Franklin girls win Mid-State meet
Host Franklin placed five runners in the top 10 to come away with a victory at Saturday’s Mid-State Conference meet. Lauren Klem finished second overall to lead the Grizzly Cubs, followed by Ava Ott (sixth), Amelia Tisdale (seventh), Hannah Lindsay (ninth) and Ainsley Botkin (10th). Greenwood finished third in the team standings, while Whiteland, which got a third-place individual effort from Victoria Jackson, was fifth.
On the boys side, Franklin was third, Whiteland fourth and Greenwood sixth. The Woodmen’s Samuel Grimes (seventh) was the top local finisher.
Braves second in Shelbyville
Indian Creek’s boys and girls both finished a close second at the Golden Bear Invitational. Libby Dowty (18:30) and Abby Fleetwood (18:36) were the top two individual finishers in the girls meet, with Phoebe Dowty fifth. In the boys race, Luke Neibert was fourth in 16:41 and Casey Seitzinger was ninth in a personal-best 17:19.
Woodmen blank Speedway
A pair of first-half goals from Kendyl Farmer led Greenwood to a 3-0 victory over Speedway on Saturday. Emily Metzger added a goal for the Woodmen (8-3-2) and Bre Wheatley made five saves to preserve the clean sheet.
Cougars dominate Herron
Alli Curlee scored three goals to help power Greenwood Christian to a 7-0 homecoming win over Herron. Adeline Jolley added a pair of goals for the Cougars, while Izzy Cameron had a goal and three assists and senior Lauren Peterson tallied her first goal. Goalies Ana Blow and Danielle McLaughlin combined on the shutout.
Trojans win three of four
Center Grove fared well in tournament play at Cathedral on Saturday, posting two-set wins over Guerin Catholic, Penn and Silver Creek but falling to the host Fighting Irish in three sets.
Edinburgh finishes fourth at G-C
Playing at the Greenfield-Central Cougar Challenge, Edinburgh defeated Warren Central in straight sets but lost to the host team and Batesville, finishing in fourth place. Gracie Crawhorn (22 kills, nine blocks, 24 digs) was named to the all-tournament team for the Lancers, who also got 53 assists on the day from Kyah Streeval.
Center Grove takes two of three
Sixth-ranked Center Grove won two of its three weekend matches at the Trojan Classic, defeating No. 15 Jasper 4-1 and No. 9 Homestead 3-2 but losing to No. 2 Carmel. Tyler Lane had a pair of victories at first singles, while the No. 1 doubles team of Evan Davis and Max Williams also claimed two match points.
Lancers third in tourney
Edinburgh lost to Waldron but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Morristown to take third place at the Hope Heritage Day Classic. Milas Burkman was perfect on the day for the Lancers, winning both of his matches.
Volleyball manages split
Franklin College rebounded from a tough four-set loss to Trine by pulling off a five-set upset at No. 18 Albion on Saturday, 25-23, 13-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-11. Kaitlyn Lavy totaled a team-high 29 kills on the day for the Grizzlies (6-8), while Miranda Wilson had 23. Billie Jarrett had 79 assists over the two matches.
Women’s soccer edged by Wilmington
Despite eight saves by Makenna Mundy, Franklin College came up on the short end of a 1-0 score against visiting Wilmington (Ohio).
Women’s tennis falls to Pioneers
Franklin College lost to Transylvania, 8-1. Kinley Harmon and Brenna Atchison had the Grizzlies’ lone point at third doubles.