The following are results from Howard County high school sporting events that took place on September 19, 2012.
For the second straight evening, the Kats found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-0 shutout, this time to Lafayette Jefferson.
Kokomo (12-6) topped Westfield 5-0 on the road. The singles players of Craig Simon, Drew Sale, and Cody Shipley only dropped five total games. Sale won his match 6-0, 6-0. The No. 2 doubles team of Andrew Schten and Joe Farkas also won in convincing fashion, dropping just one game. The No. 1 doubles team of Parker Sanburn and Brandon Newton faced a little adversity in the second set, but ended up winning 6-3, 7-5.
GIRLS SOCCER (from Sep. 17, 2012)
The Lady Kats dropped a 4-1 match to the Marion Lady Giants in North Central Conference play.
Katie Whiteman got the Kats on the board first when she fought hard for a loose ball played in by Spencer Wesche. Not long after the Lady Giants equalized on a breakaway goal to knot the score at one.
“It was the second Marion goal that showed us what we were up against,” said head coach Myles Geary. “Marion was awarded a penalty kick on a call that had us baffled. That was a huge turning point in the game. I think that could have been a moment where our girls could have folded but we hung in there tough. I was really impressed with the way we continued to play, unfortunately it just wasn’t enough. The good thing is we will hopefully get another shot at them in sectionals.”
Geary said Becca Wade had an outstanding game in goal with nine saves and showed superior leadership qualities after the Kats went down 2-1.
JV BOYS TENNIS
The junior Wildkats won by the score of 7-3. Singles winners on the night were Jose Valdivia and Peyton Yeung, while doubles winners included the teams of Blake Brookshire/Joe Hurlocker, Erik Bowen/Brad Dockemeyer, Jake Farkas/Joe Wikel, Ben Tracey/Aden Merchant, and Bryce York/Brad Dockemeyer. The JV Kats improved to 14-4.
Eastern lost to Peru 3-2 in Mid-Indiana Conference action. At No. 1, doubles Joel Coffman/Josh Evenson were 6-3, 6-2 while the duo of Robbie Walling/Zach Walker notched a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles.
In Mid-Indiana Conference action, the Peru Bengal Tigers topped the Northwestern Lady Tigers 25-22, 25-17, 14-25, 25-23. Emily Harshman had 21 assists for Northwestern (3-9, 0-3 in MIC). Hannah Ballard added 10 kills and 11 serves receptions and Marie Hunkeler served a trio of aces.
Taylor lost to Oak Hill 7-0.
In a Mid-Indiana Conference thriller, Western topped Peru in a 12-round shootout following a 3-all tie in regulation. The Panthers won the shootouts 9-8. The squads tied at three in the first shootout (five shots each) and matched each other with four in the second shootout (five shots each). That sent the match into a sudden death shootout (one shot for each team), and in the 10th round of sudden death, Western goalie Edgar Sanchez made a save and Jordan Roe followed with the game-winner.
During regulation, Western got goals from Roe (30-yard shot to tie the contest at three), Zach Shahan and Zac Simpson. Roe and Chris Root added assists.
Western is now 9-2-1, and more importantly, 4-1 in MIC play to stay in contention for a conference title.