Central teams blank Northside

The Central Middle school football teams came away with a pair of shutouts against Northside on Monday. The Chargers won the seventh-grade game 12-0 and the eighth-grade contest 22-0.

Dawson Adams and James Thompson ran for touchdowns to lead the Central seventh-grade. Logan Christophel had an interception.

In the eighth-grade game, Trey Neal returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown, and Blake Huffman ran for scores of 45 and 40 yards for the Chargers. Crase Bergman ran for a 2-point conversion and threw a 2-point conversion pass to Parker Harrison.

Central also won the eighth-grade B game 36-8. Matt Hutcheson threw touchdown passes to Avrin Holt and Leyton White and ran for a 2-point conversion. Grant Cooper ran for two scores, and Jamal King ran for a touchdown.

Panthers fall to Cubs

Jennings County Middle School lost to Madison 22-6.

Zaydum Sharp returned an interception for the lone score for the Panthers (1-3-1).


Spartans, Chargers split

The Northside and Central tennis teams split, with the Spartan boys winning 5-0 and the Charger girls prevailing 3-2.

Central’s girls beat Center Grove North 5-0. The Charger boys fell to Center Grove North 5-0.


Northside sweeps Central

Northside’s boys ran to a 17-45 win against Central, while the Spartan boys beat the Chargers 21-37.

Central’s Elizabeth Stevens won the girls race. Kaden Wise led the Charger boys with a fourth-place finish.

Jennings boys win

Jennings County Middle School’s boys won the Panther Invitational with 46 points to 57 for runner-up Jac-Cen-Del.

Lane Elsner led the Panthers with a fourth-place finish in 12 minutes, 34 seconds for 3,200 meters (2 miles). Joey Moran took sixth in 13:15, while Gavin Hendrix was seventh (13:16), Eli Wahlman 13th (14:01) and Eddie Ray 16th (14:15).

The Jennings girls scored 86 points to finish third behind Jac-Cen-Del (29) and Waldron (67). Elizabeth Wahlman took second in 14:16, while Katie Gasper was seventh (14;46), Ellie Law 15th (16:08), Alyssa Kent 28th (18:13) and Cherlyn Wallace 34th (19:06).


Spartans edge Panthers

Northside pulled out a 2-1 victory against Jennings County on Thursday.

Nathan Davis scored the goal for the Panthers (7-2). Carson McNulty recorded nine saves.

Jennings was coming off an 8-1 win against Greensburg on Tuesday. Davis, Fisher Richard and Carter McNulty all scored two goals, while Ridge Myers and Bryce McIntosh each added one. Carson McNulty posted three saves.


Jennings White teams split

The Jennings County seventh- and eighth-grade White teams split a pair of matches last week. The seventh-grade beat Austin 18-25, 25-18, 15-13 and fell to Madison 20-25, 25-20, 25-12, while the eighth-grade beat Austin 25-10, 25-21 and lost to Madison 25-20, 24-25, 15-7.

Lily Ernstes served three aces for the seventh-grade (6-7) against Austin, and Kylee Boardman and Halle Boardman each served four aces against Madison. For the eighth-grade, Carmen Kopitzke served eight aces against Austin, and Addyson Kent served four aces against Madison.

The Panther seventh- and eighth-grade Blue teams both lost three games last week to fall to 0-8.┬áThe seventh-grade fell to St. Peter’s 25-10, 25-14; Immanuel Lutheran 25-23, 25-9 and Switzerland County 19-25, 25-15, 15-12. The eighth-grade lost to St. Peter’s 25-8, 25-8; Immanuel Lutheran 25-10, 25-7 and Switzerland County 25-11, 24-25, 15-3.

Morgan Carmer served 10 points against Immanuel Lutheran and seven points against St. Peter’s to lead the seventh-grade. Samantha Sproles served four aces against Switzerland County for the eighth-grade.


CFFL season kicks off

The Columbus Flag Football League began last weekend with six games.

Berkshire Hathaway beat On Tap 32-13, Put Boobie In routed Anytime Fitness 46-19, Anytime Fitness edged Enkei America Inc. 18-13, Hard Up topped Enkei America Inc. 36-12, Team Hands-Bro blanked Smith’s Row 21-0 and On Tap beat Color Pro Painting 26-6.


Locals win matches

Two Columbus boxers won decisions in last weekend’s USAB event in Terre Haute.

Tristan Grant Jr. in the 114-pound intermediate class and Jakob Branum in the 152-pound sub-novice class won by decision. Jason Shue in the junior group lost on points.


Independents unbeaten

Chris Jones rolled the high game (279) and series (685) in the Tuesday Night Men’s League.

The Liquor Box posted the team high game (1,255), and Reliable Comfort had the team high series (3,481). Independents lead the team standings a 16-0.

In the Wednesday Night Mixed League, Jeff Brown recorded the men’s high game (267), and Carolyn Baldwin had the women’s high game (230). Clint Million tallied the men’s high series (692), and Judy Anderson had the women’s high series (515). Altered Vision Customs lead the team standings at 16-0.

In the Sunday Night Men’s League, John Zieleniuk rolled the men’s high game (245), and Nikki Lynn had the women’s high game (223). Michael Cook posted the men’s high series (666), and Courtney Barker had the women’s high series (644). Here We Go Again led the team standings at 22-2.