Local sports roundup – September 25

Boys cross country

Cubs win Mid-State

Andrew Bixler and Isaiah Lindsay finished 1-2 for Franklin as the Grizzly Cubs captured the Mid-State Conference title Saturday at Decatur Central.

Overall, six Franklin runners finished in the top 20, the others being Will Tucker (sixth), Wyatt McCullough (seventh), Caleb McCort (11th) and Anthony McDonald (12th).

Whiteland came in third with Will Jefferson taking third individually. Mika Long and Riley McMahon were 13th and 17th, respectively.

Senior Ethan Pine’s fourth-place effort lifted Greenwood to fourth in the team standings. Also for the Woodmen, Brandon Albin finished 14th and Ian Rimer 20th.

Girls cross-country

Franklin runner-up at conference

Franklin placed second in the team standings behind Plainfield at the Mid-State Conference Meet.

Grizzly Cubs’ runner Lilly Lacy took first-place, while teammate Emma Treibic finished ninth. Chloe Selking (11th), Abby Burton (13th) and Piper Reed (15th) were the other Franklin runners.

Whiteland finished third behind Taylor Leytham’s second-place performance. Erika Walling was 12th and Sydney Clements 16th for the Warriors. Greenwood took fourth overall as Julia Arruda took seventh and Mallory Watson 19th.

Volleyball

Trojans win three matches

Center Grove posted a record of 3-1 at the Cathedral Invitational, losing to Avon, but bouncing back to defeat Perry, Meridian, New Castle and Penn.

Statistical leaders for the Trojans on the day were Ellen LeMasters with 42 kills and sophomore setter Madison Hammill’s 87 assists and 18 digs.

Whiteland competes at GC

Whiteland won one of four matches at the Greenfield-Central Challenge.

The Warriors took care of Anderson, 25-20, 25-17, but would come up short against Rockville, Batesville and the host Cougars.

Against Anderson, Toni Joyner picked up nine kills. Tabby Holzhausen produced 12 assists, and Rhyan Walden contributed 15 digs.

Boys soccer

Cubs edge Batesville

Franklin defeated Batesville, 3-2. Scoring goals for the Grizzly Cubs were Owen Mahin, Garrett Snyder and Drew Beasley.

Girls soccer

Trojans now 8-3-3

Center Grove defeated Oldenburg Academy, 2-0, and finished in a scoreless tie with East Central at the annual Trojan Classic.

Macy Detty and Megan Perry had goals in the victory with assists going to Gracyn Montfort and Braxton Gentry. Kelti Wise recorded the shutout in goal in the win and teamed with Emily Andersen to help reserve the tie.

Boys tennis

Lancers take third

Edinburgh finished third at the Hope Heritage Day Classic at Hauser after downing Morristown, 4-1, in the consolation match. The Lancers earlier lost to the host Jets, 4-1.

Coltan Henderson won both of his No. 1 singles matches for Edinburgh. In the victory over the Yellow Jackets, singles players Ryan Gaston and Bladen Hancock won, as did the Lancers’ top doubles team of Gabe Wilson and Brayden McManaway.

Trojans swept twice

Center Grove lost to Homestead and Carmel by scores of 5-0 at its own Trojan Classic.

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