BY HANSON CRAFTON
Defending girls’ sectional swimming champion Floyd Central picked up a good victory Thursday at Highland Hills Middle School, beating the up and coming Jeffersonville Red Devils 98-87. The girls meet came down to the final events before Floyd staked claim to the match winning nine of the 12 events.
“[Our] depth kept us in the meet all night,” Jeff coach Keith Gast said. “We are definitely looking forward to a rematch at the [Hoosier Hills Conference] meet in January and again at the sectional in February.”
Floyd Central received strong meets from Maryn Meldrum, who won four of her events, Amy McCormick and Meg Taylor also helped the Highlanders by winning three of their events.
On the boys’ side, eighth-ranked Jeffersonville dominated the meet handing the Highlanders 114-66.
“It was a great atmosphere tonight at Floyd,” said Gast. “Both teams were ready for the meet and came out swimming fast. The senior leaders were supported by strong underclassmen to control most of the events.”
Jeffersonville’s boys won nine of the 12 events and the meet was never in doubt.
Evan Shine and T Martin both won in four separate events leading the way for the Red Devils.
FLOYD CENTRAL 98, JEFFERSONVILLE 87
Jeffersonville winners: 200-yard free relay: Elizabeth Browne, Adeline Dixon, Samantha Glover, Amelia Blankenbeker (1:45.32); 100 back: Karlee Demsey (1:02.91).
Floyd Central winners: 200 medley relay: Meg Taylor, Maryn Meldrum, Lauren Batliner, Jessica Ingram (1:57.62); 200 free: Amy McCormick (2:00.44); 200 IM: Layah Jones (2:17.01); 50 free: Maryn Meldrum (25.43); Diving: Sydney Baumann (168.10); 100 fly: Maryn Meldrum (1:01.11); 100 free: Meg Taylor (53.59); 500 free: Amy McCormick (5:16.77); 100 breast: Lauren Batliner (1:13.18); 400 free relay: Meg Taylor, Layah Jones, Maryn Meldrum, Amy McCormick (3:43.62).
JEFFERSONVILLE 114, FLOYD CENTRAL 66
Jeffersonville winners: 200 medley relay: Evan Shive, T Martin, Max Weidekamp, Zak Griffis (1:42.73); 200 free: Tyler Sariscsany (1:49.09); 200 IM: Max Weidekamp (2:04.95); 50 free: T Martin (21.65); Diving: Adam Wood (92.20); 100 fly: Evan Shive (52.63); 100 free: T Martin (47.75); 100 back: Evan Shive (54.03); 400 free relay: Evan Shine, Zak Griffis, Tyler Sariscsany, T.A. Martin (3:18.47).
Floyd Central winners: 500 free: Marc McCormick (4:55.64); 200 free relay: Colin Lyell, Nathan Marrias, Noble Guyon, Eli Anderson (1:31.94); 100 breast: Noble Guyon (1:05.51).
BORDEN REMAINS PERFECT WITH 63-35 WIN
Borden held on to its unblemished record with a run-away victory over host Madison Shawe (3-8) on Thursday, 63-35.
“We started out well defensively,” Borden coach Terry Rademacher said. “We got an early lead and continued to build on it.”
The Braves grabbed an early 18-6 first-quarter lead and added to the advantage to pull out 28-point victory.
Natalie Ruedinger led Borden in scoring with 20 points. Senior Shelby Kirchgessner chipped in with 14 and Abby Ellis scored 10.
BORDEN 63, MADISON SHAWE 35
Borden 18 12 20 13—63
Shawe 6 6 10 13—35
Borden scoring: Natalie Ruedinger 20, Shelby Kirchgessner 14, Abby Ellis 10, Riley Schindler 6, Carson Casey 5, Kristen Nester 4, Sarah Hurts 2, Taylor Streander 2.
Shawe scoring: Waller 10, Higgins 7, Snodgrass 6, Goebel 4, Frye 4, Storm 2, Garcia 2.
3-point field goals: Borden 2 (Nestor, Kirchgessner); Shawe 1 (Higgins).
Free throws: Borden 7-12, Shawe 4-4.
Next: Borden (7-0) at Medora (1-7), Saturday.