September 19, 2013

Berries record low round of season in sectional tune-up

Logan boys tennis tops McCutcheon; Cass beats NW.

By Beau Wicker Pharos-Tribune

---- — Logansport’s girls golf team shot its low round of the season on senior night Wednesday at Dykeman Park Golf Course.

The Berries were edged by a Rochester squad that’s been ranked in the Top 20 for most of the season, 178-181.

“What a way to finish the regular season on senior night with our low nine-hole score,” LHS coach Bob Bannon said. “It gives us some added confidence entering sectional play on Friday. The top three were consistent and good tonight, but we need added help from others.”

The Berries’ lone senior in the varsity lineup, Alli Biggs, shot a 43 to lead the team on Wednesday. Freshman Tina Kniesly also shot 43.

Haley Lopez was right behind them with a 44. Megan Farris had the fourth score with a 51. Bree Bair (53), Grace Boyd (53) and Chelsae Henn (61) rounded out the seven-member varsity team on the night.

Karsten Lingenfelter shot a 38 to earn medalist honors for the Zebras. She was followed by Kovenant Lingenfelter (42), Kinley Lingenfelter (47), Lindsay Mitchell (51) and Vanessa Henning (53).

The Berries (8-5) compete at the Western Sectional at Chippendale Golf Course on Friday. They tee off at 12:40 p.m.

Pioneer 198, Mac 209

Mati DeWitt shot a 46 to lead the Panthers to the win on senior night at Pond View.

She was followed by April Wheeldon (49), Emily Powell (50), Nicole Schroder (53) and Mikayla Greiner (55).

Brandi Jones led the Braves with a 48.

The Panthers (7-5) will play against Cass today at the Logansport Golf Club. They will then compete at the Twin Lakes Sectional at Tippecanoe Country Club on Friday.

Boys tennis

Logan 3, McCutcheon 2

The Berries recorded the win in Lafayette to improve to 10-2 on the season.

Logan coach Mike Montgomery put together a different lineup for the match.

Kaleb Overway won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Bryan Zehner and Dustin Clements won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Jared Cole and Matt Jennings won 6-2, 7-6 (2) at No. 2 doubles.

“It was a good win for Kaleb Overway at No. 3 singles,” Montgomery said. “Zehner and Clements played well at No. 1 doubles.”

Nathaniel King lost 7-5, 7-6 (1) at No. 1 singles, and Lucas Eastburn lost 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Cass 3, Northwestern 2

The Kings recorded the Mid-Indiana Conference win on the road.

Brady Truman won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles for Cass. Brennen Garland and Nolan Lowe won 6-0, 6-7 (2), 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Manny Prado and Tyler Cottingham won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Brad Berlet lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, and Jared Ehase lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Frankfort 4, Carroll 1

Brandon McCarty and Adam Beaver got the lone win on the night for the Cougars with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 1 doubles.

Boys soccer

Caston 3, N. Miami 2

The Comets won at North Miami on Tuesday to improve to 3-3-3 on the season.

North Miami scored first on a missed clearance by the Comets’ center back that a NM player was able to put a head on to sneak it by goalkeeper Nate Cousins for a goal. From that goal on, the Comets settled down and possessed the ball for the rest of the game. Caston scored three unanswered goals — two by Alex Howdeshell and one by Braden Moss — before another poor handling of a clearance led to a late goal for NM.

“We played ugly for longer than I would like to see in a half,” Caston coach Nars Sanchez said. “Our first touches were getting away from us leading to giveaways in inopportune areas that led to counters against our back line.

“Victor [Artero-Rios] and Jose [Pinto] are starting to orchestrate the offense with more efficiency, delivering balls to our strikers in behind opposing defenses. As they get better so will the team as a hole.”

Pinto and Santiago Henderson added assists for Caston.