Lefebvre Receives IHSGCA Mitchel J. Winger Courage Award
Henryville High School Senior Charlie Lefebvre received the Mitchel J. Winger Courage Award at the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association Awards Banquet on June 20, 2015 at The Golf Club of Indiana in Zionsville, IN. This award is give to a varsity player (boys and girls) who contributes to the success of their team despite of physical impairments and/or medical conditions.
Over his high school career Charlie earned All-Conference honors twice and contributed to Henryville winning conference titles each year, a Hauser Invitational Title, and setting school records for 9-hole & 18-hole scoring.
Boys Golf: NTSPY Semifinalist / All-Area Team
6/18/2015 by Kevin Harris (News & Tribune)
During the 2014-15 school year, five Player of the Year semifinalists will be named in each of the 19 local high school sports.
The spring sports finalists will be named in the next few days and the Player of the Year for each sport will be announced at the second annual NTSPY Awards at IU Southeast’s Paul W. Ogle Community Center on Thursday, June 25.
Here are the semifinalists for the 2014-15 Boys’ Golf Player of the Year honor:
MITCHELL ALLENDER, PROVIDENCE
The senior finished in a three-way tie for sixth place at the Providence Sectional on June 8 at Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg with a 2-over-par 74. Allender’s score helped the Pioneers finish second and advance to the Providence Regional at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville. At regional June 11, Allender fired a 76 as the Pioneers placed eighth as a team. Allender finished his career by being in the starting lineup in each of Providence’s matches and tournaments during his four-year Pioneer tenure. Allender participated in two IHSAA State Finals during his career. In 2011 as a freshman, Allender helped Providence qualify for state as a team. In 2012 as a sophomore, Allender qualified as an individual for state. He has signed a national letter of intent to play golf next season at IUPUI.
KEVIN CRONE, PROVIDENCE
During the regular season, the junior shared medalist honors in the annual Big 4 Classic at Champions Pointe Golf Club, involving the Pioneers, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville and New Albany, with a 1-under-par 35. Crone finished third at the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational with a 76 and placed fourth in both the Center Grove Trojan Classic (73) and the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational (75). He finished third overall at the Providence Sectional at Covered Bridge Golf Club with a 2-under 70, leading the Pioneers to a berth in the Providence Regional at Champions Pointe. Crone fired a 79 at regional.
ADDISON GREENWELL, NEW ALBANY
The junior finished in the top three spots in four 18-hole tournaments during the regular season. Greenwell’s most impressive round was earning medalist honors at the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus with a 3-over-par 75. He was second in both the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational (74) and the Floyd Central Invitational (73) and third in the Bud Bennett Memorial Invitational (75). Greenwell collected medalist honors in several nine-hole matches during the regular season. He qualified for the Providence Regional as an individual by finishing ninth overall with a 75 at the Providence Sectional. Greenwell shot a 78 at regional. Greenwell’s nine-hole scoring average in 2015 was 37.9 and his 18-hole average was 75.8.
MAX LEIST, PROVIDENCE
The junior placed fifth overall at the Providence Sectional at Covered Bridge Golf Club with a 1-over-par 73. The score enabled the Pioneers to finish second as a team with a team score of 295. At the Providence Regional, Leist carded a 78. During the regular season, Leist placed second overall at the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational at Covered Bridge with a 74 and third in the Legends of Providence Invitational at Champions Pointe Golf Club with an even-par 72.
JACK LILLY, FLOYD CENTRAL
The freshman showed his potential in the postseason. Lilly claimed medalist honors at the Providence Sectional by shooting a 3-under-par 69 in regulation, followed by winning a one-hole playoff against Corydon Central senior standout Timothy Wiseman. At the Providence Regional, Lilly finished sixth overall with a 73 as the Highlanders finished third as a team and qualified for the IHSAA State Finals. At state at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Lilly carded a two-round score of 181 (37-over).
2015 ALL-AREA TEAM
FIRST TEAM: Mitchell Allender, Providence senior; Kevin Crone, Providence junior; Addison Greenwell, New Albany junior; Max Leist, Providence junior; Jack Lilly, Floyd Central freshman
SECOND TEAM: Clayton Crum, Floyd Central senior; Luke Davidson, Henryville junior; Sam Garr, Silver Creek senior; Kamden Hurst, Borden junior; Billy Sleight, Floyd Central senior
THIRD TEAM: Ben Arnson, Providence sophomore; Kunal Bhanushali, New Albany senior; David Shepard, Floyd Central junior; Evan Wilson, Providence senior; Dylan Zink, Floyd Central freshman
HONORABLE MENTION: Andrew Baldwin, Jeffersonville senior; Evan Craig, Jeff senior; Mason Edwards, Henryville junior; Reilly Gray, Borden junior; Carter Hurst, Borden sophomore; Charlie Lefebvre, Henryville senior; Miles Matthews, Charlestown sophomore; Nick Rasdon, Jeff senior; Matt Wilson, New Washington senior.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Cason, Floyd Central
Floyd makes State with surprising effort
6/11/2015 by Kevin Harris (News & Tribune)
HENRYVILLE — After struggling for most of the regular season, Floyd Central stunned the field Monday at Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg by winning the Providence Sectional with a team score of 290.
The Highlanders kept shocking people Thursday at Champions Pointe Golf Club.
Floyd Central qualified for the IHSAA State Finals for the 17th time in program history by finishing third in the Providence Regional with a score of 306. The top three teams and top five individuals on non-advancing squads advanced to state, which will be Tuesday and Wednesday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.
Highlanders’ head coach Mike Cason used one word in what helped his players at regional — confidence.
“I think Monday gave them some confidence for today, and confidence is a big thing in golf,” Cason said. “It’s the way I expected us to play all year. If I could put my finger on it, I could make a million dollars. The kids are starting to believe in themselves.”
Floyd Central senior Clayton Crum says the Highlanders have been more focused on each individual stroke lately.
“Our new motto is ‘shot by shot,’” Crum said. “Every individual player is focusing more. We’ve had more time to practice since school has been out.”
Fellow Highlander senior Billy Sleight thinks the players have been more confident and aggressive with their shots.
“Our coach always stresses how we can’t be timid with shots and how we always have to be confident,” Sleight said. “That’s where the focus comes in because if you aren’t focused, you’re going to be somewhat timid on almost every shot.”
Thursday was another chapter in the Highlanders’ unbelievable turnaround since the regular season ended. The last time Floyd Central played an 18-hole tournament at Champions Pointe was the Legends of Providence Invitational on May 30, where it finished sixth with a 314 against a field that included several regional opponents. In the Providence Invite, three Highlanders shot in the 70s with the lowest score being a 76.
But Thursday, Floyd Central was one of two teams to have all five of its players shoot in the 70s. The other squad was top-ranked and regional champion Center Grove, which fired a 290. No. 8 Bloomington South placed second with a 298, led by medalist Joe Weiler with a 2-under-par 70.
Freshman Jack Lilly, who earned medalist honors at sectional with a 69, led the Highlanders again Thursday. He shot a 1-over 73, which included an even-par 36 on the back nine.
Sleight shot a 77, while teammates David Shepard and Dylan Zink each fired a 78. Crum chipped in a 79.
“I told these kids all year that from one to five they have probably the best team in the state because they all can shoot good scores — every one of them,” Cason said. “It just kind of proves that what I’ve been telling them is true and they’re finally starting to believe some of the things I’ve been telling them.”
Crum says he and his teammates have been working on their chipping and putting as of late, and it has paid off so far in the postseason.
“We’ve been practicing on our short game [a lot] the past couple of weeks,” Crum said. “Those are the shots that count. You can hit the ball bad. But if you have a good short game, you can still score low.”
Cason thinks his team’s difficult regular-season schedule and his players’ knowledge of Champions Pointe were key factors Thursday. The Highlanders have had a good portion of their practices this season at Champions, while their traditional home course - Valley View Golf Club - was being renovated.
“We knew how the course was going to play, so I think that helped us a little bit,” said Cason, who thanked Champions Pointe and head professional Scott Ivey for their hospitality this season. “We’ve played some tough courses and some tough competition, and that always makes a difference.”
Providence came up five positions short of advancing to state, placing eighth with a 314. Senior Mitchell Allender paced the Pioneers with a 76. Providence junior Max Leist fired a 78, while fellow junior Kevin Crone carded a 79. Also for the Pioneers, sophomore Ben Arnson had an 81 and senior Evan Wilson shot a 94.
“We left some shots out there. We are a better team than 314. But you’re not always going to play your best every time out,” Providence head coach Ken Allender said. “The one thing about Providence High School is that we go up against the biggest schools on that board year in and year out, and we’re there. We’re proud of our kids. We’re proud of the work ethic they have and the dedication they have to their sport.
“We didn’t get any breaks. If you are a team that is in the running to get that second or third spot, you’ve got to have some things go right for you. We swam uphill all day. We just didn’t really get anything going for us today. We didn’t make a lot of putts and you’ve got to make putts.”
No Clark-Floyd players were among the top five qualifiers on non-advancing teams.
New Albany junior Addison Greenwell ended his great season with a 78, shooting 39 on both the front nine and the back.
“It wasn’t exactly his best day out there,” Bulldogs’ head coach Rick Belcher said. “He made good shots, but he got some bad breaks. His short game wasn’t there today.”
Borden junior Kamden Hurst fired an 84 in his second consecutive regional appearance. Hurst carded a 44 on the front nine and a 40 on the backside. On May 27 at Champions Pointe, Hurst fired a 74 to earn medalist honors at the Southern Athletic Conference meet.
“I know he’s disappointed. He shot a 74 at conference there a couple of weeks ago, and I think he expected to do that again,” Borden head coach Tony Wagoner said. “He’s disheartened, but I’m proud of the kid.”
Henryville junior Luke Davidson posted an 85 at his home course. After shooting a 39 on the front nine, he struggled on the back nine with a 46.
“Luke played consistently well all season, so it was difficult to watch him struggle on the back. A couple of shots got away from him and his short game faltered,” Hornets’ head coach Robin Embry said. “However, I'm happy with the season he's had and the improvement he’s made. He works hard and is deserving of all the good results and honors he has received. Fortunately, we’ll have him back next season and look forward to the opportunity to play here again.”
No. 12 Corydon Central wound up sixth with a 309. One Panther was an individual state qualifier as Mitchell Frederick carded a 73. Ball State recruit Timothy Wiseman and fellow Corydon player Ryan Crawford each added a 75. Also for the Panthers, Quinton Coffman shot an 86 and Steven Coleman had a 95.
North Harrison’s Chase Spencer concluded his season with an 80. Scottsburg placed 14th as a team with a 347, led by Luke Taylor with an 80.
2015 IHSAA Providence Regional: Center Grove 290, Bloomington South 298, Floyd Central 306, Franklin 308, Indianapolis Perry Meridian 309, Corydon Central 309, Columbus North 311, Providence 314, Heritage Hills 318, Columbus East 319, Jasper 323, Bedford North Lawrence 334, Madison 337, Scottsburg 347, Bloomington North 348, Greensburg 353, Jennings County 364, Springs Valley 367, Henryville (Davidson 85).
Hornets Fall Short of Regional, Finish Fourth at Madison Sectional
6/8/2015 by Kevin Harris (News & Tribune)
MADISON — Henryville fell one spot short of qualifying for the Providence Regional, as it finished fourth in the Madison Sectional on Monday at Sunrise Golf Club with a team score of 338.
The top three teams and top three individuals on non-advancing teams advanced to the regional Thursday at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville.
Hornet junior Luke Davidson qualified for his second consecutive regional as an individual with a 7-over-par 79. The other two individual regional qualifiers on non-advancing squads were Rising Sun’s Brady Murray (80) and Austin Armstrong (82). Davidson will be playing on the Hornets’ home course at Thursday’s regional.
“Luke has been consistent all season and continues to improve. He works hard and I’m happy to see him getting good results,” Henryville head coach Robin Embry said. “I expect him to play well on Thursday.”
Three other Hornets shot in the 80s. Freshman Conner Furnish carded an 85, junior Mason Edwards fired an 86 and senior Bailey Reister had an 88. Henryville senior Charlie Lefebvre wound up with a 94.
The Hornets fired a team score of 181 on the front nine, but rebounded with a 157 on the backside.
“We were disappointed with our front nine performance,” Embry said. “However, I was very happy to see all five players post good scores on the back nine. They showed a lot of character on the back.
“We’re all happy to see Luke advance, but our expectations were to advance as a team. We just dug too big of a hole. We’ve had a really good season. We just came up a little short today.”
Embry said the Hornets’ two seniors in Lefebvre and Reister have been crucial in the Henryville’s recent success.
“The past four years, we’ve won four [Southern Athletic] conference titles, a Hauser Invitational title, and set school records for nine- and 18-hole team scores. They’ve been a big part of our success,” Embry said.
Madison won the sectional with a 303. Jennings County was second with a 330, and Scottsburg placed third with a 331. The Cubs’ Dylan Bilz was the medalist with an even-par 72. The Warriors’ Luke Taylor finished second overall with a 74.
New Washington finished 10th with a 456. The Mustangs earned the spot by winning a fifth player tiebreaker with Rock Creek, which was 11th with a 456. Charlestown fielded an incomplete team.
2015 IHSAA Madison Sectional: Madison 303, Jennings County 330, Scottsburg 331, Henryville 338 (Davidson 79, Furnish 85, Edwards 86, Reister 88, Lefebvre 94), Rising Sun 341, Switzerland County 358, Southwestern 398, Madison Shawe 419, Austin 427, New Washington 456, Rock Creek 456, Charlestown NTS, South Ripley NTS.
Hornets Win 3-Way
6/5/2015 by Kevin Harris (News & Tribune)
HENRYVILLE — Luke Davidson shot a meet-best 37 — 1-over par — to help Henryville edge Trinity Lutheran by two strokes in Thursday's 3-way meet at Champions Pointe.
Charlie Lefebvre carded a 42, Conner Furnish a 43 and Bailey Reister a 45 to support Davidson's medal round.
Henryville 167: Davidson 37, Lefebvre 42, Furnish 43, Reister 45, Edwards 48, Glass 50, Buysman 54, Kopp 55, Badger 56
Triinity Lutheran 169: Criswell 41, Cd. Stuckwisch 45, Cr. Stuckwisch 44, Stahl 49, Royalty 44, Keith 40, Pottschmidt 54
Morristown 233: Jones 61, Platt 64, Johnson 55, Redd 54, Battles 63
Hornets win tri-meet at Champions Pointe
6/1/2015 by Kevin Harris (News & Tribune)
HENRYVILLE — Junior Luke Davidson earned medalist honors with a 3-over-par 39 to lead Henryville to a first-place finish in a triangular meet Monday at Champions Pointe Golf Club with Austin and Rock Creek. The Hornets shot a team score of 169, followed by the Eagles with a 217. The Lions fielded an incomplete team.
Henryville had three players shoot in the low to mid 40s. Senior Bailey Reister fired a 42, while junior Mason Edwards and freshman Conner Furnish each carded a 44.
“It wasn’t the best scoring conditions. Yet, we still posted a good score,” Henryville head coach Robin Embry said. “However, this group isn’t satisfied. They know they can shoot lower. We’re looking forward to our [regular-season] closing match on Thursday and the [Madison] sectional on Monday.”
Rock Creek had only two golfers. Sophomore Max Vogen shot a 54 and senior Will Brown had a 55.
Henryville 169: Davidson 39, Reister 42, Edwards 44, Furnish 44, Badger 48, Glass 52, Lefebvre 54, Buysman 57, Kopp 63
Austin 216: Carter 40, Beck 58, T. Johnson 58, C. Johnson 61, Love 65, Nease 70
Rock Creek Academy NTS: Vogen 54, Brown 55
Panthers edge Henryville at Sunrise
5/27/2015 by Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)
MADISON — Jake Simmons shot a meet-best 37 to help Jennings County get by Henryville by five strokes at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison on Wednesday.
Luke Davidson’s 40 paced the Hornets, who also got 45s from Charlie Lefebvre and Conner Furnish.
"Overall, we didn’t play our best today,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “Maybe its a bit of a letdown after playing well at the conference. We’ll work these last couple of weeks, preparing to play well the next time we’re at this course.”
Jennings County 171: Simmons 37, Doonnell 44, Kelley 45, Wilder 45, Sawyer 48, Day 48
Henryville 176: Davidson 40, Lefebvre 45, Furnish 45, Glass 46, Reister 47, Edwards 48, Kopp 49, Badger 51, Buysman 54
Shawe NTS: Hambrick 53, Corillo 57
Henryville, Hurst Win SAC Titles
5/23/2015 by Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)
Henryville easily out-stroked South Central to win the Southern Athletic Conference championship Saturday at Champions Pointe.
Borden’s Kamden Hurst edged the Hornets’ Luke Davidson by a stroke to win the individual SAC crown. Hurst took the lead with a birdie on the second hole and held on for a 2-over 74 despite a bogey on the final hole.
Charlie Lefebvre and Mason Edwards backed up Davidson with an 85-apiece to help the Hornets repeat as champions. Conner Furnish’s 89 also helped Henryville’s cause.
Reilly Gray shot an 87 and Carter Hurst a 91 for Borden, which was beaten by the Rebels by a single stroke for second place.
New Washington finished sixth, led by Matt Wilson’s 113.
Teams: Henryville 334 (Davidson 75, Edwards 85, Lefebvre 85, Furnish 89, Reister 104), South Central 348, Borden 349, Lanesville 421, New Washington 479, Crothersville NTS.
Henryville Comes Out on Top at Hidden Creek
5/21/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
SELLERSBURG — Henryville put together a solid performance and was able to come away with the win over Silver Creek and Austin at Hidden Creek Golf Club on Thursday.
As a team Henryville shot a 158, just three strokes better than Silver Creek’s 161. Austin finished with a 204. Silver Creek’s Sam Garr posted the best score of the day. He shot a 1-under-par 34, which was good enough for medalist honors.
The Hornets were led by Luke Davidson, who just missed tying Garr with a 35. Mason Edwards finished with a 38, Charlie Lefebvre shot a 40, Conner Furnish a 45 while Bailey Reister and Brant Badger rounded the Hornets out with a 47 and 49.
“I’m really pleased with the improvement we’ve had over the past few weeks,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “Hopefully, we can continue over the final part of our season.”
The Dragons’ Cody Zimmerman and Jacob Harper both shot a 42. Jared Cecil added a 43, Chris Cunningham finished with a 45 and Hunter Popp shot a 55 for Silver Creek.
Henryville 158: Davidson 35, Edwards 38, Lefebvre 40, Furnish 45, Reister 47, Badger 49
Silver Creek 161: Garr 34, Zimmerman 42, Harper 42, Cecil 43, Cunningham 45, Popp 55
Austin 204: Carter 41, Beck 45, T. Johnson 58, Love 60, C. Johnson 64, Nease 62
Hornets Win Quad-match
5/14/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
Henryville coach Robin Embry: “We’re playing well and are very close to posting really good scores. We’re just a couple of strokes per player away. I like the direction we’re headed.”
Henryville 173: Davidson 39, Lefebvre 42, Edwards 44, Reister 48, Grimm 49, Furnish 57
Lanesville 200: Shephard 41, Kennedy 49, Patterson 53, Mason 57, Kaake 61, Hardin 63
Clarksville NTS: Bruner 72
Crothersville NTS: Ludeman 40, P. Adams 55, C. Adams 60
Henryville Wins West Clark Shootout
5/12/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
Henryville coach Robin Embry: “I think this is an important match for each of the schools, so it’s always nice to win. It was very windy, so overall, I’m pleased with the scores. Hopefully, we can play well this Thursday and start building some momentum and confidence heading into the last few weeks of our season.”
Henryville 15: Davidson 5, Furnish 4, Lefebvre 3, Reister 3, Edwards 2, Glass -2
Silver Creek 8: Garr 9, Cecil 3, Harper -2, Zimmerman -2, Dean -9
Borden -2: K. Hurst 10, Franklin 1, Nunn -6, Fraschella -7, Kruer -8, C. Hurst -9
Note: Modified Stableford scoring system was used for this match
Davidson Shines as Hornets Take Hauser Invite
5/9/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
HOPE — After a first-place finish on Saturday at Clifty Creek Golf Course, the Henryville boys’ golf team finally got over the hump that was the Hauser Invitational.
Henryville finished with a team score of 337 and defeated second-place Trinity Lutheran by 17 strokes.
The Hornets were led by Luke Davidson, whose score of 78 was good enough to earn the event’s medalist honors. Davidson struggled early, but was able to clean up his play on the back nine and bring home medalist honors for a second straight year.
Mason Edwards finished with an 81 for the Hornets. His afternoon went the opposite of Davidson’s. Edwards scored well on the front nine, but he faded towards the end of the invitational.
Henryville’s Bailey Reister continued to improve and posted a career-low of 88.
“This course really tests your short game,” Embry said. “At times, we didn’t measure up. However, all in all we played well. We simply want to keep getting better.”
Teams: Henryville 337 (Davidson 78, Edwards 81, Reister 88, Lefebvre 90, Furnish 99), Trinity Lutheran 354, Hauser 379, Edinburgh 383, Triton Central 403, Morristown 425, Columbus Christian 426, Southwestern (Shelbyville) 434.
Hornets finish second in four-way
5/5/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
Henryville coach Robin Embry: “Our short game was tested today and we struggled. We’ll keep working with the goal to be playing our best golf in a few weeks.”
South Central 166: Day 40, Gabhart 41, Henthrup 42, Stopinski 43, Goforth 46, Brown 51
Henryville 172: Edwards 41, Furnish 42, Davidson 43, Lefebvre 46, Glass 49, Reister 51
Borden 184: Hurst 40, Franklin 46, Gray 48, Fraschella 50, Nunn 52, Kruer 57
Crothersville NTS: Ludeman 44, P. Adams 59, C. Adams 65
Henryville defeats Charlestown
4/28/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
SELLERSBURG — Henryville coach Robin Embry: "It was good to get three in the 30's. However, we need consistency from the 4 and 5 spot. We continue to improve and with the right commitment, we could be shooting some very good scores by the end of this season.
Henryville 158: Lefebvre 36, Davidson 38, Edwards 39, Glass 45, Furnish 47
Charlestown NTS: Matthews 43, Jackson 49, Christman 51
Hornets Take Fourth at Shawe Invitational
4/25/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
MADISON — Henryville battled through rough conditions and finished in fourth place at the Madison Shawe Invitational with a team score of 177 Saturday at Sunrise Golf Club. The tournament was shortened to nine holes.
The Hornets played a solid round, but first-place Madison was still 19 strokes better. Henryville took a second team to the invite and that group shot a 223. The medalist was Madison’s Dylan Bilz with a 2-over-par 38.
Conner Furnish put together a good round and led the Hornets with a score of 40. Teammate Luke Davidson was right behind him, shooting a 42. Charlie Lefebvre finished with a 46, Bailey Reister shot a 49 and Mason Edwards closed out the first Henryville team with a 50.
Kristopher Glass led Henryville’s second team with a 52. Wyatt Kopp shot a 55, Brant Badger had a 56 and Will Buysman fired a 60 for the Hornets.
“The rain, cool temperatures and wet course provided a challenge for everyone,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “I was pleased with how our players handled the conditions. Our short game continues to be a weakness. We need to commit to making it a strength. Overall, we continue to improve and I believe our best golf is yet to be played.”
Teams: Madison 158, Madison No. 2 168, Jennings County 169, Henryville 177 (Furnish 40, Davidson 42, Lefebvre 46, Reister 49, Edwards 50), Scottsburg 190, South Decatur 198, Southwestern 215, Henryville No. 2 223 (Glass 52, Kopp 55, Badger 56, Buysman 60), Madison Shawe 244.
Henryville wins at Shadowood
4/20/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
SEYMOUR — Henryville managed to squeak by Trinity Lutheran 181, 184 Monday at Shadowood.
The Hornets were led by medalist Luke Davidson. Davidson shot a 41 in the nine holes and finished with a two-stroke victory.
Henryville was provided with strong outings from its top three golfers. Davidson finished in first, and teammate Mason Edwards was right behind him with a 43. Charlie Lefebvre also finished in the top five with his 47.
Henryville 181: Davidson 41, Edwards 43, Lefebvre 47, Furnish 50, Glass 51, Reister 55
Trinity Lutheran 184: Criswell 43, Cd. Stuckwisch 44, Stahl 48, Pottschidtt 49, Keith 50, Criswell 51
Trinity Lutheran JV 208: Cy. Stuckwisch 44, D. Royalty 46, A. Royalty 59, Prentice 59, Fleener 66
Henryville JV 224: Badger 49, Grimm 55, Kopp 60, Buysman 60
Jeff takes Wooded View title
4/18/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
CLARKSVILLE — Jeffersonvile’s picked up its biggest win of the year with its first-place finish in the Clarksville Wooded View Invitational on Saturday.
Jeffersonville just squeaked past the field and held off second-place Scottsburg by three strokes, 321-324.
The medalist was Scottsburg’s Luke Taylor, who shot a 75 on the day.
Jeffersonville was led by Jay Williams, who was just one shot behind Taylor’s medalist performance. Andrew Baldwin shot a 77 and Allen Crew shot a 79 for the Red Devils. Evan Craig and Nic Rasdon both finished with a 89.
New Albany finished with a score of 331 that landed the Bulldogs in third place. Cameron Walters led New Albany with a 77 and Ethan Hunter shot a 79.
Henryville took home fourth with a final total of 343. Luke Davidson was the low man for the Hornets with his 77. Charlie Lefebvre shot a 85 and Conner Furnish finished with a 87 for Henryville.
“This was similar to last Saturday,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “We played well on the front and a bit indifferent on the back. Hopefully, next weekend we can play well on both sides. Luke competed for medalist honors. However, three consecutive bogeys in the middle of his round had him playing catch up. He and the others are playing well. We want to continue to work and improve.”
Silver Creek put together a 344 and finished in fifth place on the day. Sam Garr shot a 79 for the Dragons.
Borden finished in seventh place and tallied a final score of 365. Borden was led by Kamden Hurst’s 84.
Rock Creek followed Borden, finishing with a score of 432. Max Vogen shot a 88 for the Lions.
Charlestown finished in 10th place with a total of 474. The Pirates’ top finishers were Miles Matthews, Kyle Jackson and Brady Christman. Matthews shot a 100.
New Washington and Christian Academy both shot a 477. New Washington was led by Matthew Wilson, who shot a 105, while Sam Limeberry finished with a 104 to lead the Warriors.
Teams: Jeffersonville 321, Scottsburg 324, New Albany 331, Henryville 343 (Davidson 77, Lefebvre 85, Furnish 87, Edwards 94, Reister 95), Silver Creek 344, North Harrison 354, Borden 365, Henryville #2 425 (Glass 96, Badger 101, Kopp 108, Buysman 119), Rock Creek 432, Salem 449, Charlestown 474, New Washington 477, Christian Academy 477
Henryville wins at Champions Pointe
4/15/2015 by Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)
Henryville coach Robin Embry: “We’re improving and we want to continue to improve. It’s been fairly tough conditions for our first few matches and we’ve still managed to post respectable scores.”
Henryville 177: Davidson 40, Edwards 43, Lefebvre 46, Furnish 48, Reister 50, Badger 55, Glass 55
Borden 192: K. Hurst 41, Kruer 48, Gray 50 Frascella 53, Franklin 55, Nunn 57, C. Hurst 60
Charlestown 220: Matthews 48, Jackson 54, Watson 58, Christman 60
Hornets win four-way
4/13/2015 by Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)
Luke Davidson shot a meet-best 2-over-par 38 to lead Henryville to an easy four-way victory at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville on Monday.
Davidson earned birdies on three of his first four holes to lead the Hornets to a score of 176, which was 12 strokes better than runner-up South Central. Eastern was third with a 235 and Shawe was fourth with a 246.
Charlie Lefebvre carded a 42, Mason Edwards a 45, Bailey Reister shot a 51 and Conner Furnish a 52 for the Hornets.
Henryville 176: Davidson 38, Lefebvre 42, Edwards 45, Reister 51, Furnish 52, Badger 54
South Central 188: Brown 44, Henthrup 46, Day 48, Stopinski 50, Gabhart 50
Eastern 235: Emmert 52, Young 54, Shaffer 64, Hoke 65
Shawe 246: Edwards 49, Carrillo 62, Hambrick 66, Carrillo 69
Henryville Wins Season Opener
4/10/2015 by Kevin Harris (News & Tribune)
HENRYVILLE — Luke Davidson earned medalist honors with a 43 to lead host Henryville to a 183-244 season-opening victory over New Washington in a dual meet at Champions Pointe Golf Club on Friday.
The Hornets’ Mason Edwards shot a 44, while teammate Conner Furnish fired a 46.
“It was good to get the season started,” Henryville head coach Robin Embry said. “Our players didn’t score as well as they’d like. However, it was tough conditions. It was a bit cool and the course was very wet.”
Collin Schindler and Matt Wilson led the Mustangs, each firing a 56.
Henryville 183: Davidson 43, Edwards 44, Lefebvre 50, Reister 50, Furnish 46, Badger 55
New Washington 244: Schindler 56, Wilson 56, Barger 66, Curry 66, Miles 71, Meadors 68.
Boys' Golf Season Preview
4/3/2015 by Kevin Harris (News & Tribune)
FLOYDS KNOBS — Last year’s IHSAA State Finals had one major omission from the tournament field.
For the first time since 2008, perennial state power Floyd Central did not qualify for the state meet. The Highlanders placed fifth in last season’s Providence Regional at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville, as the top three teams advanced to the state finals.
Prior to last season, Floyd Central had reached state in nine of the last 10 seasons.
Veteran Highlander head coach Mike Cason says his golfers have tons of determination to return to the state finals, which will be June 16-17 at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.
“We had a team meeting the other day, and we set our one goal to be getting back to state,” Cason said. “Our regional is one of the strongest in the state, so we’ll have to play well. But our team is capable of playing well.”
Floyd Central’s top six players include four returning players and a couple of talented freshmen.
The returning quartet is seniors Clayton Crum and Billy Sleight, junior David Shepard and sophomore Adam Rutledge. Those players must pick up the slack left by last year’s two seniors in NTSPY Player of the Year Conner Welch and Jack Sparrow.
The two freshmen are Jack Lilly and Dylan Zink, and Cason thinks both rookies will be key factors in the Highlanders’ quest to qualify for state.
“They are the key to our season really,” Cason said. “They’re both smart players. They just need some seasoning and experience.”
Like most coaches, Cason is stressing to his players the importance of their short game if the Highlanders are going to make a deep run in the postseason.
“All of the kids are good ball strikers. They’ve got to work on their chipping and putting. But all of our kids are skilled,” Cason said.
The Highlanders’ challenging schedule should get them ready for the state tournament. Floyd Central will compete in three challenging invitationals in the first half of the season. They are the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational on Saturday at Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg, the Hall of Fame tournament Saturday, April 11 at Rock Hollow Golf Club in Peru and the Spring Preview tournament Saturday, April 18 at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin.
Cason expects the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational on Saturday, May 2 at Otis Park Golf Course in Bedford and the Legends of Providence Invitational on Saturday, May 30 at Champions Pointe to be tough tournaments as well.
Cason says the Highlanders must contend with Columbus East and Bedford at the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament on Saturday, May 16 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus.
That formidable slate should get the Highlanders ready for the Providence Sectional on Monday, June 8 at Covered Bridge. They will expect the host Pioneers and No. 14 Corydon Central to battle them for the sectional title.
“I think we’ll be pretty darn good by the end of the year. I’m real excited about our team this year,” Cason said.
Boys' Golf Preview Capsules:
• HEAD COACH: Tony Wagoner, ninth season.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Elijah Franklin, Sr.; Kamden Hurst, Jr.; Reilly Gray, Jr.; Niko Frascella, Jr.; Carter Hurst, So.; Josh Nunn, So.
• NEWCOMERS: Logan Lee, Jr.; Brett Kruer, Fr.; Elijah Nunn, Fr.
• DEPARTURES: Tony Wagoner III.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Henryville, South Central, Wooded View Invitational.
• OUTLOOK: Wagoner thinks his top three players in Franklin, Gray and Kamden Hurst are solid golfers. The Braves need a couple of other players to play well at the No. 4 and 5 spots. Kamden Hurst qualified for the Providence Regional last year, and Wagoner thinks the junior and Gray each have a shot to advance to regional this season. Wagoner thinks Borden is in the Southern Athletic Conference championship mix with the Hornets and the Rebels.
• WAGONER SAYS: “Our top three players are solidified. Reilly and Kamden both have the potential to get out of [sectional] this year. The conference is going to be a tossup between two or three of us.
• HEAD COACH: Adam Tolliver, fourth season.
• HOME COURSE: Hidden Creek Golf Club, Sellersburg.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Brady Christman, Sr.; John Watson, Jr.; Brevin Stubbins, Jr.
• NEWCOMERS: Kyle Jackson, Sr.; Miles Matthews, So.
• DEPARTURES: Chris Ison.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Silver Creek, Brownstown Central, Corydon Central, Jeffersonville, Wooded View Invitational.
• OUTLOOK: Tolliver expects big things from Christman and Watson and looks for Stubbins to contribute a lot. He also likes what he sees from his two newcomers.
• TOLLIVER SAYS: “I’m looking forward to [the season]. Brady continues to grow in a leadership role. Watson improved a lot from his junior to senior year. Kyle Jackson and Miles Matthews have got potential.”
• HEAD COACH: Scott Limeberry, first season.
• HOME COURSE: Hidden Creek Golf Club, Sellersburg.
• ROSTER: Sam Limeberry, Fr.; Nate Bilkey, Jr.; Kevin Wang, Fr.; Zach Hampton, Fr.; Logan Cooley, Jr.; Dillon Kahl, Fr.; Josh Roy, So.
• OUTLOOK: For the first time in several seasons, the Warriors are fielding a complete team. Coach Limeberry’s plan is to get his players to learn the game and improve on their skills each day. Part of Christian Academy’s schedule consists of varsity matches, while the rest of the slate is junior varsity meets. The JV meets include matchups with Providence, Corydon Central and Silver Creek. The Warriors will play North Harrison, Crawford County, Clarksville and Lanesville on the varsity section of their schedule.
• COACH LIMEBERRY SAYS: “This is really a rebuilding year for us. I saw the need [for a team at CAI] and volunteered to coach and try to revitalize the program. We have a lot of younger kids and many new to the game altogether. So my expectation for this year is for my boys to learn and fall in love with the game of golf. I want this to be a year of growth to be built on by future seasons. Getting a program started has its challenges, but I have a great group of young men and am looking forward to a fun and productive season.”
• HEAD COACH: Scott Schermerhorn, second season.
• HOME COURSE: Wooded View Golf Course, Clarksville.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Charlie Lauffer, Sr.; Cody Bruner, So.; Luis Disoso, Sr.
• NEWCOMERS: Gavin Hagan, So.
• DEPARTURES: Brent Potter, Keigan Fetz.
• TOUGH TOURNAMENTS: Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational.
• OUTLOOK: Schermerhorn thinks the Generals have a shot to finish in the middle of the pack at the Mid-Southern Conference tournament. He expects his players to learn a lot about the game and enjoy playing it.
• SCHERMERHORN SAYS: “Basically, I want the boys to be students of the game. I want them to enjoy the game and have fun.”
• HEAD COACH: Mike Cason, 15th season.
• HOME COURSE: Valley View Golf Club, Floyds Knobs.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Clayton Crum, Sr.; Billy Sleight, Sr.; Adam Rutledge, So.; David Shepard, Jr.
• NEWCOMERS: Jack Lilly, Fr.; Dylan Zink, Fr.
• DEPARTURES: Conner Welch, Jack Sparrow.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Columbus East, Bedford North Lawrence, Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational, Hall of Fame tournament, Spring Preview tournament, Bedford North Lawrence Invitational, Legends of Providence Invitational.
• OUTLOOK: After missing the state finals for the first time since 2008 last season, the Highlanders are motivated to get back to state. Floyd’s top two freshmen — Lilly and Zink — are expected to play key roles in the Highlanders’ attempt to return to the state finals. Floyd Central’s difficult schedule should get it ready for competitive fields at the Providence Sectional and Providence Regional.
• CASON SAYS: “We had a team meeting the other day, and we set our one goal to be getting back to state. Our regional is one of the strongest in the state, so we’ll have to play well. But our team is capable of playing well.”
• HEAD COACH: Robin Embry, 16th season.
• HOME COURSE: Champions Pointe Golf Club, Henryville.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Charlie Lefevbre, Sr.; Bailey Reister, Sr.; Luke Davidson, Jr.; Mason Edwards, Jr.
• NEWCOMERS: Cole Grimm, Jr.; Will Buysman, So.; Brant Badger, Fr.; Kristopher Glass, Fr.; Conner Furnish, Fr.; Wyatt Kopp, Fr.
• DEPARTURES: none.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Providence, Silver Creek, Borden, Lanesville, Crothersville, Salem, Trinity Lutheran, Wooded View Invitational, Madison Shawe Invitational, Hauser Invitational, West Clark Shootout, SAC Championship.
• OUTLOOK: Embry thought his four returning players each improved last season, and he expects their games to continue to grow this year. Embry hopes that constant improvement will help his team advance out of the Madison Sectional on Monday, June 8. The Hornets will be led by Davidson, who qualified for the Providence Regional last season.
• EMBRY SAYS: “I expect our returning players to have good seasons. They improved considerably last season and they’ll continue to improve this season. Our new players have the potential for some good scores and will provide us with some depth. We’re excited to get started and improve throughout the season. Madison and Jennings County will probably be the top couple of teams [at sectional]. In addition, Scottsburg, Southwestern and Rising Sun will be good. However, by the end of the season, we may be able to compete for one of the top three spots and advance to the regional.”
• HEAD COACH: Dusty Corum, fifth season.
• HOME COURSE: Elk Run Golf Club, Jeffersonville (formerly Jeff Elks).
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Evan Craig, Sr.; Nick Rasdon, Sr.; Andrew Baldwin, Sr.; Jake Melin, Jr.; Zach Brinkley, Jr.; Jordan Blackwell, Jr.; Allen Crews, So.; Blake Berry, So.
• NEWCOMERS: Jay Williams, Fr.; Brendan Benning, So.
• DEPARTURES: Dillon Willis.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Floyd Central, Providence, New Albany, Madison, Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational, Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament.
• OUTLOOK: Corum likes the veterans he has on this year’s team and has high hopes for Williams, who is expected to be the Red Devils’ No. 1 golfer. Corum says Williams is capable of shooting between 36 and 38 in nine-hole matches. The Jeff coach thinks his team can win more than half of its matches this season.
• CORUM SAYS: “We finally have the experience. We’ve got six guys who can be solid. They can shoot in the upper 30s to low 40s [in nine-hole matches].”
• HEAD COACH: Rick Belcher, 11th season.
• HOME COURSES: Covered Bridge Golf Club, Sellersburg; Champions Pointe Golf Club, Henryville; Elk Run Golf Club, Jeff (The Bulldogs are using those courses while their original home course — Valley View Golf Club — is under construction.)
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Addison Greenwell, Jr.; Cameron Walters, Jr.; Kunal Bhanushali, Sr.; Ethan Hunter, Jr.; Adam Rivera, So.; Digby Langness, Jr.
• NEWCOMERS: Matt Joyce, Fr.; Kameron Guess, Fr.; Joey Steinert, Fr.
• DEPARTURES: Jonny Smith, Bret Walts.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Bloomington South, Corydon Central, Floyd Central, Providence, Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational, Bud Bennett Memorial Invitational, Floyd Central Invitational, HHC Tournament, Legends of Providence Invitational.
• OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs have four upperclassmen with lots of experience in Greenwell, Walters, Bhanushali and Hunter. Bhanushali advanced out of the Providence Sectional last season and Greenwell was in position to qualify for regional, but got disqualified at sectional. With its experience, New Albany has a solid chance to advance to regional as a team.
• BELCHER SAYS: “I expect to continue to improve and compete at sectionals. Addison and Kunal both shot in the 70s at sectionals last year. If we can get them there again or lower, with Cameron and Ethan possibly getting there as well, then we should be good. Our practice scores haven’t been great so far, but so many of them are still knocking the rust off and remembering how to score. I just have to figure out which of my underclassmen will step up to fill that No. 5 spot.”
• HEAD COACH: Bret James, third season.
• HOME COURSE: Spring Hill Golf Course, Hanover.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Matt Wilson, Sr.; Collin Schindler, Sr.; John Barger, Jr.; Mike Curry, Jr.; Andrew Wilson, Jr.
• NEWCOMERS: Logan Miles, Sr.; Will Meadors, So.
• DEPARTURES: none.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Henryville, SAC Championship.
• OUTLOOK: James expects Matt Wilson and Schindler to step up their leadership roles. The Mustangs’ boss likes the work ethic his underclassmen are displaying and hopes that will show up in their scores.
• JAMES SAID: “This will be our best year so far since I took over as coach. We have several returning players that are getting better with each round. Matt Wilson and Collin Schindler should be our leaders this year. But some of the underclassmen are really taking it serious and working hard to get better. I’m looking forward to getting Matt Wilson off to a great start, and Collin Schindler will follow his lead. Our goal is to break the 200 mark [on nine holes] this year.”
• HEAD COACH: Ken Allender, sixth season.
• HOME COURSE: Covered Bridge Golf Club, Sellersburg.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Mitchell Allender, Sr.; Kevin Crone, Jr.; Max Leist, Jr.; Evan Wilson, Sr.
• NEWCOMERS: Ben Arnson, So.; Jarrett Rowe, Fr.
• DEPARTURES: Erich Day.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Center Grove, Corydon Central, Floyd Central, New Albany, Sollman Invitational.
• OUTLOOK: Like Floyd Central, the Pioneers are trying to return to the state finals. They have fallen short of qualifying for state the past two seasons after making five consecutive trips from 2008-2012. Ken Allender thinks he has the experience to advance to state. It is just a matter of how well his team can play in the ultra-competitive Providence Regional on Thursday, June 11 at Champions Pointe.
• COACH ALLENDER SAYS: “I expect to have a real good season. We’ve got great senior leadership. I think we can be a very dangerous team come sectional time. We’re in a very strong regional. We should be right there. If we play well that day, we should be in the running.”
• HEAD COACH: Kaleb Lay, second season.
• HOME COURSES: Wooded View Golf Course, Clarksville; Elk Run Golf Club, Jeff.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Max Vogen, So.; Torin Jenkins, Sr.; Ben Hill, Sr.; Luke Thompson, Sr.
• NEWCOMERS: Blake Joseph, Sr.; Will Brown, Sr.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS: North Harrison, Scottsburg.
• OUTLOOK: Lay expects Vogen to have better performances than last season. The Lions’ mentor is looking for consistency from Jenkins, Hill and Thompson.
• LAY SAYS: “I expect Max to improve upon last season in the scoring column. He has a great natural swing, and now with a year under his belt, I expect his match performances to improve. I also expect Torin, Ben and Luke to be more consistent and really work on their ball striking. Blake and Will display the dedication it takes to improve over the course of the season and make an impact come sectional time. Hopefully, we can grow as a team and be competitive in all our matches.”
• HEAD COACH: Joe Ledbetter, 23rd season.
• HOME COURSE: Hidden Creek Golf Club, Sellersburg.
• RETURNING PLAYERS: Sam Garr, Sr.; Jacob Harper, So.; Cody Zimmerman, Jr.; Ryan Baker, Jr.
• NEWCOMERS: Jacob Balz, So.; Chris Cunningham, So.
• DEPARTURES: None.
• TOUGH OPPONENTS/TOURNAMENTS: Corydon Central, Floyd Central, New Albany, Providence, Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational, Mid-Southern Conference tournament.
• OUTLOOK: Ledbetter expects a big year from Garr. The senior, who Ledbetter says is the second-longest hitting golfer he has coached in his 23 seasons at Creek, has the potential to earn a berth at the state finals. The Dragons’ team goals are the same — compete for the MSC title and try to make it out of sectional. Ledbetter says he has 15 players in his program this season after 22 tried out for the squad.
• LEDBETTER SAYS: “I kind of sound like a broken record, but we’re going to try to win conference or compete well at conference and try to make it out of sectional. I’m looking for big things out of Sam this year. He’s worked on his course management. It wouldn’t shock me [if Garr makes state].”