Local sports roundup – January 4


Hornets snap 9-game skid

The Medora girls basketball team ended a nine-game losing streak with a 41-26 victory against Columbus Christian on Saturday.

The Hornets took a 10-7 lead after the first quarter, and both teams scored 17 points in the second before intermission.

Up 36-34 after 24 minutes of play, the Hornets held the Crusaders to two points in the fourth quarter to earn the win.

Medora freshman Kailen Flynn led her team with 13 points, Carley McCammon added 10 and Jadelyn Dean notched eight.

Taylor Hunter and McCammon each collected eight rebounds of their team’s 32 boards.

Medora (2-12) will play at Washington Catholic tomorrow.


Owls 15th of 23 at Mooresville Holiday Classic


The Seymour wrestling team finished with 77 points to place 15th of 23 teams at the Mooresville Holiday Classic this past week.

Brownsburg topped the tournament with 289.5, followed by Cathedral’s 218.0 and Yorktown at 207.0.

Seymour’s Garrett Johnson (22-5) placed the highest for the Owls, in sixth, for the 138-pound competition.

Tyler Bicknell (25-3) was seventh in the 195-pound class while John Newton (22-4) and John Shuffitt (23-4) placed eighth in the 182 and 126.

In 2014, the Owls finished 23rd of 24 teams.

Although this is Seymour’s most place winners at the Holiday Classic, the Owls missed having two or three more placers — which would have moved them a few spots up in the team standings.

“I was happy to see us compete against this level of caliber teams, but we didn’t compete all the time,” Owls coach Todd Weaver said. “There were times I thought a few wrestlers didn’t believe they were going to win and it showed in the match.

“We have a lot of tough wrestling coming up: we can’t start doubting ourselves now. We have kids that are good wrestlers. They work as hard as anybody. They need to believe it and wrestle that way. They need to expect to win — every match.