SHS takes eighth place at sectional
With a reduced lineup with swimmers out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shelbyville took eighth place in the New Palestine sectional.
The Golden Bears scored 125 points as a team, just behind Connersville’s 130.5 points.
Tyler Harker took second place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.92) and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (49.75), behind Connersville’s Jonah Hensley (49.36).
The 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay teams both came in fifth place.
The medley relay team of Harker, Lance File, Will Rife and Michael Fox finished in 1:52.14 while the 200 free relay team of Harker, Rife, Elijah Von Werder and Tristin Maloney came in 1:37.57.
Five also took sixth in the 100-yard butterfly (57.59) and 12th in the 50-yard freestyle (24.79), behind Greenfield-Central’s Tyler Swango (24.20) and Richmond’s Zavier Ryan Mills (24.40).
File took 16th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:11.05).
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Fox, File, Maloney and Manuel Sesma Perez came in ninth (3:55.15).
Mt. Vernon (Fortville) won the team title with 432.5 points, followed by Greenfield-Central’s 402 points. New Castle took third with 246.5 points, followed by Richmond (209.5) and New Palestine (181) to round out the top five.
Golden Bears drop HHC contest in OT
Shelbyville lost a heartbreaker in Hoosier Heritage Conference action against Delta, 47-44, in overtime.
The Golden Bears led 24-19 at halftime before falling behind in the third, 37-36.
Senior Hunter Hounshell took a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds of regulation but was unable to connect, sending the game into overtime.
Senior Mitch Yeend scored a team-high 14 points and senior Matthew Bunton added 12 and eight rebounds.
Brady Hunt led Delta with 15 points.
Spartans pick up pair of weekend wins
Southwestern rolled to a couple of wins over the weekend, defeating North Decatur, 63-46, on Friday and beating Rising Sun 65-43 on Saturday.
The Spartans improved to 7-9 over the weekend and 2-3 in the Mid-Hoosier Conference on Friday. They can claim fourth place in the conference with a win at Hauser on Wednesday.
Against North Decatur, the Spartans pulled away in the first half, taking a 37-20 lead into the locker room.
Ethan Wendling led all scorers with 23 points while Anick Hartsell added 14.
Against Rising Sun, which could be a sectional opponent if the Spartans can defeat Hauser in the sectional first round, Hartsell led all scorers with 18 points, while his brother, Aiden, and Wendling both scored 12 apiece.
The Spartans pulled away in the second half after leading 28-25 at halftime. Southwestern outscored Rising Sun 37-18 in the second half.
Mohawks struggle in loss to Lions
It was a rough night defensively for Waldron on Friday in an 86-66 loss to Liberty Christian.
The Mohawks (3-17) gave up 23 points in the first quarter, 20 in the second, 24 in the third and 19 in the fourth. Waldron fell behind 23-15 in the first quarter and went into halftime down 43-29.
But the Mohawks found some offense in the third, putting up 23 points.
Sophomore Bryce Yarling led all scorers with 32 points on 13-for-21 shooting. Tyler Bowlby and Jacobi Percell added 15 and 10 points, apiece.
Christian Nunn led Liberty Christian with 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
Yellow Jackets take 6th place at Southmont Inv.
Despite not being able to practice during the week with school being closed and not having all team members compete in all four events, Morristown scored 77.95 points to take sixth place at the Southmont Invitational on Saturday.
Sophomore Oakleigh Goedde took third in the all-around with 32.30 points, third on beam (8.2), tied for fourth on vault (8.4) and fifth on bars (7.55).
Morristown closed out the regular season with a trip to Rushville on Monday and will compete in the Connersville sectional on Saturday.