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Boys tennis 3rd at Richmond meet

The Spartan boys tennis team had a successful day at Richmond, coming home with two second place finishes and two thirds, and placing third as a team against good competition.

“We had a very steady day and we are happy with the success,” said Chris Bloom, coach.

No. 1 singles Gavin Parsley won third place by defeating Gavin Daniels (East Central) 6-0, 6-1, losing to Vikram Oddiraju (Marion) 1-6, 2-6 and then defeating Chris Hays (Mt. Vernon) 8-3.

Playing No. 2 singles, Jonah Graham defeated Tyler Walker (Muncie Central) 6-2, 6-0 and Haiden Rose (Mt. Vernon), 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, and lost to Noah Lyons (Marion) 4-6, 1-6, taking second place

At No. 3 singles, Seth Spurlock defeated Landen Wuestefeld 6-1, 2-6, 10-8, and d Levon Jordan 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 10-8, and lost to Jack Fauser 0-6, 0-6 for second place.

Playing No. 1 doubles, Sebastian Burch and Gage Brown lost to Pendleton Heights 1-6, 2-6, lost to Mt. Vernon 7-8 (1-7), and defeated Muncie Central 8-0 for seventh place.

The No. 2 doubles team of Dylan Bennington and Dustin McCarrell defeated Marion 2-6, 6-4, 10-3, lost to Mt Vernon, and defeated Richmond 8-6 for third place.

Marion won the meet, with Richmond second and CHS, third.  Mt. Vernon took fourth; Franklin County, fifth; East Central, sixth; Pendleton Heights, seventh; and Muncie Central, eighth.

Franklin County takes 5th at Richmond tennis invite

Franklin County’s boys tennis team placed fifth in the Richmond Invitational.

Playing at No. 1 singles for FCHS, Jack Stirn beat Caleb King (Pendleton Heights) 6-0, 6-1; defeated Chris Hays (Mt. Vernon) 6-0, 6-1; and lost to Vikram Oddiraju (Marion), 0-6, 2-6.

At No. 2 singles, Brant Ertel fell to George Dickman (Richmond) 0-6, 1-6; went 8-2 to beat Zach Nelson (Pendleton Heights), and lost 5-8 to Logan Huismann (East Central).

At No. 3 singles, Landen Wuestefeld lost in the third set ti Seth Spurlock (Connersville); went 8-3 to beat Tanner Townsend (Muncie Central); and fell 0-8 against Reece Powell (Mt. Vernon).

In No. 1 doubles, the FCHS team of Kurt Oetzel and Lonnie Schwartz lost to Zach Bovard and Max Daniel (East Central) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 0-1; won 8-0 over Onnie Adams and Austin South (Muncie Central) and scored an 8-6 win over Justin Lempke and Jackson Dunlavy (Mt. Vernon).

At No. 2 doubles, Will Wade and Evan McMillin lost 0-6, 0-6 against Dallas Turned and Owen Koon (Mt. Vernon; 4-8 against Tristan Galeon and Nihal Nagerth (Marion); and won 8-0 over Skylar Vestal and Braxton Mercer (Muncie).

FCHS boys tennis falls to East Central

BROOKVILLE -- Playing at home on Sept. 5, the Franklin County High School boys tennis team lost 2-3 against East Central.

At No. 1 singles, Jack Stirn beat Gavin Daniels 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 2 singles, Brant Ertel lost 2-6m 4-6 against Logan Huismann.

At No. 3 singles, Landen Wuestefeld fell to Brody Taylor, 1-6, 1-6.

At No. 1 doubles Kurt Oetzel and Lonnie Schwartz lost to Zachary Bovard and Josh Hudepohl, 4-6, 3-6.

At No. 2 doubles, Will Wade and Evan McMillin beat Ray Krider and Clayton Ellis, 6-1, 6-3.

CHS girls soccer falls 3-1 to New Castle 

The Lady Spartans girls soccer team fell 3-1 to New Castle on Saturday.

Elisa Matney scored Connersville’s only goal. Eddy Judd had two saves.

Middle School volleyball drops matches 

Connersville Middle School’s volleyball teams lost close matches to the girls from St. Mary’s Greensburg on Monday.

The 8th grade team dropped a close match, 25-23, 15-25, 12-25. McKenna Lucas stepped up and played a good all around game with 4 aces, 4 kills, 1 block, and 6 serve receives. Hailey Sembach helped with 3 kills and 2 assists. Aubrey Eggers had 2 kills, 3 digs and 1 ace. Cadence Sizemore had 4 service points and 1 ace.

The girls continue to beat themselves, committing 33 unforced errors with 10 of those coming from the service line. The girls do an excellent job during practice while serving but struggle to find the same rhythm during game play, according to Kim Sherck, coach.

The 7th grade dropped a close three-set match, 25-23, 16-25, 13-15. Shelby Gulley led the Lady Spartans offense with 3 service aces, 4 service points and 2 kills. Breana Brock added 3 aces and 3 service points along with 2 kills and 2 assists. Devon Miller contributed 4 service points and 3 assists. Alivia Perry had a great all-around match with 5 service points, 1 ace and 4 kills while Kelsee Osmon and Reagan DeMont had 2 service points each.

“Despite coming up short on the scoreboard, the coaching staff was very pleased with the girls efforts tonight. We executed some of our best volleyball of the season. The girls have been really positive in practice and they are beginning to understand the reasoning behind what the coaches are asking them to do. There is a mounting sense of excitement as we approach the heart of our season and our ability to compete continues to grow,” coach Don Crum said.

Franklin County girl golfers beat Lawrenceburg

LAWRENCEBURG — After a long week off, Franklin County High School’s Lady Cats traveled to Hidden Valley Golf Club to take on the Lawrenceburg Tigers, coming away with a 174-221 victory on Monday.

FCHS senior Maggie Brack posted a 39 to take medalist honors.

“It was nice to finally get back on the course tonight after a week off,” said Marissa Mears, coach. “We picked up right where we left off and posted a very good score on a tough course. I was very happy with the way the team played , especially with the conference tournament coming up this weekend.”

Also playing for the Wildcats were Gracie Graf, 42; Camryn Brewer, 43; Taylor McCreary, 59; Ashlan HIll, 50; and Kelsie Brackney, 63.

FCHS freshman girls tie at Hauser Invite

HOPE — The Franklin County High School freshman volleyball team played Saturday in an all-JV tourney at Hauser High School, taking fourth place out of 12 teams.

FCHS won its first two games, beating Indy Lutheran and Edinburg. In the winners bracket, FCHS fell to Batesville and Jennings County.

“I thought the girls were going to take home third place with the way they played against Jennings County,” Jessica Baker, coach, said. “They came alive and plays the best they ever have and made JCHS fight for third place.”

In the first game against Indy Lutheran, Kiersten Schell had 5 kills, 1 block and 10 aces. Kassidy Schell had 4 kills, 2 blocks, 7 digs and 5 assists. Macy Crain had 2 kills, 1 block, 2 digs and an ace. Lauren Stacey had 4 kills and 3 digs. Kayla Baker and Brooke Bruns each had 1 dig. Madi Lake had 4 digs. Desirae Callahan had 3 digs, 3 aces and an 8-point serve streak.

Against Edinburg, Kristen Schell had 4 kills, 1 dig and 1 ace; Kassidy School, 4 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces and 5 assists; Crain, 2 kills; Stacy, 2 aces and 2 digs; Baker Ashley Seals and Lake each had 1 dig; Josie Rolfes had 1 ace. seals had 2 kills and 1 assist, and Brooke Bruns, 1 kill, 2 digs, and 1 assist. Callahan had 2 digs.

Against Batesville, Kristen Schell had 3 digs and 1 assist; Kassidy Schell, 2 kills and 3 digs; Crain, 1 block; Stacy, 1 dig; Callahan and Lake, 2 digs each.

Against Jennings County, the girls took both sets 25-22.Kiersten Schell had 2 kills, 1 dig and 2 assists; Kassidy Schell, 3 kills, 6 digs and 2 assists; Stacy, 1 ace and 1 dig; Rolfes, 1 kill; and Seals, 1 ace.

The team will be back in action at South Dearborn on Tuesday.