Hoff and Zickler advance to title match
The season hasn’t concluded for Brownstown Central seniors Sam Hoff and Sy Zickler.
With a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Edgewood’s Tyler Lunn and Noah Brooks on Tuesday, the Braves’ No. 1 doubles team punched a ticket to the Bedford North Lawrence individual sectional championship.
Hoff and Zickler will play Madison’s Ceaton Bowman and Cooper Yancey at 5:30 p.m. today on the Bedford North Lawrence courts for the chance to advance to regional.
Yancey and Bowman had a bye in the first round of the individual tournament.
Borden tops Medora in straight sets
Medora fell in straight sets 25-13, 25-16, 25-15 on Tuesday at Borden.
Katie Stewart led the Hornets’ attack with 14 hits and a kill, while Kailen Flynn pounded 10 behind two kills.
The Hornets went 43 of 53 with five total kills.
Destiny Barr made all 14 serves with three aces as the Hornets finished 38-for-45 with five kills.
Medora (5-14) will host Medora on Monday.
Cougars fall in sectional opener
Trinity Lutheran battled until the final tick on the clock at the Rising Sun Sectional on Monday.
The Cougars couldn’t dig out of a 2-0 halftime deficit as they fell to the host school 4-3 in the postseason first-round matchup.
Keira Oser scored two goals in the first half for the Shiners.
Trinity’s Maddie Bell cut the lead at the 30-minute mark scoring from the left wing and an assist from Chloe Criswell.
Rising Sun shortly answered with another goal from Oser to take a 3-1 lead.
Sidney Hoene scored as she gathered a loose ball outside the box and chipping a shot over the reach of the Rising Sun goalkeeper to cut the deficit to one score.
The momentum was on Trinity Lutheran side until a Rising Sun defender cleared a ball from midfield into the goal box. Hailley Peters caught the ball and had brief possession until Sydney Pitts followed the shot and was able to knock the loose ball into the net.
Down 4-2 Trinity continued to attacked and recover. At 7:30 Kirstin Hoene was able to convert a direct kick off a hand ball by the Shiners
Time became a factor and Trinity Lutheran wasn’t able to convert on a couple of opportunities while battling to the end.
Rising Sun outshot Trinity Lutheran 12-6, with 11 on goal against four for Trinity.
Peters collected nine saves.
The Cougars closed their season 2-13-1.
Tigers girls repeat, boys sixth at SAC
The Crothersville girls cross-country team took home their second consecutive Southern Athletic Conference title Saturday.
Crothersville scored 21 points while Borden — the only other team with enough runners to score — had 34.
New Washington, Lanesville and South Central didn’t field full teams and Henryville didn’t have any runners.
Senior Breanna Barger led the Tigers with a second place finish in 21:13.
Piper Hensley was sixth overall for the Tigers in 23:47, earning the other All-SAC nod.
Makayla Helt’s time of 24:18 was eighth and Hanna Wyra came in right behind in 25:01 for Crothersville. Both were All-SAC honorable mention.
Nina Jaworek ran a 31:05 for 15th and Rebekah Cook clocked 36:49 for 19th to round-out the Tigers’ scoring.
Crothersville’s Carl Bowman was named SAC girls coach of the year following the race.
New Washington’s Olivia Graebe was first overall in 20:03.
Borden won the boys’ race with 47 points while Crothersville placed sixth of six teams with 99.
Lane Wienhorst was All-SAC with a seventh place finish in 18:46.
Chandler Niehause ran a 19:54 for 15th, Joe Thomas was 19th in 20:39, Noah Kodetzki timed 21:20 for 26th and Kelsey Spangler clocked 22:24 for 25th.