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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MONTGOMERY — Dentist trips have been more pleasant than what Rivet's boys basketball team went through at Class A No. 2 Barr-Reeve on Friday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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While the record may indicate a far inferior opponent, that certainly won't be the case for Lincoln on Friday when it hosts Evansville Memorial.

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MATTOON, Ill. — The Vincennes University men's basketball team, coming off a loss, wasn't into making Lake Land's sophomore night an enjoyable one Wednesday.

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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.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — North Knox graduate Liz Evans took 10th place among 12 competitors in the high jump over the weekend at the USATF Indoor National Championship.

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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.

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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.

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It was Jhala Henry's birthday, and she had several Vincennes University teammates celebrating with her on the court Saturday against Rend Lake (Ill).

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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.

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Barr-Reeve is ranked No. 3 in Class A for a reason, and South Knox's boys basketball team got a 32-minute visual why Friday.

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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.

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ROBINSON, Ill. — Robinson's boys basketball team stormed to a 22-5 lead after one quarter to squelch Red Hill, 75-38, in a Little Illini Conference game Friday.

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