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Prep Report: Shelbyville's Parker, Southwestern's Hartsell set new soccer records

Sophie Parker began the 2021 girls soccer season with the opportunity to break two scoring records at Shelbyville.

After Tuesday’s 12-0 victory over Beech Grove, a match in which Parker had three goals and three assists, the first record has fallen.

Parker (photo), a senior, is now the Golden Bears’ career assists leader with 32, breaking the old mark of 29 set by Amber Ross. And with her hat trick, Parker is now 20 goals away from becoming the career leader in goals scored.

Shelbyville was dynamic in its season opener, racing out to a 10-0 lead by halftime.

Ava Wilson and Evelyn Kiefer each had a pair of goals in the match’s opening minutes to put Beech Grove down 4-0.

Cyanne St. Bernard followed with the first of her two goals in the win.

Kiefer got the hat trick with her third goal to make it 6-0 ahead of Parker scoring three straight times.

Kiefer’s fourth goal came before the first half ended and Sydney Baker and St. Bernard added second-half goals to seal the 12-0 victory.

Shelbyville hosts Franklin Thursday.

In other prep events Tuesday:

Girls Golf

Mt. Vernon 166, Shelbyville 205, Rushville 212

At Antler Pointe Golf Course, Alaina Nugent (37) and Meredith Johnson (38) were the only two golfers to shoot sub-40 to lead Mt. Vernon to the match victory.

Also for the Marauders, Sophie Amegnigan shot 45 and Mackenzie Miller finished at 46.

Kaylee Tackett led Shelbyville with a 50. Madison Monroe posted a season-best 51. Regan Mathies and Kate Linville followed at 52 and Lanie Stephens shot 56.

For Rushville, Isabella Wilson carded 48.

Triton Central 112, Beech Grove 124

At Hawk’s Tail, each Indiana Crossroads Conference team only had three golfers available so it was determined that best two scores would count.

Emma Branham led all golfers with a 52 and teammate Kendra Erdmann shot 60 to lead Triton Central to the victory.

Blue River Valley 213, Morristown Inc.

At Memorial Park, Delaney Cornn led a short-handed Morristown squad with a 56.

Boys Soccer

Franklin 7, Shelbyville 0

The Golden Bears suffered the shutout in their season opener at Franklin.

“There were a few bright spots as the boys learn a new formation and system,” said Shelbyville coach Ben Purvis.

Franklin won the junior varsity match, 3-0. Nathan Tweedy had two penalty kick saves for the Golden Bears.

Southwestern 6, Knightstown 1

At Knightstown, Aiden Hartsell had three goals and three assists to lead the Spartans in their season opener.

Gareth Stringer and Jordan Jones had first-half goals off Hartsell assists to push the Spartans to a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Tucker Simmons made it 3-0 inside the final 10 minutes of the second half.

Knightstown’s Owen Newkirk ended the shutout just over a minute later ahead of Hartsell notching the hat trick in just over six minutes.

Eli Fix had five saves in goal for Southwestern.

With the three assists, Hartsell became Southwestern’s career assists leader with 39, breaking the old mark set in 2020 by his brother, Anick Hartsell (37).

Boys Tennis

Shelbyville 4, Hauser 1

At Hauser, Shelbyville swept all three singles matches and got a doubles victory from Connor Zobel and Layne Pogue.

Aiden Asher was victorious at No. 1 singles over Sam Miller, 6-1, 6-4.

At No. 2 singles, Caden Tackett defeated Caleb Wallace, 6-1, 6-3.

And at No. 3 singles, Logan Prickett completed the sweep with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Hagan Wiedersatz.

Zobel and Pogue bested Carson Rose and Jayden Blair at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-3.

The Jets’ lone win came at No. 1 doubles where Eli Miller and Levi Gollmer defeated Ian Blackketter and Karson Schaf, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-6.



Triton Central 5, Ritter 0

At Triton Central, the host Tigers lost just one game in five matches to its ICC foe.

Alex Crouse, Tucker Hutchinson and Cole Thomas swept the singles matches, 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 1 doubles, Quintin Potts and Avram Rund also were victorious 6-0, 6-0.

The No. 2 doubles pairing of Griffin Sego and Oliver Gearlds won 6-0, 6-1.

Triton Central also got JV wins from Jameson Palmer and the doubles team of Ben Toth and Taner Ferris.

Eastern Hancock 5, Southwestern 0

At Southwestern, Eastern Hancock dominated the doubles matches and swept the singles matches to deliver the first loss of the season to the Spartans.

At No. 1 doubles, Wyatt Sutton and Bryce Wennen topped Carter Snepp and Ty Burcham, 6-0, 6-0. And Peyton Stephens and Myles Wenner blanked Jackson Burcham and Ben Schlabach, 6-0, 6-0.

Grant Emerick was defeated at No. 1 singles by Zeke Dixon, 6-3, 6-2.

Caleb Pappano lost at No. 2 singles to Nolan Stout, 6-0, 6-3.

And Justin Swift was bested by Luke Schilling at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-3.


Shelbyville def. Southwestern, 25-7, 25-18, 16-25, 25-12

At Southwestern, the visiting Golden Bears dominated set one and built a 2-0 lead before dropping the third set to the Spartans.

Shelbyville recovered with a strong fourth set and secured the victory in its season opener.

Emily Parker collected team-highs in kills (21) and digs (10) for Shelbyville.

Setter Gracie Leffler had 39 assists.

Jaidyn Tackett finished with 10 kills and Emma Nolley had four service aces.

Shelbyville hosts Columbus North Thursday while Southwestern (1-1) hosts Oldenburg Academy the same night.

Triton Central def. Whiteland, 32-30, 25-16, 23-25, 22-25, 15-11

At Whiteland, it was a wild season opener that started with a 32-30 first-set win for the visiting Tigers.

Triton Central won set two then lost the next two sets only to recover in set five and take the win.

Maddy Brown led Triton Central with 15 kills. Brooklyn Bailey finished with 12 kills.

Sophomore Kate Isley notched 40 assists in her varsity debut as the setter.

Hallie Schweitzer collected 22 digs.

Triton Central hosts Greensburg Thursday.