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Shelbyville senior bestowed Cato Memorial Scholarship by IHSAA

The Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. has announced this year’s group of 13 senior student-athletes who will be honored with the 2024 IHSAA/C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarships.

Included in the group of 13 is Shelbyville senior Jacob Harker, a three-sport athlete that is ranked fourth in his graduating class of 228 with a 4.58 grade point average.

To reward the efforts of Indiana’s complete student-athletes, Forte Sports Medicine, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Sport Graphics, Inc., and Franciscan Health Systems have all partnered with the IHSAA and the IHSAA Foundation to sponsor the program. The well-rounded, positive role models have demonstrated excellence in academics, school and community involvement, character, sportsmanship, and citizenship.

Each individual will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their prep accomplishments and be recognized at this year’s inaugural IHSAA Foundation Impact Awards at Gridiron Hall, within the Indianapolis Colts Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on May 7.

Harker was named Academic All-Conference three times and All-Conference once in football. As a wrestler, Harker won the team MVP award twice, was a two-time semistate qualifier, a conference champion, three times Academic All-Conference and All-Conference once.

Additionally, he has served as Team Captain for both football and wrestling programs. Academically, he has been on the Superior Honor Roll, nationally commended by the National Merit Scholarship Program, and named an AP scholar with distinction.

Harker is a member of Shelbyville’s National Honor Society, Student Athletic Advisory Council, and the Student Leadership Council. He also spends time participating in 4-H, volunteering at various community outreach events at his church, and working on his family’s farm. He will be attending Purdue University in the fall.

Other Cato Memorial Scholarship winners were:

  • Mary Bellia, South Bend St. Joseph
  • Mary Cox, Monrovia
  • Ava Decker, Elkhart
  • Ashton Elpers, North Posey
  • Whitman Horton, Crawfordsville
  • Ava Lehmkuhler, Lebanon
  • Ethan Popp, Harrison (West Lafayette)
  • Emma Schipp, Jasper
  • Jack Steadham, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard
  • Kyah Streeval, Edinburgh
  • Jake Tippman, Fort Wayne Snider
  • Erin Zhu, Culver Academies

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Indianapolis Colts, IHSAA extend partnership

The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced a three-year presenting partnership renewal with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts to continue in support of Indiana high school football.

This marks the 15th year of the agreement first struck in 2009 when the Colts organization began its support of the entire football state tournament, ensuring that the state championship games would continue to be played at Lucas Oil Stadium. At that time, the Colts became the first professional sports franchise in the country to partner with a high school association for this type of sponsorship.

“The IHSAA is so excited and grateful to continue this partnership with the Indianapolis Colts,” said IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig. “Without the Colts and their support, Indiana high school football wouldn’t be as spectacular as it is on Friday nights in the fall.”

“We love and appreciate the values, like preparation, discipline, teamwork and inclusion, that football teaches, so we are honored to support youth and high school football at every level in our state,” said Mike Prior, Colts Football Development Commissioner and former Colts great. “This partnership with the IHSAA continues our commitment to growing the game of football in Indiana and opening opportunities in the sport to all.”

The Colts and IHSAA also have partnered on other initiatives, most notably girls high school flag football. In 2023, the Colts started the Girls Flag Football Pilot League, fueled by Gatorade, with eight high school girls teams representing Indianapolis and South Bend. They also have hosted clinics, jamborees, and other events, with the long-term goal of developing girls flag football as a sanctioned varsity sport in Indiana.

For more info, visit Colts.com/Flag.

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Prep Report: Waldron tennis nets hard-fought victory over Shelbyville

Waldron tennis won two three-set matches which led to a 3-2 victory over Shelbyville Monday.

At No. 1 singles, Emerson Lindsey won the final two sets over Shelbyville’s Renee Aldridge for a 3-6, 6-4, 12-10 victory.

Riley Thurston was successful at No. 3 singles over Shelbyville’s Ella Connolly, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4.

And the No. 2 doubles team of Jackie Corlette and Kathryn Ross defeated Shelbyville’s Faye-Lynn Voss and Reese Fortune, 6-4, 6-4.

Shelbyville got a No. 2 singles win from Ava Muckerheide over Emily Tyree, 6-2, 6-2.

Shelbyville’s No. 1 doubles team of Sydney Baker and Sophia Asher topped Audrey Berauer and Riley Price in three sets, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 10-8.

In other prep events Monday:

Baseball

Triton Central 18, Indianapolis Ritter 1

Mathew Shircliff and Eli Sego each had three hits and combined to drive in five runs to lead Class 2A, No. 6 Triton Central to an Indiana Crossroads Conference victory.

Bryce Haney did not allow a hit and struck out seven for the Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ICC).

Waldron 5, Oldenburg Academy 0

Jacob Bennett and Jordan Bennett combined to pitch a no-hitter for the Mohawks (4-1). Jacob Bennett pitched the first five innings and had eight strikeouts. Jordan Bennett tossed the final two innings to seal the win.

J.D. Smith and Troy Atwood each had two hits for Waldron.

Knightstown 13, Shelbyville 11

A 6-run fifth inning propelled the host Panthers (4-1) to a win over the Golden Bears (4-3).

Brayden McDaniel, Braylon Johnson, Travis Louks and Brock Loveall each had two hits for the Chargers.

Dalton Jones blasted his first home run of the season and drove in two runs for Shelbyville. Luke Jackson also had two RBI.

North Decatur 7, Morristown 2

Kamdenn McKinney and Xander Jones combined to limit Morristown to three hits in the Mid-Hoosier Conference contest.

Tyler Dean had three hits to lead North Decatur (3-3, 2-0 MHC).

Morristown fell to 1-3 (0-2 MHC).

South Decatur 7, Southwestern 0

J.P. Scudder had three hits and drove in two runs and Devin Pate racked up 17 strikeouts in seven innings to improve South Decatur to 3-3 (1-0 MHC).

Southwestern dropped to 0-3 (0-1 MHC).

Boys golf

Shelbyville 163, Greensburg 170

At Greensburg Country Club, Colton Schroeder secured the medalist honor for the Pirates with a round of 37.

Jake Garrison led Shelbyville with a 39. Brock Wischmeyer and Logan Tobian each shot 40. Ethan Hughes followed at 43 and DaMiles McDuffey carded a 44.

New Palestine 179, Triton Central 188

At Hawk’s Tail Golf Course, Chase Chandler finished runner-up in the individual standings with a 42.

Max Ray shot 47 and Taggy Goul posted a 48. Garrett Eberhardt and Derreck Uhls each shot 51.

Softball

Shelbyville 7, Greenwood 5

Shelbyville scored the first five runs at Greenwood and held on for the victory.

Cheyenne Eads pitched the first two innings and did not allow a run before turning the pitching duties over to Sydney Brown and Gracie Crafton. Eads returned to the circle to get the final out of the game.

Hagerstown 18, Morristown 1

Hagerstown scored 12 runs in the second inning to pull away from the Yellow Jackets (0-2).

Hannah Pyle had four hits to lead the Tigers (4-1). Three different Hagerstown pitchers limited Morristown to three hits.

Girls tennis

Triton Central 5, Morristown 0

The Tigers lost just four games in the three singles matches and four games in the two doubles matches to sweep the Yellow Jackets.

At No. 1 singles, Maryrose Felling defeated Remi Spicklemire, 6-0, 6-1. Ellie Gast won at No. 2 singles over Bri Flores, 6-1, 6-1. And Anniston Evans topped Olivia Triak, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

At No. 1 doubles, Lauren Grant and Audrey Canter bested Katie Theobald and Addie Osborne, 6-1, 6-2. And Allison Howley and Kaylynn Washburn defeated Emma Waggoner and Jorgia Geise at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-1.

Boys volleyball

Shelbyville def. Warren Central, 25-19, 25-17, 25-19

Jayion Grice had 13 kills to lead Shelbyville to its third-straight victory.

Corbin Deck had nine kills. Grice finished with a team-high 17 digs. Layne Pogue had 11 digs.

Shelbyville improved to 5-7 while Warren Central dropped to 2-5.

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Collegiate Update: Edwards, Mississippi State continue to set program records

Kylee Edwards continues to be a big part of a record-setting season for Mississippi State softball.

The Shelbyville graduate had a two-run double and a run-scoring sacrifice fly Friday to help the No. 16 Bulldogs defeat visiting No. 4 Tennessee, 9-1 in five innings.

The win was the highest-ranked win for Mississippi State in Nusz Park since 2016. It was the first win over a top-5 team in program history. The run-rule victory was the 14th of the season for the Bulldogs – also a program record. The win was the 11th win over a ranked opponent – also a program record for a season.

Edwards also was part of a highlight defensive play that earned a top-10 honor from ESPN.

Tennessee bounced back to win Saturday’s game, 6-1. On Sunday, the Volunteers built an early lead and took the series with a 7-3 victory.

Mississippi State is 29-12 this season and 9-9 in the Southeastern Conference standings.

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.

 

 

Madalyn Hudnall

The Waldron graduate won the javelin competition Saturday for Mount St. Joseph at the Northern Kentucky Invitational.

Hudnall’s winning throw was 126 feet, nine inches.

 

 

Kina Schultz

The Shelbyville graduate placed 11th in the 100-meter hurdles and 12th in the 400 hurdles for Muskingum University Saturday at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

Schultz crossed the finish line in the 100 hurdles in 17.0 seconds and the 400 hurdles in 1:13.36.

 

 

Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate had a two-run double and scored two runs Saturday for Bellarmine in a 12-11 win over the University of North Alabama.

On Sunday, Rife had a double in a 22-3 loss to North Alabama.

Bellarmine is 6-29 this season and 5-10 in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings.

 

 

Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate had five hits, including a pair of home runs, for Eastern Michigan on April 9 in a 20-17 loss to Oakland. It was the first 5-hit game for an Eastern Michigan baseball player since 2018.

Taylor also had a double, scored three runs and drove in four.

On Saturday, the Eagles split a doubleheader with Ohio University. In game one, Taylor had two hits, including a triple in a 15-6 victory.

Ohio won game two, 7-4. Taylor had a walk and a double in the loss.

Ohio won the series Sunday with a 9-4 victory.

Eastern Michigan is 13-21 (8-7 Mid-American Conference).

 

 

Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate had two doubles and a home run Sunday to lead DePauw to a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Wesleyan. Mathies’ three hits drove in four runs in a 12-0 win.

In the opener Sunday, Mathies drove in two runs in a 13-9 win.

On Saturday, Mathies had a double and scored a run in an 8-0 win over Kenyon. She had a double and a home run in game two’s 9-0 win.

DePauw improved to 14-11-1 and is 4-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings.

 

 

Asher Caldwell

The Morristown graduate carded a 6-over par round of 78 on April 9 at The Legacy Golf Club in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, to help Trine win the Lourdes Invitational.

Trine bested 12 other teams with a 299 team total.

 

 

Zaleeya Martin

The Shelbyville graduate finished 19th in the 100 (12.36) and 33rd in the 200 (25.95) for the University of Indianapolis at Ball State’s We Fly Challenge.

 

 

Madisen Hinderliter

The Shelbyville graduate placed 31st in the discus (112-10) and 21st in the women’s hammer throw (135-9) for St. Francis at Ball State’s We Fly Challenge.

Indiana DIII Championships

DePauw University hosted the Indiana DIII Championships Saturday in Greencastle, Indiana.

 

 

Tristin Maloney, a Shelbyville graduate, finished 33rd in the 1,500 in 5:12.11 for Franklin College.

 

 

Bailey Stamper, a Triton Central graduate, placed 13th in the shot put (8.72 meters) and 16th in the discus (22.5 meters) for Franklin College.

 

 

Shelbyville graduate Ava Ruschhaupt finished 20th in the 100 (15.21) and 15th in the 200 (33.56) for Franklin College.

 

 

Southwestern graduate Alison Muck earned Franklin College points in the team standings with a runner-up performance in the 100 hurdles (15.58) and a third-place finish in the high jump (1.48 meters).

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Prep Report: Stieneker blasts two home runs to lead Shelbyville over Class 3A, No. 9 Yorktown

Two big swings of Addie Stieneker’s big blue bat provided more than enough run support for Cheyenne Eads in the pitcher’s circle.

The Marshall commit blasted a three-run home run in the home half of the first inning Saturday afternoon against Class 3A, No. 9 Yorktown and had a grand slam in the second inning to propel the Golden Bears to a 7-1 victory.

Eads scattered six hits and struck out nine Tigers (1-1, 0-1 Hoosier Heritage Conference) to improve Shelbyville to 4-4 (2-0 HHC) this season.

In the first off Yorktown starting pitcher Caitlin Laferney, who will pitch collegiately at Yale, Kali Laycock singled and Eads reached on an error to set up Stieneker’s first home run – her second of the season.

In the second, Gracie Crafton, Addysyn Wettrick singled and Eads walked to load the bases for Stieneker. Laferney pitched cautiously to Shelbyville’s two-time All-HHC selection but she blasted a 3-1 pitch over the right field wall for a 7-1 lead (photo).

Yorktown’s lone run came in the top of the second inning when Brooklyn Bartle and Olivia Jaromin each doubled.

Stieneker was intentionally walked in her third bat. She finished the conference contest with two hits, as did Laycock and Wettrick.

Shelbyville is at Greenwood (5-1) Monday before hosting Connersville (2-1)Tuesday for its “Pink Out” game.

In other prep events:

Baseball

Mt. Vernon 5, Shelbyville 4

The Marauders returned to Shelbyville’s Barnett Field following the suspension of play Tuesday and scored five runs in the sixth inning to take game one of the two-game Hoosier Heritage Conference series.

All five runs were unearned and made a winner of pitcher Jack Peine, who pitched four innings and allowed four hits while striking out six. Andrew Boldt pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save.

Dalton Jones took the loss for Shelbyville.

Shelbyville 7, Mt. Vernon 6, 8 innings

The Golden Bears tied the game in the sixth and scored the game-winning run in the eighth to split the series.

Luke Brinkman pitched four scoreless innings of relief to collect the win. The senior allowed one hit and one walk.

Shelbyville tied the game in the sixth inning when Aiden Smith doubled and scored on Brock Kuhn’s single. In the eighth, Smith and Gavyn Fisher led off the eighth with singles. Kohen Myers eventually plated Fisher with the game-winning run.

Myers had four hits on the day and three RBI in game two.

Mt. Vernon dropped to 2-3 (1-1 HHC).

Shelbyville is 4-2 (2-2 HHC) and travels to Knightstown (3-1) Monday before hosting Pendleton Heights (7-2) Tuesday for its annual “Pink Out” game.

Girls tennis

Shelbyville Invitational

Triton Central won its final match Saturday to secure its first win of the season.

In its opener against Shelbyville, Estelle Gearlds and Anniston Evans won singles matches for TC, which lost the match 3-2.

Gearlds defeated Renee Aldridge, 2-6, 6-1, 10-4 at No.1 singles. Evans topped Ella Connolly at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-2.

Shelbyville’s lone singles win came at No. 2 singles where Ava Muckerheide bested Ellie Gast, 6-3, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, Shelbyville’s Sydney Baker and Sophia Asher defeated Lauren Grant and Audrey Canter, 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.

Faye-Lynn Voss and Reese Fortune bested Allison Howley and Kaylynn Washburn at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-4.

Lawrenceburg prevailed over Triton Central in its second match, 4-1. Triton Central’s lone win came from Evans, who defeated Cadence Fricke, 6-3, 1-6, 13-11.

The Tigers blanked Franklin County, 5-0.

Gearlds’ match went three sets before she celebrated a 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 victory.

At No. 2 singles, Gast topped Moorea Nobbe, 6-0, 6-2.

Evans completed a 3-0 day with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Madalyn Wilson.

Canter and Grant won their first No. 1 doubles match of the season with a 6-3, 6-3 win. Howley and Washburn did the same at No. 2 doubles, 6-3, 6-4.

Track and field

Bill Self Invitational

Shelbyville senior Ethan Lambert won the discus competition at Franklin High School with a best throw of 138 feet, four inches.

Shelbyville produced three additional top-five finishes.

Christian Powell was runner-up in the 200 meters (24.27). Shia Veach placed fifth in the 3,200 (10:43.17). And the quartet of Donavon Martin, Leland Fox, Logan Page and Powell finished fifth in the 400 relay (46.61).

In the girls event, Shelbyville produced a pair of top-five individual finishes and a pair of top-five relay finishes.

Sonora O’Connor finished fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.92) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (51.25).

O’Connor teamed with Diana Gasca, Ava Wilson and Cyanne St. Bernard to place fifth in the 400 relay (53.82).

Alyna Castanon ran with St. Bernard, Gasca and O’Connor to finish fourth in the 1,600 relay.

During the event, Lambert and Ella Griggs were honored with Bill Self Service Awards.

Park Tudor Showcase

Triton Central’s Allie Griffith placed third in the 300 hurdles in 53.98 and Farah Coen finished fifth in the shot put (30-5.5).

In the boys meet, Zeke Robertson won the 300 hurdles in 41.86. Brayden Wilkins placed third in the long jump (19-8.5) and Ben Wilkins was fifth in the discus (123-9.5).

Triton Central had three top-five finishes in relay races.

Boys volleyball

Lutheran def. Shelbyville, 25-16, 25-15, 25-20

At Shelbyville Friday, Jayion Grice led the host Golden Bears with 11 kills and seven digs. Marco Battochio had a team-high eight digs.

Lutheran improved to 8-1.

North Central Invitational

Shelbyville finished 2-2 at Saturday at the North Central Invitational with losses to the host Panthers (14-25, 25-23, 15-12) and Whiteland (14-25, 25-23, 15-12) and wins over Mooresville (25-18, 25-15) and Crawfordsville (25-10, 25-20).

Grice finished with 10 kills and 15 digs against Mooresville. Corbin Deck had six kills and three assists in the win over Crawfordsville.

Shelbyville, now 4-7 this season, travels Monday to Warren Central (2-4).

Misty Weaver photo

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Triton Central's Sego selected to play in Futures Game

Triton Central sophomore Eli Sego has been selected to play in the Indiana high school basketball Futures Game on June 3 at Hamilton Southeastern High School.

The North and South rosters are comprised of freshmen and sophomores.

Sego, who averaged 17 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game for Triton Central is part of the South roster.

Also selected to the South roster were Warren Central’s J.J. Craig, Silver Creek’s Kasen Daeger, Mt. Vernon’s Luke Ertel and Julien Smith, Pike’s DeZhon Hall, Carmel’s Evan Harrell, Franklin Central’s Edward Hazelett III, Southport’s James Kalala, Evansville Reitz’s Jaylan Mitchell, Bloomfield’s Blake Neill and Parke Heritage’s Treigh Schelsky.

The South team will be coached by North Daviess’ Brent Dalrymple and Columbus North’s Paul Ferguson.

New Palestine’s Trent Whitaker will lead the North team with John Glenn’s Travis Hannah as the assistant coach.

The North roster includes Wapahani’s Camden Bell, Noblesville’s Justin Curry II, Fishers’ Jason Gardner Jr. and Cooper Zachary, Gary 21st Century’s Terrence Hayes Jr., Gary West’s Reginald Hinton, South Bend St. Joseph’s Elijah King, Lawrence North’s Kai McGrew and Brennan Miller, South Bend Washington’s Steven Reynolds III, Bishop Chatard’s Ethan Roseman and Crown Point’s Dikembe Shaw.

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Prep Report: Shelbyville softball earns HHC win at New Castle

Shelbyville pounded out 15 hits over five innings Tuesday to beat Mother Nature and New Castle in the Hoosier Heritage Conference softball opener for both teams.

Rain forced the game to be called after five innings in New Castle with the Golden Bears up 7-0.

Cheyenne Eads earned the win with a 10-strikeout performance against the Trojans (1-3, 0-1 HHC). The University of Indianapolis commit also had three hits, including a pair of two-run doubles.

Nine different Golden Bears had at least one hit. Anna Shearer, Gracie Crafton, Addysyn Wettrick and Addie Stieneker each had two hits. Stieneker and Sydney Brown each had a double.

Shelbyville (3-4, 1-0 HHC) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when a Crafton infield ground ball plated Shearer.

In the fourth, Eads’ first double scored two to make it 3-0 against New Castle starting pitcher McKenna Speer. Stieneker followed with a double to score Eads and Destiney Johnson drove in Stieneker for a 5-0 advantage.

Eads’ second double came in the fifth inning and scored Crafton and Wettrick.

Shelbyville is scheduled to play at Class 4A, No. 7 Center Grove (5-3) today and at Delta (0-2, 0-0 HHC) Friday.

In other prep events Tuesday:

Baseball

Triton Central 8, Indianapolis Ritter 1

At Triton Central, the Class 2A, No. 8 Tigers scored seven runs in the first two innings and three pitchers limited the Raiders to one hit in the Indiana Crossroads Conference contest.

Hayden May earned the win, pitching five innings, striking out seven and allowing one unearned run. Logan Plew and Brayden Hoover each tossed a scoreless inning in relief.

Kellen Dishman had a home run and three RBI for Triton Central (5-0, 3-0 ICC). Weston Smith had two hits and three RBI. Mathew Shircliff also had two hits.

Ritter (2-1, 0-1 ICC) suffered its first loss of the season. The two teams are scheduled to meet again today at Ritter.

Waldron 11, Crothersville 1

At Crothersville, Hunter Dodson struck out 11 over six innings on the mound to lead the visiting Mohawks to their third straight victory.

Waldron led 4-1 after five innings but scored four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to seal the win and improve to 3-1 this season.

Jared Brooks and Jackson Kuhn each had two hits and two RBI in the win.

Dodson allowed just two hits while striking out a career high. Keagan Schneider pitched a scoreless seventh inning.

Waldron is scheduled to open its Mid-Hoosier Conference schedule Friday against Southwestern.

Boys golf

Columbus East 161, Shelbyville 181

At Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, the Olympians posted the top three individual scores to defeat the Golden Bears.

Pierce Arnholt and Carter Greene each shot 38 to lead Columbus East.

Jake Garrison topped Shelbyville’s scorecard with a 42. Brock Wischmeyer (45), DaMiles McDuffey (46) and Logan Tobian (48) completed the Golden Bears’ team score.

Softball

Waldron 10, Oldenburg Academy 2

At Waldron, Alyssa Benson had four hits at the plate and earned the win in the pitcher’s circle, striking out 11 over six innings.

In their season opener, the Mohawks collected 12 hits. Bre Barton had three hits and three RBI. Destiny Hirschauer had two hits.

Girls tennis

Waldron 5, Southwestern 0

At Waldron, the host Mohawks did not lose a game in three of the five matches.

At No. 2 singles, Emily Tyree defeated Aurora Belton, 6-0, 6-0 while Riley Thurston produced the same result at No. 3 singles in a win over Kelsey Stringer.

At No. 1 doubles, Waldron’s Audrey Berauer and Riley Price blanked Tori Burkhart and Tanna Tatlock, 6-0, 6-0.

Emerson Lindsey scored a 6-2, 6-2 win at No.1 singles over Ella Rice, 6-2, 6-2.

And Kathryn Ross and Jackie Corlette combined to top Lily DeSpain and Kate Coffman, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Malia Murphy and Alivia Fischer won a pair of junior varsity doubles matches for Waldron.

Girls track

North Decatur 57, Oldenburg Academy 56, Morristown 40

At North Decatur, Anna Osborne and Grace McLaughlin each had event wins for Morristown.

Osborne finished first in the 100 meters and 200 meters while McLaughlin was first across the finish line in the 3,200. Osborne also placed runner-up in the long jump while McLaughlin was runner-up in the 1,600.

Also scoring a top-three finishes for the Yellow Jackets were Brooklyn Carlton (second in high jump), Kindall Dorsey (second in discus, third in shot put), and Audrey VanDyke (second in 800, third in 1,600).

Osborne, Carlton, Savannah Theobald and VanDyke teamed up to finish second in the 1,600 relay.

Boys volleyball

Shelbyville def. Irvington Prep, 25-13, 25-5, 25-11

At Shelbyville, Corbin Deck had a game-high 13 kills to lead the Golden Bears past the Ravens (2-6).

Layne Pogue and Jayion Grice combined for 11 more kills and 12 service aces and Shelbyville improved to 2-4. Grice had a game-high 24 digs.

Diego Hernandez notched 24 assists.

Gabriel Manley led Irvington Prep with three kills.

Shelbyville hosts unbeaten Indianapolis Lutheran (7-0) Friday at Garrett Gymnasium.

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A preview of The Masters: Blake Sandman on The Morning Show

Blake Sandman appeared on The Morning Show Tuesday for a preview of the  upcoming weekend at The Masters.

 

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Triton Central baseball moves into state coaches poll top 10

Triton Central’s 4-0 start to the baseball season has been rewarded with a top-10 ranking in the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association’s State Coaches Poll.

The Tigers are ranked No. 8 in the Class 2A poll released Monday.

Forest Park is No. 1 in 2A, edging out Hagerstown for the top spot. Mitchell is No. 3 ahead of Park Tudor, Illiana Christian, Cascade, North Posey, Triton Central, Providence and Lapel.

In Class A, Lafayette Central Catholic is top ranked ahead of Barr-Reeve, Wes-Del, North Daviess, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Loogootee, Indianapolis Lutheran, Kouts, Borden and Washington Township.

The 3A poll is topped by Andrean. Guerin Catholic is No. 2 followed by Brebeuf Jesuit, Indianapolis Chatard, New Prairie, Princeton, Silver Creek, South Bend St. Joseph, Evansville Memorial and Jasper.

Center Grove sits atop the 4A poll with Carmel, Noblesville, Evansville North, Floyd Central, Lake Central, Mooresville, Penn, Westfield and Fishers completing the top 10.

Three Hoosier Heritage Conference schools received votes in the 4A poll. They are Mt. Vernon, Greenfield-Central and Pendleton Heights.

Mt. Vernon begins a two-game HHC series with Shelbyville, who is off to a 3-1 start this season, today at Barnett Field.

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Collegiate Update: Hamilton home run carries Kentucky to 1-0 win at Texas A&M

Karissa Hamilton’s solo home run in the top of the sixth inning was enough to get Kentucky a 1-0 victory Sunday at No. 13 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

The Shelbyville graduate blasted her third game-winning home run of the season to improve Kentucky to 24-14 this season and 3-9 against Southeastern Conference opponents.

Texas A&M won the series opener Friday, 5-4.

On Saturday, Hamilton was hitless in four at bats and Kentucky lost, 10-9.

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level:

 

 

Madalyn Hudnall

The Waldron graduate won the javelin competition for Mount St. Joseph Saturday at the Marv Frye Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.

Hudnall’s best throw of 122 feet, seven inches earned her first place in the event. She also placed 12th in the shot put (34-5.75) and 21st in the discus (94-8).

 

 

Kina Schultz

The Shelbyville graduate finished 11th in the 100-meter hurdles (17.04 seconds) and 24th in the 200 (27.76) for Muskingum over the weekend at the Wooster Invitational.

 

 

Zaleeya Martin

The Shelbyville graduate placed 11th in the 100 (12.38) and 17th in the 200 (26.74) for the University of Indianapolis Saturday at the Jim Vargo Invitational hosted by Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

 

Kylee Edwards

The Shelbyville graduate had a single, a walk and scored two runs Saturday for No. 16 Mississippi State in a 4-0 win at No. 22 South Carolina that clinched a win of the three-game series.

Mississippi State won the opener Friday, 6-0.

South Carolina rallied to win Sunday, 3-1. Edwards had a hit and drove in the Bulldogs’ only run,

Mississippi State is 28-10 this season and 8-7 against SEC foes.

 

 

Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate delivered his second home run of the season and drove in three runs Friday for Bellarmine in a 9-6 win at Austin Peay State in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Rife had a hit and scored a run Saturday in a 14-2 loss and had a walk and scored a run Sunday in a 14-4 loss.

 

 

Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate had a double, scored a run and drove in a run on April 2 in Eastern Michigan’s 18-6 loss at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

On Friday, Taylor bashed his fifth home run of the season and upped his team-leading RBI total to 25 in a 20-7 loss at Kent State.

Taylor had three hits, two RBI, scored a career-high four runs and stole a career-high three bases Saturday in a 13-12 victory in 11 innings at Kent State, who rallied to win Sunday’s series finale, 9-2.

 

 

Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate had four hits, two runs scored and two RBI Saturday in DePauw’s 9-6 win over No. 15 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament in Bloomington, Illinois.

She followed that performance later Saturday with three more hits and three RBI in a 15-7 loss at Illinois Wesleyan.

On Sunday, Mathies had a 1-for-4 performance with a RBI in DePauw’s 9-6 loss at Illinois Wesleyan.

 

 

Morgan Stieneker and Erica Henry

Stieneker, a Shelbyville graduate, had a walk and a single Friday in IU Columbus’ 13-0 loss to Rio Grande (Ohio). Henry, also a Shelbyville graduate, took the loss in the pitcher’s circle, allowing six hits and seven walks.

In game two of the doubleheader, Stieneker had two hits and scored two runs in a 9-8 loss.

On Saturday, Stieneker had a double and a walk, scored a run and drove in a run in IU Columbus’ 11-2 win over West Virginia Tech.

IU Columbus won game two of the doubleheader, 6-3. Henry earned the save, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing one hit and one walk.

 

 

Asher Caldwell

The Morristown graduate finished tied for 44th overall at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational played at Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, Illinois.

Caldwell carded rounds of 74 and 78 to finish at 152 – good enough for second on the Trine University scorecard.

Manchester Invitational

Shelby County athletes representing Franklin College and Trine competed in Manchester Saturday.

 

 

Shelbyville graduate Ava Ruschhaupt finished 20th in the 100 (15.22) for Franklin.

 

 

Morristown graduate Allison Batten placed 20th in the 200 (28.37) and fourth in the 400 (1:04.38) for Trine.

 

 

Southwestern graduate Alison Muck finished sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.18) and fourth in the high jump (1.45 meters) for Franklin.

 

 

Triton Central graduate Bailey Stamper, also representing Franklin, placed 17th in the shot put (8.18 meters) and 21st in the discus (23.92 meters).

 

 

Trine’s Jacob Batten, a Morristown graduate, finished 15th in the 400 (53.2) and was part of Trine’s eighth-place finishing 1,600 relay team.

 

 

Franklin’s Tristin Maloney, a Shelbyville graduate, placed 25th in the 800 (2:36.25) and 38th in the 1,500 (5:08.15).

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Shelbyville softball struggles at highly-competitive Castle Invitational

EVANSVILLE -- The inaugural Castle Invitational featured two defending state champions and eight state-ranked softball teams.

An inexperienced Shelbyville squad was part of the 16-team field in Evansville and struggled against top-flight competition. The Golden Bears finished 0-4 but ended the event with two solid performances against state-ranked programs.

After finishing winless in three pool play games, Shelbyville closed out the invitational against the two-time defending Class A state champion Tecumseh Braves.

Tecumseh scored single runs in each of the first four innings Saturday afternoon – two earned and two unearned – and freshman pitcher Breann Harris scattered nine hits to keep the Golden Bears scoreless for a 4-0 victory.

Gracie Crafton and Addysyn Wettrick each had three hits for Shelbyville (2-4).  Cheyenne Eads (photo) pitched a complete game and struck out five.

Shelbyville squared off with Class 4A, No. 15 Bedford North Lawrence late Saturday morning and the Stars prevailed 5-3 after plating all five runs in the fourth and fifth innings off Eads.

Aliza Jewell delivered a solo home run for Bedford North Lawrence to start the fourth inning and tied the game at 1-1. Anna Williams doubled to score Tori Nikirk in the inning to give the Stars their first lead.

Ratliff, a University of South Carolina commit, delivered her team’s third run and a throwing error made it 4-1. Kendall Graves’ groundout scored Ratliff.

Shelbyville took an early lead in the third inning when Addie Stieneker smashed her first home run of the season. Destiney Johnson scored in the sixth inning off a Sydney Brown single. Stieneker doubled in the seventh to score Eads, who walked.

In its first game Saturday, Evansville North scored 12 runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to a 19-5 victory. Crafton, a freshman making her first varsity start in the pitcher’s circle, took the loss.

Stieneker pitched the final 4.2 innings. The Huskies pounded out 17 hits, collected five walks and were aided by four Shelbyville errors in the first two innings.

Kali Laycock had two doubles and scored two runs in the loss. Eads and Stieneker each had two hits.

Friday’s opening pool play game pitted Shelbyville against Lincoln-Way Central from New Lenox, Illinois. The Knights feature Florida State commit Bella Dimitrijevic, who dominated a Shelbyville squad playing without two starters. The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out 12 in a five-inning 10-0 victory.

Eads was solid through the first three innings, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out five. The Knights scored five times in the fourth inning with the big blow being a three-run home run from Mia Degliomini.

Dimitrijevic added a two-run home run in the fifth inning.

The Golden Bears open their Hoosier Heritage Conference schedule Tuesday at New Castle (0-2) then travel to 4A No. 3 Center Grove Wednesday and Delta Friday before hosting 3A No. 8 Yorktown Saturday.

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Prep Report: Fisher twirls gem in Shelbyville's 1-0 win over New Palestine

Shelbyville blew an early lead in its Hoosier Heritage Conference opener at New Palestine Tuesday and lost 6-5. On Friday, the Golden Bears got a stellar pitching performance from Gavyn Fisher to collect a 1-0 victory and split the conference series with the Dragons.

Fisher, a junior, pitched a seven-inning complete game while allowing three hits and striking out nine.

The Golden Bears (3-1, 1-1 HHC) scratched out a run in the second inning off New Palestine starting pitcher Rigg Mahurin. Kohen Myers singled. Brayden Smith was hit by a pitch. Myers advanced to third on a Grantland Fitzgerald fielder’s choice and scored on a wild pitch.

Mahurin and Henry Thorpe each pitched three innings for New Palestine (1-1, 1-1 HHC) and combined to allow just three hits and strikeout 10 Golden Bears.

Shelbyville hosts Mt. Vernon (1-2) Tuesday at Barnett Field.

In other prep events:

Baseball

Triton Central 8, Beech Grove 4

At Triton Central Friday, a five-run third inning provided the final scoring in the game.

Bryce Haney delivered six strong innings on the mound, allowing three hits and four walks but striking out 10. Ben Toth pitched a scoreless seventh inning to complete the Indiana Crossroads Conference sweep of the Hornets (0-4, 0-2 ICC).

Mathew Shircliff had three hits for Triton Central (4-0, 2-0 ICC). Hayden May had two hits and Haney drove in two runs.

The Tigers host Indianapolis Ritter (2-0) Tuesday.

Waldron 7, South Ripley 4

At Waldron Friday, Jacob Bennett was dominant on the mound for the home team. The senior pitched six innings, allowed five hits and struck out a career-high 15.

Jordan Bennett pitched the seventh inning and finished off South Ripley (1-3).

Waldron (2-1) used a six-run third inning to take control. Hunter Dodson, Troy Atwood and Jacob Bennett each had two hits in the win. Dodson had a pair of doubles and Jared Brooks drove in two runs.

The Mohawks travel Tuesday to Crothersville (0-0).

North Decatur 7, Morristown 2

At Morristown Friday, the visiting Chargers scored four runs in the top of the first inning and made that hold up for the Mid-Hoosier Conference victory.

Kamdenn McKinney and Xander Jones combined to limit the Yellow Jackets (1-2, 0-1 MHC) to three hits and two runs while striking out 12.

Tyler Dean had three hits and scored three runs for North Decatur (2-2, 1-0 MHC).

Morristown is at Shelbyville Thursday.

Boys golf

Yorktown Invitational

At The Players Club Saturday, Shelbyville placed eighth in the 18-team invitational hosted by Yorktown. Center Grove won the team title with a 285. The Golden Bears posted 325.

Jake Garrison led Shelbyville with a 77. Brock Wischmeyer finished at 78. Logan Reinhart and Logan Tobian each shot 85.

Softball

Rising Sun Invitational

Class 2A, No. 11 Triton Central opened the invitational Saturday with a 9-1 victory over Trinity Lutheran. The Tigers returned to the field against the host Shiners and were defeated 5-0.

In the first game, Lillian Fillippinie had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs to lead Triton Central. Madison Collins and Brylie Couch each had three hits and combined to drive in three more runs.

Madi Peterson pitched a complete game and allowed three hits and struck out five.

In the championship game, Rising Sun’s Elaina Titkemeyer limited the Tigers (1-2) to three hits and struck out nine.

The Shiners (3-0) scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a 1-0 game.

Fillippinie took the loss despite allowing four hits and striking out 12. Only two of the five runs were earned.

Triton Central is at Heritage Christian (1-1) Thursday.

Girls tennis

Waldron 5, Rushville 0

At Rushville, Waldron’s trio of singles players lost a total of four games to get the Mohawks a season-opening win.

At No. 1 singles, Emerson Lindsey defeated Brooklyn Newbold, 6-2, 6-2. Emily Tyree and Riley Thurston were victorious at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-0.

Waldron’s No. 1 doubles pairing of Audrey Berauer and Riley Price topped Lanea Adams and Cora Morgan, 6-1, 6-1. And Kathryn Ross and Jackie Corlette defeated Izzy Zimmerman and Emilia Eade, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 doubles.

Track and Field

Mohawk Invitational

Will Larrison won two distance races and Braylon Williams finished first in the shot put in Waldron’s season-opening track and field meet Saturday on its home track.

Williams’ best throw of 41 feet, one inch bested the shot put field.

Larrison took first place in the 1,600 meters in 4:52.05 and 3,200 meters in 11:09.86.

Also scoring top-three finishes for Waldron were Nathaniel Evans in the 1,600 (5:33.57) and 3,200 (11:49.45), and Williams in the discus (108-11).

In the girls meet, Waldron’s Lillian Lozier took first place in the 110 hurdles (18.75) and third place in the long jump (13-7.25).

Triton Central Invitational

Triton Central won six events and had a school record broken in its first meet of the season. The Tigers won the 8-team invitational Friday in Fairland with 128 points to hold off Herron (120) and Indianapolis Lutheran (119).

Zeke Robertson broke the school record in the 300 hurdles with a winning time of 41.54.

Brayden Wilkens won the long jump (20-9.5), 100 (11.6) and 200 (22.99) and teamed with Robertson, Willie Baugh and Braden Brown to take first place in the 400 relay (44.81).

Baugh won the shot put (46-9.5).

Also collecting top-three finishes were Isaac Ross (third in high jump at 5-6), Ben Wilkins (second in discus at 129-10), Robertson (second in 110 hurdles in 16.97), Ethan Cales (third in 110 hurdles in 18.5), Cash Compton (third in 100 in 11.97), and the quartet of Brady Ciriello, Matthew Wilkins, Ross and Landon Sloan (second in 1,600 relay in 4:13.38).

Triton Central finished fifth in the girls team standings.

The Tigers did not win an event but got top-three performances from Lydia Hough (third in long jump at 14-5.5), Vivian Blye (second in 100 in 13.8), Bella Ball (third in 400 in 1:08.8) and Brynne Aukerman (third in 800 in 2:51.75).

Allie Griffith, Farah Coen, Hough and Blye placed second in the 400 relay (55.58).

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Prep Report: TC baseball rolls to ICC win at Beech Grove

A 12-run second inning propelled Triton Central to its first Indiana Crossroads Conference victory this season.

The Tigers pounded out 18 hits Thursday at Beech Grove to produce a 20-11 win over the Hornets.

Nick Riggins had four hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs for Triton Central (3-0, 1-0 ICC). Mathew Shircliff and Eli Sego each had three hits and combined to drive in five runs. Hayden May and Kellan Dishman had two hits apiece.

May earned the win, allowing one hit and striking out 11 in four innings of work. Kaleb Murphy took over on the mound in the fifth inning but struggled and Janssen Capps closed out the final three innings.

Beech Grove (0-3, 0-1 ICC) trailed 15-4 going into the bottom of the fifth inning where it scored seven runs to close the gap. The Tigers responded with four more runs in the top of the sixth.

The two teams continue their ICC series tonight in Fairland.

In another prep event Thursday:

 

 

Boys volleyball

Whiteland def. Shelbyville, 25-22, 25-14, 25-20

At Whiteland, Jayion Grice finished with a team-high nine kills, two service aces and 16 digs for the Golden Bears (1-4).

Corbin Deck finished with five kills. Layne Pogue and Nathan Singzon each had eight digs and setter Diego Hernandez notched 19 assists.

Whiteland improved to 7-5 this season.

Shelbyville hosts Irvington Prep (2-5) Tuesday at Garrett Gymnasium.

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Duncan overcomes knee injury to realize dream of being college athlete

Shelbyville senior Connor Duncan was on the path to playing football at Wabash College. A pregame knee injury on Oct. 6 ended that dream.

What Duncan did not realize was a new option would present itself.

On Wednesday, Duncan signed his letter of intent to compete as a track and field athlete at Franklin College and study Sports Medicine.

“Wabash was the top contender. They were texting me, calling me and emailing me,” said Duncan Wednesday night after friends and family celebrated his accomplishment in the Golden Bear Room at Shelbyville High School. “I am definitely not complaining. I was thinking football all the way up to the injury. God had a plan for me and that plan is track.”

Duncan and the Golden Bears were preparing for kickoff Oct. 6 at McKeand Stadium against Mt. Vernon. Duncan’s right knee buckled and the starting offensive lineman’s career was over.

“I tore the ligament that holds the kneecap in place,” he said. “The only thing keeping the kneecap intact was all the fluid and cartilage and bone floating around inside my knee.”

 

 

The severity of the injury meant playing collegiate football was likely not an option.

“I never felt depression but I lost my sense of relying on myself,” he explained. “The first couple of days after (the injury), mom had to help me shower. I couldn’t get up and down the stairs well.

“After I looked at the big picture, it’s not that bad. It definitely did suck walking away from the sport I love.”

Duncan had made his peace with not playing football again and was searching for his next educational experience. That led to a campus visit at Franklin College.

“(Franklin) wasn’t even contacting me about throwing,” said Duncan. “I was actually on a regular college visit and I ran in to (assistant) coach (Taylor) Sadowski. My admissions counselor had set it up. I am super lucky.”

Duncan had a new, old purpose once again – being a college athlete.

“I am really looking forward to excelling at Franklin,” he said with a big smile. “I am willing to prove I have what it takes to be there and show out for Franklin.”

And there is a glimmer of hope he could return to the football field in the future.

“Franklin was talking to me. If it’s there and I am healthy after my first couple of years at Franklin, it is very much a possibility,” said Duncan of being a potential two-sport athlete. “But right now, it is really not in the picture. Track is something I am super happy to be offered  to do at Franklin.”

Duncan believes he is about 80-85% recovered from knee surgery that left him with two sets of hamstrings and four screws in his right knee. It is good enough to get him started on his senior season of track and field once the weather cooperates.

“I want to finish strong,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in the road.”

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Prep Report: Shelbyville boys volleyball secures first win of season over Beech Grove

Shelbyville boys volleyball delivered first-year head coach April Parker her first win Tuesday night at William L. Garrett Gymnasium.

Corbin Deck had a team-high 10 kills for the Golden Bears (1-3), who prevailed 25-19, 25-19, 25-8 over Beech Grove. He also had three service aces and six digs.

Jayion Grice finished with nine kills, four aces and 18 digs.

Setter Diego Hernandez collected 21 assists, four aces and 11 digs.

The Hornets dropped to 0-7 this season.

Shelbyville travels tonight to Whiteland (6-4).

In another prep event Tuesday:

Baseball

New Palestine 6, Shelbyville 5

At New Palestine, the visiting Golden Bears scored four runs in the top of the first inning but broke down defensively (five errors) and allowed the Dragons to come all the way back for the Hoosier Heritage Conference win.

Brock Kuhn had a two-run single in the first inning and Luke Jackson drove in two more with a triple to get Shelbyville (2-1, 0-1 HHC) off to a fast start.

Aiden Smith took the mound and limited the Dragons to three hits and struck out seven over four innings of work but three unearned runs crossed the plate.

Shelbyville did not score again until the top of the fifth but Kohen Myers, who took over the pitching duties in the fifth inning, could not keep New Palestine at bay.

The Dragons scored once in the sixth and twice in the seventh off a pair of sacrifice flies to win their season opener.

The two teams are scheduled to play today at Barnett Field in Shelbyville to complete the HHC series.

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IHSAA announcement confirms Shelbyville dropping to Class 3A

The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has announced the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in the sports of boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball for the next two school years.

The enrollment figures – the total of boys and girls in grades 9-12 – were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education last fall and are used to determine the classifications in all team sports.

The four-class sports of baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball are being classified using a new 20-25-25-30 ratio that was approved by the IHSAA Executive Committee last June. That plan places the largest 20% of schools in Class 4A, the next 25% in Class 3A, the next 25% in Class 2A and the smallest 30% in Class A.

Additionally, classifying the four-class sports will be based on the entire membership total and not only those schools participating in each sport effectively keeping sectional alignments across each sport.

Football (six classes) and soccer (three classes) are not affected and will continue as they have in previous years.

Tournament Success Factor points have been totaled over the last two years and specific teams placed in their appropriate class in each sport.

Sectional groupings for each sport (except for softball and baseball) will be announced later this spring following approval of the IHSAA Executive Committee. Softball and baseball sectional groupings will be released in August following the committee’s first meeting of the new school year.

The announcement officially drops Shelbyville down from Class 4A to Class 3A beginning in the fall of 2024.

 

 

Girls Volleyball

The first sport affected will be girls volleyball. The Golden Bears will be the 10th largest school in Class 3A.

Shelbyville is the 90th largest school in Indiana based on its enrollment of 1,093 students. East Central is now the smallest school in 4A at 1,241 students. Three smaller schools, Yorktown (812), Bellmont (610) and Providence (237) will be competing in 4A for the next two seasons based on Tournament Success Factor points.

Potential 3A sectional opponents for the Golden Bears for all affected sports will be Greenwood (1,211), New Palestine (1,209), Indianapolis Cathedral (1,172), Indianapolis Crispus Attucks (1,170), Roncalli (1,082), Connersville (930), Beech Grove (892), New Castle (824), Batesville (670), Greensburg (662) and Rushville (645).

 

 

Boys basketball

East Central, the 80th largest school in Indiana, is again the cutoff for Class 4A based on enrollment. Scottsburg, enrollment level 726, will compete in 4A the next two seasons based off recent postseason success.

The smallest school in 3A based on enrollment is Tippecanoe Valley at 543. Brownstown Central (469) and Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian (270) also will compete in 3A the next two seasons.

Cascade, enrollment 546, moves up to 3A from 2A.

 

 

Girls basketball

A total of 21 schools move down from 4A to 3A. Shelbyville is again the 10th largest school in 3A.

Illiana Christian (544) is the only school moving up from 2A to 3A based on enrollment.

Baseball, Softball

The enrollment classifications have not yet been released for the two spring sports. Shelbyville is expected to follow suit with the other four-class sports and drop to 3A.

Shelby County

The IHSAA’s new classification system does not affect Triton Central (468) as a 2A school nor Morristown (169), Southwestern (183) and Waldron (175) as Class A schools.

Regional schools dropping from 2A to Class A based on enrollment figures are Knightstown (316), Milan (315), North Decatur (314) and Hauser (272).

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Prep Report: Greenfield-Central pins first softball loss on Class 2A, No. 11 Triton Central

Class 2A, No. 11 Triton Central built a 4-0- lead at Greenfield-Central Monday but the Cougars scored twice in the third inning, four times in the fourth and five times in the fifth to secure their first win of the season, 11-7.

Lillian Fillippinie had three hits for Triton Central in its season opener but she took the loss in the pitcher’s circle in relief of starter Brylie Couch, who pitched the first three innings and limited G-C to two runs.

Greenfield-Central (1-3) only had three hits in the win but used 10 walks to keep pressure on the Tigers.

Triton Central hosts Warren Central (0-3) Wednesday.

In another prep event Monday:

 

 

Baseball

Waldron 12, Rising Sun 6

At Waldron, the host Mohawks scored nine runs in the first two innings and secured their first win of the season.

Jared Brooks earned the win on the mound, allowing one hit and one run while pitching into the third inning. Jordan Bennett closed the game and surrendered three hits and five runs – none were earned.

Jacob Bennett led Waldron (1-1) with three hits, including a triple, three runs scored and two RBI. J.D. Smith and Brooks each had two hits.

Rising Sun is 0-2 this season.

Waldron hosts South Ripley (1-1) Friday.

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Collegiate Update: Mathies helps DePauw sweep doubleheader at No. 5 Christopher Newport

The DePauw University softball team went 2-1-1 on a Spring Break trip to face two top-10 ranked programs.

On March 26, DePauw lost 4-0 at No. 9-ranked Randolph-Macon in the first game of a doubleheader in Ashland, Virginia.

Game two ended in a 6-6 tie due to darkness. Katie Mathies, a Shelbyville graduate, had a 2-run home run for the Tigers.

 

 

DePauw then traveled to Newport News, Virginia, for a Wednesday doubleheader against No. 5 Christopher Newport. Mathies had three hits, including her third home run of the season, and drove in four runs in a 9-6 victory in game one.

Mathies had two more hits in game two – a 7-5 win for DePauw (9-9-1).

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.

 

 

Tenleigh Phelps

The Triton Central graduate was honored as NAIA Third Team All American following her standout season at IU South Bend.

Phelps led the Titans in scoring (19.6 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg) and field goal percentage (59.3%) while helping IU South Bend to a conference championship, conference tournament championship and a NAIA National Tournament First Round victory.

Phelps’ season included program records for most points in a season (646), most made field goals in a season (237), while finishing second in single season history with 142 made free throws and 258 rebounds.

In addition to her single season records, Phelps broke the single-game scoring record with 42 points in a win over St. Francis on Dec. 9. The junior also broke the single-game rebounding record with 19 rebounds in a win over Holy Cross on Jan. 24.

IU South Bend produced the best record in school history, finishing 31-2.

 

 

Kylee Edwards

The Shelbyville graduate notched her eighth multi-hit game of the season Saturday in No. 17 Mississippi State’s 7-6 loss to No. 10 Florida in Starkville, Miss.

Edwards had two hits, a walk, a hit by pitch and scored a run.

The Bulldogs won game one of the three-game series Thursday, 13-12. Edwards had a double, a walk and scored two runs in the victory.

Florida won game two Friday, 8-5. Edwards had a double in the loss.

Mississippi State is 25-9 overall and 6-6 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) standings.

 

 

Abby Eberhardt

The Triton Central graduate had a pinch-hit single that scored two runs Saturday in Manchester’s 8-2 win over Hanover.

The Spartans swept a doubleheader against Hanover to improve to 10-7 this season and 2-0 against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes.

 

 

Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate had a single, a stolen base and scored a run Saturday for Bellarmine in a 12-8 victory over the University of North Florida to sweep the Atlantic Sun Conference series.

On Friday, Rife had a double, a walk and scored two runs in a 14-10 win.

The Knights improved to 4-23 (3-6 ASUN).

 

 

Karissa Hamilton

The Shelbyville graduate delivered a 2-run double Saturday for Kentucky in a 4-3 win over Alabama that clinched the SEC series win.

Kentucky won the opener Thursday, 6-3. Alabama won game two Friday, 9-4. Hamilton had a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the loss.

Kentucky is 23-12 overall and 2-7 against SEC opponents.

 

 

Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate had four hits and five RBI in Eastern Michigan’s series win over Central Michigan.

Taylor had a double, scored a run and drove in a run Thursday in a 5-4 victory. In game two Friday, Taylor had a walk, a single and drove in two in an 8-5 loss.

Taylor had a double and plated two Saturday in the Eagles’ series-clinching 5-4 win. Eastern Michigan is 11-15 (6-3 Mid-American Conference).

 

 

Morgan Stieneker and Erica Henry

Stieneker, a Shelbyville graduate, had a double Friday for IU Columbus in a 5-1 loss at Ohio Christian in game one of a doubleheader.

Ohio Christian won game two, 9-6. Stieneker had a single and scored a run.

Henry, also a Shelbyville graduate, pitched four innings for IU Columbus (8-14, 6-8 River States Conference) in the loss.

Knight Open

Marian University hosted an outdoor track and field meet Thursday in Indianapolis.

 

 

Zaleeya Martin, a Shelbyville graduate, placed fifth in the 100-meter dash (12.64 seconds) and sixth in the 200 (26.46) for the University of Indianapolis.

 

 

Allison Batten, a Morristown graduate, finished 25th in the 200 (29.44) and 12th in the 400 (1:06.27) for Trine University.

 

 

Jacob Batten, a Morristown graduate also running for Trine, finished 45th in the 200 (25.45) and 15th in the 400 (55.05).

Hanover Invitational

Five Shelby County graduates competed at Hanover Saturday.

 

 

Shelbyville graduate Ava Ruschhaupt finished 16th in the 100 (15.57) and 16th in the 200 (33.71) for Franklin College.

 

 

Southwestern graduate Alison Muck placed third for Franklin College in the 100 (16.01) and second in the high jump (five feet, 0.25 inches).

 

 

Triton Central graduate Bailey Stamper, also representing Franklin College, finished 18th in the discus (78-5) and 15th in the shot put (27-7.5).

 

 

Shelbyville graduate Michael Fox finished third in the 3000 steeplechase (11:44.76) for Manchester.

 

 

Mount St. Joseph’s Madalyn Hudnall notched three top-six finishes in the field events. The Waldron graduate placed sixth in the hammer throw (122-1), second in the javelin (123-9) and fourth in the shot put (36-11.5).

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Eads stars in Shelbyville's 7-2 win over Jennings County

First-year Shelbyville softball head coach Megan Leffler knows she can win a lot of games this season just by turning the ball over to senior pitcher Cheyenne Eads. But with six games on the schedule this week, the Golden Bears will have to find ways to win games without Eads’ dominant presence in the circle.

On Saturday, Eads overpowered Jennings County from the circle and in the batter’s box. The University of Indianapolis commit tossed a three-hitter while striking out 14 Panthers and she had four hits including a double and her first home run of the season to lead Shelbyville to a 7-2 victory.

“She is not showing it but she is holding on to a lot pressure,” said Leffler, a former hitting pitcher during her high school career. “I am just telling her to relax and enjoy your senior year.”

 

 

Shelbyville (2-0) started slow Saturday morning against Marian softball commit Mackenzie Matern. The senior allowed single runs in the first and third innings while battling Eads, who was racking up strikeouts.

The Golden Bears scored in the first on back-to-back doubles by Eads and Addie Stieneker. In the third, Eads singled and Addysyn Wettrick was thrown out at home trying to score from second base. Eads advanced on the play at home and the throw from the catcher sailed into the outfield which allowed Eads to score and make it 2-0.

Jennings County (2-2) got single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Matern stole home in the fourth after starting the inning hit by a pitch. Emma Clapp doubled to start the fifth and eventually scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.

Shelbyville responded in the fifth with a Wettrick single. She scored on Destiney Johnson’s sacrifice fly.

Eads’ two-run home run chased Matern from the pitcher’s circle in the sixth. She already allowed an Anna Shearer home run to start the inning and Hailey Maulden scored on a Kali Laycock double.

Eads has allowed four hits and four walks while striking out 24 in her first two appearances this season, including a 6-0 win Tuesday at Seymour.

“I was pretty impressed (Tuesday). As always, first game I was nervous but I think I was probably more nervous than the kids,” said the former Megan Cory, a 2011 Shelbyville graduate who was an assistant coach with the Golden Bears prior to her promotion. “The energy this year is a little bit different, I think, in a great way. Today, I think the fans saw it. We were loud. We were happy no matter what happened. I think they all believe in each other.”

Leffler knows the schedule gets tougher in week two with Bloomington North coming to town Tuesday and a trip Thursday to Columbus North followed by the two-day Castle Invitational Friday and Saturday in Evansville where the Golden Bears will face a strong northern Illinois team Friday in Lincoln Way Central, two more pool play games Saturday morning against Evansville North and Bedford North Lawrence before a to-be-determined Saturday afternoon finale.

“I am still trying to figure that out,” laughed Leffler when asked how she will handle that schedule. “We definitely will have to see some different people out in the field and figure it all out. We’ve been running different situations at practice so I think the girls are prepared to be thrown into a spot they are maybe not the most comfortable in.”

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Prep Report: Shelbyville golf opens season with win at Edinburgh Invitational

The Shelbyville boys golf team captured the Edinburgh Invitational title Saturday with a team score of 304.

Shelbyville’s Jake Garrison (photo, fourth from left) was the medalist with an even-par 72 at Timbergate Golf Course.

Also competing for the Golden Bears in their season-opening event were Brock Wischmeyer (76), Logan Tobian (77), Logan Reinhart (79) and DaMiles McDuffey (95).

Waldron also competed in the event and was led by Lucas Shaw (88) and Isaiah Jones (91).

In other prep events:

Baseball

Shelbyville 11, East Central 3

At East Central Friday, Gavyn Fisher delivered five strong innings on the mound and blasted his first home run of the season to improve the Golden Bears to 2-0.

Fisher worked five innings, allowed one hit and one run while striking out six. Luke Jackson and Dalton Jones combined to pitch the final two innings to preserve the win.

Aiden Smith had three hits including his first home run of the season. Brayden Smith also had three hits. Donavon Martin drove in three runs.

Triton Central 10, South Decatur 1

In the first game of a doubleheader Saturday in Fairland, Bryce Haney surrendered one hit and struck out 11 Cougars to get the Tigers their first victory of the season.

Blaine Raider and Brayden Hoover each pitched a scoreless inning of relief work.

Triton Central scored seven times in the fifth inning to break open a close game. Eli Sego, Nick Riggins and Weston Smith each had two hits. Riggins and Smith each had three RBI.

Triton Central 16, South Decatur 2

The Tigers got the bats started early with a nine-run first inning followed by a six-run second inning to cruise to the doubleheader sweep.

Hayden May earned the win, working the first two innings and striking out four. Logan Plew, Ben Toth and Kaleb Murphy each pitched an inning in relief.

May also had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI. Mathew Shircliff had two hits and four RBI.

Morristown 13, Jac-Cen-Del 2

At Morristown Saturday, the host Yellow Jackets scored seven runs in the fifth inning to secure the win over the Eagles.

Jac-Cen-Del (0-1) was limited to two hits over five innings.

Morristown is 1-1 this season.

Switzerland County 12, Southwestern 1

At Southwestern Saturday, four Pacers combined to keep the host Spartans (0-2) hitless. Zayne Smith and Jackson Sparks each pitched two scoreless innings while Kemper Kitts and Roman Hite each worked an inning.

Switzerland County scored three runs in the top of the first and added four more in the second to build an early 7-1 lead.

Cooper Todd had three hits and three RBI for the Pacers (1-0).

Indy Genesis 18, Waldron 3

At Waldron Saturday, starting pitcher Jacob Bennett was dominant in five innings of work in the Mohawks’ season opener. The senior did not allow a hit and just one walk.

A disastrous sixth inning against the Waldron bullpen led to the loss. Indy Genesis scored all 18 runs in the sixth inning to get the victory.

Five different Mohawks had hits. All three runs came in the fourth inning.

Indy Genesis 20, Southwestern 2

At Southwestern Friday, The homeschool squad scored 14 runs in the second inning to pin a season-opening loss on the host Spartans.

Davin Altoff, Keyton Smith, Brandon Harlow and Carson Howard each had two hits for the visitors. Kris Coy and Howard each had three RBI.

Boys volleyball

Madison def. Shelbyville, 15-25, 25-8, 25-21, 21-25, 15-8

At Garrett Gymnasium Saturday morning, the host Golden Bears rallied to force a fifth set before falling to the Cubs.

Jayion Grice led Shelbyville (0-3) with 11 kills and 27 digs. Corbin Deck had seven kills and 19 digs.

Diego Hernandez finished with 18 kills, three service aces and six digs.

North Putnam def. Shelbyville, 25-21, 22-25, 28-26, 25-16

At North Putnam Friday, Deck finished with a team-high 10 kills for the Golden Bears. The junior also had three aces and six digs.

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Prep Report: Morristown baseball defeated in season opener by Greenwood Christian

Greenwood Christian scored runs in five of its six innings at the plate to defeat visiting Morristown Thursday, 10-2.

Charlie Overton, Eli Jackson and Wyatt Schlageter each had two hits for the Cougars. Overton, Schlageter and Will Simons each had two RBI.

Preston Van Til, Caden Camden and Overton combined to strikeout 15 Yellow Jackets while allowing five hits and four walks.

In another prep event:

Boys volleyball

Heritage Christian def. Shelbyville, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-7

At Heritage Christian Tuesday, Jaylon Grice led the visiting Golden Bears with 12 kills, five service aces and 22 digs.

Also for Shelbyville, Corbin Deck finished with eight kills, two aces and a team-high 23 digs, Layne Pogue had six kills and seven digs, and Diego Hernandez notched 16 assists and 18 digs.

Shelbyville (0-1) travels today to North Putnam (3-2).

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Shelbyville baseball opens season with no-hitter in 12-1 victory over Hauser

Jacob Shively did not realize how much he missed being a baseball head coach until Shelbyville elevated him to the position on March 13. The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of preparation for Wednesday’s season opener against Hauser.

“A lot of work but work I have enjoyed, for the most part,” said Shively after Shelbyville’s 12-1 victory over Hauser. “I have kind of fell in love with the practice planning and trying to figure out what everybody needs and put together a good plan. I think that has put some of my other priorities down a little bit lower but I hope that will pay off in the long run. Being part of the program, being around baseball is not something new, but it is a different lifestyle.”

Shively was promoted to head coach following the sudden resignation of head coach Royce Carlton earlier this month to accept a pitching coach position with Miami Marlins. Shively served as Waldron’s head coach for three seasons (2006-2008) and is currently a teacher at Shelbyville High School and has been on Carlton’s staff for multiple seasons.

 

For more on Royce Carlton's departure, go to https://shelbycountypost.com/sports/732903/shelbyville-baseball-coach-accepts-position-with-miami-marlins

 

That familiarity made Wednesday’s opener at Barnett Field go smoothly, even if Tuesday’s scheduled scrimmage with Batesville was canceled due to inclement weather.

“I think before the game I was nervous but after the first pitch was thrown, or maybe it was after our guys got the first hit, the nerves kind of left and I went on instinct and experience,” admitted Shively.

Sophomore Aiden Smith took to the mound and made quick work of the Jets which allowed the Golden Bears to get to work in the batter’s box.

Shelbyville scored four runs in the first inning and five in the second, all off Hauser starting pitcher Holden Pittman, to take a big lead on a crisp sunny day at the diamond.

“I wanted live at bats outside against another team besides ourselves, and not in our auxiliary gym,” said Shively of his expectations. “I wanted to see how everyone played together because we haven’t had everyone together for very long at all because of the way Spring Break fell.”

Luke Brinkman, one of four seniors on the 2024 roster, opened the Shelbyville half of the first inning with a double. Back-to-back one-out walks to juniors Gavyn Fisher and Dalton Jones kept Pittman in high leverage situations. A wild pitch plated Brinkman with the season’s first run.

Senior Luke Jackson was then hit by a pitch and senior Brock Kuhn followed with a run-scoring single. A Kohen Myers ground out followed to plate the inning’s third run and freshman Grantland Fitzgerald, running for Jackson, scored on a passed ball to make it 4-0.

Sophomore Donavon Martin and Brinkman started the second inning off Pittman with walks – Shelbyville received nine free passes in the game. Smith reached on a fielder’s choice and Fisher followed with a 2-run double to extend the lead to 6-0.

Jones scored on a wild pitch for a 7-0 advantage.

Two more walks loaded the bases again and Myers and freshman Brayden Smith delivered run-scoring singles.

Meanwhile, Smith was cruising on the mound. He faced 13 batters over four innings of work, did not allow a hit and struck out six. The only Jet to reach base off the highly-regarded sophomore was Stryker Gill, who opened the fourth inning with a walk. He moved to second on a wild pitch and third on a groundout before scoring on Kameron Blair’s sacrifice fly.

The Golden Bears put the run rule into effect with a three-run fourth inning. Myers singled and later scored on a throwing error. Brayden Smith reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch. And Aiden Smith singled in Martin for the 12th run of the game.

Myers, a senior, took the mound in the fifth and delivered a perfect inning to complete the five-inning no-hitter.

“I wanted to evaluate some players out here,” said Shively. “That happened to a degree, although not many defensive evaluations and opportunities. It was enough to see this is a lineup to consider and move on from there.”

Shelbyville travels to St. Leon Friday to face a potential sectional opponent in East Central.

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Shelbyville secures season-opening shutout at Seymour

SEYMOUR – Shelbyville had to wait an extra 90 minutes to get its 2024 softball season underway. The wait was well worth it for first-year head coach Megan Leffler.

Following a rain delay and field prep work, senior Cheyenne Eads pitched six dominant innings while sophomore Sydney Brown smashed her first high school home run and drove in four runs to lead the Golden Bears to a 6-0 victory.

The win was the first for the former Megan Cory, a 2012 Shelbyville graduate that played collegiately at IUPUI, who was elevated from assistant coach to head coach in August.

Eads got all the run support she needed in the top of the second inning when freshman Gracie Crafton doubled and scored on sophomore Hailey Maulden’s single for a 1-0 lead.

That lead doubled in the fourth inning when junior Anna Shearer singled and scored two batters later on senior Addysyn Wettrick’s single to make it 2-0.

Eads did not allow an Owl to reach base until the fourth inning with a walk then a single but she secured the third out with her seventh strikeout of the game.

 

 

Shelbyville opened the fifth inning with back-to-back singles from juniors Addison Stieneker and Destiney Johnson ahead of Brown (photo) easily clearing the 200-foot fence at the Seymour facility to make it 5-0.

Eads, a University of Indianapolis commit, finished her season-opening performance with 10 strikeouts.

Crafton allowed two hits in the seventh inning in her varsity debut in the pitcher’s circle but did not allow a run.

Stieneker had three hits to lead Shelbyville. Johnson finished with two hits.

Taylor Stuckwisch (0-1) took the loss for Seymour (1-1). The sophomore allowed six hits and two runs in three innings of work. Peyton Underwood pitched the final four innings in relief and allowed four runs on five hits.

Shelbyville’s home opener is Saturday at 11 a.m. against Jennings County (1-0).

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Southwestern's Kahler, TC's Sego top several statistical categories amongst Shelby County players

Eight of the top 10 and 13 of the top 15 scorers this past season in Shelby County will return for the 2024-2025 boys basketball season.

Southwestern junior Ben Kahler topped all Shelby County players with an 18.7 point-per-game average this past season. Triton Central sophomore Eli Sego (photo) was second at 17 ppg.

Kahler also was the top rebounder in Shelby County averaging 9.1 rpg. Morristown junior Colin Kieninger was second at 6.2 rpg.

Triton Central sophomore Max Crouse had a county-best 3.2 assists-per-game average edging out Waldron junior Lucas Shaw (3.1 apg), Morristown freshman Kellen Crim (3.0 apg) and Southwestern junior Kaden Barlow (3.0 apg) for the top honor.

Sego was the only county player to average more than two steals per game. His 2.2 spg average topped Waldron junior Max Jones’ 1.9 spg.

Waldron senior Keith Settles produced a county-best 34 blocks this season (1.6 bpg). Southwestern senior Carter Snepp (photo, below) followed at 1.2 bpg.

 

 

Three Triton Central players were in the top five of field-goal percentage behind Shelbyville sophomore Cole Schene, 60.9% in limited attempts, and Morristown senior Cade Mahin (56.3%). After that pair, Sego (55.8%), junior Taggy Goul (55.7%) and junior Sam Collier (55.6%) followed.

Crouse also topped the free-throw shooting standings at 84.3%. Waldron junior Parker Douglas was close behind at 83.3%. Sego, at 81%, was the only other county player to top 80%.

Sego made the second-most three-pointers in the county and finished with the top percentage at 44.8%. Southwestern freshman Mitchell Clements followed at 42.9%.

 

 

Crim (photo above, right) sank the most 3s at 53.

Triton Central led the five Shelby County programs with 16 wins this past season.

Shelbyville followed with 11 ahead of Waldron (9), Morristown (5) and Southwestern (3).

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Collegiate Update: Edwards, Mississippi State earn series win at No. 18 Arkansas

Mississippi State overpowered Arkansas Sunday to win the Southeastern Conference softball series in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Kylee Edwards (photo), a Shelbyville graduate, had a single and scored a run in No. 20 Mississippi State’s 15-7, 5-inning win over No. 18 Arkansas.

The Razorbacks won game two Saturday, 3-0, to set up Sunday’s finale.

On Friday, the Bulldogs prevailed 6-3 to open the series. Edwards went 1-for-4 in the win.

Mississippi State is now 24-7 overall and 5-4 in the SEC standings and hosts No. 10 Florida later this week.

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.

 

 

Madalyn Hudnall

The Waldron graduate finished fifth in the women’s shot put (34 feet, 3.5 inches), fifth in the hammer throw (121-3) and runner-up in the javelin (110-5) for Mount St. Joseph Saturday at the Pioneer Invitational hosted by Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

 

Madisen Hinderliter

The Shelbyville graduate placed eighth in the women’s hammer throw (135-4) and 18th in the discus (104-2) for St. Francis at the Polar Bear Invitational Friday and Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marian, Indiana.

 

 

Kina Schultz

The Shelbyville graduate finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.45 seconds) and 13th in the 400 hurdles (1:17.73) Saturday for Muskingum at the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational in New Concord, Ohio.

 

 

Morgan Stieneker and Erica Henry

IUPUC’s seven-game win streak came to an end Sunday with a 6-5 loss to Oakland City in Columbus. Stieneker, a Shelbyville graduate, had two hits, scored a run and drove in a run in the loss. Henry, also a Shelbyville graduate, pitched five innings and allowed just one run.

On Tuesday, IUPUC swept a doubleheader at Miami-Hamilton, 10-5 and 13-5. Stieneker had four hits in the two games and Henry earned the save in the game one win after allowing just one run in three innings of relief work.

IUPUC swept a doubleheader against Brescia (Ky.) Friday, 5-1 and 7-2. Stieneker had two hits in the two games and Henry did not allow a run in 2.1 innings of work in game two.

IUPUC is 8-12 this season.

 

 

Katie Mathies

The Shelbyville graduate helped DePauw split a Sunday doubleheader at No. 23-ranked Lynchburg (Virginia).

Mathies had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run in a 9-7 win in game one. She also had a hit and a walk in a 3-0 loss in game two.

DePauw is 7-8 this season.

 

 

Kristen Whitney

The Morristown graduate was inserted as a pinch runner and scored one of Wilmington’s four runs in the top of the seventh inning Sunday to secure an 8-6 win at Hanover.

Wilmington is 7-5.

 

 

Karissa Hamilton

The Shelbyville graduate had three hits and a walk Wednesday in Kentucky’s 7-0 win over Marshall.

The Wildcats are 20-11 this season.

 

 

Abby Eberhardt

The Triton Central graduate had a double and drove in a run for Manchester on March 18 in a 5-3 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point in The Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.

Manchester finished the week-long event with a 4-5 record and is 6-5 overall this season.

 

 

Charlie Rife

The Shelbyville graduate had three hits including a double, a walk and scored a run Sunday for Bellarmine in a 17-13 loss to Jacksonville.

 

 

Cory Taylor

The Shelbyville graduate a walk and a home run and drove in two runs Tuesday in Eastern Michigan’s 14-4 victory over Michigan.

Eastern Michigan then won two of three games over the weekend against visiting Western Michigan. Taylor had four hits in the series, including three doubles to help the Eagles improve to 9-14 this season and 4-2 against Mid-American Conference opponents.

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