Todd Houchin stopped a breakaway late in regulation and then scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give The Rockpile its fifth consecutive Columbus Broomball championship with a 3-2 victory against Monsters of Rock.

Tyler Houchin scored both goals in regulation for top-seeded The Rockpile. Tom Kubat and Ben Eckhart scored for second-seeded Monsters of Rock.

In the consolation game, fifth-seeded Our Name Is Earl beat third-seeded CCA Kutters 4-2. Dane Bremer scored two goals, and Stephen Cox and Tom Kareus each added one for Our Name is Earl. Scott Herron and Ellie Lutz had the goals for CCA Kutters.

The Rockpile’s Matt Street finished as the league’s top goal scorer this season with 21, one more than Eckhart. Herron had 16 goals, while The Rockpile’s Rocky Hooten added 15 and Todd Houchin had 14.

The summer session will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from May 30 to June 27 and July 11 to Aug. 8. To sign up, email Herron at or text 812-350-2224.


Club Olympia takes 15th

Club Olympia finished 15th overall in the Age Group State Championships. The club took eighth in the 11-12-year-old girls division and 10th in the 10-and-under boys division.

Nalanie Cortez was the runner-up for the High Point Award for 11-12 girls. She won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events, finished second in the 50 freestyle, third in the 500 freestyle and 50 butterfly and ninth in the 200 individual medley. Her times in the 50 freestyle (24.77 seconds), 100 freestyle (53.54) and 200 freestyle (1:56.51) rank her second in the country for 11-year-old girls.

Misha Machavariana finished fourth in the 10-and-under boys division scoring. He took second in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, third in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle and fourth in the 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle. His time in the 200 IM (2:26.40) is ranked No. 1 in the nation for 9-year-old boys.

Olivia Morlok finished 13th in the 13-14 girls scoring. She took third in the 1,000 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle, fourth in the 500 freestyle, 12th in the 200 butterfly, 14th in the 400 IM and 15th in the 200 freestyle.

Brady Beyer finished sixth in the 11-12 boys 100 breaststroke, seventh in the 50 breaststroke, 16th in the 200 IM, 19th in the 50 freestyle and 37th in the 100 butterfly. Ayush Panda took 14th in the 13-14 boys 100 freestyle, 22nd in the 50 freestyle and 35th in the 200 freestyle.

Maggie Johnson finished 33rd in the 11-12 girls 100 freestyle, 41st in the 200 freestyle, 53rd in the 100 butterfly, 55th in the 50 freestyle and 59th in the 100 freestyle. Pratt Badve took 35th in the 11-12 boys 50 breaststroke and 38th in the 100 breaststroke in his first Age Group state meet.


East notches victory

Columbus East picked up its first win of the season with a 10-8 victory against Northridge.

Cody Blackburn and Andrew Boyer each scored three goals for the Olympians, while Caleb Foster, John Menefee, Josh Wettschruack, Kyle Grimm and Brad Menefee all had one. Stuart Bryan, John Menefee, Grimm and Jacob Spratley had assists. Ric Wooten recorded 23 saves.

East was coming off a season-opening 8-5 loss to North Central. Blackburn and Grimm each scored two goals, and Boyer added one. Wooten posted eight saves.

Columbus North fell to Northridge 7-2. Davis Kessler scored both goals, and Anthony Valencia tallied 17 saves.

The North junior varsity beat the North Central JV 6-3. Kessler scored two goals, while Whit Jerman, Jackson Fisher, Cameron Hoffelich and Chris Martin all scored once. Tom Sullivan, Wesley Barkes, Collin Klopfenstein and Ishan Zulkifly had assists. Avery Spencer notched 11 saves.


Bowler rolls 289 game

Zack Carrie recorded a 289 game, and Jordan Gray had a 739 series to lead the Tuesday Night Men’s League. NADS posted the team high game (1,281), and Seymour Aaron’s had the team high series (3,711). Gray’s Pro Shop leads the team standings at 184-56.

Courtney Barker notched the women’s high game (246) and series (646) in the Sunday Night Mixed League. Donnie Burton had the men’s high game (268), and Rick Wilson Jr. tallied the men’s high series (733). The Dirty Turtle had the team high game (961) and series (2,699). Independents lead the team standings at 138-78.

In the Wednesday Night Mixed League, John Zieleniuk rolled the men’s high game (267), and Clint Million had the women’s high series (721). Linda Perkins recorded the women’s high game (213), and Carolyn Baldwin had the women’s high series (570). Red Neck Rollers posted the team high game (957), and Peanut Gallery had the team high series (2,676). C.B.C. No. 1 leads the team standings at 162-78.

Baldwin and Patty Brown tied for the high game (183), and Baldwin had the high series (498) in the Thursday Ladies Matinee. Alley Oops notched the team high game (663), and Twisted Sisters had the team high series (1,855). Chillin Out leads the team standings at 135-89.

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Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5628.