Sports and Outdoors

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Norwell netters blitz Elmhurst
The Norwell girls’ tennis team breezed to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Elmhurst Trojans Thursday afternoon.
Alyssa Tucker, the Knights’ No. 1 singles player, dispatched Carrie Buschey in two sets, 6-3, 6-2. Rachelle Rodenbeck won the No. 2 singles match, defeating Mana Sarker 6-0, 6-1. In No. 3 singles, Jami Reinhard dominated Rianna Jacobs 6-1, 6-1.
In No. 1 doubles, Lindsey Dahn and Eden Chaney rolled through Amee Phaengyavong and Kelsey Church 6-1, 6-1. Sophie Gerber and Addie Williams outlasted Brittany Derrow and Morgan Banks 6-4, 6-3.
The Knights improved their record to 4-2, while the junior varsity team beat Elmhurst 4-2 to also raise its mark to 4-2.

JV SINGLES: Lyndsey Havener (N) d. Neena Green 8-3; Amanda Horan (N) d. Sara Cruz 8-1; Taylor Sprinkle (N) d. Camila Anajudo 8-5; Breeanna Fusselman (N) d. Ashley Martin 8-4.
JV DOUBLES: Veronica Hayes/Jayla May (E) d. Olivia Glenn/Riley Gaunt 8-2; Hayes/May (E) d. Kiersten Clark/Rachel Phillips 6-5.
Tigers defeat New Haven netters
With a sweep of the singles matches, the Bluffton girls’ tennis team defeated New Haven 4-1 in varsity hardcourt play Thursday at New Haven.
Bluffton junior Kara Fiechter led the singles by pulling out a three-set win over Amber Knueve 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 1 match.
Amy Baker, the Tigers’ No. 2 singles player, also rallied to beat Molly McKee 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-1.
In No. 3 singles, sophomore Tiger Megan Evans downed Courtney Louden 6-2, 6-4.
The Tigers’ fourth point was scored by the No. 1 doubles tandem of Samantha Drew and Annessa Reiff, who fought back to beat Nicole Louden and Megan Calvert 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
New Haven’s No. 2 duo of Brittany Harman and Chelsea Jacquay dominated Mykayla Rodenbeck and Katie Murray 6-1, 6-0.
In junior varsity action, New Haven won 6-0.

JV SINGLES: Kiersten Perkins (NH) d. Ivy Filhart 8-1; Courtney Parker (NH) d. Alyssa Thompson 8-1; Kayla Grotrian (NH) d. Paris Mohler 8-3; Eryka Kraner (NH) d. Mayte Puig Cortegoso 6-3.
JV DOUBLES: Morgan Tracey/Brittnee Fox (NH) d. Mayte Puig Cortegoso/Aline Gonzalez 8-0; Leesa Bunnell/Jessica Calvert (NH) d. Anna Ponge/Morgan Napier 8-0.

Jay County blasts Norwell softballers
Rachelle Jackson tossed a three-hitter against the Norwell Knights and the Jay County Patriots posted a 10-1 victory Thursday in girls’ softball at Portland.
Danielle Wellman hit a home run and double to lead the Patriots and Renae Ray also doubled.
Norwell’s Kayla Hanni was the losing pitcher, giving up two earned runs on nine hits. Kelsey Kline singled and drove in Heather Sterrett for the Knights’ run. Hanni and Sterrett each singled.

Bluffton golfers fall to Jay County
Bluffton’s Tyler Mohler was the individual medalist Thursday afternoon for the Tigers’ golf team, but the visiting Jay County Patriots had the better team score at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton.
Jay County finished with a four-man score of 194, while the Tigers’ top four shot a 203.
Drew Houck led the Patriots with a 46 and Mitchel Rigby shot a 48. Evan Ryder and Seth Ainsworth each posted a 50 to complete the team score. Austin Mann shot a 51, followed by Jacob Heitkamp with a 54 and Ric Carducci with a 58.
Sean Ashman and Carson Addington each shot a 53 for the Tigers. Andrew Wilson finished with a 55 and Jeff Patterson carded a 56. Spencer Barnell ended up with a 59 and Ian Betz recorded a 62.

JV Knights beat Whitko
The Norwell junior varsity baseball team upped its record to 9-0 with a 7-5 victory over Whitko on Wednesday at Norwell.
Briar Bolinger was the winning pitcher with help from Jacob Meyer. Evan Brown smashed a home run and drove in two runs. Spencer Newell singled and knocked in one run. Tailur Szarenski doubled.

Jay County girls top Norwell JV
Jay County defeated the Norwell girls’ junior varsity softball team 13-3 on Thursday. Norwell was led by Mariah Hoger with three hits, including a double.
Tigers, Raiders split in MS track
Bluffton and Southern Wells had a split Thursday in middle school track and field action at Southern Wells’ Carnes Field.
The Bluffton boys won 76-33, while the Raiders’ girls won 71-37.

LJ: L. Knowles (SW) 11-10.5; HJ: M. Steffen (B) 4-2; SP: H. Mock (B) 21-3.5; D: H. Paxson (SW) 82-1; 100 Hurdles: A. Price (SW) 18.9; 100 Dash: L. Knowles (SW) 14.2; 1600: I. Maddox (SW) 6:23; 400 Relay: Southern Wells (Price, Hook, Schortgen, Knowles) 58.7; 400 Dash: S. Ramseyer (SW) 1:12; 200 Hurdles: A. Price (SW) 36.3; 800: I. Maddox (SW) 2:45; 200 Dash: L. Knowles (SW) 31.1; 1600 Relay: Southern Wells (Ramseyer, Yencer, Mossburg, Maddox) 5:01.6.
LJ: J. Streveler (B) 16-2; HJ: M. Pearson (B) 4-8; SP: M. Pearson (B) 36-1.5; D: M. Pearson (B) 120-6; 100 Hurdles: B.Connelly (B) 18.4; 100 Dash: J. Streveler (B) 12.0; 1600: C. Buskirk (B) 5:17; 400 Relay: Bluffton (Johnson, Fear, Pearson, Streveler) 50.1; 400 Dash: M. Sauerwine (B) 1:01.6; 200 Hurdles: P. Renner (SW) 31.9; 800: T. Thompson (SW) 2:30.4; 200 Dash: J. Streveler (B) 25.3; 1600 Relay: Bluffton (Sauerwine, Buskirk, Geimer, Connelly) 4:19.1.

SA thinclads beat Jr. High Raiders
South Adams won both of its middle school track meets against the Southern Wells Raiders on Wednesday. The Starfires defeated the Southern Wells’ boys 68-40 and the girls 66-43.
The Southern Wells’ boys were led by double winners Chandler Harris, Paul Renner and Cole Preston. Harris won the shot put (28-9) and discus (86-2). Renner won the 100-meter hurdles (19.9 seconds) and 200-meter hurdles (32.4). Preston won the 100-meter dash (12.3) and 200-meter dash (26.7). Jacob Roush won the 400-meter dash (1:06). Brad Woodward, Roush, Renner and Preston won the 400-meter relay (53.6). Taylor Thompson, Roush, Preston and Renner won the 1600-meter relay (4:22).
Ivy Maddox, Hillary Paxson and Lilly Hook led the Southern Wells’ girls. Maddox won the 1600 meters (6:18) and 800-meter run (2:47). Hook won the 100 meters (14.6) and Paxson won the discus (75-10).

Crusaders tie Bellmont in soccer
The Norwell Crusaders played to a 1-1 tie against the Bellmont Braves Thursday in middle school boys’ soccer.
Sam Crowell scored for the Crusaders. Goalkeeper Jason Meyer had 11 saves for Norwell. Colin Loker, Adam Herber and Reggie Hayes also had solid performances for the Crusaders.

Norwell golfers ranked 13th
The Norwell Knights are ranked 13th in the Top 20 poll released by the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association (IHSGCA):
1. Avon; 2. Hamilton Southeastern; 3. Brebeuf; 4. Floyd Central; 5. Evansville North; 6. Warren Central; 7. Bloomington North; 8. Carmel; 9. Center Grove; 10. Zionsville; 11. Warsaw; 12. Yorktown; 13. Norwell; 14. Terre Haute South; 15. Shawe Memorial; 16. Bedford North Lawrence; 17. Prairie Heights; 18. Providence; 19. Indianapolis Roncalli; 20. Columbus North. Honorable Mention: West Lafayette, Chesterton, LaPorte, Homestead.

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