By GREG MENGELT
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Jeffersonville won four of the five individual championships and won the Jeff Classic by seven points over eighth-ranked Evansville Memorial on Saturday.
Three of the Red Devils’ four titles came against Memorial, which had upset No. 6 Jasper 4-1 earlier this week. Jeff beat the potential semistate opponent 4-1 in head-to-head matches.
“For us to beat Memorial 4-1 head-to-head after finishing behind them in the last invite was a nice accomplishment for the team,” Devils coach Mark Reilly said.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be played over two days. With the rain on Friday, it became a one-day event, forcing players to play three matches in one day. It also forced the third sets to go to 10-point tiebreakers instead of full sets.
Two of Jeff’s three singles — at No. 2 and No. 3 singles — came in a third-set tiebreaker. Brock Winchell defeated Chad Barron 2-6, 6-4, 10-4 at No. 2 singles and Connor Buntin topped Michael Koch 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 at No. 3.
The Devils’ other wins over the Tigers was at No. 1 doubles, where Sam Coward and Jack Reilly needed a 7-4 victory in the first-set tiebreaker before finishing Brandon Wu and Chase Throop 6-3 in the second set.
Memorial’s only win over Jeff came in the No. 1 singles championship match, where Erick Schuette defeated Austin Hunt 6-0, 6-4. Jeff also won at No. 2 doubles as Chase Kayrouz and Justin Padgett defeated rivals Nick White and Zach Daniel of New Albany 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
The title was the Devils’ second straight in the Jeff Classic New Albany finished fourth overall. Eastern placed eighth.
Team scores: Jeffersonville 43, Evansville Memorial 36, Plainfield 24, New Albany 23, Greenwood 16, Gibson Southern 15, Mississinewa 13, Eastern 10.
No. 1 — Erick Schuette (EM) d. Austin Hunt (J) 6-0, 6-4.
No. 2 — Brock Winchell (J) d. Chad Barron (EM) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4.
No. 3 — Connor Buntin (J) d. Michael Koch (EM) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.
No. 1 — Sam Coward-Jack Reilly (J) d. Brandon Wu-Chase Throop (EM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
No. 2 — Chase Kayrouz-Justin Padgett (J) d. Nick White-Zach Daniel (NA) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.
Next: Jeffersonville hosts New Albany, today in Hoosier Hills Conference first round: Eastern at Paoli, today.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3, MADISON SHAWE 0
At Christian Academy
Set scores: 25-6, 25-7, 25-8.
CAI highlights: Krista Boesing 7 kills; Sierra Rayzor 6 kills; Emily Haworth 9 aces, 2 kills; Ezra Staggers 9 aces; Alex Falcone 18 assists, 4 digs; Clara Koch 3 digs.
Quotes: CAI coach Walter Pauly, “Ezra Staggers and Emily Haworth did a fantastic job serving today. We had strong support from our bench, especially from Rachael Jones and Morgan Jenkins. We have a busy week next week with matches from several teams in our sectional.”
Records: CAI 11-6.
JV: CAI 25-2, 25-7.
Next: CAI hosts New Washington, today.
HENRYVILLE 2, ROCK CREEK 1
Set scores: 25-10, 15-25, 15-8.
HENRYVILLE 2, NORTH DAVIESS 0
Set scores: 25-19, 25-11.
ROCK CREEK 2, NORTH DAVIESS 0
Set scores: 25-21, 25-14.
Notes: Rock Creek finished second to Henryville in its pool.
ROCK CREEK 2, LANESVILLE 0
Set scores: 25-15, 25-16:
Note: The Lions finished third in the tournament
Quotes: Rock Creek coach Jennifer Brown, “We got off to a slow start, but we battled back. The girls still seemed to be lacking confidence today. Our game is usually very enthusiastic. I was glad to see them come back after starting out with a loss to Henryville. In the past they would have been finished mentally, but they rallied together and made it a productive day.”
Next: Rock Creek at Southwestern Invitational, Saturday.
HENRHYVILLE 2, MEDORA 0
Set scores: 25-23, 25-17.
Henryville 4-match highlights: Courtney Rappe 18 kills, 36 digs, 2 aces, 3 blocks; Kerri Cochran 17 kills, 3 blocks; Emily Hollis 53 assists, 29 digs, 4 aces.
Quotes: Henryville coach Shallon Hill, “After our three-game win over Rock Creek, I had a talk to the girls about playing with more emotion and heart. I told them I really wanted to see that the rest of the day and I’m pleased to say that they came out against North Daviess really strong and continued the same way against Medora in the finals.”
Records: Henryville 12-9.
Next: Henryville at South Central, Tuesday.
CLARKSVILLE 2, BORDEN 1
Set scores: 25-20, 25-27, 15-11.
SHOALS 2, BORDEN 0
Set scores: 25-22, 25-16.
CLARKSVILLE 2, MITCHELL 0
Set scores: 25-19, 25-14.
BORDEN 2, MITCHELL 0
Set scores: 25-10, 25-22.
Borden 3-match highlights: Bailey Kruer 12 kills, 10 blocks; Shelbie Farvour 12 kills, 8 blocks; Kristen Nestor 19 assists, 10 digs; Haley Shouse 10 blocks, 7 aces; Caitlin McKinley 7 kills; Megan McNew 21 assists.
Quotes: Borden coach Gary Timberlake, “I want to thank my seniors for playing hard and showing leadership. They stepped up and showed some.”
Next: Borden at Eastern, today.
BORDEN 2, SHOALS 0
Set scores: 25-21, 25-14
Note: With the win, Clarksville doubled its win total from last year.
Clarksville 3-match highlights: Ali Sparkman 23 kills, 27 digs, 7 blocks; Maggie Kane 15 kills, 4 blocks; Mayia Sutton 13 kills; Carol Hawkins 12 kills; Cheyenne Bledsoe 59 assists; Dani Pace 15 digs; Bailey Sharp 4 aces.
Quotes: Clarksville coach John McEwen, “It was nice to get back on the right track this weekend with the three victories. I’m excited to continue to see improvement at this point in the season. Ali Sparkman worked really hard today playing all the way around. It’s great to see her become a more vocal leader. Junior combo Maiya Sutton and Maggie Kane both had a great day with Kane hitting .500 for the day and Sutton hitting .455 for the day. The tournament highlight for me was the fantastic leadership of the four seniors. Their spirit and enthusiasm were contagious and because of them our performance improved throughout the day. These girls have worked hard and our record reflects that.”
Records: Clarksville 10-8.
Next: Clarksville hosts Crothersville, Monday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 5, BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 1
J — Yered Lara (Isaiah Salazar), 34th min.
J — Ben Mann (Salazar), 38th.
J — Dylan Stinson (Alex Duckworth), 48th.
B — Riley Ayers (penalty kick), 73rd.
J — Mann (penalty kicks), 78th.
J — Leonard Kwitonda (Lara), 80th.
Quotes: Jeff coach Carson Webb, “We played really well and finished pretty well. I’m proud of the guys. They went on the road and achieved their goal.”
Records: Jeffersonville 10-2-2 (3-0-1 HHC).
Next: Jeffersonville at New Albany, Tuesday.
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 3, JEFFERSONVILLE 0
B — Kat Emory, 8th min.
B — Bret Roberts, 14th.
B — Abby Paisley, 32nd.
Quotes: Jeffersonville coach Scott Epley, “We played well in the second half. Our couple of their goals were a little fluky and we had a couple starters out. Hannah Scott and Devin Carrier had super games and created a lot of opportunities.”
Records: Jeffersonville 3-6-2 (0-2-1 HHC).
Next: Jeffersonville hosts Columbus East, Tuesday.
EVANSVILLE NORTH 4, FLOYD CENTRAL 0
At Floyd Central
Halftime: North 3-0.
Note: Michelle Davis scored two goals for the Huskies. North’s other goal was an own goal.
Quote: Floyd Central coach Lewie Stevens, “We played them mostly straight up, but we continue to make small errors that cost us in big ways against really good teams.”
Records: Floyd Central 7-3-2.
JV: North 4-0.
Next: Floyd Central hosts Christian Academy, Tuesday.
CRAWFORD COUNTY INVITATIONAL
Henryville results: Cia Greene won freshman race, Sadie Spears won senior race, Megan O’Lone was 11th in junior race.
Notes: The win was Greene’s first as a high school runner.
Quotes: Henryville coach Brad Nifong, “[Greene] is learning to race now, which is a change for her, because she won a bunch in junior high. I think
she gained some confidence back today. Sadie did what she needed to do to win, but she got held up at the start. She was not happy with her time today.”
Next: Henryville at Silver Creek Dragon Invitational, Tuesday.
Henryville results: Jacob Hedrick third, Zach Knox 11th in junior race.
Quotes: Henryville coach Brad Nifong, “Hedrick continues to run well. I love his attitude because he is never satisfied. He’ll contend the rest of the year.”
Next: Henryville at Silver Creek Dragon Invitational, Tuesday.