SHELBYVILLE — The Columbus East boys swimmers had been looking forward to the Shelbyville Relays all season, and Saturday, they brought home a share of the title.
The Olympians finished with 98 points, the same as host Shelbyville. Pendleton Heights was third with 70.
“We kind of had the kids looking at the meet as a miniature sectional, where we wanted to really do well against Jennings County on Thursday night and turn around and swim on Saturday,” East boys coach David Fribley said. “The kids had a goal of doing well at the Shelbyville Relays, and they really did well. It was a very satisfying meet.”
The Olympians won four events. Tanner Hatton, Will Bruin, Spencer Beckley and Evan Weineke took the 375 freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 40.56 seconds. Beckley, Eckelman, Hatton and Zack Statler captured the 100 freestyle relay in 47.58.
Also for East, Justin Borowski and Weineke won the 1,000 freestyle relay in 11:29.68. Bruin, Ryan Singer, Thomas Voils and Beckley took the 150 breaststroke relay in 1:36.10.
Pendleton Heights won every event to take the girls meet with 132 points. The Olympians were second with 74.
The East girls finished second in six events and third in four events.
Olympians take second
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus East went 4-1 to finish second in Saturday’s Perry Meridian Invitational.
The Olympians beat Warren Central 57-12, Greenfield-Central 42-26, Oldham County (Kentucky) 51-24 and Mason (Ohio) 48-34 before falling to Perry Meridian 47-17 in the match that decided the title.
Cayden Rooks (126/132) and Graham Rooks (132/138), Dawson Combest (138/145) and Nick South (160) all went 5-0 for East. Jake Schoenegge (145/152) and Dalton Anderson (285) each went 4-1, and Jacob Box (126) went 3-1.
Late 3 lifts Lancers
EDINBURGH — Coltan Henderson hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining Saturday to lift Edinburgh to a 50-49 Mid-Hoosier Conference win against North Decatur.
Bryce Burton led the Lancers (4-2, 2-0) with 20 points. Christian Cox added 11, and Henderson finished with 10.
Panthers notch 1st win
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County picked up its first win of the season, a 61-46 victory against Rock Creek Academy.
Travis Wilson led the Panthers (1-2) with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Cody Wilson added 12 points, and Aaron Martin had 11 points.
Columbus Christian falls
Columbus Christian endured its fifth consecutive loss Friday, a 58-38 setback against Christel House Academy.
Conner Emily led the Crusaders (4-6) with 18 points.
Spartans top Trinity
SEYMOUR — Southwestern (Shelby) jumped out to a 27-13 after one quarter Friday and went on to hand Trinity Lutheran an 82-63 loss.
AJ Goecker led the Cougars (1-4) with 19 points. Trent Shoemaker added 13.
Lancers down Indians
EDINBURGH — Edinburgh jumped out to a 19-11 lead after one quarter Saturday and held on for a 50-45 win against Milan.
Destiney Ramey led the Lancers (5-6) with 15 points. Haven Link scored 10 of her 13 points in the first quarter, and Taylor Tatlock added 11 points and 16 rebounds.
Slow start hurts Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County fell behind New Albany 39-11 at halftime Saturday and dropped an 80-50 Hoosier Hills Conference decision.
Kylee Matern led the Panthers (1-8, 0-4) with 14 points.
Crusaders get 1st win
Columbus Christian picked up its first win of the season Friday, a 35-23 decision against Christel House Academy.
Grace Lorimor scored 20 points to lead the Crusaders (1-4).
Patriots topple Eagles
SPENCER — Brown County was within one point of Class 3A co-No. 9 Owen Valley at halftime Friday, but the Patriots pulled away for a 62-50 Western Indiana Conference win.
Allison Stogsdill and Aubrey Hollander each scored 13 points to lead the Eagles (5-5, 0-2).