North takes second
FAIRLAND — The Columbus North wrestlers opened the season Saturday by going 4-1 to finish second in the Triton Central Invitational.
The Bull Dogs beat Shelbyville 48-24, then tied Lapel 39-39, but won 40-39 on criteria. North then routed Western Boone 56-6, lost to Noblesville 56-24 and beat Triton Central 38-24.
Morgan Smith (106), Brigham Kleinhenz (182) and Nick Tungett (220) all went 5-0 to win their respective weight classes for the Bull Dogs. Dylan England went 4-1 and won the 160-pound class.
KeAndre Watson (132/138), Dallin Anderson (145), Royce Lofton (152) and Bradley Gutierrez (275) all went 3-2.
“It was a good warmup tournament for us,” North coach Justin Cooper said. “We’re definitely going to have some tougher competition these next couple weeks, but we went out there and wrestled hard and did well.”
Panthers sweep Bull Dogs
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North fell to powerhouse North Central teams Saturday, with the Panthers winning the boys meet 110-75 and the girls meet 126-60.
Evan Patterson won the boys 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 59.50 seconds to lead the Bull Frogs. The lone girls win came from Kaitlyn Niebrugge, Karlie Brown, Abbey Landini and Betsy King in the 400 freestyle relay (4:03.80).
Crusaders fall twice
Columbus Christian bounced back from an 87-20 loss at Traders Point Christian on Friday to give LaPorte LaLumiere Blue a fight in a 57-47 loss in the Hoosier Classic Saturday at Knightstown’s Hoosier Gym.
The Crusaders (4-3) were tied with LaLumiere Blue 26-26 at halftime. Conner Emily and Josh Jones each scored 13 points to lead Columbus Christian.
Kyle Foster led the Crusaders with eight points against Traders Point.
Eagles take second
LOOGOOTEE — Brown County picked up its first win of the season Saturday, a 54-46 victory against Loogootee in the semifinals of the Loogootee Tournament.
Isaiah Keefauver led the Eagles with 15 points. Noah Carter added 14.
Brown County (1-2) fell to Linton 68-45 in Saturday’s championship game.
Braves edge Lancers
TRAFALGAR — Edinburgh led by one point at halftime Saturday, but Indian Creek pulled out a 58-55 victory.
Coltan Henderson led the Lancers (1-1) with 16 points. Christian Cox added 11.
Lancers rout Hornets
EDINBURGH — Edinburgh jumped out to a 20-7 lead after one quarter Saturday and cruised to a 61-20 win against Medora.
Taylor Tatlock led the Lancers (3-3) with 11 points, six rebounds and five steals. Destiney Ramey added 10 points.
Knights top Crusaders
WHITESTOWN — Columbus Christian was held to two points in the first half Friday in a 37-19 loss at Traders Point Christian.
Grace Lorimor led the Crusaders (0-3) with five points and seven rebounds. Kayla Jones had six rebounds and 10 steals.