Local sports roundup

Madalyn Baurle and Elise Hartung were at the bottom of the dog pile on Wednesday night at Floyd Central when the Owls came away with a huge 3-2 victory to advance to the championship match in the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament.

Baurle and Hartung were the last team playing on Wednesday with the match knotted at 2-2. After winning a tight first set at two doubles 7-7 (7-4), Baurle and Hartung dropped the second set rather quickly, losing 1-6.

It all came down to the third set, and the tandem fell down in the set 5-4 with Floyd Central at match point. But Baurle and Hartung battled back, then started “cooking,” according to head coach Sharon Wood. They came back and won the third set 7-5 to seal the victory for Seymour.

“Like a huge stampede,” Wood described the scene after the win. “Just the enthusiasm to have our whole varsity and whole JV here. The enthusiasm level is huge.”

The first players off the court for the Owls were the one doubles team of Avery Ragon and Mallory Moore, who won their match 6-4, 6-2. Moore and Ragon suffered a loss on Monday against BNL, but responded in a big way last night.

“If you talk about the gamechanger for us, when the other players saw Avery and Mallory head, they led the way,” Wood said. “They were like, ‘yes, look at that. Our leaders are leading the way.’ That momentum and that leadership lifted everybody around them.”

Next off the court was Kirby Hill at three singles, winning her match 6-4, 6-0, and Wood was very pleased with the way Hill performed, making her opponent move all over the court.

Brooke Schafstall lost at one singles 0-6, 0-6, and Sandy Cerino lost at two singles 0-6, 4-6, but the 1-2 for Floyd Central are very talented according to Wood.

With the huge victory, Seymour will now be playing for the conference title on Friday either at New Albany or Jeffersonville. The winner of that match was not revealed at press time. No matter who won that match, Seymour would be playing on the road on Friday.

“We are totally on a high right now,” Wood said. “I’m so excited. We went in very confident in our abilities to create opportunities to get points.”


Track and field

Seymour places fourth at conference meet

The Seymour girls track and field team took home fourth place in the Hoosier Hills Conference meet on Tuesday at Floyd Central, scoring a team total 66 points, behind Floyd Central (171), New Albany (137) and Columbus East (81).

Lara Skaggs was fifth in the 100 hurdles, running a 17.47. She also tied for seventh in the pole vault (7’6”) and placed fourth in the long jump (15’7.5”) and fifth in the high jump (4’10”).

Brooke Trinkle was second in the mile with a time of 5:21.84. She and Samantha Jacobi went second and fifth in the 800 with times of 2:30.34 and 2:33.50, respectively.

Sydney Montgomery was fourth in the 400 with a 1:04.65, and Vivienne Siefker was second in the 3200 with a 11:53.81.

Hannah Dart was eighth in the shot put with a throw of 29’6.5” and fifth in the discus with a toss of 103’5”.

The Seymour girls will compete in the sectional on May 18.


Trinity loses 10-5 at Salem

Both Trinity Lutheran and Salem recorded eights hits on Tuesday night, but it was the errors that cost the Cougars in their 10-5 loss to Salem.

Jack Marksberry was on the mound for the Cougars and pitched all six innings, only allowing five earned runs, so the other half put up by Salem were unearned. Trinity had four errors on the day.

Marksberry had 3 hits and 3 RBI; Tyler Goecker had 2 hits and 1 run; Lawson Woods had 1 hit, 1 RBI and 2 runs; Peyton Pollert had 1 hit and 1 run; and Kowan Gross had 1 hit and 1 run.

Trinity (10-9) will look to bounce back today at home against Greenwood Christian.


Trinity falls to Salem

The Cougars dropped a tough 5-0 match to Salem on Tuesday night on the road.

Sarah Lemming lost 0-6, 6-4, 4-6 at one singles, Regan Cain lost 3-6, 1-6 at two singles and Drew Hubbard lost 3-6, 5-7 at three singles.

At one doubles, Katelyn Mensendiek and Kiley Zabel lost 2-6, 1-6, and at two doubles, the team of Erin Enzinger and Addison Bumbleburg lost 1-6, 2-6.

Bumbleburg played her first varsity match of the season, stepping in for Rebekah Brown, who was out due an Achilles tendon injury. Brown will be assessed by the trainers today.

Trinity plays tonight on the road at New Washington and again on Friday at home to Austin.

Brownstown falls to Eastern

The Braves dropped a 5-0 match to Mid-Southern Conference foe Eastern (Pekin) on Tuesday night.

Ava McKinney lost 1-6, 2-6 at one singles, Emily Mann lost 0-6, 3-6 at two singles and Jenna Bolte lost 1-6, 1-6 at three singles.

At one doubles, Hannah Hackman and Chelsea Luedeman lost 1-6, 3-6, and the two doubles team of Lexie Satterthwaite and Lydia Luedeman lost 2-6, 1-6.

Brownstown will be back in action on Saturday at Jennings County.

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