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Prep Report: Gearlds leads Triton Central golf to first win of season

Triton Central junior Oliver Gearlds was the only golfer Tuesday to break 50 in a dual match with Eastern Hancock at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course in Greenfield.

Gearlds posted a nine-hole score of 37 to lead Triton Central to a 211-220 victory.

Chase Chandler (54), Max Ray (59) and Derreck Uhls (61) completed Triton Central’s winning scorecard. Garrett Eberhardt shot 67.

Jack Murphy led the Royals with a 54. Landon O’Neal and Carter Dishman both posted 55s. Chase Riggs and Reese Neisler were a shot back at 56.

Triton Central returns to Hawk’s Tail Thursday to face New Palestine.

Here is a look at other prep events Tuesday:




Pendleton Heights 13, Shelbyville 4

At Barnett Field in Shelbyville, the visiting Arabians scored three times in the top of the first inning off Shelbyville starting pitcher Dalton Jones and never trailed in the Hoosier Heritage Conference contest.

Nate Gilmet hit a home run in the first inning and the Arabians (4-6, 1-4 HHC) pounded out 17 hits. Jalen Jordan and Matthew Roark combined to limit the Golden Bears (4-5, 1-4 HHC) to four hits and four runs.

Dalton Jones dropped to 2-2 this season after a four-inning performance against the Marauders where he allowed nine hits and eight runs while notching six strikeouts.

The two teams meet again today at Pendleton Heights.



Traders Point Christian 7, Morristown 2

At Morristown, the visiting Knights (4-3-1) scored a pair of runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings to secure the road victory.

Jake Rains took the loss for Morristown (3-3). The senior pitched six innings, allowed eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Three of the six runs Rains allowed were unearned.

Sophomore Kade Rogers surrendered two hits and one run in one inning of relief work.

Dyllan Rutledge went 2-for-4 for Morristown. Lucas Ellis finished 1-for-3 and drove in one of the Yellow Jackets’ two runs.

Eli Meals and T.J. Robinson each had two hits for Traders Point Christian.

Meals struck out eight and gave up six hits in six innings on the mound to secure the win.

Morristown is at Southwestern Thursday.



Beech Grove 6, Triton Central 1

At Triton Central, Logan Muffler, Skyler Thacker and Logan Stephens each had two hits to lead the visiting Hornets (3-4, 3-1 Indiana Crossroads Conference) to the win.

Cam Brown allowed two hits and struck out 13 in a complete-game performance.

Three Triton Central pitchers combined to allow seven hits and walk 11 in the loss.

Avram Rund and Aaron Shircliff had both hits for Triton Central (2-5, 2-2 ICC).

The two teams meet in another ICC contest today at Beech Grove.



Waldron 7, Jac-Cen-Del 6, 9 innings

At Waldron, the host Mohawks scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning then pushed across the game-winning run in the ninth inning to improve to 4-5 this season.

Eli Sheppard pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Jacob Lindsey started and pitched 6.2 innings, allowing seven hits and five walks while striking out six.

Bryce Yarling went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for Waldron. Jacob Bennett and Bryant Becker each had two hits and Jared Brooks drove in three runs.

Justin Swinney took the loss for Jac-Cen-Del (1-3). The senior allowed one hit, four walks and one run over the final 2.1 innings.

Kameron Darnold, Brady Borgman and Justin Swinney each had two hits.

Waldron hosts Hauser Thursday.



Boys Golf

Trinity Lutheran 189, Waldron 245

Lucas Shaw led Waldron with a round of 57.

Josh Kellums and Cole Jones each shot 62 and Matthew Thomas completed the Mohawks’ scorecard with a 64.

Waldron will compete in the Shelby County Tournament Saturday at Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh.




Connersville 9, Shelbyville 4

At Shelbyville, McKenna Lucas had a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the visiting Spartans (7-1) to the win over Class 4A, No. 8 Shelbyville (7-3).

Kindred Conley improved to 3-1 in the circle for Connersville. The junior scattered six hits and four walks over five innings of work. Shelby Wolski closed out the final two innings, allowing three hits and two runs.

Hailey Pogue (2-1) took the loss for Shelbyville. She allowed five hits and six runs over 2.1 innings. Cheyenne Eads pitched the final 4.2 innings and struck out nine.

Connersville used a six-run sixth inning, which included Lucas’ third home run of the season that pushed her team-leading RBI total to 16, to break open a 1-1 contest.

Kylee Edwards and Caitlyn Richardson each had two hits for the Golden Bears, who travel to Franklin (4-5) Thursday.



Girls Tennis

Seymour 5, Shelbyville 0

At Shelbyville, the visiting Owls won all five matches in straight sets.

Jaidyn Tackett, Emma Sandman and Ella Connolly lost singles matches.

Karlie Lawson and Renee Aldridge were defeated at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2. And Riley Lee and Sydney Baker lost at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-1.

Shelbyville (1-3) hosts Waldron today.



Eastern Hancock 3, Triton Central 2

At Triton Central, the host Tigers (2-2) won a pair of three-set matches but lost a third at No. 1 doubles which allowed the Royals to escape with the win.

At No. 1 doubles, Savannah Hardin and Lexi Swauger defeated Triton Central’s Kelsey McGuire and Alyssa Wheatley, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5.

Triton Central’s Lelia Chougule topped Tori Parker, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, at No. 3 singles.

And the No. 2 doubles pairing of Courtney Washburn and Sarah Williams bested Abby Balding and MiKayla Hardy, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

Eastern Hancock’s Bianca Di Vittorio defeated Triton Central’s Julia Sanders at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-3.

And Violette Sagalowicz defeated TC’s Olivia Martin at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-0.

Triton Central’s Kaylynn Washburn and Lauren Grant were victorious in a junior varsity doubles match.

Triton Central hosts Southwestern Friday.



Boys Track

Morristown 67, Anderson Prep 57, Knightstown 32

At Morristown, Tyler Schonfeld won two sprint events and the Yellow Jackets collected first-place points in two relay races to win the three-team meet.

Schonfeld crossed the finish line first in the 100 meters (11.25 seconds) and the 200 (24.0).

Morristown also got individual wins from Chase Theobald (35 feet, six inches in shot put), Cade Mahin (56.84 in 400) and Jacob Batten (2:25 in 800).

Batten teamed with Zavier Poole, Juriah Riley and Luke Stidham to win the 3,200 relay in 10:00.

Batten also joined with Mahin, Noah Garthwaite and Wyatt Hodgen to win the 1,600 relay in 3:59.

Girls Track

Morristown 104, Anderson Prep 26, Knightstown 18

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets won 13 of the 15 events to easily outdistance Anderson Prep and Knightstown.

Lilly Stoddard won four events – long jump (15-2), high jump (4-10), 100 hurdles (16:58) and the 200 (30.22).

Raegan Kleine won both the 800 (2:53) and the 1,600 (6:20).

Morristown also got first-place points from Kindall Dorsey (74-8 in discus), Delaney Cornn (27-1 in shot put), Maggie Lutes (1:06 in 400) and Grace McLaughlin (14:34 in 3,200).

The Yellow Jackets won all three relay races.

In the 3,200 relay, Eva Champigneulle, Gracie Laster, Kleine and Lutes finished in 12:14.

Laster and Champigneulle teamed with Allison Batten and Nevaeh Sanders to win the 400 relay in 57.25.

And Laster, Kleine and Lutes were joined by Emma Wiggins to win the 1,600 relay in 5:00.