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April 21, 2013

H.S. ROUNDUP: Highlanders win Crawfordsville Invitational title

Hamsley throws discus over 200 feet as Highlanders win Floyd Boys' Track Invitational


> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Floyd Central edged No. 11 Cathedral and No. 5 Penn to win the Crawfordsville Booster Invitational on Saturday.

The Highlanders beat Cathedral by a point with Penn five points back.

The title came down to Floyd Central’s No. 2 doubles team of Erin Patterson and Alex Jamison. Jamison and Patterson split the first two sets with Lauren McCarty and Amanda Ahmel of Penn. The Highlander duo then defeated McCarty and Ahmel 15-13 in the third set to give the Highlanders their third individual title and the points they needed to take the crown.

Olivia Boesing went unbeaten at No. 1 singles, beating Penn’s Haylie Snelson in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-4, in the championship. Christine McCaffrey won the No. 3 singles title with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Madyson Connie of Frankfort.

NEXT: Floyd Central at Charlestown, today.

• Devils and Dogs go 2-0 at Double Duals: Jeffersonville and New Albany both went 2-0 at Saturday’s Jeff Double Duals.

The Red Devils and Bulldogs both beat Loogootee 5-0 and Gibson Southern 3-2.

Erin Kanii, Marin Kanii at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, and the No. 2 doubles team of Anne Mattox and Racqual Burch went unbeaten for New Albany. Mattox and Burch needed a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory against Gibson Southern’s Taylor Kiesel and Lauren Stuckey to give the Bulldogs the victory.

Jeff’s No. 1 singles player Morgan Reilly and the Red Devils’ No. 1 doubles team of Jules Jenks and Emily Lewis went 2-0 for Jeffersonville, which earned four 6-0, 6-0 wins over Loogootee and a fifth 6-0, 6-1 victory.

“I was very pleased with the weekend, but I was especially proud of how the girls played against Loogootee,” Jeff coach Mark Reilly said. “For the team to give up only one game in all five matches is excellent.”

NEXT: Jeffersonville at Floyd Central, Tuesday; New Albany hosts Madison, Tuesday.


• Host Highlanders win invite:
Codie Hamsley won the discus and the shot put, leading the host Highlanders to a first-place finish in the Floyd Central Invitational on Friday.

Hamsley, who finished second in the state a year ago in the discus, threw a career-best and school-record 200-feet and 7-inches. He also won the shot put with a toss of 52-6.

“We were talking about him possibly getting 200 by of the end of the year,” Floyd coach Lane Oxley said. “His other throws were in the 190s. He’s really coming into it right now. I hope he can keep this momentum.”

The Highlander duo of Grant Foster and Chase Blakeman split victories in the hurdles events. Foster won the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.18 with Blakeman finishing second. Blakeman then won the 300 hurdles in 43.14, just ahead of Foster. Foster was also second in the high jump and scored the most points in the meet with 26.

“They had a really good night,” Oxley said. “They had a couple pretty good runs in the trials and finals.”

Jacob Marguet won the pole vault, Logan Vaughn took the long jump title, Kahler Davis finished first in the 400 and the Highlanders won all three relays to scored 188 points, 99 ahead of runner-up Jennings County.

New Albany’s Jermaine Parrish swept the sprinting events with blazing times. The defending state 100 champion won in 10.57. He then won the 200 in 21.94. New Albany finished third in the event, while Borden was fourth.

Dalton Atkins won the high jump for Jeff, which only had a few participants in the event.

NEXT: Borden at Henryville, today; Jeffersonville hosts New Albany, Tuesday; Floyd Central at Forest Park Invitational, Tuesday.