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September 15, 2013

Purple Tigers win MIC golf crown

Grider sets a fast pace as Western boys rule Maconaquah CC invite.

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“It was a beautiful day to run compared to the last couple weeks,” Kokomo coach Dave Barnes said. “The girls performed outstanding for me. We aren’t as talented as some, but I ask them to improve every meet for me and that’s what it’s about. We’re making great improvements and working hard. For three to take off two minutes is outstanding. Cinnamon was down a minute and when you’re already in that caliber, that’s outstanding. I’m very pleased.”

Taylor was led by Cami Hansen, who finished 14th in 20:23. Teammate Paige Welsh followed in 64th at 24:25.

Olivia Winegardner led Maconaquah with an 18th-place finish in a time of 20:50. Kate White followed in 27th in 21:22, followed by Vanessa Frazier (35th, 21:42), Amanda Shinn (50th, 22:48) and Bekah Shinn (58th, 23:37).

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Eastern finished second in the flighted tournament behind Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian. Bluffton was third, followed by the host Argylls.

No. 3 singles player Robbie Walling won his flight for the Comets, defeating Bluffton’s Aaron Sturgeon 6-2, 6-2 and Blackhawk’s Chase Ramsey 6-2, 5-7, 10-4 in a third-set supertiebreaker.

No. 2 singles player Logan Colwell went 1-1 to finish second, topping Madison-Grant’s Jordan Crume 6-2, 6-0 before falling to Blackhawk’s Ben Bailey 3-6, 6-4, 10-4.

No. 1 singles player Ryan Manfred went 1-1 to finish third, falling to Blackhawk’s Jeremy Hoover 3-6, 4-6 before bouncing back to beat Bluffton’s Mitchell Kuhlenbeck 6-3, 6-3.

Eastern’s No. 1 doubles team of Zach Walker and Austin Chase also took third, falling to Bluffton 3-6, 2-6 before ending the day with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Madison-Grant.

“After dropping two close MIC matches to Western and Taylor this week, it was exciting to come out this weekend and compete with other schools,” Eastern coach Nick Sale said. “The season comes and goes fast with only two weeks to go, and I feel like we’re progressing well. It was nice to get in a tourney atmosphere. The kids are excited and so am I, so hopefully we can finish strong in the last couple weeks.”

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