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North swimmers move on to finals

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INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North sophomore Maddie Wyke earned the right to swim for a state championship in the 100-yard fly Friday during the preliminaries of the Girls Swimming and Diving State Championships.

Wyke had the seventh-fastest qualifying time in the event with a school-record 56.23-second clocking in Friday’s preliminaries. Senior Emma Wyke, sophomores Maddie Wyke and Marah Bieger and senior Rachael Sollman also qualified for the championship final with an eighth-place finish in the 200 medley relay after a 1:47.59.

Bieger earned a spot in the consolation finals with the 12th-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.62) and 13th in the 200 individual medley (2:06.98). Emma Wyke was 12th in the 100 backstroke (57.79).

Sollman, freshman Mackenzie Fry and sophomores Karen Wildemann and Bieger were 12th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:34.38). Sollman, Wildemann, Maddie Wyke and senior Mackenzie Coles are 16th in the 200 freestyle relay (1:39.86).

Sollman was an alternate for the consolation heat of the 100 freestyle after taking 17th in 53.07. Fry finished 21st in the 200 freestyle (1:56.25), and Wildemann was 28th in the 50 freestyle (25.29).

Swimming finals and consolations begin at 1 p.m. today.


Trinity advances to final

FRENCH LICK — Earlier this year, when Medora and Trinity Lutheran renewed their county rivalry in girls basketball, Trinity was without two starters but claimed a one-point win.

On Friday night, the teams met in the second semifinal game of the Class A Sectional 61, and Trinity won 58-42 to advance to tonight’s championship against West Washington, a 42-41 winner against Orleans in the other semifinal.

Ally Posey scored 14 points to lead the Cougars (14-8).

Stars cruise past Owls

NEW ALBANY — One of the things that makes the Bedford North Lawrence girls basketball team so tough, Seymour coach Jason Longmeier said, is its balance.

“They can hurt you from so many spots,” Longmeier said after the second-ranked Stars defeated the Owls 61-37 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Class 4A Sectional 15 at New Albany.

Dominique McBryde topped the Stars with 21 points.

The Owls finished 9-13.

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