Local Roundup – January 28


North JV athletes earn wins

Three Columbus North swimmers won events at Wednesday’s Conference Indiana junior varsity meet.

DeShawn Austin won the diving competition with 164.45 points, and Tristen Cook took the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 3.73 seconds to lead the Bull Frog boys. Viakhari Nalole captured the girls 100 backstroke in 1:10.07.

No team scores were kept.

Donner hosts invitational

Connelly Furnish won the 8-and-under girls high point award to lead Donner Swim Club at last weekend’s Donner Winter Invitational.

Furnish won the 25 backstroke, 25 breaststroke and 50 breaststroke. She also finished second in the 100 individual medley, third in the 50 freestyle, fourth in the 50 backstroke, sixth in the 25 butterfly and seventh in the 50 butterfly.

Mridula Muthukumaran finished second in the 8-and-under girls high point standings. She won the 50 butterfly and finished second in the 25 freestyle, 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke, fourth in the 25 backstroke and 25 butterfly and sixth in the 25 breaststroke and 50 breaststroke.

Daniel Utterback won the 13-and-over boys 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly and finished second in the 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle; fourth in the 400 IM and seventh in the 200 backstroke. Matthew Goble was second in the 13-and-over boys 400 IM and seventh in the 200 backstroke.

Sammi Hoovler took second in the 13-and-over girls 400 IM, fifth in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 100 breaststroke. Karissa Miller was second in the 13-and-over girls 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke, third in the 200 freestyle, fifth in the 100 backstroke, sixth in the 500 freestyle, seventh in the 200 IM and eighth in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

Ellie Proffitt finished third in the 13-and-over girls 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, fourth in the 400 IM and 500 freestyle, fifth in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, sixth in the 200 backstroke and eighth in the 100 backstroke. Paige Maddox took fifth in the 13-and-over girls 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly and seventh in the 100 butterfly.

Ainsley Sherlock placed second in the 9-10 girls 200 IM and fourth in the 200 freestyle. Cassidy Furnish was fifth in the 9-10 girls 200 50 breaststroke.

Grier Lane finished fourth in the 8-and-under girls 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly and sixth in the 50 backstroke. Aabha Kulkarni took fourth in the 8-and-under girls 25 freestyle, and Lane Rush was eighth in the 50 butterfly.

Dereck Prieto Marina took fourth in the 8-and-under boys 50 butterfly and fifth in the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 25 breaststroke. Michael Reed was sixth in the 8-and-under boys 25 breaststroke, seventh in the 50 freestyle and eighth in the 25 freestyle and 25 butterfly.

Club Olympia takes 11th

Club Olympia, with only nine swimmers entered, finished 11th in the Carmel Swim Club Winter Invitational, just behind Fort Wayne Swim Team, which had 39 competitors. Misha Machavariani in the 10-and-under boys division and Nalanie Cortez in the 11-12 girls division each finished second in their high point standings.

Machavariani won his division in the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle. He also took second in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM, third in the 100 freestyle, fourth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 50 butterfly.

Cortez won her division in the 100 breaststroke. She also was third in the 200 freestyle and 200 IM, fourth in the 100 freestyle, fifth in the 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle and ninth in the 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke.

Brady Beyer won the 11-12 boys 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke. He also finished 18th in the men’s open 200 breaststroke in 2:19.19, which is the seventh-fastest for 11-12 boys in the country this year.

Rachel Sabotin finished fifth in the 1,650 freestyle and 19th in the 200 butterfly. Matt Stuckwisch took 27th in the men’s open 50 freestyle.

Arjun Bhadoria, Zoie Chandelkar, Maggie Johnson and Daniella Preston also competed for Club Olympia.


Icemen go 2-0-1

The Columbus Icemen won two games and tied one last weekend. They beat the Fort Wayne Bruins 7-0 and Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 3-1 and tied Crown Point 3-3.

Matt Jordan scored two goals against the Bruins, and Mark Mayhew, Andrew Roese, Danny Prochazka, Andrew Clark and Cole Grady all had one. Darrien Nickerson, Sam Thomasson and John Menefee all had two assists; and Prochazka, Grady, Jacob Elliot, Jordan, Tom Sullivan, Logan Morris and Connor Long all had one. Cam Stattenfield recorded 19 saves in the shutout.

Jordan netted two goals, and Mayhew scored the other against Dwenger. Thomasson had two assists, and Blaine Humphrey, Jordan and Morris all notched one assist. Evan Kuzman posted 20 saves.

Mayhew scored two goals, and Thomasson had the other against Crown Point. Jordan recorded three assists, and Grady and Thomasson each added one. Stattenfield notched 22 saves.


Bowler rolls 269 game

Steve Phillips recorded the men’s high game (269) and series (697), and Stacey McCarty had the women’s high game (212) and series (535) in the Wednesday Night Mixed League.

Red Neck Rollers tallied the team high game (997) and series (2,806). Old Time Flea Market leads the team standings at 101-59.


Panthers split matches

Jennings County Middle School bounced back from a 56-54 loss to Seymour on Tuesday with a 73-45 victory against Greensburg on Thursday.

Aaron Sanders (101), Kenton Wilson (111), Jayden Cochran (131), Kade Law (141), Blake Watterson (146), Chris Kiste (156) and Gage Gasper (166) all won by pin against Seymour. Matthew Betz (96) and Aidan Wooley (243) won by forfeit.

Against Greensburg, Nate Doty (120), Cochran (135), Levi Petro (165), Aiden Wooley (195) and Clark Chandler (220) won by pin; and Carson Sorrells (90), Kamrin Stark (100), Dawson Decker (130), Law (140) and Watterson (145) all won by forfeit. Sanders (105) won by technical fall, Wilson (110) won by major decision and Gasper (155) won by decision.


Chargers top Irish

The Central seventh-grade boys posted a 46-32 victory against St. Bartholomew on Tuesday.

Brady Probst led the Chargers (10-3) with 12 points. Luke Harmon and Nico Alveraz each added 11.

Zane Moravec scored 20 points to lead the Irish (14-2). Peter Coriden added 10.

Jennings 8th boys win

Jacob Vogel poured in 25 points Tuesday to lead the Jennings County eighth-grade boys White team to a 45-25 win against Bedford.

The Panthers came back Thursday to edge Northside 38-35. Logan McIntosh led Jennings (15-6) with 18 points, while Carson McNulty added 14.

The Panthers eighth-grade boys Blue team lost to Madison 31-18. Zane Nienaber led Jennings (4-13) with 12 points.

The seventh-grade boys Blue team fell to Madison 47-22. Curtis Thompson led the Panthers (11-6) with eight points.

7th-grade girls take tourney

The Jennings County seventh-grade girls Blue team won the Clark Pleasant Tournament. The Panthers beat Clark Pleasant 34-21 behind 10 points apiece from Breanne Galyen and Mary Gasper and Mt. Vernon 21-11 behind seven points from Gasper.

Galyen scored four points in a 38-10 loss to Northside on Monday. Gasper had seven for Jennings (5-9) in Thursday’s 22-8 victory against South Decatur.

The Panther seventh-grade girls White team took third in the Clark Pleasant Tournament. Abby McDonald scored five points in a 49-13 loss to Clark Pleasant; and Taylor Mowery had 18, Megan Vogel 12 and Nettie Meeks 10 in a 52-30 win against Batchelor. Stella Millspaugh scored 12 points in Tuesday’s 39-14 win against Waldron, and Mowery and Vogel each had four for Jennings (3-11) in Thursday’s 37-11 loss to Oolitic.

The eighth-grade girls White team beat Oolitic 47-14 on Tuesday. Lily Ernstes led the Panthers (14-4) with 17 points, while Megan Schuler added 10.

The eighth-grade girls Blue team topped South Decatur 26-13 on Wednesday. Kylee Boardman and Zoey Ison each scored seven points for Jennings (6-9).