Waldron claimed the last two sets to defeat host South Decatur in Mid-Hoosier Conference volleyball action Tuesday night 25-15, 20-25, 25-12, 25-21.
"Tonight was a disappointing conference loss," said South Decatur Coach Lisa Bennett. "We have definitely played better ball. We have fallen into a rut or maybe even a hole at this point and can't quite figure out how to get unstuck. I hope that tonight was a step in the right direction. We made some line-up changes in the middle of the game and the girls I threw into the mix hadn't seen a minute of varsity action until this game. They did a good job stepping in and doing what the team and I needed them to do.
"I have to give credit the rest of the girls for being able to make the adjustment of playing next to new players and helping the newbies figure out the game. My senior leaders are an amazing asset to this team and they make playing the game fun for the rest of the girls."
Olivia Watkins had 5 kills, and Delanie Diekhoff and Megan Niese each had 4 kills for the Cougars, now 7-9 overall and 3-5 in the conference. Brooke Helms served for 8 points and Brittany Koors had 6, while Niese supplied 24 digs.
The Greensburg cross country teams lost to Shelbyville on Tuesday evening in a dual meet. The Pirates' Shelby Pake won the girls’ race in 19:52. Cathy Newhart was 5th in 21:23 while teammate Cameron Jones lowered her personal best to 21:36 to take 7th place. Allie Reisman finished in 9th with a time of 23:29, and Mary Kate Porter was 10th in 24:59. Vanessa Brickett took 11th in 25:27.
Reid McClintic crossed the finish line in 17:56 to place 2nd in the boys’ race. Gus Gregory and Kevin Johnson worked together throughout the race to finish in 4th and 5th place, respectively. Gregory’s time was 18:45 while Johnson established a new personal best of 18:46. Eric Fisse finished in 12th place in a time of 20:14, Louis Moore was 13th in 20:26, and Kyran Luken took 14th in 20:27. Juniors Ben Newhart and Logan Moody were the next Pirate finishers. Newhart placed 16th in 21:11, and Moody ran 21:18 to set a new personal best. Devin Mick ran 24:26 to earn 20th, and Matt Hayes placed 22nd in 27:04.
• Gage Acton won the boys' race and Megan Hoover continued her winning ways by winning the girls' race as North Decatur swept past Knightstown Tuesday night.
Acton led the 7-5 Chargers with a winning time of 19:37. Other North Decatur finishers: Zach Johnson (2nd, 19:51), Eric Moorman (4th, 20:04), Arek Holloway (5th, 20:09), Logan Kramer (6th, 21:20), Mike Metz (7th, 21:43), Kyle Fogle (8th, 21:48), Tristian Hanna (10th, 23:15), Adam Hartman (11th, 24:23) and Noah Mack (14th, 25:22).
Hoover won in 21:25. Other Chargers: Haley Wesseler (2nd, 25:29), Emily Kissel (3rd, 25:51), Jaelyn Matthews (4th, 25:58), Celeste Pacilio (5th, 27:50), Emily Scott (6th, 28:30) and Olesya Raschechmarova (8th, 29:31). North Decatur's girls are 9-3.
Junior High Volleyball
Greensburg's eighth graders defeated Rushville in two games, 25-14, 25-23.
"We were really energized in the first game and were in complete control, but in the second game, we got a little passive," said Coach JuneAnn Rigney.
Serving leaders for Greensburg (8-6) were Lily Grimes, Davilyn Wessler and Anika Scripture. Protecting the net were Simone O'Mara Mary West, and Morgan Peetz.
• The Greensburg seventh grade team defeated Rushville in three games, 25-11, 19-25, 15-7. "Rose Morrison and Carlee Phillips led the team in serving," said Coach Katie Beyer. "Micha Morrison did a great job at the net with tips and aggression. Ellie Jackson and Claire Horan contributed with returns and digs."
Greensburg is now 10-4.
Junior High Football
Isaah Meyer scored two touchdowns and Damon Austin returned a punt for a score to help lead the Greensburg seventh grade team to a 20-6 victory over Sunman-Dearborn. Austin also was 2 of 3 on extra points.
Greensburg (7-0) looks to finish the season unbeaten Tuesday at home when the Pirates face Batesville. The game starts at 5:30 p.m.
• Triton Central scored with 4.8 seconds remaining to defeat the South Decatur eighth grade Tuesday night, 22-14. The seventh grade team won 12-6.
South's overall record is now 3-1 with two games remaining.
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