Northside runners earn All-State honors

Three Northside Middle School boys and two girls claimed  All-State status in leading the boys to a third-place team finish and the girls to an eighth-place showing in the Indiana Middle School Cross-Country Championships.

The Spartan boys went undefeated in the regular season, winning all seven invitationals. At state, Westview won the big school division with 109 points to 115 for Noblesville East and 148 for Northside and Noblesville West, with the Spartans taking third because of a faster sixth runner.

Matthew Newell led Northside with a fourth-place finish in 10 minutes, 0.6-second for 3,000 meters (1.9 miles). Evan Carr took 12th in 10:15.3, and Reese Kilbarger-Stumpff was 17th in 10:19.7 to join him on the All-State squad. John Merritt finished 54th in 10:49.7, and Pratt Badve was 84th in 11:02.0.

The Spartan girls won four invitationals and finished second in the other three. They scored 243 points at state in the big school division, which was won by North Clay with 97.

Brianna Newell finished fourth in 11:05.4 to lead Northside. Sydney Morlok took 24th in 11:34.3 to join her on the All-State team. Jessica Meza finished 70th in 12:08, while Olivia Shoaf was 80th 12:12.9 and Maddie Rivera 83rd (12:15.8).

The Central girls finished 23rd with 597 points. Jordan Spurgeon took 113th in 12:34.3, while Kerigan Greathouse was 115th (12:36.7), Karissa Bevis 161st (13:06.2), Claire Wisler 164th (13:09.9) and Katherine Rumsey 171st (13:13.1).

Hauser finished 35th in the small school boys division with 892 points. Morgan Township won with 91.

Tanner Ault led the Jets with a 52nd-place finish in 11:10. Noah Estes took 160th in 12:02.3, while Alex Bower was 271st (12:51.7), Sam Estes 293rd (13:07.1) and Collin Ault 309th (13:16.3).


East JV prevails

The Columbus East junior varsity improved to 6-1 with a 16-14 win against East Central on Monday.

Cole Gilley threw touchdown passes of 20 yards to Zander Gentry and 50 yards to Tyler Settle. Gentry hit Settle and Zach Pierce with 2-point conversion passes.


Bowler rolls 247 game

Rickie Wilson Jr. recorded a 247, and Sarah Jessup had a 223 to post the men’s and women’s high games in the Wednesday Night Mixed League.

Lonny Wehmiller (681) and Wanda Garrett (594) had the men’s and women’s high series. Berkshire Hathaway posted the team high game (964), and Klosterman’s Bakery had the team high series (2,709).

Maybe Next Week and C.B.C. No. 1 are tied atop the team standings at 30-10.