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Prep Report: Shelbyville's Kenkel, Wright earn top-15 finishes at Whiteland Invitational

Shelbyville’s Beau Kenkel and Hannah Wright scored top-15 finishes Saturday at the Whiteland Invitational.

Kenkel (photo, left) finished fifth in the boys cross country race in 18:05, following a pair of Greenwood and Whiteland runners across the finish line.

Whiteland captured the team title by three points over Greenwood, 53-56. Shelbyville finished 11th in the team standings.

Also running for the Golden Bears were Logan Reinhart (41st, 19:44), Gavin Harker (94th, 21:32), Ben Hinojosa (95th, 21:38), Gaige Harker (105th, 22:35), Ayden Holmes (111th, 23:06), Christian Powell (121st, 23:47), Isaac Zermeno (127th, 24:25), Leland Fox (132nd, 25:48) and Iran Daza (134th, 28:48).

Southwestern and Morristown also ran in the invitational but did not have enough runners to produce team scores.

Southwestern’s Dakota Claiborne finished 32nd overall in 19:13. He was followed by Chris Claiborne (52nd, 20:09), Jackson Bentz (120th, 23:38) and Ryan Wildman (122nd, 23:54).

Morristown’s top finisher was Max Compton (76th, 21:01). Drake Hibst finished 92nd in 21:32.

In the girls race, Wright (photo, right) notched a new personal-best in her 13th-place finish. She crossed the finish line in 22:15.

Also competing for Shelbyville were Angel Kreider (23rd, 22:53), Aerin Garcia-Santiago (58th, 25:38), Cora Flynn (75th, 26:39) and Ava Ruschhaupt (103rd, 35:32).

The Golden Bears placed eighth in the team standings.

Morristown’s Grace McLaughlin finished 46th in 25:04.

Southwestern was represented by Malori Pike (62nd, 25:46) and Maxine Higdon (82nd, 28:01).

Shelbyville placed sixth in both middle school team standings.

Shia Veach led the Golden Bears with a 5th-place finish (11:39) in the boys race. America Leon was 12th (13:21) in the girls race.

Morristown finished 8th in the boys standings and third in the girls standings.

Ryan Crisman (31st, 12:47), Thane Cole (32nd, 12:48) and Bradley Theobald (36th, 13:00) secured top-40 finishes for the Yellow Jackets.

Lauren Kuhn’s time of 12:58 earned her a fourth-place finish for Morristown in the girls race. Also finishing in the top 20 were Brooke Kuhn (11th, 13:16), Clara Wallace (16th, 13:41), Chloe Theobald (19th, 13:53) and Sawyer Rogers (20th, 13:59).

Southwestern’s top finisher in the boys race was Brayden Beasley (74th, 14:35). Bella Leeper placed 67th (15:39) in the girls race.

In other prep events:

Girls Golf

Mid-Hoosier Conference Tournament

At Timbergate Golf Course, Edinburgh’s Izzy Richardson posted a 9-over par score of 81 to earn the medalist honor and lead the Lancers’ to the team title.

Edinburgh’s 413 bested Southwestern (481), Morristown (507) and North Decatur (518).

McKinley Correll led Southwestern with a 102 and earned All-Conference honors.

Ashlee Ballinger topped Morristown’s scorecard with a 119.

Hoosier Heritage Conference Tournament

At Albany Golf Club, Delta’s 344 bested the 8-team field.

New Palestine (365) was runner-up ahead of Yorktown (370), Pendleton Heights (385), Greenfield-Central (402), Mt. Vernon (408), New Castle (435) and Shelbyville (476).

Greenfield-Central’s Sydney Wherry defeated Delta’s Belle Brown in a playoff to take the medalist honor after both shot 78s.

Emmie Higgins led Shelbyville with a 109 and Madison Monroe shot 110.

Boys Soccer

Providence Cristo Rey 5, Morristown 3

Class A, No. 11 Providence Cristo Rey stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 5-3 victory at Morristown.

Eduardo Castillo scored three goals and Luis Rodriguez and Jayro Guerrero added scores to up the Wolves’ record to 4-0 this season.

Morristown dropped to 6-2-2.

Southwestern 6, Hauser 0

Tucker Simmons scored a pair of goals for Class A, No. 19 Southwestern and four more Spartans found the back of the net to push Southwestern’s record to 4-1-1 this season.

Conner Jewell, Jonah DeArmitt, Owen Stringer and Garreth Stringer also scored goals for Southwestern.

Michael Clements earned the shutout in goal.

Girls Soccer

Shelbyville 2, Delta 0

The Golden Bears secured their third shutout victory of the season and improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference standings.

Evelyn Kiefer scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season in the first half and Hannah Baker tallied her third goal late in the contest to seal the victory.

Macy Cooley was credited with two saves in goal to get the shutout.

Perry Meridian 2, Triton Central 0

The Tigers lost their fourth straight match after a third straight contest with no goals scored.

The Falcons (3-6) scored a goal in each half to get the road victory.

Triton Central dropped to 3-5.

Boys Tennis

Shelbyville Invitational

Shelbyville 4, Columbus East 1

The Golden Bears’ only loss came at No. 3 singles where Logan Prickett dropped a 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 match to Brady Redelman.

At No. 1 singles, Aidan Asher needed three sets to defeat Erik Takahashi, 3-6, 6-4, 10-5.

Seymour 4, Shelbyville 1

Shelbyville’s lone win came at No. 1 singles where Asher defeated Eli Meyers, 6-1, 6-2.

At No. 2 doubles, Shelbyville’s Karson Schaf and Reece Prickett suffered their first loss of the season, 6-4, 6-3 to Parker Thompson and Drew Handloser.

Westfield 5, Shelbyville 0

The No. 20-ranked Shamrocks swept the Golden Bears to claim the invitational team title.

Asher took his only loss of the event, falling 7-5, 6-3 to Mitch Amenta.

The Golden Bears’ record sits at 8-6 this season.


Noblesville Invitational

Jay County def. Shelbyville, 25-21, 25-23

Abbie Fields and Isabella Denton each had five kills to lead Jay County over the Golden Bears.

Shelbyville def. Western, 25-20, 25-22

Kenzie Broman had a team-high six kills and five total blocks for Western but the Golden Bears secured the victory in two sets.

Noblesville def. Shelbyville, 25-13, 25-10

Ava Harris led the host Millers with seven kills and freshman Madison Brown collected 18 assists in the win over Shelbyville.

Wes-Del def. Shelbyville, 25-13, 25-21

The Golden Bears closed out the invitational with a straight-set loss to the Warriors.

Shelbyville is 4-11 this season.

Indiana Deaf Invitational

Southwestern lost its opening match to Eastern Hancock, 25-13, 25-13, but recovered to defeat Indiana Deaf (25-23, 25-22) and Sheridan (27-25, 33-31) to finish runner-up in the invitational.

The Spartans are 7-8 this season.

Hauser def. Waldron, 25-11, 25-16, 25-17

The Jets improved to 11-3 this season and 2-0 in the Mid-Hoosier Conference standings with a straight-set win over Waldron (6-6, 0-1 MHC).

South Ripley def. Morristown, 25-20, 25-13, 26-24

The Raiders handed the Yellow Jackets their seventh-consecutive loss and improved to 9-6.

Madison Espich led Morristown (2-11) with nine kills. Zoey Coons had six kills.

Kindall Dorsey had a team-high 15 digs and Raegan Kleine finished with 13 assists.