Phillips, Indian Creek dominate
Wyatt Phillips pitched a one-hit shutout, striking out 13 batters, and also hit a pair of home runs as Indian Creek routed Cloverdale 12-0 in its Western Indiana Conference opener Thursday.
Cory Grider had three hits for the Braves (4-0, 1-0) in the five-inning game, while Trevor Ankney and Jared DeHart joined Phillips with two hits apiece.
Trojans win league opener
Center Grove used a three-run fourth inning to pull ahead for good on the way to a 6-3 victory against Lawrence Central on Thursday.
Brian Gaffney was the winning pitcher for the Trojans (2-2, 1-0 MIC).
Cubs drop nonconference clash
Despite a two-run homer from Jonah Rockey and three hits from Alec Mac-Lennan, Franklin came up on the losing end of a 6-3 score against Franklin Central on Thursday.
The Flashes sealed the game with two unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Trojans remain perfect
Lauren Wackerly homered and Kaci Finchum drove in four runs as Center Grove coasted to a 10-0 victory at Plainfield in five innings Thursday.
Abby Herbst got the win for the Class 4A No. 3 Trojans (5-0), allowing just five hits.
Cougars thump Tindley
Abigail Warner collected five of Greenwood Christian’s 25 hits during a 31-9 shelling of Indianapolis Tindley on Thursday.
The Cougars put the game away with 12 runs in the second inning.
Warriors open with win
Whiteland got its season underway with a 4-1 victory against New Palestine on Thursday.
Reese Johnson, Haley Darling and Sophie Venter swept the three singles points for the Warriors. Bri Harwell and Sarah Scott added a victory at No. 1 doubles.
Center Grove cruises
Dropping just one game across five matches, Center Grove had little trouble putting away Perry Meridian 5-0 on Thursday.
Isabella Schoolcraft, Ellie Strube and Jillian Garrett won the three singles points. Emily Hoy and Ashlee Fisk rolled at No. 1 doubles, while Abby Hoard and Holyn Aukerman did the same at No. 2.
Track & field
Warriors, Grizzly Cubs split
In a three-way meet with Southport on Thursday, Whiteland held off Franklin in the boys meet, 81.5 to 77, while the Grizzly Cubs were victorious against the Warriors on the girls side, 75 to 59.
The Warrior boys were paced by Preston Phillips, who won both the 100 and 200 meters. Whiteland also won two relays and got victories from David Ryan (800 meters) and Dalton DeBaun (pole vault). Franklin had a pair of double winners in Manny Cheam (shot put, discus) and Nick Riggles (110 and 300 hurdles).
For Franklin’s girls, Lillian Lacy led the way by finishing first in the 800, the mile and the high jump. Fellow freshman Cami Kelsay added wins in the 100 and long jump. Whiteland’s Reagan Emberton took the discus and shot put.
Woodmen fall to Flashes
Greenwood came up short in a dual meet against Franklin Central on Thursday. The girls were handed a 74-50 setback, while the boys were defeated 94-38.
On the girls side, the Woodmen were led by Hanna Anderson, who won the 100, 200 and 400 meters. Greenwood also won the 4×100 relay and got a high jump win from Olivia Weston.
For the Greenwood boys, Nick Young won both the shot put and discus. Other first-place finishers included Ethan Pine (800), Nick Patton (110 hurdles) and Joey Brazelton (long jump).