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Prep Report: TC, Waldron advance to tennis sectional championship match

Triton Central and Waldron advanced to today’s Shelbyville Tennis Sectional championship match with 5-0 victories Thursday.

Triton Central improved to 16-6 this season with a 5-0 victory over Southwestern.

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

Tucker Hutchinson blanked Justin Swift at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Ashton Sturm topped Jackson Burcham at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, Quintin Potts and Avram Rund needed three sets to defeat Caleb Pappano and Tristan Pappano, 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-3.

And Oliver Gearlds and Griffin Sego complete the sweep with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Carter Snepp and Ty Burcham.

Waldron produced straight-set victories at all five positions.

Lucas Shaw, Jack Fischer and Josh Kellems swept the singles matches for the Mohawks (7-8).

Jacob Lindsey and Max Jones at No. 1 doubles and Bryant Becker and Matthew Thomas at No. 2 singles lost just three games in their victories.

Triton Central is seeking its first boys tennis sectional championship since 2016. The Tigers are 2-0 against the Mohawks this season.

Waldron’s last sectional title was in 2019.

In other prep events Thursday:

Boys Soccer

Greensburg 2, Morristown 0

Andrew Johnson and Grayson Newhart scored goals for the Pirates (4-8) to drop the Yellow Jackets to 2-10-1 this season.

Southwestern 1, Christel House 1

Class A, No. 13 Southwestern closed out its regular season schedule with its second tie.

The Spartans enter postseason play at 8-4-2.

Girls Soccer

Shelbyville 0, Greenwood 0

Shelbyville was held scoreless in regulation for a third-straight match and came out with a draw against the Woodmen (7-7-2).

The Golden Bears are 8-4-2 with its final regular season match Saturday against Yorktown left on the schedule.

Volleyball

Morristown def. North Decatur, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11

At Knightstown, Brookelynn Snyder had a team-high 12 kills for the host Panthers (10-12) in the loss. Knightstown has lost four straight.

Jailyn Kopp had eight digs and Gwen Dyer finished with 37 assists.

Morristown won its second straight match to improve to 10-12.

North Decatur def. Waldron, 25-22, 12-25, 19-25, 26-24, 15-10

At Waldron, the visiting Chargers improved to 17-7 this season.

The Mohawks dropped to 15-9.

New Palestine def. Triton Central, 20-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-10

At New Palestine, Maddy Brown had a team-high 11 kills for Triton Central (11-9). The Tigers have lost five of their last six matches.

Julia Sanders collected a team-high 34 digs. Hallie Schweitzer added 27 digs. Setter Kate Isley finished with 21 assists.

Mt. Vernon def. Shelbyville, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22

At Mt. Vernon, the host Marauders improved to 19-4 and senior Cecelia Buhlman broke the program’s career record for kills.

In set three, Buhlman notched career kill No. 1,602 to break the previous mark held by her sister, Jaclyn Buhlman, which was set in 2017.

Cecelia Buhlman finished with 17 kills against the Golden Bears (13-10), who have lost three of their last four matches.

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