For the first time in more than a decade, Shelbyville’s girls soccer program has started the season 2-0.
The Golden Bears opened the 2022 season under new head coach Garrett Belden with an impressive 4-1 road victory Thursday against Franklin, a program it has not had recent success against.
Ella Johnson scored a pair of goals while Evelyn Kiefer and Hannah Baker beat the Franklin goalkeeper.
Sydney Baker had two assists for Shelbyville and Ava Mummert and Ava Wilson each had one assist.
Macy Cooley had six saves in goal for Shelbyville.
Emma Williams scored the lone goal for Franklin.
On Saturday, Shelbyville’s offense was relentless even after scoring eight first-half goals on the way to a 14-0 win at home against New Castle.
Kiefer scored four goals and was credited with two assists against the Trojans (1-2, 0-1 Hoosier Heritage Conference).
Wilson collected the hat trick with three goals and added two assists while Mummert found the back of the net twice.
Also scoring for Shelbyville were Ellie Simpson, Hannah Baker, Kincade Dorsey, Brooke Byers and Ella Johnson.
Hailey Pogue earned the shutout in goal.
Shelbyville will attempt to stay atop the HHC standings on Aug. 30 with a road trip to Mt. Vernon (2-1, 0-0 HHC).
In other prep events:
Shelbyville traveled to Heartland Crossing Golf Links Saturday to compete in the Mooresville Fall Four Ball Invitational.
Teams paired up two golfers, who played their own ball and kept their own score. At the end of the round, the lowest score on each hole was counted toward the team score for the pairing.
Shelbyville’s first pairing of Kate Linville and Madison Monroe carded 102 on the par 72 course. Ava Essex and Emmie Higgins posted a 108.
On Thursday, Whiteland traveled to Blue Bear Golf Course in Shelbyville and defeated the Golden Bears, 201-242.
Whiteland’s Chloe Cooper was the medalist with a 45.
Higgins led the Golden Bears with a 54.
Shelbyville is at Beech Grove today.
Columbus North JV 228, Southwestern 249, Eastern Hancock Inc.
At Timbergate Golf Course Thursday, McKinley Correll led Southwestern with a 56. Emma Isgrigg followed at 58. Aurora Belton (67), Hannah Hicks (67) and Sydney Griffin (68) completed the Spartans’ scorecard.
Columbus North’s Mila Bachman was the medalist with a 55.
Emily Grant, Abby Bolding and Lyla Hancock each shot 61 for Eastern Hancock.
Southwestern hosts Oldenburg Academy Tuesday.
Edinburgh 207, Morristown 255
At Blue Bear Thursday, Ashley Ballinger led the host Yellow Jackets with a 56. Mollie Runnebohm followed at 64. Clara Hale (66) and Oakleigh Goedde (69) rounded out the scoring for Morristown.
Izzy Richardson led Edinburgh with a 43.
Morristown travels to North Decatur Tuesday.
Shelbyville 1, Lawrence North 1
At Lawrence North Saturday, Osvaldo Reyes scored in the opening 10 minutes to give the Golden Bears the early lead but Lawrence North scored inside the final two minutes of the first half and the score never changed from there.
Jalen Hounshell made a diving save in net in the match’s final seconds to preserve the tie for Shelbyville (1-1-1).
Shelbyville lost the junior varsity match, 2-1. Rory O’Connor scored the Golden Bears’ only goal.
The Golden Bears posted a 6-0 shutout Thursday over Oldenburg Academy.
Christian Haas scored three goals for Shelbyville and Drew Hassebroek, Ben Price and Reyes found the back of the net. Diego Rosales had two assists.
Shelbyville is at Hamilton Heights Tuesday.
Connersville 5, Triton Central 0
At Connersville Saturday, Paige Dafler scored three goals to keep the host Spartans (3-0) unbeaten this season.
Triton Central dropped to 1-1. The Tigers host Beech Grove today.
Triton Central 3, Heritage Christian 2
The Tigers improved to 3-0 Thursday with its third-straight victory over an Indianapolis-based school.
Cole Thomas rallied from a slow start at No. 3 singles to defeat Hughie Baker, 0-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2) and improve to 3-0 this season.
At No. 1 doubles, Triton Central’s Griffin Sego and Ben Toth topped Andrew Johnson and Kyle Rogers, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
Oliver Gearlds and Connor Evans only needed two sets to get TC a win at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-2.
Both of Triton Central’s doubles teams are 3-0 this season.
At No. 1 singles, Heritage Christian’s Zach Leming defeated Tucker Hutchinson, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
James Vandeventer bested Avram Rund at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-4.
Triton Central got junior varsity wins from Bohdan Rollo and the doubles pairings of Max Crouse/Eli Sego, Caleb McGuire/Janssen Capps and Talan Canter/Connor McGuire.
Triton Central hosts Speedway today.
Waldron 4, Edinburgh 1
With a pair of dominant doubles performances, Waldron earned its first win of the season.
At No. 1 doubles, Josh Kellems and Jacob Lindsey defeated Edinburgh’s Bailey Totten and Braylon Lenkner, 6-0, 6-0.
Matthew Thomas and Connor Hinchman were equally strong at No. 1 doubles, taking down Teddy Crawhorn and Jason Music, 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 1 singles, Lucas Shaw defeated Edinburgh’s Max Blandford, 6-2, 7-6 (2).
Waldron’s fourth victory came at No. 3 singles where Caiden Young cruised past Milas Burkman, 6-2, 6-0.
The Lancers’ lone win came from Austin Brockman at No. 2 singles. He defeated Waldron’s Jack Fischer, 1-6, 6-3, 10-6.
Waldron got JV wins from Sam Jones and Connor Ping.
Waldron hosts Tri today.
Southwestern 3, Morristown 1
Southwestern opened the 2022 season with a victory over the Yellow Jackets.
At No. 1 singles, Southwestern’s Kyle Beck defeated Kyle Schonfeld, 6-3, 7-6 (0).
James Oliver was victorious for the Spartans at No. 2 singles, netting a 6-3, 6-4 win over Morristown’s Austin Gabbard.
Morristown’s third victory came at No. 1 doubles where Carter Snepp and Chris Cecil rebounded from a first set loss to top Bryce Bryant and Brady Schonfeld, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
The Yellow Jackets’ only victory came at No. 3 singles where Michael Ballinger defeated Ben Schlabach, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 10-4.
Neither team had a No. 2 doubles entrant.
Morristown hosts Edinburgh today. Southwestern hosts Indian Creek Tuesday.
Shelbyville def. Batesville, 33-31, 27-25, 22-25, 25-20
At Shelbyville Saturday, Shelby Lasure collected a season-high 22 kills to hand Batesville (2-1) its first loss of the season.
Lasure was backed by 10 kills from Ashlyn Turner and five from Karlie Lawson as the Golden Bears improved to 2-1 this season.
Riley Lee produced a team-high 19 digs while Turner (16 digs) and Lawson (11 digs) combined for 27 more.
Lawson finished with 35 assists.
Batesville had 19 kills and four total blocks from Cayman Werner. Ava Powner finished with six service aces and 26 assists.
On Thursday, Shelbyville suffered its first loss of the season at Columbus North, 25-17, 25-22, 25-16.
Lasure had a team-high nine kills and 13 digs.
Shelbyville travels to Franklin Central (4-3) tonight.
Hagerstown def. Morristown, 25-13, 26-24, 25-21
At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets got 12 kills and 13 digs from Madison Espich but could not keep up with the visiting Tigers (1-2).
Bailey Jeffers led Hagerstown with nine kills, three aces and five digs. Ella Logston and Emma Snodgrass combined for 24 assists.
Raegan Kleine led the Yellow Jackets with 17 assists and three aces.
Morristown hosts Edinburgh (4-2) Tuesday.
Covenant Christian Invitational
Triton Central (3-2) scored victories over Muncie Burris and Decatur Central Saturday but was swept by Guerin Catholic.
The Tigers opened the invitational with a 25-23, 21-25, 15-10 win over Muncie Burris (3-2). Maddy Brown had a team-high 13 kills for TC. Hallie Schweitzer delivered 10 digs and Kate Isley collected 23 assists.
Guerin Catholic (2-2) defeated Triton Central, 25-15, 25-14. Brooklyn Bailey led TC with five kills.
The Tigers closed out the event with a 25-16, 25-17 win over Decatur Central (0-5). Kayden Simmons had a team-high six kills. Schweitzer had 12 assists and Isley notched 16 assists.
On Thursday, Greensburg (7-0) needed four sets to defeat Triton Central, 25-14, 25-15, 20-25, 25-15.
Brown led the Tigers with 12 kills. Bailey finished with nine kills and Kaitlin Bramlett followed with seven.
Schweitzer topped the Tigers with 19 digs. Brown added 17. Isley racked up 28 assists.
Southwestern finished in fourth place with a 2-2 record Saturday.
The Spartans (2-5) opened the event with a 21-25, 25-16, 15-13 loss to Seton Catholic and closed it with a 25-19, 25-23 loss to Lapel.
The Spartans scored their first win of the season with a 25-22, 25-15 win over Union City then defeated the host Raiders in three sets.
Lauryn Blondell and Riley Engel (photo) were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Shelbyville sent a dozen runners to Plainfield Saturday for its season-opening event.
Runners were paired together to alternate running six total miles.
Beau Kenkel and Logan Reinhart combined for a time of 34 minutes, 53 seconds to finish 36th overall in the boys’ race.
Angel Kreider and Hannah Wright stopped the clock in 41:09 to finish 30th overall in the girls’ race.
Also competing in the boys’ event were Ben Hinojosa and Josue Isaac (38:25), Christian Powell and Isaac Zermeno (41:27) and Gaige Harker and Gavin Harker (42:21).
Running in the 2-mile junior varsity races were Aerin Santiago-Garcia (17:01) and Cora Flynn (17:38).
Shelbyville will compete again Saturday at the Franklin Invitational.
Indian Creek Invitational
Waldron finished third in the boys’ race with Will Larrison (6th overall, 18:05) and Jared Crosby (17th, 19:10) securing top-20 performances.
Also competing for Waldron were Skylar Ferguson (20:39), Nathaniel Evans (21:48), Ethan Richardson (23:01) and Max Jones (27:00).
Indian Creek won the event with 26 points. Edgewood was runner-up (36) with Waldron (87), Beech Grove (102) and Martinsville (130) following in the team standings.
Sophie Hudnall was Waldron’s lone representative in the girls’ race. She finished 15th in 24:46.
Waldron travels to Franklin Saturday for the Franklin Invitational.
Jeremy Wright Invitational
Southwestern hosted a strong contingent of small schools Saturday from around Indiana at the Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville.
Austin claimed the boys’ title with three top-10 finishers, including race winner Brandon Rice (16:31).
The host Spartans finished 23rd in the team standings and were led by Dakota Claiborne (78th in 20:06) and Dane Kissell (85th in 20:20).
Liam Thompson finished 151st (21:55) for Triton Central. Morristown’s Drake Hibst placed 211th (24:02). Neither the Tigers nor Yellow Jackets had enough runners to field a team score.
Tri’s Jillian Chew was the only girl to break 20 minutes. The freshman posted a race-winning time of 19:58 that broke the school record.
Forest Park had three finishers in the top 10 to secure the team title.
Morristown’s Grace McLaughlin placed 99th overall in 26:34. Southwestern’s Maxine Higdon (123rd in 28:03) and Malori Pike (126th in 28:15) crossed the finish line less than 13 seconds apart.
Morristown finished fourth in the boys middle school race. Thane Cole led the Yellow Jackets with a 14th-place finish in 12:25. Bradley Theobald (12:32), Ryan Crisman (12:36) and Colston Allford (12:58) also had top-30 runs.
Anthony Toon topped Triton Central with a 36th-place finish in 13:23. Southwestern’s Brayden Beasley was 65th in 14:35.
With five runners in the top 15, Morristown (photo) captured the girls’ team title with 33 points. South Adams was runner-up at 57.
Morristown’s team scoring came from Clara Wallace (3rd in 13:08), Lauren Kuhn (4th in 13:10), Brooke Kuhn (9th in 13:35), Sawyer Rogers (12th in 13:45) and Chloe Theobald (15th in 14:02).
Triton Central’s Dannahi Lopez finished 40th in 15:25. The Tigers were 7th in the team standings.
Southwestern’s Addy Brewer placed 42nd in 15:28. The Spartans finished 13th in the team standings.
Southwestern is at South Decatur Thursday.
Morristown and Triton Central are at the Rushville Classic Saturday.