a 99, Sarah Willis shot 107 and Ellen Patterson had a 113.
Owls qualify for regional
BEDFORD — Paxton DeHaven won medalist honors with an even-par 72 to lead Seymour to a third-place team finish in the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional and a berth in Saturday’s Washington Regional.
The host Stars won the event at Otis Park with a 367 to 375 for Salem and 381 for the Owls. Brittany Trimnell carded a 100 for Seymour, while Hope Sutton added a 101, Audrey Clark shot 108 and Brianna Axsom had a 114.
Trinity finished eighth with a 507. Macy Taylor led the Cougars with a 114, while Brennyn Pollert carded a 117, Demi Oakes added a 125, Cassidy Prentice shot 151 and Jessica Fleener had a 161.
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