Alexander McComb of Columbus has been selected to participate in the Junior All-American Games Fueled by Gatorade on Nov. 25 through Nov. 27 at the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Complex.
The Junior All-American games will feature top baseball players of various ages from more than 20 states. The event will feature an opening ceremony, game competition, instruction, a skills showcase, player evaluations and a home run derby.
McComb, a seventh-grader at Northside Middle School, plays travel baseball for the Indiana Strike.
Eleven swimmers from Columbus’ Club Olympia Swim Team competed in the 2016 Swimville USA Jack Thompson Classic Oct. 14 to 16 in Louisville.
Rachel Sabotin led the team with 66 points in the 13- and 14-year-old girls events. Sabotin won the 500 freestyle and finished second in the 400 individual medley; third in the 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 200 IM; fifth in the 200 backstroke, seventh in the 100 freestyle; and ninth in the 100 butterfly. She also placed fifth in the 1,000 freestyle, seventh in the 100 IM and 17th in the 50 freestyle in the 13-and-over events.
Nalanie Cortez scored 60 points in the 11- and 12-year-old girls events. Cortez won the 50 freestyle and placed second in the 100 freestyle; third in the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle; and fifth in the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle.
Brady Beyer scored 25½ points in the 11- and 12-year-old boys events. He took fourth in the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke, sixth in the 200 IM, seventh in the 500 freestyle, ninth in the 200 freestyle, 10th in the 100 freestyle, 11th in the 50 butterfly and 18th in the 50 freestyle.
Ayush Panda also scored points swimming in the 13- and 14-year old boys events, placing third in the 500 freestyle, seventh in the 200 freestyle, eighth in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, 10th in the 200 backstroke, 15th in the 100 backstroke and 20th in the 200 breaststroke.
Erica Samuel placed eighth in the 13- and 14-year old girls 500 freestyle, 25th in the 400 IM, 28th in the 200 IM and the 1000 freestyle (a 13-and-older girls event) and 35th in the 100 freestyle.
Maggie Johnson finished ninth in the 11- and 12-year-old girls 500 freestyle, 10th in the 200 IM, 14th in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle, 16th in the 100 butterfly, 17th in the 50 butterfly, 20th in the 100 freestyle and 22nd in the 50 backstroke.
Sydney Morlok took 17th in the 11- and 12-year-old girls 500 freestyle, 20th in the 200 IM, 24th in the 100 butterfly, 25th in the 200 freestyle, 29th in the 100 backstroke, 34th in the 50 backstroke and 35th in the 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle.
Alison Clauss was 15th in the 10-and-younger girls 200 freestyle, 23rd in the 100 backstroke, 31st in the 50 backstroke and 35th in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
Jared Greene was 11th in the 13- and 14-year-old boys 200 butterfly, 13th in the 500 freestyle, 20th in the 400 IM, 27th in the 200 freestyle and 33rd in the 100 freestyle.
Blake Day finished 12th in the 13- and 14-year-old boys 500 freestyle, 25th in the 100 backstroke and 32nd in the 100 freestyle.
Arjun Bhadoria took 30th in the 11- and 12-year-old boys 100 backstroke and 32nd in the 200 freestyle.
Chargers, Spartans split
The Northside and Central seventh- and eighth-grade girls B teams split on Monday. The Spartans won the seventh-grade B game 25-24, and the Chargers took the eighth-grade B game 31-23.
Kathleen Soedel led the Central seventh-graders with nine points. Maddi Uphaus led the Charger eighth-graders with 13.
Central, Jennings split
The Central and Jennings County White boys teams split Tuesday, with the Panthers winning the seventh-grade game 51-25, and the Chargers taking the eighth-grade team 46-30.
Carson McNulty led the Jennings seventh-graders with 20 points, while Qwenton Bolden added 16. Landin Hacker led the Panther eighth-graders with 12.
The Jennings eighth-grade White team came back with a 44-31 win against Greensburg on Thursday. Hacker scored 16 points, and Lane Lauderbaugh added 14.
5 teams sweep
Southside, Rockcreek, Schmitt, Parkside and Mt. Healthy all won both their boys and girls elementary basketball games last week.
In boys action, Southside beat Clifty Creek 46-28, Rockcreek downed CSA Lincoln 37-18, Schmitt topped Smith 43-19, Parkside routed CSA Fodrea 34-10 and Mt. Healthy outscored Taylorsville 36-11.
For the girls, Southside downed Clifty Creek 33-8, Rockcreek beat CSA Lincoln 34-9, Schmitt slipped past Smith 22-10, Parkside outscored CSA Fodrea 40-15 and Mt. Healthy topped Taylorsville 33-19.
Rockpile remains unbeaten
Matt Street scored three goals, and The Rockpile ran its record to 4-0 with a 5-1 win against Hansons. Ryan Ingalls and Tyler Rash also scored for Rockpile, and Keith Henry had the goal for Hansons.
Monsters of Rock blanked Slappin’ Balls 7-0. Ben Eckhart netted four goals, and Tom Kubat added three.
CCA Kutters beat Yoopers 2-0 on goals from Dave Dickinson and Lindsay Morgeson.
Our Name is Earl and Toyota Tsunamis finished in a 1-1 tie. Tom Kareus scored for Earl, and Greg McNealy scored for Tsunamis.
In the Iron Man Game, Team White and Team Black played to a 3-3 tie. Street, Ingalls and Tyler Houchin scored for Team White; and Kubat, Rebecca Reutell and Dickinson scored for Team Black.
Bowler leads two leagues
John Zieleniuk rolled the men’s high game in two leagues last week, a 266 in the Sunday Night Mixed League and a 256 in the Wednesday Night Mixed League.
Zieleniuk also posted the men’s high series in the Sunday Night Mixed League with a 675. Courtney Barker swept the women’s high game (243) and series (610). Caleb’s Crusaders had the team high game (919), The Yard Barbours had the team high series (2,628) and Here We Go Again leads the team standings at 66-30.
Clint Million recorded the men’s high series (678) in the Wednesday Night Mixed league. Shannon Antcliff swept the women’s high game (192) and series (551). Thunderstruck had the team high game (920), The Brooklyn Dodgers had the team high series (2,491) and C.B.C. No. 1 leads the team standings at 62-26.
In the Tuesday Night Men’s League, Jimmy Creech rolled the high game (286), and Dakota Burke had the high series (755). The Liquor Box netted the team high game (1,287), while Independents had the team high series (3,650) and lead the team standings at 74-14.
Harriett Schildknecht posted the high game (189), and Carol Baldwin had the high series (504) in the Thursday Ladies Matinee. Spare Us swept the team high game (623) and series (1,836), and Alley Oops lead the team standings at 77-27.