Local sports roundup: September 16-18

Girls golf

Braves, Lancers wrap season

Indian Creek and Edinburgh competed in the Bloomington North Sectional at Cascades on Monday, with the Braves finishing sixth as a team with a 426 and the Lancers ninth at 440. Izzy Richardson and Macie Blandford led the Lancers with rounds of 90 and 94, respectively, while Shelby Roach paced the Braves with a 100.

Unified flag football

Sectional bracket unveiled

Johnson County’s three Unified flag football teams will meet at the Mooresville Sectional on Sept. 30, with Greenwood and Indian Creek drawing one another in a first-round contest. The winner of that game will play the host Pioneers in one semifinal, with Franklin squaring off against Franklin Central in the other. The champion will advance to the Oct. 7 regional at a site to be determined.

Boys tennis

Braves topple Grizzly Cubs

Indian Creek topped Franklin on Monday, 4-1. Peyton Strunk and Grant Dalton won comfortably in the top two singles spots for the Braves (14-3), Trent Volz and Landon Sichting took a point at first doubles and Mason Frische and Nick Winters did the same in the second position. The Grizzly Cubs’ lone point came from Ethan Barnes at No. 3 singles.

Franklin also played against Plainfield on Monday, dropping a 4-1 decision. Luke Sherry was a winner at second singles for the Grizzly Cubs.

Warriors keep rolling

No. 19 Whiteland picked up a 4-1 victory at Greenfield-Central on Monday behind a singles sweep from Spencer Gillespie, Carson Baumann and Jeremiah Hurt. Gavin Stubbe and Isaac Phegley were victorious at No. 2 doubles for the Warriors (17-3).

On Saturday, Whiteland swept Jennings County and posted 3-2 wins over Peru and University to take the championship match at a home tournament on Saturday. Hurt was a perfect 3-0 in singles play, while Stubbe was a part of three doubles victories.

Lancers compete in MHC tourney

Edinburgh took part in the Mid-Hoosier Conference tournament on Saturday, with Austin Brockman (No. 1 singles) and Bailey Totten (No. 3) each advancing to his individual championship match before falling to their counterparts from Waldron.

Cross country

Whiteland girls win, boys second

Victoria Jackson finished first in a school-record time of 18:35, lifting the Whiteland girls to victory in the Golden Spike Invitational at Decatur Central on Saturday. Lena Shipp and Isabella Fuentes were third and fourth, respectively, for the Warriors.

Whiteland’s boys were second out of eight teams, led by top-10 finishes from Nolan Edens (sixth), William Watson (seventh) and Matthew Nino (ninth).

Indian Creek shines at Golden Bear

Libby Dowty torched the field for another individual victory and Indian Creek’s girls claimed the team title Saturday at the Golden Bear Invitational in Shelbyville. Phoebe Dowty was second and Alivia White sixth for the Braves.

In the boys race, Indian Creek was second behind top-10 individual efforts from Luke Neibert (third), Noah Greenwood (eighth) and Henry Fleetwood (ninth).

Franklin competes at Flashrock

Franklin’s boys were seventh and the girls 14th in a big and talented field at the Flashrock Invitational in Westfield on Saturday. Isiah Tunis (11th) and Liam Fennig (21st) led the Grizzly Cub boys, while the girls were paced by Kathleen Lacy (49th).

Boys soccer

Trojans suffer first defeat

Class 3A No. 3 Center Grove was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten at 2A No. 11 Guerin Catholic on Saturday. Ely Detty scored the lone goal for the Trojans (9-1-2) off a Cam Kraiger assist.

Girls soccer

Warriors edged by Royals

Despite a pair of goals from Emma Gill, Whiteland suffered a narrow 3-2 setback against Roncalli on Saturday.

Center Grove ties Plainfield

Kylie Smith scored the lone goal for Center Grove in a 1-1 draw against Plainfield on Saturday.

Girls volleyball

Trojans sweep Braves

Class 4A No. 8 Center Grove needed just three sets to take care of Terre Haute South on Monday, coming away with a 25-21, 25-23, 25-18 triumph.

Host Grizzly Cubs take crown

Franklin won its own invitational on Saturday with four wins in as many matches. The Grizzly Cubs swept Scecina and South Ripley in pool play before wrapping up with victories over Greenwood (25-11, 15-25, 15-5) and Seymour (25-17, 25-20).

The Woodmen advanced into the championship group by beating Lawrence Central in two sets and Batesville in three.

Franklin College

Men’s golf claims championship

A blistering first day helped Franklin College to an 11-stroke victory at the Earlham Fall Invitational, which concluded Sunday with the Grizzlies posting a two-day total of 602. Jacob Paine (69-77—146) was second individually and Braxton Christie (70-78—148) third for Franklin.

Men’s tennis defeats Johnson

Layton Stieneker and Owen Pickerill each picked up a pair of points to lead Franklin College to a 7-2 win over Johnson (Tennessee) on Saturday. The Grizzlies (2-1) also got singles victories from Jaden Wells and Marcus Cox.

Volleyball closes with split

Franklin College split a pair of Saturday matches at the Ohio Wesleyan Invite, beating Spalding in four sets but falling to the host Bishops in three. Hope Moring had 16 kills on the day for the Grizzlies (3-7).

Men’s soccer falls at Spalding

Eddy Yousak scored the first goal of the match on a penalty kick, but host Spalding answered with four second-half goals to sink Franklin College on Saturday, 4-1.

Women’s tennis drops home match

Franklin College was on the wrong end of a 7-2 score against Johnson (Tennessee) on Saturday. Sydney Carson and Brenna Atchison picked up singles points for the Grizzlies.

Harriers compete in Kentucky

The Franklin College cross country teams took part in the Midway Invitational on Saturday, with the men coming away with a runner-up showing. Jack Sells was eighth for the Grizzlies, followed by Sam Wilson (12th), John Asplund (14th) and Wyatt McCullough (18th). The women were sixth in the team standings, led by a 19th-place effort from Wynn Wellington.