EVANSVILLE — Lincoln’s boys tennis team split a pair of 5-0 Southern Indiana Athletic Conference matches Wednesday, defeating Harrison and losing to North.
The Alices (10-12, 4-5 SIAC) lost just four games in shutting out Harrison in the nightcap.
No. 1 singles Gus McCrary upended Kaleb Bard, 6-2, 6-0; and No. 3 singles Luke Hall took out Avery Mercer, 6-0, 6-2. Winning by 6-0, 6-0 counts were No. 2 singles Jaden McCarter over Aaron Jackson; No. 1 doubles Cayden McCrary-Jayden Ray over Zachary Fuguey-Eric Morales; and No. 2 doubles Brett Turpin-Joel Sanders over Kyle Halladay-Chacha Lee.
Against North, Nathan Mitchell edged Gus McCrary, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2; Jacob Hafele shut out McCarter, 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Bernfeld dropped Hall, 6-2, 6-0; Will Cusie-Gabe Wilke defeated Ray-Cayden McCrary, 6-1, 6-2; and Logan Petitt-Carson Cashmer topped Turpin-Sanders, 6-3, 6-2.
“It felt good to end the night with a win because we didn’t have many opportunities against North,” Lincoln coach Bryce Crane said. “Gus played a great second set against North. Mitchell is really good and Gus got him out of his rhythm and earned a set. Unfortunately he didn’t pull out the win, but still has a lot to be happy with.”
The team won six of nine junior varsity matches against North. Winners were Josh Clegg, 7-6 (9-7); Dayton Piper, 6-3; Luke Newman, 6-4; Landon Davis-Mabry Fleck, 6-3; Jaret Goff-Clegg, 7-5; and Michael Watry-Piper, 6-1.
“I’m proud of the JV for pulling out a huge win in their last match of the year,” Crane said.
The Alices closed out their regular season at home Thursday against Pike Central.
Robarge, Bottum win races for WarriorsSWITZ CITY — Gabe Robarge and Rorri Bottum were race winners, leading North Knox’s boys and girls cross country teams to dual meet victories over White River Valley on Wednesday.
The Warriors scored 27 in the boys meet, while the Wolverines didn’t have enough runners. Robarge’s winning time was 18:42. Anden West took fourth, 21:19; Carlton Armes sixth, 21:54; Kyson Parker seventh, 22:22; and Logan Fourman ninth, 23:58.
The girls tallied 18 as WRV had no team score. Bottum crossed the line in 24:01. Reegan Hammelman placed second, 25:12; Abbi Urbain fourth, 27:09; Alexis Petelle fifth, 27:59; and Hayden Coats sixth, 28:50.
VU stays perfect in Region 24CARTERVILLE, Ill. — Vincennes University’s volleyball stayed unbeaten in Region 24 on Wednesday with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-22 victory at John A. Logan.
Paige Parlanti had nine points, two aces, seven digs, six kills to lead VU (13-4, 5-0 region); Malgorzata Banasiak seven points, seven kills; Tuana Turhan nine points, two aces, four kills, three digs; Hannah Graber 11 assists, seven points, three aces, four kills, five digs; Alexis Chrappa five points, four kills; Morgan Netcott 10 digs; Audrey Buis three points, three kills; Maecy Johnson nine assists, Nisa Salis two points, two kills; and Lara Gomes de Castro five digs.
VU competes in the Wallace State (Ala.) Fall Bash today and Saturday. The Blazers play two matches each day, including the host and 20th-ranked Lions at 7 p.m. today.
Golf Indians 8th in LIC tourney
ROBINSON, Ill. — Lawrenceville’s boys golf team placed seventh in the eight-team Little Illini Conference match Wednesday at Quail Creek.
Olney was the league champion with 322, with Marshall next up at 331. They were followed by Mount Carmel 338, Robinson 341, Paris 349, Newton 374, Lawrenceville 379 and Casey 392.
Kain Swanson paced the Indians with a 91. Jack Patterson had 95, Carter Davis 96 and Boston Gray 97 to complete the scoring. Eli Vennard shot 103 and Waylon Cullivan 119. Swanson was 21st overall. The top 10 made the LIC first team and the next five made the second team.
Olney’s Alex Nealis was medalist with a 73.
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Clark knocks off North Knox in golfClark’s golf team used its fifth-golfer score to break a tie with visiting North Knox and grab a coed middle school golf victory at Cypress Hills on Wednesday.
North Knox’s Jayden Hatfield was medalist with a 27 as the teams tied with 129 in the seven-hole match. Zane Shepherd had the fifth score of 35 to break the tie in favor of the Alices, four strokes better than the Warriors’ Miles Nickless’ 39.
Clark’s top four were Landon Telligman with 29, Carter Johnson 32, and Rogan Morrison and Bennett Davis with 34. Following Hatfield for North Knox were Caleb Alford 31, Abby Noland 33 and Jonathan DeCoursey 38.
Clark takes on Rivet at Cypress Hills on Monday.
MS Warriors run to second places
SWITZ CITY — North Knox’s junior high cross country teams recorded a pair of runner-up finishes in triangular races Wednesday.
The Lady Warriors tied Linton at 31, but the Miners prevailed with a better sixth runner. Host White River Valley didn’t have enough for a team score. Emma Telligman led North Knox in second at 14:11. Eva Claycomb was third, 14:17; Bristol Fleener sixth, 15:29; Roselyn Armes eighth, 16:15; and Caitlyn McClure 12th, 17:50.
WRV won the boys race with 16. The Warriors had 42 and Linton didn’t have a team score. Michael McClure was best for North Knox, getting fifth in 14:12. Carlisle Armes was seventh, 15:39; Brody Fleener eighth, 16:00; Reid Singleton ninth, 16:03; and Colton Ricketts 13th, 26:46.
MS tennis Spartans nab home final
The South Knox Middle School boys tennis team claimed its home finale Wednesday, edging Washington, 3-2.
Wins for the Spartans were by No. 1 singles Austin Laue, 8-4; No. 3 singles Max Garner, 8-1; and No. 2 doubles Warren Shepard-Maddox Sargeant, 8-0. Losses were from No. 2 singles Carson Arnold, 8-2; and No. 1 doubles Benjamin Phillips-Cooper Neal, 8-2.
The team won four of eight exhibition matches. Winners were Jonah Rusch-Landon Lukens, 6-0; Rusch, 3-0; Laue, 4-3; and John Street, 2-0.
South Knox ends its season today at Tecumseh.
8th volley Warriors fall to LoogooteeLOOGOOTEE — North Knox’s eighth-grade volleyball team dropped a 25-14, 25-12 match at Loogootee on Wednesday.
Brooklyn Smith tallied seven points, four aces; Jonna Myers two points, one ace and assist; Marlee Williams two points, one ace; Kaylee Thompson two kills; and Dixie Wallace one block.
The Warriors host Rivet at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Blue Chip Conference tournament.
Clark 6th volleyball improves to 6-0Clark’s sixth-grade volleyball team remained undefeated with a 25-21, 25-14 victory over visiting North Knox on Wednesday.
Olivia Lewis had six aces, two kills and a dig for the Alices (6-0); Jada Barksdale four aces; Callie Turner two aces, two assists; Hope Hambrick two aces; Blake Duke one ace and kill; Kylee Henderson one ace; and Kali Wonning one dig.
The B-team (1-3) prevailed, 25-21, 25-23. Alanna Hicklin hit five aces for Clark, and Kaitlyn Johnson, Veronica Butler and Sabrina Quintero had one each.