The Washington Times-Herald

September 11, 2013

Area sports briefs


The Washington Times-Herald

---- — Hatchets spike Gibson Southern

The Washington Hatchet volleyball team posted a 5-game win over Gibson Southern on Monday in the Hatchet House.

The varsity came back from a 17-25 loss in the first game to win the second and third, 25-17 and 27-25.

GS came back to take the fourth, 22-25, but the Hatchets won the finale,15-12.

Lauren terry led with four aces, while Jordan Carr and Araina Fidler had three, Lyndsey Carrico added a pair and Megan Arnold had one. Carr also added 39 assists, while Fidler had 23 digs, Terry had 20 and Emily Sullender added 16. Arnold had 18 kills, while Lauren Terry posted 15 and Sullender had nine.

The JV lost 11-25, 26-24 and 14-16.

Lady Hatchets fall to North Posey, Lincoln

EVANSVILLE - The Washington Lady Hatchet golf team (15-25) played a dual match with North Posey on Thursday at Cambridge and fell 199-219.

“Our youth and inexperience showed today on the challenging Cambridge golf course. Three of our four ladies had never seen the course and were a bit overwhelmed. Natalya Meinhart lead us with an up and down round of 51. She had four pars but played two holes a total of nine-over which cost her a very nice round. Haven Lunsford was second with a 54, while Alayna Purcell had a 56, and Cheyenne Jones posted a 58 to rounded out our scoring,” said WHS coach Morris Petty. “We will chalk this one up to our inexperience and lack of familiarity on a very tough course. We will get back to work and continue to prepare for the upcoming sectional.”

The overall medalist was Kendall Crowder of North Posey with 41.

The Hatcets were also second in a three-way, Vincenes Lincoln 194; WHS 202; Eastern-Greene 225. Medalist Ellie McClung of Lincoln with a 41.

Haven Lunsford 44; Natalya Meinhart 49; Cheyenne Jones 52; Alayna Purcell 57

“A mostly disappointing day at Country Oaks. Haven Lunsford was a bright spot with a fine ball-striking round of 44. She was in the hunt for medalist honors for most of the match and continues to be very consistent for us. Natalya Meinhart (49), Cheyenne Jone (52) and Alayna Purcell (57) struggled a bit for us,” said Petty. “We had 83 putts as a team so we definitely need to improve that part of our game. We have a busy two weeks ahead, and hopefully we can reach our potential before sectional.”

WCMS runs at Gibson

HAUBSTAT - The Washington Catholic middle school cross contry team ran in several races recently at Gibson Southern.

In the boys “A” race, WC was 12th of 19 schools. They were led by Luke Conolty who finished 37th (12:06),Trent Garland was 65th (12:58), VeJay Burris finished 67th (13:01), Gabe Fiscus was 81st (13:33) and Blake Hunter was 82st overall with a time of 13:34.

Other runners included, Payton Robinson was 110th and Sean Watkins was 113th overall.

In the “B” race, Caleb Streete was 64th, Andrew Fogarty was 89th, Curtis Collison was 142nd and Connor Robinson was 144th.

In the girls “A” race, WC was 15th out of 19 schools. Alexis Williams was 24th overall with a time of 13:26, Keonia Thomas was 87th with a time of 16:16, Hannah Ashby was 90th overall with a time of 16:36. Adeline O’Brian was 101 with a time of 18:14 and Lindsey Jerger was 105th overall with a time of 18:49. Also running were, Caitlin Cox was at 106th and Jaydee Dant at 112th with a time of 21:57.

Vega 98th overall in the “B” race

“Everyone on the team ran a great race,” said WC coach Josh Wichman. “ All of the runners ran new personal bests. This early in the season Alexis Williams and Luke Conolty are running very well. VeJay Burris has improved some much since the first day of summer; he has put in a lot of hard work.”