Daily Reporter staff reports
Eastern Hancock’s swim teams fell to Elwood on Wednesday evening. The boys lost 67-61 while the girls lost 102-87.
Chris Walton broke another school record, however, finishing first in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:36.77. The time was six seconds faster than the previous record despite Walton swimming alone in the race.
For the girls, Shelby Kell broke a school record in the 100 butterfly. She finished in 1:13.74.
In all, the Royals had 15 season- or lifetime-best performances against Elwood.
“What an excellent showing from Eastern Hancock last night,” head coach Derek McCormick said. “Our sportsmanship, cheering, swimming and team morale were all on point. We had lifetime and season best’s galore and did a lot time of hard work in practice.”
If there was no diving competition, which the Royals do not participate in due to building restraints at the school, Eastern Hancock would have lost by just two points on both sides, according to McCormick.
The Royals will swim at the Warren Central Invitational on Saturday morning.
Greenfield-Central earns double wins
Greenfield-Central swim teams earned double dual-meet wins Tuesday against Heritage Christian and Lawrence Central.
The boys beat Lawrence Central 117-52 and Heritage Christian 125-43. The girls won 104-61 against Lawrence Central and 116-59 over Heritage Christian.
“It was a great way to finish off their last home meet with two victories,” boys head coach Mark Logan said. “The boys team will miss Jordan Cermak, Jared Tomer and Jacob Keener next year. These three have truly been a great trio in their events for this team over the last four years.”
Keener won the diving competition while teammate Ethan Kile took first in the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley.
Allen Forbes won the 100 butterfly and Zach Cook earned a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle.
For the girls, Carley Logan led the team with wins in the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Krista Zornes also won two events, taking first in the 100 individual medley and the 100 backstroke.
Senior Sara Hudson won the 100 freestyle while Shyanne Milne was first in diving after winning the Hoosier Heritage Conference crown last week.
“The girls had fun picking from a variety of different events that they usually do not swim,” girls head coach Emily Logan said. “Sara Hudson, Margo McKinney and Rachel Miller will truly be missed.”
Cougars tame Muncie Central
Behind a 22-7 fourth-quarter rally, Class 4A No. 18 Greenfield-Central improved to 16-4 after a 56-43 win against Muncie Central at home on Tuesday.
The Bearcats trailed by six at halftime and used a 17-point third quarter to storm back into the game. The Cougars answered, however, and walked away with the team’s fourth-straight win.
Jayla Scaife led Muncie Central with 16 points.
Madison Wise scored 29 points for Greenfield-Central, and Katie Helgason added 10.