Shelbyville girls soccer produced its best finish in the Hoosier Heritage Conference standings since 1997 Saturday night with a 4-3 overtime victory over Yorktown.
The Golden Bears closed out the regular season with a 9-4-2 record and finished 4-3 against HHC opponents for a fourth-place finish – the best for the program since it won the HHC title in 1997.
Senior Sophie Parker scored two goals and had two assists on Senior Night at Shelbyville which also served as a Pink Out event to honor breast cancer survivors.
Parker was involved in all the scoring Saturday. She delivered a corner kick that was headed in goal by Ava Wilson early in the first half. Not long after, Parker deposited a shot in the net off a free kick to get her team off to a 2-0 lead.
Yorktown (9-5, 3-4 HHC) responded with a pair of goals by Macie Dowd and another by Chloe Mariotti to take a 3-2 lead at halftime.
Ten minutes into the second half, Parker set up Ella Johnson for the game-tying goal.
And just one minute into the first overtime period, Parker collected her 12th goal of the season which proved to be the game winner.
Shelbyville will begin its quest for a sectional title Thursday at Greenfield-Central against Class 3A, No. 16 East Central (13-2-1).
In other prep events:
Greensburg 2, Triton Central 1
At Triton Central, Macy Smith scored a pair of goals to lead the visiting Pirates (4-8) past the Tigers (2-11-1).
Elaina Maurice scored the lone goal for Triton Central.
Triton Central will host Class A, No. 1 Heritage Christian (9-8) at 5 p.m. Thursday for a sectional semifinal contest. The Eagles defeated Triton Central 11-2 on Sept. 18.
Shelbyville def. East Central, 25-20, 15-25, 25-16, 25-18
At East Central Saturday, Jaidyn Tackett and Emily Parker each had 14 kills to lead the visiting Golden Bears (14-10) to the victory.
Parker also had three serving aces and 12 digs.
Madison Bassett finished with four total blocks. Emma Nolley had a team-high 25 digs and Gracie Leffler collected 33 assists.
Triton Central def. Morristown, 25-9, 25-21, 25-16
At Triton Central Saturday, the Tigers got 11 kills from Maddy Brown and eight more from Kaitlin Bramlett to defeat the visiting Yellow Jackets (10-14).
Brown also had six aces for Triton Central (12-9). Brooklyn Bailey finished with four total blocks. Julia Sanders had 39 digs to push her career total over 2,000 and Maia Harris and Kate Isley combined for 28 assists.
Sanders (photo) also had two aces to set a new program record for career aces (172).
Lilly Stoddard topped Morristown with seven kills. Madison Espich had four total blocks. Aubrea Trattner collected a team-high 22 digs and Raegan Kleine recorded 13 assists.
Hauser def. Morristown, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19
At Morristown Friday, the visiting Jets improved to 17-12 this season and remained unbeaten (5-0) against Mid-Hoosier Conference opponents.
Bella Thompson led the Yellow Jackets with 10 kills and four blocks. Beth Hodgin had 18 digs and Raegan Kleine finished with 19 assists.
Waldron def. Southwestern, 25-15, 25-19, 25-13
At Southwestern Friday, the visiting Mohawks pushed their record to 16-9 this season with a straight-set victory.
Southwestern dropped to 9-15.
Waldron won the junior varsity match in straight sets.
Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet
Shelbyville senior Stefanie Howard (photo) earned All-HHC honors with a 10th-place finish Saturday at the Muncie Sportsplex course.
Howard crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 44 seconds. She was followed by Kaila Brattain (26th, 22:40), Hannah Wright (34th, 23:20), Angel Kreider (38th, 24:08), Kaylie McDonald (42nd, 24:40) and Daisy Barrett (50th, 29:03).
Shelbyville finished seventh in the team standings. Mt. Vernon was crowned the HHC champion.
The Golden Bears also finished seventh in the boys team standings.
Michael Fox (25th, 18:39) and Elijah Von Werder (26th, 18:42) were Shelbyville’s top finishers.
Also running for Shelbyville were Beau Kenkel (40th, 19:48), Tristin Maloney (43rd, 20:29), Ben Hinojosa (44th, 20:43), Isaac Zermeno (50th, 22:08) and Isaiah Havens (53rd, 23:12).
Mt. Vernon won the team title.
Nike XC Town Twilight Meet
Waldron placed 13th in the boys team standings and 12th in the girls standings in a large-scale meet held at the Lavern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Will Larrison led the Mohawks with a 113th-place finish (19:30).
Also competing for Waldron were Jared Crosby (166th, 20:21), Caden Shaeffer (170th, 20:24), Ethan Richardson (245th, 21:52), Skylar Ferguson (270th, 22:49), Nathaniel Evans (285th, 23:46), Jimmie Taylor (305th, 26:36) and Joshua Lugo (308th, 27:58).
Cheyenne Lozier led the Waldron girls with a 74th-place finish (23:54). She was followed by Audrey Hogg (108th, 25:20), Hallie Ross (125th, 26:04), Sophie Hudnall (133rd, 26:36) and Riley Price (153rd, 27:35).