Pharos-Tribune

April 30, 2014

Logan overcomes high winds, LCC to improve to 8-2

Logan overcomes high winds, LCC to improve to 8-2

From Staff Reports
Pharos-Tribune

---- — Logansport’s girls tennis team had three matches go three sets before winning 4-1 over Lafayette Central Catholic in very windy conditions Tuesday at the LHS courts.

The Berries’ No. 1 singles player Whitney Jennings scored a 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 win. Logansport’s No. 1 doubles team of Karli Armstrong and Christine Shepler came out on top 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The Berries’ No. 2 singles player Brooke Bullard and the No. 3 singles player Abby Geer each won 6-0, 6-0.

Logansport’s (8-2) only loss came at No. 2 doubles where Cheyenne Ward and Kayleigh Dance won the first set 6-1, but lost the last two sets 6-2, 6-2.

• Logansport defeated Maconaquah 5-0 on Monday. Jennings won 6-0, 6-0, Bullard was tops 6-1, 6-1 and Geer came out on top 6-4, 6-2. Armstrong and Shepler won 6-3, 6-2, and Ward and Olivia Woodruff won 7-5, 6-1.

Boys golf

Logan 173, Mac 173

Both teams tied, which brought it down to the fifth player score. Deion Rennewanz and Matt Beeman each shot 46 to put Logansport (1-3) over the top for its first dual win at Dykeman Park Golf Course in the cold and windy conditions.

Kennedy Achey led the Berries with a score of 40, followed by Will Harvey (43) and Bryan Worthington (44).

“In the toughest conditions we’ve played in, we were able to pull out the win,” Logansport coach Pete Lundy said. “Our younger guys are really stepping up. Kennedy has been our most consistent player. I am proud of him. I can see all our guys improving in certain areas. We have to get all the pieces to fit. It’s a work in progress.”

Peru Invite

Caston shot a 461 to place 11th Saturday.

Trey Doan shot a 96 to lead the Comets.

Boys track

Winamac 93, Tri-County 49,N. White 13

Kyle Collins was a quadruple winner for Winamac at an MWC meet preview. Individually he won the 800 (2:14), 1600 (4:48) and 3200 (10:50).

Parker Fox took wins in the 300 hurdles (42.04) and long jump (19-9). Zach Markley won the 100 (11.5) and Zen Zupin won the 400 (53.0).

The Warriors’ 4x100 relay team of Michael O’Donnell, Brandon DeGroot, Matt Shorter and Fox won in 47.2. The 4x800 team of Alex Williamson Braden Tankersley Zupin and Collins won in 9:10. The 4x400 team of Williamson, Fox, Kole Loehmer and Zupin also won.

Winamac hosts the bi-county meet on Friday.

Pioneer 83, Rochester 49

Pioneer’s Dylan Bice won the 1600 (5:04), 800 (2:17) and anchored the winning 1600 relay team that included Justin Mersch, Jonathan Phillips,and Jeremy Patty.

Mersch was also first in the 100 and 200 (24.5) and led off the winning 400 relay team that included Tyler Shaw, Kamrin Buell and Blake Johnson. Johnson also placed first in both the long jump (21-0) and high jump (5-10). Shaw took first in the shot put (43-10). Other first-place finishers included Jared Spencer in the 110 hurdles (17.6) and 300 hurdles (47.1) and Sam Kiser in the discus (136-7.5).

Laf. Jeff 75, Logan 57

Keyton Olmo and Alex Calisto were double winners for Logansport in its loss.

Olmo won the 110-meter hurdles. Calisto was tops in the 400 run. Jacob Graf placed first in the 3,200 run. Alex Emmerd took first in the discus, and Andrew Wamsley won the pole vault.

Olmo and Calisto joined Logan Ciotta and Zach Ellington in winning the 4x400 relay.

“The boys did fine in some real windy weather,” Logansport coach Randy Kuhn said. “We got to see what some kids could do to help figure out who we need to go with for the upcoming big meets. We have some kids that are starting to come around.”

Culver Acad. 49, Caston 46

Caston kept it close, only losing by three. Seth Cousins was a double winner for the Comets. Cousins won the 1,600 run (4:54) and 3,200 run (10:54.6).

Dustin Offenberger was tops in the shot put (38-5), and Victor Artero-Rios won the discus (88-10.5). Nash took first in the 300 hurdles (:48.3).

Girls track

Pioneer 72, Rochester 58

Pioneer’s Sarah Dorris was a quadruple winner, taking first in the 100 hurdles, 100 and long jump, and she teamed up with Maddie Boucher, Bailey Storey and Maddie Kiser to win the 1600 relay.

Kiser was also a quadruple winner, placing first in the 100 and 800 and anchoring the winning 400 relay team that included Kari Parmeter, Brittney Biggs and Emilee Sweet. Mati DeWitt took first place in both the shot put and discus and Storey was first in the 300 hurdles.

Winamac 73, N. White 46, Tri-County 37

Claire Collins was a quadruple winner and Morgan Ball was a double winner for Winamac.

Collins won the 800-meter run, 1,600 run and 3,200 run. Ball was tops in the 100 dash and 200 dash. Savanna Button took first in the shot put, and Stephanie Shorter won the high jump.

Collins was joined by Dagney Zupin, Sara Bailey and Jaydyn Scott in winning the 4x800 relay.

Softball

Pioneer 15, Tippy Valley 0

The Panthers (9-6) waited out a 30-minute lightning delay and then belted out 13 hits with the wind blowing out at Tippecanoe Valley (5-5).

Kirsten Zarse had a triple and single. Kayte Miller doubled twice and had two RBIs. Megan Smith collected a double, single and scored two runs. Katie Bingaman singled twice and had three RBIs. Kennedy Nies hit an RBI triple. Ashley Miller and April Wheeldon each had RBI singles, and Emily Powell and Sadie Layman both singled.

Bingaman fired a four-hit shutout, striking out eight with no walks.

Pioneer gets a bit of a break before hosting Maconaquah next Monday.

Winamac 23, Culver 0

Kallie Rasmussen pitched a two-hitter as Winamac (6-4) blew out Culver Community in five innings.

Rasmussen allowed no runs on two hits and one walk, while striking out two.

Macy Bischoff led the Warriors with two home runs, two singles and seven RBIs, including a grand slam in the first inning. Brooke Daugherty added three singles and three RBIs. Stephanie Crist came up with a single, double and three RBIs. Bethany Brogdon had a single, double and two RBIs. Allison Craft pounded out two singles and an RBI, and Gabby Behny also had two singles.

Baseball

Southwood 4, Caston 3

Southwood scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning and Caston couldn’t get a run across in the bottom of the seventh for the loss.

The Comets (3-9) took the lead in the sixth inning with scoring three runs for a 3-2 lead.

Derek Klimes led Caston with a single and two RBIs. Andrew Corn added an RBI single.

Jake Kingery was the losing pitcher. Kingery came in relief and allowed one earned run on two walks and striking out one. Galen Rentschler was the starting pitcher for Caston. Rentschler pitched the first six innings allowing three earned runs on two hits and five walks. He struck out eight.

“We got another excellent start from a young arm in Rentschler,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said. “He gave six solid innings of two-hit baseball. We got some very timely two-out hits in the sixth inning from Derek Klimes and Andrew Corn to drive in our three runs. Southwood has a nice ballclub, and we battled them well. We need to continue to develop that winning mentality to close out ball games like this one. I am proud of the way our kids competed.”