North shuts down Tigers
LAWRENCEBURG — Tied 13-13 after one quarter Saturday afternoon, Columbus North held Lawrenceburg to a combined five points over the next two quarters and went on to post a 41-29 victory.
Lauren Barker led the Bull Dogs (11-7) with 12 points. Kylah Lawson added nine.
Panthers rout Braves
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County jumped out to a 24-7 lead after one quarter and went on to post a 67-42 win against Brownstown Central.
Juliann Woodard and Alivia Elmore each scored 23 points to lead the Panthers (14-3).
East nets runner-up
BEDFORD — Columbus East saw its five-year reign as Hoosier Hills Conference champs come to an end when No. 6 Floyd Central outscored the No. 8 Olympians 278 to 269.5.
East’s Liam Krueger (113 pounds), Noah Lykins (120), Nate Anderson (132), Jaden Durnil (195), Tommy Morrill (220) and Ashton Hartwell (285) all won their respective weight classes. Kade Law dropped a 3-1 sudden victory decision to Floyd Central’s J Conway in a battle of the state’s top two ranked wrestlers at 160.
Reece Fisher (138), Jordan Sutton (170) and Tristan Statler (182) also finished second for the Olympians. Kenton Wilson (145) took third, and Bo Wagner (126), Eli Pollitt (152) each were fourth.
Jennings County finished fourth with 118 points. Teagan Trotter (170), Vincent Pittman (195), Gage Gasper (220) and Peyton Hayden (285) all finished third; and Evan Sochacki (138) and R.J. Barberis (145) each took fourth.
North takes second
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North finished second in a close four-way battle for the Conference Indiana title for its best showing since 2008. Terre Haute South won with 237 points to 228.5 for the Bull Dogs, 225 for Bloomington South and 205 for host Southport.
Justice Thornton (126) and Jared Slocum (182) won their weight classes for North. Jason Shuey (132), Bryce Abner (195) and Cody Thurnall (285) all took second.
Liam Curfman (106), Bryce Hawkins (113), Joseph Cloud (120), Evan Saevre (138) and Alexander Lozano (220) all placed third for the Bull Dogs. Liam Phillips (152) was fourth.
Eagles finish 11th
ELLETTSVILLE — Brown County had only two wrestlers and finished 11th with 12 points in the Western Indiana Conference Tourament. Owen Valley won with 259.
Chris Luckey led the Eagles with a fourth-place finish at 152.
East fourth in HHC
NORTH VERNON — Columbus East’s girls finished fourth in the Hoosier Hills Conference meet. Floyd Central won with 344.5 points, followed by Jeffersonville (198), Seymour (189) and the Olympians (170).
East’s Ellie Proffitt won the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 0.94-second) and 100 butterfly (1:01.11), and Josie Havenaar, Kerigan Greathouse, Karissa Miller and Proffitt took the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.06). Gabbie Meier finished third in the diving competition (349.70), Karissa Miller took third in the 100 freestyle (57.81), and the Olympians were third in the 200 medley relay (2:00.58).
Jennings County finished sixth with 146 points. Avery Witt won the 100 backstroke (1:02.84) and finished second in the 200 freestyle (2:02.24). Reagan Brown took second in the 100 backstroke (1:11.29), and the Panthers were second in the 200 medley relay (2:00.08) and third in the 400 freestyle relay (4:05.21).
Johnson’s 53 sets mark
GREENSBURG — Hunter Johnson broke the single-game school record with 53 points to lead South Decatur to a 79-67 Mid-Hoosier Conference win against Southwestern (Shelby).
Johnson went 10 of 17 from the field, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range, and 12 of 13 from the free-throw line for the Cougars (7-7, 2-1). Jacob Scurggs and Luke Burton each added nine points.
Crusaders take third
Columbus Christian bounced back from a 59-53 semifinal loss to Christian Academy of Madison by beating Pleasant View Christian 52-46 in the third-place game of the Southern Roads Conference Tournament.
Gabe Ridder led the Crusaders with 17 points against Christian Academy of Madison. Noah Edwards scored 11, Cody Kiefer had nine and Peyton Rehlander and Cam Pritchard each added eight.
Ridder led Columbus Christian (13-9) with 24 points against Pleasant View. Kiefer scored eight points, and Edwards added six points and 16 rebounds.