Swimmers win state titles at Open Water Championships

Three Club Olympia swimmers won titles, and all six of its athletes medaled with top-eight finishes in the Indiana Swimming Open Water Championships on Morse Reservoir in Cicero.

Nalanie Cortez won the 11-12-year-old girls mile race in 25 minutes, 41.5 seconds. Brady Beyer took the 11-12 boys mile in 26:07.40. Rachel Sabotin captured the 15-and-over girls 5K in 1:15:36.8.

Also for Club Olympia, Misha Machavariana finished second in the 10-and-under boys half-mile race in 14:00.8. Daniella Preston took fifth in 17:24.3, and Alison Clauss was eighth in 17:58.1 in the 10-and-under girls half-mile.

Club Olympia, with only six swimmers, finished seventh as a team.

Meanwhile, Donner Swim Club had a pair of runner-up finishers on its way to a 13th-place team finish. Sam Russell placed second in the 15-and-over boys 5K, and Daniel Utterback, who is swimming unnattached until December, was second in the 11-12 boys mile.

Also for Donner, Sammi Hoovler placed 10th in the 11-12 girls mile. Ellie Proffitt and Paige Maddox were 13th and 17th in the 13-14 girls two-mile race.


North JV, freshmen roll

Columbus North’s junior varsity and freshmen teams shut out Terre Haute South, winning 37-0 and 49-0.

Dylan England ran one yard for a touchdown and threw a 57-yard scoring pass to Hunter Huser to lead the JV (4-1). Michael Johnson ran four yards for a TD, and Ethan Rogers ran six yards for a score.

Jon Dale returned a fumble 24 yards for the Bull Dogs’ final TD, then added a safety when he tackled a Braves player in the end zone. Spencer Rivera kicked five extra points.

In the freshman game, Blake Huffman ran for touchdowns of 23, 1, 56 and 65 yards to lead North (5-0). Preston Terrell returned an interception 35 yards for a score, Royce Lofton ran 32 yards for a TD and Jamal King ran five yards for a score. Carter Ward kicked seven extra points.

Chargers blank Panthers

Central Middle School posted a 14-0 win against the Jennings County seventh-graders on Tuesday.


Hands Bro wins twice

Team Hands Bro posted a pair of wins in the Columbus Flag Football League, beating On Tap 20-19 and Shockers 48-32.

Also last week, On Tap downed Shockers 28-8, and Up Top beat F-Bombs 49-7.


East JV girls win

Chloe Miller and Abby Miller scored goals to lift the Columbus East JV to a 2-0 win at Jeffersonville.

Karisma Parker and Kaitlin Dougherty had assists for the Olympians (5-2-2). Erin McIntyre did not face a shot in posting the shutout.

Panthers down Eagles

The Jennings County Middle School coed White team claimed a 3-0 win against Jac-Cen-Del.

Logan McIntosh scored two goals, and Nathan Davis added one for the Panthers (7-2). Layne Suhre recorded four saves.


St. Peters boys 2nd

The St. Peter’s Lutheran boys finished second out of 40 schools in the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville.

Will Baker finished 19th in 10 minutes, 39 seconds. Nathan Wettschurak took 22nd in 10:51, while J.T. Kuhlman was 37th (11:19), Mateo Mendez 38th (11:22) and Tyler Blythe 50th (11:31).

The St. Peter’s girls took 10th, led by a 15th-place finish in 11:41 by Chloe Kruger. Lily Baker took 20th in 11:44, while Abigail Jacobi was 63rd (13:04), Hallie Randle 113th (13:59) and Riley Carothers 122nd (14:10).


Chargers sweep Panthers

Central’s seventh- and eighth-grade teams beat Jennings County White teams on Thursday, winning the sevneth-grade game 25-15, 24-25, 15-8 and the eighth-grade contest 25-12, 25-16. Kali Thompson led the Panther eighth-graders with two aces.

The Jennings eighth-grade White team (9-8) beat Batesville 25-19, 25-18 on Tuesday. Kylee Boardman served two aces.

The Panther seventh-grade White squad (10-7) beat Batesville 25-15, 25-16 behind three aces from Aliza Skinner. Jennings was coming off a 25-4, 23-25, 15-4 loss to Central, despite four aces from Stella Millspaugh.

Jennings’ eighth-grade Boys team (0-7) fell to North Decatur 25-8, 25-11 and St. John Sauers 25-4, 25-15. Isabel Rodriguez recorded a kill and an assist, Mariann Craft had an assist, Hallie Manning notched a dig and Emily Lane served six aces against Sauers.

The Panther seventh-grade Blue squad (0-8) lost to North Decatur 25-19, 25-11 and St. John Sauers 25-19, 25-12. Abby McDonald served five aces against North Decatur. McDonald pounded two kills, Lillie Beavers had two assists, Catrina Hill notched a dig and Avery Sorenson served three aces against Sauers.