By KEVIN HARRIS
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.
• 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.
• Silver Creek defeats Salem: Silver Creek swept both doubles spots to defeat visiting Salem on Thursday, 4-1.
Doubles winners were Gabe Bauer and Isaac Corum at the No. 1 position, and Anthony Less and Noah Eckert won at the No. 2 spot. Singles victors for Creek were Jake Steele at No. 2 and Max Moore at No. 3. Dragons’ No. 1 singles player Nick Sprinkle defaulted his match due to an illness.
“We didn’t expect that type of match,” Silver Creek coach Robert Briscoe said. “Your No. 1 goes down, put us down one match early. But others stepped up, so we’ll take the win.”
NEXT: Silver Creek at Jeffersonville, Wednesday.
• New Washington beats Pirates: Visiting New Washington stayed undefeated by nipping Charlestown on Thursday, 3-2.
Prevailing in singles action for the Mustangs were Jake Zimmerman, Logan Miles and Miles Matthews.
“Today was a good win for us because we had to battle through some long points,” New Washington coach Wayne Davis said. “Plus Charlestown is always a rivalry for us, so it’s great to come in here and beat them.”
NEXT: New Washington (3-0) hosts Scottsburg, Tuesday.
• Braves fall to Lanesville: Borden suffered a 3-2 loss at Lanesville on Thursday. Winning for the Braves were Kamden Hurst at No. 3 singles and Cody Craddock and Dylan Scott at No. 1 doubles.
NEXT: Borden hosts Charlestown, Tuesday.
• Bulldogs win quad meet at Hidden Creek: New Albany fired a team score of 168 to win a quadrangular meet on Thursday at Hidden Creek Golf Club. Silver Creek finished second (182), followed by Eastern (240). Charlestown fielded an incomplete team.
The Bulldogs’ Heidi Steinert earned medalist honors with a 2-over-par 37. Rounding out the scoring for New Albany were Haley Roth with a 41, Chloe Watts with a 44 and Alyssa Kane with a 46.
Charlotte Seaton led the Dragons with a 41, while teammate Lily Smith had a 45. Charlestown’s Marissa Knoebel shot a 44.
NEXT: New Albany hosts Corydon Central, Tuesday at Valley View; Silver Creek at North Harrison, Tuesday at New Salisbury; Eastern at Salem, Tuesday at Western Hills; Charlestown at Jeff, Tuesday at Jeff Elks.
• Highlanders defeat Mercy: Lauren Wyatt and Christin Miller each recorded a goal and an assist in Floyd Central’s 5-3 win on Thursday at Mercy Academy in Louisville.
Other Highlander goals were by Ellie Stewart, Emma Pappas and Mckenzie Garringer. Floyd Central’s Presley Roos and Mariah Ferber each had an assist.
“It was a repeat of Tuesday’s game (against Bedford North Lawrence), where we had a good opening half but not so good secoknd half,” Highlanders’ coach Lewie Stevens said. “We’ve got to learn to play 80 minutes instead of 40.”
NEXT: Floyd Central (2-0) at Jasper, Tuesday.
• Pioneers defeat North Oldham: Alyssa Jones scored a goal with 12 minutes left in the first half, and Providence held on to defeat visiting North Oldham (Ky.), 1-0. Teammate Jordan Reger got the assist.
The Pioneers outshot North Oldham on goal, 9-3. Norht Oldham missed a game-tying shot with 10 seconds left in regulation.
NEXT: Providence (4-1) at Christian Academy of Louisville, Tuesday.
• Pirates tie Louisville Southern: Beverly Miranda made both goals in Charlestown’s 2-2 tie at Louisville Southern on Thursday.
Miranda’s goals came in the 23rd and 75th minutes. The Pirates’ Ivon Guzman had the assist on the first goal, while teammate Sara Rutowski made the assist on the second score. Charlestown goalkeeper Justice Burdin had nine saves.
“The girls played tough. They stayed in the game,” Pirates’ coach Keith Kimmel said.
NEXT: Charlestown (0-1-1) hosts Christian Academy, Tuesday.
• Bulldogs fall at Bloomington South: Rachel Geveden scored visiting New Albany’s lone goal in a 7-1 loss on Thursday at Bloomington South. The Bulldogs’ Stephanie Iglesias had the assist on the goal, which happened at 34:23 mark of the game.
NEXT: New Albany (1-4) at Bedford North Lawrence, Saturday.
• Dragons blank Mitchell: Noah Spencer registered a hat trick to lead host Silver Creek past Mitchell on Thursday, 6-0.
The Dragons’ Calvin Heck made two goals, while teammate Alan Cruz chipped in one. Creek keeper John Osterhoudt had six saves.
“To sum it up, it was a complete 180-degree from Tuesday’s loss to Madison,” Dragons’ coach Colin Bell said. “I was pleased with everyone’s effort and determination. We changed the formation right before kickoff, and that worked out fantastic for us.”
NEXT: Silver Creek at Salem, next Thursday.