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EDINBURGH — The Edinburgh Lancers are known for running a spread offense and putting up large sums of points in their football games. The exact opposite occurred Saturday night as they fell to visiting Leipsic (Ohio) 53-8.
The Vikings, traveling from Ohio due to a cancellation in their own schedule, were able to jump out to a fast start by opening with a 12-play drive to get into the end-zone on their opening possession, and they never looked back as they raced to a 40-8 halftime lead. They were able to find the end-zone on seven of their eight first half possessions.
Edinburgh quarterback Bobby Simpson was hounded all evening by a brutal Leispic pass rush, having to continuously roll out of the pocket and throw into double coverage to try and provide an offensive spark. Simpson and the usually prolific Lancer passing attack were limited to 69 yards of total passing offense on three completions for the game.
Another blow to the Edinburgh offense occurred in the second quarter when junior running back Kevin Johnson exited the game with an unspecified injury and did not return.
The evening was not totally void of bright spots for the Lancers (3-3) however, as bruising senior lineman Dakota Sneed accounted for two blocked punts in the first quarter and nearly got a fingertip on another.
Edinburgh coach Bill Unsworth was immediately ready to put this one behind him and focus on next week game against Indianapolis Crimson.
“They were a good football team,” Unsworth said. “Anyone that knows anything about football could see that.”
“Right now, we are a bit concerned with some health issues with our starting tailback being hurt and our starting tackle banged up,” he said. “We will have to make a decision about them, but the bottom line is, we are going to have to forget about this game and get ready for next week.”
East tops North for fifth
MUNCIE — Columbus East downed crosstown rival Columbus North 26-24, 25-16 in the fifth-place match of the Muncie Invitational.
East fell to Lawrence North 25-17, 23-25, 15-9, beat LaPorte 25-16, 25-14 and lost to 4A No. 5 Yorktown 25-23, 26-24 in its pool. North downed Shenandoah 25-15, 25-19 and fell to Elkhart Memorial 25-13, 25-20 and Muncie Central 25-14, 25-14 in its pool.
Faith Myers recorded 79 assists, eight blocks, 28 digs and three aces in the four matches for the Olympians (12-6). Carly Robertson pounded 30 kills, and Cortney VanLiew added 23. Bailey Western had 12 blocks, Alexa Husmann-Miller added 60 digs and Caitlyn Williams served five aces.
For the Bull Dogs (8-14), Makinsey Summa recorded seven kills and four blocks, and Devon Roese had 20 digs and two aces. Alexa Pelley notched 19 digs, and Hannah Vittorio added 18. Avery Wendel had five kills and two blocks.
Hauser goes 2-1 in tourney
LAWRENCEBURG — Hauser won two of three matches in the Lawrenceburg Tournament, beating Greensburg 25-16, 25-21, losing to Lawrenceburg 26-24, 25-16 and beating Switzerland Country 25-19, 25-14.
Bre Metz had 17 kills for the Jets (12-7) while Jordan McDaniel and Maranda Knight each had 14 kills. Ellie Trotter had 55 assists while Danielle Giles had 35 digs. Trotter and Haley Webster each had 19 digs. Knight had six blocks while Danielle Sneed and Lucie Lortz each had five blocks. Trotter and Lortz each had three aces.
Jennings takes second
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County went 2-1 in its Quad, falling to Terre Haute North 25-22, 28-26 and beating Scottsburg 25-9, 25-14 and East Central 23-25, 25-17, 15-8.
Emily Ertel led the Panthers with 29 kills and three aces. Kyleigh Nelson recorded 68 assists, Kyla Ortleib had seven blocks and Dani Kirchner added 42 digs.
Cougars edge Eagles for title
SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran downed Brown County 18-25, 25-12, 16-14 to win Trinity’s Cougar Cup.
Trinity had beaten Crothersville 25-14, 25-12 and Shoals 25-11, 25-10 to set up the matchup with the Eagles. Brown County downed Crothersville 25-14, 25-15.
Owls coach nets milestone
SEYMOUR — Seymour coach Angie Lucas picked up her 500th career win in the 4A No. 6 Owls’ 25-14, 25-18 victory over Bedford North Lawrence. She added No. 501 in a 25-8, 25-22 win over Madison.
Hayden Dailey led Seymour (24-2) with 22 kills in the two games. Megan Kimbley added 11.
Crusaders sweep Cougars
Columbus Christian made it easier in each game Friday night in a 25-22, 25-11, 25-9 win over Greenwood Christian.
Sabrina Herron recorded 16 assists and four aces, and Jane Phillips notched nine kills and a block to lead the Crusaders. Savannah Spurgeon also had a block.
Bull Dogs down Patriots
Columbus North netted a pair of second-half goals to post a 3-1 win over Terre Haute North on senior day.
Addy Lang scored in the 16th minute off an assist from Riley Perry. After the Patriots tied it in the 45th minute, Natalie Teo finished a pass from Kenadie Carlson in the 58th minute, and Riley Perry buried a free kick in the 74th minute.
Charlotte Verbanic played the entire game in goal.
Olympians drop a pair
GREENWOOD — Columbus East dropped two games at the Center Grove Tournament against top competition. The Olympians dropped the first game 2-1 to East Central and the second game 1-0 against Center Grove.
Kristen Bellinger scored the only goal against East Central while Spencer Eudy had 12 saves in goal. Bryn Eudy made two saves.
Against Center Grove, Bryn Eudy had six saves and Spencer Eudy made two saves.
“I was proud of the kids,” said East coach Ilya Schwartzman. “We did a lot of good things against some very tough competition. There were a lot of positives.”
Eagles top Tiger Cubs
GREENCASTLE — Rachel Smith scored a goal in each half to give Brown County a 2-0 win at Greencastle.
Rebecca Wedan and Sophie Riebl assisted on the goals for the Eagles (7-4-1). Arielle Suhre recorded two saves.
East blanks New Albany
NEW ALBANY — Columbus East moved within one win of at Hoosier Hills Conference title with a 4-0 win at New Albany.
Drew Herron netted a goal and two assists, and Ngando Ntone had a goal and an assist for the Olympians (9-3-2, 6-0). Alex Staggs and Patrick Foley scored the other goals. Caleb Glass had an assist.
East outshot the Bulldogs 20-2. JB Baxter recorded one save.
Eagles throttle Patriots
NASHVILLE — Brown County scored eight times in the second half to break open a close game and post a 10-0 Western Indiana Conference win over Owen Valley.
Collin Graeber netted four goals, while Brandon Rutherford and Isaac Glusenkamp each scored two and Spencer Carpenter and Tyler Roman each had one. Graber and Glusenkamp each notched two assists, and Roman added one.
Tommy Merriman recorded eight saves.
Trinity wins Cougar Cup
SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran downed Bloomington Lighthouse 2-1 and Shoals 4-0 to win its Cougar Cup.
Bobby Tabeling scored three goals off assists from Stone Riddle in the title game. Toby VanLiew added the final goal off a corner kick from Rob Setty.
Riddle and Tabeling each scored a goal against Lighthouse.
Bull Dogs down Falcons
Class 2A No. 1 North remained unbeaten with a 4-2 Conference Indiana win over Perry Meridian on Friday night.
Parker Hirsch scored off an assist from Keaton Voegerl in the 15th minute, Riley Belding scored off a pass from Andre Abedian in the 38th minute, Voegerl scored off an assist from Hirsch in the 46th minute and Ed Meyer netted an unassisted goal in the 80th minute for the Bull Dogs (12-0-1, 5-0).
Matt Verplank played the first half in goal and did not record a save. Ben Davis played the second half had had one save.
North teams second at Culver
CULVER — The third-ranked North boys and girls both finished second behind No. 1 Carmel in the Culver invitational’s Elite Division.
Carmel won the girls race with 23 points, while the Bull Dogs outscored No. 2 West Lafayette 75-118 for second. Carmel’s boys scored 57 points to 85 for North and 167 for Mason (Ohio).
Mackenzie Caldwell ran 18 minutes, 5 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) to finish second in the girls race behind Carmel’s Kelcy Welch (17:53). North’s Sierra Lax took ninth in 18:49, while Rachel Brougher was 10th (18:52), Nina Bouthier 24th (19:34), Allison Coffey 30th (19:43), Avrie Allen 32nd (19:44), Olivia Malone 60th (20:28) and Olivia Kelley 78th (20:48).
For the Bull Dog boys, Kaden Eaton and Andy Carr finished fifth and sixth in 15:50 and 15:59. Seth Williams took 18th (16:14), while Chase Ballard was 25th (16:22), Michael Keller 31st (16:28), Andrew Baldwin 69th (17:01), Chris Von Hoene 131st (17:41) and Sam Starnes 138th (17:48).
Brown County finished second behind Fairfield in the girls closed race (102-148). Rose Guingrich led the Eagles with an eighth-place finish in 21:10, while Elodie Belleflamme was 13th (21:17), Alecia Frederick 32nd (22:16), Molly Austin 44th (22:43) and Halley Abraham 51st (23:14).
The Brown County boys took eighth with 209 points. Eddie Ryan finished sixth in 17:22, while Chris Norman was 19th (17:52), Brock Updike 37th (18:21), Trenton Cornelous 55th (18:42) and Robbie Dolph II 92nd (19:40).
East boys sixth at Southport
INDIANAPOLIS — East’s boys finished sixth, and the Olympian girls were 11th in the Southport Invitational.
Paul Bean and Isaac Richardson finished 29th and 30th in 17:27.24 and 17:32.64 to lead the boys. Jacob Bostic took 33rd in 17:48.40, while Paul Baker was 42nd (18:03.28) and Shaunak Desmukh 65th (18:42.72).
Kira Singer led the girls with a 25th-place finish in 21:14.88. Morgan Ketron took 46th in 22:21.98, while Rachel Foley was 47th (22:23.82), Maddie Lyons 48th (22:24.07) and Emma Mensendiek 62nd (23:06.46).
Hauser teams third in Classic
HOPE — Hauser’s boys and girls both finished third behind Waldron and Southwestern (Shelby) in its Heritage Day Classic.
Andrew Patezel led the boys with a second-place finish in 16:54. Dalton McKinney took seventh in 17:51, while Owen Rush was 12th (18:35), Wyatt Whittington 22nd (20:04) and Austin Everroad 26th (20:23).
Hannah Shoaf finished fourth in 22:30 to lead the girls. Abbey Ashbrook took 20th in 25:50, Frances Shoaf was 21st (26:25), Nasi Nakhost Lofti 28th (32:22) and Sami Harvey 31st (33:33).
Panther boys take third
MADISON — Jennings County’s boys finished third out of 16 teams, and the Panther girls were 10th out of 13 in the Madison Invitational.
Jonah Woods led the boys with a second-place finish in 16:32. Kyle Lewis finished in 17:30, while Ricky Hendrix ran 17:59, Jacky Koenig 19:16 and Wayne Komsi 19:41.
Olivia Heaton finished 26th in 22:46 to lead the girls. Rachel Thomas took 28th in 22:53, while Idalit Perez was 47th (24:21), Autumn Thomas 72nd (27:03) and Emilee Greathouse 86th (30:01).
Jets take second in Classic
HOPE — Hauser edged Edinburgh 3-2 in the semifinals before falling to Waldron 5-0 in the finals of its Heritage Day Classic.
Against Edinburgh, Hauser’s, Will Rose beat Zach Pendleton 3-6, 6-1, (10-7) at No. 2 singles, Joel Benedict and Zane Urbans downed Dalton Bieker and Anthony Weber 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and Adam Carr and Luke Meier blanked Tommy Schneider and Isiah McIntosh 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles. Edinburgh’s King Bryant topped Kyle Benedict 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and Chase Ford beat Avery Talent 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.
In the final, Kyle Benedict won 6-3, 6-2, Rose prevailed 6-2, 6-2 and Talent rolled 6-2, 6-1 for the Jets (4-10). Joel Benedict and Urbans won 6-3, 6-1, and Meier and Carr triumphed 2-6, 6-3, (10-5).
Edinburgh beat Morristown in the consolation match.
Seymour senior qualifies
MONTGOMERY — Seymour’s Paxton DeHaven fired a 75 at Country Oaks to finish fourth individually in the Washington Regional and claim the third of five individual qualifying spots to the state finals.
The Owls finished 13th as a team with a 383. No. 10 Martinsville (317), No. 7 Evansville North (320) and No. 11 Floyd Central (328) claimed the state-qualifying berths.
Hope Sutton carded an 88 for the Owls. Audrey Clark added a 106, and Brittany Trimnell and Mallory Krumme each shot 114.
Panthers take 15th
INDIANAPOLIS — Jennings County concluded its season with a 15th-place finish in the Roncalli Regional.
The Panthers carded a 392 at Smock. No. 4 Zionsville (309),
No. 2 Carmel (311) and Madison (332) claimed the state-qualifying berths.
Kassi Whitehead led Jennings with a 90. Tori Whitehead added a 99, while Abbie Clark shot 101, Ellen Patterson had a 102 and Sarah Willis finished with a 107.
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