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M-G volleyball streaks past Panthers

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com

Madison-Grant’s volleyball team ran its win streak to seven matches Tuesday by opening up Central Indiana Conference play with a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 victory over Eastbrook.

Katie Garringer led the Argylls with 11 kills and McKenna Lugar added eight kills and two aces. Emma Brummet had seven kills and three aces. Daya Greene picked up nine digs and Grace Holmberg had six. Alia Whitton dished out 33 assists, had seven digs and two aces. Maloree Stanley served up four aces.

Ava Walters had four kills to lead Eastbrook, Kayleigh Gross finished with three kills while Elizabeth Stallsmith, Bri Stepp and Lexi Binkerd had two kills apiece. Walters added seven assists and two aces. Stepp had 11 digs while Gross and Binkerd had nine digs apiece. Alli Hyatt served two aces.

The Argylls JV team also topped the Panthers, 25-10, 25-11.

Madison-Grant (7-2, 1-0 in CIC) hosts Anderson at 7 p.m. today.

Eastbrook (3-7, 1-1 in CIC) travels to Mississinewa at 7 p.m. today.

Oak Hill 3, Taylor 0

The Golden Eagles topped the Titans 25-12, 25-13, 25-14 on Tuesday.

Taylor Westgate led the Eagles with 16 kills. Abby Shaw had six kills and two aces. Ella Ridgeway dished out 30 assists and served four aces and Alyssa Carmichael had nine digs and two aces.

Oak Hill’s JV defeated Taylor, 25-9, 25-10. Taylor King had nine kills, Vera Miller had nine assists and Felicity Garber served seven aces.

Oak Hill (5-4) opens CIC play by hosting Mississinewa at 6 p.m. Monday.  

Boys tennis

Madison-Grant 5, Taylor 0

The Argylls dropped just one set in sweeping past the Titans on Tuesday.

Jace Gilman (No. 1 singles) along with Nick Evans and Jackson Manwell (No. 1 doubles) took 6-0, 6-0 decisions. Corbin Fox (No. 3 singles) won 7-5, 6-3. Eli Lutterman and Mason Richards (No. 2 doubles) won 6-1, 6-1 and Bryce Metzger (No. 2 singles) rallied for a 2-6, 7-5, 10-3 victory.

Madison-Grant (5-4) hosts Hamilton Heights at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

Boys soccer

Oak Hill 8, Maconaquah 0

Gavin Holz scored two goals and added two assists while Clayton Macy also scored twice to lead the Golden Eagles. 

Evan Pearce, Gabe Overmyer, Dalian Leach and Grant Elzinga also scored for Oak Hill. Ian Foster and Mark Sevier had assists. 

Eastbrook 7, Blackford 1

Eastbrook scored three goals in the opening 40 minutes to lead 3-1 at half then shut the Bruins out in the second half.

Collin Burman and Bryan Popoca led the Panthers with two goals each. Jacob McKim, Ben Moser and Samuel Olson also scored for Eastbrook.

The Panthers (3-2-1) will host Western at 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Girls soccer

Mississinewa 3, Oak Hill 3

The visiting Indians and Golden Eagles battled to a draw Tuesday night.

Sarah Tucci, Abby Strange and Carlee Biddle each had goals for Oak Hill. Biddle added an assist while Sierra Bakehorn made seven saves in goal. Alayna Webb, Taylor Ulerick and Lia Luchetti scored goals for Ole Miss. Luchetti had an assist and Savannah Herrera made nine saves in goal. Mississinewa (2-2-1) hosts Whitko at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Oak Hill (1-4-1) travels to Frankfort for an 11 a.m. Saturday match.

Eastbrook 4, Blackford 0

The Class A No. 3 Panthers scored twice in each half to move to 4-1 on season.

No additional details were reported.

Eastbrook hosts Wapahani on Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

Homestead 7,Marion 0

The visiting Spartans, ranked No. 5 in last week’s Class 3A coaches poll, scored six first-half goal en route to their win in Dick Lootens Stadium on Tuesday.

The Giants had just one shot on goal in the match.

Marion will host Anderson in an important North Central Conference match at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Girls golf

Wabash 178, Oak Hill 196

No individual scores were reported.

Prep cross country

Eastern sweeps M-G

Eastern captured the boys varsity race 22-35 and topped the Argylls 19-42 in the girls race Tuesday. 

Kaden Howell was fourth, Cole Hasty finished fifth and Chad Harbert was sixth for the Argylls boys.

Zoey Barnett finished fourth and Hannah Ogden was fifth for the girls.

Madison-Grant races Saturday in the Marion Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan. The Argylls compete in the Red Division with the boys’ race starting at 11:30 a.m. and the girls’ race beginning at noon.

Women’s golf

Taylor sets records in invite win 

The Taylor women’s golf team opened its season in record-breaking fashion as the Trojans tallied the lowest 36-hole team score in program history en route to a victory at the Forester Fall Classic in Fort Wayne.

Senior All-American Maddie Thomas also established a new program record for the lowest 36-hole individual score with a two-day total of one-over par 143 (71-74) and earn her fourth career victory. Thomas is now the first player Taylor player to record wins in four different seasons.

The Trojans carded back-to-back sub-300 rounds for the first time in program history, shooting 296 on Monday and 297 for a two-day total of 593. Saint Francis (601) was runner-up followed by Indiana Wesleyan (620) and Spring Arbor (645).

The Trojans also counted a 73 from junior All-American Nicole Jung (T4th place) and a career-low round of 74 from senior Lauren Murphy (T8). Senior Annie Stimmel (T4) added a 76 while junior Rachel Coers (T15) fired an 80 to round out the scoring for TU on Tuesday. 

Makenna Hostetler (T2) led IWU with 73 in the final round. Shelly Shaffer (T8) added a 78, Nicole Dillow (T7) had 79, Haley Sikkenga (T18) and Karissa Owens (T18) each shot 81.   

Taylor will host the Players Club Invitational on Friday and Saturday at The Players Club at Woodland Trails in Yorktown.

Indiana Wesleyan competes Monday and Tuesday in the Bill Sergent Invitational on the Crooked Creek Golf Course in London, Kentucky.

 Junior High Tennis

Argylls top Eastern 

Madison-Grant started its junior high tennis season Tuesday by winning 10 of 14 matches at Eastern.

Singles winners for the Argylls were: Luke Gilman, Christopher Fox and Brogan Brunt.

Winners in doubles: Ty Evans and Clayton Hull, Gilman and Connor McCarty, Jacob Moore and Brady Shields, Braden Beckely and Zander Gillespie, Aiden Durr and Peyton Dollar, Vicent Dye and Lucas Richards, Avril Spaulding and Maddie Freel.