NIC Winter Sports Summary for 2012-13
March 18, 2013By Greg Humnicky of Northern Indiana Conference
NIC Winter Sports 2012/13 Summary
Penn won the NIC with an 8-0 dual meet record. Have won 140 consecutive NIC meets in 18 years, 18 straight NIC titles. Penn won the NIC Girls' Swimming Conference meet.
Penn won the Sectional, by winning 11 of 12 events with a team score of 564 points.
Penn placed 2nd at IHSAA State Finals with 189 points as Penn’s Bethany Galat won the 200 Individual Medley event at the State Finals for the second straight year.
Penn won the NIC with an 8-0 dual meet record. Penn also won the NIC Boys' Swimming conference meet.
Penn’s 10th title overall, 6th in a row.
Penn edged St. Joseph’s for the Sectional title, by a score of 521 to 447.
At the State Finals – Penn finished 4th with 169 points with St. Joseph finishing 10th with 94 points.
St. Joseph’s Trevor Carroll won the 200 Freestyle event for the second year in a row at the state finals.
SB Adams and Penn were NIC Co-Champions each with a 7-1 record.
SB Adams won the 4A Sectional championship at Mishawaka, defeating Penn for the title, 93-71.
SB Adams beat Warsaw, 48-46 in the 1st game of the Michigan City Regional, but lost to Merrillville in the Regional championship game, 72-55.
Penn won the NIC regular season with an 8-0 record, their 5thh straight NIC title, 11th overall.
Penn won the Sectional at 4A Mishawaka defeating Mishawaka in the championship game, 63-41.
Warsaw won the 4A Valparaiso Regional, as they defeated Penn, 49-42, in the first game of the Regional.
Penn won the NIC with an 8-0 record in dual meets, their 13th overall, second in a row.
Penn won the Sectional with 285.5 points to Mishawaka’s 2nd place finish with 234.
At the Regional at Rochester, Penn advanced 12 wrestlers to the Semi-State with Mishawaka 6, Clay & Washington 5 each, Adams 4, Riley, St. Joseph and Elkhart Central 2 each. The NIC is sending 36 wrestlers to the Merrillville Semi-State and 2 to Fort Wayne. Penn won the Regional with 211 points, Mishawaka was 2nd with 160.5 points
At the Merrillville Semi-State, the NIC advanced 15 wrestlers to the State Finals representing 5 NIC schools. The NIC had three Merrillville Semi-State champions, all threef rom Mishawaka. Penn had 6 state qualifiers, Mishawaka 4, Clay 3, Elkhart Central, St. Joseph and Adams one each. Penn finished 2nd at the Merrillville Semi-State with 98 points.
Elkhart Central earned one Semi-State runner-up spot at Fort Wayne and advanced to the State Finals.
NIC had a total of 16 wrestler state finalists, representing 6 NIC schools.
There was one IHSAA Individual wrestling champions this year from the NIC. Tommy Forte of Mishawaka earned the 138 lbs state title. There were three 2nd place runner-up finishes: Clay’s Jaylin Allen finished 2nd at 195 lbs. Penn’s Zach Davis also got 2nd at 113 lbs, as did Mishawaka’s Grant Martsolf at 132 lbs.
Another 5 NIC wrestlers earned medals finishing in the top 8, led by Tristan Macri of Mishawaka’s 3rd place finish at 145 lbs.
Mishawaka had 53 team points to finish in 3rd place at the State Finals.