Knightstown 0, Rushville 0 (tie)
The Panthers hosted the Lions Monday night in the second game of a girl-boy doubleheader and played the visitors to a scoreless deadlock.
Knightstown’s record stands at 1-4-1 for the season, and it played at Connersville Tuesday evening.
New Castle 3, Connersville 2
For the second time in three matches, the Trojans faced an undefeated and ranked opponent, as the 12-0 Spartans ranked No. 8 in the district paid a visit to the NCHS courts.
New Castle lost both doubles flights to fall behind 2-0 in the match, but prevailed in all three singles flights for the team win to improve to a record of 12-3 for the season. All flights were the minimum two sets.
“This team believes in each other and their potential is off the charts,” New Castle Head Coach Curt Huntley stated. “On a night when we didn’t play our best, we still gutted out a victory against a great team in Connersville. I’m so proud of these guys.”
In singles play for the Trojans, Trent Alfrey won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1; Sam Underhill won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2; and James Harris won 7-5, 6-3 at No. 3.
In doubles action for New Castle, Sam Maddy and Braylon Cornwell lost 2-6, 1-6 at No. 1, and Leo Underhill and Vincent Farris lost 1-6, 4-6 at No. 2
The Trojan junior varsity also picked up a 4-1 win. Singles winners for New Castle were Jake Jenkins and Tyler Bennett and the doubles team of Clayton Smith and Drew Coy.
The Trojans played at Blue River Valley Tuesday evening.
BRV competes at Randolph Southern
The Viking girls finished fourth among 12 complete teams in Saturday’s Randolph Southern Invitational.
Blue River was led by two runners in the top 10 as Charlee Gibson finished third and Sydney Fellers ninth. Finishes for the other Viking girls were Lexie Cordell 47th, Kelsey Porter 64th, Ella Schmidt 71st, and Maddie Denton 95th.
Girls team scores, in order of finish, were Richmond 63, Monroe Central 71, Shenandoah 142, Blue River Valley 147, Alexandria 148, Wes-Del 149, Cowan 164, New Castle 179, Randolph Southern 210, Muncie Burris 212, Winchester 237, and Franklin County 277.
The Blue River Valley boys finished fifth out of 14 complete teams competing at Saturday’s Randolph Southern Invitational.
The Vikings were led by Gabe Sayre, who finished 20th in a time of 18:45 in a field of 151 runners. Blue River’s Landen Gibson placed 36th, Ethan Blackburn 43rd, Tyler Flynn 51st, Adam Polston 65th, James Crull 67th, Zach Crull 68th, Bryden Sealover 77th, Raj Singh 96th, Eli Sayre 102nd, and Jackson Qualkenbush 140th.
Boys team scores, in order of finish, were Monroe Central 36, Richmond 88, Muncie Central 90, New Castle 151, Blue River Valley 194, Muncie Burris 195, Winchester 210, Cowan 231, Franklin County 232, Union City 232, Jay County 233, Wes-Del 241, Alexandria 304, and Shenandoah 368.
The Blue River girls and boys run again today at the Muncie Burris Invitational.
New Palestine 11, New Castle 0
The Trojan girls traveled to southwestern Hancock County Monday evening and were shut out by the host Dragons to slip to records of 0-5 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and 0-7-1 for the season.
New Castle hosted Delta Tuesday night in another HHC game.
Rushville 3, Knightstown 0
The Panthers hosted the Lions Monday evening in a big-cat fight in the first game of a girl-boy doubleheader and were shut out by the visitors to slip to a record of 2-5-1 for the season.
Knightstown travels to Wapahani this evening.
Winchester 3, Blue River Valley 0
The Vikings hosted the Golden Falcons Monday night for a non-conference match.
Winchester is much improved under first-year Head Coach Matt Curts, who guided New Castle to a Class 3A state championship in 2017. The Golden Falcons flew back to Randolph County with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 victory, which dropped Blue River to 5-6 for the season.
Leading in kills for the Vikings were Ally Madden with eight and Maciah Driskill with seven. Maciah Driskill led BRV in digs with 16, followed by 13 apiece for Isabelle Perdue and Trinity Driskill, and 12 by Madden.
Jr. High/MS Football
Tri 30, South Decatur 0
The Titans shut out the Cougars last Thursday evening as their defense sparkled.
On that defense for Tri, Masyn Chalfant had four tackles-for-loss (TFL), Braiden Jackson and Jonah Cox two TFL apiece, and Zavier Hanson and Cooper Engle one TFL each.
Dallas Clarke and Landen Morrow had a fumble recovery apiece, and Cole Melton intercepted a South Decatur pass.
On offense for the Titans, Braxton Miller had a 40-yard touchdown run and a pair of two-point conversions; Zavier Hanson had a seven-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion; Jonah Cox had a seven-yard touchdown run; and Cole Melton had a three-yard touchdown run.