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Gophers win shootout with Bronchos

BURRIS: Clinton Prairie shortstop Kylie Burris looks for a double play after making the force out at second base. Burris batted 4-6 with two doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored in the Gophers’ 18-11 win over the Lafayette Jefferson Bronchos.

F-T Staff

The scoreboard operator was kept on their toes in the Clinton Prairie softball team’s 18-11 win over the Lafayette Jefferson Bronchos on Tuesday at Lafayette.

Tied at 4-4 by the end of the fourth inning, the Gophers exploded for six runs in the top of the fifth and after the Bronchos trimmed the margin to 10-9, Clinton Prairie responded to the threat with an 8-run top of the seventh.

Clinton Prairie finished the game with 23 hits and 16 RBIs.

Nine Gophers had at least one hit in the shootout and nine reached home plate at least once.

Leading the gaudy offensive numbers for the Clinton Prairie team, Kylie Burris batted 4-6 with two doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored in the shootout while Hannah Wilson went 4-5 with a triple, two doubles, four RBIs and a run scored, and Peyton Ray finished 4-5 with two doubles, an RBI and four runs scored.

Cam Cornell batted 3-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Holly Loveless went 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Shalynn Barnett finished 2-4 with two runs scored.

Three Bronchos hit a home run to keep Lafayette Jeff in the game.

At Lafayette


Clinton Prairie 200 260 8 - 18 23 0

Lafayette Jeff 400 023 2 - 11 19 0

Frankfort softball shut out by Danville

The Frankfort Hot Dogs allowed 11 runs by the end of the third inning of their 11-0, five-inning Sagamore Athletic Conference loss to the Warriors on Tuesday at Danville.

“Basically, we just didn’t come up aggressively swinging,” Frankfort head coach Gary Drew said. “We went up and let their pitcher control how we batted. We only got one hit in the game. They dictated the outcome.”

Danville freshman pitcher Abigail Yarnell struck out two and walked none while allowing just one hits and no runs through five innings. The lone hit was a double by Kimee Kingma in the top of the fourth inning.

“I thought our youth showed but, at the same time, we cleaned up our game since the Crawfordsville game,” Drew said. “We only had two strikeouts this game. They are getting better and more comfortable. I think there is just going to be a learning curve with all the youth we have. We will get better. I have no doubt about that.”

At Danville


Frankfort 000 00 - 0 1 3

Danville 245 0 - 11 9 0


Hornets handle the Pioneers

The Rossville Hornets scored in all but two innings of their 9-3 win over the Pioneer Panthers on Tuesday at Royal Center.

Corbin Beard helped get the consistent scoring effort started with a tw0-run shot over the fence in left field, and he finished the game 1-4 with three RBI and a run scored.

Two of the new additions to the team also had big days at the plate as Nolan Starkey batted 2-4 with two RBIs, and Adam Terrell went 1-2 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Dawson Jacoby batted 1-2 with three runs scored and a stolen base while Kelton Saylor went 1-3 with a stolen base and a run scored, and Mark Soiseth finished 1-2. Ronin Green, Evan Price and Reid Douglass each scored a run in the win.

Price picked up the win after striking out three and walking one while allowing three hits and no earned runs in three innings.

Nathan Price struck out one and walked one while not allowing a run or hit in one inning of work, and Jacoby struck out five and walked none while allowing two hits and no earned runs in three innings.

The Hornets (2-1) travel to Oxford on Friday for a 5 p.m. game versus the Benton Central Bison.

At Royal Center


Rossville 202 212 0 - 9 7 4

Pioneer 011 010 0 - 3 5 0

Girls’ Tennis

Frankfort tennis tops Western, 4-1

The Hot Dogs earned a 4-1 win over the Western Panthers in their first home match of the season Tuesday at Frankfort.

Frankfort won each of the five varsity matches in straight sets with the exception of No. 1 singles, where junior Emily Michael lost a tough battle with Western’s Abigail Moreno, 6-2, 7-5.

“Coach Kelli VanDuyne and I are pleased with the Lady Hot Dogs winning their home opener today,” Frankfort head coach Scott Rohrabaugh said. “We had a great turnout of supporters, family and friends to cheer on the team.

“While Emily’s match didn’t turn out the way she wanted it to, the match was very close. A point here, a point there, and the result would’ve been in her favor. Annie (Giebel) played very well and was moving her opponent around and thus dictated the match. Riley (Isgrigg) was in total control of her match from start to finish. She served very well and had her opponent in a defensive position. The result speaks for itself. Abby (Pierce) and Jalynn (Kidwell) took control of their match from the start. They both served well and dominated the net – key to doubles play. Lucy (Calvert) and Rylo (Seibert) also served very well, communicated with each other and covered the court like a glove. They did a great job at the net and also with overheads.”

The Hot Dogs’ reserves also won four of their five matches.

Madison Toney won No. 1 singles (8-4) while Maddie Swinford won at No. 2 singles (7-7, 7-5 tiebreaker), Ashlyn Harshbarger won at No. 3 singles (8-2), and the duo of Marilu Perez and Kat Barrera won at No. 1 doubles (8-1).

“Our reserve squad of Madison, Maddie and Ashlyn at singles all played very well today,” Rohrabaugh said. “Kelli and I are happy with their development and progress. Marilu and Kat took total control of their doubles match. They served and covered the net well. Karely (Santos) and Raelyn (Mitchell) had some very long games, and the score (8-1 loss) isn’t reflective of the match. This is their first year at the high school level, and they’re only going to get better.”

At Frankfort



No. 1 Abigail Moreno (W) def. Emily 6-2, 7-5

No. 2 Annie Giebel (F) def. Kaitlyn Groothuis: 6-2, 6-2

No. 3 Riley Isgrigg (F) def. Lauren Clearwater: 6-1, 6-0


No. 1 Abby Pierce/Jalynn Kidwell (F) def. Andrea Peterson/Rachel Corwin 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 Lucy Calvert/Rylee Seibert (F) def. Delany Lupoi/Emma Moore 6-3, 6-1

Hornets net 1st HHC win

The Rossville girls’ tennis team started their Hoosier Heartland Conference slate with a 5-0 sweep of the Carroll Cougars on Tuesday at Flora.

The tightest match of the day came at No. 1 varsity singles, where Samantha Haan came back to beat Carroll’s Emily Scott, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Rossville’s reserves also won each of their matches.

Maddy Wade won No. 1 reserve singles (8-6), Molly Matzen won at No. 2 reserve singles (8-7, 1), Macy Oliver and Sarah Taylor won at No. 1 reserve doubles (8-0), and Tristan Wisda and Macy Oliver won at No. 2 reserve doubles (8-0).

At Flora



No. 1 Samantha Haan (R) def. Emily Scott 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

No. 2 Mica Royer (R) def. Alisyn Scott 6-2, 7-5

No. 3 Brook Wisda (R) def. Erica Lee 8-7, 6-3


No. 1 Madison Struck/Robin Blackwell (R) def. Sydney/Sadie Dreadfulwater 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 Parker George/Anna Lawrence (R) def. Chloe Rossman/Ashtyn Redmon 6-1, 6-1

Boys’ Golf

Gophers edge Hornets in rivalry match

The Clinton Prairie Gophers edged the Rossville Hornets by just five strokes at 204-209 on Tuesday at Deer Track Golf Course.

“The men won their season opener against a good Rossville team played at Deer Track Golf Club’s back nine,” Clinton Prairie head coach Jim Cullom said. “The weather wasn’t ideal for April, however it didn’t stop four of our players scoring either a personal best or tying it.”

Clinton Prairie’s Braiden Fingerle matched his personal-best, nine-hole score of 43 strokes to take medalist honors by six strokes under the closest opponent. Grant McGraw and Reid Justus each shot a 53 (both personal bests) in the win while Cody Criswell shot a 55 (personal best) to round out the four-golfer combined score.

Bryce Oliver shot a 49 to lead Rossville followed by teammates Jacob Dahmen (53), Nathan Schaefer (54) and Evan Hopkins (63).

Hot Dogs fall to Stars

The Frankfort boys’ golf team lost 188-198 to the Wester Boone Stars on Tuesday at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course at Jamestown.

Frankfort’s JT Whitlock shared medalist honors with Western Boone’s Jacob Meyer after completing the nine holes in 44 strokes. Rounding out the Hot Dogs’ combined team score were Andrew Grismer (46, Kasey Klecz (52) and Nolan Varner (56).

In Frankfort’s 224-242 junior varsity loss, Camden Cesare shot a 58 followed by teammates Reece Mitchell (60), Ramsey Mitchell (61) and Sam Wilson (63).