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AquaTrojans host 2023 sectional, Ketchem to state

ST. LEON – After years of traveling to Columbus North for the swimming and diving sectional, teams in
the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference visited a more familiar site Saturday as East Central was host to
the 2023 boys tournament. The EC Natatorium was loud as swimmers and divers tried to advance past
the finals to the state tourney.
Home fans had a hero to cheer on as junior Ayden Ketchem outpaced Bloomington South’s Lukas Paegle
to the wall in the 50-yard freestyle final (21.6 to 22.01), sending Ketchem on to the IUPUI Natatorium
next weekend for the state finals.
EC’s 200 free relay team finished runner-up to Bloomington North by fractions, swimming 1:26.8 to BN’s
1:26.12. Ketchem battled the Cougars’ Benjamin Buehler to the wall on the anchor leg. Other Trojans on
the squad were Kyle Goodwin, Kaden Cummins and Henry Strotman.
The same schools were 1, 2 in the day’s final event – the 400 free relay. This time, the Cougs were able
to put some distance between themselves and second-place EC. James Stewart finished up for
Bloomington, touching in 3:10.59, while Ketchem, Dillon Rullman, Cummins and Strotman combined for
a 3:13.95 finish.
Strotman was third in the 100 free sprint, landing in 48.68. Goodwin, a freshman, took third in the 100
butterfly (52.72). Cummins placed fourth in the 200 free, touching in 1:49.07, and Strotman was fourth
in the 50 free (22.17). Goodwin was good for fourth in the 100 backstroke (55.96), followed closely by
Ketchem in fifth (56.25). Cummins took fifth in the 100 free (49.22).
Batesville’s best showing came in the 100 free as senior William Johnson placed fourth in a time of
49.08. In the 200 free relay, Bulldogs Matthew Tekulve, Ciaran Tyrer, Emi Lopez and Johnson swam
1:34.97 to place fifth. Johnson finished sixth in the 50 free (22.6).
In the opening event, EC’s team of Goodwin, Francis Strotman, Michael Doll and Connor Murray were
fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:41.12) with Batesville just behind them (Johnson, Tyrer, Lopez, Tekulve;
Greensburg’s Pirates took sixth in the 400 free relay as Christopher Mains, Alexander Walden, Tristen
Hostetler and Jacob Hawkins touched in 3:28.28. Hawkins, Mains, Hostetler and Matthew Reynolds
were sixth in the 200 free (1:35.01). Mains, Reynolds, Walden and Hawkins swam 7 th in the 200 medley
(1:44.37). Walden placed 7 th in the 100 fly (56.45).
Oldenburg Academy’s Santiago Schutte was the 8 th -place finisher in the 200 individual medley, the
sophomore touching in 2:06.81. Other EC placements were F. Strotman 7 th in 100 breaststroke (1:02.51)
and Rullman 7 th in 200 free (1:51.72).
Lawrenceburg’s top placement came in the 200 free relay, the team of Luke Thornton, Brendan Lowe,
Jack Vowell and Cameron Boyce finishing in 1:44.48. Same could be said for South Dearborn as Jason
Hail, Brady Chambers, Garrett Collins and Ariyawuth Worakulpisuth swam 10 th in the race (1:54.32).
EC had three in the diving finals, with freshman Nicholas Hutchinson ending in fifth (305.8 pts.), Kane
Rosfeld in seventh (248.4) and Matthew Small eighth (232.2).

Connersville swims at New Palestine

Spartan speedster Owen Baker just missed out on a trip to state when he placed runner-up in the 50
free and third in 100 free at the New Pal sectional finals Saturday. Baker was edged in the 50 sprint by
Mt. Vernon’s Brady Gray (21.18 to 22.22) and Gray won again in the 100 (47.1) as Baker’s 49.53 was
good for bronze.


Boys swimming prelim results

Thursday Evening Boys Swimming Prelims took place at East Central High School. This Saturday the finals will take place at 1PM at East Central. The top swimmers will be competing for a place at state.

Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay

5 East Central 1) Brogan Wilson FR 2) Francis Strotman SR 3) Michael Doll JR 4) Connor Murray SO

6 Batesville 1) William Johnson SR 2) Ciaran Tyrer SR 3) Matthew Tekulve JR 4) Emiliano Lopez JR

7 Greensburg 1) Christopher Mains SO 2) Jacob Hawkins JR 3) Alexander Walden SO 4) Matthew Reynolds SR  

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

9 Lawrenceburg 1) Brendan Lowe JR 2) Vincent Volz SO 3) Luke Thornton JR 4) Cameron Boyce JR 

11 Oldenburg Academy 1) Dominic Yane SO 2) Santiago Schutte SO 3) Sully Hill SO 4) Noah Schenk JR

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle

8 Dillon Rullman SO, East Central, 3 Kaden Cummins, SR East Central

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

13 Tristen Hostetler SO, Greensburg

15 Collin Wilson SR, East Central

Boys 200 Yard IM

5 Santiago Schutte SO, Oldenburg

8 Brogan Wilson FR, East Central

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

10 Francis Strotman SR, East Central  

11 Christopher Mains SO, Greensburg

14 Connor Murray SO, East Central

Boys 50 Yard Freestyle

1 Ayden Ketchem JR East Central

2 Henry Strotman JR, East Central

5 William Johnson SR, Batesville  

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

11 Emiliano Lopez JR, Batesville

14 Alexander Walden SO, Greensburg

16 Matthew Reynolds SR, Greensburg

Boys 100 Yard Butterfly

3 Kyle Goodwin FR, East Central  

5 Alexander Walden SO GBUR

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

12 Michael Doll JR, East Central

13 Ciaran Tyrer SR, Batesville

15 Connor Murray SO, East Central

Boys 100 Yard Freestyle

3 William Johnson SR, Batesville

4 Kaden Cummins SR, East Central

 5 Henry Strotman JR, East Central

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

9 Dillon Rullman SO, East Central

11 Santiago Schutte SO, Oldenburg

12 Emiliano Lopez JR, Batesville

15 Jacob Hawkins JR, Greensburg

Boys 500 Yard Freestyle

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

12 Collin Wilson SR, East Central

14 Tyler Ketcham SR, East Central

15 James Frensemeier SO, Greensburg

16 Tristen Hostetler SO, Greensburg

17 Kennedy Shuler SO, East Central

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

1 East Central 1) Dillon Rullman SO 2) Michael Doll JR 3) Connor Murray SO 4) Henry Strotman JR

2 Batesville 1) Matthew Tekulve JR 2) Ciaran Tyrer SR 3) Emiliano Lopez JR 4) William Johnson SR 

5 Greensburg 1) Jacob Hawkins JR 2) Christopher Mains SO 3) Tristen Hostetler SO 4) Matthew Reynolds SR 

7 Lawrenceburg 1) Brendan Lowe JR 2) Jack Vowell JR 3) Cameron Boyce JR 4) Luke Thornton JR  

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

 9 Oldenburg Academy 1) Noah Schenk JR 2) Albert Hudepohl SO 3) Luke Hopkins FR 4) Santiago Schutte SO

10 South Dearborn 1) Jason Hail SR 2) Brady Chambers JR 3) Garrett Collins JR 4) Ariyawuth (Pa Worakulpisuth JR

Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke

7 Francis Strotman SR, East Central

8 Brogan Wilson FR, East Central

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

10 Ciaran Tyrer SR, Batesville

11 Matthew Reynolds SR, Greensburg

Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

2 East Central 1) Henry Strotman JR 2) Dillon Rullman SO 3) Brogan Wilson FR 4) Francis Strotman SR

4 Greensburg 1) Christopher Mains SO 2) Alexander Walden SO 3) Tristen Hostetler SO 4) Jacob Hawkins JR

Swimming for consolation in this division will be

9 Batesville 1) Blake Hon SR 2) Ian Carpenter JR 3) Samuel Richardson FR 4) Tyler Kuntz JR

 10 Oldenburg Academy 1) Luke Hopkins FR 2) Sully Hill SO 3) Dominic Yane SO 4) Albert Hudepohl SO

East Central Aqua Trojans go 4-0 this week

Senior night hits St. Leon as we honor 13 of our best, hosting the South Dearborn Knights, on Tuesday. EC came away with two victories with the girls winning 137-35 and the boys winning 146-20.

Individual winners include:
Riley Reany-200 Free, 500 Free
Kaden Cummins-200 Free, 100 Free
Madison Goodwin-200 IM
Ayden Ketchem-200 IM, 100 Fly
Sam Mittermeier-50 Free, 100 Free
Bree Cleary-1 meter diving
Nick Hutchinson-1 meter diving
Audrey Bumgardner-100 Fly, 100 Back
Tyler Ketcham-500 Free
Dillon Rullman-100 Back
Frank Strotman-100 Breast

EC won all 6 relays.

EC AquaTrojans faced an excellent Milan for the second time this season. EC came away with two victories. EC girls won 109-58. EC Boys won 120-49.

Individual winners include:
Kyle Goodwin – 200 Free
Ayden Ketchem – 200 IM, 100 Free
Riley Reany – 50 Free, 100 Back
Henry Strotman – 50 Free
Tara Hall – 100 Fly
Kaden Cummins – 100 Fly, 500 Free
Audrey Bumgardner – 100 Free
Elle Jankovsky – 100 Breast

EC won all 6 relays.

The AquaTrojans host 7 teams on Saturday for the EC Relays!! Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!

Results via EC coach Brandon Loveless

EIAC swimming and diving results

ST. LEON- East Central hosted Lawrenceburg and Oldenburg on Thursday night. The Trojans came out the big winners taking first on the boys and girl’s side.


East Central       158

Lawrenceburg   97

Oldenburg         11


East Central       167

Lawrenceburg   48

Oldenburg         47

East Central’s Individual winners

Isabella Dole – 200 Free, 100 Free

Henry Strotman – 200 Free

Riley Reany – 200 IM

Kaden Cummins – 200 IM

Bree Cleary – 1 meter diving

Nick Hutchinson – 1 meter diving

Sam Mittermeier – 100 Fly

Dillon Rullman – 100 Fly

Andrew Strotman – 100 Free

Tara Hall – 500 Free

Kyle Goodwin – 500 Free

Reagan Reany – 100 Back

Miller Small – 100 Back

Lawrenceburg’s Individual winners

Lucy Thornton – 100 Breast, 50 Free


CONNERSVILLE- The Spartans hosted Hagerstown and came away winning 19 of the 24 events. The win moves the boys’ team to a 2-1 record on the season. The Lady Spartans improved to 4-0.


Connersville      115

Hagerstown       47


Connersville      86

Hagerstown       70

Connersville’s Individual winners

Harley Morris – 200 Free, 500 Free

Kendall Martin- 200 IM, 100 Breast

Cooper Harvey- 200 Free, 100 Fly

Owen Baker – 50 Free, 100 Back

Kaelynn Martin – 100 Fly

Jocelyn McClung – 100 Free

Brandt Lykins – 100 Free

Camden Schonfeld – 500 Free

Ambria Clark – 100 Back

Izzie Swinninger – 1M Diving

EIAC Swimming and Diving results

East Central hosted the Bloomington North Cougars on Tuesday and came away with the first two losses of the season. Bloomington North girls won 95-91 and the boys won 117-69.
Individual winners include Kaden Cummins in the 200 Freestyle, Bree Cleary 1-meter diving, and Tara Hall in the 100 Backstroke.
EC won 4 of 6 relays.

Greensburg swimming and diving got underway last Tuesday with a double loss at home to East Central. The always tough Trojans took a 141-27 win on the girl’s side and a 131-48 win on the boy’s end.
EC won every relay race, adding individual wins in girls 200 freestyle (Ella Maxwell), 200 individual medley (Tara Hall), 50 free (Riley Hester), 1 meter diving (Ava Russell), 100 butterfly (Audrey Bumgardner), 100 free and 100 backstroke (Riley Reany), 100 breaststroke (Elle Jankovsky), 500 free (Sam Mittermeier) and boys 200 IM and 100 free (Ayden Ketcham), 50 free (Henry Strotman), 1 m diving (Nick Hutchinson), 100 fly and 100 back (Kyle Goodwin), 500 free (Collin Wilson) and 100 breast (Brogan Wilson).
The Trojans are back at it on tomorrow (Thursday) taking on Lawrenceburg and Oldenburg Academy. Batesville visits Greensburg on Dec. 13.

Photo by Michelle Murray