Panthers fall in sectional finals

Staff Reports

NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won the No. 1 singles position, but Greensburg took the other four matches in straight sets to claim the Jennings Sectional title with a 4-1 victory.

Owen Land beat Kyle Sellers 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for the Panthers. Land advances in the Individual Singles Tournament and will play today or Wednesday at Bloomington North.

Jennings’ Adam Jackson fell to David Lawrence 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, and Austin Mills lost to Dakota Westerkamm 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Avery Johnson and Luke Ertel fell to Keegan McCullough and Nathan Emsweller 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Justin Gasper and Bailey Wilder lost to Tevor Foster and Logan Smith 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Owls win sectional

SEYMOUR — Seymour pulled out a pair of three-set wins to claim a 3-2 win against Brownstown Central and win its first sectional title since 2006.

Alex Berry beat Lute Lahrman 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles; Adam Berry downed Kent Criminger 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and Grant Handloser and Josiah Rudge topped Riley Carlin and Sam Hoff 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 at No. 1 doubles for the Owls (10-10), who will play Columbus North in the Bloomington North Regional semifinals at 5 p.m. today.

Seymour’s Ty McCory fell to Cole Brock 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Hao Li and Sam Voss lost to Sy Zickler and Ethan Carlin 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.


Seymour squad advances

Martin Sebastian scored the first two of his three goals in the final 2½ minutes of the first half, and Seymour beat Scottsburg 3-0 in the opening round of the Columbus East Sectional.

Brantley Adams had an assist for the Owls (10-5-2), who will play Madison in Wednesday’s second semifinal.

Seymour outshot the Warriors 32-4. Elliott Clark recorded four saves.


Trinity tops South Decatur

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran won the battle of the Cougars, downing South Decatur 25-8, 25-9, 25-10.

Anne Franke pounded nine kills, and Hayley Carger served eight aces for Trinity (14-8). Haylee Barker added seven kills, while Lexi Schneider had six kills and Franke notched two aces.