North freshmen knock off Flashes

Hunter Huser threw a touchdown pass to Adam Champan and ran for two long scores Saturday to lead the Columbus North freshman football team to a 19-7 win against Franklin Central.

Huser’s touchdowns came on runs of 88 and 84 yards. Spencer Rivera kicked an extra point.

Luke McDonald had a sack and a fumble recovery for the Bull Dogs (4-0). McDonald and Dalton Kirk each had multiple tackles for losses.

The Bull Dog junior varsity fell to Franklin Central 20-14. Cortez Villa scored on an interception return, and  Michael Johnson ran for a touchdown and 2-point conversion for North (3-1).

A week earlier, Trenton Kelley threw four touchdown passes, including three to Tristan Bailey, to lead the JV to a 41-6 win against Bloomington North.

Langston Lunsford caught the other scoring pass for the Bull Dogs. Jalen Paswater returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, and Johnson ran for a score. Drew Wilson kicked five extra points.

In the freshman game, Huser ran for all four Columbus North touchdowns in a 28-8 win against Bloomington North. Huser also ran for a 2-point conversion and threw a 2-point conversion pass to Landon Robins.

Defensively, Jackson Payne recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles, Adam Chapman had an interception and McDonald and Nick Holt each recovered a fumble. Jacob Tharp, Kirk and Montez Mitchell all had one sack.

East freshmen top Panthers

Cole Gilley threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more Saturday to lead the Columbus East freshmen to a 36-0 win against Jennings County.

Gilley’s scoring passes went to Dalton Back and Zander Gentry. Lance Greiwe and Ethan Rogers each ran for a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Gilley threw 2-point conversion passes to Colin Phillips and Back.

The East JV dropped a 22-6 decision to Seymour. Isaac VanCuren scored the touchdown for the Olympians (1-2) on a 60-yard pass from Dylan England. Jeremy Clark had an interception, and Hunter Dickmeyer, Marquis Green and Jared Day all recovered a fumble.

Panthers tie Warriors

The Jennings County seventh-graders played to a 14-14 tie with Scottsburg.

The Panthers are now 1-2-1.


East JV still unbeaten

The Columbus East JV girls tied Floyd Central 1-1 on Saturday.

Elena Stoughton scored the goal for the Olympians (3-0-2) off an assist from Mya Johnson. Jenny Bastain recorded four saves.

In an earlier match, East posted a 2-0 shoutout at Madison. Kristin Nelson and Elena Leddy scored the goals, and Bastian recorded the shutout.

The Olympians were coming off a 1-1 tie with Bloomington South. Nelson scored the goal off an assist from Hailee Burt. Bastain recorded five saves.

Jennings wins twice

The Jennings County Middle School boys White team won a pair of games last week, beating South Ripley 2-0 on Wednesday and Madison Shawe 9-0 on Thursday.

Luke Ownbey and Fisher Richard scored the goals against South Ripley. Carson McNulty posted three saves.

Richart scored twice to lead the Panthers (5-1) against Shawe. McNulty had one save.


Spartans earn 2 wins

The Northside boys tennis team remained unbeaten with a 5-0 win against Seymour on Tuesday and a 3-2 victory against Center Grove on Wednesday.

Nathan Lin, Matt Liu and Sam King won singles matches against Seymour. Luke Enneking and Johan Selvaggi won a doubles match, as did Tirth Desai and Carlos Fernandez.

Lin won a singles match against Center Grove. Fernandez and Selvaggi won a doubles match, as did Desai and King.


Panthers sweep Spartans

The Jennings County seventh- and eighth-grade White teams swept Northside on Tuesday. The Panthers won the seventh-grade game 25-21, 25-17 and the eighth-grade contest 25-10, 25-16.

Kylee Boardman and Lucy Ernstes each served five aces for the Jennings seventh-graders (5-5). Elizabeth Ertel and Carmen Kopitzke each served four aces for the Panther eighth grade (8-2).

On Thursday, the Jennings eighth-grade White fell 25-19, 25-16, and the seventh-grade White lost 25-22, 25-12 to Immanuel Lutheran. Ertel served two aces for the Panther eighth-graders.

The Jennings eighth-grade Blue fell 25-15, 25-10, and the seventh-grade Blue lost 25-12, 25-14 to Jac-Cen-Del.


Jennings boys place 2nd

The Jennings Middle School boys finished second in Tuesday’s Jennings County Invitational at Muscatatuck County Park. The Panthers and Immanuel Lutheran both finished with 59 points, but Immanuel won the tiebreaker.

Lane Elsner led Jennings with a second-place finish in 12 minutes, 38 seconds for 3,200 meters (2 miles). Joey Moran took ninth in 13:39, while Gavin Hendrix  was 10th (13:45), Louden Feltner 14th (14:00) and Eli Wahlman 24th (14:51).

The Panther girls finished fourth with 109 points. Greensburg won with 19.

Emma Morrison finished eighth in 14:45 to lead Jennings. Katie Gasper took 15th in 15:24, while Ellie Law was 21st (16:56), Kelly Gasper 32nd (18:38) and Alyssa Kent 33rd (18:40).


Local boxer posts TKO

Columbus PAL Boxing’s Jaxon McKay, an eighth-grader at Central Middle School, won by TKO in the third-round of the 114-pound intermediate division bout in an event in Indianapolis.

Joseph Jimenez won a unanimous decision in the 178-pound sub-novice class. Jorden Grant, Jason Shuey, Tristen Grant and Trevan Childs lost close contests on points.


Wrestlers feel ‘Sting’

Hoosier Pro Wrestling hosted the Labor Day Sting event last weekend at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Bobby Black beat Scarecrow Eddie Felson, Lightning Bolt beat Drax O’Brien and Johnathan Wolfe won a 4-Way Dance over Kenny Cage, Kid Thunder and Tankman. Big Country Clint Poe pinned JKO, Mad dog Jesse Sawyer beat Cousin Cooter, Too Cool TJ and Shawn Kemp beat TVZ by DQ to keep the HPW Tag belts.

Vic The Bruiser and Timmy Danger beat Dynamite Dillen by DQ when Bruiser, Danger, Diamond Dan and D Rose attacked Dillen, leaving him lying in the ring, to keep the HPW heavyweight title belt.

Hoosier Pro Wrestling returns to Columbus on Oct. 1.


Bowler rolls 290 game

Tracy Wehmiller recorded a 290 game, and Jimmy Creech had a 773 series in the Tuesday Night Men’s League.

Gray’s Pro Shop posted the high team game (1,118), and Independents had the high team series (3,502). Independents and Metal Logics lead the team standings at 8-0.

Rick Wilson Jr. and Courtney Barker recorded the men’s and women’s high game and series in the Sunday Night Mixed League. Wilson Jr. posted a 279 game and a 700 series, while Barker had a 235 game and 629 series. Here We Go Again leads the team standings at 16-0.

David Mikels rolled a 235 game and 604 series to lead the Senior Men’s League. Tigers edged Wildcats 2,771-2,770 for the team high handicap series. Pumas lead the team standings at 22-2.