The Achilles’ heel for the Vincennes University men’s basketball team has been its shooting, but Lewis & Clark (Ill.) never saw that weakness Monday at the P.E. Complex.
The ping-pong balls that decided what team plays what in next week’s boys basketball sectional seemed to be tough on the two new coaches in the county, Lincoln’s Jordan Myers and North Knox’s Daniel Crabtree.
Trent Weiss popped a two-run home run in the 11th inning to lift Vincennes University past Milwaukee Area Tech, 14-12, Sunday and cap off a perfect weekend filled with comeback victories at Jerry Blemker Field.
ULLIN, Ill. — Kevin Osawe finished a high-scoring week with 23 points, and the 14th-ranked Vincennes University defense dominated in a 82-44 Region 24 victory over Shawnee on Saturday.
JASPER — South Knox's Jacob Siewers earned a trip to next week's IHSAA State Finals, as he swam to a sectional championship in the 200-yard freestyle at the Jasper Sectional on Saturday.
BICKNELL — Holtman Doades scored 12 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter to key a pivotal run, and the Warriors held off Wood Memorial, 62-51, for a Blue Chip Conference win Saturday.
WASHINGTON — South Knox has pointed to one bad quarter in recent tough matchups against Linton, Evansville Reitz and Barr-Reeve. On Saturday against Washington, it was a half.
Macaine Claycomb provided the game-wining hit with two outs in the seventh, capping off a seven-run comeback for Vincennes University in a 10-9 victory over Milwaukee Area Tech at Blemker Field on Saturday.
For the second straight game, Lincoln found itself in a back-and-forth contest on Friday. And for the second straight game, it was missed free throws in the final quarter that came back to haunt Lincoln.
It literally is a stretch run for the 14th-ranked Vincennes University men's basketball team, which plays the final three Region 24 games of the regular season in five days.
Nate Toone and Ryan Robinson combined on a stellar pitching effort, and Vincennes University tacked on three runs in the eighth inning to finish off Ancilla, 7-2, in the Trailblazers home opener Friday at Jerry Blemker Field.
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Adam Schenk had one of his better rounds in his three-year PGA career Friday, a 7-under-par 65, to put him near the lead halfway through the Puerto Rico Open.
BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield had North Knox’s boys basketball team on the ropes at the end of the first half, then threw the knockout punch early in the third quarter to defeat the Warriors, 77-43, Friday.
Lincoln's Darrian Carmean and Rivet's Tia Tolbert and Caroline Herman were named Friday as participants for the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Classic at Bloomington North on April 19.
BRIDGEPORT, Ill. — Red Hill countered a 30-point effort out of Flora's Gavin Warren by putting four in double figures Friday, and the Salukis handled the Wolves, 68-57, for their first Little Illini Conference victory of the season.
The penultimate weekend of the boys basketball season is here, and opportunities are growing slim for the area's Blue Chip Conference teams to build momentum toward the postseason.
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Adam Schenk mixed three birdies with three bogeys, and his even-par opening round Thursday has him in the middle of the pack at the Puerto Rico Open.
Long-time Vincennes University women's basketball coach Harry Meeks was announced Wednesday as a 2020 Hall of Fame inductee by the NJCAA Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Lawrenceville took control in the third quarter and netted 8-of-10 free throws in the final stanza to hold off Carmi, 50-41, for a boys basketball win on Tuesday.
South Knox netted seven of its nine 3-pointers during a scorching first-half on Tuesday, and the Spartans maintained a double-digit lead over the final three quarters to put away Rivet, 57-34, in a Blue Chip Conference boys basketball game at Holscher Gym.
EVANSVILLE — North Knox sent eight wrestlers to the Frosh-Soph State Wrestling Qualifier at Evansville Mater Dei on Sunday, and all eight moved on to next weekend’s State Championships.
South Knox is trying to lock down third place in the Blue Chip Conference, while Rivet is fighting to get to the middle of the pack as the two Knox County rivals square off today.
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Ryan Robison helped supply the offense for Vincennes University, but the pitching was lacking as the Trailblazers’ baseball team settled for a 1-2 start in its season-opening three-game series at Motlow State over the weekend.
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Despite a 3-over-par final round, Adam Schenk tied for 47th place at The Genesis Invitational on Sunday at the Riviera C.C.
EVANSVILLE — Knox County qualified three wrestlers for Saturday's Evansville Reitz Semistate at the Ford Center, but none in the trio managed to pick up a victory.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Lawrenceville went toe-to-toe with Casey for over a half on Friday, but the Warriors used a run of 13 consecutive points to pull away from the Indians, 55-47, in a Little Illini Conference boys basketball game.
BICKNELL — North Knox's defense had spurts where it kept pace with North Daviess' sixth-best scoring defense in the state, but the Warriors didn't have an answer for Cougars' freshman Jaylen Mullen.
The Illinois High School Association released its pairings Friday for the boys high school basketball state tournament, and both Lawrenceville and Red Hill get started Feb. 24.