North takes second
INDIANAPOLIS — No. 15 Columbus North finished second in the Franklin Central Invitational Saturday at Smock. No. 6 Center Grove won with a 313, while the Bull Dogs beat Silver Creek on the fifth-score tiebreaker after both finished at 319.
Luke Schneider led the Bull Dogs with a 76. Willy Davis carded an 80, Jack Schiavello added an 81, Tyler Wilks shot 82 and Brady Schneider had an 83.
East finishes fourth
BEDFORD — Columbus East finished fourth in Saturday’s Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament at Otis Park. Host Bedford North Lawrence won with a 325 to 332 for Floyd Central, 339 for New Albany and 350 for the Olympians.
Pierce Arnholt led the Olympians with an 83. Carter Greene carded an 85, Spencer Erfmeier added an 88, Ben Luedeke shot 94 and J.T. Kuhlman had a 95.
Jennings County finished sixth with a 393. Jack George and Jake Grider each shot 93, while Davey Shaw added a 103 and Tanner Stearns had a 104.
Lancers 3rd, Jets 4th
GREENSBURG — Edinburgh finished third and Hauser fourth in a close three-way battle for second place in Saturday’s Mid-Hoosier Conference Tournament at North Branch.
Host North Decatur won with a 320. Southwestern (Shelby) and Edinburgh both shot 382, with the Spartans taking second on the fifth-score tiebreaker, and Hauser finished at 384.
Max Blandford led the Lancers with an 81 and Trevor Moon carded an 82 to join him on the All-Conference team. Devyn Milburn added a 101, Mason Calhoun shot 108 and Cash Cunningham had a 111.
Caleb Wallace led the Jets with an 85, and Chase Martoccia joined him in the All-Conference team with an 87. Bryce Kunze added a 102, Brendan Burton shot 110 and Ben Johnson had a 117.
Bull Dogs fall twice
CARMEL — Columbus North dropped a pair of one-run games in Saturday’s Carmel Invitational, falling to Carmel 2-1 and Cathedral 1-0.
Zach Wager threw a six-hitter and struck out eight against Carmel. Will Baker had two hits.
Luke Harmon threw a five-hitter for the Bull Dogs (18-6-1) in the third-place game against Cathedral.
Olympians drop pair
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus East lost a pair of games Saturday in the Indy Classic at North Central, falling to Avon 6-1 and Crown Point 7-2 in a game that was shortened to four innings because of weather.
Will Rieckers went 2 for 3 against Avon. Rolen Ryan and Jacob Clark combined on a six-hitter.
Crown Point held the Olympians (11-16-1) to one hit, a home run by Blake Borkhardt.
Panthers down Bears
SHELBYVILLE — Austin Byford threw a four-hitter Saturday to lead Jennings County to a 12-2, five-inning win at Shelbyville.
Jacob Vogel went 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Panthers (18-10). Carson McNulty went 2 for 3, and Lane Zohrlaut went 2 for 4.
Panthers fall in final
GREENSBURG — Jennings County saw its season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to Greensburg Saturday in the Greensburg Sectional final.
Reagan Brown fell to Jenna Foster 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Tatum Brown lost to Abigail Hoeing 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Mia Silvey fell to Josie Nobbe 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (11-12).
Jennings’ Maria Alberti and Lucy Brown lost to Ella Chapman and Janae Comer 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles. Amy Vogel and Caitlyn Schuck fell to Morgan Cain and Hailey Duerstock 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Greensburg moves on to play No. 3 Columbus North in the regional semifinals Tuesday at Bloomington South.
Braves top Trinity
BROWNSTOWN — Trinity Lutheran closed the regular season Saturday with a 16-0, five-inning loss at Brownstown Central.
The Cougars (11-8) open sectional play Tuesday against Henryville at Henryville.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Panthers win sectional
BEDFORD — Jennings County claimed the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional title on Friday night. The Panthers racked up 124 points to 92 for runner-up Springs Valley and 85 for third-place Seymour.
Kraedyn Young led Jennings with wins in the 1,600 meters (4 minutes, 28.98 seconds) and 800 (2:04.98). Evan Sochacki took the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches), and the Panthers captured the 4×800 relay (8:34.37).
Also qualifying automatically with top-three finishes were Cole Marksberry with a second in the 300 hurdles (41.91) and third in the 110 hurdles (15.76), Brenden Baker with a second in the 800 (2:05.46), Eli Wahlman with a second in the 3,200 (10:24.76), Peyton Hayden with a third in the shot put (43-4 3/4), Lane Elsner with a third in the 400 (51.58) and Blaine Ison with a third in the 200 (23.58). Jennings also made it with a second in the 4×400 relay (3:34.43).
Aidan Ernstes received a call-back after a fourth-place finish in the 1,600 (4:34.37). Will Barnes got a call-back with a sixth-place finish in the 110 hurdles (16.24).