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Prep Report: Rushville wins track and field meet over Shelbyville and Southwestern

Shelbyville produced three event winners and secured first-place points in a pair of relay races Tuesday in a three-team track and field meet in Rushville.

The host Lions won the boys meet with 78 points. Shelbyville was second at 53 while Southwestern finished third (24).

Ethan Lambert won the discus competition for Shelbyville.

Jordan Marcum cleared six feet to win the high jump.

Alex Macharia, Benny Cazares, Blake Hughes and Sam Price combined to win the 1,600 relay in 3:43.37.

Finishing runner-up in events for Shelbyville were Eugene Jones (discus), Tyler Kreider (photo) (17.95 in 110 hurdles), Beau Kenkel (56.87 in 400). The Golden Bears also placed second in the 3,200 relay (Elijah Von Werder, Xavier Quilez I Minoves, Ben Hinojosa and Elias Slaven) and the 400 relay (Keagan Turner, Sam Price, Macharia and Marcum).

For Southwestern, Dane Kissell won the 800.

Rushville also won the girls meet with 91 points. Shelbyville edged out Southwestern, 29-26, for second place.

Kilikina Schultz was Shelbyville’s only individual event winner. She took first place in the 300 hurdles in 49.87.

Schultz ran with Abby Brenner, Brooke Byers and Kinsley Kirschbaum to win the 400 relay in 56.49.

The Shelbyville quartet of Miriam Garringer, Kaila Brattain, Hannah Wright and Alexia Barocio finished second in the 3,200 relay.

Southwestern had two athletes win three events.

Alison Muck took first in the high jump and the 100 hurdles.

Lilly Rooks won the long jump.

Shelbyville travels to Franklin today to compete in the Bill Self Invitational. Southwestern is at the Edinburgh Relays Friday.

In other prep events:




Shelbyville 11, Pendleton Heights 1

At Pendleton Heights, Brayden Basey and Charlie Rife each homered in the top of the first inning and the Golden Bears never trailed in the Hoosier Heritage Conference contest Wednesday.

Shelbyville (5-5, 2-4 HHC) added three more runs in the fourth to help Caden Tackett earn the win. He pitched five innings, allowing two hits, one run while striking out five.

Alex Begley took the loss for Pendleton Heights (4-7, 1-5 HHC).



Triton Central 7, Beech Grove 4

At Beech Grove, the visiting Tigers used a 5-run third inning to secure an Indiana Crossroads Conference victory Wednesday.

Avynn Whitaker went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in to lead Triton Central (3-5, 3-2 ICC).

Aaron Shircliff had two hits and a walk. Cole Thomas went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Ben Toth earned the win on the mound, going 3.1 innings and allowing four walks and four runs while striking out three. Hayden May collected the save, working the final 3.2 innings and not allowing a hit or a run.

Beech Grove dropped to 3-5 this season and 3-1 in ICC games.

Triton Central travels to Eastern Hancock (2-6) Saturday for a doubleheader.




Beech Grove 10, Triton Central 0

At Beech Grove, Malone Moore limited the visiting Tigers to one hit in four innings of work in the circle and she went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and a home run that helped her drive in five runs.

Moore improved to 4-1 this season for the Hornets (7-3, 1-1 Indiana Crossroads Conference). Carmen Edmaiston tossed two scoreless innings of relief to secure the victory.

Brylie Couch (0-3) took the loss for Triton Central (1-3, 0-1 ICC).



Girls Tennis

Shelbyville 3, Waldron 2

At Shelbyville, Ella Connolly needed a third set to defeat Riley Price to secure the host Golden Bears the win.

Connolly prevailed 6-0, 1-6, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.

At No. 2 singles, Shelbyville’s Emma Sandman topped Josee Larrison, 6-3, 6-2.

And the No. 2 doubles pairing of Riley Lee and Sydney Baker secured a 6-4, 7-5 win for Shelbyville over Audrey Hogg and Emily Tyree.



Waldron’s Nichole Garner improved to 3-0 this season at No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jaidyn Tackett.

Mackenzie Shaw and Megan Bogemann defeated Karlie Lawson and Renee Aldridge, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles to secure the Mohawks’ other match win.

Waldron (2-1) is at Hauser today for a Mid-Hoosier Conference contest. Shelbyville (2-3) travels to Pendleton Heights Friday for a Hoosier Heritage Conference match.

Photo courtesy of Steve Bush.