County teams win cross country, volleyball invitationals



Tribune Staff Reports

The Brownstown Central boys and girls cross country teams swept Saturday’s Jac-Cen-Del Invitational at Osgood.

The girls slipped past Southwestern (Hanover) 61-69 for the title, and the boys edged South Ripley 51-55 for first place.

Brielle Schumpe led the girls by placing 14th in 23:08, while Kaitlin McPike was 15th in 23:10, Olivia Goecker was 16th in 23:19 and Jacqueline Ollo was 17th in 23:22.

“Eleven out of our 14 runners today had a season-best time. Great effort all-around,” girls coach Maria Weigel said. “In the open race, Hannah Gallion, Samantha Persinger, Brycelyn Ruddick, Jaylyn Quade, Elisa Gallion and Gracie Wessel had season-best times. Miranda Lasher had a good race, as well, as she was battling illness this week.”

For the boys, Ryan Swartwood placed third in 18:02, and Ryan Franklin was fifth in 18:16.

“The weather was 10, 15, 20 degrees cooler, and that helped all the times come down,” boys coach Otha Smith said. “Pretty much up and down the lineup we had people getting better times than they had been getting. Some of our young guys cut off a minute or two...It was a real good day to run and get good times.”

Brownstown’s next meet is Saturday’s Crawford County Invitational.

Volleyball

Jennings County Invitational

Brownstown defeated Columbus North, Ben Davis and the host team in winning the Jennings County Invitational.

The Braves opened with a 25-12, 25-18 win against Columbus North. Leaders were Hallie Wessel with three aces and Abbi Shade with seven kills.

They then knocked off Ben Davis, 25-13, 25-18, before closing the day with a 25-14, 25-17 win over Jennings County. Shade led in hitting and serving in both matches.

The Class 3A No. 6 Braves are now 13-2 and on Tuesday will play at Corydon Central.

Jeffersonville Invitational

Seymour won all three of its pool games in two sets before meeting invitational host Jeffersonville in the championship and winning, 25-16, 25-15.

The Owls started with a 25-7, 25-6 pounding of Ballard, and then they defeated Boonville, 25-4, 25-14, before taking care of Evansville Mater Dei, 25-9, 25-18.

“We did start off strong, which was very positive because we started at 8:30 and you never know how a team is going to respond that early on a Saturday,” Owls coach Angie Lucas said. “It was a really fun day; and everybody got to play, and winning it was a great accomplishment for us.”

On the day, Megan Kimbley led Seymour with 29 kills. Hayden Dailey had 16; and the team had 92. Jessica Lucas had 60 assists, and Chandler Clark had 14. In serving, Taylor Sutton recorded 11 aces, and the team tallied 36. Sutton also had 39 defensive digs.

The Class 4A No. 9 Owls are 15-2 heading into Tuesday’s match at home against Hoosier Hills Conference rival and third-ranked Columbus East.

Boys tennis

Shawe Memorial Invitational

Trinity Lutheran split its matches in the Shawe Memorial Invitational, falling to Milan, 3-2, and beating Christian Academy 4-1 for third place.

Against Milan, Henry Welker at No. 1 singles lost the first set 6-3 before winning 6-0 and 10-7 in a super tiebreaker, and Chaz Mathis at No. 3 singles won 6-1, 6-1.

Welker (6-0, 6-3) and Mathis (6-0, 6-2) also won against Christian Academy, and the Cougars’ other winners were Aaron Bloch 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Job Willman and Tanner Prewitt 7-5, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.

The Cougars are 4-6 going into Tuesday’s home match against Brownstown Central.

Girls golf

Christian Academy Invitational

Trinity Lutheran competed in its first 18-hole tournament of the season, and the Cougars placed third with a 376 in the Christian Academy Invitational at Hidden Creek Golf Club at Sellersburg.

The teams’ coaches agreed to count the top three scorers, and Christian Academy of Louisville won with a 291. The host team was second with a 315, and Borden didn’t field a complete team.

Anna Nagino led Trinity with a 103. Christian Academy of Indiana’s Sydney Shrebtienko was medalist with a 1-over-par 73.

“For two of the girls, it was their first 18-hole round, and this was our first tournament of the year,” Cougars coach Greg Personett said. “They got a good idea of the competition, and we made some headway today. I’m very proud of them.”

The Cougars have two nine-hole matches this week before playing in sectional on Saturday at Bedford.

Boys soccer

Southern Indiana

Soccer Classic

Christian Academy of Indiana also played host to a boys soccer tournament, and Trinity lost to Southwestern (Hanover) 2-1 and Charlestown 3-2.

The Cougars will take a 3-6 record into today’s match at Salem.

Girls soccer

Oldenburg Academy 4, Seymour 1

Seymour trailed Oldenburg Academy 2-1 at halftime, and the host Twisters added two more goals in the second half for a 4-1 win.

Clare Lenart scored the Owls’ sole goal. Seymour was without leading scorer Maile Grout, and coach Greg Musser hopes to have her back soon.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Musser said. “They played tough, and we played tough in spurts but not the entire game. We’ve still got a few things to work on. We’re taking a step backward, but we need to be taking steps forward.”

The Owls dropped to 4-4 and on Tuesday will play host to Floyd Central for a Hoosier Hills Conference match.

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