BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield didn’t allow Lincoln to win a set and controlled the Alices in boys tennis, 5-0, Tuesday.
In singles, No. 1 Turner Royal defeated Dustin Altstadt, 6-4, 6-0; No. 2 Baylin Graf topped Ethan Jones, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1; and Noah Cumming controlled Landon Altstadt, 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, No. 1 Eli Cumming-Ryan Schultz dropped Kyle Stenger-Simon Corrona, 6-2, 6-2; and No. 2 Peyton Davis-Wilson Keene shut out David Wilson-Hunter Lemon, 6-0, 6-0.
“It just wasn’t our night. We weren’t able to get things going in almost any of our matches,” Alices coach Bryce Crane said. “Ethan and Dustin had their opponents, but weren’t able to capitalize. We need to stick to our style of play and not allow opponents to dictate what we do with the ball. Hopefully we use this match as a learning experience that we must be prepared to compete every night against all styles of play.”
Lincoln (6-2) is at Barr-Reeve at 5 p.m. today.
Vikings sink Lincoln soccer
A goal by West Vigo in the final seconds of the first half proved to be the difference, and the visiting Vikings upended Lincoln, 2-1, in a boys soccer match Tuesday.
West Vigo scored the first goal in the 28th minute, and the rest of the first half was even, though the Vikings tallied again with 7.6 seconds showing after a failed clearance attempt by the Alices (2-3).
Lucas Hunt gave Lincoln a goal on an Ethan Blair assist in the second half. Keeper Jonathan Soderling ended with 13 saves.
“We controlled the second half, putting heavy pressure on the West Vigo defense,” Alices coach Aaron Lange said. “We continued to apply pressure, and we racked up shots in the second half, but weren’t able to put the ball in the net.
“Adolfo Ubaldo had his best game of the year, controlling the attack from the right back position. He was solid the entire game.”
The Alices host White River Valley at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Pike Central drops North Knox harriers
PETERSBURG — Pike Central had the top three runners and defeated North Knox, 21-34, in a boys cross country meet Tuesday.
Dakota Lawrence paced the Warriors with a fourth-place time of 23:07. Dayton Poe was fifth, 24:03; Anden West seventh, 24:40; Steven Calvert eighth, 26:56; and Isaiah Calvert ninth, 31:35.
“We were missing two runners, but we’ll get other chances against Pike Central this season,” North Knox coach Bob Hunt said.
The Warriors host Sullivan, Shakamak and North Daviess at 5 p.m. Thursday.
WRV forges late tie with Warriors
BICKNELL — North Knox put up a pair of goals in the first half, but White River Valley countered with a pair of its own after intermission, and their boys soccer match ended in a 2-2 draw at the Warriors’ pitch Tuesday.
Scoring for North Knox (1-5-1) were Todd Wolfe and Caven Lemberg, with Cole Jones providing an assist on Wolfe’s score. Keeper Dennis Stalcup finished with three saves.
The Warriors host Owen Valley at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lawrence harriers fifth at Robinson
ROBINSON, Ill. — Lawrenceville County's boys team was fifth and the girls didn't have enough for a team score in a pair of seven-team cross country races Tuesday.
Olney won the boys meet with 27, followed by Robinson 62, Effingham St. Anthony 63, Teutopolis 102, Lawrence County 121, Paris 165 and Palestine-Hutsonville no score. Brayden Green led the Indians with a sixth-place time of 17:34. Trevor Parker was 28th, 20:31; Seth Seitzinger 30th, 20:36; Dominic Wells 35th, 20:59; and Colin Benson 41st, 21:41.
Robinson's Negus Bogard was the winner in 15:31.
"The boys team definitely improved in the last week. The time gap of our top five shrunk by over a minute," Lawrence County coach William Bandy said.
Olney also nabbed the girls race with 23. Katie Moore was fourth for the Indians in 21:28; Ophelia Klein fifth, 21:50; and Care Eagleson ninth, 23:30. Olney's Tatum David was the winner in 18:28.
"The girls competed well on a hot day. All three finished in the top 25 percent," Bandy said. "The fields were slow in both races, probably due to the heat and the terrain."
Lady Warriors run past Pike Central
PETERSBURG — Brittany Page was the meet winner in 24:53, and the North Knox girls edged Pike Central, 25-30, in a cross country meet Tuesday.
Reegan Hammelman took second for the Lady Warriors in 26:20; Macy Dye third, 26:46; Brianna Page ninth, 31:10; and Ave Williams 10th, 31:35.
In junior high meets, North Knox's boys were first and the girls third in a pair of triangulars.
Kade Groteguth was the winner in 11:10, and North Knox's boys scored 29, Washington 38 and Pike Central 64. Caleb Bottum was third, 11:20; Carter Lemberg fourth, 11:33; Carlton Armes eighth, 12:34; and Brody Page 13th, 13:26.
Washington's girls had 35, Pike Central 39 and North Knox 46. Rorri Bottum placed fifth, 12:58; Alexis Petelle seventh, 13:34; Hayden Coats ninth, 14:04; Sydney Kahre 10th, 14:04; and Briar Kahre 18th, 14:16.
Lincoln JV falls at Boonville
BOONVILLE — Lincoln’s junior varsity football team was blanked by Boonville, 48-0, on Tuesday.
Cole Besing forced a fumble for the Alices (1-1), and Estevan Rivera made the recovery.
Lincoln hosts Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. Sept. 16.
Clark, North Knox split in volleyball
BICKNELL — Clark's eighth grade and North Knox's seventh grade picked up middle school volleyball wins on Tuesday.
The eighth-grade match went to the Alices (1-1), 22-25, 25-16, 15-10. Kelsey Howder led Clark with five aces, four kills; Elizabeth Curry-Jones had five assists, three aces; McKenna Henderson six assists; Mattye Meadows four kills; Courtney Deffendoll four digs; and Xzandra Cox three aces. For the Warriors (0-3), Reagan Jones had seven points, three aces, two kills; Harlee Keller six points, one ace, five kills; Graci LeRoy five points, five aces; Gabby Lemons three points, two aces; Madison McCory six assists, two points; Lauren Wolfe two points, two kills; and Tessa Arnold one ace.
North Knox's seventh grade prevailed, 25-19, 25-20. Alex McKinley led the Warriors with 17 points, nine aces, eight kills; Brynna Collins five assists, two kills; Adyn Telligman five points, one ace; Ally Crist four points, one ace; Javen Miller three points, one ace; and Marissa Petelle one ace. For the Alices, Kahre McCrary notched two points, two aces, two kills, six digs; Addy Alton two points, two aces, two kills; Matti Collins two points, two aces, two assists; Amya Woodall three aces; Brooklyn Tredway two kills; and Addy Connor one ace.
SKMS harriers 1st, 2nd at NE Dubois
DUBOIS — South Knox's boys cross country team was first and the girls were second in the 16-team Northeast Dubois Invitational.
The South Knox boys scored 39, easily outdistancing runner-up Tell City at 99. Clark was 13th with 374.
Draven Garner led the Spartans with a third-place time of 11:37. Ezra Anson was fourth, 11:37; Samuel Singleton ninth, 11:55; Zachary Woolard 11th, 11:58; and Baxter Dellinger 12th, 12:06.
Jasper topped the South Knox girls, 38-81, to take the title. Addelyn Kehl was sixth for the Lady Spartans in 13:22; Abby Cunningham 21st, 14:00; Arie Moon 24th, 14:08; Ella Like 26th, 14:15; and Alli Hayden 34th, 14:47.
Volley Blazers win 1 at Owens
PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Vincennes University opened play in the Owens Classic with a straight-set victory, but the Trailblazers dropped their final three matches in four sets to finish the tournament 1-3.
On Friday, VU (3-5) took out Mott (Mich.), 25-16, 25-8, 25-23, and fell to NJCAA Division II Parkland (Ill.), 24-26, 25-20, 25-5, 25-15. On Saturday the Blazers were defeated by Kellogg (Mich.), 25-22, 16-25, 25-19, 25-23, and NJCAA Division II Grand Rapids (Mich.), 25-20, 25-27, 25-15, 25-16.
For VU in the tournament, Alison Smith had 36 kills, 41 digs and six aces; Ryleigh Fidler 30 kills, 57 digs; Lincoln graduate Grace Doane 22 kills, five blocks; Ryli Bobbitt 17 kills, 14 blocks, five aces; Brantlin Lannan 70 digs; and Savannah Grimes 60 assists, 41 digs.
“Our first day went well, as we competed hard,” VU coach Gary Sien said. “Unfortunately, it did not last as we had a disappointing second day, and we fell short of our typical high standards. We had a couple of good individual performances, but obviously it was not enough. We are looking for a lot more consistent effort from beginning to end.”
The Blazers host Brescia (Ky.) at 7 p.m. today.
Wright, Atkinson best in Bicknell 5K
BICKNELL — Tim Wright and Anna Atkinson were the male and female winners Monday in the annual Bicknell Labor Day 5K, sponsored by the North Knox FCA.
Wright nipped last year’s winner, Walter Henrichsen, by a second, finishing in 19:09. Atkinson won in a time of 22:20, 13 seconds better than female runner-up Rorri Bottum.
Male age-group winners were Koby Groteguth, 10-and-under; Kade Groteguth, 11-15; Cole Jones, 16-19; Jordan Meurer, 20-24; Adam Elkins, 25-29; Chase Adams, 30-34; Brock Singleton, 35-39; Adam Singleton, 40-44; Henrichsen, 45-49; Dan Yochum, 50-59; B.J. Thomas, 60-69; and Robert Claridge, 70-and-over.
Female age-group winners were Emma Telligman, 10-and-under; Bottum, 11-15; Shelby Osborne, 16-19; Carolyn Ber, 20-24; Lauren Mundy, 25-29; Autumn Cone, 30-34; Andrea Huey, 35-39; Carrie Loheider, 40-49; Kathy Elliott, 50-59; and Barb Huey, 60-and over.
The race had 72 finish. Complete results are listed in scoreboard.