Vikings tennis wins home tournament
MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve tennis team won the Barr-Reeve Invitational on Saturday by defeating North Posey and North Daviess 10-0 on the season.
In the first match, B-R beat North Posey, 4-1, with Brycen Graber beating Max Renshaw, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7, Kayden Graber downing Blake Schmitt 6-2, 6-1, but Nathan Hunt losing to Ian Heinlin, 3-6, 4-6. In doubles, Tommy Kidwell and Aaron Wagler beat Cole Koester and Zach Seibert, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 2, Logan Graber and Hagen Knepp beat Gaige Kuhn and Chase Krohn, 6-2, 6-0.
In the championship match, B-R posted a 4-1 win over the Cougars, but ND got an impressive performance at No. 1 from freshman Jaylen Mullen, over Brycen Graber, 2 and 2.
The Vikes sweep the rest as Kayden Graber beat Markus Britton, 6-1, 6-2, and Hunt beat Colin Kemp 6-3, 6-1. In doubles, Kidwell and Aaron Wagler beat Aric Wade and Hayden Parisien, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2, Logan Graber and Hagen Knepp beat Brecklin Byrer and Brooks Helms, 6-2, 6-0.
The Vikes took first overall while ND was second, North Posey was third and Southridge was fourth.
WHS soccer plays at Hoosier Cup
BLOOMINGTON — Both the Washington Hatchets and Lady Hatchets played at the elite Hoosier Cup at Karst Farm Park.
On the girls’ side, Washington had a successful Hoosier cup going 2-1 on the weekend. The Lady Hatchets finished second in their group by beating Scottsburg, 3-0, Martinsville, 1-0, before losing to West Vigo, 3-2. The Lady Hatchets were led by two freshmen in scoring on the weekend. Emma Dant scored two goals and Chloe Browning had three. Peyton Summers-Ponce rounded out the scoring adding one. They next play Vincennes at the Sports Complex today with a 5:30 p.m. varsity start.
The boys were ranked No. 1 in 2A, but dropped all three games to some top-flight completion.
“Although this weekend did not go the way we had hoped, we played in a very competitive and tough group which will pay off come tournament time. We also learned a lot about ourselves and that will be good for us moving forward,” said WHS coach Evan Stoll.
The boys dropped their first game of the tourney, 2-1, to Bloomington South with WHS’s Grant Niehaus scoring the lone goal off an assist from Lance Roach. BS scored the deciding goal with three minutes left in the game.
Saturday morning WHS lost to South Bend John Adams, 2-1.
“It was a disappointing effort in the second half as we were up 1-0 at the half. Brady Hill scored our lone goal on a penalty that he drew when he was fouled in the box,” said Stoll.
In the afternoon game, 3A No. 1 Zionsville beat WHS 4-0.
“Zionsville is probably going to be the best team we see all year, but we did not have a very good first half and were down 3-0 at half. We played a lot of guys in the second half as we lost a few starters to injuries. Brady Hill went down very early and we were already without Jacob Davis who suffered an ankle injury in the morning game. We do not believe either one is serious and hope to have them back for Castle for Wednesday when Castle comes to town,” said Stoll.
Lady Hatchets golf plays at CCOV
VINCENNES — The Washington Lady Hatchet golf team finished third in a tourney at the Country Club of Old Vincennes on Saturday. Vincennes Rivet won with a 363; South Knox shot a 407 and WHS added a 424. WHS was led by Faith Dalton with a 96, McKenzie Parsons added a 105, Reagan Phillips-Wright shot 109 and Jacky Abrego had a career-best 114. Barr-Reeve golfer Kadee Claridge shot a 89, while Braylee Knepp added a 113. Medalist was Lily Waggoner of Rivet with a 78.
“A very inconsistent performance today for the Lady Hatchets at CCOV in Vincennes. Our top three, Faith, McKenzie and Reagan all had stretches of very good holes and stretches of very bad holes. We know the talent is there, and we have to improve our concentration and become more consistent if we are to be the sectional threat we know we can be. Jacky had her best nine-hole score with a 53 on the back nine despite a triple and quadruple bogey on her card. She is greatly improved and will be a big help going down the stretch,” said WHS coach Morris Petty.
Lions tennis second at Silver Creek
The Loogootee Lions had a good day at the Silver Creek Invitational on Saturday. The Lions took second overall behind No. 3 Floyd Central, and won the overall No. 2 doubles spot.
Evansville North was third, Seymour and Silver Creek tied for fourth, University was sixth, Alexandria and Lawrenceburg was eighth.
At No. 1, Jordan Wildman fell to Evansville North, but beat opponents from Alexandria and University. He finished fourth. In the second spot, Jalen Wildman defeated Alexandria, lost to Floyd Central and beat University to finish third. In the third position, Bryant Eckerle defeated Lawrenceburg and Seymour before losing to Floyd Central to take second.
In doubles, Sebastian Toy and Luke Nonte lost their opener to Floyds Central, beat University and fell to North to finish sixth. The No. 2 doubles team of Nathan Seals and Jayden Leatherman defeated Seymour, Floyds on their way to the championship.
“We had a good weekend of tennis. Going into the tournament with I felt like a 2nd place finish was possible if we played well. We did just that. three of our five losses were to No. 3 Floyd Central but we were extremely competitive in two of those. We were even able to knock them off at No. 2 doubles. Nathan and Jayden put together three great matches to capture the title. Bryant went toe-to-toe with Floyd Central in the No.3 singles championship and came up just a few points short. Overall, I was really pleased with the way the whole team competed throughout the weekend,” said Coach Mike Tippery.