East JV football team earns win

Staff Reports

Kenton Kamman threw two touchdown passes, and Brayden Smith ran for two scores to lead the Columbus East junior varsity football team to a season-opening 28-0 win against Bloomington North.

Kamman threw touchdown passes of 70 yards to Thomas Jenkins and 8 yards to Trevor Foster and a 2-point conversion pass to Cody Horner. Smith scored on runs of 30 and 28 yards and also ran for a 2-point conversion.

Jeremy Clark intercepted a pass, and Hunter Dickmeyer recovered a fumble to lead the defense.

North JV, freshmen win

Trenton Kelley threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Columbus North JV to a season-opening 35-20 win against Franklin.

DeAndre Scruggs caught two of the scoring passes, and Tristan Bailey had the other. Sylas Kuhfahl ran for the fifth touchdown.

Kelley threw a 2-point conversion pass to Langston Lunsford and ran for another conversion. Drew Wilson kicked an extra point.

The Bull Dogs scored 29 points in the first quarter on their way to a 51-12 win in the freshman game. Daveed Jolley ran for touchdowns of 5, 65 and 58 yards.

Adam Chapman, Landon Robbins and Giovani Alejandro also ran for scores, and Zerek Greathouse returned an interception 64 yards for a touchdown. Hunter Huser threw to Jackson Payne for a 2-point conversion, and Spencer Rivera kicked six extra points.

Robbins and Montez Mitchell forced fumbles. Mitchell Collier had a sack, and Darius Bennett and Greathouse had pass break-ups.

Bengals, Colts go 2-0

The Bengals beat the Colts 16-0 to improve to 2-0 in the Senior Division of the PAAL Youth Football League. The Saints blanked the Falcons 7-0 in the other game.

In the Junior Division, the Colts improved to 2-0 with a 18-6 win against the Raiders. The Vikings beat the Broncos 6-0.


Spartans win opener

The Northside Middle School boys opened their season with a 5-0 win against Shelbyville.

Nathan Lin, Matt Liu and Johan Selvaggi won singles matches. The team of Carlos Fernandez and Sam King and the team of Tirth Desai and Luke Enneking claimed doubles victories.

The Spartans lost the JV match 3-2. Daniel Chen won a singles match, and Mehul Dhillon and Aidan McAlister took a doubles match.

Northside’s match against Center Grove on Wednesday was suspended because of storms with the score tied 2-2. Lin won a singles match, and Fernandez and King captured a doubles match.


Panthers win invitational

The Jennings County Middle School boys won the Jac-Cen-Del Invitational on Wednesday. The Panthers scored 40 points to 74 for runner-up Southwestern.

Lane Elsner led Jennings with a third-place finish in 11 minutes, 47 seconds for 3,000 meters (1.9 miles). Joey Moran took seventh in 12:35, while Gavin Hendrix was ninth (12:46), Louden Feltner 12th (13:05) and Eli Wahlman 14th (13:23).

The Panther girls finished fourth with 102 points. Jac-Cen-Del won with 37.

Elizabeth Wahlman finished 10th in 14:19 to lead Jennings. Katie Gasper took 15th in 14:22, while Kristen Klosterman was 17th (14:49), Ellie Law 26th (15:31) and Alyssa Kent 39th (17:05).

The girls opened the season with a seventh-place finish with 202 points in the Greensburg Invitational. Greensburg won with 49. Gasper finished 31st in 14:13.2, while Elizabeth Wahlman was 34th (14:19.6), Klosterman 36th (14:49.3), Law 43rd (14:51.1) and Kent 58th (16:41.3).

Elsner led the Panther boys with an 11th-place finish in 11:57. Moran took 39th in 13:03, while Hendrix was 42nd (13:08), Feltner 43rd (13:13) and Eli Wahlman 54th (13:58).


Jennings edges Shawe

Fisher Richard scored two goals to lead the Jennings Middle School boys White team to a 3-1 win against Madison Shawe.

Logan McIntosh had the other goal for the Panthers (2-1). Carson McNulty recorded three saves.

The Jennings Coed Blue team lost at Scottsburg 1-0 and at Greensburg 7-1. Gavin Proctor scored a goal in the final minute against Greensburg.


Panthers sweep Knights

The Jennings County eighth-grade White team beat South Dearborn 25-8, 25-9 on Tuesday. Shelby Wilson served 14 points.

The Panthers were coming off a 2-1 finish in the Silver Creek Round-Robin. Jennings beat Seymour 20-25, 25-15, 15-5 and Lanesville 25-12, 25-11 and fell to Silver Creek 18-25, 25-15, 15-6. Carmen Kopitzke served a combined 46 points in the three matches, while Wilson added 42 points.

The Jennings County eighth-grade Blue team lost to Hauser 25-11, 25-7. Samantha Sproles, Aubrey Stellato and Kaitlyn Abner all served an ace.

The Panthers’s seventh-grade White team lost to Brownstown Central 25-12, 25-7 on Thursday. Lily Ernstes served two aces.

On Tuesday, the seventh-grade White beat South Dearborn 25-14, 25-17. Kylee Boardman and Ernstes each served three aces.

The seventh-grade White was coming off a 1-2 finish in the Silver Creek Tournament. Jennings fell to Seymour 25-19, 25-15; beat Lanesville 25-5, 25-4 and lost to Silver Creek 23-25, 25-11, 15-12. Boardman had 26 points, including 17 aces; and Ernstes served 19 points, including 12 aces.


Cougars net high series

Steve Phillips rolled the high scratch game (235) and high scratch series (644) in the first week of the Senior Men’s League on Thursday.

Cougars had the high team handicap series at 2,888, followed by Pumas (2,836) and Falcons (2,788). The three teams lead the standings at 8-0.

In the Sunday Night Mixed League, Michael Cook recorded the men’s high game (279) and series (792), and Courtney Barker had the women’s high game (279) and series (720). Here We Go Again and The Yard Barbours led the team standings at 8-0.