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Prep Report: Shelbyville boys track team wins eight events at Columbus East

Columbus East held off Shelbyville despite the Golden Bears winning eight events in a dual track and field meet Monday.

The Olympians took the team victory, 66-61, on their home track.

Shelbyville won two of the three relay races and got event wins from Blake Hughes, Elias Slaven, Beau Kenkel, Ethan Lambert and Keagan Turner.

Hughes won the 200 meters in 24.49 seconds and the 400 in 55.55.

Slaven took first place in the 800 in 2:23.18.

Kenkel won the 3,200 in 10:50.22.

Lambert (photo) had the best throw in the discus (136-10).

Turner cleared nine feet to win the pole vault.

The foursome of Ben Price, Elijah von Werder, Teegan Ervine and Tristin Maloney won the 3,200 relay in 9:08.79. Hughes teamed with von Werder, Price and Christian Powell to win the 1,600 relay (3:43.33).

Columbus East won the girls meet, 109-14.

Shelbyville’s lone event win came from Emma Claxton in the 100 hurdles. Claxton clocked a personal-best time of 19.11 to claim the first-place points.

Shelbyville also got runner-up finishes from Hannah Wright in the 1,600 (6:25.73) and Avery Keller in the 3,200 (14:33.81).

In other prep events Monday:


Mt. Vernon 12, Shelbyville 2

At Mt. Vernon, Cameron Sullivan and Jack Peine limited the visiting Golden Bears to just one hit while striking out 12 to secure the Hoosier Heritage Conference victory.

Shelbyville (2-4, 0-3 HHC) led 2-1 after the top of the third inning but the Marauders (5-1, 3-0 HHC) scored five times in the bottom half of the inning and added four more runs in the fourth.

Sullivan, Eli Bridenthal and Konnor Scheidt each had two hits for Mt. Vernon. Sullivan drove in three runs.

Shelbyville’s lone hit came from Aiden Smith, who started on the mound and took the loss after allowing six hits, five walks and six runs in three innings.

Triton Central 16, Indianapolis Ritter 0

At Triton Central, Bryce Haney twirled a two-hit shutout to get the Tigers their first victory of the season.

Triton Central (1-5, 1-2 Indiana Crossroads Conference) scored four times in the first and five more times in the second to seize control against the Raiders (3-3, 0-3 ICC).

Mathew Shircliff, Janssen Capps, Nick Riggins and Avynn Whitaker each had two hits for TC. Whitaker had two doubles and drove in three runs. Capps had a triple and drove in three runs.

Morristown 30, Providence Cristo Rey 0

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets (3-1) used a 16-run first inning to cruise to the victory over the Wolves (0-1).

Kade Rogers went 6-for-6 at the plate with four runs scored and three runs batted in. Grant Kessler had three hits and five more Yellow Jackets had two hits apiece.

Rogers handled the pitching duties and allowed one hit and two walks while striking out 11 in the shutout victory.

Bethesda Christian 14, Waldron 4

At Waldron, Bethesda Christian took advantage of a woeful fifth inning for the Mohawks to improve to 3-2 this season.

The Patriots scored 12 runs in the fifth inning to break open a 2-1 game.

Isaiah Giegerich had three hits and scored two runs. Sam Mlagan also had three hits, scored two runs and drove in three. The pair also combined to limit the Mohawks (1-5) to four runs on nine hits while striking out six.

Jacob Lindsey and Jacob Bennett combined for five of Waldron’s nine hits.

Boys Golf

Mt. Vernon 158, Triton Central 208

At Ironwood Golf Course, the host Marauders’ top four golfers shot 41 or better to defeat the Tigers.

Nils Erkmanis posted a 38 to take the medalist honor. Brady Pearson was one shot back at 39. Dawson Perry carded a 40 and Asher Cotton shot 41.

Oliver Gearlds led Triton Central with a 42. Chase Chandler followed at 47.


Triton Central 22, South Decatur 0

At South Decatur, the visiting Tigers scored six runs in the top of the first inning and added eight more in the second to improve to 3-1 this season.

Brylie Couch earned the win in the pitcher’s circle, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out 13.

Madi Peterson, Hailey Harris and Madison Collins each had three hits for Triton Central. Collins and Peterson combined to drive in seven runs.

Knightstown 10, Morristown 0

At Knightstown, Mae Hersberger and Zoe Beabout combined to limit the visiting Yellow Jackets to three hits while striking out nine.

The Panthers (3-0) scored four times in the fourth and fifth innings to stay undefeated this season. Four of Knightstown’s five hits were extra base hits.

Rhylee Coppage took the loss for Morristown (1-3). The senior allowed 10 runs, only four were earned, and walked five while striking out three.

Girls Tennis

New Palestine 3, Triton Central 2

At New Palestine, the host Dragons dominated the doubles matches and used a win at No. 3 singles to secure the team victory over Triton Central (0-2).

At No. 3 singles, Courtney Johnson topped Triton Central’s Maddy Brown, 6-0, 7-5.

Bethany Blachly and Josephine Harvey shut out Triton Central’s Lauren Grant and Courtney Washburn at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-0.

And Alyssa Kauchak and Emily Appleby dropped just two games in defeating Kaylynn Washburn and Olivia Reedy at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-1.

Triton Central’s Maryrose Felling bested Olivia Hasenkamp at No. 1 singles, 7-5, 6-4.

And Hallie Schweitzer won at No. 2 singles over Kaitlyn Mitchell, 6-1, 6-3.

Waldron 5, Southwestern 0

At Southwestern, the visiting Mohawks improved to 4-0 this season.

At No. 1 singles, Josee Larrison defeated Lauryn Blondell, 6-0, 6-1.

Emily Tyree topped McKinley Correll at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2.

And Emerson Lindsey bested Mackenzie Belton at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-2.

At No. 1 doubles, Audrey Hogg and Riley Price defeated Tori Burkhart and Kate Coffman, 6-0, 6-0.

And Grace Ross and Jackie Corlett defeated Taryn Hoeing and Lilly DeSpain at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-0.

Girls Track

Morristown 59, North Decatur 45, Oldenburg Academy 47

At Morristown, Oakleigh Goedde led the Yellow Jackets with wins in the high jump, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. She also finished runner-up in the long jump.

Maggie Lutes won the 400 and was part of the winning 3,200 relay team. She also placed second in the 200 and third in the high jump.

Raegan Kleine won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 and was part of the winning 3,200 relay team.

Grace McLaughlin finished second in the 1,600 and 3,200 and the long jump. She also was part of the 3,200 relay team that took first place.

Katie Theobald was the fourth member of the winning 3,200 relay team.

Steve Bush photo

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