EVANSVILLE — Nate Harris picked up a pair of wins, but the short-handed Lincoln wrestling team suffered two losses in dual meets at Evansville North on Wednesday.
The Alices fell to the Huskies, 63-12, and dropped a 79-3 decision to North Posey.
Harris won both of his matches at 126 pounds, but the only other Lincoln wrestler to get a win was Daxx Weist, going 1-1 at 126 pounds.
The Alices, who started the season with a short lineup, are currently down to five wrestlers with two quarantining due to contact tracing.
“Obviously those are two pretty good teams,” Lincoln coach Matt Collins said. “Daxx ran into a tough kid from North Posey. He and Nate both had good first rounds (against North), and Nate kept a shutout away from North Posey in a hard-fought match, which was nice to see.
“We're kind of limping to the finish line. The positive is we have seven practices we can take advantage of to get ready for the conference meet. Hopefully we can build some confidence there and carry that into the sectional the following week. Confidence is a big thing, especially when you have a lot of young kids who are inexperienced. It's important, and we didn't wrestle with a lot of confidence tonight.”
The Alices compete in their first Southern Indiana Athletic Conference meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at Castle.
South Knox swimmers take 2nd
LYNNVILLE — Will Staggs had the only individual win for South Knox, but the Spartans swimmers still managed to grab second in a triangular meet at Tecumseh on Monday.
Gibson Southern won with 44, and the Spartans defeated the host Braves, 29-19. Staggs had his win in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.98, and he also took second in the 200 individual medley. Relay wins came from Staggs, Will Mahan, Chase Staggs and Jacob Siewers in the 200 freestyle, 1:42.53; and the same foursome in the 400 freestyle, 4:03.08.
Siewers added runner-up finishes in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Mahan was second in the 100 backstroke, and Chase Staggs took third in the 100 breaststroke.
Rangers knock off freshman Spartans
FERDINAND — South Knox’s freshman team dropped a 46-24 decision at Forest Park on Tuesday.
Scoring for the Spartans were Brady Robinson with eight points, Zach Allen five, Jacob Allen and Jordan Loudermilk four, and Tanner Holland three.
7th-8th Warriors handle visiting Alices
BICKNELL — North Knox grabbed seventh and eighth grade boys basketball wins over visiting Clark on Tuesday.
The eighth-grade game went to the Warriors in overtime, 37-35. Lane Adams had 12 points for North Knox (8-5), Braxton Yenne 10, Blayne Boger eight, Brennan Messel three, and Cole Kerns and Brady Raab two. For the Alices, Joel Sanders had 15 points, Will Hambrick 12 points and eight rebounds, Luke Lindsey four points and four rebounds, and Joshua Clegg and Brady Kirwer two points.
North Knox’s seventh grade doubled up Clark, 40-20. Scoring for the Warriors (10-3) were Carson Goforth with 13, Tyler Clark and Kyson Parker seven, Will Arnold four, Rylan Oxby three, and Camden McCory, Skyler Nethercutt and Trenten Richards two. Jadon Miller had nine points, two rebounds for the Alices (2-9); Camdyn Meadows three points, three rebounds; Robert Burch and Carson Dreiman three points; Lucas Eaton and Tyson Gillis one point; and Colton Duke and William Burgess two rebounds.
The Alices hosted Washington on Wednesday. North Knox entertains Shakamak at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Clark 7-8 girls nip South Knox
Clark’s girls traveled to South Knox on Tuesday and eked out a pair of basketball victories.
The eighth-grade Alices (4-4) prevailed, 36-35. Kahre McCrary had 13 points for Clark; Olivia Wehrman nine points and nine rebounds; Tiah Riggs eight points and four steals; Morgan Carter five points; and Kate Jones one point and nine rebounds. Ella Bobe collected 11 points, four rebounds, three steals for the Spartans; Delaney Foley seven points, seven rebounds, four assists; Bren Hill six points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals; Delaynee Coomes three points, three rebounds; Caroline Beard two points, two rebounds, two steals; Savannah Staggs two points, two rebounds; Grace Carie two points; Mia Candler one point, three rebounds, three steals; and Jade Powell one point.
Clark’s seventh grade won, 25-23. Grace Archer had 10 points, eight rebounds, three steals for the Alices (5-4); Kenzie Doerner five points, seven rebounds; Maddy Mitchell four points, four steals, two blocks; Miley Carie two points, three rebounds, three steals; Finley Greer and Addy Wilkinson two points; and Kiaya Farrar four rebounds, three assists. No seventh-grade South Knox individual statistics were reported as of press deadline.
Clark hosts Sullivan today.
Castle South downs Clark 6th girls
NEWBURGH — Castle South dropped Clark, 38-26, in sixth-grade girls basketball Tuesday.
For the Alices (2-4), J.J. Riggs had 15 points; Brylee Quinett four points, three rebounds; Lucy Wisley four points; Cami Tredway two points, seven rebounds, three steals; Gabby Neeley one point, five rebounds; and Alivia Eaton four rebounds.
Clark’s B-team (2-3) was victorious, 27-12. Tredway had 12 points, 11 rebounds; Quinett five points, four steals; Riggs five points; Wisley two points, six steals; Ali Patricio two points, four steals; Neeley one point, seven rebounds; and Madi Bowers nine rebounds.