Olympians clinch title
The Columbus East captured its fourth consecutive outright Hoosier Hills Conference championship with a 2-1 win against Jeffersonville on Saturday.
“It’s not easy to win a conference championship, let alone four in a row, but I think it’s a tribute to the boys’ hard work that they put in all year-round,” East coach Brad Barber said.
Ramiro Nieto scored off an assist from Sam Newell in the 20th minute to put the Olympians (11-4-1, 7-0) on the board. Andrew Thomasson added a penalty kick in the 32nd minute, and East led 2-0 at halftime.
Jeffersonville cut the lead in half with a goal in the 51st minute. But the Olympian defense preserved the victory, with Andy Davidson recording two saves in goal.
“I thought Ramiro Nieto scored a top-class goal off the assist from Sam Newell, and I thought we defended well as a team against their scoring opportunities,” Barber said.
Bull Dogs tie Cubs
FRANKLIN — Columbus North scored two goals a minute apart in a 2-2 tie at Franklin to close the regular season.
After the Grizzly Cubs scored in the seventh minute, the Bull Dogs (4-8-3) tied it in the 28th minute when Emma Wilson headed in a corner kick from Natalie Teo. Then in the 29th minute, Morgan Parkhurst scored off an assist from Rachel Craig for a 2-1 lead.
Franklin tied the game in the 58th minute.
North outshot the Grizzly Cubs 8-6. Charlotte Verbanic posted four saves.
Hauser boys second
Hauser’s boys finished second and the girls third in the Columbus Christian Invitational at Ceraland.
Bloomington Lighthouse won the boys meet with eight points to 21 for the Jets in a meet where only the top three runners were counted. Bloomington Lighthouse Christian captured the girls meet with nine points to 20 for Bluegrass United and 27 for Hauser.
David Seelye led the Jet boys with a sixth-place finish in 18 minutes, 38.1 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Owen Rush took seventh in 19:15.2, while Josh Adams was eighth (20:08.3), Austin Everroad 11th (20:24.1) and Hunter Albright 18th (21:29.5).
Naomi Gollmer finished seventh in 25:15.7 to lead the Hauser girls. Maleah Bates took eighth in 26:17.0, while Jada Asher was 15th (38:57.0) and Kristen Keith 16th (39:18.8)
Columbus Christian had one boy and one girl competitor. Sarah Kendall finished 10th in the girls race in 27:10.0, and Riley Kendall was 29th in the boys race in 28:02.9.
Eagle girls take fourth
ELLETTSVILLE — Brown County’s girls finished fourth, and the boys took sixth in the Western Indiana Conference meet at Edgewood.
Greencastle won the girls meet with 55 points to 84 for Owen Valley, 96 for South Putnam and 102 for the Eagles. Northview won the boys meet with 66 points, while Brown County finished with 122.
Corrissa Proctor finished second in the girls race in 20:22.70. Haley Abraman finished 19th in 22:35.50, while Sam Francis was 24th (22:59.42), Molly Austin 29th (22:32.63) and Jalynn Stanford 35th (23:58.22).
Wyatt Wyman led the Eagle boys with a fourth-place finish in 17:31.34. Chris Norman took 17th in 18:06.34, while Marino Dolph was 24th (18:35.30), Tanner Gray 35th (19:04.72) and Brock Updike 44th (19:33.82).
Edinburgh girls fourth
FRANKLIN — Edinburgh’s girls finished fourth in the Johnson County meet. Center Grove won with 21 points to 55 for Franklin, 60 for Whiteland and 115 for the Lancers.
Emily Davis led Edinburgh with a 26th-place finish in 26:24.12. Blythe Carmel took 27th in 27:03.19, while Katelyn Bivens was 30th (27:55.55), Emily Ewbank 31st (28:03.61) and Lilia Perez 32nd (29:29.66).
Franklin won the boys meet with 36 points. The Lancers had only three runners, led by Addison Lollar, who finished 36th in 21:50.48. Austin Burton took 37th in 23:04.21, and Dalton Ford was 38th in 24:34.95.
Sectional finals postponed
The Jennings County and Seymour Sectional finals were rained out Saturday and postponed until Monday. Seymour will host Brownstown Central at 4:30 p.m., and Jennings will host Greensburg at 5 p.m.
Columbus North will play the Seymour-Brownstown winner, and Bloomington North will face the Jennings-Greensburg winner in the Bloomington North Regional semifinals at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The regional final is at 5 p.m. Wednesday.