Local Sports Scrapbook: Club Olympia Swimmers Help Indiana Win Mid States

Team Indiana took first place in the men’s and women’s combined standings this past weekend at the hard-fought 2023 Mid States All Star Championships hosted by Indiana Swimming at IUPUI’s Indiana University Natatorium.

The annual swim meet brings together the top four swimmers under the age of 14 for each event from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Minnesota to compete as part of their state teams. Team Indiana scored 3,288 points overall, taking first place ahead of Ohio (3,152.5 points), followed by Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

Team Indiana included Club Olympic swimmers Joshua Pendleton, Tony Machavariani and Connelly Furnish. Pendleton led the local contingent with six events and two relays in the 11-12 year old boys division, where he finished second in both the 500 yard freestyle and 1,650 (mile) freestyle, third in the 200 freestyle and seventh in the 100 butterfly and concurrently contributed to second place finishing the 200 freestyle relay and third place in the 200 medley relay.

Club Olympia’s Tony Machavariani helped Team Indiana win the Mid States All-Star Championship at IUPUI’s Indiana University Natatorium last weekend.

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Machavariani, who competed in the boys’ 10U class, finished second in the 50 backstroke and 100 medley, fourth in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 100 freestyle while helping Team Indiana win the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Furnish competed in the 1,650 (mile) freestyle in the 13-14 girls class where she placed 11th.


Icemen go 1-2

The Columbus Icemen Varsity lost 5-0 to CIK and Evansville Purple 1-0 to beat Zionsville 4-3 last week.

Carter Green and Alex Clark each had a goal and an assist for the Icemen. Caleb McGhehey and Dane Weinzapfel each scored and Will Kushner, John Merritt, Cole Finney and Caden Graham all had an assist. Jake McMullen was at the net against CIK and Zionsville and Ben Blanz was at the net against Evansville.

Flames 14U A parted ways with Evansville, losing 4-2 and winning 4-3. Will Jamerson had four goals and one assist, Ashton Nguyen had two goals, Sawyer Patterson had three assists and Grace Wallace added one assist. Lane Barringer was online.


MOR takes the first loss

CCA gave Monsters of Rock their first loss of the Columbus Broomball League, a 3-1 decision. Greg Thomas scored two goals and Todd Houchin added one for CCA (5-3). Zach Henderson had the goal for Monsters (7-1).

Hansons (6-2) beat Toyota Tsunamis 3-2 with goals from Rahul Bhardwaj, Erik Spilling and Dave VanValkenburg. Dalton McNealy and Greg McNealy scored for Tsunamis (1-7).

Our Name Is Earl beat Jennings County BC 7-4. Darren Eckerly and Beth Lutz each had two goals, and Gabe Marsh, Tom Kareus and Ellie Lutz all had a goal for Earl (5-3). Darien Castetter scored two goals, and Skyler Mathews and Nick Hill each added one for Jennings (0-8).


Panthers, lions split

Jennings County Middle School and the St. Peter girls split Thursday night, with the Lions winning the eighth-grade game 32-29 and the Panthers winning the seventh-grade contest 34-12.

Lydia Martin and Mooky Ratcliff each scored 10 points to lead the Jennings seventh graders. Etta Young led the Panthers’ eighth-graders by seven points.

JV of the Jennings Girls seventh grade lost to Madison 39-14. Myah Owens led the Panthers by eight points.