The Connersville Spartan girls swim team avenged their second-place conference finish when they traveled to East Central Tuesday night and defeated the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Champion Lady Trojans 91-81. The Spartan men fell to the Trojans 147-32.

“I knew it was going to be close,” coach Zane Spurlock said. “We ended up winning, which is big considering they ended up beating us in conference. Normally they’re one of the bigger teams we go against, which helps a lot going into these last few weeks.”

After being named to the EIAC All-Conference team, Connersville’s Harley Morris, Kendall Martin, Ambria Clark, and Kaelynn Martin followed up their performance from last weekend in Greensburg by winning the girls 400-Yard Freestyle Relay in a time of 4:10.90.

Morris also won the 200-Yard Freestyle in 2:17.62, the 500-Yard Freestyle in 6:13.57, and was part of the victorious 200-Yard Freestyle relay with Morgan Keaffaber, Anna Freyche, and Jocelyn McClung in a time of 2:01.05.

Kaelynn Martin won the Girls-100-Yard Butterfly in a time of 1:05.56, and the 100-Yard Backstroke in 1:06.72, with Clark coming in second at 1:12.94.

“I don’t know if they knew they had a shot to win,” coach Stephen Keaffaber said, but it came down to it and we had a few things go our way. They all swam well, and they knew what they needed to get done.”

With only two co-ed dual meets remaining in the season, the Spartans are in the home stretch of the season. The whole squad will host South Dearborn and Oldenburg in a double dual meet this Saturday, before traveling to New Palestine on Jan. 20. Connersville will host a boys only dual meet against Muncie Burris on Feb. 1 to offset a girls only meet held at Beech Grove to begin the season.


Girls 200-Yard Medley Relay: 1 ECHS -Tara Hall, Emily Hafertepen, Sam Mittermeier, Kierstin Bruner (203.66) 2 CHS-Ambria Clark, Morgan Keaffaber, Kaelynn Martin, Kendall Martin (207.59) 3 CHS-Aleigha Williams, Anna Freyche, Jocelyn McClung, Abby Badore (2.36.93) 4. ECHS-Alexis Brennen, Julia Bluach, Caitlyn Bortlein, Eleanor Doll (237.50)

Boys 200-Yard Medley Relay: 1 ECHS-Ray Krider, Francis Strotman, Skyler Cavins, Nicholas Weber (144.18) 2 ECHS-Colin Bley, Joshua Bessler, Kalib Wagner, Dillon Rullman (200.08) 3 ECHS-Collin Wilson, Connor Murray, Tyler Ketcham, Nate Bailey (2:16.63)

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle: 1 CHS-Harley Morris (2:17.62) 2 ECHS-Emily Hafertepen (225.07) 3 CHS-Jocelyn McClung (2:28.64) 4 ECHS-Kierstin Bruner (2:29.12) 5 CHS-Aleigha Williams (2:42.74)

Boys 200-Yard Freestyle: 1 ECHS-Ayden Ketchem (2:01.42) 2 ECHS-Kalib Wagner (2:11.31) 3 CHS-Nathan Shawl (2:14.37) 4 CHS-Camden Schonfeld (2:19.20) 5 ECHS-Nate Bailey (2:51.17)

Girls 200-Yard Individual Medley: 1 ECHS-Tara Hall (2:29.79) 2 CHS-Ambria Clark (2:35.58) 3 CHS Kendall Martin (2:37.49) 4 Caitlyn Bortlein (3:23.39)

Boys 200-Yard Individual Medley: 1 ECHS-Ray Krider (2:07.92) 2 ECHS-Ayden Ketchem (2:17.52) 3 CHS-Owen Baker (2:24.76) 4 ECHS-Tyler Ketcham (2:35.64)

Girls 50-Yard Freestyle: 1 ECHS-Julia Bluach (29.86) 2 CHS-Morgan Keaffaber (30.23) 3 ECHS-Alexis Brennen (30.66) 4 ECHS-Eleanor Doll (31.04) 5 CHS-Maggie Hancock (44.70)

Boys 50-Yard Freestyle: 1 ECHS Ray Krider (23.98) 2 ECHS-Dillon Rullman (26.35) 3 ECHS-Kalib Wagner (26.93) 4 CHS-JR Pfieffer 5 CHS-Owen Nobbe

Girls 1-Meter Diving: 1 ECHS-Bree Cleary (187.60) 2 ECHS-Eleanor Doll (124.55) 3 CHS-Izzie Swinniger (121.00) 4 ECHS-Ava Russell (118.10) 5 CHS-Abby Badore (89.90)

Boys 1-Meter Diving: 1 ECHS-Kane Rosfeld (142.95) 2 ECHS-Miller Small (127.30) 3 ECHS-Colin Bley (115.45)

Girls-100-Yard Butterfly: 1 CHS-Kaelynn Martin (1:05.56) 2 ECHS-Sam Mittermeier (1:10.41) 3 ECHS Emily Hafertepen (1:17.50)

Boys 100-Yard Butterfly: 1 Kaden Cummins (58.77) 2 Francis Strotman (1:05.94) 3 Connor Murray (1:09.18) 4 CHS-Camden Schonfeld (1:16.88) 5 CHS-Owen Nobbe (1:26.36)

Girls 100-Yard Freestyle: 1 Kendall Martin (1:02.37) 2 ECHS-Ella Maxwell (1:04.27) 3 CHS-Anna Freyche (1:11.42) 4 ECHS-Alexis Brennen (1:13.37) 5 CHS-Maggie Hancock (1:40.70)

Boys 100-Yard Freestyle: 1 ECHS-Nicholas Weber (49.94) 2 ECHS- Kaden Cummins (52.68) 3 CHS-Owen Baker (53.99) 4 ECHS- Francis Strotman (57.42) 5 CHS-JR Pfieffer (1:08.68)

Girls 500-Yard Freestyle: 1 CHS-Harley Morris (6:13.57) 2 ECHS- Sam Mittermeier (6:22.39) 3 CHS-Jocelyn McClung (6:37.39) 4 ECHS-Julia Bluach (7:07.75)

Boys 500-Yard Freestyle: 1 ECHS-Nicholas Weber (5:12.05) 2 ECHS- Collin Wilson (5:35.79) 3 CHS-Cooper Harvey (6:01.59) 4 ECHS- Michael Doll (6:14.08) 5 CHS-AJ Brandt (6:14.70)

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle Relay: 1 CHS-Morgan Keaffaber, Anna Freyche, Jocelyn McClung, Harley Morris (2:01.05) 2 ECHS- Alexis Brennen, Ella Maxwell Emily Hafertepen, Kierstin Bruner (DQ)

Boys 200-Yard Freestyle Relay: 1 ECHS-Ayden Ketchem, Henry Strotman, Connor Murray, Tyler Ketcham (1:41.77) 2 ECHS-Kaden Cummins, Michael Doll, Kalib Wagner, Dillon Rullman (1:46.09) 3 CHS-Nathan Shawl, JR Pfieffer, Cooper Harvey, Owen Baker (1:46.12) 4 ECHS-Collin Wilson, Kennedy Shuler, Joshua Bressler, Miller Small (1:52.22)

Girls 100-Yard Backstroke: 1 CHS-Kaelynn Martin (1:06.72) 2 CHS-Ambria Clark (1:12.94) 3 ECHS-Ella Maxwell (1:23.65) 4 CHS-Aleigha Williams (1:29.83)

Boys 100-Yard Backstroke: 1 ECHS- Skyler Cavins (56.88) 2 ECHS-Henry Strotman (1:06.28) 3 CHS-Nathan Shawl (1:13.16) 4 ECHS-Joshua Bessler (1:15.48) 5 CHS-AJ Brandt (1:25.03)

Girls 100-Yard Breaststroke: 1 ECHS-Tara Hall (1:20.32) 2 CHS-Anna Freyche (1:25.32) 3 ECHS-Kierstin Bruner (1:26.70) 4 CHS-Morgan Keaffaber (1:27.62)

Boys 100-Yard Breaststroke: 1 ECHS-Skyler Cavins (1:06.34) 2 ECHS-Henry Strotman (1:07.06) 3 ECHS-Joshua Bessler (1:09.48) 4 CHS-Cooper Harvey (1:18.18)

Girls 400-Yard Freestyle Relay: 1 CHS-Harley Morris, Kendall Martin, Ambria Clark, Kaelynn Martin (4:10.90) 2 ECHS-Ella Maxwell, Julia Bluach, Sam Mittermeierm, Tara Hall (4:17.48)

Boys 400-Yard Freestyle Relay: 1 ECHS-Ayden Ketchem, Henry Strotman, Skyler Cavins, Kaden Cummins (3:32.88) 2 ECHS-Nicholas Weber, Michael Doll, Ray Kriderm, Michael Doll (3:33.73) 3 CHS-Nathan Shawl, JR Pfieffer, Cooper Harvey, Owen Baker (4:06.81)