Gollhofer shines in debuts; collegiate updates for locals in tennis, swimming, and wrestling

Updates on local collegiate athletes in fall tennis, swimming, and wrestling making their impact in their respective programs.

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PEYTON GOLLHOFER — Ball State University (Fr., Cartersville, GA, Laurel Springs Academy) … the true freshman had only one loss September 27 at the Wildcat Invite hosted by Northwestern University. Gollhofer wrapped up that event with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Drake University’s Mela Jaglarz. Gollhofer collected a pair of doubles wins at the University of Cincinnati Invitational Oct. 11. She combined with teammate Audrey Berger for a 6-4 win vs. Xavier and teammed with Carmen Bianco for a 7-6 (8-6) win over Cincinnati. The Lady Cardinals travel to Chapel Hill Saturday, Nov. 6 to compete in the Kitty Harrison Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina.


ELISE HART — Air Force Academy (Soph., Sprint-Free/Fly/Back, Cartersville HS) … has competed in multiple events for the Falcons. Hart was second in the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly vs. New Mexico. She was also a member of the fourth place 400 free relay team and the fourth place 200 medley relay team vs. the Lobos. At the UWF Invite in Pensacola, Hart competed with a team that took third in the 400 medley relay. She was also a member of the sixth place 200 medley relay team and took 12th in the 100 backstroke. The womens swim team at Air Force has wins this season over University of West Florida, Arkansas-Little Rock, North Dakota, Colorado Mines, Colorado Mesa, and Colorado State-Pueblo with losses to New Mexico, Hawaii, and Tulane. Their next meet is Saturday at University of Denver.

MATTHEW SINIARD — Berry College (Sr., Freestyle/Butterfly sprints, Cartersville HS) … was a member of the first place 200 freestyle relay team as the Vikings defeated Point University October 17. He also was third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 50 freestyle. October 24 at Centre College in Danville, KY, Siniard was a member of the second place 400 freestyle relay, fourth place 400 medley relay, and added a 200 freestyle fourth place finish with a 100 freestyle fifth place result. Berry defeated Centre College 162-120. The Vikings host Emmanuel College Saturday Nov. 6.

ROBYN ELLENBURG — Berry College (Jr., Freestyle/Backstroke sprints, mids, Cass HS) … was a member of the first place 200 freestyle relay team Oct. 17 as Berry defeated Point University. Individually, Ellenburg was fifth in the 100 freestyle and sixth in the 50 freestyle. In a loss Oct. 24 at Centre College in Danville, KY, she was a member of the fourth place 400 freestyle relay team and collected eighth place individual finishes in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. The Lady Vikings host Emmanuel College Saturday, Nov. 7

LEVI McKINLEY — Emmanuel College (Fr., Cass HS) … the Lions have early season dual meet wins over Point University and Bethel University. They finished behind King University and Life University October 24 in a home meet. McKinley is a member of the men’s team, but has no individual results posted at this point.


EVAN COLE — Cumberland University (Soph., 149 Wt. Class, Cartersville HS) … went 2-2 in Cumberland’s first event of the year Oct. 31 at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. The Patriot Open event hosted a high-caliber NAIA East Region field. Next for Cumberland is the Hokie Open at Virginia Tech Sunday Nov. 8 and the Chattanooga Duals Saturday, Nov. 14.

MONTAVIOUS TURNER — Life University (Fr., 157 Wt. Class, Cass HS) … competed in his first-ever collegiate event Oct. 31 at the Patriot Open in Williamsburg, KY. Turner went 0-2 in the event hosted by University of the Cumberlands. The Patriot Open included some of the top NAIA teams in the East Region. The Eagles compete Saturday, Nov. 7 in Franklin Springs, GA at the Georgia Intercollegiate Tournament and will travel to the Campbellsville Duals in Kentucky Nov. 14.


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