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  • Val T.

Pioneer spring sports year in review:

Farris, Robinson, Attinger, Blickenstaff, Goings join MVP Cripe on All-Hoosier North softball team


Baseball players Sweet, Duncan, Erickson also named first-team all-Hoosier North; Rogers, Montgomery win girls track conference titles; Baker, Mersch win boys track conference titles


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Softball

Pioneer’s Hailey Cripe was named Hoosier North MVP and joined five other teammates on the all-conference first team.

Hailey Cripe

Cripe, a Kansas recruit, hit .662 with 15 homers and 56 RBIs, and she also went 17-3 with a 1.06 ERA as a pitcher. Cripe had 28 walks and 263 strikeouts in 119 ⅓ innings in the circle.

Kylie Farris, Mackenzie Robinson, Kylie Attinger, Crystabelle Blickenstaff and Shaylee Goings also made the first team.

Farris hit .495 with 21 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. Robinson hit .436 with four homers and 39 RBIs. Attinger hit .494 with 20 RBIs and was successful in all 13 stolen bases. Blickenstaff hit .355 with three homers and 30 RBIs. Goings hit .410 with three homers and 34 RBIs, and she also went 7-2 with a 3.59 ERA as a pitcher.

Kankakee Valley 5, Pioneer 4 (8 innings, May 20): Casey Webb and Crystabelle Blickenstaff hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning to tie the game at 4, but Kankakee Valley scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth to get the win at Herk Hoffman Field at Rea Park on May 20.

Kylie Farris had three hits, and Mackenzie Robinson went 2 for 2. Hailey Cripe and Kylie Attinger each added a hit and an RBI. Shaylee Goings also had a hit.

Goings took the loss in the circle. She allowed 12 hits and five runs (three earned) while walking none, hitting two batters and fanning none.

Kankakee Valley 5, Pioneer 4 (8 innings)

Kankakee Valley 011 101 01 – 5 12 0

Pioneer 110 002 00 – 4 10 2

WP – Rosado (3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K)

LP – Shaylee Goings (8 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 HBP, 0 K)

2B – Swart (KV), Erb (KV), Hailey Cripe (PIO), Kylie Attinger (PIO)

HR – Casey Webb (PIO), Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO)

Benton Central 3, Pioneer 0 (May 19): Hailey Cripe doubled and walked and stole a base, and Kylie Farris singled, but the visiting Lady Panthers lost to Benton Central on May 19.

Shaylee Goings took the complete-game loss in the circle, allowing three hits and three runs (none earned). She walked one and struck out four.

Benton Central scored twice in the first inning and once more in the third.

Pioneer committed six errors which led to three unearned runs for Benton Central.

Benton Central 3, Pioneer 0

Pioneer 000 000 0 – 0 2 6

Benton Central 201 000 X – 3 3 0

WP – Asher (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 16 K)

LP – Shaylee Goings (6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 HBP, 4 K)

2B – Hailey Cripe (PIO), Biddle (BC)

Pioneer 20, Culver 0 (5 innings, May 16): Hailey Cripe and Shaylee Goings combined on a no-hitter, and each also hit a home run for the visiting Lady Panthers in a rout of the Lady Cavaliers on May 16.

Goings also had a single and had four RBIs. Mackenzie Robinson had three hits and an RBI, and Kylie Farris and Kylie Attinger had two hits and an RBI apiece. Carlie Morris and Jaylyn Layman each had a hit and an RBI. Meisha Price, Crystabelle Blickenstaff, Kourtnee Kline and Casey Webb also contributed an RBI.

Adeline Cripe had a single.

Pioneer had 13 hits and also received 13 walks and four hit batters.

Hailey Cripe pitched the first four innings, and Goings pitched the fifth. Cripe had no walks, a hit batter and 11 strikeouts while Goings had one walk and one strikeout.

Pioneer 20, Culver 0 (5 innings)

Pioneer 002 7(10) – 20 13 0

Culver 000 00 – 0 0 2

WP – Hailey Cripe (4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 11 K)

LP – Kaleigh Fritch (3 IP, 2 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 HBP, 1 K)

HR – Hailey Cripe (PIO), Shaylee Goings (PIO)

Pioneer 18, LaVille 5 (5 innings, May 13): Carlie Morris went 4 for 4 with two doubles, two singles and two RBIs, and Hailey Cripe homered twice and drove in three runs for Pioneer in a Hoosier North road win over LaVille on May 13.

Mackenzie Robinson added two doubles and a single and two RBIs, and Shaylee Goings also had two doubles and two RBIs. Adeline Cripe had a hit and an RBI, and Kylie Farris, Crystabelle Blickenstaff and Kylie Attinger had one hit each.

Pioneer batters also received eight walks and stole 10 bases.

Shaylee Goings allowed five runs in four innings and got the win. She allowed eight hits and walked two while striking out one. Cripe pitched a 1-2-3 fifth with one strikeout.

The game began on April 22 and was resumed and finished on May 13.

Pioneer scored five runs in the top of the first and never trailed.

Pioneer 18, LaVille 5 (5 innings)

Pioneer 544 14 – 18 17 0

LaVille 140 00 – 5 8 3

WP – Shaylee Goings (4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)

LP – Blodgett (5 IP, 15 H, 18 R, 9 ER, 9 BB, 5 K)

2B – Carlie Morris 2 (PIO), Shaylee Goings 2 (PIO), Mackenzie Robinson 2 (PIO)

HR – Hailey Cripe 2 (PIO)

Pioneer 20, Culver Academy 6 (5 innings, May 13): Kamryn Newby homered and had three RBIs, and Kylie Attinger went 4 for 4 with two doubles and a triple and three RBIs for Pioneer in a come-from-behind road win over Culver Academy on May 13.

Adeline Cripe, Kylie Farris, Emilie Schmaltz, Meisha Price, Mackenzie Robinson, Crystabelle Blickenstaff, Kourtnee Kline, Shaylee Goings and Casey Webb added one hit each.

Robinson also had three RBIs, and Hailey Cripe had two RBIs. Adeline Cripe, Farris, Carlie Morris and Goings had one RBI each.

Pioneer had 14 hits and also received 14 walks and three hit-by-pitches. They also stole six bases.

Cripe got the win in relief, pitching 3 ⅔ scoreless innings. She allowed one hit and walked one while striking out 11. Goings went the first 1 ⅓ innings and allowed seven hits and six runs (four earned). She walked two and struck out none.

Pioneer trailed 6-2 after two innings but scored 10 runs in the third and seven in the fourth.

Pioneer 20, Culver Academy 6 (5 innings)

Pioneer 11(10) 71 – 20 14 1

Culver Academy 420 00 – 6 8 1

WP – Hailey Cripe (3 ⅔ IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K)

LP – Behling (2 ⅔ IP, 12 H, 11 R, 11 ER, 5 BB, 1 HBP, 2 K)

2B – Emilie Schmaltz (PIO), Mackenzie Robinson (PIO), Kylie Attinger 2 (PIO), Casey Webb (PIO), Kauffman (CGA), Vaccaro (CGA)

3B – Kylie Farris (PIO), Kylie Attinger (PIO)

HR – Kamryn Newby (PIO)

Pioneer 10, West Central 2 (May 12): Crystabelle Blickenstaff had three hits – a single and two doubles – and drove in two runs, and Kylie Attinger, Adeline Cripe and Kylie Farris also had three hits each for the visiting Lady Panthers in a win over West Central on May 12.

Attinger had two RBIs, and Farris had an RBI. Shaylee Goings also had a hit and two RBIs. Kaia Murray and Mackenzie Robinson each had a hit and an RBI.

Carlie Morris and Hailey Cripe had one hit each. Hailey Cripe also walked three times and stole three bases.

Cripe also pitched a seven-hitter in the circle for the win. She yielded Annika Smith’s two-run homer in the first inning but blanked the Lady Trojans over the final seven innings. She walked one and struck out 12.

Pioneer 10, West Central 2

Pioneer 130 501 0 – 10 13 2

West Central 200 000 0 – 2 5 3

WP – Hailey Cripe (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 12 K)

LP – Erb (7 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K)

2B – Adeline Cripe (PIO), Crystabelle Blickenstaff 2 (PIO)

3B – Kylie Attinger (PIO)

HR – Smith (WC)

Pioneer 2, Western 1 (May 10): Casey Webb went 3 for 3 with a single, a double and a solo homer, and Hailey Cripe pitched a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts for Pioneer in a home win over Western on May 10.

Webb had three of Pioneer’s four hits. Shaylee Goings added a single. Cripe walked three times.

Adeline Cripe contributed an RBI.

Hailey Cripe allowed an unearned run in the first and then shut out Western over the final six innings. She walked one and hit a batter in outdueling Western freshman Kylie Miller.

Pioneer 2, Western 1

Western 100 000 0 – 1 3 0

Pioneer 010 100 X – 2 4 0

WP – Hailey Cripe (7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 15 K)

LP – Miller (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K)

2B – Harlow (WEST, Casey Webb (PIO)

HR – Casey Webb (PIO)

Pioneer 12, North White 2 (6 innings, May 9): Crystabelle Blickenstaff went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, and Hailey Cripe singled, walked, homered and drove in three runs for the host Lady Panthers in a win over North White on May 9.

Shaylee Goings also had two hits and an RBI. Carlie Morris singled and drove in two runs. Adeline Cripe, Kylie Farris, Mackenzie Robinson and Kylie Attinger each added a hit.

Hailey Cripe pitched the first three innings and got the win. Goings pitched the final three innings for the save.

Hailey Cripe allowed one hit and one unearned run while walking one and striking out seven. Goings allowed one hit and one earned run while walking two and striking out three.

Pioneer 12, North White 2 (6 innings)

North White 100 001 – 2 2 2

Pioneer 122 313 – 12 13 1

WP – Hailey Cripe (3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K)

LP – Carter (4 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K)

S – Shaylee Goings (3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K)

2B – Annis (NW), Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO)

HR – Hailey Cripe (PIO)

Pioneer 8, Winamac 1 (May 9): Kylie Farris had three hits and an RBI, and Hailey Cripe parked a homer and drove in three runs and also pitched a one-hitter for Pioneer in a Hoosier North home win over Winamac.

Casey Webb singled, doubled and drove in a run, and Adeline Cripe and Shaylee Goings also had two hits each. Carlie Morris had a hit and an RBI, and Mackenzie Robinson and Kylie Attinger each had a hit.

Hailey Cripe walked three and struck out 15. Winamac scored an unearned run off her in the second inning.

Winamac committed six errors that led to seven unearned runs for Pioneer.

The game started on April 18 and was suspended due to inclement weather. It was resumed and completed on May 9.

Pioneer 8, Winamac 1

Winamac 010 000 0 – 1 1 6

Pioneer 305 000 X – 8 13 1

WP – Hailey Cripe (7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 15 K)

LP – Ella Gearhart (6 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K)

2B – Casey Webb (PIO)

HR – Hailey Cripe (PIO)

Pioneer 17, Knox 0 (5 innings, May 4): Crystabelle Blickenstaff doubled and homered and had five RBIs, and Carlie Morris and Casey Webb also homered for Pioneer in a Hoosier North home win over Knox on May 4.

Mackenzie Robinson had a double and two singles and two RBIs. Hailey Cripe doubled and tripled and had three RBIs, and Kylie Farris had two hits and two RBIs. Kylie Attinger singled and doubled and scored twice. Morris also singled.

Adeline Cripe, Kamryn Newby, Jaylyn Layman and Shaylee Goings had one hit each. Emilie Schmaltz and Meisha Price had one RBI each.

Hailey Cripe pitched a one-hitter with no walks and 10 strikeouts. She faced 16 batters, just one over the minimum.

Already leading 7-0, Pioneer scored eight runs in the third inning.

Pioneer 17, Knox 0 (5 innings)

Knox 000 00 – 0 1 3

Pioneer 438 2X – 17 18 0

WP – Hailey Cripe (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K)

LP – Barnes (2 ⅓ IP, 13 H, 14 R, 12 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)

2B – Kylie Farris (PIO), Mackenzie Robinson (PIO), Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO), Hailey Cripe (PIO), Kylie Attinger (PIO)

3B – Hailey Cripe (PIO)

HR – Carlie Morris (PIO), Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO), Casey Webb (PIO)

Pioneer 9, North Judson 0 (April 28): Hailey Cripe homered at the plate and also pitched a one-hitter with three walks and 17 strikeouts for the Lady Panthers in a win over conference and sectional rival North Judson on April 28.

Casey Webb singled and doubled and had two RBIs, and Mackenzie Robinson had a double and two RBIs. Cripe also had two RBIs.

Shaylee Goings went 3 for 3 with two singles and a double and an RBI, and Crystabelle Blickenstaff tripled and drove in a run.

Kylie Farris and Kylie Attinger had one hit each.

Cripe limited North Judson’s offensive attack to an Elizabeth Ciapponi single.

Pioneer 9, North Judson 0

North Judson 000 000 0 – 0 1 1

Pioneer 024 102 X – 9 10 0

WP – Hailey Cripe (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 17 K)

LP – Baxter (6 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K)

2B – Mackenzie Robinson (PIO), Casey Webb (PIO), Shaylee Goings (PIO)

3B – Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO)

HR – Hailey Cripe (PIO)

Pioneer 9, Carroll (Flora) 5 (April 27): Carlie Morris hit a two-run homer as part of a nine-run first inning for Pioneer in a home win over Carroll (Flora) on April 27 at Herk Hoffman Field at Rea Park.

Crystabelle Blickenstaff had a double and two RBIs, and Shaylee Goings had a single and two RBIs. Kylie Farris had two hits and an RBI, and Hailey Cripe had a single and a double.

Kylie Attinger had a triple and an RBI, and Adeline Cripe also had a hit. Mackenzie Robinson contributed an RBI.

Goings went the first 2 ⅔ innings and allowed 10 hits and five runs (all earned). She walked three and struck out three. Hailey Cripe pitched 4 ⅓ scoreless innings in relief. She allowed one hit and struck out 13 of the 14 batters she faced.

Pioneer 9, Carroll (Flora) 5

Carroll 203 000 0 – 5 9 2

Pioneer 900 000 X – 9 9 0

WP – Shaylee Goings (2 ⅔ IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)

LP – Lanum (⅓ IP, 6 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 0 K)

2B – Randle (CARR), Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO), Hailey Cripe (PIO)

3B – Kylie Attinger (PIO)

HR – Randle (CARR), Carlie Morris (PIO)

Pioneer 14, Tippecanoe Valley 2 (April 26): Hailey Cripe went 4 for 4 with five RBIs, including two homers, and she also pitched a three-hitter with 20 strikeouts for Pioneer in a win over host Valley April 26.

Mackenzie Robinson also cracked a homer and drove in two runs. Casey Webb and Shaylee Goings each had a single and two RBIs. Kylie Farris had three singles and an RBI. Kylie Attinger had two hits. Crystabelle Blickenstaff tripled and drove in a run. Adeline Cripe also had a hit.

All three hits Hailey Cripe allowed were doubles. She walked none.

Pioneer scored two runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed.

Pioneer 14, Valley 2

Pioneer 202 420 4 – 14 15 0

Valley 000 200 0 – 2 3 0

WP – Hailey Cripe (7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 20 K)

LP – Corinna Stiles (2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)

2B – Madi Smith (TV), Molly Moriarty (TV), Abby Bowers (TV)

3B – Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO)

HR – Mackenzie Robinson (PIO), Hailey Cripe 2 (PIO)

Pioneer 14, Frontier 4 (5 innings, April 25): Mackenzie Robinson had three hits and four RBIs, and Hailey Cripe reached base four times – a double, two singles and a walk – to lead Pioneer past host Frontier on April 25.

Kylie Farris also had three hits. Shaylee Goings singled and doubled and drove in four runs. Casey Webb and Crystabelle Blickenstaff each had a single, a double and an RBI. Kylie Attinger had two singles.

Adeline Cripe and Carlie Morris had one hit each.

Goings pitched a 10-hitter for the win in the circle. She walked five and struck out four.

Already leading 3-0, Pioneer scored six runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth.

This was Pioneer’s first game played on Frontier’s field since beating Frankton and Fairfield there in the 2021 Class 2A semistate.

Pioneer 14, Frontier 4 (5 innings)

Pioneer 102 65 – 14 19 1

Frontier 000 13 – 4 10 8

WP – Shaylee Goings (5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 4 K)

LP – Anderson (5 IP, 12 H, 14 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)

2B – Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO), Hailey Cripe (PIO), Casey Webb (PIO), Shaylee Goings (PIO), Sorensen (FRO), Minniear (FRO)

3B – Bartlett (FRO)

Pioneer 14, Whiting 1 (5 innings, April 23)

Pioneer 15, Plymouth 0 (6 innings, April 23)

Shaylee Goings pitched a five-hitter with no walks and six strikeouts, and Mackenzie Robinson doubled and tripled and had four RBIs in a rout of Whiting as part of a three-way doubleheader at Plymouth on April 23.

Kylie Farris had three hits and two RBIs, and Hailey Cripe singled and tripled and had two RBIs. Kylie Attinger had a hit and two RBIs.

Adeline Cripe, Carlie Morris, Crystabelle Blickenstaff and Casey Webb all contributed an RBI.

Pioneer hitters also received six walks and were hit by six pitches. They also stole five bases.

Pioneer trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the third but scored nine runs. They added five more in the fourth.

Pioneer began their day with a 15-0 win in six innings over host Plymouth. Hailey Cripe pitched a perfect game, striking out 16 of the 18 batters she faced and adding a pair of doubles and a pair of RBIs at the plate.

Kylie Farris doubled, singled twice and drove in four runs, and she also had four stolen bases. Adeline Cripe and Kylie Attinger each had two hits and an RBI. Carlie Morris had a double and two RBIs, and Casey Webb and Shaylee Goings contributed two RBIs each.

Mackenzie Robinson had a double and an RBI, and Crystabelle Blickenstaff had a hit.

Plymouth pitchers also walked 11.

Game 1: Pioneer 15, Plymouth 0 (6 innings)

Pioneer 440 016 – 15 12 0

Plymouth 000 000 – 0 0 0

WP – Hailey Cripe (6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 16 K)

LP – Deerfield (2 IP, 4 H, 8 R, 0 ER, 8 BB, 1 K)

2B – Kylie Farris (PIO), Mackenzie Robinson (PIO), Carlie Morris (PIO), Hailey Cripe 2 (PIO)

Game 2: Pioneer 14, Whiting 1 (5 innings)

Whiting 100 00 – 1 5 0

Pioneer 009 5X – 14 8 0

WP – Shaylee Goings (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)

LP – Ruiz (3 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 4 HBP, 3 K)

2B – Mackenzie Robinson (PIO)

3B – Mackenzie Robinson (PIO), Hailey Cripe (PIO)

Pioneer 21, Lewis Cass 1 (5 innings, April 21): Hailey Cripe went 4 for 4 with two homers and six RBIs, and Shaylee Goings went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and five RBIs for Pioneer in a road win over Lewis Cass on April 21.

Kylie Farris had three hits and two RBIs, and Carlie Morris had a double and two singles. Mackenzie Robinson and Kylie Attinger also had three hits and an RBI each.

Crystabelle Blickenstaff singled and walked and drove in three runs. Casey Webb had a hit and two RBIs. Adeline Cripe had two singles.

Hailey Cripe pitched a two-hitter with no walks, a hit batter and 10 strikeouts.

Pioneer 21, Lewis Cass 1 (5 innings)

Pioneer 446 07 – 21 23 0

Lewis Cass 100 00 – 1 2 8

WP – Hailey Cripe (5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 10 K)

LP – Reed (3 IP, 8 H, 14 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)

2B – Shaylee Goings (PIO), Carlie Morris (PIO), Williams (LC)

HR – Hailey Cripe 2 (PIO), Shaylee Goings (PIO)

Pioneer 21, Triton 3 (5 innings, April 19): Shaylee Goings had a single, a double and a homer and drove in five runs, and Mackenzie Robinson and Hailey Cripe each went 4 for 4 with three doubles and a single for the Lady Panthers in a Hoosier North road win over Triton on April 19.

Robinson had four RBIs, and Cripe had three RBIs.

Adeline Cripe had a pair of singles and four RBIs, and Kamryn Newby singled and had three RBIs. Crystabelle Blickenstaff had a double, a walk and sacrifice fly and drove in two runs. Carlie Morris singled and walked twice. Kylie Attinger singled and scored two runs.

Hailey Cripe pitched the first two innings, and Goings pitched the final three. Hailey Cripe allowed one hit and no walks and struck out seven. Goings allowed two hits and three runs (one earned) and walked three and struck out three.

Pioneer built an 18-0 lead after three innings.

Triton pitchers walked six, and the Triton defense committed nine errors.

Pioneer 21, Triton 3 (5 innings)

Pioneer 297 30 – 21 17 2

Triton 000 21 – 3 5 9

WP – Shaylee Goings (3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)

LP – L. Doll (2 IP, 7 H, 11 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K)

2B – Mackenzie Robinson 3 (PIO), Crystabelle Blickenstaff (PIO), Hailey Cripe 3 (PIO), Shaylee Goings (PIO), Trent (TRI)

HR – Shaylee Goings (PIO)

Pioneer 3, North Miami 1 (April 16)

Pioneer 4, Morgan Township 0 (April 16)

Hailey Cripe had a single, a sacrifice fly and an RBI at the plate and also pitched a 1-2-3 seventh with two strikeouts for the save for Pioneer in a 3-1 win over North Miami at Morgan Township on April 16.

Mackenzie Robinson spurred the offense with a pair of singles and a pair of RBIs. Kylie Farris and Kylie Attinger also had two hits each. Adeline Cripe and Crystabelle Blickenstaff also had hits.

Shaylee Goings got the win in the circle, allowing eight hits and one earned run in six innings. She walked none, hit a batter and struck out three.

Pioneer trailed 1-0 after two innings but went ahead for good with a two-run third.

Pioneer began their day with a 4-0 win over the host Lady Cherokees. Hailey Cripe tossed a two-hitter with two walks and 20 strikeouts. She also doubled in her only at-bat and walked twice.

Farris had two hits, and Carlie Morris, Kylie Attinger and Casey Webb had one hit each. Attinger, Adeline Cripe, Robinson and Blickenstaff had one RBI each.

Pioneer had six hits and also drew six walks.

Ally Parsons had both Morgan Township hits.

Pioneer was the visiting team in both games.

Game 1: Pioneer 4, Morgan Township 0

Pioneer 000 121 0 – 4 6 0

Morgan Township 000 000 0 – 0 2 0

WP – Hailey Cripe (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 20 K)

LP – Ritthaler (7 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 8 K)

2B – Carlie Morris (PIO), Hailey Cripe (PIO)

Pioneer 3, North Miami 1

Pioneer 002 010 0 – 3 9 0

North Miami 010 000 0 – 1 8 0

WP – Shaylee Goings (6 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 3 K)

LP – Duncan (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K)

S – Hailey Cripe (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K)

2B – Goulette (NM)

Pioneer 6, Delphi 2 (April 14): Hailey Cripe pitched a three-hitter with three walks and 18 strikeouts, and Mackenzie Robinson homered and drove in two runs for the host Lady Panthers in a win over Delphi at Herk Hoffman Field at Rea Park on April 14.

Kylie Attinger had a single and two RBIs. Shaylee Goings also had an RBI.

Adeline Cripe, Kylie Farris, Carlie Morris, Crystabelle Blickenstaff, Hailey Cripe and Casey Webb added one hit each.

Hailey Sutton hit a solo homer for Delphi.

Pioneer scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 2-2 tie. They added two more runs in the sixth.

Pioneer 6, Delphi 2

Delphi 000 110 0 – 2 3 0

Pioneer 000 222 X – 6 9 2

WP – Hailey Cripe (7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 18 K)

LP – Miller (6 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 9 K)

HR – Sutton (DEL), Mackenzie Robinson (PIO)

Baseball

Sweet, Duncan, Erickson named all-Hoosier North: Pioneer’s Caleb Sweet, Derek

Caleb Sweet

Duncan and Brayden Erickson were named first-team all-Hoosier North in voting done by the conference’s coaches and released to the media.

In addition, Brenton Gaumer was named honorable mention all-Hoosier North.

Sweet hit .339 with six extra-base hits and nine RBIs and also tied for the team lead in stolen bases with 10. He also went 1-4 with a 6.16 ERA on the mound.

Duncan hit .302 with four extra-base hits and a team-leading 18 RBIs.

Erickson went 3-4 with a 2.44 ERA, and he led the team in strikeouts (64) and innings pitched (37 ⅓). He also hit .204 with one homer and 11 RBIs.

Gaumer hit .211 with 13 RBIs at the plate and went 1-1 with a 2.22 ERA in 34 ⅔ innings on the mound. He was second on the team behind Erickson in innings pitched and strikeouts (32).

Pioneer went 7-7 in conference play and tied for fourth place in the eight-team conference.

LaVille 6, Pioneer 0 (May 20): LaVille sophomores Jayden Laurence and Lucas Plummer combined to pitch a no-hitter against the Panthers on May 20.

Laurence pitched four innings and walked two and struck out eight to earn the win. Plummer got the save by pitching three innings and walking two and striking out five.

They combined to face 23 batters, two more than the minimum.

Brayden Erickson pitched the first five innings and allowed four hits and three runs (two earned). He walked one and struck out 10.

Brenton Gaumer pitched two innings in relief and allowed two hits and three runs (one earned). He walked two and struck out two.

Gaumer, Brian Gluth, Oscar Solano and Eli Miller drew one walk each.

The game was played at LaVille, but Pioneer was the home team.

LaVille 6, Pioneer 0

LaVille 100 020 3 – 6 7 0

Pioneer 000 000 0 – 0 0 3

WP – Laurence (4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K)

LP – Brayden Erickson (5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K)

S – Plummer (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)

2B – Czarnecki (LV)

Culver Academy 16, Pioneer 6 (5 innings, May 19): Eli Miller tripled and had two RBIs, and Gavin Clem singled, walked and also drove in two runs for the visiting Panthers in a loss to Culver Academy on May 19.

Caleb Sweet had a hit and an RBI, and Derek Duncan, Brian Gluth and Drew McKaig had one hit each. Oscar Solano also had an RBI.

Jacob Spencer took the loss on the mound, allowing five hits and 10 runs (eight earned) in two innings. He walked two, hit a batter and fanned one. McKaig followed in relief and allowed eight hits and six runs (five earned) with a walk.

Culver Academy jumped out to a 10-0 lead after two innings.

The Eagles stole nine bases.

Culver Academy 16, Pioneer 6 (5 innings)

Pioneer 002 04 – 6 6 3

Culver Academy 376 0X – 16 15 1

WP – Beacom (4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K)

LP – Jacob Spencer (2 IP, 5 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)

2B – Gerber (CMA), Pumphrey (CMA)

3B – Caleb Sweet (PIO), Eli Miller (PIO)

Winamac 10, Pioneer 0 (5 innings, May 17): Caleb Sweet had a double for Pioneer’s lone hit, but the host Warriors won a Hoosier North game on May 17.

Gavin Clem reached on a walk.

Winamac pitcher Caleb Seymour faced 18 batters, three more than the minimum. Already leading 5-0, Winamac ended the game with five runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Sweet started and pitched 4 ⅔ innings and allowed three hits and eight runs (seven earned). He walked four, hit a batter and struck out two. Jake Erickson allowed two hits and two unearned runs in relief.

Winamac also had seven stolen bases.

Winamac 10, Pioneer 0

Pioneer 000 00 – 0 1 3

Winamac 203 05 – 10 9 2

WP – Caleb Seymour (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)

LP – Caleb Sweet (4 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 2 K)

2B – Caleb Sweet (PIO), Caleb Good (WIN), Hayden Clark (WIN), Dylan Brown (WIN), Wyatt Wheeler (WIN)

3B – Russell Compton (WIN)

Lafayette Central Catholic 4, Pioneer 1 (May 14): Gavin Clem and Caleb Sweet had two hits each for Pioneer in a road loss to Lafayette Central Catholic on May 14.

Brenton Gaumer had the lone RBI, driving in Clem.

Jacob Spencer pitched the first four innings and allowed three hits and four runs (two earned). He walked two and fanned one. Caden Couch followed with two innings of hitless relief. He walked three and struck out one.

Pioneer pitchers combined to walk five and hit three batters.

Lafayette Central Catholic would go on to win the Class 1A state title.

Lafayette Central Catholic 4, Pioneer 1

Pioneer 100 000 0 – 1 4 3

Lafayette Central Catholic 112 000 X – 4 5 0

LP – Jacob Spencer (4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)

XBH – (none)

North Judson 13, Pioneer 2 (5 innings, May 13): Derek Duncan and Brian Gluth had two hits each, but Pioneer lost a Hoosier North road game to North Judson on May 13.

Duncan and Caleb Sweet each had an RBI. Sweet also contributed a single, Gluth had a double, and Duncan had a triple.

Sweet started and allowed 3 hits and 11 runs (five earned) in 2 ⅔ innings. He walked four, hit a batter and struck out one. Jake Erickson relieved and allowed four hits and two runs (both earned) in 1 ⅓ innings. He walked one and struck out two.

North Judson scored three runs in the first and four more in the second to build a 7-0 lead. They scored in all four innings in which they batted.

North Judson 13, Pioneer 2 (5 innings)

Pioneer 002 00 – 2 5 5

North Judson 344 2X – 13 9 1

LP – Caleb Sweet (2 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 11 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K)

2B – Brian Gluth (PIO)

3B – Derek Duncan (PIO)

Pioneer 12, North Judson 11 (May 12): Trailing 11-7 going into the bottom of the seventh, Pioneer scored five times to upend visiting North Judson in a Hoosier North battle on May 12.

Derek Duncan had three hits and three RBIs, and Gavin Clem singled and also had three RBIs for Pioneer. Brian Gluth and Jake Erickson had two RBIs each. Eli Miller had a single, a double and an RBI, and Brenton Gaumer had a hit and an RBI. Owen Miller had a double.

Jake Erickson got the final two outs in the top of the seventh to earn the win on the mound.

Gaumer started and allowed six hits and seven runs (five earned) over the first six innings. He walked four and struck out four. Drew McKaig allowed two hits and four runs (two earned) in ⅓ of an inning of relief. He walked one.

Pioneer had eight hits and also received 10 walks and two hit-by-pitches. North Judson also committed five errors.

Pioneer 12, North Judson 11

North Judson 202 120 4 – 11 9 5

Pioneer 212 020 5 – 12 8 3

WP – Jake Erickson (⅔ IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K)

2B – Owen Miller (PIO), Derek Duncan (PIO), Eli Miller (PIO)

LaVille 13, Pioneer 0 (5 innings, May 11): Lucas Plummer pitched a no-hitter with three walks and 10 strikeouts for LaVille in a Hoosier North win over visiting Pioneer on May 11.

Oscar Solano took the loss on the mound for Pioneer, allowing seven hits and 13 runs (10 earned) in 2 ⅔ innings. He walked five, hit a batter and struck out two.

Drew McKaig followed in relief and allowed two hits in 1 ⅓ scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Gavin Clem, Caleb Sweet and Jake Erickson each drew a walk for Pioneer.

LaVille scored 10 runs in the bottom of the third inning.

LaVille 13, Pioneer 0 (5 innings)

Pioneer 000 00 – 0 0 3

LaVille 30(10) 0X – 13 11 0

WP – Plummer (5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K)

LP – Oscar Solano (2 ⅔ IP, 7 H, 13 R, 10 ER, 5 BB, 1 HBP, 2 K)

2B – Belknap (LV)

HR – Laurence (LV)

Caston 6, Pioneer 3 (May 2): Caleb Sweet had two hits, and Brian Gluth and Andrew Helton each had a double for Pioneer in a home loss to conference and sectional rival Caston.

Gluth had two RBIs, and Helton had an RBI. Oscar Solano had a single.

Brayden Erickson took the loss on the mound, allowing three hits and four runs (three earned) in five innings. He struck out 10.

Brenton Gaumer relieved and allowed one hit and no earned runs in two innings. He fanned three.

Pioneer pitchers walked seven, and Pioneer committed four errors that led to three unearned runs for Caston.

Caston 6, Pioneer 3

Caston 300 010 2 – 6 4 1

Pioneer 000 003 0 – 3 5 4

WP – Pete DuVall (5 ⅔ IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 3 K)

LP – Brayden Erickson (5 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 10 K)

2B – Sam Smith (CAS), Joey Spin (CAS), Brian Gluth (PIO), Andrew Helton (PIO)

HR – Pete DuVall (CAS)

Pioneer 19, Culver 5 (5 innings, April 29): Caden Couch went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, and Derek Duncan and Brayden Erickson had two hits and three RBIs each for the Panthers in a Hoosier North home win over Culver on April 29.

Duncan had a single and a double. Erickson had two doubles.

Owen Miller had a hit and two RBIs, and Caleb Sweet also had two RBIs.

Tyler Zellers and Gavin Clem each had a hit and an RBI. Jake Erickson had a double. Brenton Gaumer and Andrew Helton each had an RBI.

Drew McKaig had a triple and a run scored.

Pioneer also was successful in all nine stolen base attempts.

On the mound, Oscar Solano earned the win by allowing two hits and three runs (none earned) over three innings. He walked two and struck out four.

Clem pitched the final two innings in relief and allowed three hits and two earned runs. He walked two and struck out three.

The teams combined for 11 walks and three hit batters.

Pioneer led 11-1 after two innings.

Pioneer 19, Culver 5 (5 innings)

Culver 012 02 – 5 5 6

Pioneer 564 4X – 19 13 2

WP – Oscar Solano (3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)

2B – Derek Duncan (PIO), Brayden Erickson 2 (PIO), Jake Erickson (PIO)

3B – Drew McKaig (PIO)

Pioneer 16, Culver 2 (5 innings, April 28): Gavin Clem had two hits and three RBIs, and Caden Couch singled, doubled, walked twice and drove in two runs for Pioneer in a rout over host Culver in the first game of a two-game Hoosier North series on April 28.

Andrew Helton also had two hits and an RBI, and Caleb Sweet also had a single, a double and two walks. Derek Duncan had a hit and three RBIs. Owen Miller had a hit and two RBIs.

Brayden Erickson and Drew McKaig each had an RBI, and Brenton Gaumer had a hit.

Pioneer drew nine walks in support of their 11-hit attack. The Panthers also stole nine bases in nine attempts.

Sweet pitched the first three innings, and Jacob Spencer followed with two innings in relief.

Sweet allowed two hits and two runs (both earned) with four walks and five strikeouts. Spencer allowed three hits and no runs with two strikeouts.

Pioneer 16, Culver 2 (5 innings)

Pioneer 047 23 – 16 11 0

Culver 002 00 – 2 5 4

WP – Caleb Sweet (3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K)

2B – Caden Couch (PIO), Caleb Sweet (PIO)

Winamac 7, Pioneer 2 (April 26): Caleb Sweet had both Pioneer hits and drove in both Pioneer runs in the first inning, but the visiting Warriors claimed a Hoosier North win on April 26.

Derek Duncan and Caden Couch each drew a walk and scored a run.

Brayden Erickson took the loss on the mound, allowing four hits and seven runs (two earned) in five innings. He walked two and struck out 10. Brenton Gaumer relieved and pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, walked one and fanned two.

Tyler Perry homered for Winamac, who trailed 2-1 after one inning but scored twice in the top of the second.

Winamac 7, Pioneer 2

Winamac 120 400 0 – 7 6 2

Pioneer 200 000 0 – 2 2 5

WP – Mitchell Bonnell (5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)

LP – Brayden Erickson (5 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K)

HR – Tyler Perry (WIN)

Pioneer 10-17, Triton 0-6 (April 23): Oscar Solano pitched a three-hit shutout with one walk and six strikeouts, and Brian Gluth went 3 for 3 at the plate for Pioneer in a 10-0 win in five innings over Triton in the first game of a doubleheader on April 23.

Derek Duncan had two hits and two RBIs, and Caleb Sweet also had two hits. Brenton Gaumer had a hit and two RBIs. Gavin Clem and Caden Couch each had an RBI. Couch and Brayden Erickson also walked twice each.

Pioneer grabbed an 8-0 lead after two innings and added a run in the third and one more to close out the game in the fifth.

The Panthers then completed the sweep with a 17-6 win in six innings in the second game.

Brayden Erickson had a double, two singles and three RBIs, and Solano had a hit and three RBIs. Gaumer had two hits and two RBIs, and Owen Miller had two hits and an RBI.

Duncan, Andrew Helton and Clem each had a hit and an RBI, and Sweet and Jake Erickson each had one RBI.

Pioneer batters drew 11 walks in addition to their 11 hits. They were also hit by three pitches and took advantage of three Triton errors.

Drew McKaig started and pitched 3 ⅓ innings and allowed no hits and two runs (one earned) while walking eight and striking out four. Couch relieved and allowed three hits and three runs (none earned) in 1 ⅔ innings. He walked two and fanned none. Gaumer pitched the sixth and allowed one hit and one unearned run. He walked two and fanned two.

Leading 6-5 after five innings, Pioneer tacked on 11 more runs in the sixth.

Pioneer was the home team in Game 1 and the visiting team in Game 2.

Game 1: Pioneer 10, Triton 0 (5 innings)

Triton 000 00 – 0 3 2

Pioneer 351 01 – 10 8 0

WP – Oscar Solano (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)

LP – J. Kaufman (2 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K)

XBH – (none)

Game 2: Pioneer 17, Triton 6 (6 innings)

Pioneer 400 20(11) – 17 11 5

Triton 000 231 – 6 4 3

WP – Drew McKaig (3 ⅓ IP, 0 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 8 BB, 4 K)

LP – Hill (1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K)

2B – Brayden Erickson (PIO)

Pioneer 4, Knox 2 (April 19): Caden Couch had two hits and an RBI, and Derek Duncan added a single and an RBI for Pioneer in a Hoosier North road win over Knox on April 19.

Jake Erickson also had an RBI for Pioneer. Brayden Erickson cracked a double, and Andrew Helton, Brian Gluth, Oscar Solano and Brenton Gaumer had one hit each.

Gaumer also pitched an eight-hitter for the win. He allowed one earned run while walking two and striking out four.

Pioneer trailed 2-0 after four innings but scored two in the fifth and two in the sixth to go ahead for good.

Pioneer 4, Knox 2

Pioneer 000 022 0 – 4 8 3

Knox 100 100 0 – 2 8 3

WP – Brenton Gaumer (7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)

LP – Taylor (7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K)

2B – Brayden Erickson (PIO)

Pioneer 7, Knox 0 (April 18): Brayden Erickson fired a no-hitter, and he added a double and an RBI at the plate for the host Panthers as they began a two-game Hoosier North set with a win on April 18.

Brenton Gaumer had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Pioneer offense. Derek Duncan and Andrew Helton each had a single. Gavin Clem contributed an RBI.

Pioneer batters received six walks and a hit-by-pitch and also stole five bases.

Erickson walked four and fanned 10.

Pioneer scored four runs in the bottom of the first.

Pioneer 7, Knox 0

Knox 000 000 0 – 0 0 5

Pioneer 400 012 X – 7 5 1

WP – Brayden Erickson (7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 10 K)

LP – Wallsmith (4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K)

2B – Brayden Erickson (PIO)

West Central 6-9, Pioneer 5-11 (April 16): Caleb Sweet singled and doubled and drove in a run, and Andrew Helton also had two hits and an RBI for Pioneer in a 6-5 loss to sectional rival West Central in the first game of a doubleheader on April 16.

Gavin Clem also singled, doubled and walked twice. Brian Gluth and Brenton Gaumer each had a hit and an RBI, and Owen Miller had a hit.

Oscar Solano tossed the first four innings and allowed one hit and two runs (both earned). He walked four, hit two batters and struck out six. Noah Miller relieved and allowed one hit and four runs (two earned) over two innings. He walked two, hit two batters and fanned none.

Pioneer pitchers combined to walk six and hit four batters.

Pioneer led 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth before West Central scored four times to take the lead.

Pioneer rebounded to win the second game 11-9.

Brian Gluth had two hits and three RBIs, and Gavin Clem singled twice and doubled and drove in two runs. Derek Duncan had two hits and two RBIs. Michael Cearing and Caden Couch each had a hit and two RBIs.

Andrew Helton and Caleb Sweet each contributed a single.

Couch started and allowed seven runs in four innings. He allowed six hits, walked one and hit a batter while striking out three.

Drew McKaig relieved and got the win, allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) in two innings. He walked three, hit a batter and fanned none. Gaumer got the save with a perfect seventh. He struck out two.

Pioneer committed five errors which led to six unearned runs for West Central.

Pioneer rallied from a four-run deficit. They trailed 7-4 after five innings but scored four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

Game 1: West Central 6, Pioneer 5

Pioneer 003 001 1 – 5 8 3

West Central 002 004 X – 6 2 3

LP – Noah Miller (2 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 2 K)

2B – Gavin Clem (PIO), Caleb Sweet (PIO)

Game 2: Pioneer 11, West Central 9

Pioneer 040 004 3 – 11 13 5

West Central 400 301 1 – 9 10 2

WP – Drew Mckaig (2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 0 K)

2B – Michael Cearing (PIO), Derek Duncan (PIO), Andrew Helton (PIO), Gavin Clem (PIO)

Boys golf

Pioneer shoots 515, finishes 8th in the Hoosier North (May 23): The Pioneer boys golf team shot a 515 and finished eighth out of eight teams at the Hoosier North tournament at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on May 23.

Jaden Seward led the Panthers with a 120. Tayt Smith shot a 122, Ashton Scales had a 132, Blaze Jones had a 141, and Aiden Zeider had a 143.

No Pioneer players earned all-conference recognition.

Triton won the conference title with a 347. Triton’s Cole McKinney was the medalist with a 79.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek, Rochester, May 23 (par 72)

Triton 347, Winamac 376, North Judson 382, Culver 406, Caston 409, Knox 416, LaVille 475, Pioneer 515

TRITON (347): McKinney 79, Johnson 82, Westafer 91, Wareham 95, Butler 96

WINAMAC (376): Ryan Gregor (46-41) 87, Jaxon Roudebush (47-41) 88, Shaun Pratt (52-47) 99, Jaden Terry (53-49) 102, (Brendan Hines (55-48) 103)

NORTH JUDSON (382): Cox 87, Minix 95, Hampton 99, Stowe 101, (Radtke 108)

CULVER (406): Rylan Voter (45-55) 100, Auston Zehner (53-48) 101, Steven Pugh (51-51) 102, Tucker Fisher (50-53) 103, (Dalton Powell (54-56) 110)

CASTON (409): A.J. Dague (42-46) 88, Colby Pugh (46-42) 88, Bailey Zimpleman (52-53) 105, Lucas Graham (66-62) 128

KNOX (416): Goins 99, Binkley 100, Singleton 103, Sibo 114, (Krause 122)

LAVILLE (475): Walker 106, Schmidt 117, Kaser 124, Rush 128, (Heilman 134)

PIONEER (515): Jaden Seward (58-62) 120, Tayt Smith (63-59) 122, Ashton Scales (65-67) 132, Blaze Jones (72-69) 141, (Aiden Zeider (71-72) 143)

All-Hoosier North team: 1. Cole McKinney (Triton) – 79, 2. Bruce Johnson (Triton) – 82, t-3. Payton Cox (North Judson) – 87, t-3. Ryan Gregor (Winamac) – 87, t-5. Colby Pugh (Caston) – 88, t-5. A.J. Dague (Caston) – 88, 7. Jaxon Roudebush (Winamac) – 88, 8. Chandler Westafer (Triton) – 91

Honorable mention all-Hoosier North: t-9. Gabe Minix (North Judson) – 95, t-9. Breylon Wareham (Triton) – 95, 11. Gavin Butler (Triton) – 96, t-12. Shaun Pratt (Winamac) – 99, t-12. Matt Goins (Knox) – 99, t-12. Tanner Hampton (North Judson) – 99, 15. Owen Binkley (Knox) – 100

Pioneer shoots 468, finishes 14th at Logansport Invite (April 23): The Pioneer boys golf team shot a 468 and finished 14th out of 14 complete teams at the Logansport Invitational at Dykeman Park Golf Course on April 23.

Jaden Seward led Pioneer with a 103. Tayt Smith had a 112, Ashton Scales had a 125, Aiden Zeider had a 128, and Blaze Jones had a 131.

Twin Lakes won the tournament with a 311.

at Dykeman Park Golf Course, Logansport, April 23 (par 70)

Twin Lakes 311, Kokomo 329, Logansport (red) 335, Maconaquah 337, Rensselaer 344, Lewis Cass 352, Western 358, Rochester 368, Winamac 377, McCutcheon 382, Wabash 402, Logansport (black) 436, Peru 450, Pioneer 468, Caston (incomplete team)

PIONEER (468): Jaden Seward (47-56) 103, Tayt Smith (53-59) 112, Ashton Scales (58-67) 125, Aiden Zeider (65-63) 128, (Blaze Jones (65-66) 131)

Girls track

Pioneer scores 133 points, finishes 2nd in Hoosier North (May 10): Pioneer scored 133

Violet Montgomery

points and finished second out of eight teams at the Hoosier North girls track meet at Knox on May 10.

Pioneer individual conference champions included Mackenzie Rogers in the 400 and 800 meters and Violet Montgomery in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Montgomery was also third in the 800 behind Rogers.

Pioneer also won the 4 x 800 relay. That team consisted of Montgomery, Makenna Strycker, Anna Shewalter and Rogers.

LaVille won the title with 174 points.

Hoosier North girls track results at Knox: LaVille 174, Pioneer 133, North Judson 88, Winamac 74.5, Knox 55.5, Triton 39, Culver 28, Caston 28

Scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for all events

All Pioneer results

100 m

3. Rachel Harding – 13.65 seconds, 8. Michelle Harding – 17.50

200 m

9. Anna Shewalter – 30.85 seconds

400 m

1. Mackenzie Rogers – 1:03.28, 5. Anna Shewalter – 1:07.52

800 m

1. Mackenzie Rogers – 2:40.69, 3. Violet Montgomery – 2:43.68

1,600 m

1. Violet Montgomery – 5:49.54, 10. Kylie Jamerson – 7:20.82

3,200 m

1. Violet Montgomery – 12:48.19, DNF. Kylie Jamerson

100 m hurdles

3. Blair Grigsby – 18.90 seconds

300 m hurdles

5. Keirsten Nies – 56.86 seconds, 8. Makenna Strycker – 59.65

4 x 100 m relay

3. Pioneer (Hayley Malchow, Keirsten Nies, Blair Grigsby, Rachel Harding) – 54.59 seconds

4 x 400 m relay

2. Pioneer (Anna Shewalter, Blair Grigsby, Keirsten Nies, Mackenzie Rogers) – 4:30.11

4 x 800 m relay

1. Pioneer (Violet Montgomery, Makenna Strycker, Anna Shewalter, Mackenzie Rogers) – 10:53.20

Long jump

3. Blair Grigsby – 15-0 ½, 4. Rachel Harding – 15-0 ½

High jump

2. Keirsten Nies – 4-10, 5. Rachel Harding – 4-6

Discus

4. Kennedy Corn – 97-5, 16. Maggie Steffel – 61-7

Shot put

7. Kennedy Corn – 29-5, 12. Maggie Steffel – 23-10

Pole vault

2. Makenna Strycker – 7-6, 6. Hayley Malchow – 7-0

Pioneer finishes 4th at Eastern (Greentown) Relays (April 23): The Pioneer girls track team finished fourth out of 12 teams at the Eastern (Greentown) Relays on April 23.

Rachel Harding scored a team-high 16 points, Violet Montgomery accounted for 11.25 points, and Kennedy Corn had 10 points.

Pioneer’s lone champion was the coed 4 x 200 relay team, which consisted of Michelle Harding, Rachel Harding, Rylahn Toloza and Brock Robinson.

Rachel Harding (high jump, 5-1) and Makenna Strycker (pole vault, 7-0).

Pioneer beats Rossville, North White (April 19): The Pioneer girls track team scored 101 points and beat Rossville and North White in a three-way home meet on April 19.

Pioneer athletes won 13 of the 16 events.

Mackenzie Rogers accounted for a team-high 16.25 points, Rachel Harding accounted for 12.25, and Violet Montgomery accounted for 11.25.

Rogers won both the 400 and 800 meters, and Montgomery won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Other Pioneer winners included Rachel Harding in the 100 meters, Blair Grigsby in the 300 hurdles, Makenna Strycker in the pole vault, Mackenzie Rogers in the long jump, Keirsten Nies in the high jump and the 4 x 100, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 relays.

The 4 x 100 relay consisted of Nies, Michelle Harding, Grigsby and Rachel Harding. The 4 x 400 relay consisted of Anna Shewalter, Grigsby, Nies and Michelle Harding. The 4 x 800 relay consisted of Montgomery, Shewalter, Rogers and Strycker.

Pioneer athletes setting personal bests included Alaina Callaway (200 meters, 33.55 seconds), Natalie Hammond (100 meters, 16.53 seconds), Rachel Harding (200 meters, 28.53 seconds), Hayley Malchow (100 meters, 15.09 seconds), Allison Martinez (long jump, 13-2; 100 meters, 15.59 seconds), Violet Montgomery (1,600 meters, 5:48), Keirsten Nies (100 hurdles, 20.56 seconds), Mackenzie Rogers (800 meters, 2:37), Maggie Steffel (shot put, 22-2) and Makenna Strycker (300 hurdles, 1:01).

Pioneer wins Winamac Invite (April 16): The Pioneer girls track team scored 141 points to win the six-team Winamac Invitational on April 16.

Violet Montgomery scored a team-high 23.5 points, Michelle and Rachel Harding each had 20 points, and Mackenzie Rogers scored 19.5 points.

Montgomery won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, Michelle Harding won the 200 meters, and Keirsten Nies won the high jump.

Pioneer athletes setting personal bests included Rachel Harding (high jump, 4-10), Nies (high jump, 5-1) and the 4 x 100 relay team’s time of 54.3 seconds. That team consisted of Nies, Michelle Harding, Blair Grigsby and Rachel Harding.

Boys track

Pioneer scores 124 points, finishes 3rd in Hoosier North (May 12): The Pioneer boys track

Cayden Hill

team scored 124 points and finished third out of eight teams at the Hoosier North boys track meet at LaVille on May 12.

Pioneer had two individual conference champions – sophomore Jackson Baker in the 800 meters in 2:04.53 and senior Beau Mersch in the 110 hurdles in 16.64 seconds.

Pioneer’s 4 x 800 relay team of Jackson Baker, Jack Cooper, Leighton Dodt and Carson Meyer also won the title in 8:53.75.

Baker was also runner-up in the 1,600 meters, Meyer was also runner-up in the 3,200 meters, and Cayden Hill was runner-up in the high jump.

The 4 x 100 relay team consisting of Eli Rans, Brandon Cearing, Beau Mersch and Brock Robinson was also second.

Winamac won the title with 149 points.

Hoosier North boys track results at LaVille: Winamac 149, LaVille 142.5, Pioneer 124, North Judson 95, Knox 53, Caston 19, Culver 18.5, Triton 15

Scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for all events

All Pioneer results

100 m

5. Brock Robinson – 12.02 seconds, 6. Eli Rans – 12.21

200 m

5. Brock Robinson – 24.70 seconds, 8. Beau Mersch – 25.80

400 m

5. Cayden Hill – 56.75 seconds, 7. Ryan Adams – 59.17

800 m

1. Jackson Baker – 2:04.53, 7. Jack Cooper – 2:25.85

1,600 m

2. Jackson Baker – 4:53.82, 3. Carson Meyer – 4:58.00

3,200 m

2. Carson Meyer – 10:53.06, 3. Leighton Dodt – 10:53.11

110 m hurdles

1. Beau Mersch – 16.64 seconds, 8. Austin Brooke – 19.86

300 m

5. Beau Mersch – 46.67 seconds, 8. Austin Brooke – 50.01

4 x 100 m relay

2. Pioneer (Eli Rans, Brandon Cearing, Beau Mersch, Brock Robinson) – 47.21 seconds

4 x 400 m relay

3. Pioneer (Cayden Hill, Brandon Cearing, Ryan Adams, Jackson Baker) – 3:48.66

4 x 800 m relay

1. Pioneer (Jackson Baker, Jack Cooper, Leighton Dodt, Carson Meyer) – 8:53.75

Long jump

11. Tyler Wright – 15-10 ½, 14. Cayden Hill – 15-0 ¼

High jump

2. Cayden Hill – 5-8, 5. Austin Brooke – 5-2

Discus

6. Lincoln Alma – 120-8, 13. Ryan Logan – 82-4

Shot put

10. Lincoln Alma – 38-2, 15. Gabriel Edge – 30-5

Pole vault

3. Brandon Cearing – 10-6, 4. Ryan Adams – 10-0

Pioneer finishes 2nd at Eastern (Greentown) Relays (April 23): The Pioneer boys track team finished second out of 12 teams at the Eastern (Greentown) Relays on April 23.

Ryan Adams accounted for a team-high 14.25 points. Carson Meyer had 14, and Rylahn Toloza had 13.

Pioneer champions included the sprint medley relay team, which consisted of Jackson Baker, Beau Mersch, Adams and Brock Robinson; the 4 x 400 relay, which consisted of Meyer, Ian Kitchell, Adams and Baker; and the coed 4 x 200 relay team which consisted of Michelle Harding, Rachel Harding, Toloza and Robinson.

Toloza (long jump, 20-0), Meyer (1,600 meters, 4:55), Ryan Logan (shot put, 30-10 ½; discus, 85-3), Leighton Dodt (1,600 meters, 5:00) and Lukas Clements (pole vault, 7-6) all set new personal bests.

Pioneer beats Rossville, North White (April 19): The Pioneer boys track team scored 90 points to win a three-way home meet against Rossville and North White on April 19.

Beau Mersch accounted for a team-high 13.25 points, Brock Robinson had 10.25, and Rylahn Toloza had 8.25.

Pioneer individual event winners included Beau Mersch in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Brock Robinson in the 100 meters, Jackson Baker in the 800 meters, Leighton Dodt in the 3,200 meters, Ryan Adams in the pole vault, Rylahn Toloza in the long jump and Cayden Hill in the high jump.

Pioneer also won the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays. The 4 x 100 relay consisted of Toloza, Hill, Mersch and Robinson and ran a season-best 46.62 seconds. The 4 x 400 relay consisted of Brandon Cearing, Hill, Adams and Baker.

Pioneer athletes setting new personal bests included Colton Baker (shot put, 29-8), Jackson Baker (800 meters, 2:10.19), Kaleb Boller (100 meters, 13.38 seconds), Leighton Dodt (3,200 meters, 10:47), Gabriel Edge (shot put, 29-9), Ian Kitchell (300 hurdles, 51.09 seconds), Parker Rayl (200 meters, 27.95 seconds), Robinson (100 meters, 11.47 seconds) and Silas Rouch (shot put, 28-1).

Pioneer finishes 3rd at Winamac Invite (April 16): The Pioneer boys track team finished third out of six teams at the Winamac Invitational on April 16.

Cayden Hill scored a team-high 14.5 points, Rylahn Toloza had 12.5 points, and Leighton Dodt had 12 points.

Pioneer athletes setting personal bests included Ryan Adams (pole vault, 10-0), Leighton Dodt (3,200 meters, 11:00.08), Gabriel Edge (discus, 70-0 ¾), Cayden Hill (high jump, 5-10; 400 meters, 56.8 seconds), Ian Kitchell (110 hurdles, 22.27 seconds), Carson Meyer (1,600 meters, 4:57; 3,200 meters, 11:03) and Rylahn Toloza (100 meters, 11.54 seconds).

The 4 x 800 relay, which consisted of Meyer, Austin Brooke, Leighton Dodt and Jackson Baker ran a season-best 8:55. The 4 x 400 relay, which consisted of Hill, Kitchell, Adams and Baker, ran a season-best 3:50.


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