Swimmers win open water titles

Staff Reports

Three Club Olympia swimmers won their age divisions in the 2016 Indiana Swimming Open Water Championships at Prairie Creek Reservoir near Muncie.

Rachel Sabotin won the 13-14-year-old girls race by more than 26 seconds, Nalanie Cortez took the 11-12 girls race by more than 27 seconds and Misha Machavariani captured the 10-and-under boys race by nearly a minute-and-a-half. Machavariani was competing for the Franklin Regional Swim Team, but has since transferred his membership to Club Olympia.

Brady Beyer, who was competing in his first open water race, finished ninth in the 11-12 boys race, less than 5 seconds behind the first 11-year-old.

With only three swimmers, Club Olympia recorded the most points per swimmer entered in the meet and finished 11th overall out of 25 teams.


Bowler rolls 300 game

Michael Cook recorded a perfect game in the Tuesday Night Men’s League.

Cook also had the high series with a 764. Independents posted the high team game (1,239) and series (3,575) and lead the team standings at 24-0.

In the Sunday Night Mixed League, Miles Lauderbaugh (258) and Donna Malone (245) rolled the men’s and women’s high games. Henry Schultz (693) and Courtney Barker (609) had the men’s and women’s high series. Here We Go Again leads the team standings at 30-2.

In the Senior Men’s League, Charlie Williams tallied the high game (248), and Steve Phillips had the high series (636). Wildcats recorded the team high handicap series (2,990) and lead the team standings at 30-10.


North JV, freshmen win

Columbus North’s junior varsity beat Terre Haute South 21-8, and the Bull Dog freshman blanked the Braves 21-0.

Michael Johnson scored on a 27-yard run, and Trenton Kelley threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Langston Lunsford and scored on a 1-yard run for the JV. Drew Wilson kicked all three extra points.

For the freshmen (5-0), Giovani Alejandro ran 7 yards for a touchdown, Landon Robbins ran 3 yards for a score and Hunter Huser threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Adam Chapman. Spencer Rivera kicked an extra point, and Jackson Payne recorded a safety.

Payne had five tackles for losses, including two sacks, and a fumble recovery. Nick Holt added three tackles for losses, including a sack. Jacob Tharp and David O’Campo recovered fumbles, and Darius Bennett and Zerek Greathouse had pass break-ups.

East JV posts shutout

The Columbus East JV rolled to a 40-0 win against New Albany.

Brayden Smith scored on runs of 5, 5 and 10 yards. Kenton Kamman ran 2 yards for a touchdown, Jay Salinas ran 20 yards for a score and Brayden Taylor returned an interception for a touchdown.

Kamman threw a 2-point conversion pass to Isaac VanCuren, and Luke Riley kicked three extra points. Caleb Pettit had an interception, and Taylor and Brayden Reeves recovered fumbles.

Chargers sweep Panthers

Central Middle School swept Jennings County 44-0 in the eighth-grade game and 22-8 in the seventh-grade contest to claim the Tri-County championships.

Jamal King ran for touchdowns of 25 and 28 yards for the Chargers. Blake Huffman ran 45 yards for a score, Crase Bergman scored on a 13-yard run, Parker Harrison threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ben Major and Arvin Holt returned an interception 35 yards for a score. Grant Cooper ran for two 2-point conversions, and Bergman and Matthew Hutchinson each ran for one 2-point conversion.

For the Central seventh-grade, Rocco Duffy ran for two scores, and Bryce Abner threw a touchdown pass to Quintin Marquis. James Thompson and Abner ran for 2-point conversions.


Chargers top Spartans, Owls

Central’s seventh- and eighth-grade teams swept the Tri-County Tournament

The Charger seventh-grade beat Northside and Seymour, both in two sets, to improve to 18-0. The Central eighth-grade topped Northside and Seymour, both in three sets.

On Thursday, the Charger seventh-graders beat Jennings County White 25-16, 25-17, but the Panther eighth-grade White (10-5) downed Central 25-23, 21-25, 15-3. Addyson Kent served 15 points, including five aces, for Jennings.

Earlier last week the Panther eighth-grade White beat Batesville 25-20, 19-25, 15-14 and fell to Seymour 25-24, 25-21. Carmen Kopitzke served four aces against Batesville, and Alaina Young had three aces against both teams.

The Jennings seventh-grade White team beat Batesville 25-2, 15-25, 15-8 and lost to Seymour 25-17, 24-25, 15-10. Halle Boardman served 25 points, including 17 aces, against Batesville; and Kylee Boardman served eight points, including three aces, against Seymour.

Meanwhile, the Panther eighth-grade Blue team fell to North Decatur 25-8, 25-22 and St. John’s Sauers 25-11, 25-6. Maddie Suhre served two aces against North Decatur.

The Jennings seventh-grade Blue squad lost to Switzerland County 25-22, 25-22 and St. John’s Sauers 25-9, 25-12.

BOYS Tennis

Spartans stay perfect

Northside remained unbeaten with 5-0 wins against Franklin on Monday and Indian Creek on Tuesday.

Nathan Lin, Matthew Liu, Luke Enneking, Johan Selvaggi, Sam King and Carlos Fernandez won both of their matches for the Spartans. Tirth Desai was part of a winning doubles team against Franklin, and Mehul Dillon was part of a victorious doubles unit against Indian Creek.


Jennings boys take 3rd

The Jennings County boys finished third with 79 points, and the Panthers girls took fifth with 99 points in the Jennings County Invitational. Seymour won both titles.

Lane Elsner led the Jennings boys with an eighth-place finish in 12 minutes, 45 seconds for 3,200 meters (2 miles). Joey Moran took ninth in 12:48, while Gavin Hendrix was 11th (12:55), Louden Feltner 23rd (13:33) and Eli Wahlman 28th (14:21).

Elizabeth Wahlman finished fourth in 13:55 to lead the girls. Katie Gasper took 14th in 15:32, while Ellie Law was 16th (15:39), Alyssa Kent 31st (18:09) and Kelly Gasper 34th (18:32).

The Panther boys were coming off a 19th-place finish in the Brown County Invitational. Elsner took 44th in 11:28 for 3,000 meters (1.9 miles), while Hendrix was 69th (11:52), Feltner 109th (12:29), Eli Wahlman 139th (12:54) and Eddie Ray 142nd (12:58).

The Jennings girls finished 23rd as a team. Elizabeth Wahlman took 69th in 13:06.


Eagles edge Panthers

Nathan Davis scored two goals, but it wasn’t enough in Jennings County Middle School’s 3-2 loss to Jac-Cen-Del.

Carson McNulty posted six saves for the Panthers (7-3).


Hands-Bro wins twice

Team Hands-Bro won a pair of games last week, beating Enkei America, Inc. 45-6 and Hard Up 25-20.

In other games, On Tap downed Hard Up 24-21, Put Boobie In topped Smith’s Row 26-15, Anytime Fitness beat Color Pro Painting 26-20 and Berkshire Hathaway downed Put Boobie In 32-16.