August 28, 2013

back on the links

Logansport golf team edged by Culver Academy for first loss

By Beau Wicker Pharos-Tribune

---- — Following Monday’s win over Kokomo, Logansport’s girls golf team was back in action at Dykeman Park Golf Course on Tuesday.

The Berries shot a 185 and were edged by Culver Academy by just one stroke for their first loss of the dual-meet season. Winamac also competed and shot a 241.

Freshman Kristina Kniesly led the Berries (4-1) with a 43. She was followed by Haley Lopez (45), Megan Farris (48), Alli Biggs (49) and Bree Bair (55).

LHS coach Bob Bannon said it should have been a double win if not for struggles with chipping and putting but added, “It was a consistent outing. Our short games are still a bit off, but all in all we are back on track.

“The JV also showed much improvement and are getting competitive.”

Chelsae Henn led the JV with a 50, followed by Brooke Bundy (53), Grace Boyd (56), Chelsey Haskett (57) and Savannah Willis (63).

Logan hosts Northwestern and Twin Lakes on Thursday.

Eastern 206, Cass 240

The Comets defeated the Kings at American Legion G.C.

Meghan Hall led the Kings with a (58), followed by Jael Forker (60), Kassie Hardy (60), Maddie Karmel (62) and Megan Mannering (68).

Marion 176, Peru 185, Mac 206

Peru ran its record to 7-2 losing to 12th-ranked Marion and beating Maconaquah.

Mallory Zorn and Mallory Struble shot 44 each to lead the Tigers, followed by Olivia Sharp (48), Emma Long (49) and Madison Denniston (53).

Caston 213, Knox 241

The Comets recorded the win Monday at Pond View.

Berklee Blackman led the way with a 48 for medalist honors, followed by Madeline Moeller (49), Tierney Rentschler (54), Emily Strain (62), Jenna Mangum (62) and Emilee Thompson (72).

“It was the lowest team score we’ve had since I became coach three seasons ago,” Caston coach Tim Strasser said. “Berklee Blackman had a career-best 48.

“I’m excited about every players improvement.”

Boys soccer

Logan 4, W. Lafayette 3

The Berries rallied from a 3-0 deficit to get the win over the Red Devils at the LHS field.

The Berries (1-1) found themselves in a 3-0 hole after an early miscue on a throw-in and two more first-half goals by the Red Devils.

Cristofer Rodriguez scored on an assist by Phillip Stephenson, giving the Berries hope before halftime. Logan then struck quickly in the second half on a goal by Orlando Casimiro.

“We started the game with more intensity and began dominating play,” Logan coach Mike Turner said.

As a result of the high intensity the Berries obtained a corner kick on which Rigoberto Avila capitalized on to tie the game at 3-all.

With 10 minutes left in the game Berry captain Luis Gonzalez found the back of the net on an assist by Hector Enriquez for what turned out to be the game-winning goal of a thrilling contest.


Winamac 3, Frontier 1

The Warriors took down defending Midwest Conference champion Frontier in four games (25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20) in Winamac.

“I’m very proud of the fight I am seeing in this team right now this early in the season,” Winamac coach Cathy DeFries said. “They have that comeback spirit at least in the last two matches we have played. There were bright moments of great team work but still making a lot of errors which is typical this time of year. The girls adjusted to some changes we made during the match and adapted well.”

Ashley Eichelberger had 10 kills and 17 digs for the Warriors. Taylor Jones posted seven kills, 10 assists and 15 digs, and Savanna Button had seven kills and 13 digs.

Bethany Brogdon collected 32 digs, and Dakota Heims and Lexi Hanson added eight apiece. Hanson added seven assists. Raychel Davis contributed five blocks.

The Warriors won at Class 4A South Bend Washington in five games (19-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-21, 15-13) on Monday.

Button and Jones and 10 kills apiece. Brogdon had 33 digs. Hanson posted 20 assists and nine digs, and Jones had 14 assists, 23 digs and 10 kills. Eichelberger added eight kills and 13 digs, and Davis had nine blocks.

“Our girls never gave up and when the pressure was on they really stepped it up to the next level,” DeFries said. “It was a defensive battle all night between the two teams and their liberos, but I think in the end our offense really stepped up and took over.”

Logan 3, N. Miami 1

The Berries moved to 2-1 with a 25-22, 25-11, 22-25, 25-12 win over North Miami.

Syd Bullard had 21 kills and 12 digs for the Berries. Sophomore Monika Ness posted 10 kills.

“She plays middle hitter on our back side rotation. We did a good job of getting quick ones with her,” Logan coach Jon Vernon said. “It was a good night for her.”

Katie Easter had 16 digs, Lindsey Cheney had 12, Bailey Kelley posted 10, Paulie Frye had seven and Kailey Vernon added six.

“Our back row played outstanding,” Jon Vernon said. “We had more digs tonight ... they did a great job. Katie [Easter] served really well, too.”

Nakeya Penny added eight kills and Lauren Pruitt had six. Kelley dished 32 assists and Hannah Jones added 12.

The Berries get a week off before they travel to Pioneer next week.

“It’ll be a good challenge for both of us. We’re both still trying to find our way a little bit,” Jon Vernon said. “We’ll have to be ready to play. We’re taking off time before Labor Day and coming in and practicing on Monday. Last year we took Labor Day off and we played Harrison and didn’t play extremely well that day. We’ll come in and practice on Monday and go out and play as hard as we can on Tuesday against Pioneer.”

Southwood 3, Cass 0

The Kings lost on the road to Class 2A’s No. 2-ranked team, 25-14, 25-15, 25-18.

Trisha Hartley led the Kings with five kills and four blocks. Aubrey Young and Brooke Langley added three kills apiece. Kassi Zeck had 16 digs.

“Sporadic serve receive and hitting errors cost us points in every set,” Cass coach Gretchen Crum said. “Not recognizing hitter tendencies hurt in set two. We hung our heads at a point which added to our difficulty with their heavy hitters. We hung around in sets two and three and then made errors which gave Southwood the wins. We’ll be back in the gym tomorrow to work on ways to score.”

The Kings have five home matches coming up, starting with Oak Hill on Thursday.

Clinton C. 3, Carroll 0

The Cougars lost 25-23, 25-11, 25-19 at home.

Elizabeth Eurit and Libby Eller had 10 digs apiece for Carroll.

“We had a much better effort Tuesday against a good Central team,” Carroll coach Denny Crum said.

S. Newton 3, W. Central 2

South Newton rallied for a 25-27, 24-26, 25-15, 27-25, 15-10 win over West Central (4-3, 0-1 MWC).

Alivia Kruger had 11 kills and six digs for the Trojans. Autumn Wireman collected 24 assists and four aces, and Ashton Barkho had 17 digs.

Peru 3, Caston 0

The Comets were defeated on the road Monday night, 25-13, 25-16, 25-16.

Haley Hoover led Caston with seven digs. Mickayla Rans had three aces and six kills. Adrienne Fry and Haley Hoover both had four kills a piece while Haley Small and Madison Martin added five assists and Jacqueline Rans had three blocks.

“It was a rough night, especially since we were coming right off the weekend,” Caston coach Taylor McFarland said. “A lot of the girls weren’t there mentally — we weren’t playing smart volleyball like we know we can. We’re going to practice hard this week and gear up for Saturday’s tournaments.”

Caston competes at the Tri-County Invitational on Saturday.

Boys tennis

W. Lafayette 5, Logan 0

The Berries dropped to 2-2 with the loss against visiting West Lafayette.

Ryan Hollis defeated Bryan Zehner 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Alan Min defeated Nathaniel King 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 and Arjun Ramini defeated Matt Jennings 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3.

Tommy Kransell and Mike Reysill defeated Dustin Clements and Kaleb Overway 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 doubles, and George Chen and Chris Zhang defeated Lucas Eastburn and Zach Overway 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2.

“West Lafayette just outclassed us across the board. They’re a very good team,” LHS coach Mike Montgomery said. “Clements and Overway battled but came up short.”

The Berries host Carroll today.