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Sports Briefs

Baseball

Knightstown 10, Winchester 0

The Panthers hosted the Golden Falcons in a Tri-Eastern Conference game Tuesday evening and shut them out in a game that ended after 4 1/2 innings on the 10-run rule.

Knightstown's Jose Olivo performed well at bat and on the mound, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a RBI at the plate and three innings pitched, giving up no runs, hits, or walks and striking out five Winchester batters.

The Panthers' Ben Brown went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.

Knightstown hosted Blue River Valley Wednesday evening.

Boys Golf

Shenandoah 194, Hagerstown 221

The Raiders traveled to Hartley Hills Golf Course Tuesday evening to open the season and defeated the host Tigers by 27 strokes.

"Hagerstown graduated some very good players and had another top-5 player transfer, so it is in a transitional year," Shenandoah Coach Thomas Zimmer stated. "Nonetheless, our golfers did some nice things on the course tonight. Our driving has improved (hitting the fairway), we met our goal for putting (17.2 average), and we got a birdie (Jordan Myers).

Zimmer is optimistic about this year's Raider season.

"Talent-wise, this is one of the best overall teams I have had the privilege to coach in six years, and I expect a lot from my returners this year. I have always had a strong No. 1 golfer, but this year we have depth. Daniel Chapman, Tommy Deley, Jordan Myers, and Peyton Starks will constantly be in my top 5, but Andrew Bennett, Caden Maple, and Ty Sanders are going to be completing our team this year."

Zimmer has even more players waiting in the wings.

"Some other notable names that should 'travel' with us throughout the year are Charles New, Dalton Ghanayam, Jacob Stewart, Riley Alvarez, Jack Stevens, and Chris Masters. We are building a 'culture!'"

Rushville 204, Knightstown 221

The Panthers traveled a little bit southeast to Antler Pointe Golf Course Tuesday evening and lost to the host Lions by 17 strokes.

Scores for Knightstown were Nathen Ott 50, Adam Ott 51, Drew Cupp 55, and Josiah Moore 65.

Girls Tennis

Tri 5, Hagerstown 0

The Titan girls made a short trip over the county line Tuesday evening and swept all five flights from the host Tigers.

Molly West defeated Maddie Moore at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-0; Kiela Cash defeated Carli Cox at No. 2 singles 6-3, 7-5; and Makenna Hawk defeated Hannah Tracy at No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-0.

At No. 1 doubles, Jessi Vandivier and Allison Kingery defeated Annah Goss and Kyndall Burris 6-3, 6-1, and at No. 2 doubles, Helene Hellstern and Maddie Burchett defeated Sophie Foust and Sydney Retter 6-0, 6-1.

"I'm proud of the strong start from our Lady Titan tennis team," Tri Coach Paige Froman stated.

Blue River Valley 5, Anderson Prep 0

The Vikings went on the road Tuesday evening and continued their strong start to the season by sweeping all five flights from the host Jets.

Naomi Brewer defeated Gwyn Zimmer 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles; Rachel Snavely defeated Melisa Magallanes 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles; and Samantha Webb defeated Maria Mondragon 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Hannah Foster and Anna Hollingsworth defeated Makenna Beach and Hanna Honarmandian 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Haley Foster and Lindsey Foster shut out Mayra Cuz Pena and Daniela Rodriguez 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

In junior varsity action, Blue River's Jenna Willis defeated Liz Chastain 8-1.

The Vikings host Randolph Southern this evening.

Softball

Cambridge City Lincoln 11, Shenandoah 1

The Raiders hosted the Class A state-ranked Golden Eagles Tuesday evening and lost in a game that ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule.

Shenandoah was held to three hits on the night: a double by Skylar Counceller and singles from Emily Olsen and Jayla Lewis.

Kaylen Sears was the starting pitcher for the Raiders and took the loss, giving up six runs over two innings, and Meghan Hepfer finished up giving up five runs over the last four. The Shenandoah defense did not aid its pitches in the contest as the hosts committed five errors during the game.

The Raiders are 2-3 for the season and traveled to Daleville Wednesday evening hoping to improve their MEC record to 3-0.

Eastern Hancock 4, Knightstown 2

The Panthers made the short trip across the county line Tuesday evening and fell to the rival Royals by a pair of runs.

Knightstown played a good defensive game again, except for the bottom of the first inning when they gave up all four runs with two outs. Only two of those runs were earned. The Panthers battled back with two runs in the second inning, but neither team could score the rest of the game.

Knightstown's Sidney Vise pitched another good game allowing only four hits to a good Eastern Hancock team and striking out three. She played the position lights-out as well, recording six assists and three putouts.

Vise, Trinidie Newby, Alyssa Northern and Paige Personnett had the four Lady Panther hits.

Knightstown hosts Class A state-ranked and undefeated Cambridge City Lincoln this evening.

Shenandoah 5, Monroe Central 1

The Raiders hosted the Golden Bears Monday evening in a Mid-eastern Conference game and defeated them by four runs to improve to 2-0 in the MEC and 2-2 for the season.

Emily Olsen and Meg Stanley led the Shenandoah offense. Olsen had three hits in four at-bats and scored three of the Raiders' five runs, while Stanley had three hits and three RBI. Stanley missed hitting for the cycle by a triple as her hits included a single, double, and a home run (her first of the season).

Kaylen Sears got the win from the circle for Shenandoah, pitching a complete game with four strikeouts, and giving up no earned runs.

Today's Sports Events

Baseball: Shenandoah at Hagerstown 5 p.m.

Baseball: Union City at Tri 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Seton Catholic at Blue River Valley 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Knightstown at New Palestine 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Anderson and Muncie Central at Shenandoah 4 p.m.

Boys Golf: Tri at Eastern Hancock 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Randolph Southern at Blue River Valley 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Centerville at Knightstown 5:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Shenandoah at New Castle 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Tri at Union City 5 p.m.

Softball: Hagerstown at Seton Catholic 5 p.m.

Softball: Cambridge City Lincoln at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Softball: New Castle at Cowan 5 p.m.

Softball: Northeastern at Tri 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Blue River Valley, Union City, and Seton Catholic at Wapahani 5 p.m.

Friday's Sports Events

Baseball: New Castle at Guerin Catholic 5:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Knightstown at Southwestern (Shelby) 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Shenandoah in Panther Invitational at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Track & Field: New Castle at Park Tudor 6 p.m.

Track & Field: Tri at North Decatur Invitational 5 p.m.