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Sports Briefs

Boys Tennis

Shenandoah 5, Frankton 0

The Raiders hosted the Eagles Wednesday evening and swept past them, winning all five flights.

Winners for Shenandoah were singles players Lance Holdren 6-0 6-3 at No. 1, Luke Waggener 6-1 6-1 at No. 2, and Clay Conner 6-0 6-0 at No. 3. The Raider doubles teams also won in straight sets, but those flights were much more competitive. Kyle Rice and Michael Donahue won 7-6 7-6 at No. 1 and Calyb Toffolo and Blake Poffenbarger won 6-4 6-4 at No. 2.

Tri 4, Union County 1

The Titan boys recorded their fifth consecutive win Thursday evening with a win over the Patriots in a Tri-Eastern Conference match to improve to 4-2 in the TEC and 5-4 for the season.

In singles action, Tri’s No. 1 Kyle Falck and No. 2 Dillon Stevens both defeated their Union County opponents 6-0, 6-0. At No. 3 singles, Tri’s Adam Glaze, who has been battling a ankle injury since earlier in the week, was forced to default his match during the first set.

In doubles play, the Titans’ No. 1 team of Isaiah Steele and Jarod Stevens took care of their opponents 6-0, 6-0. Rounding out the evening, Tri’s No. 2 doubles team of Dylan Mofield and Peyton Robertson easily defeated their Union County opponents 6-1, 6-1.

The Titans play at Northeastern Thursday.

Alexandria 3,Shenandoah 2

The Raiders traveled to Madison County Thursday evening and were edged by the host Tigers.

Shenandoah got wins from Luke Waggener 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Clay Conner 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, but lost the other three flights in straight sets. For Conner, it was his second straight match without losing a game.

Northeastern 5, Shenandoah 0

The Raiders traveled to Fountain City Tuesday evening and were swept by the host Knights. Northeastern won each flight in straight sets.

The Raiders traveled to Eastern Hancock Saturday to complete the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney that was halted by rain last Saturday (Aug. 30).

Cross Country

Hamilton Heights Invitational (Boys)

The Shenandoah High School boys cross country team traveled to the Hamilton Heights Invitational Thursday evening and placed fourth among the eight teams competing.

Team scores were University 62, Hamilton Heights 64, Lapel 89, Shenandoah 100, Western Boone 110, Muncie Burris 116, Elwood 158, and Knightstown 198.

Luke Combs of Lapel won the race with a time of 16:02. The top seven Raider boys ran season and personal-bests to bring home the fourth-place team finish. Kisphaugh and Soden continue to be great senior leaders. Kisphaugh had a season-best time of 17:40 and Soden a personal-best time of 18:28. To fill out the top five, Hawkins (19:34), Hinshaw (19:36), and Coccia (19:37) all had personal-best times.

“It was a beautiful night to run,” Shenandoah Head Coach John Davis remarked. “The Hamilton Heights course did not disappoint. It was a great job by our team.”

No individual results for the Knightstown runners were reported.

The Raiders have this weekend off and will compete again at the Randolph Southern Invitational on Saturday, September 14.

Hamilton Heights Invitational (Girls)

The Shenandoah High School girls cross country team traveled to the Hamilton Heights Invitational Thursday evening and placed fith among the seven teams competing.

Team scores were Western Boone 39, Hamilton Heights 49, University 85, Muncie Burris 90, Shenandoah 106, Lapel 152, and Clinton Central 165.

Stormie Fitch led the Raiders with a time of 21:56 and a 12th-place finish to receive a medal. Edwards, Jenkins, and Buskirk finished in the top 30, and all received ribbons. Finishing out the scoring for Shenandoah were Ava Vining and Hannah Hinshaw, both with personal-best times.

“It was a beautiful night to run,” Shenandoah Coach John Davis stated. “Hamilton Heights is a flat, fast course that did disappoint. The top seven Lady Raiders all ran season-best times.”

The Raiders have this weekend off and are back racing Saturday, September 14 at the Randolph Southern Invitational.

Girls Golf

Connersville 198, New Castle 214

The Trojan girls traveled southeast Thursday evening and lost to the host Spartans by 16 strokes.

For New Castle, good rounds were turned in by Faith Firle and Macayla McGowan, who both carded a 49 to tie for runner-up honors at the meet. Other scores for the Trojans were Maggie Lewis 51 and Lylah Hutson 65.

New Castle will meet up again with Connersville Monday evening in a three-way meet with host Richmond at the Elks Country Club..

Girls Soccer

Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 10, New Castle 1

The Trojan girls traveled west on Ind. 234 for Thursday night’s game and lost to the host Marauders to drop to 0-4 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and 0-6 for the season.

Abby Hamilton scored the only goal for New Castle. Trojan goal keeper Mackenzie Bridgeman had 15 saves on the night.

New Castle hosted Connersville today at 10 a.m. on Neal Field for a make-up game that was postponed from Aug. 20, and travels to Centerville Thursday.

Volleyball

Hagerstown 3, Seton Catholic 0

The Tigers’ varsity volleyball team raised its record to 7-1 on the season by defeating the Cardinals Thursday night 25-10, 25-10, 25-11.

For Hagerstown, Regan Tinkle had 21 kills in 23 attempts; Jessica Swimm had 10 kills and Carli Cox had six; Hallie Rogers had 36 assists and reached 1,000 assists for her career.

The Tigers traveled to the Wes-Del Invitational Saturday. They played Western, Marion, and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers before the crossover. They will host Wapahani on Tuesday night.

The Hagerstown junior varsity also won Thursday by defeating Seton Catholic 25-6, 25-19 to raise its record to 6-0. Allison Ayotte had 19 assists and Makayla Matanich had six kills for the Tiger JV.

Knightstown 3, Waldron 1

The Panthers hosted the Mohawks Thursday night and defeated them in four sets 25-17, 26-24, 18-25, 25-19 to improve to 6-5 for the season.

Leaders for Knightstown were Gwen Dyer with 51 assists, three kills, eight digs, an ace, and two blocks; Rená Witham with 16 kills, an assist, 19 digs, and two aces; Avery Bever with 12 kills, an assist, nine digs, an ace, and a block; Paige Personett with 10 kills, an assist, nine digs, and a block; Trinidie Newby with 14 kills, four digs, and a block; Cara Mullen with 23 digs; and Katie Clark with 20 digs.

The Panthers will travel to Union City Tuesday evening for a Tri-Eastern Conference match up.

Junior High/Middle School Volleyball

New Castle 2, Connersville 0 (7th)

The 7th-grade Trojans hosted the Spartans Tuesday evening and swept past them 25-10, 25-5 to improve to 7-1 for the season.

Camryn Johnson led New Castle in serving with 11 aces. Ashlyn Guffey contributed six service aces and a kill. Riley Crabtree had two kills and two aces.

The Trojan 7th-graders will compete in Saturday’s Hoosier Heritage Conference tournament at Yorktown.

New Castle 2, Connersville 0 (8th)

The 8th-grade Trojans defeated the visiting Spartans Thursday night by identical sets scores of 25-8, 25-8.

The Player of the Match for New Castle was Morley Blessinger. Also for the Trojans, Ella Young had six aces and four kills, and Peyton Dolce added four kills and an ace.

Blue River Valley 2, Monroe Central 0 (8th)

The 8th-grade Vikings played their first home match of the season Thursday evening against the visiting Golden Bears and won it 25-15, 25-22.

Both teams struggled in the beginning with serving, but Kaylyn Denney started the Vikings out with five straight points, and two of those were service aces.

Ashlynn Williams, Maciah Driskill, and Isabelle Perdue helped the Vikings get a substantial lead throughout the second half of the set with several kills. The host’s passing was, once again, calm and controlled from all of the players.

Monroe Central battled back a little stronger in the second set and starting closing in on the lead when the score was in the 20s for both teams. The Golden Bears had a couple of tough hitters, but the Vikings handled their defense well. Blue River’s Maciah Driskill had two critical aces with her tough cross-court serves. The Vikings dug in and pulled out the victory.

For Blue River in the match, Isabelle Perdue  had nine kills and six aces; Maciah Driskill had three aces and three kills; Kaylyn Denney had three kills and two aces; Ashlynn Williams had three kills; and Emma McDonald recorded a service ace.

Today’s Sports Events

Boys Soccer: Knightstown at Oldenburg Academy 1 p.m.

Boys Soccer: New Castle vs. Whiteland in Hoosier Cup at Bloomington North 12:40 p.m.

Boys Soccer: New Castle vs. Evansville North in Hoosier Cup at Bloomington North 6:10 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Hagerstown at New Palestine 9 a.m.

Cross Country: Blue River Valley at Manchester Invitational 9 a.m.

Cross Country: Hagerstown and New Castle in Marion Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan 11 a.m.

Cross Country: Tri at Union City Invitational 11 a.m.

Girls Soccer: Knightstown at Oldenburg Academy 11 a.m.

Girls Soccer: Connersville at New Castle 10 a.m.

Volleyball: Hagerstown in Kay Saunders Tourney at Wes-Del 9 a.m.

Volleyball: New Castle at Avon Invitational 10 a.m.

Volleyball: Shenandoah and Eastern Hancock at Lapel 9 a.m.

Monday’s Sports Events

Boys Tennis: New Castle at Hagerstown 4:30 p.m.

Girls Golf: Knightstown at Morristown 4:30 p.m.

Girls Golf: New Castle and Connersville at Richmond 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball: Tri at North Decatur 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s Sports Events

Boys Soccer: Union County at Knightstown 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer: New Palestine at New Castle 7 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Blue River Valley at Union City 5 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Hagerstown at Winchester 4:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Southwestern (Shelby) at Knightstown 4:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Delta at New Castle 5 p.m.

Girls Golf: Blackford at Blue River Valley 4:30 p.m.

Girls Golf: Hagerstown and Connersville at Greenfield-Central 5 p.m.

Girls Golf: Union County at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Girls Golf: New Castle vs. Wapahani at Hickory Hills GC 4:30 p.m.

Girls Golf: Tri at Eastern Hancock 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Union County at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Volleyball: Liberty Christian at Blue River Valley 6 p.m.

Volleyball: Wapahani at Hagerstown 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball: Knightstown at Union County 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball: New Castle at Shelbyville 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Cambridge City Lincoln at Tri 6 p.m.