Dylan Harker made his final conference championship swim meet a memorable one.
The Shelbyville High School graduate (photo, center) won the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.35 seconds and teamed with Jack Burke, Charlie Hall and Shane O’Sullivan to net Franklin College a victory in the 400 medley relay in a championship meet and school record time of 3:23.07.
Two more former Golden Bears also had strong performances over the three-day Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship held at the Vigo County Aquatics Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Also competing for Franklin College, Nolan Davis (photo, left) placed sixth in the 500 freestyle (4:47.95), fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:45.66), and fourth in the 1,650 freestyle (17:02.81). He also helped the Grizzlies to a pair of runner-up finishes in the 200 freestyle relay and the 800 freestyle relay.
Cameron Baker (photo, right) finished third in both diving events with 338.45 points in the 3-meter event and 371.45 in the 1-meter competition.
Harker also placed fifth in the 200 individual medley (1:58.35), third in the 200 breaststroke (2:04.59) and helped secure a runner-up finish in the 200 medley relay.
Franklin College, the defending champion, finished second in the team standings to Rose-Hulman, 732-728.
Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.
The Triton Central graduate had a career-high 18 points and two rebounds Saturday in Loyola’s 60-45 loss to Illinois State.
One day earlier, Chandler had five points, one rebound and one assist in a 64-61 loss to that same Illinois State squad.
The Ramblers finished the regular season 10-12 (8-10 Missouri Valley Conference). That slotted Loyola as the sixth seed in the MVC Tournament and set up a third-straight meeting with Illinois State, the No. 3 seed, Friday at 8 p.m. in Moline, Illinois.
Stephens closed out her first basketball season at the University of Evansville Saturday with two points and three rebounds in an 85-44 loss to Missouri State.
On Friday, the Triton Central graduate had seven points and four rebounds in the Purple Aces’ 87-54 loss to Missouri State.
Evansville (6-16, 2-15 MVC) is the 10th seed for this week’s MVC Tournament and will face No. 7 seed Valparaiso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Moline, Illinois.
The Shelbyville graduate was 1-for-3 with a double Sunday for Indiana State’s softball team in a 3-0 loss at Mississippi in the Ole Miss Classic in Oxford, Mississippi.
The Sycamores (4-9) finished 3-3 in the invitational with a pair of wins over North Dakota State, a split doubleheader with Samford, and two losses to the Rebels.
The Shelbyville graduate was 1-for-3 with a run batted in for IU South Bend’s baseball team Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky.
The Titans (2-6) lost three of four games in the series. Young was 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI Friday in a 6-4 victory.
The Shelbyville graduate logged 151 minutes in a pair of season-opening wins for the Defiance men’s soccer program.
Macklin, a defenseman, played 98 minutes in Defiance’s season-opening 1-0 double-overtime win over Bluffton on March 2.
Macklin and the defense collected a second shutout Saturday with a 2-0 win over Franklin College.
The Shelbyville graduate went 1-for-4 with a run scored Saturday in Franklin College softball’s 7-3 win over Alma.
The Grizzlies defeated Alma 10-3 in game one of the doubleheader.
The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-3 at the plate Saturday in Duke University’s 8-1 win over Pittsburgh.
The Triton Central graduate collected 38 assists, 12 digs and four kills for Eastern Illinois in a 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 win over Tennessee State Monday. The victory was the first for the Panthers (1-9) this season.
On Sunday, Tennessee State notched its first victory of the season, 18-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15, 15-9 over the Panthers. Chandler finished with 41 assists and seven digs.
Erica Henry and Morgan Stieneker
The Shelbyville graduates made their collegiate softball debuts for Olney Central College during an east coast trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
On Feb. 27, Stieneker went 0-for-2 at the plate and Henry allowed two hits and two runs in an inning of pitching work in a 10-1 loss to Louisburg College.
Henry went 0-for-4 on Feb. 28 in a 4-3 loss to USC Sumter.
Stieneker went 0-for-3 on March 2 in a 2-1 loss to Louisburg.
Henry went 0-for-1 in a 17-1 loss to Louisburg, also on March 2, that dropped Olney to 1-5 this season.