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2018 Individual Season Statistics (Boys)

Player Rds. (9-hole) Average Low Score Course
Westin Allen 3 39.7 38 Champions Pointe GC 
Sam Davidson 3 43.3 40 Champions Pointe GC 
Clayton Fields 3 44.0 42 Champions Pointe GC 
Kris Glass 3 44.3 43 Champions Pointe GC 
Conner Furnish 3 47.0 45 Champions Pointe GC 
Brant Badger 1 47.0 47 Champions Pointe GC 
Wade Curts 3 56.0 53 Champions Pointe GC 
Cameron Miller 3 61.0 56 Champions Pointe GC 


2018 Season (Boys)


Hornets Roll at Champions Pointe
4/11/2018 Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Host Henryville shot a 174, well ahead of Charlestown and South Central in a 3-way meet.

The Hornets’ Westin Allen shot a 4-over 40 for the match’s best mark. He was followed by teammates Clayton Fields (42), Sam Davidson (46) and Conner Furnish (46).

“It was our first time on the back nine this season and it got us a bit,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “Overall, it’s been a good few opening matches for us.”

Charlestown was paced by Michael Gillooly’s 48.

Henryville (174): Allen 40, Fields 42, Davidson 46, Furnish 46, Glass 47, Curts 53, Miller 62.

South Central (219): Lewis 45, Basham 51, Daugherty 60, Cunningham 63, Thomas 71.

Charlestown (248): Gilloly 48, Carr 59, Doty 69, Marlens 72. 




Hornets Clip Eagles
4/10/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Thanks to four sub-45 scores, Henryville topped Austin 168-218 in a dual match at Champions Pointe.  

Sam Davidson earned medalist honors, carding a 4-over-par 40 for the Hornets.

“Again, it was less than desirable conditions, but we carded a nice score,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “We're excited about this season. Hopefully, we'll stay motivated, put in the practice time, and continue to improve.”

Henryville (168): Davidson 40, Allen 41, Glass 43, Fields 45, Furnish 45, Curts 53, Miller 65

Austin (218): T. Johnson 43, C. Johnson 55, Law 57, McNeely 63, Smith 64



Hornets Second in 4-way
4/6/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Southwestern held off Henryville on Friday with a score of 167 to the Hornets' 170 in a 4-way meet at Champions Pointe. 

Both teams were represented by medalist performances. Southwestern's Trenton Hadley and Henryville's Westin Allen both shot a 38 to lead the field. 

Henrvyille's Kristopher Glass finished with a 43 and Sam Davidson shot a 44. 

"We carded a nice team score in less than desirable conditions," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "It was cold and it was wet. However, we know we have better weather and better scores in front of us. We're excited to get the season started."

Southwestern (167): Hadley 38, H. Mefford 39, Beverly 44, F. Mefford 46, Kramer 46. 

Henryville (170): Allen 38, Glass 43, Davidson 44, Fields 45, Badger 47, Furnish 50, Miller 56, Curts 62.

Scottsburg (214): Rockey 43, Bowls 45, Garcies 58, Riley 68.

New Washington (261): Swoboda 53, Wilson 65, Diaz 71, Curry 72. 



Season Preview: Floyd Central has high hopes
4/4/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

FLOYDS KNOBS — First-year Floyd Central coach Brett Eades has high hopes for his Highlanders this season. And for good reason. 

Floyd returns three of its top four players from a team that captured the program’s 27th sectional title and 14th in 15 years last June. Plus the Highlanders have an influx of young talent.

“We have high expectations and I think we have high expectations because we have a great mixture of experienced players,” Eades said. “We have two guys that have played in three sectionals and three regionals, and another who’s played in two sectionals and two regionals.”

Leading the returnees are the trio of seniors Dylan Zink and Jack Lilly and junior Harrison Eades. The newcomers include sophomore Reece Compton and freshmen Christian McIntosh and Judson Dukes.

Floyd won this past Saturday’s Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational with a team score of 316 — 21 better than runner-up Bloomington South — which was only nine off its sectional-winning total last year. And that was without Zink, who was on spring break.

“We’re missing our No. 1, so it can only go up from here,” Lilly said. “[With him] it’s going to add another good score in. We’re really looking forward to this season, definitely.”

Compton led the way with a 1-over-par 73 under difficult playing conditions at Covered Bridge Golf Club.

“Reece, he had a tough freshman year, but he’s really game and he’s ready this year,” Eades said.

That was followed by McIntosh’s 79 and Lilly’s and Duke’s 82s.

“Our goal is to get in the 300s and bust 300,” Eades said. “We have really high expectations, and all the kids do as well. I think the competition between our own teammates will help drive us.”

To where, only time will tell. 

“We’re just going to take it one at a time and just hope we can get ready for sectional and hopefully get to state as a team,” Compton said.  



• HEAD COACH: Rob Jones (first season).

• LAST YEAR: Incomplete team score at Providence Sectional.


• KEY RETURNER: Micah Franklin (So.).

• OUTLOOK: Franklin was the only player who competed at sectional last year for the Braves. 


• HEAD COACH: Adam Tolliver (seventh season).

• LAST YEAR: 10th at Madison Sectional.


• RETURNING PLAYERS: Brian Wolter (Sr.); Matt Carr (Jr.); Brian Hodges (Jr.); Caden Doty (So.).

• OUTLOOK: The Pirates return four of their five players, led by Hodges and Carr, from last year. They also have two freshmen, Michael Gillooly and Andrew Martens, who could contribute.

• TOLLIVER SAYS: “We’re still a young team in terms of years playing golf, so there will be bumps along the way. As a result of some of that inexperience, I don’t envision our team scores to win many matches, but individuals I hope to see work their way into some lower rounds and close to the top finishes in dual matches and improve over last year’s invitational and tournament scores.”


• HEAD COACH: Jordan Tillet (second season).

• LAST YEAR: Eighth at Providence Sectional.


• KEY RETURNERS: Hayden Hope (Sr.); Kevin Wang (Sr.); Dillion Kahl (Sr.); Carson Kastensmidt (Jr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Warriors return their top four players from last year led by Hope, who has signed with Spalding. He fired an 81 at sectional last year.

• TILLETT SAYS: “My top three I really feel like are going to do something this year. I really feel like this is going to be a breakout year for them.”


• HEAD COACH: Rodney Carver (first season).

• LAST YEAR: 12th at Providence Sectional.

• KEY DEPARTURES: Bennett McEwen, Blaze Golas.

• KEY RETURNERS: Keegan Allred (Jr.); Parker Sprouls (Jr.); Jordan Cunningham (Jr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Generals only have four players on the team, but three of them return from last season.

• CARVER SAYS: “We are looking to improve every match and get ready for the sectional. Hopefully we can lower scores each week and make every match competitive throughout the year.”


• HEAD COACH: Brett Eades (first season).

• LAST YEAR: Won Providence Sectional, finished fifth at regional.

• KEY DEPARTURES: Adam Rutledge, Luke Pruitt.

• RETURNING PLAYERS: Jack Lilly (Sr.); Dylan Zink (Sr.); Harrison Eades (Jr.); Reece Compton (So.).

• OUTLOOK: The Highlanders return several key players from the team that won the sectional, led by medalist Lilly, who shot a 69. They also welcome in a talented freshmen class that includes Christian McIntosh and Judson Dukes, both of whom played well at the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational.

• EADES SAYS: “We have high expectations and I think we have high expectations because we have a great mixture of experienced players — two guys that have played in three sectional and three regionals. And another who’s played in two sectionals, two regionals. Reece, he had a tough freshman year, but he’s really game and he’s ready this year. We have really high expectations and all the kids do as well. I think the competition between our own teammates will help drive us.”


• HEAD COACH: Robin Embry (19th season).

• LAST YEAR: Tied for second at Madison Sectional, 17th at Providence Regional.


• RETURNING PLAYERS: Conner Furnish (Sr.); Brant Badger (Sr.); Kris Glass (Sr.); Clayton Fields (Jr.); Cameron Miller (So.).

• OUTLOOK: The Hornets return their top five players from last season. Furnish, was the SAC medalist, and a member of the SAC team with Fields, Badger and Glass. The Hornets also have a trio of incoming freshmen in Westin Allen, Wade Curtis and Sam Davidson.

• EMBRY SAYS: “We have an experienced and talented group of returning players as well as some talented incoming freshmen. With a limited number of players last season, we didn’t have much internal competition for playing spots. This season, we’ll have competition for those spots. Hopefully, the competition will drive us to be better as individuals and as a team. This group has the potential to compete for the top spot in our matches, invitationals, conference and sectional. We’re looking forward to the season!”


• HEAD COACH: Dusty Corum (eighth season).

• LAST YEAR: Fifth at Providence Sectional.

• KEY DEPARTURES: Allen Crews, Blake Berry, Bradley Cross.

• RETURNING PLAYERS: Jay Williams (Sr.); Harrison Paul (Jr.).


• OUTLOOK: The Red Devils return only two golfers from last season, but they are significant returnees. Williams, whose season average was 76, was the sectional runner-up last year. He shot an 81 at regional. He has committed to Marian. Paul’s 18-hole average was 81 last year.

• CORUM SAYS: “Our team is light in the 4 and 5 spots so I don’t think we have the experience necessary to advance beyond sectionals.”


• HEAD COACH: Rick Belcher (13th season).

• LAST YEAR: Second at Providence Sectional, 12th at Providence Regional.

• KEY DEPARTURES: Adam Rivera.

• RETURNING PLAYERS: Joey Steinert (Sr.), Nolan Keeler (Jr.), Kameron Guess (Jr.), Caiden Walters (Jr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs return their top two scorers at sectional and regional in Keeler and Steinert, but lost No. 3 Adam Rivera.

• BELCHER SAYS: “I want to compete for a sectional title. Looking at what the kids scored last year in sectionals and knowing how much time some of them put into it, we should be better than last year, for sure. Advancing in regionals is something that I think we definitely should do, but I’d like to compete for a sectional. It’s been a long time [1997] since we’ve won a sectional title. I know we’ve got a long way to go, we’re well off of Floyd Central. … They’re going to be tough to handle. So we’ve got a long way to go.”


• HEAD COACH: Bret James (seventh season).

• LAST YEAR: Ninth at Madison Sectional.

• KEY DEPARTURES: Will Meadors.

• RETURNING PLAYERS: CJ Swoboda (Jr.); Garrett Wilson (So.).

• OUTLOOK: Swoboda was the team’s low medalist from last year with a 44 average. Garrett had a 45 average. The Hornets have two newcomers in sophomore Fernando Diaz and freshman Jacob Curry. “They are doing really well learning the game,” James said. “I am impressed with Fernando. He is athletic and picking things up really nice.”

• JAMES SAYS: “I hope that we can be a little more competitive this year, and then build the young team for a even better year next year. I am hoping that CJ and Garrett are shooting in the high 30s or low 40s right away. Depending if the weather will allow us to get some rounds in. I am excited to get things under way to say the least.”


• HEAD COACH: Victor S. Beeler (second season).

• LAST YEAR: Fourth at Providence Sectional.


• RETURNING PLAYERS: Shawn Fitzpatrick (Sr.); Trey Beatty (Sr.); Jarrett Rowe (Sr.); Will Kaiser (Sr.); Caleb Popp (Jr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Pioneers won the sectional two years ago, but finished fourth there last year. “Our players were disappointed with their finish in the sectional last year,” Beeler said. “We felt that we were peaking at just the right time as a team going into the sectional only to miss qualifying for regionals by four strokes. They have used that outcome to fuel the winter workouts in the hopes for making a deep run this season in the postseason.”

• BEELER SAYS: “Our players, lead by this senior class, have the opportunity to make a deep run this postseason. [Assistant] coach [Pat] McGuire and I can both see the talent level is there and these upperclassmen are ready to put it on display. Our players realize the level of competition in both our sectional and regional tournaments and they have set some lofty goals for themselves. With the weather remaining so unpredictable early this season, our team has had to put in a great deal of practice time in our new indoor facility. They are more than anxious to be on the course to get the season started. It should be a great year for Providence golf.”


• HEAD COACH: Matt Graston (second season).

• LAST YEAR: Third at Providence Sectional, 10th at Providence Regional.

• KEY DEPARTURES: Jacob Balz, Jacob Harper, Jared Cecil.

• RETURNING PLAYERS: Garred Perronie (Sr.); Hunter Popp (Sr.); Bryce Crutcher (Jr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Dragons return their Nos. 2 and 3 players, Perronie and Crutcher, as well as their sixth man, Popp, from last season.

• GRASTON SAYS: “We have a lot of guys that don’t have much match experience, but they will get it this year and hopefully we will be peaking at the right time again this year. Last year we started slowly, but got things together at the right times to win conference and advance to regional. Those were two lofty goals we set last year and the guys worked hard to obtain them. I think if the guys continue to put in the quality practice time and continue to have a purpose when practicing, we can be back in the same spot that we were in last year.”


2017 Individual Season Statistics (Girls)

Player Rds. (9-hole) Average Low Score Course
Kennedy Easton 17 42.7 39 Champions Pointe GC
Darian Nipper 16 45.7 40 Champions Pointe GC
Hannah Guernsey 17 49.6 45 Sunrise GC
Taytum Easton 17 51.4 46 Sunrise GC
Allison Horn 15 51.7 43 Champions Pointe GC
Olivia Guernsey 15 52.4 43 Sunrise GC
Sydney Kleinert 11 62.1 56 Westwood GC
Malorie Sinn 9 65.0 59 Sunrise GC
Ally Gardner 8 66.4 59 Champions Pointe GC
Mady Dotson 3 67.0 66 Champions Pointe GC


2017 Season (Girls)

12/19/2017 Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)

An individual sectional champion, the top player on a sectional championship team and a state finalist have made the cut for the 2017-18 NTSPY Awards finalists for girls’ golf.

Seniors Kaylan Hook of New Albany, Jillian Moorefield of Floyd Central and Kennedy Easton of Henryville are the candidates for the Girls’ Golfer of the Year.

The Golfer of the Year will be announced at the News and Tribune Sports Performance Yearly (NTSPY) Awards ceremony in June 2018 at Eastside Christian Church in Jeffersonville.

KAYLAN HOOK, NEW ALBANY - New Albany senior Kaylan Hook became the first Bulldog girls’ golfer since 1979 to make it to the state finals.

Hook accomplished that feat by finishing second at the regional at Washington with a plus-4 round of 76.

“Second at regional was a pretty big thing,” she said. “My main goal was to make it to state, so I was proud of that.”

Hook, who was also second at the Corydon Sectional and seventh at the Hoosier Hills Conference meet, carded a 2-day 183 at the finals in Carmel. That was good for 72nd in Indiana.

“I was just glad to be there,” she said. “Of course I wanted to play better, but getting there was the main thing. I was really nervous because I hadn’t been there.”

A few colleges are interested in Hook continuing her golf career in the fall. Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana are among the top contenders for Hook’s services.

KENNEDY EASTON, HENRYVILLE - It’s been quite a rise for Kennedy Easton. In her four seasons at Henryville she went from golfing neophyte to sectional runner-up.

This past season, Easton averaged 42.7 strokes for nine holes and 85 for 18. Her senior season was highlighted by her individual runner-up finish at sectional that helped the Hornets claim their first-ever team title.

“Being told since [the start] of our freshman year, ‘Don’t expect to come out and win a sectional title,’ that gives you even more drive to go win a sectional and that’s what we ended up doing,” she said.

The following week she narrowly missed a state berth, carding an 82 at the Roncalli Regional.

“I wish I would’ve played better. I could’ve gone to state,” said Easton, who has led the Hornets to three straight regional appearances, “but we ended up really good [and] I was proud of our team.”

After high school, Easton will continue playing golf at Hanover.

“It’s awesome. I love it up there. Coach [Wayne] Perry’s awesome,” Easton said. “[Plus] it’s close to home and they have what I want to study.”

JILLIAN MOOREFIELD, FLOYD CENTRAL - Floyd Central senior Jillian Moorefield averaged 44.8 shots per nine holes and 88 at 18-hole tournaments. Both led the Highlanders.

Moorefield, who just began playing golf last year, had a season-best 75 at the Corydon Sectional at Old Capital Golf Club to earn the 2017 individual sectional championship.

“It was the best year I’ve ever had golfing, which isn’t saying much because I’ve only been golfing for two years,” she said. “I was really proud of myself. I worked really hard during the summer.”

On Saturday, Sept. 16, Moorefield surprised even herself by beating New Albany’s Kaylan Hook by three strokes to claim the sectional title.

“I was just proud to be on the team,” she said. “If you had put together a pool [of contenders], I would not have been in that pool.”

Moorefield will compete in college, likely NAIA, Division II or III, and hopes to turn her newfound love of golf into a career.

“I’m just looking for a solid golf program,” she said.

FIRST TEAM - Kennedy Easton, Henryville senior; Kaylan Hook, New Albany senior; Jillian Moorefield, Floyd Central senior; Darian Nipper, Henryville senior; Morgan Spanopoulos, Floyd Central junior
SECOND TEAM - Shea Caylor, Providence senior; Francesca Hartlage, Floyd Central sophomore; Hannah Guernsey, Henryville senior;Elizabeth Mayberry, Providence junior; Stevie Roth, New Albany senior
HONORABLE MENTION - Kennedy Allender, Providence; Hayleigh Cullins, Floyd Central; Emma Hausz, Floyd Central; Grace Jennings, Christian Academy; Katie Price, New Washington; Sydni Sorg, Silver Creek

COACH OF THE YEAR - Robin Embry, Henryville


Hornets 11th at Legends
9/23/2017 Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)

FRANKLIN — Another historic girls' golf season at Henryville came to a close Saturday with an 11th-place finish at the Roncalli Regional at the Legends of Indiana Golf Club in Franklin.

The Hornets shot a 382 as a team.

"Overall, we played well," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "We'd always like to play better, but we're happy with today and our season."

The Hornets were led by senior Kennedy Easton, who shot a 14-over 82. Darian Nipper came in at 94, while Hannah Guernsey, Taytum Easton and Allison Horn all shot a 103. The Hornets could be even better next year with six players expected to return.

"We're going to miss our three seniors," Embry said, "but hopefully we'll continue to work this fall and summer knowing we can be pretty good again next season."

Henryville was coming off its first sectional championship in school history. On Saturday, the Hornets competed with some of the state's biggest schools, including sectional-champion Zionsville, runner-up Westfield and third-place Carmel.

"It's neat to see Henryville listed with Carmel, Center Grove, Brownsburg," Embry said.

RONCALLI REGIONAL At Legends of Indiana, Franklin par 72
Team scores: Zionsville 303, Westfield 306, Carmel 314, Brownsburg 322, Plainfield 347, Terre Haute South 361, Roncalli 361, Franklin 362, Center Grove 366, Lebanon 366, Henryville 382 (K. Easton 82, Nipper 94, Guernsey 103, T. Easton 103, Horn 103), Covenant Christian 388, Western Boone 406, Madison 409, Terre Haute North 410, Greencastle 413, Jennings County 422, Southmont 437.


Cubs’ Beasley medalist but Hornets claim first ever title
9/16/2017 James Pence (Madison Courier)

Walking up to the 18th tee at Sunrise Golf Course on Saturday, Madison’s Emma Beasley had a two shot lead over Henryville’s Kennedy Easton in a battle for sectional medalist. Most golfers would play it safe and hit an iron off the tee.

Beasley was not one of them.

She took out her driver and blasted the ball deep into the middle of the fairway about 15 yards from the front of the green on the par-4 18th. Beasley then went on to par the hole, which was good enough to give her the 2017 girls golf individual sectional championship and the third of her high school career by firing a 12-over 84. Easton made a six on the final hole to finish as the tourney runner-up with an 88.

“It feels really good and it was a long day,” Beasley said. “I pulled through and finished strong like I should’ve.”

Unfortunately for the Cubs, they finished seven strokes behind Easton-led Henryville’s 389 in the team standings. Jennings County was the third team to advance to Saturday’s regional with a 427. The win was Henryville’s first girls sectional golf title ever and the school’s first single-class sectional title of any kind in more than 20 years.

Beasley and Madison coach Jake Shockley had debated about which club to use in such a situation but he wasn’t sure if she’d take the safer option or go for it.

“She has that small little lead and then I look back and she whips out the driver,” Shockley recalled. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!,’ but that’s not how Emma plays golf. She went with driver and went for the kill so to speak. She went out her way. I know she was fretting about it all week long in school and in the classroom. She really wanted to get (the championship) again and I couldn’t be any happier for her.”

Keegan Ehlers shot a 99, Hannah Huff carded a 105 and Destinee Sadler rounded out the Cubs’ scoring with a 108. Jenna Imel carded a non-scoring 111.

“The score was a little bit higher than what we were looking for but they grinded it out there today and I can’t really fault the girls. They worked hard,” Shockley said.

Southwestern came up short of advancing to regional and finished in fourth with a 458. Elle Foley paced the Rebels with a 103, Kristin Consley shot a 114, Shahala Brown had a 119 and Bella Marcum completed the scoring with a 122.

“Overall as a team, it was a little bit of a letdown,” said Southwestern coach David Bright. “We had high hopes. We came in with the third best team average and ended up fourth and did not advance. Congrats to Jennings County, who came in with the fourth best team average and finished third to advance. They just wanted it more than we did. They deserve a lot of credit for that.”

The Rebels did not go away completely empty handed as Foley’s 103 was good enough to advance to regionals as she placed in the top three individuals from a non-advancing team.

I was really proud of Elle tonight,” Bright said. “As a freshman she stepped into the toughest pairing in the entire sectional and held her own. That is so impressive and just goes to show how much potential she has. She earned that regional birth no doubt.”

Riley King of Switzerland County also advanced to regional as an individual by shooting a 104. Jody Breeck finished with a 130 for the Pacers, Mattea Edwards had a 131 and Annabella Bear carded a 192.

It was a disappointing day for Shawe as neither of the two Hilltopper golfers made it out of the sectional. Katie Hertz was one shot shy of advancing with 105 and Kate Grote shot a 117.

“We’re disappointed of course since we couldn’t defend our sectional team title,” said Shawe coach David Hertz. “Katie’s goal was to qualify as an individual and to get beat out by one stroke is tough. Hopefully she’ll use this as motivation for next year. Kate was coming off a leg injury so I was proud of her for just completing her round. She played a lot better today than she did at conference which was great to see. I think if she continues to work on her game and maybe next year, both our golfers will go to regional.”

The regionals are at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and also includes golfers from the Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Center Grove, Crawfordsville and Northview sectionals.

Henryville 389 (K. Easton 88, Nipper 92, H. Guernsey 102, T. Easton 107, O. Guernsey 120), Madison 396, Jennings Co. 427, Southwestern 458, Lawrenceburg 468, Scottsburg 499, Switzerland Co. 557, Shawe NTS, South Dearborn NTS.


Hornets Claim First Sectional Crown
9/16/2017 Justin Maskulinski (News & Tribune)

MADISON — Henryville won its first-ever golf sectional at Madison on Saturday.

The Hornets were a bit off their game with a team score of 389, but it was enough to top the 9-team field at Sunrise Golf Course.

"We're a bit disappointed with our score, but we're very happy to have hung in there on a tough day and win," coach Robin Embry said. "We've had a great season and this is icing on the cake."

The championship marks the first single-class sectional title for Henryville in over 20 years.

The Hornets were led by Kennedy Easton and Darian Nipper in second and third, respectively. Easton was four shots off the lead, set by Madison's Emma Beasley, who shot an 84. Nipper carded a 92.

The duo marks the first Henryville players to finish in the top-3 since Carissa Embry in the 2010 Floyd Central Sectional.

Madison and Jennings County placed second and third, respectively, and will advance to the Roncalli Regional — at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin — along with the Hornets. They'll be joined by the top teams from the Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Center Grove, Crawfordsville and Northview Sectionals.

"We're really looking forward to another trip to the regional — this time as sectional champions," Embry said. "These girls are very deserving and I'm excited for them."

Lawrenceburg's Bailee Johnson, Southwestern's Ellie Foley and Switzerland County's Riley King all advanced as individuals.

Henryville 389: K. Easton 88, Nipper 92, H. Guernsey 102, T. Easton 107, O. Guernsey 120
Madison 396: Beasley 84, Ehlers 99, Huff 105, Sadler 108
Jennings County 427: Clark 96, Whitehead 103, Campbell 107, Greene 121, Joray 130
Southwestern 458: Foley 103, Consley 114, Brown 119, Marcum 122
Lawrenceburg 468: Johnson 100, Smart 117, Jones 123, Williamson 128, Lusk 155
Scottsburg 499: Bottorff 105, Barger 112, Bryant 132, Gabbard 150
Switzerland County 557: King 104, Breeck 130, Edwards 131, Bear 192
Madison Shawe NTS: Hertz 105, Grote 117
South Dearborn NTS: Fortner 110, Jackson 141, Shields 226

Henryville wins at Sunrise
9/11/2017 Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)

MADISON — Henryville shot a 176 to win a 3-way match against Madison Shawe and New Washington at Sunrise.

The Hornets had six players shot a 48 or better in the win. Darian Nipper and Olivia Guernsey tied for the best round with a pair of 43s. Kennedy Easton and Hannah Guernsey each carded a 45. Sunrise will host the Madison Sectional on Saturday.

"We played well this evening," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "Playing our sectional course again was good preparation for Saturday. We have one more match and a few days of practice, then we'll give it our best in the state tournament. We're pleased with the progress we've made this season."

New Washington and Shawe didn't have enough players for a team score. New Wash was led by Katlyn Price's 47.

Henryville 176: Nipper 43, O. Guernsey 43, K. Easton 45, H. Guernsey 45, T. Easton 46, Horn 48
Madison Shawe NTS: Hertz 46, Grote 56
New Washington NTS: Price 47

Henryville shoots 183 to beat South Central
9/6/2017 Staff (News & Tribune)

ELIZABETH — All five Henryville golfers shot 51 or better as the Hornets carded a 183 in a dual meet against South Central at Chariot Run.

Darian Nipper and Hannah Guernsey each shot a 45 in the win. Kennedy Easton completed the course in 46 shots, Taytum Easton carded a 47 and Allison Horn at 51.

"After not scoring very well yesterday, we were happy to shoot a pretty good score on a challenging course," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "We'll get in some good practice the rest of this week and get prepared for our last couple of matches and the state tournament."

Henryville 183: Nipper 45, H. Guernsey 45, K. Easton 46, T. Easton 47, Horn 51, O. Guernsey 54, Kleinert 59
South Central NTS: Page 58, Cook 63

Floyd holds off field at Elk Run
9/5/2017 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

JEFFERSONVILLE — Floyd Central was impressive on Tuesday with its win over five other teams at Elk Run.

New Albany's Stevie Roth and New Washington's Kaitlyn Price both shared medalist honors with a score of 42.

Floyd Central just edged Henryville, which finished one stroke behind the Highlanders.

"We didn't score our best today," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "We kept battling. Over these last two weeks of the season we have no home matches. It'll be a challenge to see how well we can play away from home. I think we'll do fine and it will prepare us for Sunrise (sectional course)."

Floyd Central 191: Moorefield 47, Collins 47, Hausz 48, Spanopoulos 49, Hartlage 50, Juliot 52
Henryville 192: Nipper 45, K. Easton 48, H. Guernsey 48, O. Guernsey 51, T. Easton 52, Horn 56
New Albany 210: Roth 42, Hook 45, Orr 61, Taylor 62
Christian Academy 244: Snider 56, Rodwig 60, Jennings 61, Ramer 67, Conn 69
Jefffersonville 245: Bundy 60, Kane 60, Lawler 61, Foster 64, Peabody 67
New Washington NTS: Price 42, Matthews 63

Easton, Hornets Prevail in 3-way
8/30/2017 Justin Maskulinski (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Henryville beat visiting Madison and Scottsburg in a 3-way meet at Champions Pointe.

Kennedy Easton earned medalist honors with a plus-3 39 and teammates Darian Nipper, Hannah Guernsey and Olivia Guernsey were all within 10 strokes of her.

"It's been another good week for us," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "Over the past couple of weeks, we've had several girls score their personal best. So far, it's been a really good season. Hopefully, we'll continue to put in the practice time to continue to improve."

Henryville 176: K. Easton 39, Horn 43, Nipper 45, H. Guernsey 49, O. Guernsey 49, T. Easton 59, Gardner 59, Kleinert 62, Sinn 64
Madison 192: Ehlers 41, Beasley 45, Sadler 52, Imel 54, Kirby 58
Scottsburg 221: Bottorf 46, Parker 51, Gabbard 61, Bryant 63, Johnson 65, Myszak 67, Ritchison 67

Henryville sees Medalists
8/28/2017 Justin Maskulinski (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Host Henryville recorded the top five scores in a 3-way match with incomplete Madison Shawe and South Central teams at Champions Pointe on Monday.

The Hornets were led by co-medalists Kennedy Easton and Darian Nipper. Both shot plus-4 rounds.

"Of late, we are carding some very good scores," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "We're consistently having three or four players in the 40s and the others are very close. Although we're happy with the scores we're shooting, we want to continue to put in the time to improve in all phases."

Henryville 175: K. Easton 40, Nipper 40, Horn 45, H. Guernsey 50, T. Easton 50, O. Guernsey 52, Kleinert 59, Gardner 61, Sinn 64
Madison Shawe NTS: Hertz 51, Grote 55
South Central NTS: Cook 51, Page 61

Henryville defeats Southwestern
8/22/2017 Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Kennedy Easton shot a meet-best 42 and host Henryville beat Southwestern 183-224.

The Hornets' top six players all shot a round of 53 or better. Darian Nipper shot a 46, Hannah Guernsey a 47 and Taytum Easton a 48 in the win.

"After an initial rain delay, the course became a bit soft, which made it play longer," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "However, the girls handled the delay and conditions well. We carded a good round with four scores in the 40s. If we stay committed, focused and willing to put the time in, we'll continue improving."

Henryville 183: K. Easton 42, Nipper 46, H. Guernsey 47, T. Easton 48, Horn 51, O. Guernsey 53, Kleinert 60
Southwestern (Hanover) 224: Foley 51, Consley 56, Marcum 58, Brown 59

Rebels’ golf win streak halted by Hornets
8/19/2017 Staff (Madison Courier)

Southwestern golf’s string of three straight match wins was halted by Henryville on Friday at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour.

The Hornets got a medalist round of 41 from Kennedy Easton as well as two more rounds lower than the best Lady Rebel to win 187-219 while host Trinity Lutheran did not field enough players for a team score.

Elle Foley led the Lady Rebels with a 51, Shahala Brown and Bella Marcum both carded 55s and Kristin Consley shot a 58.

“Tough match tonight on a tough course,” Southwestern coach David Bright said. “Its never easy to score on small, slick greens and Henryville has a solid team. Elle played her best round of the year and I have a feeling she is going to be one of those athletes that thrives in difficult situations which is rare. We are still hovering around that 200 mark and our putting is improving each match. We are on the right track.”

In addition to Easton’s 41, Henryville got a 45 from Hannah Guernsey and a 48 from Allison Horn. Tatum Easton shot a 53 and Olivia Guernsey carded a 55.

Morgan Gabbard fired a 63 for Trinity.

“Although we were missing our number two player, we still carded a very nice score,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “As we continue to improve our short game, and this course really tests your short game, our scoring will continue to improve. With quality practice time over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be prepared for the second half of our season. We’re happy with the start we’ve had.”

Henryville 187: K. Easton 41, H. Guernsey 45, Horn 48, T. Easton 53, O. Guernsey 55
Southwestern (Hanover) 219: Foley 51, Brown 55, Marcum 55, Consley 58
Trinity Lutheran NTS: Gabbard 63

Hornets Down Jeff at Champions Pointe
8/15/2017 Justin Maskulinski (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Henryville defeated Jeffersonville by nearly 40 strokes at Champions Pointe on Tuesday.

New Albany was also a part of the match, but did not field enough golfers to card a team score. Henryville's 193 bested Jeff's 231.

"It's been a good start to our season," Hornets coach Robin Embry said. "We've been under 200 each match and we're not far from being consistently in the 180s. We've been a bit busy with matches, but the next few weeks give us a little more practice time. We're enjoying the walk."

Henryville's Kennedy Easton's plus-7 earned medalist honors. Taytum Easton wasn't far behind at 48. Jeff's low scorer was Bonnie Dixon, who shot a 54. Stevie Roth, New Albany's leader, also shot a 54.

Henryville 193: K. Easton 43, T. Easton 48, Nipper 50, H. Guernsey 52, Horn 53, O. Guernsey 53, Kleinert 64, Sinn 66, Gardner 70
Jeffersonville 231: Dixon 54, Kane 57, Bundy 58, Foster 62, Lawler 63, Peabody 64
New Albany NTS: Roth 54, Orr 70

Easton Paces Hornets, Field
8/14/2017 Justin Maskulinski (News & Tribune)

MADISON — Henryville's Kennedy Easton shot a plus-5 for medalist honors in a 4-way match at Sunrise Golf Course on Monday.

The Hornets carded a team score of 198 to edge Lawrenceburg, the only other full team in action.

"We didn't score very well today," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "Our schedule has us playing more than we're practicing. We'll be better as the season progresses and we get more practice time. We've got several things to work on. Hopefully, we'll be committed to changing a few things and willing to put time in on those changes."

New Washington was led by Katelyn Price's 43, good for second place in the 16-person field.

Henryville 198: K. Easton 41, T. Easton 52, Horn 52, Nipper 53, O. Guernsey 55, H. Guernsey 58, Kleinert 66, Sinn 67
Lawrenceburg 260: Smart 61, Williamson 62, Casey 64, Lusk 73
Shawe NTS: Hertz 48, Grote 61
New Washington NTS: Price 43, Matthews 68

Lady Cubs go distance in loss
8/10/2017 Staff (Madison Courier)

Madison’s girls golf team traveled about as far as a team can to play a home match on Thursday and in the end the Lady Cubs just didn’t have enough left in the tank to fend off Henryville 191-202 at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison.

And that could be because the Cubs arrived at Sunrise by way of Jeffersonville, a two-hour round trip that left little time for warmups.

“It was a wild day for us,” Madison coach Jake Shockley said. “There was a scheduling mix up, so we picked up and drove to Jeffersonville before driving home and playing Henryville. It’s the first time I’ve ever driven two hours for a home game or match. We pretty much stepped off the bus and swung the clubs and it showed. Emma (Beasley) tripled her first hole and Keegan (Ehlers) quadrupled.”

Beasley went on to shoot a 44 while Ehlers carded a 55. Jenna Imel weather the trip a little better and shot a 51 while Destinee Sadler had a 52 and Caroline Kirby a non-scoring 57.

“We played a little younger lineup than usual today, too, and they handled adversity pretty well,” Shockley said. “Jenna had her lowest nine hole score yet, Destinee is getting right, and Caroline has a lot of potential.”

Kennedy Easton shot a 41 for Henryville to lead all scorers as the medalist. Darian Nipper carded a 46, Hannah Guernsey a 50 and Olivia Guernsey a 54 while Allison Horn shot a non-scoring 60.

“It’s always good to have a chance to play our sectional course,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “We’d like to score a little better, however, overall, we played OK. It’s been a good opening week for us!”

Henryville 191: K. Easton 41, Nipper 46, H. Guernsey 50, O. Guernsey 54, T. Easton 54, Sinn 59, Horn 60, Kleinert 61, Dotson 68, Gardner 69

Madison 202: Beasley 44, Imel 51, Sadler 52, Ehlers 55, Kirby 57

Family Gathering for Embrys
8/8/2017 Staff (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — In a clash of three Embry-family coaches, Robin's Henryville Hornets topped Tosha's Clarksville and Carissa's Eastern at Champions Pointe on Tuesday.

The Hornets had the only full team and carded a 181, led by medalist Kennedy Easton's plus-7 43.

"It was special to have a tri-match with my daughters being the other coaches," Robin said. "Tosha has done a nice job with the Clarksville program and I'm sure Carissa will with the Eastern program. I'm proud of the young ladies they've become."

The Hornets, fielding 10 golfers, saw their top six scorers all between 43 and 54. The top four were between 43 and 47.

"We're very happy with the score we carded," the Hornets coach said. "We have internal competition and that will make us better. With continued commitment and work ethic, we could have a really good season. So far, it's been a good start."

Clarksville, just one golfer shy of carding a team score, was co-led by Heather Slack and Abby Martin. Both shot 65.

Henryville 181: K. Easton 43, Nipper 45, H. Guernsey 46, O. Guernsey 47, T. Easton 53, Horn 54, Kleinert 64, Dotson 66, Gardner 69, Sinn 70
Clarksville NTS: Slack 65, A. Martin 65, R. Martin 68
Eastern NTS: Gilstrap 54

Hornets Shoot 195 in Season Opener
8/7/2017 Staff (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Henryville shot a 195 to defeat Trinity Lutheran in its season-opening dual meet Monday.

Co-medalists Kennedy Easton and Darian Nipper each shot a 47 for the Hornets. Hannah Guernsey added a 50 and Olivia Guernsey and Taytum Easton each completed their rounds in 51 strokes.

Henryville 195: K. Easton 47, Nipper 47, H. Guerney 50, O. Guernsey 51, T. Easton 51, Horn 57, Sinn 66, Kleinert 68, Gardner 70
Trinity Lutheran NTS: Gabbard 62

Golf Preview: Bulldogs hope to challenge Floyd
8/6/2017 Justin Maskulinski (News & Tribune)

NEW ALBANY — One of the main storylines heading into the girls' golf season is who will emerge as the area's top players.

Last season, the three NTSPY Finalists — Borden's Makenzie Smith and the Floyd Central duo of Lauren Decker and Sydney LaDuke — were seniors.

New Albany is hopeful that it will not only have one of the top golfers, but one of the top teams in 2017.

"We have a chance to be better than we've been in a long time," Bulldogs coach Kelly Hook said. "If everybody comes out and we get them focused, we can have the best team that we've had in a long time. We should be able to contend for first or second at the sectional."

The everybody-comes-out part of the quote cannot be understated. New Albany has five golfers on this year's roster — four are needed to score in a tournament. Last season, they barely had four for the sectional tournament. In fact, their fourth player battled sickness and the Dogs advanced to the regional by a stroke.

"It's really tough," Hook said. "Some of these other schools, they'll have 15 golfers. I'm begging for girls to come out. From day to day, you don't know. If one girl's sick, we can't play [as a team]."

One consistent part of the lineup will likely be Hook's daughter, Kaylan. She's been the No. 1 golfer for the Dogs since her sophomore season. After a summer of golfing, she hopes to enter her senior year on a roll.

"I pretty much played every day," Kaylan said. "Played in a lot of tournaments, more than I have in prior summers. I've just been working hard. It's my senior year and I want to put forth all the effort I can to make it the best."

Another returning player for New Albany is Stevie Roth. Like Hook, she hopes to make the most of her senior season.

"I'm excited for this year, honestly," Roth said. "We're all seniors now and we're more prepared than ever. It's my last year, I want to do as best as I possibly can. I want to leave my mark here."

Floyd Central has long been the area's top program. This year, the Highlanders will aim for their fifth straight sectional crown, but they'll do it without Decker and LaDuke.

Coach Hook has respect for his team's rival, saying, "They don't fall, they just kind of reload," but he hope his Dogs can make a run at the sectional this season.

"We've been the second child for all these years," Hook said. "This is our chance to win sectional or place real high. Floyd Central had two, three, four golfers that were just fantastic every year. This is our time to try to combat [Floyd] and try to make a move."


• HEAD COACH: Jim Schuld (third year with Borden and overall) and Rob Jones (second year with Borden and overall).
• HOME COURSE: No home course.
• LAST SEASON: Makenzie Smithadvanced to the state finals last year, the first time ever for a Borden golfer.
• KEY LOSSES: Smith.
• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Genevieve Zakrzewski (So.).
• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Natalie Lewis (Fr.), Alyse Medlock (Jr.)
• OUTLOOK: Schuld expects this year to be a learning season for the Braves. The goals are to teach proper swings and get them ready for next year. Zakrzewski has a chance to advance to the regional.
• SCHULD SAYS: "We have a young team that is learning the fundamentals. If everything goes as planned we will be a team to reckon with next year.”

• HEAD COACH: Kim Carroll (13th season).
• LAST SEASON: Did not have a full team at sectional.
• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Brianna McCutcheon (Sr.), Chloe Fellows (So.), Addison Harden (So.), Emmaly Rose (So.), Maddisen Smith (Jr.), Korree Tharp (So.).
• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Lizzie Hill (Fr.), Pam McCoy (Fr.), Julianna Roberts (Fr.).
• OUTLOOK: Charlestown has a handful of returning players from last year's team and three newcomers on the roster. Carroll hopes to be competitive with the teams on their schedule.
• COACH SAYS: "With six girls returning, they will provide leadership for our new golfers. I feel our new golfers will learn the game and improve as the year goes."

• HEAD COACH: Marty Hope (second season).
• HOME COURSE: Hidden Creek.
• LAST SEASON: Eighth at Corydon Sectional.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Britney Rodewig (Sr.), Angelann Ramer (Jr.), Grace Jennings (So.).
• NEW PLAYERS: Trinity Snider (Fr.), Lizzy Conn (Jr.).
• OUTLOOK: Last season was the first for CAI girls' golf. They'll return two of their scoring golfers from last year's sectional and will have two newcomers. As a newer team, the Warriors will look to improve each time they take to the course.
• HOPE SAYS: "As we enter this season, I look forward to the mental, physical and spiritual growth of the team. I know we are capable of achieving great things on and off the course."

• HEAD COACH: Tosha Embry (fifth season).
• HOME COURSE: Wooded View.
• LAST SEASON: Did not have a full team at sectional.
• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Abby Martin (Sr.), Heather Slack (Sr.), Trinitee Henning (So.).
• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Riley Martin (Fr.).
• OUTLOOK: With a full roster and experience coming back, Clarksville hopes to continue to improve and should win a match or two by season's end.
• EMBRY SAYS: "This is the first season that I will have a full team of girls that have at least one year of experience going into the season, which I am really excited about. I have seen them all put in the time and work during the offseason and I really hope to see it pay off by being competitive this season, especially for my two seniors."

• HEAD COACH: Kara Collier (fourth season).
• HOME COURSE: Valley View.
• LAST SEASON: Corydon Sectional champion; Eighth at Washington Regional.
• KEY LOSSES: Sydney LaDuke and Lauren Decker.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: ​Jillian Moorefield (Sr.), Morgan Spanopoulos (Jr.), Emma Hausz (Jr.), Sydney Palmer (Jr.).
• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Maddie Jaehnen (Sr.), Francesca Hartlage (So.), Sydney Juliot (So.), Courtney Kessinger (So.), Haleigh Collins (Fr.), Zoe Hoehn (Fr.), Isabella Stumle (Fr.).
• OUTLOOK: It will be tough to replace two Girls' Golfer of the Year candidates in LaDuke and Decker. That said, Floyd has a deep program and its players should adjust and improve as the season rolls along. They should compete for the sectional title again — it would be their fifth in a row.
• COLLIER SAYS: "This is going to be another great year for FC. It will be exciting for the girls who worked so hard to see it all pay off as we get underway. This is a fantastic group of girls that will accomplish big things as long as they continue to work hard."

• HEAD COACH: Robin Embry (14th season).
• HOME COURSE: Champions Pointe.
• LAST SEASON: Second at Madison Sectional; 16th at Roncalli Regional.
• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Kennedy Easton (Sr.), Darian Nipper (Sr.), Hannah Guernsey (Sr.), Allison Horn (So.), Olivia Guernsey (So.).
• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Ally Gardner (Jr.), Mady Dotso (So.), Taytum Easton (Fr.), Sydney Kleinert (Fr.), Malorie Sinn (Fr.).
• OUTLOOK: With the core back and a solid group of newcomers, Henryville should expect to get out of the Madison Sectional, as it did last season. Embry's hope is that the team is playing its best golf at the end of the season.
• EMBRY SAYS: "I'm hoping our three seniors provide leadership, especially in an example of etiquette, attitude and work ethic. We'll have internal competition to be in our top 5, which will make us better. We expect to be competitive in each of our matches and, with commitment and improvement, be able to compete for the sectional title. We're looking forward to getting the season started."

• HEAD COACH: Dusty Corum (seventh season).
• LAST SEASON: Seventh at Corydon Sectional.
• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Corum said there are 17 newcomers.
• OUTLOOK: With 17 freshmen entering the season with little to no experience, Corum says his team will look to build up the program during this season.
• CORUM SAYS: "Looking forward to teaching the new golfers and working on building a future competitive team."

• HEAD COACH: Kelly Hook (third season).
• HOME COURSE: Valley View.
• LAST SEASON: Third at Corydon Sectional, 16th at Washington Regional.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Kaylan Hook (Sr.), Stevie Roth (Sr.), Cortney Holder (Sr.), Erin Bell (Jr.), Jessica Orr (So.)
• OUTLOOK: With the top two Floyd golfers graduating, New Albany may have a chance at challenging the Highlanders for the sectional crown. With just five golfers — four are needed to score as a team — health and consistent play will be a key for the Bulldogs.
• HOOK SAYS: "We are very experienced this year. We have three seniors and one junior — still a small team, but they have played together a long time. Kaylan Hook should be one of the top golfers in the area. She has played No. 1 since she was a sophomore. She has scholarship offers from some colleges and has had a good summer of golf this year."

• HEAD COACH: Ken Allender (second season with girls, eighth overall).
• HOME COURSE: Covered Bridge.
• LAST SEASON: Fourth at Corydon Sectional.
• KEY LOSSES: Alexa Wilson, Raymond Taylor.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Shea Caylor (Sr.), Ellie Mayberry (Jr.), Alex Henderson (Jr.), Kennedy Allender (So.), Jessica Hartlage (So.).
• OUTLOOK: Last season, Providence was edged for the last advancing spot at the sectional by just one stroke. With only two golfers to replace, Allender expects his team to compete for a regional spot this year.
• ALLENDER SAYS: "These girls have some potential to do really well. Their attitude toward working on their game has been good in the offseason. It should pay off for them this fall."

• HEAD COACH: Matt Graston (second season).
• LAST SEASON: Did not have a full team at sectional.
• KEY LOSSES: Liv Schmidt, Savannah O’Neil, Ashton Crutcher.
• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Graston is hoping for more players to come out.
• OUTLOOK: The approach to the season is a bit different without a scoring team. That said, Sorg has a chance to improve and advance as an individual once the postseason arrives. Sorg can look at recent Borden grad Makenzie Smith, who advanced to the state finals last season as an individual, for inspiration.
• GRASTON SAYS: "Unfortunately our middle school program didn’t get going until two years ago so we are still one [or] two years away from getting some of those girls from our feeder system. It’ll be nice to start seeing some of those girls hit the high school ranks and help contribute with Syd."