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Sizemore posts four hits as baseball falls to Earlham

HANOVER, Ind. The Hanover College baseball team dropped a home HCAC contest to Earlham on Thursday evening, 18-7.

With the loss, the Panthers (13-23, 10-14 HCAC) are mathematically eliminated from making the HCAC postseason tournament. Earlham improves to 25-12 overall and 14-10 in the conference with the win.

Chase Sizemore (Fishers, Ind.) recorded four hits in his five at-bats, as he was the lone Panther to record multiple hits in the contest. Sizemore also added three runs scored and one RBI. Josh Meszaros (Loveland, Ohio) posted a team high four RBI.

Ty Stover (Galveston, Ind.) ripped a two-run double in the bottom of the first inning to score Jack Shine (New Albany, Ind.) and Sizemore. Hanover trailed 6-2 after the opening inning.

The Panthers allowed nine runs over the first three innings, all coming with two outs, with six in the first and three in the third.

After the Quakers added four more runs in the top of the fourth, Meszaros (Loveland, Ohio) homered for the second consecutive game, this time hitting a three-run moon shot to left field, cutting the Panther deficit to 13-5.

Sizemore added a RBI single up the middle in the fifth frame to score Brooks Bailey (Madison, Miss.). A sacrifice fly from Meszaros later in the inning scored Sizemore, cutting the gap to 13-7.

Hanover however, would record just one hit over the final four frames, falling 18-7.

The Blue and Red were outhit 18-10 in the contest, as the Quakers also held a 7-4 advantage in extra-base hits.

The Panthers will host Earlham for Senior Day, as the two sides are scheduled for two games beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday.

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Hubbard named Most Outstanding Field Athlete; Ten women's track athletes recognized by HCAC


GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Ten Hanover College women’s track and field athletes received All-Conference honors for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference on Thursday afternoon.

Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) is the Blue and Red’s multi-event first team All-HCAC athlete, as she was also named HCAC Field Athlete of the Year. The junior highlighted the long jump during the HCAC Championship, securing the win in the event at 4.93 meters. Hubbard also took second in the triple jump, fourth in the high jump, third in the 100m hurdles, and fifth in the 400m hurdles at the same meet.

Ashlee Arbaugh (Findlay, Ohio) garnered first-team accolades with her performances in the throwing events for the Panthers. The senior is a current Hanover College record holder and a HCAC Champion in the shot put. Arbaugh posts season bests of 12.77m (41’ 10.75”) in the shot put and 38.95m (127’ 9”) in the discus throw.

Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) is one of three freshmen to earn All-HCAC honors. The freshman was HCAC Champion in the pole vault while posting a season best of 3.25m (10’ 8”) at the Indiana DIII Track & FIeld Championships.

Tying Clancy’s mark at the HCAC Championships in the pole vault, Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) was the second freshman and pole vaulter to be honored on the All-HCAC first team. Trimpe marked a season best height of 3.10m (10’ 2”) in the HCAC meet.

Also receiving first All-HCAC honors was Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) with a victory in the 800m run. Smith also posted a season best time of 2:21.36 at the Indiana DIII Track & Field Championships in April. She was also named to the HCAC All-Sportsmanship team.

Kaleigh DeBeck (Cromwell, Ind.) was named second team All-HCAC with second place finishes in the 800m and 1500m run, respectively. The senior posted the best Panther times on the season in the 800m at 2:19.66 and in the 1500m at 4:54.18.

Teresa Wiczynski (Columbus, Ind.) was placed on the second team All-HCAC with a standout performance in the 5000m run, where the senior placed second with a HC leading time of 18:02.34 on the season.

Teal Burnett (Marshall, Ill.) is the final Panther freshman to be honored with a second team All-HCAC effort. Her fifth place performance in the 400m and her team leading time of 1:03.38 gave the freshman her first All-Conference honor.

Teaming with Smith, DeBeck, and Burnett in the 4x400 meter relay event was Erika Jervis (Cicero, Ind.). Jervis joined her relay teammates, by being named to the second team. The relay squad finished with a time of 4:16.65, placing second.

Anni Titchenal (Lizton, Ind.) earned All-HCAC honorable mention with her performance in the 3000m steeplechase. The senior finished third in the event and posted a season best time of 11:45.03 at the Rhodes College Invitational.

The Panthers will be in action on Friday, as they compete in the Billy Hayes Invitational.

Written by Sports Information Intern, David Gibson.

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Feldmann, Rector highlight HCAC honors for men's track


GREENWOOD, Ind. – Senior Joe Feldmann (Oregonia, Ohio) and sophomore Joe Rector (Aurora, Ind.) each garnered first team all-HCAC honors as a nine total men’s track and field members for Hanover were recognized by the conference on Thursday afternoon.

Feldmann took home first place in last weekend’s conference championship in the 400m with a time of 49.01. His time was nearly one second faster than the second place finisher, and also set a new school record at Hanover. The senior then went on to add a fifth place finish in the 200m dash at the HCAC Championship, posting a time of 22.74.

In the distance running, Rector recorded 18 total points at the outdoor meet for the HCAC. Rector finished first in the 10000m with a time of 31:51.88, the fastest mark in the conference this season. Also competing in the 5000m, Rector crossed the finishing line at 15:32.64 to place second.

Five other members for HC also received honorable mention status for their performances at the HCAC Championship. Kevin Scholz (Cincinnati, Ohio) placed third in the men’s javelin throw with a mark of 44.43 meters, recording six points for the Panthers.

The 4x400m relay team that placed second at 4:16.65 was also recognized by the conference. The 4x400 squad included Gavin Alexander (Indianapolis, Ind.), Enrico Franchini (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Darrell Payne (Indianapolis, Ind.), and Andrew Strong (Poland, Ind.).

Payne, Strong, and Franchini were also members of the 4x100 meter relay team which finished third, racing around the track in 43.39.

Honored as Hanover’s representative on the HCAC all-Sportsmanship team was Jacob Sofronko (Ridgeville, Ind.). Sofronko competed in the discus, shot put, and hammer throw events last weekend.

The Panthers will send members of their squad to the Billy Hayes Invitational, hosted by Indiana University, on Friday.

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Men's lacrosse falls in ORLC Semifinal, 10-8

HANOVER, Ind. – The season came to an end for Hanover’s men’s lacrosse team as they dropped an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference semifinal match, 10-8, to Washington & Jefferson at Alumni Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Despite winning 16 of the 21 face-off attempts and holding an 18-17 advantage in shots on goal, the Panthers were outscored in three of the four quarters.

Hanover committed 27 turnovers to the Presidents’ 18, while W&J also held a 38-30 edge in overall shot attempts.

Joseph DeLeo (Waterford, Mich.) and Chad Szczublewski (La Grange, Ky.) each posted three points in the loss, as both recorded two goals and one assist.

Nick Groves (Fishers, Ind.) added two goals in the contest as well. Sam Green (Beaumaris, Australia) won all 16 face-off attempts for Hanover, and recorded a team high 12 ground balls.

It was Hanover that took the first lead of the game, as Szczublewski scored just 49 seconds into the opening period off a pass from Dakota Kwasney (Port Washington, Wis.) for the 1-0 advantage.

The Presidents responded with three of the final four goals in the first quarter to take a 3-2 lead after the first 15 minutes. The Panthers received their second goal from Brock Warner (Greenwood, Ind.), with the assist going to DeLeo at the 2:25 mark.

In the second quarter, W&J again outscored the Blue and Red by a count of 3-2. Hanover scored back-to-back goals at 10:14 and 7:38 of the second quarter. Szczublewski’s second score of the half came first, and was followed by a Gage Hafl (Hamilton, Ohio) goal from Bret Schell (Dayton, Ohio).

After conceding the opening goal of the second half, HC scored four consecutive goals to take its first lead since the opening minute of the contest at 8-7. Groves scored both of his goals during the 4-0 run, with the later capping the spurt at the 4:12 mark of the third period.

DeLeo also added both of his goals during the run, one coming unassisted and the second off a pass from Szczublewski.

A late goal from W&J in the third quarter tied the contest at 8-8 heading into the final 15 minutes. In the fourth frame, the Presidents scored the only two goals at 8:26 and 6:12.

The Panthers ripped four shots at the W&J goal over the final six minutes, but could not find the back of the net, falling 10-8.

This was the second consecutive season that Hanover was defeated in the ORLC semifinals. The 5-2 conference mark for HC this season was its best in the conference’s two-year existence.

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Fogus named first team all-ORLC to highlight honors for women's lacrosse


GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Three Hanover College women’s lacrosse members received Ohio River Lacrosse Conference yearly awards on Wednesday afternoon.

Mallory Fogus (Grosse Ile, Mich.) was honored as an All-ORLC first team attacker. Fogus lead the team and ranked 13th in the ORLC this past season in goals with 30. She took 55 shots for a .545 shooting percentage, and also added eight assists. The sophomore collected 40 draw controls to compliment 22 ground balls. Fogus was also a second team All-ORLC selection in 2015.

Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.), a 2015 first team choice, received All-ORLC second team honors for her efforts on defense. The sophomore tallied 42 ground balls with 41 draw controls, both of which ranked among the top 15 in the conference and were team highs. Shroyer lead the team in the defensive effort, causing 22 turnovers to rank 10th in the conference.

The ORLC Sportsmanship Team saw Hannah Mundt (Prospect, Ky.) honored at the midfielder position. The freshman secured one goal and two assists in her offensive effort. Mundt captured 19 ground balls and caused nine turnovers on the defensive end for the Panthers.

Hanover finished its second season with a 5-11 record, 2-6 in the ORLC, finishing tied for sixth in the final standings.

Written by Sports Information Intern, David Gibson.

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Barrett garners first career HCAC player of the week award

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has recently announced that freshman Brent Barrett (New Palestine, Ind.) has been named as the conference’s player of the week for his performance.

In four matches dating back last Monday, April 25, Barrett helped guide the Panthers to a 3-1 finish overall and 2-0 mark in the conference. With the two conference wins, Hanover finished tied for second in the final HCAC standings, the team’s highest finish since 2010.

This is Barrett’s first career weekly award, as well as HC’s first player of the week honor since the 2013 season.

Barrett posted a 3-1 mark in both singles and doubles play over the past 10 days, including an unblemished 4-0 combined record in conference matches.

During the two HCAC matches, Barrett teamed with Alec Bates (New Albany, Ind.) at No. 3 doubles to win 8-1 and 8-2 over Anderson and Earlham respectively.

In singles action, the freshman was slotted at the No. 2 spot, winning in straight sets against Anderson 6-2, 7-5, and then added another straight set win over Earlham by a count of 6-1, 6-3.

On the season, Barrett leads the team in singles victories, posting a 15-5 mark, only competing in the top two spots. Barrett has also added a 10-7 record in doubles play.

The Panthers will compete as the No. 4 seed in the HCAC Tournament this weekend. Hanover will face off with fifth-seeded Franklin in the opening round at West Indy Racquet Club at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Meszaros homers in baseball loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Hanover College baseball team’s eight game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday evening, as the Panthers fell 5-3 on the road at Transylvania.

Hanover falls to 13-22 overall this season and 10-13 in the HCAC. With the win, the Pioneers now hold the longest active winning streak in the HCAC at five games, improving to 19-16 overall and 15-8 in the conference.

The Blue and Red recorded just five hits in the contest, two piece coming from Chris Ares (Versailles, Ky.) and Josh Meszaros (Loveland, Ohio). The two also combined to score all three HC runs.

After Meszaros led off the top of the third inning with a walk, he later scored on a single by Ares to tie the contest at 1-1.

Transylvania however, regained its lead in the bottom half of the third, scoring two runs on three hits. The Pioneers added two more runs in the sixth inning to go in front 5-1.

Meszaros ripped his first home run of the season in the top of the eighth inning. Later in the frame, Ares scored on a sacrifice fly from Chase Sizemore (Fishers, Ind.). The Panthers stranded two runners in the ninth however, falling 5-3.

Hanover will be back in action at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, as they welcome Franklin for a HCAC contest.

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Men's tennis ties for second in HCAC with Earlham win

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover College men’s tennis team finished its regular season with a 5-4 win over Earlham on Tuesday afternoon.

The Panthers (13-8, 6-2 HCAC) are arguably one of the hottest teams entering the conference tournament this weekend as they have won their last five HCAC matches and nine of their last 11 overall.

With the win, HC finishes in a three-way tie for second place in the conference regular season standings with Earlham (12-10, 6-2 HCAC) and Transylvania.

The victory for Hanover also gives them the most wins in a season, 13, dating back to as early as the 2000 season. The Panthers second place finish in the conference is also their best mark since the 2010 campaign.

The Blue and Red received two points apiece from Brent Barrett (New Palestine, Ind.) and Andrew Fox (Muncie, Ind.).

In doubles action, Hanover took an early advantage, winning two of the three matches. Barrett teamed with Alec Bates (New Albany, Ind.) to take No. 3 doubles 8-2. In the second slot, Fox and Drake Clohessy (Muncie, Ind.) won 8-5.

Singles play saw both sides take three matches each, with Hanover winning at No. 2, 3, and 4. Barrett took the No. 2 slot 6-1, 6-3 for his second point.

In the third spot, Fox won in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 for his second point of the match. Senior Reid Clark (Greenfield, Ind.) took No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-4, to record a point in his final home match of his career.

The HCAC has announced, through tie-breakers, the Panthers will be seeded in the fourth spot for the conference tournament this weekend. Hanover will face the fifth-seeded Franklin team at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the West Indy Racquet Club.


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Smith named freshman of the year as Panthers place third at HCAC Championship

WABASH, Ind. – Justin Smith (Indianapolis, Ind.) was named HCAC Freshman of the Year, and also to the All-HCAC team to lead the Hanover men’s golf team at the HCAC Championship this past weekend.

Smith, fired a four round score of 307 (77-73-82-75) en route to posting the lowest score among all freshmen competing in the conference championship. With his total, Smith placed eighth overall.

The tournament started last weekend with Hanover hosting the first and second rounds in Seymour, Ind. at Shadowood Golf Course. The final two rounds occurred this past Saturday and Sunday at Honeywell Golf Course.

After the opening two rounds, HC was in second place and trailed first-place Transylvania by just two strokes. With a team score of 602 over the weekend at Honeywell, the Panthers finished third as a team.

Including Smith, the Blue and Red placed four members in the top 10 overall. Johnny Vidal (Harrison, Ohio) placed ninth with a tournament score of 308 (75-78-80-75).

Travis Butte (Milan, Ind.) and Ben Hamilton (Henderson, Ky.) each shot 310, as the two tied for 10th place. Butte fired three rounds in the 70’s, recording scores of 76, 75, 81, and 78. Hamilton was the lone player in the field to score under par in round two as he finished with rounds of 80, 71, 80, and 79.

Tying for 20th overall, Tony Rogers (Indianapolis, Ind.) bookended rounds in the 70’s for a score of 319 (74-82-85-78).

Transylvania took home its 10th consecutive conference championship with a four round total of 1210. Mount St. Joseph followed at 1221, and Hanover rounded out the top three at 1228. Defiance and Rose-Hulman place fourth and fifth respectively.

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Men's tennis picks up split in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Hanover College men’s tennis team picked up a 9-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory against Anderson, before dropping a 9-0 contest to Marian (Ind.) on Saturday.

The Panthers have now won four consecutive conference matches, which includes three sweeps.

Andrew Fox (Muncie, Ind.) and Drake Clohessy (Muncie, Ind.) swept No. 3 doubles against Anderson (1-7, 1-6 HCAC), 8-0. At No. 2 doubles, Brent Barrett (New Palestine, Ind.) and Alec Bates (New Albany, Ind.) nearly matched them, winning 8-1.

Dakota Smith (Greenfield, Ind.) and Reid Clark (Greenfield, Ind.) made it a clean sweep in doubles action, taking No. 1 by a count of 8-5.

Singles play saw all doubles participants win in straight sets. Fox and Clohessy each won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 and No. 6 singles respectively.

In the fourth slot, Clark won 6-1, 6-0, and Bates took No. 5 singles by the same count.

The Panthers had won its last six matches before falling to Marian (16-9). Smith and Clark came close to picking up a point at No. 1 doubles, but drop the match 9-8.

All six members fell in singles action in straight sets against the Knights.

Both matches were played at the West Indy Racquet Club due to weather.

Hanover will return to action at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, as they conclude regular season play at home against Earlham.

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