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NIC Winter Sports Summary for 2013-14

April 2, 2014
By Greg Humnicky of Northern Indiana Conference




NIC Winter Sports 2013/14  Summary

Girls’ Swimming

Penn won the NIC with an 8-0 dual meet record. Have won 148 consecutive NIC meets in 19 years, 19 straight NIC titles. They scored 667 points at the NIC meet for 1st place, winning all but one event.

Penn won the Sectional, by winning 7 of 12 events with a team score of 551 points.

Penn placed 4th at IHSAA State Finals with 166 points as Penn’s Bethany Galat won the 200 Individual Medley event at the State Finals for the third straight year and the 100 Breaststroke for the second straight time in a state record time.

 

Boys’ Swimming

Penn won the NIC with an 8-0 dual meet record.

Penn’s 11th title overall, 6th in a row.

Penn edged St. Joseph’s for the Sectional title, by a score of 495.5 to 470

At the State Finals – Penn finished 3rdh with 1879 points with St. Joseph finishing 19th with 38 points. Elkhart Central tallied 4 points to complete NIC scoring at the state finals.

Penn’s Bowen Anderson won the 500 Freestyle event and was on the Penn winining 200 Freestyle Relay team with Mate Kovacs, Hudson Bursch and Adam Wait.

 

Boys’ Basketball

Penn were NIC Champions with a 7-1 record.

Penn won the 4A Sectional championship at Washington, defeating Riley for the title, 70-45.

Penn beat Concord, 66-51 in the 2nd game of the Michigan City Regional morning round. Penn then lost to Lake Central, 57-55 for the 4A Regional championship.

St. Joseph beat Marian, 56-49 in overtime for the title at the Class 3A Sectional at Jimtown. St. Joseph advanced to the Class 3A Kankakee Valley Regional to play Twin Lakes. St. Joseph defeated Twin Lakes, 69-60 to advance to the regional title game vs Bowman Academy, where Bowman won the Regional, 82-63 over St. Joseph.

 

Girls’ Basketball

Penn won the NIC regular season with an 8-0 record, their 5th straight NIC title, 11th overall.

Penn won the Sectional at 4A Mishawaka defeating Mishawaka in championship game, 49-37 at Clay HS.

St. Joseph won the 3A Sectional at Glenn, beating Rochester for the title, 59-48

Penn won the 4A Regional at Penn, as they defeated Merrillville, in the first game of the Regional, 66-55 and beat Gary West Side, 57-43 for the regional title.

St. Joseph lost to Western, 47-43, who then won the Rochester 3A Regional. Western went on to win the 3A state championship.

At the Crown Point Semi-State, Penn beat Logansport, 44-41 to advance to the State Finals.

At the State Finals at Terre Haute , Penn lost to Bedford North Lawrence, 51-41 for the Class 4A state title.

 

Wrestling

Penn won the NIC by scoring 260 points at the NIC meet, their 14th overall, third in a row.

Penn won the Sectional with 390 points to Mishawaka’s 2nd place finish with 199.5

At the Regional at Rochester, Penn won with 236 points and  advanced 13 wrestlers to the Semi-State with Mishawaka 9, Riley had 5, with Clay, Adams, St. Joseph, Marian and Washington and Elkhart Central 2 each. The NIC is sending 37 wrestlers to the Merrillville Semi-State  and 2 to Fort Wayne.

At the Merrillville Semi-State, the NIC advanced 18 wrestlers to the State Finals representing 7 NIC schools. The NIC had six Merrillville Semi-State champions, three from Mishawaka, 2 from Penn and one from St. Joseph. Penn had 9 state qualifiers, Mishawaka 4, while Clay, St. Joseph, Riley, Washington and Adams one each. Penn won the Merrillville Semi-State with 125 points, with Mishawaka finished 3rd with 73.5.

Elkhart Central earned one Semi-State runner-up spot at Fort Wayne and advanced to the State Finals.

NIC had a total of 19 wrestling state finalists, representing 8 NIC schools.

There was no IHSAA Individual wrestling state champions this year from the NIC.

Ten NIC wrestlers earned medals finishing in the top 8, led by three runner-up finishes: Zach Davis of Penn at 126; Tommy Forte of Mishawaka at 145 and Chase Osborn of Penn at 170.

Penn finished in 6th place with 44 points, while Mishawaka finished 14th with 30. Washington scored 9 points as the other 5 NIC schools did not score any team points.


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