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Waldron's Hudnall, Larrison crowned Shelby County Cross Country Meet champions

A pair of Waldron runners captured the Shelby County Cross Country Meet individual titles Thursday at Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville.

Sophie Hudnall won the girls race that only featured four runners representing three schools. Hudnall crossed the finish line in 24 minutes, 27 seconds.

Morristown’s Grace McLaughlin was runner-up at 24:59. Southwestern’s Malori Pike (26:39) and Maxine Higdon (26:54) followed them across the finish line.

There was no girls team champion crowned.

Waldron had the top two finishers in the boys race to help hold off Southwestern for the team title.

Will Larrison (18:16) and Jared Crosby (18:35) led Waldron with 1-2 finishes and Nathaniel Evans was sixth (19:49) to push the Mohawks to a 26-29 victory over Southwestern, the only other school to field a complete team.

Southwestern’s Jackson Bentz (18:40), Dane Kissell (19:11) and Dakota Claiborne (19:19) followed Crosby across the finish line. Chris Claiborne was seventh (20:17) and Ryan Wildman finished 15th (24:08).

Also competing for Waldron were Kyle Lacy (11th, 22:04) and Ethan Richardson (13th, 22:43).

Triton Central was represented by Liam Thompson (9th, 20:43), Hank Hadler (12th, 22:09) and Nick Straber (14th, 23:31).

Morristown had two entrants – Max Compton (8th, 20:37) and Drake Hibst (10th, 20:54).

In other prep events Thursday:

Boys Soccer

Morristown 3, Greensburg 0

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets closed out their regular-season schedule with a shutout victory over the Pirates (5-10-1).

Morristown is 9-6-2 entering the postseason.

Southwestern 3, Bethesda Christian 2

At Bethesda Christian, Class A, No. 17 Southwestern (11-2-2) scored in the game’s first 10 seconds and added goals in the final minute of each half to defeat the Patriots (8-6-1).

Girls Soccer

Greenwood 3, Shelbyville 1

At Shelbyville, Ava Wilson scored her 14th goal of the season for the Golden Bears late in the first half but they could not overcome three first-half goals by the Woodmen (10-3-2).

Kendyl Farmer scored twice and Emily Metzger added a goal to stake Greenwood to a 3-0 lead.

Shelbyville fell to 11-3 this season.


Mt. Vernon def. Shelbyville, 25-10, 25-18, 25-13

At Garrett Gymnasium in Shelbyville, Sophia Damer led Mt. Vernon (10-15, 2-4 Hoosier Heritage Conference) with eight kills.

Shelbyville senior Shelby Lasure finished with five kills, five service aces and eight digs.

Riley Lee had a team-high 12 digs for Shelbyville (5-19, 0-6 HHC). Karlie Lawson had nine assists.

North Decatur def. Waldron, 25-14, 25-17, 25-12

At North Decatur, Samantha Luttell led the Chargers (21-4) with five kills, four service aces, 10 digs and 28 assists.

Madelyn Bohman finished with a team-high 10 kills and 14 digs.

Waldron dropped to 12-9.

Brown County def. Southwestern, 25-17, 25-11, 25-20

At Southwestern, the host Spartans dropped to 8-16 this season.

With the win, Brown County improved to 7-15.

Brown County won the junior varsity match, 25-17, 25-8.



New Palestine def. Triton Central, 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-21

At Triton Central, the host Tigers (16-7) won the first game before the Dragons settled in to take the next three.

Brooklyn Bailey led Triton Central with 11 kills. Hallie Schweitzer finished with 20 digs.

Junior setter Kate Isley (photo) collected 24 assists to surpass 1,000 career assists.

New Palestine improved to 18-3.