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Team Indiana, which included four Club Olympia swimmers from Columbus, won the annual Mid States All-Star Championships last weekend at the Indiana Uuniversity Natatorium in Indianapolis against the top 14-and-under swimmers. Team Indiana scored 3,859 points, outdistancing Team Ohio with 3,124 points, followed by Minnesota, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan.

The coaching staff for Team Indiana selects its participants from the fastest 14-and-under swimmers within the state in about 13 individual and relay events for each male and female age group: 13-14, 11-12, and 10-and-under. Club Olympia swimmers scored in every event in which they competed and combined to contribute 182.5 points to Team Indiana’s total. The four Club Olympia swimmers combined for nine personal-best times and won five medals overall for Team Indiana.

Tony Machavariani placed third in the 50 freestyle, fourth in the 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle, fifth in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 100 IM. Machavariani also swam on the 10-and-under 200 freestyle relay team that placed second and the 200 medley relay team that took third.

Joshua Pendleton finished second in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle, seventh in the 200 freestyle and 11th in the 100 butterfly. Connelly Furnish placed third in the 1650 freestyle, fourth in the 500 freestyle, seventh in the 200 freestyle, 13th in the 200 IM and 16th in the 100 breaststroke. Misha Machavariani was fifth in the 200 butterfly in his fourth and final Mid States All Star Championships.

Since its founding in mid 2016, Club Olympia has had at least two swimmers each year in the Mid States Championships (2021 was cancelled because of the pandemic). In each of those years, 2017 through 2020, Club Olympia swimmers were an integral part of Team Indiana’s first place finishes in these championships. Past Mid States swimmers who have also been on Club Olympia include Brady Beyer, Nalanie Cortez, Ashley Freel, Nick Green, Misha Machavariani, Olivia Morlok, Ayush Panda and Rachel Sabotin.

HOCKEY

Icemen split games

The Columbus Icemen lost to Westfield 2-1 and beat Carmel Blue and 4-1 last weekend. Evan Federle netted three goals and one assist, Alex Clark recorded one goal and four assists, Will Kushner had one goal and two assists and John Ferguson and John Merritt each added one assist. Jake McMullen and Ben Blanz each were in net one game.

Columbus Flames Bantam A lost to Louisville Ice Cardinals 4-2 and 5-3. Lance Kitterman scored two goals; Will Jamerson and Eduardo Aranda each had one goal and Leif Nelson, Cole Finney and Wyatt Warner all added one assist. Jackson Wheatley was in net both games.

Columbus Flames Bantam B tied South Sharks 3-3. Jonah Young netted one goal and two assists, Bryce McDonald had one goal and one assist, Tyler Hubler scored one goal, Sawyer Patterson had two assists and Ashton Nguyen added one assist. Lane Barringer was in net.

Columbus Flames Peewee A beat Lousiville Ice Cardinals4-1 and won 6-2, fell to Evansville Thunder 3-1 and beat the Thunder 3-2. Carter Davis and Henry Schloemer each netted four goals and two assists, Ryan McGhehey recorded three goals and five assists, Carter Kareus had 2 goals and 1 assist, Simon Barnes scored one goal, Kai Bergmann had two assists and Rowan Correll and Henry Jamerson each added one assist. Canyon Long and saved 84 of 91 shots in net.

Columbus Flames Peewee B beat Owensboro 7-3 and won 5-3. Ayden Richardson netted four goals and three assists, Bryson Moore recorded two goals and two assists, Preston Bell had two goals and one assist, Dana Thomas scored two goals, Lilli Donica had one goal and one assist, Cooper Ross scored one goal and Uriah Oliphant and Garret Uy each added one assist. Gabe Marsh was in net.

Columbus Flames Squirt B played Bloomington Blades and lost 1-4 and tied 3-3. Thomas Degner netted two goals, Carsen Sims and Avery Orgass each scored one goal, Colton Pepmeier had two assists and Ollie Jamerson added one assist. Knox Coen was in net.

BASKETBALL

Immanuel tops Panthers

The Jennings County seventh-and-eighth-grade Blue team fell to Immanuel Lutheran 47-26 on Thursday. Ty Zohrlaut led the Panthers with nine points, while Carter Hudson added seven.

On Monday, Jennings beat Edinburgh 47-20. Johnny Elkins led the Panthers with 12 points, while Omar Gonzalez added eight.