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Southern posts big win over Jay County

    Randolph Southern’s tennis team picked up one of its most impressive wins in recent years Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Jay County.

    The Rebels won at number two singles and won at both doubles positions.

    At number two singles, Southern’s Jake Misfud won in straight sets over Jay County’s Christian Romeo, 6-4, 6-1.

    At number one doubles, the Rebels’ Colton Fisher and Jake Good defeated the Patriots’ Sheldon Upp and Gavin Myers, 6-1, 6-2. In the number two doubles match, Southern’s Ethan Haines and Hagan Gambrel finished strong for a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 victory.

    Jay County won at number one singles where Crosby Heniser defeated Tyler Fink, 7-5, 6-2, and at number three singles where Simon Dirkson upended Reb Tylor Holguin, 6-0, 6-0.

    The Rebels were scheduled to travel to Blackford on Wednesday.

Falcons win at singles to edge Randolph Southern

    Winchester’s boys’ tennis team won at all the singles positions and topped Randolph Southern on Tuesday, Sept. 3, by a 3-2 county.

    Winners for the Falcons at singles were Alex Pegg, who defeated Southern’s Tyler Fink, 6-2, 6-2; Nick Dunica, who topped Rebel Jake Mifsud, 6-0, 6-1; and Ross Culy, who blanked Southern’s Tylor Holguin, 6-0, 6-0.

    The Rebels won at both doubles positions as Colton Fisher and Jake Good won 6-0, 6-1, over Winchester’s Beman Welch and Grant Wagner, 6-0, 6-1, and Ethan Haines and Hagan Gambrel topped the Falcons’ Levi Slusher and Drew Loyd, 6-4, 7-6 (12-10).

    Junior varsity winners were Winchester’s Michael Neville and Ethan McHolland and Randolph Southern’s Gage Ison.


County champ Falcons swing past Devils, Bearcats

    There was no letdown for Winchester’s girls’ golf team Tuesday after the Falcons won a Randolph County championship last week.

    Becca Chamberlin fired a 38 and four golfers had a 46 or better at Crestview as the Falcons defeated big schools Richmond and Muncie Central.

    The Falcons improved to 8-3 overall and are currently 6-1 against competition fro the Tri-Eastern Conference.

    Maddie Lawrence added a 45 for the Falcons with Maci Chamberlin and Kate Riggin both just a stroke back at 46. Naveah Lanter, who has been playing well most of the season, slipped to a 54.

    Other scores for the Falcons were Anny Shores with a 50, Megan Fulton with a 50 and Morgan Lawrence with a 55.

    The Falcons will play their final home match of the season tonight at Winchester Golf Club.

Bears lose by a stroke

    The difference between a win and a loss came down to a single stroke Tuesday for Monroe Central’s girls’ golf team. The Bears fell to Delta 196-197.

    There were some highlights, however, for the Bears as Paige Willen led the team with a 48 and recorded her first birdie on hole number four.

    Hannah Bolton shot a 49 in her first varsity match, Kloe Shinn managed a 49 despite hitting a pair out of bounds, Brooke Bolton was solid with a 51 and Mabrey Buis shot a 52 despite battling an illness. Also, Lydia Price had her personal best score of 55.

    The Bears were set to face Monroe Central Wednesday night for Senior Night.    


Falcon junior varsity falls to Northeastern, 30-14

    Winchester’s junior varsity football team suffered a 30-14 loss Monday to Northeastern.

    The Falcons got on the board midway through the second quarter when Landon Friend connected with Paul Welch for a touchdown.

    In the fourth quarter, Reed Brandenburg’s huge run put the Falcons in scoring position to set up Braxton Boswoth 6-yard touchdown catch. Brandenburg followed with a two-point conversion.

    Defensively, the Falcons had their hands full with the Knights’ offense. Paul Welch had two sacks, while Dakota Brandenburg and Elijah Zigler each had one sack.

    Winchester’s junior varsity will be in action again on Monday at Centerville starting at 6 p.m.