Local sports scrapbook – September 20


Olympians coast to win

Columbus East ripped Jennings County 48-8 in junior varsity action.

Jaiden Miller scored four touchdowns on runs of 5, 3, 8 and 10 yards. Ben Clancy ran 14 yards for a touchdown. Thomas Myers threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Cole McCarter for the other offensive touchdown.

Caleb Pettit returned an interception 35 yards for an East defensive touchdown.

Ben Jenkins recovered a fumble for the Olympians, who are 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the Hoosier Hills Conference.

Central teams prevail

In an “A” seventh-grade game, Central Middle School downed Northside 22-6. Blake Huffman scored on a 21-yard touchdown run and a 52-yard run. He added a two-point conversion run.Crase Bergman scored on a 38-yard touchdown run and added a two-point conversion pass to Parker Harrison.Central won its “B” seventh-grade game 28-8 against Northside. Jayden Corona had two touchdown runs and a two-point conversion.

Matt Hutison added two touchdown passes to Nathan Baird.


Central remains unbeaten

Central ran its record to 7-0 with a 5-0 victory against Center Grove.

Anish Mantri, Atharva Kute and Joey Zhao won singles matches, while Ben Kuhlman and Bhavey Jain and Adam Saad and Jackson Stevens won doubles matches.

Central also defeated Northside 4-1 to move to 8-0. Mantri, Kute and Zhao won singles matches, while Kuhlman and Jain won their doubles match.

In girls action, Central defeated Center Grove 3-2. Kathryn Hodzen won her singles match, while the doubles teams of Zoey Horn and Shruti Srikanth and Kara Allen and Ally Parker won their matches.

Central lost to Northside 3-2. Hodzen won in singles, and Allen and Parker won in doubles.

Northside edges Franklin Township

The Northside girls nipped Franklin Township 3-2.Mariana Martinez won her singles match for Northisde, while the doubles teams of Emie Kiser and Paige Bishop and Cassidy May and Riddhi Garg won their matches.VOLLEYBALL

East sweeps pair

Columbus East won a pair of freshman volleyball matches, beating Seymour 25-12, 25-14 and New Albany 25-12, 25-20.

Against Seymour, C.J. Clausen had four kills, while Kami Thalls, Ashley Allen and Keeleigh Kikendall had three.

Abby Martin had four aces, while Ashlyn Bergman, Kikendall and Thalls each had three. Bergman had 13 assists.

Against New Albany, Clausen had six kills, and Allen and Thalls each had four.

Ava Pruitt, Martin and Bergman each had two aces. Abby Lewis, Thalls and Berman each had a block. Bergman had 16 assists. East is 6-3.


Panther runner triumphs

Carter Leak of Jennings County Middle School was the overall winner of the Panther Invitational in a time of 11:44.

Also for Jennings County, Gavin Hendrix was sixth at 13:17, followed by Michael LaPine in seventh at 13:18, Tyler Wagner in eighth at 13:19 and Joey Moran in ninth at 13:20.


North notches shutout

Columbus North blanked Perry Meridian 4-0 in junior varsity boys action.

Bart Leonarski, Andrew Porter, Michael Gonzalez and Todd Liggett scored goals for the Bull Dogs. Liggett, Leonarski and Finn Anderson had assists.

The Columbus East JV girls soccer team went 0-1-1 last week, tying Jennings County 0-0 and falling to Roncalli 1-0.

Brooke Hamblen recorded one save against the Panthers and four saves against the Rebels for the Olympians (3-3-1).


More high local scores

Rob Driver rolled a 276 for high-game honors in the Sunday Night Mixed League at the Columbus Bowling Center.

Henry Schultz III was next at 268, followed by Rick Wilson Jr. at 259. Wilson had the high series of 706, followed by Steve Sebastian at 656 and Schultz at 640.

Courtney Barker had the high women’s game of 236, followed by Kerry Walker at 202 and Angie Wilson at 190. Barker had the high series of 650, followed by Wilson at 505 and Lori Simpson at 504.

The Independents, Ten Pins and Who? lead the standings at 8-0.

In Tuesday Night Men’s League play, Rick Wilson Jr. led the way with a 269 game. He was followed by Don Voyles at 259 and Niles Lauderbaugh at 256.

Darren Neeley had the high series of 705, followed by Wilson at 686 and Dakota Burke at 673.

In the previous week’s results, David Schmidt had the high game of 276, followed by Niles Lauderbaugh at 256 and Brandon Bennett and Steve Sebastian at 255 each. Clint Million had the high series of 676, followed by Schmidt and Luther Johnson each at 666.

Art Sauer rolled a 233 to capture high-game honors in Senior Men’s League action. Steve Phillips had a 203, followed by Jim Fields at 202, Vern Phillips at 201 and Donn Voyles at 200.

Sauer had the high series of 595, followed by Fields at 591 and Steve Phillips at 580.

The Badgers had the high handicap series at 2,838, followed by the Falcons at 2,799 and the Wildcats at 2,788. The Falcons lead the team standings at 27-5, followed by the Wildcats at 22-10.

In Thursday Ladies Matinee play, Lou Kinman had the high series of 425, followed by Mary Rynerson at 422 and Leda Dean at 406. Carol Badwin had the high game of 158, followed by Phyllis Alexander at 156 and Rynerson at 152.

In Wednesday Night Mixed action, Steve Phillips had the high game of 258, followed by West Sullivan at 257 and Dakota Burke at 236.

Jeff Brown rolled the high series of 672, followed by Sullivan at 665 and Phillips at 652.

Paula Prather had the high women’s game of 221, followed by Debbie Perry at 186 and Peggy Smith at 185.

Prather had the high series of 547, followed by Smith at 538 and Vera Powers at 474.

Karma, Gutter Dusters, Bi-Polar Rollers, Team 16 and Old Time Flea Market lead the standings at 14-2.