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Sports roundup (May 7, 2014)


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North golfers win Crooked Stick event

CARMEL — With Michael VanDeventer earning medalist honors with a 1-under 71, the Columbus North golf team captured the Crooked Stick Invitational on Tuesday against some of Indiana’s top high school teams.

The second-ranked Bull Dogs shot 312 to win the title, three shots better than No. 1-ranked Westfield and No. 4 ranked Carmel. No. 5-ranked Zionsville finished fourth with a 320.

“Certainly, Michael played well, but it takes all of them,” said North coach Doug Bieker. “We play as a team and we are getting better.”

North was coming off a fourth-place finish in the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational on Saturday, not exactly living up to the team’s expectations.

“We’re not good enough to just show up,” Bieker said. “We have to work at it.”

The Bull Dogs worked at it Tuesday.

“Crooked Stick is a tough test,” Bieker said. “It plays 6,900 yards, so I thought 315 would be a good number, and we shot 312. We managed our game for the most part. We have an experienced team and we are learning how to put rounds together.”

Christian Fairbanks shot 78 for North, while Nick Waskom carded an 81. Ian Coffey’s 82 also figured in North’s total, and Zack Lee finished at 87.

Cougars outshoot Jets

SEYMOUR — Clayton Terry won medalist honors with a 39 to lead Trinity Lutheran to a 182-193 win against Hauser at Shadowood

Skylar Stahl carded a 45, Drew Royalty added a 48 and Chad Stuckwisch, Parker Criswell and Corey Stuckwisch all shot 50 for the Cougars. Clayton Pottschmidt and Jon Keith each shot 52, and Jackson Cain had a 59.

Jack Washburn led the Jets with a 41. Cole Morgan carded a 48, while Jon Isbill and Keenan Owen each shot 52, Chase Conner 54, Wyatt Whittington 56, Nate Hull 57, Aaron Sweet 59 and Travis Stafford 68.

Jackets sting Crusaders

Columbus Christian couldn’t quite overcome Morristown in a 208-217 loss at Clifty Creek.

Nick Bridgewater led the Crusaders with a 42. Austin Straub carded a 45, while Andrew Foster and Parker Hilliard each shot 65 and Judah Haynes had a 66.

New Albany nips Jennings

NORTH VERNON — New Albany snuck past Jennings County 164-166 at St. Anne’s.

Bailey Wilder led the Panthers with a 39. Jake Simmons carded a 40, while Ian Donnell added a 43, Tyler Clerkin shot 44, Garrett Day had a 45 and Lane Sawyer finished with a 47.

TRACK AND FIELD

Bull Dogs sweep Owls

SEYMOUR — Columbus North swept a dual meet at Seymour, winning the boys contest 85-47 and rolling in the girls meet 103-29.

Mitchell Burton won the 100 meters (11.59 seconds) and 200 (23.35) and Michael Behling took the 110 hurdles (16.12) and 300 hurdles (41.70) to lead the North boys. Other winners for North were Robert Pflueger in the long jump (18 feet, 6½ inches), Trevor Shutters in the shot put (47-5¼), Kamal Maharjan in the discus (134-9) and Joe Wright in the 800 (2:04). The Bull Dogs also won the 4x800 (8:44) and 4x400 (3:41) relays.

Winners for the Owls were Ben Coomer in the pole vault (11-0), Seth Ragon in the high jump (5-10), Mitch McCoy in the 1,600 (4:37), Chase Salmon in the 400 (54.83) and Jack Tormoehlen in the 3,200 (9:45). Seymour also won the 4x100 relay (45.66).

Debie Gedeon led the North girls with wins in the 100 hurdles (15.55), 100 (13.31) and 300 hurdles (50.99). Other winners for the Bull Dogs were Katrina May in the pole vault (11-0), Janelle Peters in the long jump (15-3 1/2), Tessa Krempel in the shot (38-4 3/4), Devon Roese in the discus (99-4), Sierra Lax in the 1,600 (5:24), Amelia Herrick in the 400 (1:05), Morgan Neal in the 800 (2:30) and Gabby Sims in the 200 (26.51). North also swept the 4x800 (10:32), 4x100 (52.87) and 4x400 (4:19) relays.

BASEBALL

Hauser wallops Waldron

WALDRON — Hauser erupted for 20 hits in rolling to a 23-0 Mid-Hoosier Conference win at Waldron.

Will Rose went 4 for 5, and Nick Lortz went 3 for 3 with three RBIs for the Jets (5-6). Nathan Branum went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Isaiah Martin went 2 for 2, and Jared Schoen went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs. Dalton McKinney had three RBIs, and Rory Thayer added a double and two RBIs.

Eric McMullen threw a four-hitter and struck out six.

“Eric McMullen did a nice job, and the key that I liked was there was no errors in the field,” Hauser coach Jerry Schoen said.

Panthers down Knights

NORTH VERNON — Tyler Vogel threw a four-hitter and struck out eight to lead Jennings County to a 4-1 win against South Dearborn.

Tod Brown went 2 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs for the Panthers.

South Decatur earns win

GREENSBURG — South Decatur scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 7-all tie and post an 11-7 win against Indiana Deaf.

Austin Haley picked up the win in relief for the Cougars (5-5).

Mustangs blank Eagles

NASHVILLE — Edgewood scored in five of the six innings in handing Brown County a 12-0 Western Indiana Conference loss.

Chase Snider took the loss for the Eagles, who managed only three hits.

Lancers fall to Royals

EDINBURGH — Eastern Hancock scored seven times in the fifth inning to break open a close game and went on to hand Edinburgh a 16-6 MHC loss.

Elliott Parmer went 2 for 3, and Zach Smiley went 2 for 4 for the Lancers (3-12, 1-4). Kyle Armel had a three-run homer, and Kevin Johnson added two RBIs.

Seymour drops Borden

SEYMOUR — Seymour scored six times in the second inning to overcome an early 3-0 deficit and held on for a 6-3 win against Borden.

Janzen Bloom picked up the win for the Owls (9-7).

Trinity stops Oldenburg

OLDENBURG — Trinity Lutheran scored three times in the top of the seventh to pull out a 7-5 win at Oldenburg.

Jake Moore picked up the win for the Cougars (5-7).

SOFTBALL

Panthers topple Owls

SEYMOUR — Jennings County took advantage of a couple of Seymour errors in the top of the first inning to score one run. Then in the top of the fifth, the Panthers got a leadoff hit and shortly after strung together four hits to score three runs, and they pulled out a 4-1 win.

“I don’t know what that is, but sometimes, somebody gets one, it just takes all of the pressure off of everybody else,” Jennings coach Kendall Wildey said of his team’s fifth-inning hits, which included a two-run triple from Sidney Gerkin.

Lisa McIntosh threw a three-hitter and struck out 10 for Jennings County (15-3).

Brown County victorious

NASHVILLE — Brown County used a seven-hitter from Sarah Southerland and some timely hitting for a 4-2 victory against visiting Edgewood.

The Eagles, who raised their Western Indiana record to 3-1 with the victory, scored four runs in the bottom of the third. Dakota Anderson drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk, Lacey Ross had a two-run single and Caili Marcoux drove in another run with a single.

Cougars defeat Lancers

EDINBURGH — Trinity Lutheran posted a run in the top of the eighth inning and closed out Edinburgh for an 11-10 win.

The Lancers had a four-run first and a six-run sixth.

Mariah Brown had a triple and three RBI for Edinburgh. Also for the Lancers, Lilli Owens had a double while Kayli Littiken and Kayla Beier each had two singles.

GIRLS TENNIS

Braves edge Panthers

BROWNSTOWN — Jennings County pulled out a pair of three-set wins, but Brownstown Central took the other three matches in a 3-2 decision.

Avis McGovern won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles for the Panthers. Brittany and Elaine Lykins prevailed 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 at No. 1 doubles.

Amy Gasper fell 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Kirsten Nottingham lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Hailey Harmon and Cassie Leach fell 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

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