Bulldogs take Show Me Conference team title

Friday, November 6, 2009
Jackson's Ryan Gibson, center, stands on the podium after winning the 100 butterfly Thursday. (LAURA SIMON)

The Notre Dame boys swimming team won only one event at the Show Me Conference meet Thursday at Central Pool, but the Bulldogs came away with the team title.

Notre Dame finished with 303 points and was followed by John Burroughs (302), Central (250), Jackson (229) and Saxony Lutheran (12).

Coleman Schott turned in the lone victory for the Bulldogs as he claimed the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 4.91 seconds.

Sam Gramling won the 200 and 500 freestyles for Central, which won four events. Gramling also was a member of the Tigers' winning 400 freestyle relay team, while Matt Deisher turned in the other Central victory in diving.

Jackson won three events as junior Ryan Gibson won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly in conference record times. Gibson was selected the meet MVP. He swam the 200 individual medley in 2:03.17 and the 100 butterfly in 54.47.

Notre Dame sophomore Cory Bunger, left, races Jackson's Landon Beck in the 100 yard butterfly Thursday during the conference meet.

Jackson's Connor McGinnis also turned in a conference record in winning the 100 backstroke in 57.84.

Other first-time state cuts were made by Jackson's Riley Talbut in the 200 freestyle, Jackson's Kristian Troxel in the 100 breaststroke, Central's Jordan Gramling in the 50 freestyle and Notre Dame's Ben Rockett and Dustin Parsons in the 100 butterfly. Notre Dame's Sean Doyle also made the cut in the 100 freestyle, while teammate Collin Andersson accomplished the feat in the 100 breaststroke. Central's Caleb Coots also made the cut in the 100 butterfly.

Team -- Notre Dame 303, John Burroughs 302, Central 250, Jackson 229, Saxony Lutheran 12

200 medley relay -- 2. Notre Dame 1:46.89; 3. Jackson 1:47.39

200 freestyle -- 1. Sam Gramling (C) 1:50.13, 2. Ramsey Scott (C) 1:51.91, 3. Riley Talbut (J) 1:53.38

Central freshman Sam Rhodes competes in the 100 butterfly during Thursday's conference meet.

200 IM -- 1. Ryan Gibson (J) 2:03.17, 2. Caleb Coots (C) 2:05.94, 3. Kristian Troxel (J) 2:06.08

50 freestyle -- 2. Jordan Gramling (C) 22.98, 3. Sean Doyle (ND) 23.50

Diving -- 1. Matt Deisher (C) 256.45, 2. Tim Warner (J) 223.20, 3. Jacob Murphy (ND) 222.45

100 butterfly -- 1. Gibson (J) 54.47, 2. Caleb Coots (C) 55.80, 3. Ben Rockett (ND) 56.81

100 freestyle -- 2. J. Gramling (C) 49.79, 3. Doyle (ND) 50.41

500 freestyle -- 1. S. Gramling (C) 4:56.33, Connor McGinnis (J) 5:02.15, 3. Matt Jedlinski (ND) 5:41.08

200 freestyle relay -- 2. Central 1:32.89, 3. Notre Dame 1:34.69

100 backstroke -- 1. McGinnis (J) 57.84, 2. Scott (C) 1:00.31

100 breaststroke -- 1. Coleman Schott (ND) 1:04.91, 2. Collin Andersson (ND) 1:05.88

400 freestyle relay -- 1. Central 3:23.43 (Scott, J. Gramling, Coots, S. Gramling), 2. Jackson 3:28.19

BOYS BASKETBALL

New Salem 66, Edgemont Christian Academy 46

New Salem opened its season with a 20-point victory in the Thomas Jefferson Tournament in St. Louis.

Dillon Gaines paced New Salem with 26 points, while Bubba Bucholtz netted 14 and Josh Davault had 13.

New Salem17191119--66
Edgemont8131213--46

New Salem (66) -- John Bucholtz 6, Bubba Bucholtz 14, Josh Davault 13. Trent Jones 7, Dillon Gaines 26. FG 22, FT 20-27, F 10. (3-pointers: Gaines 2. Fouled out: none)

Edgemont (46) -- Armard Bradley 12, Eric Jackson 3, Nathan Cooper 10, Joe Osdey 2, Jordan Jones 3, Artus Miller 18. FG 17, FT 6-7, F 11. (3-pointers: Miller 2, Jones 1, Jackson 1, Bradley 2. Fouled out: Osdey)

-- From staff reports

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