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Prep Report: County cross country runners post first times at Early Bird Invitational

Many of Shelby County’s cross country runners scoped out the local competition Monday at the Triton Central Early Bird Invitational at Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville.

Runners from Morristown, Southwestern and Waldron competed in the Green Division (smaller schools) while Triton Central’s runners competed in the White Division (larger schools).

Waldron’s Will Larrison (20 minutes, 5 seconds) and Caden Shaeffer (20:20) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Southwestern’s Dakota Claiborne (20:30) sixth in the Green Division.

Milan’s Benjamin Riehle won the boys’ race in 18:11.

Following Larrison and Shaeffer for Waldron were Jared Crosby (22:35), Nathaniel Evans (23:22), Kyle Lacy (26:07) and Skylar Ferguson (28:38).

Also competing for Southwestern were Dane Kissell (21:57), Ryan Griffin (23:03), Collin Cummings (25:18) and Elias Clark (25:55).

Morristown’s Zavier Poole (21:58) finished 12th in the division and Brayden Burris (29:52) was 29th.

In the White Division, Triton Central’s Owen Sprinkle finished 51st in 23:16. Also running for TC were Hank Hadler (25:00), Lucas Bear (25:36) and Corbin Maurice (27:54).

Franklin Central’s Emilio Leal won the White Division boys’ race in 17:29.

Southwestern’s Lilly Rooks posted the fastest time amongst Shelby County runners in the Green Division girls’ race. Rooks completed the course in 24:22 to finish third.

Rooks was joined Monday by teammates Gracie Schlabach (25:58) and Jenna Drake (26:01).

For Waldron, Hadlie Ross (25:23) finished fourth ahead of Hallie Ross (25:47), Audrey Hogg (28:05), Cheyenne Lozier (28:27), Riley Price (29:05) and Sophie Hudnall (29:24).

Morristown’s Grace McLaughlin placed 9th in 27:56. Also for Morristown, Ashtyn McGuire was 18th (29:48) and Oakleigh Goedde was 19th (30:51).

South Ripley’s Lanie Nicholson won the girls’ race in 21:00.

Triton Central entered just two runners in the Green Division.

Hallie Schweitzer placed fifth overall in 23:31. Brooke Bear completed the course in 39:58.

Franklin Central’s Kylie Cline took first in the Green Division race in 21:55.

In other prep events Monday:

Girls Golf

Brown County 207, Southwestern 259

At Salt Creek Golf Course, Ainslie Winton shot 46 to lead Brown County to the victory.

Hannah deWeerdt (53), Annika Evenson (54) and Lily VanNess (54) completed the Eagles’ scorecard.

Lily Kerber led Southwestern with 57.

Edinburgh 217, Triton Central Inc.

At Timbergate Golf Club, Triton Central’s Emma Branham collected her first medalist honor of the season with a round of 47.

Also for TC, Kendra Erdmann posted 57 and Olivia Martin shot 64.

Girls Soccer

Triton Central 3, Knightstown 2

At Knightstown, Lizzie Graham scored a pair of goals and had an assist on Kennedy Brown’s goal to lead the Tigers to a season-opening victory.



Boys Tennis

Seymour 5, Waldron 0

At Waldron, the host Mohawks were swept in straight sets in all five matches.

Lucas Shaw was defeated at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2; Jack Fischer lost at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2; and Josh Kellems was defeated at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

The No. 1 doubles pairing of Jacob Lindsey and Max Jones lost, 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 2 doubles team of Matthew Thomas and Isaiah Jones were defeated, 6-2, 6-2.




Southwestern def. Herron, 25-22, 22-25, 25-13, 25-23

At Herron, the Spartans rallied from a second set loss to defeat the host Achaeans in four sets.

The win came in Southwestern’s season debut. The Spartans host Shelbyville tonight.

Waldron def. Indian Creek, 25-15, 20-25, 25-14, 25-23

At Waldron, the host Mohawks rebounded from a second set loss to storm through set three and take control for the victory – the first for new head coach Steve Mackey.

Emilee Scott led Indian Creek with nine kills and 11 digs. Grayson Burkett finished with 32 assists.

Indian Creek won the junior varsity match, 25-10, 25-15.