Local sports roundup – April 19

Local racing

Speedway hosts “Fan Appreciation” night


Nearly 130 cars packed the pits again and a good crowd was on hand for “Fan Appreciation” night at Brownstown Speedway on Saturday.

Due to a strong show of support from the thirty Pro Late Models on hand Saturday night, promoter Jim Price surprised the competitors by increasing the normal $800 to win the feature payout to $1000 to win with an increased purse throughout the field.

For the second Pro Late Model race of the season, an O’Neal was again victorious.

This time, however, it was Martinsville’s Hudson O’Neal.

Hudson cruised to the victory ahead of previous race winner and uncle Marty O’Neal. Matt Boknecht, Remington Gill, and Matt Bex completed the top five.

Derek Groomer, of Bloomington, parked his UMP Modified in victory lane for the second time this season.

Seymour’s Jamey Wilson would get his first Woolston Automotive Super Stock feature win of the year.

Jim Ruddick of Seymour, in Staff Management Pure Stocks, would get win number one for the season.

The MMSA Mini Sprints were on hand for the first time this season and Danny Fitzgerald was declared the winner after what appeared to be feature winner Rod Henning failed post-race technical inspection.


Owls drop game at Bedford


Bedford North Lawrence scored 15 runs in the bottom of the third inning en route to defeating Seymour 15-2 on the Stars’ diamond Monday afternoon.

The Stars combined four Seymour errors, five walks and six hits to score their runs. Seymour starter Ryan Wieneke was charged with 12 runs, but only three were earned.

The Owls scoring in the fourth and fifth innings as Seth Maki hit into a fielder’s choice to score one run, and Matt Fourman hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the other run.

Satoshi Hirose had a hit and scored a run, while Tyler Bloom scored the other run.

The Owls (3-5) will travel to Madison today.

Braves win conference game in extra innings


The Brownstown Central baseball team took all of 11 innings to defeat Mid-Southern Conference foes Salem on Monday.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the second, the Braves managed to get runners on second and third base off a sacrifice bunt by Cody Williams.

Caron Lambring got a hit to tie the game and force extra innings.

Scoreless until the bottom of the 11th, Lambring added an RBI to score Devin Stuckwisch.

The Braves (5-2, 2-0 MSC) will play at Austin on Thursday.

Girls tennis

Brown County edges Braves


The Brown County girls tennis team edged visiting Brownstown Central 3-2 on Monday afternoon.

At No. 1 singles, Laken Reynolds picked up a win for the Braves by defeating Hallee Miller 6-4, 6-3.

The other Braves’ victory came at No. 2 doubles, as Sydney Cockerham and Maddy Jones outlasted Kiera Omberg and Baelyn Kkoester 6-2, 3-6, 6-0.

Jordan Trowbridge and Bridget Hall dropped their No. 1 doubles match to the Eagles’ Sarah Barrick and Jacey Ferguson 6-4, 6-2.

The Eagles’ Elisabeth Hals beat Brownstown’s Claudia Sibrel 6-0, 6-2 and Ashley Pagh topped Miranda McCluskey 7-5, 6-1.

The Braves dropped to 1-5.

Trinity falls to Oldenburg

The Trinity Lutheran tennis team was unable to put a series of games together at any position Monday, and the result was a 5-0 loss to Oldenburg Academy.

Courtney Barker was the only Cougar to win two or more games in each set as she fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.

Aurora Willman lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Abby Schult lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Olivia Benter and Lauren Voss won only one game in the second set of their match at No. 1 doubles, and Leah Stuckwisch and Kelly Adams fell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

The Cougars (2-4) will travel to Brownstown Central today.

Boys golf

Cougars win on home course

Cory Stuckwisch and Drew Royalty tied for medalist honors with 40 to help the Trinity Lutheran golfers defeat Henryville 164-186 Monday at Shadowood Golf Course.

Chad Stuckwisch shot a 41, and Jacob Keith shot 43 to round-out the Cougars’ scoring.

The Cougars travel to Switzerland County on Wednesday.