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Prep roundup: North track stars shine

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INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North grabbed two champions at the Midwest Prep Invitational at Lawrence Central High School, getting a second place performance from the girls squad.

Mackenzie Caldwell, after finishing a 1600 meter run at the Franklin Central Showcase the night before, cruised to a 3200 meter title at the Midwest Prep in 11:18.10.

“She’s a special talent,” Sipe said. “After finishing a tough run last night, she really performed well in another tough environment.”

Andy Carr took the top spot in the boys 3200 in 9:29.40.

Debie Gedeon finished second in the 100 hurdles (15.16), while Gabby Sims finished second in the 400 (57.83), Tessa Krempel finished second in the discus (139-9½). The 4-by-800 relay (Sierra Lax, Avrie Allen, Aly Bowman and Nina Bouthier) also took second

in 10:05.32.

The boys grabbed a second-place finish from the 4-by-800 relay team (Michael Keller, Sam Ford, Joe Wright and Kaden Eaton)

in 8:05.04.

“Both teams did very well against very good competition,” Sipe said. “We’re real excited with what our young talent is bringing to the table. They are stepping up against tough competition, and you can see the progression with every meet.”

Eagles track squads perform strongly

TERRE HAUTE — Both Brown County’s boys and girls track teams put on an impressive performance at Terre Haute North’s Patriot Challenge, winning team titles for both squads.

The girls won seven events to total 179 points, with wins from Emily Brady in the pole vault (10-6), Elly Wertz in long jump (15-4¾), Alaina Glidden in discus (98-2½), Rebecca Wedan in the

100 dash (13.57) and Corrissa Proctor in the 1600 (5:37.98). The Eagles also picked up wins in the 4-by-100 with the team of Wedan, Wertz, Harley Rogers and Brady (52.31) and in the 4-by-400 relay with Wedan, Maddy Fields, Jailynn Stanford and Kennedy Bruner (4:23.58).

The boys had wins in four events to take the team title with 111, with wins from Happy Lacy-Connell in the high jump (5-10) and the 110 hurdles (17.59), Isaac Gluesenkamp in the 800 (2:07.10) and in the 4-by-400 meter relay (Evan Markley, Robby Dolph, Gluesenkamp and Alex Cade)

in 3:44.09.


Bull Dogs take second at meet

FRANKLIN — Michael VanDeventer grabbed medalist honors for Columbus North at the Spring Preview held at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, while the Bull Dogs finished second.

Hamilton Southeastern took the team title with 298, followed by North (312), Carmel (314), Corydon Central (318), Noblesville (319) and Jasper (323). Seymour finished 23rd at 388.

Bull Dogs golf coach Doug Bieker said VanDeventer has shown much improvement.

Christian Fairbanks and Zach Lee shot 80 for the Bull Dogs, while Nick Waskom hit 82 and Ian Coffey carded 86.

“We let some shots get away from us late in the meet,” Bieker said. “We had many chances to grab the lead, but we were letting shots slip away from us.”

The Bull Dogs also had a second team compete at the Center Grove Invitational at Hickory Stick. North finished fourth at 327, while Center Grove won

with 295.

Kyung Kim led the Bull Dogs with 79, Devin Abendroth carded 82, Jake Armuth and Spencer Fairbanks had an 83 and Connor Opalka carded a 91.

Jennings County finishes second

NORTH VERNON — Adam Krebs shot an Olympians’ team low 72 to take runner-up honors in the Jennings County Invitational at St. Anne’s. Columbus East shot a season best 313 to take second.

“We had a very strong performance,” East coach Tom LaBarbera said. “We shot our lowest score of the year, and had a great performance from Adam.”

Chris Jurrema carded a 77 for the Olympians, while Austin Proffitt and Derek Alexander shot 82 and Zach Sutton finished at 93.

“We are heading in the right direction,” LaBarbera said. “We looked really good today, and are in good shape for the rest of

the season.”

Jennings County finished third with 315 points. Ian Donnell led the Panthers, shooting 76, while Tyler Clerkin shot 78, Jake Simmons 80, Garrett Day an 81 and Lane Sawyer a 94.

Trinity Lutheran was sixth at 349, with Parker Criswell carding 82, Clayton Terry 84, Chad Stuckwisch a 90, Cory Stuckwisch a 93 and Clayton Pottschmidt a 95.

South Decatur finished eighth at 362. Andrew Wullenweber led the Cougars with 88, followed by Brayden Helms at 90, Adam Fry

at 91, Nick Schwering at 93 and Cory Hastings at 98.

Madison won the team title

with 306.


Panthers split double-header

SCOTTSBURG — The Jennings County baseball team put up a dominating performance against Scottsburg, defeating the Warriors 9-3.

The Panthers recorded eight hits, including a double by

Sam Morris.

The Panthers fell in their second game against Floyd Central 9-1. The Panthers had their only run in the sixth inning off an RBI single from Lane Staples.


Jennings County takes top of twinbill

NORTH VERNON — The Jennings County softball team split its two games at its invitational, beating Whiteland 2-1 before dropping a 3-2 extra inning battle with New Palestine.

After an early run by the Warriors (2-4), the Panthers bounced back and scored two runs in fourth inning and held on to the lead the rest of the way. Kyndyl Olds recorded a double in the contest for the Panthers.

With the score tied at two with both teams scoring their runs in the fourth inning, New Palestine hit a home run in the eighth inning to close the game. Jennings County dropped to 8-1.

Hannah Castor went 4-7 with an RBI for the Panthers, while Dani Kirchner went 3-7.

Lancers fall against Bishop Chatard

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN — Edinburgh struggled for much of their first contest against Bishop Chatard, falling 10-0 Saturday.

Marissa Whitis and Bailey Woodall hit two singles each against Chatard, while Mariah Brown had one.

The Lancers (1-5) fell in its second game to Heritage Christian 10-2. Bri Howard led the Lancers with an RBI single.


Bull Dogs singles shine

JEFFERSONVILLE — Aubrey Smith and Paige Littrell posted three wins apiece in singles competition to help propel Columbus North to go 3-0 at the Jeffersonville Invitational.

The Bull Dogs defeated Jeffersonville 5-0 in the first match, with Smith winning in No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-0), Littrell in No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-1), Rosemary Yonushonis in No. 3 singles (6-1, 6-0), Sarah Vanderkolk and Sydney Anderson in No. 1 doubles (7-6, 6-5) and Alex Friend and Brooke Richardson in No. 2 doubles (6-1, 6-1).

The Bull Dogs then defeated New Albany 5-0, with wins from Smith (6-0 6-0), Littrell (6-1, 6-1), Richardson in No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-0), Anderson and Vanderkolk in No. 1 doubles (8-6, 6-1) and Alex Friend and Megan Olibo in No. 2 doubles (6-3, 6-3).

In the final match of the invitational, the Bull Dogs (6-3) beat Castle 3-2, with the match being decided by Vanderkolk and Anderson in No. 1 doubles (6-2, 6-3).

“They had their best performance of the season,” North coach Kendal Hammel said. “They have been having trouble getting wins lately, and to come through for us in a clutch moment like they did was impressive.”

Smith won in No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-1), while Littrell won 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 singles. The No. 2 singles team of Yonushonis and Richardson fell 7-5, 2-6, 6-2.

Olympians win invitational

BROWNSBURG — The Columbus East girls tennis squad had a dominating performance from its singles trio en route to going 3-0 at the Brownsburg Invitational.

The Olympians beat West Lafayette Harrison 3-2, with wins from No. 1 singles player Ashlee Hasson (6-1, 6-1), No. 2 singles player Megan Galle (6-0,6-2) and No. 3 singles player Alexa Husmann-Miller (6-2, 6-1). Pooja Pandita and Aneta Smidova fell in No. 1 doubles 6-0, 3-6 while Susana Planco and Lauren Fox lost 6-0, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.

The Olympians then beat Brownsburg 3-2, with Hasson winning No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-2), Galle in No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-1) and Husmann-Miller (6-2, 6-1), while Pandita and Smidova fell 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 in No. 1 doubles and the No. 2 doubles pair of Planco and Fox lost 6-1, 6-4.

The Olympians (4-3) finished their singles sweep by outdueling Western Boone 4-1. Hasson won No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-0, while Galle won No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-0 and Husmann-Miller won 6-3, 6-0 in

No. 3 singles. In No. 1 doubles play, Pandita and Smidova fell 6-4, 6-2 while the No. 2 doubles team of Planco and Shyanne Reynolds won 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.

Seymour tennis stays perfect

SHELBYVILLE — The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles squads for Seymour remained perfect at the Shelbyville Invitational to help boost the Owls to the team title.

Seymour won the title with 33 points, followed by Batesville (29), Moorseville (21), Oldenburg Academy (17) and Shelbyville (2).

Karen Dringenburg and Emma Wood went 3-0 for the tournament in No. 1 doubles, while Payton Warren and Lindsey Hume also went 3-0 in No. 2 doubles. Marley Vehslage went 1-1 in No. 1 singles, Hallie Crenshaw went 1-1 in No. 2 singles and Kennedy Richard went 2-1 in No. 3 singles.

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