Local sports roundup – September 17


Braves stand pat in IFCA poll

After a come-from-behind win over Salem, the Brownstown Central football team holds firm at No. 8 in Class 3A in the Week 5 IFCA poll.

Top teams in each class are: Warren Central (6A), New Palestine (5A), New Prairie (4A), West Lafayette (3A), Indianapolis Scecina (2A) and Indianapolis Lutheran (A). 

Cougars, Braves ranked highly 

The Brownstown Central volleyball team is ranked fourth in 3A in the newest Indiana Prep Volleyball poll. Trinity Lutheran is ranked second in Class A. 

In the overall ratings, the Braves are ranked 17th in the state while the Cougars are 32nd. 

Girls Golf

Braves see improvement in rematch with Scottsburg

After battling them on Saturday at the Mid-Southern Conference meet, the Braves welcomed newly-crowned league winner Scottsburg to Hickory Hills on Monday.

The Braves drew a little closer with the Warriors but fell short, 194-211.

Lexie Satterthwaite led the Braves with a 51, followed by first-year player Emily Koch’s 52 and Ashlyn Fox’s 53. Hannah and Liv Hackman shot a 55 and 57, respectively, while Payton Ault and Clare Fitzwater both shot 57s as well. Kelsey Ault shot a 56.

Cara Baker and Emma Hughbanks each shot a 58 while Kaylee Branaman shot a 59. Ashley Schroer and Taylor Loudermilk rounded out the scoring with a 62 and 67, respectively. 

Boys Tennis

Owls oust Edinburgh

A new-look Seymour team improved their record to 9-1 with a swift win over the Edinburgh Lancers on Monday night. 

Will Rinehart took to the courts at the No. 1 singles player, coming away with a 6-0, 6-2 win while Hunter Hackman won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Brett Otte lost a tough match at two singles 6-4, 2-6, 8-10.

The usual one and two singles players, Vincent Comboulas and Isaac Hardin, joined forces at No. 1 doubles and won 6-0, 6-0. The same thing happened at two doubles as Braden Handloser and Eli Meyer cruised. 

Borden bests Braves

The Brownstown Central dropped a tough match to Borden 4-1 on Monday night. 

No. 1 singles player Ethan Isaacs gutted out the lone win for the Braves in three sets. He dropped the first, 0-6, but came back to win the next two 6-1, 6-4.

Ethan Davis battled in his match at two singles but fell 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. Kelian East also fought hard at No. 3 singles but lost 6-4, 6-1.

Griffin Stidam and Reece Carlin fell at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-0, while the two doubles team of Trent Luedeman and Cole Shasteen lost 6-1, 6-4.


Cougars down Madison in straight sets

It was another quick win for the Class A second-ranked Trinity Lutheran volleyball team as they defeated Madison in straight sets (25-10, 25-7, 25-19) on Monday night. 

Sydney Jaynes led the Cougars with 12 kills and a block while Kennedy Hoffman had eight kills, two blocks and two serve aces. Kamzi Gross led Trinity in the serving department with three aces and had a team-best 10 digs while Bailey Tabeling had two aces. Bailey Reynolds netted 14 assists and Paige Lawrence added five. 

Columbus Christian sweeps Medora

Medora had a tough time with Southern Roads Conference rival Columbus Christian on Monday night. 

The undefeated Crusaders won in straight sets (25-3, 25-18, 25-13).