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Prep sports round up: North sweeps tourney

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BLOOMFIELD — The Columbus North volleyball team swept three opponents Saturday to capture the Eastern Greene Tournament.

The Bull Dogs knocked off Eminence 25-5, 25-7; Sullivan 25-13, 25-19 and Eastern Greene 25-16, 25-15.

Karen Wildemann recorded a combined 36 assists and seven aces in the three matches, and Makinsey Summa had 13 kills and three blocks to lead North (4-0). Hannah Vittorio notched 14 digs, and Imani Guy had three blocks.

Also for North, Alexa Pelley recorded 12 digs and five aces, and Hannah McKinney added eight digs and four aces. Wildemann had 10 kills and eight digs, and Avery Wendel added nine kills.

“We played very solid today,” North coach Caitlin Greiner said. “We were able to stay focused and intense the whole day.”

Jets win Henryville tourney

HENRYVILLE — Hauser knocked off North Harrison 25-19, 25-22; Edinburgh 25-15, 25-20; Paoli 25-12, 25-21; and Henryville 25-22, 25-21 to win the Henryville Tournament.

Ellie Trotter led the Jets (6-0) with 87 assists and six aces in the four matches. Bre Metz pounded 22 kills, Danielle Sneed and Maranda Knight each had six blocks and Danielle Giles recorded 52 digs.

Sneed also pounded 16 kills, while Maranda Knight added 14. Sydney Schoen recorded four assists and 39 digs. Metz had four blocks, Trotter notched 27 digs, and Jordan McDaniel and Giles each served two aces.

Following the opening loss to Hauser, Edinburgh (4-3) fell to North Harrison 25-23, 25-23 and Henryville 25-16, 19-25, 19-17 before downing Paoli 25-16, 25-13.

Panthers drop 2 matches

NEW ALBANY — Jennings County lost both of its matches in the New Albany Invitational, falling to New Albany 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 and Castle 25-11, 25-17, 25-11.

Kyla Ortleib led the Panthers with 11 kills, three blocks and four aces. Carissa Kinney recorded 30 assists. Rayann Mull had 18 digs, and Lyndsay Miller added 10 kills.

Brown County wins pair

NASHVILLE — Brown County won a pair of Western Indiana Conference matches, downing Edgewood 25-22, 14-25, 21-25, 25-23, 17-15 and West Vigo 25-10, 25-9, 25-15.

Emily Brady and Harley Rogers each recorded 22 digs and five aces to lead the Eagles (3-1, 2-0).

Liz Jackson pounded

24 kills, Vanessa Hoskins had 28 assists and Carly Williams added five blocks.

GIRLS golf

East wins Connersville invite

CONNERSVILLE — Columbus East fired a 349 to capture the title at the 15-team Connersville Invitational. Madison finished second with a 354.

Nicole Bodi finished fourth individually with an 81 to lead the Olympians.

“She really worked hard in the offseason,” East coach Troy Buntin said. “She added length and distance and is playing the best golf of her life.”

East’s Rebecca Smith carded an 87. Abby Frazier added a 90, Maggie Frazier shot 91 and Megan Hashimoto had a 95.

North sixth in Hall of Fame

BATESVILLE — Columbus North carded a 346 to finish sixth in the Hall of Fame Classic at Hillcrest Country Club.

Defending state champion Carmel won the tournament with a 327. Hamilton Southeastern edged Martinsville 332-333 for second.

Sydney Anderson finished eighth individually and led the Bull Dogs with a 79. Holly Anderson carded an 84, while Danbi Kim added an 85, Aubrey Smith shot 98 and Julia Luken had a 108.


East splits pair of games

GREENWOOD — Columbus East gave No. 11 Center Grove all it could handle before giving up a goal in the 75th minute and falling 1-0.

JB Baxter recorded five saves for the Olympians.

East bounced back

with a 2-1 win over Mooresville, rallying from a 1-0 deficit. Drew Herron scored both goals off assists by Adam Krebs.

AJ Cruite posted two saves for the Olympians (2-1).

Jennings blanks Corydon

NORTH VERNON — Kyle Lewis scored three goals to lead Jennings County to a 5-0 win over Corydon Central.

Nick AmRhein and Adam Green each scored a goal for the Panthers. Jackson Shepherd recorded four saves.

Owls tie Pioneers

SEYMOUR — Seymour opened its season with a 1-1 tie against Providence.

After falling behind 1-0 at halftime, the Owls evened the game in the 53rd minute on a penalty kick by Justin Bottorff.


North’s comeback falls short

Columbus North rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to tie Lawrenceburg at halftime but couldn’t overcome a second two-goal deficit and fell 4-3 in its season opener.

After the Tigers scored in the fourth and fifth minutes, Addy Lang got the Bull Dogs on the board in the 20th minute. Claire Chambers then tied the game in the 31st minute off an assist from Lang.

Lawrenceburg scored in the 46th and 58th minutes to take a 4-2 lead. North got one of the goals back when Emma Lavelle scored off an assist from Lang in the 79th minute, but the Tigers held on.

Olympians fall to Pioneers

Columbus East outshot Mooresville 14-11, but the Pioneers came away with a 3-1 win.

The Olympians (1-1) fell behind 3-0 before Morgan Martindale scored a second-half goal off an assist from Brooklyn Taulman.

East’s Bryn Eudy recorded nine saves.

Jennings edges Salem

SALEM — Jennings County improved to 3-0 with a 2-1 win at Salem.

Lydia Borgman and Sydney Kirchner scored unassisted goal for the Panthers, who outshot the Lions 9-8. Mackenzie Byram and Maddy Hovious each played a half in goal, and each recorded four saves.

Eagles blank Lutheran

NASHVILLE — Brown County scored three times in the first half and went on to open its season with a 4-0 win over Indianapolis Lutheran.

Jasmine Imming, Leah Tucker, Kennedy Bruner and Maddy Fields scored the goals for the Eagles. Kara Johnson, Monica Percifield and Fields had assists. Amber Sizemore and Emily Medsker combined on the shutout

in goal.

BOYS Tennis

Bull Dogs finish 6th

JEFFERSONVILLE — Columbus North finished sixth out of eight teams with 19 points in the Jeffersonville Invitational.

Jeffersonville won the tournament with 39 points. Jasper took second with 33, and Delta was third with 28.

North’s Rahul Jha at No. 2 singles and Mitchell Miller and Jake Likens at No. 1 doubles went 2-1 and finished third in their brackets. Anthony Sanders at No. 1 singles and Kevin Luo at No. 3 singles each went 1-2 and took sixth. Daniel Larkin and Nathan VanDeventer went 1-2 and finished seventh at No. 2 doubles.

Knights edge Eagles

BRAZIL — Brown County won a pair of three-set matches, but Northview won the other three to claim a 3-2 WIC win.

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


South Decatur boys win

RISING SUN — The South Decatur boys edged Southwestern (Shelby) 55-57 to win the six-team Rising Sun Beast of the Southeast meet.

Justyn Clark led South Decatur with a fourth-place finish in 18 minutes, 17 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Cole Bower took ninth in 19:58, while Dylan Cowins was 12th (20:10), Nick Grissom 14th (20:16) and Carl Kroger 16th (21:10).

Trinity Lutheran finished fifth with 108 points. Nikolai Haak took 13th in 20:16, while Daniel Horton was 15th (20:58), Clayton Pottschmidt 22nd (21:43), Skylar Stahl 27th (22:16) and Alex Royalty 31st (22:49).

With only four runners apiece, the South Decatur and Trinity girls were one runner short of being able to score as a team. South Decatur’s Ashley Hamilton finished third in 23:41, while Stacy Fox was ninth (26:12), Ane Ugarteburu 18th (28:38) and Olivia Fry 19th (28:43). Trinity’s Molly Crenshaw and Andrea Foster took 15th and 16th in 28:01 and 28:24, while Emily Marlow and Laney Acton were 28th and 29th in 21:18 and 34:16.

Eagle girls take 9th

TERRE HAUTE — The Brown County girls finished ninth, and the Eagle boys took 10th out of 15 teams in the Early Bird Invitational at the Lavern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.

Bloomington South won the girls meet with 49 points to 101 for runner-up Bloomington South. Brown County finished with 206.

Corissa Proctor led the Eagles with a fourth-place finish in 20:51. Rose Guingrich took 21st in 22:48, while Jalynn Stanford was 53rd (25:01), Sam Francis 61st (25:41) and Molly Austin 67th (26:14).

Bloomington North edged Bloomington South 45-52 to win the boys meet. Brown County finished with 275 points.

Eddie Ryan finished 45th in 19:17 to lead the Eagles. Wyatt Wyman took 52nd in 19:31, while Tanner Gray was 56th (19:43), Trenton Cornelius 60th (19:51) and Isaiah Keefaver 62nd (19:59).


Eagles drop season opener

CLOVERDALE — Brown County ended Friday night’s season opener with its fourth-string quarterback, fourth-string fullback and fifth-string tight end and turned the ball over five times in a 6-0 loss

at Cloverdale.

Sophomore Jacob Cumberlidge started in place of the injured Jared Claburn at quarterback. Cumberlidge and third-string Vynson Manson were injured, leaving fourth-stringer Alex Walker

to finish.

Phillip Palmer led the Eagles with 31 yards rushing on five carries. Walker led the defense with five tackles.

“We had a few injuries, and we had quite a few players come out and do

a good job,” Brown

County coach Ethan Schreiber said. “It was a learning experience.”

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