By KEVIN HARRIS
The Henryville girls’ track team and the Borden boys’ track team each placed first in their respective triangular meets on Thursday at Henryville.
The Hornet girls tallied 71 points, followed by Southern Athletic Conference rivals Borden with 41 points and New Washington with 40.
Henryville’s Sadie Spears won three events — the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Teammate Natalie Uhl was first in the discus. The Hornets also won the 3,200 relay.
Borden got victories from Carson Casey in the shot put, Shelby Kirchgessner in the 300 hurdles and Leslie Beatty in the 400. The Mustangs’ Alecia Harrod placed first in the 100, 200 and long jump. Teammate Brooke Abbott was the winner in the 100 hurdles and Kriston Sarver won the high jump.
In the boys’ meet, Borden captured the meet with 85 points. The Mustangs were second (44 points) and the Hornets finished third (24).
Borden’s Brady Knight prevailed in the 100 and 200. Also winning for the Braves were Brett Williams in the discus, Michael Lynch in the 110 hurdles and Brian Eurton in the 1,600.
New Washington’s Ian Hughes (high jump, 400) and Adan Diaz (long jump and 300 hurdles) each won two events.
NEXT: Borden at North Harrison Invitational, tonight; Henryville, New Washington with Crothersville at Austin, Monday.
• Highlanders lose to Sacred Heart: No. 13 Floyd Central lost to Kentucky powerhouse Sacred Heart Academy of Louisville on Thursday, 3-2.
The Highlanders’ two points came from senior Olivia Boesing at No. 1 singles and Whitney Batliner and Dana Frank at No. 1 doubles.
“Their No. 2 and 3 singles are not too different than their one singles,” Floyd Central coach Rick Miller said about the Valkyries. “They were a pretty calm, collected bunch of girls. We played good tennis, but we were just outgunned.”
NEXT: Floyd Central (5-4) at Zionsville Tournament, Saturday.
• Pioneers win close one at Charlestown: Providence singles players Jacqueline Hollkamp, Alison Primavera and Olivia Bass each prevailed in the Pioneers’ 3-2 triumph at Charlestown on Thursday. The Pirates got wins from their No. 1 doubles tandem of Hayley Trinkle and Sarah Embry and two doubles pair of Bailey Masingo and Erica Broady.
NEXT: Providence will host Providence Invitational (Community Park), Saturday; Charlestown at Austin, Monday.
• Dragons remain unbeaten in MSC: Kat Hebble won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1 to help improve host Silver Creek’s Mid-Southern Conference record to 5-0 in a 3-2 victory over Austin on Thursday.
The Dragons won both doubles matches, with Jenny Block and Rebekah Knittle prevailing at the No. 1 spot and Katy Hawkins and Kelsi Scott winning at No. 2.
NEXT: Silver Creek (6-4, 5-0 MSC) hosts Salem, today.
• Red Devils edge Jennings County: Host Jeffersonville swept both doubles spots to defeat Jennings County on Thursday, 3-2. The Red Devils’ lone singles point came from senior Morgan Reilly at No. 1 singles.
NEXT: Jeffersonville (8-3) will host Jeff 3-way, Saturday.
• Warriors sweep Crawford: The doubles teams of Kacie Arrell and Brittany Moffett and Callie Allison and Maddie LaGrange combined to drop only three games in Christian Academy’s 5-0 win on Thursday at Crawford County. The Warriors’ Rachel Jones and Courtney Heishman won in singles action.
NEXT: Christian Academy (2-6) at Providence Invitational (Community Park), Saturday.
• Hornets win at Shawe: Doubles teams Alicia Lindley and Sarah Johnson and Marisa Thomasson and Kendra Tanner each won in Henryville’s 3-2 victory at Madison Shawe. The Hornets’ Natalie Bobay prevailed in three sets at three singles.
NEXT: Henryville at Christian Academy, Monday.
• Hornets win West Clark Shootout: Silver Creek’s Sam Garr tied the meet record in the West Clark Shootout on Thursday at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Memphis. The triangular meet used the modified Stableford scoring system.
Garr’s score was 13, sharing the meet record with former Dragon Brandon White and ex-Henryville player Evan Embry.
The Hornets won the meet with a team score of two, followed by Silver Creek with a minus-11 and Borden with a minus-16.
Freshman Luke Davidson led the Hornets with a score of three, while teammate Mason Edwards had a one.
“It was a good win. The conditions were a bit tough, but it was the same for everybody,” Hornets’ coach Robin Embry said. “Sam Garr played a nice round. That was some good golf from him.”
Tony Wagoner III led Borden with a four.
NEXT: Henryville at Bud Bennett Memorial Invitational (Old Capital), Saturday; Silver Creek with Christian Academy, Lanesville at Providence (Champions Pointe), Monday; Borden hosts Orleans (Hoosier Hills), today.
• Highlanders win tri-meet: Clayton Crum shot an even-par 35 to lead Floyd Central (158) to a triangular meet victory over host Charlestown (182) and Clarksville on Thursday at Hidden Creek Golf Club’s Links Nine course. Generals’ senior Nick Cappola finished one stroke behind Crum with a 36, while Pirates’ senior Chris Braun shot a 38.
NEXT: Floyd Central, Clarksville at Bud Bennett Memorial Invitational (Old Capital), Saturday; Charlestown at South Central (Chariot Run), Tuesday.
• Endris lifts Pioneers past Hornets: With runners on first and third base with two outs, Meredith Endris lined an RBI single into left field to plate Morgan Boone in the bottom of the seventh inning to give host Providence a 4-3 win over Henryville on Thursday.
Endris went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while teammate Charly Wolford was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Pioneer relief pitcher Sierra Collett got the win.
“We definitely didn’t deserve a win, but we hit the ball hard and well,” said Providence coach Sean Payne, whose team committed five errors. “We got some timely hits by some upperclassmen in the final inning, which was good to see.”
Henryville pitcher Ashtyn Kaskie went the distance, giving up four runs (two earned) on 10 hits with one strikeout. Collecting hits for the Hornets were Emma Hendricks, Sydney Hollingsworth, Audrey Vanmeter and Emily Stewart.
NEXT: Providence (11-5) hosts Floyd Central, today; Henryville (6-8) will host North Harrison (DH), Saturday.
• Mustangs thump Crothersville: Whitney Morris struck out 11 in a complete-game effort, leading host New Washington past Crothersville on Thursday 10-2. Morris and fellow Mustangs Kayla Sexton and Brooke Shaw each went 2-for-4, with Sexton and Shaw each collecting three RBIs.
NEXT: New Washington (8-7, 2-1 SAC) at Charlestown, Wednesday.
• Pirates’ Webster no-hits Austin: Alli Webster threw her second no-hitter of the season on Thursday in Charlestown’s 20-0 win in five innings at Austin. Webster struck out 14 and went 3-for-4 with two doubles at the plate.
NEXT: Charlestown (8-2, 4-1 MSC) will host Madison, Monday.
• Hornets stay undefeated in SAC: Despite collecting only two hits, Henryville stayed undefeated in SAC play with a 6-3 triumph at Lanesville.
The Hornets’ Cody Reister was the winning pitcher, striking out nine and walking two.
“We were fortunate to win,” Henryville coach Jeff Schroeder said. “We left 10 runners on base and did nothing with the bats. Our runs came via walks, errors and a balk.”
NEXT: Henryville (8-4, 3-0 SAC) will host Paoli (DH), Saturday.
• Bulldogs down Holy Cross: Logan Striegel went 3-for-4 and Garrett Sherrell was 2-for-2 in New Albany’s 4-2 win over visiting Louisville Holy Cross. The Bulldogs’ Shane Robison earned the victory, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits in four innings.
NEXT: New Albany (8-4) versus Muhlenberg County (Ky.) at Louisville Butler, tonight.
• Musketeers fall at Austin: Eastern managed only three hits in a 1-0 loss at Austin on Thursday. Despite earning the loss, Musketeer starting pitcher Kaleb Nicholson gave up one run (unearned) on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
NEXT: Eastern (2-9) will host Salem and West Washington, Saturday.
• The Clarksville at Providence baseball game that was rained out on April 17 has been rescheduled for 7 tonight at Providence’s Memorial Field.