By KEVIN HARRIS
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The Floyd Central girls’ and boys’ track teams pulled off a sweep over Floyd County rival New Albany on Tuesday at Buerk Field. The Highlander boys defeated the Bulldogs, 85-47. In the girls’ meet, Floyd Central nipped New Albany, 69-63.
In the girls’ meet, Madison Kaiser and Leah Wolfe each won two events for the Highlanders. Kaiser prevailed in the 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles, while Wolfe was the victor in the discus and shot put.
For New Albany, Jayla Bethel won the 100 and 200, while teammate Bailey Knable was first in the 1,600 and 3,200.
Codie Hamsley led the Floyd Central boys in their victory, winning the shot put and the discus. Tuwan Payton paced New Albany by finishing first in the 200 and second in the 100.
NEXT: Floyd Central in Stargazer Invitational at Corydon Central and at Jeffersonville Inferno Invitational, Friday; New Albany at Jeffersonville Inferno Invitational, Friday.
• Hornet girls win dual meet: Henryville edged Corydon Central in a dual meet on Tuesday at Clarksville, 62-60. Winning two events for the Hornets were Natalie Lamotte (100, 200), Sadie Spears (1,600, 3,200) and Baylee Stewart (400 long jump).
In a triangular meet, the host Generals scored 46 points to finish second to first-place Corydon (61 points). The Hornets were third with 35 points. Clarksville’s Marquise Parrish won the 100 and 200.
NEXT: Clarksville will host Charlestown, Salem, Thursday; Henryville, Rock Creek Academy at New Washington, Thursday.
• Both Pirate teams win in quad meet: Charlestown boys’ and girls’ track teams each won their home quadrangular meets on Tuesday. New Washington finished second in each meet, followed by Christian Academy and Rock Creek Academy.
The Pirates’ Desmond Wiley (shot put, discus) and Eli Daniel (long jump, 110 hurdles) each won two events. For the Mustangs, Ian Hughes was first in the high jump and 400, and Adan Diaz won the 300 hurdles and 1,600.
Megan Brooks (shot put, discus), Lauren Crowe (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Alysha Flaget (400 and 800) each won twice for the Pirates. For New Wash, Kriston Sarver prevailed in the high jump and 200, and Alecia Harrod was the winner in the long jump and the 100.
NEXT: Charlestown, Salem at Clarksville, Thursday; New Washington will host Henryville, Rock Creek, Thursday; Christian Academy in Stargazer Invitational at Corydon, Friday.
• Generals thump Crawford: Ali Sparkman went 3-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored and two RBIs to lead host Clarksville past Crawford County in its season opener on Tuesday in five innings, 12-2.
Teammate Myranda Ridenour went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Generals’ freshman Bailey Sharp was the winning pitcher in her high school debut. She allowed two runs (both earned) on four hits, striking out nine.
NEXT: Clarksville (1-0) at North Harrison, today.
• Highlanders down Jennings: Regan Hadley went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in Floyd Central’s 4-2 victory on Tuesday at Jennings County. The Highlanders’ Gabbi Jenkins collected two hits, including a triple and a run scored. Floyd Central pitcher Caroline Cato gave up two runs (both unearned) on two hits with a walk.
NEXT: Floyd Central (5-0) will host Columbus East, Thursday.
• Cook helps Dragons beat New Wash: Cameron Cook pitched a solid five innings to lead host Silver Creek past New Washington on Tuesday, 8-4. Cook yielded one run (earned) on three hits with seven strikeouts and a walk.
The Dragons’ Brooks Howell went 2-for-2 with a double, while teammate Layne Taylor was 2-for-4.
Trailing 6-1, the Mustangs scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull within 6-4. New Washington’s Josh Harbin got the big hit in the frame with a two-RBI double.
But Silver Creek scored twice in the bottom half to put the game away.
NEXT: Silver Creek (4-1) at Clarksville, Thursday; New Washington (0-2) will host Scottsburg, Friday.
• Providence upends Eastern: Providence pounded out 13 hits to win its season opener on Tuesday at Eastern, 11-2. The Pioneers’ Austin Dickey and Cristian Ensley each had two hits. Teammate Jon Davis was the winning pitcher, as he gave up one run in five innings in a starting role.
NEXT: Providence (1-0) hosts Crawford County, today; Eastern at Springs Valley, Thursday.
• Hornets fall to Orleans: Host Henryville lost in eight innings to Orleans on Tuesday, 6-5. For the Hornets, Dakota Harrell went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Tyler Pace, Cody McAfee and Dylan Cissell each had two hits.
NEXT: Henryville (0-2) at Crothersville, Friday.
• Highlanders lose season opener to Jasper: Fourth-ranked Floyd Central fell in its season opener on Tuesday at home to ninth-ranked Jasper, 3-2.
Olivia Boesing got the Highlanders only singles point, defeating Abby Rogers at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1.
At No. 1 doubles, the Floyd Central tandem of Whitney Batliner and Dana Frank beat Ashley Rogers and Elizabeth Pheil, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.
NEXT: Floyd Central will host the Big 4 Invitational, Saturday.
• Red Devils oust Seymour: Host Jeffersonville started its season with a 3-2 home victory over Seymour on Tuesday.
Winning for the Red Devils were Morgan Reilly at No. 1 singles, Julianna Jenks and Emily Lewis at No. 1 doubles and Macy Lancaster and Rachel Williams at No. 2 doubles.
NEXT: Jeff at Jasper, Thursday.
• Pirates lose opener: Host Charlestown started its season on Tuesday with a 3-2 loss to Brownstown Central. Winning for the Pirates were Sarah Embry at two singles and Megan Crawford at three singles.
NEXT: Charlestown at North Harrison, Thursday.
• Pioneers down Jeff: Sophomore Mitchell Allender and freshman Kevin Crone each earned medalist honors to lead visiting Providence past Jeffersonville on Tuesday at the Jeff Elks, 166-191. Both Pioneers shot a 41.
Teammates Cory Cahalan and Max Hupp each fired a 42.
Dalton Naiser led the Red Devils with a 46. Rounding out the scoring for Jeff were Jordan Lacy with a 47 and Evan Craig and Nick Rasdon each with a 49.
NEXT: Providence hosts New Albany at Champions Pointe, today; Jeff at Clarksville at Wooded View, Thursday.