Local roundup – February 5


Local tourney honored

The Otter Creek Junior Championship has been recognized with the 2016 Volunteer Award by the American Junior Golf Association.

Volunteer chairman Eric Marvin, the director of sports tourism for the Columbus Visitors Center, helped fill more than 100 volunteer spots for each day of the tournament in July. The committee set up a volunteer lounge with snacks, scrolling live scoring on one of the walls and a map with locations for each volunteer position.

Otter Creek hosted the 2016 event for the fourth year in a row. Marvin has been here for the past three.

“When I first started, I was told we had tremendous community support and that finding volunteers would be easy,” Marvin said in a news release. “I was not convinced at first, but when I started looking for volunteers that year I discovered that everyone was right. The community was eager to participate in this event.”

This year’s AJGA event at Otter Creek will be July 3 through 6.

Bowlers roll 300 games

Two bowlers in the Tuesday Night Men’s League rolled perfect games last week.

Thomas Wilson recorded his first 300 game, while Matt Sanders also notched a perfect game and had the high series with a 764. Reliable Comfort posted the team high game (1,259), The Leftovers had the team high series (3,563) and Gray’s Pro Shop leads the team standings at 132-44.

Rick Wilson Sr. tallied the men’s high game (297) and series (716) in the Sunday Night Mixed League. Courtney Barker had the women’s high game (257), and Kerry Walker rolled the women’s high series (677). Ziggies had the team high game (977) and series (2,801), and Here We Go Again and Independents are tied atop the team standings at 104-64.


Rockpile stays perfect

The league-leading Rockpile ran its record to 10-0 with a 9-0 win against second-place CCA Kutters. Ryan Ingalls, Tom Houchin and Ricky Hooten all scored two goals, and Tyler Rash, Matt Street and Tyler Houchin all had one.

Monsters of Rock beat Hansons 4-2 behind two goals from Ben Echkart and one each from Zack Henderson and Tom Kubat. Rahul Bhardwaj and Keith Henry scored for Hansons.

Yoopers blanked Flying Zambonis 2-0. Andrew Nagus scored both goals.

Toyota Tsunamis downed Slappin’ Balls 5-3. Greg McNealy had two goals; and Jimmy Robertson, Yuri Motamedi and Dalton McNealy all added one for Tsunamis. Darien Castetter, Aaron Klene and Eric Wernke scored for Slappin’ Balls.


Panthers go 2-1

The Jennings County seventh-grade girls White team went 2-1 last week, beating Madison 28-14 on Monday, falling to Central 43-27 on Wednesday and downing South Dearborn 33-22 on Thursday. Lily Ernstes led the Panthers (11-8) with 13 points in both wins, and Madisyn Hardesty scored seven in the loss to Central.

Jennings’ eighth-grade girls White team lost to Madison 31-26 and Central 36-24 before beating South Dearborn 31-23. Addyson Kent led the Panthers (16-7) with 13 points against Madison and six against Central, and Brooke Mowery scored six against South Dearborn.

The Jennings seventh-grade girls Blue team fell to Brownstown 32-19 on Tuesday and beat Hauser 40-10 on Thursday. Ruth Bingham led the Panthers (14-3) five points against Brownstown, and Zoey Ison had nine against Hauser.

Jennings’ eighth-grade girls Blue team fell to Hauser 24-11. Alaina Young scored four points.

The Panthers’ eighth-grade boys Blue team lost to Scottsburg 45-20 on Wednesday. CJ Taylor led Jennings (0-19) with six points.