Owls strong at Brown County
NASHVILLE — The Seymour wrestling team finished 4-1 at the Brown County Tournament on Saturday.
The Owls defeated North Putnam 64-15, Brown County 54-13, Indianapolis Manuel 60-18 and Indian Creek 33-31.
Jasper served as the Owls’ lone loss on the afternoon. Seymour fell 40-33.
John Shuffitt went undefeated in the 126-pound weight class, and Tyler Bicknell went unbeaten in the 220.
Brandon Penegar (120), David Shuffitt (132), Garrett Johnson (138), Cheaney Reichenbacker (145) and Bradan Thomasma went 4-1 in the tournament.
Justin Ruddick (106), Zack Newton (152), John Newton (182) and Kevin Corrales went 3-2, and Isaiah Pichardo finished 1-2 in the 113.
“We wrestled great today,” Owls coach Todd Weaver said. “We were in tough matches and found ways to win by wrestling tough from the start to finish — with no letdowns in the middle.
“We have been improving all year, but today we not only got better: we got tougher. We are wrestling well at the right time of the year. That could make the end of the season very interesting for us.
Eagles defeat Tigers in conference clash
LANESVILLE — Lanesville outscored Crothersville in every quarter in winning Saturday’s Southern Athletic Conference game 56-40.
The host Eagles (5-14, 2-3 SAC) had a 15-11 edge through one quarter and led 25-18 at halftime en route to winning by double figures.
Lanesville’s Peyton Sonner led all scorers with 22 points, including going 11 of 12 from the free-throw line. Carmen Jacobs and McKenzie Randolph each scored 12 points.
Crothersville (8-8, 1-3 SAC) only had one player reach double digits, as Katrina Christian tallied 17 points.
Rebels roll early to defeat Tigers
HANOVER — Crothersville was held to single digits in the first half and couldn’t catch up to host Southwestern (Hanover) in losing Saturday’s road game 61-29.
The Tigers (2-13) only scored one point in the first quarter and trailed 33-9 at halftime.
Eli Mollet led Crothersville with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Southwestern (4-9) had four double-figure scorers, led by Tryston Wheatley’s 14 points.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Highlanders edge Owls
Visiting Floyd Central edged Seymour 100-85 in Saturday’s boys swimming and diving meet at the Seymour Aquatic Center, while the girls team made it a sweep with a 112-73 victory against the Owls.
Floyd Central won all three relays and went 1-2 in two individual events to gain an advantage in the boys meet.
Noah Bullard was the highlight for Seymour, winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.25 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.02.
Other winners for the Seymour boys were Devin Ramsey in diving (359.85) and Skyler Cash in the 500-yard freestyle (5:15.01.).
In the girls meet, Floyd Central opened with a win in the 200-yard medley relay, but Seymour later won the other two relays.
Mary Kate Pritchett, Alexis Anders, Molly Hayes and Kenzie Persinger teamed to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:50.26, and Persinger, Sarah Montgomery, Nastya Yakovlyeva and Katie Turner closed the meet by winning the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:52.43.
Persinger also won a pair of individual events. Along with winning the 100-yard freestyle in 56.62, she and Montgomery had a close 1-2 finish in the 200-yard individual medley, going 2:24.43 and 2:24.44, respectively.
Pritchett was the Owls’ only other swimmer to win a solo event, capturing first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:14.39.
Floyd Central pulled away in the meet by going 1-2-3 in three events.