Giants have success at sectionals

Quick Hits: Week of May 18-May 25

Ben Davis


-The girls tennis accomplished a goal five years in the making on Friday by defeating Covenant Christian 3-2 and locking in their first sectional trophy since 2010. This Covenant team was one that defeated the Giants earlier in the season.

The difference this time was No. 1 singles player Savannah Wills, who in the regular season matchup lost in straight set but in the sectional match won in straight sets. They face Brebeuf Jesuit at Brownsburg tonight at 5 p.m. for the regional.


-The girls softball team continued the sectional success on Monday, winning their first round matchup against host Southport 5-4. The Giants were down 4-1 heading into the sixth but brought in three runs in the inning. Then, in the final seventh inning, with two outs and Ronnie Tosino on base for the game-winning run, Kayla Bear brought her home, giving Ben Davis a walkoff win. They’ll face Perry Meridian at Southport on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the sectional semi-final.


-Boys and girls track put up great performances in their sectionals last week, with the girls taking second place at Southport and the boys claiming victory at Decatur Central. The girls regional will take place tonight here at Ben Davis, while the boys regional will take place at North Central on Thursday, with both starting at 6 p.m.


-The boys baseball team won its regular season finale against Cardinal Ritter on Monday by a score of 11-10. They’ll start their sectional journey against Pike at Decatur Central on Thursday, with the first pitch due around 6 p.m. They won the regular season series over Pike 2-1.


-Boys golf notched a win and a season low stroke total (151) against North Central (158) on Thursday of last week. RJ Hunter shot a 3-under 32 that set a new Ben Davis record for the South Grove golf course. Their sectional begins June 5, also at South Grove golf course.




-Juan Pablo Montoya won the 99th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday, with Will Power finishing second by about a tenth of a second. It was Montoya’s second 500 win, with the first coming in 2000. That fifteen year gap between wins is the largest in the race’s history. Strong favorite Helio Castroneves finished seventh.




-Both of the NBA Conference Finals series’ seem to be on their way out, with the Golden State Warriors ahead 3-1 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead 3-0.
-In the Chicago Blackhawks’ fifth overtime game of the NHL playoffs, they lost 5-4 to the Anaheim Ducks, who now have a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.