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August 29, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Borden boys win Charlestown Invitational

Host Pirates claim girls’ championship

CHARLESTOWN — The Borden boys’ cross country team scored 31 points to win the Charlestown Invitational on Thursday at Charlestown State Park.

The Braves’ Julien Magallanes won the race in a time of 16:59. Also for Borden, Nathen Magallanes placed fourth (18:06), George Tipker was in fifth (18:10), Gavin Tipker finished sixth (18:34) and Brian McGee ended up 15th (20:08).

“Considering the heat, it was a decent race,” Braves’ coach Liz Carmony said. “It was a pretty tough course on a pretty hot day, but we did a good job.”

Providence finished second in the boys’ race with 75 points. The Pioneers’ Lincoln Ottersbach placed third, while teammate Spencer Mitchell was 14th.

Henryville’s Jacob Hedrick finished second.

Charlestown won the girls’ race with 68 points. The Pirates’ Whitney Anderws placed sixth, while teammate Alysha Flaget ended up seventh.

New Washington’s Olivia Graebe ended up third. Providence’s Allie Lowery was fourth.

The Henryville girls’ team took the top two spots, as senior Sadie Spears finished first and freshman Cia Greene was second. Jeffersonville’s Madison Gavin placed ninth.

NEXT: Borden at Salem Invitational, Saturday; Charlestown, Henryville at North Harrison Invitational, next Thursday; Jeffersonville at Louisville St. Xavier Tiger Run; Providence at Martinsville Invitational, Sept. 7.

VOLLEYBALL

• Pioneers down Salem in three: Class 2A No. 1 Providence stayed undefeated with a 25-7, 25-8, 25-8 victory against visiting Salem on Thursday at the Larkin Center.

Jacquie Hornung led the Pioneers with 14 service points, 10 kills and three service aces. Teammate Taylor Wilson had nine kills and four blocks. Also for Providence, Haley Libs made nine kills, Patricia Mattingly dished out 38 assists and Audrey Shannon had 12 service points and nine digs.

“I thought offensively we had a really good night,” Pioneers’ coach Terri Purichia said. “Our serve-receive was very good. Audrey and Haley passed the ball very well. We did a nice job of staying focused.”

NEXT: Providence (4-0) hosts Corydon Central, next Thursday.

• Hornets win at West Washington: Visiting Henryville needed five sets to beat West Washington on Thursday, 25-16, 25-20, 26-28, 25-15, 15-9.

The Hornets’ top hitters were Cassidy Mull with eight kills, while Henryville’s Courtney Rappe had seven blocks, seven aces and six kills. Also for Henryville,  Emily Hollis dished out 16 assists and Kelsey Johnson made 10 digs.

“I’m proud of my girls. They did a lot of good things,” Hornets’ coach Shallon Hill said. “West Washington is a very scrappy team. They’re certainly going to win some games this season.”

NEXT: Henryville (4-4) hosts Scottsburg, Tuesday.

• Red Devils prevail at Rock Creek: Brooklyn Garrison led visiting Jeff with nine kills in its 25-14, 25-16, 25-18 win on Tuesday at Rock Creek Academy.

Also for the Red Devils, Jena Reinhardt had 17 digs and Mary Pat Geary made four solo blocks.

“Two of our key senior players were not able to play today and are out for the next few games,” Jeff coach Renee Stock said. “The team had a hard time adjusting to a different lineup. But our [junior varsity] libero, sophomore Bayley Whitlow, stepped up and did a fantastic job.”

Susan McCoy led the Lions with five kills and five blocks. Also for Rock Creek, Holly Whitworth had seven digs, Kylie Tincher and Marissa Weedin each made four kills and Brittney Page had four blocks.

NEXT: Jeff in River City Invitational at New Albany, Saturday; Rock Creek hosts Borden, next Thursday.

• Generals oust Borden: Ali Sparkman had 17 kills, 10 digs and seven blocks to lead host Clarksville to a 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 win over Borden. Teammate Cheyenne Bledsoe made 26 assists, while Kayla Wallace had 14 digs.

“Ali Sparkman was a beast tonight with her second double-double of the week,” Generals’ coach John McEwen said. “Our serve-receive was much better tonight, and I am proud of the girls for improving from match to match.”

For Borden, Kristen Nestor had 13 digs and five kills and Megan McNew dished out 12 assists.

“Hat’s off to Clarksville. They’ve done a good job turning around their program,” Braves’ coach Gary Timberlake said.

NEXT: Clarksville (4-2) at Austin, Tuesday; Borden (1-4) hosts Silver Creek, Tuesday.

• Pirates get swept at Madison: Charlestown suffered a 25-11, 25-7, 25-5 setback on Thursday at Madison. The Pirates’ Kim Knight spiked three kills.

“Madison has the best middle hitter/setter combination that we have seen this season,” Pirates’ coach Tammy Nuxoll said. “We did not have an answer for their fast-paced offense. Despite the loss, I thought the team kept their heads up and supported each other.”

NEXT: Charlestown at Bedford North Lawrence Tournament, Saturday.

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