The Zionsville cross country teams participated in the Ben Davis Invite Saturday, Sept. 8.
The boys’ team placed fifth with a team score of 142.
Brian Rice led the Eagles with a 23rd-place finish in a time of 17:46.
Mason Herhusky and Adam Corya also broke the 18-minute mark, running 17:54 and 17:59 respectively to place 26th and 29th.
Max Leeds was 30th in a time of 18:00 and Andrew Brake was 34th in a time of 18:04 to rounding out the scoring quintet.
Ty Abbitt (40th, 18:14) and Alexander Niksch (fourth, 18:27) rounding out the top seven.
The Zionsville girls placed sixth with a team score of 166.
Becca Uebele led the Zionsville team with a 20th place finish.
Uebele finished the course in a time of 20:45.
Sydney Meyers was 25th in a time of 21:01 and Courtney Sampson was 38th in a time of 21:36.
Samantha Mitchell was 41st in a time of 21:44 and Cally Sampson was the final scoring Eagle in 45th place in a time of 21:51.
Carly Whitesell (52nd, 22:03) and Emily Brothers (67th, 22:35) rounded out the top seven.
The Zionsville tennis team went 0-3 in its invitational Saturday, Sept. 8.
“Despite three losses against highly ranked teams for varsity and two losses for junior varsity, there was a lot to learn from this invitational,” Zionsville head coach Matt Moore said. “I think our players left everything they had on the court each match. Our energy level was also higher than at any point this season. If we bring this same level of energy and enthusiasm to the conference tournament next weekend, we can go from a fifth or sixth place regular season mark to conference champions.”
In the first match, Zionsville lost to Brownsburg 4-1.
The lone winner was Carson Skelly at No. 2 singles. He topped Nick Wilde 6-0, 6-2.
At No. 1 singles, Josh Axelson lost to Sam Gentry, and at No. 3 singles Nick Ceryak lost to John Class 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles play, the No. 1 team of Ben Huber and Sean Middleton lost to Michael Hartnagel and Nathan Mehringer 6-2, 6-1.
The No. 2 doubles team of Brock Eibling and Josh Geiser lost to Michael Clemens and Todd Clark 6-0, 7-6.
The second match of the day saw the Eagles lose to Carmel 5-0.
All three singles players lost 6-0, 6-0.
Ceryak played at No. 1 singles and lost to Sameer Kumar. Huber played at No. 2 singles and lost to Chris Quammen and Patrick Farrell defeated Pablo Arenas at No. 3 singles.
Axelson and Skelly lost at No. 1 doubles to Charlie Emhardt and Daniel Rodefield 6-1, 6-2 and Middleton and Josh Geiser lost to Stephen Baxter and Michael Rubelz 6-1, 6-2.
In the final match of the day, the Eagles lost to Floyd Central 4-1.
Axelson and Skelly again teamed at No. 1 doubles and defeated Drew Hussong and Jack Stoner 6-1, 4-6, 10-4.
At No. 1 singles, Ceryak lost 6-0, 6-2 and at No. 2 singles Huber lost to Justin Batliner 6-1, 6-1.
At No. 3 singles Arenas lost to Andrew Wguyen 7-5, 7-5.
Middleton and Geiser lost a tough three-set match to Ryan Plunkett and Cody Endris 6-1, 2-6, 10-4.
The Eagles play in the conference tournament Saturday, Sept. 15.
Moore believes that despite his team’s 3-3 record against conference foes, the Eagles can win it.
“I really believe it is a possibility,” Moore said. “We need to win several big first round matches, but our depth is coming together and we were certainly close in several of our matches against conference opponents.”
The Zionsville boys soccer team tied Hamilton Southeastern 1-1, Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Eagles lone goal came from Jonathan Wheeler on an assist from Matthew Jordan.
Zach Norman had three saves.
Thursday, Sept. 6, the Eagles trailed 1-0 to Brebeuf Jesuit when lightning suspended the game. No make-up date has been set.