PREP ROUNDUP: Clover boys, Cub girls win Tiger Cub Invitational; Wilson, Kallem run 1-2

Monday, September 25, 2017
Cloverdale won the boys’ high school division of the Tiger Cub Invitational cross country meet on Saturday. Members of the Clovers were (from left, front) Ray Bates, Chase Ashcraft and Brady Szczerbik; (back) Abel Bates, Eddie Mannan, coach Andy Tyler, Andrew Monnett, Rylan Hall and Jason Miller. Team members not in the photo are Nate Monnett, Michael Halloran, Jaren Rossok, Grant Maners, Seth Geiger and Elliott Williamson.
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Cloverdale’s boys and Greencastle’s girls won the team titles on Saturday in the Tiger Cub Invitational at Greencastle.

Cloverdale’s boys scored 57 team points to edge runnerup North Putnam by six points. Rylan Hall led the Clovers by placing fourth, while Chase Ashcraft placed fifth.

Cloverdale coach Andy Tyler was happy with his team’s effort on Saturday.

“They push each other every day in practice,” Tyler said. “They have put in the work all season, this is a great example of a team effort. Our seniors have pushed the underclassmen, and Eddie [Mannan] and Abel [Bates] have been a solid foundation for us all year.”

Tyler is pleased with Hall and Ashcraft forming a “formidable 1-2 punch” for his team.

“We have a good pack running behind them,” he said. “They realize it took a team effort to win.”

North Putnam was led by Caleb Duncan, who placed second overall individually.

Cougar coach Kevin Lutes thought his team could have done better, but noted the Cougars had their best-ever finish.

“In general, we need to be more aggressive while we race,” he said. “I feel like we missed a few opportunities to pick up points here and there, but finishing second is the best we’ve ever placed at this meet.”

Ben Gellman was fourth to lead Greencastle.

In the girls’ race, Greencastle had four of the top six runners in defeating runnerup Bloomfield by 10 points.

Emma Wilson remained undefeated on the season by winning the individual title, while Sydney Kallem was second.

Neither Cloverdale nor North Putnam had enough runners for the team competition, but both teams had good performances.

Lily Monnett placed fourth for the Clovers, while teammate Macie Couch was right behind in fifth.

“Lily and Macie had gutsy performances,” coach Tyler said. “If we can stay healthy, I like our chances on getting them out of the sectional.”

The Cougars were led by freshmen Anna Haste (sixth) and Grace Elmore (seventh).

“I was disappointed that we weren’t able to field a complete girls’ team, as we had one unable to finish,” coach Lutes said. “It was nice to have all four girls in the top 20.”

Middle school races were also run, with Bloomfield winning the boys’ title and North Clay taking the girls’ crown.

Boys’ high school

Team scores – Cloverdale 57, North Putnam 63, Monrovia 64, Bloomfield 71, Greencastle 87

Individual winner – Ben Nagel (Monrovia) 18:05.84

Cloverdale runners – 4. Rylan Hall 19:34.4, 5. Chase Ashcraft 19:36.0, 17. Ray Bates 21:24.5, 18. Brady Szczerbik 21:27.3, 19. Seth Geiger 21:27.5, 22. Abel Bates 21:42.3, 24. Eddie Mannan 22:04.7, 34. Michael Halloran 25:09.9, 35. Nate Monnett 25:11.8, 36. Andrew Monnett 25:50.8, 38. Jarren Rossok 26:22.7, 43. Jason Miller 27:32.2, 45. Grant Maners 28:42.4

North Putnam runners – 2. Caleb Duncan 18:28.6, 11. Kyle Young 20:46.5, 15. Adam Bonebrake 20:59.7, 16. Matthew Trotter 21:06.9, 25. Grant Jarboe 22:18.1, 31. Jacob Farrington 23:58.2

Greencastle runners – 4. Ben Gellman 1 8:41.5, 11. Justin Berish 20:26.7, 21. Ian Frank 21:41.9, 26. John Brook 22:23.1, 37. Tylan Jones 25:55.6, 41. Michael King 27:30.0, 42. Donovan Asbell 27:31.1

Girls’ high school

Team scores – Greencastle 30, Bloomfield 40, Monrovia 53

Individual winner – Emma Wilson (Greencastle) 20:28.5

Other Greencastle runners – 2. Sydney Kallem 22:25.22, 8. Seelye Stoffregen 25:43.0, 10. Emmy Huber 25:48.2, 25. Hannah Miller 33:34.8

Cloverdale runners – 4. Lily Monnett 24:02.0, 5. Macie Couch 24:35.2, 17. Abigail Bernard 28:50.8, 21. Megan Miller 31:21.1

North Putnam runners – 6. Anna Haste 25:08.6, 7. Grace Elmore 25:33.0, 15. Sydney Sims 28:19.4, 19. Taylor Hensley 2 9:12.2

Boys’ middle school

Team scores – Bloomfield 48, North Clay 50, North Putnam 69, Cloverdale 99, Greencastle 130, Cascade 153, Crawfordsville 182, Monrovia 208

Individual winner – Drew Cook (North Clay) 10:44.9

Cloverdale runners – 2. Brady Koosman 11:05.1, 6. Nate Nees 11:31.9, 20. Levi Hilton 12:21.1, 44. Clayton Peterson 13:30.3, 46. Isaac Maldanado 13:33.2, 69. Isaiah Ramsay 14:38.6, 77. Carson Hall 15:23.8, 93. Dominic Nowling 16:52.4

North Putnam runners – 3. Zach Huff 11:09.1, 11. Arrick Kramer 11:59.4, 17. Ellis Lyons 12:15.5, 21. Nic Hensley 12:22.2, 23. Brayden Monnett 12:23.7, 25. Caden Storm 12:26.5, 43. Brady Barber 13:29.4, 45. Mason Garriott 13:31.6, 47. Matt Farrington 13:35.4, 50. Corie Stancombe 13:41.2, 67. Gunnar Eastep 14:28.7, 76. Chase Hanger 15:13.4, 82. Jaylen Windmiller 15:36.8, 85. Seth Thompson 16:03.7

Greencastle runners – 18. Joey Kleffman 12:17.8, 28. Charlie Menzel 12:43.2, 29. Tyler Adams 12:49.7, 35. Andrew Adams 13:06.7, 37. Justin Evans 13:12.6, 57. Jalen Hardman 13:53.9, 59. Evan Harris 14:00.3, 62. Dinn Daniel 14:09.0, 74. William Johnston 15:03.0, 84. Connor Mager 15:58.0, 92. Isaac Hertenstein 16:42.3, 99. Kale Russo 18:20.7

Girls’ middle school

Team scores – North Clay 15, Monrovia 67, Crawfordsville 103, Cascade 124, Bloomfield 137, Greencastle 138, Northridge 153, North Putnam 205

Individual winner – Evie Noel (North Clay) 11:48.7

Cloverdale runners – 12. Ella Szczerbik 13:20.8, 14. Abby Nees 13:24.3, 19. Kiersten Wade 14:06.9

North Putnam runners – 40. Olivia Fry 15:28.9, 48. Alaina Chew 15:40.9, 56. Gracie Summers 16:41.1, 67. Elle Jones 18:09.8, 68. Keaton Burress 18:12.1

Greencastle runners – 29. Olivia Headley 14:56.3, 30. Emma Smiley 14:56.9, 35. Michayla Dinn 15:06.8, 41. Hayley Timcheck 15:29.4, 62. Meredith Ball 17:19.8, 63. Bella Monet 17:26.9, 71. Emilee Jordan 18:54.3, 72. Bella Parker 18:54.7, 81. Edie Lancaster 21:04.4


Greencastle 4, Cascade 0 (girls) – The Lady Tiger Cubs won their WIC crossover game this past Saturday at home to clinch fifth place.

After a scoreless first half, Emily Crowder scored her first goal of the season with an assist from Erin Thomas. Thomas and Kennedy Trigg then assisted each other on a goal, and the final shot came from Sydney Doan.

The team is preparing to play host to South Vermillion tonight for Senior Night.

Sectional pairings – Sectional pairings were drawn on Sunday for the first-ever three-class IHSAA boys’ and girls’ soccer state tournament.

Greencastle is in Class 2A in boys’ soccer and in Class A in girls’ soccer, while North Putnam competes in Class A in both sports.

Greencastle will play South Vermillion in the second match of the Sullivan boys’ sectional, and the Lady Tiger Cubs will meet Monrovia in the second match of the Southmont Sectional.

North Putnam’s boys will compete in the Bethesda Christian Sectional and play the host team in the second match of the tourney. The Lady Cougars will also play at Southmont, and meet South Vermillion in the sectional opener.

The tourneys will be played Oct. 2-7.


Class 2A

At Sullivan

Match 1 – Owen Valley vs. Northview

Match 2 – South Vermillion vs. Greencastle

Match 3 – Winner match 1 vs. winner match 2

Match 4 – West Vigo vs. Sullivan

Match 5 – Winner match 3 vs. winner match 4 in championship

Class A

At Bethesda Christian

Match 1 – Cascade vs. Covington

Match 2 – Bethesda Christian vs. North Putnam

Match 3 – Winner match 1 vs. winner match 2

Match 4 – Covenant Christian vs. Indiana Math and Science Academy

Match 5 – Winner match 3 vs. winner match 4 in championship


Class A

At Southmont

Match 1 – North Putnam vs. South Vermillion

Match 2 – Monrovia vs. Greencastle

Match 3 – Winner match 1 vs. winner match 2

Match 4 – Cascade vs. Southmont

Match 5 – Winner match 3 vs. winner match 4 in championship


Greencastle 3, Owen Valley 1 – Maggie Meyer celebrated Senior Day for the Tiger Cubs in their 25-21, 25-19, 21-15, 25-19 win over the Patriots.

Meyer recorded 23 digs, three aces and three kills. Allison Stevens led the offense with 18 kills. Jalyn Duff had 39 assists, with Jada Amis adding nine kills.

Lilly Meyer had 14 digs, and Mackenzie Woodall added 12 digs.

Danville 3, Greencastle 0 — The Warriors won by scores of 25-13, 25-23 and 25-5.

The Cubs were led by Maggie Meyer with 16 digs. Allison Stevens and Jada Amis each had four kills, while Jalyn Duff had 14 assists.

Cloverdale 3, North Putnam 2 — The Cougars won the first two sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-22 before the Clovers came back to pull out the win.

Cloverdale won the third set 25-14 and the fourth set 25-12 before winning the final set 15-9 to record the win.

Tori Combs had 18 kills to lead the Clover offense, while Justyce Monnett added seven and Kenzie Stoltz had six.

Stoltz had seven aces, while Hailey Thomas had 32 digs


Greencastle 4, Owen Valley 1 – The Tiger Cubs continued their winning ways with a victory at Danville on Saturday.

Sean Ramey won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for the Tiger Cubs, while Trent Ross won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.

Greencastle’s Izaiah Campbell lost 0-6, 1-6 at No. 3 singles, while the Cubs swept both doubles matches. Henry Carter and Anthony Conley won at 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1, while Collin Gasway and Micah Hammond won at 2 dubs after losing the first set in a tiebreaker 6-7 (2-7).

Gasway-Hammond came back to win the second set 6-2 and then won 10-5 in a third-set tiebreaker (played instead of a third set due to the hot weather conditions).

Sectional pairings — Greencastle and South Putnam will play in the first round of the Northview Sectional, which begins on Wednesday.

The host Knights play Owen Valley in the second match, with the winners to meet on Thursday for the championship.

Northview Sectional


5 p.m. — Greencastle vs. South Putnam

6:30 p.m. — Northview vs. Owen Valley


5 p.m. — Championship

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