PREP ROUNDUP: Cass' Baber wins 100, 200 free at Hoosier Conference meet

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Jan. 18—Lewis Cass sophomore Erika Baber swept wins in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events at the Hoosier Conference swim meet on Saturday at Purdue University.

Baber won the 100 free in 53.89 seconds and the 200 free in 1:56.19.

Earlier this season, Baber broke Kristi Sonafrank's school record in the 100 free with a time of :54.8. She set a new school record on Saturday.

Also for the Queenfish, freshman Maryn Zeck was fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:05.83) and eighth in the 100 butterfly.

Baber, Zeck, Haley Miller and Maci Garland combined to place fourth in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.

West Lafayette edged Tipton by two points, 331-329, for the team title. They were followed by Northwestern (284), Hamilton Heights (280), Rensselaer (273), Western (268), Cass (167), Benton Central (98), Lafayette Catholic (88) and Twin Lakes (33) rounded out the standings. All of Twin Lakes' points came from Thursday's diving program. COVID protocols kept the Indians out of Saturday's swimming.

In the boys event, West Lafayette took the title with a big score of 538. Western was second with 333. Hamilton Heights was third with 301 and was followed by Northwestern (267), Tipton (204), Benton Central (146), Cass (138), Rensselaer (136) and Twin Lakes (7). All of Twin Lakes' points came from Thursday's diving program. COVID protocols kept the Indians out of Saturday's swimming.

Cass' top swim came from Braxton Armstrong in the 100 free. He took third in :51.49.



Logansport senior Quentin Clark won the NCC title in the 285-pound weight class at the event held at Kokomo's Memorial Gym.

Clark (9-0) defeated McCutcheon's Myles Jacks, Richmond's Tim Long and Muncie Central's Jason Orr all by fall.

Logansport's Ayden Salisbury (120) placed fourth, Damon Aho (106) and Ashton Klein (132) placed fifth and Cyrus Villa (152) and Kyle Rozzi (182) placed sixth.

Kokomo finished with a score of 223 to edge runner-up Harrison by 13 1/2 points. McCutcheon (186) and Lafayette Jeff (156) followed in third and fourth. Muncie Central (115), Anderson (113), Arsenal Tech (91), Logansport (71) and Richmond (46) rounded out the standings. Marion did not participate because of COVID protocols.


Kaine Fowler (113) and Adam Bandelier (170) had runner-up finishes to lead Cass at the event held at Western.

Fowler (13-3) lost to Western's Tanner Tishner (24-0) by fall in the 113-pound title match, and Bandelier (17-3) lost to Western's Hayden Shepherd (27-1) in the 170-pound title match. Tishner is ranked fifth in the state and Shepherd is ranked third in their respective weight classes.

Jack Miller (106) and Eddie Prince (182) each placed third for the Kings. Nick Glassburn (285) placed fourth. Max Grist (120), Jensen Burrous (138) and Lane Collins (220) placed fifth. Javonie Cervantes (145) and Rowdy Frey (152) placed sixth.

Western won the team title with 255 points, followed by Hamilton Heights (236.5), Rensselaer (210.5), West Lafayette (144.5), Cass (128), Benton Central (109), Tipton (61), Lafayette Central Catholic (46) and Northwestern (37). Twin Lakes did not participate because of COVID protocols.

Cass hosts Logansport on Tuesday.



Caston (7-4) handed visiting West Central (2-11) a lopsided defeat. It was the fourth straight win for the Comets, all by at least 20 points.

Caston led 32-10 after one, 60-20 at halftime and 62-28 after three.

Kade Zeider sank five 3-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the Comets. Bryce Rudicel and Jake Paschen had 14 points apiece. Joey Spin was also in double figures with 10. Caleb Stinson added six, Sam Smith four, Colby Pugh three and Cain Schanlaub and Talon Zeider two apiece.

Caston travels to Rochester tonight.


Class 2A No. 5-ranked Carroll moved to 11-0 with the road win.

Owen Duff scored 21 points to lead the Cougars. He had 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Cougars put the game away.

Also for the Cougars, Jake Skinner scored 13 points and Austin Kuns had 10 points.

Drew McKaig sank four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead the Panthers. Christian Scott had 12 points.

Carroll led 18-12 after one, 33-18 at halftime and 41-27 after three.

Pioneer hosts West Central on Friday, while Carroll visits Tri-Central on Friday.

WINAMAC 54, O-D 43

Winamac (6-4) pulled away in the fourth quarter in a win over visiting Oregon-Davis (1-9).

The game was tied 26-all at halftime and Winamac led 32-30 after three before outscoring O-D 22-13 in the fourth.

Russell Compton had 17 points and Beau Brandt scored 16 to lead the Warriors. John Malchow added seven and Jaden Terry and Jayse Bentle added six apiece.

Cameron Taylor scored 17 and Conner Danford scored 15 to lead the Bobcats.

Winamac hosts Caston on Friday.



The Berries (5-16, 2-5 NCC) were able to beat the Giants (2-17, 1-7) despite leading scorer Gabby Richie getting into foul trouble early and being held to seven points on Saturday afternoon at the Berry Bowl.

Kendra Sutton had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Berries. Lydia Goad scored nine points, Kellen Cripe had eight and Ryann Wylie added seven.

Logan led 19-8 after one, 30-20 at halftime and 36-29 after three.

"Gabby Richie got in early foul trouble and played sparingly the rest of the game," Logan coach Chris Keisling said. "We had a nice balanced effort from the rest of the team. Kendra Sutton had a nice game with 13 and nine rebounds. Kellen Cripe and Lydia Goad handled the ball well and contributed balance scoring as well. Great team effort."

Logan travels to Indianapolis Tech on Friday for a 7 p.m. varsity-only game.


Class A No. 13 Caston (13-5) stomped visiting Tri-County (8-9).

Isabel Scales had 15 points, six boards and five assists for the Comets. Bailey Harness had 11 points and seven boards, Maddi Smith 11 points and six boards and Addison Zimpleman 10 points and four assists.

Caston led 22-7 after one, 34-12 at halftime and 46-16 after three.

Caston hosts Culver Academies for senior night Thursday.


Class 2A No. 16 Pioneer (14-4) recorded a win at Argos (11-6).

Ashlynn Brooke made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead the Panthers. Hailey Cripe had 10 points, Makenna Strycker had seven and Macee Baker and Kylie Attinger added six apiece.

Lizzy Edmonds had 14 points, Samantha Redinger scroed 12 and Emma Dunlap added nine to lead the Dragons.

Pioneer led 17-4 after one, 30-14 at halftime and 44-28 after three.

The Panthers travel to North Judson on Tuesday.



Logansport senior Kimi Wilkinson placed ninth in the all-around (32.1) and eighth on floor (8.5) on the day. She had an awesome performance on beam with an 8.5 and added a 7.15 on bars. It was her first time competing in all four events this season. There were a total of 16 all around competitors and eight teams today.

"We hope to have our two sophomores, Lexi Brown and Jaelyn Benish, back in action at our next meet," Logan coach Kelley Platt said.

The Lady Berries' next scheduled meet is Jan. 24 at Huntington North.