Seymour swimming, wrestling conclude season openers

The Seymour girls swimming and diving team started out its season on Tuesday with a 110-67 win over Madison on the road.

First-place finishes for the Owls came from Katya Cox in the 2oo freestyle in 2:11.21. Lillian Sunbury was third in that event with a time of 2:18.04.

Kate Connell and Grace Lewis went 1-2 in 1-meter dive with total scores of 143.15 and 110.75, respectively.

Maren McClure won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.67, and Sunbury won the 500 freestyle in 6:11.66.

In the 200 free relay, the team of Olivia Fish, Cox, McClure and Samantha Jacobi took first place in 1:51.19.

Cox and Fish went 1-2 in the 100 backstroke with times of 1:06.96 and 1:07.98, respectively.

Finally, in the 400 freestyle relay, the team of Jacobi, McClure, Cox and Fish took the victory in 4:05.01.

As for the boys team, the Owls were outscored by the Cubs 114-62 on Tuesday night.

Kaleb Brown got first-place points for Seymour in the 1-meter dive with a total score of 144.40.

In the 100 butterfly, Pedro Cerino Rico won with a time of 57.14, and in the 100 freestyle, Paul Montgomery secured the victory in 51.37.

The Owls will both be back in action next Tuesday when the team travels to Jeffersonville for a meet scheduled for 6 p.m.

Owls wrestling competes

in Edgewood Invite

The Seymour wrestling team took on five different opponents on Wednesday morning in the Edgewood Invite to begin its season.

The Owls were at a disadvantage in each match, though. They were giving up 18 points in each match due to forfeits.

As a result, Floyd central won 62-9, Edgewood 48-28, Owen valley 66-11, Martinsville 60-21 and Ben Davis 48-33.

Six competitors made their first varsity starts including four freshmen for Seymour.

“A great introduction in high school wrestling,” head coach Dan Rasey said. “There were a ton of positives to pull from and grow even though the scores may not show it.”

Some top performers from Seymour included Carlos Ortiz, who went 4-1 with three pins.

Rolando Baltazar went 3-2, and he scored 4 points after pulling off a textbook throw down 6-3 with four seconds left to win. He also lost a very tough battle against Floyd Central 5-4.

Sam Castetter went 2-1, and Sam Chandler went 2-2. Chandler bumped up a weight for the team to fill in for Castetter for one of his losses and the other loss came in OT against a very tough Floyd Central wrestler.

The Owls will look to build off of this performance and grow as they will be returning to action in a little over a week when they host Columbus East next Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m.