By Beau Wicker Pharos-Tribune
---- — Logansport’s girls golf team shot a 186 Thursday at the Vintage Nine at Chippendale Golf Course in Kokomo to defeat host Taylor (194).
The Berries improved to 7-4 with the win.
Freshman Kristina Kniesly led the way for LHS with a 9-over 44. She was followed by Haley Lopez (46), Megan Farris (47) and Alli Biggs (49).
“Megan bounced back tonight with a 47 and we needed it,” Logansport coach Bob Bannon said. “We had four scores that counted and they were in the 40s.”
Seven players from each team played in the match and the top four scores were counted. Also for the Berries, Chelsae Henn shot a 56, Grace Boyd had a 63 and Jenny Baar had a 64.
The Berries next compete at the North Central Conference meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Edgewood Golf Course in Anderson.
Logan 4, Huntington N. 1
Logansport improved to 8-2 and 2-1 in the NCC with the win at Huntington.
Bryan Zehner won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Nathaniel King won 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2 singles and Lucas Eastburn won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.
Dustin Clements and Kaleb Overway won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles. Matt Jennings and Jared Cole lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
“Really good performances by Lucas Eastburn and Bryan Zehner,” Logan coach Mike Montgomery said.
The Berries compete at the Lafayette Jeff Invite on Saturday.
Cass 3, Kokomo 1
The Kings turned back visiting Kokomo, 25-15, 21-25, 25-17, 25-23.
“It was a great match, lots of exciting rallies,” Cass coach Gretchen Crum. “I am very proud and pleased with the team. They never doubted themselves on the court. They knew they could win and took care of business.”
Gabi Hartley dished 18 assists for the Kings (4-7). Bailey Gremelspacher had 11 assists, six kills and two aces.
Trish Hartley floored eight kills and five blocks. Kassi Zeck collected 18 digs and Karley Arion added nine. Aubrey Young had six kills, Tori Powell posted seven kills and 10 digs and Claire Crum had three kills and 12 digs.
“Kokomo has a ‘bero we didn’t want to serve, and we tried to keep the play away from Tori Lauderbaugh and Brooke Smith, who are both nice players,” Gretchen Crum said. “We did such a better job reading the hitters and had some great defense from everyone, especially the three seniors. Good defense fired us up and everyone contributed to the offense tonight. Our five sophomores just continue to play with confidence. This team really enjoys being together and we have had very good practices which has made a lot of the difference in our performance.
“We will take this momentum onto the weekend when we play Rossville, Seeger and Maconaquah in the pool play at the Rossville Tournament.”
Pioneer 3, N. White 0
The Panthers opened Midwest Conference play with a 27-25, 25-11, 25-14 win over visiting North White.
Hannah Tevis had 14 kills and three blocks, and Sarah Dorris added 10 kills, six digs and six aces for the Panthers (6-3 overall). Riley Morris dished 19 assists to go with two aces. Megan Smith collected 21 digs. Kayte Miller had five kills and seven digs. Shelby Roller dished eight assists. Maddie Kiser added four kills and Lyndsey Stewart chipped in three.
“In that first set we were a little bit tight and a lot of that had to do with their play. They dig everything you throw at them. It’s very nerve-racking,” Pioneer coach Rod Nies said. “They have a couple of girls that are pretty good offensive players. Their setter is a nice setter. They’ve got a couple of girls that can hit the ball. But they’re going to play defense and dig everything you’ve got and try to make you make a hitting error or something. It’s a typical Teresa McIntire team.
“I told the girls you’ve got to keep pounding away and keep beating the ball. The percentage is in favor of the hitter.
“The girls responded very well in the first set and came back to win. Sarah Dorris got going with aces there and had four or five aces in the second set to start the game and we steamrolled them after that. The third game was the same way. We played really well, especially the last two sets.”
The Panthers play at the Harrison Classic on Saturday. They’ll start off with matches against Clinton Central and Lowell and the results will determine their other two matches.
Winamac 3, O-D 0
Austen Brown recorded the shutout in goal for the Warriors (2-4-2) against visiting Oregon-Davis. Tyler Hintz had two goals and an assist to lead the offense. Clark Gudas opened the scoring with a goal.
“The kids really pulled themselves together and toughed out a kind of ugly win,” Winamac coach Mark Eber said. “We were down two of our senior starters and with a couple injuries during the game, everyone got a chance to contribute. We are proud of them.”
Northfield 15, Caston Inc., N. Miami Inc.
The Comets had some runners out with illness.
Jenna Showley led them with a fifth-place finish in 24:29, followed by Marli Leazenby (12th, 34:52), Krysta Schanlaub (13th, 34:58) and Hope Weaver (14th, 34:59).
Northfield 17, N. Miami 53, Caston 68
Darin Chew led the Comets with a sixth-place finish in 19:19, followed by Andrew Smith (13th, 20:59), Dalton Daily (19th, 22:16), Brant Buczkowski (21st, 22:28) and Dawson Oliver (22nd, 22:29).