The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

High School Sports

December 20, 2011

THB Girls Golf Player of the Year: Morgan Nadaline

Anderson sophomore works way to state finals

ANDERSON, Ind. — As the lone area golfer to play for the state title, it is no surprise that Anderson High School’s Morgan Nadaline repeated as The Herald Bulletin’s Girls Golf Player of the Year.

It is equally no surprise the main ingredient to her success, which has been considerable despite the fact that she’s still only a sophomore.

“I think one of the impressive things is that she has a great work ethic,” said Anderson coach Bob Windlan. “Other golfers just don’t work as hard.”

“She’s a great player,” said Lapel coach John Maryan. “I know she works very hard. Even during the boys season, I would see her out working on her game. That says a lot about her character. She’s a golf-a-holic.”

That work propelled her to win Madison County Tournament medalist honors. She was second in the tough Anderson Sectional, stumbled a bit in the regional but still managed to qualify for the state, and then put on a superb showing there. Her 77-78-155 was only seven shots off the lead.

Only one of the girls who finished ahead of her was younger.

“The weather was so brutal there,” said Nadaline. “But bad weather usually doesn’t bother me that much. I just don’t think about it too much. The ball flight I have usually doesn’t get affected too much by the wind. But it was a good year. We improved as a team. Our scores went down. I was so proud of (AHS senior) Emily Parker. She qualified for the regional. But we will have four other players back next year.”

Windlan has coached some good, young golfers, first at Highland and now at Anderson. Two of those were his daughters, Sarah and Katie.

“I think Morgan is right up there with the other three best golfers I have coached — Sarah, Katie and Brittany Hubble,” said Windlan. “I think she could have won the state this year had she putted a little bit better.”

Nadaline knows she will need to continue her improvement if she is to not only make the second day leaderboard at the state, but also have a chance to win it all.

“I want to get more distance off the tee,” said Nadaline. “I intend to play a lot. My short game I still struggle with sometimes.”

Mentally she already has a very strong game.

“She has a great mentalility for the game,” said Windlan. “She has a good temperament. She doesn’t let a bad shot carry over to her next shot.”

She is halfway to a possible four-year reign as Player of the Year.

“It is a really good honor,” said Nadaline. “But I’m not taking anything for granted. I am going to continue to work hard and be ready for next season.”

1
Text Only
High School Sports
  • SPT - HB0423 - PHHS golf 1 PH displays depth, dismantles Delta Three of Pendleton Heights top five golfers sat out Tuesday’s match against Delta, and the Arabians barely missed a beat. Tyler Meyer and Chase Simpson fired low nine-hole scores of 36 to pace the Arabians to a 159-190 victory over the Eagles.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0422 - AHS PH 4 Lady Tribe takes down county champs In sports, timing can be everything. For the Anderson Lady Tribe, the timing was perfect for an upset Monday night as they squared off with 2014 Madison County softball champion Pendleton Heights. Anderson took advantage of five Pendleton errors and pounded out seven hits to take a 12-5 win over the sixth-ranked Arabians.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Millers knock down M-G Class 2A Madison-Grant took a big step up to play Class 4A Noblesville in softball on Monday night, and the result was a 10-0 loss in five innings to the Millers.

    April 21, 2014

  • Area Roundup: Tigers rally to win ranked battle Alexandria rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to knock off Daleville 7-6 in a battle of ranked teams Monday night.

    April 21, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - Muller final - 077 Arabians make history in Muller thriller Pendleton Heights beat Anderson 3-2 to become the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament's first repeat champion.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians win third straight County softball title It was a scenario Pendleton Heights had seen before. The game was scoreless late into the championship game of the Madison County softball tournament.

    April 19, 2014

  • Bulldogs rally past Eagles at Muller Kallen Brooks went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including a walk-off double in the eighth inning, and Lapel rallied to defeat rival Frankton 3-2 on Saturday at Memorial Field.

    April 19, 2014

  • Eagles stop Lions to claim third place Frankton's Tia Sharp drove in three runs including the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth as the Eagles defeated Liberty Christian 11-1 here Saturday.

    April 19, 2014

  • PH pushes across only run in 7th

    After Frankton's Kyleigh Garner and Pendleton Heights' Bailey Benefiel battled one another to a standstill from the pitcher's circle for six innings, it took one mistake in the seventh to decide the outcome.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin