Ethan Dippold placed second and the Seymour runners put their five scorers into the top eight to grab the title in the Batesville Invitational boys cross-country race Tuesday.
The senior posted one of his fastest times of the season in cruising over the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 27 seconds, and the Owls overwhelmed the five-team field with a low score of 24. Batesville’s Benjamin Moster won the race in 16:18, and his team was runner-up to Seymour with 52 points.
Brandon Kleber finished third in the race in 16:34 and second for Seymour, also recording a top time. Jude Bane (5th in 16:42), Michael Proffer (6th in 16:50) and Clay Greenawalt (8th in 17:20) were Seymour’s other scorers.
Connor Harriss was right behind Greenawalt in ninth in 17:21, making six Owls in the top 10. Seventh for Seymour in 14th overall was Sam Rockey, clocked in 17:54.
On the girls’ side, Seymour placed third out of four teams with Kinsley Folsom the Owls’ top finisher in fifth at 20:21. Batesville’s Ava Hanson was the individual winner in 19:36, and Batesville took the team crown.
The other Seymour scorers were Hayley Harpe (6th in 20:24), Vivienne Siefker (9th in 20:43), Grace Lewis (23rd in 24:07) and Eliana Baker (24th in 24:51).
Crothersville’s Holman wins at New Washington
Kaylyn Holman took first place in the 5-kilometer girls race conducted Tuesday at New Washington, clocking 19:53 for the Tigers in one of her swifter races of the cross-country season.
Holman won the race by slightly more than a minute. The other Crothersville finishers were Ella Plasse (11th in 24:13), Kiarra Lakins (12th in 24:39) and Kennadi Lakins (18th in 26:24). The Tigers did not have a team score because they did not have five finishers.
The Crothersville boys grabbed second and third in their race with David Rose’s time of 17:14, 20 seconds ahead of Elijah Plasse.
Andrew Stainbrook was 31st in 21:53, Lucas Hilton 37th in 22:47 and Tim Hodge 50th in 28:29. The Tigers placed fifth in the team race.
Trinity Lutheran’s Abby Hildreth also competed in the girls race, taking 20th in 26:58. Evan Hunt was 48th in the boys race in 27:44.
Trinity Lutheran volleyball beaten by Center Grove
In a tough, back-and-forth match, the Cougars lost in five sets to Center Grove on Tuesday.
After trading sets, with Trinity taking the first and third 25-22, 25-20 and losing the second and fourth 25-22 and 25-19, Center Grove prevailed 15-13 in the fifth.
Kennedy Hoffman totaled 21 kills for the Cougars, Sydney Jaynes added 14 and Ruthie Bingham had seven. Stella Kleffman notched four aces and recorded 12 digs.
Kamzi Gross had 31 digs and Bingham 21. Bailey Reynolds piled up 44 assists.
Trinity is now 23-4.
Trinity girls soccer drops close one
Jennings County broke a 0-0 tie late to defeat Trinity Lutheran 1-0 on Tuesday night after the game started late because of lightning.
Trinity managed seven shots on goal, but Jennings had 12 with Cougar goalie Genesis Munoz knocking aside 11 of them.