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Clinton Prarie Gophers romp over Red Ramblers

Clinton Prairie evened its record at 1-1 with a 55-32 win over host Attica on Friday, with balanced scoring from eight players.

Junior Grant McGraw led the Gophers with 13 points (including three 3-pointers) with senior Brandon Mosson also in double figures at 10. Other Prairie scorers included Austin Gibson (eight); Kody Gibson, Mason McGraw and Bailey Good (six each); Trevor Funk (four); and Kaleb Peters (two).

Good led the team in rebounds and assists with eight and six respectively, while Austin Gibson pulled down six boards and had an assist.

Other stat contributors included Grant McGraw (seven boards, one assist and a steal), Jacob Fullerton (four boards), Kody Gibson (three rebounds and a steal), Mosson (two boards, an assist and a steal), Funk (a rebound, two assists and two steals) and Mason McGraw (a rebound and a steal).

Prairie led 15-8 after the first quarter and 25-16 at the half. Attica fell to 0-2 on the season with the loss.

The Gophers had a Saturday game at Seeger, remaining on the road for their next game at Lafayette Central Catholic next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Bulldogs beaten by Eastern

Eastern opened up a close game at halftime to beat host Clinton Central, 61-48, in a Hoosier Heartland Conference boys basketball game on Friday night.

The Bulldogs led 12-5 after one quarter before the Comets took a 20-19 lead into halftime. Central led 10-0 before Eastern got on the scoreboard and 17-10 in the second quarter before the Comets’ Matt Arcari hit a 3-pointer to give Eastern the lead, their first, at the half.

The Comets pushed the lead to 29-19 before Clinton Central answered with a Nate Martin basket in the third quarter. Another Martin basket and two free throws would pull the Bulldogs to within five at 34-29 before the Comets stretched the lead to 10 again. Drew Hosteter hit a free throw to get the Bulldogs back within two at 39-37, but the Comets answered taking a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter on their way to the win.

The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Martin with 20 (his second game cracking 20 to start the season), with scoring support coming from Spencer Smith (nine), Payton Moore and Ross Cripe (seven each), Jack Akard (four) and Hosteter (one).

Eastern had two players in double figures with Antonio Mathews scoring 18 and Ethan Wilcox 17. The Comets improved their record to 1-0 on the season and in the conference, while Central fell to 0-2 (0-1).

The Bulldogs travel to Sheridan next Friday with a 7:30 p.m. tip.

Frankfort loses at Hoops Classic

Frankfort lost 52-30 to West Lafayette in Thursday’s consolation round of the Franciscan Hoops Classic at Lafayette Jeff.

Several varsity players did not dress for the Red Devils due to winning the state football championship last weekend. Will Lasater and Jordan Krintz led West Lafayette with 15 points each, with Lasater kicking in 11 rebounds. Rocco Muratori, a 7-foot center, added 14 points and seven rebounds for West.

Individual statistics were not available for Frankfort, which fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss. The Hot Dogs were set to finish up the tournament in the seventh-place game against Twin Lakes on Saturday.

Frankfort hosts its first home game of the season on Friday with a 7:30 p.m. start against Tri-West.

Girls basketball

Central crushes Knights

Clinton Central upped its record to 5-3 in girls basketball with a 71-14 win over Indiana Math & Science Academy North on Thursday, with nine players scoring for the Bulldogs.

Central put three players in double figures led by Jessica Akard with 14, followed by Allison Robbins (13) and Kaylea Whitcomb (11). Akard added eight steals, three assists and a rebound, while Robbins had five rebounds, four assists and four steals and Whitcomb three steals, three rebounds and two assists.

Kendall Davison led the Bulldogs with nine rebounds scoring five points with two assists, while Addison Sheets topped the team with six assists kicking in five steals and four rebounds with eight points.

Hannah McCquinn had eight points with three steals and two rebounds, along with an assist and a block. Other contributors included Cassidi Jenkins with six points, three rebounds, four steals and two assists, Katie McQuinn (four points, three rebounds and an assist) and Allison Russell (two points and a rebound).

Hannah McQuinn hit two 3-pointers, while Whitcomb and Robbins each hit one from deep. The Bulldogs led 23-2 after the first quarter and 40-4 at half.

Clinton Central was to travel to Covington on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. game., with the team going to Sheridan on Friday for a 6 p.m. game as part of a girls-boys doubleheader.

Rossville edges Vikings

Rossville pulled out a tight 45-43 win over host North White in girls basketball on Thursday, with Camryn Geheb leading the Hornets with 18 points and hitting four 3-pointers.

Madison Miller added 10 for Rossville, with Michelle Rodkey scoring nine and pulling down 17 rebounds. She also had two steals and an assist.

Miller led the team with five assists adding four rebounds and two steals, while Geheb also had four boards with a steal.

Jayla Rosen and Emma Lawson finished the scoring for the Hornets with five and three points respectively. Rosen added four assists and two rebounds, with Lawson pulling down six boards.

The game was tied after the first quarter with the Hornets taking five point leads into the half (22-17) and at the end of the third quarter (34-29). The win moved Rossville to 3-5 on the year.

The Hornets were to host Tri-County on Saturday before traveling to Pioneer for a 7:30 p.m. Tuesday game.

Frankfort falls to Sheridan

Frankfort lost 53-39 to host Sheridan in girls basketball on Wednesday, with the third quarter proving pivotal in the loss.

The Hot Dogs led 22-20 at the half before the Blackhawks outscored them 20-4 in the third quarter. Senior Heather Barker led Sheridan with 15 points with support coming from Holly Barker with 11 and Taylor Bates with seven.

Rylee Seibert led Frankfort with 16 points, shooting 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. She added eight rebounds, three steals and a block. Other scorers for the Hot Dogs were Kimee Kingma and Emily Michael with six each, Lindsey Gay (five), Nallely Alanis (four) and Kya King (two). Michael and Gay each hit a 3-pointer.

Other stat contributions included Kingma with six rebounds and a steal, King (four steals, two rebounds and two assists), Michael (five rebounds), Liz Sandoval (two rebounds, a steal and an assist), Gay (two rebounds) and Alanis (two rebounds).

The Hot Dogs (2-6) were to play at North Montgomery on Saturday afternoon, with their next game at home against Faith Christian at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

McCutcheon nips Gophers

McCutcheon outscored host Clinton Prairie 15-9 in the fourth quarter for a 51-48 girls basketball victory on Tuesday, with the loss dropping the Gophers to 4-3 on the season.

Prairie led 13-7 after the first quarter, with the Mavericks trimming the advantage to 27-23 at the half and to 39-36 after three periods. McCutcheon placed three players in double figures led by Daylynn Thornton (12) followed by Trinity Berning (11) and Olivia Dowden (10).

Katie Blacker scored 18 for the Gophers, including four 3-pointers. She added three rebounds and three steals. Others scoring for Prairie were Tatum and Tynlie Neal (nine each), Rebekah Lloyd (eight) and Emma McKinney (four).

Tatum Neal led the team in rebounds with seven, adding four assists and two steals. McKinney had six rebounds and two assists, with other contributions coming from Lloyd (five rebounds and two assists), Tynlie Neal (six rebounds), Hannah Wilson (two rebounds, two assists and a steal) and Kayla Martin (one steal).

The Gophers looked to bounce back in a home Saturday afternoon game against Frontier, with Tri-Central next on the schedule for a 7:30 p.m. home tilt on Tuesday.

Wrestling

Hot Dogs top Tipton

Frankfort defeated host Tipton 41-31 to begin its wrestling season on Thursday, with eight individual winners.

“We had many wrestlers bumping up a weight class to give us a stronger lineup,” Hot Dogs head coach Richard Sallee wrote on the school website. “Some of our wrestlers worked really hard to make weight today and then wrestled up a weight class.”

Elijah Anthony won by pin late in the first period at 106 lbs., while Josue Bautista won by technical fall (22-5) late in the second period at 120.

Christian Matias won by decision (7-2) at 170, as well as Zeke VanDeventer (6-3) at 182. Frankfort wrestlers winning by forfeit included Marco Cruz (126 lbs.), Skyelar Seward (132), James Ostler (138) and Armando Roa (113).

The Hot Dogs wrestled in the Western Boone Invitational on Saturday, with their next match at Delphi on Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m.

Bulldogs win first dual meet

Despite only having seven wrestlers, Clinton Central won its opening dual meet in wrestling against Danville on Wednesday, sweeping the weight classes they had slated for a 39-30 win.

Kolten Keller, Domonic Warthan, Garrett Juza and Keegan Padgett all got pins in the heavyweight, 200, 145 and 120 weight divisions, while Tallon Surber (138) won by injury default and Keegan Burnette (106) and Matthew Harker (160) won by forfeit.

The Bulldogs were to compete in the Kokomo Super 6 tournament on Saturday, with a home match against Sheridan and Tri-Central starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Gophers beat Guerin Catholic

Clinton Prairie opened the wrestling season with a 42-39 win over host Guerin Catholic on Thursday evening. Individual results were not available.

The Gophers were to wrestle in the Winamac Super 8 tournament on Saturday, while hosting the CP Invite next Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Swimming

Bulldogs sweep Lewis Cass

Clinton Central topped visiting Lewis Cass in swimming on Thursday, winning the boys meet 120-65 and the girls 103-73.

The boys swept the relays winning the 200-yard medley, 200 free and 400 free, while the girls took two of three with Lewis Cass only winning the 400 freestyle relay.

Relay members for the boys included Colton Payne, Owen Smith, John Dunn and Wreese Sheets (finishing in 1:56.84 in the 200 medley); Payne, Erik McCarty, Blake Mosbaugh and Aidan Hendrickson (1:38.88 in the 200 free); and Mosbaugh, Hendrickson, Kaleb Boone and McCarty (3:46.42 in the 400 free).

For the girls, Kailie Burnett, Isabelle Hendrickson, Mollie McDaniel and Brogan Sheets won the 200 medley in 2:03.89, while Burnett, Hendrickson, Grace Atkisson and Sheets took the 200 free in 1:50.02.

Individual winners for the boys were McCarty in the 100 and 200 freestyles with times of 50.51 and 1:51.98, Aidan Hendrickson (2:18.87 in the 200 IM and 1:00.20 in the 100 butterfly), Mosbaugh (24.85 in the 50 free), Tyler Ray (score of 153.20 in 1-meter diving), John Dunn (5:47.57 in the 500 free), Payne Colton (1:02.89 in the 100 backstroke) and Wreece Sheets (1:20.46 in the 100 breaststroke).

Girls winners included Brogan Sheets (2:33.39 and 1:11.97 in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly), Isabelle Hendrickson (26.05 and 1:15.90 in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke) and Burnette (1:11.59 in the 100 backstroke).

Other top finishers for the girls were Kylie Gilmore and Carly Ellis (second and third in the 200 free), Burnette (third in the 200 IM), Atkisson and Olivia Wyrick (second and fourth in 50 free), Ally Webster (second in 1-meter diving), McDaniel (third in the 100 fly), Atkisson and Wyrick (second and third in the 100 free), Gilmore and Ellis (second and fourth in the 500 free), McDaniel (second in the 100 backstroke) and Bailey Deardorff (third in the 100 breaststroke).

For the boys, other top finishes came from John Dunn (third in the 200 free), Owen Smith and August Haynes (second and fourth in the 200 IM), Payne and Wreese Sheets (second and third in the 50 free for a sweep of the top-three places in the event), Jaylen Shelley (fourth in 1-meter diving), Smith (second in the 100 fly), Mosbaugh (third in the 100 free), Kaleb Boone (second in the 100 backstroke) and Haynes (second in the 100 breaststroke).

The swim teams were to host a tri-meet on Saturday and then travel to Eastern on Tuesday with swimming to begin at 6 p.m.