Triathletes conquer Ironman Louisville


Locals shine in Louisville

At least 10 Columbus triathletes completed in last week’s Ironman Louisville, a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile marathon run.

Ben Weaver was the top local finisher, taking 151st in 10 hours, 27 minutes, 54 seconds. Grant Watson finished second in the 65-69-year-old age group and 820th overall in 12:20:16.

John Chambers finished 196th in 10:40.14. Nate McLeese took 386th in 11:18:09, David Venable was 504th in 11:36:28, and Isaac Reed came in 810th in 12:19:07.

Other Columbus finishers included Jeff Scholar in 1,223rd (13:03:43), Julie Brinksneader in 1,577th overall and 347th among women (13:47:30), Don Allen 1,667th (13:56:37) and Brad Volland 2,216th (15:19.21).


North JV, freshmen win

The Columbus North junior varsity jumped out to a 26-0 halftime lead and went on to rout Bloomington South 54-7.

Trenton Kelley threw touchdown passes of 60 and 71 yards to DeAndre Scruggs and 25 yards to Langston Lunsford, who also returned a punt 63 yards for a score. Michael Johnson ran for touchdowns of 4 and 6 yards, and Denzel Thomas scored on a 6-yard run.

Drew Wilson kicked field goals of 21 and 29 yards and converted 6-of-7 extra points.

Meanwhile, the Bull Dog freshmen improved to 8-0 with a 6-0 win at Bloomington South. Quarterback Hunter Huser ran 25 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown for the game’s lone score.

Nick Holt had three tackles for losses, and Darius Bennett had four pass deflections and did not allow a catch to lead the defense.

East JV routs Red Devils

The Columbus East JV rolled to a 42-8 win against Jeffersonville.

Kenton Kamman threw touchdown passes of 20 yards to Cody Horner, 10 yards to Thomas Jenkins and 20 yards to Abbott Garn. Brayden Smith ran 30 yards for a score, Jay Salinas ran five yards for a touchdown and Ethan Niese returned a kickoff 70 yards for a score.

Kamman also threw a 2-point conversion pass to Horner, and Hunter Dickmeyer had a safety for the Olympians (6-2). Niese, Luke Poindexter and Jared Day all had interceptions.


Berkshire still unbeaten

Berkshire Hathaway beat Anytime Fitness 44-6 to run its record to 6-0 in the Columbus Flag Football League.

On Tap improved to 6-1 with a 33-14 win against Enkei America Inc. and a 38-20 victory against Put Boobie In. In other games, Enkei America Inc. downed Color Pro Painting 35-12, Hard Up edged Smith’s Row 27-26 in double overtime and Team Hands-Bro topped Color Pro Painting 50-6.


Pair roll 289 games

Two bowlers recorded 289 games last week — Joshua Hayes in the Sunday Night Mixed League and Jeff Brown in the Tuesday Night Men’s League.

Hayes also had the men’s high series in the Sunday Night Mixed League with a 766. Courtney Barker had the women’s high game (278) and series (740). Ziggies posted the team high game (976), Ten Pin-it-is had the team high series (2,731) and Here We Go Again leads the team standings at 46-10.

Clint Million notched the high series in the Tuesday Night Men’s League with a 750. Seymour Aaron’s had the team high game (1,221), and Central Roofing tallied the team high series (3,450). Independents and Gray’s Pro Shop are tied atop the team standings at 38-10.

Shannon Antcliff rolled the women’s high game (212) and series (571) in the Wednesday Night Mixed League. John Zieleniuk had the men’s high game (279), and Freddy Burton recorded the men’s high series (692). Altered Vision Customs and Alive & Kicking lead the team standings at 34-14.

In the Senior Men’s League, John Stockamp posted the high game (237), and Greg Prewitt had the high series (601). Owls notched the team high handicap series (2,919), and Wildcats lead the team standings at 52-12.

Leda Dean tallied the high game (192), and Lou Kinman had the high series (529) in the Thursday Ladies Matinee. Heaven Bound rolled the team high game (638) and series (1,856). Alley Opps lead the team standings at 55-9.