The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 24, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Trojans blank Hilltoppers

Staff Report
The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Covington keepers Collin Mears and Dylan Moore had a very quiet afternoon against the Schlarman Academy Hilltoppers at Drummy Field.

The net minders for the Trojans didn’t face a shot on goal during their team’s shutout victory, 2-0, over the Hilltoppers.

At the other end of the field, Schlarman’s Chris Kuchefski did all that he could, turning away 17 of 19 shots on goal and Covington finished with 41 total shots in the non-conference contest.

Zeb Newlin and Travis Coleman were the only players for the Trojans that were successful in getting shots past Kuchefski, both goals came in the first half.

“Our team did a nice job of controlling the game with possession tonight,’’ Covington coach Ryan Sowers said. “But, we struggled to put the ball in the back of the net. Schlarman did a nice job of getting a body in front of our shots and their keeper (Kuchefski) did an outstanding job in goal tonight.’’

The Trojans (6-2-1 overall) is back in action tonight as Covington will host the Benton Central Bison at the Trojan Sports Complex.

Bismarck-Henning 5, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 2

GEORGETOWN — Skylar Neutzman had two goals and an assist as the Blue Devils got past the Buffaloes 5-2 in a high school soccer match on Monday.

Neutzman’s first goal, off an assist from Blake Reifsteck, broke a 2-2 tie in the match. Reifsteck also had two goals and an assist for the Blue Devils, who improve to 4-3-1 overall.

Reed Smith had both goals for the Buffaloes, giving them a 1-0 lead and 2-1 lead in the first half, but Georgetown-Ridge Farm was held scoreless in the second half.

Bismarck-Henning will host Danville High in a 4:30 p.m. match on Thursday at the Danville Soccer Association complex.


Bott, Blue Devils cruise

DANVILLE — Bismarck-Henning senior Andy Bott claimed another medalist honor on Monday as he shot an even-par 36 at Harrison Park Golf Course.

Bott won individual honors by four strokes over teammate David Warren (40) as the Blue Devils were 31 shots better than second place Oakwood (164-195), while Westville (196) was third and Shiloh (219) was fourth.

The Blue Devils had five golfers shoot under 50 on Monday. After Bott and Warren, a junior, there was Noah Campbell (44), Logan Reifsteck (44) and Josh Heidrick (49).

Brandon Rowe had the best round for the Comets with a 44, while James Cornett had a 46.

Westville’s best round came from Adam High with a 41, he was the only Tiger under 50.


White, Swisher advance

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Covington’s Abby White and Seeger’s Kiley Swisher were able to advance to Saturday’s regional golf tournament out of the Crawfordsville Sectional.

White shot a 43 on the front nine and a 47 on the back nine to finish with a 90, which was 11 strokes off of the score of meet medalist, Zionsville’s Lucy Stevens.

Zionsville also claimed the team title with a score of 326. Seeger finished fourth, one spot from qualifying as a team, with a score of 430.

Swisher, who shot 46s on both the front and back nines, made it the regional tournament as an individual with a 92.

Saturday’s regional tournament will be played at Smock Golf Course in Indianapolis.


Benton Central 4, Covington 1

COVINGTON, Ind. — Ethan Snyder pulled out a three-set victory at No. 1 singles as his Trojans fell to the Bison on Monday afternoon.

After winning the first set, 6-2, Snyder lost a second-set tiebreaker 7-6 (1), but he regrouped to win the third set 7-5.

Covington also lost a three-set match against Benton Central as the Trojans No. 1 doubles team of Amit Shah and Brendan Woolwine suffered a hard-fought 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 loss to the team of Conner Martin and Blake Strawmat.


Schlarman Academy 3, North Vermillion 0

CAYUGA, Ind. — The Hilltoppers won their fourth straight match, beat the Falcons, 25-10, 25-9, 25-9 in a non-conference contest.

Senior Jordan Marganski had a match-high 18 assists in the match to go along with five ace serves, while Laura Gross had a team-high 11 kills to go along with seven assists. Lexi Rangel had a team-high four blocks, while Joslyn Dietzen had seven ace serves.

Schlarman Academy (7-3) will host Milford in a 6 p.m. match tonight at the Shebby Gymnasium.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2, Armstrong-Potomac 0

PAXTON — The Panthers improved to 12-5-1 with a 25-18, 25-14 win over the Trojans.