By GREG MENGELT
All three schools had something to celebrate at Tuesday’s season-opening West Clark cross country meet.
Borden breezed to the boys’ team victory, Silver Creek took the girls’ crown and Henryville had the top two girls’ runners in the meet.
In the boys’ meet, Borden took three of the top four spots and seven of the top 12 to beat runner-up Silver Creek by 24 points. Julien Magallanes was the meet champion. He beat Henryville’s Jacob Hedrick to the line by 20 seconds.
Nathan Magallanes was third, George Tipker finished fourth, Gavin Tipker sixth, Brian McGee ninth, David Wright 11th and Andy Stonecipher 12th for the Braves.
Cameron Stephens led the way for the Dragons in fifth place. Teammate Tanner Coots placed seventh.
Henryville’s Sadie Spears beat freshman teammate Cia Greene to the finish line by five seconds to win the girls’ race in a time of 20:29. Silver Creek had the next six runners cross the stripe.
Brittney Sharp paced Silver Creek with a third-place finish in 21:04. McKenzie Crouch was fourth, Maggie Shields fifth and Jessica Backherms sixth for the Dragons.
Borden was led by Brooklyn Agnew’s 11th-place finish.
NEXT: Silver Creek at Terre Haute Early Bird, Saturday; Borden and Henryville at Silver Creek Hokum Karem, next Tuesday.
• Borden comes back from down 2-0 to win: After dropping the first two sets 25-13 and 25-15 against Southern Athletic Conference rival Crothersville on Tuesday, host Borden roared back to win the final three sets, 25-23, 25-18 and 15-9.
“I think our biggest problem was we were over-thinking a little too much,” Borden first-year coach Gary Timberlake said. “Once we got all settled in, we were all right and they played their best.”
Haley Shouse had 20 kills to lead the Braves.
“She definitely played an excellent game,” Timberlake praised.
NEXT: Borden (1-0) hosts Austin, Thursday.
• Eastern beats Jeff: In both teams’ season opener, host Louisville Eastern beat Jeffersonville 25-11, 25-12 in a best 2-of-3 match on Tuesday.
“Our varsity had a tough time with defense and communication,” Jeff coach Renee Stock said. “Our service errors killed us tonight. The highlight of the night is that our team never gave up on each other. I saw strong leadership and spectacular offensive play from Makenzi Johnson and Mary Pat Geary.
NEXT: Jeffersonville (0-1) at Charlestown, Thursday.
• Dragons whip Presentation: Olivia Scarbrough had a hat trick and Alexis Barnett scored twice as Silver Creek started the 2013 campaign with an 8-0 win over Presentation Academy (Ky.).
Barnett got the scoring started for the Dragons, who led 5-0 at the half. Scarbrough scored twice in the first half along with goals by Bailey Miller and Alexis Cook.
Barnett, Scarbrough and Lauren Cunliffe added early goals in the second half for Creek.
The Dragons had 16 shots on goal compared to two for Presentation.
“We played very well for our first game, but [Presentation was] short-handed,” Silver Creek coach Patrick Anderson said. “Our defense did a great job of limiting their scoring chances, and our midfield controlled the ball allowing us to maintain possession. Our forwards really worked well together and attacked when they could.”
NEXT: Silver Creek (1-0) at South Ripley, Saturday.
• Bulldogs fall at Forest Park: Host Forest Park took a 2-0 halftime lead and went on to beat New Albany 4-2 in Tuesday’s season opener.
Rachel Geveden scored an unassisted goal and Lindsey Striegel scored a late goal on an assist from Morgan Miller for the defending sectional champion Bulldogs.
NEXT: New Albany (0-1) at District 5 Tournament at Columbus North, Saturday.
• Providence tops Corydon: Evan Hollkamp and Brendan Tucker each scored a goal as defending regional champion Providence defeated Corydon Central 2-0 in its season opener on Tuesday.
Conner VanHook and Brent Hesse each had an assist for the Pioneers.
NEXT: Providence (1-0) hosts Seymour, Saturday.
• Jeff opens with 3-0 win: Losing more than half of its starting lineup from last season didn’t deter Jeffersonville in its season opener as the Red Devils beat DuPont Manual (Ky.) 3-0 in the opening round of the North Oldham Mustang Classic on Monday.
Jeff led 1-0 at the half on an Alex Duckworth free kick from 25 yards out. Isaiah Salazar gave the Devils a 2-0 lead and Leonard Kwitonda made it 3-0 in the 77th minute on a through ball from Ben Mann that he chipped over the head of the Manual goalkeeper.
NEXT: Jeffersonville (1-0) at North Oldham, 6, tonight at North Oldham Invitational, second round.
• Pioneers blank South Central: Visiting Providence swept South Central 5-0 to begin its season Tuesday. The Pioneers won all 10 sets and dropped just seven games in the match.
“We looked good for our first match of the season,” Pioneer coach Scott Gurgol said. “It was not perfect. But for a first match, you just want to see your players doing the things we work on and discuss in practice. We were a bit shaky on our serves today, so we’ll try to get that ironed out before our next match.”
Jacob Quinkert and Landon Carrico earned 6-0, 6-0 victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, for Providence.
NEXT: Providence (1-0) hosts Seymour, Thursday at Community Park.
• Pirates beat CAI, 3-1: Charlestown got a 6-1, 6-0 victory from Tyler Massie at No. 3 singles and swept the doubles events for a 3-1 victory at Christian Academy on Tuesday.
Charlestown’s Ben Delaney and the Warriors’ Justin Brown were tied at 6-3, 3-6, 4-4 at No. 1 singles when the rain came to call off the rest of the match.
Bradley Gay won at No. 2 singles for CAI, beating Kyle Jackson 6-4, 6-4.
NEXT: Charlestown (1-0) at Silver Creek, tonight; Christian Academy hosts New Washington, next Tuesday.
• Braves fall just short: Host Borden dropped a 3-2 decision in its opener against North Harrison on Tuesday.
The Braves got wins at No. 2 singles from Joseph Vollstedt, who was a 6-1, 6-2 victor over Craig Waynescott, and at No. 2 doubles where Dylan Scott and Dawson Nale earned a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Kelby Deaton and Cameron Higdon.
NEXT: Borden (0-1) hosts Austin, Thursday.
• Floyd “B” team gets by Creek: Silver Creek sophomore Lilly Smith shot a meet-best 42 at Hidden Creek Golf Club on Tuesday, but Floyd Central’s B-team edged the Dragons, 181-184.
Along with Smith, fellow sophomore Charlotte Seaton shot a 43 for the Dragons.
“[Smith] and Charlotte continue to push each other,” Silver Creek coach Joe Ledbetter said. “Both of them are sophomores and they’re both very serious about their golf. I have a feeling, by the end of the year, we’ll have breakthroughs from both of them.”
The Highlanders were more consistent to take the win. Gretchen Garrett and Megan Striegel led Floyd as each shot a 44 at the par-35 course. Sydney LaDuke followed with a 45 and Katie Bruno shot a 48.
NEXT: Silver Creek vs. Borden, Charlestown and Eastern, Thursday at Hidden Creek; Floyd Central JV at South Central, Thursday at Chariot Run.
• Pioneers fall in tri-match: On Monday, Providence finished second to winner Christian Academy of Louisville in a triangular match at Covered Bridge Golf Club, 184-190. Madison Shawe fielded an incomplete team.
Alexa Wilson paced the Pioneers with a 42. Also for Providence, Colleen Geldermann shot a 46, Brooklin Grantz fired a 49 and Mary Ann Fitzpatrick and Nicole Kruer each had a 53.
NEXT: Providence vs. North Harrison and Scottsburg, Thursday at New Salisbury.
• Floyd Central at New Albany boys’ tennis, rescheduled for today.
For box scores, see Scoreboard, B2.