The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

High School Sports

April 18, 2014

Elwood rolls past Liberty Christian

ANDERSON — While most people were aware that Elwood had 22 hits, 19 runs, 11 extra base hits and four home runs, most failed to notice that pitcher Tenasha Stephens tossed a no-hitter in the process.

The junior hurler didn’t allow a hit in five innings while striking out four batters and allowing just two walks and three runners on base as Elwood defeated Liberty Christian 19-1 on Friday in Anderson.

“She hasn’t thrown a lot, but last year she did throw in five or six games,” said Elwood coach Chris Noone, who rested his ace pitcher (Mackenzie Bryan) after she had thrown more than 250 pitches in the tournament’s first two wins on Wednesday and Thursday. “A couple of those games she didn’t give up very many hits and I wasn’t worried one bit. I knew she was very capable and mentally she is a tough kid.”

Leadoff hitter Katelyn Leisure led the Panther offense, collecting four hits, four runs and two RBIs, including two doubles and a home run.

Jessie Noone also had four hits, four runs and two RBI, including a home run, and Haley Jetty added three hits, two runs and four RBI, including a home run and a triple. Taylor Noone had the other home run for the Panthers.

Jessica Taylor had two hits, two runs, three RBI and Bryan chipped in with two hits, two runs and an RBI.

“I know they can hit because I pitch to them and I see how far they go in practice,” said Noone. “Our top four hitters have (a home run) and all nine have the power to do it.”

The loss was the second of the season for the Lions and they will play in the third place game on Saturday at Pendleton Heights against Frankton at 2 p.m.

“That is a good hitting team,” said Liberty Christian coach Dan Russell. “We are a 1A school and we are going to be alright. You can’t catch balls when they go over the fence.”

Elwood (4-0) will play Pendleton Heights winner in the championship game at Pendleton on Saturday at 4 p.m.

1
Text Only
High School Sports
  • Lions star plays in national tourneys Liberty Christian senior Chris Nunn, a three-year starting guard for the Lions and Indiana Class Basketball Junior All-Star, took his talents on the road this summer,competing in back-to-back tournaments with his AAU travel team, Team Progeny.

    July 28, 2014

  • Riddle again steps down as Frankton coach

    For the second time in a storied coaching career at Frankton High School, Dean Riddle has resigned his post as the girls varsity basketball coach.

    July 26, 2014

  • Pay for South Madison soccer coaches under review An ad hoc parent group wants the South Madison Community Schools board to consider raising the stipend for Pendleton Heights High School soccer coaches.

    July 21, 2014

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0715 - Mireles art Mireles leaning toward joining Ravens The next big play record-setting running back Sammy Mireles makes could be at Anderson University.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0712 - Morgan Nadaline art Nadaline's storied junior career concludes Morgan Nadaline's junior golf career came to an end Friday when Rachel Johnson sank a birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win the Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0710 - Brady Cherry art THB Baseball Player of the Year: Lapel's Brady Cherry The hardest part of the 2014 season for Brady Cherry might have been living up to his own legend.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0709 - Weins art Weins aids Eagles' bonding process

    Contrary to popular belief, sometimes numbers do lie. Logan Weins surrendered nine hits and seven runs in the final start of his high school career — a sectional championship loss against Class 2A state champion Wapahani — and nobody argues those figures. But they don't tell the whole story.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - softball - Benefiel 3 Repeat for Benefiel

    It might not have been the season that she envisioned, but it was a mark worth honoring.Pendleton Heights’ Bailey Benefiel put up some spectacular numbers and earned the nod as The Herald Bulletin’s Softball Pitcher of the Year — repeating the award she also won a season ago.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - softball - Noone 2 Noone as in No-one better It is hard to imagine how Elwood's Jessie Noone could have had a better senior season individually than the one she posted this past spring.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin