Local sports briefs – November 24

Jennings routs Batesville in season opener

NORTH VERNON — The Jennings County wrestlers opened the season Tuesday night by rolling to a 72-6 win against Batesville.

Xavier Barberis (126), Dalton Craig (132), Rusty Vaughn (138), Brooks Wathen (145), Jacoby Trotter (152), Zane Beineke (160), Alex Skelton (170) and James Jump (195) all won by pin. Dathan Malone (113) and Victor Antunez (120), Sam Woolf (182) and Brady Shepherd (285) all won by forfeit.

Panthers drop conference contest to Red Devils

NORTH VERNON — Jeffersonville outscored Jennings County by 17 points over the middle two quarters Tuesday night to pull away for a 66-52 Hoosier Hills Conference win at Jennings County.

Sidney Gerkin led the Panthers (2-3, 0-1) with 19 points. Brooklyn Gaines added 18 in the girls basketball game.

Columbus athlete to play in All-American Games

Zachary Wager of Columbus will participate in the Junior All-American Games Friday through Sunday at the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training complex.

The Junior All-American games will feature top baseball players of various ages from more than 20 states. The event will feature an opening ceremony, game competition, instruction, a skills showcase, player evaluations and a home run derby.

Wager plays travel baseball for the Indiana Blazers.