November 20, 2023 at 3:02 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — Mallory Winner and Emily Manor have had a phenomenal start to the season.
They refuse to lose.
Winner and Manor topped the 155-pound and 140-pound brackets to power the Jay County High School girls wrestling team to a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Ben Davis Girls Invitational.
Jay County earned 111.5 points to place fourth out of 24 teams. Above it were champion Franklin Central (170), New Palestine (140) and Warren Central (125).
Manor pinned one opponent and beat another in a 4-1 decision before she demolished Noblesville’s Evangaline Howard in a 17-0 technical fall.
Winner pinned two wrestlers and earned an 8-0 major decision before she got past Maylie Skinner of Madison in a 7-2 decision.
Other placers included Lina Lingo (second) at 130, Katie Rowels (third) at 100, Sophie Thomas (fourth) at 105 and Tatianna Willis (fourth) at 110.
WESTFIELD — The Jay County girls swim team opened the season with a third-place finish at the 2023 Kristin Rice Women’s Invite at Westfield High School on Saturday.
The Patriots (1-2) earned 400 points at the meet, while Westfield dominated the field with 637. Coming in second was Yorktown (468) and trailing behind was Roncalli (290).
Maddy Snow was the lone event winner, topping Westfield’s Alexis Ball and Gabriele Lippert in 1-meter diving. Snow also finished ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke to cap off her day with 31 points earned for the team.
The next highest point-getter for the Patriots was Avery Wentz, who earned 30 points. Her best event was the backstroke, in which she took second with a time of 1 minute, 13.05 seconds. Westfield’s Ellie Hill won the race comfortably at 1:05.35.
Wentz also finished eighth in the individual medley.
Other Patriots to score 20 or more points were Sophia Hoevel, Zion Beiswanger, Morgan DeHoff, Kenzie Clayton and Lauren Fisher.
FORT RECOVERY — The Fort Recovery boys bowling team started off on the right foot as they took down the Greenville Green Wave 2,570-2,613 Saturday morning at Miracle Lanes.
Lucas Acheson rolled the high game of 242 pins in his second individual game en route to 440 total pins.
Austin Steinbrunner was the only other bowler to break 200 as he threw a 211 in his first game. He finished behind Acheson and Owen Knapke (378) with 369.
Other individual bowlers included Nate Jutte (364) and Evan Keller (339).
During the Baker games, the Indians (1-0) knocked down 860 total pins. The best game was the final, when they took out 189 pins.
The junior varsity team also took down Greenville by 551 pins. AJ Siefring led all bowlers with a 359 series in two games.
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