Lang earns second consecutive All-American honor

Jenna Lang

Jenna Lang saw her soccer season get shortened because of a knee injury, but that didn’t stop her from picking up another big honor.

The Columbus North senior was selected earlier this week to the United Soccer Coaches High School Girls All-American 2021 Fall team. It was the second consecutive year she was selected.

Lang led the Bull Dogs with 21 goals and had six assists in 12 games this season before sustaining a sprained MCL and PCL in her right knee. The Michigan recruit finished her career with a school-record 116 goals, including a single-season school-record 44 as a junior, when she led North to the state’s final four in Class 3A.

Last week, Lang was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Great Lakes Region girls team. Columbus East senior Chris Quisenberry made the USC All-Great Lakes Region boys squad.

Quisenberry led the Olympians with a single-season school-record 26 goals this season. He also finished as the school’s career leader with 61 goals and 31 assists.

Locals selected to IFCA All-State teams

Five local football players have been named to this year’s Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State teams.

Columbus North offensive lineman Neal Likens and defensive back Jaxson Scruggs made the Class 6A Senior All-State team. North defensive lineman Savion Miles is on the Class 6A Junior All-State squad.

Columbus East offensive lineman Ashton Hartwell was selected to the Class 5A Senior All-State team. Edinburgh quarterback Riley Palmeter made the Class A Senior All-State squad.

North football players commit to colleges

Two Columbus North seniors have committed to continue their football careers at the collegiate level.

Offensive lineman Neal Likens has committed to Hillsdale (Michigan). Senior defensive back Matthew Hager is headed to Taylor.

Hager had 28 tackles and one interception in only four games this fall before being sidelined with a season-ending injury.

North’s Kane to play volleyball at Wittenberg

Columbus North senior setter Reagan Kane has committed to continue her volleyball career at Wittenberg.

Kane led the Bull Dogs with 598 assists and 38 aces and had 67 kills, 35 blocks and 236 digs this season.

Kane will be the third North player in the past 15 years to attend the Springfield, Ohio, school, joining former Bull Dogs Andrea Behling and Karen Wildemann.

Chitty to coach 600th game Friday at BNL

Friday’s Columbus East at Bedford North Lawrence boys basketball game will be the 600th in Olympians coach Brent Chitty’s career as a head coach.

Chitty is 307-292 in his 28th year as a head coach. The Bloomington native had previous stints at Owen Valley and Evansville Central and now is in his 12th season at East.

Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at [email protected] or 812-379-5628.