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Baseball

Knightstown 8, Winchester 4

The Panthers traveled northeast Tuesday evening to open both the regular and Tri-Eastern Conference seasons and defeated the host Golden Falcons.

For Knightstown, Caleb Pyle was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, Tyler Burton was 2-for-5 with two RBI, and Owen Wiles went 1-for-2, walked twice, and scored two runs.

Wapahani 15, Blue River Valley 0

The Vikings traveled to Selma Tuesday evening and lost to the Class 2A No. 1 Raiders in a game that ended after 4 1/2 innings on the 10-run rule. It was both the season opener and the Mid-Eastern Conference opener for Blue River.

Boys Golf

Hagerstown 156, Shenandoah 185

The Raiders hosted the Tigers at Tri-County Golf Club Tuesday evening in a frigid golf meet.

Hagerstown’s Cochran twins dominated the competition, as Kyle eagled the second hole and shot a one-over-par 37 and Caleb had 38. Other scores for the Tiger varsity were Carson Orr 40, Kevin Beeson 41, and Nate Burns 44.

Scores for Shenandoah were Deley 43, Chapman 45, Lovan 45, Maple 52, and Starks 54

“We will be working on putting (19.8 average as a team) and our second shot,” Shenandoah Coach Thomas Zimmer stated. “The first two birdies of the year, with many more to come, were made by Daniel Chapman (hole No. 5) and Peyton Starks (hole No. 1). Tommy Deley had the low score for us with a 43. Drew Lovan, our lone senior, played a good bogie round. We had 11 pars. Hopefully, as the weather improves, so do our scores. We have a great group of young men who represent their families and school well.”

Hagerstown junior varsity scores were Christian James 46, James Cochran 46, Eli Richards 49, Austin Herr 50, Luke Lannan 51, and Nick Habzansky 59.

New Castle 159, Muncie Burris 205

The Trojan varsity team traveled to Cardinal Hills Tuesday evening for its season opener and defeated the host Owls by 46 strokes. New Castle’s Trevor Turner was medalist with a 38. Other scores for the Trojans were Brady Wheeler 39, Tanner Alfrey 40, Brennan Sadler 42, and Nolan Beam 43.

The Trojan junior varsity also won its season opener 85-120. For the New Castle JV, Blake Hammond shot 42 and Jacob Simms 43.

“We played very well in very tough conditions,” New Castle Coach John Burdsall stated. “It was very cold and wet with a brisk wind and we fought through it very well. Trevor really played will and was medalist of the meet. He seemed to be hitting all of his shots crisp and clean. If he would have putted a bit better, he would have really gone low. Brady played his usual great game. He had one bad hole that ran his score up, but other than that he was solid. Tanner Alfrey and Breenan Sadler really played well in their first varsity meets. They stayed out of trouble and avoided the high score on holes. I was happy with the total team effort in very poor conditions. Both Jacob and Blake shot very well for the JV. Everyone played very well for their first meet of the year.”

Rushville 191, Knightstown 220

The Panthers hosted the Lions Tuesday evening and dropped the match by 29 strokes.

Scores for the Panthers were Adam Ott 46, Drew Cupp 55, Nathen Ott 56, Josiah Moore 63, and Ethan Yoder 64.

Girls Tennis

Blue River Valley 5, Anderson Prep Academy 0

The Viking girls hosted the Jets on a chilly Tuesday evening and shut them out, winning all five flights.

Naomi Brewer defeated Alyssa Norris 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles; Rachel Snavely defeated Abbi Seleyman 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles; Haley Foster defeated Raegan Fraley 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles; Hannah Foster and Anna Hollingsworth defeated Olivia Alderman and Gywn Zimmer 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles; and Mallory Cross and Lindsey Williams defeated Anna Norrisand Lexi Fogle 6-0, 6-0. at No. 2 doubles.

In junior varsity play, Blue River’s Hannah Baker and Gracie Beihl defeated Makenna Beach and Melissa Magallanes 8-1.

Track & Field

Cambridge City Lincoln 92, Tri 39 (Boys)

The Titans faced a tough opponent Tuesday evening in the visiting Golden Eagles. Tri worked hard and did show improvement from the first meet of the season.

Finishing first for the Titans were Nick Wilson in the 100m (11.4 seconds) and 400m (56.03 seconds) dashes, Vade Dishman in the 200m dash (25.88 seconds), and the 4x100m relay team of Wilson, Dishman, Seth Butler, and Jack Bement with a time of 49.74 seconds.

Placing second for Tri were Clayton Scott in discus (102-8), Dishman in the 100m dash (11.84 seconds), and Bement in the 200m dash (26.55 seconds). Butler finished third for the Titans in both the high jump (5-0) and long jump (17-1).

Tri will be back in action Friday evening at Knightstown for the North Decatur Invite. It has been moved to Knightstown due to North Decatur’s track being worked on.

Today’s Sports Events

Baseball: Hagerstown at Shenandoah 5 p.m.

Baseball: Tri at Union City 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Blue River Valley at Seton Catholic 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: New Palestine at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Shenandoah and Anderson at Muncie Central 4 p.m.

Boys Golf: Eastern Hancock at Tri 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Blue River Valley at Randolph Southern 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Knightstown at Centerville 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis: New Castle at Shenandoah 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Union City at Tri 5 p.m.

Softball: Seton Catholic at Hagerstown 5 p.m.

Softball: Knightstown at Cambridge City Lincoln 5 p.m.

Softball: Cowan at New Castle 5 p.m.

Softball: Tri at Northeastern 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Blue River Valley and Wapahani at Union City 5 p.m.

Friday’s Sports Events

Baseball: Guerin Catholic at New Castle 5:30 p.m.

Boys Golf: New Castle at Eastern Hancock 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Southwestern at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Knightstown and Tri at North Decatur Invitational at Knightstown 4:30 p.m.

Track & Field: New Castle at Park Tudor 5:30 p.m.