Sports and Outdoors

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Norwell girls out slug North Side
Cheyenne Harris ripped two doubles and drove in four runs to help the Norwell girls’ softball team pound Fort Wayne North Side 15-3 in a five-inning game Thursday at Norwell.
Norwell improved its record to 10-12, as pitcher Kayla Hanni hit a home run to drive in two runs. On the mound, she gave up six hits and one earned run. She struck out eight and walked three.
Kelsey Kline, Katie Runyon and Heather Sterrett each knocked in two runs. Sterrett had three hits, while Runyon and Kline both had two, including a double by Kline. Ashley Koehlinger also had two singles. Jalyn Kremer and Morgan Chilton each singled and had one RBI.

Norwell golfers ranked 7th
The Norwell Knights are ranked seventh in the latest Top 20 boys’ golf poll released Friday by the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association (IHSGCA):

TOP 20: 1. Avon; 2. Hamilton Southeastern; 3. Carmel; 4. Brebeuf; 5. Evansville Memorial; 6. Floyd Central; 7. NORWELL; 8. Evansville North; 9. Warsaw; 10. Valparaiso; 11. Noblesville; 12. Center Grove; 13. Bloomington North; 14. Zionsville; 15. Yorktown; 16. Shawe Memorial; 17. Providence; 18. Warren Central; 19. Columbus North; 20. Homestead.
Honorable Mention: Terre Haute South, Bedford North Lawrence, Tipton, Peru, Northridge, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

Eastbrook golfers best Tigers
Andrew Weiland and Nick Combs shared medalist honors Thursday to lead the Eastbrook Panthers’ golf team to a 166-215 victory over the Bluffton Tigers at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton.
Weiland and Combs each shot a 41, while Blake McQueen and Lance Hoch both added a 42 for the four-man team score.
Bluffton was led by junior Tyler Mohler with a 47 and sophomore Andrew Wilson shot a 50. Freshman Carson Addington followed with a 57 and sophomore Spencer Barnell completed the Tigers’ scoring with a 61.
Sean Ashman finished with a 63 and Ian Betz shot a 68 for the Tigers.
Christopher Duckwall added a 44 for the Panthers and Austin Cansler finished with a 46.

Bluffton volleyball meeting slated
Bluffton volleyball coach Robert Ochoa will be conducting an informational meeting on Monday, May 24, for anyone currently in grades 6-12 who would like to play volleyball. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the high school library. The summer schedule will be discussed. For more information, call 260-710-1317.

Sign up for summer tennis league
A summer tennis league for boys and girls in grades 7-12 will begin June 2 at 6 p.m. at Norwell High School. Cost is $30. Matches will be played Monday and Wednesday evenings. A postseason singles and doubles tournament is included. An informational meeting is scheduled for June 2 at 6 p.m. Registration forms are available by calling Joel Fillman at 260-758-2722 or by e-mail at

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