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Prep sports round up: North claims five-set victory against Cougars


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The Columbus North volleyball team rallied from a 17-5 deficit to win Game 1, then went

on to pull out a 25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 18-25, 15-13 Conference Indiana win at Bloomington North on Tuesday.

“It was a little too close for comfort,” North coach Caitlin Greiner said. “We started out a little slow. Credit to Alexa Pelley’s serving. She gave us a huge lift.”

Pelley finished with seven aces and 19 service points in 26 attempts. She also led the Bull Dogs (5-2, 1-1) with 40 digs in 45 attempts.

Karen Wildemann led North with 10 kills and 30 assists. Imani Guy had nine blocks.

Also for the Bull Dogs, Janelle Peters pounded nine kills, while Guy and Makinsey Summa each added eight. Wildemann recorded six blocks, and Summa had five. Hannah Vittorio notched 10 digs.

“Our biggest struggle right now is cutting down on our unforced errors, but our girls did a great job of not giving up,” Greiner said. “That we were able to step up and win a close match is a step in the right direction.”

Eagles sweep Patriots

NASHVILLE — Brown County remained unbeaten in the Western Indiana Conference with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-14 win against Owen Valley.

Liz Jackson pounded 12 kills, Bri Harper recorded 27 assists, Elly Wertz had three blocks, Harley Rogers and Emily Brady each notched 12 digs and Vanessa Hoskins served five aces for the Eagles. (7-2, 3-0). Carly Williams had seven kills, and Cheyenne Ellis added five.

Knights nip Cougars

GREENSBURG — South Decatur rallied from a two-set deficit to send the match to a fifth set, but South Dearborn pulled out a 25-21, 25-19, 26-28, 18-25, 16-14.

Haleigh Haining led the Cougars (5-4) with one block and 12 aces. Megan Niese pounded eight kills, Brittany Koors recorded 10 assists and Mariah Green had 14 digs. Haining and Olivia Watkins added six kills apiece, and Brooke Helms notched nine assists.

Lancers sweep Panthers

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh had little trouble in rolling to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-15 Mid-Hoosier Conference win against Knightstown.

Mara Cox pounded 12 kills, Megan Rooks recorded 20 assists, Bri Howard had three blocks and Lillie Parmer notched 12 digs for the Lancers (8-4 3-0). Bri Howard added seven kills.

Trinity tops South Ripley

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran remained unbeaten with a 25-9, 25-13, 25-20 win against South Ripley.

Liz Hill led the Cougars (6-0) with nine kills. Taylor Reynolds and Haylee Barker each served five aces.

BOYS SOCCER

Crusaders fall to Lions

Rock Creek Academy built a 3-0 halftime lead and went on to post an 8-0 win at Columbus Christian.

The Lions outshot the Crusaders (1-2) 22-6. Columbus Christian’s Evan Reed recorded 14 saves.

Twisters edge Jets

HOPE — Hauser’s Aaron Sweet scored off an assist from Lee Hamilton, but Oldenburg Academy edged the Jets 2-1.

The Twisters outshot the Jets 8-5. Hauser’s Pete Trotter recorded six saves.

CROSS-country

Cougar boys win tri meet

GREENSBURG — South Decatur’s boys edged host Greensburg 31-32 to win a tri meet. Hauser finished third with 65 points.

Justyn Clark won the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) race in 18 minutes, 19 seconds to lead the Cougars. Dylan Cowins and Cole Bower finished fifth and sixth, both in 20:02, while Carl Kroger took ninth in 21:00 and Nick Grissom was 10th in 21:19.

Owen Rush led the Jets with a third-place finish in 19:41. Jordan Johnson took 14th in 22:42, while Mauro Cumbe was 17th (23:19), Josh Adams 18th (23:22) and Austin Everroad 19th 23:49.

Neither South Decatur nor Hauser had enough girls runners to score as

a team.

South Decatur’s Ashley Hamilton finished fourth in 23:44, while Stacey Fox was eighth (27:05), Ane Ugarteburu 12th (30:28) and Olivia Fryy 13th (30:30).

Hauser’s Abbey Ashbrook finished seventh in 26:26. Claire Lutsch took ninth in 27:57, while Leonie Streblow was 11th (30:00) and Bethany Williams 15th (35:11).

BOYS Tennis

Panthers blank Rebels

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County dropped only seven games in the five matches in rolling to a 5-0 win against Southwestern (Hanover).

Owen Land at No. 1 singles and Tod Brown at No. 2 singles won by 6-0, 6-0 scores, and Luke Ertel prevailed 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Adam Jackson and Avery Johnson won 6-1, 6-3 at

No. 1 doubles, and Justin Gasper and Austin Mills rolled 6-1, 6-0 at

No. 2 doubles.

Eagles top Tigers

NASHVILLE — Brown County dominated the doubles matches in posting a 4-1 win against Triton Central.

Evan Rose and Grant Kinnick won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Hunter Ellis and Zion Bunge rolled 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles for the Eagles. Dakota Patterson won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and Levi Patterson (BC) prevailed 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 singles. Cash Myers fell 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.

Spartans down Jets

SHELBYVILLE — Hauser pulled out a third-set super-tiebreaker at No. 2 singles, but Southwestern (Shelby) won the other four matches to claim a 4-1 MHC win.

Avery Talent was a 3-6, 6-1, (10-7) winner at No. 2 singles. Will Rose fell 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Adam Carr lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, Kyle and Joel Benedict fell 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), (10-5) at No. 1 doubles, and Noah Miller and Luke Meier lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

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