Sports briefs – June 30

Conferences form alliance for football scheduling

Conference Indiana has entered into an alliance with the Circle City Conference to help ease football scheduling beginning in the 2018 season.

Columbus North is a member of Conference Indiana, which is losing two schools — Franklin Central and Perry Meridian — after the 2017-18 school year and will have only six remaining. The Circle City has six teams — Bishop Chatard, Brebeuf Jesuit, Covenant Christian, Guerin Catholic, Heritage Christian and Roncalli.

Schools will not play every opponent from the other conference but will instead schedule each other as time and space permit beginning in 2018.

Brinegar places 5th in 1,500 freestyle at U.S. Nationals

Columbus native Michael Brinegar finished fifth in the 1,500-meter freestyle Tuesday night in the Phillips 66 U.S. Nationals at IUPUI’s Indiana University Natatorium.

Brinegar led early in the race and finished in 15 minutes, 10.66 seconds, a personal-best by 15 seconds.

On Thursday, Brinegar took 51st in the 400 individual medley in 4:36.45. He will swim the 400 freestyle on Friday and the 800 freestyle on Saturday.

North graduate advances in Boys State Junior

Recent Columbus North graduate Bryce Turner, who entered the match-play portion of the Boys State Junior Golf Championship as the No. 59 seed, upset No. 6-seed Lucas Beck of Zionsville 3-and-1 Thursday to move into the Round of 32.

Another recent North grad, No. 15-seed Spencer Fairbanks, fell to No. 50 Zach Hale of Granger 4-and-3. No. 63 Kody Reynolds, who will be a freshman at Columbus East, lost to No. 2 Ethan Shepherd of Greenwood 4-and-3.

Fairbanks carded rounds of 76 and 75 Monday and Tuesday at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville to qualify for the match play round. Turner shot 81-79, and Reynolds went 84-77.

Hoosier Pro Wrestling set to host foodraiser

Hoosier Pro Wrestling will host a “Fill the Shelves Foodraiser” for local food banks Saturday at Aaron’s Lot, 2675 National Rd.

Bell time is 6 p.m. Fans are admitted free with six cans of food.