Local Sports Roundup: September 26

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Cross country

Franklin girls win Mid-State meet

Host Franklin placed five runners in the top 10 to earn a win in Saturday’s Mid-State Conference meet. Lauren Klem finished second overall to lead the Grizzly Cubs, followed by Ava Ott (sixth), Amelia Tisdale (seventh), Hannah Lindsay (ninth) and Ainsley Botkin (10th). Greenwood finished third in the team standings, while Whiteland, who earned a third-place finish from Victoria Jackson, finished fifth.

On the boys side, Franklin finished third, Whiteland fourth and Greenwood sixth. The Woodmen’s Samuel Grimes (seventh) was the best home finisher.

Braves second to Shelbyville

The Indian Creek boys and girls both finished close at the Golden Bear Invitational. Libby Dowty (18:30) and Abby Fleetwood (18:36) were the top two individual finals in women’s competition, with Phoebe Dowty fifth. On the boys’ side, Luke Neibert was fourth in 16:41 and Casey Seitzinger was ninth in a personal best 17:19.

soccer girls

Woodmen white Speedway

A pair of first-half goals from Kendyl Farmer led Greenwood to a 3-0 victory over Speedway on Saturday. Emily Metzger added a goal for the Woodmen (8-3-2) and Bre Wheatley made five saves to preserve the clean sheet.

Cougars Dominate Herron

Alli Curlee scored three goals to help Greenwood Christian to a 7-0 win over Herron. Adeline Jolley added a pair of goals for the Cougars, while Izzy Cameron had a goal and three assists and senior Lauren Peterson scored her first goal. Goaltenders Ana Blow and Danielle McLaughlin combined the shutout.

Volleyball

Trojans win three out of four

Center Grove performed well in the tournament at Cathedral on Saturday, earning straight-set wins over Guerin Catholic, Penn and Silver Creek, but falling to host Fighting Irish in three sets.

Edinburgh finishes fourth in the GC

Playing at the Greenfield-Central Cougar Challenge, Edinburgh defeated Warren Central in straight sets but lost to the host team and Batesville, finishing in fourth place. Gracie Crawhorn (22 kills, nine blocks, 24 digs) was named to the All-Tournament team for the Lancers, who also had 53 assists that day from Kyah Streeval.

Boys tennis

Center Grove takes two of three

Sixth-ranked Center Grove won two of its three weekend games at the Trojan Classic, beating No. 15 Jasper 4-1 and No. 9 Homestead 3-2 but losing to No. 2 Carmel. Tyler Lane picked up a pair of early singles wins, while the No. 1 doubles team of Evan Davis and Max Williams also picked up two match points.

The Lancers third in the tournament

Edinburgh lost to Waldron but bounced back with a 3-2 victory over Morristown to take third place at the Hope Heritage Day Classic. Milas Burkman was perfect that day for the Lancers, winning both of his games.

Franklin College

The volleyball manages the split

Franklin College bounced back from a tough four-set loss to Trine by pulling off a five-set upset against No. 18 Albion on Saturday, 25-23, 13-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-11. Kaitlyn Lavy had 29 kills on the day for the Grizzlies (6-8), while Miranda Wilson had 23. Billie Jarrett had 79 assists in the two games.

Women’s football dominated by Wilmington

Despite eight saves from Makenna Mundy, Franklin College found themselves short-term 1-0 against visiting Wilmington, Ohio.

Women’s tennis falls into the hands of the pioneers

Franklin College lost to Transylvania, 8-1. Kinley Harmon and Brenna Atchison earned the Grizzlies’ lone point in the third double.


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