INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North advanced to today’s boys swimming championship finals in six events with their performances in Friday night’s preliminaries at IUPUI’s Indiana University Natatorium.
Junior Cody Taylor had the third-fastest qualifying time in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 56.53-second clocking and was sixth-fastest in the 200 individual medley at 1:53.98. Junior Sam Loescher was fourth in the 100 freestyle (45.88) and eighth in the 50 freestyle (21.19).
Taylor, Loescher, sophomore Matthew Freudenthaler and senior Sam Parker had the third-fastest times in both the 200 freestyle relay (1:25.77) and 400 freestyle relay (3:07.92).
“It was a good night for us,” North coach Jim Sheridan said. “We’re moving in the right direction.”
Parker also finished 19th in both the 200 freestyle (1:45.06) and 500 freestyle (4:44.67). Jennings County senior Taylor Eder took 22nd in the 100 backstroke (53.93), and Panther sophomore Trever Wilson was 32nd in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.22).
Championship and consolation finals begin at 1 p.m. today at the Natatorium.
Cougars topple Shiners
SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran used a string of 24 consecutive points during the final three minutes of the third quarter and first six minutes of the fourth quarter to break open a close game Friday and roll to a 55-26 Senior Night victory against Rising Sun.
Craig Stuckwisch scored eight points during the Cougars’ string of 24 and led Trinity (8-13) with 24 points. He hit one 3-pointer in the first quarter, was 3 for 3 from long range in the second quarter and added another 3 in the fourth period for a total of five.
Twins Matthew and Mark Pinnow, the only seniors on the team, combined for eight points and eight rebounds.
Owls fall to Silver Creek
SEYMOUR — Seymour trailed by four points after the first quarter of its senior night game against Silver Creek. Then, the visiting Dragons used a 16-0 run to start the second quarter and went on to pull out the 53-47 win.
The Owls (2-18) trailed 31-10 at halftime. In the second half, though, Seymour found its rhythm. Schlatterer scored six points in the third quarter, but the Owls still trailed by double figures.
To start the fourth quarter, the Owls’ Landon Booth became a one-man show, scoring 20 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter.
The Owls’ other double-figurer scorer was Schlatterer with 13 points.
Icemen earn title berth
FISHERS — Austin Huffer scored with 2:03 remaining in the game to give the Columbus Icemen a 1-0 victory against Carmel Gold at The Forum at Fishers on Friday night.
Huffer scored off assists by Tanner Bennett and Drew Yeley on a power play.
The victory puts the Icemen in the Hoosier High School Association Year End Tournament championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday in Fishers.
The opponent has yet to be determined.
Icemen goalie Braden Phelps made 35 saves to register the shutout.