Bader
Bader
Robert Bader earned medalist honors to lead Hanover's men to the team title at the Hanover Spring Golf Invitational this weekend at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour.

Hanover totaled 618 strokes (306-312) to hold off the Northwestern Ohio by seven shots (625-315-310). Franklin was third in the 11-team field with 629 (327-302).

Bader, a junior from Louisville, fired a tournament-low one-under 71 in Sunday's final round after carding a 74 on Saturday to finish first in a field of 78.

Bader was four strokes ahead of Rose-Hulman's Sanders Park, who posted a (75-74-149) and six shots better than Franklin's Mitch Oard (79-72-151).

Hanover's Matt Ehman, playing as an individual in the event, placed fifth with a two-day total of (77-76-153).

Terry Smith turned in a 10th-place finish for the Panthers with art (75-81-156), Patric Geary was 19th at (80-79-159) and Marcus El was 25th at (77-84-161).

Nico Mingione, a sophomore from Shawe Memorial High School, carded a non-scoring (83-81-164) and placed 32nd for Hanover.

Hanover competes in the Rose-Hulman Invitational on Saturday.

Track smashes more records

One week after setting multiple school records at their home invitational, Hanover men's and women's track and field teams broke three more marks while competing at the Bellarmine (Ky.) Invitational Saturday in Louisville.

The Panthers were one of just four NCAA Division III schools in the 23-team invitational.

Kris Jenkins led the men's effort, turning in a 22.29 effort in the 200-meter dash. His time tops the previous 22.35 record set by Keston Campbell in 2007. Jenkins also ran 11.24, the fifth best 100-meter dash in school history.

Two women's team members joined Jenkins in the record-breaking effort.

Briahna Chambers placed fourth in the long jump - second among collegiate athletes - while bettering her own school record with a 5.38-meter leap.

Chambers also ran the second-fastest times in Hanover history in both the 100-meter dash (12.68 seconds) and 200-meter dash (26.18).

Emily Boyd bettered her own school record in the hammer throw by more than two meters with a 46.15-meter effort to place sixth overall.

Lexi Vincz, a senior hurdler, was the top finisher for the Panthers, placing second overall in the 400-meters in a season-best 1:05.56.

Andy Orem ran 49.93 seconds in his season-debut in the 400-meter dash to place 11th overall.

Distance runner Ben Franke stepped down to the 1,500-meter run and turned in a personal-best 4:11.35. Franke's time is the team's best at that distance this season.

Three female distance runners turned in outstanding times at the same distance. Mackenzie Dye also stepped down in distance to run a career-best 4:56.65 in the 1,500 - the fifth-best in Hanover history - and Rachel Smith and Claire Hinshaw ran 5:06.64 and 5:09.24, respectively for personal bests by both.

Rachel Slade moved into third on the Hanover career list with a personal best 1:00.19 in the 400-meter dash.

Triple jumpers Holli Leslie and Maggie Noger both turned in strong performances, placing fifth and eighth, respectively, in that event. Leslie's 10.92-meters just missed her school record of 10.93- set last week while's Noger's 10.43 was her best jump of the season.

Janet Schnurr threw a season-best 31.41 meters to place seventh in the javelin.

Hanover's competes at the Indiana Division III championships at Franklin on Saturday.

Baseball splits with R-H

Hanover split a twinbill with Rose-Hulman Saturday to take a 2-1 win in that weekend Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference series at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Hanover raised its winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory in Saturday opener. Rose-Hulman avoided a sweep in the three-game set with a 7-2 win in the nightcap.

In the opener, Hanover managed just three hits but used a combined five-hitter from three pitchers and rallied for the win.

Rose-Hulman led 1-0 after the first inning but the Panthers scored a run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game and plated the game-winner in the sixth.

Matt Newman doubled to right field to lead off the fourth and later scored on grounder to second base by Matt Brooks. In the sixth, Newman reached on a fielder's choice and eventually scored the decisive run on a Brooks' grounder to the left side of the infield.

Andrew Roby notched his fifth win of the season with six innings of work on the mound. Roby (5-1) scattered four hits and surrendered only the first-inning run.

Clint Jones followed with two innings of hitless relief. Chip Hockenbury gave up a hit in the ninth, but held the lead to record his fourth save of the season.

In the second game, Rose-Hulman (8-14, 5-4 HCAC) capitalized on five Hanover errors to build a 7-0 lead after seven innings. The Panthers scored twice in the eighth for the final margin.

The teams evenly combined for 18 hits in the contest. Kevin Sears led Hanover with two hits, while Brooks and Kolton Chapman each had a double.

Kyle Wentzel, the first of five Hanover pitchers, was pegged with the loss. Wentzel (1-1) allowed three hits and three unearned runs in two innings.

Jones, who relieved in the third, surrendered three hits and two runs in three innings.

Rob Wohlschlaeger gave up three hits and two runs in one inning of relief - ending Wohlschlaeger's string of eight straight appearances without allowing a run.

Hanover (14-9, 7-3 HCAC) visits Franklin on Tuesday.

Softball splits twinbill

Hanover used a sixth-inning rally in the second game of a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference softball doubleheader to earn a split with Manchester Sunday at home.

Manchester held off Hanover 6-4 in the first contest, but the Panthers scored twice in the sixth inning to win 6-5 in the second game.

Manchester (13-9, 5-3 HCAC) held on to a 5-4 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth on the nightcap.

In that frame, Leah Kemmerer smacked a game-tying single to score Lyndsea Burke. Victoria Wilson followed with a two-out single to bring Abby Murphy across the plate with the winning run.

Kemmerer pitched the seventh inning to earn her second save of the season. Manchester advanced a runner to third base with just one out, but Kemmerer forced a shallow pop fly and an infield grounder to end the threat and seal the victory.

Christina Davidson worked the first six innings to post the win. Davidson (2-5) gave up just six hits and two earned runs.

Wilson and Kemmerer combined for five hits to lead the Panthers' 10-hit attack at the plate. Wilson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored, while Kemmerer was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Manchester jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings in the opener. Hanover, limited to just four hits in the game, scored three times in the fourth to cut the margin to 5-3 and both teams added a run in the sixth for the final tally.

Wilson jacked a three-run homer to provide the Panthers' three runs in the fourth inning - her team-leading fourth of the season. Allison Arnold had a run-scoring single in the sixth inning.

Kemmerer (5-3) tossed a seven-inning complete game for the Panthers, scattering five hits and five walks with eight strikeouts.

Hanover (9-11, 4-2 HCAC) visits Transylvania on Tuesday.

Tennis beat Anderson 8-1

The Hanover men's tennis team scored a conference road win Saturday, defeating Anderson 8-1.

The Panthers won five of the six singles matches and then swept doubles competition with three victories to improve to 3-2 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

Results were: Singles - No. 1 Steve Gilliam (HC) d. Drew Lovern (AU) 6-3, 6-4; No. 2 Brian Clark (HC) d. Connor Whiteside (AU) 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 Reid Clark (HC) d. Brock Bell 6-4, 6-0; No. 4 Kyle Templeton (AU) d. Jordan Myers (HC) 6-4, 5-7, 10-2; No. 5 Devon Sharpe (HC) d. Adam Millikan (AU) 6-2, 6-2; No. 6 Andrew Nice (HC) d. Ethan Hillman (AU) 6-1, 6-2. Doubles - No. 1 Reid Clark, Brian Clark (HC) d. Lovern, Whiteside (AU) 8-0; No. 2 Gilliam, Andrew Nice (HC) d. Bell, Templeton (AU) 8-5; No. 3 Sharpe, Joshua Ruse (HC) d. Hillman, Millikan (AU) 9-8.

Hanover (3-10) visits Earlham on Wednesday.

Concordia shuts out LAX

Hanover was shut out by Concordia (Wis.) 22-0 in a Midwest Lacrosse Conference contest Saturday in Mequon, Wis.

Hanover trailed 9-0 at halftime and 17-0 after three quarters. The outing marks only the second time the program's three-year history that the Panthers have been held scoreless.

Hanover was outshot 53-24. The Panthers had nine shots turned away in the first half and 15 over the final 30 minutes of action. Matt Weber, Zac Cheatle and Chris Baney led the Panthers with four shots each.

Hanover earned 10-of-26 face-offs, converted 19-of-30 clears and turned the ball over 33 times.

Tim Gruber picked up six ground balls to lead the Panthers, which collected 29 as a unit. Goalie Addison Sears had five ground balls, to go along with four saves, through 15 minutes in Hanover's net.

Concordia now 6-3 and 3-0 in the league. Hanover (3-7, 2-4 MLC) hosts Transylvania on Wednesday.