December 13, 2013

Sports briefs for Dec. 13


---- — NCC meets with Tech, Guerin Catholic

Administrators from the North Central Conference met with Indianapolis Tech and Guerin Catholic high schools, an NCC press release said Thursday.

The NCC’s release stated:

“The Principals and Athletic Directors of the North Central Conference (NCC) met on December 12, 2013 at the IHSAA building at the request of representatives from Arsenal Technical High School and St Theodore Guerin High School to discuss the possible membership of those schools into the NCC. Each school made a presentation to the group and discussed their interest in becoming a member of the NCC.

“As a result of the meeting, the Principals and Athletic Directors of the conference will request to visit each of the two schools in the near future in order to make the best possible decision for the NCC. There is no commitment to either school or from the conference at this point. The visits are the next step in the lengthy process of making a formal invitation to any school that may wish to become a member of the conference.

“As events unfold throughout the state among athletic conferences the Principals and Athletic Directors of the NCC will continue to focus on what is best for the student athletes, coaches, schools and communities of the member schools in the NCC.

“The goal for the NCC remains the same; bigger, better, stronger and more exciting than ever.”

Tech was an original member of the North Central Conference when it formed in 1926, but left in 1960 to join the other Indianapolis Public Schools.

Tech competes in Class 6A in football and 4A in basketball, the largest classes in those sports. Guerin Catholic, located in Noblesville, is a 3A program in both football and basketball.

Winamac girls fallat Argos, 51-44

ARGOS — Winamac’s girls basketball team was defeated by Argos 51-44 Thursday.

Stephanie Shorter posted a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Warriors (4-4). Ali Larkin dropped in three 3-pointers to tied Shorter in points with 11. Bethany Brogdon added nine points and nine assists.

Winamac got within 2 late in the game but could not punch into the lead.

“I thought the girls handled Argos’s size fairly well, but in our efforts to do so, we allowed too many outside shots,” Winamac coach Jeff Wagner said. “We did well on the boards and had scoring from several players, but in the end we allowed 50 points which we knew we could not and win the game.”

Courtney Dunlap had 17 points and Val Rospopo scored 13 to lead the Dragons (4-3).

Delphi sweeps Pioneerin swimming

DELPHI — Pioneer’s boys and girls swim teams were defeated by Delphi Thursday.

Pioneer’s boys team lost 95-82.

Dylan Bice broke his own school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.43 to lead the Panthers. Bice also won the 100 freestyle. Drew Benesh won the 50 freestyle and the medley relay team and the 400 freestyle relay teams of Bice, Carter Ulrich, Benesh and Tyler Shaw also finished first.

Pioneer’s girls team was defeated 104-76.

Joanna Marshall won the 100 breaststroke for the Panthers, Emma Groff won the 50 freestyle, Kaity Cover won the 100 butterfly and the 400 freestyle Relay of Groff, Cover, Marshall and Kayla Miller also finished first.