Columbus diver wins world masters silver medal


Columbus man earns medal

Columbus resident Jim Everroad finished second on the platform in the FINA World Masters Diving Championship earlier this month in Budapest, Hungary.

Everroad, 73, competed in the 70-74 men’s division. He did two dives at 10 meters and two at 7½ meters. The second-place finish in the world was the second for Everroad, who was runner-up in 2015 in Kazan, Russia. He took third in 2014 in Montreal.


North JV posts shutout

Ethan Rogers rushed for two touchdowns as the Columbus North junior varsity rolled to a 41-0 season-opening win against Franklin.

Rogers scored on runs of 11 and 10 yards.

Dylan England threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Luke Reilly, and Daveed Jolley ran two yards for another score.

The defense also got in on the scoring. John Dale returned a fumble three yards for a touchdown, Hunter Huser returned an interception 54 yards for a score and the Bull Dogs recorded a safety.

Spencer Rivera kicked two extra points.

East JV wins opener

Cole Gilley threw three touchdown passes, and Thorne Ross ran for two scores to lead the Columbus East JV to a 42-6 win against Bloomington North in its opener.

Gilley’s scoring passes went for 45 yards to Cody Hurner and 5 and 30 yards to Zander Gentry. Ross ran 40 and 30 yards for touchdowns, and Lance Greiwe added a 4-yard scoring run.

Gilley also threw 2-point conversion passes to Pierce, Trevor Foster and Horner. Brock Nolting had an interception.

Batesville tops Jennings

The Jennings County seventh-graders dropped a 32-8 decision against Batesville on Thursday.

The Panthers fell to 0-3.

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Spartans open with loss

Northside Middle School began its season Wednesday with a 3-2 loss to Center Grove Central. Nathan Lin and Ronit Jha won singles matches for the Spartans.

The Northside JV tied Center Grove Central 2-2. The doubles teams of Matthew Denger and Darren Li, along with Jaeheon Shim and Charles Terry won for the Spartans.


Panthers win invitational

The Jennings County Middle School boys scored 32 points to win Wednesday’s Jac-Cen-Del Invitational. Rising Sun was runner-up with 94.

Lane Elsner led the Panthers with a second-place finish in 10 minutes, 55 seconds for 3,000 meters (1.9 miles). Alex Leach took seventh in 11:47, while Eli Wahlman was eighth (12:13), Ian Campbell ninth (12:14) and Chaz Newman 10th (12:15).

The Jennings girls finished second with 98 points. Switzerland County won with 53.

Katie Gasper finished seventh in 14:12 to lead the Panthers. Macy Addis took ninth in 14:22, while Halle Franks was 20th (14:56), Taylor Leak 28th (15:34) and Kelly Gasper 39th (15:45).

The Panther boys were coming off a fourth-place finish in the Greensburg Invitational. Northside won the title.

Elsner led Jennings with a sixth-place finish in 11:22. Newman took 26th in 12:09, while Wahlman was 29th (12:16), Campbell 31st (12:18) and Leach 33rd (12:20).


Jennings stays unbeaten

The Jennings County Middle School coed White team beat Scottsburg 5-0 Monday and Madison Shawe 7-1 Thursday to improve to 4-0.

Nathan Davis netted three goals, and Bryce McIntosh and Carson McNulty each added one against Scottsburg. McNulty recorded three saves.

Davis again scored three goals against Shawe. McNulty, Bree Gallant, McIntosh and Ethan Brown all had one. Ian Sawyer posted three saves.

The coed Blue team beat Scottsburg 3-0. Jaylyn McMurray scored two goals, and Keysean Miller added one for the Panthers (1-2).


Panther 7th-graders go 4-1

The Jennings County seventh-grade White team went 4-1 last week, while the eighth-grade White squad went 2-3.

The seventh-graders beat Seymour 25-24, 25-23 and Lanesville 25-17, 25-8 and fell to Silver Creek 25-12, 25-9 in the Silver Creek Tournament. Stella Millspaugh and Megan Vogel each served a combined six aces in the three matches. Millspaugh served six aces in Tuesday’s 25-10, 25-23 win against South Dearborn and 11 aces in Thursday’s 25-21, 23-25, 25-15 victory against Brownstown Central for the Panthers (5-3).

The eighth-graders lost to Seymour 25-19, 25-8; beat Lanesville 25-6, 25-6 and fell to Silver Creek 25-24, 25-23 in the Silver Creek tourney. Lucy Ernstes served a combined 11 aces in the three matches.

Kali Thompson, Halle Boardman, Lily Ernstes and Lucy Ernstes all served two aces in a 25-18, 25-8 win against South Dearborn; and Lily Ernstes had two aces for the Panthers (3-5) in a 25-7, 25-17 loss to Brownstown Central.

Meanwhile, the Jennings seventh- and eighth-grade Blue teams lost to Hauser on Tuesday. The Jets won the seventh-grade game 25-11, 25-14 and the eighth-grade contest 25-17, 25-16.

Olivia Wells served three aces for the Panther seventh-graders (0-2). Hallie Manning pounded two kills, and Mariann Craft had three aces for the Jennings eighth-graders (0-2).

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