Runners selected Academic All-State

Eight area girls and three area boys have been selected to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Academic All-State team.

Columbus North seniors Alyssa Green, Abby Jacobi and Katherine Rumsey are on the girls team along with Columbus East seniors Laurel Knight and Jordan Spurgeon, Hauser junior Amanda Steward and senior Callie Swegman and South Decatur junior Elizabeth Flessner.

Columbus North junior Sam Hobbeheydar and senior Will Littrell and Brown County junior Chase Austin are on the boys Academic All-State team.

Bull Dogs, Panther

make All-District 8

All seven regulars on the state semifinalist Columbus North boys tennis team have been named the All-District 8 squad, and Kendal Hammel has been named the District 8 Coach of the Year.

North senior Nathan Lin, freshman Hank Lin and sophomore Anvay Atram made it in singles. Senior Matthew Liu and sophomore Amrit Kar made it in doubles, along with senior Eric Stavnheim and freshman Parth Shah.

Jennings County junior Owen Law was named to the All-District team in singles.

North, East players

named All-District

Three players from the sectional champion Columbus North girls soccer team and one from the sectional champion Columbus East boys soccer team have been named all All-District by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association.

North senior Jenna Lang made the team for the fourth consecutive year, while senior Nitya Chenanda is on it for the third straight year and junior Mallory Gilley made it for the second year in a row. East junior Norah Dwenger also made the first team, while North senior Emily Ellis and East senior Gabi Schuetz are second-team selections.

East senior Chris Quisenberry in on the boys first team for the third year in a row, while North junior Anthony Johnson made it for the first time. East senior Korbin Hatcher and North sophomore Aidan Whitley made the second team.

Golf scramble to benefit

Streeval Academic Fund

Columbus East senior Noah Lykins is holding a Par 3 golf scramble as his senior project to benefit the Lily Streeval Academic Fund. Streeval was killed by a hit-and-run driver as she was attempting to board a school bus on Aug. 30.

The scramble will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Par 3 Golf Course. Cost is $25 per player, and freewill donations also will be accepted.

Players can show up at noon Saturday to register or can preregister by calling Lykins at 812-447-9011 or Arnholt at 812-350-5582.

Olympians to host Rapsodo hitting league

Columbus East baseball will host its first East Baseball Rapsodo Hitting League from Tuesday through Dec. 1 for fifth-through-eighth-graders.

Participants will take part in competitions such as Home Run Derby, Exit Velocity Challenges, and Hard-Hit Ball Percentage, and leaderboards will be posted to social media each week. Every participant will receive instruction and drills from the East coaching staff and will have access to their own Rapsodo Hitting Report with metrics and overlayed video.

Dates are Oct. 26; Nov. 1, 9 and 15 and Dec. 1. Fifth-and-sixth-graders will hit from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (times may change based on numbers), and seventh-and-eighth-graders will hit from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $25, paid by check or cash, If interested, email East coach Jon Gratz at [email protected]

North senior hosting 3-on-3 soccer event

Columbus North’s K.J. Ely is hosting a 3-on-3 soccer tournament at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex to raise money for Beloved Bags for her senior project.

The tournament is for high school players only. Teams can have three to five players, and the cost is $10 per player.

To register, or for more information, call Ely at 812-657-1495.

South Decatur to hold Kickoff Bash

South Decatur’s boys and girls basketball teams are holding a Kickoff Bash at 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the school.

Admission is one food item. Concessions will be available.

Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at [email protected] of 812-379-5628.