Icemen, Flames play in Fuel The Flame Tournament

The Columbus Icemen and five Columbus Flames teams played in their Fuel The Flame tournament last weekend at Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena.

The Icemen beat Louisville Metro 8-3. John Ferguson netted two goals and two assists, Caleb McGhehey scored two goals, Alex Clark and Evan Federle each recorded one goal and two assists, Nathan Balasia and Jayden Pagan each had one goal and Dane Weinzapfel and Kalijah Kenney each added one assist. Ben Blanz was in net.

Bantam B beat West Virginia 7-4 and 2-1. Sawyer Patterson netted three goals and four assists; Bryce McDonald recorded two goals and two assists; Noah Dornfield had one goal and one assist; Ayden Richardson, Jonah Young and Blake Avery all scored one goal; Griffin Mudd notched two assists and Phillip Mattern, Tyson Tyner and Zane Lynch all added one assist. Sydney Morrow and Lane Barringer each were in net one game.

Squirt A beat the Louisville Ice Cardinals 10-0 and 5-1. Maddox Coy netted four goals and two assists, Thomas King recorded three goals and three assists, Carter Harris notched three goals and one assist, Bentley Hampton scored three goals, Logan Barringer had one goal and two assists, Dalton Larsh scored one goal, Keaton Grube had two assists and Eli Dykstra and Max Perez each added one assist. Caydon Long was in net.

Squirt B tied Indy Fuel House All Stars 2-2 and lost 8-0. Thomas Degner netted one goal and one assist, Clare Neff scored one goal and Carter Zortman added one assist, Knox Coen was in net both games.

Peewee A lost to the Junior Fuel Goal and 7-2 and 11-0. Tsukasa Udo and Simon Barnes each scored one goal; and Carter Davis, Brooks Larsh, Grace Wallace and Ryan McGhehey all had one assist. Gabe Marsh and Canyon Long were in net.

Peewee B fell to the Bloomington Blades 9-3 and 4-0. Ayden Richardson scored three goals, Bryson Moore had 2 assists and Jack Treesh added one assist. Gabe Marsh was in net.

Bantam A played in Michigan where they beat the Chicago Stallions 3-0 and 2-0 and fell to the Sylvania North Stars 07 AA 2-0 and Compuware 3-1. Hayden Johnson and Westin Davis each netted one goal and one assist; Lance Kitterman, Kaitlyn Netser, Cole Finney and Wyatt Warner all scored one goal. Carson King had two assists, and Leif Nelson added one assist, Jackson Wheatley was in net.


Club Olympia takes ninth

Club Olympia Swim Team, with 29 athletes, was able to secure a ninth-place finish out of nearly 20 teams comprised of about 1,000 swimmers at Carmel Swim Club’s Fall Frenzy at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Age group competitors Tony Machavariani (8), Shreyan Kulkarni (9), and Josh Pendleton (11) finished first in all 13 age group events in which they competed to lead the team in scoring. Connelly Furnish (12), took the top spot in two events.

Club Olympia’s distance swimmers made a strong showing in the Open Mile (1,650-yard) event. In the Women’s mile, Ashley Freel finished fifth, Hope Westphal sixth, Maggie Johnson seventh and Connelly Furnish 10th. In the Men’s mile, Misha Machavariani placed 12th, Josh Pendleton 21st, Ty Mayer 24th, Cole Ehara 25th, Todd Hundley 27th, Cavan Stilson 33rd and Ethan Hall 35th.

Tony Machavariani took top honors in the 8U 25 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 25 butterfly, 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke and 50 breaststroke. Shreyan Kulkarni, on a limited schedule, won the 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley for 9-year-olds. Josh Pendleton, also competing only two days, was first for 11-year-olds in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle and 200 IM.

Connelly Furnish won the 12-year-old 100 breaststroke and 200 IM and had top-five finishes in the 50 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle. Vivan Shah took second in the 8U 25 backstroke and 50 backstroke, fourth in the 25 freestyle, 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly and seventh in the 25 butterfly.

Aashka Shah had top-10 finishes in the 10-year-old 50 butterfly, 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke. Xavier Zhang, swimming on only one day, took fourth in the 9-year-old 50 backstroke, fifth in the 100 freestyle and sixth in the 100 breaststroke. Lily Pendleton was fifth in the 9-year-old 200 freestyle, 10th in the 50 breaststroke and 12th in the 100 backstroke.

Misha Machavariani, competing in the 13-14 division had top 10 finishes in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 400 IM, with a top finish of third in the 200 breaststroke. Ashley Freel added a sixth in the 100 backstroke, ninth in the 200 butterfly and had three other top 20 finishes in the women’s open division.

Other Club Olympia Swimmers with top 20 finishes included Advika Badve, who took 15th in the 12-year-old 100 breaststroke, 16th in the 50 Breaststroke and 18th in the 50 backstroke; Todd Hundley, who was 17th in the 13-14 200 backstroke and 20th in the 100 backstroke; Maggie Johnson, who finished 15th in the Women’s Open 200 butterfly; Sanaa Kulkarni, who took 12th in the 12-year-old 500 freestyle, 16th in the 100 breaststroke and 19th in the 200 IM; Lovely Panda, who was 20th in the 12-year-old 500 freestyle; and Hope Westphal, who finished 19th in the Women’s Open 200 butterfly and 200 freestyle and 20th in the 400 IM.

Also competing for Club Olympia throughout the weekend were Pratt Badve, Zoie Chandelkar, Nandini Kondhare, Annie Murer, Judah Nickoll, Brooklyn Pendleton, Rylan Perkins, Saanvi Vibhuti and Dathan Wolf.


Panther 8th-grade wins

The Jennings County eighth-grade White boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 61-17 win against East Central. Parker Elmore and Luke Alexander each scored 16 points, and Cash Millspaugh added 15.

The Panthers seventh-grade boys White team fell to East Central 46-29. Aaron Lewis led Jennings (0-2) with 16 points.

Jennings’ seventh-grade boys Blue team lost to St. Peter’s Lutheran 35-25. Jacob Furgason led the Panthers (0-2) with eight points.