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Prep Report: Hartsell sets another program record for Southwestern soccer

Three matches, three victories and three program records for Southwestern senior Aiden Hartsell.

Hartsell scored two goals and had an assist Monday to lead Class A, No. 11-ranked Southwestern to a 5-3 victory at Oldenburg Academy. His second goal of the match set a new career record for goals scored at Southwestern, breaking the old mark set in 2020 by his older brother, Anick Hartsell.

Hartsell (photo to left with his father, Justin) set a new career assists record in the Spartans’ season-opening win and scored six goals in his second match to set a new record for goals scored in a match.

Forester Werbe opened the scoring Monday giving Southwestern a 1-0 lead. Hartsell added to his career assists record by setting up Jordan Jones for the goal and a 2-0 lead.

Hartsell tied his brother’s record with 7:18 left in the first half.

The Twisters (0-2) closed the lead to 3-2 before Hartsell netted the record breaker with 12:48 to go.

In a junior high soccer match Monday, Southwestern’s junior high team opened its season with a 6-1 victory over Central Christian.

Carter Cooley scored three goals for the Spartans. Ethan Sipes had a pair of goals and Landon Drake found the back of the net for head coach Justin Meredith’s squad.

In other prep events Monday:

Girls Golf

Pike 253, Triton Central Inc., Ritter Inc.

At Hawk’s Tail, Triton Central’s Emma Branham took the medalist honor with a 48.

Also for Triton Central, Kendra Erdmann shot a season-best 55 and Olivia Martin finished at 70.

Girls Soccer

Beech Grove 2, Triton Central 1

At Triton Central, Lizzie Graham scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season but it was not enough to keep the Tigers from dropping to 1-2 this season.

Beech Grove improved to 1-3.

Boys Tennis

Edinburgh 3, Morristown 2

At Edinburgh, the host Lancers swept all three singles matches in the Mid-Hoosier Conference contest.

Max Blandford defeated Morristown’s Tyler Schonfeld, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.

Travis Jones bested Grant Kessler at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2.

And at No. 3 singles, Austin Brockman defeated Austin Gabbard, 6-0, 6-1.

Morristown’s lone match win on the court came at No. 1 doubles where Bryce Bryant and Rylan Janes topped Ian Buchanan and Milas Burkman, 6-2, 6-4.

Morristown’s No. 2 doubles pairing of Carson Essex and Jerry Riley won via forfeit.

Waldron 5, Tri 0

At Tri, the Mohawks needed just one singles match victory to seal the team win after the Titans forfeited both doubles matches.

Lucas Shaw, Jack Fischer and Josh Kellems swept the three singles matches anyway to push Waldron’s record to 2-1 this season.



Triton Central 5, Speedway 0

At Speedway (photo above), the visiting Tigers (3-1) lost a total of six games in sweeping all five matches.

Alex Crouse defeated Hunter Woodlock, 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.

And Griffin Sego and Oliver Gearlds cruised past Anthony Espique and Corbin Woodlock, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Tucker Hutchinson (No. 2 singles), Cole Thomas (No. 3 singles) and Avram Rund and Quintin Potts (No. 1 doubles) were victorious 6-0, 6-0.

Jameson Palmer and the doubles team of Connor Evans and Ben Toth also posted junior varsity wins for Triton Central.

Batesville 4, Shelbyville 1

The Golden Bears’ only win came at No. 1 singles from Aidan Asher.

Shelbyville is 1-2 this season.




Shelbyville def. Franklin Central, 25-16, 24-26, 25-19, 25-18

At Shelbyville, the Golden Bears got 16 kills from Jaidyn Tackett and 13 from Emily Parker to improve to 3-1 this season.

Senior Emma Nolley (photo above), who had three serving aces in the win, was honored for breaking the career record for aces. She also had a team-high 15 digs.

Setter Gracie Leffler collected 39 assists.

The Flashes fell back to .500 at 4-4 this year.

Jac-Cen-Del def. Southwestern, 19-25, 27-25, 25-18, 25-23

At Southwestern, Desiree Sparks and Emma Newhart combined for 20 kills to lead Jac-Cen-Del (2-5) to the win. Aundrea Cullen finished with 26 digs.

Southwestern is 1-4 this season.

Morristown def. Providence Cristo Rey, 25-7, 25-7, 25-8

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets (2-3) cruised to their second win of the season over Providence Cristo Rey (0-2).