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Bull Dogs rally to top Owls on mat


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Dennis Dunn, For The Republic/ Columbus North's Jacob Lashley tries to escape from Seymour's Nick Blevins during the 138-pound weight class match Thursday at Seymour.
Dennis Dunn, For The Republic/ Columbus North's Jacob Lashley tries to escape from Seymour's Nick Blevins during the 138-pound weight class match Thursday at Seymour.

Dennis Dunn, For The Republic/ Columbus North's Chase Chapman, top, gets Seymour's Marcus Baurle to the mat during the 152-pound weight class match Thursday at Seymour.
Dennis Dunn, For The Republic/ Columbus North's Chase Chapman, top, gets Seymour's Marcus Baurle to the mat during the 152-pound weight class match Thursday at Seymour.


Staff Reports

SEYMOUR — The Columbus North wrestling team visited Seymour on Thursday night to face the Owls on their Senior Night, and the Bull Dogs ruined their festivities with a 48-25 win.

Bull Dogs coach Nick Skinner had to shuffle his lineup around since he was missing a few wrestlers. But he was pleased with his team’s performance.

“I thought the boys wrestled all right tonight,” Skinner said. “We were missing a lot of starters, and I think we had four or five out. We will come back strong before the end of the season.”

The Owls didn’t make it easy on the Bull Dogs. Seymour won four of the first five matches on the night, and Columbus North’s win was by Cody Speaker at 120 against Drake Spencer.

The Owls then won matches at 126, 132, 138 and 145. Levi Hill got the streak going with a pin over Daniel Petro; Garrett Johnson had an 8-2 decision over Brett Bosserman; Nick Blevins pinned Jacob Lashley, and Matthew Ruddick pinned Alex Davidson to give Seymour the lead.

The Bull Dogs then rallied back with six-straight wins to secure the victory.

“I thought at 126, Dan Petro was wrestling outside of himself for a while, but Levi caught him and the rest was over,” Skinner said. “I was excited for that match for the first minute and a half.

“They did what I thought they would do. I told them coming in that if they get them on their backs, don’t give them a chance to come back. I thought at 152 and 160, we kept giving them opportunities to come back.”

Seymour’s Adam Wolka picked up a 17-6 major decision against Columbus North’s Kenny King at 285 to end the Bull Dogs’ run.

SWIMMING

North victorious

BLOOMINGTON — The Columbus North girls swimmers put on a strong performance at Bloomington North, bringing home a 128-57 win.

Marah Bieger won the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 59.32 seconds) and 500 freestyle (5:23.83), and Maddie Wyke took the 200 IM (2:17.02) and 100 butterfly (1:00.2). Karen Wildemann won the 50 free at 26.20, Rachael Sollman took the 100 (55.99), Emma Wyke captured the 100 back (1:00.97) and Tierney McAlister took first in diving (143.95).

The North boys fell to Bloomington North 111-74. Sam Loescher won the 200 free (1:48.75) and 100 breast (1:04.09). Cody Taylor took the 50 free (22.46), Sam Parker captured the 100 free (50.33), and Matthew Freudenthaler won the 500 free (4:58.79).

Owls sweep Madison

SEYMOUR — The Seymour boys and girls won 23 of 24 events against Madison. The girls won 145-38, and the boys prevailed 126-57.

Allison Hayes led 1-2-3 finishes for the Seymour girls in the 50 and 100 freestyle races; Mallory Stuckwisch led 1-2 showings in the 200 and 500 freestyles; and Alex Hawkins led 1-2-3 performances in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley.

The other winners were Alexis Anders in the 100 breaststroke; Maggie Tidd in the 100 butterfly; and Kennedi Brown in diving. Seymour’s girls claimed the top-three placings in the 400 free relay and also won the other two relays.

For the boys, Sam Montgomery won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke; Ethan Blacklidge took the 100 butterfly and 200 IM, and Jordan Hartman won the 200 and 500 freestyles. Other winners were Noah Bullard (100 breaststroke) and Chris Robinson (diving).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Trinity falls to 6-7

SEYMOUR — Mariah Nolan’s three-point play with 7:14 remaining left Trinity Lutheran trailing West Washington by two, but the Senators outscored the Cougars 18-8 during the final seven minutes to leave with a 54-42 win.

The Cougars (6-7) shot 15 of 56 from the field. Ally Posey led Trinity with 19 points and nine rebounds.

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