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INDIANAPOLIS — South Knox's Jacob Siewers came up short in his goal of a top-eight finish in the 100-yard freestyle, but the junior still earned two opportunities to swim again today as he grabbed a pair of top-16 finishes in the preliminaries of the IHSAA swimming state finals Friday.

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Playing sports in college is something that's always intrigued Lincoln senior Eric Vickers. But as recently as 20 months ago, he probably couldn't have predicted the path he opted to take this week.

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The Vincennes University men's basketball team has done a good job of climbing up the Region 24 standings in its three-win week, going from eighth to fourth among the 10 teams.

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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Vincennes golfer Adam Schenk shot a 2-under-par 70 in the second round of the Puerto Rico Open on Friday, putting him in a tie for 23rd place at 5-under for the tournament.

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The 2020-21 school year has been unlike any other for student athletes everywhere, and South Knox junior Jacob Siewers is no exception. Plenty of things have been different for Siewers during this swim season, but not all those changes have been negative.

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PETERSBURG — Lincoln found the winning formula against Pike Central in its regular-season finale on Thursday. Now the trick for the Alices is to duplicate the equation in next week's sectional.

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Tristian Wirth tallied four 3-pointers and a career-high 16 points, and South Knox's defense stiffened in the second half Thursday for a 55-44 Blue Chip Conference boys basketball victory over Wood Memorial.

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LOOGOOTEE — North Knox only had a few lulls on Thursday, but for Class A No. 2 Loogootee that was more than enough to take advantage.

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BRIDGEPORT, Ill. — The offense was absent early for both Lawrenceville and Red Hill on Wednesday, and it was the Indians who were first to find it.

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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Adam Schenk nearly had a flawless round of golf, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to be near the top after the opening round of the Puerto Rico Open on Thursday.

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Vincennes University’s women looked the part of a team playing for the first time in two weeks Wednesday, but the 22nd-ranked Trailblazers shook the rust off by the second quarter.

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Jasper's boys basketball team delivered a haymaker to Lincoln in the middle of the first quarter on Tuesday, and the Alices took way too long to pick themselves off the mat.

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BICKNELL — With the sectional a week away, basketball teams want to be in the neighborhood of having that chance to cut down the nets a week from Saturday.

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PETERSBURG — South Knox put together 10-point scoring runs in each of the first two quarters, and Pike Central never threatened as the Spartans eased to a 62-34 boys basketball win on Tuesday.

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BICKNELL — Ever since she played for the Bicknell T-Ball League Cardinals as a 4-year-old, Phoebe Worstell has always had 22 as her uniform number, the same number her mother, Jennifer, had when she played.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Vincennes University's Matteo Capello continued to break his own NJCAA record in the pole vault, and the Trailblazers earned a team victory in the Kentucky Collegiate Indoor Invitational on Saturday.

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With the way Lincoln's boys basketball season has gone, with plenty of COVID-19 interruptions to go with tough-luck results, the team was due for a good break.

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A good inside presence is beneficial, as is sharp outside shooting. The Vincennes University men's basketball team found out having both was ideal Monday.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Lawrenceville managed only one field goal in the third quarter, and Newton hit enough free throws in the final period to close out the Indians, 37-29, in a Little Illini girls basketball game Monday.

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Lincoln controlled the pace against Evansville North on Saturday, and the Alices whittled a 14-point third-quarter deficit down to four, but Lincoln's offense stalled down the stretch.

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JASPER — For the second straight season, South Knox swimmer Jacob Siewers is heading to the IHSAA State Finals, but this season the junior added to his medal count.

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GODFREY, Ill. — Vincennes University sought improved play when it went to Lewis & Clark on Saturday, and its three returning sophomores provided it.

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In boxing terms, South Knox's boys basketball team isn't known for its knockout punch. But Washington received a haymaker from the Spartans on Saturday.

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OAKLAND CITY — North Knox's defense limited Wood Memorial to single digits in the first half, and Holtman Doades and Isaiah Collins sparked a fourth-quarter push to help the Warriors turn back the Trojans, 46-35, in a Blue Chip Conference game Saturday.

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MARSHALL, Ill. — Leyton Ivers' late 3-point attempt for Lawrenceville was off the mark, and Marshall survived the Indians' threat with a 47-44 Little Illini Conference boys basketball win Saturday.

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Snow, quarantines have hindered Lincoln's improvement

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Recent heavy snows have kept boys basketball teams throughout the state out of the gym for much of the past two weeks, but assuming no more snow covers the area, games will still be played this weekend.

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Led by Maycee Lange's selection to the first-team, three Lincoln girls basketball players were recognized this week with all-Southern Indiana Athletic Conference honors.

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Four area boys high school basketball games were on Tuesday's docket, but Monday's snowfall won out, forcing teams to seek alternative plans.

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