Local sports roundup – January 9



Owls take tourney, set record


Seymour finished 5-0 to win the Brown County Invitational on Saturday.

With the wins the Owls moved to 23-1, a new school record for dual meet victories in a season.

The Owls defeated Indian Creek 34-33, Jasper 45-33, Brown County 63-12, Indianapolis Manual 59-12 and North Putnam 61-12.

Undefeated wrestlers from Seymour included: David Shuffitt (132-pounds), Brandon Penegar (138), Zack Newton (152) and Dalton Miller (220).

Owen Chandler (113), John Shuffitt (126), Jacob Rotert (160), Bradan Thomasma (170), Leo Pena (182) and Kevin Corrales (195) each were dealt a single loss on the day.

“We wrestled really hard today,” Owls coach Todd Weaver said. “We saw a lot of the things today that we were working on this week. Of course, we still have things to work on but we saw a lot more chain wrestling and competed very aggressively today.

“I liked our intensity and the amount of scoring attempts we had today. That intensity and aggressiveness is what gave us the wins in the last two rounds.”


Highlanders top Owls


At the sectional site, Floyd Central topped both the girls and boys’ team Saturday.

Floyd’s girls topped the Owls 114-71 on the morning.

Sarah Montgomery won the 50 freestyle (26.38) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.67).

Kenzie Persinger earned top honors in the 100 free (56.98) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.76)

The 200 free went to Katie Turner’s time of 2:05.75.

Both the 400 freestyle relay (3:55.37) and 200 medley relay (1:57.12) went to the Owls.

On the boys’ side, the Owls fell 124-62.

In the diving well, Devin Ramsey scored 418.35 for top honors.

Dalton Polley won the 200 free (1:54.91) and was second in the 500 free (5:24.86).

A pair of second place finishes went to Daniel Hartman in the 200 individual medley (2:13.18) and 100 fly (59.26).


Braves fall in 2OT


Brownstown Central’s efforts fell just short in extra minutes, as they fell to Charlestown 61-60 in double overtime on Saturday.

The Braves (12-8, 4-4 MSC) led 30-25 at the half, but scored just five points in the third quarter to trial 41-35 going into the fourth.

Brownstown Central outscored the Pirates 18-12 in the final eight minutes of regulation.

Both teams scored two points in the first overtime, but the Pirates would get the one point edge in the second extra period 6-5.

Shelby Stuckwisch topped the Braves’ scoring with 17 points, Madison Klinge scored 16 and Ashley Schroer had 11.

Bri Harvey led the Pirates (10-7, 3-3 MSC) with 23 points.


Cougars maul Hornets


Medora played tough the first quarter against a senior-laden South Decatur team Saturday night, but the Cougars length and depth were too much as the Hornets fell 77-47.

Two minutes into the game, the Hornets (0-14) held a lead of 5-3, on a jumper from junior Hunter Browning.

However, the Cougars (7-5) started pounding the ball into 6-foot-six senior Matt Cornett to turn the game.

Cornett had nine points in the first quarter alone, and ended up leading his team with 17.

The Cougars were able to substitute at will, as eleven of their players contributed, while the Hornets mainly used their starting five.

Medora started out with a tough defense, forcing the Cougars into four first quarter turnovers, but couldn’t maintain that pressure.

Hornets coach Mark Morin said he feels that his team is improving despite the win-less record.

The Hornets were leading Dugger on Friday night at halftime, and made it a close game before losing 54-39.

Morin thought that the team battled against a tall, talented team.

He also was pleased with Browning — who recently transferred from Brownstown Central — and Moore, who normally don’t score a lot in the same game.

It was Browning’s third game on the floor for the Hornets.

The Hornets were led by Browning, who had a game high total of 18 points and Moore finished with 16 points. Gavin Henson added eight, J.D. Fish had three, and Jayvin Spurgeon contributed two.

The Hornets host Bloomington Lighthouse on Friday.

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