Madison’s boys tennis team picked up a 3-1 win over visiting New Washington at home on Monday.

The Cubs picked up a win at No. 2 singles and swept both doubles matches to score the win. Both teams defaulted at No. 3 singles.

Results were: Singles — No. 1 A.J. Walter (NW) d. Haniah Kring (M) 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 Quinten Humes (M) d. Garrett Wilson (NW) 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Double forfeit. Doubles — No. 1 Dalton Owen, Reece Whicker (M) d. Sam Stricker, Jack Giltner (NW) 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 Emerson Cardinal, Matthew Burkhardt (M) d. Colin Brown, Keegan Webb (NW) 6-1, 6-2.

Madison, now 2-7 on the season, hosts Southwestern on Wednesday, travels to Seymour on Thursday and competes in the Columbus North Invitational on Saturday.

Trimble volleyball falls at Lloyd

Trimble County’s volleyball team fell in straight sets to Lloyd Memorial on the road on Monday.

The Raiders lost by scores of 25-13 and 25-17.

Aleah Cull had two kills while Emma Horn and Emalin Cull had one kill each for the Raiders. As a team, Trimble had three aces with Emalin Cull going 7-for-7 serving with two aces.

Trimble, now 1-7 overall and 0-1 in the North Central Kentucky Conference, travels to Switzerland County on Wednesday and to Madison on Thursday.

Rebels, Cubs run at Columbus North

Southwestern and Madison each competed in the Columbus North Invitational on Saturday.

Southwestern’s boys finished sixth out of 21 schools in their division. Trevor Smith led the Rebels by coming in 16th in 17:27.7. Other finishes were: Gavyn Mundt, 29th, 17:48.5; Brandon Smith, 30th, 17:48.6; Colton Cloud, 63rd, 18:41.5; Caleb Geary, 70th, 18:47.3; Matthew Williams, 78th, 18:59.8; and Owen Bates, 115th, 20:23.8.

The Southwestern girls were 13th out of 21 schools. Results were: Kirsten Geary, 44th, 23:05.2; Ashton Goode, 63rd, 23:46.4; Patricia Smith, 67th, 24:04.4; Justice Kunze, 74th, 24:25.1; and Julia Worcester, 85th, 25:24.2.

“We had some tremendous times across the board. The weather was great and the runners had their best week of preparation so far this season,” Southwestern coach Zac Nussbaum said. “Now we need to take what is working and build on it. Hopefully they see the success and want to keep making the sacrifices needed to get where they want to be.”

Madison’s boys placed 17th in their division with 11 of the 12 runners posting personal bests. Results were: Julian Sample, 88th, 18:31; Luke McCarty, 97th, 18:45; Jacob Howell, 107th, 19:32; Van Skinner, 112th, 20:57; Xavier Cosby, 113th, 21:13; Noah Burkhardt, 117th, 21:57; Lane Brawner, 118th, 22:32; Lucas Owens, 22:58; and Leighton Wielgoszinski, 24:47.

In the open race, Madison’s Trevor Hoffman posted a time of 21:32, Christian Lyons 24:11, and Neel Mistry 25:04.

“Julian ran a great race and left it all out there. Today was a fast course and great weather to run in,” Madison boys coach Tyson Skinner said. “Our guys competed and Howell and Cosby really have been showing improvements in practice and hopefully that hard work will pay off as we get deeper into the season. Luke and Van both earned a lot of respect from me as they do battle on football field Friday night and turn around and come out here Saturday morning to run a 5k.”

Madison’s girls cross country team placed 12th out of 15 teams. Brett Cahall led the way for the Lady Cubs with a 48th-place finish in 21:22 followed closely by teammate Clare Wilber in 51st place in 21:34.

Other finishes for the Lady Cubs were: Isabel Wilber, 59th, 22:18; Anne Grady, 84th; 23:40; and Chloe Ferris, 91st, 24:00.

“This was the first race of the season we have completed a full roster to compete as a team. Our top three runners did great along with a wonderful performance from Anne Grady,” Madison girls coach Josh Wilber said. “We know Chloe is still working into cross country shape so the season looks very bright for us right now.”

Southwestern hosts the Southwestern Invitational at Hanover College on Thursday and at the Jac-Cen-Del Invitational on Saturday. Madison competes in the Eagle Classic at Brown County on Saturday.