The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

High School Sports

August 28, 2013

Arabians use doubles strength to top Tigers

ALEXANDRIA — In high school tennis matches, any 3-2 victory usually comes down to one big or several little turning points.

In the first round of the Madison County Tourney here Wednesday, it turned out to be more of the former and less of the latter.

At No. 1 singles, Pendleton Heights' Ben Augsberger defeated Alexandria's Mason Ward 6-3 in the first set. His triumph over second-set trouble and Ward led the Arabians to a 3-2 win over the Tigers.

PH will travel to Elwood to face the Panthers in the semifinal round of the winner's bracket today at 5 p.m.

For Augsberger, the second set against Ward didn't start well at all. He trailed 4-1 and 5-2. "I wasn't being as aggressive as I had been in the first set," said the Pendleton senior. "It was humid and the racket started slipping in my hand." But he got a grip on the racket and the match by winning the next two games.

"When it went from 5-2 to 5-4, the whole match turned around," said Alexandria coach Matt DeVault of the No. 1 singles match. "In the second set (Ward) played as sharp a set as I've seen him play. He just couldn't finish it out."

Augsberger also had in mind that he wanted to reverse a season trend. "I have been playing a lot of three-setters," he said. "I didn't want to go three sets." He won the final set 7-5 by taking five straight games.

The first two matches off the courts were both in doubles.

At No. 1 doubles, Mitch Stanley and Sam McKinney defeated the Alexandria pairing of Layton Carroll and Isaac Collis and at No. 2, the PH duo of Noah Fawcett and J.D. Thompson turned back Matt Hensley and Logan Clark. Both match scores were 6-3, 6-4.

The Tigers' points came at No. 2 and No. 3 singles. At No. 2, Andy Rowe defeated Zach Howe 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 and at No. 3 singles Josh Deutsch topped Evan Crooks 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Text Only
High School Sports
  • SPT - HB0416 - tennis file - 14 Many girls tennis teams return top talent With spring sports getting off to a good start thanks to some spring-like weather last week, local girls tennis teams are taking to the court.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wild week will get later start The busiest week on Madison County's high school sports calendar is going to start a day later than expected.

    April 14, 2014

  • Familiar trio leads boys track teams Much like in years past, Anderson, Lapel and Pendleton Heights have assembled the largest number of track athletes of the area’s 11 high schools. And, while the remaining teams may struggle to compete from a team standpoint, they will send capable athletes to the line to challenge in individual events.

    April 14, 2014

  • New roles, same goals for Arabians

    Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the first 13 years of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament is that no team has repeated as champion.

    April 14, 2014

  • Track stars prepare for numbers game

    Track is a numbers game, not just with times and distances, but with roster sizes as well. Smaller schools often abandon the philosophy of competing for team titles when running against larger schools with nearly double the number of athletes. Instea

    April 14, 2014

  • SPT - HB0413 - Horseshoe Classic - 163 Arabians finish third in Horseshoe Classic It wasn't the place they wanted to be playing for, but the Pendleton Heights Arabians won their final game of the day to finish third in the Horseshoe Classic here Saturday.

    April 12, 2014 3 Photos

  • PH wins Yorktown invite Pendleton Heights and Alexandria opened the 2014 golf season as part of the 15-team field at the Yorktown Invitational. Despite the abundance of blue skies and sunshine, the weather may have been more of a challenge than the 18 holes at The Players Club.

    April 12, 2014

  • New faces dominate Tribe's roster At some point in the very near future — likely Monday — Anderson baseball coach Terry Turner will sit down with his players and explain the significance of the week ahead. He'll tell them who Nick Muller was and why he worked so very hard 14 years ago to help create a tournament that carries the former Indian's name.

    April 12, 2014

  • Area roundup: Daleville baseball takes two from Union City Daleville's bats were heated during its doubleheader against Union City on Saturday as the Broncos won the first game 24-0 and the second 13-0 in five innings each.

    April 12, 2014

  • SPT - HB0413 - Alex baseball - DH - 2 Tigers turn it up to shut out Bulldogs Alexandria junior ace Blaize Kelly threw his second consecutive complete-game shutout Saturday, and the third-ranked Tigers turned a pitchers' duel into a laugher late in a 9-0 victory against visiting Clinton Central.

    April 12, 2014 4 Photos

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin