Second-half rally gives Olympians win against Cougars


East rallies for win

BLOOMINGTON — Columbus East rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit Thursday night to claim a 3-2 victory at Bloomington North.

Andrew Thomasson scored in the 52nd minute off assist from Levi Copask, and Caleb Glass converted a penalty kick in the 64th minute to tie the game. Thomasson netted the game winner in the 74th minute off assist from Alex Hammond.

The Olympians (3-1-1) outshot the Cougars 19-14. A.J. Cruite recorded six saves.

“We played our worst half of the season in the first half, and we played our best half of the season in the second half,” East coach Brad Barber said. “The boys responded, and we want to carry that momentum on going forward.”

Hat trick leads Jets

HOPE — Joe Sweet netted three goals to lead Hauser to a 4-1 MHC win against Knightstown.

Clayton Wilson scored the other goal for the Jets. Justin Stafford and Giovanni Desiderio had assists.

Hauser outshot the Panthers 18-9. Pete Trotter recorded eight saves.

Owls rout Warriors

SEYMOUR — Seymour outshot Scottsburg 29-4 in rolling to an 8-0 victory.

Korey White and Daniel Hartman each scored two goals for the Owls (2-2), while Brayan Morales, Kyle Jones and Cole Fosbrink all added one. Luedeman, White, Mason Pottschmidt, Hartman, Jeffery Klopf and Charlie Galyen had assists, and Elliott Clark recorded three saves.


Bull Dogs sweep Eagles

Columbus North picked up its second win of the season with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-20 victory against Heritage Christian.

Augustina Fainguersch pounded six kills; Maliah Howard Bass recorded 18 assists; Imani Guy had six blocks; Grace Sonderman, Howard-Bass and Maddy Sebahar all notched four digs and Sonderman, Madelin Johnson and Avery Wendel all served three aces for the Bull Dogs (2-3).

Guy and Avery Wendel each added five kills. Johnson recorded 10 assists, and Wendel had four blocks.

“We switched a couple things around with our lineup, but it came down to our serving,” North coach Caitlin Greiner said. “We cut down on our errors and took control on our side of the court and forced Heritage Christian to make mistakes.”

Jets pound Panthers

KNIGHTSTOWN — Hauser rolled in the first set, then cruised in the final two in a 25-6, 25-15, 25-23 Mid-Hoosier Conference victory at Knightstown.

Brea Metz led the Jets (7-0, 1-0) with nine kills and three aces. Alana Owen recorded 18 assists, Maranda Knight had four blocks and Danielle Giles notched 10 digs.

Sydney Schoen added seven kills, seven assists, nine digs and an ace. Tanner Davis recorded four kills and an assist. Metz had a block, Shelby Zachariah notched five digs and Sydney Zachariah served an ace.

Stars sweep Panthers

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County remained winless with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-10 loss to Bedford North Lawrence.

Kyla Ortlieb led the Panthers (0-4) with seven kills and four blocks. Carissa Kinney recorded nine assists, Rayann Mull notched 10 digs and Krystal Wilson added eight digs.

Panthers sweep Eagles

NASHVILLE — Brown County suffered a 25-20, 25-9, 25-15 home loss to Bloomington South.

Elly Wertz pounded four kills and two blocks, and Madalyn Allen recorded six assists and an ace to lead the Eagles (1-4). Kiera Omberg had 20 digs.

Cougars fall in four

GREENSBURG — South Decatur won the third set, but South Ripley recoverd to post a 25-9, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20 victory.

Braelyn Evans pounded 10 kills, Brooke Helms recorded 19 assists, Mariah Green notched 24 digs and Morgan Eden and Anekah Bower each served four aces for the Cougars (2-3). Helms also had six kills and 20 digs; while Eden notched nine digs and Anekah Bower added a kill and eight digs.


Olympians blank Cubs

Columbus East won four of the five matches by shutout in rolling to a 5-0 victory against Madison.

Alex Galle blanked Ceaton Bowman 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, JoJo Woolwine downed Ryan McGarry 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Neeraj Pandita topped Clay Vaughn 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Olympians (4-1). Matt Furnish and Sammy Woolwine beat Zach Burnett and Christian Brown 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Daniel Kuhlman and Austin Guse blanked Jacob Jones and Patrick Grady 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

“None of them were tested tonight, so we just worked on some weaknesses,” East coach Jim Stone said. “We thought we would probably win it, so we were trying to work on some things.”

Bull Dogs rout Cardinals

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North dropped only two games in the five matches in rolling to a 5-0 Conference Indiana East Division win at Southport.

Aditya Mantri beat Colston Streit 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Kevin Luo downed Chase Cawthorne 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Anay Gangal topped Noah Hall 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (2-1, 1-0). Nathan VanDeventer and Ammar Khaled blanked Jacob Peters and Dane Haynes 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Daniel Larken and Kevin Lin shut out John Gunderson and Zach Bozarth 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

“Southport played six freshmen, so they were a little down,” North coach Kendal Hammel said. “We didn’t lose games that we shouldn’t have lost. We’ve been having some tough matches here, and it’s nice to get an easy win going into some more tough matches.”

Jets down Royals

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Hauser opened its MHC season with a 4-1 win at Eastern Hancock.

Will Rose won 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) at No. 1 singles, and Sam Meek prevailed 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Jets (2-2, 1-0). Noah Miller and Luke Meier triumphed 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Alex Gross and Jacob Johnson rolled 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Hauser’s Avery Talent fell 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Panthers down Owls

SEYMOUR — Jennings County won three close matches to claim a 4-1 win against Seymour.

Owen Land beat Alex Berry 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Adam Jackson downed Ty McCory 6-4, 7-6 (9) at No. 2 singles for the Panthers. Avery Johnson and Luke Ertel topped Josiah Rudge and Grand Handloser 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles, and Justin Gasper and Bailey Wilder pulled out a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 win against Tanner Johnson and John Newton at No. 2 doubles.

The Owls’ win came at No. 3 singles, where Adam Berry beat Austin Mills 6-0, 6-1.

Eagles stop Stars

NASHVILLE — Brown County pulled out three-set wins in both doubles matches to claim a 4-1 victory against Bedford North Lawrence.

Maverick Patterson won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Cash Myers prevailed 6-0, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, Hunter Ellis and Zion Bunge triumphed 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and Jesse Williams and Cole Smith claimed a 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles. Eli White fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Lancers fall to Braves

TRAFALGAR — Kyle Pendleton pulled out a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles, but Indian Creek took the other four matches in straight sets to claim a 4-1 MHC win.

Kinser Bryant fell 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Colton Henderson lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Lancers. Anthony Weber and Parker Bryant fell 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Dalton Bieker and Tommy Schneider lost 6-0 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Rebels edge Cougars

HANOVER — Trinity Lutheran swept the doubles matches, but Southwestern (Hanover) swept the singles matches to claim a 3-2 victory.

Matt Stuckwisch and Bailey Baker won 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles and Hunter Morgan and Spencer Muhlbach prevailed 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles for the Cougars. Andrew Rodriguez fell 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Jonathan Keith lost 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and Tanner Prewitt fell 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.


Bears down North JV

SHELBYVILLE — Molly Donnell won co-medalist honors with a 47, but the Columbus North JV fell to the Shelbyville varsity 193-199 at Bear Chase.

Katelin Kovach carded a 48 for the Bull Dogs. Maddy Neal added a 49, while Cloey Abner shot 55 and Gracie Davis had a 63.

Cougars take second

GREENSBURG — South Decatur carded a 207 to finish second in the Decatur County Tournament at Greensburg Country Club. Greensburg won with a 180, and North Decatur was third with a 232.

Lydia Wolterman finished third individually with a 44 to lead the Cougars. Annie Gant carded a 48, while Shelby Vannatta added a 53, Olivia Fry shot 62, Olivia Clarkson had a 63 and Kyley Caperoon finished with a 65.

Lancers finish sixth

GREENWOOD — Edinburgh carded a 437 to finish sixth in the Johnson County Tournament at Hickory Stick. Center Grove won with a 315.

Vanessa McManaway led the Lancers with a 100. Mariah Weddle added a 107.


Owls blank Warriors

SCOTTSBURG — Seymour outshot Scottsburg 24-4 in rolling to a 7-0 win.

Marie Lenart and Maria Cerda each netted two goals for the Owls (1-1), while Kayla Griffin, Annika Minton, Andrea Ferrer all added one. Marie Lenart and Grace Hartman each had two assists, and Liz Lenart, Minton and Ferrer all added one. Rachel Collett and Abi Beed each recorded two saves.

Cardinals blank Cougars

INDIANAPOLIS — Trinity Lutheran couldn’t find the net in a 3-0 loss at Southport.

The Cardinals outshot the Cougars (1-2) 24-10. Hailley Peters recorded 21 saves.


Trinity wins meet

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran scored 48 points to win a five-team meet at Camp Lakeview. South Ripley edged South Decatur 58-59 for second, followed by Jac-Cen-Del with 75 and Milan with 88.

Trinity’s AJ Goecker finished second in 18 minutes, 35 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Luke Onken took fourth in 19:40, while Nikolai Haak was 10th (20:42), Daniel Horton 13th (21:32) and Alex Royalty 19th (23:55).