The 20 mph winds were fierce, and so were the Lincoln and Washington boys tennis teams in the first round of the Vincennes Sectional on Wednesday.
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After taking a break last week from its run of consecutive ranked league opponents, Lincoln jumps back in this week as the Alices welcome Class 5A No. 7 Evansville North to Inman Field for an 8 p.m. kickoff on Friday.
BICKNELL — North Knox contained South Knox for nearly 60 minutes in their county and Blue Chip Conference clash on Tuesday, but the Spartans needed only the final 20 minutes to flex their muscles.
The county makes up three of the four boys tennis teams in the Vincennes Sectional that starts at 5 p.m. today, but the attention is going to be drawn to the other squad.
Half of Knox County's boys and girls teams were granted byes during the draws for the IHSAA soccer sectionals on Monday, but it won't be an easy road for any to capture a sectional next week.
PUNTA CANA, D.R. — Vincennes golfer Adam Schenk couldn't sustain his early momentum, shooting rounds of 1-over-par-73 and 2-over 74 over the weekend to finish 56th in the PGA's Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday.
The typical fanfare was lacking from what was supposed to be Lincoln's homecoming on Friday, but that didn't stop the Alices from treating Evansville Harrison like its homecoming opponents from the past.
Rivet held tough with Class 2A No. 10 Northview on Saturday, but a pair of penalty kick goals proved too much to overcome, and the Class A No. 20 Patriots fell to the Knights, 4-1, in a girls soccer match at St. Vincent's Field.
For the second time in a week, North Knox's Hannah Saucerman set the single-match school record for assists, and the Warriors narrowly took out host South Knox, 25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 24-26, 16-14, in a Blue Chip Conference volleyball match at the Spartans gym Thursday.
April Tripp and Addi Downen combined for 23 points and 10 aces as Rivet's volleyball team drilled Dugger, 25-14, 25-9, 25-13, Thursday at Ralph Holscher Gym.
Knox County girls golfers were hard to beat at last Saturday's Vincennes Sectional, posting 11 of the 14 scores that were under 100. South Knox took the championship, Rivet placed second and Lincoln third among the 10 full teams, the first time the county has had the top three places.
PUNTA CANA, D.R. — Vincennes golfer Adam Schenk led at one point and ended in a tie for 17th-place after the opening round of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Thursday.
Rivet pulled even with Shoals after a disappointing start, but the Jug Rox broke the tie in the 58th minute to hold off the Patriots, 3-2, in a boys Blue Chip Conference match Wednesday.
Lincoln's homecoming is generally a big celebration in Vincennes. With the early dismissals at school, the afternoon parade, and alumni packing Inman Field, it's enough to give the football Alices their biggest momentum boost of the season.
WASHINGTON — Morgan Alderton kicked in two goals, and the Class A No. 20 Rivet girls soccer team defense handcuffed Washington Catholic, 3-1, for a Blue Chip Conference victory Wednesday.
BICKNELL — In a back-and-forth match, it was Blomfield that managed the final tally in the 71st minute, and North Knox was defeated by the visiting Cardinals, 3-2, on Tuesday.
BICKNELL — North Knox's volleyball team completed a productive stretch, defeating visiting Blue Chip Conference foes Shoals and Northeast Dubois on Monday and last Friday, with the help of record-breaking setting from Hannah Saucerman.
Jackson Thomas and Sierra Mullins finished with hat tricks to lead South Knox's boys and Lincoln's girls to victories in their soccer doubleheader at the Alices' pitch on Saturday.
South Knox's boys had four place in the top 10, and the girls had their own top-10 trio, but both Spartans teams came up just short of the top spot, settling for runner-up finishes Saturday in the South Knox Invitational at the Bob Swank course.
Maggie Earley scored the first goal, and assisted on the second one to help lead Rivet's girls soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Pike Central on Saturday at St. Vincent's Field.
NEWBURGH — Castle has demonstrated in the early going this season that they’ve got three capable runners in its backfield, but against Lincoln on Friday, the Knights only needed one.
Lincoln senior setter Callie Foster provided 27 assists and eclipsed 3,000 assists for her career as the Alices took out Gibson Southern, 25-16, 25-18, 25-9, in a volleyball match at Alice Arena on Thursday.
After a two-week break from football games due to COVID-19, North Knox finds a soft spot to return to the field when it goes to North Central for a 7 p.m. Southwest Conference game.
Lincoln managed the final goal of the match off the foot of Jason Ramirez, but it wasn't near enough to come back in a 4-1 defeat to Evansville Christian at the Alices' pitch on Thursday.
Lincoln's football team proved last year that a 1-4 start to the season isn't a death sentence, as the squad rattled off seven straight wins and claimed a sectional championship.
BICKNELL — With a scrum in front of the North Knox goal in the 65th minute, Rivet's Drew Woodfork was the one to put the final boot to the ball, and his shot found the net to lift the Patriots to a 2-1 Blue Chip Conference boys soccer victory at North Knox on Tuesday.
Rivet's girls golf team, paced by Maddi Halter's 41, used balance to take out county schools South Knox and North Knox in the regular season finale Tuesday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.