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Lincoln track teams take two from Tri-High


STRAUGHN — Both Cambridge City Lincoln track and field teams came away winners in a meet against Tri-Eastern Conference on Tuesday night.

The Lincoln boys wound up beating their conference rival by a large margin, taking the night 92-31. The Lady Golden Eagles were in a much more contested dual, but still won 63-53.

The boys claimed the team win behind 11 event victories. Individuals claiming top honors at the meet included Hayden Pierce (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Austin Wampler (1600, 3200), Caleb Craig (long jump, high jump), Trenton Bertsch (800), Chase Hokey (shot put) and Carter Mettler (discus).

The 4x800 (Wampler, Bertsch, Britten West, Wyat Lynn) and 4x400 (Bertsch, Dalton Grap, Michael Dalrymple, Josh Miles) relay teams were also winners.

For the girls, event winners were Ryanne Davis (high jump, 100), Kenzie Snyder (200, 400), Allie Owens (300 hurdles), Kali Hetisimer (1600) and Addison Sweet (3200).

All three relay teams were victorious as well. Owens, Hetisimer Sweet and Sydney Basler ran the 4x800. Davis, Owens, Snyder and Alexus Worl competed in the 4x100, and the quartet of Davis, Hetisimer, Owens and Snyder staffed the 4x400.

Cambridge City softball knocks off Shenandoah

CAMBRIDGE CITY — Scoring six times in the second inning, the Cambridge City Lincoln softball team defeated visiting Shenandoah on Tuesday night by a final margin of 11-6.

Following the rally in the second, the Lady Golden Eagles added three runs in the fourth and two more in the fourth to reach its final tally.

Shenandoah scored once in the third, fourth and sixth innings, while also added three scores in the fifth.

Individually, Emmie Pugh and Kaleigh Lamb both finished with three hits to account for nearly half of LHS’ 14 hits in the game. Jaela Patton drove in four runs to lead all batters in the game. Lamb added three RBIs and Alyssa Messer chased a pair of runs across.

On the mound Lamb and Hannah Hall split time, both hurlers going three innings.

Lincoln travels to Connersville on Saturday for a doubleheader, starting at 11 a.m.

FC track claims pair of wins over Batesville

BROOKVILLE — The track and field teams from Franklin County played host to Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference foe Batesville on Tuesday night, and both came away victors.

The boys scored 71 points in their win, and the girls were in similar shape after their meet, coming away with 70 points.

Mitchell Orschell led the way for the boys, claiming top honors in the long jump, as well as the 100 and 200 meter dash events.

Also winning for the boys were Josh Derenski (400), Cody Moore (800), Jordan Floyd (high jump), Joel Parker (shot put) and Evan Apsley (pole vault). The Wildcats were also winners in the 4x100 and 4x400 relay events.

The Lady Wildcats were led to victory by Kirsten Voegele (100, 200, 300 hurdles), Charlotte Barrett (100 hurdles), Ashlan Hill (long jump), Megan Reed (discus) and Anna Schatzle (pole vault).

The 4x100 relay unit was also a winner at the event.

Union County golf opens with win over Centerville

CENTERVILLE — It was certainly an exciting opener for the Union County boys golf team on Wednesday evening.

Three of UC’s fiver scorers from the meet finished with scores in the 40s, and as it turned out, the Patriots needed every one of those scores.

Union County wound up winning the match, but only by a stroke, 187-188.

Cody Peters led the way for UC, finishing with a score of 42. He was followed by Tyler Osborne (44), Cameron Woods (49), Luke Yamashiro (52) and Zeb Hall (54).

Peters finished with four pars to lead the Patriots. Osborne and Woods finished with three and one, respectively.

Centerville actually had four golfers score in the 40s, but still fell short in the final tally. Aaron Glover and Hunter Morgan each finished with a 46, followed by Sam Roberts and Evan Linde with scores of 48.

Connersville baseball lags behind, falls to New Pal

NEW PALESTINE — Falling behind 8-0 through the first five innings, the Connersville High School baseball team was unable to make up the deficit and lost 8-1 on Wednesday evening.

Brayson McQueen and Cameron Rowe each collected two hits in the game, but the Spartans were unable to push a run across until the seventh inning.

CHS finished with eight hits in the game.

Rowe drove in Connersville’s lone tally in the contest, pushing Dylan Lynn across with an RBI single.

On the mound, Gabe Morris started for the Spartans and tossed four innings, before giving way to Maxwell Crank in the fifth. Morris scattered five hits during his time, and wound up taking the loss. Crank surrendered four hits.

Jaden Jaques earned the victory after 5.1 innings of work.

Offensively, New Palestine was led by Nick Rusche, Jack Walker and Grant Wiegand, each of whom collected two hits.

CHS junior varsity baseball beats Centerville

Centerville grabbed the early lead, scoring twice in the first inning, but Connersville turned in a five-run third inning to grab a large lead, and the host Spartans held on for a 7-3 victory on Wednesday.

Trent Ecklund, Landon Cerqua, Brody Cox and Damon Huffman all had two-hit games at the plate to pace Connersville’s 11-hit effort. Ecklund and Cerqua both drove in a pair of runs.

Huffman and Peyton Rowland both scored twice for the Spartans.

Others collecting hits for Connersville was Rowland, Colin Branum and Hunter Fasbinder.

Pitching was a key for the CHS win as well, as Huffman and Ben McQueen combined to strike out 14 batters in the game. The duo limited the Bulldogs to four hits. Huffman earned the win, and McQueen was credited with a save.

The win was the first this season for the reserves, who now stand at 1-2.

Lincoln tennis beats Northeastern, improves to 2-0

CAMBRIDGE CITY — The Cambridge City Lincoln girls tennis team turned to its singles players to earn a win over Tri-Eastern Conference foe Northeastern on Wednesday night.

Jamie Buhl (No. 1), Rachel Merida (2) and Kami Layman (3) defeated Northeastern singles players Emily Fouche (6-2, 6-0), Dayna Newman (6-2, 6-2) and Lauren Cowen (6-0, 6-0), to secure the three points needed to win the match.

That wound up being the only points the Lady Golden Eagles would muster, however, as the No. 1 doubles team of Makala Hammons and Ali Reece were beaten 6-2, 7-6 (4), and the No. 2 duo of Riley Flockhart and Jenna Bertsch were knocked off 6-2, 6-2, providing the final 3-2 margin in favor of Lincoln.

In the junior varsity matches, Northeastern wound up winning all five.

The win improved Cambridge City Lincoln to 2-0 on the young season.