East finishes fifth
Columbus East won the No. 3 singles match, but that was all in Friday’s 4-1 loss to New Albany in the fifth-place match of the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament.
Danny Murphy beat JT Zimmerman 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Olympians (3-14). Pranav Kumar fell to Mitchell Meyer 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Matthew Degner lost to John Fulmer 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.
East’s Derek Heideman and Wyatt Romine fell to Noah Johnson and Gavin Hamilton 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Emmit Romine and Caleb Wettschurack lost to Lukas Knoy and Isaac Saegesser 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Panthers take seventh
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won four matches in straight sets and another by forfiet to claim a 5-0 victory against Madison in the seventh-place match of the HHC Tournament.
Wyatt St. John beat Haniah Kring 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Owen Law downed Dalton Owen 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles for the Panthers (5-13). Connor Cook (JC) won by forfeit at No. 3 singles.
Jennings’ Joe Kelley and Jacob Vogel beat Quinten Humes and Reece Whicker 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 d doubles. Alex Leach and Gage Gasper topped Emerson Cardinal and Matthew Burkhardt 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Jets sweep Mohawks
WALDRON — Hauser moved within one win of clinching at least a tie for the Mid-Hoosier Conference title with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-14 win against Waldron.
Jylie Lock recorded 14 kills and 17 digs, and Aunaka Wasil had 30 assists and three aces to lead the Jets (17-6, 4-0). Hannah Johnson tallied two blocks.
Also for Hauser, Johnson pounded 10 kills, Adriana Musillami notched two assists, and Olivia Wright and Stephanie Meek each had one block. Mary Branum added 15 digs and two aces, Andy Clark contributed nine digs and two aces and Shelby Fugate had eight kills and nine digs.
Columbus Christian wins
Columbus Christian tuned up for today’s Southern Roads Conference Tournament with a 25-11, 25-16, 25-14 win against Pleasant View Christian.
Lauren Hunnicutt recorded 10 kills, one solo and one assist block, three digs and two aces; and Hannah Stair had three kills, 23 assists, two digs and nine aces to lead the Crusaders (15-3). Madison Henderson notched six kills, 10 digs and six aces.
Also for Columbus Christian, Ellie Ridder tallied three kills, one block assist, four digs and three aces, and Ann Marie Gandy pounded two kills and one solo block. Emily Stair added one kill, two assists and four digs; and Kayla Jones had 10 digs and one ace.
Lancers fall to Milan
MILAN — Edinburgh hoped to get off to a fast start at Milan on Friday, but it was the home team that took command early. Scoring 47 unanswered points in the opening half, the Indians cruised to a 61-6 victory.
The lone score for the Lancers (0-6) came in the third quarter when freshman Caleb Dewey intercepted a pass and ran it back 75 yards.
Despite the lopsided loss after three consecutive close ones, Edinburgh coach Tyler DeSpain wasn’t going to fault his team’s effort.
“Our kids played tough, and they never gave up. As a coach, that’s probably what I’m most proud of,” DeSpain said. “We’ve been consistently trying to pound the ball on the ground, but Milan was just a better team. We made some progress tonight and were able to get some of our younger guys in there.”