Shelbyville gathered some postseason momentum with a 3-1 victory Saturday at Yorktown.
Evelyn Kiefer scored a pair of goals to continue to extend her school record for career goals. The senior now has 27 goals this season for the Golden Bears (12-3, 5-2 Hoosier Heritage Conference).
Sydney Baker also scored to help Shelbyville secure a third-place finish in the HHC standings.
Yorktown finished the regular season with a 5-9-1 record (2-5 HHC) and finished sixth in the conference.
Shelbyville travels to New Palestine Tuesday for a sectional quarterfinal contest with Richmond (5-8) at 7 p.m. The winner faces the winner of the Class 3A, No. 18 East Central/Greenfield-Central quarterfinal matchup that takes place at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The other semifinal contest pits Class 3A, No. 19 Mt. Vernon against New Palestine.
The New Palestine Sectional championship game is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday.
In other prep events Saturday:
Triton Central 5, Greensburg 2
At Greensburg, Triton Central senior Lizzie Graham scored four goals to push her season total to 20 and help the Tigers (7-9) close out the regular season with a victory.
Ariel Walker scored Triton Central’s other goal. Olivia Reedy and Kennedy Brown were credited with assists.
Triton Central is the host school for Class 2A, Sectional 44 which starts Tuesday at 6 p.m. with the Tigers taking on Knightstown (6-7-2).
Triton Central opened the season with a 3-0 victory over Knightstown in a game where Graham scored early in the contest then left minutes later when she took a soccer ball directly to her face.
The winner of Tuesday’s quarterfinal match advances to face No. 18 Muncie Burris in Thursday’s second semifinal.
The first semifinal Thursday has Union County battling Wapahani.
The Triton Central Sectional championship match is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.
East Central def. Shelbyville, 18-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-22
At Shelbyville, the Golden Bears (5-20) won the first set at Garrett Gymnasium but could not sustain the success.
Riley Lee had 17 digs for Shelbyville while Alivia Lee finished with five kills. Hailey Harness had six kills.
East Central improved to 8-15.
Shelbyville travels to New Palestine Tuesday for a HHC contest with the Dragons (19-3).
Waldron def. Southwestern, 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19
At Waldron Friday, the Mohawks improved to 13-10 this season with a four-set victory over the Spartans (8-17).
Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet
Hannah Wright was the top finishing Golden Bear in the conference meet at Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville.
Wright, a junior, placed 20th overall with a time of 22 minutes, eight seconds.
Also competing for Shelbyville were Aerin Garcia-Santiago (43rd, 24:45), Cora Flynn (46th, 25:04), Angel Kreider (52nd, 28:02) and Ava Ruschhaupt (53rd, 33:37).
Mt. Vernon edged Pendleton Heights for the HHC title, 50-56. Shelbyville finished eighth.
Beau Kenkel led the Shelbyville boys program to a seventh-place finish in the team standings. The senior placed 35th in 19:01.
Shelbyville’s team scoring was completed by Logan Reinhart (38th, 19:23), Ben Hinojosa (42nd, 19:57), Gavin Harker (49th, 21:48), Ayden Holmes (52nd, 22:14), Christian Powell (53rd, 23:28) and Gaige Harker (55th, 24:16).
Mt. Vernon captured the team title with 35 points. Greenfield-Central was a close runner-up at 39.
Shelbyville will travel to Franklin High School Saturday for sectional races where the top five finishing teams and the top 10 individuals not on an advancing team qualify for the regional.
The Franklin Sectional field includes Center Grove, Eminence, Franklin, Greenwood Christian, Greenwood, Indian Creek, Monrovia, Mooresville, Shelbyville, Waldron and Whiteland.
Center Grove is ranked No. 6 in the most recent state coaches poll.
Morristown’s and Triton Central’s cross country runners will compete in the Mt. Vernon Sectional. Southwestern travels south to the Brown County Sectional.
Nike Valley Twilight Meet
At the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Waldron’s Will Larrison secured a 62nd-place finish with a time of 17:48.
Also running for Waldron were Jared Crosby (129th, 18:28), Nate Evans (178th, 19:23), Ethan Richardson (283rd, 22:37), Kyle Lacy (284th, 22:44) and Max Jones (285th, 22:44).
Sophie Hudnall represented Waldron in the girls race and finished 186th in 25:36.