East JV team rolls to big win

Staff Reports

The Columbus East junior varsity football team opened its season with an overwhelming 33-0 victory against Bloomington North.

Quarterback Thomas Myers opened the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Zack O’Connor. Myers also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Thomas and ran for 1- and 5-yard touchdowns.

Carson Gilpin broke away for a 40-yard touchdown run. Kyle Marsh had a two-point conversion run and Thomas kicked an extra point.

Central football teams romp

Central ran past Seymour 44-6 in seventh-grade action.Blake Huffman and Crase Bergman each rushed for two touchdowns, while Jayden Corona ran for one touchdown for Central.Huffman also returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had a pair of two-point conversion runs. Bergman also had a pair of two-point conversion runs.

Central won the eighth-grade matchup with Seymour 46-0. Daveed Jolley ran for two touchdowns and caught two touchdown passes. He finished with a combined 313 rushing and receiving yards.

Cole Gilley hit six of seven passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Mitch Collier caught a touchdown pass, and Montez Mitchell rushed for a touchdown.

The defense was led by Jackson Payne, Adrian Adams and Adam Chapman. Zerek Greathouse had a fumble recovery.

VOLLEYBALL

North JV downs Heritage

The Columbus North JV swept Heritage Christian 25-23, 25-11 on Thursday.Lily Meyercord led the Bull Dogs with 30 assists and five aces. Jane Phillips pounded four kills, and Sidney Roese had six digs.Falesha Ronsheim and Katie McAninch each added two kills, Emma Perry recorded 19 assists, and Meyercord and Kennedy Staggs each notched five digs. Phillips served three aces, and Andrea Corbeels had one ace.

East freshmen go 2-1

The Columbus East freshman went 2-1 in the Cathedral Tournament, beating Lawrence Central and Beech Grove by identical 25-5, 25-7 scores and falling to Cathedral 25-22, 25-22.Ashlyn Bergman recorded a combined 41 assists and nine aces, and Kami Thalls pounded 11 kills and four blocks to lead the Olympians (2-2). C.J. Clausen also had 11 kills.Keeleigh Kikendall added nine kills. Lauryn James and Emily Banister each served eight aces.

TENNIS

Northside boys split pair

The Northside boys’ tennis team opened the season with a 1-1 record as it defeated Shelbyville 4-1 lost to Center Grove Central 3-2.Winners in both matches for Northside were Will King at No. 1 varsity singles, the No. 2 doubles team of Carlos Fernandez and Eamon Ma and the JV doubles team of Tirth Desai and Luke Enneking.Other varsity winners for the Shelbyville match were Evan Logan at No. 3 singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Kentauro Aonuma and Johan Salvaggi.

Other JV winners for the Shelbyville match was the doubles team of Tyler Allen and Sai Pamidighantam.

In girls action, Northside dropped a 3-2 decision to Center Grove Central.

For Northside in singles, Erica Song lost 8-1, Mariana Martinez dropped am 8-5 decision, and Eva Chevalier posted an 8-3 victory.

The Northside doubles team of Emie Kiser and Paige Bishop won 8-4, while the team of Cassidy May and Dariana Chavez were beaten 8-2.

Posting junior varsity wins were Ashley Pritchard and Kate Riordan (8-3), Erica Corbels and Soumya Paliwal (8-5) and Riddy Garg (8-5).

CROSS-COUNTRY

Central

runners excelCentral’s Elizabeth Stevens won the individual honors and teammate Jennifer Kang was second in a tri meet against St. Peter’s and Immanuel Lutheran.St. Peter’s won the meet with 26 points, while Central had 30, and Immanuel Lutheran had 78. Also for Central, Jacklyn Mouser was seventh, and Kaylyn Bates was ninth.

In the boys meet, Central won with 18 points, while Immanuel Lutheran had 56 and St. Peter’s finished with 62.

Zane Gruwell won the meet for Central, while Kaden Wise was second, Blake Stevens was fourth, Drew Helton was fifth, Garrett Rose was sixth and Colby Hertle was eighth.

BOWLING

Phillips posts high game

Steve Phillips rolled the top score of 277 in Senior Men’s League play at the Columbus Bowling Center.Donn Voyles had a 241, while Vern Phillips bowled a 232. Voyles had the high series of 687, while Steve Phillips rolled a 667 and Vern Phillips posted a 636.The Tigers had the high team handicap score of 2,887, followed by the Falcons at 2,869, and the Alley Cats at 2,805.

The Tigers lead the team standings at 8-0, followed by the Falcons, the Alley Cats and the Wildcats at 6-2.

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