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Bulldogs beat Tri-Central in home meet

RELAY: Clinton Central sophomore Jessica Akard takes the baton from Katie McQuinn on the Bulldogs' way to winning the 400-meter relay on Thursday at Michigantown.

The Clinton Central boys’ track and field team defeated Tri-Central, 90-33, while the Central girls beat the Trojans, 73-42, Thursday at Michigantown.

Winning of the Bulldogs in the boys’ meet were Devin Wampler in the 110-meter hurdles (19.9) and the 300 hurdles (51.52), Wesley Lovell in the 400 (1:00.4), Blaidon Webb in the 800 (2:24), Caleb Heide in the 200 (24.93) and the high jump (5-3), Bryson Webb in the 3,200 (13:40), the 3,200 relay team of the Webb brothers, Edward Kelly and Owen Smith (N/A), the 1,600 relay team of Blaidon Webb, Lovell, Randolph and Smith (4:08), and the 400-meter relay team of Anthony Edwards, Clayton Randolph, Jacob Hall and Heide (49.4).

Taking first place for the Central girls were Katie McQuinn in the 100 hurdles (18.24) and the 300 hurdles (57.76), Jessica Akard in the 100 (13.48), the 200 (29.50) and the long jump (15-0), Addie Sheets in the 1,600 (7:09) and the 3,200 (16.45), Carly Ellis in the 800 (3:19), the 3,200 relay team of Payten Kimmell, Ellis, Sheets and Samantha Hadaway (12:57), the 400 relay team of Bailey Deardorff, Addy Weaver, McQuinn and Akard (58.53) and the 1,600 relay team of Kelcy Jarrell, Hadaway, Weaver and Deardorff (5:14).

Gophers open with wins over Frontier

The Clinton Prairie Gophers finally got their season underway with a 102-18 win in the girls’ meet and an 80-41 win in the boys’ meet Thursday night at Chalmers.

Leading the way for the Prairie girls was senior Anna Albaugh, who won both shot put with a throw of 33 feet and 3.5 inches and the discus with a throw of 100 feet, and sophomore Adri Isaacs, who won the 100-meter dash at 13.5 seconds and the at 29.44 seconds. Isaacs was also part of the winning 400 relay team.

Prairie seniors led the charge in the boys’ meet including Walter Martin and Colin Stroup. Martin won the shot put with a toss of 40-2 and the 400 with a time of 54.31 seconds. He also placed second in the discus and third in the 100.

Stroup was victorious in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 16.59 seconds, the 300 hurdles at 48.59 seconds, and the high jump at 5-8. Stroup also placed second in long jump.

Clinton Prairie will be back in action Monday night at home in a three-way meet against Crawfordsville and conference foe Taylor.

Hornets split meet with Blackhawks

The Rossville girls’ track and field team earned a 72-48 win over the Sheridan Blackhawks while the Rossville boys were edged, 61-58, Thursday at Rossville.

Winning for the Rossville girls were Kelsey Andrew in the discus (102-7.5), Sarah Allred in the 110-meter hurdles (16.7), 300 hurdles (51.1) and 200 dash (28.2), Julia Malson in the 400 (1:08.0), Victoria Shedron in the 3,200 (16:50.0), the 3,200 relay (13:14), the 400 meter relay (57.9) and the 1,600 relay (4:56.0).

Taking first place for the Rossville boys were Griffin Williams in the shot put (38-11.25), Eli Holden in the 300 hurdles (47.1), Dexter Porsi in the 800 (2:22.0), Eric Alling in the 3,200 (12:59.0), the 3,200 relay (9:37.0) and the 1,600 relay (3:52.0).

Baseball

Hot Dogs sweep Class 3A No. 4 Danville

Solid pitching performances helped the Frankfort baseball team ride a big second inning to a sweep of the Class 3A No. 4 Danville Warriors with a 6-3 win over the Sagamore Athletic Conference rival Thursday evening at Frankfort.

With one on and two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Jesus Lopez drew a walk before Jack Espinoza scored the first run of the game on a passed ball, Roger Angeles reached on a single to left field, and Lopez made it a 2-0 lead by scoring on a Jade Ayers double through the left side on the infield. Rogers then scored on another passed ball before Ayers came home on a single to left field by Christian Lopez, who advanced to second base on a Casey Henry single to left field and then scored on an error to give the Hot Dogs a 5-0 lead.

Danville was able to scratch out two runs before the Hot Dogs scored their final run of the game when Espinoza came in on a sacrifice fly by Braden Compton.

Henry started the game on the mound for the Hot Dogs and struck out seven while walking three and allowing three hits and no earned runs in five innings. Jose Valdes-Sandoval finished the game with three strikeouts, a walk and no hits or runs allowed in the final two frames.

At Frankfort

HOT DOGS 6, WARRIORS 3

Danville 001 011 0 - 3 3 2

Frankfort 050 010 x - 6 8 5

Hornets lose to Benton Central

Despite outhitting Benton Central, 8-7, the Rossville Hornets could not push runs across the plate, losing 9-1 to the Bison on Friday night at Oxford.

Down 5-0 by the end of the fourth inning, the Hornets did not get on the scoreboard until the sixth inning. Adam Terrell led the inning off with a double before being replaced by pinch runner L Mathews, who advanced to third base on a Nolan Starkey groundout to short stop and came home on an error.

Benton Central answered Rossville’s lone run by scoring four more in the bottom of the frame.

Corbin Beard and Payton Dennison both batted 2-3 in the loss while Starkey, Ray Rodkey and Reid Douglass each went 1-3, and Terrell finished 1-2 with his double.

Dennison was given the loss after striking out six and walking five while allowing two hits and two earned runs in 3 2/3 innings before giving way to Dawson Jacoby, who struck out two and walked two while allowing five hits and no earned run in the final 2 1/3 innings.

At Oxford

BISON 9, HORNETS 1

Rossville 000 001 0 - 1 8 4

Benton Central 003 204 x - 9 7 3

Softball

Baumgardt strikes out 15 in Hornets 1st win

Junior pitcher Emma Baumgardt had 15 strikeouts to help the Rossville Hornets earn a 10-4 win over the Tri-County Cavaliers on Thursday night at Wolcott.

It was the Hornets first win of the season after one-run losses to Benton Central and Clinton Prairie.

Baumgardt also led the Hornets at the plate where she batted 4-5 with two doubles and four RBIs while senior Maggie Deboy went 3-3 with four runs scored, Allison Hunter went 2-5, Cory Taylor went 1-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, Darci Huffman went 1-3 with an RBI, Mikayla Lynch went 1-3 with an RBI, Stormi Borders added two runs, and Cassidy Underwood and Jaidyn Collins each added a run.

Along with her 15 strikeouts, Baumgardt walked four batters while allowing six hits and three earned runs in seven innings in the pitchers’ circle for Rossville.

At Wolcott

HORNETS 10, CAVALIERS 4

Rossville 203 013 1 - 10 12 4

Tri-County 012 010 0 - 4 6 3

Frankfort swept by Warriors

Two days after losing 11-0 in five innings to Danville, the Frankfort softball team lost to the Warriors, 20-8, Thursday evening at Frankfort.

Trailing 3-2 at the end of the opening inning, the Hot Dogs saw the Warriors pull away with nine unanswered runs through the next three frames before the Hot Dogs were able to score three in the bottom of the fourth.

Frankfort was able to improve on Tuesday’s one-hit performance by coming up with 13 hits in the home game of the conference series, but it was not nearly enough to match Danville’s 18 hits and 15 RBIs.

Chloe Roberts batted 3-4 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored to lead Frankfort at the plate while Avery Drew went 3-3 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored, and Kimee Kingma finished 2-4 with a double and an RBI.

At Frankfort

WARRIORS 20, HOT DOGS 8

Danville 332 403 5 - 20 18 2

Frankfort 200 302 1 - 8 13 5

Girls’ Tennis

Hornets nip Western

The Rossville Hornets earned a 3-2 win over the Western Panthers on Thursday at Russiaville.

In the pivotal match of the day, Mica Royer came back from a 6-3 first-set loss to win the next two , and the match, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

“It was a great testimonial to Mica’s grit and toughness,” Rossville head coach John Condreay said. “Playing in weather conditions totally foreign to her and down one set, she forced a second set tie breaker. Then, down 2-5 in the third set, she fought back and won the next five games. It was truly an amazing sight to see.”

Rossville’s other wins came at No. 3 singles, where Brook Wisda beat Karen Clearwater, 6-2, 7-5, and at No. 2 doubles where Madison Struck and Anna Lawrence beat the Western dup of Rachel Corwin and Delaney Lupoi, 6-2, 6-3.

With the win, the Hornets improve their overall record to 2-2.

At Russiaville

HORNETS 3, PANTHERS 2

Singles

No. 1 Abigail Moreno (W) def. Samantha Haan 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 Mica Royer (R) def. Kaitlyn Groofhuia 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5

No. 3 Brook Wisda (R) def. Karen Clearwater 6-2, 7-5

Doubles

No. 1 Andrea Peterson/Maia Campbell (W) def. Robin Blackwell/Maddy Wade 6-3, 6-1

No. 2 Madison Struck/Anna Lawrence (R) def. Rachel Corwin/Delaney Lupoi 6-2, 6-3

Boys’ Golf

Bulldogs beat Elwood, lose to Lapel

The Bulldogs carded a four-golfer combined score of 210 strokes to finish ahead of Elwood (235) but behind Lapel (176) on Thursday at Elwood Links.

Ross Cripe completed the nine holes in 47 strokes to lead Clinton Central while Oliver Deck carded a 51, and both Jack Akard and Payton Bray came in at 56 strokes.

The Clinton Central junior varsity also split wins, led by Kaleb Carr and Corey Niemann each at 56 strokes.

“We are still getting a feel for which players will be competing for the top five positions next Thursday at Cool Lake,” Clinton Central head coach Kimberly Deck said. “I have several players that are on the bubble. I look forward to seeing the scores drop next week.”