Club Olympia takes third in Jingle Bells Classic

With nearly 25 of its club swimmers currently competing for their area high school swim teams, Club Olympia entered the 2022 Jingle Bell Classic Swim Meet at Center Grove High School with 35 age group swimmers. These 14-and-under athletes performed well enough throughout the three day event to capture third place overall against 15, mostly much larger, teams from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.

Three swimmers, Vivan Shah (8U boys), Camila Mejia Murguia (10U girls) and Connelly Furnish (13-14 girls) won the high point awards in thir respective divisions. Rebeca Mejia Murguia finished second in high points in the 10U girls division behind her sister Camila. Myra Jaryal took third in the 8U girls Division, and Josh Pendleton, competing in events on only two of the three days, captured third for 11-12 boys

In the 8U Boys Division, Shah was 10 for 10 in individual events, winning the 25-yard freestyle, 25 butterfly, 25 breaststroke, 25 backstroke, 50 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 50 breaststroke, 50 backstroke, 100 freestyle and 100 individual medley. Chad Pendleton finished second in the 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke and 100 IM; third in the 25 backstroke and fourth in the 25 butterfly. Sarthak Deshmukh took third in the 25 breaststroke, fourth in the 50 butterfly and 5th in the 25 freestyle, along with two other top 10 finishes.

Myra Jaryal placed second in the 25 butterfly; third in the 50 freestyle, 25 breaststroke and 50 Breaststroke and fourth in the 25 freestyle, 25 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 100 IM in the 8U Girls division. Also competing for Club Olympia in the 8U Boys and Girls divisions were Neeti Gujarathi, Aahana Ingole, Rayaan Malviya, Eva Rayomand, Max Tempest, Arash Thokade and Bella Zhang.

In the 10U Girls Division, Camila Mejia Murguia won the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly and was second in the 50 backstroke, 100 backstroke and 200 IM; third in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 50 breaststroke. Rebeca Mejia Murguia finished second in the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke; third in the 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 50 Backstroke; fourth in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM and fifth in the 50 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Lily Pendleton took fifth in the 200 freestyle, with four other top-12 finishes.

In the 10U Boys civision, Shreyan Kulkarni, swimming on just two days of the three-day meet, claimed second-place finishes in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly, fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 50 backstroke. Arjun Agarkar was fifth in the 100 butterfly and claimed four other top-10 finishes. Aahan Gupta had two top-10 finishes. Others competing in the 10U Boys and Girls divisions were Cali Gray, Vivaan Gupta, Shourya Malviya, Emily Meek, Turner Mellencamp, Kay Payne and Chris Suo.

In the 11-12 Boys division, Josh Pendleton placed second in the 50 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle and 200 IM and claimed eighth in the Open 1,650 (Mile) event. Others swimming in the 11-12 boys and girls divisions included Jonathon Dettmer, Aubrey Hernandez, Ricky Singh, Graesyn Steinkoenig, Daxton Wolf and Xavier Zhang.

In the Open Division for athletes 13-and-older, Furnish won the 500 freestyle, and finished second in the 200 IM and 1000 freestyle, third in the 100 breaststroke and 400 IM andfourth in the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly, along with three other top-10 finishes. Zoie Chandelkar placed fifth in the 1,650 (Mile) event, with four additional top-15 finishes. Sanaa Kulkarni (13) claimed two top-15 finishes. They were joined by Advika Badve.

Club Olympia Relay Teams had two wins and multiple top-five finishes. For the 8U telays, the team of Aahana Ingole, Myra Jaryal, Bela Zhang and Eva Rayomand placed third in the Girls 100 medley relay. For the 8U Boys, Max Tempest, Vivan Shah, Chad Pendleton and Arash Thokade finished second in the 100 medley while Sarthak Deshmukh, Thokade, Tempest and Shah took second in the100 freestyle relay.

Shourya Malviya, Aahan Gupta, Arjun Agarkar and Shreyan Kulkarni won the Boys 10U 200 freestyle relay. Gupta, Chris Suo, Malviya and Agarkar placed third in the 10U 200 medley relay. The 10U Girls team of Lily Pendleton, Kay Payne, Camila Mejia Murguia and Rebeca Mejia Murguia won the 200 medley relay and finished fifth in the 200 freestyle relay with Emily Meek, Cali Gray and the Murguia sisters. The Girls Open teams of Zoie Chandelkar, Sanaa Kulkarni, Advika Badve and Connelly Furnish were seventh in the 200 medley and 10th in the 200 freestyle relays.


Flames 14U sweeps 4 games

Several Columbus youth hockey teams were in action last week.

Columbus Flames 14U A swept Evansville 4-1 and won 3-2 and Indian Hill and 5-3 won 4-2. Sawyer Patterson netted five goals and one assist, Will Jamerson recorded three goals and two assists, Eddie Aranda notched three goals and one assist, Ayden Richardson had one goal and two assists, Simon Barnes and Ashton Nguyen each added one goal and one assist, Uriah Oliphant and Drew Weed each scored one goal, Tyler Teague dished out four assists, Tyson Tyner had two assists and Lance Kitterman added one assist. Lane Barringer was in net.

Columbus Flames 14U B fell to Junior Fuel White 6-3 and 2-0 and swept Columbus Mavericks 5-0 and won 4-2. Ryan McGhehey scorred four goals; Griffin Mudd netted three goals and one assist; Jack Treesh and Zane Lynch each notched two goals and one assist; Kaitlyn Netser had one goal and three assists; and Bryson Moore, Quincy Grider, John Tuttle and Noah Doig all added one assist. Keegan Bishop was in net one game, and Gabe Marsh was in net three games.

Columbus Flames 12U AA swept Northern Kentucky 3-2 and 5-1 and tied 2-2 and won 6-2 against Cincy Swords AA. Brooks Larsh netted three goals and two assists, Maddox Coy recorded three goals and one assist, Ethan Neumann scored three goals, Thomas King notched two goals and three assists, Carter Davis had two goals and two assists, Max Perez added one goal and two assists, Bentley Hampton scored one goal, Kai Bergmann had two assists and Canyon Long and Robert Orgass each added one assist. Canyon Long saved 14 of 17 shots, and Cayden Long saved 25 of 29 shots.

Columbus Flames 12U B lost 3-1 and tied 3-3 against Northern Kentucky. Henry Jamerson scored two goals, Eli Dykstra had one goal and two assists, Hudson Maynard scored one goal and Graham Barnes added assist. Knox Coen was in net.

Columbus Flames 10U AA split with Junior Fuel Black, falling 5-2 and winning 6-2. Carson Sims netted two goals and two assists, Nolan Bush and Thomas Degner each scored two goals, Dalton Larsh recorded one goal and two assists, Lukas Jozsa scored goal, Chance Mathis notched three assists, Avery Orgass had two assists and Ollie Jamerson added one assist. Cayden Long was in net and saved 59 of 66 shots.

The Columbus Icemen Varsity beat Evansville Purple 2-0 and fell to Hamilton Southeastern A 7-1 and 6-1. Caleb McGhehey netted two goals and one assist, John Ferguson had one goal and one assist, Alex Clark scored one goal and Cole Finney added assist. Jake McMullen was in net two games, saving 46 of 52 shots, and Ben Blanz was in net one game, saving 32 of 39 shots.

Columbus Icemen Prep lost to HSE Prep 1-0. Ben Blanz was in net.


Monsters stay unbeaten

Monsters of Rock ran its record to 4-0 in the Columbus Broomball League with a 4-3 win against Hansons. Zach Henderson scored two goals, and Ben Eckhart and Rob Jones each added one for Monsters. Matt Street, Matt Psota and Keith Henry had the goals for Hansons (2-2).

Our Name Is Earl (3-1) edged CCA 5-4 behind two goals from Tom Kareus and one each from Dani Kareus, Ellie Lutz and Gabe Marsh. Tyler Houchin scored all four goals for CCA (2-2).

Toyota Tsunamis beat Jennings County BC 5-3. Dalton McNealy and Greg McNealy each netted two goals, and Kevin McNealy added one for Tsunamis (1-3). Darien Castetter and Darren Eckerly scored for Jennings (0-4).


Panther 8th-graders win

The Jennings County eighth-grade girls rolled to a 43-9 win against Seymour on Monday. Aylah Belding led the Panthers with 14 points, while Addison Petro and Etta Young each added eight.

The Jennings seventh-grade boys White team fell to Central 41-32. Nate Dixon scored 13 points, and Cash Summers added 11 for the Panthers (3-2).