A Delaware County girls tennis program wins Regional Championship and a litany of Delaware County athletes advance to the State Championship in Boys Track & Field. Many Sectionals in the area are postponed in May 26's Delaware County sports Roundup:
Delta Girls Tennis
Delta High School Girls Tennis won its school-record seventh consecutive Regional Championship May 26 with a 5-0 sweep of Alexandria High School. The match started outdoors May 25 at Marion High School, before being delayed and eventually postponed due to weather, where it finished indoors May 26 at the Howard County Tennis Center in Greentown, Indiana.
In No. 1 Singles, Delta senior Gwen Clark defeated Alexandria's Allie Clark, 6-0, 6-02. In No. 2 Singles, Delta sophomore Gabby Knight won over Alexandria's Kara Simison, 6-3, 6-13, for her 20th win of the season.
In No. 3 Singles Delta freshman Brylee Beckley defeated Alexandria's Gabby Hosier, 6-0, 7-5, handing Hosier her second loss of the season. The Tigers (Alexandria) and Eagles (Delta) faced off five weeks earlier, where Hosier defeated Beckley.
In No 1. Doubles, Delta senior Maggie Hunt and junior Janet Wegener defeated Alexandria's Carrie Remington and Taylor Stinefield, 6-1, 6-32. This was Hunt's 60th career victory in just three seasons and Delta Girls Tennis head coach Tim Cleland said he thinks she would rank in the top five of all-time wins in program history if not for her sophomore season being canceled due to COVID-19.
In No. 2 Doubles, Delta senior Madelyn Haley and junior Iva Witter beat Alexandria's Ally Honeycutt/Emily Leever, 6-3, 6-4.
This is the first time since 2017 that Delta has swept all of its Sectional and Regional opponents 5-0.
The Eagles advance to Semi-State and will face Fairfield High School May 28 at Homestead High School. Match time is scheduled for 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. (not yet announced).
Boys Track & Field
Boys Track & Field Regional No. 5 was held at Lawerence Central High School May 26 and played host to every school in Delaware County (if they had qualifiers) along with other schools around the host area.
In the 4X400 Meter Relay, Delta's tandem of junior Abram Stitt, junior Luke Wray, senior Johnathan Chimbanda and junior Quinn Backus finished first of 16 with a time of 3:23.12, scoring 10 points and advancing to the State Finals.
In the Long Jump, Stitt (Delta) finished first of 12 with a distance of 23 (feet)-04.50 (inches), scoring 10 points and advancing to the State Finals
In Pole Valut, Yorktown High School junior Kolton Nanko finished second of 14 with a height of 13-03, scoring eight points and advancing to the State Finals
In the 3200 Meter Run, Yorktown senior Luke Harber finished third of 15 with a school record time of 9:32.67, scoring six points and advancing to the State Finals.
In the Discus Throw, Yorktown sophomore Mason Moulton finished third of 15 with a distance of 156-07, scoring six points and advancing to the State Finals.
In total points scored by team, Delta tied for fifth of 26 with a total score of 40, Yorktown tied for 10th of 26 with a total score of 23, Wapahani High School tied for 14th of 26 with a total score of 16 and Muncie Central High School and Cowan High School tied for 26th of 26 with a total score of three.
The Boys Track & Field State Finals are scheduled for June 4 at Indiana University Bloomington's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex. For more information regarding the Boys Track & Field State Finals, visit: https://www.ihsaa.org/Sports/Boys/Track/2021-22/State-Tournament#41952748-state-finals
Postponed Sectional games:
Softball Sectional 24 (3A): Yorktown and Delta
No. 3 in 3A (coaches poll) Yorktown Softball (22-3) was scheduled to face Delta (10-14) in a semifinal matchup May 26 at 5 p.m. at Delta High School, however, as is a reocurring trend this week, this game has been postponed.
The Tigers and Eagles now are set to face off May 27 at 5 p.m. The winner of this contest goes on to face the winner of New Castle High School (13-15) V. Guerin Catholic (8-11) May 28 at 11 a.m. for the Sectional Championship.
Softball Sectional 55 (1A): Cowan
After defeating Wes-Del High School Softball (16-10) 9-6 May 24, Cowan (14-8) was set to compete for a Sectional Championship May 26 against Tri-Central High School (3-12-1) at Daleville High School. However, like all the other scheduled Delaware County baseball or softball games scheduled for May 26, this contest was postponed.
This game is set to be madeup May 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Daleville High School.
Baseball Sectional 55 (1A): Daleville and Cowan
In two first round matchups, Daleville High School Baseball (4-20) was scheduled to face Southern Wells High School (6-14) and Cowan (13-9) was scheduled to face Liberty Christian High School (8-13) May 26. Each game has been officially postponed.
The Broncos (Daleville) are now scheduled to pick up their contest against the Raiders at approximately 7:30 p.m. May 27, with the winner advancing to face Wes-Del (15-8) May 30 at 10 a.m. in a semifinal matchup. The Blackhawks (Cowan) are now scheduled to face Liberty Christian at approximately 9:30 p.m. (after Daleville V. Southern Wells) May 27, with the winner advancing to face the winner of Tri-Central (1-20) V. Anderson Prep Academy (0-14) May 30 at 12:30 p.m.
All games in this sectional are to be held at Memorial Field, hosted by Anderson Prep Academy.
Baseball Sectional 24 (3A): Yorktown
In a first round matchup originally scheduled for May 25, Yorktown's (16-10) first round Sectional contest against Jay County (14-8) was postponed to May 26 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Now, this same contest has been postponed again and is scheduled for May 27 at approximately 7:30 p.m. at Yorktown High School.
The winner of this contest faces the winner of New Castle (13-5-1) V. Hamilton Heights (12-9) in a semifinal game.