Club Olympia’s Nalanie Cortez moved into the top six in the nation for 11-year-old girls in two events and won the 11-12 girls High Point Award at last weekend’s Fishers Area Swim Team Santa Claus Invitational.

Cortez’ winning 200-yard freestyle time ranks her fourth in the country, and her winning 100 freestyle team puts her sixth in the nation. She also finished second in the 50 freestyle; third in the 100 butterfly; fourth in the 50 butterfly, 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle and fifth in the 50 backstroke.

Misha Machavariani now ranks 13th in the country for 9-year-old boys in the 200 IM, 17th in the 100 breaststroke and 22nd in the 50 butterfly after finishing third in those events and ranks 24th in the 100 butterfly following a second-place finish. He also finished third in the 200 freestyle, fourth in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 100 backstroke to take third in the high-point scoring in his age group.

Rachel Sabotin finished third in the high-point scoring for 13-14 girls. She finished second in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle; third in the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 400 IM and fourth in the 100 butterfly.

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Brady Beyer finished third in the 100 breaststroke and 17th in the 500 freestyle, and Pratt Badve finished 11th in 50 breaststroke, 13th in the 100 breaststroke and 17th in the 500 freestyle for 11-12 boys.

Other Club Olympia swimmers competing were Alison Claus, Blake Day, Riddhi Garg, Maggie Johnson, Christopher Lee, Sydney Morlok and Daniella Preston. Preston achieved divisional cuts in two of her first five swims in her first-ever short-course meet.


Bowler rolls 300 game

Matt Sanders recorded a 300 game in the Tuesday Night Men’s League.

Diante Fields had the high series (780). The Leftovers posted the high team game (1,271), and Gray’s Pro Shop had the high team series (3,604). Independents lead the team standings at 100-20.

Dave Mikels notched a 299 scratch game in the Senior Men’s League. Mikels also had the high scratch series (670). Wildcats netted the team high handicap series (3,054) and lead the team standings at 103-25.

Clint Million rolled the men’s high game (279) and series (749), and Carolyn Baldwin had the women’s high game (222) and series (538) in the Wednesday Night Mixed League. Red Neck Rollers tallied the team high game (939) and series (2,516), and C.B.C. No. 1 leads the team standings at 86-34.

Courtney Barker recorded the women’s high game (228) and series (673) in the Sunday Night Mixed League. Joshua Hayes and Michael Cook tied for the men’s high game (258), and Cook had the men’s high series (737). Ten Pen It Is posted the team high game (943) and series (2,708), and Here We Go Again leads the team standings at 84-44.


East JV goes 4-1

The Columbus East junior varsity wrestlers went 4-1 at last weekend’s Ben Davis Junior Varsity Tournament.

Eric Cardoso went 5-0, and Trever Foster and Brendon Stadtmiller each went 4-0 to lead the Olympians. Cole Schultheis went 3-0, and Nick South and Ensock Lee each went 2-0.

Also for East, Calob Wilson, Callin Phillips and Jeromie Clark all went 3-2. Emma Mensendiek and Lucas Elkins each went 2-1.


Three schools sweep

Schmitt, Rockcreek and Smith swept their boys and girls games last week in the Elementary Basketball League.

Schmitt’s boys beat Columbus Signature Academy — Lincoln 32-23, while Rockcreek downed Richards 50-28, Smith routed Taylorsville 27-2, Columbus Signature Academy — Fodrea edged Clifty Creek 27-25 and Southside topped Mt. Healthy 43-37.

In girls action, Schmitt beat CSA-Lincoln 32-14, Rockcreek edged Richards 47-45, Smith squeaked past Taylorsville 34-31, Clifty Creek downed CSA-Fodrea 44-19 and Mt. Healthy topped Southside 37-25.

Central, St. Peter’s split

The Central and St. Peter’s Middle School teams split Thursday. The St. Peter’s seventh-grade won 50-42, and Central took the eighth-grade game 46-27.

Tyler Boyer led the Central eighth-graders with 13 points. Kaden Wise and Reese Harmon each added seven.

For the seventh-graders, Ethan Ianni led the Chargers with 17 points. Chase Martoccia added eight.

JC 8th-grade girls go 2-0

Jennings County’s eighth-grade girls White team went 2-0 last week, beating Northside 36-9 on Tuesday and Austin 32-14 on Thursday. Addyson Kent scored 10 points against Northside, and Brooke Mowery led the Panthers (7-3) with 11 against Austin.

Jennings’ seventh-grade girls White team fell to Northside 26-21 and beat Austin 41-27. Lily Ernstes led the Panthers (4-3) with 10 points against Northside and 15 against Austin.

The Jennings eighth-grade girls Blue team improved to 5-1 with a 24-12 win against Southwestern on Monday. Morgan Lane scored eight points.

The Panthers’ eighth-grade boys White team beat Seymour 47-26, fell to Brownstown 35-28 and beat Northside 39-36. Landin Hacker scored 16, and Trey Wilson added 14 against Seymour. Hacker had 11 against Brownstown. Lane Lauderbaugh led Jennings (7-6) with 16, and Hacker added 14 against Northside.

The eighth-grade boys Blue team fell to Edinburgh 58-24. Ryan Leonard and Joe Duff each scored eight points to lead the Panthers (0-11).

Jennings’ seventh-grade boys White team lost to Silver Creek 38-29 and Northside 45-27. Carson McNulty led the Panthers (10-3) with 12 points against Silver Creek and 11 against Northside.