• SAC Champions (Boys) - 1979, 1982-84, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992-98, 2005-10, 2012-18
  • 2017 IHSAA Madison Sectional Champions (Girls)
  • Henryville Class A Invitational Champs (Boys) - 2008-09; Hauser Invitational Champs (Boys) - 2015-18
  • IHSAA Regional Qualifier (Girls) - 2009-10, 2015-17; (Boys) 2017
  • Undefeated Season (Girls) - 2006, 2007; Henryville Invitational Champions (Girls) - 2005-11

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2018 Individual Season Statistics (Girls)

Player Rds. (9-hole) Average Low Score Course
Allison Horn 11 50.7 46 Valley View GC 
Olivia Guernsey 12 52.8 47 Champions Pointe GC
Taytum Easton 15 53.0 44 Sunrise GC
Sydney Kleinert 13 57.4 52 Westwood GC 
Ally Gardner 13 62.5 59 Chariot Run GC 


2018 Season (Girls)

Henryville's Easton Shoots 102 in Indy
9/22/2018 Staff (News & Tribune)

INDIANAPOLIS — Henryville's Tatum Easton shot a 102 as the only local representative at the Roncalli Regional at Smock Golf Club in Indianapolis.

Easton shot a 53 on the front end of the course and a 49 on the back.

"Overall, her score was a bit higher than her expectations, but it was nice to post a little better score on the back," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "As usual, she represented her community, school, team, family and herself very well. She struggled in the middle of the season but worked to get it turned around. I’m happy she earned the opportunity to play today."

Carmel won the team regional title by four strokes over Zionsville. The Greyhounds and Eagles will be joined by Guerin Catholic at the state meet.

Westfield's Jocelyn Bruch edged Carmel's Nina Hecht for the individual regional title. Bruch shot a 1-over par 73.

RONCALLI REGIONAL (Smock, Indianapolis, par 72): Carmel 314, Zionsville 318, Guerin Catholic 327, Franklin 328, Center Grove 329, Westfield 331, Brownsburg 351, Lebanon 376, Terre Haute South 379, Whiteland 385, Plainfield 387, Jennings County 388, Southmont 392, Terre Haute North 392, Madison 418, Western Boone 419, Southwestern 421, Northview 426. 


Henryville's Easton Qualifies for Regional
9/15/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

MADISON — Henryville sophomore girls’ golfer Taytum Easton qualified for the regional tournament.

Easton shot a 97 in the Madison Sectional this past Saturday at Sunrise Golf Course to earn one of the three individual berths to Saturday’s Roncalli Regional.

The reigning sectional champion Hornets failed to qualify for the regional, finishing fourth. Jennings County won the team title with a 402 while the host Cubs were second at 415 and Southwestern was third with 420 — 14 shots better than Henryville.

"Today reflected our season — some bright spots and some disappointments," Hornets coach Robin Embry said. "Hopefully the girls will use it as motivation for next season. We have the potential to advance to the regional next season. Our commitment and work ethic between now and then will determine that. We’re very happy to have Taytum advance and look forward to her playing next weekend. She had a bit of trouble on the front but played very well on the back."

Madison’s Keara Eder earned medalist honors, carding a 9-over-par 81 while Scottsburg’s Avery Bottorff was second with an 85.

The regional will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Smock Golf Club in Indianapolis.

MADISON SECTIONAL (Sunrise GC, Madison, par 72): Jennings County 402, Madison 415, Southwestern 420, Henryville 434 (Easton 97, Horn 105, Guernsey 112, Kleinert 120, Gardner 124), Scottsburg 455, Lawrenceburg 489, Switzerland County 518, South Dearborn 630. 


Hornets top Hilltoppers, Mustangs
9/10/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

MADISON — New Washington’s Katlyn Price earned medalist honors, but Henryville topped host Madison Shawe and the Mustangs in a Monday match.

Price shot an 8-over-par 44 at Sunrise Golf Course.

Olivia Guernsey fired a 53 to lead the Hornets, who carded a collective 218. Allison Horn, Taytum Easton and Sydney Kleinert all added 55s for Henryville.  

Henryville (219):  Guernsey 53, Easton 55, Horn 55, Kleinert 55, Gardner 61. 

Shawe (NTS): Hertz 52, Grote 54.

New Washington (NTS): Price 44.



Horn Leads Hornets to Win
9/5/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

LACONIA — Allison Horn shot a 52 to earn medalist honors and lead Henryville to a victory over South Central in a match Wednesday afternoon at Chariot Run Golf Course. 

Led by Horn the Hornets carded a collective 219, while the Rebels had an incomplete team score. 

Taytum Easton added a 54 and Olivia Guernsey a 56 for Henryville. 

"We're looking forward to having a few days to practice. Hopefully we can clean up a few things before next Saturday," Hornets coach Robin Embry said. 

Henryville (219): Horn 52, Easton 54, Guernsey 56, Kleinert 57, Gardner 59. 

South Central (Elizabeth) (NTS): Rage 56.



Hartlage Leads Highlanders in 3-way at Valley View
9/4/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

FLOYD KNOBS — With a stellar day from Francesca Hartlage, Floyd Central topped both Henryville and Jeffersonville in a 3-way match at Valley View. 

The Highlanders finished well ahead of the pack with a score of 175. Henryville followed with a 217 and Jeffersonville shot a 221. 

All four of the Highlanders players shot 45 or better. Sydney Juliot and Zoe Hoehn both finished with 45s. Sophie Cook shot a 43 and Hartlage won medalist honors with her 42.

Henryville was led by Allison Horn, who shot a 46. Allison Kane led the Red Devils with a 47. 

Floyd Central (175): Hartlage 42, Cook 43, Hoehn 45, Juliot 45, Spanopoulos 45. 

Henryville (217): Horn 46, Guernsey 50, Kleinert 60, Gardner 61, Easton 62. 

Jeffersonville (221): Kane 47, Lawler 57, Peabody 57, Ortuna 60, Foster 62.



Hornets top Hilltoppers, Mustangs
8/29/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Host Henryville finished third in a tri-match, behind Madison and Scottsburg, Wednesday afternoon at Champions Pointe Golf Club.

The victorious Cubs carded a collective 195, while the Warriors shot 206 and the Hornets 216.

Scottsburg’s Grace Bottorff and Madison’s Keara Eder tied for medalist honors with a pair of 6-over-par 42s.

Allison Horn led Henryville with a 47 while Olivia Guernsey added a 52. 

Madison (195): Eder 42, Huff 45, Imel 50, Tucker 58. 

Scottsburg (206): Bottorff 42, Barger 49, McGannon 55, Sabashtin 60, Gambrell 61, Noble 63. 

Henryville (216): Horn 47, Guernsey 52, Easton 58, Kleinert 59, Gardner 62.



Hornets top Hilltoppers, Mustangs
8/27/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Olivia Guernsey led Henryville to victory in a tri-match against Madison Shawe and New Washington at Champions Pointe Golf Club on Monday afternoon.

Guernsey shot a 48 to pace the Hornets, who carded a collective 216. The Hilltoppers and Mustangs fielded incomplete teams.

New Washington’s Katlyn Price earned medalist honors with a 7-over-par 43.

Also for Henryville, Allison Horn added a 52 and Sydney Kleinert a 56. 

Henryville (216): Guernsey 47, Horn 52, Kleinert 56, Easton 60, Gardner 62. 

Shawe (NTS): Hertz 45, Grote 58. 

New Washington (NTS): Price 43..



Horn Leads Hornets to Win
8/21/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Led by medalist Allison Horn, Henryville topped Southwestern and New Washington in a tri-match Tuesday afternoon at Champions Pointe Golf Club.

Horn fired an 11-over par 47 to pace the Hornets, who carded a collective 204. The Rebels shot a 220.

“We’re getting better. The course was a bit soft and played long, but we still managed a respectable score. Hopefully, we’ll keep working to get better,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said.

Hornet Olivia Guernsey and New Washington’s Katlyn Price tied for second place. Each fired a 49.

Henryville (204): Horn 47, Guernsey 49, Easton 53, Kleinert 55, Gardner 63. 

Southwestern (Hanover) (220): Marcum 52, Foley 53, Crawford 57, Brown 58, Leach 62. 

New Washington (NTS): Price 49..



Hornets beat Jeff, New Albany in 3-way
8/14/2018 Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Henryville shot 18 strokes better than Monday and it was enough for the Hornets to defeat Jeffersonville and New Albany in a 3-way meet at Champions Pointe on Tuesday.

Taytum Easton led the Hornets, who also got solid performances from Allison Horn and Olivia Guernsey, with an 11-over par 47.

"It was good to play with a bit more motivation and enthusiasm today, especially considering the less-than-enthused way we approached the match yesterday," said Henryville coach Robin Embry, whose team shot a 221 to beat Madison Shawe on Monday. "Our scores will get better as long as we have the desire and work ethic." 

New Albany freshman Kennedy Lee was the meet's medalist with a 45. Jeffersonville, which shot a 205 to finish second, was led by Abby Peabody's 46 and Allison Kane's 47.

Henryville (203): Easton 47, Horn 50, Guernsey 50, Kleinert 56, Gardner 60. 

Jeffersonville (205): Peabody 46, Kane 47, Lawler 49, Monroe 63. 

New Albany (226): Lee 45, Orr 57, Rummage 59, Daniel 65.



Hornets shoot 221
8/13/2018 Greg Mengelt (News & Tribune)

MADISON — In a victory over Madison Shawe, Henryville shot a 221.

Taytum Easton led the way for the Hornets with a 49, but coach Robin Embry says his team needs to improve as a group.

"We've got to get three scores in the 40s to post the kind of team score we desire," he said. "We're simply not there yet. Hopefully, we'll put the time in and improve week by week."

Shawe's Katie Hertz was the medalist with an 11-over 47.

Henryville (221): Easton 49, Horn 56, Guernsey 56, Kleinert 60, Gardner 67. 

Shawe (NTS): Hertz 47, Grote 58. 




Henryville clips Cubs, Red Devils
8/9/2018 Staff (News & Tribune)

MADISON — Led by Allison Horn, Henryville edged host Madison by two strokes and Jeffersonville by seven Thursday afternoon in a tri-match at Sunrise Golf Course.

Horn shot a 48 to pace the Hornets, who carded a collective 207 — to the Cubs' 209 and the Red Devils' 214. 

Olivia Guernsey added a 50 and Taytum Easton a 51 for Henryville.

“It’s early in the season, we’ll get better,” Hornets coach Robin Embry said. “It’s going to take work and time, but we’re hoping we can get three or four scores in the 40s. This is a good group and they want to get better. We’ll keep at it.”

Madison freshman Keara Eder shot a 43 to earn medalist honors.

Sophomore Allison Kane fired a 47 to lead Jeff.

Henryville (207): Horn 48, Guernsey 50, Easton 51, Kleinert 58, Gardner 65. 

Madison (209): Eder 43, Huff 47, Imel 49, Perry 70. 

Jeffersonville (214): Kane 47, Dixon 52, Lawler 55, Foster 60, Roach 66.



Braves Edge Hornets by 1 Shot
8/6/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Brownstown Central edged host Henryville by one shot, 223-224, in a dual match Monday afternoon in the Hornets’ season-opener.

Henryville sophomore Taytum Easton earned medalist honors, firing a 48 at Champions Pointe Golf Club.

“We’re excited to get the season started,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “Although it’s a bit of a rebuilding year, we still have high expectations. We were a bit short-handed today, but regardless, we’ve got some work ahead of us to card the kind of scores we desire.” 


Brownstown (223): Easton 48, Guernsey 53, Kleinert 58, Gardner 65, Sinn 66

Henryville (224): Collins 49, Fox 56, Schroer 58, Satterthwait 60, Ault 69, Hackman 71.


Golf Preview - Highlanders have high hopes for 2018 season
8/9/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

FLOYDS KNOBS — Floyd Central won its fifth consecutive sectional title last year. With four of its five players returning from the team that captured the Corydon Central Sectional by 15 shots last year, and an influx of young talent, the Highlanders appear to have a very good chance of making it six straight. 

“I am so excited to see these girls play this season,” Floyd Central coach Kara Collier said. “A lot of them put in extra effort over the summer and played and practiced more than ever. I have a feeling that hard work is going to pay off and it will be fun to watch. We have a lot of talent this season and there will be multiple opportunities for them to shine.”

The Highlanders, who lost NTSPY finalist and individual sectional champion Jillian Moorefield to graduation, won the season-opening New Albany Invitational — and their JV finished fourth — last Saturday. Senior Morgan Spanopoulos, who finished fourth at sectional last year, earned medalist honors at the New Albany Invitational.  

“I am very excited with how our girls played [last Saturday]," said Collier, whose team had six of the top eight finishers. "For our first tournament of the season they surpassed my expectations. The girls did a great job dealing with the obstacles thrown at them. It was a very hot day and they could’ve easily made that an excuse, but they powered through.” 

In addition to Spanopoulos, other top players for Floyd this season should be senior Emma Hausz, junior Sydney Juliot, sophomore Zoe Hoehn and freshmen Sophie Cook and Audrey Giovenco.

The Highlanders, who won a dual match and a tri-match earlier this week, look to keep their hot start going Saturday in the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational at Covered Bridge Golf Club.



• HEAD COACH: Kim Carroll (14th season).


• LAST SEASON: Did not field a team at sectional.


• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Brianna McCutcheon (Sr.), McKenna Harbin (Sr.), Maddisen Smith (Sr.), Kylan Burke (Jr.), Lizzie Hill (Jr.), Andrea McCoy (Jr.), Korree Tharp (Jr.), Juliana Roberts (So.).


• OUTLOOK: Carroll has 12 girls, most of whom only have 1 or 2 years of experience, on the team, and only three seniors. 

• CARROLL SAYS: "I expect each girl to improve their scores by the end of the season, and our team scores to improve each match."  



• HEAD COACH: Tosha Embry (sixth season).

• HOME COURSE: Wooded View.

• LAST SEASON: Did not have a full team at sectional.

• KEY LOSSES: Abby Martin, Heather Slack.

• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Riley Martin (So.), Sara Vaughn (So.).

• OUTLOOK: The Generals graduated the only two players they took to sectional last year, but return Martin and Vaughn who were "brand new to the sport last year," according to Embry.   

• EMBRY SAYS: "This year our goal is to continue getting better and average in the 50s.”



• HEAD COACH: Kara Collier (fifth season).

• HOME COURSE: Valley View.

• LAST SEASON: Corydon Sectional champion; finished eighth at Washington Regional.

• KEY LOSS: ​Jillian Moorefield.

• RETURNING PLAYERS: Morgan Spanopoulos (Sr.), Emma Hausz (Sr.), Francesca Hartlage (Jr.), Sydney Juliot (Jr.), Courtney Kessinger (Jr.), Haleigh Cullins (So.), Zoe Hoehn (So.), Isabella Stumler (So.).

• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Sophie Cook (Fr.), Audrey Giovenco (Fr.), Jenna Schmidt (Fr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Highlanders return four of their five players from their sectional squad. They lost Moorefield, a NTSPY finalist, to graduation. Spanopoulos was a first-team All-Area performer last season. She had a 45.2 9-hole average. Hartlage, who had a 9-hole average of 49 last season, made the second team. Hausz and Cullins were All-Area honorable mention selections.Both Cullins and Hausz shot under 90 at regional.

• COLLIER SAYS: "I am so excited to see these girls play this season. A lot of them put in extra effort over the summer and played and practiced more than ever. I have a feeling that hard work is going to pay off and it will be fun to watch. We have a lot of talent this season and there will be multiple opportunities for them to shine.”



• HEAD COACH: Robin Embry (15th season).

• HOME COURSE: Champions Pointe.

• LAST SEASON: Won the Madison Sectional; finished 11th at Roncalli Regional.

• KEY LOSSES: Kennedy Easton, Darian Nipper, Hannah Guernsey.

• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Allison Horn (Jr.), Olivia Guernsey (Jr.), Ally Gardner (Sr.), Taytum Easton (So.), Sydney Kleinert (So.), Malorie Sinn (So.).

• OUTLOOK: The Hornets lost Kennedy Easton (a NTSPY finalist) and Nipper, two first-team All-Area performers, as well as Hannah Guernsey, who was second-team All-Area, to graduation. Taytum Easton and Olivia Guernsey played at the sectional and Horn played at the regional last year. Easton averaged 51.4, Horn 51.7 and Guernsey 52.4 for nine holes last year. 

• EMBRY SAYS: "We have a good group returning from last season’s Madison Sectional champions. However, we’ll need to improve in all facets of the game to challenge for the sectional title again. It’s a short season, so hopefully the girls have been putting in individual time this summer. I’m eager to see they’re improvement since last season and how much we can improve this season. It’s a good group of young ladies and we’re looking forward to the season.”



• HEAD COACH: Dusty Corum (eighth season).


• LAST SEASON: Sixth at Corydon Sectional.

• KEY LOSS: Whitney Bundy.

• RETURNING VARSITY PLAYERS: Bonnie Dixon (Jr.), Allison Kane (So.), Abigail Peabody (So.), Baylee Lawler (So.).

• OUTLOOK: The Red Devils return four of their five players from last season’s sectional lineup. Kane was the team’s low scorer at sectional, while Dixon was second.  

• CORUM SAYS: "All of my girls will shoot in the 45-52 range for nine holes. ... Our outlook this year is to build upon the progress made last year and as a team make it out of sectionals to advance to regional.”



• HEAD COACH: Rick Belcher (first season with girls).

• HOME COURSE: Valley View.


• LAST SEASON: Did not have a full team at sectional.

• KEY LOSSES: Kaylan Hook, Stevie Roth.

• RETURNING PLAYER: Jessica Orr (Jr.)

• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Emma Ivey (Sr.), Kennedy Lee (Fr.), Alyssa Rummage (Fr.), Kate Daniel (Fr.), Ella Daily (Fr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs lost Hook, the NTSPY Girls’ Golfer of the Year, and Roth, a second-team All-Area selection, to graduation. Orr is the only player back from the threesome that New Albany sent to the sectional. Ivey is “new to the game, but has been working extremely hard since the spring and will contribute as she continues to gain experience,” according to Belcher. Four freshmen should help the team. “These girls will also contribute this year and I look forward to watching them improve and compete over the next four years. Our future is definitely bright.”

• BELCHER SAYS: "We are definitely in a rebuilding cycle, but my outlook is positive.”



• HEAD COACH: Ken Allender (third season with girls, ninth overall).

• HOME COURSE: Covered Bridge.

• LAST SEASON: Fourth at Corydon Sectional.

• KEY LOSS: Shea Caylor.

• RETURNING PLAYERS: Ellie Mayberry (Sr.), Alex Henderson (Sr.), Kennedy Allender (Jr.), Reese Bottorff (So.).

• VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Jessica Hartlage (Jr.), Kasey Lockard (Jr.), Lilly Chapman (So.), El O’Bannon (Jr.).

• OUTLOOK: The Pioneers return four of five from their sectional lineup last season. They lost one second-team All-Area performer (Caylor) to graduation, but return another in Mayberry, who qualified for the regional and had an 18-hole average of 89. Allender, who averaged 92 for 18 holes last year, earned All-Area honorable mention recognition. 

• ALLENDER SAYS: "My outlook is positive with four returning players from a fourth-place finish at sectional. The girls are better as a whole and should improve as the season progresses. We have terrific numbers out this year and should have some success filling a fifth spot.”



• HEAD COACH: Matt Graston (third season).


• LAST SEASON: Did not have a full team at sectional.

• KEY LOSS: Kelsey Snell.


• KEY VARSITY NEWCOMERS: Morgan Gargano (So.), Olivia Burton (So.), Jacy Stricker (Fr.).

• OUTLOOK: Sorg earned All-Area honorable mention honors last season. She was the team’s low scorer at sectional. "Sydni is a good player that has a few years experience and will be a good leader for us," Graston says. 

• GRASTON SAYS: “Jacy Stricker and Morgan Gargano have experience for us coming up through our middle school program. Jacy has played a lot of tournament golf, which will help with her transition to high school. Newcomer Olivia Burton looks to be a good contributor from the get-go. We are anxious to see where we will be once she and Morgan get some experience under their belts. They are athletic and we expect to see their scores to keep improving as the year progresses.”





2018 Individual Season Statistics (Boys)

Player Rds. (9-hole) Average Low Score Course
Westin Allen 25 38.1 33 Hidden Creek (Links) GC
Sam Davidson 23 42.7 37 Hidden Creek (Links) GC 
Clayton Fields 23 43.3 37 Clifty Creek GC
Kris Glass 20 44.3 38 Westwood GC
Conner Furnish 18 46.1 38 Champions Pointe GC
Brant Badger 8 47.3 43 Westwood GC 
Wade Curts 13 51.3 45 Hidden Creek (Links) GC 
Cameron Miller 14 55.1 48 Westwood GC 


2018 Season (Boys)

NTSPY Finalist & All-Area Teams
6/20/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

This season the area sent one team and one individual golfer to the IHSAA State Finals.

So it should be no surprise, then, that two of the three golfers from that team and that aforementioned individual state qualifier are the finalists for the NTSPY Boys’ Golfer of the Year award.

The Floyd Central senior tandem of Jack Lilly and Dylan Zink and Jeffersonville senior Jay Williams are the three golfers up for the honor this year. Ironically, they are the same three finalists from last year (Lilly was the winner).

The Boys’ Golfer of the Year will be announced at the News and Tribune Sports Performance Yearly (NTSPY) Awards ceremony June 26 at Eastside Christian Church in Jeffersonville.


Floyd Central senior Jack Lilly was a big reason why the Highlanders went 88-1 during the regular season, won the sectional, finished runner-up at the regional and 10th at the recently-completed state meet.

“I would say it was a really successful senior year,” Lilly said. “Just by being able to lead the team to a really great record and being able to lead the team back to state again.”

Individually, Lilly’s season was highlighted by his medalist performance at the 15-team Bedford North Lawrence Invitational. He was also the team’s low scorer at the Jasper Invitational, which Floyd won. He was also the team’s low man at the Providence Regional.

“Overall I’d say the round we had at sectional was one of the highlights, even though I didn’t play very well,” said Lilly, who made three trips to state (one as an individual, two with his team). “Shooting a 284, the best score we had in my four years, that was awesome to be a part of.”

Lilly will attend Indiana University, where he will major in accounting.


The regular season didn’t go exactly the way that Jeffersonville senior Jay Williams had hoped.

“The regular season was probably my second-worst, after my freshman year, just because I didn’t win any tournaments,” said Williams, who won three times (including the sectional) as a sophomore and twice as a junior.

Williams’ regular season was highlighted by his tie for third-place at the Hoosier Hills Conference championship.

However, he saved his best golf for the postseason. Williams was the sectional runner-up (after shooting a 4-under-par 68 in regulation) then tied for second at the regional to earn his first-ever trip to the State Finals, where he tied for 17th place.

“The postseason was definitely something I can definitely be proud of,” Williams said. “Getting to state, that’s been what I’ve wanted to do since my freshman year, so it was probably my favorite year.”

Williams will continue his education, and his playing career, at Marian.


Much like his classmate Jack Lilly, Floyd Central senior Dylan Zink was a major reason for the Highlanders’ success this season, which included an 88-1 record during the regular season, a sectional championship, a regional runner-up finish and a 10th place at state.

“For me, it’s been a lot of fun,” Zink said after the sectional. “We have five players, who at any time can break par. … For me being a senior I know even if I don’t play my best round, in the past I would have to play great for our team to even have a chance to win, but we’ve won three or four invitationals this year, these kids have my back. It’s just been great.”

Individually Zink earned medalist honors at the Big 4 Invitational and placed third overall at the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational. He tied for fourth individually at the sectional, where Floyd posted a state-best score of 284.


FIRST TEAM: Reece Compton, Floyd Central sophomore; Harrison Eades, Floyd Central junior; Jack Lilly, Floyd Central senior; Jay Williams, Jeffersonville senior; Dylan Zink, Floyd Central senior

SECOND TEAM: Westin Allen, Henryville freshman; Bryce Crutcher, Silver Creek junior; Nolan Keeler, New Albany junior; Christian McIntosh, Floyd Central freshman; Joey Steinert, New Albany senior

THIRD TEAM: Trey Beatty, Providence senior; Sam Davidson, Henryville freshman; Fernando Diaz, New Washington sophomore; Shawn Fitzpatrick, Providence senior; Hayden Hope, Christian Academy senior

HONORABLE MENTION: Keegan Allred, Clarksville; Clayton Fields, Henryville; Michael Gillooly, Charlestown; Kameron Guess, New Albany; Will Kaiser, Providence; Harrison Paul, Jeffersonvillle; Garred Perronie, Silver Creek; Hunter Popp, Silver Creek; Jarrett Rowe, Providence; Hayden Smith, Borden; Kevin Wang, CAI.


Highlanders, Williams Earn Trip to State Finals
6/7/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Floyd Central and Jeffersonville’s Jay Williams punched their tickets to state Thursday.

Both were runners-up — the Highlanders for the team title and Williams for the individual title — at the Providence Regional.

Top-ranked, and defending state champion, Center Grove carded a collective 2-over-par 290 at Champions Pointe Golf Club to capture its fourth regional championship in a row. Tenth-ranked Floyd Central finished 18 shots behind the Trojans to advance out of the regional for the first time since 2015.


“Still not our best, we can totally go lower, but we got the job done on getting to state,” said senior Jack Lilly, who along with classmate Dylan Zink, was a freshman on the 2015 Highlanders team that took third at the regional. “We did what we needed to, now we get the chance to go have a lot of fun up there.”

The top three teams and top five individuals on non-qualifyinig teams advance to the State Finals, which will be Tuesday and Wednesday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.

Center Grove senior Noah Gillard, the defending state champion, earned medalist honors with a 3-under-par 69. Williams was one of three players, along with Corydon Central’s Joey Wiseman and Bedford North Lawrence’s Ethan Stanley, to tie for second with a 1-under 71.

“I got it going pretty smooth toward the beginning, not many hiccups,” said Williams, who lost a playoff with Wiseman for medalist honors at Monday’s Providence Sectional. “I was 2-under at the turn, then just kind of choked a little bit on 17 and 18, I didn’t hold it together. But overall, I’m pretty proud of the way I played. I made some good putts, hit a lot of good shots, just kind of came out here and finally got it done.”

The tie for second earned the senior his first trip to state.

“It’s the best thing in the world, just being able to go and represent Jeff High and the city of Jeffersonville,” Williams said. “I’m truly humbled to be able to go and just play for my school.”

The Highlanders were led by Lilly, who fired a 75.

“It was good overall,” he said. “I had a stretch of bogeys on the back, but finished with a tap-in birdie, so it was a good finish. I was happy about it.”

Also for Floyd, junior Harrison Eades shot a 76, sophomore Reece Compton a 77 and freshman Christian McIntosh an 80.

“I’m proud of how we kind of grinded it out,” first-year Highlanders coach Brett Eades said. “When we were on about the 12th, 13th, 14th holes, things looked really good for us. We were about 6-over at that point. And then things began to unravel, let’s say, on 18, starting with my own son. He was 2-over going into 18 and doubled. Then the next guy bogeyed, and then my third guy is 2-over going into 18 and he takes a triple. It’s one of the hardest golf holes around here, if not the [hardest]. So I’m just glad that numbers 16, 17 and 18 aren’t at Prairie View.”

Madison and Columbus North both finished seven shots behind Floyd. The Cubs, though, earned the trip to the State Finals thanks to the fifth-man tiebreaker. Eleventh-ranked Franklin was one shot behind the Cubs and Bull Dogs.

The host Pioneers tied with BNL for ninth with a 327. Providence was led by senior Trey Beatty, who shot a 74 and narrowly missed earning an individual trip to state.

“It looked like he was going to make a good move,” Pioneers coach Victor Beeler said. “He birdied six on the back, which was deep in his nine for him. He stuck an eagle putt to within 12 feet and just barely missed it, that would’ve put him back to even.”

New Albany tied for 11th with a 328. Nolan Keeler led the Bulldogs with a 75.

“We started out really good as a team, through the first like three or four holes, then we hit 14, 15, 16, 17, somewhere in there everybody kind of went the wrong direction, made some mental mistakes and then got into some trouble,” New Albany coach Ricky Belcher said. “But I’m happy with them.”

Individually, Henryville freshman Westin Allen shot a 76.

"Westin played well today," Hornets coach Robin Embry said. "He had a few putts lip out and a couple of tough breaks. If that goes different then he's probably playing next week. It's a tough game, sometimes the putts fall and the breaks fall your way ... at other times, not so much. He's had a great season, probably the best freshman season of any player I've had. He averaged 76, was the conference and Hauser Invitational medalist, qualified for the regional, and played well today. He's represented our community, school, team, his family and himself in a high character manner." 

Meanwhile Silver Creek’s Bryce Crutcher carded an 80 and New Washington's Fernando Diaz shot a 115. 

Jennings County’s Bryce Kirchner had the shot of the day — a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th. 

PROVIDENCE REGIONAL (Champions Pointe, Henryville, par 72)

Team scores: Center Grove 290, Floyd Central 308, Madison 315, Columbus North 315, Franklin 316, Bloomington South 323, Columbus East 324, Jasper 325, Providence 327, Bedford North Lawrence 327, Roncalli 328, New Albany 328, Bloomington North 333, Southwestern 351, Jennings County 353, Heritage Hills 356, Paoli 359, Greensburg 361.

Medalist: Noah Gillard (Center Grove) 69.

Advancing individuals: Gillard (CG), Jay Williams (Jeffersonville) 71, Joey Wiseman (Corydon Central) 71, Ethan Stanley (BNL) 71, Henry Kiel (Columbus North) 73, Hunter Mefford (Southwestern) 73.

Center Grove: Noah Gillard 69, Luke DeHaven 73, Alex Heck 74, Sam Jean 74, Logan Anderson 75. 

Floyd Central: Jack Lilly 75, Harrison Eades 76, Reece Compton 77, Christian McIntosh 80, Dylan Zink 81. 

Madison: Landon Conner 74, Case Kiefer 78, Luke Ommen 80, Trent Jameison 83, Drew Barron 84. 


Columbus North: Kiel 73, Drew Smith 76, Reese Moore 81, Jackson Kerber 85, Cameron Ziegler 87. 

Franklin: Damon Dickey 76, Matthew Jordan 77, Ian McCulloug 81, Quin Edwards 82, Blake McIntire 90. 

Bloomington South: Drew Todd 75, Thomas Tierney 80, Seth Kestranek 81, Ethan Kopp 87, James Bomba 88. 

Columbus East: Kody Reynolds 76, Adrian Adams 80, Avery Foist 81, Mark Mayhew 87. 

Jasper: Bryan Hagan 74, Jack Bies 79, Evan Wolfe 84, Avery Hollind 88, Landon Kissel 92. 

Providence: Trey Beatty 74, Shawn Fitzpatrick 81, Will Kaiser 84, Jarrett Rowe 88, Caleb Popp 90. 

BNL: Stanley 71, Daylen Tidd 77, Cole Sanders 87, Corbin Bushey 92, Jeven Adams 100. 

Roncalli: Luke Poole 75, Drew Fleming 83, Mark Poole 85, Connor Wray 85, Evan Wray 90. 

New Albany: Nolan Keeler 75, Joey Steinert 82, Kameron Guess 83, Ryan Crum 88, Caiden Waiters 88. 

Bloomington North: Jace Day 80, Logan Vernon 82, Darin Woodley 84, Evan Todd 87, Charlies Bless 93. 

Southwestern: Mefford 73, Austin Kramer 88, Trenton Hadley 91, Sam Beverly 99, Dylan Peck 106. 

Jennings County: Bryce Kirchner 75, Adam Leach 88, Justin Gasper 94, Austin Roscoe 96, Joey Kelley 97. 

Heritage Hills: Carter Cox 80, Rylan Cox 83, Mitch Blasdel 93, Josh Nelson 100, Carson Leibering 103. 

Paoli: Dawson Long 76, Jordan Clark 80, Shawn Buchanan 96, Hunter Hamilton 107, Charles Meredith 108. 

Greensburg: Ben Bausback 86, Kyle Sellers 88, Curtis Bausback 90, Trevor Foster 97, Devin Winkler 107. 

Other area individuals: Westin Allen (Henryville) 76, Bryce Crutcher (Silver Creek) 80, Fernando Diaz (New Washington) 115. 


Conner's Medalist leads Cubs to 7th Straight Title
6/4/2018 James Pence (Madison Courier)

A year after finishing as the sectional runner-up by two strokes as a sophomore and one stroke as a junior, Madison’s Landon Conner went out on top at his final high school tourney at Sunrise Golf Course by firing a two-under 70 to win medalist honors and lead the Cubs to their seventh consecutive sectional team championship.

Conner, a senior who has signed to play golf at Campbellsville University next year, went out in even-par 36 and came home in two-under 34 to win medalist honors by four strokes over Southwestern’s Hunter Mefford and Scottsburg’s Carter Bowles. As a team the Cubs went on to card a 308 that was 22 strokes better than runner-up Southwestern (330) and Jennings County (339) as all three teams advanced to Thursday’s Providence Regional at Champions Pointe Golf Club.

“It feels great and I have been working for this moment for my entire high school career,” Conner said on being sectional champion. “It feels great to leave Sunrise, since this is my last match here, as sectional champion.” 

Although Mefford, a junior, tied for second on the scorecard he lost a tiebreaker to Scottsburg’s Bowles to finish third in the medals. Regardless, Mefford will be making his second consecutive trip to regional and this time he will be joined by his Southwestern teammates for the first time in a decade. 

“I am really proud of my teammates for stepping up and accomplishing that,” Mefford said on the team qualifying for regional. “I’m really proud of myself for shooting a 74. Landon and I were close coming down the stretch, but I stumbled and he didn’t. It feels really good because I shot 77 here last year and dropped it down three this year. Now it is on to Champions Pointe to try to make it out as an individual and hopefully we can make it out as a team.”

Mefford was just two strokes back of Conner when their head-to-head battle arrived at the par-5 15th tee. However, Mefford found tree trouble on the right side and took a double-bogey seven while Conner’s second shot came to rest just in front of the green where he almost chipped in for an eagle before holing out for a birdie four. Mefford birdied the par-four 16th but the damage was done and Conner closed with four straight pars for the four-stroke win.

Along with Conner’s 70 for the Cubs, Drew Barron finished with an 78, freshmen Luke Ommen shot a 79 and Case Kiefer rounded out the scoring with an 81. Trent Jameison carded a non-scoring 83.

Madison coach Dale Crafton was pleased to see his three seniors Conner, Kiefer, and alternate Hunter Liter leave Sunrise a final time as sectional champions.

“I’m excited for those guys, Landon especially played well. I’m really excited for Landon,” Crafton said. “Case didn’t play as well as he is capable of and hopefully he can bounce back on Thursday. Whenever he has a couple rounds that aren’t real good, he always bounces back and we are optimistic he’ll be fine. Hunter has been right there with us and is our sixth guy whenever we need him to step in — he’s been a treat to coach.”

Along with Mefford’s 74 for the Rebels, Austin Kramer finished with an 80, Trenton Hadley carded an 85 and Sam Beverly rounded out the scoring with a 91. Dylan Peck shot a non-scoring 92.

“I’m really happy for our guys. We set a goal this year to win conference and make it to regional and these boys put in the work and got it done,” Southwestern coach David Bright said. “We had to beat a couple really good teams to earn this spot. At the turn we were only seven shots back of Madison and I made it a point to let our boys know that. Madison is such a solid team and I knew if we stayed close to them, then we would be in good shape to advance. In the end we came up just a little bit short of the title, but we are now one of the few teams in school history to take second and advance to regional.”

Switzerland County, led by senior Kyle Whitham’s 89, finished seventh as a team with a 404. Garrett Demaree shot a 101, Tyler Konkle a 102 and Austin Wolf carded a 112. After advancing to regional as an individual last season, Whitham was five strokes off qualifying this season.

Shawe, the sectional champion back in 2010, was unable to field a complete team but had one individual, Zach Stewart, finish with a round of 107.

Jennings County, the last team to win a Sunrise Sectional other than Madison back in 2011, was 10 strokes better than Henryville’s 349, followed by Scottsburg 375, Rising Sun 397, Switzerland 404, Austin 422, South Ripley 453, New Washington 456 and Charlestown 457.

With sectional in the books, the advancing teams and individuals must now gear up for a regional where both the course and the competition will be more challenging.

Several of the top teams in the state funnel into the Champions Pointe regional so it will take a solid effort either by team or individual to advance to the state finals. Conner said the only way to do that is play one shot at a time.

“We have to not worry what anyone else is doing. We have to focus on our own game,” Conner said. “There is a lot of competition there, but we can’t worry about them. We have to go out there and execute our game plan and keep it in the fairway and keep the ball in play the whole time.”

“We have to come and be ready to play Thursday,” Mefford said. “We’ll practice there Wednesday and hopefully get to see the course and know what we have to do on Thursday.”

Crafton said a ballpark number for advancing to state will be close to if not well below 300. He saw the Cubs shoot 301 there last year and come home and the competition could be even tougher this year.

“It was 301 last year. We will have to average about a 75,” Crafton said. “The regional down there is the toughest one in the state. We’ll have to play better than we did today. My best guess is 300 as a team and a 72 as an individual.” 


Hornets edge Cougars in 3-way match
5/30/2018 Staff (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Host Henryville edged Trinity Lutheran by four strokes in a 3-way meet that also included Eastern on Thursday.

Westin Allen’s 2-over-par 38 was the meet’s top result, followed by a stroke by teammate Clayton Fields.

Trinity Lutheran’s Jacob Keith was third with a 40.


Henryville (172): Allen 38, Fields 39, Davidson 47, Furnish 48, Badger 49, Curtis 50, Miller 55

Trinity Lutheran (176): Keith 40, Shoemaker 44, Criswell 45, Nierman 47, Foster 47.

Eastern (Pekin) (256): Jones 53, Mosier 63, Felker 69, West 71.



Courier Journal's All Area Team
5/24/2018 Chris White (Louisville Courier Journal)


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Westin Allen, Henryville

Reece Compton, Floyd Central

Bryce Crutcher, Silver Creek

Nolan Keeler, New Albany

Jack Lilly, Floyd Central

Christian McIntosh, Floyd Central

Kevin Wang, Christian Academy of Indiana

Jay Williams, Jeffersonville

Joey Wiseman, Corydon

Dylan Zink, Floyd Central



Conner's 3-under 33 helps Cubs shoot 159
5/23/2018 Staff (Madison Courier)

Madison senior golfer Landon Conner fired a three-under par 33 to help Madison win a quad meet with Henryville, Jennings County and Shawe on Wednesday at Sunrise Golf Course.

Madison was forced to overcome injuries that sidelined two of its top golfers but had enough depth to still card a 159 en route to the win.

The Cubs were without No. 2 golfer Case Kiefer, who is dealing with a finger injury, and No. 4 golfer Trent Jameison, who is out with a fractured shoulder blade. Madison still bested second place Jennings County by 10 strokes. The Panthers finished with a 169 and Henryville was third at 170. Shawe did not qualify for a team score.

For Madison, Drew Barron shot a 38, Luke Ommen a 42 and Mitchell Liter a 46 to round out the scoring. Hunter Liter and Dylan Eblen shot a 48 and 49, respectively, in non-scoring rounds along with Nate Hamby’s 50.

Shawe’s Zachary Stewart shot a 56.

Henryville’s Sam Davidson led the Hornets with a 39 while Westin Allen shot a 40, Kristopher Glass a 44 and Clayton Fields and Conner Furnish each carded 47s. Cameron Miller posted a non-scoring 51.

Jennings County was led Austin Roscoe, Adam Leach and Justin Gasper, who all finished with 42s. Bryce Kirsher and Hunter Conrad each shot 43s and Joe Kelley carded a non-scoring 45. 


Madison (159): Conner 33, Barron 38, Ommen 42, M. Liter 46, H. Liter 48, Eblen 49. 

Jennings County (169): Roscoe 42, Leach 42, Gasper 42, Kirsher 43, Conrad 43, Kelley 45.

Henryville (170): Davidson 39, Allen 40, Glass 44, Fields 47, Furnish 47, Miller 51, Curts 57.

Shawe (NTS): Stewart 56.



Henryville Wins 7th Straight SAC Boys' Golf Title
5/19/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — The Henryville boys' golf team captured its seventh straight Southern Athletic Conference title Saturday at Champions Pointe Golf Club. 

The Hornets carded a collective 322 — 133 shots better than runner-up Borden and 159 better than New Washington. Crothersville, Lanesville and South Central didn't have enough players to qualify. 

Henryville's Westin Allen picked up medalist honors with a 4-over-par 76. The Hornets posted the five lowest scores on the day. After Allen, Conner Furnish shot a 78, Sam Davidson an 83, Clayton Fields an 85 and Kristopher Glass an 86. 

"Due to unusual circumstances, I wasn't able to attend the championship until the final few holes," explained Henryville coach Robin Embry, whose team has won 13 of the past 14 SAC titles. "I want to thank Evan Embry and Bill Niece for taking care of the team; Scott Ivey and Champions Pointe's staff for all their help and support; and all the SAC coaches and parents for their extra help! I especially want to thank Coach Brett James for his leadership with the event — he did a fantastic job. 

"We're happy to win the SAC championship again with a very good team score and for today's playing five to each earn All-Conference [honors]. All three seniors have carded some good scores this season and it was good to see Kris and Conner earn All-Conference again. Westin has consistently carded low scores this season and it was good to see him earn medalist honors with a nice round. Sam and Clayton expected a bit lower scores, but hung in there to card nice rounds today. We'll keep working because we're hoping to end this season with a big finish!"

The runner-up Braves were led by Hayden Smith, who shot a 100. 

The third-place Mustangs were paced by CJ Swoboda's 103. 



At Champions Pointe G.C., par-72

Henryville (322): Allen 76, Furnish 78, Davidson 83, Fields 85, Glass 86. 

Borden (455): Smith 100, Franklin 105, Coomer 123, Saylor 127, Bahan 144.

New Washington (481): Swoboda 103, Wilson 105, Diaz 132, Curry 141.

Crothersville (NTS): Amick 104, Keasley 133, Thomas 144.

Lanesville (NTS): Reynolds 89, Winstead 94, Shirley 143.

South Central (NTS): Basham 91, Lewis 92.

All-SAC: Allen (H), Furnish (H), Davidson (H), Fields (H), Glass (H), Reynolds (L).

Coach of the Year:  Robin Embry (Henryville).



Henryville Wins 3-way Match at Champions Pointe
5/15/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Henryville hosted Clarksville and Lanesville at Champions Pointe on Tuesday and topped both teams for the 3-way victory.

The Hornets were the only complete team and finished with team score 167. Westin Allen led the way for Henryville and was the day's medalist. He shot a 34 and finished 2-under par. Sam Davidson turned in the next lowest score with a 43. Kristopher Glass and Layton Fields both shot a 45 in the win. 

"We had one really good scorecard," Henryville coach Robin Embry said of Allen. "He's been consistent for us all season. Otherwise, it was below our expectations. We seemed to lose focus on the last few holes. That simply can't happen if we want to reach our goals. We'll bounce back."

Parker Sprouls led Clarksville with a 64. Josh Matherly shot a 65 and Jordan Cunningham finished with a 71. The Generals only had three play so they didn't qualify for a finish.

Lanesville, who also had just three play, was led by Griffin Reynolds. Reynolds had the third best score of the day with a 44.   

Henryville (167): Allen 34, Davidson 43, Fields 45, Glass 45, Miller 49, Furnish 50, Curts 50

Clarksville (NTS): Sprouls 64, Matherly 65, Cunningham 71

Lanesville (NTS): Reynolds 44, Winstead 51, Shirley 70



Hornets set 9-Hole Record
5/10/2018 Josh Cook (News & Tribune)

SELLERSBURG — Led by Westin Allen’s 2-under-par 33, Henryville set a new program record for a nine-hole score Thursday in a four-way match on the links course at Hidden Creek Golf Club.

In addition to Allen’s score, Sam Davidson fired a 37, Kristopher Glass a 38 and Conner Furnish a 41 for the Hornets, who carded a collective 149. That was 56 shots better than South Central and 63 better than Charlestown. Lanesville, which had only three players, had an incomplete team score.

“We carded a very nice score,” Henryville coach Robin Embry said. “The links nine can play a bit easier than most courses we play, however, you still have to get it in the hole. We’re very happy with the score.” 


Henryville (149): Allen 33, Davidson 37, Glass 38, Furnish 41, Fields 43, Curts 45, Badger 46, Miller 49

South Central (205): Lewis 39, Daugherty 49, Cunningham 50, Thomas 67

Charlestown (212): Gillooley 45, Carr 48, Martens 56, Doty 63

Lanesville (NTS): Reynolds 41, Winstead 45, Shirley 59




Henryville Wins West Clark Shootout
5/8/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Henryville put an end to Silver Creek's 2-year winning streak at the West Clark Shootout by edging the Dragons 32-25 for the team's second win in four years. 

Henryville's Westin Allen shared medalist honors with Silver Creek's Bryce Crutcher. They both finished with 12 points via the Modified Stableford System. 

"We played fairly well," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "It's good to see the players learning to card good scores even when they do not have their A-game. This event is always fun for the players, a change of pace from stroke play. We'll keep working at it and hope to be playing our best golf in a couple of weeks."


Henryville (+32): Allen +12, Fields +9, Davidson +7, Glass +4, Furnish +2, Curts -11

Silver Creek (+25): Crutcher +12, Popp +8, Harper +6, Perronie -1, Everett -4, McCallister -5

Borden (-50): Franklin -4, Saylor -11, Smith -16, Coomer -19, Hammick -22, Bahan -27



Henryville Wins Hauser Invitational for Third Year in a Row
5/5/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

HOPE —  For the third straight year, the Henryville boys' golf team won the Hauser Invitational at Clifty Creek Golf Course. The Hornets knocked off six other teams to claim the title on Saturday and made history is the process.

The Hornets shot a 316 as a team, which is a new 18-hole school record for Henryville. 

Henryville's Westin Allen was the medalist on the day with a 2-under-par 70. He was the only player in the invitational to shoot under par. He was followed by teammates Clayton Fields, who shot a 80, and Sam Davidson and Kris Glass, both of whom shot 83s.


"We carded a very good score today," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "We didn't have all of our top five with us, but today's front four played very well. It was good to see all the players score better on the second nine. It's good to see the players gaining confidence."

Henryville was followed by Triton Central, which had all four players shoot in the 80s to combine for a 336. Trinity Lutheran shot a 353 and hosts Hauser finished in fourth with a score of 383. 


HAUSER INVITATIONAL (Clifty Creek GC, par 72) 

Henryville (316): Allen 70, Fields 80, Davidson 83, Glass 83, Miller 118

Triton Central (336): Seagrave 82, Sanders 83, Uhls 85, Brandman 86, Anderson 91

Trinity Lutheran (353): Keith 85, Criswell 87, Schumaken 89, Nierman 92, Foster 98

Hauser (383): Compton 77, Wallace 92, Johnson 97, Stafford 117, Gilliand 121

Morristown (401): Kistein 80, Theobald 89, S. Jones 105, Baltles 127, G. Jones 132

Southwestern (Shelbyville) (427): Schnieider 97, Robinson 102, Pappano 111, Richardson 117

Edinburgh (486): Hancock 77, Burton 131, Childers 138, Bennet 140



Henryville Wins 3-way
5/5/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

ELIZABETH — Henryville picked up a win over South Central and Borden at Chariot Run after having the two best scores of the day. 

Both Westin Allen and Sam Davidson shot 39s and both Hornets earned medalist honors. Borden was led by Hayden Smith's 46.

Henryville (163): Allen 39, Davidson 39, Fields 42, Furnish 43, Curts 48, Glass 49, Miller 58

South Central (Elizabeth)(215): Cunningham 41, Lewis 47, Daugherty 56, Thomas 71

Borden (225): Smith 46, Franklin 55, Coomer 58, Saylor 66, Hammick 67



Madison Wins Invite
4/28/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

MADISON — Henryville finished third in Saturday's Madison Invitational. 

The host Cubs' A squad carded a collective 311 — 41 shots better than runner-up Southwestern and 42 ahead of the Hornets — to win the team title. 

Madison's Case Kiefer earned medalist honors with a 77. He was followed by teammate Landon Connor, who shot a 78.

Westin Allen fired an 80 to lead Henryville while Clayton Fields carded an 88.

Hayden Smith led seventh-place Borden with a 103. 


Madison (311): Conner 74, Kiefer 77, Ommen 79, Barron 81, Jameison 81

Southwestern (352): Mefford 82, Kramet 84, Peck 93, Phillip 93, Hadley 99

Henryville (353): Allen 80, Fields 88, Furnish 92, Badger 93, Davidson 93

Madison-B (369): Hamby 87, M. Liter 90, Eblen 91, H. Liter 101, McDowell 102

North Decatur (409): Co. Parmer 94, Spears 101, Nobbe 105, Ce. Parmer 109

Scottsburg (452): Bowles 86, Gricius 115, Campbell 117, Riley 134

Borden (455): Smith 103, Franklin 104, Saylor 119, Coomer 129, Hammack 138

Austin (NTS): Johnson 98


Madison Squeaks Past Hornets
4/26/2018 Greg Mangelt (News & Tribune)

HENRYVILLE — Madison defeated host Henryville and Crothersville in a 3-way meet at Champions Pointe on Thursday.

Madison shot a team score of 154, which was six shots better than the Hornets, who were led by Clayton Field's 2-over round of 38. Teammate Westin Allen was one shot off Field's score.

"We played well and carded a nice team score," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "Madison was just a bit better. We're playing well, despite limited practice time. This is a fun group to coach. They want to get better and are willing to put in the time to do so."

Madison's Case Kiefer had a medalist round of 35.

Madison (154): Kiefer 35, Conner 37, Jameison 40, Ommen 42, Barron 48, Liter 49.

Henryville (160): Fields 38, Allen 39, Glass 41, Davidson 42, Badger 45, Furnish 46, Curtis 51, Miller 55.

Crothersville (NTS): Amick 58, Riley 66, Keasley 70.


Madison Wins Wooded View Invitational
4/22/2018 Hanson Crafton (News & Tribune)

CLARKSVILLE — Madison won Saturday's Wooded View Invitational at Wooded View Golf Course. 

The Cubs carded a collective 317, 17 shots ahead of runner-up Franklin. Among the local schools, Henryville (353) finished fourth, followed by Christian Academy (356) and Silver Creek (372). Providence (479) took 10th while Clarksville (519) was 11th. Charlestown fielded an incomplete team score. 

Franklin's Javan Johnson, who shot an even-par 71, earned medalist honors. 

Westin Allen finished T2 with a 5-over 76 for the Hornets. 

"We have high expectations and that’s a good thing," Henryville coach Robin Embry said. "That being said, we were a bit disappointed with our scores. Westin didn’t strike the ball well, but his short game was sharp enough to post a nice score.  Sam [Davidson] let a few holes get away from him and Conner [Furnish] struggled with his chipping. Clayton [Fields] and Kris [Glass] simply posted too many big numbers. We’re hoping the weather will allow for quality practice time this week.

Kevin Wang and Hayden Hope led the Warriors, firing 80 and 83, respectively. 

Bryce Crutcher led the Dragons with an 82. 



Madison (317): Conner 76, Kiefer 77, Barron 82, Ommen 82, Liter 102

Franklin (334): Johnson 71, Dickey 79, McIntire 85, McCullough 99

Southwestern (348): Mefford 79, Kramet 79, Hadley 88, Beverly 102

Henryville (353): Allen 76, Davidson 88, Furnish 90, Glass 99, Fields 102

CAI (356): Wang 80, Hope 83, Kahl 94, Kastenschmidt 99

Silver Creek (372): Crutcher 82, McCallister 91, Harper 98, Thomas 101, Terry 104

Providence (479): Beeler 116, Henderson 119, Juliot 121, Heidman 123, Caylor 140

Clarksville (519): Sprouls 123, Allred 124, Cunningham 136, Matherly 136

Charlestown (inc.): Carr 113, Doty 121, Martens 141



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.”