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Prep Report: Kiefer's big day leads to pair of girls soccer program records

Evelyn Kiefer set two Shelbyville girls soccer records Saturday in a 14-1 victory at Rushville.

Kiefer scored seven goals to set a program record for goals scored in a game and that pushed her career total to 70 goals – also a program record for the Golden Bears.

The Golden Bears have won nine straight games to improve to 11-1 this season.

Kiefer, a senior, also had three assists in the win at Rushville.

Ava Wilson scored a pair of goals and Lilly Marshall, Hannah Baker, Ava Mummert, Ella Johnson and Lilly Johnson found the back of the net.

Assists were credited to Kiefer (3), Wilson (3), Lilly Johnson (1) and Kincade Dorsey (1).

Rushville dropped to 1-12-1 this season.

Shelbyville (11-1, 4-1 HHC) looks to take over second place in the Hoosier Heritage Conference standings tonight with a win over New Palestine (9-3-1, 5-1 HHC). Mt. Vernon (9-4) sits atop the HHC standings with a 6-0 record, including wins over Shelbyville and New Palestine.

In other prep events Saturday:

Girls Golf

Franklin Regional

Southwestern’s McKinley Correll shot 53 on the front nine and 54 on the back nine to card 107 in the girls golf regional at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin.

Correll, Southwestern’s first ever golf regional qualifier, did not make the cut to the state championship meet.


Steve Bush photo

Boys Soccer

Shelbyville 3, Yorktown 2

At Yorktown, Osvaldo Reyes scored twice and Christian Haas added a third goal to net the Golden Bears’ their third Hoosier Heritage Conference win of the season.

Reyes scored off assists from Drew Hassebroek and Al Hernandez.

Josue Gil earned the win in goal, starting for the injured Jalen Hounshell.

Shelbyville improved to 8-6-1 overall and 3-3 in the HHC standings. Yorktown is 6-6-1 (2-4 HHC).

Shelbyville won the junior varsity contest 7-1. Goal scorers for the Golden Bears were Rory O’Connor (2), Brock Wischmeyer (2), Brayan De La Cruz (2) and Eli Slaven.

Girls Soccer

Monrovia 5, Triton Central 0

At Triton Central, the visiting Bulldogs scored four first-half goals to secure the Indiana Crossroads Conference victory.

Monrovia improved to 11-1 this season and 4-1 against ICC foes.

Triton Central is 5-8 (2-4 ICC).

Boys Tennis

Lapel 4, Triton Central 1

Triton Central’s only win came from Tucker Hutchinson at No. 1 singles. He defeated Mason Poynter, 6-1, 6-0.

Avram Rund and Cole Thomas each lost three-set singles matches.

At No. 2 doubles, Lapel’s Jaden Cash and Grant Humerickhouse pinned the first loss of the season on Oliver Gearlds and Joey Brosnan, 4-6, 6-4, 12-10.

Triton Central 3, Jay County 2

Hutchinson pulled out a three-set victory over Abraham Dirksen, 6-1, 1-6, 14-12 to lead Triton Central (14-4) to the win.

Rund won at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0 over Simon Dirksen.

Brosnan and Gearlds improved to 8-1 this season at No. 2 doubles with  a 6-2, 6-1 win.

New Castle 3, Shelbyville 2

Shelbyville lost both doubles matches in three sets to close out its regular season schedule with a 12-10 record (4-3 HHC).

At No. 2 singles, Caden Tackett defeated Caden Blackfold, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Logan Prickett was successful at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Jake Jenkins.

Aidan Asher was defeated at No. 1 singles by Trent Alfrey, 6-4, 6-4.



Hope Heritage Classic

Waldron defeated Edinburgh, 4-1, and Hauser, 3-2, to claim the championship.

Lucas Shaw dropped just five games in winning both his No. 1 singles matches.

Jack Fischer also went 2-0 on the day at No. 2 singles for Waldron (10-7).

Caiden Young defeated Hauser’s Hogan Wiedersatz, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to help the Mohawks sweep all three singles matches in the championship.


Class A Showdown

Morristown lost a pair of matches in straight sets to Loogootee and Lafayette Central Catholic.

Against Lafayette Central Catholic, Carley Barrett had six kills and Rachel Vorst had six service aces and 15 digs to lead the Knights to a 25-13, 25-11 win over the Yellow Jackets (3-18).

Loogootee defeated Morristown, 25-8, 25-9.

Delta def. Shelbyville, 25-6, 25-7, 25-12

At Delta, Kendra Keesling had a match-high 10 kills to lead the host Eagles to the victory. Delta improved to 13-7 overall and 3-3 in the HHC standings.

Shelby Lasure led Shelbyville (5-17, 0-4 HHC) with four kills, two aces and eight digs.



Cross Country

Golden Bear Invite

At Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville, the host Golden Bears collected 10 personal-best times on their home course against a large field that included seven state-ranked teams.

Beau Kenkel finished 56th overall in the large school race with a new personal best time of 18:01. Also running were Logan Reinhart (88th, 19:11), Ben Hinojosa (100th, 20:07), Gavin Harker (112th, 21:13), Christian Powell (116th, 21:46), Gaige Harker (118th, 22:41), Ayden Holmes (120th, 23:02), Isaac Zermeno (121st, 23:18), Leland Fox (124th, 24:10) and Iran Daza (125th, 24:16).

In the small school race, Southwestern’s Dane Kissell (18:52) and Jackson Bentz (18:55) finished 40th and 41st, respectively.

Dakota Claiborne followed in 46th (19:01). Chris Claiborne finished 81st (21:48) and Ryan Wildman was 97th (23:49).

Hannah Wright led Shelbyville in the girls race. The junior crossed the finish line in 22:04, a new personal best, to place 65th overall in the large school race.

Also competing for Shelbyville were Angel Kreider (89th, 23:44), Aerin Garcia-Santiago (98th, 24:56) and Ava Ruschhaupt (109th, 33:27).

In the small school race, Southwestern’s Malori Pike finished 62nd in 26:39 and Maxine Higdon placed 65th in 27:01.



Heritage Days Classic

In Hope, Triton Central’s Hallie Schweitzer (photo) finished runner-up in the girls race and Waldron’s Will Larrison was seventh in the boys race to lead all Shelby County participants.

Schweitzer crossed the finish line in 22:03. Waldron’s Sophie Hudnall was eighth (23:26) and Morristown’s Grace McLaughlin finished 12th in 23:53.

Larrison’s time of 17:26 led to a seventh-place finish. His teammates, Jared Crosby, Nathaniel Evans and Jimmie Taylor, placed ninth (17:38), 23rd (19:10) and 46th (22:54), respectively.

Morristown’s Max Compton finished 27th in 19:18. Drake Hibst placed 36th (20:17).

For Triton Central, Liam Thompson was 32nd (20:12), Hank Hadler was 44th (21:37) and Nick Straber was 47th (25:24).