Prep roundup: NP golfers win Southmont tourney, defeat Clovers

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CRAWFORDSVILLE --The North Putnam golf team won the Southmont Invitational on Saturday, beating second-place Crawfordsville by four shots (334-338).

Southmont was third at 371, followed by Avon (381), North Montgomery (386), Frankfort (397), Danville (416) and Rockville (453).

"I was really proud of our guys today," NP coach Shawn Alspaugh said. "We started out slowly, really struggling on the front nine; other than Logan Grim's 40, no one did better than a 43 on the front. We had a lot of penalties and some really big scores that are hard to come back from."

Alspaugh was pleased with how his players regrouped and performed much better on the back nine.

"We really focused and turned things around on the back nine, found a way to get some pars, and put up some good scores on the back, including Austin Judy's 38 and Preston Porter's 40," Alspaugh continued.

"A lot of these schools are sectional opponents, so it's good to see where we stack up partway through the season," he added.

North Putnam (334) - Austin Judy 81, Logan Grim 82, Preston Porter 85, Jake Holtze 86

Team scores - North Putnam 334, Crawfordsville 338, Southmont 371,

Cougars defeat Clovers in Monday golf action

Austin Judy shot a 40 to lead the North Putnam golf team to a 176-199 victory over Cloverdale on Monday at Twin Bridges.

Jake Holtze added a 43 for the 5-1 Cougars, whose top four players all scored below 50.

Chase Snyder shot a 46 to pace the 2-3 Clovers, with Zach Nichols close behind with a 49.

Cloverdale coach Doug Wokoun was not happy with his team's performance.

"This match was a real disappointment in the sense that we have made very little progress over the last three weeks," he said. "Inconsistent play is killing us right now, and we can't seem to find a way to overcome it. Everybody had a couple of pretty good holes, but we had enough bad things happen that we couldn't overcome them."

The match was played in difficulty windy conditions.

"Coach [Shawn] Alspaugh's kids handled the wind and conditions much better than we did," Wokoun said. "Both teams had to compete under the same conditions, and they clearly managed that better than we did.

"I look at our group and see a number of young men who have the opportunity to be very good golfers, but they have to seize the opportunity."

North Putnam (176) - Austin Judy 40, Jake Holtze 43, Preston Porter 46, Logan Grim 47, Marcus Burdine 64, Peyton Myers 71

Cloverdale (199) - Chase Snyder 46, Zach Nichols 49, Kylar Galloway 50, Zack Wellington 54, Cooper Neese 55, Drew Boyette 59

Tiger Cubs fall to THS in golf

Terre Haute South defeated Greencastle 162-182 on Monday in high school golf at Rea Park in Terre Haute.

Jake Buis led the Tiger Cubs with a 42. South's Jake English was the medalist with a 37.

"We had tough playing conditions, with strong winds and fast small greens," Greencastle coach Steve Paquin said. "We continue to struggle hitting greens in regulation due to poor execution in ball striking. Putting also is an area where we have too many three putts which end up as double bogeys."

Paquin noted that his team is young, and many of the courses the Tiger Cubs are playing are new to them.

"Keeping the ball in play is also an area where we need to improve," he said. "This is a young team that has problems playing new courses, but will improve as the season progresses.

Greencastle (182) - Jake Buis 42, Blaise Hasty 46, Jake Bennett 47, Jonah Stevens 47, Jaxon Parmley 47

Terre Haute South (162) - Jake English 37, Justin Wilson 40, Pierce Gordon 41, Greg Stultz 44, Will Cammack 45

Next match - Today at Windy Hill CC against Tri-West at 4:30

Clover softball falls 8-2 to Cascade

Cascade jumped out to a 6-1 lead after four innings and held on for an 8-2 win over Cloverdale on Monday in high school softball action.

Kelsey Helterbrand had two singles for the Clovers.

"We made too many mental errors against a really good Cascade team," coach Jim Spencer said. "They made us pay for every physical and mental mistake."

Cascade 202 211 0 - 8 12 1

Cloverdale 010 001 0 - 2 4 1

GCMS splits track meets with OV

The Greencastle Middle School split a pair of track meets with Owen Valley on Monday.

Greencastle's Ian Frank (right) won the 2,400-meter run against Owen Valley.

The Greencastle boys team went to 2-1 on the season with a 63-46 win, while Owen Valley won the girls' meet 55-54 to drop Greencastle to 1-2.

Highlights in the boys' meet for Greencastle were Dakota Campbell breaking a 27-year-old stadium record with a jump of 19-2 in the long jump and Ian Frank winning the 2400 meters with a time of 9:05.

Highlights for the Greencastle girls' team included Allison Stevens breaking the school record in the long jump with a jump of 14-6, only to see teammate Kennedy Trigg beat that mark with a leap of 14-8 on her final attempt.


Greencastle 63, Owen Valley 46

HJ - Brock 5-5 (OV), Campbell (GC), Simmons (GC)

LJ - Campbell 19-2 (GC), Lezama (GC), Brock (OV)

SP -- Matthews 33-10 (GC), Simmons (GC), Cooper (GC)

D -- Matthews 114-0 (GC), Brooks (OV), Clark (OV)

2400m -- Frank 9:05 (GC), Kelley (OV), Plew (GC)

110m Hurdles -- Mereland 19.94 (OV), Chasteen (GC), Masters (GC)

100m -- Campbell 12.71 (GC), Lezama (GC), Mitchell (GC)

1600m -- Krikhoff 5:40 (OV), Frank (GC), Kelley (OV)

4x100m relay -- OV 54.11, GC

400m -- Lezama 59.9 (GC), Forston (OV), Head (OV)

800m -- Kirkhoff 2:34 (OV), Nay (OV), Frank (GC)

200m -- Campbell 25.84 (GC), Mitchell (GC), Whitaker (GC)

4x400m -- OV 4:31.57, GC


Owen Valley 55, Greencastle 54

HJ -- Truex 4-0 (OV), Fears (OV), J. Scott (GC)

LJ -- Trigg 14-8 (GC), Stevens (GC), Godwin (OV)

SP -- Buchannan 27-2 (OV), Ricketts (GC), Rios (GC)

D -- Stevens 70-5 (GC), Beuchanan (OV), Ricketts (GC)

2400m -- Hey 10:53 (OV), Dinn (GC), Farmer (OV)

100m Hurdles -- Taylor 19.68 (GC), Miller (OV), Elliot (OV)

100m -- Trigg 14.81 (GC), Nobles (GC), Bixler (OV)

1600m -- Wood 6:15 (OV), Barker (GC), Knieriem (OV)

4x100m relay -- GC 58.72, OV

400m -- Roddy 1:09.96 (OV), Nobles (GC), Huber (GC)

800m -- Wood 2:50.00 (OV), Elam (GC), Johnson (OV)

200m -- Goodwin 30.59 (OV), Stevens (GC), York (OV)

4x400m -- OV 4:55:10, GC

CMS boys, girls place second in triangular track meet

The Cloverdale Middle School track teams participated in a triangular meet along with Monrovia at Southmont, both earning second-place team finishes.

Southmont was the winner of the boys' meet with a team score of 68, while CMS was second with 41 and Monrovia third at 38. Monrovia won the girls' meet with a team score of 59, followed by Cloverdale with 45 and Southmont with 42.

Winning events for the Cloverdale boys were Brett Batchelor in discus at 107-1, Brayden Blevins in the 1,600 meters at 6:11, Chase Ashcraft in the 800 meters at 2:43 and the 4x100 relay team consisting of Trevor Woods, Da'Shawn Highbaugh, Josh Beikman and Ray Bates with a time of :53.8.

Cloverdale girls winning their events were Kenzie Stoltz (13-7.5 in long jump and 4-2 in high jump), Lakkain Price (26-9 in shot put), Lily Monnett (6:52 in 1,600 meters) and Kamrie Monnett (37.26 in 200-meter low hurdles).

Others placing were:


SP - 3. Batchelor

LJ - 3. Beikman

2,400 - 3. Ashcraft

110 HH - 2. Highbaugh

100 - 2. Bates; 4. Beikman

1,600 - 2. Bennett

400 - 4. Beikman

200 LH - 3. Opiela

200 - 3. Bates; 4. Woods


D - 3. Shoemaker

LJ - 3. Price

HJ - 3. Shoemaker; 4. Hardy

2,400 - 2. L.Monnett

100 hurdles - 4. K.Monnett

100 - 4. Stoltz

400 - 4. Box

200 - 2. Price

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