• Highlanders win Jasper Invitational: Floyd Central shot a team score of 350 to take first place in the Jasper Wildcat Invitational on Saturday at Jasper Municipal Golf Course.
Senior Eliza Hudson paced the Highlanders with an 83, followed by teammate Morgan Stanley with an 84. Floyd Central senior Scarlett Hartlage had an 85, and the Highlanders’ Ashley Dankovich and Jessica Ingram each shot a 98.
Even though the Floyd Central golfers struggled throughout their round, they will take the win according to coach Lenny Hartlage.
“We did not play very well. This golf course is kind of tricky for girls. It’s tight and hilly,” he said. “[The Highlanders] were disappointed with the way they played, but they got the victory. We’ll take it and move on to the next one.”
NEXT: Floyd Central in Sunnyside Classic on Tuesday at Valley View and Wednesday at Champions Pointe.
• Red Devils fifth in Jeff Invite: Jeffersonville scored 22 points to place fifth in the Jeff Invitational on Saturday.
The Red Devils’ tandem Kooper Falkenstein and Justin Padgett won the No. 2 doubles title, while teammates Jack Reilly and Chase Kayrouz placed second at No. 1 doubles. Jasper won the tournament with 36 points, winning all three singles positions.
“It was a great weekend for tennis at the Jeffersonville High School tennis courts,” Jeff coach Mark Reilly said. “Seven teams in the top 25 of last year’s final [state coaches] poll merged to compete in a major battle. Eleven of the 40 matches went to three sets and many matches went well beyond two hours.”
NEXT: Jeff at Jasper Triple Dual, next Friday and Saturday.
• Highlanders go 0-3 in Indy: Floyd Central lost all three of its matches during a visit to Indianapolis this weekend.
On Saturday, the Highlanders suffered setbacks to Brebeuf Jesuit (3-2) and North Central (5-0). Against Brebeuf, Floyd Central scored both of its points at doubles. At No. 1 doubles, Ryan Plunkett and Jack Stoner won 6-0, 6-2. The Highlander No. 2 doubles team of Austin Ivey and Alec Saxon prevailed 6-0, 7-5.
On Friday, Floyd Central fell at Cathedral, 4-1. Freshman Chris Boone scored the lone point for the Highlanders in a 6-3, 6-1 victory at three singles.
NEXT: Floyd Central (1-3) at Center Grove, Wednesday.