North Knox's girls soccer team struck first in its county clash with South Knox on Thursday, but the host Spartans grabbed an early equalizer in the second half and the Blue Chip Conference clubs settled for a 1-1 tie.
The Warriors (0-4-2, 0-1-1 Blue Chip) gained the advantage late in an even first half, when Madison Dolkey notched her first career goal on a Lucy Sheren assist with under 10 minutes to play. South Knox (1-4-3, 0-2-2) drew even in the 46th minute, when Taylor Medlen hit the net unassisted.
In goal, South Knox's Ellie Fausnaugh had 13 saves, and North Knox's Riley Petro made eight. It was a positive result for both teams, as it was the second straight tie for the Warriors, and the Spartans ended a four-match goal-less streak.
“We keep getting better and better,” North Knox coach Kelsey Houchin said. “The girls are playing so well together, and it's finally all coming together for us.”
South Knox travels to Bloomfield at 10 a.m. Saturday, while the Warriors have another county road trip at Lincoln on Monday at 5 p.m.
8th-ranked South Knox stymies Shoals
SHOALS — It took nearly 70 minutes, but South Knox finally broke through with a goal, and the Class A No. 8 Spartans added a second tally late to best Shoals, 2-0, in a Blue Chip Conference boys soccer match Thursday.
Dakota Candler put in the first goal off a Parker Kimmell assist with 10:02 showing on the second-half game clock. Abe Singleton clinched the victory with a goal on another Kimmell assist with 3:25 remaining. Keeper Logan Fisher notched five saves for South Knox (8-1, 5-0 BCC).
“We rattled the cage multiple times and possessed the majority of the game, and we finally broke through,” Spartans coach Tim Goodwin said. “The field conditions were horrible due to the roughness of the surface, and the ball was bouncing all over.”
South Knox visits Bloomfield at noon Saturday.
Patriots, Warriors go 1-2 at High Pointe
BICKNELL — Lily Waggoner tallied a 2-over-par 37 as the medalist, and Rivet's girls golf team captured a five-team match Thursday at High Pointe C.C.
The Patriots took out host North Knox, 173-193. Washington had 219, North Daviess 227 and Barr-Reeve didn't have a team score.
Maddi Halter posted a 40 for the Patriots, Alicia McGuire 47, and Emma Robinson and Cadence Mills 49s.
"Lily had a solid round at 2-over, and our team scores were consistent with everybody in the 40s," Rivet coach Charlie Waggoner said.
Isabella May's 43 led the Warriors. Emma Miller shot 48, Milee Lane 49, Maddie Becher 52 and Sarah Richardson 53.
"We've been consistent the last three days, which is promising," North Knox coach Carrie Loheider said. "We improved 32 strokes from last Thursday, yet the girls thought they should have done better tonight. I'm proud of them and their effort this week."
The Patriots host South Knox, Sullivan and Eastern Greene at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Country Club of Old Vincennes. North Knox is at CCOV at 4:30 p.m. with the Spartans and Patriots.
Running Blazers 4th in both polls
The Vincennes University men's and women's cross country teams are both ranked fourth in the first coaches poll Thursday.
Both teams ran in the NJCAA Championship a year ago, with the men placing 13th and the women 25th. The No. 4 for the women is a program best.
The Trailblazers open their season next Friday at the Heartland CC Open in Normal, Ill.
Tennis Spartans fall to league foe
Barr-Reeve dominated from the start in handling host South Knox, 5-0, in a boys Blue Chip Conference tennis match Thursday.
No. 1 singles Nathan Robbins took the most games in a 6-2, 6-2 defeat for the Spartans (5-7, 0-3 BCC). No. 2 singles Nathan Ruppel and No. 3 singles Jared Fuller lost by 6-1, 6-0 counts. No. 2 doubles Trevor Lough-Noah Hayden lost, 6-1, 6-0; and No. 1 doubles Caleb Cunningham-Tom Schmidt fell, 6-0, 6-0.
"We played decently, but Barr-Reeve, and another conference team Loogootee, is in a different league than we are right now," South Knox coach Ryan Hayden said. "Robbins did pretty well at one singles. He had a lot of competitive games, a lot of deuce games and his game caught the eye of the Barr-Reeve coach. Nathan is just a sophomore who keeps improving.
"They dominated us in doubles. We just fed them balls. We need to do a better job of making the net person work harder."
The Spartans are at Evansville Christian at 5:30 p.m. today.
Volley Spartans drop five-setter
South Knox's volleyball team forged a 2-1 set lead, but visiting White River Valley rallied for a 25-13, 27-29, 22-25, 25-22, 15-13 victory Wednesday.
Hallie Kirk led the hitters with 13 kills to go with nine blocks for the Spartans (4-6). Lauren Loudermilk had 15 digs and 19 assists; Kaitlyn Beard 10 kills; Leah Ellermann nine kills, 23 digs; Savannah Benjamin six kills, 12 digs; Kaitlyn Williams five kills, three blocks; Bailey Kempfer four kills, 14 digs; Kaylee Parrish five digs, 17 assists; Mallory Obermeyer three aces, 15 digs; and Rachel Stearns 16 digs.
The junior varsity was defeated, 25-6, 25-12. Jenesis McClure notched eight aces, four digs; Evey Dodd six points; Shelby Burke three aces, four kills, three digs; Addy DeLisle four aces, three digs, six assists; Daphne Kinnett four points, two digs; Jaelyn Grumieaux four digs; Ally Sims four kills; Presley Cleveland three kills; and Mattilynn Ashley two kills.
Frosh volley Alices get first wins
EVANSVILLE — Lincoln's freshman volleyball team earned its first two wins of the season in the weekly Southern Indiana Athletic Conference games at Evansville Harrison on Wednesday.
The Alices (2-8) downed Evansville North, 25-18, 24-25, 16-14, and topped Harrison, 25-10, 25-11.
In the matches, McKenna Henderson had 25 assists, five aces; Gracie Phillips nine kills, five aces; Xzandra Cox 10 digs, six kills; Elizabeth Curry-Jones six kills; and Courtney Deffendoll eight digs.
Lincoln hosts Barr-Reeve at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Green, Eagleson snare race wins
DIETERICH, Ill. — Lawrence County's Brayden Green and Cara Eagleson were race winners, highlighting the team's day in a dual meet with Dieterich on Tuesday.
No team score was kept because the Lawrenceville-Red Hill coop teams didn't have the minimum five runners.
Green's victorious time on the 2.76-mile course was 16:40, 1:10 ahead of the second-place runner. Reece Ralston was third, 18:18; and Seth Seitzinger fourth, 18:41.
Eagleson won by 1:30 with her 21:27 clocking. Melina Loudermilk took third, 22:59; Kyra Griesemer fifth, 24:30; and Reese Tracy 10th, 28:14.
"It was quite warm, with the temperature in the upper 80s which was a bit intimidating. But our runners did a great job and rose to the challenge," Lawrence County coach Bill Bandy said. "It was Cara's first victory in a cross country race. Brayden and Cara ran smart tactical races.
"Dieterich had the numbers, but we had the front-runners and beat most of their team."
Lawrence County runs at 10 a.m. Saturday in a five-team meet at Olney.
8th football Alices trample Wildcats
B.B. McCrary, Luke Lindsey, and Brady Kirwer all had big games in leading Clark's eighth-grade football to a 49-14 shellacking of Mount Vernon at Inman Field on Wednesday.
McCrary scored on a 4-yard run, 40-yard reception, and a 79-yard kickoff return. Lindsey threw for a pair of touchdowns, rushing for one from 4 yards and connecting on all seven of his extra points. Kirwer had touchdown runs of 51 and 59 yards, finishing with 118 yards rushing.
Joel Sanders hauled in Lindsey's other TD pass from 15 yards, Aven Saucerman had an interception, and Jackson Fuller recovered a fumble.
Clark volleyball dumps Princeton
Clark's seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams each snagged two-set wins over visiting Princeton on Wednesday.
The eighth-grade cruised, 25-10, 25-11. Addy Alton had five aces and two kills for the Alices (4-1), Matti Collins five assists, three aces; Kahre McCrary two aces; and Raney Corey and Amya Woodall had three and two digs.
The seventh grade match was a tighter two-set win, 25-16, 25-23. Miley Carie had six assists, three kills; Kiaya Farrar three kills; Ellie Blue two kills, two assists; and Finley Greer and Coco Salters had three aces.
Clark hosted Boonville Thursday and competes at Castle South on Saturday.
JH Warriors run 2nd, 3rd in tris
BLOOMFIELD — North Knox's girls were second, led by winner Rorri Bottum, and the boys were third in a pair of junior high triangular cross country meets Wednesday.
Host Bloomfield took boys races. For the girls, the Cardinals scored 27, the Warriors 40 and Sullivan 72. Bottum's winning time was 13:43. Alexis Freeman was fourth, 14:42; Emma Telligman ninth, 15:12; Olivia Knable 10th, 15:19; and Hadley Williams 16th, 15:54.
Bloomfield had 18 in the boys meet, Sullivan 50 and North Knox 61. Carlton Armes was third for the Warriors in 13:03. Kolton Boyles took 11th, 14:41; Brody Page 13th, 14:53; Cooper Lemberg 16th, 15:22; and Dalton Kelch 18th, 16:14.
North Knox runs in the county meet Saturday at South Knox.
Coed soccer Patriots split with Vikings
Rivet's coed seventh and eighth grade school soccer team dropped a 5-1 decision to Barr-Reeve at St. Vincent's Field Wednesday.
Lissa Willis scored the goal for the Patriots with an assists from Fisher Lemon. In goal, Lemon made 15 saves, and Gage Letts 12.
Rivet's fifth and sixth grade coed team won, 11-0. Blaze Boger had three goals, one assist; Beckitt McGuyer one goal, two assists; Joseph Hostetler two goals; Chris Rehwald two assists; Alli Stearns, John Martin, and Bridget Stine one goal, one assist; Holden Manion two assists; Max Weiss, Henry Holka, Cain Franklin one goal; and Oliver Mitchell one assist. Keepers Stearns and Brynley Millspaugh had two and one save.
7-8 volley Warriors collect pair of wins
North Knox's seventh and eighth grade volleyball team each collected victories Wednesday.
The eighth grade (3-3) nipped visiting North Central, 25-11, 18-25, 15-12. Alex McKinley collected eight points, five aces, six kills and three assists. Malli Lyons had seven points; Brynna Collins six points, four kills, seven assists; Javen Miller six points, two aces, two kills, two assists; Ally Crist four points, two kills; and Gracie Schultz three points.
The seventh grade rolled at Linton, 25-8, 25-6. Baylee McClure notched 13 points, nine aces; Keely McMillin 13 points, seven aces; Emilee Turner seven points, four aces; and Abigail Patton two points.
Barr-Reeve handles MS tennis Spartans
Barr-Reeve blanked host South Knox, 5-0 in a middle school boys tennis match Wednesday.
Singles losses for the Spartans were by No. 1 Isaac True, 8-2; No. 2 Avery Deckard, 8-0; and No. 3 Layne Hays, 8-0. No. 1 Reid Martin-Ely Baker, 8-0; and No. 2 Maddox Sargeant-Mavrick Benjamin, 8-1, fell in doubles matches.
South Knox took one of eight exhibition matches, with J.D. Goodman-Deckard prevailing, 6-4.
The Spartans play at Linton at 5 p.m. today.
Rivet 8th volleyball spikes Sullivan
SULLIVAN — Rivet's eighth grade volleyball topped Sullivan, 25-19, 25-22, Wednesday.
Elexus Frey produced 12 points, eight assists, three kills for the Patriots; Helena Miller 10 points, four digs; Mary Herman seven kills; and Natalie Earley, Emily O'Dell and Alyssa Hedge three points.
The seventh grade lost, 25-7, 25-9.
Rivet is at Carlisle on Monday.
North Knox fall in JH soccer matches
North Knox lost junior high soccer matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.
White River Valley toppled the host Warriors, 9-1, Wednesday. Gage Robarge scored the North Knox goal. Keepeer Tabbi Alexander made 10 saves.
Host Shoals blanked the Warriors, 8-0, Tuesday. Alexander made nine saves and Jeremiah Mackey two.