Local Sports Roundup – April 10


Grizzly Cubs clip Falcons

Winning pitcher Jared Ross added a pair of hits, a run and an RBI at the plate as Franklin put away Perry Meridian, 6-1, on Tuesday.

Luke Torrance also had two hits for the Grizzly Cubs (5-1, 3-0 Mid-State), who had each of the first six hitters in the lineup score a run.

Warriors take league loss

Whiteland built an early lead but wound up on the short end of a 4-2 showdown with Plainfield on Tuesday. Trevor Spilker and Alex Reed drove in the runs for the Warriors (5-2, 2-1 Mid-State).


Warriors thump Quakers

Debbie Hill went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs and was also the winning pitcher in Whiteland’s 11-2 rout of Plainfield on Tuesday.

Aniyah Haley was 4 for 4 with three runs driven in for the Warriors (4-3, 2-1 Mid-State), while Hailee Park and Abby Nacio added three hits apiece. Park also had a double, a triple and three RBIs.

Trojans top Greyhounds

Abby Herbst pitched a two-hitter and struck out nine as Center Grove earned a 4-1 victory at Carmel on Tuesday. Herbst also drove in a pair of runs for the Trojans (5-1, 2-0 MIC), while Piper Belden had two hits, two stolen bases and a pair of runs scored.

Cougars outslug Cristo Rey

Greenwood Christian got three hits from SaraKate Wells in a 19-8 victory over Providence Cristo Rey on Tuesday. Pitchers Marissa Jent and Emma Adams combined for nine strikeouts in the win.

Track and field

Woodmen sweep three-way

Emily Bonser broke her own school record in the shot put and also won the discus as Greenwood’s boys and girls swept a three-way meet with Indian Creek and Edinburgh on Tuesday.

Julia Arruda won the mile and 2-mile for the Woodmen girls. On the boys side, Greenwood’s Nick Patton was a double winner in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

Grizzly Cub girls dominate

Franklin swept Martinsville on Tuesday, as the girls won 15 of 16 events in a 108-24 win and the boys prevailed by a 73-59 margin.

Cami Kelsay led the girls by finishing first in the 100 dash, 200 dash and long jump. Lilly Lacy won the 1600 and 800. Other winners for the Grizzly Cubs were Lilly Lacy (800 and 1,600), Sydney Tran (discus), Kali Williams (shot put), Addison Utterback (pole vault), Lia Vawter (high jump), Jenna Newton (3,200), Lauren Sandrock (300 hurdles) and Maggie Auger (400).

For the boys, David Doan won the 110 and 300 hurdles while Franklin also won the 4×400 relay and got individual victories from Peyton Ruble (400), Isaiah Lindsay (800), Andrew Bixler (1,600), Drew Hargis (3,200) and Matt Frazier (pole vault).

Girls tennis 

Trojans edge North Central

Abby Hoard and Jenna Boha earned a three-set win at No. 2 doubles to help 11th-ranked Center Grove eke out a 3-2 win over No. 12 North Central on Tuesday.

Ashlee Fisk and Jillian Garrett won in straight sets at No. 2 and No. 3 singles for the Trojans.

Lancers pick up victory

Edinburgh came out on top against Lighthouse Christian on Tuesday, 4-1. Haley Jones and Destiney Ramey picked up points in the top two singles spots, while the Lancers got doubles victories at No. 1 (Haven Link and Emily Chappelow) and No. 2 (Katie Roberts and Bethany Burton).

Braves fall just short

Indian Creek lost a 3-2 battle with Brown County on Tuesday. Alyssa Pruitt earned a win at second doubles, while the No. 1 doubles team of Ali Harris and Brooke Coy also emerged victorious.

Boys volleyball

Grizzly Cubs win five-setter

Seventh-ranked Franklin came from behind twice in a 20-25, 27-25, 17-25, 25-14, 15-11 triumph over No. 4 Brownsburg on Tuesday. The win improves the Grizzly Cubs to 10-2 overall.

Girls basketball

Stuck signs with IU Northwest

Whiteland senior Natalie Stuck, an honorable mention All-County pick each of the last three seasons, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at IU Northwest next winter. The RedHawks are coming off of a 27-8 season and an appearance in the NAIA Division II Sweet 16.

Franklin College

Baseball salvages split

Offenses ruled the day in a Tuesday doubleheader between Franklin College and rival DePauw, with the Grizzlies dropping the opener by a 12-8 count before bouncing back with a 13-2 triumph in the nightcap.

Quenton Wellington had four hits and knocked in a five runs on the day, while Sam Claycamp and Alex Mis had four RBIs apiece for the Grizzlies (14-10). Brandt Pawley was 6 for 7 overall with two runs batted in.

Women’s golf makes spring debut

Franklin College opened its spring season at the Big Four Classic in Carmel, finishing third with a total of 382. Keely Townsend paced the Grizzlies with a 91, while Megg Hensler added a 94.