LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Rivet's boys tennis team took many games against Barr-Reeve, but the Vikings came through for a 5-0 Blue Chip Conference victory Friday.

No. 2 singles Sam Hinkle forced a third set for the Patriots (3-3, 1-2 BCC), but Brycen Graber collected a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 win. No. 1 singles Kayden Graber defeated Charlie Niehaus, and No. 3 Logan Graber topped Peyton Catt by identical 6-3, 6-1 scores.

In doubles, No. 1 Hagen Knepp-Tommy Kidwell shut out John Gafner-Luke Weiss, 6-0, 6-0; and No. 2 Donnie Miller-Ethan Stoll dropped Tommy Herman-Mason Trent, 6-1, 6-0. Mitchell Earley dropped a junior varsity match, 8-1.

"Barr-Reeve is a solid team, but it was a great effort by our team," Rivet coach Aaron Pea said. "Sam got down in the first set, but found his groove in the second and made some great plays at 5-5 to force a third set. Our other singles played well too. Our doubles are beginning to move a lot better on the court."

The Patriots host Evansville Harrison at 6 p.m. Monday.

Evansville Christian nip tennis Spartans

EVANSVILLE — South Knox's boys tennis team had a decided edge in doubles, but it wasn't enough as Evansville Christian edged the Spartans, 3-2, Friday.

South Knox (5-8) received wins from No. 1 doubles Tom Schmidt-Jared Fuller, 6-1, 6-2; and No. 2 doubles Trevor Lough-Noah Hayden, 6-1, 6-1. No. 1 singles Nathan Robbins nearly supplied the third point, but fell, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5. No. 2 singles Caleb Cunningham lost, 6-4, 6-0; and No. 3 singles Nathan Ruppel, 6-4, 6-3.

The Spartans have a quick turnaround, playing at Washington at 10 a.m. today.

Tennis Alices hold off Princeton, 3-2

Lincoln's boys tennis team claimed its third home win in as many days, outlasting Princeton, 3-2, Thursday.

Doubles play was the difference as the Alices (8-5) took both spots. No. 1 Kyle Stenger-Landon Altstadt shut out Brayden Tanner-Jacob Payne, 6-0, 6-0; and No. 2 Simon Corrona-Gus McCrary edged Drew Morris-Brady Kidd, 6-4, 7-5. No. 2 singles Ethan Jones also pulled out a close one, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, over Garrett Scott.

Princeton's wins were by No. 1 singles Lance Stuckey over David Wilson, 6-0, 6-3; and No. 3 singles Cade Hurt over Calvin Carmean, 6-0, 6-4.

"Princeton has improved a lot from last year and this was a tough match," Lincoln coach Bryce Crane said. "Our doubles have been our strongest point all season and the same was true in this one. Tonight came down to a great performance from Ethan, who battled back after a tough second set loss to get a win with the match at two-all. I'm proud of the way he fought and got the win for his team."

The teams split four junior varsity matches. Winners were Cayden McCrary-Parker Dugan, 8-1; and McCrary-Jayden Ray, 8-3.

The Alices play at Evansville Bosse at 10 a.m. today.

Jeeps throttle soccer Patriots

DUBOIS — Rivet notched a pair of second-half goals, but never caught up with Northeast Dubois in a 3-2 Blue Chip Conference boys soccer loss on Thursday.

All of the scoring came in the second half, with the Jeeps building a 2-0 lead before Charlie Niehaus earned a penalty kick, and Curtis Shake put it through for the score. Dubois pushed the lead to 3-1 before Niehaus put in an unassisted goal to end the scoring.

Keeper Tommy Herman had eight saves for the Patriots (1-5-1, 0-2 Blue Chip).

“I was happy with the improvement our team showed, and the way these kids are growing as a team. I'm sure the results will follow,” Rivet coach Thierry Schleiss said.

Rivet is at Bloomington Lighthouse at noon today.

Volleyball Alices cage Tigers in 4

PRINCETON — Lincoln's volleyball team had a bit of a letdown in the third set, but recovered to down former Big Eight Conference foe Princeton, 25-20, 25-18, 17-25, 25-14, Thursday.

Callie Foster guided the Lincoln (11-5) offense with 41 assists and added 17 digs. Maycee Lange had 18 kills, Kali Haynes 31 digs; Livie Koenig 10 kills, 13 digs; Faith Fleetwood eight kills, two blocks; and Jenna Gardner two aces.

The junior varsity Alices (11-1) continued their winning ways with a 25-17, 25-21 win. Jaclyn Sutton had six assists, four aces; Allyson Beckort 14 digs; Kaidince Madison and Macy Taylor three kills; and Gardner seven digs.

The varsity Alices compete in a tournament at Evansville Central today.

Volley Patriots suffer 1st Blue Chip defeat

Rivet's volleyball team forced a fourth set, but Northeast Dubois hung on for a 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21 Blue Chip Conference triumph Thursday at Ralph Holscher Gym.

Elise Lowe led with 15 service points, to go with three aces, five kills and 10 digs for the Patriots (5-2, 3-1 BCC). Lauren Carie had 13 kills, two points, two digs; Kenadee Frey five points, five kills, 10 digs, 27 assists; Arianna Gerkin four points, six kills, seven digs; April Tripp three points, four kills, five digs; Anna Herman four points, three kills, four digs; Maggie Earley three points, 13 digs; Addi Downen three points, nine digs; Allison Hensley two points; and Avery Vantlin two digs.

No junior varsity match was played.

White River Valley is at Rivet at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Linton roughs up volley Spartans

LINTON — Linton's volleyball team never let up, giving South Knox a 25-8, 25-5, 25-5 defeat Thursday.

Mallory Obermeyer produced two points and five digs for the Spartans (4-7); Leah Ellermann five digs; Hallie Kirk two blocks; and Savannah Benjamin two digs.

The junior varsity lost, 25-24, 25-22. Addy DeLisle collected two points, two kills, six digs, seven assists; Jaelyn Grumieaux two points, 12 digs; Shelby Burke four kills, three digs, two blocks; Evey Dodd two points, two digs, three assists; Mattilynn Ashley four kills, three digs; and Daphne Kinnett five digs.

South Knox is at Shakamak at 6 p.m. Monday.

Frosh Alices tame host Bears, 22-6

EVANSVILLE — Lincoln's freshmen set the tone by possessing the ball for nearly the entire second quarter, and the Alices dumped Evansville Central, 22-6, for a football victory Thursday.

Tate Keller scored on a 49-yard touchdown, Darius Hill caught a 12-yard score from Xander Hunt, and Hunt rushed in a TD from seven yards. Hunt and Hill added 2-point conversion runs.

The Alices (2-2) had a 6-0 lead when they put together an 18-play drive that ran off all but eight seconds of the second period, capped off by Hill's reception from Hunt.

Defensively, Tanner Gilbert forced a fumble, and Jace Kinnett recovered it.

Lincoln's freshmen visit Castle next Thursday.

Clark volleyball splits with Boonville

Clark's seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams split with visiting Boonville on Thursday.

The eighth-grade Alices (5-1) topped the Pioneers, 14-25, 25-12, 15-11. Matti Collins had nine assists, four aces; Addy Alton four kills, three digs; Kate Jones four aces; Amya Woodall five digs; and Addi Connor three kills.

Clark's seventh grade lost, 25-18, 23-25, 15-8. Miley Carie had eight assists; Ava Steffey three kills, two digs; Cynthia Memering three assists, three digs; and Daylin Thompson four digs, two kills, two aces.

In B matches, Clark's eighth grade won, 24-22, and the seventh was defeated, 23-16.

North Knox 8th claims volleyball victory

BICKNELL — North Knox's eighth grade won, but the seventh fell in volleyball matches against visiting White River Valley on Thursday.

The eight-grade Warriors (3-2) prevailed, 25-10, 22-25, 15-12. Javen Miller had 13 points, five aces, three kills; Alex McKinley eight points, three aces, five kills, four assists; Brynna Collins five assists, three points, two aces, two kills; Ally Crist two blocks, one ace; Malli Lyons three points, two aces; and Adyn Telligman three points.

The Wolverines claimed the seventh-grade match, 25-14, 20-25, 19-17. Baylee McClure had eight points, four aces; Abigail Patton seven points, three aces; Jade Richter six points; Keely McMillin four points; and Rozlynn Thorne two assists.

The Warriors host South Knox on Monday.

MS volley Spartans split at North Central

FARMERSBURG — South Knox's eighth grade lost a close one, while the seventh grade rolled in volleyball matches at North Central on Thursday.

The eighth grade (2-2) fell, 14-25, 25-21, 16-14. Megan Obermeyer tallied 10 points, four aces, two digs; Caroline Beard eight points, three aces, two assists; Grace Arnold four points, two aces, four kills; Lauren Keyes three points, two kills; Grace Carie two points, four kills, three assists; Bren Hill two points, six kills; Korinne Barnhart and Ella Bobe two points; and Delaynee Coomes two kills.

The seventh grade (3-1) dominated, 25-5, 25-4. Kamryn Elliott notched 18 points, 15 aces; Madison Parrish 11 points, nine aces; Cala Charleston seven points, six aces; and Cora Dodd five points, four aces.

The Spartans are at North Knox at 6 p.m. Monday.

Titans control MS soccer Patriots

Rivet's middle school boys soccer team dropped an 8-1 decision to Gibson Southern at St. Vincent's Field on Thursday.

Max Weiss had the goal for the Patriots (3-3), and Walker Lane supplied the assist. Gage Letts made 11 saves in goal, and Fisher Lemon nine.

Rivet travels to White River Valley on Monday.

Clark girls tie, boys fall in soccer

Clark's girls tied and the boys were defeated in soccer matches against Forest Park at the Alices' pitch on Thursday.

The girls played to a 1-1 draw. Iva Wisely had the Alices' goal with an assist from Vinci Weisenberger. Keeper Aaliyah Kohlhouse had 13 saves.

The boys match went to the Rangers, 3-0. In goal, Harley Meyer had eight saves, and Jarit Goff and Jayden Thacker four.

6th Vikings drop volleyball Alices

MONTGOMERY — Clark's sixth-grade volleyball team was defeated by Barr-Reeve on Thursday, 25-10, 25-17.

For the Alices, Presley Davis had four aces, and Cami Tredway two.

The Vikings took the B match, 25-17, 25-16. Eve Rentas served two aces, and Jenna Goff one.

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