Northside track athlete honored after winning Junior Olympic shot put title

Tucker Smith has been selected as the USA Track and Field Indiana Athlete of the Year for 13-14-year-old boys.

The Northside Middle School eighth-grader won the USATF Junior Olympic title in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 3 inches in July in Lawrence, Kansas.

He won Junior Olympic regional titles in both the shot and discus.

Smith also was named USATF Indiana Athlete of the Year for the 11-12 boys division in 2016 after winning the shot at the 2015 Junior Olympic nationals.


Donner swimmers excel

Several Donner Swim Club athletes competed in last weekend’s Indian Creek Swim Club Beach Party Finale in Trafalgar.

Jude Abdallah finished second in the 12-and-unber boys 100 breaststroke and teamed with Isaac Proffitt, Brock Smith and Hudson Eicher to take second in the 200 medley relay. Proffitt placed fourth in the 50 backstroke and eighth in the 100 freestyle, and Smith was eighth in the 50 breaststroke.

Allison Kohlhouse finished second in the 12-and-under girls 100 butterfly, and Hannah Dean, Abby Proffitt, Grier Lane and Mridula Muthukumaran took second in the 200 freestyle relay.

Ainsley Sherlock placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 50 breaststroke, Cassidy Furnish was fifth in the 100 breaststroke, Connelly Furnish finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke and Abby Proffitt, Cassidy Furnish, Sherlock and Connelly Furnish took fifth in the 200 medley relay.

Josie Havenar finished eighth in the 13-and-over girls 100 backstroke.


Top seeds determined

Toyota Tsunamis clinched the top seed in the postseason tournament with a 4-0 win against CCA Kutters.

Matt Street netted three goals, and Tyler Houchin added one.

Flying Zambonis, which had a bye last week, will be the No. 2 seed.

Monsters of Rock wrapped up the No. 3 seed with a 5-0 shutout of Hansons. Ryne Brutus, Tyler Rash, Kyle Roshak, Greg Thomas and Rob Jones scored the goals.

Yoopers will be the No. 4 seed following a 3-0 win against Slappin’ Balls. Josh D’Anna had two goals, and Ryan Nelson added one.

Our Name Is Earl edged Wicked Sisters 3-2 behind two goals from Tom Kareus and one from Stephen Cox. Ellie Lutz scored both goals for Wicked Sisters.


Bowler rolls 268 game

Freddy Burton posted the men’s high game (268) and series (686) in the Wednesday Night Mixed League at Columbus Bowling Center.

Sondra Cool-Richardson had the women’s high game (192), and Carolyn Baldwin recorded the women’s high series (526).

C.B.C. No. 2 had the team high game (923), and C.B.C. No. 1 notched the team high series (2,667).

Old Time Flea Market leads the team standings at 122-78.


Panthers take third

Jennings County Middle School finished third as a team in last weekend’s Madison Bear Rumble. Kenton Wilson (100 pounds), Sam Burkman (115), Jaydon Cochrane (125) and Kade Law (135) all won their age divisions for the Panthers. Kamrin Stark (95), Teagan Trotter (130) and Peyton Hayden (175) finished second.

Jennings also competed in the South Dearborn Tournament. Blake Patterson (145) went 4-1, while Brady Reeves (110), Brock Gambrel (120) and Jaxson Swindell (140) all went 3-2.