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Knightstown wins over Union County

LIBERTY — Union County lost 52-7 to Knightstown Friday, rushing for only 108 yards against 333 for the visiting Panthers. On the ground, Knightstown picked up 72 yards and Union County, 61. Knightstown had 16 first downs compared to seven for the Patriots.

Union County’s lone TD came in the final quarter on a 31-yard pass from Mason Wicker to Jaden Bias. Griffen Rude scored the kick.

But by that time, Nick Walsh had scored  seven times for Knightstown on runs of 57, 19, 1, 46, 6, 43, and 56 yards. Also for Knightstown, Chase Richmond scored on a two-point conversion and the final KHS score came on a 40-yard punt return in the third quarter.

Tri High beats Lincoln Golden Eagle in football

Cambridge City Lincoln took a 24-6 beating from Tri High Friday.

Hayden Pierce scored the lone touchdown for Lincoln, one of three pass receptions he completed in the game for a total of 25 yards. Mason Dick caught the pigskin twice, gaining 28 yards, and Shawn Suttles had a catch for a 27-yard gain.

Alex Hokey led the Golden Eagles in rushing with 80 yards on 26 attempts. Gavin Sherwood picked up 48 yards on five tries and Dylan Cameron had 9 yards on three.

Defensively, Josh Miles is credited with 12 tackles and two assists for Lincoln, with Jacob Ervin recording eight takes and three assists. Gavin Sherwood, Hokey and Mason Dick each had four tackles; Gavin Trent, two; and Cooper Flockhart, Cameron Gumm, Hayden Pierce, Tyler Reisert, Shawn Suttles, one each.

First half scoring is enough for Spartans to beat S. Dearborn

Connersville won a conference game 2-0 over South Dearborn on Saturday. Cole Martin scored both goals for the Spartans, both coming in the first half. His first score was on a cross from Riley Smith at 37:37 and the second was on a goal assist from Dekota Precht at 19:45.

Martin left the game at halftime to get to the CHS Spartans’ football game.

Austin Angeles and Precht played great in the midfield, coach Mike Bottomley said.

“We had to rely on some of the young players today. Cody Naylor, Cooper Kinney, Dylan Thomas and Luke Garrison did a great job coming off the bench,” Bottomley said.

Connersville had 25 shots on goal compared to 11 for South Deearborn.

Eli Judd had 10 saves and Hunter Ross, 18.

CHS girls soccer falls 9-0 to East Central

The Connersville High School Lady Spartans lost 9-0 to East Central on Thursday.  Eddy Judd is credited with 13 saves.

Union County falls to Centerville by four in girls golf

LIBERTY — Union County’s Olivia Curry took medalist honors with a 49 at the Liberty Country Club but her team fell by four strokes to Centerville, 227-223, on Thursday.

Other scoring for the Lady Patriots came from Emma Kassens with 55 strokes, Kady Carmack at 61 and Morgan Ball, 62.

Emilee Engle led Centerville with 52, followed by Erin Baker, 53, Morgan Hale, 58 and Hailie Ridge, 60. Karis Koyles hit 65 in fifth position.

Union County stands at 2-8 after the loss, and 2-4 in the TEC.

Lincoln boys tennis falls to Knightstown

CAMBRIDGE CITY — Lincoln fell to Knightstown in boys tennis on Thursday.

In singles action, No. 1 Garrett Dalton (K) defeated Devin Brooks (L) 6-0, 6-0; Make Dalrymple (L) defeated Cooper Davis (K) 7-6-, 6-4; and Brandon Duran (L) defeated Brady Howell (K) 4-6, 6-0, 7-5.

In doubles, No. 1 Conner Pyle and Kyle Johnson (K) defeated Zach Hall and Jacob Longo (L) 6-2, 6-1, and No. 2 Conner Keith and Dylan Chandler (K) defeated Dillon Asher and Jarrin Ervin (L) 6-2-, 6-2.

In junior varsity competition, Lincoln came out on top 2-1, in doubles competition.

No. 1 Aiden Richardson and Vance Wilkerson (K) defeated Tyler Wyles and Austin Brooks (L) 6-1; Wyles and A. Brooks (L) beat Ethan Woods and Jeffery Alexander (K) 6-3; and A. Brooks and Wyles (L) defeated Baylor Hogan and Mike Ott (K) 6-0.

The Golden Eagles, now 3-5, travel to play Franklin County Wednesday.

Franklin County girls beat East Central in cross country

The Franklin County girls cross country team finished the East Central meet with faster times across the board, winning 15-50 Thursday.

FCHS junior Lauren Kelley won the meet with a comfortable lead. “She seems to only have one speed and that is fast,” said Stacey Nobbe, coach. Senior Katelyn Meyer finished at 23:02, fighting for her spot throughout the race but spring into the chute to edge out EC’s Rachel Davis for fourth place. Junior Josie Selm maintained even splits in the second and third miles while Katherine Selm finished eighth for the Wildcats. Kenzie Rogers rounded out the Franklin County team, having improved 10 minutes already this year.

Franklin County boy runners fall to E. Central 44-17

While the Franklin County boys cross country team ran competitively they could not win the top spots against East Central, falling 44-17 last Thursday.

Sophomore Ben Maze did break in to the top five for Franklin County, placing fourth at 19:01, three seconds behind third place. Junior Drew Grant finishing seventh at 19:20. Herman Marshall, a freshman, surged forward, finishing 10th just behind Hunter Marshall. Senior Harvey Marshall finished 14th at 21:43, carving nearly a minute off the time he ran on the same course only days earlier. Senior Kyle Seibert and Adam Grant also ran.

Franklin Co. volleyball team beats CC Lincoln

The Cambridge City Lincoln Lady Eagles volleyball team lost a hard-fought match with Franklin County Thursday, 25-22, 25-11, 16-25, 19-25, 10-15.

Alyssa Vickers had 15 kills and 15 digs, with Delanie Russell scoring an ace along with five kills and 15 digs. Aris VanWinkle had 19 assists and two aces. Karleigh hall had five aces.

The varsity is 10-4 on the season.

Lincoln’s JV also took a tough defeat, 21-25, 25-20 and 7-15. Mallory Bruns had 8 kills and 9 digs; Macie Hawk, 3 kills and 2 service points. Kaila Arthur had 5 digs, 18 assists and 2 kills. The JV is now 4-1.

The Lady Eagles play Tuesday at Tri High in their first conference match of the season.

Lincoln cross country competes in Union City Invitational

Cambrige City Lincoln’s boys won the Union City Invitational, scoring 41 points to beat Rushville, 48, Centerville 88, Monroe Central 93, Cowan 120, Union County 147, Mississinawa Valley 199 and Union 221 Anderson Prep, Tri and Seton turned in incomplete scores.

For Lincoln, Dylan McCullum place third with a 17:49; Trenton Bertsch, fourth at 18:03; Payton McGriff, fifth at 18:04; Blake Smith, ninth at 18:24; Andon Ross, 22nd at 19:23; Gavin Newton, 37th at 20:24; Marshall Pate, 50th at 21:32; Keaton Southerland, 51st at 21:34; Wyatt Lynn, 65th at 23:00; Alan Austin, 70th at 24:05; Luke Canady, 83rd at 28:06. Bryce POennington did not run due to injury.

Lincoln’s girls finished in fifth place. Bailey Puckett led the Lady Eagles with a 21:20 to take fifth palce; Kalie Hetisimer, 22:45 for ninth; Marie Gerkin, 25:13 for 25th; Maddie Bogue, 27:53 for 35th; and Addison Sweet, 31:34, 42nd.

Connersville boys win fourth place in EC Invitational

The CHS boys cross country team placed fourth with 97 points in the East Central Invitational on Saturday, led by Adam Arndt’s fifth-place finish. Jeremy Jergensen and Austin Wenta both ran huge personal bests to place 21st and 22nd, respectively. Rounding out the Spartans’ scoring were Sean Brown in 24th and AJ Napier in 25th. They were followed closely by Andrew Isaac in 28th, Jacob Sanders in 30th and Owen Baker, 32nd.

The boys will next compete on Saturday in the Wildcat Classic at Indiana Wesleyan.

Connersville girls run in EC Invitational

Tylissa Beckner was the top Spartan at the East Central Invitational on Saturday, placing third in the Division 1 race. She ran a 20:58.7, over a minute fastser than her time last year and only 20 seconds from her personal best.

Amelia Ross battled some advertsity on her way to 23rd place and Sara Kalkhoff place 31st, runing a 13-second season’s best.

The girls will run at the Wildcat Classic Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday.

Lincoln Middle School competes in cross country invite

Lincoln Middle School’s boys cross country took sixth place out of the eight teams in the Unon City Invitational. The girls team placed ninth out of 12 teams.

Individual boys results: Luke Williams, 13:01, 7th, medalist; Brody Puckett, 13:16, 10th, medalist; Seth Ingalls, 14:13, 22nd; Christian Davis, 15:22, 44th; John Crawford, 15:50, 50th; Kaemon Coon, 16:20, 62nd; Dustin Lunsford, 16:27, 67th; Desmon Ervin, 16:41, 75th; Greysen Davis, 18:22, 75th; Braxton Dick, 18:34, 90th; Elijah Berry, 20:38, 100th; Ben Bates, 20:59, 101st; Braydon Munchel, 20:59, 102nd; Josiah Berry, 22:50, 105th; and Gabe Ingram, 26:24, 109th.

Individual girls results: Lyla Williams, 14:13, medalist; Addyson Pitcock, 14:51, 16th; Elliott Jones 18:10, 47th; Elliott Jones, 18:10; Cassandra Seaborn, 21:48, 68th; and Kallie Russell, 28:07, 78th.