BICKNELL — Cole Jones scored on a Conner Hartzburg assist to unknot a halftime tie, and North Knox's boys soccer team topped visiting Northeast Dubois, 3-2, in a Blue Chip Conference tilt Saturday.
Hartzburg had the first goal for the Warriors (1-5), unassisted, and Todd Wolfe's score on an assist from Jones made it a 2-2 score at halftime. North Knox blanked the Jeeps the rest of the way before Jones' ultimately provided the game-winner.
Keeper Dennis Stalcup notched five saves.
The Warriors host White River Valley at 5 p.m. today.
fall at Northview
BRAZIL — Lincoln rallied in the second half but failed to complete the comeback in a 2-1 boys soccer loss at Northview Saturday.
The Knights took a 1-0 lead at halftime and tacked on a second goal after intermission before Layne Anderson found the net on a Colin Cory assist for the Alices' lone tally. Jonathan Soderling made 11 saves in goal for Lincoln (2-2).
“Northview controlled the ball for the majority of the first half. The second half was more evenly matched, but Northview was able to put in a second goal,” Lincoln coach Aaron Lange said. “We continued to push and had more chances, but couldn't even the score.”
The Alices host West Vigo at 5:30 p.m. today.
Patriots' late goal
doesn't catch BNL
Class A No. 7 Rivet salvaged a late goal, but came up short in a 2-1 boys soccer loss to Bedford North Lawrence at St. Vincent's Field on Saturday.
The Stars tallied in the 16th minute and carried a 1-0 lead into the break. Their second score came off a penalty kick in the 49th minutes. Charlie Niehaus put Rivet (1-3) on the board in the 77th minute with an assist from Cedric Schleiss. Keeper Aarone Wyatt made three saves.
“BNL took control of the play early on without really creating a good scoring opportunity,” Patriots coach Thierry Schleiss said. “In the 16th minute they found an open man in front of the goal. Our sweeper conceded an unnecessary PK at the edge of the box, allowing BNL to double the score in the 49th minute.
“We started pushing up and taking chances, which left them open to counter attacks. The efforts were rewarded when Cedric found Charlie, who beat the keeper from up close.”
Rivet visits South Knox at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
No. 19 Lady Knights
slay soccer Alices
BRAZIL — Lincoln's girls struggled in their first experience playing on artificial turf, and Class 2A No. 19 Northview took advantage for an 8-0 soccer victory on Saturday.
Madalynn Grube recorded 22 saves in goal for the Alices (2-1), and Ashlyn Hillenbrand two.
“This was a tough match for us. We had a difficult time maintaining any meaningful possession of the ball and playing in space,” Lincoln coach Kellie Cargal said. “It was our first outing with an artificial surface, and that presented some different challenges we weren't prepared for. It rattled us a bit. We had a hard time staying on our feet, and only managed to get three shots on goal for the duration of the game.”
The Alices visit West Vigo at 5:30 p.m. today.
Tennis Alices take
2nd in their invite
Ethan Jones was an individual champion at No. 2 singles, and Lincoln's boys tennis team placed second among four teams at its invitational Saturday on the Alices' courts.
Tecumseh was the champion, with Evansville Central and Pike Central placing third and fourth.
Jones defeated Pike Central's Ethan Huck, 6-3, 7-5; and Tecumseh's Carson Ufnried, 6-2, 6-2.
Lincoln claimed just one of the other eight matches. No. 1 singles Dustin Altstadt dropped Evansville Central's Brendan Dunn, 6-1, 6-0. No. 3 singles David Wilson, No. 1 doubles Kyle Stenger-Landon Altstadt and No. 2 doubles Calvin Carmean-Simon Corrona all went 0-2. Four of those seven losses were decided by tiebreakers.
"Ethan continues to be our most reliable player week in and out. He has shown a lot of growth and his confidence continues to grow with each win," Alices coach Bryce Crane said. "We hoped to take the win, but we missed out on a few opportunities and it came back to bite us.
"Our biggest issue is lack of experience, but I'm proud of the way our guys continue to fight," he said. "Our schedule continues to get more difficult as the season progresses, so we have to learn how to adjust to the competition."
The Alices host North Daviess at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
fall to Marshall
MARSHALL, Ill. — Marshall's passing attack eclipsed Lawrenceville's Christion Beamon productive game, and the Lions defeated the Indians, 28-16, in a season-opening Little Illini Conference football game Friday.
Beamon rushed for 155 yards in 11 carries and scored two touchdowns for Lawrenceville, which amassed 246 yards on the ground in coach Travis Reider's debut.
The Lions never trailed, but the Indians closed the gap to 14-8 at halftime. Beamon caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brenyn Winningham with 10 seconds to go before intermission. Skyler Tewell caught a two-point conversion pass from Winningham.
But Marshall put the game away with two touchdowns in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the third quarter. The Lions were paced by quarterback Luke Cook, who completed 11-of-25 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns. John Siverly added 170 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Beamon had the game's last score, a 63-yard jaunt, with 3:20 remaining.
Winningham completed 14-of-25 passes for 83 yards and a score. Lawrenceville, which was winless a year ago, was hurt by four turnovers and 11 penalties for 96 yards.
The Indians play Olney at 7 p.m. (CDT) next Friday.
Salukis in opener
BRIDGEPORT, Ill. — Drake Allen gave Red Hill's football team an early equalizer on a 6-yard touchdown run against Flora on Friday, but the Wolves tallied in every quarter and blanked the Salukis the rest of the way for a 26-6 Little Illini Conference season-opening win.
Red Hill rushed for 197 yards on 44 carries and was balanced with the attack. Gavin Volkman led the way with 81 yards on 15 touches, while Allen and Gannon Gaither finished with 41 yards each on nine and 12 carries. Allen also caught both completions from Gaither for 46 yards.
After Flora scored in the opening five minutes, Allen tied it, 6-6, with about a minute left in the first period. Both teams failed their conversion attempts. The Wolves took the lead midway through the second and scored again on their opening drive of the second half to go up, 18-6. An 88-yard romp by Grant Johnson put an exclamation point on the victory in the waning minutes.
Red Hill plays at Robinson at 7 p.m. (CDT) next Friday.
MS Spartans claim
POSEYVILLE — South Knox's boys and girls middle school cross country teams were meet winners at the Viking Charge meet Saturday at North Posey.
Aubrey Nowaskie was the winner in 13:10, leading the South Knox girls to a 13-team win with 62. Evansville Memorial was second at 110. Addelyn Kehl was sixth, 13:45; Ella Like 13th, 14:30; Abigail Cunningham 15th, 14:39; and Grace Detweiler 27nd, 15:22.
The boys scored 39 to claim their 16-team meet, with Gibson Southern next at 75. Sam Singleton paced the Spartans with a third-place time of 12:03. Ezra Anson took sixth, 12:23; Draven Garner ninth, 12:41; Zach Woolard 10th, 12:43; and Layne Hays 11th, 12:46.
JH Warriors blank
Alices in football
BICKNELL — Carter Lemberg scored three touchdowns, and North Knox's junior high football team defeated Clark's seventh grade, 27-0, Saturday.
Lemberg's scoring runs were from 1, 2 and 40 yards and added a two-point conversion run. Cade Groteguth caught a 4-yard TD pass from Brennan Messel. Mark Lehman added an extra-point kick. Caleb Bottum intercepted a pass.
The Warriors host Pike Central on Thursday. The Alices are at Gibson Southern on Tuesday.
MS Patriots drop
Spartans in golf
BICKNELL — Rivet defeated South Knox, 138-153, in a seven-hole middle school golf match Friday at High Pointe.
Parker Steininger was medalist, shooting 28 for the Patriots. Zach Bottoms shot 37, Cameron Linn 38, Drake Bellessa and Austin Daugherty 41, Jacqueline Steininger 44 and Waylon Cullivan 45. Cameron Chattin had 30 for the Spartans, Hunter Sievers 39, Jordan Allen 40, Alex Harting 44, Ryan Maeder, Mason Vieck and Mitchell Risley 46, and Jacob Primus 50.