Club Olympia athletes excel
Five Club Olympia swimmers finished in the top 100 in the nation in their age division in at least one event for the 2016-17 short course season, and two were in the top 100 in every event they swam.
Misha Machavariani had the top time in the country for 9-year-old boys in the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 26.40 seconds). He also ranked sixth in the 200 freestyle (2:11.95), eighth in the 100 freestyle (1:01.57), ninth in the 100 backstroke (1:19.82), 11th in the 100 butterfly (1:08.46), tied for 17th in the 50 butterfly (30.84), 22nd in the 500 freestyle (6:03.11), 56th in the 100 IM (1:13.57), tied for 69th in the 50 breaststroke (39.08), 76th in the 50 freestyle (29.26), 79th in the 100 backstroke (1:14.39) and 100th in the 50 backstroke (34.65).
Nalanie Cortez ranked second among 11-year-old girls in the 200 freestyle (1:56.51) and third in the 50 freestyle (24.77) and 100 freestyle (53.54). She also ranked ninth in the 500 freestyle (5:19.38), tied for 22nd in the 1,000 freestyle (11:16.54), 21st in the 100 butterfly (1:01.31), 23rd in the 200 butterfly (2:19.54) and 400 IM (4:50.66), tied for 23rd in the 50 butterfly (27.52), 52nd in the 200 IM (2:18.33), 66th in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.19), 82nd in the 50 breaststroke (33.41), tied for 80th in the 50 backstroke (29.74) and tied for 99th in the 100 backstroke (1:04.17).
Rachel Sabotin ranked 64th for 15-year-old girls in the 1,650 freestyle (17:17.23). Olivia Morlok was 76th for 14-year-old girls in the 1,650 freestyle (17:34.38). Brady Beyer ranked 90th for 11-year-old boys in the 200 breaststroke (2:39.69).
Panthers edge North JV
Bloomington South edged the Columbus North junior varsity 181-182 Tuesday at Harrison Lake Country Club.
Cameron Ziegler and Reece Moore each shot 45 to lead the Bull Dogs. Jonathan Ward and Drew Wilson each shot 46.
Also for North, Conner Williams carded a 47. Walker Thomas added a 49, Jackson Kerber shot 52, Joseph Suverkrup had a 63 and Rashabh Kulkarni finished with a 65.
Irish slip past Spartans
Northside’s Luke VanDeventer won medalist honors with a 42, but St. Bartholomew claimed a 195-197 victory Thursday at Harrison Lake Country Club.
Michael Gambaiani led the Irish with a 45, while Willy Davis added a 46, and Carter Ward had a 47. For the Spartans, Luke Schneider shot 45, and Andrew Krueger had a 47.
On Monday, VanDeventer was medalist with a 31, but Central beat Northside 130-156 at Par 3 Golf Course. Jacob Niedbalski led the Chargers with a 34, while Chase Jones carded a 39, Damon Gregory added a 41 and Kai Stidham had a 42.
Central fell to Batesville 190-210 on Thursday at Hillcrest Country Club. Niedbalski won medalist honors with a 38, while Gregory added a 52, Cam Stattenfield shot 59 and Logan Settle had a 62.
St. Bartholomew lost to Our Lady of Greenwood 180-192 Thursday at Dye’s Walk. Gambaiani led the Irish with a 42, while Willy Davis carded a 47, Carter Ward added a 50 and Jack Schiavello had a 53.
Panthers finish third
Jennings County had its best team score of the season but took third in a tri match Wednesday. Austin won with a 180 to 195 for Scottsburg and 207 for the Panthers.
Zach Bingham led Jennings with a 49. Wyatt Blackburn carded a 50, Chad Gasper added a 52 and Kyle Corum had a 56.
Central takes second
Central edged Northside 178-179 for second in a tri match Wednesday at Par 3 Golf Course. Our Lady of Greenwood won with a 166.
Central’s Yestia Nischol was medalist with a 36. Ella Wilks led the Spartans with a 43, while Erica Bishop added a 44 and Gwen Anderson and Caleb Potter each shot 46.
Bishop recorded a hole in one on the No. 1 at Par 3.
TRACK AND FIELD
Spartans sweep Panthers
Northside’s boys and girls swept Jennings County Thursday, winning the eighth-grade boys meet 91-14, the seventh-grade boys meet 67-37, the eighth-grade girls meet 78-27 and the seventh-grade meet 85-17.
Winners for the Panther eighth-grade girls were Samantha Sproles in the long jump and Addyson Kent in the 400 meters. Stella Millspaugh took the 100 hurdles and Mary Gasper captured the 1,600 for the Jennings seventh-grade girls.
Winners for the Panther seventh-grade boys were Payton Hayden in the shot put (34 feet, 9 inches), discus (92-1½) and 200 (27.3); Lane Elsner in the 400 (57.5) and Logan McIntosh in the 800 (2:36). Jennings eighth-grader Dragon Ison took the 200 in 25.0.
The Jennings Middle School boys were coming off a 63-45 win against Madison on Tuesday. Qwenton Bolden set a school record in winning the 400 in 56.1; and Lane Elsner, Bolden, Joey Moran and Ison ran a school-record 3:57.5 in winning the 4×400 relay.
Bolden also won the long jump (17-7¾) and 100 (12.0). Other winners were Ryan Leonard in the 110 hurdles (18.7), McIntosh in the 1,600 (5:36), Moran in the 800 (2:28) and Ison in the 200 (26.1).
North JV goes 1-2
The Columbus North junior varsity beat Roncalli 9-5 before falling to Center Grove 11-6 and Bishop Chatard 17-6.
Avery Larson and Zac Hiatt each scored three goals against Roncalli, while Jack Campbell, Adam Henderson and Leonardo Ortiz all added one goal. Robert Pflueger had two assists, and Whit Jerman and Hiatt each added one. Avery Spencer recorded eight saves.
Caleb Spencer and Hiatt each netted two goals, and Larson and Aiden Cole each added one against Center Grove. Jerman, Caleb Spencer, Davis Kessler, Tom Sullivan and Chris Martin all had an assist. Avery Spencer posted six saves.
Hiatt scored three goals against Chatard, while Caleb Spencer, Sullivan and Cole all had one. Caleb Spencer and Sullivan each had an assist, and Avery Spencer notched seven saves.