Bull Dogs win outright title
BLOOMINGTON — Class 4A No. 2 Columbus North needed extra innings before wrapping up the final Indiana Conference title with a 7-1, eight-inning victory at Bloomington South.
Tied 1-1 heading into the eighth, the Bull Dogs (19-1-1, 5-0) erupted for six runs on five hits in the top of the eighth. Miley McClellan went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Kelsey Lovelace went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Maddie Rutan threw a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and didn’t allow an earned run.
Cougars edge Jets
SEYMOUR — Hauser rallied from a 4-1 deficit with three runs in the fifth to tie the game, but Trinity Lutheran scored in the bottom of the fifth to hold on for a 5-4 win.
Bailey Tabeling went 2 for 3 with a double and a triple and Madison Keith went 2 for 3 with three RBIs for the Cougars (11-8). Grace Lance threw a seven-hitter.
Hannah Taylor went 3 for 4 with a double for the Jets (13-4). Paige McDaniel threw a seven-hitter.
Marlins bite Lancers
EDINBURG — Living Water HomeSchool tied it with a run in the seventh and won it with a run in the ninth for a 4-3 win in Edinburg.
Gracie Crawhorn went 2 for 2 and Kenna Streeval went 2 for 5 with a double for the Lancers (9-9). Mackenzie Beaker threw six innings with 15 strikeouts.
Tiger Cubs top Eagles
GREENCASTLE — Greencastle pulled out a 3-2 Western Indiana Conference win against Brown County.
Ali Hash went 2 for 3 for the Eagles (2-12, 1-7).
Eagles take down Cougars
OSGOOD — South Decatur scored twice in the first, but Jac-Cen-Del rallied for a 13-3, five-inning win.
Molly Eden had a triple for the Cougars (4-14).
Dogs shock Shamrocks
Columbus North broke open a scoreless game, scoring seven times in the fifth inning in a 10-2 win against Westfield.
Blake Osborne went 3 for 3 to lead an 11-hit attack for the Bull Dogs (12-8). Dylan James went 2-for-3 with a double and Tyler Blythe went 2-for-4.
Zach McLean and Ryan Rayburn combined for five hits.
Batesville Billets Jets
HOPE — Batesville scored four times in each of the first two innings and handed Houser an 11-0, five-inning rout.
Three different players had singles for the Jets (11-7-1).
Shawe stops the Crusaders
MADISON — Shawe Memorial scored 10 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 14-1, five-inning victory over Columbus Christian.
Carson Hall went 2 for 2 for the Crusaders (3-3).
Lancers win in 8
EDINBURG — Crothersville tied it with three in the seventh and led by one in the eighth, but Edinburg scored twice in the bottom of the eighth, capped by a one-out, RBI-double by Jared Myers to give the Lancers an 8-7 extra-inning victory .
Dakota Grau went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Myers went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Austin Brockman went 2-for-4 with a double and Cole White went 2-for-4 for Edinburg (3-16). Myers pitched the final inning to pick up the win in relief.
Devils edge Panthers
JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffersonville pulled out a 3-2, nine-inning win against Jennings County in the first round of the Hoosier Hills Conference tournament.
Austin Byford and Keegan Manowitz combined for five goals for the Panthers (7-14). Zane Weinhorst went 2 for 3.
Three knocks down the Cougars
GREENSBURG — Three opened the game early in a close game to cap a 12-1, six-inning victory at South Decatur.
Cameron Henderson doubled for one of the three hits for the Cougars (11-5).
Tiger Cubs top Eagles
GREENCASTLE — Greencastle used a 5-run fifth to break open a 4-4 tie and went on to record a 10-5 WIC victory against Brown County.
Nick Cooney went 2 for 3 for the Eagles (3-14, 1-8).
Reactive guys, SD girls win MHC
WALDRON — Collin Kistler had a triple to lead the Hauser boys to the Mid-Hoosier Conference title.
Kistler won the 1,600 meters (5 minutes, 1.84 seconds), 800 (2:12.86) and 3,200. Lakota Robbins won the long jump (20 feet, 3 inches) and Nolan Daly finished second in the 1,600 (5:04.25) and along with Mason Moore, Ledger Gelfius and Kistler took the 4×800 relay (9:19.13)
Luke Brunner finished second in the discus (123-0) and third in the shot put (41-4 3/4). Alex Bauer took third in the high jump and the Jets were third in the 4×400 relay.
South Decatur’s boys finished second, led by McKinley Shock’s wins in the 100 hurdles (15.79) and 300 hurdles (42.91). Lucas Ballard finished second in the long jump (19-11), 100 (11.30) and 200 (23.11); Rhett Martin took third in the 300 hurdles (46.20) and Donovan Hale was third in the 3200. The Cougars won the 4×100 relay (45.31) and finished second in the 4×400 relay.
Edinburgh finished seventh as a team. Enrique Callejas placed fourth in the 110 hurdles (18.62).
South Decatur ran away with the girls team title, led by a victory by Kylie Best in the 100 hurdles (17.72). Bridget Nobe finished second in the 400 (1:08.59), Maria Nobe took second in the 300 hurdles (49.85), Madisyn Danforth was second in the 200 (28.06), Braley Sundle finished third in the 100 (13.75) and 400 (1) :09.94 ) and Hope Barker took third in the 200 (29.37). The Cougars won the 4×100 relay (53.70) and the 4×400 relay and were second in the 4×800 relay (12:48.18)
Hauser’s girls finished sixth. Nora Birkenstock won the 300 hurdles (49.56) and finished second in the 100 (13.44), and the Jets took third in the 4×400 relay.
Edinburgh’s girls finished seventh.
East girls third in HHC
NORTH VERNON — Columbus East finished third and Jennings County sixth in the HHC girls meet. Floyd Central won with 152 points and was followed by New Albany (111 1/2), East (76), Seymour (72), Jeffersonville (61), Jennings (43 1/2) and Bedford North Lawrence (28).
The Olympians were led by runner-up finishes from Megan Tracy in the shot put (36-1 1/2) and discus (110-7) and Emma Gray in the 100 hurdles (16.57) and 300 hurdles (47.93). Taylor Scott took third in the 100 (12.93), Chloe Krueger was fourth in the 1,600 (5:48.37) and East placed third in the 4×800 (10:24.36) and 4×400 relays (4:23.08) and fourth in the 4×100 relay (51.95).
Rachel Manning led the Panthers with second-place finishes in the pole vault (8-0) and 200 (27.35) and fourth in the 100 (13.17). Halle Franks took fourth in the 3,200 (13:03.32).
North, Franklin split
Boys No. 11 Columbus North won 97-35 against Franklin, while girls No. 19 Grizzly Cubs defeated the No. 11 Bull Dogs by 67-65.
Nathan Sparks won the 100 (11.36) and 200 (22.73) and Will Russell took the 1,600 (4:23.42) and 3,200 (9:46.93) to lead the North boys. Liam Milne took the 110 hurdles (15.31), Owen Russell took the 300 hurdles (40.61), Mateo Mendes won the 800 (1:58.88) and the Bull Dogs took the 4×100 (43.93) and 4×400 (3:34.88) relays.
Sierra Newell led the way for the girls with wins in the pole vault (9-0) and long jump (14-9). Other winners were Moana Steele in the discus (108-5), Lily Baker in the 1,600 (5:00.36), Karis Glynn-Jones in the 800 (2:18.94), Julia Kiesler in the 3,200 (10:37.00) and the 4×800 relay. (10:31.34).
Eagle girls 11th in WIC
ELLETTSVILLE — The Brown County girls finished 11th with 15 points in the WIC meet.
Hadley Gradolph finished fourth in the 3,200 (11:50.00) and fifth in the 1,600 (5:25.23) to lead the Eagles.
#1 Carmel oppresses the North
INDIANAPOLIS — No. 12 Columbus North won the first two singles matches, but No. 1 Carmel took the other three to earn a 3-2 victory in a match played at Perry Meridian.
Kathryn Wilson defeated Nora Perkins 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Aya Saad topped Elise Nelson 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles for the Bull Dogs (14-4).
North’s Annabel Sun fell to Marina Duncan 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Lucy Bergman and Grace Connor lost to Ali Griffin and Alexa Lewis 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Siri Poludasu and Nino Archalaya fell to Grace Kim and Alex Wijasa 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 in pairs.
East edges BNL
BEDFORD — Columbus East pulled out a three-set win at No. 1 singles to edge Bedford North Lawrence 3-2 in the first round of the HHC tournament.
Lauren Degner defeated Becca Epping 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, Katie Hong topped Ashley Weaver 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Ruth Federle defeated Italia Lewis 6 -2, 6 -4 at No. 3 singles for the Olympians (9-9).
East’s Shruthika Kumar and Katey Rieckers fell to Isabella Stigall and Mallory Pride 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles. Ally Gribbins and Sarah Moran lost to Kenley Craig and Izzy Aldridge 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
Jets fall on the Braves
HOPE — Hauser won the No. 1 singles match, but Indian Creek took the other four in a 4-1 decision.
Bella Kilps defeated Lauren Lewis 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles for the Jets (7-5).
Hauser’s Charlie Clark fell to Reese Tunell 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, and Lydia Jordan lost 7-6 (4), 6-4 at No. 3 singles. Matty Foster and Addison Barriger fell to Olivia Perry and Addie Tunnell 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Abby Blair and Caden Miller lost to Lane Swanson and Alexa Sichting 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles .
Devils edge Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County fell to Jeffersonville 3-2 in the first round of the HHC tournament.
Tatum Brown defeated Anella Trujillo 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Kaydence Lowman topped Kirstin Elder 6-0, 7-5 at No. 2 singles for the Panthers (3-11).
Jocelyn Valdovinos of Jennings fell to Claire Stock 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Mia Silvey and Gabby Morin lost to Eva Ellis and Abby Leap 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Trina Collins and Mackenzie Carr fell to Sarah Sharp and Septemvri Kauczak 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 in pairs.
Lancers Down Jackets
EDINBURG — Edinburg won four games in straight sets in a 4-1 MHC victory over Morristown.
Jessica Walsh defeated Sarah Essex 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Izzy Richardson topped Olivia Trlak 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles for the Lancers (5-7, 3-1). Gracie Myers and Jillian Turner defeated Remy Spicklemeier and Bree Flores 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Lily Turner and Mia Dodson defeated Ashley Ballinger and Katie Hillock 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Edinburg’s Zoe Sida fell to Abby Mendoza 7-5, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
Jets beat Eagles
NASHVILLE — Brown County’s Clay Austin earned medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37, but Houser won the team battle 186-206 in Salt Creek.
Hunter Pappano led the Jets with 40, Caleb Wallace and Marshall Moody each scored 46, Brendan Burton scored 54, Colton Hatton added 56 and Sam Hoene had 57.
Wesley Arndt added 52 for the Eagles. John Kirchhofer had 56, Bradley Arndt, Liam Cassiday and Will Hyatt had 61.
Lancers win double
EDINBURG — Edinburgh scored 188 against a Fortune Academy team that didn’t have enough players to score as a team.
Wyatt Burton earned medalist honors with 41 to lead the Lancers. Keegan Smith scored a 46, Devyn Milburn added a 48, Gabe Bennett scored a 49, Mason Calhoun had a 50 and DJ Riddle finished with a 53.
North rises in the east at 4
Columbus East won the second set to tie the match at 1-1, but Columbus North took the final two sets to win 25-18, 14-25, 25-15, 25-11.
Lucas Yorio had 11 kills and 23 assists and Aidan Whitley had 11 kills and five blocks to lead the Bull Dogs. Manny Rubio served four aces, while Whitley added five assists and Yorio had four blocks.
Alex Duncan had 12 kills, Jake Gilbert had nine assists and Oliver Carr had five blocks to lead the Olympians. Tyler Ernst had eight assists and Duncan added three blocks.