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Prep Report: Southwestern's Kerber, Muck earn All-MHC accolades

Edinburgh was crowned Mid-Hoosier Conference Girls Golf Tournament champion Saturday while two Southwestern golfers earned All-MHC honors.

Led by Izzy Richardson and Macie Blandford, the Lancers’ posted a team score of 422 at Timbergate Golf Course to claim the team title.

Southwestern was second at 443. Morristown finished third at 493. No other MHC school has a girls golf program in 2021.

Richardson was the medalist for the tournament with a 28-over-par score of 100. Blandford finished one stroke back at 101.

Completing the Edinburgh scorecard was 110 from Gracie Myers and 111 from Jillan Turner.

Southwestern’s Lily Kerber also posted 101 to finish runner-up in the individual standings. Alison Muck shot 104 to join Richardson, Blandford and Kerber on the All-MHC team (photo above).

Also for Southwestern, McKinley Correll shot 111 and Sydney Griffin finished at 127.

Delaney Cornn topped Morristown’s scorecard with a 109. McKinley Kile (121), Ashlee Ballinger (123) and Mollie Runnebohm (140) also represented the Yellow Jackets.

In other prep events Saturday:

Girls Golf

Hoosier Heritage Conference Tournament

At Albany Golf Club, Mt. Vernon’s Alaina Nugent was the individual winner and her Marauders won the team title.

Mt. Vernon shot 351 to secure a 25-shot victory over Pendleton Heights (376). Greenfield-Central (389) finished third and the host, Delta (392), placed fourth.

The second half of the standings included Yorktown (397), New Palestine (408) and Shelbyville (432). New Castle did not have a team score.

Regan Mathies led Shelbyville with a 104. Kate Linville followed at 107. Madison Monroe shot 108 and Kaylee Tackett finished at 113.

Boys Soccer

Providence Cristo Rey 4, Morristown 2

Kevin Cervantes scored a pair of goals and Jose Sanchez had a goal and two assists to keep the Wolves (6-0) unbeaten this season.

Both teams scored twice in the first half before Providence Cristo Rey pulled away.

Bryan Jara also scored a goal and Jayro Guerrero had two assists in the win.

Morristown dropped to 2-5-1 this season.

Girls Soccer

Shelbyville 5, Delta 3

At Delta, the visiting Golden Bears fell behind 2-0 at halftime and 3-2 in the second half but rallied for the HHC victory.

Delta’s Addie Chester, a University of Louisville recruit, scored a pair of first-half goals to give the Eagles (5-3, 0-3 HHC) the lead at the break.

Shelbyville (4-3-1, 2-2 HHC) responded with two quick goals early in the second half but Chester got the hat trick to help Delta regain the lead. The senior now has 34 goals scored this season to lead the state standings.

It was all Shelbyville from there, scoring three times to secure the road victory.

Evelyn Kiefer had two goals for Shelbyville to push her season total to 10, which leads all Shelby County soccer players. She also had an assist.

Ava Wilson collected her eighth goal of the season and Sophie Parker notched her seventh.

Macy Cooley was credited with two saves in goal.

Boys Tennis

Shelbyville Invitational

Shelbyville’s No. 1 singles player Aidan Asher won both his matches but the Golden Bears finished 0-2.

Columbus East defeated the Golden Bears (2-10), 3-2. Asher and Ian Blackketter, playing at No. 3 singles, secured match wins.

Shelbyville then lost 4-1 to Seymour. Asher had the only match win.


Noblesville Invitational

Shelbyville rolled into the championship match where it lost a thrilling three-set match to the host Millers.

The Golden Bears, 8-6 now, opened the tournament with a 25-14, 20-25, 15-10 win over Wes-Del (12-3). Jaidyn Tackett, Madison Bassett, Ashlyn Turner and Emily Parker combined for 21 kills.

Emma Nolley and Tackett each had four service aces. Nolley led the team with 11 digs.

Shelbyville followed with a 25-20, 25-15 victory over Jay County (4-7). Bassett and Parker combined for 17 kills. Gracie Leffler collected 26 assists.

The Golden Bears defeated Franklin Central, 25-15, 25-13 to reach the championship match.

Parker had a team-high 10 kills in the win. Tackett had four aces. Kina Shultz added three total blocks. Parker and Payton Jackson combined for 13 digs.

Shelbyville won the first set against Noblesville but the Millers rallied to secure the championship, 21-25, 25-18, 15-12.

Tackett, Turner and Parker each had eight kills. Tackett had four aces to finish the day with 16 total. Bassett and Turner combined for five total blocks. Nolley had a team-high 11 digs and Leffler collected 25 more assists.

Noblesville (7-6) was led by Gabby Weihe’s 11 kills and four blocks. Ella Peter had 10 kills. Riley Branch had 30 assists.



Cross Country

Whiteland Invitational

Shelbyville’s Stefanie Howard and Michael Fox (photo above) finished on the podium Saturday with strong performances in Whiteland.

Howard placed seventh overall (20 minutes, 35 seconds) for a Golden Bears team that finished seventh in the team standings. Also competing for Shelbyville were Kaila Brattain (30th, 22:42), Angel Kreider (39th, 23:31), Beech Grove transfer Hannah Wright (42nd, 23:55), Kaylie McDonald (44th, 24:02) and Daisy Barrett (70th, 28:30).



Southwestern finished ninth in the team standings and was led by Lilly Rooks’ 21st-place finish in 22:03 (photo above). Gracie Schlabach was 30th (22:46); Jenna Drake finished 37th (23:27); Maxine Higdon placed 64th (26:48); and Malori Pike finished 69th (28:23).

Waldron was 11th in the team standings. Scoring for the Mohawks were Hallie Ross (41st, 23:45), Cheyenne Lozier (52nd, 24:56), Sophie Hudnall (53rd, 24:57) and Riley Price (66th, 27:09).

Triton Central’s Hallie Schweitzer finished 24th in 22:16.

Fox, Waldron’s Will Larrison and Shelbyville’s Beau Kenkel each had top-25 performances Saturday.

Fox finished 14th in 18:18. Larrison was 18th in 18:22. And Kenkel placed 23rd in 18:34.

Shelbyville finished seventh in the team standings with Ben Hinojosa (64th, 21:29), Isaac Zermeno (69th, 22:10), Gavin Harker (77th, 24:17), Gaige Harker (78th, 24:40) and Isaiah Havens (81st, 25:10).

Larrison helped the Mohawks finish ninth in the team standings. Also competing for Waldron were Jared Crosby (32nd, 19:02), Caden Shaeffer (41st, 19:20), Skylar Ferguson (57th, 20:43), Nathaniel Evans (61st, 21:08) and Ethan Richardson (73rd, 22:41).

Southwestern finished 11th with Dane Kissell (45th, 19:32), Dakota Claiborne (47th, 19:54), Ryan Griffin (67th, 21:38), Elias Clark (71st, 22:14) and Collin Cummings (82nd, 25:22).

Triton Central was 13th with Owen Sprinkle (55th, 20:35), Lucas Bear (70th, 22:12), Hank Hadler (74th, 22:43) and Corbin Maurice (80th, 25:01).

Shelbyville Middle School’s girls cross country team finished seventh in the team standings with Haylee Barnes (28th, 14:10), Sophia Cunningham (32nd, 14:12), Kathryn Seal (66th, 16:09), Courtney Gross (81st, 17:38), Aerin Garcia-Santiago (82nd, 17:41), Serenity Sanders (89th, 18:14) and Claire Kamplain (92nd, 18:25) competing in Whiteland.

Southwestern’s Adalyn Brewer finished 64th (16:02) and Sienna Shaw was 73rd (17:13).