A trio of Lincoln defenders produced double-digit digs, and the Alices made quick work of South Knox for their 14th consecutive win, 25-8, 25-7, 25-8, at Alice Arena on Thursday.
Kali Haynes paced the Lincoln (26-1) defense with 16 digs, Livie Koenig had 12 and Darrian Carmean 10. Carmean also had 10 kills, Maycee Lange nine kills and six aces, Koenig five kills and Callie Foster 20 assists.
Hannah Ivers produced three kills and 12 digs for the Spartans (9-14); Bailey Kempfer three block kills, five digs; Hallie Kirk two kills, eight digs; Lauren Loudermilk three assists, 10 digs; Leah Ellermann eight digs; Kaylee Parrish two assists, three digs; and Savannah Benjamin two digs.
Lincoln’s junior varsity prevailed as well, 25-10, 25-11. Jaclyn Sutton had 15 assists, 11 digs, four aces for the JV Alices (10-6); Jenna Gardner 16 digs; Zoey Weiss six kills; Faith Fleetwood five kills; Mackenzie Newland seven digs; and Cameron Cary two aces. Marissa Duckworth had eight kills for South Knox; Kaitlyn Beard three kills; Daphne Kinnett two kills, two digs; Kaitlyn Williams two kills; Rachel Stearns 11 digs; Evey Dodd six digs, three assists; Addison Downen and Jenesis McClure six digs; Grace Worstell two digs, two assists; and Presley Cleveland two digs.
Lincoln travels to Washington to take on Mount Vernon and the host Hatchets in a Big Eight Conference round robin at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Spartans visit Shoals at 6 p.m. today.
North Knox volleyball falls to No. 1 Vikings
MONTGOMERY — Class 2A No. 1 Barr-Reeve claimed a convincing third set to finish off North Knox, 25-14, 25-19, 25-10, in a Blue Chip Conference volleyball match Thursday.
Hannah Saucerman managed 10 assists, five digs, two points for the Warriors (15-6, 2-4 BCC); Emilee Organ seven blocks, four kills, five digs; Megan Cross four points, four kills; Mallory Earhart five assists; Jacqui Alsman four digs; Abigail McKinley two points, two kills, two digs; Grace Yochum five kills; Matty Hoffman five blocks; and Mercedes Harbin three digs.
The junior varsity match also went to the Vikings, 25-20, 25-17. For the North Knox JV (13-7), Mallory Rogers had six assists, six digs, four points; Emma Saucerman six digs, five assists, two points; Kylee Messel four digs, three points, two kills; Keanna Thomas four points, four kills, two digs; Tessa Haag two points, two aces, two digs; Shelby Haag three kills; and Shelby Shaw two blocks.
The Warriors visit Rivet at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a varsity-only match.
Warriors complete unbeaten home mark
BICKNELL — North Knox hit the net twice in the second half to finish off a perfect home slate with a 2-1 boys soccer win over West Vigo on Thursday.
Conner Hartzburg recorded both goals for the Warriors (7-9-1), who went 6-0-1 at home this season. Cole Jones and Brant Trinkle provided the assists. Keeper Dennis Stalcup made seven saves.
North Knox plays next in the Class A South Knox Sectional at 6 p.m. Wednesday against the winner of Monday’s match between White River Valley and Bloomfield.
Soccer Lady Warriors can’t break through
BLOOMFIELD — North Knox’s girls soccer team threw a second-half shutout, but it wasn’t enough as Bloomfield posted a 2-0 victory Thursday.
Keeper Riley Petro made two saves for the Lady Warriors (0-13) in their regular-season finale.
“We just couldn’t answer back in the second half. We had many opportunities, but just fell short each time,” North Knox coach Kelsey Houchin said. “The two goals Bloomfield scored were off corner kicks. We just missed the mark up and allowed a player to be open in the middle.”
The Warriors play Washington Catholic in the first round of the Class A Sullivan Sectional at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Alices falter in 2nd half at Boonville
BOONVILLE — Despite a close first half, Boonville held off Lincoln until the end for a 2-1 Big Eight Conference boys soccer victory Wednesday.
It was 1-0 in favor of Boonville at halftime thanks to a free-kick goal 10 minutes in. The Pioneers built a 2-0 margin before Lincoln (3-13-1, 0-5 Big Eight) tallied late on a long-range shot by Jason Ramirez in the 76th minute. The Alices had a chance to get the equalizer but failed to convert.
“Boonville came out very aggressive early, controlling the game and testing our defense,” Lincoln boys coach Aaron Lange said. “The second half was much more evenly matched, and we eventually put in a goal. Even though we didn’t get the win, it was our best match in the second half of the season and a great team effort going into the sectional.”
Keeper Lucas Hunt had 18 saves.
The Alices take on Pike Central at 7:45 p.m. Monday in the Class 2A Washington Sectional.
Golf Indians take out Robinson by 18
ROBINSOIN — Camren Ray and Garrett Hulfachor carded 37s, and Lawrenceville’s co-op golf team defeated Robinson, 166-184, Wednesday.
Hayden Hesler had 42 for the Indians, Jimmy Bible 50, Ethan Kelley 52 and Dylan Hughes 55. Nick Webber paced the Marroons with a 40.
Lawrenceville plays in the Class 2A Mattoon Regional at 9 a.m. Monday.
Clark edges Rivet for county golf title
BICKNELL — Clark's Dusty Taylor was medalist by five strokes and helped the Alices nip Rivet, 160-161, in the Knox County eight-hole middle school golf match at High Pointe on Thursday.
South Knox was a close third at 167, and North Knox shot 195.
Taylor had a 30 for the Alices. Others for Clark were Macy Sexton 41, Michael Watry 43, Emmitt Ransom 46, Dustin Candler 50 and Paxton Smith 54.
Parker Steininger was Rivet's best with 35. Cameron Linn had 41, Zach Bottoms 42, Jax Steininger 43, Drake Bellessa 44 and Gage Letts 46.
For South Knox, Cameron Chattin shot 36, Hunter Sievers 40, Mason Vieck 44, Jordan Allen 47, Carson Arnold 51 and Trey Stroud 52.
Braxton Yenne led the Warriors with a 39. Peyton Greubel had 49, Drayton Phillips 52, Brooklyn Sturgeon 55, Natalie Reynolds 56 and Braden Clark 58.
MS Spartans run to Blue Chip title
MONTGOMERY — South Knox Middle School earned the Blue Chip Conference title in boys and girls cross country Thursday.
The Spartans took the seven-team boys meet with 27, while North Knox was third with 84.
Sam Singleton led South Knox with a second-place time of 10:55. Draven Garner was third, 11:05; Zachary Woolard sixth, 11:11; Ezra Anson seventh, 11:12; and Layne Hays ninth, 11:36. Kade Groteguth was fourth for the Warriors in 11:06; Caleb Bottum eighth, 11:32; Carter Lemberg 20th, 12:14; Carlton Armes 25th, 12:41; and Cole Kerns 27th, 12:52.
South Knox edged Barr-Reeve, 27-30, for the girls title, while North Knox was third with 83.
Aubrey Nowaskie was the winner for the Lady Spartans in 11:36. Addelyn Kehl was second, 12:04; Abby Cunningham fifth, 12:36; Ella Like seventh, 12:43; and Alli Hayden 12th, 12:58. Rorri Bottum paced the Warriors in 10th at 12:54; Alexis Petelle was 13th, 13:03; Hayden Coats 17th, 13:41; Sidney Kahre 20th, 13:45; and Abbi Urbain 23rd, 14:02.
MS volley Spartans split with Hatchets
WASHINGTON — South Knox's seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams earned a split with Washington on Thursday.
The eighth-grade Spartans (10-5) recorded a 25-25, 25-12 victory. Mattilynn Ashley supplied seven points, five aces, six kills, three digs; Shelby Burke six points, two aces; Lily Culp four points, two aces, four digs; Addy DeLisle four points, two aces, five kills, 11 assists; Jaelyn Grumieaux four points, three aces, four digs; Meg Phegley four points; Ally Sims four kills; and Anna Provines two digs.
The seventh grade (8-4) lost, 25-11, 25-14. Meg Overmeyer notched five points, three aces; Lauren Keyes five points; Rayce Cates three points; Bren Hill two points; and Grace Carie four kills.
South Knox hosts Sullivan at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Youth Wrestling sign-ups underway
Under the direction of Lincoln coach Matt Collins, the Vincennes Youth Wrestling League is accepting sign-ups for its 2019 season.
The league runs from Oct. 28 through Dec. 1. The cost is $25 and is open for all youths in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration forms are available at all Vincennes Community elementary schools and at the high school. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants, and the deadline is Oct. 25.
For more information, contact Collins at 812-882-8480, ext. 6015; or at 812-881-8834.