Columbus native Michael Brinegar will be part of captain Natalie Coughlin’s “Coughlin Squad” for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series and the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships. Coughlin is a 12-time Olympic medalist. Four captains drafted teams from the USA Swimming National Team on Nov. 19. Coughlin’s team also includes Olympic gold medalist and Indiana University swimmer Lilly King.
The seven-event competition begins Jan. 11 to 14 in Austin, Texas, and concludes with the Phillips 66 Nationals July 25 to 29 in Irvine, California. The winning team will donate $10,000 to the charity of its choice, and each squad member will win sponsor prizes.
Brinegar, who swims for the Mission Viejo (California) Nadadores Club team, has signed to swim next year at Indiana University.
Tsunamis stay unbeaten
Toyota Tsunamis remained unbeaten at 4-0-1 with a 2-0 shutout of Wicked Sisters. Jimmy Robertson and Matt Street scored goals.
Flying Zambonis stayed right behind the Tsunamis at 3-0-1 with a 5-2 win against Monsters of Rock. Carlos Ayala netted three goals for Zambonis, while Ryan Ingalls and Todd Houchin each added one. Greg Thomas and Rob Jones scored for Monsters of Rock.
Our Name Is Earl blanked Slappin’ Balls 6-0. Stephan Cox scored three goals, while Caleb Leichty had two and Thomas Andre added one.
CCA Kutters and Hansons finished in a 1-1 tie. Dave Dickinson scored for Kutters, and Rahul Bhardwaj scored for Hansons.
Panthers sweep games
The Jennings County seventh- and eighth-grade boys White teams each swept a pair of games last week.
The Panther eighth-graders beat South Decatur 46-34 Monday and St. Bartholomew 35-13 on Wednesday. Jacob Vogel scored 23 points, and Carson McNulty added 15 against South Decatur. Vogel had 14, and McNulty notched 11 for Jennings (7-2) against St. Bartholomew.
The Panther seventh-graders beat South Decatur 52-37 and St. Bartholomew 35-24. Jacob Scruggs scored 12, and Lane Zohrlaut added 11 against South Decatur. Scruggs led Jennings (7-2) with 12 against St. Bartholomew.
Jennings girls fall
The Jennings County seventh-grade girls White team lost to Scottsburg 33-15 on Tuesday. Megan Vogel and MacKenzie Schneider each scored four points for the Panthers (0-2).
Also Tuesday, the Jennnings seventh- and eighth-grade Blue teams were swept by St. Peters. Halle Boardman led the Panther eighth-graders with seven points in a 46-23 loss. Breanne Galyen and Jayne Simpson each scored four points for the Jennings seventh-graders in a 26-14 defeat.
The Panther seventh-grade Blue team also fell to Central 35-9 on Tuesday. Galyen led Jennings with four points.