Local sports roundup – April 4

Softball

Trojans rout Lawrence Central

Abby Herbst struck out nine while scattering four hits as Center Grove coasted past conference rival Lawrence Central on Tuesday, 8-1.

Herbst and Nicole Abrams each drove in two runs for the Trojans (4-0, 1-0 MIC).

Lancers cruise to home win

Bailey Woodall struck out 15 and drove in a pair of runs as Edinburgh rolled to a 6-1 victory against Oldenburg Academy.

Vanessa McManaway also had two hits and two RBIs for the Lancers (2-1), who took control with three runs in the third and two more in the fourth.

Cougars outslugged in opener

Greenwood Christian had no problem scoring runs but gave up a few too many, falling to Morristown by a 23-13 count in its season opener Tuesday.

Baseball

Center Grove wins MIC clash

Center Grove earned a victory in its Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference opener on Tuesday, defeating Lawrence Central 5-1.

Girls tennis

Trojans top Bull Dogs

Center Grove earned a 4-1 victory at Columbus North Tuesday in a clash between two state powers.

Isabella Schoolcraft rallied from a set down to win at No. 1 singles, and Emily Hoy picked up a point at No. 3 singles. The Trojans swept the doubles matches in straight sets, with Cassidy Hardin and Ellie Strube winning at No. 1 and Carleigh Hardin and Maddie Weeks claiming the victory at No. 2.

Lancers fall to Olympians

Edinburgh suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Columbus East on Tuesday.

Track and field

GCA competes at Triton Central

Greenwood Christian’s boys and girls both placed fourth among four teams at Triton Central on Tuesday.

Anna Simons was the lone individual winner for the Cougars on the day, taking first place in the 400-meter dash. Dan Witte set a new boys school record in the discus.

Franklin College

Baseball tops Hanover

A seven-run first inning lifted the Franklin College baseball team to a 10-5 conference victory over Hanover on Tuesday.

Sam Claycamp and Mitch Schuman had three hits each for the Grizzlies (14-7, 6-2 HCAC).

MISCELLANEOUS

Indian Creek AD Ray stepping down

Justin Ray, the athletics director at Indian Creek, is leaving his post at the end of this week to become the supervisor of grounds, custodians and facilities at Whiteland Community High School.

Dr. Timothy Edsell, the superintendent of the Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corporation, said that the high school administration will be working with coaches through the spring. Applications for the job are being accepted through Friday, and interviews will be conducted in the coming weeks with the hope of hiring a new AD this summer.

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Ryan O'Leary is sports editor for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at roleary@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2715.