Prep sports notebook: East, North ready for conference events

The Columbus East and Columbus North wrestlers and the East girls swimmers will dive into conference competition on Saturday, with the regular seasons in those sports coming down to the final couple weeks.

The East and Jennings County wrestlers will compete in the Hooiser Hills Conference Tournament at Bedford North Lawrence. The sixth-ranked Olympians have won five consecutive HHC titles, and Liam Krueger, Noah Lykins, Reece Fisher, Kade Law, Jaden Durnil and Tommy Morrill are returning conference individual champions from last season.

The North wrestlers will battle in the Conference Indiana Tournament at Southport. The Bull Dogs did not get to compete in last year’s conference event because they were in quarantine.

The East and Jennings girls will swim in the HHC meet at Jennings County. Last year, the Olympians were missing key swimmers because of quarantine and finished fourth. Ellie Proffitt is the defending champion in the 100-yard butterfly.

East will host the HHC boys swimming meet on Jan. 29.

North-Lawrenceburg proceeds go to IWIN

At Columbus North’s girls basketball game at Lawrenceburg on Saturday, all of the proceeds will go to the IWIN (Indiana Win In Need) Foundation, which supports Indiana individuals receiving treatment for breast cancer.

Raffle items will include autographed pink North and Lawrenceburg basketballs; an autographed basketball from Indiana University men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson; autographed pictures of Woodson, IU women’s basketball coach Teri Moren and IU football coach Tom Allen; a gift card to The Final Cut and Barstool restaurants inside Hollywood Casino; framed team pictures of North and Lawrenceburg; and game pants, gloves, socks and other items from the Cincinnati Bengals. Fans also can directly donate at

The JV game is scheduled for noon, followed by the varsity at around 1:30 p.m. Cancer survivors and those battling cancer will be honored between the JV and Varsity games and will be recognized on their honor wall. Those who wish be recognized or know someone who should be recognized should contact Lawrenceburg assistant coach Jason Redar at [email protected]

East-New Albany girls is varsity only

Columbus East’s girls basketball game against New Albany on Saturday will be varsity-only with a 12:30 p.m. tipoff.

East’s boys basketball game against Shelbyville that was postponed earlier this week has been rescheduled for Feb. 15. Also, the Columbus North at East gymnastics meet that originally was scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for Feb. 21.

Edinburgh girls games postponed

Edinburgh’s next three girls basketball games have been postponed or canceled while the Lancers are in quarantine.

Tonight’s game against Perry Meridian has been canceled. Mid-Hoosier Conference games against Southwestern (Shelby) and Waldron also have been canceled.

The Lancers will return to the court for its regularly-scheduled game against North Decatur on Jan. 27. Edinburgh will play at Morristown Jan. 28 before the Lancers-Yellow Jackets boys game, then will travel to South Decatur for a noon tipoff on Jan. 29.

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