Columbus North couldn’t quite pull out the Conference Indiana girls tennis championship Monday, but the Bull Dogs still managed to hang on for their 12th consecutive Girls All-Sports Trophy.
North finished with 64 points, 2½ better than runner-up Franklin Central. Bloomington South took third with 59½, followed by Terre Haute North (47½) Bloomington North (47), Terre Haute South (40½), Perry Meridian (34) and Southport (26).
The Bull Dog girls were led by championships in girls golf and gymnastics and a three-way tie for the title in girls basketball. They finished second in soccer, cross-country and tennis, and third in swimming.
Columbus North finished second in the boys All-Sports race with 63½ points. Bloomington North won with 78. Terre Haute South finished third with 57, followed by Bloomington North (52½), Perry Meridian (41½), Franklin Central (38½), Terre Haute North (31½) and Southport (27½).
The Bull Dog boys took second in all four fall sports — football, soccer, cross-country and tennis — and also in swimming and boys golf. They were third in track and tied for third in basketball.
Columbus North also captured the Unified track title, but that sport did not figure into the boys or girls team scoring.
Girls earn call backs
Several Columbus North and Columbus East girls track athletes appear to have earned call backs for Tuesday’s Franklin Regional after finishing fourth or fifth in the Franklin Sectional.
East discus throwers Beyoncey Coleman-Turner and Seena Greiwe, both of which were state qualifiers last season, look to have gotten a reprieve by landing call backs after placing fourth and fifth in the discus. Elena Stoughton also will have a call back in the high jump, and the Olympians will have a call back in the 4×800 relay.
North’s Sami Heathcote in the pole vault, Kennedy Kerber in the 1,600, Kirsten Ballard in the 800 and Ana Singhal in the 3,200 are unofficial call backs, as is the Bull Dogs’ 4×400 relay team.
North player, coach picked
Columbus North senior Maliah Howard-Bass has been selected to play in the Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Classic at 6 p.m. June 2 at Knightstown’s Hoosier Gym.
Howard-Bass will play for the Terhune Tiger girls squad that will face the Hickory Huskers. North’s Pat McKee will coach the Terhune team, along with Triton Central’s Bryan Graham.
With a capacity of only 665 in Hoosier Gym, all seats are reserved. To purchase tickets, call 317-925-8200 or email email@example.com.
The following week, Howard-Bass will play for the Indiana All-Stars in two exhibition games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars and two games against the Kentucky All-Stars. The games against the Juniors are June 6 at New Albany and June 8 at Plainfield, and the games against Kentucky are June 10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and June 11 in Frankfort, Kentucky.
East adds baseball games
Columbus East has added three baseball games this weekend. The Olympians will play at Providence at 6 p.m. Friday and a doubleheader at Lawrence Central at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Also, South Decatur has added a baseball game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Union County.
Unified sectional is Saturday
Columbus East and Columbus North will compete in the Unified track and field sectional beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Borden.
The top three teams advance to the Bedford North Lawrence Regional, which will be at 1 p.m. May 27.