Owls earn victory
Seymour tennis team celebrated senior night Thursday with a 5-0 win over Bedford North Lawrence on the SHS courts.
Even though BNL was missing some players due to sickness and other things, Owls Coach Brad Emerson said it was a good win over a Hoosier Hills Conference school.
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Emerson said the seniors — Adam Berry, Sam Schmidt, Brandon Terrell and Christian Lawhead — have meant a lot to the program.
Emerson was especially pleased with the singles players against the Stars as the Owls won all three varsity match and went 4-0 in JV singles.
“All across the board, even JV, won,” he said. “One and two singles did a good job of getting off the court quick.”
Berry defeated Evan Waggoner 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1, while Isaac Hardin was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Adam Tlusek at No. 2. Trey Hohenstreiter defeated Jacob Bair 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 at No. 3.
Both Seymour doubles teams won in straight sets with Will Rinehart and Brandon Hubbard teaming up at No. 1 with a 6-1, 6-2 win. Sam Schmidt and Andrew Levine won their No. 2 doubles match 6-4, 6-3.
“One doubles came out real strong and took care of business,” Emerson said. “They played real well. I saw a lot of good things from them tonight. They had a lot better movement, a lot better attacking to the ball, and just more aggressive with the ground strokes.
“I’m hoping what we’ve been trying to work on all year is starting to sink in a little bit. Two doubles had it a little bit tougher in that first set but still came out ahead and won so that’s a good win for them. I’ve been really pleased with our doubles play this year compared to what we’ve been last year.”
The Owls (4-2) will host Brownstown Central today.
Cougars fall to Mohawks
Trinity Lutheran was unable to win any sets in falling 5-0 to Waldron on Thursday.
Noah Voelker, at No. 3, enjoyed the most success among Trinity’s singles players as he dropped his match 6-2, 7-6. Jace Crockett lost 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1.
Jan Lichte and Jerry Jiang won six games at No. 2 doubles, and Cameron Gruenwald and Hunter Morgan won three games in the second set at No. 1 doubles.
The Cougars (1-3) will host South Central Tuesday.
Owls earn HHC win
Seymour pulled out a 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 15-10 five set Hoosier Hills Conference win over Jennings County on Thursday.
Makenna Fee led the Owls with 15 kills, Abby Schmidt ahad 11 and Chloe Criswell totaled nine. The Owls went 105-for-128 on hits.
Defensively, the Owls had four players with double-digit digs, Emily Corcoran (19), Chloe Criswell (14), Harpe (12) and Jenna Gray (11).
Hayley Harpe had 36 assists for the Owls.
Seymour moved to 6-5 (3-2 HHC) with the win. They will host Christian Academy on Tuesday.
Braves stay unbeaten
Brownstown Central’s perfect season is still in tact.
The Braves beat New Albany 25-19, 25-22, 25-11 to move to 11-0 on the season on Thursday.
Keeli Darlage led the Braves with 13 kills and Addie Wilkerson had nine.
The Braves went 66-for-73 with eight aces on serves as a team, and made 70 of 82 hitting attempts (39 kills) on the night.
Brownstown will go to the Providence Invitational on Saturday.
Braves run in classic
Brownstown Central’s cross-country teams competed in North Harrison’s ‘Cougar Classic’ on Thursday.
In the 50th annual running of the race, the Braves’ girls finished fourth of 18 teams.
Jasper won the girls’ competition with 75 points, North Oldham were runners-up with 80, Bedford North Lawrence took third at 94 and Brownstown finished fourth at 157.
Kaelyn Johnson led Brownstown by placing 11th in 22-minutes, 15.6 seconds. Claire Poulton was next for the Braves, placing 29th in 23:28.8, followed by Shauna Drake (32nd, 23:37.8), Grace garland (35th, 23:48.3) and Emma Winks (50th, 25:39.2).
Corydon Central’s Marcie Stewart was individual winner in 20:08.7.
Brownstown’s boys placed fifth of 17 full teams by scoring 157 points.
Jasper were meet champions with 53 points, followed by Southrdige (92), Eastern (98), Borden (183) and Brownstown (197).
Mason Kellogg’s time of 18:26.1 led the Braves. Clayton Barger (35th, 19:17.1), Trey Hackman (41st, 19:40.3), Nathan Koch (46th, 19:51.0) adn Andrew Wheeles (20:20.8) rounded out the Braves’ varsity five.
Jasper’s Jackson Miller was the boys meet winner in 16:33.5.
Jets edge Cougars
Despite gaining an early lead, Trinity Lutheran fell to Hauser 3-2 on Thursday.
The Cougars led 1-0 at half before getting outscored 3-1 in the final 40 minutes.
A.J. Goecker and Ricky Colon-Castro each had goals for the Cougars, and were assisted by Trent Shoemaker and Kevin Cho.
Brayden Stockelman recorded 16 saves for Trinity (2-5). The Cougars will host Brown County on Wednesday.
Owls get first loss
Batesville handed Seymour its first loss of the 2018 season on Thursday, defeating the Owls 5-1.
Down 1-0, the Owls tied the game on a penalty kick by Elizabeth Lenart in the first half.
The Bulldogs poured it on in the second half, as they went on to out-shoot the Owls 20-9 in the game.
In goal, Aidan Hiester recorded 13 saves for the owls.
Seymour (3-1) will go to the Hoosier Cup, at Bloomington North, over the weekend.