The Elementary Basketball League tournament will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Monday with girls and boys teams from Southside and Smith, Richards and Rockcreek and Parkside and CSA Lincoln squaring off.

Quarterfinals will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Semifinals will be at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:15 p.m. (boys) Friday at Columbus East High School.

The girls final is at 8 a.m. Saturday at East, followed by the boys final at 9:30 a.m.

In boys regular-season action Wednesday, Smith beat CSA Fodrea 43-26, Schmitt edged CSA Lincoln 26-24, Richards downed Mt. Healthy 44-36, Parkside topped Rockcreek 28-11 and Southside slipped past Taylorsville 43-37.

In girls action, Smith downed CSA Fodrea 35-25, CSA Lincoln edged Schmitt 25-23, Mt. Healthy stopped Richards 42-24, Parkside beat Rockcreek 36-14 and Southside topped Taylorsville 36-11.

On Thursday, Southside swept Rockcreek 39-19 in the boys game and 31-6 in the girls game to close the regular season. The other four regular-season finales were to be played Saturday.


Swimmers complete challenge

Club Olympia swimmers Pratt Badve, Abigail Castillo and Maggie Johnson completed the ChaseStrong Challenge, the 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly in a meet hosted by Indian Creek Aquatics Club.

The meet is named after 16-year-old Chase Smith, who was a standout age group swimmer until developing cancer a few years ago. Earlier this month, Smith rang the bell at Riley Hospital for Children signaling that he was finished with a successful round of treatment after a reoccurrence of Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Matt Stuckwisch finished second in the boys open 50 freestyle and 50 breaststroke, third in the 100 freestyle, fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 freestyle.

Johnson also finished sixth in the 14-and-under girls pentathlon with her combined time in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and 200 IM. Lovely Panda took sixth in the 8-and-under girls pentathlon with her combined time in the 25 butterfly, 25 backstroke, 25 breaststroke, 25 freestyle and 100 IM.

Johnson finished fourth in the girls open 200 buttefly and sixth in the 400 IM. She also took fifth in the 13-and-over girls 200 freestyle; seventh in the 200 IM; eighth in the 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 500 freestyle; ninth in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, 11th in the 100 freestyle and 12th in the 100 breaststroke.

Badve finished fifth in the 13-and-over boys 50 breaststroke, eighth in the 200 backstroke, ninth in the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM, 10th in the 100 beasklstroke and 1,000 freestyle, 11th in the 100 butterfly, 13th in the 50 freestyle and 15th in the 100 freestyle.

Sanaa Kulkarni took seventh in the 8-and-under girls 100 IM and 20th in the 10-and-under 50 breaststroke. Lovely Panda was seventh in the 8-and-under girls 25 butterfly; ninth in the 25 freestyle, 25 breaststroke and 100 IM; and 13th in the 25 breaststroke.

Daniella Preston was 10th in the 11-12 girls 50 backstroke, 13th in the 50 butterfly, 15th in the 200 IM and 19th in the open girls 200 breaststroke. Zioe Chandelkar came in 12th in the 12-and-under girls 500 freestyle and 10th in the 10-and-under girls 200 IM, 17th in the 50 backstroke, 18th in the 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly and 20th in the 50 freestyle.

Jahnavi Venugopal finished 12th in the 8-and-under boys 25 breaststroke, 14th in the 100 IM and 18th in the 25 butterfly. Jay Venugopal took 13th in the 10-and-under boys 200 IM.

Nandini Kondhare was 13th in the 8-and-under girls 100 IM, 14th in the 25 butterfly and 18th in the 25 freestyle and 25 breaststroke. Aidan Castillo finished 15th in the 11-12 boys 200 IM, 16th in the 50 freestyle and 17th in the 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly. Allison Clauss took 16th in the 11-12 girls 50 backstroke.


Icemen fall to Eagles

The Columbus Icemen dropped a 5-1 decision to Zionsville last weekend.

Sam Thomasson scored the Icemen goal off an assist from Mark Mayhew. Cam Stattenfield recorded 38 saves, and Evan Kuzman added six saves.


Central boys win

The Central seventh-grade boys knocked off Bloomington Batchelor 52-30 on Thursday.

Cooper Horn led the Chargers (9-3) with 10 points. Brady Probst added nine, while Luke Harmon and Zac Horn each added seven.

Panther girls split

The Jennings County Middle School girls Blue teams split with Southwestern (Hanover) on Thursday. The eighth-graders won 38-34, and the seventh-graders fell 27-21.

Delanee Burkman scored 11 points to lead the Panther eighth-graders. Jaynee Simpson led the seventh-graders with seven.