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Triton Central tennis tops Shelbyville at home

Triton Central junior Rylie Stephens helped the Tigers sweep Shelbyville on Monday.

- STAFF REPORT

The Triton Central Tigers played host to the Shelbyville Golden Bears Monday, sweeping SHS 5-0 in the first contest of the season for the Golden Bears.

TC’s Emily LeMasters defeated Alex Watson at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-2, while Maya Chandler defeated Grace Coomes at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-2. Shelbyville’s Adeline Haacker took TC’s Rylie Stephens to three sets at No. 3 singles, but in the end fell in a third-set tiebreaker to Stephens 6-7 (7-0), 6-1, 10-3.

In doubles action, Ainsley Denton and Julia Sanders defeated Shelbyville’s Addison Mummert and Gabbie Knox 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles. A close match, which lasted nearly two hours, came down to a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles. TC’s Alli Eck and Miles Glackman bested Jade Roell and Lily Gulley 1-6, 6-4, 11-9.

First-year tennis player Jaidyn Tackett, a freshman, won her match, defeating Meri McCluskey at No. 1 JV singles 6-3.

Shelbyville hosted Columbus East Tuesday and will be back in action Thursday in a home match against the Mt. Vernon Lady Marauders at 5 p.m.

TC moved to 2-0 with the win over SHS. After a road match at New Palestine Tuesday, the team will travel to Morristown Thursday at 4:30 p.m. 

Mohawks swing past Yellow Jackets

The Waldron tennis team beat Morristown 4-1 on Monday. The win was the Mohawks first victory over the Yellow Jackets in four seasons. 

Mackenzie Shaw won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Victoria Robedillo won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Emily and Amanda Brinson paired up at No. 1 doubles to win 6-1, 6-1. Nichole Garner and Megan Bogemann teamed up at No. 2 doubles to win 6-0, 6-0.

Morristown’s Kenzie Logan won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles.

Spartans move to 3-0

The Southwestern tennis team improved to 3-0 with a 4-1 win over Eastern Hancock on Monday. 

At No. 1 singles, Jenna Kuntz (SW) won over Cassandra Hanneman 6-2, 6-0, while Abby Sweet (SW) won over Valentina Brooks 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.

In doubles play at No. 1, Hailey Bowman and Abby Marshall topped Madison Hagan and Chole McCarty 6-2, 6-0. At No. 2 doubles, Shelbi Guy and Sydney Ebersold 2-1 beat Kalyn Edwards and Bella Parker 6-2, 6-2.

SHS knocks off Southwestern

The Shelbyville baseball team knocked in five runs in the fifth inning on its way to an 8-1 victory over Southwestern on Monday. Grant Martin, Zach Rupert, Cory Taylor and Eadin Balting each had RBIs in the frame.

Benny Thompson pitched the Golden Bears to victory. He went five innings, allowing zero runs on four hits, striking out seven and walking one. Jacob Coomes threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Anthony Atwood took the loss for Southwestern. He surrendered three runs on five hits over four innings, striking out three.

It was the first meeting between the teams since the 2003 season. 

Balting and Conner Beagle collected two hits for SHS. Hunter Hounshell recorded three stolen bases as the team finished with nine stolen bases. The Golden Bears did not commit a single error in the field. Martin had six chances in the field, the most on the team.

Southwestern racked up seven hits in the game. Christian Dehwitt and Ethan Wendling managed two hits for the Spartans. 

Waldron runs past Oldenburg

The Waldron track and field teams hosted Oldenburg on senior night Monday. The Mohawks boys’ team won 68-53. The girls won 73-38. 

For the boys, Tyler Bowlby won the high jump and the 100-meter dash. Jacob James won the 800 and 3,200, while Ethan Trueblood won the 1,600 and was third in the 3,200. Will Montgomery won the shot put and Dalen Williams took first in discus. Trueblood, Shawn Cole, Ian Carter and James came together to win the 3,200 relay. 

Top performers for the girls were Hannah Sullivan with wins in the 100 dash, the long jump and the high jump. She also anchored the all-senior 400 relay team, which includes Morgan Wood, Anna Evans and Victoria Shaw.

Wood also took first in the 300 hurdles. Bella Larrison was first in the 1,600, Cheyenne Lozier won the 400, Shaw won the 800, Hallie Ross won the 3,200 and Evans had two wins in the shot put and discus. WHS’ 3,200 relay team of Hadlie Ross, Hallie Ross, Larrison and Shaw also brought home a win.

No. 7 PH defeats SHS

The Shelbyville softball team fell on the road at Pendleton Heights Monday. The Golden Bears lost 7-0 to the Class 4A No. 7 Arabians. 

SHS was limited to two hits in the loss. Addisenn Weaver (double) and Morgan Stieneker (single) collected a base hit each for the Golden Bears. 

Erica Henry took the loss on the mound. She finished with two strikeouts and allowed nine hits, including one home run. 

MT offense gets going

Herron finished with 12 hits and took advantage of nine walks and two hit batters to knock off Morristown 13-8 on Monday.

Kassidy Cowell started in the circle for the Yellow Jackets and Kristen Whitney pitched in relief.

Offensively, Whitney had a pair of singles. Kaylin Waltz and Cowell both had a single.

SHS falls to Columbus East

The Shelbyville golf team fell to Columbus East on Monday, 160-212. 

For SHS, Ethan Apsley and Matt Bunton each led the team with a round of 48. Nolan Chaney shot a 49 and Alex Grove finished with a 67.