Cubs host event, finish second
Bloomington South won the Franklin Invitational on Saturday, but the host Grizzly Cubs were second on the strength of three top-seven performances individually.
Senior Josh Campbell was second overall, followed by Andrew Bixler in fifth and Isaiah Lindsay in seventh. Also for Franklin, Will Tucker came in 14th and Wyatt McCullough 18th.
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Franklin third at own Invite
Emma Treibic placed third overall and Lilly Lacy eighth to propel the host Grizzly Cubs to a third-place performance in the team standing at the Franklin Invitational.
Also for the Grizzly Cubs, Chloe Selking finished 28th, Abby Burton 36th and Piper Reed 43rd.
Busy day for Grizzly Cubs
Franklin won three of four matches at the Avon Invitational on Saturday, losing to the host Orioles, but defeating Northview, Jennings County and Terre Haute South.
For the day, junior setter Brooke Phillips led her team in kills with 24 and assists with 74. Alyvia Sundheimer had 22 kills and Isabell Mahin 19.
It was Mahin leading Franklin in digs with 27, while Brooklyn Peddycord finished with 22. Sundheimer and Livi Brown were tops in blocks.
Warriors pick up first win
Whiteland defeated the host team at the Ben Davis Invitational for its first win of the season, 22-25, 25-21, 15-6. The Warriors lost matches against Southport and Terre Haute North.
In the victory, Toni Joyner led the way with 11 kills. Joyner had five kills in the loss to Terre Haute North. Against Southport, Jordan Wise produced six kills and Rhyan Walden 11 digs, while against North, Lindsey Boltz finished with eight kills and setter Tabby Holzhausen 17 assists.
Cougars win Triton Central event
Greenwood Christian Academy upped its season record to 7-1 by winning the Triton Central Invitational.
Team leaders after victories over Northeastern, South Decatur and Triton Central were senior setter Lexi Odgers with 58 assists and Sierra Gilson and Grace Peters with 22 and 20 kills, respectively.
Aubrey Odgers led the Cougars in digs with Rylie Scott doing so in service aces.
Trojans sweep Quakers
Center Grove defeated Plainfield, 25-11, 25-16, 25-16. Senior Ellen LeMasters led the Trojans in kills with 14, while Devynn Merriman and Ashley Eck finished with 13 and 11 digs, respectively.
Lancers, Braves compete at Invite
Edinburgh dropped to 4-7 on the season after losing three matches at the Brown County Invitational.
The Lancers lost 25-20, 25-18 decision to Greencastle, then 25-20, 25-21 to Brown County and 25-17, 25-16 to Owen Valley.
Indian Creek is now 7-3 having posted victories over Owen Valley and Greencastle. The Braves’ loss was to Bedford North Lawrence.
Rebels 2-2 at Yorktown Invitational
Hannah Irmer had a big day for Roncalli at the Yorktown Invitational with 57 digs, and teammate Grace Hegwood chipped in 35 kills. The Rebels played a total of four matches with wins against Columbus East and Westfield. Losses were to Yorktown and Fort Wayne Concordia.
Raymond goal the difference for CG
Center Grove edged Roncalli, 1-0, on a goal by Dawson Raymond. Credited with the assist was Luke Boha.
Trojans’ record now 3-3
Center Grove host defeated Avon, 3-1, but lost, 1-0, to Castle at the Avon Invitational.
In the win over the Orioles, Megan Perry scored two goals with teammate MacKenzie Castellanos the other. Assists went to Athena Passafiume, Piper Belden and Braxton Gentry.
Rebels blank Grizzly Cubs
Rita Brockman and Sophia Dietz picked up goals for Roncalli as it defeated host Franklin, 2-0. Jenna Rikke had an assist for the Rebels, while goalkeeper Abby Genier helped preserve the shutout.
Trojans compete at Jasper Tourney
Center Grove defeated Castle, 4-1, at a tournament at Jasper, but lost matches to Avon and the host Wildcats.
Against Castle, Trey Thixton and Nic Ballesteros were victorious in singles. Also successful were the doubles tandems of Eli Lawyer-Smith/Jacob Runkle and Mason Runkle/Grant Heron.
Ballesteros tallied the lone point for the Trojans against Avon; Thixton and the No. 2 doubles of Mason Runkle/Herron picked up points against Jasper.
Cubs fourth at Lebanon Invite
Liv Parramore carded an 88 to lead Franklin to fourth-place out of 12 teams at the Lebanon Invitation at Ulen County Club. Ellie Beavins was next for the Grizzly Cubs with a 95.