Prep Roundup: Area Athletes Claim Wrestling Conference Titles | Sports


Each week we bring readers some of the highlights from the previous days on individual and team sports achievements from some of the games, matches and fixtures that THB Sports was unable to cover.

TUESDAY

Andrew Dietz celebrated his 100th career victory and helped Anderson to a 42-27 wrestling win over Guerin Catholic.

Deannaya Haseman and Madelyn Poynter led a balanced attack from Lapel with 10 points each, and the Bulldogs took a 56-23 victory over Lafayette Jefferson. Annalee Stow added nine points and Ashlynn Allman had eight points with 14 rebounds.

Madison-Grant came back from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit for a 44-39 victory over Taylor. Maddy Moore and Daya Greene each scored 13 points, and Azmae Turner added 12 as the Argylls outscored the Titans 18-4 in the fourth quarter.

Anderson’s men’s team edged New Castle 85-83 to salvage part of their swim duel with the Trojans. Michael Strait had wins for Anderson in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races while Bowen Libler (200-yard freestyle) and Aidan Barrett (100-yard butterfly) added wins for the Indians. Libby Hahn (100 yard breaststroke) and Amber Lindzy (100 yard butterfly) were the winners for the women’s team.

WEDNESDAY

Dylan Scott led Daleville with 15 points, but the Broncos dropped their Delaware County tournament opener 64-52 to Delta.

THURSDAY

Bailee Webb scored 15 points – including three free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime – and Class 2A No. 10 Frankton toppled No. 3 Tipton 60-58 on the road. Emma Sperry also scored 15 points and Lauryn Bates added 12 points and nine rebounds for Frankton.

The Pendleton Heights women’s swim team earned a dominating 136-50 win at Delta behind two individual wins and two relay wins from Grace McKinney. Jaima Link, Mallory Gentry, Maddie Heineman, Sophie Kaster, Ella Rector and Catherine Dudley added individual wins for the Arabs. Jacob Simpson and Tyler Hollendonner scored individual wins for the boys in a 119-64 loss to the Eagles.

FRIDAY

Two of the region’s top softball pitchers went public with their college commitments Friday when Alexandria’s Kendall Parker signed with Bethel and Elwood junior Olivia Shannon announced she would continue her career at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Last season, Parker was 12-4 in the circle with a 2.94 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 100 innings while also hitting .403 with 21 RBIs. Shannon was 12-6 with a 2.28 ERA and whipped up 144 batters in 110 2/3 innings. Shannon hit .309 and stole 14 bases for the Panthers last season.

Pendleton Heights wrapped up the Hoosier Heritage Conference women’s basketball championship with a 67-65 overtime win at New Palestine. The Arabs finished the HHC schedule at 7-0 and were led by Whitney Warfel with 24 points and Hailee Brunnemer with 18. Kaycie Warfel recorded a steal that led PH to the lead and another to seal the victory in OT .

SATURDAY

The Conference Wrestling Championships have been decided and several athletes from the region have taken the top step of the podium.

Pendleton Heights placed fifth in the HHC tournament with Blake Nicholson winning his second conference title at 126 pounds.

Anderson finished sixth at the North Central Conference Championships with Dietz taking the top prize at 132 pounds.

Oak Hill won the Central Indiana Conference tag team title, but Isaiah Fye, Blake Sayre, Max Naselroad and Logan Flowers of Alexandria, Crew Farrell and Hunter Branham of Frankton, and Boston Caudell of Madison-Grant were crowned individual champions.

Sperry scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Bates added 11 points as the Frankton Girls held off Madison-Grant 41-37. Moore led the Argylls with 15 points and Greene scored 14.

The area’s gymnastics season began as Lapel placed sixth as a team at the Franklin Central Invitational. Myleigh Carpenter led the Bulldogs with a fifth-place finish on vault and eighth on floor and an overall score of 32.65. Elizabeth Stern added an overall score of 31.3 for Lapel. Frankton’s Abbi Elder posted an overall score of 35.6, good for fifth place.

Jamison Dunham led four double-digit Arabs with 25 points as PH scored an 81-69 HHC win at Shelbyville. Josiah Gustin scored 18 points, Brayden Kanitz 14 points and Ethan Ross added 11.

SUNDAY

Pendleton Heights tight end Will Kaster has announced he will continue his football and college career at DePauw. Kaster caught five passes last season for 60 yards.

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