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East sweeps Seymour in track

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SEYMOUR — The Columbus East boys and girls track teams made it a clean sweep Tuesday night against host Seymour.

The Olympians rolled to a 101-31 win in the boys meet. The East girls prevailed 77-55.

James Robinson won the 110 hurdles (15.23 seconds) and 300 hurdles (41.00), and Sean Owens took the 100 (11.12) and 200 (23.01) to lead the boys.

Other winners for East were Matt Buffo in the pole vault, JT Voekler in the long jump (20 feet, 8½ inches), Brock Patterson in the shot put (46-11), Rhett Myers in the discus (140-2) and Jacob Hampton in the 400 (51.15).

The Olympians swept the three relays. Paul Baker, Ngando Ntone, Jason Kimmet and Hampton won the 4x800 (8:46); Robinson, Chase Banister, Owens and Voelker took the 4x100 (44.11); and Hampton, Steven O’Neal, TC O’Neal and Kimmett captured the 4x400 relay (3:42).

Seymour’s Jack Tormoehlen won the 1,600 (4:35) and 3,200 (10:05). Seth Ragon won the high jump (6-0), and Mitch McCoy captured the 800 (2:06.44).

Sarah Loesch won the shot (36-5½) and discus (103-5), and Andrea Hendrickson took the 100 (13.4) and 200 (27.8) to lead the East girls. Other winners for the Olympians were Emily Clancy in the pole vault (7-0), Becca Bryan in the 100 hurdles (17.00) and Katie Mack in the 400 (1:04).

Rachel Foley, Emma Mensendiek, Maddie Lyons and Kira Singer won the 4x800 relay (11:18); and Hendrickson, Brooke Banister, Vanessa Moir and Mack captured the 4x400 relay (4:35.6).

Zoey Johnson won the 1,600 (5:28) and 3,200 (11:43) to lead the Owls. Megan Kimbley took the high jump (5-2), Katy Nolting captured the 300 hurdles (51.6), Megan Winter won the 800 (2:41) and Audrey Clark, Hannah Kleber, Morgan Kleber and Nolting took the 4x100 relay (53.84).


Irish topple Olympians

While Columbus East kept things close midway through the contest with Class 4A No. 2 Indianapolis Cathedral, the Irish posted two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and that was enough to put away the Olympians 4-1.

“We played well defensively but couldn’t come up with hits when we needed them,” East coach Jon Gratz said. “(Cathedral) is a tough team, and we knew that coming in, so we knew we had to stick with them throughout the game.”

Cam Curry and Kyle Weiss had two hits apiece for the Olympians (2-1). Peyton Gray had five strikeouts.

Gratz said the Olympians have to make the best of their opportunities at the plate.

“We still have lots of room to improve,” Gratz said. “We need to hit better, stay

solid defensively and we

will be fine.”


Eagles soar against Cards

BLOOMFIELD — Brown County opened the season with a 4-1 win at Bloomfield.

Winning for the Eagles were No. 1 singles Sarah Kurdziel (5-7, 6-3, 6-2), No. 2 singles Ashley Pugh (6-3, 7-5), No. 1 doubles Whitney Williamson and Josie Gray (6-1, 6-2) and No. 2 doubles Corina Greiner and Kylene Warne (6-0, 6-0). Elizabeth Huls fell 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 at

No. 3 singles.


Cougars defeat Austin

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran opened its season in solid fashion, beating Austin 211-250.

Chad Stuckwisch led the Cougars with a 49. Jonathon Kieth shot a 53, while Cory Stuckwisch carded a 54, Skylar Stahl 55, Drew Royalty 61 and Kegan Prentice 77.

Rebels inch past Owls

HANOVER — While Dustin Ruddick tied for medalist for Seymour, it wasn’t enough as the Owls fell 171-173 to Southwestern (Hanover).

Ruddick finished with a 39, while Brady Marshall finished a stroke back at 40. Jordan Jones and Blake Furlow each carded 47, while Zach Tuillen shot 48 and Ethan Ashley a 49.

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