The Columbus North junior varsity football team returned two interceptions for touchdowns, and Trenton Kelley threw a pair of scoring passes in a 45-12 win at Columbus East.
Tyler Mendez and Jalen Paswater scored on interception returns for the Bull Dogs (2-0). Kelley threw two TD passes to Tristan Bailey and one to Langston Lunsford. Michael Johnson and Sylas Kuhfahl ran for touchdowns, and Drew Wilson kicked two extra points.
East’s scores came on a 20-yard pass from Kenton Kamman to Isaac VanCuren and a 4-yard run by Jay Salinas. Matt Romig and Hunter Dickmeyer had fumble recoveries for the Olympians (1-1).
In the freshman game, North used a 65-yard touchdown run by Daveed Jolley and a 2-point conversion pass from Hunter Huser to Adam Chapman in the fourth quarter to pull out a 21-14 win against East.
The Bull Dogs (2-0) also scored on a 5-yard pass from Huser to Mitch Collier and a 21-yard run by Giovani Alejandro. Spencer Rivera kicked an extra point.
Cole Gilley threw touchdown passes of 5 and 60 yards to Dalton Back for the Olympians (0-2). The pair also connected on a 2-point conversion.
Central tops Batchelor
Central Middle School swept Batchelor, with the eighth-grade winning 26-8 and the seventh-grade posting a 30-0 shutout.
The Chargers’ eighth-grade scores came on a 45-yard run by Blake Huffman, a 3-yard run by Grant Cooper, a 30-yard pass from Matt Hutcheson to TJ Barkhimer and a 65-yard fumble return by Parker Harrison.
James Thompson ran for three touchdowns to lead the seventh-graders. Dalton Adams also ran for a score, while Bryce Abner, Alex Kingsbury and Rocco Duffy had 2-point conversions.
Owls blank Panthers
The Jennings County seventh-graders lost to Seymour 18-0 on Thursday.
The Panthers fell to 1-2.
Chargers sweep Spartans
Central’s seventh- and eighth-graders swept Northside on Thursday. The Chargers won the seventh-grade game 25-4, 25-9 and the eighth-grade game 25-23, 25-18.
Central was coming off a split with Jackson Creek on Tuesday. The Chargers won the seventh-grade game 25-19, 25-17 and lost the eighth-grade game 25-18, 25-7.
Panthers, Rebels split
Jennings County’s eighth-grade White team won two close sets Wednesday in a 25-24, 25-22 win against Southwestern (Hanover).
The Panthers’ seventh-grade White team fell to Southwestern 25-22, 25-23. Kylee Boardman served 13 points, including eight aces.
The seventh-grade White team was coming off a 25-22, 25-13 win against South Decatur on Tuesday. Lucy Ernstes served eight points, including five aces.
On Thursday, Jennings’ eighth-grade Blue team fell to Crothersville 25-10, 25-21, and the seventh-grade Blue team lost to Crothersville 25-9, 25-22. Maddie Suhre served five points for the eighth-grade, and Kylie Truesdale served nine points, including four aces, for the seventh-grade.
The seventh-grade Blue team was coming off a 25-3, 25-7 loss to Lutheran Central on Tuesday. Truesdale served an ace.
Northside wins pair
Northside Middle School blanked Brown County on Tuesday and Central on Wednesday, both by 5-0 scores.
Nathan Lin, Matt Liu and Carlos Fernandez won singles matches, and the doubles teams of Luke Enneking and Johan Selvaggi, along with Tirth Desai and Sam King won against the Eagles. Against the Chargers, Lin, Liu and Enneking won singles matches, and the doubles teams of Fernandez and Selvaggi, along with Desai and King were victorious.
Central won its other two matches last week, beating Shelbyville 3-2 and Seymour 5-0. Joseph Kloepfer and Pranav Kumar claimed singles victories, and Noah Abfall and JT Kuhlman won a doubles matches against the Golden Bears. Against the Owls, Kloepfer, Abfall and Karthik Poola scored singles wins, while the doubles teams of Kuhlman and Kumar, along with Jayce Abraham and Trey Nebergall posted victories.
Central girls win
The Central girls rolled to a 4-1 win against Shelbyville. Jaline Tay and Launa Prince won singles matches for the Chargers. Anisha Vulegonda and Ananya Alagappen won a doubles match, as did Radhika Chandraserharan and Yestika Nishoel.
The Chargers fell to Northside 3-2. Yanfie Xiao won a singles match, and Chandraserharan and Nishoel took a doubles match for Central.
Panthers win pair
Jennings County Middle School White beat Greensburg 4-2 on Monday and Madison 5-2 on Thursday.
Nathan Davis and Fisher Richard each netted two goals against Greensburg. Carson McNulty recorded two saves.
Davis and Madisyn Hardesty each scored twice, and Ridge Myers added a goal against Madison. McNulty posted two saves.
The Jennings County Coed Blue team fell to Madison 3-0.
Central girls top Tri-North
Elizabeth Stevens won the girls race to lead Central to a 23-28 victory against Tri-North. Helen Rumsey finished fourth, and Carly Sedziol took fifth.
Nathan Wettschurak and Kaden Wise finished 1-2 in the boys race, but Tri-North pulled out a 27-30 win.
Jennings boys win
The Jennings County boys won the Southwestern (Hanover) Middle School Invitational on Thursday. The Panthers scored 47 points to 57 for runner-up Austin.
Lane Elsner led Jennings with a third-place finish in 11 minutes, 54 seconds for 3,000 meters (1.9 miles). Joey Moran took seventh in 12:24, while Gavin Hendrix was 10th (12:31), Louden Feltner 13th (12:40) and Eli Wahlman 14th (12:40).
The Panther girls finished third. Madison won with 27, and Switzerland County edged Jennings 70-71.
Elizabeth Wahlman finished fourth in 13:39.4 to lead the Panthers. Katie Gasper took 10th in 14:02.4, while Ellie Law was 15th (14:49.8), Alyssa Kent 25th (16:26.8) and Cherlyn Wallace 26th (16:33.8).
On Tuesday, Jennings finished second in the boys meet and third in the girls race in the Seymour Invitational. The host Owls won both meets.
Elsner led the Panther boys with a 10th-place finish in 12:13. Moran took 14th in 12:38, while Feltner was 18th (12:54), Eli Wahlman 21st (13:03) and Hendrix 22nd (13:04).
For the girls, Elizabeth Wahlman finished eighth in 14:02. Kristen Klosterman took ninth in 14:24, while Katie Gasper was 11th (14:35), Law 18th (15:38) and Kelly Gasper 25th (16:54).
Falcons, Pumas unbeaten
Falcons and Pumas ran their records to 16-0 to remain atop the standings in the Senior Men’s League.
Falcons had the high team handicap series with a 2,859. Wildcats were second at 2,800.
Steve Phillips and Donald Burton tied for the individual high scratch game at 248. Phillips rolled the individual high scratch series with a 670.