TRACK AND FIELD
Seymour boys host invite
SEYMOUR — Daniel Hauersperger placed second in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs, and Seth Ragon was second in the high jump to lead the Seymour boys’ track and field team to a fourth-place finish in the second annual John Chastain Invitational on Thursday night at Bulleit Stadium.
Floyd Central ran away with the title by scoring 186 points. Jeffersonville scored 99, and Jennings County edged Seymour for third, 60-55½.
Owls coach Randy Fife said he was pleased with Hauersperger’s races
“We had a good meet,” Fife said. “Daniel ran 4:30 in the mile which is solid, and he was right at 10 minutes (10:03) in the 3200. It was a nice night for him. On the double Ragon went 6-2 in the high jump, so he’s been real consistent.”
Fife had several other athletes with personal records on the day.
“The field events are getting a lot stronger with some PR’s in the throws. Reece Cavanaugh, a freshman, was fifth for us in the shot put (41-10½), and we scored in the discus as well. (Ben) Engleking threw 124-8.”
Many of the teams the Owls saw Thursday will return next week at the Hoosier Hills Conference meet at Floyd Central on May 14.
Braves shoot down Stars
BEDFORD — The Brownstown Central boys track and field team defeated Bedford North Lawrence 79-53 on Thursday.
The Braves dominated the field, picking up first-place finishes in the shot put, discus, high jump and long jump.
Jacob Wilson took the high jump clearing 6-0, and the long jump by leaping 19-7¾.
The Braves’ Ian Anderson finished on top in the shot heaving 43-5½.
A final gold finish went to Ricky Welch’s throw of 129 in the discus.
In the 1,600, Jake McCullough claimed first with a time of 4:59.54, and Cameron Lee got second in 5:02.3. Lee went on to garner a blue ribbon in the 3,200.
Matt Conrad garnered first in the 800, and Colton Ritz got second with their times of 2:10.09 and 2:17.83.
Owls win 12-straight matches
CLARKSVILLE — The Seymour girls tennis team kept their impressive streak alive with a 5-0 win against Providence on Thursday.
With the victory, the Owls have moved to 14-2 on the season and have won 12-straight matches.
The Owls have also defeated 12 opponents by a 5-0 margin as they aim for their first Hoosier Hills Conference championship.
On Monday, the HHC tourney will start in Seymour as the Owls host Madison.
Braves struggles with North Harrison
BROWNSTOWN — North Harrison handed Brownstown Central a 5-0 loss in a Mid-Southern Conference tennis match Thursday afternoon.
Laken Reynolds was the only Brave to win a set as she lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.
The Braves fell to 2-8 overall.
Bloomington South edges Seymour
SEYMOUR — The Seymour softball team was able to score three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead against Bloomington South but couldn’t cross any more over the plate the rest of the way in a 4-3 loss Thursday.
The Owls out-hit South 9-4 but committed four errors to their opponents’ one.
Emily Bobb, Lo Schmidt and Baylee Robinson each had two singles for the Owls.
With the loss, the Owls stand at 8-7.
Cougars win by run-rule
The Trinity Lutheran softball team dominated South Decatur with 15 hits translating to 12 runs in a blowout game.
Two of the Cougars’ highlights came from home runs from seniors Liz Hill and Natalie Plofkin.
Hill managed a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth while Plofkin dinged one for the walk-off solo in the fifth.
Tyalor Reynolds led the Cougars with 3 RBIs behind two doubles and a single.
With the win, the Cougars are 10-4 on the season.
Braves rally against Corydon
BROWNSTOWN — Brownstown Central rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Corydon Central 3-2 in a Mid-Southern Conference game Thursday afternoon.
In the bottom of the seventh, Cole Brock led off with a hit to left. Carson Lambring bunted Brock to second. Austin McMahon then hit into a fielder’s choice, putting runners on first and third.
The Corydon pitcher balked which allowed Brock to score and tie the score at 2-2.
Christian Lockman re-entered the game after McMahon pinch-hit for him., and he moved to second on the balk.
After Collin DeHart walked, Ty Maxie singled to drive in Lockman with the winning run.
The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Zach McCory reached base on an error, Cole Borden singled and Sy Zickler doubled to drive in McCory.
Corydon scored two unearned runs in the fifth.
Tyler Lawson was the winning pitcher as he allowed eight hits, struck out five, walked one and didn’t allow an earned run.
The Braves are 4-2 in the MCS and 10-6 overall.