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Prep Report: Bryant, Kessler power Morristown over Waldron

Bryce Bryant drove in three runs and Grant Kessler twirled a two-hitter to lead Morristown to a 6-1 win Thursday at Waldron.

Kessler went the distance, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out 13.

The Yellow Jackets (10-7, 5-4 Mid-Hoosier Conference) scored a single run in the top of the first and two more in the third before scoring three in the seventh to secure the victory.

Bryant had two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in half of the Yellow Jackets’ runs.

Dylann Rutledge had a pair of hits and scored two runs.



Bryce Yarling took the loss for Waldron (4-14, 0-9 MHC). He allowed six hits and four walks while striking out nine.

Eli Sheppard and Sam Adkins delivered Waldron’s two hits.

The Mohawks will try to snap a 9-game losing streak tonight at Morristown.

In other prep events Thursday:




North Decatur 12, Southwestern 0

At North Decatur, the Chargers used a 7-run third inning to complete a two-game sweep of the Spartans (5-13, 5-7 MHC).

Nolan Burkhart, Nate O’Dell and Tyler Field each had two hits for North Decatur (10-7, 7-3 MHC). Burkhart drove in three runs. Reid Messer finished with two RBIs.

Jake Mirick pitched a 5-inning complete game to lead North Decatur. The senior allowed three hits and one walk while striking out six.

On Tuesday, North Decatur defeated Southwestern, 7-2, in eight innings.

Jordan Jones doubled to score Aiden Hartsell and tie the game in the sixth inning but the Spartans stranded runners in the sixth and seventh innings before losing in eight.



Boys Golf

North Decatur 165, Southwestern 185

At Timbergate Golf Course, the Spartans posted a season-best score for nine holes but still could not overtake the Chargers.

Collin Bryant led North Decatur with a 38. Carson Parmer followed at 40. Jack Koehne shot 42 and Brady Espinda carded 45.

Tristan Pappano led Southwestern with a 44. Hunter Pappano (46), Ty Burcham (47), Caleb Pappano (48) and Justin Swift (48) completed Southwestern’s scorecard.



Triton Central 194, Scecina 215

At Pleasant Run Golf Course, Chase Chandler matched his season-best round and Derreck Uhls and Max Ray posted season-best scores to lead the Tigers over the Crusaders.

Oliver Gearlds was the medalist with a 41 to lead Triton Central. Chandler shot 48. Uhls followed at 51 and Ray shot 54. Dayne Bailey completed the Tigers’ lineup and posted 56.



Morristown 198, Knightstown 203

At Blue Bear Golf Course, Asher Caldwell shot 40 to earn the medalist honor for Morristown.

The Yellow Jackets secured the team victory with round of 45 from Nick Stidham, 52 from Carson Essex and 61 from Web Walker.




Shelbyville 11, Indian Creek 1

At Shelbyville, the Class 4A, No. 10-ranked Golden Bears got back in action after a 9-day layoff and pinned a loss on Indian Creek (3-15).

Kiley McIver had a double and a triple and scored two runs for Shelbyville (13-4).

Karissa Hamilton, Kylee Edwards and Cheyenne Eads each had two hits. Hailey Pogue had a home run and two RBIs.

Pogue and Aliyah Lewis combined to limit the Braves to three hits.



Morristown 14, Waldron 10

At Waldron, Kayla Baier, Alexia Rogers and Delaney Cornn each drove in three runs to lead the Yellow Jackets to their ninth win of the season.

Morristown (9-6, 2-5 MHC) scored three runs in the first inning and added two more in each of the next two innings to open a 7-0 lead.

Waldron (0-8, 0-7 MHC) scored four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to cut into 12-0 and 13-4 deficits.

Rhylee Moran pitched a complete game for Morristown. The junior allowed 16 hits and one walk while striking out four.



Girls Tennis

Triton Central 5, Ritter 0

Triton Central improved to 12-4 this season and 4-0 in the Indiana Crossroads Conference standings, which clinched the program no worse than a share of the ICC title.

Julia Sanders defeated Lindsay Norton, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.

Emma Hutchinson and Lelia Chougule each won their singles matches, 6-0, 6-0.

The double combinations of Kelsey McGuire and Alyssa Wheatley (No. 1 doubles) and Olivia Martin and Sarah Williams (No. 2 doubles) also were dominant in 6-0, 6-0 victories.

Lutheran (2-1 ICC) and Speedway (2-1 ICC) sit in second place behind TC in the conference standings. The Tigers are at Lutheran today.



Southwestern 3, Hauser 2

The Spartans swept both doubles matches and got a straight-set victory from Ella Rice to defeat the Jets.

Rice scored a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles to help Southwestern lock down its second win of the season.

Kyla Robertson and Brooklyn Schneider were victorious at No. 1 doubles, 6-3, 6-2.

Faith Kelley and McKinley Correll won at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-1.



New Palestine 5, Shelbyville 0

The Dragons collected straight-set wins in all three singles matches but needed three sets to secure victories in the doubles matches.

Jo Harvey and Maddy Potter won at No. 1 doubles, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Lily Haeberle and Bethany Blachly added a No. 2 doubles win, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3.

New Palestine improved to 11-6 this season. Shelbyville is 8-9.



Boys Track

Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet

At Mt. Vernon, Jordan Marcum cleared a personal-best height of six feet, two inches to finish fourth in the high jump and produce Shelbyville’s best finish.

Also for Shelbyville, Alex Macharia finished fifth in the 400 meters (52.89) and Ethan Lambert placed sixth in the discus (121-3).

Beau Kenkel, Benito Cazares, Christian Powell and Macharia finished fifth in the 1,600 relay (3:40.56).

Ben Price, Elijah Von Werder, Elias Slaven and Kenkel placed sixth in the 3,200 relay (9:14.06).

Mt. Vernon won the team title with 183 points. Delta was runner-up at 123. Greenfield-Central (89), Yorktown (82), New Palestine (77), Pendleton Heights (28), Shelbyville (19) and New Castle (18) completed the standings.



Hauser 77, Morristown 76, Central Christian 1

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets had four individual event winners and one relay win but came up one point short in the team standings.

For Morristown, Noah Garthwaite won the shot put, Tyler Schonfeld was first in the 100 meters, Cade Mahin won the 400 and Jacob Batten won the 800.

The 3,200 relay team of Austin Gabbard, Hunter Biddle, Andrew Doty and Luke Stidham finished first in 10:33.

Girls Track

Morristown 105, Hauser 24, Central Christian 13

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets got event wins from Emma Wiggins (shot put and 100 meters), Kindall Dorsey (discus), Lilly Stoddard (long jump, high jump, 100 hurdles), Raegan Kleine (1,600 and 800), Maggie Lutes (400), Nevaeh Sanders (300 hurdles) and Eva Champigneulle (200).

The Yellow Jackets won all three relay races.