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Olympian wrestlers take 2nd in invitational

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The Columbus East wrestling team finished second in its own invitational Saturday. The Olympians finished with 223 1/2 points, six points behind Connersville.

East was led by four individual tournament winners. Jimmy Fisher won the 170-pound tourney.

“Jimmy had a tremendous week of practice,” East coach Chris Cooper said. “He just dominated today.”

The surprise of the day for the Olympians came from sophomore Brock Griewe who won the 220-pound class. Griewe entered the day 5-7, but seemed to find his rhythm once the tourney started.

“Brock has been working very hard,” Cooper said. “He really seems to be getting things figured out.”

Also winning their tournaments were Kyle Stillinger (152) and Dalton Noblitt (132). Will Connor (106), Mitch Gilbert (126) and Clayton Ferguson (182) finished second.

“We came up a little short as a team but had outstanding performances individually,” Cooper said. “This shows what we’re capable of when guys step in. We were missing a senior team leader who was sick today, and had a freshmen step in to fill his spot. We still performed strong as a team.”

Brown County finished seventh with 110 points. Jacob Mickley (106), Cody Leeper (132), Philip Palmer (138) and Aaron Lanfair (152) all placed third.

Panthers finish second at Jeff

JEFFERSONVILLE — Jennings County finished second out of 15 teams in the Jeffersonville Holiday Classic. Fourth-ranked Bloomington South won with 289 points to 217 1/2 for the Panthers.

Gary Engelking (120), Marshall Holwager (126) and Conner Montgomery (138) all finished second in their weight classes. Ethan Herrin (132) and Colton Castetter (220) each took third.


North sweeps Christmas Classic

INDIANAPOLIS — The Columbus North boys and girls swept the Christmas Classic at IUPUI. The fourth-ranked boys scored 131 points to 109 for No. 15 Bloomington South, while the Bull Frog girls scored 152 to 118 for Bloomington South.

Maddie Wyke won the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.17) and 100 butterfly (59.82), Marah Bieger took the 200 individual medley (2:14.45) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.19) and Rachael Sollman captured the 50 freestyle (25.54) and 100 freestyle (55.11) to lead the girls. Emma Wyke won the 100 backstroke (59.95), and North won the 200 medley (1:53.78) and 400 freestyle (3:44.81) relays.

Boys winners were Sam Parker in the 200 freestyle (1:50.03), Cody Taylor in the 200 IM (2:06.10), Matthew Freudenthaler in the 100 butterfly (56.03) and Sam Loescher in the 100 freestyle (48.01). The Bull Frogs also won the 200 medley (1:41.35) and 200 freestyle (1:29.41) relays.

“Best meet we’ve had in the last 10 years,” North coach Jim Sheridan said. “Always a tough meet for us as we have begun the final push to the championship phase beginning the second week of January. We are hammering out the work at a very rapid and increased pace.”

East boys top New Albany

NEW ALBANY — The East boys swam to a 118-58 victory at New Albany, while the Olympian girls fell 112-73.

Zack Herron led the boys with wins in the 200 freestyle (2:04.11) and 100 freestyle (58.62). Other East winners were Cordell Glass in diving (105.30), Matt Schutte in the 100 butterfly (1:02.47), Seth Frownfelter in the 500 freestyle (6:34.34), Michael Hanjnasch in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.87) and the 200 freestyle (1:40.43) and 400 freestyle (3:45.89) relay teams.

Olivia Gilmore had the girls’ lone win, taking the 500 freestyle in 6:34.25.


Crusaders fall to Cristo Rey

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian trailed by only six points going into the fourth quarter, but Providence Cristo Rey pulled away for a 75-54 win.

The Crusaders (10-3) put all five starters in double figures. Dalane Shaull, Chris Noblitt, Austin Straub and Josh Miracle all scored 11 points, while Nick Bridgewater added 10.

Eagles fall in two OTs

WEST TERRE HAUTE — West Vigo missed shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime, but the Vikings pulled out a 55-52 double-overtime Western Indiana Conference win against Brown County.

Tony Goral led the Eagles (1-6, 0-3) with 19 points. Luke Huls and Dillon Boknecht each added nine.


Panthers rout Franklin County

BROOKVILLE — Jennings County pulled away from a nine-point halftime lead by holding Franklin County scoreless in the third quarter of a 52-27 win.

Sydney Kirchner led the Panthers (5-5) with 13 points. Baylee Krueger scored 12, and Halea Petro added 11.

Eagles down West Vigo

WEST TERRE HAUTE — Brown County broke open a close game at halftime by outscoring West Vigo 10-2 in the third quarter on its way to a 47-40 Western Indiana Conference win.

Sasha Robinson led the Eagles (6-4, 2-2) with 17 points. Tanner Chapman scored 14, and Whitney Williamson added 12.

Cristo Rey edges Crusaders

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian fought back from a 13-point third-quarter deficit to within two and had a shot to tie at the end, but it didn’t fall, and Providence Cristo Rey held on for a 44-42 win.

Tori Robinson led the Crusaders (3-5) with 12 points. Rachel Warren added nine.

Cougars tops Oldenburg

SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran ran out to an 11-point halftime lead and went on

to down Oldenburg Academy 55-38.

Brianna Sons led the Cougars (5-6) with 19 points. Ally Posey added 15.

Seymour outruns Whiteland

SEYMOUR — Whitleland shot 71.4 percent (15 of 21) from the field in the first half and went on to down Seymour 65-45.

Taylor Gossett led the Owls (4-6) with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Paxton DeHaven added nine points.

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