Sports Roundup for Sept. 17th

Cross country

Seymour and Brownstown Central

The Owls had something to celebrate on Saturday at the Ray Gerkin Invitational, with the girls team winning the event with a team score of 71. Brownstown Central finished in sixth place.

Seymour’s Vivienne Siefker took the top spot on the girls side, zooming to a 20:11.90. The time was almost 44 full seconds faster than second place. Gracie Adams followed in fourth place for the Owls with a time of 21:16.66. AnnMarie Shuler finished in seventh, clocking a 21:39.84. Lauren Dowell finished in 22nd for Seymour with a time of 22:54.61. Alexis Stuckwisch ended her run in 47th with a time of 25:19.07.

Genesis Zarate and Jenifer Hankins finished one after another with Zarate in 62nd with a 27:04.07 and Hankins in 63rd with a 27:12.21. Alma Leal Delfin finished in 93rd for the Owls with a time of 34:46.23.

The Braves were led by Cambell Shasteen, who finished in 14th with a time of 22:18.46. Kelsey Schneider followed in 15th with a time of 22:23.21. Then came Tori Lokey who finished 18th, clocking a 22:29.08 for the Braves. Trinity Cody finished in 20th with a time of 22:37.57 with Riley Pumphrey next in 49th at 25:40.10. Maddie Singleton finished 51st with a 26:07.42. Claire Schepman rounded out the Braves’ finishes with a 53rd-place finish. Schepman recorded a time of 26:19.97


For the boys side, Seymour finished in second place behind Jennings County. Brownstown finished in fifth place, scoring 127 points, while Seymour scored 98.

Micah Jablonski led the way for Seymour with his 12th-place finish and a time of 17:43.23. Will and Wes Proffer followed in 13th and 14th. Will recorded a time of 17:47.38, and Wes finished with a 17:54.51. Kylan Ellerbe then finished in 31st, clocking 18:23.78. Caleb Jablonski ended his run in 33rd with a time of 18:27.80, and Lucas Jablonski finished in 49th with a time of 19:07.10. Landon Rivera rounded out the Owls’ runners with a 56th place finish and a time of 19:28.71.

Brownstown was led by the Ratliff brothers in Shane and Chance. Shane finished second with a time of 16:35.54, while Chance finished third with a time of 16:41.63. Traven Wellman finished in 30th with a time of 18:23.76. Eli Crockett followed in 40th with a time of 18:42.76. Brady Blann ended the race in 60th, clocking a 19:33.33 for the Braves. Damien Owens finished in 65th with a time of 19:57.00. Garrett Driver ended in 110th with a time of 25:59.27.


The Tigers traveled to Crawford County for the 36th annual Crawford County Invitational on Saturday. Crothersville finished in seveth place as a team with 245 points. Springs Valley won the invitational with a score of 57.

Races were run by grade, featuring a junior/senior race and a freshman/sophomore race.

Koby Davis finished seventh overall in the freshman/sophomore race with a personal-best time of 17:58. Kaleb Moeller finished 44th in the race with a time of 20:37. Brayden Heath finished 50th overall with a time of 21:15. Gage Howard finished 94th in the race for Crothersville.

In the junior/senior race, junior Dirk Crater finished fifth overall with a personal-best time of 16:49. Beau Napier then finished a 19:28, finishing in 25th. Corey Reynolds finished 70th with a personal record of 29:33.

In total, there were 166 total runners, 23 schools represented with 20 full teams.

Crothersville will compete again on Thursday at Paoli at 5:30 p.m.

Overall finishes: Dirk Crater, 7th. Koby Davis, 23rd. Beau Napier, 50th. Kaleb Moeller, 82nd. Brayden Heath, 93rd. Corey Reynolds, 162nd. Gage Howard, 163rd.



The Owls faced four opponents at the Franklin Tournament on Saturday, winning three of four games.

Seymour defeated Decatur Central 25-13, 25-13. They defeated Bishop Chatard, 26-24, 25-21 before grabbing their final win over Greenwood 25-10, 25-14. The Owls would lose their matchup with Franklin 25-17, 25-20. Seymour head coach Angie Lucas also picked up her 700th career win as a coach on Saturday.

The Seymour JV team competed in the Roncalli Tournament on Saturday, losing all three of their matchups. The girls lost to Roncalli 25-13, 25-11 and Brownstown Central 25-12, 25-20 before losing their final match to Triton Central 25-18, 25-16. The JV team fell to 9-12 on the season.

Seymour’s varsity team improved to 13-13 on the season and will host Silver Creek on Tuesday. The JV match will start at 5:30 p.m. with varsity scheduled to follow at 7 p.m.

Assists: Norah Campbell, 37. Anna Fish, 36.

Defensive digs: Raeann Baker, 41.


Good Serves-Attempts-Aces

Anna Fish, 89-99-39. Journee Brown, 61-68-26. Emerson Johnson, 33-35-16.

Team: 259-286-100


Good Attempts-Attempts-Kills

Anna Fish, 33-35-7. Raeann Baker, 32-35-6. Emerson Johnson, 27-30-3.

Team: 165-184-19.

Brownstown Central

The Braves competed at New Albany on Saturday, winning all three contests in the process.

Brownstown defeated Jeffersonville 25-18, 25-17 and New Albany 12-25, 25-21, 15-8. They also grabbed a win over Evansville North 25-21, 27-29, 15-13.

Brownstown improved to 11-10 on the season and will travel to Austin on Tuesday for a matchup with the Eagles. The junior varsity game will start at 6 p.m. with the varsity match following at 7 p.m.

Game vs. Evansville North

Serving: Good Serves-Attempts-Aces

Jaydynn Yeadon, 13-13-2. Kinzee Dean, 15-16-1. Sophie Wischmeier, 10-10-1.

Team: 62-65-5

Hitting: Good Attempts-Attempts-Kills

Sophie Wischmeier, 35-36-12. Kinzee Dean, 20-21-10. Addison Darlage, 27-32-8

Team: 100-112-39.

Game vs. Jeffersonville

Serving: Good Serves-Attempts-Aces

Alex Davidson, 9-9-0. Kinzee Dean, 7-7-1. Sophie Wischmeier, 17-17-2.

Team: 48-49-3

Hitting: Good Attempts-Attempts-Kills

Sophie Wischmeier, 14-15-8. Addison Darlage, 13-13-3. Kera Wischmeier, 8-9-3

Team: 47-51-18.

Game vs. New Albany

Serving: Good Serves-Attempts-Aces

Alex Davidson, 7-7-0. Finley Wheeler, 11-12-1. Sophie Wischmeier, 16-16-1.

Team: 42-46-3

Hitting: Good Attempts-Attempts-Kills

Sophie Wischmeier, 27-29-9. Brailey Teipen, 5-6-4. Kera Wischmeier, 7-7-3.

Team: 65-76-21.


The Tigers competed at the Henryville Invitational on Saturday, winning a game and losing two games.

Crothersville defeated Medora 25-16, 12-25, 15-13 to secure their third win of the season. The girls dropped their matches to Lanesville 8-25, 14-25. Also losing to Southwestern (Hanover) 15-25, 10-25.

Crothersville’s record is now at 3-16, hosting Jac-Cen-Del on Monday night. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. 

Serving: Elayna Ord, 27-29-7 Aces. Brooklyn Bottorff, 15-18-7 Aces. Makenna Newberry, 16-17-6 Aces. 

Setting: Grace Smith, 54-54-11 Assists. Makenna Newberry, 72-72-14 Assists 

Hitting: Brooklyn Bottorff, 41-49-15 Kills. Zoey Prince, 22-24-6 Kills

Digs: Zoey Prince, 30. Maddie Smith, 9. Makenna Newberry, 9.

Boys tennis

Trinity Lutheran

The Cougars were on the road against Providence on Saturday, losing the matchup 4-1.

In singles action, Trinity No. 1 Solomon Hall grabbed the only win for the Cougars, defeating Luke Banet 7-5 (5), 6-1. Providence No. 2 Harrison Folz secured the victory over Jack Stuckwisch, winning 6-1, 6-0. Mason Chanley took the third match for Providence, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Luke Schepman.

In doubles action, Foster Nash and Cooper Nash of Providence took the first match over Trinity’s Nathan Finke and Jonathan Neawedde, winning 7-5, 6-2. In the second matchup, Griffin Rodski and Gage Christmas downed Evan Abbott and Brody Brown 6-0, 6-1.

They also competed in two other matches, against Reitz Memorial and Columbus East.

They were edged by Columbus East 3-2. Olympian No. 1 Erik Takahashi defeated Solomon Hall 6-3, 6-4. Trinity No. 2 Jack Stuckwisch secured a win over Brady Redelman, winning 6-2, 6-1. East No. 3 Tyler Ernst downed Luke Schepman 6-1, 6-0. In doubles action, Nathan Finke and Jonathan Neawedde defeated Jacob Dettmer and Ethan Bumbalough 6-3, 6-3. In the second match, Henry Ulrich and Trevor Ernst defeated Drew Kerkhof and Brody Brown 6-0, 6-0.

In the other matchup with Memorial, Trinity lost 5-0. In the singles competition, No. 1 Vincent Dewees defeated Hall 6-3, 6-1. Memorial No. 2 Carson Newton defeated Stuckwisch 6-1, 6-0. Prince Samuel then defeated Schepman 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles, Finke and Neawedde lost to Luke Woodyard and Owen Zausch 6-4, 6-1. The second matchup went to Kenny Dilger and Zach Woodyard, who defeated Kerkhof and Will Gausman 6-0, 6-0.

Brownstown Central

It was an eventful weekend for the Braves boys tennis team, as they won the Scottsburg Tennis Invitational on Saturday.

Pierson Wheeler took first place in two singles, and Lane Steward took first place in three singles. No. 1 Smith Hackman finished in fourth place for Brownstown Central. In doubles action, Chase Brock and Evan Schneider finished fifth in two doubles. Max Peters and Brady Davis would also finish in fifth in doubles.

Brownstown will now prepare to host Brown County on Monday at 5 p.m.