MONTGOMERY — Macy Sexton was medalist with a 43, and Lincoln's girls golf team shot a season low in defeating Washington, 192-221, Monday at Country Oaks.
Kaylin Finatri was just a stroke behind Sexton with a 44. Gwen Hayes, who had been out for more than a week, had 47 and Bailey Robb 58. Audrey Spradling shot 64.
"We're trending in the right direction, with the sectional coming up Saturday," Alices coach Jeff Mattingly said. "I was proud of Gwen. I know she's been bummed, not getting to play, but she knocked off the rust right away. Kaylin shot 44 last week, so she knew she could do it.
"Country Oaks wasn't an easy course. It had a lot of tough pin placements, and our girls seemed to have a good balance of when to be aggressive or conservative."
On Saturday, Lincoln placed six among nine schools in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference match at McDonald G.C. in Evansville.
Top-ranked Evansville North was the winner at 1-under 287, 14 strokes better than 11th ranked Castle. They were followed by Jasper 345, Mater Dei 362, Memorial 409, Lincoln 418, Central 435, Reitz 436 and Bosse 497.
Sexton led the Alices with a 92. Finatri and Robb carded 104s, and Savanna Purdom 118.
Lincoln is at Terre Haute South at 5 p.m. today.
Patriots drop Spartans in golf quadrangular
Rivet's Maddi Halter and South Knox's Trinity Dubbs shared medalist honors with rounds of 40, but it was the Patriots who took a girls golf quadrangular match Monday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.
The Patriots shot 171, the Spartans 193, Sullivan 227 and Eastern Greene 235.
Lily Waggoner was right behind Halter for Rivet with a 41. Emma Robinson and Cadence Mills fired 45s, and Alicia McGuire 49.
"Maddi had an eagle on the first hole, and Cadence had her personal best, so we played well as a team," Patriots coach Charlie Waggoner said.
Salena Dellinger, who had missed roughly two weeks, was second for South Knox at 49. Bethany Williams and Lauren Haveman shot 52s.
"The best thing was getting Salena back, and she played seven pretty good holes. I was pleased with that," Spartans coach Mark Gray said. "It wasn't the greatest team score, but I saw some things we can work on to play better."
Rivet and South Knox host North Knox at 4:30 p.m. today.
Bloomfield stymies tennis Alices, 4-1
Lincoln's Kyle Stenger-Landon Altstadt registered a win at No. 1 doubles, but Bloomfield took the rest of the spots in a 4-1 victory Monday on the Alices' courts.
Stenger-Altstadt edged Reese Schulte-Wilson Keene, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3. No. 3 singles Calvin Carmean nearly nabbed a second point for the Alices (9-6), but Bloomfield's Ethan Dean came through, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-9). Other wins by the Cardinals were by No. 1 singles Baylin Graf over Ethan Jones, 6-1, 6-4; No. 2 singles Ryan Schulte over David Wilson, 6-1, 6-0; and No. 2 doubles Travis Priest-Austin Hall over Simon Corrona-Gus McCrary, 6-3, 6-3.
"We felt like this could have gone our way, so it's a little disappointing to lose another close match," Alices coach Bryce Crane said. "One doubles had a solid performance, and Calvin fought hard but came up just short in the third."
The Alices host No. 29 Loogootee at 4:30 p.m. today.
JV football Alices falter to Bears
EVANSVILLE — Zach Steffey threw a pair of touchdown passes, but Lincoln was defeated by Evansville Central, 35-12, in a junior varsity football game Monday.
On the receiving end of Steffey's passes were Ty McNeece from 33 yards, and Jayden Easley from 25 yards. Hunter Jenson and Tanner Sparks recovered fumbles for the Alices (2-2).
Lincoln visits Castle next Monday.
Schenk claims 61st in season opener
NAPA, Calif. — Adam Schenk had rounds of 1-under-par-71 and even-par 72 over the weekend to finish at 6-under and in a tie for 61st place at The Safeway Open on Sunday.
It was the first tournament of the 2020-21 season. The Vincennes golfer earned $14,520 for the event and five points in the FedExCup standings.
Stewart Cink was the winner at 21-under, with Harry Higgs in second at 19-under.
The U.S. Open, the second major of the year, is this week at Winged Foot G.C. in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Schenk plays the following week at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.
Soccer Spartans win 2 at Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD — South Knox's boys and girls both picked up convincing soccer wins at Bloomfield on Saturday, with the Class A eighth-ranked Spartans' boys prevailing, 7-4, and the girls victorious, 3-1.
Despite the wider margin the boys, which moved up to sixth in the newest Class A poll Monday, had the bigger challenge early. The Cardinals pushed through the first two goals in less than 15 minutes to go on top, but goals by Parker Kimmell and Evan Miller in the 16th and 38th minutes made it 2-2 by halftime. Collin Myers and Owen Lancaster supplied the assists.
The Spartans (9-1) poured it on from there, reaching a string of six unanswered goals, including a hat trick by Dakota Candler with goals in the 53rd, 55th and 56th minutes. Jackson Thomas scored in the 58th, and following a pair of Bloomfield goals to get within 6-4, Miller tallied again in the 79th. Wirth had three second-half assists and Kimmell one.
Logan Fisher and Ashton McCallister combine for five saves in goal.
Taylor Medlen had a pair of goals in South Knox's girls win. The first came off a Jordyn Derouin assist with 31:40 showing in the first half. Less than two minutes later, Reagan Nowaskie scored on a penalty kick to give the Spartans (2-4-3) a 2-0 lead. The Cardinals opened the second-half scoring, but Medlen's second goal, unassisted in the 49th minute, ended any threat of a Bloomfield comeback.
Ellie Fausnaugh managed six saves in goal.
South Knox's girls visit Pike Central at 5 p.m. today, and the boys host Sullivan at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Volley Alices grab third at Central
EVANSVILLE — Lincoln dropped its final match of pool play, but the Alices still managed a 3-1 mark to take third place in Saturday's volleyball tournament at Evansville Central.
The Alices (14-6) eased by Evansville Harrison, 25-7, 25-6, and handled Perry Central, 25-17, 25-8, but Evansville Reitz took down Lincoln, 25-21, 24-26, 15-10. The Alices recovered to take out Pike Central, 25-14, 25-21, and grab third.
For the tournament, Maycee Lange had 37 kills, eight blocks; Kali Haynes 42 digs, nine aces; Callie Foster 64 assists, 22 digs; Livie Koenig 29 digs, 13 kills; Mackenzie Newland 24 digs, eight kills; and Macy Taylor seven aces.
Lincoln entertains Evansville Bosse at 6:30 p.m. today.
Lincoln soccer falls to Bosse
Lincoln's boys played even with Evansville Bosse in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome a three-goal first-half deficit as the Bulldogs snagged a 4-1 Southern Indiana Athletic Conference win at the Alices' pitch Saturday.
Dagen Parido had Lincoln's goal, unassisted, midway through the second half. A player from Lincoln (2-7, 0-7 SIAC) received a red card shortly after, and the Alices held Bosse without another score the rest of the way despite playing a man down.
Keeper Jonathan Soderling made seven saves in goal.
Lincoln hosts Evansville Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday.
SKMS drops Warriors for coed win
BICKNELL — Six players scored, including hat tricks by Elliott Lancaster and Jade Powell, and South Knox cruised by North Knox, 11-0, for a coed middle school soccer win Monday.
In addition to Lancaster's and Powell's three goals each, Braydon Loudermilk scored two for the Spartans, and Delaney Foley, Reagan Harrington, and Tucker Mahan scored one. Loudermilk also had three assists.
MS Spartans eke out tennis victory
LINTON — South Knox took both doubles spot and defeated Linton, 3-2, in a middle school boys tennis match last Friday.
Winners for the Spartans were No. 3 singles Reid Martin, 6-1; No. 1 doubles Ely Baker-Maddox Sargeant, 6-4; and J.D. Goodman-Mavrick Benjamin, 6-0. Losses were by No. 1 singles Isaac True, 7-6 (7-2); and No. 2 singles Avery Deckard, 6-1.
The team took two of five exhibition matches. Wins were by Jackson Bobe, 6-4; and Brady Goodman-Martin, 6-0.