The Columbus North boys and girls cross-country teams opened their seasons in dominating fashion Tuesday, rolling to 15-50 victories against Martinsville at Ceraland.
The ninth-ranked Bull Dog boys claimed the top 11 spots, while the second-ranked girls took the top nine positions in a tuneup for Saturday’s Conference Indiana meet.
Rachel Brougher won the girls race in 18 minutes, 43 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Sierra Lax finished second in 19:00, followed by Nina Bouthier (19:15), Arig Tong (19:47), Allison Coffey (20:21), Ensley Hammond (20:41), Ana Singhal (20:44), Haley Duke (21:07) and Kirsten Ballard (21:22).
“I thought the girls did a good job,” Weinheimer said. “They got out hard, which will benefit them as they get into other races. They just held on the best their systems had to finish strong.”
Ben Rankin won the boys race in 16:42, one second ahead of runner-up Chandler Steward and third-place Justin Spoon. Chase McQueen finished fourth in 16:49, followed by Elijah Brooks (16:54), Eli Fischer (17:10), Alec Embry (17:12), Braden Hammond (17:21), Peyton Shelton (17:22), Ahaan Singhal (17:47) and Sam Horak (18:09).
“I thought it was a strong start for our pack of boys,” Weinheimer said. “It’s going to take time to develop some frontrunners. What I liked was how tenacious they were about hanging onto each other. One through 5 were close together, and we just want that whole pack to move up together.”
Bull Dogs rout Owls
SEYMOUR — Danbi Kim and Julia Luken each shot 38 to win co-medalist honors and lead No. 5 Columbus North to a 161-225 win against Seymour at Shadowood.
Alex Munnicha carded a 42 for the Bull Dogs. Holly Anderson and Katelin Kovach each shot 43, Aubrey Smith added a 45, Maddy Neal shot 46 and Molly Donnell had a 51.
Hannah Thompson led the Owls with a 49. Andrea Asxom carded a 50, while Bailey Goben added a 56, Jenna Ebler shot 70, Kara Rice had 71 and Emily Hume finished with a 72.
Lancers edge Cougars
FRANKLIN — Edinburgh and South Decatur both finished with identical scores of 205, and the Lancers won by three shots on the fifth score tiebreaker.
Vanessa McManaway led Edinburgh with a 48. Makenzie Hill carded a 49, while Savanna Bippus added a 53, Mariah Weddle shot 55, Emma Westerfeld had a 56, Kierra Richards finished with a 57.
Lydia Wolterman and Shelby Vannatta each shot 46 to tie for medalist honors and led the Cougars. Annie Gant carded a 54, while Olivia Fry and Kyley Caperoon each shot 59 and Olivia Clarkson had a 62.
Cubs down Panthers
MADISON — Jennings County suffered a 191-200 loss to Madison at Sunrise.
Kassi Whitehead led the Panthers with a 43. Peyton Whitehead carded a 47, while Rachel Greene added a 52, Marina Sigmund shot 58 and Allie Clark had a 59.
Trinity wins tri match
SEYMOUR — Macy Taylor won medalist honors with a 49 to lead Trinity Lutheran to a tri-match win at Shadowood. The Cougars finished with a 158 to 172 for Jac-Cen-Del and 192 for Milan, with only the top three scores for each team being counted.
Demi Oakes carded a 50 for Trinity. Jessica Fleener added a 59, and Morgan Gabbard had a 61.
Stars edge Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, but Bedford North Lawrence took the other three to claim a 3-2 win.
Owen Land won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Adam Jackson prevailed 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for the Panthers. Avery Johnson fell 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, Austin Mills and Luke Ertel lost 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and Justin Gasper and Bailey Wilder fell 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Braves sweep Lancers
BROWNSTOWN — Brownstown Central won all five matches in straight sets in a 5-0 victory against Edinburgh.
Kinser Bryant fell 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Kyle Pendleton lost 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Coltan Henderson fell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Lancers. Parker Bryant and Anthony Weber lost 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Dalton Bieker and Tommy Schneider fell 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Seymour stops Shelbyville
SEYMOUR — Seymour swept the singles positions in picking up its first win of the season, a 4-1 victory against Shelbyville.
Alex Berry at No. 1 singles and Adam Berry at No. 3 singles won by 6-2, 6-2 scores, while Ty McCory prevailed 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, and Grant Handloser and Josiah Rudge triumphed 6-2, 7-6 (1) at No. 1 doubles. Sam Voss and Hao Li fell 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
Columbus Christian falls
Because of girls away at funerals, Columbus Christian had only seven players available and fell to Suburban Christian 25-19, 25-14, 25-14.
Hannah Lorimor led the Crusaders (0-2) with two blocks and three aces. Savannah Spurgeon and Lauren Hunnicutt each pounded three kills, Madison Henderson recorded five assists and Hannah Stair had two digs.
Cougars sweep Indians
MILAN — South Decatur evened its record with a 25-20, 25-23, 25-15 win at Milan.
Brooke Helms led the Cougars (2-2) with 25 assists, seven digs and three aces, while Braelyn Evans recorded seven kills and three blocks. Shelby Branum added five kills and four digs.
Lancers top Yellow Jackets
EDINBURGH — Edinburgh picked up a 25-10, 25-19, 25-6 Mid-Hoosier Conference win against Morristown.
The Lancers improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the MHC.
Trinity sweeps Waldron
WALDRON — Trinity Lutheran had little trouble in rolling to a 25-11, 25-11, 25-6 win at Waldron.
Hayley Carter led the Cougars with 11 digs and four aces. Anne Franke pounded 10 kills, and Haylee Barker added nine kills and 13 assists.
Panthers blank Red Devils
NORTH VERNON — Justine Corya netted two goals and an assist to lead Jennings County to a 4-0 Hoosier Hills Conference win against Jeffersonville.
Olivia Vanosdol and Lydia Borgman added goals for the Panthers (4-0). Borgman and Lexi Brown had assists.
Jennings put eight shots on goal to three for the Red Devils. Mariah Grider recorded two saves, and Mackenzie Byram added one.
Panthers down Knights
AURORA — Jennings County remained unbeaten with a 3-1 win at South Decatur.
Adrian Miller, Jonathon Hill and Nick AmRhein all scored goals for the Panthers (3-0). Robbie Beal had two assists, and Zach Taylor added one.
Jackson Shepherd recorded eight saves.
Cougars blank Eagles
AUSTIN — Trinity Lutheran picked up its first win of the season, an 8-0 decision at Austin.
Luke Onken netted three goals, while Bobby Tabeling and AJ Goecker each scored two and Josiah Foster added one for the Cougars (1-1). Tabeling recorded two assists, while Kohei Nagino Sam Hayes Cole Allman, Goecker and Chris Rust all had one.
Cole Allman and Andrew Emily each notched two saves.