Local broomball team winless in pool play but earns tourney title

Staff Reports

The Indiana Invaders went 0-0-3 in pool play but then won three consecutive tournament games to capture last weekend’s sixth annual Midwest Broomball Tournament at Hamilton Center Ice Arena.

The Invaders tied teams from Dayton, Ohio; Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in pool play. In the tournament, they beat the D.C. Regulators 2-1 and the defending champion D.C. Legislators 3-1 to advance to the finals against Top Shelf from Baltimore.

Top Shelf took a 1-0 lead, but the Invaders tied it on a goal from the blue line by Todd Houchin. The game went to a sudden death 4-on-4 overtime period, and after a penalty on the Invaders, they had to play 3-on-4. Ben Echkart won a loose ball and fed Ryan Ingalls for the game-winner 1:38 into overtime.

Zambonis stay unbeaten

The Flying Zambonis remained undefeated at 7-0-1 in the Columbus Broomball League with a 1-0 win against Yoopers. Carlos Ayala scored the game’s lone goal.

CCA Kutters blanked Wicked Sisters 3-0. Tim Walton, Scott Herron and Dave Dickinson scored the goals.

Monsters of Rock beat Slappin’ Balls 3-1 on two goals by Rob Jones and one by Zach Henderson. Todd Ebbinger scored for Slappin’ Balls.

Our Name Is Earl edged Hansons 4-3. Thomas Andre, Tom Kareus, Stephen Cox and Nick Lewis scored for Earl. Keith Henry had two goals, and Joshua Phipps added one for Hansons.


Bowler rolls perfect game

Billy Gray notched a 300 game in the Wednesday Night Mixed League. Gray also had the men’s high series with an 816.

Carolyn Baldwin had the women’s high game (212) and series (565). Old Time Flea Market posted the team high game (977) and series (2,848) and leads the team standings at 93-51.


Icemen blank Perry B

Matt Jordan scored three goals to lead the Columbus Icemen to a 7-0 win against Perry B last weekend.

Danny Prochazka, Connor Long, Sam Thomasson and Logan Morris added goals for the Icemen. Mark Mayhew tallied four assists, and Andrew Roese, Cole Grady, Payton Donica and Blaine Humphrey all had one.

The Icemen outshot Perry 43-6. Ben Kushner recorded six saves.

Meanwhile three Icemen players participated in the Hoosier League All-Star event in Fishers. Jordan participated in a puck-shooting challenge, Darrien Nickerson was in a fastest-skater challenge, and Cam Stattenfield competed in a breakaway challenge.

That same night, at the Icemen Alumni game, Jordan won the Adam Brown Award.


Locals help Team Indiana

Five swimmers from Columbus were part of the Team Indiana squad that won the 2018 Mid-States All-Star Championships last weekend at IUPUI’s Indiana University Natatorium.

Brady Beyer won the 11-12-year-old boys 50 breaststroke in 30.05 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.32, ranking him 17th and ninth in the nation in his age group for those events. Beyer also placed second in the 1,650 freestyle (17:59.56) and third in the 100 individual medley (1:02.00) and swam the breaststroke leg (30.25) on the winning 11-12 boys A 200 medley relay team.

Nalanie Cortez won the 11-12 girls 200 freestyle (1:58.57) and finished third in the 50 freestyle (24.33), fifth in the 100 freestyle (55.01), eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.27), ninth in the 50 butterfly (27.66) and 10th in the 200 IM (2:16.94). She also swam on the winning and meet-record-setting 11-12 girls A 200 freestyle relay (24.89 split) and 200 medley relay (27.41 butterfly split).

Misha Machavariana won the 10-and-under boys 200 freestyle (2:10.00) and finished third in the 200 IM (2:26.56), fourth in the 50 breaststroke (30.74), fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.62) and 100 IM (1:10.80) and sixth in the 50 butterfly (30.69). He also swam on the second-place 10-and-under A 200 medley relay (36.06 breaststroke split) and 200 freestyle relay (28.22 split).

Daniel Utterback joined Beyer on the victorious 11-12 boys A 200 medley relay, splitting 25.41 on the freestyle leg. Utterback also swam on the runner-up A 200 freestyle relay (25.20 split) and finished ninth in the 50 freestyle (25.47), 12th in the 100 butterfly (1:02.58) and 14th in the 100 freestyle (56.30).

Albert Nusawardhana swam on the fourth-place 13-14 boys B 400 medley relay, splitting 1:04.48 on the breaststroke leg. Nusawardhana also finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.59) and eighth in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.62).

Beyer, Cortez and Machavariani all represented Club Olympia. Utterback swims for Donner Swim Club, and Nusawardhana is with Franklin Regional Swim Team.

Donner swimmers compete

Several Donner athletes swam in the #Chasestrong Invitational last weekend at Indian Creek.

Ainsley Sherlock finished second in the 10-and-under girls high-point standings. She won the 50 breaststroke and finished second in the 200 IM and 50 freestyle and eighth in the 50 butterfly.

Utterback won the 12-and-under boys 500 freestyle. Mridula Muthukumaran won the 8-and-under girls 25 backstroke and placed second in the 100 IM and third in the 25 breaststroke.

Karissa Miller finished third in the 13-and-over girls 100 freestyle, fourth in the 200 freestyle, sixth in the 200 backstroke and eighth in the 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 200 IM. Connelly Furnish took third in the 8-and-under girls 100 IM.

Sammi Hoovler placed fifth in the 13-14 girls 50 freestyle and 200 breaststroke and eighth in the 13-and-over 50 butterfly. Abby Proffitt was eighth in the 10-and-under girls 200 IM.


Games postponed

Saturday’s Elementary Basketball League games were postponed because of inclement weather.

In boys action earlier last week, CSA Lincoln beat Mt. Healthy 32-22, Parkside stopped Southside 30-20, Rockcreek edged Schmitt 35-32, Smith downed Clifty Creek 51-25 and Richards topped Taylorsville 52-29.

For the girls, Mt. Healthy beat CSA Lincoln 30-5, Southside downed Parkside 31-19, Rockcreek topped Schmitt 35-17, Smith knocked off Clifty Creek 45-18 and Richards topped Taylorsville 36-11.

Central boys win twice

The Central seventh-grade boys beat Center Grove North 39-30 on Tuesday and Jackson Creek 43-34 on Thursday.

Nico Alveraz scored 14 points, and Cooper Horn added 11 against Center Grove North. Brady Probst led the Chargers with 16, while Luke Harmon and Alveraz each scored eight and Horn had seven against Jackson Creek.

Panther 8th girls victorious

The Jennings County eighth-grade girls White team beat St. Peter’s 47-29. Lily Ernstes led the Panthers (11-3) with 16 points.

The Panther seventh-grade girls White team fell to Immanuel Lutheran 43-18 before picking up its first win, a 31-23 decision against St. Peters. Abby McDonald scored six points against Immanuel Lutheran, and Nettie Meeks had five for Jennings (1-9) against St. Peter’s.

The seventh-grade girls Blue team lost to South Dearborn 18-13. Mary Gasper led Jennings with six points.

The eighth-grade girls Blue team (2-7) fell to South Dearborn 27-15 and Madison 41-11. Dakoda Bloom and Kylee Boardman scored four points against South Dearborn, and Halle Boardman had six against Madison.

Jennings 8th boys win

The Jennings County eighth-grade boys White team downed Madison 42-27 to improve to 12-6.

The Panther eighth-grade boys Blue squad fell to Immanuel Lutheran 73-24. Layne Suhre led Jennings (2-11) with seven points.

The seventh-grade Blue team lost to Immanuel Lutheran 49-27. Owen McIntyre led the Panthers (8-5) with eight points.

Pro wrestling

Jackson keeps title belt

Ace Jackson kept the Hoosier Pro Wrestling Cruiserweight Title belt by beating Tim Lutz by disqualification in last weekend’s “Year 20 Begins” event at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Echo the Clown pinned Scarecrow, and Duke the Nuke pinned Fireball. Lightning Bolt beat Drax O’Brien, and Vic The Bruiser battled Omega Pit Bull in a brawl.

Axemen beat the Bambino Family by DQ in a battle for the HPW tag belts, and Flash Flanagan pinned Butcher Manson. Kenny Cage kept the HPW Heavyweight title belt by beating Dillen Swango.

HPW returns to the fairgrounds Feb. 3.