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Baseball

New Castle 9, Rushville 8

The Trojans traveled south Wednesday evening to face the host Lions and came away with a one-run victory which improved their record to 3-2 for the season.

Rushville out-hit New Castle 12-8, but the Trojans made better use of their opportunities to get the win. New Castle belted two doubles in the contest and the team had six RBI.

The Trojans entertain Guerin Catholic tonight at Sunnyside Field and host Richmond Saturday in a doubleheader, weather permitting.

Boys Golf

Wes-Del 201, Shenandoah 203

The Raiders hosted the Warriors Wednesday evening at Tri-County Golf Club and fell by two strokes in their first Mid-Eastern Conference match of the season. Nathan Russell had medalist honors with a 42 for Wes-Del.

Shenandoah was led by Peyton Starks with a 50 in only his second match ever. Drew Lovan got his first birdie of the year on hole No. 4. The Raiders finished out their scoring with 51 apiece from Daniel Chapman, Tommy Deley, and Drew Lovan. Shenandoah had a team putting average of 20.6. The team recorded one birdie, four pars, and 12 bogies.

“It was warmer than yesterday, but still a windy and chilly evening for golf,” Shenandoah Coach Thomas Zimmer stated. Mental toughness on the course is a must, but tomorrow is a new day.”

Winchester 212, Knightstown 225, Union City 230

The Panther boys traveled to Union City Wednesday evening and got their first win of the season as they placed second and defeated the host Indians by five strokes. Low medalist for the meet was Adam Ott with a 47.

Girls Tennis

New Castle 4, Eastern Hancock 1

The Trojans hosted the Royals Wednesday evening and came away with their first victory of the season, winning four of the five flights.

Winners in varsity for New Castle were Elizabeth LaMar at No. 2 singles, Abby Hamilton at No. 3 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Sydney Hedges and Emily Scott, and the No. 2 doubles team of Renee Burgess and Darby Williams.

Victorious for the Trojan girls in junior varsity action were Kylee Calciano at No. 1 singles, Summer Chase at No. 3 singles, Emily Thurlow and Lizzy Chesher at No. 1 doubles, Madison Forsberg and Keely Smith at No. 2 doubles, Faith Firle and Anna Chesher at No. 3 doubles, and Magdalena Cerna and Lucille Vermeiren at No. 4 doubles.

Knightstown 5, Hagerstown 0

The Panther girls traveled east Wednesday evening for a Tri-Eastern Conference match with the host Tigers to open their season and won all five flights to record the shutout win.

For Knightstown, Kamryn Reed won at No. 1 singles 6-1,6-0; Brooklyn Harding won at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-2; Maggie Smith won at No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-0; Kori Wright and Kaitlyn McItyre won 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles; and Zoey Hunsinger and Marti Burton won 6-0, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.

The Panthers swept all three flights in junior varsity singles play: Ladaya Berrier 6-4 at No. 1; Claire Leakey 6-4 at No. 2, and Maddy Matthews 7-5 at No. 3; Knightstown’s Brooke Hilderbrand and Emma Waggoner fell 0-6 at JV No. 1 doubles.

The other Lady Panthers on the team, who did not see action because they had no opponent, were Anna Groce, Brooke Hilderbrand, Elizabeth Loveall and Kaleigh Gibon. Danielle Davis is injured.

“We opened our season with two TEC losses,” Hagerstown Coach Steph Beeson stated, “as we lost to Tri 0-5 Tuesday and then to Knightstown tonight. We are a very inexperienced team. Only one player (Lanie McClanahan) has varsity experience, and she is injured at this time. The majority of the team is made up of sophomores, and they are improving every day. They are very willing to learn.”

Tri 3, Rushville 2

After defeating Hagerstown 5-0 in a TEC match Tuesday evening, the Titan girls traveled south to Rushville Wednesday evening and defeated the host Lions by a point.

Winning for Tri were Kayanna Turner over Megann Sasher at No. 2 singles 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), Molly West over Sky Herbert 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, and Jessi Vandivier and Allison Kingery over Ainsley Flannery and Macy Rolfe 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles.

Elsewhere, Tri’s Alyssa Nuzzi was defeated by Rushville’s Barbara Hershberger 3-6, 4-6 at No. 1 singles, and Makenna Hawk and Kiela Cash were defeated by Gabby Brinson and Emily McMinn 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 at No. 2 doubles.

“ It was a very hard fought match from all players,” Tri Coach Paige Jordan stated. “The girls hit well considering the windy conditions and brought home the win against my hometown team.”

Track & Field

Cambridge City Lincoln 63, Tri 53 (Girls)

The Titan girls hosted the Golden Eagles Tuesday evening and finished second by 10 points.

Tri scored a 1-2 finish in five events. Top performances for the Titan girls were by Halle Chandler, who finished first in the long jump with a leap of 13-10.75. Maddy Abrams placed first in the shot put with a throw of 30-0.75. Averi Phelps won the discus with a throw of 105-2. Jocelyn Paull finished first in the 100m high hurdles with a time of 20.03 seconds. Finally, Bayleigh Appleby was first in the 800m run with a time of 3:06.47.

Tri High will be at Knightstown this evening.

Jr. High/Middle School Track & Field

Centerville 80, Tri 20 (Boys)

The Titan boys lost their season opener to the Bulldogs Tuesday evening. The Titans’ Parker Burk won both the high jump and long jump and placed third in the 100m dash.

Christian McLemore was second in the 110m hurdles and third in the 200m dash. Nick Jones placed third in the 110m hurdles. Gage Ferrell was second in shot put, and Devin Smith finished third in the long jump.

Tri hosted North Decatur Wednesday.

Today’s Sports Events

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

Baseball: Cambridge City Lincoln at Tri 5 p.m.

Baseball: Eastern Hancock at Knightstown 5 p.m.

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

Girls Tennis: Southwestern at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Softball: Blue River Valley at Knightstown 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Saturday’s Sports Events

Baseball: Wes-Del at Blue River Valley 10 a.m.

Baseball: Monroe Central at Hagerstown 11 a.m.

Baseball: Richmond at New Castle (DH) 11 a.m.

Boys Golf: Blue River Valley and Shenandoah at Monroe Central Invitational 10 a.m.

Boys Golf: Hagerstown at Richmond Invitational 9 a.m.

Softball: Hagerstown at Richmond Tourney 10 a.m.

Softball: Southport at New Castle (DH) 11 a.m.

Softball: Eastern Hancock at Tri 10 a.m.

Track & Field: Blue River Valley in Small School Invitational at Randolph Southern 9 a.m.

Track & Field: Hagerstown at Lawrence Central 11 a.m.