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Local sports roundup: East, North JV squads dominate opponents

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The Columbus East junior varsity foot- ball team put up a dominating performance against Bloomington North, winning 27-0.

The Olympians scored four rushing touchdowns, with Caleb Voelker scoring two. Colton Ziegler scored off a 35-yard run, and Wade Forman scored on a five-yard run. Voelker also connected on a pass to Brandon Brooks for a two-point conversion.

Bull Dogs shut out Quakers

Sam Argueta-Ventura rushed for three touchdowns for the Columbus North junior varsity football team to help the Bull Dogs beat Plainfield 34-0.

Tanner Payne threw two touchdown passes, one to Collin Hatchett for five yards, while Kyle Jarral caught the second for 44 yards. Lenny Cuatzo provided some spark defensively with two fumble recoveries and an interception in the fourth quarter. Wyatt Barkes was 4-for-5 in PATs.

North won the freshman game against Plainfield 28-16.

Chargers sweep Owls

The eighth-grade Central Middle School football team had a close battle with Seymour but was able to pull out the win 22-14.

Kenton Kamman had two passing touchdowns, one to Jonah Wichman for six yards and one to Matt Frost for

22 yards. Anthony Espinosa had a 41-yard touchdown run. Sam Thomasson had an interception and five tackles, while Abbott Garn had an interception, and Isaac VanCurren had four tackles.

The seventh-grade squad dominated Seymour from the start, blanking the Owls 34-0. Cole Gilley had two touchdown passes, one to Mitch Collier for 25 yards and another to Thorne Ross for 25 yards. Daveed Jolley had a 60-yard touchdown, while Lance Greiwe ran 50 yards for a score. Adam Chapman blasted over from the 1. Jackson Payne led the defense with three fumble recoveries.

Bears blast North Decatur

The Bartholomew County Bears provided a trio of dominating performances against North Decatur, with the first- and second-grade senior C team winning 31-0, with touchdowns from Logan Warren, who had two, and Joey Fry, Jayce Emmitt and Keaton Lawson.

The third- and fourth-grade senior B team won 18-6, with all three touchdowns coming from Bo Wagner.

The fifth- and sixth-grade senior Bears A team won 20-0, with Mark McDonald scoring two touchdowns and Malachi Parks scoring the third. Mark McDonald had an interception. Sam King and Clay Taylor each recorded a sack.

The first- and second-grade junior Bears C team defeated Indian Creek 24-0 with two touchdowns from Kyson Villereal. Brysen Earnest and Evan Saevre had one each. The third- and fourth-grade junior B team lost 12-0 to Indian Creek.


Bull Dogs fall to Falcons

While the Columbus North freshman volleyball team was able to keep things close with Perry Meridian, it was unable to prevail, falling 25-19, 25-24.

Marissa Morgan lead

the Bull Dogs with six aces in two sets.

Panthers win invitational

The Jennings County freshman volleyball team was able to put up an impressive performance at their Freshmen Invitational, defeating Batesville 25-14, 25-11 and beating Milan 25-12, 25-11, to take first place.

Maddy Hill led the Panthers with 16 aces, while Emma Shockley had five. Emily Tevault and Emma McPeek had 11 kills each.

Hill had 19 assists, and Shockley had 16. Sydney Holt had 10 digs.


Bull Dogs top Cougars

Kristen Orben was able to pull off a hat trick to help the Columbus North junior varsity girls soccer squad defeat Bloomington North 6-1.

Orben scored her first goal in the third minute with an assist from Anna Andrews, while connecting on her second unassisted in the 29th minute. Her final goal was in the second half, unassisted in the 58th minute.

Other Bull Dogs with goals were Kaitlyn Callandro with an unassisted goal in the 41st minute, Kennedy Ward with an unassisted goal in the 48th minute and Angela Ruiz with an assist by Orben in the

64th minute.


Central wins tri-meet

The Central Middle School boys cross-country team had five top-10 placers en route to winning a tri-meet with 33 points. Immanuel had 39, and St. Peter’s finished with 57.

Zach Gruwell finished third in 12:19, Graham Kelle placed fifth (12:53), Drew Helton was sixth (13:20), Colby Hertle

was ninth (13:49), and Matt

Combs was 10th (13:58). Luke Harpring finished 11th in 14:11, while Matt Novreske was 13th in 14:23.

Jennifer Kang took top honors for the Central girls cross-country team, finishing first in 14:07. The Chargers won with 20 points over Immanuel with 40.

Carissa Cassidy finished fourth (15:38), while Kamebry Wagner took sixth (15:52), Kaylyn Bates was seventh (15:55), Hannah Harris was ninth (16:01), Sydney Lee finished 10th (16:22), and Jessica Sherfick was 12th

in 16:59.

In other Central cross-country results, the girls team was second in the Franklin Four-Way, while the boys placed fourth.

For the girls, Jennifer Kang won the individual title by running 13:29. Maya Federle was fifth, Carissa Cassidy was 11th, and Jessica Sherfick was 15th. For the boys, Zane Gruwell was 10th and Graham Keele was 13th.

Northside girls win Flash Dash

The Northside girls cross-country team took top honors at the Franklin Township Flash Dash Invitational, winning with 37 points behind a first-place finish by Olivia Morlok (12:07).

Lindsay Stoughton finished third, while Ensley Hammond took fifth, Marissa Rivera finished 11th, Julia Martin was 17th, Sara Park was 20th, and Sydney Geckler was 27th.

The Spartan boys team finished in third place with

87 points, while Zionsville scored 39 to take first, and Fall Creek Valley finished second with 65 points.

Drew Smith finished first in 10:20. Sam Russell was 14th, Beck Kelley was 19th, Sam Horak was 24th, Gabe Rivera was 29th, Owen Rupp was 31st, and John Sluys was 33rd.

The Northside junior varsity girls team finished first with 35 points with a first-place finish from Emma Smith, while Lily Dozier was second, Sydney Hummel was third, Riley Stevens was 12th, Hannah George was 17th, Annie Tran was 18th and Julia Eaken was 30th.

The Northside junior varsity boys also took first place with 19 points, including a first-place finish from Cameron Ziegler, while John Wills was second, Rishi Poludasu was fourth, Jackson Kerber was seventh, Ben Malone was ninth, and Jarrett Embry was 12th.

Northside also took top honors in boys and girls action at the Greensburg Invitational, with the girls claiming the top prize with 32 points. Olivia Morlok finished first in 12:38, followed by Hammond in second, Marisa Rivera in third, Stoughton in eighth, Julia Martin in 18th, Emma Smith in 22nd and Sarah Park in 24th.

The boys scored 49 points to take first place, with Drew Smith finishing with top honors in 11:09, followed by Sam Russell in seventh, Sam Horak in 12th, John Sluys in 14th, Owen Rupp in 15th and Gabe Rivera in 24th.

The Northside junior varsity girls also placed

first with 43 points, with a second-place finish from Sydney Geckler. The boys finished first with 17 points, with a first-place finish from John Wills, followed by Jackson Kerber in second, Cameron Ziegler third, Jared Baker fourth and Rishi Poludasu seventh.

The Spartans took first through fourth place in girls action against Tri North, winning with 18 points while Tri North had 41. Olivia Morlok took first in 12:12, followed by Ensley Hammond second, Marissa Rivera third, Lyndsey Stoughton fourth, Geckler eighth, Martin ninth and Park 10th.

The Spartan boys won with 19 points, with Drew Smith taking first, while Sam Russel third, Beck Kelley fourth, Sluys fifth, Gabe Rivera eighth and Owen Rupp ninth.

The Northside girls crushed Bloomington Tri-North 18-41 and the boys cruised 19-42. Morlok won in 12:12, Hammond was second, Rivera

was third, and Stoughton

was fourth.

GIRLS Tennis

Northside victorious

The Northside girls tennis team put up solid wins from its No. 2 and No. 3 singles players en route to a 3-2 victory over Shelbyville.

Eva Chevalier defeated Rylie Stephens 8-5 in No. 2 singles, while Lily Johnson defeated Grace Coombs 8-1

in No. 3 singles. Shweta Srinvasan dropped an 8-4 match to Alexa Wilkinson in No. 1 singles.

In doubles action, Mariana Martinez and Dariana Chavez defeated Kelli Roberts and Hanna Schwyn 8-5 in No. 1 doubles, while in No. 2 doubles Paige Bishop and Kate Riordan fell to Abby Miller and Eliana Hamilton 8-1.

In Northside junior varsity action against Shelbyville, Amanda Deck and Ali Bergman won 6-3, while Jenna Jarnagin and Erica Song won 6-0. Cassidy May and Priya Subramanium fell 6-0, while Ashley Pritchard and Tia Ewing lost 5-6.

Northside was able to put up a solid performance in doubles action against Center Grove Central, winning 3-2.

Srinivasan and Chevalier won 8-3, while Lily Johnson and Erica Song won 8-5. Mariana Martinez was the lone singles winner, winning 8-5 over Erin Walterman. Amanda Deck lost 8-2 to Ellie Strube, and Jarnagin lost 8-5 to Tess Lawyer-Smith.

GIRLS golf

Bull Dogs edge Golden Bears

Madison Smith and Rachel Davis tied for medalist honors for the Columbus North junior varsity girls golf team, shooting 47 en route to defeating Shelbyville 196-202 at Harrison Lake Country Club.

Julia Luken shot 50 for the Bull Dogs, while Madissen Pearson carded a 52. Katelin Kovach and Maddy Neal shot 53, while Paige Grider had 62, and Molly Donnell scored a 63.


Skaters claim team title

The Lincoln Center Figure Skating Club claimed 10 first-place finishes, winning the team title at Carmel.

Hope Manley finished first in novice free skate and novice jumps, while Taylor Manley took first in juvenile free skate. Aysa Streeval won the juvenile short skate, while Michael Schmelz won the pre-juvenile test track free skate and pre-juvenile compulsory moves. Anna Krueger and Emily Martin won the no test compulsory moves, Kate Russel took first in basic free skate one, and Allison Sharp won basic free skate five.

Finishing second were Streeval in juvenile spins, Taylor Manley in intermediate-short, Chris Forrester in pre juvenile test track free skate and compulsory moves, Katie Forrester in limited beginner compulsory moves, Sara Peery in basic free skate one, Alexandria Kobylarczyk in basic free skate five and Cecilia Andrea in basic free skate four.

Finishing third were Taylor Manley in intermediate jumps, Streeval in pre-juvenile free skate and Alexandria Sermersheim in basic free skate seven. Placing fourth were Hope Manley in novice short, Savannah Downey in preliminary compulsory moves, Schmelz in preliminary test track free skate, Krueger in no test free skate and Jacara Hupp in basic free skate one.

Schmelz finished fifth in preliminary compulsory moves, while Downey took sixth in pre-preliminary test track free skate.

Mackenzie Hampton took first in basic free skate three for the Hamilton Center Park and Rec skaters, while Magie Zhang finished second in snowplow sam, and Jadalynn Hampton finished third in basic free skate two.

Roller Derby

Roller Vortex begins season

The Roller Vortex team began its season last week against Blood and Bruises, winning the match 55-16.

Leading in jammer points was Katniss Evermean with 20, followed by Semper Fiaso and Violent Emme with 11, Miss Brehave with 10 and Mouth-A-Holic with nine.

Katniss Evermean had five blocking points, while Miss Brehave had four, Mouth-A-Holic and Violent Emme had three, and Meta Phorocious had two.

Columbus Lacrosse Club

to host pickup sessions

The Columbus Lacrosse Club will host Fall Drop-In Lacrosse pickup sessions

from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Mondays in September for boys and girls in Grade 5 through high school.

Players should meet in the grassy area at Donner Park between the pool and Chestnut Street. There is no charge. Equipment will be provided.

Colleges plan local kickoff party for intramural sports

IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue College of Technology Columbus are sponsoring intramural volleyball, soccer and basketball and will host an intramural sports kickoff party from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Quad.

At the kickoff party, students can play volleyball and soccer, dribble basketballs, enjoy free food and music, and learn about and sign up for intramurals.

Registration open for fall Foundation For Youth  events

Registration is open for the following youth fall programs at Foundation For Youth: Girls on the Run, Trailblazers (boys running program), coed volleyball, rookie rugby and biddy basketball.

For more information, visit or call 812-372-7867.

Columbus orthopedics group offering Saturday clinics

Southern Indiana Orthopedics is offering a sports injury clinic for athletes from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays for athletes who have suffered an injury or require orthopedic treatment following a Friday evening practice or game.

Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 812-376-9353.

PAAL program schedules

Punt, Pass, Kick competition

The Columbus PAAL football program will host the NFL Punt Pass and Kick competition from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 at the PAAL football complex for boys and girls from ages 6 to 15 as of Dec. 31 from Columbus and surrounding communities.

Winners from each of 10 age groups will advance to a sectional competition at the Indianapolis Colts training facility. From there, winners will have a chance to advance to the team championship at Lucas Oil Stadium and subsequently to the national finals at an NFL playoff game in January.

Entry forms are available online at or at the competition. For competition information, call 812-372-7867.

Fall event will feature golf, ATV rides, motorcycle rides

The Harmon Group’s Joy

of Giving Fall Event will be Sept. 20 with a golf tournament and ATV and motor-

cycle rides.

The golf tournament will be at noon at St. Anne’s. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $500 per team.

The ATV ride will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning at Sand Creek Elementary. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $30 for a single rider or $50 for a couple.

The motorcycle ride will

be from noon to 4 p.m. beginning at Mann’s Harley-Davidson in Edinburgh. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $30 for a single rider or $50 for a couple.

The events conclude with a dinner at 5 p.m. at St. Anne’s. Cost for dinner only is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children 2 and younger.

To register and pay with Visa or MasterCard, call 812-346-2048 and talk to Lori or Lindy. Sponsorships also are available. For more information, call Harmon Construction, 812-346-2048.

Scholarship softball tourney set for September at park

The Cole Weddle

Scholarship Small Ball

Bash will be Sept. 20 and 21

at Lincoln Park.

The men’s tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 20, and the coed tourney will start at noon Sept. 21.

Cost is $150 per team. Three games are guaranteed.

To register or for more information, call Adam Fish, 812-552-6580; Kyle Wampler, 812-657-2356; or Tim Weddle, 812-344-2983.

North cheerleaders

to host clinic for kids

Lauren McNeely and her fellow Columbus North High School cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for kids in kindergarten through Grade 6.

Cost is $30. Registration forms can be picked up at any elementary school’s main office or by emailing McNeely, Walk-in registration will also be available the day of the clinic.

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