Cougars bounce Bloomfield, 3-2

BLOOMFIELD — North Daviess registered a hard-fought 3-2 win in boys’ tennis versus Bloomfield at Tony Steel Courts on Wednesday afternoon.

Colin Kemp picked up the team’s first point at No. 3 singles with a 6-4, 6-0 win. The second doubles grouping of Hayden Parisien and Brooks Helms rallied back to win a first set tie-breaker 7-6 (3) and then finish 6-3. Jaylen Mullen also came from behind at 1 singles to secure the match with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory. Aric Wade and Breck Byrer lost 1-6, 2-6 at No. 1 doubles while Markus Britton fell in a tight one 4-6, 6-3, 5-7 at two singles. The Cougars improved to 7-0 and next face Northeast Dubois on Tuesday.

Vikes down NED

DUBOIS — The Barr-Reeve tennis team won its match at Northeast Dubois, 3-2, on Wednesday night to go 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Blue Chip Conference.

Brycen Graber lost to Reece Bauer, 4-6, 2-6 at No. 1, while Viking Kayden Graber beat Ross Mehringer, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2, while Nathan Hunt beat Tanner Hurt, 6-4, 6-1.

The Vikings split the doubles matches, as Tommy Kidwell and Aaron Wagler lost to Ethan Ziegler and Luke Harder 2-6, 6-7(3) at No. 1, but Logan Graber and Hagen Knepp beat Logan Lampert and Tucker Neukam, 6-1, 0-6, 6-4 to secure the win.

Loogootee remains unbeaten

LOOGOOTEE — The Loogootee Lion tennis team (5-0) remains unbeaten with a 5-0 win over Forest Park on Wednesday.

Wins came from Jordan Wildman at No. 1, (7-5, 1-0 retired), Jalen Wildman, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2, and Bryant Eckerle 0-0 in the third slot.

Sebastian Toy and Luke Nonte won 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, while Jayden Leatherman and Nathan Seals won 2-2 at No. 2.

The JV also won, 4-0 and winners included Kage Lyon, Jace Walton, Lawson McCloskey and Jacob Lengacher (L) defeated D. Osborne 4-1.

“The doubles teams are continuing to roll and are getting better with each match. Jalen and Bryant played great matches from start to finish,” said LHS coach Mike Tippery.

Hatchets beat Rivet, 3-2

The Washington Hatchet tennis team defeated Vincennes Rivet last night at the Lena Dunn tennis courts, 3-2 on Wednesday.

At No. 1, Zach Gray won, 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4, over Noah Donavan and at No. 1 Owen Gray fell in three, 0-6, 6-3, 2-6, to Sam Hinkle, while Drake Harman lost 4 and 4 to Charlie Niehaus.

WHS took both doubles slots, as Austin Gere and Braden Kixmiller won 2 and 2 at No. 1 singles, and Jacob Rice and Jayden Rook won 0-0 at No. 2.

“This was an early season possible sectional match up. The first doubles team of Braden Kixmiller and Austin Gere won in straight sets by executing their game plan and committing few unforced errors. The second doubles team of Jacob Rice and Jaylyn Rook also won in straight sets by controlling their match from start to finish. The singles matches were tight, with both first and second singles going the distance in three sets and third singles competing down to the wire. Zachary Gray, at first singles, pulled out our third point to win the match,” said coach Jason Johnston.

B-RJH downs WJHS

MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Junior High tennis team defeated Washington Junior High at Barr-Reeve on Wednesday, 5-0, to move to 2-0 on the season.

At No. 1 Ethan Stoll defeated Hayden Tomey, 8-0, Ethan Graber beat Austin Clark, 8-1, and Pierce Madison beat Zachary Veale, 8-1.

In doubles, Kylan Lengacher and Donnie Miller beat Xavier Frank and Elijah Parsons, 8-3, while Landon Armes and Isaac Madison defeated Luke Clark and Alexander Hannah, 8-0.

Alternate winners for Barr-Reeve included Alex Guinn and Austin Knepp, Hunter Yoder and Seth Wagler, Wyatt Miller and Dane DeCoursey, Levi Lester, Xavier Meiring, Logan Spinks, Isaac Briggeman and Brody Swartzentruber, and Kayden Knepp and Harrison Fuhs.

Cougar JH kicks off season

HUNTINGBURG — The North Daviess Cougar Junior High cross country team kicked off their 2019 season at the Southridge Invite in Huntingburg. The event was a new addition to the schedule for the team and introduced the Cougar Harriers to competition that they have not typically seen.

Both teams showed tremendous promise and marked improvement finishing in fifth place respectively.

The guy’s team was led by Landon Rich who covered the 3k course in 12:21, finish in the top 20. Following Rich in the varsity race were Cougar teammates, Chance Cooksey 12:37, Mason Rathgaber 13:27, Grady Callison 13:54, Jack Murrie 14:13, Caleb Miller 14:35, and Camden Yake 15:54.

Shortly after the guys wrapped up their effort, the ladies went to work in their first race of the season. Leading ND was Maddie Hellums with a top 20 finish and a personal best of 13:52 for 3k. Maddie was one of three Cougars to register a top 30 finish on the day with Danicka Laramore 14:07 and Hannah Yoder 14:09, claiming the honor as well. Rounding out the Varsity race for the ladies was, Taylor Ferguson 15:44, Meah Dalrymple 16:08, Emma Yoder 17:24, M’Lynn Britton 17:34.

“We showed a lot of grit and toughness on the course tonight. We are just starting to hit our stride and look forward to the next month of racing. Our team is pretty young so to finish where we did was a big confidence booster,” stated first-year coach Allie Krieger.

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