The Battle Against Seymour!
By: Avery Spencer
Seymour vs. Central
The battle against Seymour starts! Central goal right off of tipoff. Seymour had ball, stolen by Cierra. Miss! #30 Brooke Bruin passes it in. Cierra gets ball, Stolen! Goal missed by Seymour, Brooke bruin goes for the layup and goal! Foul on Seymour one shot for Brooke Bruin. Seymour passes it in intercepted by Brooke, goes out on Seymour. Misses goal and goal out on central. Seymour passes it in and gets stolen by Brooke down the court. Brooke drives it up and misses then gets a goal. Seymour passes it in and down the court in a flash, but ends up getting stolen by Cierra. Then drives down the court for a goal! Seymour gets ball and drives down, Cierra steals the ball and goal! Seymour gets ball ands hoots, miss! Seymour gets rebound and gets stolen by #21 Kaitlyn Bates. Misses the goal and Seymour gets rebound. CSA steals the ball and misses the shot. Seymour gets ball drives halfway down the quart and gets the ball stolen. Central gets ball and scores. Seymour gets ball and doesn't get anywhere! Seymour knocks ball out and CSa gets pass in to get a goal! End of 1st Quarter and Centrals in Lead 19-0. Start of 2nd quarter and Shelby Holman passes it in to Mackayla Reeves. Mackayla shoots and misses but out on Seymour. CSA passes it in to miss another goal and Seymours ball. Seymour drives it down the court to get stolen by Makayla but Makayla gets stolen from again! Seymours passes it in and misses the shot. Seymour gets fouled and missed both Free Throws. Mackayla drives it down court to end up getting stolen by Seymour. Seymour ball and passes it in and gets stolen by Makayla Reeves. Cierra Simpson drives up but misses the layup. Seymours rebound, Seymour shoots and misses to get swatted by Central. Seymours ball, they get stolen when passed in and Central drives down the court to get a goal by Shelby Holman. Mackayla steals Seymours ball and gets fouled for 2 free throws. Misses the 1st shot, and misses the 2nd one. Seymour gets ball and Shelby Holman steals the ball from Seymour. Central misses the shot but then gets the ball back to make a shot by #33 Riley. Seymour gets ball but Central steals it and makes another shot! #43 Seymour misses the shot and Central drives down the court but misses the shit. Seymour gets ball stolen and #32 Macey porter gets the ball shit and Goal! Seymour gets ball stolen and Central misses their last minutes shot into halftime. Start of 3rd quarter! #21 passes it in, shot by #33 and miss. Seymours ball, and gets fouled. Free throws, and both miss. Centrals ball and out on Seymour. Central gets ball and goal! Seymour drives down court and misses the shot. Centrals ball and drives down the court for a goal! Seymour timeout and it's back in the game. Centrals ball, and it gets stolen by Seymour. Seymour goal, and Central Ball. Central drives down the court and misses, then Jump ball on Seymour. Seymours ball and gets knocked out by #21 Kaylyn Bates. Seymours ball and shoots but misses, out on Seymour. Centrals ball and a timeout. Seymours ball somehow and they drive down the court. Gets knocked out by #22 Kaytlyn. Kaitlyn doughty gets ball and shoots and scores! Seymour drives down court and gets the ball stolen. Centrals ball and shot by #24 Cierra Simpson. She gets fouled and misses her free throw. Seymour gets rebound and gets swatted! Seymours ball, and gets stolen when passes in! Central gets a foul and Seymour gets ball. Seymour timeout, Score 37-6. Seymour passes it in and gets stolen by Central. Central and drives down the right side and gets stolen by Seymour. Seymour gets knocked down and passes it in. Seymour shoots and misses! End of 3rd quarter! central passes it in and shoots and misses. Seymour ball, they pass and shoot! Miss! Seymours passes it in and shoots... Goal, Centrals ball. Central drives down the court fast and scores! Seymour drives down and Central knocks it down. They get stolen from and Central misses the shot, Seymour's ball. They drive down the court and miss, Central drives back and misses their shot too! Seymours ball and misses the shot. Central gets stolen from and Seymour repeats the process. Centrals ball and #30 Brooke Bruin makes the lay up. Seymours ball, they pass it in and they knock it out, Centrals ball! Central shoots and misses then they've the the rebound to miss again! Seymours ball, they drive down and shoot it way high over the goal, and misses. Seymour gets fouled for 2 shots and makes 1. Seymour timeout, and Central gets ball. They drive down the court and it falls out, but they still get ball and thy shoot and make it by #12 Isabelle Murry. Seymour goes down the court and gets knocked out by Seymour. Central gets ball and shoots and misses! Central Timeout, score 43-9. Central passes it in, and shoots and goal! Made by #40. Seymour drives down the court and misses the goal, Central ball. Central makes the shot by #34. Seymour gets the ball stolen. Central misses the shot and Seymour drives down the court and Buzzer!!! Central wins 47-9!
Interview with Brooke Bruin #30 "All the girls played really really hard and worked together really great."
Central Newspaper this is Avery signing out!
By: Chloe Sims, Sports Reporter
COLUMBUS, IN - The Central Girl’s Tennis Team is doing great this year. Every practice they improve and they learn new things on how to make themselves even better. They have won almost all of their matches as a team. The team has practices every week but not on Fridays. The practices are at the Donner Park tennis courts. Last year the team wasn’t as big as it is this year. The Tennis Team is getting bigger and bigger!
2014-2015 Girls Tennis Players
The Tennis Team has very talented players. We have 12 Tennis players this year. Our top player is Megna Chari! Tennis is really fun, and if you’re on the tennis team, every match we go to you get to play doubles or singles. Doubles is two on two. Singles is one on one. “The tennis team is really fun!” said Delilah Perry. The Tennis Team had one more match left in their season, but they finished it September, 25, 2014 @ the Donner tennis courts! They won as a team! We only had one doubles team that lost. All the girls already can't wait for next season to start!
The Lacrosse Organization
By: Avery Larson, Sports Reporter
Columbus IN- Mr. Andrew Jerman saw that Columbus did not have a lacrosse program in the area and decided to start up a lacrosse team a couple years ago. There was only about fifteen kids that came out and I was one of them. At first, I did not like it, but after a few practice it was awesome. This sport takes a lot of work.
Lacrosse is a unique sport and Mr. Jerman thought it would be great for local teenagers to have a team in Columbus. After a couple of years of building a high school team, they made a middle school team. Mr. Manuel, a social studies teacher for CSAM8 is the coach for the team. This year they added a team for both Columbus North and East. Lacrosse is a spring sport so it can be played in every condition. Bad weather just makes it harder to play, but also more fun.
This organization has been very popular and there are new kids joining each practice. There is drop-in practices every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30pm, where anyone interested in learning about lacrosse can just drop-in! So each Monday the organization is growing. It is at Donner Park. It is just left of the pool and north of the basketball court in the huge open field. Aidan Cole said this, “I like more and more people coming out and working with every age group.” So come out and give lacrosse a try. It is great!
Chargers Pound Panthers
By: Collin Phillips, Sports Reporter
Monday night, the Central Chargers hosted the Jennings County Panthers at Columbus East High School for the Tri-County Championship. The Panthers came into this game 4-0. The Chargers were heading in 6-1.
The Chargers won 60 to 6, Daveed Jolley ran for four touchdowns. Dalton Back, Lance Greiwe, and Adam Chapman also ran for touchdowns. Cole Gilley threw for two touchdown passes, to Thorne Ross and Mitch Collier. Seth Chandler, Greiwe, Jolley, Chapman and Collier all added 2 pt conversions. Defensively, Zerek Greathouse finished with two sacks.
“Winning the Tri County Football Championship is great for our coaches, student-athletes and school. However, the most important thing is the way our football team worked with a specific goal and purpose-taking one game at a time, and, being prepared!! This was obvious in the couple of games that our guys, and girl, came from behind, persevered and won!!” said Central principal, Mr.Gratz.
“You guys have been working harder than anyone. You all have been working hard since July 7th, before the school year even started. Your school year started before anybody elses. They all were sitting at home or running around at water parks. I bet you all would have rather e than here. But you weren’t, you were here working non-stop. That’s why you made it here,” said 7th grade football coach ,Justin Denny, before Monday's game.
Finishing Fast: A Look Inside Cross Country at Central
Archit Malik: Sports Reporter
Columbus, Indiana- On October 2nd at 7pm the Central Middle School Cross Country Team ended their season at Bedford. The team did great. They all went hard and fast and finished their season proudly.
Wednesday, October 1st, after school was the last practice of 2014 Central Middle School Cross Country season. We started off with off with the regular, then Coach Friedgood started to talk to us about Bedford. He reminded us that the varsity boys would have to get their own ride or they would miss their race. He said that this will be a hard race and a longer run than the races we have had. They only other meet as long as this one was the tri-county meet, so we had to be ready.
After we came back from the Donner loop coach made us do 8 strides, which is basically running 800 meters. After we finished that coach made us go to the back of the school. For basically 5 minutes we just stood there, then he made us run towards a corner and BOOM... A pile of whip cream comes flying at me. The eighth grade girls put whip cream all over us. They were always talking about banana splits, but I thought that was a banana split party, not the idea of making us into banana splits!!
Thursday the bus arrived when the varsity boys were doing a warmup lap and getting ready for their race. The first race was the boys varsity race which were the top 7 boys from each team. Then the next race was the girls varsity race, after the boys race ended. Then it was the boys and girls JV race. A few minutes after the JV race was the award ceremony.
In the award ceremony three people’s names were called from boys varsity in 13th place was Zane Gruwell, for girls varsity in 25th place was Jeniffer Kang, and in 7th place from girl’s JV, Hannah. Not everybody's name was called in the ceremony but everybody left with their head’s high. Eighth graders knew this was their last year as a Central cross country runner and the seventh graders ended looking forward for the next year.