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Golden Bears with fine showing at conference meet

Shelbyville freshman Karissa Hamilton reacts after winning the 50-yard freestyle on Saturday during the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet in New Palestine.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com

The Shelbyville swim teams competed in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet on Saturday at New Palestine.

SHS head coach Coen Weiler was named HHC Girls Swim Coach of the Year after the meet.

Shelbyville had three event wins – Karissa Hamilton, Ellie Hamilton, Grace Lux and Marlee Rice won both the 200-yard medley (school record, 1:51.48) and 200 free relays. Karissa Hamilton also won the 50 free to become a three-time conference champion.

Cameron Baker took second overall in the diving portion of the meet for the Golden Bears. His final score was a 350.45. Braelyn Stacy was seventh on the girls’ side with a 251.45.

Greenfield-Central swept the HHC swimming and diving championships, with the G-C boys winning their ninth consecutive title and the Cougar girls reclaiming the championship for the third time in four years.

The G-C girls won with 429 points, with runner-up Pendleton Heights tallying 388. Third-place Yorktown had 334 points.

The SHS girls were fourth overall with a 286. The boys were fifth with a 254.

G-C’s boys won over Mt. Vernon with 397 points, with the Marauders tallying 330 and third-place Delta 316. G-C won seven of the 12 events in the boys meet, including two relays.

SHS boys basketball

The Shelbyville boys’ basketball team nearly upset Class 3A No. 2 Greensburg on the road Saturday. The Golden Bears fell 87-84 in OT.

SHS led by five at halftime. The Pirates returned the favor in the second half, including outscoring the visitors 12-9 in the extra period to seal the win.

SHS girls basketball

The Shelbyville girls’ basketball team fell in HHC action to Yorktown on Saturday, 58-29.

SHS wrestling

The Shelbyville wrestling team beat Tippecanoe Valley, 48-26, Guerin Catholic, 60-18, and Lafayette Central Catholic, 57-24, on Saturday during the Guerin Catholic Invite.

TC wrestling

The Triton Central wrestling team finished in sixth out of 12 teams this past weekend at the Maconaquah Invite.

Keyan McKee, Johnny Riggins and Matt Guhl all finished second overall in their weight classes.