Local Roundup – September 10

Staff Reports

Northside runners sweep Classic

The Northside cross-country teams swept the team titles, and the Spartans’ Matt Newell and St. Peters’ Chloe Krueger won the individual races in the seven-team Columbus North Classic at Ceraland.

Northside’s boys finished with 20 points to 60 for runner-up St. Peters and 81 for third-place Central. The Spartans scored 43 points in the girls race to 59 for Central and 68 for St. Peters.

Newell ran 10 minutes, 41 seconds for 3,000 meters (1.9 miles) to lead a 1-2-3 finish for the Northside boys. Evan Carr took second in 10:53, while Reese Kilbarger-Stumpf was third (10:58), John Merritt fifth (11:11) and Clayton Guthrie ninth (11:23).

Nathan Wettschurak led St. Peters with a fourth-place finish in 11:06. Will Baker took sixth in 11:14, while Tyler Blythe was 14th (11:42), Damon Gregory 17th (11:54) and J.T. Kuhlman 19th (11:57).

Luke Jacobo finished seventh in 11:20 to lead Central. Tyler Hertle took 10th in 11:25, while Max Mormino was 18th (11:55), Bryant Trinkle 20th (12:18) and Charlie Russell 26th (12:18).

The Northside girls were led by Olivia Shoaf and Jessica Meza Sanchez, who finished fourth and fifth, both in 12:36. Maddie Rivera took ninth in 12:48, while Julie Klaus was 12th (12:51) and Alyssa Green 13th (12:42).

Kerigan Greathouse finished seventh in 12:42 to lead Central. Jordan Spurgeon took 10th in 12:49, while Katherine Rumsey was 11th (12:50), Claire Wisler 14th (12:57) and Grace Whiltsey 17th (13:14).

Krueger ran a course-record 12:06 to lead a 1-2 finish for St. Peters. Lily Baker took second in 12:10, while Abigail Jacobi was 19th (13:18), Hallie Randle 22nd (13:49) and Sylvia Sadde 24th (13:54).


East JV routs Owls

Lance Greiwe ran for four touchdowns to lead the Columbus East junior varsity to a 56-0 win against Seymour.

Greiwe’s scores came on runs of 40, 3, 8 and 5 yards. Thorne Ross ran for touchdowns of 5 and 20 yards, and Cole Gilley ran for a 10-yard score and threw a 40-yard TD pass to Zander Gentry. Gilley threw two 2-point conversion passes to Zach Pierce and one to Kaalob Schmidt and also ran for a conversion.

Gentry and Ross had interceptions on defense. Matt Romig, Cory Harden and Tyler Settle recovered fumbles.

North freshmen win

Blake Huffman ran for three touchdowns, and Preston Terrell ran for one score and caught two TD passes to lead the Columbus North freshmen to a 50-20 win against Bloomington North.

Huffman scored on runs of 40, 4 and 6 yards. Terrell ran 23 yards for a touchdown and caught scoring passes of 21 and 10 yards from Cody Ruble for the Bull Dogs (3-0). Hayden McDaniel ran 44 yards for a touchdown and threw a 2-point conversion pass to Luke Bless, and Carter Ward kicked six extra points.

Bloomington North won the JV game 27-6. The lone score for the Bull Dogs (2-1) came on a 22-yard pass from Hunter Huser to David Ocampo.

Warriors top Panthers

Jennings County’s seventh-graders dropped a 12-6 decision to Scottsburg on Thursday.

The Panthers fell to 0-5.


Spartans post shutouts

Northside rolled to 5-0 wins Tuesday against Seymour and Wednesday against Center Grove North.

Nathan Lin, Matthew Liu and Ronit Jha all won both of their singles matches. Rishi Rao, Luke Sequeira and Eric Stavnheim won two doubles matches, while Matthew Denger and Ben Genter each won one doubles match.

Nichoulas Bergman, Paul Dzioba and Jaeheon Shim won two JV matches. Denger, Neel Deshpande, Genter, Sid Kamble and Charles Terry all won one JV match.


Panthers sweep Spartans

The Jennings County eighth-grade girls White team beat Northside 25-19, 25-12 on Tuesday. Lucy Ernstes led the Panthers with six aces.

On Thursday, Jennings (6-6) fell to Immanuel Lutheran 25-22, 25-23. Kylee Boardman served three aces.

The Panthers’ seventh-grade White team fell to Northside 25-23, 26-23 and Immanuel Lutheran 25-6, 25-11. Nettie Meeks and Aliza Skinner each had four aces for Jennings (7-5) against Northside, and Skinner served two aces against Immanuel.

The Jennings seventh-grade Blue team lost to Jac-Cen-Del 25-11, 25-17. Grace Gambrel and Abby McDonald each pounded a kill, Lillie Beavers and Blakelee Birge each had an assist, McDonald notched a dig and Calli Lucas served an ace for the Panthers (0-5).


HPW hosts ‘Summer Sendoff’

Hoosier Pro Wrestling hosted its “Summer Sendoff” last weekend at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Kid Thunder won a three-way dance over Kenny Kage and Scarecrow to keep the HPW Cruiserweight belt. Fireball pinned JC Bunyan, and Ace Jackson pinned Drax O’Brien with Hollywood.

Omega Pit bull pinned Lightning Bolt to win the HPW Tri-State belt. Tom Van Zant beat Dom Bambino, and Flash Flanagan and Vic The Bruiser beat Tank and JW1.

Duke the Nuke destroyed Vinnie Bambino, then was attacked by the Bambino family. Tom Van Zant made it save, and Duke and Tom beat all three members of the Bambino family.

Shawn Cook kept the HPW Heavyweight title belt by beating his father, TJ Kemp.

HPW returns to the Fairgrounds on Oct. 7.