The Journal Gazette
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:30 pm

High School roundup

Bellmont boys win 1st cross country regional title


Bellmont placed four runners in the top seven finishers of the cross country regional at Marion to win the Braves' first-ever regional title in boys cross country. Junior Jordan Garlinger led the way with a third-place finish in 15:58.9, while Isaac Fuelling, Kyle Lawson and Deion Guise finished fourth, fifth and seventh.

In the girls regional, Norwell beat Oak Hill 67-68 to capture the regional championship. Senior Sydney Lambert finished fifth in 18:41 to lead the Knights and juniors Sarah Mahensmith and Lauren Bales finished sixth and seventh. Huntington North's Addison Wiley won the individual title in 17:43.4.

WAWASEE REGIONAL: Warrior runners Karlson Hand (16:59) and Michael Hammer (17:02) advanced to semi-state.


BELLMONT 3, MUNCIE BURRIS 2: At Bellmont, the Braves (22-10) won their 15th straight sectional title, the third-longest streak in the state, in five sets. They beat Burris 25-23, 31-33, 25-20, 20-25, 15-10. To get to the final, Muncie defeated Heritage (25-5) in four sets, despite 20 kills from Maggie Castleman. 

HOMESTEAD 3, COLUMBIA CITY 0: At Huntington North, the Spartans (19-14) won the Class 4A sectional title 25-10, 25-21, 25-21. Emily Wilcox had 13 kills, while Hannah Gaither chipped in 43 assists and three aces. To get to the championship, Homestead beat New Haven (22-9) in four sets, overcoming 16 kills from the Bulldogs' Emily Cordray.

WABASH 3, CANTERBURY 0: At Bluffton, the Cavaliers (8-13) saw their season end in a Class 2A sectional semifinal despite five kills from Marissa Rivers.

NORTHWOOD 3, WEST NOBLE 0: At Wawasee, the Chargers (11-20) lost in the Class 3A sectional final 25-15, 25-16, 25-12. They beat Jimtown in three sets in the semifinals.


JESSE MCCURDY 2, COLE SHIFFERLY 0: At the Kokomo regional championship, Bellmont's Shifferly (18-1, 2-1 tournament) fell 6-4, 6-1.

DANIEL PRIES 2, JOEL MAST 1: At the Portage regional, West Noble's Mast (22-0, 3-1) defeated Leyton Noerenberg of Crown Point and Robert Ford of Wabash to reach the title match, but lost there to South Bend Saint Joseph's Pries 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

MCCUTCHEON 2, BISHOP DWENGER 0: At the Kokomo regional, the Saints' doubles team of Brayden LaPan and Adam Yaggy (7-1, 5-1) fell to McCutcheon in the championship match 6-4, 6-3. 

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