Local sports roundup – Aug. 18


Franklin scores sweep of Falcons

Junior setter Brooke Phillips supplied 24 assists and four service aces as Franklin defeated Perry Meridian on Thursday, 25-9, 25-19, 25-23.

Also for the Grizzly Cubs, Izabell Mahin had 12 kills and seven digs. Alivia Sundheimer and Cami Kelsey both finished with eight kills.

Lancers roll past South Decatur

Edinburgh improved to 2-1 on the season by defeating South Decatur, 25-13, 25-12, 25-19.


Cubs lose to Bloomington South

Franklin dropped a 6-0 decision to Bloomington South.


Indian Creek defeats Brown County

Jacqui Button picked up medalist honors with a 48 to lead Indian Creek past Brown County 208-215.

Lauren Parsley was next for the Braves with a 51, while Caitlyn Snyder shot a 54.

Greenwood Christian downs Shortridge

Jessica Kierstad scored a 53 and Ashtyn Witte a 55 to lead Greenwood Christian Academy past Indianapolis Shortridge 225-307.

McManaway leads Lancers

Vanessa McManaway shot a 40 to lead Edinburgh to a team score of 199 against Oldenburg Academy. With only three players, Oldenburg’s team score was incomplete.

Savannah Kellams and Morgan Calhoun both carded a 51 for the Lancers.


Woodmen blank Olympians

Greenwood scored a 5-0 decision against Columbus East.

Singles victories for the Woodmen were provided by Jacob Gray, Ethan Gray and Grant Bryant. Picking up 6-1, 6-0 wins were doubles teams of Jacob Rothaar-Ben Sobieray and Nick Belovic-Charlie Brooks.

Artesians shut out Braves

Martinsville defeated Indian Creek 5-0. The Braves’ record is now 1-1.

Lancers lose close one to Waldron

Waldron defeated Edinburgh 3-2. Winning for the Lancers were Coltan Henderson in straight sets at No. 1 singles and No. 3 singles player Ryan Gaston.


Women’s soccer HCAC co-favorite

For the first time in the history of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC), there’s a tie for the top spot in this year’s preseason women’s soccer coaches poll.

One of the teams is the Franklin Grizzlies, whose 85 points gave them a share of the top spot with four-time defending conference champion Hanover.

The Grizzlies turned in another sparkling season in 2016, going 16-4 and posting their second straight 8-1 record in league play. Franklin earned four of the nine first-place votes in the poll with five going to Hanover.

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Mike Beas is a sports writer for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at mbeas@dailyjournal.net.