Swimmers win on Senior Night


Greenfield-Central senior Mary Ellen Stratman was part of four victories in Thursday’s Senior Night meet against Shelbyville.

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In the final meet before the New Palestine Sectional, Greenfield-Central’s girls swimming and diving team defeated Shelbyville 144-39 on Senior Night at the G-C pool Thursday.

The team finished the season undefeated in dual meets.

On Thursday, the school recognized the team’s senior class: Reagan Crouch, Raylea Eubanks, Norah Johnson, Maddie Scott, Mary Ellen Stratman and Sydnie Wherry.

The Cougars won all 12 events.

In the relay races, Alyssa Osborn, Johnson, Stratman and Rachel Stutz won the 200-yard medley relay. Johnson, Stutz, Cecelia Duffy-Johnson and Osborn won the 200 freestyle relay and Duffy-Johnson, Crouch, Selah Vahle and Stratman won the 400 freestyle relay.

Stratman added wins in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. Osborn won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle.

Others picking up individual wins included, Johnson (200 IM), Vahle (50 freestyle), Kersey Hudson (1-meter diving), Stutz (500 freestyle) and Taylor Parsons (100 backstroke).

The New Palestine Sectional is scheduled for Feb. 2, 4.

Dragons down Connersville

New Palestine’s girls swimming and diving team defeated Connersville 96-83 on Senior Night Thursday at the New Palestine Natatorium.

The Dragons finish the regular season 6-6 in dual meets.

They won four events Thursday.

Ava Tuley (170.30 points), Lauren Appleby (139.70) and senior Kayla Bain (126.60) had a 1-2-3 finish in the 1-meter diving competition.

Adrianna Huston won the 100-yard freestyle (57.13 seconds).

Sullie Leavell, Lillie Abernathy, Chloe Siler and Huston earned first place in the 200 freestyle relay (1:48.29). The same swimmers, but in different order, Abernathy, Siler, Leavell and Huston won the 400 freestyle relay (4:01.03).

The team will compete Feb. 2, 4 at the New Palestine Sectional.

Boys swimming

Cougars win on senior night

Greenfield-Central’s boys swimming and diving team celebrated four seniors, Jaeden Peters, Alex Jahrsdoerfer, Sam Schurger and Tyler Swango with a 124-48 victory on Senior Night at the GC pool Thursday.

Swango, Joe Parker, Jahrsdoerfer and Colten Mayberry opened the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. The Cougars closed the meet with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay with the group of Aiden Michael, Swango, Lorenzo Pedroni and Elijah Johnson.

In between, G-C won eight other individual events. Michael won the 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle. Mayberry took top honors in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.

Swango (200 freestyle), Jahrsdoerfer (1-meter diving) and Peters (500 freestyle) each had senior-night wins.

Evan Teskey won the 100 freestyle.

The team’s next competition is the Feb. 16 New Palestine Sectional.

Dragons improve to 7-1

New Palestine’s boys swimming and diving team improved to 7-1 in dual meets with a 135-44 victory over visiting Connersville at the New Palestine Natatorium Thursday.

The Dragons won nine events on their Senior Night.

New Palestine swept the three relays. Dawson Lynch, Aidan Kingery, Liam Fuller and lone senior Chase Martin won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.35. Ashton Turner, Jake Myers, Ian Erwin and Lynch won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:37.41. Luke Appleby, Karter McNeil, Reese Cox and Myers won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:48.70.

Dontae Thompson touched the wall first to win the 200 freestyle (2:01.46). James Watson was first in the 200 IM (2:24.47).

Daxton Gibson (174.75), Cade Rodgers (166.20) and Aidan Stephens (153.10) gave the Dragons a 1-2-3 finish in the 1-meter diving competition.

McNeil won the 500 freestyle (5:44.92). Lynch won the 100 backstroke (1:03.18) and Kingery was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.81).

The Dragons will host Roncalli on Jan. 30.


Dragons fall to CN

New Palestine’s gymnastics team suffered its first dual loss of the season, dropping a 105.15-98.35 contest at No. 10 Columbus North Thursday.

Addyson Kendall placed second on balance beam (9.025) and Chiara Polo was third (8.65).

Lynzie Stiller was fourth on uneven bars (7.7), floor (8.5) and all-around (32.15).

Olivia Frank was fifth on floor (8.35) and sixth on vault (8.35).

Other fifth-place finishes were turned in by Kendall (bars, 7.6), Emily Hunter (beam, 8.1) and Rebecca Johnson (vault, 8.4).

Polo was sixth in the all-around (30.475).

New Palestine (4-1) travels to Roncalli Thursday.