Local sports roundup – September 20


Owls beat Panthers

Seymour shut out Jennings County 6-0 in a Hoosier Hills Conference match in the back half of a girls-boys varsity-only doubleheader Tuesday.

The Owls held a 5-0 cushion at half.

In the opening 40 minutes, Tyler Penegar and Daniel Hartman each netted two goals and Charlie Galyen had one. In that span, Carter Wait had a pair of assists while Ethan Greene and Blaine Spivey each had one.

Owls coach Matt Dennis was pleased with the team’s performance in the first half.

“It’s not just scoring five, but the way we did it,” Dennis said. “Our outside backs got forward. We had five assists and four were from outside backs. W got forward the way we’ve wanted to all year. We finally clicked today. The way we did was awesome.”

Cole Fosbrink scored the lone goal in the second half, and the Owls played a mix of junior varsity and underclassmen for the final 25 minutes of play.

“We were able to get a look at what we might have next year,” Dennis said. “We got some guys some minutes under the lights. they looked pretty good.”

Seymour High School outshot JC 26-7 in the contest. Elliot Clark had two saves, and was credited with the shutout.

The Owls (10-2-1, 3-2-1 HHC) will play at Shawe Memorial on Thursday.


Owls win invitational


Seymour scored 33 points to win the Silver Creek Invitational on Tuesday.

Charlestown were second (88) and Jeffersonville finished third (105) in the eight-team invite.

The Owls’ Ashton Chase was overall winner in 19-minutes, 54-seconds while teammate Makenna Sunbury placed second in 20:13.

Abby Voss timed 21:23 for sixth, Grace Rennekamp clocked 22:31 for 10th and Brett Kleber was 14th in 23;37 for Seymour High School.

Trinity Lutheran’s Jodi Goecker placed 18th by pacing 23:56 and Abby Hidreth got 58th in 28:48.


Owls place 2nd at invite


Seymour placed runners-up to Jeffersonville in the Silver Creek Invitational on Tuesday.

Jeff scored 77 points, Seymour totaled 87 and Brown County was third at 91 in the 13-team race.

Silver Creek’s Luke Poe won the meet by .2 sec. over Seymour’s Jacob Voss at 16-minutes, 57-seconds.

Cooper Morrow was next for the Owls (18th, 18:26), followed by Brandon Kleber (20th, 18:30), Luke Plummer (22nd, 18:31) and Ethan Dippold (25th, 18:47).

Trinity Lutheran’s AJ Goecker finished fourth overall in 17:22.


Hornets fall to Pekin


Medora didn’t win a set in a 25-6, 26-9, 25-9 loss to Eastern (Pekin) on Tuesday.

Alli Carney led the Hornets with five kills and kailen Flynn had four.

As a team, the Hornets were 53-for-67 with 14 kills.

Serving, the Hornets made 24 of 32 attempts with three aces.

The Hornets (6-10) will play at Orleans on Thursday.


Lancers blank Cougars

Edinburgh won all five matches in straight sets in a 5-0 win at Trinity Lutheran.

Coltan Henderson blanked Bailey Baker 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Ryan Gaston beat Jace Crockett 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Bladen Hancock downed Pierce McCammon 7-6 (2), 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Lancers (2-9) against the Cougars (1-12).

Edinburgh’s Parker Bryant and Bryce Burton topped Caleb Gruenwald and Hunter Morgan 6-1, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles. Gabe Wilson and Brayden McManaway beat Avery Schwipps and Noah Voelker 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.