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Prep Report: Hernandez goal, Hounshell shutout gets Shelbyville soccer fifth-straight win

An Al Hernandez goal late in the first half was enough for Shelbyville boys soccer to secure a 1-0 victory Tuesday over Batesville.

The Bulldogs (6-3) packed its defense around the net to keep the Golden Bears in check but Hernandez scored unassisted from long distance with seven minutes left in the first half.

Shelbyville (6-2-1) had several scoring chances in the second half but couldn’t add on a goal. Meanwhile, the defense kept Batesville off the scoreboard.

Jalen Hounshell made two saves late to preserve the fourth shutout victory of the season.

Shelbyville won the junior varsity match, 5-1. Rory O’Connor had four goals and Mylez Clark scored in the first 50 seconds to lead Shelbyville.

Shelbyville has won five straight matches and looks to improve to 2-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference Thursday against New Palestine (5-3, 1-2 HHC).

In other prep events Tuesday:

Girls Golf

Edinburgh 204, Indian Creek 218, Southwestern 246

At Timbergate Golf Course, Indian Creek’s Hannah Emenhiser earned the medalist honor with a round of 42 but the Lancers’ top two golfers shot 46 or better to earn the team victory.

Izzy Richardson and Macie Blandford shot 44 and 46, respectively, to lead Edinburgh.

McKinley Correll led Southwestern with a 55. Also competing for the Spartans were Emma Isgrigg (59), Aurora Belton (65), Sydney Griffin (67) and Hannah Hicks (70).

Southwestern will compete in the Shelby County Golf Tournament Thursday at Blue Bear Golf Course in Shelbyville.

Girls Soccer

Shelbyville 4, Pendleton Heights 3

At Pendleton Heights, Ava Wilson and Evelyn Kiefer each scored a pair of goals to lead the visiting Golden Bears (3-1, 2-1 HHC) to the conference victory.

Kiefer scored her team-leading sixth and seventh goals in the win. Wilson now has five goals this season.

Lilly Johnson was credited with assists on two of the goals. Emma Sandman and Kiefer also had assists.

Macy Cooley had 23 saves in goal for Shelbyville.

Lyza DeShong scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season for Pendleton Heights (4-3, 1-1 HHC). Kaitlyn Prickett and Isabelle Phillips also scored for the Arabians.

Shelbyville travels to Fairland Thursday to face Triton Central (3-3).

Speedway 3, Triton Central 0

At Triton Central, the visiting Sparkplugs (7-0, 4-0 Indiana Crossroads Conference) got two goals from Audrey Burrell and another goal from Yadely Ruiz to stay undefeated this season.

Genesis Austin was credited with the shutout victory in goal.

Boys Tennis

Shelbyville 4, Greensburg 1

At Shelbyville, the host Golden Bears (7-3) swept four of the five matches to defeat the Pirates.

At No. 1 singles, Aidan Asher defeated Greensburg’s Bryce Stringer, 6-1, 6-3.

Caden Tackett secured a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Dan Fisse at No. 2 singles.

Logan Prickett made quick work of Jeter Edwards at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-2.

At No. 2 doubles, Karson Schaf and Reece Prickett topped Justin Adkins and Reece Beaver, 6-4, 6-0.

Greensburg’s only win came at No. 1 doubles where Abe Tebbe and Jack McKinsey defeated Aiden Smith and Caden Claxton, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

Shelbyville got junior varsity match wins from Layne Pogue, Gavin Reed and the doubles pairing of Reed and Alex Bunton.

Shelbyville hosts Mt. Vernon Thursday for a Hoosier Heritage Conference match with possession of the conference’s traveling trophy at stake. Mt. Vernon took the trophy from Greenfield-Central Tuesday.

Waldron 4, Rushville 1

At Waldron, the Mohawks won their third straight match to improve to 5-4 this season.

At No. 1 singles, Lucas Shaw defeated Rushville’s Alex Wainwright, 6-1, 6-1.

Jack Fischer played his best match of the year in winning at No. 2 singles over Jensen Smith, 6-1, 6-3.

Josh Kellems and Jacob Lindsey scored a dominant No. 1 doubles win for Waldron over Konnor Parsley and Mason Mosburg, 6-0, 6-1.

And Connor Hinchman and Sam Jones overcame a second-set loss to defeat Rushville’s Clayton Chase and Lucas Vaughn at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-1.

Rushville’s lone win came at No. 3 singles where Travor Hunter defeated Caiden Young, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4.

Waldron got JV wins from Isaiah Keller, Connor Ping and the doubles pairing of Andy Lacy and Matthew Thomas.

Waldron hosts Eastern Hancock Thursday.


Triton Central def. Warren Central, 25-12, 25-13, 25-13

At Triton Central, the host Tigers (11-2) won their ninth straight and dropped Warren Central to 1-8 this season.

The Tigers racked up 22 services aces over three sets. Maddy Brown had a team-high five aces and Kaitlin Bramlett finished with four.

Brown also had a team-high six kills. Bramlett added five and Brooklyn Bailey collected four.

Kate Isley finished with 21 assists and Hallie Schweitzer had 12 digs.

Triton Central is at Morristown Thursday.

New Castle def. Shelbyville, 25-9, 25-14, 25-5

At New Castle, the visiting Golden Bears (3-7) had their worst offensive output of the season in getting swept by the Trojans (9-1) in the conference opener for both programs.

Shelbyville hosts Hauser (9-3) Thursday at William L. Garrett Gymnasium.

Hauser def. Morristown, 25-14, 25-19, 25-8

At Hauser, the Jets improved to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-Hoosier Conference standings with a straight-set win over the Yellow Jackets (2-9, 0-3 MHC).