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Putting a cap on the winter sports season

Saulman swims at state
Katie Saulman, a Corydon Central freshman, represented the Panthers in girls’ swimming for the first time in school history on Feb. 8. At the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Saulman swam her preliminary in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.82. The time, 31st fastest, wasn’t strong enough to return for the finals the following day.
Harrison (West Lafayette) senior Jenny Connolly took the 100-yard fly in 53.91, setting a state record in the finals.
Saulman’s first campaign at the high school level was an impressive one, which included four first-place finishes at the Mid-Southern Conference meet: 200-medley relay, 200-freestyle relay, 100-butterfly and 50-freestyle.
Anderson wrestles at semi-state
Corydon Central’s Eric Anderson concluded his wrestling career with an appearance at the Evansville Reitz semi-state on Feb. 9.
The senior lost in the first round at 285 pounds to Columbus North’s Jowan Gill by a 2-1 decision at Roberts Stadium in Evansville. Evansville Reitz’s Zach Campbell won the semi-state over Jeffersonville’s Jon Clark in the finals. A strong senior season concluded with a 37-5 record including a Mid-Southern Conference championship.
Also among the Corydon Central senior class, Brett Eads concluded his career in the Corydon Central top 10 in career victories.
Eagles claim share of SAC
After claiming the Southern Athletic Conference boys’ basketball title outright the last two seasons, Lanesville settled for a three-way tie after it defeated Crothersville 70-39 on Feb. 15.
The three-way split included Borden and Henryville, all finishing 4-1 in SAC play. It was the fourth consecutive year the Eagles (11-8) won at least a share of the conference championship.
The Eagles start defense of their sectional title tonight (Wednesday) when they play Christian Academy at 6 p.m. in Class A Borden Sectional play.